We are presenting two webcasts that include information on Essentials 2010. Join the webcasts to find out more about Essentials 2010, and have a chance to ask questions. Both webcasts will feature Essentials 2010 and Data Protection Manager 2010.

Integrated Virtual and Physical IT Management for Midsize Businesses (Level 100)

Wednesday December 9th 11AM PST (7pm UTC)

As more midsize businesses start realizing the cost benefits of consolidating server workloads using virtualization technologies, Microsoft is developing two new product releases to help midsize businesses more easily manage your virtual and physical IT resources in an integrated way. In this webcast, we show you how Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010 and Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager can help you easily consolidate server workloads, increase critical server availability, and reduce the risk of critical data loss.

Managing Windows Clients in a Midsize Business (Level 200)

Monday December 14th 11AM PST (7pm UTC)

In this webcast, we look at two upcoming Microsoft system management products, System Center Essentials 2010 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, that are designed with small to medium-sized businesses in mind. Discover how Essentials 2010 provides monitoring and management for client computers running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 operating systems, including patching and installation of new software without carrying DVDs to every workstation. Learn how DPM 2010 can now protect client systems running Windows while users are on the network or working from home or in a hotel.

On Demand Webcast

If you didn’t get a chance to attend in person, you can now watch the following webcast on demand:

What's New with System Center Essentials 2010? (Level 300)

Attend this webcast for a first look at the beta version of System Center Essentials 2010, and discover how System Center Essentials 2010 is easy to deploy and maintain, while simplifying complex management tasks and providing expert diagnostic information for faster problem diagnosis and resolution.

More information on Webcast levels.

Edited on Jan 4, 2010 to have first two webcast links point to on demand versions.