Here's a couple of upcoming live Technical Overview Webcasts on Windows Server 2008: http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/windowsserver2008.aspx?tab=webcasts

1.       TechNet Webcast: Windows Server 2008 Technical Overview (Part 1 of 2) (Level 300)

Friday, August 3, 2007, 11:30 A.M.–1:00 P.M. Pacific Time

In this webcast, we take a look at the new Windows Server 2008 operating system. Right now this product is in the beta phase, with many of the final features and components present and functional. Join us as we explore some of the new core operating system features and see how they enhance productivity and performance. In the next session, we take a look at the new security and networking features of Windows Server 2008.

Presenter: John Baker, IT Pro Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation. John Baker started in Microsoft Consulting Services as an infrastructure consultant.

2.       TechNet Webcast: Windows Server 2008 Technical Overview (Part 2 of 2) (Level 200)

Friday, August 10, 2007, 11:30 A.M.–1:00 P.M. Pacific Time

In the second half of this webcast series, we continue exploring the new Windows Server 2008 operating system. This product is now in the beta phase, with many of the final features and components present and functional. Join us as we look at some of the new security improvements, and also discuss a new feature called Network Access Protection (NAP). Finally, we explain in detail the significant changes and improvements Terminal Services has undergone since the previous version of Windows.

Presenter: Michael Murphy, IT Pro Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation. As a Microsoft TechNet presenter and IT pro evangelist,

3.       TechNet Webcast: A Technical Overview of Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services (Level 200)

Friday, August 17, 2007, 9:30 A.M.–11:00 A.M. Pacific Time

In this session, we examine Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008. For organizations that have remote users, Windows Server 2008 adds improvements and innovations to Terminal Services that facilitate better integration of remote and local applications on client computers, access to these same remote programs via a Web browser, and a means to access remote terminals and applications across firewalls. Because Windows Server 2008 will ship on x64, it has the ability to use the additional processors and RAM that x64 offers, which increases the number of users that a Terminal Services server can support by 3.4.

Presenter: Blain Barton, IT Pro Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation. In his 12 years at Microsoft, Blain Barton has organized and delivered a wide array of educational programs.

If you miss it live, you can also catch them on-demand at - Windows Server 2008 Webcasts:  http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/windowsserver2008.aspx?tab=webcasts

Windows Server 2008 Hands-on Virtual Labs: http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/windowsserver2008.aspx?tab=virtuallabs Try the Beta 3 labs now! 

Scott Lum