Update: UK Best of Microsoft Management Summit sessions on ITs Showtime

Link to all filmed MMS UK Sessions

You’re in Control: System Center and Forefront Security

Eric Berg; Director of Product Management;

Jeff Wettlaufer, Technical Product Manager

This keynote is in two parts: firstly it covers the way in which Forefront Security and System Center management technologies work together to help IT professionals provide secure and reliable IT infrastructure. The second longer session covers the System Center product family in more detail.

Implementing Core Infrastructure Optimisation: the implementer resource guides

Garry Corcoran, Core IO Lead, Microsoft UK

Infrastructure Optimization is more than applying technology in a logical sequence, it is about making technology decisions and designing processes correctly in order to maximize the value of IT infrastructure. Many products and tools are available to help automate manual processes, but an end-to-end service requires detailed consideration for planning and design as well as best practice process implementation. Microsoft is aligning its assets from Windows Server System Reference Architecture (WSSRA), Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF), product guidance and Solution Accelerators to deliver concise, best practice guidance for resolving each IO question-level capability in the Core IO model and link to depth content to support delivering achievable optimization projects. This session will introduce you to the best practice implementation concepts supporting IO to help you move up the scale.

System Center Essentials 2007: Overview and Architecture

Mike Peers, Solution Channel Development Manager, Microsoft UK

Essentials 2007 is a new unified management solution designed for midsize businesses with 50-500 PCs. This session provides an overview of Essentials 2007 and how it enables IT professionals in midsize organizations to proactively manage their IT environments with increased efficiency. Essentials 2007 helps keep your systems up-to-date with tools that accelerate problem resolution and enable automation of system updates and data collection.

Microsoft Softgrid: Creating Software as a Service

Paul Butterwort, Technology Solutions Professional, Microsoft UK

Microsoft SoftGrid can take existing applications and transform them into network available services with no code changes. This session will describe how this new Microsoft technology can empower Terminal Servers, Desktops and Web access so that utility computing can become a reality.

Managing Systems with Windows Powershell

Richard Siddaway, Perot Systems

This session focuses on how to learn to manage your systems using Windows PowerShell. How to learn PowerShell, how to leverage the PowerShell community, how to discover the capabilities of the system, how to manipulate the system and how to migrate from ad hoc discovery of the system to formalized scripts.

Systems Center Service Manager overview

Paul Butterworth, Technology Solutions Professional, Microsoft UK

This session provides an overview of how Service Manager (Codename: “Service Desk”) integrates across the System Center suite of products to provide automation of MOF/ITIL based best practices. Topics covered include the out-of-the-box solutions, System Center integrations, and high-level over view of technology components like workflow, forms and the CMDB.

System Center Operations Manager 2007: Technical overview

Ellis Paul, Technology Solutions Professional, Microsoft UK

This session provides a technical overview of System Center Operations Manager. The session is intended for attendees who are currently Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) customers as well as those considering System Center Operations Manager deployments

System Center Operations Manager 2007: deployment planning and best practices

Ellis Paul, Technology Solutions Professional, Microsoft UK

Learn about the System Center Operations Manager architecture and deployment best practices. To get the most out of Systems Center Operations Manager 2007, this session demonstrates how to deploy and configure powerful new features such as Application Error Monitoring (AEM), the Audit Collection System (ACS), and network device availability monitoring. Demonstrations show how to leverage new Active Directory (AD) integration capabilities and the new PowerShell scripting language to help reduce the time spent on common administrative tasks.

System Center Configuration Manager 2007:  technical overview

Jeff Wettlaufer, Technical Product Manager, Microsoft Corp

This session provides a technical overview of System Center Configuration Manager 2007.

System Center Configuration Manager: deploying Windows in the Enterprise:

Jeff Wettlaufer, Technical Product Manager, Microsoft Corp

Learn how to execute large scale deployments of Windows, including Vista and Longhorn Server, in an enterprise using System Center Configuration Manager 2007. Automate the end-to-end process and drive down the cost of deploying clients and servers using task sequencing. Handle wipe-and-load upgrades, side-by-side migrations, bare metal provisioning, and deployments in low or zero network bandwidth environments. See what's new since the SMS 2003 OS Deployment Feature Pack and how to position ADS, WDS, BDD and ConfigMgr 2007 OSD.

Understanding Microsoft’s Forefront security solution for businesses

Stephen Lamb, IT Pro Evangelist, Microsoft Ltd

Today’s security market landscape is complex and fragmented. Security offerings have not fully met customer needs for greater protection, integration with existing infrastructure, and control over network infrastructure security. The Microsoft Forefront family of security products for business helps to address these needs by providing defence-in-depth security at the client, server and network edge. In this presentation real-world customer implementation case studies, products and security response capabilities will be presented in the Microsoft Forefront solution.

Managing Forefront Client Security in-depth using MOM Technology

Gordon McKenna, MOM MVP, Microsoft Management Specialist, MSIT (Infracom)

Forefront Client Security helps administrators control their environment with reporting, alerting and monitoring that is built on Microsoft Operations Manager technology. This session will provide a deep-dive into the Forefront Client Security administration experience. It will show how Forefront Client Security uses existing infrastructure such as SQL Server, SQL Reporting Services, and Microsoft Operations to provide increased visibility into the security state of your environment

Windows Server virtualisation - solution scenarios

David Hitchen, Virtualisation Specialist Sales, Microsoft Ltd

The powerful new Windows Server Virtualization infrastructure will be a core feature in Windows Server codename "Longhorn". This session covers the right scenarios for server virtualization, how to identify virtualization opportunities, and the longer term strategy and roadmap for Microsoft’s virtualization technologies. In this session, we will also focus on the four main solution areas for Windows Server Virtualization and provide best practices on how to evaluate the requirements for a specific virtualization solution and some key tips and tricks for effective deployment of Windows Server Virtualization.

System Center Virtual Machine Manager

David Hitchen, Virtualisation Specialist Sales, Microsoft Ltd

Learn about what is in Virtual Machine Manager and how this will redefine the management space for virtual machines and provide unification with the physical world under the System Center umbrella. Scenarios to be covered are physical to virtual migration, new virtual machine provisioning, centralized management of virtual machines plus more.

Link to all filmed MMS UK Sessions

Comments (1)

  1. Susanne Dansey says:

    Great hand movements from everyone… 🙂

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