Have Your Say – TechNet Virtual Conference Content

TechNet UK will be launching a Virtual Conference in May. There is so much great content to cover but we can’t fit it all in, so we need you to vote on the proposed sessions and the sessions with the most votes will feature

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Full session abstracts here:

Building the Jetson’s Digital Lifestyle
Bringing it all together for fun and entertainment, incorporating integration of robotics, WHS, Windows Media Centre, multi-touch and existing cloud services

Essential System Center Essentials
Although small businesses are small they have to do deal with many of the same IT management issues  (security, patch management, software deployment) as their larger counterparts often without the deep IT support that large companies can call upon.  System Center Essentials (SCE) is designed to address this need, it is built on the same technologies as its big enterprise edition cousin, but without some of the additional complexities larger companies need.  SCE Sp1 has now been released to support Windows Server 2008 and to be even easier to use so join us for this half hour session to find out why it should be an essential part of your infrastructure.

Business Productivity Online Suite Overview
Microsoft Business Productivity Online Standard Suite is a set of messaging and collaboration solutions hosted by Microsoft, and consists of Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Office Live Meeting, and Office Communications Online (coming soon). These online services are designed to give your business streamlined communication with high availability, comprehensive security, and simplified IT management. Your business benefits from always up-to-date technologies that are deployed rapidly, maximising your valuable IT resources and reducing your need for infrastructure investments. 

2008: A very Good Year
The latest versions Windows Server, and SQL Server both came out in 2008 and have now had their first service packs.  But why is Windows Server 2008 the best place for SQL Server 2008? Performance, Scalability, and Security are all valid answers. This 30 minute webcast will look at the top technical features behind these broad capabilities, including clustering, networking and Windows Server 2008 r2 core.

Kerberos is not a Dog
Getting Kerberos to work is not difficult for experts but what if you’re a DBA or a SharePoint administrator.  This session will explain what it is exactly and what you need to know, by setting it up in the half hour that this webcast is scheduled for.

An Overview of Office Communications Server R2
In this session Brett Johnson will provide an overview of OCS 2007 R2 covering the new features and functionality which will enhance business productivity and reduce costs. This session also cover the voice capabilities available with OCS 2007 R2.

How Microsoft does IT: Deploying Clients
In this session Asif Jinnah  will provide an overview of  how Microsoft IT deploy clients internally at Microsoft, to a wide range of PC’s, architectures and different Operating System builds.   The session will cover our deployment and delivery mechanisms for self hosted and supported builds and will discuss options for deploying our technology to staff, both technical and non technical

Windows Server R2 – Do More With Less: 10 Tasks Made easier with R2
Do more with less. This has been the server manager’s mantra for several years but never more so than now. Fortunately, Windows Server® 2008 R2 has got your back with numerous and varied features designed specifically to address IT’s current challenges while making day-to-day life a little easier. Here are the top 10:   Migrating VMs, get more from virtualization, new CMDlets for Hyper-V, PowerShell 2,  lower branch access costs, lower energy costs, dedicated server remote management tools, centralize desktop tops with VDI, reduce VPN costs, and supporting .NET on Server Core.

Do More with Less using Powershell 2
Microsoft Windows PowerShell command line shell and scripting language helps IT professionals achieve greater control and productivity. Using a new admin-focused scripting language, more than 130 standard command line tools, and consistent syntax and utilities, Windows PowerShell allows IT professionals to more easily control system administration and accelerate automation. Windows PowerShell is easy to adopt, learn, and use, because it works with your existing IT infrastructure and existing script investments, and because it runs on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2003. Windows PowerShell is now included as part of Windows Server 2008.  This video will show how you can get started with PowerShell and illustrate complex scenarios that can be simplified with its use.

Application Compatibility with Windows 7
Application compatibility is one of the biggest challenges that face organisations when deploying new operating systems and it is a topic that predates Windows and even Microsoft!  Join James and Jamie for an entertaining flashback discussion reviewing the history of modern application compatibility issues as well as learning what businesses can do today to resolve them.  Topics covered will include virtualisation, terminal services, IE6 compatibility, application shimming and application auditing with the Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0.

Enterprise-Class Features in Windows 7
Did you know that you can purchase Windows 7 Enterprise through Volume Licensing with as little as 5 seats?  With businesses increasingly becoming disconnected and geographically dispersed, Microsoft has introduced new enterprise-class features that let end-users work more flexibly without compromising the security and integrity of your organisation.  This video will cover server and client topics including BranchCache, DirectAccess, Applocker, VHD Image Booting, and search integration.

How to Improve Efficiencies with the Microsoft Desktop Optimisation Pack
Enterprise IT infrastructures are increasingly complex to manage. The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack for Software Assurance addresses the need to increase manageability and reduce complexity. It is a dynamic desktop solution, available to Software Assurance customers, that employs innovative technologies to increase desktop manageability, reduce the total cost of ownership, and improve overall infrastructure satisfaction.  This video with show the features, services, and scenarios where MDOP can be used to improve application compatibility, application delivery, software inventory procedure, and desktop operational efficiency

DPM: The one stop shop for protecting your Critical Data
DPM provides a unified approach to insuring that your essential data is protected in a unified fashion, be it in Exchange, SharePoint SQL Server or on the file system.  It can also provide a remote hot standby capability as well as an effective archiving strategy for long term storage of e-mail documents and accounts  for regulatory compliance.  So how does it manage to pull all of those rabbits out of a hat while being simple and reliable to use?   This TechNet webcast will show how it works and how it can be deployed to meet all of your data protection needs.

The Trails and Tribulations of SharePoint Implementation
As new ways of collaboration are becoming common on the internet, more and more organizations are looking for solutions that provide the ease of use of consumer technologies with the flexibility and integration of enterprise software.  SharePoint provides businesses a modern way to facilitate collaboration, provide content management features, implement business processes, and supply access to information that is essential to organizational goals and processes.  Join Microsoft and consulting partner, Fujitsu, with an enlightening discussion of the trials and tribulations of SharePoint implementation and reasons companies are looking for this type of solution in the first place.  The video will cover scenarios for use, top tips for change management, and matters around governance.

Comments (23)

  1. Anonymous says:

    We’re planning a Virtual conference in May this year as we’re not going out on the road this summer with

  2. Ian Drake says:

    Although Technet is for people in the business I personally find some of the material very ‘high brow’ and this can be a bit off-putting

  3. Jacqui Duncan says:

    I am interested in DPM & Business Productivity

  4. Neil Freeman says:

    Windows 2008 R2

    Windows 7 Application

    Windows 7 Enterprise class features

  5. Jonathan says:

    I registered for the Technet Virtual Conference ans received an email confirming this.  It is now almost 17:00 the day before the conference and I am still waiting for the joining instructions that were promised in that email.

    Presumably, without this I will be unable to join the conference.


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