Learn About Windows 7 At TechNet Tiki Hut Tour Spring 2009



Get ready for Spring and join our local TechNet Events team to discuss the Windows Client OS Roadmap - Why Windows Vista is an important foundation for Windows 7. We’ll discuss security and application compatibility, as well as look at the new features of the Windows 7 Beta, presentations and demos delivered live by experienced IT Pros.

Join us for Hawaiian pizza and cool drawing prize giveaways like:

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and take home a Windows 7 Beta DVD*!

Session 1: Moving to the Modern OS Roadmap

In this welcome session, we will review the event agenda and discuss some of the key challenges IT Pros face in today’s economy.  We’ll discuss scenarios around Windows 2000, Windows XP, and the importance of moving to a modern OS.  In addition, we will cover Windows Vista and improvements that have been made with SP2 as well as review guidance concerning Windows Vista deployments.

Session 2:  Windows Security and Application/Driver Compatibility

This session discusses Vista security, data protection with the new Windows 7 “Bitlocker-To-Go”, rich support tools like Reliability Monitor, Resource Monitor, Windows Recovery Environment, the new System Restore and Problem Steps Recorder. We also cover application control using group policy and implement simple rule structures that include working with an application to Allow, Exception or Deny the installation. We’ll also discuss Group Policy Preferences and how a User can change their own policy settings!

Session 3:  Windows 7 Beta Sneak Peek

The way Microsoft develops Windows has changed. We’ll discuss the changes we have made in Windows Vista that will affect Windows 7 such as hardware, search as well as discuss new features that work with Windows Server 2008 R2 like DirectAccess™, a new network paradigm enables same experience inside and outside the office and makes seamless access to network resources increasing productivity of mobile users. We also will discuss BranchCache ™, which caches content downloaded from file and web servers, users in the branch can quickly open files stored in the cache, which frees up network bandwidth for other uses.

Wearing Hawaiian Shirts is Highly Recommended! 🙂


Date & Time

Registration/Event ID


170 Graphics Drive

Madison, AL 35758

Huntsville Area

Monday, April 20, 2009

6:00 PM–9:00 PM


Event ID: 1032406292

Microsoft Office – Atlanta

1125 Sanctuary Parkway,

Suite 300

Atlanta, GA 30004

Thursday, April 23, 2009

6:00 PM–9:00 PM


Event ID: 1032406329

Microsoft Office – Waltham

201 Jones Road - MPR 6th floor

Waltham, MA 02451

Boston Area

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

6:00 PM–9:00 PM


Event ID: 1032406330

Microsoft Office – Malvern

45 Liberty Blvd, Suite 210

Malvern, PA 19355

Philadelphia Area

Thursday, April 30, 2009

6:00 PM–9:00 PM


Event ID: 1032406331

Microsoft Office – Reston

12012 Sunset Hills Road

Reston, VA. 20190

Washington DC Area

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

6:00 PM–9:00 PM


Event ID: 1032406332

Microsoft Office - Charlotte

8055 Microsoft Way

Charlotte, NC 28273

Thursday, May 21, 2009

6:00 PM–9:00 PM


Event ID: 1032404872

Microsoft Office – Ft. Lauderdale

6750 North Andrews Ave

Suite 400

Ft Lauderdale, FL 33309

Thursday, May 28, 2009

6:00 PM–9:00 PM


Event ID: 1032405832

Heritage Hall

130 E. Government Street

Pensacola, FL 32501

Monday, June 1, 2009

6:00 PM–9:00 PM


Event ID: 1032406334

Seminole Community College

1055 AAA Drive

Heathrow, FL 32746

Orlando Area

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

6:00 PM–9:00 PM


Event ID: 1032405833

Polk CC Technology Center

3425 Winter Lake Road

Lakeland, FL 33803

Tampa Area

Thursday, June 4, 2009

6:00 PM–9:00 PM


Event ID: 1032406335

Comments (2)

  1. TNJMAN says:

    Tiki Huts focus your learning ability – apparently, Microsoft is aware of that fact.

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