Upcoming TechNet Live Events in June!

During June we are running a bunch of TechNet Live! meetings on various technologies  Check out all the details below.


Windows 7 Release Candidate - The Road to RTM - Changes Since the Beta

Date:  Friday, June 12th 2009
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (AEST)

Event Overview  

The Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) features several changes and improvements since the Beta release in January. A lot of this was based on feedback we received directly from testers just like you!  In this session, Jeff Alexander will take you through the changes in the Release Candidate including changes to the following technologies since the Windows 7 Beta:  User Account Control, Bitlocker Drive Encryption, Direct Access,  The Windows 7 Taskbar, Jump Lists, Aero Peek and a brand new virtualization feature called XP Mode!

Speaker Details:  Me!

If you have any questions prior to the event Twitter it with the hashtag #win7live

Registration Link

Exchange 2010: The Future of Collaborationexchange2010

Date:  Friday June 19th 2009
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30PM (AEST)

Event Overview 

The upcoming release of Exchange 2010 can help you achieve better business outcomes while controlling the costs of deployment, administration, and compliance. Exchange 2010 delivers the best end-user experience, the widest range of deployment options, integrated information leakage protection, and advanced compliance capabilities, that combine to form the best messaging and collaboration solution available.  Learn more about it in this Live Meeting session.

Speaker Details

Johann Kruse is a National Technology Specialist for Microsoft Australia, based in Sydney.  Johann’s areas of speciality include Unified Communications, VoIP, Exchange Server and Office Communications Server. Johann works with enterprise and government customers assisting with the development and design of messaging and Unified Communications platforms and strategies.

Registration Link

Beyond the compete - Microsoft vs. VMware
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Date:  Friday 26th June 2009
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30PM (AEST) 

Event Overview 

This session will focus on the key technologies within the Microsoft Product Family that address very real needs that  any organisations adopting VMware Technology has.  We will focus on discussing how to manage VMware and Hyper-V side by side.

Technologies covered include System Centre Virtual Machine  Manager, Windows Server 2008 R2

Speaker details

Amit Pawar has been with Microsoft Australia for nearly nine years in various roles from Support Engineer, Consultant to currently being the Technology Specialist for Windows Server and Virtualisation. Amit has been involved with many successful proof of concepts, pilots and production deployment of Microsoft virtualisation technologies in both enterprise and small medium business customers in Australia.

Registration Link

IE8 for Developers

Date:  Wednesday 17th June 2009 IE8_logo
Time: 11:00 AM Australia (AEST) 

Event Overview 

There’s more to IE8 than just a brand spanking new rendering engine. IE8 includes many innovations which help web developers and site owners “reach beyond their URI”. Michael will walk you through the new developer features in IE8 how they can easily enrich your site and bring value to your customers at the same time.

Speaker Details

Michael Kordahi is a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft Australia. He has a strong background in web development and now focuses on working with passionate early adopters of Microsoft’s emerging web technologies.

If you stare deep into his eyes for long enough, you’ll likely see the lovingly warm glow of the Silverlight logo embedded deep in his pupil. He also spends his days in the land of Windows Live, WPF, ASP.NET and Vista Media Centre development.

Registration Link

So there is a good variety of sessions to choose from with lots of good content.  Please make sure you register for these and we look forward to seeing many of you attend.

As always please send us feedback for upcoming sessions that you would like to see.  We are also planning some deployment session around Microsoft Office as well during June.  I will post those details in an upcoming blog post.


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