TechNet Seminars on Deploying Windows Vista Images using Windows Deployment Services (WDS) and Microsoft’s Next Generation Unified Communications

Here’s my live event schedule through the end of the year.  I’ve listed the abstracts of the sessions below, so if you’re looking for an information packed seminar on deplying Windows Vista with Windows Deployment Services (WDS) or want to get up to speed on Microsoft’s Next Generation Unified Communications then click below now and go register for an event near you!!!!.

Greenville, SC: Tuesday, October 16, 2007 8:00 AM

Atlanta, GA: Thursday, October 18, 2007 8:00 AM

Hartford, CT: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 8:00 AM

Boston, MA: Thursday, October 25, 2007 8:00 AM

Tarentum, PA: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 8:00 AM

King of Prussia, PA: Thursday, November 01, 2007 8:00 AM

Bethlehem, PA: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 8:00 AM

Albany, NY: Thursday, November 29, 2007 8:00 AM

What?  There aren’t any cities near you?  Then go to TechNet Events and see if one of my colleagues is doing an event at a city near you!!!

Sessions Abstracts:

Deploying Windows Vista Images using Windows Deployment Services (WDS)

 In this session we’ll look at how to capture, view and edit Windows Vista image files and configuration settings. The updated Windows Pre-installation (WinPE) provides a platform for the imaging features, while the Windows Imaging (WIM) file format provides new deployment options and capabilities. We’ll also discuss how the ImageX command line tool offers advantages and capabilities that go beyond typical sector-based imaging solutions. Finally, we’ll look at deploying a WIM file using Windows Deployment Services. WDS is a multi-component, unified deployment solution that makes it easier for administrators to manage critical business systems. What makes WDS better than previous solutions? We’ll explore all the benefits, including how WDS takes advantage of the WIM file format and how all the components of WDS interact to help your company reap significant efficiency benefits.

 We’ll cover: 

-       The ImageX command line tool

-       Creating a Windows Image file

-       Windows Pre-installation (WinPE) platform updates

-       Windows Deployment Services and technologies

-       WDS Solutions

-       Windows Server 2008 Deployment Futures 

VOIP As You Are: Microsoft’s Next Generation Unified Communications

 Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Office Communications Server 2007 work together to provide a full spectrum of communication tools that increase productivity for information workers and IT professionals. Discover how seamless it can be to deploy, manage and integrate Exchange Server 2007 and Office Communications Server 2007 based on Active Directory integration, and how the management experience in OCS 2007 is well aligned with Exchange Server 2007.

 This fast-paced session will explain how Microsoft Unified Communications offers streamlined communications, built-in protection, operational efficiency and software-powered VOIP foundations. You’ll see how communication scenarios such as unified messaging, audio/video/web conferencing, remote access, and mobility for various devices can be easily enabled and rolled out to end users. You’ll also learn why Microsoft Unified Communications secure each communication channel to ensure that it meets enterprise-level compliance requirements. Finally, we’ll take a first look at how Microsoft’s software-powered VOIP foundations not only integrate with your existing telephone infrastructure, but also add rich, embedded presence and VOIP functionality into your business applications.

 We’ll explore: 

-       Exchange Server 2007 and Office Communications Server 2007

-       Operational efficiency with Microsoft Unified Communications

-       Microsoft’s software-powered VOIP foundations

 Make a full day of it! Microsoft Across America delivers events for IT pros, small business customers, and partners all on the same day. Visit Microsoft Across America for more info


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