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TechNet Podcast: An Interview with Iain McDonald on Windows Server 2008 Fundamentals

Interviewer:  Chris Henley

Join Iain McDonald in a candid conversation about the powerful improvements to the core fundamentals in Windows Server 2008 from the Windows Server 2003 family of operating systems. Learn about notable improvements to networking, advanced security features for Windows Firewall, performance and reliability monitoring, failover clustering, and the file system.


TechNet Podcast: An Interview with Bryon Surace on Windows Server Virtualization Scenarios and Architecture 

Interviewer:  Chris Henley

Tune in for the interview with Bryon Surace as he provides a brief overview of the new Windows Server virtualization technologies incorporated in Windows Server 2008. He will provide an overview of the scenarios, architecture and key features.


TechNet Podcast: An Interview with Bill Staples on Windows Server 2008 Web and Application Platforms

Interviewer:  Chris Henley

Windows Server 2008 is a powerful Web application and services platform. Join Bill Staples as he talks about the release of Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) version 7.0 in Windows Server 2008, which delivers a completely modular, extensible Web server with expanded application hosting, while retaining excellent compatibility and solving key customer challenges.


TechNet Podcast: An Interview with Bob Visse on the Benefits of Windows Server 2008 Features

Interviewer:  Chris Henley

Join this conversation with Bob Visse for an overview of the new and enhanced features in Windows Server 2008. Learn how Windows Server 2008, with its built-in Web and virtualization technologies, is one of the most robust, secure, and reliable foundation on which to develop, deliver, and manage rich user experiences and applications; provide a secure network infrastructure; and reduce costs while increasing technological flexibility and value within your organization.




TechNet Webcast: Windows Server 2008 Technical Overview (Part 1 of 2) (Level 300)

Presenter:  Matthew Hester

Friday, August 3, 2007, 11:30 A.M.–1:00 P.M. Pacific Time

In this webcast, we take a look at the new Windows Server 2008 operating system. Right now this product is in the beta phase, with many of the final features and components present and functional. Join us as we explore some of the new core operating system features and see how they enhance productivity and performance. In the next session, we take a look at the new security and networking features of Windows Server 2008.


TechNet Webcast: Windows Server 2008 Technical Overview (Part 2 of 2) (Level 200)

Presenter:  Michael Murphy

Friday, August 10, 2007, 11:30 A.M.–1:00 P.M. Pacific Time

In the second half of this webcast series, we continue exploring the new Windows Server 2008 operating system. This product is now in the beta phase, with many of the final features and components present and functional. Join us as we look at some of the new security improvements, and also discuss a new feature called Network Access Protection (NAP). Finally, we explain in detail the significant changes and improvements Terminal Services has undergone since the previous version of Windows.


Microsoft Webcast: Windows Server 2008 Security Enhancements (Level 200)

Presenter:  Ward Ralston, Sr. Technical Product Manager

Thursday, August 9, 2007, 11:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M. Pacific Time

Windows Server 2008 offers many new security features to help organizations become more secure and better adhere to today's multiple compliance mandates for security. Join this webcast to learn how Windows Server 2008 defends against malicious software (malware), improves authentication and access control, and helps protect your data. In this overview, we highlight the new security technologies found in Windows Server 2008, including Server and Domain Isolation, Network Access Protection (NAP), public key infrastructure (PKI) enhancements, Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption, Windows Rights Management Services (RMS), and more.


TechNet Webcast: A Technical Overview of Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services (Level 200)

Presenter:  Blain Barton, IT Pro Evangelist

Friday, August 17, 2007, 9:30 A.M.–11:00 A.M. Pacific Time

In this session, we examine Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008. For organizations that have remote users, Windows Server 2008 adds improvements and innovations to Terminal Services that facilitate better integration of remote and local applications on client computers, access to these same remote programs via a Web browser, and a means to access remote terminals and applications across firewalls. Because Windows Server 2008 will ship on x64, it has the ability to use the additional processors and RAM that x64 offers, which increases the number of users that a Terminal Services server can support by 3.4.


TechNet Webcast: UNIX Interoperability in Windows Server 2008 (Level 200)

Presenter:  Michael Murphy, IT Pro Evangelist

Monday, August 20, 2007, 11:30 A.M.–1:00 P.M. Pacific Time

Join this session to see how the UNIX interoperability components in Windows Server 2008 can help you integrate UNIX and Windows-based systems to reduce costs and deliver a complete solution. In this session, we explore and demonstrate:

·         The benefits of UNIX interoperability in Windows Server 2008.

·         The Subsystem for UNIX-Based Applications (SUA) architecture.

·         Identity management in a mixed environment.

·         Using the SUA managing identification.


TechNet Webcast: Managing Distributed Branch Office Environments with System Center and Windows Server 2008 (Level 300)


·         Rex Backman, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

·         Jason Buffington, Senior Technical Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

·         James Galvin, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

·         Jeff Wettlaufer, Technical Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Thursday, August 23, 2007, 11:30 A.M.–1:00 P.M. Pacific Time

Distributed branch office configurations within many enterprise organizations are increasing in number and growing in complexity. Delivering and sustaining efficient and reliable IT services to these mission-critical branches is vitally important. In this webcast, we highlight the Microsoft System Center portfolio of IT management solutions and Windows Server 2008. We discuss various IT solutions and architectures that can help you deliver quality IT service management for branch environments, including data protection and recovery, configuration management, and performance and event management.


TechNet Webcast: Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Branch Office Technology (Level 300)

Presenter:  Blain Barton

Friday, August 31, 2007, 9:30 A.M.–11:00 A.M. Pacific Time

In this webcast, we talk about the Next Generation TCP/IP Stack in the Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 operating systems. The Next Generation TCP/IP Stack is a complete redesign of TCP/IP functionality for both Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) that meets the connectivity and performance needs of today's varied networking environments and technologies. During the session, we examine the many security, performance, and scalability improvements that the Next Generation IT Stack introduces, and we discuss how you can prepare your network for IPv6.



TechNet Radio:  How Microsoft Does IT:  Future of Server Virtualization

Interviewer:  Kevin Remde, IT Pro Evangelist

Speaker:  Devin Murray, Microsoft IT Group Manager

Building on the success of leveraging Virtual Server 2005 R2 for Microsoft IT’s Virtual Server Utility, we look forward to leveraging Window Server virtualization feature to drive additional value and move virtual machines as the commodity data center platform offering.



Windows Server 2008 - Management, Security and Improved Performance for Your Remote Infrastructure
August 28 10:00 A.M. PST

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Join us for a Q&A on the new features in Windows Server 2008 that will help you manage and secure your remote infrastructure as well as WAN performance improvements included in the new TCP and SMB protocols.  Ask our experts about Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption, improvements in Active Directory, Server Core, the Next Generation TCP stack and SMB 2.0.

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