TechNet Unplugged October

Network Access Protection   System Centre Essentials 2007

Christchurch Weds 24th October   Auckland Thurs 25th October

Wellington Fri 26th October


Back in CHC, AKL and WLG later this month doing another Microsoft UNPLUGGED event - October's TechNet Update

UPDATE: Registration now live.  Please register below.


This month's presentations include a key Windows Server 2008 Security feature: Network Access Protection (NAP) and an Overview of System Centre Essentials 2007

Network Access Protection


Network Access Protection (NAP) is a new framework that allows an IT administrator to define health requirements for the network and to restrict computers that do not meet these requirements from communicating with the network. NAP enforces administrator-defined policies that describe the health requirements for the given organisation. For example, health requirements may be defined to include all updates to the operating system be installed, or having antivirus or antispyware software installed and updated. In this way, network administrators can define the baseline level of protection all computers carry when connecting to the network.

NAP can interoperate other vendor’s tools such as antivirus, patch management, VPN, and networking equipment, including following common scenarios:

• Check the health and status of roaming laptops
• Ensure the ongoing health of desktop computers
• Determine the health of visiting laptops
• Verify the compliance and health of unmanaged home computers


System Centre Essentials 2007



Microsoft System Centre Essentials 2007 (SCE) is a new management solution in the System Centre family of IT systems management products.  SCE is a proactive and unified management solution that enables IT professionals in small/medium size businesses to more efficiently secure, update, monitor and troubleshoot their IT environments, including :
•    Proactive monitoring, troubleshooting and asset tracking to keep your IT environment secure and up-to-date
•    A unified solution with a single console for managing your servers, clients, hardware, software, and IT services
•    Efficient execution of complex management tasks like troubleshooting end user issues, monitoring, and server and client software deployment



Venue details:

Christchurch:  Wednesday 24th October


Christchurch Convention Centre

86-95 Kilmore Street, Christchurch

9:30AM (registration and morning tea), 10AM (presentation begins)

Auckland:  Thursday 25th October


Microsoft NZ

Level 5, 22 Viaduct Harbour Ave, Auckland

2PM (registration and afternoon tea), 2.30PM (presentation begins

Wellington:  Friday 26th October


Microsoft NZ

Level 12, 157 Lambton Quay, Wellington

9.30AM (registration and morning tea), 10AM (presentation begins)

Comments (3)

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Attend the Microsoft Unplugged events this October for the latest update from Nathan Mercer . CHC – 24/OCT,

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