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Upcoming Microsoft Web Casts on R2 and more…


The following is a list of some of the more interesting web casts that Microsoft is going to be putting on over the next month and I thought you might be interested in attending a few.  I’m very excited about the R2 stuff and of course the GPO stuff too.

Windows Server 2003 R2

Microsoft Webcast: Introduction to Windows Server 2003 R2
Tuesday, October 04, 2005 – 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Pacific Time
Julius Sinkevicius, Sr. Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Eric Kidd, Director Windows Server Business, Microsoft Corporation

Are you ready for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2? This webcast takes you on a tour of the new Windows Server 2003 R2, covering the Windows Server release cycle, product roadmap, and business benefits of Windows Server 2003 R2. The discussion includes a look at the new Windows Server 2003 R2 scenarios: branch management, identity access and management, and storage management.

TechNet Webcast: Windows Server 2003 R2 End-to-End (Level 200)
Tuesday, October 11, 2005 – 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Pacific Time

Peter Meister, Lead Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation
This webcast explores the three key areas of the upcoming Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2: Branch Office, Storage Management and Active Directory Federation Services. Learn how Windows Server 2003 R2 extends Windows Server 2003, providing the most efficient way to manage and control access to local and remote resources while easily integrating into your existing Windows Server 2003 environment. It also enables new scenarios including simplified branch server management, efficient storage management and streamlined collaboration with partners. Windows Server 2003 R2 builds upon the increased security, reliability and performance that came with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1.

Group Policies

TechNet Webcast: Understanding Group Policy (Part 1 of 3) (Level 200)
Monday, October 3, 2005 – 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Kevin Remde, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Group Policy has almost 1,000 configurable settings. This webcast provides guidance to familiarize you with the terms and concepts used in the Group Policy environment. We show you what Group Policy is, what Group Policy Objects are, and how they are applied to users and computers. We help you understand the benefits of using Group Policy. Learn how to create a test and staging environment, and see how to use the two most common tools used to manage Group Policy, the Group Policy Management Console and the Group Policy Object Editor.

TechNet Webcast: Understanding Group Policy (Part 2 of 3) (Level 200)
Monday, October 10, 2005 – 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Matthew Hester, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
Knowing the finer points of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Group Policy can help make your information technology infrastructure more secure. This second part of the Group Policy series focuses on advanced Group Policy configuration options, including locking down desktop workstations and configuring software-restriction policies. See how you can use Group Policy to target specific computers in your organization for software deployment, whether it is an in-house application or an update to already-installed software. The presentation concludes with a discussion of the tools you can use to troubleshoot Group Policy.

TechNet Webcast: Understanding Group Policy (Part 3 of 3) (Level 200)
Friday, September 23, 2005 – 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Blain Barton, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
In this final part of the Microsoft Windows Server Group Policy series we demonstrate the management of Group Policy through the use of the Administrative Template Extension and how to migrate Group Policy Objects across domains. Learn various ways to improve security and make it easier to implement security polices in your environment. We show you scripts to help implement and manage Group Policy. Finally we look at some specific uses of Group Policy Modeling.


TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Virtualization Roadmap (Level 300)
Tuesday, October 4, 2005 – 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Pacific Time
Mike Neil, Product Unit Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Today’s information technology organizations are under pressure to reduce costs and prioritize spending on new equipment. Virtualization technology is emerging as an effective way to increase both productivity and deployment flexibility. Virtualization technology can play a key role in uncoupling workloads from server resources and enabling a dynamic and automated datacenter. Microsoft is investing heavily in the next generation of virtualization technology and the management tools that will drive it. This session presents Microsoft’s virtualization roadmap and strategy, starting with Microsoft Virtual Server 2005.  We then discuss the Windows hypervisor technology, which will be incorporated into the next release of Microsoft Windows Server.

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