Daily Archives: April 20, 2005

Software and Patch management with Windows Update services

Here are the list of links I mentioned in my talk about patch management at the TechNet event last night.  If I’ve missed any links off, please add a comment to the blog entry. and I’ll update things..

How to configure automatic updates using Group Policy

Changes in content for SUS 

Getting started with Windows server update services

Windows server Update services product Overview

Windows Server update servces Deployment guide

WSUS download

Windows installer 3.1

New features of BITS 2.0

Delivering XPSP2 through SUS

SUS Feature Pack

SUS Feature Pack web site

WSUS Evaluation

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System Center Capacity Manager 2006 – Indy’s new name

Microsoft Executive Circle Webcast: Optimize and Enhance Your Lotus Notes Collaboration Environment

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 – 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Pacific Time

Harry Wong, CEO, Casahl Technology, Inc.

Collaboration platforms are mission-critical and must be optimized like any other pivotal corporate asset. Organizations must take inventory and re-evaluate their existing collaboration systems; reducing costs by removing duplication and waste. By utilizing new technologies your organization already owns, enterprise assets can be further consolidated and integrated.  Thus allowing you to find new products to fill the gaps in your existing collaboration system and grow with future trends. This webcast discusses optimization and enhancement opportunities within your Lotus and Domino environment.  We will give you an overview of the process and tools, such as Application Analyzer and CASAHL ecKnowledge, to identify and implement these types of opportunities in your organization.

http://web.archive.org/web/20051210033717/http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032272705&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: More Power for the Lotus Domino Designer Developer (Level 300)

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 – 9:30 AM-10:30 AM Pacific Time

Gary Devendorf, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft

As you probably know, Domino Designer is the development tool for Lotus Notes/Domino. What you may not know is that what you can do in Domino, you can also accomplished in Visual Studio 2005. This webcast walks you through the Domino Designer and shows how it parallels the basic tasks in Visual Studio 2005. If you are comfortable writing in LotusScript, this webcast is intended to get you started writing code in Visual Basic 2005.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032273613&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool v2 (Level 300)

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 – 8:00 AM-9:30 AM Pacific Time

Paul Bowden, Program Manager, Exchange Server, Microsoft

Jon Avner, Software Developer Engineer Lead, Exchange Server, Microsoft

The Microsoft Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool (ExBPA) is an automated health check and troubleshooting tool. It collects configuration settings and performs network and protocol tests in an Exchange topology and sends the results to an XML output file. Join this webcast to learn about the new version of the tool that was released in March. We’ll dive into enhancements such as scheduling and baseline support, and discuss how to use the new tool with Microsoft Operations Manager 2005. At the end of the presentation, we’ll talk about future enhancements to the tool.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032272607&Culture=en-US

 

 

TechNet Webcast: How to Optimize Lotus Notes Collaboration with Microsoft Products (Level 100)

Tuesday, May 17, 2005 – 9:30 AM-10:30 AM Pacific Time

Sudeep Trivedi, Chief Technology Officer, Casahl

Most Lotus Notes and Domino users can benefit from integrating and/or extending these applications to Microsoft technologies. This session shows how to use CASAHL tools to identify potential improvements and to implement them in the Lotus Notes environment. CASAHL ecKnowledge is a wizard-based tool to integrate and extend Lotus Notes applications to Microsoft products and to other enterprise applications such as SAP R/3. Join this webcast to learn how you can use CASAHL ecKnowledge to integrate most Lotus Notes applications with Microsoft SharePoint, and how Domino developers can create the framework of Lotus Notes form in ASP.NET, Windows, or Microsoft Office InfoPath environments.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032273671&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Do We Have Communication? Migrating to Exchange 2003 (Part 1 of 3) (Level 200)

Monday, May 23, 2005 – 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Pacific Time

Chris Henley, IT Evangelist, Microsoft

In part one of a three-part episode we lay out the options and terminology associated with Exchange migrations and interoperability. Once that is established, this presentation proceeds to discuss the tools and techniques to use, followed by a demonstration of the Exchange deployment tools.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=43982

 

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Public Folder Internals (Level 200)

Monday, May 23, 2005 – 1:00 PM-2:30 PM Pacific Time

Nino Bilic, Technical Lead, Microsoft

Do you have Exchange public folder replication problems?  During this 90-minute webcast we will cover the methodologies for troubleshooting public folder replication problems.  We will also give an overview of what makes public folders what they are, how they replicate, get email addresses or deliver mail, and what is the process of client referral.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032272538&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Support Webcast: How to troubleshoot the Recipient Update Service (Level 300)

Thursday, May 26, 2005 – 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Mohammed Afzal, Microsoft Corporation
In this Support Webcast we will cover how to troubleshoot the Recipient Update Service if it is not stamping e-mail addresses or is stamping wrong addresses. The presenter will discuss how to use the Application log, Network Monitor traces, and other tools to troubleshoot this issue in the Recipient Update Service.
http://web.archive.org/web/20051210033717/http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=897548

 

MSDN Webcast: Understanding Exchange Outlook Web Access and IIS 6.0 (Level 200)

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 – 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Pacific Time

Chris Adams, Supportability Beta Lead, Microsoft Corporation

Outlook Web Access (OWA) is a popular way for clients to access their mailboxes. OWA, which is part of Exchange, runs as a virtual directory or server in Internet Information Server (IIS) 6.0. In this webcast, you will learn how IIS and Exchange work together to create a sound messaging infrastructure. We will also examine how ISAPI extensions are implemented in Exchange 2003.

http://web.archive.org/web/20051210033717/http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032268586&Culture=en-US

 

Microsoft Small Business Webcast: Remote Connectivity with Outlook and Other Server Tools (Level 100)

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Larry Garcia, Business Development Manager, Microsoft

Join us to learn about the remote tools built into Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003.  In the third part of the Small Business Server Series, this webcast will cover networking solutions for small business. We’ll also give you a look at Microsoft Outlook Web Access for e-mail and the server tools that make it possible to manage your server from any PC at any location. Even away from the office!

http://web.archive.org/web/20051210033717/http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032273611&Culture=en-US

 

Microsoft Executive Circle Webcast: Optimize and Enhance Your Lotus Notes Collaboration Environment

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 – 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Pacific Time

Harry Wong, CEO, Casahl Technology, Inc.

Collaboration platforms are mission-critical and must be optimized like any other pivotal corporate asset. Organizations must take inventory and re-evaluate their existing collaboration systems; reducing costs by removing duplication and waste. By utilizing new technologies your organization already owns, enterprise assets can be further consolidated and integrated.  Thus allowing you to find new products to fill the gaps in your existing collaboration system and grow with future trends. This webcast discusses optimization and enhancement opportunities within your Lotus and Domino environment.  We will give you an overview of the process and tools, such as Application Analyzer and CASAHL ecKnowledge, to identify and implement these types of opportunities in your organization.

http://web.archive.org/web/20051210033717/http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032272705&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: More Power for the Lotus Domino Designer Developer (Level 300)

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 – 9:30 AM-10:30 AM Pacific Time

Gary Devendorf, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft

As you probably know, Domino Designer is the development tool for Lotus Notes/Domino. What you may not know is that what you can do in Domino, you can also accomplished in Visual Studio 2005. This webcast walks you through the Domino Designer and shows how it parallels the basic tasks in Visual Studio 2005. If you are comfortable writing in LotusScript, this webcast is intended to get you started writing code in Visual Basic 2005.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032273613&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool v2 (Level 300)

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 – 8:00 AM-9:30 AM Pacific Time

Paul Bowden, Program Manager, Exchange Server, Microsoft

Jon Avner, Software Developer Engineer Lead, Exchange Server, Microsoft

The Microsoft Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool (ExBPA) is an automated health check and troubleshooting tool. It collects configuration settings and performs network and protocol tests in an Exchange topology and sends the results to an XML output file. Join this webcast to learn about the new version of the tool that was released in March. We’ll dive into enhancements such as scheduling and baseline support, and discuss how to use the new tool with Microsoft Operations Manager 2005. At the end of the presentation, we’ll talk about future enhancements to the tool.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032272607&Culture=en-US

 

 

TechNet Webcast: How to Optimize Lotus Notes Collaboration with Microsoft Products (Level 100)

Tuesday, May 17, 2005 – 9:30 AM-10:30 AM Pacific Time

Sudeep Trivedi, Chief Technology Officer, Casahl

Most Lotus Notes and Domino users can benefit from integrating and/or extending these applications to Microsoft technologies. This session shows how to use CASAHL tools to identify potential improvements and to implement them in the Lotus Notes environment. CASAHL ecKnowledge is a wizard-based tool to integrate and extend Lotus Notes applications to Microsoft products and to other enterprise applications such as SAP R/3. Join this webcast to learn how you can use CASAHL ecKnowledge to integrate most Lotus Notes applications with Microsoft SharePoint, and how Domino developers can create the framework of Lotus Notes form in ASP.NET, Windows, or Microsoft Office InfoPath environments.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032273671&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Do We Have Communication? Migrating to Exchange 2003 (Part 1 of 3) (Level 200)

Monday, May 23, 2005 – 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Pacific Time

Chris Henley, IT Evangelist, Microsoft

In part one of a three-part episode we lay out the options and terminology associated with Exchange migrations and interoperability. Once that is established, this presentation proceeds to discuss the tools and techniques to use, followed by a demonstration of the Exchange deployment tools.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=43982

 

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Public Folder Internals (Level 200)

Monday, May 23, 2005 – 1:00 PM-2:30 PM Pacific Time

Nino Bilic, Technical Lead, Microsoft

Do you have Exchange public folder replication problems?  During this 90-minute webcast we will cover the methodologies for troubleshooting public folder replication problems.  We will also give an overview of what makes public folders what they are, how they replicate, get email addresses or deliver mail, and what is the process of client referral.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032272538&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Support Webcast: How to troubleshoot the Recipient Update Service (Level 300)

Thursday, May 26, 2005 – 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Mohammed Afzal, Microsoft Corporation
In this Support Webcast we will cover how to troubleshoot the Recipient Update Service if it is not stamping e-mail addresses or is stamping wrong addresses. The presenter will discuss how to use the Application log, Network Monitor traces, and other tools to troubleshoot this issue in the Recipient Update Service.
http://web.archive.org/web/20051210033717/http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=897548

 

MSDN Webcast: Understanding Exchange Outlook Web Access and IIS 6.0 (Level 200)

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 – 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Pacific Time

Chris Adams, Supportability Beta Lead, Microsoft Corporation

Outlook Web Access (OWA) is a popular way for clients to access their mailboxes. OWA, which is part of Exchange, runs as a virtual directory or server in Internet Information Server (IIS) 6.0. In this webcast, you will learn how IIS and Exchange work together to create a sound messaging infrastructure. We will also examine how ISAPI extensions are implemented in Exchange 2003.

http://web.archive.org/web/20051210033717/http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032268586&Culture=en-US

 

Microsoft Small Business Webcast: Remote Connectivity with Outlook and Other Server Tools (Level 100)

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Larry Garcia, Business Development Manager, Microsoft

Join us to learn about the remote tools built into Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003.  In the third part of the Small Business Server Series, this webcast will cover networking solutions for small business. We’ll also give you a look at Microsoft Outlook Web Access for e-mail and the server tools that make it possible to manage your server from any PC at any location. Even away from the office!

http://web.archive.org/web/20051210033717/http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032273611&Culture=en-US

 

MOM and SMS Webcasts for May

TechNet Webcast: Applying SMS Updates to an Advanced Client (Level 300)

Thursday, May 05, 2005 – 11:30 AM-1:00 PM Pacific Time

Wally Mead, Program Manager, SMS, Microsoft

Need to apply a Systems Management Server (SMS) update (hotfix) to an Advanced Client? Are you unsure of which procedure would do so successfully? And how do you verify that the installation was successful? In this session, we’ll cover the proper procedure to update Advanced Clients with SMS updates from start to completion.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032272707&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Office 2003 Patch Management with SMS 2003 (Level 200)

Thursday, May 05, 2005 – 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Pacific Time

David Smith, Senior Technical Consultant, Entirenet

In this intermediate-level technical session, discover how you can easily maintain Microsoft Office 2003 with your System Management Server (SMS) 2003 implementation without losing your sense of control. Learn how to use the software inventory and software distribution features in SMS 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to ensure that all copies of Office within an enterprise have the latest updates applied.

http://web.archive.org/web/20051210033717/http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=42340

TechNet Support Webcast: Troubleshooting Microsoft Exchange Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 (Level 200)

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 – 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Irfan Soomro, Microsoft Corporation
This Support Webcast will discuss some of the common issues and the troubleshooting steps to resolve those issues when you use the new Microsoft Exchange Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005. This Webcast will also discuss some of the best practices to use with the Exchange Management Pack for MOM.
http://web.archive.org/web/20051210033717/http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=897216

 

MSDN Webcast: Using Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) Web Sites and Services Management Pack with IIS (Level 200)

Monday, May 02, 2005 – 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Pacific Time

Chris Adams, Supportability Beta Lead and Stefan Negritoiu, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Are you looking for a way to monitor the health of your applications?  By monitoring the applications and Web sites running on Internet Information Server (IIS), the IIS Management Pack highlights issues that cause downtime or poor performance, such as broken links, unavailable sites, and security breaches.  Attend this session to learn how administrators and developers can use the MOM Management Pack to become aware of problems before they affect your Web site’s clients. This tool reports errors, collects event data, tracks performance, and alerts you to potential problems with the health of your application.

http://web.archive.org/web/20051210033717/http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032267007&Culture=en-US

Portals Webcasts for May

 5 May, 2pm: TechNet Webcast Collaborating across the Integrated Portal

This session begins with an overview of Portal technologies and an introduction to the Microsoft Portal framework. We will give an overview of the capabilities you have when using collaboration tools. We will then explore in detail how collaboration technologies enhance the capability of the integrated portal. The session will be fully interactive with plenty of time given for audience questions throughout.

26 May, 2pm: TechNet Webcast Collaborating with SPS and Office

In this session we will cover distributing business intelligence data with Share Point and Office. We will examine building a dashboard site; customise the site by changing the layout and using the various style sheets. We will look at Outlook smart web parts, the smart tag wizard and how to add messaging capabilities to your site. We will explore how to publish data from Office and Map point which is dynamically updated, and show how to generate business analysis reports from office web components.

Microsoft Executive Circle Webcast: Portals in an Adaptive Enterprise

Thursday, May 26, 2005 – 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time

David Quine, Enterprise Integration Architect, Fender Musical Instruments

As we move away from the T in IT, the portal becomes the ultimate information delivery vehicle. Although a number of organizations see the value of a portal, they are still trying to develop a business case for making this investment and are looking for ways to ensure that their portal implementations occur smoothly with low risk. Join this webcast to learn how Fender Musical Instruments is using their portal to gain a competitive advantage throughout the business value chain and the steps they took to plan and implement their portal in a risk-free manner. See how the portal is supporting critical business processes throughout Fender and providing their executives with the information they need to make rapid business decisions. 

http://web.archive.org/web/20051210033717/http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032273337&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Getting Back to Normal: SharePoint Backup and Disaster Recovery (Level 300)

Friday, May 06, 2005 – 11:30 AM-1:00 PM Pacific Time

Bill English, President, Mindsharp

Disaster recovery is never a simple task, and the rules and procedures are different for SharePoint Portal Server 2003. This session demonstrates how to back up an entire medium server farm running network load balancing (NLB) with shared services. We’ll back it up using spsbackup.exe, then tear down the entire farm, remove all the servers from the farm, create a new configuration database and restore the farm back to its original state in roughly 1 hour. If you’re responsible for disaster recovery at the portal farm level, come, watch this demo-rich presentation, and learn. You’ll be glad you did.

http://web.archive.org/web/20051210033717/http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032272743&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft IT Does SharePoint Portal Server Hosting. (Level 300)

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 – 8:00 AM-9:00 AM Pacific Time

Scott St. Jean, Sr. Program Manager, Microsoft

This webcast will contrast two of Microsoft’s own hosted portal offerings: a high density shared hosting service and a dedicated customized portal service offering. The discussion will detail the business requirements for the service offerings, the technical details on implementation and execution, and finally discuss the realized value of our current service offering. Demos will be shown of both the enterprise central portal (MSWeb) and the Microsoft Sales Portal.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032273655&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: SharePoint Performance and Capacity Planning Best Practices and Lessons Learned (Level 300)

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 – 1:00 PM-2:30 PM Pacific Time

Joel Oleson, Technologist, Microsoft

Microsoft has had a strong presence on the World Wide Web for nine years. In that time the size and use of the Web has exploded. We haven’t just had to keep up, we’ve had to lead the way, anticipating the need for and implementing faster, bigger, and more secure networks, servers, and server farms on an ongoing basis. Perhaps you could learn something from our experience? If so, join this webcast to learn how Microsoft IT optimizes their Web farms and SQL clusters to support terabytes of content from users worldwide.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032272758&Culture=en-US

 

 

TechNet Webcast: SharePoint Portal Server 2003: Best Practices for an Implementation (Level 300)

Friday, May 27, 2005 – 11:30 AM-1:00 PM Pacific Time

Bill English, President, Mindsharp

Learn the best practices for designing a SharePoint Portal Server 2003 implementation. This webcast will discuss the 10 key areas of planning that need to be considered in your design, why you should consider developing a SharePoint Planning Team and what to do if you’ve already deployed portal server and need to make adjustments to your design. The advice will be straightforward and based on experience of working with many clients in many different scenarios. If you manage or design for SharePoint Portal Server 2003, you should attend this session.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032272766&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Support Webcast: Integrating Microsoft Project Server 2003 and Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003 (Level 200)
Tuesday, May 03, 2005 –  10:00 Pacific Time

Jean-Francois LeSaux, Microsoft Corporation

This Support Webcast presents the integration points between Microsoft Project Server 2003 and Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003. The Webcast reviews the integration between Project Server 2003 and SharePoint technologies as they are installed the first time. The session also discusses several extensibility scenarios. These include indexing and searching across all Project Server Web sites and using the Project 2003 Web parts in a portal page.

http://web.archive.org/web/20051210033717/http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=896711

Microsoft Office System Webcast: Tips and Tricks for Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services (Level 200)

Tuesday, May 17, 2005 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Andrew Reed, Senior Training Specialist, Pacific Technical Consulting

Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services, a key feature of Microsoft Windows Server 2003, takes file storage to a new level, providing community Web sites for team collaboration and making it easy for users to work together on documents, tasks, contacts, events, and other information. What’s more, all of a site’s collaborative content can be read and edited within Microsoft Office Word 2003, Microsoft Office Excel 2003, and Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003. Join us for this informative webcast to learn how you and your team can get more out of Windows SharePoint Services and make collaboration the engine of team productivity.

http://web.archive.org/web/20051210033717/http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032273566&Culture=en-US

Microsoft Business Solutions Webcast: SharePoint Portal Server 101 (Level 100)

Thursday, May 19, 2005 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific Time

Eric Raarup, Information Worker Practice Manager, Inetium

Get an overview of SharePoint and learn the differences between Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server and Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services. During this webcast we will highlight many of the built-in features within SharePoint and discuss how organizations are using those features to solve common business problems.

http://web.archive.org/web/20051210033717/http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032273604&Culture=en-US

 

Microsoft Business Solutions Webcast: Boosting Corporate Productivity Through Portals and Collaboration (Level 100)

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific Time

Tracy Bayer, Director of Business Development, Invision

Hal Danziger, Director of Development Operations, Invision

Businesses of all sizes rely heavily upon communication among employees, customers and suppliers. Unfortunately, each worker has become an “island of information”, decreasing the quality and delivery of products and services while driving up the cost of labor. In this webcast, learn how your organization can address these challenges and realize the business benefits of collaboration by taking advantage of portal solutions such as Microsoft SharePoint products and technologies.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032273129&Culture=en-US

 

Mobility Webcasts for May

Microsoft Executive Circle Webcast: Driving Field Force Productivity with Line of Business Solutions on the Windows Mobile Platform

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 – 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Pacific Time

Jason Warren, Technical Product Manager, Microsoft

Organizations of all sizes typically have workers in the field meeting customers, partners, and suppliers. Critical customer, partner and product information, however, isn’t usually readily available to employees in the field. Mobile solutions which extend corporate data to the field can enable your mobile employees to be more productive, lower operating costs, and drive your business forward. In this session we’ll examine the business value of extending line of business solutions to mobile employees on the Microsoft Windows Mobile platform.  We will also discuss practical examples of where mobile solutions can help drive productivity.

http://web.archive.org/web/20051210033717/http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032273234&Culture=en-US

 

 

Microsoft Executive Circle Webcast: Driving Field Service and Engineering Productivity with Line of Business Solutions on the Windows Mobile Platform

Tuesday, May 17, 2005 – 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Dan Arildson, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft

Are your field service and engineering teams being asked to increase customer satisfaction and increase utilization and productivity? Mobile Field Force solutions based on the Microsoft Windows Mobile platform can help drive customer satisfaction and productivity by providing the right customer and work order information where and when it is needed. In this webcast we’ll examine the areas where mobile field force solutions can offer real business value, and the options for extending your corporate data to your mobile field service and engineering teams.

http://web.archive.org/web/20051210033717/http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032273334&Culture=en-US

 

Microsoft Executive Circle Webcast: Driving Field Sales Productivity with Line of Business Solutions on the Windows Mobile Platform

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 – 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Jason Warren, Technical Product Manager, Microsoft

Is your field sales force chartered with growing the business in an increasingly competitive environment, as well as holding the line on operating costs? Mobile Sales Force Automation solutions based on the Microsoft Windows Mobile platform can help increase your sales team’s productivity, and arm them with critical information where they need it the most – in the field. In this webcast we will examine the areas where mobile sales solutions can offer real business value, and the options for extending your corporate data to your mobile sales teams.

http://web.archive.org/web/20051210033717/http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032273606&Culture=en-US

MSDN Webcast: Writing Mobile Code: What You Need to Know to Build Great Mobile Device Applications in C# and Visual Basic (Level 300)

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific Time

Ivo Salmre, Lead Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Thanks to common programming languages, tools and runtimes, most desktop and Web application developers have the core skills necessary to extend existing solutions to mobile devices or create brand new solutions-all they need is the ability to “think and code mobile”. This webcast discusses the essential design and engineering concepts necessary for writing mobile code. Learn what is unique and different about mobile devices, and what is important for Microsoft Visual Basic and Visual C# desktop and Web developers to understand when making the leap to mobile device programming. Understand the key elements necessary for building mobile applications, as well as some of the innovations to look for in the near and mid-term future.

 

 

MSDN Webcast: Implementing Security for Mobile Device Solutions (Level 200)

Monday, May 09, 2005 – 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Joe Stagner, Developer Community Champion, Microsoft

Are you dealing with security issues and concerns with your Microsoft Windows Mobile-based solutions? This webcast will describe the various the security considerations for building mobile software solutions and the tools, technologies and strategies available to the mobile developer. Both traditional applications accessed through mobile devices and solutions designed specifically for mobile use can be affected. You will learn how to use the security features of the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework in conjunction with Microsoft Windows Mobile-based PocketPC and Smartphone capabilities to provide more secure file storage and data access. During this 90-minute webcast we will also cover how to protect mobile device communications with your application servers.

http://web.archive.org/web/20051210033717/http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032272592&Culture=en-US

 

 

MSDN Webcast: Location-Based Services and Windows Mobile (Level 200)

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific Time

Steve Milroy, Microsoft Regional Director, Connected Innovation

Learn why Location-Based Services (LBS) is one of the hottest areas of Microsoft Windows Mobile device development. LBS solutions allow access to relevant content and services based on the user’s location, including maps, points of interest, driving directions, and enterprise scenarios. This webcast reviews some of the latest LBS enterprise solutions and explores GPS options, mapping solutions, and Windows Mobile configurations.

http://web.archive.org/web/20051210033717/http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032273441&Culture=en-US

Microsoft Small Business Webcast: Windows XP Mobility Solutions (Part 1 of 3): Remote Desktop (Level 100)

Friday, May 06, 2005 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific Time

Carl Preston, Business Development Manager, Microsoft

Greg Randall, Business Development Manager, Microsoft

Let’s talk about mobility. In this webcast we will show you how you can enable Remote Desktop so you can work from any computer as if you were actually in front of your own PC! Get as much work done on the road as you can in the office. Join us and find out how to use the mobility features of Microsoft Windows XP Professional.

http://web.archive.org/web/20051210033717/http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032273623&Culture=en-US

SBS Webcasts for May

NEW: Small Business Server: Do more with less
Live webcasts available now
Sessions in this series show you how to plan, install, and migrate your company onto the Small Business Server. Learn about server administration with topics such as creating user accounts, locking down your network, and creating group policies. These webcasts offer the opportunity to have your Small Business Server questions answered by Small Business technology experts who understand where you are coming from.

 

 

Microsoft Small Business Webcast Calendar 

Microsoft Small Business Webcasts listed in an easy-to-use calendar format.

 

BONUS: Attend any live webcast through June and you could win a Portable Media Center. See official rules for more details.

Microsoft Small Business Webcast: Remote Connectivity with Outlook and Other Server Tools (Level 100)

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Larry Garcia, Business Development Manager, Microsoft

Join us to learn about the remote tools built into Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003.  In the third part of the Small Business Server Series, this webcast will cover networking solutions for small business. We’ll also give you a look at Microsoft Outlook Web Access for e-mail and the server tools that make it possible to manage your server from any PC at any location. Even away from the office!

http://web.archive.org/web/20051210033717/http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032273611&Culture=en-US

 

Microsoft Small Business Webcast: Windows XP Mobility Solutions (Part 1 of 3): Remote Desktop (Level 100)

Friday, May 06, 2005 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific Time

Carl Preston, Business Development Manager, Microsoft

Greg Randall, Business Development Manager, Microsoft

Let’s talk about mobility. In this webcast we will show you how you can enable Remote Desktop so you can work from any computer as if you were actually in front of your own PC! Get as much work done on the road as you can in the office. Join us and find out how to use the mobility features of Microsoft Windows XP Professional.

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