Messaging & collaboration Webcasts for September

Microsoft Executive Circle Webcast: Messaging and Collaboration Security: Meeting the Challenge
Thursday, September 08, 2005 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific Time
Joe Licari, Director, Product Management, Microsoft Corporation
Business systems are interconnected in order to get maximum value from the information technology (IT) infrastructure and to enable efficient employee collaboration. As a result, messaging and collaboration servers that enable e-mail, document sharing and instant messaging have become mission-critical infrastructure components in business environments around the world. Attend this webcast to understand the threats facing these servers and how you can protect them with Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server and Sybari Antigen. This 100-level session is appropriate for business and IT managers who want to learn what solutions Microsoft offers to help them protect messaging and collaboration servers.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279889&Culture=en-US

Microsoft Executive Circle Webcast: A Conversation with Avanade: Business Justifications for Modernizing Your Collaboration Platform
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 – 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Pacific Time
Rita Seroski, Director of Infrastructure Solutions, Avenade
How are companies getting the most out of their IBM Lotus Notes investment? Find out by joining us for this webcast. We discuss the real-world experience of a partner that has helped companies migrate from Notes or coexist with a Notes and Microsoft Windows server environment. Learn how a partial or total migration that is virtually transparent to customers and partners is achieved while the value of information currently on Domino Servers is maintained.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279547&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Performance Monitoring Analysis and Tuning (Level 300)
Thursday, September 15, 2005 – 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Pacific Time
Paul Bowden, Program Manager, Exchange Server Development Team, Microsoft Corporation
Are you getting all the performance out of Exchange Server 2003 that you’d like? During this session, which was highly rated when presented at Tech•Ed 2005 in Orlando, Florida (TechEd ID: MSG368), we explore all aspects of performance tuning for Exchange server 2003, covering Windows, Exchange, and system resources. Understand and learn best practices, registry tweaks, and performance monitoring that can help your Exchange environment run more smoothly.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032277520&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Defining and Monitoring Desired Configuration Across a Messaging Service (Level 300)
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 – 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Edhi Sarwono, SYSTEMS DESIGN ENGINEER, Microsoft Corporation
Robbie McAlpine, SR PROGRAM MANAGER, Microsoft Corporation
Do you consider it a challenge to monitor a configuration across a messaging service? This webcast presents a new solution: the Desired Configuration Monitoring (DCM) Solution Accelerator, which will be released in September. Learn about the DCM Solution Accelerator, how configuration manifests are generated, how the configuration check is processed and about the resulting reports of non-compliant services. The Solution Accelerator provides tools to alert users of differences or non-compliance between their present configuration and baseline or desired configuration. It also provides environmental configuration data to aid configuration management.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032280068&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Securing Your Exchange Server with Antigen and ISA Server (Level 200)
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 – 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Peter Eicher, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Every enterprise needs inter-site communication, but it opens conduits for everything from bandwidth-gobbling spam to malicious attacks that can cripple your organization. This webcast shows how to use Sybari Antigen and Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server to protect Microsoft Exchange Server from viruses, worms, spam and external attacks. Product managers from the ISA Server and Antigen teams discuss best practices for common Exchange deployment types, emphasizing configuration and tuning Antigen and ISA Server. This session is appropriate for information technology professionals who have a surface-level understanding of ISA and Antigen, and are ready to take their knowledge to the next level.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032280058&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Exchange 2003 Disaster Recovery Solutions (Level 300)
Thursday, September 22, 2005 – 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Rand Morimoto, Author, President, Convergent Computing
Are you encountering problems with Microsoft Exchange Server failures, database corruption, site failures or LAN/WAN failures? To deal with these and similar problems, join Rand Morimoto as he presents best practices for Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 clustering, dial tone Exchange recovery strategies, non-Microsoft software replication utilities, snapshot Storage Area Network solutions and geo-clusters. Learn how to determine the best recovery solution for your needs. Gain tips, tricks, and best practices for these technical solutions, and see how other technical solutions improve Exchange Clustering for disaster recovery.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279693&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Message Hygiene with Exchange Server 2003 (Level 300)
Tuesday, September 27, 2005 – 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Scott Schnoll, Technical Writer, Exchange User Education Team, Microsoft Corporation
Viruses, worms, spam and other unwanted email have become a destructive reality that many administrators of Microsoft Exchange routinely face. This session, one of the top-rated breakout sessions (MSG342) from Tech•Ed 2005 in Orlando, Florida, provides recommendations and guidance for slowing and stopping the unwanted messages entering your Exchange 2003 environment. Learn how the Exchange Intelligent Message Filter supplements existing anti-spam features in Exchange 2003, as well as how Virus Scanning API 2.5 provides greater protection and administrative flexibility against malicious and harmful messages.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032278516&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Best Practice Analyzer (Level 300)
Wednesday, September 28, 2005 – 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Kevin Remde, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
The Microsoft Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool (ExBPA) is an automated health check and troubleshooting tool. ExBPA collects configuration settings and performs network and protocol tests in an Exchange topology. Join this webcast to learn about the new version of the tool that was released in March 2005. We discuss enhancements such as scheduling and baseline support. See how to use ExBPA with Microsoft Operations Manager 2005. At the end of the presentation, we talk about future enhancements to the ExBPA tool.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279695&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Managing Exchange Service Levels with the SLA Scorecard Solution Accelerator (Level 300)
Wednesday, September 28, 2005 – 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Sanjiv Sharma, SYSTEMS DESIGN ENGINEER, Microsoft Corporation
Karri Alexion-Tiernan, PROGRAM MANAGER, Microsoft Corporation
Learn about the solution and architecture of the service-level agreement (SLA) Scorecard Solution Accelerator for a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 environment. The solution accelerator can set SLAs, administer outages, and analyze performance and trend reports across the messaging services. During this webcast we introduce a solution accelerator that leverages MOM 2005 data to create management-level availability reports and manage outages. We also look at long term trend analysis that compares predefined SLA levels to actual availability.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032280070&Culture=en-US

TechNet Support Webcast: Lotus Notes Connector Configuration (Level 200)
Wednesday, September 21, 2005: 10:00 A.M. Pacific time
Gayle Heizer, Support Engineer, Microsoft Corporation
This Support WebCast discusses the directory synchronization (DirSync) process between Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and Lotus Notes. This WebCast discusses common issues that occur when Microsoft Exchange Connector is configured for Lotus Notes. This WebCast also discusses how to troubleshoot these issues.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=906114

Microsoft Office System Webcast: Tips and Tricks for More Effective Meetings: Anytime, Anywhere (Level 100)
Thursday, September 08, 2005 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Andrew Reed, Senior Training Specialist, Pacific Technical Consulting
Is your definition of a team meeting “wasted time?” Learn how the Microsoft Office System can help dramatically increase meeting effectiveness and maximize quality time with your colleagues and customers. Take a brief walk-through of key Microsoft Office System products such as Outlook 2003, OneNote 2003, and Live Meeting—Microsoft’s Web conferencing service that helps you run and participate in interactive meetings around the world in real time. Learn new ways to schedule meetings, share related documents, take and repurpose meeting notes, and stay on top of meeting-related tasks and action items.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279514&Culture=en-US

Microsoft Office System Webcast: Top 10 Tips to Save Time in Outlook (Level 100)
Tuesday, September 13, 2005 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Evan Archilla, Senior Training Specialist, Projectline Services
Improve the way you manage information, communicate with others and organize your work using a single resource. The new and improved features of Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 work together to help you effectively manage and organize your e-mail and share information. Join us for this informative webcast to learn some of our favorite tips and tricks for getting the most out of Outlook 2003.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279812&Culture=en-US

Microsoft Office System Webcast: Scheduling Tips for Increased Productivity and Results with Outlook and Mission Control (Level 100)
Thursday, September 15, 2005 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Brian Stuhlmuller, Executive Vice President, Mission Control
Do you want to leave work earlier? Learn to use Mission Control’s principles and practices for scheduling with Microsoft Office Outlook. Schedule yourself in a whole new way that enables you to be more focused and productive. In this webcast, discover how your familiar and common habits for scheduling can actually become obstacles to productivity. Learn how to build new scheduling habits that enable you to accomplish what is most important to you and deal effectively with the demands of the current work environment.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279823&Culture=en-US

Microsoft Office System Webcast: Top 10 Tips to Save Time in Excel (Level 100)
Tuesday, September 27, 2005 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Evan Archilla, Senior Training Specialist, Projectline Services
Use Microsoft Office Excel 2003 to analyze, communicate, and share your results. Improve the way you turn data into information. Excel 2003 offers new technologies and features while improving upon existing and familiar tools. Join us for this informative webcast to learn some of our favorite tips and tricks for getting the most out of Excel 2003. Learn how to use the improved tools of Excel 2003 to facilitate effective and efficient collaboration and information sharing.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279829&Culture=en-US

Microsoft Office System Webcast: Tips for Improving Sales Productivity Results using Outlook with the Mission Control System (Level 100)
Thursday, September 29, 2005 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Brian Stuhlmuller, Executive Vice President, Mission Control
Are you ready to blow the lid off your quota? Discover the award-winning Mission Control approach to productivity that produces a dramatic increase in sales results. This webcast introduces you to an entirely new way of thinking about, organizing, and managing your sales activities in Microsoft Office System Outlook. Learn to build new work habits that give you more confidence with prospects, become more focused in your sales activities, and most importantly, be more effective at hitting and exceeding your sales targets.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279836&Culture=en-US

Small Business Webcast: Small Business Accounting 2006 and the Tight Integration with Office 2003 (Level 100)
Friday, September 9, 2005 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific Time
Carl Preston, Business Development Manager, Microsoft Corporation
In this webcast, learn how Microsoft Small Business Accounting 2006 makes it easy for you to do financial tasks and care for customers. The integration between Small Business Accounting and Microsoft Office System 2003 is powerful and important. Find out just how beneficial this new office product can be for your small business.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032280007&Culture=en-US

Small Business Webcast: Using Microsoft Word 2003 to Your Advantage (Level 100)
Wednesday, September 14, 2005 – 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Pacific Time
Lara Pryor, Business Development Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Sure, you’ve been using it for a while. Now, learn how to use Microsoft Office Word 2003 more effectively to share documents, send for review, track changes, and even add clip art to add spice to your documents. In this webcast, we discuss how to create templates and how to use the power of Word to your advantage.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032280012&Culture=en-US

Small Business Webcast: Integrating Small Business Accounting 2006 with Microsoft Office Programs (Level 200)
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Krim Stephenson, Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Learn how you can significantly increase productivity and produce more accurate and insightful financial data. You can integrate Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting 2006 with Microsoft Office programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Outlook 2003 with Microsoft Business Contact Manager Update. Such integration extends the value of the accounting features and services. This webcast is focused for accounting firm professionals. We show you how to share financial history, manage and track billable time, forecast and analyze financial scenarios and create professional-looking, customized documents.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032278548&Culture=en-US

Small Business Webcast: Create Great Presentations Using PowerPoint 2003 (Level 100)
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 – 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Pacific Time
Jeff Lin, Business Development Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Learn how to create great presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 in just 30 minutes. Find out how to create and use animations effectively. Learn how to share your presentation, and the do’s and don’ts of effective presentation techniques.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032280039&Culture=en-US

Small Business Webcast: Using the New MSN Search Toolbar to Find Work on Your Desktop (Level 100)
Wednesday, September 28, 2005 – 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Pacific Time
Darin Browning, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation
Are you constantly switching between applications looking for documents, e-mails or information on the Internet? The new MSN Search Toolbar makes finding information on your computer a simple task. Join this webcast and learn tips on using this new search tool to help you find what you need when you need it.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032280050&Culture=en-US

Small Business Webcast: Integrating Small Business Accounting 2006 with Microsoft Office Programs (Level 100)
Friday, September 30, 2005 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Bob Lewis
Krim Stephenson, Senior Marketing Manager/Accountant Relations
PRODUCT MANAGER, Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
Learn how you can significantly increase productivity and produce more accurate and insightful financial data. You can integrate Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting 2006 with Microsoft Office programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Outlook 2003 with Microsoft Business Contact Manager Update. Such integration extends the value of the accounting features and services. This webcast is focused for accounting firm professionals. We show you how to share financial history, manage and track billable time, forecast and analyze financial scenarios and create professional-looking, customized documents.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032278744&Culture=en-US

Momentum Webcast: Creating Business Value Through Collaboration (Level 100)
Tuesday, September 6, 2005 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific Time
Bill Malone, Technology Specialist, Microsoft Corporation
What is collaboration and how can it help your business? In this webcast, we look at collaboration as a means instead of an end. Collaboration tools, and more specifically a collaboration environment, can lead to dramatic increases in business value. Collaboration facilitates more effective business processes and decreases information technology support requirements and costs.  Attend this webcast to learn more about the Microsoft approach to collaboration and the innovations Microsoft brings to the market to help organizations work together more effectively.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279463&Culture=en-US

Momentum Webcast: Creating Business Value Through Collaboration (Level 100)
Monday, September 19, 2005 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Matt Berg, Solutions Specialist, Microsoft Corporation
What is collaboration and how can it help your business? In this webcast, we look at collaboration as a means instead of an end. Collaboration tools, and more specifically a collaboration environment, can lead to dramatic increases in business value. Using collaboration as a means facilitates more effective business processes and decreases information technology support requirements and costs.  Attend this webcast to learn more about the Microsoft approach to collaboration and the innovations Microsoft brings to the market to help organizations work together more effectively.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032280137&Culture=en-US

Microsoft Executive Circle Webcast: Messaging and Collaboration Security: Meeting the Challenge (Level 100)
Thursday, September 08, 2005 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific Time
Joe Licari, Director, Product Management, Microsoft Corporation
Business systems are interconnected in order to get maximum value from the information technology (IT) infrastructure and to enable efficient employee collaboration. As a result, messaging and collaboration servers that enable e-mail, document sharing and instant messaging have become mission-critical infrastructure components in business environments around the world. Attend this webcast to understand the threats facing these servers and how you can protect them with Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server and Sybari Antigen. This 100-level session is appropriate for business and IT managers who want to learn what solutions Microsoft offers to help them protect messaging and collaboration servers.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279889&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Securing Collaboration Beyond E-Mail (Level 200)
Thursday, September 15, 2005 – 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Neha Sharma, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Is your implementation of Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services safe? SharePoint benefits your organization because you can share information and documentation, and can reduce messaging overhead. But SharePoint can also allow users to bypass traditional antivirus and content scanning, and could provide an exploitable network security vulnerability. To ensure comprehensive network protection, your organization must adopt a layered defense strategy that encompasses communication policy, user training, and consistent application of security technology. Attend this webcast to understand existing and potential threats to corporate networks, and how to deploy practical protection for Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279973&Culture=en-US