Daily Archives: November 21, 2005

Office Webcasts for December

Microsoft Office System Webcast: Tips and Tricks for Making Meetings More Effective (Level 100)
Thursday, December 01, 2005 – 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Pacific Time
Evan Archilla, Senior Training Specialist, Projectline Services
Is your definition of a team meeting “wasted time?” Learn how the Microsoft Office System can help you to dramatically increase the effectiveness of meetings with your clients and colleagues. This webcast provides a brief overview of Microsoft Office System products like Microsoft Office OneNote 2003, which you can use to take meeting notes and quickly find them later on. You will also learn how Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services can help your team to collaborate more frequently and more efficiently. 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=1032285328&Culture=en-US

Microsoft Office System Webcast: Mission Control Tips and Tricks for Managing Meetings that Produce Results Using Outlook 2003 and Windows SharePoint Services (Level 100)
Tuesday, December 06, 2005 – 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Pacific Time
Brian Stuhlmuller, Executive Vice President, Mission Control
A recent Microsoft survey revealed that people spend an average of 5.6 hours each week in meetings, and 69 percent feel that meetings are not productive. If these statistics describe your team, Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 and Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services can help. This webcast introduces a set of meeting principles, practices, and Microsoft Office tools that can help ensure that people come prepared for meetings. They know what is to be accomplished, and they are ready to dedicate 100 percent to achieving the goal(s) of the meeting.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032285333&Culture=en-US

Microsoft Office System Webcast: Consultants, Increase Client Satisfaction Using OneNote 2003 (Level 100)
Wednesday, December 07, 2005 – 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Pacific Time
Scott Rockfeld, Group Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 is the new digital note-taking program that consultants can use to capture, organize, access, and share information more effectively. By keeping client notes in one place, consultants can quickly find the information they need, so they can be better prepared for client meetings and also deliver solutions quickly. In the office or at the client site, project teams can even collaborate on the same set of notes by using the virtual whiteboarding feature. Join this webcast to learn how OneNote 2003 can help you deliver solutions with increased efficiency and higher client satisfaction.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032285336&Culture=en-US

Microsoft Office System Webcast: Driving Towards a Deadline: Know Your Critical Path Using Microsoft Project 2003 (Level 100)
Tuesday, December 13, 2005 – 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Pacific Time
Robert Happy, BBA, Senior Consultant/Partner, Project Management Practice Inc.
Your deadline is approaching – is your project schedule realistic? Successful project managers need to work from a plan that can be easily manipulated in response to change. Using the new Microsoft Office Project 2003 Project Guide and Smart Tags, you can more easily mange the inevitable changes to your project schedules. Join this webcast and learn the five steps for using the Project Guide, how to use Smart Tags to make critical decisions, and the four critical factors that impact cost.  Learn more about using the Project Guide and get scheduling tips from expert project managers.  Qualified attendees are eligible to receive a free project management health assessment. Free templates are available to all attendees.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032285346&Culture=en-US

Microsoft Office System Webcast: Learn 10 Secrets About Excel 2003 Through Work Essentials (Level 100)
Wednesday, December 14, 2005 – 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Pacific Time
Annette Marquis, Partner, TRIAD Consulting
Gini Courter, Partner, TRIAD Consulting
Users of Microsoft Office Excel 2003 know it’s a software product that is full of untapped potential. You can use it every day and still discover helpful features, tools, and techniques that you didn’t know about. Join Work Essentials presenters, Annette Marquis and Gini Courter, as they share their Top Ten Excel Secrets and then some. Attend this webcast and learn how to use Excel 2003 to save time, impress your colleagues, and get more out of every workday.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032285545&Culture=en-US

Microsoft Office System Webcast: Supercharge Your Live Meetings with Insider Tips and Tricks (Level 100)
Thursday, December 15, 2005 – 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Pacific Time
Evan Archilla, Consultant, Projectline Services
You and your employees can participate in interactive meetings from locations around the world with remote teams, prospects, customers, partners, colleagues, and global audiences—in real time and at a moments notice—thanks to the Microsoft Office Live Meeting Web conferencing service. With everyone participating from their desktops, teams can swap ideas, share information, mark up files, collaborate with whiteboards, or negotiate deals, all at a fraction of the cost of travel. Join us for this informative webcast and learn how you can help shorten sales cycles, increase productivity and improve the bottom line with Live Meeting.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032278893&Culture=en-US

Microsoft Office System: Tips and Tricks to Get the Most Out of Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access (Level 100)
Thursday, December 15, 2005 – 9:00:00 AM-10:00:00 AM Pacific Time
Andy Reed, Senior Training Specialist, Pacific Technical Consulting (PTC)
Learn tips and tricks for getting the most out of Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access, an online service that you can use to access your e-mail messages, calendars, contacts, tasks, and public folders from any computer with an Internet connection and a Web browser. When used with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, Outlook Web Access has even better performance and is more secure. It also has user interface (UI) improvements that closely match those of Microsoft Office Outlook 2003. If you are already familiar with Outlook 2003, you will find it easy to work with Outlook Web Access.  Join this webcast to learn tips and tricks to get the most out of this online service.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032285351&Culture=en-US

Microsoft Office System: Tips and Tricks to Take Your Email Skills to the Next Level with Outlook 2003 (Level 200)
Tuesday, December 20, 2005 – 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Pacific Time
Andy Reed, Senior Training Specialist, Pacific Technical Consulting (PTC)
Do you feel comfortable with the basics of Microsoft Office Outlook 2003? Are you ready for more sophisticated techniques? This webcast provides a brief walkthrough of Outlook 2003 and focuses on some of the product’s intermediate capabilities. Learn how to manage your Inbox by using rules and alerts, share online calendars, protect and control your sensitive information using Information Rights Management, and more. Improve the way you manage information, communicate with others, and organize your work with Outlook 2003.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032285355&Culture=en-US

Small Business Webcast: Market Your Business on a Budget with Office 2003 (Level 100)
Wednesday, December 07, 2005 – 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Pacific Time
Elisa Johnson, Business Development Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Office Small Business Edition 2003 includes familiar, easy-to-use software that can help you meet the challenges of running a business. Join this webcast to find out how you and your employees can manage customers and sales opportunities more effectively, create impressive sales and marketing materials in-house, manage your e-mail, and share information efficiently. We include demonstrations that show you how to use Microsoft Office Publisher 2003 and Microsoft Office Word 2003 to market your business.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032286037&Culture=en-US

Small Business Webcast: Microsoft Office System: What It is and How It Helps Your Business (Level 100)
Wednesday, December 14, 2005 – 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM Pacific Time
Jeff Lin, Business Devlopment Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Office 2003 evolved from a suite of personal productivity applications to a more comprehensive and integrated system. Microsoft Office System now includes productivity applications, servers, services, and solutions that are designed to work together to help address your business challenges. Join us for this informative and interesting overview of the Office System.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032285866&Culture=en-US

Small Business Webcast: Making Your Business Look Bigger with Small Business Server 2003 and Office (Level 100)
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 – 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM Pacific Time
Neketa Argrow, Business Development Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 easily integrates with devices that run the Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 Software for Pocket PC and Smartphone, so your employees can capitalize on familiar tools and applications in the Microsoft Office System. The combination of SBS 2003 and Windows Mobile makes your small business look like a large corporation that can offer rich functionality to its mobile users. SBS 2003 provides remote connections to the server and easy access to files and folders on that server, among other advantages.  It is the tool of choice for communicating with the office through mobile devices. Join this webcast to find out how your business can provide the same services to your employees that huge corporations provide to theirs, only at a fraction of the cost.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032285868&Culture=en-US

Small Business Webcast: Further Analyze Your Business Financials with Small Business Accounting 2006 and Excel 2003 (Level 100)
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 – 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Pacific Time
Larry Garcia, Business Development Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Do you need to drill down into your financials?  Do you want to see which customers are spending the most money with your company? This webcast explains how the features built into Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting 2006 and Microsoft Office Excel 2003 can give you an in-depth view of your business so that you can make effective decisions for the future.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032285874&Culture=en-US

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Real Time Collaboration Webcasts for December

TechNet Webcast: Dialing for Desktops: Microsoft Communicator and PBX Integration Calling (Level 200)
Thursday, December 8, 2005 – 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Adam Marlin, Director of Sales & Strategic Alliances, Siemens
Would you like to simplify your desktop devices by using one device to manage all communication? Now you can. Siemens HiPath OpenScape Telephony Control Link (TCL) integrates your existing Private Branch Exchange (PBX) voice networks with Microsoft Live Communications Server 2005 and Microsoft Office Communicator 2005, an open, standards-based Instant Messaging (IM) client for the enterprise. HiPath OpenScape TCL extends the capabilities of Live Communications Server and Office Communicator by enabling PBX telephony functions in the client. Check out this webcast to learn more about this valuable solution, and see how it can enhance your employees’ productivity and provide significant cost savings for your business.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032285799&Culture=en-US

Momentum Webcast: Secure and Efficient Real-Time Communication (Level 100)
Tuesday, December 06, 2005 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific Time
Chris Smith, solutions specialist, Microsoft Corporation
Find out how your company’s employees can effectively work together anytime, anyplace, and anywhere thanks to the power of the Microsoft Office real-time communication and collaboration solutions. This webcast covers three communication solutions that have a user interface (UI) that Office users will find familiar: Microsoft Office Live Communications Server, a secure instant messaging and presence platform; Microsoft Office Live Meeting, a hosted Web conferencing service; and Microsoft Office Communicator, an integrated communications client. Given the rising cost of travel, your organization needs to have a smart communications strategy that utilizes tools people are comfortable with and know well.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032285597&Culture=en-US

Portals Webcasts for December

TechNet Webcast: An Introduction to SharePoint Products and Technologies (Level 100)
Thursday, December 8, 2005 – 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Pacific Time
David Smith, Senior Consultant, Entirenet
Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server helps teams to work together, follow best practices, make better decisions, and obtain the information and applications that are most relevant to them. Designed for those new to the program, this webcast demonstrates the collaboration functionality that SharePoint products and technologies provide. Learn how to publish a consolidated view of the information pertinent to the knowledge workers in your organization. Join us online to find out how to personalize, integrate, and collaborate using SharePoint Portal Server.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032285684&Culture=en-US

MSDN Webcast: Integrating Windows SharePoint Services with SQL Server Reporting Services (Level 200)
Wednesday, December 07, 2005 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Geoff Snowman, MSDN Developer Community Champion, Microsoft Corporation
In this webcast, we explore techniques you can use to integrate Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services with Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services. Learn about the Web Parts included with Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 that help you explore and display your custom reports in a SharePoint portal environment. We also look at the SQL Server Report Pack for Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003, which provides a set of reports can help you manage a SharePoint site. Finally, learn how to deploy and configure Reporting Services and Windows SharePoint Services to run on the same computer.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032285994&Culture=en-US

Microsoft Office System Webcast: Tips and Tricks for Working Better Together with Office 2003 and Windows SharePoint Services (Level 100)
Thursday, December 08, 2005 – 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Pacific Time
Evan Archilla, Senior Training Specialist, Projectline Services
Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services is a component of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 allowing teams to create Web sites for information sharing and document collaboration, benefits which help increase individual and team productivity. Using Windows SharePoint Services in conjunction with Microsoft Office 2003 gives users even more ways to collaborate, such as Document and Meeting Workspaces. This informative webcast shows how you and your team can harness the power of Office 2003 and Windows SharePoint Services for better collaboration.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032285340&Culture=en-US

Microsoft Office System Webcast: Tips and Tricks for Windows SharePoint Services (Level 200)
Tuesday, December 13, 2005 – 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Pacific Time
Andy Reed, Senior Training Specialist, Pacific Technical Consulting (PTC)
Are you finding effective collaboration among team members difficult to achieve? Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services, a key component of Microsoft Windows Servers 2003, takes file storage to a new level, providing Web sites for team collaboration and making it easy for users to work together on documents, tasks, contacts, events, and more. Join this webcast to learn how your team can use Windows SharePoint Services to collaborate. For example, you can use Sharepoint Services to read and edit all of a site’s shared content in Microsoft Office Word 2003, Microsoft Office Excel 2003, and Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003. Learn how you and your team can get more out of SharePoint Services and make collaboration the engine of team productivity.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032285342&Culture=en-US

Small Business Webcast: Extending Small Business Accounting 2006 with Microsoft Office and SharePoint (Level 100)
Wednesday, December 07, 2005 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific Time
Ryan Jablonski, Technologies Developer, CoroWare, Inc.
Jacob Cynamon, Developer Community Champion, Microsoft Corporation
This webcast describes the powerful set of tools and application programming interfaces (APIs) built into Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting 2006 that help value-added providers and developers to create compelling and targeted solutions quickly and easily. Tune in to see a collection of proof-of-concept solutions that build upon the technologies and capabilities provided by Microsoft Office Excel, Microsoft Office Access, and Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server to extend Small Business Accounting for specific small business environments.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032285864&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Securing SharePoint 2003 Sites with ISA Server 2004 (Level 300)
Thursday, December 08, 2005 – 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Pacific Time
Michael Noel, Consultant, Convergent Computing
Colin Spence, Consultant/Partner, Convergent Computing
This webcast provides guidelines for securing Web access to Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 sites using the advanced application layer filtering in Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004. Learn undocumented ways that you can secure SharePoint sites, such as using an ISA Server in the perimeter network (also known as DMZ, demilitarized zone, and screened subnet) of an existing firewall. Find out how to secure SharePoint Portals that are encrypted by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Get tips and tricks for increasing the security of an externally facing SharePoint environment. In addition, this webcast offers advanced techniques, such as port redirection and link translation.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032285703&Culture=en-US

Messaging & collaboration Webcasts for December

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Server 2003 In Depth (Part 11 of 14): Exchange Best Practice Analyzer (Level 200)
Friday, December 2, 2005 – 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Harold Wong, Technology Specialist, Microsoft Corporation
The Microsoft Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool (ExBPA) is an automated health check and troubleshooting tool. An essential tool for any Exchange administrator the ExBPA collects configuration settings and performs network and protocol tests in an Exchange topology. Join this webcast as we will cover what the tool is and how to install it, set it up, and use it.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032281782&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Making the Transition from Lotus Domino Messaging to Exchange Server (Level 200)
Wednesday, December 7, 2005 – 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Pacific Time
Erik Ashby, Exchange Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Gary Devendorf, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation
Join this webcast to get in-depth knowledge of the recommended process for transitioning from an IBM Lotus Domino to a Microsoft Exchange Server messaging topology. Learn about the best path to an easy transition, and find out about recent updates to the tools available from Microsoft that can help you migrate from IBM Lotus Notes and Domino.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032285630&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Server 2003 In Depth (Part 13 of 14): Mobility (Level 200)
Friday, December 9, 2005 – 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Harold Wong, Technology Specialist, Microsoft Corporation
This webcast covers the mobility support in Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, including the new mobility features in Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Windows Mobile 5.0. The webcast provides a brief overview of Open Mobile Alliance, and then shows how to configure and enable OMA, before covering some security considerations. From there the webcast discusses Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) access considerations, examining WAP 1.x and WAP 2.0 gateways and how they affect Secure Sockets Layer traffic. The presentation concludes with a brief Windows Mobile 5.0 discussion featuring the Messaging & Security Feature Pack, its integration with SP2, the features of SP2, and what business issues it solves.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032281784&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Server 2003 In Depth (Part 14 of 14): Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (Level 200)
Wednesday, December 14, 2005 – 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Harold Wong, Technology Specialist, Microsoft Corporation
This final webcast looks at the new features within Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP2. We will cover the improvements in the Intelligent Message Filter and the mailbox enhancements, increased storage limits for standard edition, as well as some of the mobility improvements in the service pack.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032281786&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Server 2003 Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts (Level
300)
Friday, December 16, 2005 – 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Pacific Time
Michael Murphy, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
Your organization is running Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, and it is stable. What can you do to improve your Exchange operations, customize them, and optimize them to better meet the requirements of your organization? This webcast provides tips on how to customize system messages, create custom address lists, customize Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access, and control which versions of Outlook are allowed to connect to the Exchange server. We also show you how to use Mailbox Manager and create catch-all mailboxes.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032285640&Culture=en-US

TechNet Support WebCast: Troubleshooting public folder replication – Level 300
Thursday, December 15, 2005: 10:00 A.M. Pacific time (Coordinated Universal Time – 7 hours).
Provides an overview of public folder replication. Discusses how to troubleshoot public folder replication problems by reducing the problem area. Talks about what data to collect and what tools to use to troubleshoot public folder replication problems.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=907304

Momentum Webcast: Use Third-Party Tools to Migrate Smoothly from Lotus Notes to a Microsoft Collaboration Platform (Level 100)
Monday, December 05, 2005 – 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Pacific Time
Gary Devendorf, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation
Learn how you can quickly and easily migrate your Lotus Notes databases to a Microsoft collaboration platform that is based on Microsoft SharePoint products and technologies. Through demonstrations, this webcast introduces you to several tools offered by third-party providers that can help smooth your migration from Lotus Notes to the collaboration platform.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032284068&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Server 2003 In Depth (Part 12 of 14): Client Security (Level 200)
Wednesday, December 07, 2005 – 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Harold Wong, Technology Specialist, Microsoft Corporation
This webcast covers client security for use with Microsoft Office Outlook, Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access (OWA), and POP3 and Internet Message Access Protocol version 4rev1 (IMAP4) access (except mobile devices, which are covered in Part 13). The Outlook segment presents security features that relate to attachments security, address book and object model access, security zones, S/MIME, Remote Procedure Call over HTTP and Information Rights, anti-virus protection, and spam protection through filters. The OWA segment shows how to secure OWA access, Secure Sockets Layer with OWA, how to enable and configure it, S/MIME within the OWA environment, the infrastructure, and integration with firewalls and publishing through Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server. The presentation concludes by addressing POP3 and IMAP4, following the same steps as with Outlook and OWA.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032281733&Culture=en-US

MOM & SMS Webcasts for December

Microsoft Webcast: Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape Backup with Data Protection Manager and CommVault
Thursday, December 08, 2005 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific Time
Randy De Meno, Director of Advanced Applications & Microsoft Partnership, CommVault
Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2006 is a server software application designed from the ground up to optimize disk-based backup and recovery. With DPM, recovering information is as simple as browsing a share and copying directly from the DPM to the production server. DPM provides several unique capabilities, including rapid and reliable recovery, efficient and near-continuous protection, and operational simplicity. In this webcast, learn how Microsoft is partnering with CommVault to deliver an integrated disk-to-disk-to-tape backup and recovery solution, extending the traditional disk-to-disk-to-tape scenario by offering freedom to recover the data regardless of media type and where it originated.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032284685&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: A More Secure and Well-Managed Infrastructure (Part 14 of 18): SMS 2003 Software and Patch Management (Level 300)
Friday, December 2, 2005 – 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Pacific Time
John Baker, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
Continuing on from the points addressed in our previous webcast, this webcast session shows how to use Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 (SMS 2003) for patch management and software management. Learn how to use this product and how SMS 2003 can help you deploy software and patches to numerous locations.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032282175&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: A More Secure and Well-Managed Infrastructure (Part 15 of 18): Automating Desktop Configuration with SMS 2003 OSD (Level 300)
Wednesday, December 7, 2005 – 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Pacific Time
John Baker, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
Open Software Description (OSD) is an Extensible Markup Language technology that describes software components and their relationships to other components. The OSD vocabulary is a standardized way to describe software components, their versions, their underlying structures and their dependence on other components. Concluding this series-within-a-series about Microsoft Systems Management Server, this webcast shows how to use the OSD to enable organizations to deploy a standard set of desktop operating systems.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032282177&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: A More Secure and Well-Managed Infrastructure (Part 16 of 18): Using MOM to Monitor Your Environment (Level 300)
Friday, December 9, 2005 – 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Pacific Time
John Baker, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
Adding servers to an environment to add business value might seem easy, but you must consider the costs of keeping all those servers running, secure and up to date. This webcast presents an example organization that has chosen Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) to help manage a rapidly growing network. This webcast and the one to follow examine how our example organization leveraged MOM and the MOM Management packs to reduce management overhead. See how our example organization monitors its servers worldwide, how the design points for deploying MOM were chosen, how the server locations were decided and how all servers were monitored.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032282180&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Planning and Deploying Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 (Level 200)
Monday, December 12, 2005 – 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Chris Avis, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
Planning and deploying your Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 environment helps to ensure that your installation is a success. This webcast presents the best practices for deployment and introduces the tools available to assist you with your SMS 2003 installation. This webcast demonstrates the Capacity Planner tool in SMS 2003 that can help model the topology of your proposed SMS site and suggest appropriate configurations for your SMS site systems.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032285708&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: A More Secure and Well-Managed Infrastructure (Part 17 of 18): Using MOM Management Packs to Monitor Your Environment (Level 300)
Wednesday, December 14, 2005 – 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Pacific Time
John Baker, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
Continuing from the previous webcast, this webcast shows how our example organization used Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) to manage its environment. This installment examines a variety of management packs to monitor Microsoft Systems Management Server, Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration, Sybari Antigen and third-party servers.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032282182&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Planning and Deploying Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 (Level 200)
Friday, December 16, 2005 – 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Pacific Time
Chris Avis, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
Join this webcast for a complete look at Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005, whether you are upgrading or newly installing a MOM 2005 management solution. Learn about MOM 2005 features and components, deployment topologies and scenarios, planning considerations, upgrade tips, and security settings.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032285727&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Troubleshooting Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 (Level 200)
Friday, December 16, 2005 – 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Chris Avis, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
Troubleshooting Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 installations can be a difficult task unless you know where to look and what to look for. This webcast examines some of the common problems you are likely to encounter in SMS 2003 environments and provides straightforward solutions with practical demonstrations. We cover issues involving both management points and Advanced Clients, including troubleshooting steps you can use to identify specific problems and techniques for resolving the issues you find.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032285730&Culture=en-US
TechNet Webcast: System Center Capacity Planner 2006 Overview (Level 200)
Monday, December 19, 2005 – 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Pacific Time
Chris Avis, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft System Center Capacity Planner 2006 provides you with state-of-the-art tools and guidance to help you create a system architecture model for deploying a Microsoft server application, such as Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 or Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005. Tune in to this webcast to learn more about the capabilities and features of System Center Capacity Planner 2006, and find out how it can help you plan and implement a successful deployment.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032285733&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 for Active Directory (Level 200)
Tuesday, December 20, 2005 – 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Pacific Time
Kevin Remde, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
This webcast presents the Active Directory Management Pack in Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005, a valuable tool for monitoring events that are placed in the Application, System, and Directory Service event logs by various components and subsystems of Microsoft Active Directory directory services. This management pack provides important information in the areas of trending, user account problems, configuration, and service level availability. It also monitors the overall health of Active Directory and alerts you to critical performance issues. The Active Directory Management Pack is designed to provide monitoring information for most implementations of Active Directory. Join this webcast to explore the various monitoring scenarios.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032285738&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 Performance and Sizing (Level 200)
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 – 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Pacific Time
Chris Avis, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
This webcast explains how the configuration of key components in the Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 architecture affects the performance of the monitoring environment as a whole. Join us to find out what the support limits are for MOM 2005 configurations and understand the reasons behind them. We conclude by showing common MOM problems that affect performance and the solutions to these problems.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032285743&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Securing Your Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 Environment (Level 200)
Monday, December 19, 2005 – 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Pacific Time
Chris Avis, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
Get an overview of security management and learn about the new security features that have been added to Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005. In particular, this webcast introduces you to an important new scenario in MOM 2005, trusted monitoring. Discover how to secure your MOM 2005 deployments from the MOM management (server-side) and the MOM agent (client-side) perspectives.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032285801&Culture=en-US

Mobility Webcasts for December

Microsoft Webcast: Debunking the Top 10 Myths About Windows Mobile
Tuesday, December 13, 2005 – 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Jason Langridge, Enterprise Mobility Solution Specialist, Microsoft Corporation
The term “myth” can be defined as “a widely held but false belief.” This webcast debunks the most common myths about the Microsoft Windows Mobile platform. Learn the truth about security, push e-mail, battery life, virus protection, Microsoft Office integration, management, and instant messaging support in Windows Mobile. Find out why Windows Mobile is an excellent platform for the mobile devices in your enterprise.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032285634&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Managing Windows Mobile Devices with the Messaging and Security Feature Pack (Level 300)
Monday, December 12, 2005 – 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Pacific Time
Khalid Siddiqui, Mobility Architect, Microsoft Corporation
As mobile devices become a larger part of the information technology (IT) infrastructure, managing them becomes a greater challenge. Join this webcast to learn how device management works on the Microsoft Windows Mobile platform. See demonstrations of features and functionality, and learn how to use the components of Windows Mobile that provide device management capability. We also illustrate how you can utilize the Messaging and Security Feature Pack in an enterprise environment.
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