Messaging & collaboration Webcasts – December

Microsoft Webcast: Empower People to Work Better Together with Microsoft Collaboration
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 – 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Pacific Time
Jason Bunge, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Empowering individuals to work better together is critical to your organization’s success in today’s more connected, globally integrated world. Microsoft technologies help information workers communicate and collaborate across applications and devices by combining servers, services, and end user software. Join this webcast to learn how Microsoft technologies deliver business benefits such as presence awareness, collaborative workspaces, enterprise search, application integration, and more.
Microsoft Webcast: Cost-Effective and Flexible Team Collaboration Solutions
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 – 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Jason Bunge, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Effective teamwork is critical to the success of your business in areas like product development, human resources, and customer relationship management (CRM). However, keeping team members on the same page across time and distance can be a costly challenge. Team collaboration technologies like Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft Groove Virtual Office meet that challenge by providing a range of flexible, cost-effective solutions. For example, individuals in your organization can work better together with team workspaces and document-based collaboration. Join this webcast to hear the success stories that illustrate how the team collaboration technologies from Microsoft can benefit your business.

TechNet Webcast: Exchange 2003 Performance Tuning Tips and Techniques (Level 300)
Wednesday, January 18, 2006 – 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Michael J. Murphy, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
Are you getting the best performance you can from Microsoft Exchange Server 2003? In this webcast, learn helpful performance tuning tips and techniques for Exchange Server 2003. We begin with a look at the tools available for monitoring Exchange performance. We then provide best practices, registry tweaks, and performance monitoring techniques based on extensive, real-world experiences with Exchange 2003.

TechNet Webcast: Using Third-Party Tools to Migrate Notes Databases to the Microsoft Collaboration Platform (Level 200)
Thursday, January 19, 2006 – 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Pacific Time
Gary Devendorf, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation
Learn how you can migrate your Lotus Notes databases to the Microsoft collaboration platform, based on Microsoft SharePoint products and technologies, quickly and easily. This webcast introduces and demonstrates several tools offered by third-party providers that facilitate the migration from Lotus Notes to the collaboration platform from Microsoft.

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Best Practice Analyzer (ExBPA) (Level 200)
Friday, January 20, 2006 – 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Matt Hester, 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 (MOM) 2005. At the end of the presentation, we talk about future enhancements to the ExBPA tool.

MSDN Webcast: How to Write Microsoft ASP.NET Pages That Use IBM Lotus Domino (Level 400)
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 – 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Pacific Time
Gary Devendorf, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation
Many developers think that Microsoft ASP.NET pages and the Web capabilities of IBM Lotus Domino are competing technologies. However, by writing ASP.NET pages that use Lotus Domino functionality, you can create a better user experience. This webcast walks you through the steps of writing an ASP page that acts as an interface for Lotus Domino functionality. We will use Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and LotusScript. You can also run the demonstrations yourself if you have Microsoft Visual Studio .NET. The only prerequisite for this webcast is a basic understanding of code.

TechNet Webcast: Defense in Depth: Sybari Antigen Solutions for E-Mail Hygiene (Level 200)
Wednesday, January 11, 2006 – 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Pacific Time
Peter Eicher, Sr. Product Manager, Enterprise Access and Security Products, Microsoft Corporation
Now that 50% of all e-mail is spam and 85% of viruses use e-mail to propagate, comprehensive e-mail protection is critical for overall network integrity. This webcast presents defense-in-depth to strengthen e-mail—and thereby overall network—security. We describe the protection that Sybari Antigen Solutions offers from viruses, worms, and spam. We also discuss content protection technologies that you can combine to eliminate single points of failure and reduce the window of vulnerability for emerging threats. We also cover perimeter defense; layered elimination of unsolicited traffic; multi-engine, server-level threat detection, and incident containment. Learn how you can apply a defense-in-depth strategy to reduce infection rates and maximize performance in e-mail environments.

TechNet Webcast: Implementing Exchange Server 2003 Security (Part 1 of 2): Securing Services and Messaging Protocols (Level 200)
Monday, January 16, 2006 – 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Kevin Remde, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
Securing communication over networks is essential to securing your organization from intrusions, overloads, and interruptions of many types. In this first webcast of a two-part series on Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 security, we describe how to deploy a more secure Exchange 2003 infrastructure and how to secure its server services and messaging protocols.

TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft IT Implements Exchange 2003 Anti-Spam Technologies (Level 300)
Tuesday, January 17, 2006 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Konstantin Ryvkin, Microsoft IT Group Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Alexander Nikolayev, Microsoft Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Wouldn’t we all like to improve how we manage spam? This webcast presents how Microsoft does just that, providing an overview of anti-spam technology in Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 with Service Pack 2 (SP2) and how the Microsoft Information Technology (IT) department uses these technologies to help control spam. The webcast also provides a complete overview of the anti-spam technologies available in SP2 and explains how the department implements them. Join us to learn best practices, tips, and other useful information for getting the most from the anti-spam technologies in SP2. We conclude with a question and answer session.

TechNet Webcast: Implementing Exchange Server 2003 Security (Part 2 of 2): Protecting Against Unwanted E-Mail (Level 200)
Monday, January 23, 2006 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific Time
Kevin Remde, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
This second webcast in a two-part series on Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 security describes how to increase the security of e-mail that flows through an organization’s Exchange servers. We also introduce you to Exchange 2003 features such as Real Time Block List support and Intelligent Message Filtering, tools that make it easier to reduce the amount of unwanted e-mail before it spreads through your organization.

TechNet Webcast: Antivirus and Antispam Managed Services: When and How to Outsource E-mail Hygiene (Level 200)
Thursday, January 26, 2006 – 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Forrest Hobbs, Senior Technology Specialist, Microsoft Corporation
Touted by many as a key component for the future of e-mail security, outsourced messaging protection has become the solution of choice for a number of informed information technology (IT) administrators and service providers. This webcast presents how outsourced e-mail security services provide enterprise antispam and antivirus protection and detail the benefits of such services in terms of cost, efficiency, security, policy enablement, and archiving. We also provide a checklist of considerations that you can use to decide when and how to outsource e-mail hygiene in a wide range of different business scenarios.

TechNet Webcast: Implementing Messaging Security for Exchange Clients (Level 200)
Monday, January 30, 2006 – 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Pacific Time
Harold Wong, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
To ensure that e-mail messages can be read only by the intended recipients, it is as important to provide security for the clients of Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 as it is to secure the server itself. This webcast describes solutions such as using Microsoft Exchange Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Service Extensions (S/MIME) and information rights management to protect e-mail content. We also discuss using remote procedure call (RPC) over Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) to help secure client connections to Exchange Server 2003 over the Internet. We conclude with a look at controlling access to e-mail attachments and show how to manage and secure Microsoft Outlook Web Access.

TechNet Webcast: Enabling Secure Remote Access to Exchange Server 2003 (Level 200)
Tuesday, January 31, 2006 – 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Pacific Time
Tom Bartlett, ISA Solution Specialist, Microsoft Corporation
As operations become increasingly decentralized and working practices evolve to better suit market demographics, the need for efficient remote access has become increasingly prevalent. In this webcast, we outline best practices for securing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 to ensure that network management, policy, and security are not compromised by remote e-mail access. The discussion covers a wide range of topics, such as faster Exchange publishing, more secure remote access, e-mail hygiene considerations, efficient bandwidth management, and enhanced Microsoft Outlook Web Access security. This webcast offers the knowledge you need to provide remote users with efficient, secure, and well-managed access to Exchange.

TechNet Webcast: Connecting Windows Workflow Foundations to Lotus Notes/Lotus Domino (Level 400)
Thursday, January 12, 2006 – 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Pacific Time
Marc Mercuri, Architect Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation
Gary Devendorf, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Windows Workflow Foundations is an exciting new technology from Microsoft. IBM Lotus Notes/IBM Lotus Domino has been building on the concept of workflow for a long time. Luckily, both systems have standard interfaces that allow them to interoperate. This webcast shows you how to connect a Windows Workflow Foundation workflow with a Lotus Notes/Lotus Domino workflow, including a look at the code that makes the connection.

TechNet Webcast: Integrating Microsoft Products with Web Services in Lotus Domino 7 (Level 300)
Tuesday, January 17, 2006 – 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Pacific Time
Gary Devendorf, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation
IBM Lotus Domino 7 now includes Web services that provide a native way to create and host a Web service on a Domino server. This webcast explains how you can write a LotusScript Web service and call it from Microsoft Visual Studio .NET by using a few lines of code that you wrote in Microsoft Visual Basic .NET.  If you are interested in simple steps that you can take to make your IBM Lotus Notes applications more powerful, join this webcast.

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Server 2003 Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts (Level 200)
Wednesday, January 25, 2006 – 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Harold Wong, 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, address lists, and Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access. We also explain how to control which versions of Microsoft Outlook are allowed to connect to the Exchange server, how to use Mailbox Manager, and how to create catch-all mailboxes.

TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 for Exchange Deployments (Level 200)
Friday, January 27, 2006 – 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Keith Combs, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
In this webcast, we explore the Microsoft Exchange 2003 Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 and show how it can help your organization proactively identify problems. We discuss the monitoring capabilities provided by this management pack and demonstrate how they can help you to identify problems and quickly solve them. We also examine the reporting capabilities provided by this management pack and explain how they can help you avoid problems.

Microsoft Office System Webcast: Tips and Tricks for More Secure Communication with Outlook 2003 (Level 100)
Thursday, January 12, 2006 – 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Pacific Time
Andrew Reed, Senior Training Specialist, Pacific Technical Consulting (PTC)
Learn the fundamentals of security, auditing, privacy, and protection with Microsoft Office Outlook 2003. Find out how to choose more secure passwords, create profiles, limit viruses and junk e-mail exposure, create more secure attachments, and incorporate encryption and digital signatures into your e-mail. This webcast shows how you can reduce vulnerabilities and enhance reliable communication within and outside your organization by implementing Outlook 2003 in combination with Microsoft Exchange Server. This webcast illustrates these techniques through demonstrations that represent typical interactions between employees and their team.