Volume 11, Issue 5: March 11, 2009
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Find features such as a cross-site scripting filter, the SmartScreen filter, improved ActiveX technologies, 100 new group policies, and an application compatibility toolkit.
Office Communications Server 2007 R2 delivers streamlined communications for your users so they can find and communicate with the right person, right now, from the applications they use most (like Office Outlook).
Intelligent Application Gateway (IAG) 2007 with Application Optimizers provides secure socket layer (SSL) virtual private network (VPN), a Web application firewall, and endpoint security management that enable access control, authorization, and content inspection for a wide variety of line-of-business applications.
Data warehouses built on Fast Track configurations can be fully integrated SMP spokes in a hub-and-spoke architecture. Customers can buy their SQL Server 2008 licenses through their preferred Microsoft Partner and the hardware from Dell, HP, or Bull.
Download the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit and bypass the labor-intensive task of locating and discovering SQL instances. Migration to SQL Server 2008 is faster and easier when you use the MAP Toolkit for your assessment and planning needs.
March 13, 2009, 8:00 A.M. Pacific Time
In this webcast, we look specifically at how to apply the technologies we have seen so far in the webcast series to provide branch offices with a secure environment, running the applications they require while still being highly manageable from a central location.
March 20, 2009, 8:00 A.M. Pacific Time
In this final webcast in the series, we look at the road map for virtualization. We discuss Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7, and we cover the changes in Hyper-V and virtualization planned for these products as known at the time of this webcast.
March 25, 2009, 8:00 A.M. Pacific Time
In this webcast, we cover Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 deployment best practices into a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 intranet farm (out of the box, Project Server 2007 is deployed on top of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0).
March 25, 2009, 11:00 A.M. Pacific Time
Learn how you can use the Branch Infrastructure Optimization Solution to control IT costs. Microsoft’s Branch Infrastructure Optimization can help organizations balance agility and IT costs through virtualization, centralized management, and efficient network utilization.
New Videos for IT Pros
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as he explores how to configure a Windows SharePoint Services site collection to make use of ASP.NET forms-based authentication. The video makes use of the existing SQL Server-based membership storage to maintain the user details, so this video demonstrates how to configure this aspect of the process as well.
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Windows SharePoint Services allows you to configure many of your lists to be able to create new items directly via e-mail. In this video, Hilton Giesenow demonstrates how to enable these settings in your farm and to configure your lists to be able to receive e-mails.
Be among the first to get the VMM 2008 R2 Beta when it’s ready. Enroll at Microsoft Connect and receive an e-mail with download instructions the moment VMM R2 beta is available. Just sign in to LiveID and pre-register.
As an IT professional, you need an up-to-date network map to help you diagnose connectivity issues and maintain workplace productivity. LANsurveyor Express can automatically create network diagrams for you within Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2007. It’s valued at US$499, but for a limited time only, it’s free.
March 17, 2009, 11:00 A.M. Pacific Time
This one-hour webcast will share best practices derived from research on reducing IT operational costs. Come learn how other companies are reducing costs through virtualization and other server management practices.
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Each webcast is eligible for 1 PMI PDU credit.
March 12, 2009, 1:00 P.M. Pacific Time
In this webcast, you learn how to centralize business and regulatory compliance reporting by extending policy-based management to all SQL Server instances in your enterprise, including Microsoft SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2005, and SQL Server 2000.
Identity and Security
Download the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit to assess the virus and spyware vulnerability of your client infrastructure, as well as your readiness for implementing Forefront Client Security.
Hear about the latest trends impacting IT and the resources and guidance available to help you plan and deploy the latest Microsoft technologies.
In this webcast, we look at how Datium can use Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 to manage their virtual environments and migrate over to a Hyper-V–based environment.
After completing this lab, you will be able to install Operations Manager server infrastructure components, install Audit Collection Service, discover computers and install agents, enable ACS on a server, import management packs, install Operations Manager Reporting Server, import ACS reports, and begin monitoring.
Install Microsoft Windows Server 2003 cluster services to support Exchange Server 2007 Cluster Continuous Replication (CCR), configure a Majority Node Set (MNS) quorum with file share witness, and install and configure the Exchange Server 2007 active and passive nodes in the cluster.
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