There are four webcasts to know about this week - one education-specific one (the Tech Tuesday) and three more general technical ones. I’ve listed them in priority order, which I think will match the needs of Australian education customers.

The two that I think are particularly valuable are the Tech Tuesday webinar on the IT Academy, which will be of interest to all education customers (and to people with either a curriculum or IT interest).

The second key one, on Friday, is the session which will help you to understand how you can create IT projects which bridge on-site infrastructure and Cloud services. The reason I see it as key is because in education we’re going to see an increasing focus on hybrid solutions, because there’s some data you’ll be hesitant to put into the cloud (eg sensitive student medical data), whereas other data you may find useful to put into the cloud in an anonymised way (eg student achievement data) in order to enhance teaching and learning). There are a number of projects where the hybrid model is being used by education users in Australia, so this session will give you some of the technical background to what’s possible.

All of the timings for the webcasts are AEST (Australia East Coast time).
See ** below for more details on how the webcasts work

This week’s webcasts

Tech Tuesday - IT Academy in Education


The Microsoft IT Academy is a programme that provides students with future-ready technology skills they need to be successful in careers. Read more about the IT Academy programme

Tuesday 25th October 11AM-12PM AEST - Register here for the webinar

What Are the Bridges between Private and Public Cloud?

In this session we look at the core Hybrid Cloud topologies possible with Windows Azure and Windows Server Private Cloud Architecture. We showcase bridging the two environments together and how you can leverage private and public cloud to scale your enterprise needs.

Friday 28th October 2-4PM AEST - Register here for the webinar

An IT Professional View of Windows Azure

This session takes a look at the Windows Azure Platform from an IT professional’s perspective. We provide a brief overview of the Windows Azure Platform featuring the recently announced changes to the platform as well as demonstrate the practical measures IT professionals need to take in order to deploy, manage and monitor applications running in Windows Azure.

Tuesday 25th October 2-4PM AEST - Register here for the webinar

Would You, Could You with Team Foundation Server?

You’re considering Team Foundation Server, or perhaps you have already deployed it? You think you know what it is capable of, but do you? Microsoft built in many extensibility points which developers have used to build interesting and useful add-ons. These solutions include tools for managing requirements, product and sprint backlogs, work items, and software deployments. In this session, we discuss the partner ecosystem and demonstrate some of these products. See how to go beyond the out-of-the-box capabilities of Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server without custom development or going to other Application Lifecycle Management platforms.

Tuesday 25th October 2-4PM AEST - Register here for the webinar


Future webcasts

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1 November

Microsoft Office 365: Deployment Overview

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8 November

Tech Tuesday -The Microsoft Office Suite in Education
Tech Tuesday’s are education-specific webinars, hosted by the Australian education team at Microsoft.

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8 November

Upgrading to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server Code-Named "Denali": A Comprehensive Look

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11 November

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012: What’s in It, and How It Enables the Building of Private Clouds and Federation to the Public Cloud

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15 November

Tech Tuesday - Learning Management Systems in Education
Tech Tuesday’s are education-specific webinars, hosted by the Australian education team at Microsoft.

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15 November

Taking Office to the Cloud: Integrating Microsoft Office 2010 and Windows Azure

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22 November

Tech Tuesday - Microsoft Partner story - nSynergy
Tech Tuesday’s are education-specific webinars, hosted by the Australian education team at Microsoft.

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22 November

Managing Windows Azure Applications

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22 November

Integrating Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online

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25 November

Integrating the Microsoft System Center Stack for Process Compliance and Automation

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29 November

What’s New in Microsoft SQL Server Code-Named “Denali” for SQL Server Integration Services

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6 December

Microsoft Lync 2010: Audio, Video and Web Conferencing Architecture and Experience

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** By running them as webcasts, our aim is to allow you to get the latest news, without travel costs, or event fees. And with all of the advantages of being able to watch an online webcast whilst also being able to do other things if necessary. All of the free webcasts this week are one/two hour sessions, and combine presentations and live demonstrations.

You’ll need to register in advance, and you’ll then receive a Calendar note, as well as info on how to join the Live Meeting online. All of the timings given are for Australia East Coast time.