Exclusive Higher Education Webinar:  Microsoft and Northeastern University Drive Down Desktop Costs and Simplify IT Management 

 

Some of the most common—and challenging—tasks facing higher education IT departments concern Windows desktop management.  IT spends tremendous time and money dealing with application compatibility issues during time-sensitive deployments and updates, maintaining end-user productivity, keeping track of software assets, and securing desktops.  The processes typically used to address these critical tasks are tedious and largely imperfect.

 

But there is a solution: Microsoft’s recently introduced Desktop Optimization Pack. MDOP is a suite of five advanced technologies—including application virtualization, asset and group policy management, error monitoring, and diagnostic/recovery tools— that helps slash deployment and support costs, enable delivery of applications as centrally managed services, and allow for much easier management and better control of enterprise-wide desktops.

 

Join Microsoft and Northeastern University to learn how:

·         Northeastern University uses Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization—part of the MDOP solution set—as a foundation of its “Northeastern On-Demand” initiative.  Northeastern’s Navid Atoofi, Director of Systems and Production Services, will show you how SoftGrid is helping it vastly reduce annual application management costs and application deployment time.

·         MDOP technologies accelerate and simplify application deployment, speed desktop repair, reduce end-user downtime, enhance group policy management, and improve software asset tracking and compliance.  At less than $10/seat for all the products combined, and a typical 3-year ROI exceeding 210%, you’ll see why it’s a fantastic value.

·         Microsoft Windows Vista works with MDOP to deliver the most cost-effective and flexible means for managing your Windows desktops.

 

To register for this webinar, which will be presented on both October 31st and November 28th , 2007, 10-11:30am ET, go to the following URL’s:

 

October 31st at 10:00: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032356257&EventCategory=2&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

 

November 28th at 10:00: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032356258&Culture=en-US