As part of Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to help students, faculty and administrators realize their full potential, the Microsoft Education team is hosting a series of webcasts designed to address the specific needs of colleges and universities.  Please join us for the following sessions to discover how Microsoft technologies can help enhance learning experiences while increasing productivity and operational efficiency.  

 

The following sessions are being offered on December 11th and 12th, 2007:

 

December 11th - 9:00 am to 10:00 am EST

 

Monitoring & Maintaining Infrastructure Health in Higher Education

 

With numerous mission critical servers and applications distributed across multiple locations, maintaining core infrastructure in Higher Education traditionally means unacceptable downtime, inefficient use of IT resources, and an unfavorable user experience.   Learn how the System Center suite of tools enables a proactive approach to system maintenance.  With real-time monitoring of Microsoft and non-Microsoft servers and tools to automate routine tasks, System Center helps IT reduce costs and increase efficiency.

 

Registration Link: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032360824

 

Event ID: 1032360824

 

December 11th - 10:30 am to 11:30 am EST

 

Enterprise Search Solutions for Higher Education

 

With huge volumes of information stored in an unmanaged state across multiple systems, students and faculty often struggle to find the information they need.  Join us to discover how the enterprise search capabilities of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server enable users to search across multiple repositories, returning results which are tuned for relevance, respect security permissions, and go beyond documents to include people and expertise.

 

Registration Link: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032360825

 

Event ID: 1032360825

 

December 11th - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST

 

Data Continuity in Higher Education

 

Management of information is key to the success of any organization, and the results of lost data can range from reduced productivity to legal repercussions.  In this session, attendees will discover how Microsoft's System Center Data Protection Manager enables the implementation of a backup strategy designed to meet the unique needs of the institution.

 

Registration Link: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032360826

 

Event ID: 1032360826

 

November 11th - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

 

Deputize Your Network: Virus & Spam Protection in Higher Education

 

As students and faculty become more mobile and increasingly dependent on the campus network, the threat of viruses and Spam increases.   To provide adequate defense, the client, network edge and application servers must all be protected.  Operating without a comprehensive and integrated solution means managing numerous disconnected security products, resulting in a complex and costly environment.  During this session, learn how Microsoft Forefront technologies and Exchange provide an integrated approach to virus and spam protection resulting in greater protection and simplified management.

 

Registration Link: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032360823

 

Event ID: 1032360823

 

 

 

December 12th - 9:00 am to 10:00 am EST

 

Leveraging Unified Communications to Enhance Learning – Part 1 – Office Communications Server Overview

 

By consolidating networks, devices and contact information, Unified Communications solutions strive to maximize the number of ways students and faculty can collaborate while minimizing the complexity of numerous systems. 

 

During this session, part one of a two part series, Enabling Technologies, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, will provide an overview of Office Communications Server 2007.  This Microsoft solution integrates instant messaging, voice, video, real-time presence and conferencing into a single familiar interface.  With OCS 2007, colleges and universities can realize the value of Unified Communications in cost-savings, improved collaboration and research, and improved satisfaction and retention of students and faculty.

 

Registration Link: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032360963

 

Event ID: 1032360963

 

December 12th - 10:30 am to 11:30 am EST

 

Leveraging Unified Communications to Enhance Learning – Part 2 – Conferencing & Collaboration

 

By consolidating networks, devices and contact information, Unified Communications solutions strive to maximize the number of ways students and faculty can collaborate while minimizing the complexity of numerous systems. 

 

During this session, part two of a two part series, Enabling Technologies, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, wiil provide a detailed discussion of the web-conferencing and collaboration tools in Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007.  With these capabilities, colleges and universities can augment their distance learning solutions with robust real-time collaboration featuring web-conferencing, application sharing, voice and video, and the new RoundTable device, a panoramic camera which provides simultaneous voice and video for large groups.

 

Registration Link: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032360966

 

Event ID: 1032360966

 

December 12th - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST

 

One Inbox to Rule Them All: Unified Messaging in Higher Education

 

E-mail, voicemail, instant messaging, blogs, shared documents and in some dark corners of campus, fax machines . . . with so many communication systems students and faculty often struggle to stay on top of important information and messages.  While the way people work has changed significantly in recent years, the messaging systems they rely on have remained unconnected repositories.  Discover how unified messaging with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 allows users to manage all of their information, even voicemail, in one consolidated system, dramatically increasing personal and team productivity.

 

Registration Link: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032360970

 

Event ID: 1032360970

 

December 12th - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

 

Websites, Wikis & Blogs: Empowering Faculty & Students to Manage Web Content

 

Maintaining website or portal content in higher education is uniquely challenging.  The autonomy of departments means faculty members or even students might manage the content while IT possesses the skills and access required to publish it.  Additionally, having recognized the simplicity and power of blogs and wikis, students and faculty are eager to establish a personal web presence on the institution's web.  Learn how the integrated Web content management capabilities of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft SharePoint Designer enable IT to maintain site security and branding while providing end users the freedom to publish new web content using easy authoring tools and built-in templates.

 

Registration Link: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032360962

 

Event ID: 1032360962