Microsoft US Education will be at Educause.  Locally we are working with Yale School of Managment for a MOSS and CAS authenticaiton presentation 10/29 at 10AM EST in the Mcrosoft Booth. 

 

Summary of the Microsoft special events at Educause.

·         Microsoft is located just inside the entrance to the Exhibit Hall at booth space 701. Stop by to meet our subject matter experts on a host of solutions and products!

·         In our booth we have a great presentation series with topics on every half hour from Microsoft and our Partners on a wide variety of topics – stop by the booth to pick up a schedule!

·         While in our booth you will have the chance to sign up for other exclusive sessions held in our on-site meeting room.

·         On Thursday Morning we have Anthony Salcito our GM of US Education presenting in one of the General Sessions. He will be speaking about Microsoft in Higher Education and how our Software plus Services can benefit Higher Education Institutions – Join our session on Thursday, October 30th at 8:10AM until 9:00AM in Room W223

·         On Wednesday, October 29th  evening from 6:30PM until 8:30PM at the Peabody Hotel  we have a great customer reception with Dell and Intel  - Register Here

 

Plus, Solution Briefing Summaries

 

These are Microsoft Solution Specialists willing to meet with customers on their area of expertise.

 

If you are interested in one or more of these topics please let me know and I will schedule a time with them.

Live@edu Solution Briefing

Roxie Mitchell/Matt Hicks, US Education Software + Services Solution Specialist

Provide customer with a high-level understanding of student email and associated Live collaboration and lifestyle properties. 

Suggested Time Allotment: 30 min

Goal: Advance customer to follow up meeting to fully explore feature and implementation options

Availability: 10/29 & 10/30

Unified Messaging with Exchange 2007

Greg Katz/Mark Garcia/Bill Hagen, US Education UC Technology Specialist

Detail full scope of unified messaging options in Exchange 2007, including conferencing and forthcoming voice options.

Suggested Time Allotment: 60 min

Goal: Advance customer to evaluate Voice Pilot opportunities, including upgrading from Exchange 2003 or earlier

Availability: 10/27-10/29

Identity Management Solution Briefing

Larry Gilreath II, US Education Windows Server TSP

Cover how to manage the many identities, groups, and objects using Microsoft’s identity and access stack. 

Suggested Time Allotment: 45 – 60 min

Goal: To get customers to start thinking and including identity management when looking at large SharePoint, Live@edu, or Exchange deployments.

Availability: 10/27 – 10/29

Application Life-Cycle Management (ALM) Solution Briefing (VSTS: Team Suite & TFS, EPM: Project & Portfolio Server)

Erik Leaseburg, US Education Application Platform Technology Specialist

Provide a high-level understanding of the benefits and features of Microsoft’s application life-cycle management (ALM) solutions

Suggested Time Allotment: 30 min

Goal: Advance customer to follow up meeting to fully explore ALM solutions with Visual Studio Team System 2008 (Team Suite and Team Foundation Server) and Enterprise Project Management 2007 (Project & Portfolio Server)

Availability: 10/27-10/30

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) & Business Process (BP) Solution Briefing (BizTalk, WF/WCF, MOSS, SQL)

Erik Leaseburg, US Education Application Platform Technology Specialist

Provide a high-level understanding of the benefits and features of Microsoft’s Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) & Business Process (BP) solutions.

Suggested Time Allotment: 30 min

Goal: Advance customer to follow up meeting to fully explore SOA & BP solution with BizTalk Server 2006 R2, Windows Workflow & Communication Foundation (WF/WCF), SharePoint 2007 (MOSS) and SQL Server 2005/2008

Availability: 10/27-10/30

Business Intelligence (BI) Solution Briefing (SQL Server & Analysis Services, Business Scorecard Manager and PerformancePoint)

Erik Leaseburg, US Education Application Platform Technology Specialist

Provide a high-level understanding of the benefits and features of Microsoft’s Business Intelligence (BI) solutions.

Suggested Time Allotment: 30 min

Goal: Advance customer to follow up meeting to fully explore BI solutions with SQL Server & Analysis Services 2005/2008, Business Scorecard Manager 2005 and PerformancePoint Server 2007

Availability: 10/27-10/30

User Interface (UI) Solution Briefing (Visual Studio, WPF, Expression Studio, SilverLight, Photosynth, Surface)

Erik Leaseburg, US Education Application Platform Technology Specialist

Provide a high-level understanding of the benefits and features of Microsoft’s User Interface (UI) solutions.

Suggested Time Allotment: 30 min

Goal: Advance customer to follow up meeting to fully explore UI solutions with Visual Studio 2008, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Expression Studio (Web, Blend, Design, Media, Encoder), SilverLight, Photosynth, and Surface

Availability: 10/27-10/30

Forefront Security Suite plus ISA and IAG servers.

Steve Scholz, US Education Security Technology Specialist

Technical overview of the Forefront brand of products plus a roadmap of their futures.

Suggested Time Allotment: 60-90 min

Goal: Advance customers to evaluate Forefront products and show eCal customers how to extend the value of their existing contracts.

Availability: 10/27-10/30

                            

Thanks and I look forward to seeing you there!!