Microsoft Executive Circle Webcasts – Business Perspective
Microsoft Executive Circle Webcast: Speeding to Success: Real-time Communications for Increased Competitiveness
July, 15, 2004
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Pacific Time
Taylor Collyer, Director-Real-time Communication Server Marketing at Microsoft
and Ken Winell, President & CEO, Econium
Real-time communications technologies are fundamentally changing the business landscape. By adding “presence” to their existing Microsoft® Office 2003, Windows® SharePoint™ Services, and other line of business applications, companies are helping their employees make better, more rapid decisions across the organization. The result: faster customer service, faster sales execution, and faster competitive response. Attend this webcast and learn how your enterprise can benefit from such technologies as instant messaging, voiceover IP/PC telephony, unified communications, and Web conferencing.
Microsoft Executive Circle Webcasts – Technical Perspective
Microsoft Executive Circle Webcast: Shop Talk Discussion -- Server Consolidation at Microsoft
July 13, 2004
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Phil Nguyen, Sr Program Manager, Microsoft IT
Like many IT organizations, Microsoft® IT is tasked with leveraging new product and technology features and providing optimal value to its customers. At the same time, it must address such concerns as cost constraints and security threats. Since 2002, Microsoft IT has implemented a Model Enterprise Initiative (MEI) to reduce the complexity and TCO of running its IT infrastructure. This includes a consolidation effort geared toward the reduction of servers and data centers throughout the Microsoft IT enterprise. Join us to hear about specific challenges cost savings and other successes, lessons learned and best practices developed.
Microsoft Executive Circle Webcast: Realizing and Measuring the Benefits of Your ERP Investment
July 14, 2004
Bill Swanton, Vice President, Research, AMR Research
Companies spend tens of thousands -- even millions -- of dollars on their ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) or business management software. Unfortunately, all too often they focus on phases like initial implementation or consolidation and assume that all of the work will end after the project goes live. Join Microsoft® partner AMR Research to learn valuable strategies on identifying and addressing your enterprise’s organizational and business process challenges, in order to realize the most value from your business solutions, as well as how to measure the value of major IT investments. Then hear how Microsoft Business Solutions provide flexible, scalable, and fully integrated financial, analytics, supply chain management and CRM solutions to help bring all aspects of a business together. You’ll also learn about Microsoft Business Solutions customers, who coupled business process improvements with Microsoft’s leading technology to realize a strong return on investment and lower total cost of ownership with their ERP investment, especially when compared with alternative Tier 1 applications on the market.
Don’t Miss Scripting Webcast Week, July 19 – 23
In just five easy lessons, the Microsoft Scripting Guys will take you from complete scripting neophyte to bona fide scripter. Register now.
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IIS Webcast Series
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8 More Steps to Mastering SMS 2003Check out the summer edition of this ongoing series of webcasts that build on your knowledge of SMS 2003. Start at the beginning or pick the webcast that suits your needs.
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TechNet Webcast: Configuring Microsoft Office EPM Solution for Enterprise Environments - Level 300
July 12, 2004
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time
Brian Kennemer, Project Server Specialist, QuantumPM
Installing an Enterprise Project Management solution for a mid-to-large organization imposes several challenges. In this webcast you will learn about the skills and resources needed for large deployments. Additionally, you will learn about the scenarios and strategies for scaling implementations to thousands of users.
TechNet Webcast: Exchange 2003 Technical Overview - Level 200
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Pacific Time
Blain Barton, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
This session will focus on some of the new features of Exchange 2003 including enhancements to management tools such as Mailbox Recovery Center, Error Reporting, Public Folders, and the Exchange System Manager. The presenter will also discuss client-side improvements, and not just the features in Outlook®, but also features such as Cache mode and mail retrieval over http! OWA and Outlook Mobile Access (OMA) have been improved and the presenter will also cover the new security features such as anti-spam and anti-virus features.
TechNet Webcast: Visio 2003 for IT Professionals - Level 100
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific Time
David Edson, Venturi Partners
Networks: they're getting bigger and more complicated. Being able to quickly make diagrams of multiple alternate network designs could save time and prevent errors. This session will help IT Professionals leverage the power of Visio® 2003 for diagramming network infrastructures and developing solutions. Starting with a survey of enhanced and new features, this session drills down through Visio 2003 features that boost productivity through information visualization/access and that enhance collaboration and communication. In addition, believe it or not we can show you how to use Visio 2003 as a development platform.
TechNet Webcast: A Shop Talk Discussion On How Microsoft IT Does Server Consolidation - Level 200
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Pacific Time
Phil Nguyen, Sr. Program Manager, Microsoft IT
Similar to many IT organizations, Microsoft® IT is challenged to leverage and integrate new product and technology features into the IT infrastructure while monitoring cost constraints and security threats. Recently, Microsoft IT leveraged new management techniques, technologies and product features to consolidate nearly 30% of its infrastructure server base. Join us as we review in detail our Model Enterprise Infrastructure (MEI) initiative, discussing the overall projects and technical specifics on how we made these significant strides in infrastructure server consolidation.
TechNet Webcast: Implementing Server Security on Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 (Part 2) - Hardening Member Servers and Hardening Domain Controllers - Level 200
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Pacific Time
Mark Mortimore, Senior Technical Specialist, Microsoft Corporation
This webcast addresses implementing security on many different types of servers found in a Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003 environment and practical information on how to harden domain controllers. We will provide recommendations and practical information about how to harden servers in general and how to harden member servers, in particular. During this webcast we will see two demonstrations on using MBSA and Hardening Domain Controllers.
TechNet Webcast: Implementing Client Security on Windows 2000 and Windows XP (Part 2) - Securing Your Environment with Active Directory - Level 200
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Pacific Time
This webcast will cover the role of Active Directory® in securing network clients and how to leverage Group Policy as a tool to enhance network security. Learn how to use Group Policy to standardize user permissions, simplify administration, and ensure consistent access and security standards. This webcast will also will walk you through two demonstrations with prescriptive information on how to modify Active Directory for client security and how to use Group Policy.
TechNet Webcast: Information about Microsoft's July Security Bulletins - Level
10:00 - 11:00 AM Pacific Time
On July 13, Microsoft will release its monthly security bulletins. Join us in this webcast for a live discussion of the technical details of the July security bulletins and steps you can take to protect your environment.
TechNet Webcast: Security Risk Management - Level 300
July 15, 2004
Jesper Johansson, Security Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Risk management: you've heard about it, you know you need to do it, or maybe you're doing it but would like to make sure you're putting your time and effort where it does the most good. Fortunately, this webcast provides an overview of risk management best practices. The presentation stresses the need for risk analysis as a fundamental part of a defense-in-depth security strategy and demonstrates the best methods of accomplishing it.
TechNet Webcast: Group Policy Power Hour: Old School vs. New School – Level 200
July 16, 2004
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time
Jeremy Moskowitz, Chief Propeller-Head of Moskowitz, Inc., Moskowitz, Inc.
Are you still using the Group Policy interface built into the box? If you're not using the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) yet, don't panic. You just need a little guidance to get to there from here. And in this first Group Policy Power Hour, we'll explore how to take your old-school skills and bump them up a notch into the new-school GPMC. In this hour, We'll do a half hour of talk and demonstration, and another half hour of questions and answers.
TechNet Webcast: SMS 2003 Hierarchy Planning and Design with the SMS 2003 Hierarchy Capacity Planning and Hardware Sizing Tool - Level 300
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Craig Morris, Software Test Engineer and Steve Kaczmarek, Technical Writer, Microsoft Corporation
If you are planning of an SMS 2003 deployment you need to collect data about your IT infrastructure first. This webcast shows how to get that information and put it to best use. Guided by the “Scenarios and Procedures for Systems Management Server 2003” document (available from the Microsoft® website), this presentation shows how the data gathered helps you develop an Enterprise SMS hierarchy architecture. Then we show how to use the collected data as input for the SMS 2003 Hierarchy Capacity Planning and Hardware Sizing Tool. The webcast includes demonstrations of the document worksheets and the capacity planning tool.
TechNet Support Webcasts
Currently, there are no MSDN Support Webcasts for the week of July 12, 2004.
Modern Software Development in Visual Basic .NET
View this 15 part webcast series on software development in Visual Basic .NET hosted by Dr. Joe Hummel, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Lake Forest College and a .NET trainer for DevelopMentor.
HIS 2004 Server Webcast Week
Join us for a 6-part MSDN webcast series and learn more about how the upcoming release of HIS 2004 can help you with your legacy integration needs.
MSDN Architecture Webcast: Interoperability and Integration using Web Services - An Industry Perspective - Level 200
11:00 AM-12:30 PM Pacific Time
Simon Guest, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Are you writing applications using IBM WebSphere or BEA WebLogic? Are you wondering if and how you can interoperate with Microsoft® .NET using Web Services? In this webcast, Simon Guest will summarize his previous webcast with an overview of some of the best practices, recommendations and strategies for achieving interoperability using Web Services. In addition, Simon will be joined by three Industry Architects; John Evdemon, Drew Gude and Mauro Regio; to discuss how Web Services interoperability is becoming a reality in the Public Sector, Manufacturing and Healthcare verticals.
MSDN Webcast: Tour the Visual C# Express 2005 IDE Part 1 of 3 - Level 200
1:00 PM-2:30 PM Pacific Time
Dan Fernandez, Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Part 1 of this 3-part webcast series introduces Visual C#® Express 2005, a new simple, lightweight Integrated Development Environment designed for non-professional client application development. We'll tour the major IDE features and show how students and non-professional developers customize the included C# RSS Screensaver application.
MSDN Webcast: Essentials of Application Security (Part 1) - Secure Communications - Level 300
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Pacific Time, US & Canada (GMT-8)
Mark D. Scott, Senior Software Engineer, RDA Corporation
This webcast is the first of a 3-part series about the importance of Application Security and its best practices and guidelines. This part specifically addresses Secure Communications in the context of secure application development. After an overview of the costs of inadequate security and the benefits of developing secure applications, this presentation concentrates on secure communications as part of a larger security solution, examining specific techniques such as using certificates in the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). The webcast includes two demonstrations: Buffer Overruns and SSL Server Certificates.
MSDN Webcast: .NET Class Libraries From A to Z - Level 200
9:00 AM-10:30 AM Pacific Time
Bill Sheldon, Principal Engineer, InterKnowlogy
This webcast will explore the extensive Microsoft® .NET Framework Class Library. The .NET Framework provides a rich set of interfaces, as well as abstract and concrete (non-abstract) classes. The .NET Framework types are the foundation on which .NET applications, components, and controls are built. We’ll give you an overview of what functionality the classes offer, as well as demonstrations showing how you can use these classes with little work. We’ll see how the .NET Framework truly simplifies application development.
MSDN Architecture Webcast: Application Decomposition for SAO Based Systems - Level 300
Paddy Srinivasan, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation
This webcast will deal with the concept of decomposing applications to enable architecting better service oriented applications. Integrating software applications is the new mantra of the Web Services world but in order to achieve this, business services and boundaries should be clearly identified and broken down into autonomous entities. Decomposition of applications based on business logic is very critical in maximizing the benefits of a service orientation. This webcast will use a Supply Chain System as the example for illustrating the concept. It will also look into some of the Design Patters and Microsoft® technologies that are applicable.
MSDN Webcast: Windows Forms Controls Tips and Tricks - Level 200
Ken Getz, Senior Consultant, MCW Technologies
You can use several different techniques when building Windows® applications. In this webcast you'll learn about creating owner-drawn controls, binding controls to just about anything, exposing protected information with inheritance, using Windows XP theming, modifying the DataGrid control, handling thread synchronization with Windows forms, and creating your own property grid. You'll see a lot of material, and you'll take away examples in both C#® and Visual Basic® .NET to explore even more.
MSDN Webcast: Windows XP Embedded Development - Level 300
Brad Combs, Systems Design Engineer, Imago Technologies
This webcast will cover the five W’s of Windows® XP Embedded ….Who should use Windows XP Embedded? What is Windows XP Embedded? When should I choose Windows XP Embedded over other Windows Embedded Solutions? Where do I get the tools to get me started? Why is XP Embedded rapidly becoming the standard for new embedded device designs? An overview of the tools available within the Windows Embedded Studio, and from third parties will also be covered. The session will finish with a Q&A from participants who are interested in further information about XP Embedded.
MSDN Webcast: Visual C# Express 2005: Creating an Instant Messaging Application Part 2 of 3 - Level 200
Justin Rogers, Software Design Engineer, DigiTech Web Consultants
In Part 2 of this 3-part webcast series, Justin Rogers will guide developers through the instant messaging application that comes with the new Sams Publishing C# Express book. You'll learn and see firsthand how to create your own instant messaging client using Visual C# Express 2005.
MSDN Webcast: MSDN Events: Smart Client Deployment With Microsoft Windows Forms - Level 200
Glen Gordon, Developer Community Champion, Microsoft Corporation
This webcast will cover the issues and capabilities of Smart Client applications. The Smart Client is an application that runs outside of the browser taking advantage of the Windows Operating System. The biggest challenge to these applications has been their deployment and maintenance across thousands of clients. The .NET Smart Client directly addresses these issues while still taking advantage of the Internet protocols that power the distributed environments of today.
MSDN Architecture Webcast: patterns & practices Live: Test Driven Development - Level 200
Jim Newkirk, Development Lead, Microsoft Corporation
In Kent Beck's book titled Test-Driven Development, by Example he defines Test-Driven Development (TDD) as driving software development with automated tests. He goes further by stating that TDD is governed by two simple rules: write new code only if an automated test has failed and eliminate duplication. The implications of these two simple rules can be a profound change to the way that software is written. Most of the literature to date has bundled TDD along with Extreme Programming (XP). However, the benefits of using TDD are not limited to XP, and can be realized in any programming methodology. This webcast will provide an introduction into TDD, demonstrating how it works and what benefits it provides when used with Microsoft® .NET. The examples shown will use Visual C#® and NUnit.
MSDN Webcast: Visual C# Express 2005: Creating a Poker Game Part 3 of 3 - Level 200
In Part 3 of this 3-part webcast series, Justin Rogers will walk developers through creating a C# Poker card game, another sample application that comes with the new Sams Publishing C# Express book. You'll see firsthand how to create your own Poker game using Visual C# Express 2005.
MSDN Webcast: MSDN Events: Updater Application Block for .NET - Level 200
The Updater Application Block is a .NET solution that provides a "pull model" solution to automatically download application updates from a central location. It is designed for organizations who want the rich functionality of Windows® Forms applications with the centralized manageability of Web-based applications, and who do not have the infrastructural requirements for "push model" solutions such as Microsoft® Systems Management Server (SMS). In this webcast, learn how to create a self-updating application, configure a server manifest file, and use the application launcher stub program.
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Microsoft Office System Webcasts
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Microsoft Office System Webcast: Effective Project Management with Microsoft Office Project 2003 – Level 100
Keith Wilson, Senior Consultant, Project Management Practice, Inc.
In a competitive business climate, an organization's ability to efficiently align resources and business activities with strategic objectives can mean the difference between survival and success. To achieve this goal, companies are increasingly managing their activities and processes as projects to monitor performance more closely and make better business decisions about their overall work portfolio. Join this webcast to learn the ways you can leverage the enhancements in Microsoft® Office Project 2003. You'll want to hear how it can benefit your organization by improving quality and productivity, while reducing cycle times and decreasing costs.
Microsoft Office System Webcast: New Features in Microsoft Office OneNote SP1 – Level 100
Scott Rockfeld, Corporate Account Manager, Microsoft Corp.
Microsoft® Office OneNote™ is the versatile digital note-taking program that enables you to capture, organize, use and share information more productively. With all of your notes in one place, you can quickly find what you need, so you'll be better prepared and make more informed decisions. Join this webcast to learn how OneNote SP1's features -- added in 2004 -- can help decrease effort while increasing your organization's overall effectiveness.
Microsoft Business Solutions
Microsoft Business Solutions Webcast: Introducing Microsoft Great Plains Release 8.0 - Level 100
Kathy Braunschweig, Solution Specialist, Microsoft Business Solutions
Microsoft® Great Plains® 8.0 has many new features and functionality focusing on enhancing the user experience, streamlining business processes, improving visibility, and integrating with Microsoft Office. Join us to get a sneak peak at some of the enhancements that make Microsoft Great Plains 8.0 the most feature rich product available in the mid-market.
Microsoft Business Solutions Webcast: Microsoft Great Plains - Analytical Accounting - Level 100
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time
Join us for this webcast to learn how the new Microsoft Great Plains module, Analytical Accounting, can help you analyze your financial data with whatever criteria, introduce greater reporting flexibility and extensibility, and analyze transactions efficiently.
Microsoft Business Solutions Webcast: Microsoft Great Plains Release 8.0 - Distribution and Manufacturing - Level 100
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Pacific Time
Microsoft® Great Plains® 8.0 has been specifically enhanced to meet our customers’ distribution and manufacturing needs. Attend this webcast to learn about the enhancements in Sales Order Processing, Purchase Order Processing, Inventory, and Manufacturing.
Microsoft Business Solutions Webcast: Microsoft Great Plains Release 8.0 - What's new in Project Accounting and HRM - Level 100
Mary Madrigal, Solution Specialist, Microsoft Business Solutions
Attend this webcast to learn about the new and enhanced features in both Microsoft® Great Plains® 8.0 Project Management, as well as Human Resources Management Series. In addition, you will get a preview of the Business Portal 2.5 enhancements, including the new Project Time and Expense functionality coming soon for Microsoft Business Portal.
Microsoft Small Business Webcasts
Microsoft Small Business Webcast: Growing Your Business: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 for Small Business - Create Compelling Presentations - Level 100
Ed Faulkner, Technology Presenter, Microsoft
Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2003 includes new tools to help you create presentations that have more impact. This webcast will provide tips for the small business user to get the most out of PowerPoint, from creating an exciting presentation using graphics and animation, to packaging the presentation onto a CD and using it as a tool to market your business.
Microsoft Small Business Webcast: Growing Your Business: Microsoft Office Excel 2003 for Small Business - Analyzing Key Data - Level 100
Tim Armstrong, Technology Presenter, Microsoft
Microsoft® Excel 2003 enables you to turn data into information with powerful tools to analyze, communicate, and share results. This webcast will provide tips for the small business user on how to get the most out of Excel, covering tools like Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts, Forecasting tools, and more.
Microsoft Small Business Webcast: Growing Your Business: Small Business Server 2003 Overview - Level 100
Carl Preston, Technology Presenter, Microsoft
This webcast introduces you to Windows® Small Business Server 2003, and demonstrates the integrated network, e-mail and intranet solution designed specifically for small businesses. You'll learn how to quickly set up, manage and operate a Windows-based network, with easy-to-use tools for collaboration and improving business efficiencies.
Microsoft Small Business Webcast: Get Organized: Microsoft Office OneNote for the Small Business User - Level 100
NeKeta Argrow, Technology Presenter, Microsoft
Do you have business notes scattered in many locations? Tired of transcribing handwritten notes? Do you have difficulty finding critical notes and sharing them? Then join us for this webcast, which will introduce you to Microsoft® Office OneNote™ 2003, the note-taking and management application. OneNote enables you to capture typed, handwritten and audio notes into a digital notebook, simplifying searching and sharing.
Microsoft Small Business Webcast: Growing Your Business: Microsoft MapPoint 2004 - The Small Business Mapping Tool - Level 100
Lara Pryor & Joelle Thompson, Technology Presenters, Microsoft
In this webcast we will discuss Microsoft® MapPoint® 2004, a business mapping solution. This session will give an overview of the MapPoint product, and then show a demonstration of how a typical business user might utilize MapPoint in day-to-day tasks in conjunction with Microsoft Office to increase business productivity.
Microsoft Small Business Webcast: Security: Small Business Best Practices for Securing the Desktop - Level 100
Matt Berg, Technology Presenter, Microsoft
How does Microsoft® recommend that you Protect Your PC? Be on hand for this webcast to get an in-depth answer to that question. Topics covered will include Windows® security features like the Encrypting File System, Internet Connection Firewall, and Automatic Updates. Don't miss the demonstration of security tools and best practices including the Microsoft Baseline Security Advisor and security user groups.