TechNet webcasts are designed specifically for the IT Professional, offering in-depth information on how to plan, deploy, and manage Microsoft products and technologies, such as Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, Windows Server, Microsoft Internet Information Services, and Microsoft Content Management Server.

 

TechNet Webcast Series: Upcoming & On-Demand

 

Active Directory: Learn the Basics and Master Advanced Concepts

Mark your calendar for the Active Directory series that will cover Active Directory from A to Z. Microsoft’s AD experts will provide you with a comprehensive tour of the technology, whether you’re looking for information on AD fundamentals, starting an AD migration project, or seeking some advice for optimizing your existing deployment. Attend any of the qualified Active Directory Webcasts and you could win a one year TechNet Subscription!      

 

Exchange Server 2000 Webcasts

Webcasts and chats about Exchange Server 2000.

 

Exchange Server 2003 Webcasts
Webcasts and chats about Exchange Server 2003

 

Exchange Server Security Webcasts
Webcasts and chats about Exchange Server.

 

IIS Webcasts
Learn more about Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0—register for a live webcast, or view previously recorded webcasts on demand.

 

Management Webcasts
Find out how you can better realize the benefits of your Windows-based environment.

 

MOM Webcasts

Webcasts featuring Microsoft Operations Management (MOM).

 

Scripting Webcasts
All the webcasts presented by the Scripting Guys are archived on the Web and are available on demand.

 

SMS Webcasts
Discover how to optimize Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003.

 

SQL Server Webcasts
Webcasts and chats about SQL Server.

 

Windows Server 2003 Webcast Series

This series of webcasts, presented by Microsoft subject matter experts and partners, begins with an introduction to Windows Server 2003, followed by in-depth information on Group Policy, Active Directory, maintenance, administration, and troubleshooting.

Upcoming TechNet Webcasts

 

TechNet Webcast: Active Directory Fundamentals - Part 1: Active Directory and Domains - Level 200

Wednesday, September 1, 2004 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time

Bryan Von Axelson, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

This three-part webcast series covers some of the basic concepts of Active Directory®; logical concepts as they relate to Domain, Trees and Forests and the physical concepts of Domain Controllers and Sites. Part One of the webcast series looks at the logical concepts of the Active Directory, including Domains and how they form the boundaries for elements such as security and administration. See how domains form forests as either a single entity or grouped together as trees and learn to use Organizational Units for administrative grouping.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032257910&Culture=en-US

 

 TechNet Webcast: Implementing Network and Perimeter Security - Level: 200

Wednesday, September 1, 2004 - 9:00 AM-10:30 AM Pacific Time

Shawn Travers, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

This session discusses the use of hardware and software firewalls for network and application filtering and how to implement intrusion detection mechanisms. In this presentation, you will see how technologies such as ISA Server 2004, Microsoft® Windows® Firewall, Internet Protocol Security (IPSec), and network access quarantine can help you accomplish these goals.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032257360&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Windows XP Tips and Tricks - Level 200

Wednesday, September 1, 2004 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

Harold Wong, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

This informative webcast covers a variety of troubleshooting topics, tips and tricks for many features and administration tasks in Windows® XP, including Event Viewer, interface personalization, startup, transferring settings from other computers, desktop configuration and menu properties, wireless communications, and Internet Connection Firewall configuration. You will also learn how to use the application compatibility features of Windows XP, including the Compatibility Wizard and the Application Compatibility Toolkit 3.0.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032257914&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 - Exploring Microsoft's New Event and Performance Management Tool for Windows Server System and Beyond - Level 200

Thursday, September 2, 2004 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Shawn Bice, Group Program Manager - WEMD, Vlad Joanovic, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 has just been released to manufacturing. In this session, you'll hear about MOM's new features for managing and optimizing your infrastructure.  Hear how this release builds the foundation for the Dynamic Systems Initiative and provides a stepping stone for Microsoft's integrated change, configuration, and operations management solution, System Center.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032257916&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: “Ask The IT Security Experts” Series: Client Security Enhancements in Windows XP SP2 - Level: 200

Thursday, September 2, 2004 - 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Pacific Time

Steve Riley, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

This webcast series brings together some of the sharpest security-focused Microsoft IT professionals to provide expert answers to your security questions. Beginning with a brief overview of security technologies, Steve Riley will focus the discussion on the new security infrastructure in Microsoft Windows® XP SP2 and how it can help you reduce security risks. After Steve’s presentation, there will be an extensive Q&A period where you can “Ask the Experts” your in-depth questions about Windows XP SP2. Do you have a question you want to submit to the experts before the webcast? Send your security questions about Windows XP SP2 to our panel of experts ahead of time at itxcast@microsoft.com.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032257883&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: UrlScan 2.5 and IIS 6.0 - Level 200

Thursday, September 2, 2004 - 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Pacific Time

Chris Adams, Web Platform Supportability Lead, Microsoft Corporation

The UrlScan security tool goes hand-in-hand with IIS 4.0, 5.0, and 5.1, but how does the latest version of the tool apply to IIS 6.0? This session outlines the specifics of UrlScan 2.5, explaining when and how you should use it with IIS 6.0. Join this webcast to learn about the changes in UrlScan 2.5 that support the new IIS architecture and how to troubleshoot problems by using the UrlScan log.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032252568&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Security Patch Management Tools (Part 1) - Windows and Office Update - Level: 300

Friday, September 3, 2004 - 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Pacific Time

Shawn Travers, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

How are you evaluating, distributing, and installing software patches? This webcast discusses the importance of patch management and establishing a patch management process using Windows and Office Update as a patch management tool in your environment. We will present a brief overview of the patch management landscape, focusing on the role of Windows and Office Update as one of your patch management tools. From there this webcast will walk you through a demonstration on Configuring Automatic Windows Update.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032257372&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Managing Windows Server 2003 Best Practices - Part 1: Active Directory Administration - Level 200

Friday, September 3, 2004 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Shawn Travers, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Do you want to gain a better understanding of some of the basic concepts of managing Windows Server™ 2003? You won't want to miss this four-part series on managing Windows Server 2003 Best Practices. In part one of the series we will discuss the tasks required for managing Active Directory® and the frequency at which they should be performed. Specifically, we will cover backup and restore, database maintenance and recovery. The session will follow Microsoft® Operations Framework (MOF) guidelines for planning, deploying, and maintaining IT operational processes in support of mission-critical service solutions.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032257918&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Understanding Group Policy on Windows Server 2003 - Level 200

Friday, September 3, 2004 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

Keith Combs, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

This webcast will provide an understanding of how Group Policy in Windows Server™ 2003 has changed since the Windows® 2000 implementation. See the features of the new Group Policy Management Console (GPMC), including its use for Group Policy modeling. Beginning with a quick review of Group Policy, we will explore key concepts such as Software Restriction Policies, Windows XP-only policies, Windows Server 2003 enhancements and essential best practices.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032257922&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Managing Exchange Server with Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 - Increasing Service Availability and Reducing Email Outages with MOM 2005 - Level 300

Tuesday, September 07, 2004 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific Time

Dale Koetke, Lead Program Manager - WEMD, Microsoft Corporation

Learn how the Exchange Server 2003 Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 can help improve the health and performance of Exchange Server 2003 through specialized, proactive monitoring and alerting. In this webcast, we will explore the wide range of valuable tools and knowledge contained in these Management Packs and show you how they can be used to identify, understand, and resolve IT health issues to keep Exchange running and your organization's emails flowing.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032257925&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Active Directory Fundamentals - Part 2: Domain Controllers, Sites and Network Topology - Level 200

Wednesday, September 08, 2004 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time

John Baker, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

This three-part webcast series covers some of the basic concepts of Active Directory®: logical concepts as they relate to Domain, Trees and Forests and the physical concepts of Domain Controllers and Sites. Part Two looks at the physical concepts of the Active Directory, beginning with a discussion of what Domain Controllers are and what function they perform. We will explore sites and site topology as a means of grouping well-connected IP subnets, and finish with a look at the Domain Naming Service and its importance to the Active Directory environment.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032257928&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Essentials of Security (Part 1) - Security and Defense - Level: 200

Wednesday, September 8, 2004 - 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Pacific Time

Keith Combs, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

How does a security plan affect the commerce of the business it is supposed to protect? How can you be sure your security plan implements the right kind of security for each type of vulnerability? This webcast presents a defense-in-depth model that can help provide protection for each layer of an infrastructure. The discussion also includes strategies for security response, common attack scenarios, and best practices. During this webcast we will walk through two demonstrations: Internet Connection Firewall and Protecting IIS 5.0.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032257375&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Server 2003: Technical Overview - Level 200

Wednesday, September 08, 2004 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific Time

Harold Wong, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Have you had a look at the new features available Exchange Server 2003 yet? New security enhancements have been added to provide more effective anti-spam and anti-virus protection. Anyone involved in Exchange administration will want to check out this webcast for an up-close look at improvements to the Mailbox Recovery Center, Error Reporting, Public Folder management and the Exchange System Manager. Also, see the upgrades to the Outlook Client side, as we tour the new features in Outlook Web Access (OWA) and Outlook Mobile Access (OMA).

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032257945&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Implementing Application and Data Security - Level: 200

Wednesday, September 8, 2004 - 11:00 AM-12:30 PM Pacific Time

Kai Axford, Technology Specialist, Microsoft Corporation

This session focuses on securing Microsoft Windows®–based application servers and the data they use. This session provides security best practices for Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server™, and Microsoft Small Business Server.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032257380&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: The Ins and Outs of Web Service Extensions in IIS 6.0 - Level 200

Wednesday, September 08, 2004 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

Chris Adams, Web Platform Supportability Lead, Microsoft Corporation

This session explains how to successfully add ISAPI-based components and CGI applications to the Web Service Extensions list in IIS 6.0. It also explains troubleshooting techniques for discovering why applications -- such as Perl applications -- do not work after installation.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032252587&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Planning the Deployment of Project Server 2003 Clients - Level 300

Thursday, September 09, 2004 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Brian Kennemer, Project Server Specialist, Quantumpm

Does your end user community have the proper tools to succeed? Microsoft® Project Server 2003 is a powerful enterprise project management system allowing end users to view and manipulate project information from their desktops. We will discuss what you’ll need to prepare for deployment including desktop hardware recommendations, connections between Project Server 2003 and Microsoft® Outlook, Microsoft® Project Web Access, and Microsoft® Project Professional 2003

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032257952&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: SMS 2003 Lessons Learned - Level 200

Thursday, September 09, 2004   - 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Pacific Time

Wally Mead, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

SMS 2003 has been in the market for 9 months now. What are some of the gotchas others have already encountered? What are things to be aware of? In this session, we'll discuss issues other customers have encountered in their SMS 2003 deployments to help you prepare for your deployment.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032254252&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Security Patch Management Tools (Part 2) - MBSA and SUS - Level: 200

Friday, September 10, 2004 - 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Pacific Time

Shawn Travers, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

How are you evaluating, distributing, and installing software patches? This webcast reviews the importance of patch management and establishing a patch management process using the Microsoft® Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) and Software Update Services (SUS) as a patch management tool in your environment. Using these tools as part of a patch management strategy can benefit your organization in many ways, ultimately improving efficiency and saving time and money. Used properly, they can prevent downtime, loss of data, and other costly problems resulting from an improperly patched infrastructure. Join this webcast to find out how.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032257387&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Managing Windows Server 2003 Best Practices - Part 2: DHCP Administration - Level 200

Friday, September 10, 2004  - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Kevin Remde, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Interested in gaining a better understanding of some of the basic concepts of managing Windows Server™ 2003? Be sure to catch this four-part series on managing Windows Server 2003 Best Practices. In Part Two, we will discuss administrative tasks and the frequency at which they should be performed when managing DHCP servers, focusing on key areas such as backup and restore, scope and database maintenance. We will then walk through the Microsoft® Operations Framework (MOF) guidelines for planning, deploying, and maintaining IT operational processes in support of mission-critical service solutions.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032257959&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Integrating Active Directory with your Existing DNS Infrastructure - Level 200

Friday, September 10, 2004 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

Keith Combs, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Understanding how to integrate Windows Server™ 2003 and Active Directory® into your existing DNS infrastructure may seem like a daunting prospect. In this webcast, learn how to manage and install DNS in Windows Server 2003, paying special attention to the DNS record required by Active Directory and the role DNS plays in resource location. We will discuss zones, partitions and delegation of authority, automatic update, scavenging and zone transfers, closing with a review of best practices for deploying and securing DNS.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032257961&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Implementing Server Security on Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003 - Level: 200

Monday, September 13, 2004 - 9:00 AM-10:30 AM Pacific Time

Matt Hester, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation; Sybari

This session provides prescriptive host hardening guidance for increasing security on servers used in legacy, enterprise client, and high-security environments. The session discusses configuring the domain infrastructure through Active Directory and applying security templates to establish security baselines for domain controllers and member servers operating in various roles.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=1032257894&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Managing SQL Server with Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 - Increasing SQL Availability and Reliability with Specialized Knowledge and Tools in MOM's SQL Management Pack - Level 300

Tuesday, September 14, 2004  - 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Pacific Time

Jon Pulsipher, Program Manager - SQL & Tom Keane, Program Manager - WEMD,  Microsoft Corporation

Learn how to manage SQL Server™ with Microsoft's premier event and performance management tool – Microsoft Operations Manager 2005.  In this webcast, two Microsoft program managers will share their insight and techniques on using MOM 2005 to help ensure service availability for SQL Server 2000 and the upcoming SQL "Yukon" version.  Find out how the SQL Management Pack for MOM was developed and learn how you can use its capabilities today.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032257963&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Automating Active Directory Adds, Changes, and Deletes - Level 200

Tuesday, September 14, 2004  - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific Time

Don Jones, Book Author and Founder of ScriptingAnswers.com

Many administrators say they spend most of their time tending to Active Directory® object maintenance: Adding users, changing users, changing group memberships, working with computer accounts, and more. Don't spend another minute performing those tasks manually, when you can automate them through a variety of scripts that are presented and described in this webcast! Don Jones, founder of ScriptingAnswers.com, will walk you through several VBScript- and batch file-based scripts, all designed to make Active Directory administration more efficient in almost any organization.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032253969&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Shop Talk Discussion on Patch Management at Microsoft Using SMS 2003 - Level: 200

Tuesday, September 14, 2004 - 11:00 AM-12:30 PM Pacific Time

Brian Keogh; Paul Thomsen, Brian - Group Manager for Server Patch Management; Paul - SMS Technologist, Microsoft Corporation

Join this discussion on how Microsoft IT patches its desktop and server environment using Microsoft® Systems Management Server 2003. Microsoft IT is using SMS 2003 to manage the deployment of security and software updates across the enterprise. In this presentation Brian Keogh and Paul Thomsen will discuss using this Microsoft technology, the adopted processes and the lessons learned.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=1032257974&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Active Directory Fundamentals - Part 3: Replication and Operations Masters - Level 200

Wednesday, September 15, 2004  - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time

John Baker, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

This three-part webcast series covers some of the basic concepts of Active Directory®: logical concepts as they relate to Domain, Trees and Forests and the physical concepts of Domain Controllers and Sites. In this third and final webcast, learn the essentials of replication, including typical methods of replication and appropriate scenarios for each. We will also discuss the five Operations Masters within the Active Directory, finishing with a summary of all three parts of the Active Directory Fundamentals webcast series.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032257967&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Essentials of Security (Part 2) - Security Risk Management Discipline - Level: 200

Wednesday, September 15, 2004 - 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Pacific Time

Matt Hester, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

So maybe you've heard of Security Risk Management Discipline (SRMD), but what is it exactly, what does it entail, and how do you implement it? This webcast will introduce you to SRMD and discuss its three primary processes: assessment, development, and implementation and operation. Then we go into extensive detail on the SRMD processes, their use and implementation, and best practices. We’ll also walk you through two demonstrations:  Encrypting Network Traffic and Securing Data on a Disk. Join this webcast to learn not only the benefits of SRMD, but how to get the most out of it.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=1032257989&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Information about Microsoft's September Security Bulletins - Level:

Wednesday, September 15, 2004 - 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Pacific Time

Christopher Budd, CISM, CISSP/Security Program Manager and Debby Fry Wilson, Director/Security Response Marketing, ,

On September 14, Microsoft will release its monthly security bulletins. Join us for a brief overview of the technical details of the September security bulletins followed by an extensive Q&A session.

This webcast will focus on addressing your questions and concerns about the security bulletins. Therefore, the majority of the webcast session will give you the opportunity to ask questions and get answers from our security experts.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=33258

 

TechNet Webcast: Windows Mobile Security for the Enterprise - Level: 200

Thursday, September 16, 2004 - 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Pacific Time

Eric Lantz, Lead Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Learn how to keep your mobile networks secure in this technical overview of the pitfalls, solutions and precautions that you should be aware of

when implementing Windows Mobile solutions.  Learn the six steps to securing your Microsoft mobile devices, the security infrastructure of

the Windows Mobile platform and the Microsoft efforts to harden Windows Mobile.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=1032257995&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Planning the Project Server 2003 Infrastructure - Level 300

Thursday, September 16, 2004  - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Russ Young, Quantumpm

Have you forgotten something? Before you begin installing Microsoft® Project Server 2003, you need to understand how this technology works, and how it works with other applications. This session will teach you about the technology architecture and how the components interact.  Most importantly see how to assess your current infrastructure to determine what changes you may need to make.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032257969&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Monitoring your E-Business Solutions with Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 - Using Built-In Knowledge in MOM 2005 to Reduce Downtime - Level 300

Thursday, September 16, 2004 - 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Pacific Time

Kris Shankar, Program Manager - E-Business Web Services, Microsoft Corporation

If you’re interested in improving and optimizing the performance of your BizTalk® and Commerce Servers using Microsoft Operations Manager 2005, you won’t want to miss this webcast. We will show you how to take advantage of powerful built-in features in MOM to effectively monitor your e-business solutions and reduce downtime.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032257972&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Group Policy Power Hour: GPMC Goodies - Level 200

Friday, September 17, 2004  - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time

Jeremy Moskowitz, Chief Propeller-Head of Moskowitz, Inc.., Moskowitz, Inc..

It's true: Group Policy is now self-documenting. You just need to know where to go to get the information. And securing users' access to which Group Policy functions they can perform is important. If you needed to grant someone specific access to modify a GPO, could you do that? Come to this session to learn some "insider goodies" about the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC). Then, ask as many questions as you want in the second half of the POWER HOUR!

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032254362&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Security Patch Management Tools (Part 3) - SMS with the SUS Feature Pack - Level: 200

Friday, September 17, 2004 - 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Pacific Time

Shawn Travers, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Do you have an effective, comprehensive patch management strategy? Do you know when to use Systems Management Server (SMS) and when to use Software Update Services (SUS)? In this webcast we will discuss using SMS and the SUS Feature Pack as patch management tools in your environment and how they fit into a comprehensive patch management strategy. SMS and SUS offer different advantages and benefits to an organization. This webcast will review their different capabilities and how they contribute to a secure infrastructure.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=1032258005&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Managing Windows Server 2003 Best Practices - Part 3: DNS Administration - Level 200

Friday, September 17, 2004 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Keith Combs, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Are you seeking greater familiarity with the fundamentals of Windows Server™ 2003 management? If so, be sure to check out this four-part series on managing Windows Server 2003 Best Practices. In part three, we will outline essential administrative tasks and the frequency at which they should be performed when managing DNS servers, and illustrate the basics of backup and restore, scope and database maintenance. We will then walk through the Microsoft® Operations Framework (MOF) guidelines for planning, deploying, and maintaining IT operational processes in support of mission-critical service solutions.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032257978&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Windows Server 2003 Troubleshooting and Disaster Recovery - Level 200

Friday, September 17, 2004 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

Harold Wong, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Do you know enough about the variety of tools and methods included in Windows Server™ 2003 to help you back up your systems, troubleshoot problems and recover from catastrophic failure? You won’t want to miss this informative webcast as we show you how to use these tools and methods to back up data, troubleshoot startup and shutdown problems, use the Event Viewer as a troubleshooting aid, use the Recovery Console, repair a Windows Server 2003 installation, and set the system up for automated system recovery.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032257980&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Implementing Client Security on Windows 2000 and Windows XP - Level: 200

Monday, September 20, 2004 - 9:00 AM-10:30 AM Pacific Time

Shawn Travers, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

This session describes the requirements for increasing security on client computers in environments where Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, and Windows NT 4.0 servers are present. The session covers the use of Group Policy and Administrative Templates to secure Windows 2000 and Microsoft Windows XP installations and provides guidance on software restriction policies, antivirus strategies, and firewall technologies. This session also introduces the new security features available in Windows XP SP2 and discusses configuring Microsoft Office and Microsoft Internet Explorer to improve client application security.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=1032258014&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Using Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 at Microsoft IT - How to Manage 7,000 Servers Across 225 Worldwide Sites for Maximum Performance and Availability - Level 300

Tuesday, September 21, 2004 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific Time

Jim Becker, Group Manager - MSIT & Travis Wright, Program Manager - WEMD,  Microsoft Corporation

Gain valuable insight into how Microsoft Corporation uses Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 to help ensure its servers stay up and running. Attend this webcast for an opportunity to learn and ask the experts how they have implemented the new technology in MOM 2005 to monitor over 6,000 servers across 225 worldwide sites. A portion of the discussion will focus on Microsoft's Exchange environment as we show how, with effective use of the Exchange Server 2003 Management Pack for MOM 2005, MSIT is able to reduce 42,000 Exchange events/server/day to only one operationally relevant alert/server/day.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032257987&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: “Ask The IT Security Experts” Series: Preventing Network Hacking - Level: 200

Tuesday, September 21, 2004 - 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Pacific Time

Jesper Johansson, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Do you think all hackers use the same techniques to break into your network? Did you know that an unpatched vulnerability is not the only way to compromise your domain controllers? This webcast series brings together some of the sharpest security-focused Microsoft IT professionals to provide expert answers to your questions about securing your network from hackers. Beginning with a brief presentation outlining a variety of techniques used by hackers, giving you the background information you need to know to better prevent your network from being hacked. The discussion will then continue with an extensive Q&A period where you can “Ask The Experts” your in-depth questions about preventing network hacking.  Do you have a question you want to submit to the experts before the webcast? Send your questions about preventing network hacking to our panel of experts ahead of time at: itxcast@microsoft.com.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=1032258019&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Virtual Server: Technical Overview - Level 200

Wednesday, September 22, 2004 - 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Pacific Time

Keith Combs, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Virtual machine technology allows multiple operating systems to run concurrently on a single machine, which can boost administrator productivity and operating efficiency. The technology of Microsoft® Virtual Server helps migrate existing applications and consolidate applications on fewer servers. This webcast will provide a clearer understanding of what a virtual environment is, offer a comparison between the Virtual Server product and the desktop product, Microsoft Virtual PC, and include recommendations on when to use each solution. You will also learn how to install and configure each of these products.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032257991&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast:  ISA Server 2004 Technical Overview - Level: 200

Wednesday, September 22, 2004 - 9:00 AM-10:30 AM Pacific Time

Harold Wong, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

In this session we will take an in-depth look at Internet Security and Accelerator Server 2004. ISA Server 2004 is the advanced application layer firewall, VPN, and Web cache solution that enables customers to easily maximize existing IT investments by improving network security and performance. We will cover a variety of areas with in the product, starting with an architectural view and a briefing foray into firewall and different firewall configuration and how ISA can easily be configured into these configurations. Following on from the architectural overview will spend time looking at the way ISA filters, publishes and protects your network. We will see the rules and policies with ISA, how they work and how to create and configure them. We will also cover VPN access and server publishing, before rounding of with a look at monitoring, looking and alerts. This session covers information that is relevant to either IT Pros familiar with ISA or people new to the product.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=1032258023&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Introduction to Windows Server 2003 for IT Administrators - Level 200

Wednesday, September 22, 2004 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Bryan Von Axelson, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

This informative webcast is a must for anyone interested in learning how the new features of Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 can be used to streamline administration, speed deployment, and resolve issues with past Windows network deployments. This thorough discussion will include topics such as file system features, application support, Active Directory® enhancements, IIS 6.0, Group Policy management, and scalability.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032257993&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast:  Advanced Security Measures for Clients and Servers - Level: 200

Wednesday, September 22, 2004 - 11:00 AM-12:30 PM Pacific Time

Kai Axford, Security Specialist, Microsoft Corporation

This session provides advanced prescriptive guidance to enhance security for Windows-based servers and clients. The session will provide in-depth information on additional techniques for securing servers and demonstrate the technologies and practices that you can use to increase security for local and remote clients.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=1032258025&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Successfully Using WebDAV in IIS 6.0 - Level 200

Wednesday, September 22, 2004 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

Chris Adams, Web Platform Supportability Lead, Microsoft Corporation

This session defines Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) publishing and file management, identifies scenarios in which WebDAV can be used most effectively, and explains how to help secure data from unauthorized viewers. Topics include directory browsing, HTTP verbs implementing WebDAV instructions, and using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to encrypt the data on the wire.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032252588&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Installing and Configuring Project Server 2003 - Level 300

Thursday, September 23, 2004 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Brian Kennemer, Project Server Specialist, Quantumpm

Reduce your apprehension to implementing a new solution by seeing its setup demonstrated beforehand. You have planned and assembled the necessary system hardware, and now you are ready to do the initial Microsoft® Project Server 2003 installation. Join this webcast to learn the proper sequence of steps to successfully install and get the best use out of system components such as Microsoft® IIS V6, Windows® SharePoint™ Services, and Project Server 2003.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032257997&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Upgrading to SMS 2003 SP1 - Level 200

Thursday, September 23, 2004 - 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Pacific Time

Wally Mead, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Now that SMS 2003 SP1 has been released, what is the upgrade process? In this session, we'll perform an upgrade of an SMS 2003 site to SMS 2003 SP1.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032254255&Culture=en-US

  

TechNet Webcast: Managing Windows Server 2003 Best Practices - Part 4: WINS Administration - Level 200

Wednesday, September 24, 2004 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Chris Henley, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Do you want to gain a better understanding of some of the basic concepts of managing Windows Server™ 2003? Join us for this four-part series on managing Windows Server 2003 Best Practices. In the fourth and final webcast in the series, we will focus on administrative tasks needed for effective WINS server management and the frequency at which they should be performed, and illustrate the basics of backup and restore, scope and database maintenance. We will then review the Microsoft® Operations Framework (MOF) guidelines for planning, deploying, and maintaining IT operational processes in support of mission-critical service solutions.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032257999&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Server 2003: Recovery and Preparedness Strategies - Level 200

Wednesday, September 24, 2004 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

Blain Barton, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Server down; now what? Join us for this important session on how to prepare and recover your Exchange Server 2003 system to reduce server downtime. A broad array of disaster preparedness and response strategies for Exchange Server 2003 administration are covered in the webcast. The Microsoft presenter will discuss and demonstrate best practices for backing up Exchange 2003 servers, preparing and performing an alternate server recovery, replacing a damaged server and the new features of Exchange 2003, including the Mailbox Recovery Center and the Recovery Storage Group.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032258003&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Active Directory Fundamentals - Level 200

Monday, September 27, 2004 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Chris Avis, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Do you want to get a better understanding of some of the basic concepts of Active Directory®? Then join us for this informative session as we explain the logical concepts as they relate to Domain, Trees and Forests and the physical concepts of Domain Controllers and Sites. You will also come away with a better understanding of the relationship between the Active Directory and the Domain Name System (DNS), and why it is important to you. We will conclude with an examination of the operational functions such as Replication -- both inter-site and intra-site -- and the Active Directory Operations.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032257671&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Windows Server 2003 Active Directory: New Features - Level 200

Monday, September 27, 2004 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

Michael Murphy, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Whether you're adopting Active Directory® for the first time in Windows Server™ 2003, or considering an Active Directory upgrade from Windows NT® 4.0 or Windows 2000, you won't want to miss this valuable and informative webcast. Join us for a thorough exploration of Active Directory operations in Microsoft Windows Server 2003, highlighting new features for deployment, administration and management, forest trusts, Group Policies, and application support.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032257536&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Migrating your NT 4.0 Directory Services to Windows Server 2003 Active Directory - Level 200

Tuesday, September 28, 2004 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Keith Combs, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

If your organization is planning on migrating from Windows NT® 4.0 to Windows Server™ 2003, you’ll need to decide whether to upgrade in-place (keep the same domain architecture) or restructure the domain architecture. Attend this webcast for tips and advice that will help you make the best choice and plan a smooth migration from Windows NT 4.0 directory services to Windows 2003 Active Directory®. We’ll discuss the differences between upgrading and restructuring your Windows NT 4.0 directory services, and the implications of each approach. We’ll also describe various migration scenarios, and demonstrate Windows Server 2003 migration tools.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032257674&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Securing Your Active Directory Deployment: Best Practices - Level: 200

Tuesday, September 28, 2004 - 11:30 AM-1:00 PM Pacific Time

Khushru Irani, Program Manager, Microsoft

From authentication to authorization, Active Directory® is at the heart of distributed network security in a Windows Server™-based IT infrastructure. It is therefore vital that you take adequate measures to establish and maintain strong security to protect your Active Directory deployment and minimize the risk of a security breach that could threaten your entire network. In this exciting session, we analyze known threats to your Active Directory deployments and walk through the Top-10 list of actions to take to enhance the security of your Active Directory deployments. Learn how to establish secure Active Directory boundaries, deploy secure domain controllers, enhance critical security policies to protect your administrative accounts and workstations, and more. You’ll want to attend this essential webcast for expert guidance in securing your Active Directory deployments.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032257647&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) Technical Overview and Usage Scenarios - Level 200

Wednesday, September 29, 2004  - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Kannan C. Iyer, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

How much do you know about Active Directory® Application Mode (ADAM) and how you can harness this powerful technology? In this webcast, we will explain the purpose of Active Directory® Application Mode (ADAM), how it fits into the corporate or departmental IT infrastructure, and identify the core usage scenarios ADAM was designed for. IT Professionals will learn how to realize reduced infrastructure costs, increased security, flexibility, reliability and scalability, all while employing a single directory technology in multiple roles. Developers will be able to recognize the differences between AD and ADAM and gain a clear perspective that will allow them develop new applications or retarget their existing applications to ADAM with ease. We will also show how ADAM architecture lends itself to a simpler LDAP store and the new capabilities that make ADAM well suited for a wide range of directory enabled applications. Detailed information on various features like support for multiple instances, replication and security features in ADAM and how you can exploit the same in your applications make this a webcast you won’t want to miss.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032257676&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Implementing Security for Wireless Networks - Level: 200

Thursday, September 29, 2004 - 11:00 AM-12:30 PM Pacific Time

Keith Combs, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

This topic provides an overview of the security concerns and solution options for implementing a wireless local area network (WLAN). Specifically, we will discuss recommendations for implementing, configuring, and troubleshooting more secure wireless network solutions.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=1032258036&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Windows Server 2003 Active Directory: Diagnostics, Troubleshooting, and Recovery - Level 200

Thursday, September 29, 2004  - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

Kevin Remde, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Are you committed to keeping your Windows Server™ Active Directory® healthy and valuable to your IT infrastructure? You won’t want to miss this webcast, where you will learn how to verify Active Directory functionality, diagnose and troubleshoot replication problems, locate Active Directory database files, back up and recover system state data, and seize Flexible Single Master Operation (FSMO) roles.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032257679&Culture=en-US

 

 TechNet Webcast: Inactive Directory? Not When You Use Scripts to Help Manage AD - Level 200

Friday, September 30, 2004 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Microsoft Scripting Guys, Microsoft Corporation

Active Directory® has been a boon to system administrators, enabling them to combine scores of small Windows NT® 4.0 domains into a single, unified directory service. This makes resources more accessible for users, but can be intimidating to administrators paralyzed at the thought of all the new management tasks facing them. But don’t despair: there is an easier way. In this webcast the Microsoft Scripting Guys will introduce the fundamentals of writing ADSI scripts to automate the management of users, groups, OUs, and everything else found in Active Directory. As a special bonus, the webcast will give you a sneak peek at the basic concepts behind using scripts to secure and delegate control of AD and AD objects.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032257681&Culture=en-US

 

 TechNet Webcast: Active Directory Performance Measurement and Troubleshooting - Level 300

Friday, September 30, 2004 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

Nathan Muggli, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Interested in learning how the various components of Active Directory® can be measured to help you squeeze the most out of your hardware? In this webcast on Active Directory performance analysis, we will show you how to troubleshoot performance issues like high CPU, disk bottlenecks, and excessive memory pressure. We will present many advanced techniques that are not meant for the faint of heart or for the beginner AD admin. If you are an IT Professional who wants to dig into the nuts and bolts of AD components, you won’t want to miss this webcast.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032257683&Culture=en-US