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Hi Gang,

It's been a while since I've posted. Sorry about that.  Been busy traveling to the US, SE Asia, and around Australia. In between airport lounges and taxi's, I managed to sort out the Security track sessions for Tech Ed AU/NZ 07.  Here's the line up for this year!

It's 11:00 P.M., Do You Know Where Your Data Is?
Steve Riley

Making the Tradeoff: Be Secure or Get Work Done
Steve Riley

Securing Your Friends and Family
Steve Riley

The fortified data center in your future: build it and they will come.
Steve Riley

The Fundamental Computer Investigation Guide for Microsoft Windows
Kai Axford

How Did They Find THAT?: Implementing the New Microsoft Fundamental Computer Investigation Guide for Windows
Kai Axford

Technical Compliance Management with SPIDER - You know you need it!
Rocky Heckman

Enterprise Threat Modeling with TAMe
Rocky Heckman

User Account Control - Beyond the Hype
Rocky Heckman

Forefront Client Security – providing visibility into your corporate Security and Health Status
Lee Hicken

Forefront Server Security Management Console: Take control!
Tim Smith

Total Protection with Forefront Client and Server.
Tim Smith

Deploying and Managing Intelligent Application Gateway (IAG) 2007 in Enterprise Networks
Jamie Sharp

Securing the Small Business
Kai Axford

Pushing the limits of EFS in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008
Orin Thomas


Ask The Experts!
It's a great line up for this year.  Of course on Wednesday Night (Aug 8) in Australia, and Monday (Aug 13) in New Zealand is the Ask The Experts dinner.  The speakers and industry experts in their respective fields will be hanging around for you to talk to and shoot the breeze with.  This is always a great opportunity to get the more personal side of the story, and to ask the questions that you didn't have time to ask in the sessions.

1 on 1 Meetings with the Speakers
Also remember that you can schedule 1 on 1 meetings with the speakers in case you have any particular issues you'd like some help with or just to discuss and see how we might do things. 

IT Management Seminar
This year's IT Management Seminar is all about Infrastructure Optimisation.  Invest a day and learn how optimising your infrastructure is easier and more impactful than you think. Learn from Microsoft, our partners and customers about lowering Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), increasing organisational agility, and freeing staff to focus more on building competitive advantage.

Microsoft Certified Professionals are in a league of their own. Being an MCP not only conveys your passion for the continuing challenges in IT, the practical expertise you gain through the certification process gives you the kind of know-how that gets recognized by your peers, and more importantly – future employers.

Hands-on Labs
Hands-on Labs provide drill-down technical learning opportunities in a self-paced environment. Included is the key Microsoft product or technology already presented in a Breakout Session. With the support of experienced Technical Learning Guides, you experience a Microsoft product while working at your own speed. Hands-on Labs range from 45 to 75 minutes in length and are available on more than 150 computer stations throughout the TLC.

Instructor-led Labs (Australia Only)
Thanks to attendee feedback, Tech.Ed 2007 will have more Instructor-led Labs than ever before. Each Instructor-led Lab presents the best of Hands-on Lab content in an expert-facilitated environment. You sit at your own computer while Microsoft Certified Trainers and Microsoft program managers use manuals to walk you through exercises. Instructor-led Labs accommodate up to 25 people in each 75-minute session.

Deep Dive Workshops (Australia Only)
Do you want more than the surface info that you can cover in an hour. Then you'll want to sign up for Deep Dive Workshops! Check out this year's great topics!

  • How Microsoft Windows Server codename "Longhorn" changes IT infrastructure

    Key products and technologies
    Windows Server code-named "Longhorn", Microsoft Virtual Server R2 SP1, Windows Server Virtualization, Branch Office Solutions, Terminal Services, Active Directory Directory Services and Active Directory Federation Services, Active Directory Certificate Services, Networking, Server Clustering, Windows Server Update Services, Windows PowerShell and Windows Storage Server.
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (Overview, Deployment, Configuration, and Management) and Development Tools and the 2007 Microsoft Office System

    Key products and technologies
    Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Microsoft Office Project Server 2007, Microsoft Office client suites and applications, Visual Studio Tools for Office STO SE, Visual Studio 2005 Extensions for SharePoint, Open XML File Formats, Workflow.
  • Unified Communications

    Key products and technologies
    Exchange Server 2003/2007, Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging, Live Communications Server 2005/Office Communications Server 2007, Office Outlook® 2007, Outlook Web Access, Office Communicator 2007, Office Communicator Mobile 2007, Office Communicator Web Access 2007, Forefront Security for Exchange Server, Exchange Hosted Services, Office Live Meeting 2007, Office RoundTable™ (for Video Conferencing), Telephony Devices.
  • Designing, Developing and Deploying a Performance Management Solution on top of the Microsoft Business Intelligence Stack

    Key products and technologies
    SQL Server 2005, Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007, ProClarity 6.3, Business Scorecard Manager 2005, 2007 Office system, SharePoint Portal Server 2007, Excel for Business Intelligence.


This year, in Australia the Tech Ed Party is in Movie World! That is always a blast! But I think this year, I'm just as excited about the party in New Zealand. Why you might ask? Because it's featuring one of my favourite bands Evermore! Yes you read it right, Evermore is playing at the Tech Ed NZ Party this year!! I'm pretty stoked about that.

Tech Ed is right around the corner.  See You There!

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