I've written before in my blog about my desire to see us produce better training and education for systems administrators, IT Pros and infrastructure architects on the benefits of the .NET Framework as an application platform. In short, many of the pain points felt by the infrastructure and operation guys - deployment, updating, application conflicts and security - are eliminated or at least ameliorated as a result of technology introduced in the Framework.
I've just recorded a two-part webcast for TechNet that covers this material in some detail, including deployment and management of Windows Forms and ASP.NET applications, security considerations, the internal structure of .NET assemblies and ongoing configuration using application manifests. These will be available for download for the next twelve months: you might like to send the link to your sysadmins if they're the ones who are blocking adoption of .NET within your organisation...!
Part 1 is available here, and part 2 continues here. The sound quality of part 1 is unfortunately rather poor, due to my misjudged use of a cheap telephone headset. I recommend using the full LiveMeeting option, rather than the RealAudio or Windows Media files, as it's the only one that includes the video portion (vital for the demos).
Interested in your comments or feedback: what other things would be helpful to increase awareness of the .NET Framework to this audience?