MS Webcast : Windows 7 Deployment Enhancements

MS Springboard

Received from MSSpringboard @ TwitterTechNet Webcast : Windows 7 Deployment Enhancements (Level 200):

Discover the enhanced deployment capabilities available in the Windows 7 operating system. In this webcast, we explore virtual hard disk (VHD) image management and deployment, dynamic driver provisioning, and multicast multiple stream transfer functionality that is used with Windows Deployments Services for operating system deployments. We discuss the Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows 7, which includes Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) to create Windows 7 deployment packages; we show you how to deploy Windows 7 to a bare metal machine and upgrade existing Windows Vista computers to Windows 7 using Windows Deployment Services included in the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system; and we demonstrate  how to provision VHDs using Windows Deployment Services.

If you’re into OS Deployment and you really like AIK, DISM and Windows 7 you really should attend this Webcast! It starts at Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time!

What : Windows 7 Deployment Enhancements Webcast (Level 200)
Where : Register through this website
When : Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 10:00 AM (PST) (What time in my region?)

WebCast : Getting Started as a Technical Author

Again something nice from Trika’s blog :

We did this presentation at TechEd last summer; we’re offering it again via Live Meeting for those of you who didn’t happen to be in Orlando. Ken and Linda, from Microsoft Press, will be presenting. It should be excellent.

Microsoft Press Presents: Getting Started as a Technical Author

Are you interested in sharing your technical knowledge with others? Ever wonder what it takes to become a published technical author?

Please join the Microsoft Press and Microsoft Certified Professional team for tips and recommendations on how to begin or further a career as a technical author. We will discuss tactics for getting started and answer your individual questions. This meeting will be offered twice to accommodate worldwide calendars:

January 30, 2008 (adding date per Larry’s astute suggestion, so you don’t have to show up every day at 7:30, hoping it is THE day…)

  • Register for 7:30 AM PST — (What time is this in my region?)
  • Register for 5:00 PM PST –(What time is this in my region?)
  • Some new Windows Server 2008 Live Webcasts

    The next few days there are some interesting Windows Server 2008 webcasts I would like to share with you :

    TechNet Webcast: Remote Desktop Protocol as a Presentation Remoting Platform (Level 300)
    Wednesday, November 14, 2007
    9:00 P.M.–10:30 P.M. GMT (What time in my timezone?)

    TechNet Webcast: Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services Licensing (Level 300)
    Thursday, November 15, 2007
    4:00 P.M. GMT (What time in my timezone?)

    TechNet Webcast: Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services RemoteApp and Web Access (Level 300)
    Tuesday, November 20, 2007
    9:00 P.M.–10:30 P.M. GMT (What time in my timezone?)

    TechNet Webcast: Developing for Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services (Level 300)
    Monday, November 26, 2007
    5:30 P.M.–7:00 P.M. GMT (What time in my timezone?)

    TechNet Webcast: Terminal Services Easy Print (Level 300)
    Tuesday, November 27, 2007
    7:30 P.M.–9:00 P.M. GMT (What time in my timezone?)

    TechNet Webcast: Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services Security and Authentication (Level 300)
    Wednesday, November 28, 2007
    5:30 P.M.–7:00 P.M. GMT (What time in my timezone?)

    Windows Server 2008 Upgrades


    Onderstaand las ik zojuist op Trika haar blog :

    Transition exams 70-648 and 70-649 will be available fro MCSA and MCSE on Windows Server 2003 on October 29, not very far from now. There is training stuff available now and you should sign up for this Live Meeting. It will be fun.

    Live Meeting: Transition to Windows Server 2008 Certifications (WW)

    MCSA and MCSE 2003: In this meeting: review plans for upcoming Windows Server 2008 certifications; hear about the transition paths specific to MCSA and MCSE 2003; get links to the live exams and study resources; and participate in a Q&A with the certification and exam team. Two sessions to accommodate worldwide calendars. Click to register for:

    Your 71-648 and 71-649 beta exams

    If you don’t have your beta results by the exam live date (October 29), then please check with your exam provider to find out what is up. I don’t have any more info than that for you kids…

    Hmmm…helaas duurt het dus maximaal nog 19 dagen voordat ik de uitslag van de 71-649 binnen heb…

    Binnenkort : 10 Windows Server 2008 & Virtualization WebCasts

    Op het Windows Server Division weblog kwam in onderstaande informatie tegen mbt een aantal in mijn ogen zeer interessante webcasts over Windows Server 2008 en Virtualization.

    The following webcast series dives into the technology and looks at products in the market that deliver virtual solutions. Register today.

    Virtualization and Windows Server 2008 (Level 300)
    In this webcast we provide an overview of the virtualization role, the scenarios, and the features that make server virtualization an important pillar of Windows Server 2008. We also cover the longer-term strategy and road map for Microsoft virtualization technologies.

    Examining Virtualization with Windows Server 2008 (Level 300)
    In this session, we examine the Microsoft virtualization ecosystem and how to implement it with Windows Server 2008. Taking an overall view of virtualization, we cover topics including: presentation, application, and server virtualization scenarios and technologies

    A 360 View Inside the Virtual World (Level 200)
    Monday, October 15, 2007
    9:30 AM ? 11:00 AM Pacific Time
    Join this session for a look at what virtualization is and gain  insight into the overall Microsoft virtualization strategy. Learn about the Microsoft road map for virtualization and examine what workloads make good candidates for virtualization and why you would consider moving these workloads into a virtual world.

    Windows Server Virtualization Under the Hood (Level 200)
    Wednesday, October 17, 2007 
    9:30  AM ? 11:00 AM Pacific Time
    This session covers the new hypervisor-based architecture. We look at the integrated management for virtual and physical resources, including the Microsoft Management Console (MMC), the new virtual machine creation wizard, the conversion tools, the performance enhancements, and the integration into Group Policy.

    Virtualization of Test and Development Environments, and the Impact on Existing Applications (Level 200) 
    Monday, October 22, 2007 
    9:30 AM ? 11:00 AM Pacific Time
    Tune in as we look at virtualization solutions starting with moving existing applications and infrastructure servers into a virtualized environment. We also look at the impact of virtualizing test and development environments, and some of the tools available that make this process easily manageable.

    TechNet Webcast:  Virtualization of Production Workloads Including Active Directory, SQL Server, and Others (Level 200) 
    Wednesday, October 24, 2007
    9:30 AM ? 11:00 AM Pacific Time
    In this session, we  cover some of the best practices and tips for virtualization of infrastructure workloads, such as the Active Directory directory service, file and print, and Web servers, and the benefits of mixed workload virtualization.

    TechNet Webcast:  Optimized and Dynamic Branch Offices with Virtualized Branch Office Servers (Level 200) 
    Monday, October 29, 2007 
    9:30 AM ? 11:00 AM Pacific Time
    Learn about what you should consider before, during, and after a server consolidation in a branch office, and the role virtualization can play. We provide a comprehensive view of how and where virtualization fits in a branch office, and how it helps simplify administration and creates a dynamic, self-managing branch infrastructure.

    TechNet Webcast:  Managing a Virtual Solution with System Center (Level 200) 
    Wednesday, October 31, 2007 
    9:30 AM ? 11:00 AM Pacific Time
    In this session we cover Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager for backup and restore, and Microsoft System Center Operations Manager and Virtual Machine Manager for management and performance tuning.

    TechNet Webcast:  Creating Business Continuity Solutions Using Windows Virtualization (Level 200) 
    Monday, November 5, 2007 
    9:30 AM ? 11:00 AM Pacific Time
    In this session, learn how Windows Server virtualization and clustering can be used to create business continuity solutions for Microsoft SQL Server and infrastructure workloads. See how  to use the new features in Windows Server virtualization, such as live backup, health monitoring, quick migration, and guest clustering.

    TechNet Webcast:  Introducing SoftGrid to the World (Level 200) 
    Wednesday, November 7, 2007
    9:30 AM ? 11:00 AM Pacific Time
    Which to use, Microsoft SoftGrid or Terminal Services? In this session, we look at these solutions, provide details on how they differ, and explain when to use them. We also cover how to install, configure, and use SoftGrid.

    Windows Server 2008 Live Chat, Virtual Lab & 8 Webcasts

    Windows Server 2008

    Onderstaand heb ik even gewoon overgenomen vanaf het Windows Server Division WebLog van Microsoft.
    Erg interessant : Oktober is de maand van het Web & Application Platform.

    October is just around the corner, the focus of the Windows Server 2008 Marketing team for the month is Web & Application Platform.  October is chalked full of events, including 8 webcasts, an executive chat, and an On Demand virtual lab. 

    Live Chat
    Windows Server 2008: Meet the people who are changing the Web at Microsoft

    Add to Calendar | Enter Chat Room
    Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 10:00AM-11:00AM Pacific Time
    Here’s your chance to chat with two of the most influential people on all things Web at Microsoft. Scott Guthrie, General Manager – .NET Developer Platform and Bill Staples, Principal Product Unit Manager – Internet Information Services (IIS) Product Team have helped shape the way Microsoft thinks and executes in the Web space. Scott has been behind some of the big things and Bill is the man behind the transformation of IIS. Don’t miss your chance to chat and ask some questions!

    Virtual Lab
    Using APPCMD Command Line or UI with IIS 7 in Windows Server 2008 Beta 3

    TechNet Webcast: What?s New in Microsoft Internet Information Services 7 for IT Professionals?

    Tuesday, October 2, 2007, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Pacific Time
    Be one of the first to take a look at all the changes coming in the new, redesigned Internet Information Services (IIS) 7. This session focuses on new troubleshooting features, a breakdown of architecture and security improvements and the new IIS 7 configuration system. We also walk through demos showcasing IIS delegation administration control to non-administrators and new diagnostics tools. Also featured are the entirely new User Interface (UI) and configuration system

    TechNet Webcast: IIS 7 Diagnostics & Troubleshooting
    Thursday, October 4, 2007, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific Time
    Ever want to know what’s really happening inside your Web server? Like what requests are executing or what AppDomains are loaded in processes? Have you wanted to trace a request but only when it’s failing? Come to this session to see how IIS7 is expanding its monitoring & diagnostics capability through features like Runtime Status & Control data that allow you to see not just which worker processes are serving which pools, but also what requests are executing in them and their current state (including what module they’re in and how long they’ve been there!). We’ll also be showing you a new feature called Failed Request Tracing that will allow you to configure IIS to trace requests for a specific URL and only flush those trace logs to disk if the request meets a failure condition that YOU define. Want to find out why your clients are hitting 401’s? or why a request for a static file is taking WAY too long? Use Failed Request Tracing to view this data. Also covered is how you can instrument new managed modules and capture that tracing in IIS trace logs (like Failed Request Tracing), as well as how to route Page Trace events into IIS trace logs. Come to this session to see how IIS7 is enabling you to finally get under the hood and see what’s really happening.

    TechNet Webcast: Securing and Tuning Internet Information Services 7
    Tuesday, October 9, 2007, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Pacific Time
    Come learn how to take advantage of the new, modular architecture of IIS7 and Server Core to build a web server that is highly customized to only the functionality that you need, without unnecessary components installed on the machine. We?ll walk through how IIS installs and works on Server Core. You?ll learn how to remotely administer an IIS installation on Server Core using PowerShell scripts accessing the new remoteable managed administration interface, or manage IIS locally using our new AppCmd command-line interface. You?ll be able to see different types of dynamic applications (ASP and PHP) working on a Server Core installation of IIS. Get a deep dive into this exciting new configuration for lower cost of ownership and greater security.

    TechNet Webcast: Deploying and Managing Web Farms
    Thursday, October 11, 2007, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific Time
    Learn how to deploy and manage Web Farms using new features in IIS 7, like UNC support. When it comes to Web farms for shared hosting or enterprise, synchronizing your configuration across several nodes is the most important feature that you need. Come learn more about the new Internet Information Services 7 configuration system that replaces the metabase, and how it optimizes Web farm scenarios. Do you want to point your Web server configuration at a central location? Do you want to quickly add new nodes without painful replication and manual tasks? Shared configuration helps you accomplish fault tolerance, load balancing and fail-over. In this session, we outline the fundamental new changes and how to turn these features into a great solution.

    TechNet Webcast: Secure, Simplified Web Publishing using IIS7
    Tuesday, October 16, 2007, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Pacific Time
    Learn how web publishing is changing for Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0. This session takes and in-depth look at the new FTP service for IIS 7, with demonstrations that showcase new features such as FTP over SSL, enhanced security features, and improved supportability options. We will also discuss Microsoft’s plans for a version of the FrontPage Server Extensions for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, as well as a new WebDAV implementation for IIS 7.

    TechNet Webcast: Securely Delegating Remote Web Site Administration with Internet Information Services 7
    Thursday, October 18, 2007, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific Time
    Remote administration and feature delegation?the coolest new features in Internet Information Services (IIS) 7. How do you enable low privilege users to connect to only their Web site or application without the nightmare of metabase ACLs? How do you allow users to change some feature settings but not others? How do you extend the UI so that new tasks can be accomplished easily? These are the types of solutions we show you. First, we review remote administration and how to use custom modules for enabling user scenarios. Then, we chat about how to give non-admins access to just their Web site and only specific settings like Default Documents

    TechNet Webcast: WSS and IIS7
    Tuesday, October 23, 2007, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Pacific Time
    Collaboration, Web application platform, and self service blogs and wikis are just a few reasons you should look at this role.  Security, performance, and management and more is why SharePoint on Windows Server 2008 is more than compelling.

    TechNet Webcast: Automating IIS7
    Thursday, October 25, 2007, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific Time
    Tired of spending long nights doing the same tasks over and over? Save time and get your life back though automation. Come take a look at all the new ways to automate tasks within IIS7 by using Powershell, our revamped WMI provider, APPCMD.EXE and the new managed code administration API all from the command line!  We?ll show you how to use the command line by automate common tasks to complex configurations. Some of the things you?ll learn include how do unattended installs of IIS7, setting up thousands of sites in a matter of minutes, and managing installations of IIS on Server Core. This is a must see for any Admin!