Microsoft Webinars Available Next Week

Microsoft is hosting the following webinars next week that are available to IAICU member schools. Click on the links for more information. You do need a Windows Live ID to register. All times are CST.

February 11th
9AM – 10:30AM
Subject: US Higher Education – Microsoft’s vision, strategy, Q&A
Presenter: Anthony Salcito (Microsoft US Edu executive)
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032368158&cu...
Audio is phone dial-in: 866.500.6738 #238383

Microsoft’s US Education executive, Anthony Salcito, will be presenting Microsoft’s activities in higher ed with emphasis on vision, strategy, and adaptation to continuously evolving campus goals. The session will feature ample time for Q&A.

2PM – 3:30PM
Subject: Microsoft System Center – What is it and why should I consider using it?
Presenter: Rich Seymore (Microsoft Technology Specialist)
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032368108&cu...
Audio is phone dial-in: 866.500.6738 #238383

System Center solutions are tuned to simplify management of the systems and applications your company already has implemented, including Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, the Microsoft Office system, and the Microsoft .NET Framework. Join in for an overview of the new and compelling management solutions for your Microsoft environment.

February 12th
9AM – 10:30AM
Subject: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 – What’s new?
Presenter: Michael Greene (Microsoft Solution Specialist)
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032368106&cu...
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This session will be focused on how the following new features: Network Access, Password Policies, Network Security Policies, Server Core, and Terminal Services. The context of each of these areas will be put into perspective on how these can benefit education accounts looking to do more with less.

2PM – 3:30PM
Subject: Collaborative campus – Microsoft Live@edu demo highlighting Exchange Labs
Presenter: Mark Renne (Microsoft Live@edu specialist)
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032368165&cu...
Audio is phone dial-in: 866.500.6738 #238383

Looking for innovative solutions for keeping your students connected? Looking for an alternative to hosting email and provides more for your students? Learn about Microsoft Live@edu, Microsoft’s newest platform for delivering student and alumni email, communication and collaborative services.

Exchange Labs is a new program from the Microsoft Exchange team, advancing the way we deliver next-generation email and unified communications capabilities. Partnering with the Windows Live @ edu offering, Exchange Labs gives students and alumni access to Exchange-based email: 5 GB mailboxes, secure email, a shared address book, calendars and more!

February 13th
9AM – 10:30AM
Subject: Microsoft System Center overview: Configuration Manager
Presenter: Brian Hinkelman (Microsoft Technology Specialist)
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032368162&cu...
Audio is phone dial-in: 866.500.6738 #238383

How much time and money would you save if applications and updates could be automatically deployed, without having to include them in the image? How much easier would managing your infrastructure be if you only had one OS image, that didn’t care about different hardware, or which desktops had which applications? Imagine the ability to automate your desktop deployments and future updates, from a single console, without having to physically be at the desktop. This session will show you how System Center Configuration Manager can make those possibilities a reality. Manage your deployments, configurations, software and hardware assets, and much more.

2PM – 3:30PM
Subject: Microsoft Exchange Server with Unified Communications
Presenter: Bill Hagen (Microsoft Solution Specialist)
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032368105&cu...
Audio is phone dial-in: 866.500.6738 #238383

Microsoft’s introduction of unified messaging support in Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 marks the start of the third wave of unified messaging technology: robust, interoperable, server-based tools that integrate with desktop and mobile clients to give information workers access to voice, fax, and email data from wherever they are and allows users to use the telephone to manage their email, calendar, and personal contacts.

February 14th
9AM – 10:30AM
Subject: Microsoft System Center overview: Data Protection Manager
Presenter: Rich Seymore (Microsoft Technology Specialist)
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032368164&cu...
Audio is phone dial-in: 866.500.6738 #238383

How much time and money would you save if applications and updates could be automatically deployed, without having to include them in the image? How much easier would managing your infrastructure be if you only had one OS image, that didn’t care about different hardware, or which desktops had which applications? Imagine the ability to automate your desktop deployments and future updates, from a single console, without having to physically be at the desktop. This session will show you how System Center Configuration Manager can make those possibilities a reality. Manage your deployments, configurations, software and hardware assets, and much more.

2PM – 3:30PM
Subject: Microsoft 2008 – The Year of the Student!
Presenters: Kathy Richardson (Zune Program Manager); Jeff Olander (Microsoft Account Manager)
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032368110&cu...
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We will explore Microsoft tools and solutions that better connect students to both family and friends See how the Zune offering innovates with unique “social” networking possibilities, what’s in the works for additional functionality, and what opportunities there are for each colleges to customize with their own branding for its student body. See how the latest Windows Live online services can be leveraged to provide both a connected and collaborative experience: everything from ability to share files with Microsoft SkyDrive to working together on projects with Office Live Workspace – all for Free. Learn how any and all of these offerings can empower your technology innovation hungry students – hear of various ways schools are looking at utilizing these free offerings today.

February 15th
9AM – 10:30AM
Subject: Microsoft Licensing update – Enterprise CAL, Campus Agreement 3.5 enhancements and more
Presenter: Kelly Stanley (Microsoft Licensing Specialist)
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032368100&cu...
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Learn more about what a Campus Agreement can provide for your campus from costs savings, training benefits, and employee benefits – highlighting new benefits introduced with the 3.5, benefits of the Enterprise CAL suite, and Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack and what they provide.