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Post Exchange 2010 Event Materials

June 22, 2009 11 comments

Nathan Winters has kindly followed up on his session in Dublin on Exchange 2010 with a blog post.  This includes a copy of his slides, a link to a whitepaper and answers to the two questions he didn’t have answers for on the day.

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Windows User Group Event: Operations Manager 2007 R2

June 22, 2009 9 comments

Microsoft has just released the newest version of System Center Operations Manager, 2007 R2. OpsMgr, AKA SCOM, allows an enterprise to monitor the health and performance of the IT infrastructure from hardware all the way to the applications. Component monitoring, audit logging, service delivery monitoring and performance monitoring have been with us since 2007. SLA monitoring has been enhanced in 2007 R2 and Cross Platform Extensions add the ability to natively monitor UNIX and LINUX from the Microsoft platform

This session by expert Paul Keely will introduce you to OpsMgr and to the new features added in OpsMgr 2007 R2.

Agenda

09:30 Introduction
09:45 The monitoring story
10:00 Operations Manger Whistle Stop tour
10:40 Breakout
10:50 Monitoring deep dive, Monitors, Rules, Synthetic Transactions and Service level dashboards all from the field.
11:50 Q&A

The Speaker

Paul Keely has been working for Microsoft Consultant Services for the last number of years doing enterprise deployments of most of the System Center products, but mostly focusing on SCOM. Paul is back working for himself, is deeply engaged in a number of large SCOM deployments right now and is full of lessons learned and helpful information for anyone thinking about deploying SCOM, and for those working on it right now.

Where And When

Registration is mandatory for attending the in-person event at Microsoft.

The event will be held in Building 2 at the Microsoft European Development Centre (EDC), South County Business Park, Leopardstown, Dublin 18

Registration: 09:00

Event: 09:30 until 12:00

Registration

To attend in person you must register.

Webcast

Registration is not required to join the online webcast. You can join the web cast by:
1) Installing the free Live Meeting Client
2) Clicking on this link: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/usergroups/join?id=OpsMgr2007R2&role=attend

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Windows User Group Event: Office Communications Server Technical Overview

June 18, 2009 8 comments

The Irish Windows User Group will be running a session focusing on OCS, aka Office Communications Server.  The speaker is John McCabe, a senior engineer with CDSoft. 

Mobile users and mobile computing have enabled a more flexible workforce but there is a challenge in enabling communications that are just as flexible and mobile.  OCS can be used to resolve these issues.  For most of us, this is an alien world and we just wouldn’t know where to start.  This session aims to show you how you can use OCS to resolve communications issues in your business.

The Agenda

  • Discussion about unified communications (UC) and a quick open forum: This is to facilitate if people know what UC is to give them background information and concepts regarding it and then a quick open forum of topics/questions they would like emphasised in the run through
  • Deployment Scenarios – Internal Deployments: A Discussion on the types of deployment you can have internally in your organisation
  • Deployment Scenarios – (Remote Access/Federation/Public IM): A discussion on the types of deployment you can have for external users and internal users to communicate outside the organisation
  • Break
  • Planning For Unified Communications: Detail the process about planning for a deployment in your organisation and some of the factors you have to think about

About The Speaker

John McCabe works for CDSoft Limited based in Celbridge, Kildare. He has worked for over 12 years in the IT industry in various different fields ranging from telecoms, security, deployment and design. Over the last 12 months he has focused his attention on pushing Unified Communications in the Irish market place. He has presented alongside Microsoft on “Tech Days” about Unified Communications and many times in Microsoft “Envision” Centre. John has attained the 088-924 and 074-924 Voice Specialization Exams from Microsoft further complementing his UC skill set.

Where And When

Registration is mandatory for attending the in-person event at Microsoft.

The event will be held at Microsoft’s Microsoft European Development Centre (EDC), South County Business Park, Leopardstown, Dublin 18

  • July 9th
  • Registration: 09:00
  • Event: 09:30 until 12:00

Live Meeting

Although the best experience is to be on site for the presentation, we will be live webcasting the event using Live Meeting.  You should use the installed (not the web) client

There is no need to register for the live event if you only wish to tune into the webcast.

The URL for the meeting is: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/usergroups/join?id=OCSOverview&role=attend

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