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Vista Training in "May" sees some changes

In my earlier post i indicated we would be delivering some Vista training in May….Well this has now slipped out to the first week in June and will also include a session on Office 12 please find the updated proposed agenda below.

As soon I have the dates/cities i will post.





KEYNOTE:  Modelling of Connected Systems, Thinking of SOA in larger context George Asgari – Platform Strategy Advisor


When considering an IT investment, the question should not be “what does it do?” but “what does it enable the business to do?” Investing in IT is not an end in itself, but a means to an end: creating an engine for change and opportunity for success. Through innovative software, we seek to help business get more from existing systems, to better align the way technology works with the way people work, and to maximize value of IT investment.


In this talk, Microsoft Platform Strategy Advisor, George Asgari, will discuss how you can plan for future, based on your organization’s key business imperatives using Service Orientation Architecture principles without vendor lock-in.

Speaker George Asgari



1 hr


Morning Tea

30 mins




Developer Track

ITPro Track



Introducing Developer Feature to Office 2007

The 2007 Microsoft Office system is a breakthrough solution platform that includes clients, servers, services, and tools. Built on XML and a set of new extensibility technologies, it gives you the solution building blocks you need to meet today’s business demands more quickly than building from scratch.   This session will walk through some of the new features for developers such as the XML file formats, Visual  Studio  Tools  for Office  v3 and the new user experience technologies such as Adaptive UI, Galleries and Ribbons. Speaker: Charles Sterling


Windows Vista Deployment Overview

In this session, we will cover a number of topics related to deploying Windows Vista. We’ll look at the advantages of using a managed deployment process and how automating your Windows deployment can increase the reliability and manageability of your digital infrastructure while lowering costs. We will examine the new imaging format and the new image management tools developed for Windows Vista to simplify your deployment process. We’ll also cover the Windows Pre installation Environment, which is the platform for installing Windows Vista. In this session, we will cover a few of the more important of these tools, like the Application Compatibility Toolkit, which helps to ensure that your legacy applications continue to function correctly with Windows Vista. Finally, we will cover some of the deployment management systems that can help administrators in enterprise environments to automate the deployment of Windows Vista.

Speaker:  ??



1 hr



45 mins


Upgrading applications to Windows Vista

Windows Vista™ (formerly Windows code name “Longhorn”) is a substantial advance in Windows, with significant innovations in the developer platform. Windows Vista makes it easier than ever before to build applications that are more secure, reliable, and manageable. The next three sessions will provide an overview of how to upgrade your applications to take advantage of these new features.  Part one of this series will focus on fundamentals and security including infocard

Speaker: Darren Neimke


Imaging Windows Vista

In this session we will look at how to capture a Windows Vista image, how to view these image files, and edit these files and the configuration settings within the image files themselves. The updated Windows Pre-installation, or WinPE, provides a platform for the imaging features. We will discuss how the image capture occurs with the use of XImage, which is a command line tool. An important component of the new imaging capabilities provided with Windows Vista is the Windows Imaging, or WIM, file format. We will discuss how this new file-based image format provides advantages and capabilities beyond typical sector based imaging solution. Finally, we will look at options for deploying the WIM file. The WIM file is installed differently than previous images and there are new options for deployment within an organization. We are not going to go into detail of the deployment process but will give an overview of how it works and its role in the imaging process.

Speaker:  ??



1 hr


Developer Features Windows Vista Part II

Part II in the Windows Vista II series will focus on upgrading the application user experience.  The Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation (formerly code named “Avalon”) provides the foundation for building applications and high fidelity experiences in Windows Vista, blending together application UI, documents, and media content, while exploiting the full power of your computer. The functionality extends to the support for Tablet and other forms of input, a more modern imaging and printing pipeline, accessibility and UI automation infrastructure, data driven UI and visualization, as well as the integration points for weaving the application experience into the Windows shell.

Speaker: Charles Sterling


Windows Vista Reliability Improvements

In this session we will look at the Reliability features in Windows Vista, we will start with how end users define reliability and how system downtime affects them. We will examine the different attributes of reliability and examine the goals for Windows Vista. Finally, we’ll cover in detail several new reliability and performance feature and improvements in Windows Vista such as the improved responsiveness of Windows Vista, new automatic recovery and the built-in diagnostics.

Speaker:  ??


1 hr


Afternoon Tea

30 min


Developer Features Windows Vista Part III

Part three of the Windows Vista developer Series will focus on creating the next generation Web 2.0 connected applications.  Windows Communication Foundation (formerly code-named “Indigo”) is a set of .NET technologies for building and running connected systems. It is a new breed of communications infrastructure built around the Web services architecture. Advanced Web services support in Windows Communication Foundation provides secure, reliable, and transacted messaging along with interoperability. The service-oriented programming model of Windows Communication Foundation is built on the Microsoft .NET Framework and simplifies development of connected systems. Windows Workflow Foundation is the programming model, engine and tools for quickly building workflow enabled applications on Windows. It consists of a WinFX namespace, an in-process workflow engine, and designers for Visual Studio 2005.

Speaker: Darren Neimke



Windows Vista Security Features

In this session, we will discuss many of the innovative design philosophies and development strategies involved in making Windows Vista the most secure Windows operating system to date. One way that this security has been achieved is through service hardening. This means that most services run with low privilege to minimize resource access. Vista introduces several user-level security features within the Windows interface as well as additional enhancements to Internet Explorer including anti-spyware and anti-phishing capabilities. The Windows Firewall has also undergone significant improvements, including enhanced UI functionality, inbound and outbound filtering, filtering by application, and full support for IPv6. We’ll also talk about some of the other security enhancements available in Windows Vista, such as BitLock, data protection, and improved smartcard support.

Speaker:  ??


1 hr


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