After the success of the last few Live Meetings, with over 100 attendees at each, the 'System Center in Education' series Continues with a closer look at each of the products and what they mean to Education Customers. They have been scheduled as a series in advance, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, at 10:30, until the end of November, so you can pop them in your diary as a regular session.
Registration is simple - register once and choose which meetings you would like to attend.
System Center Configuration Manager 2007
System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 has long been a favourable choice for education organisations of all sizes to comprehensively assess, deploy and update servers, clients and devices across physical, virtual, distributed and mobile environments.
The upcoming version R3, introduces the ability to centrally monitor and control the power consumption of Windows clients, and can therefore help organisations decrease their carbon footprint and potentially realise significant cost savings on energy bills and reduce their overall environmental impact.
In this live meeting with Microsoft Partner Dimension Data we will explore some of the key capabilities of SCCM and give you chance to ask the experts your questions.
Tuesday October 19th 10:30-11:30 or
Thursday October 21st 10:30-11:30
System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
Data Protection Manager (DPM) provides a fast and reliable backup and recovery solution for Windows Environments. DPM seamlessly uses disk and tape to provide a scalable and cost effective solution. DPM provides unified protection of a growing number of Microsoft Servers including SharePoint, Exchange, SQL, virtualisation and file-servers.
DPM provides native site-to-site replication for Disaster Recovery to either another DPM server or an off-site cloud provider and can also be extended to non-Microsoft workloads for a unified solution across the campus.
In this live meeting Microsoft Partner Esteem will discuss the many benefits DPM can bring to education organisations.
Tuesday October 26th 10:30-11:30 or
Thursday October 28th 10:30-11:30
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2
System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) provides a straightforward and cost-effective solution for the unified management of physical and virtual machines. VMM provides a host of features including Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO) for dynamic and responsive management of virtual infrastructure and the consolidation of underutilised physical servers. Converting existing physical servers to virtual is easy using the P2V (Physical to Virtual) converter. In addition to Microsoft Virtualisation, VMM can also manage and migrate VMWare virtual machines.
Tuesday November 2nd 10:30-11:30 or
Thursday November 4th 10:30-11:30
System Center Essentials 2010
For smaller organisations managing less than 500 PCs and 50 servers, System Center Essentials provides a comprehensive management solution where perhaps the entire suite might be a little excessive.
SCE provides a unified solution with a single console for managing a broad range of tasks across your physical and virtual servers, clients, hardware, software, and IT services.
Tuesday November 9th 10:30-11:30 or
Thursday November 11th 10:30-11:30
System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2
System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) provides end-to-end service monitoring enabling Operations and IT Management teams to identify, and resolve issues affecting the health of distributed IT services – before they become problems. SCOM can monitor both your Microsoft on non-Microsoft environments and therefore provide a unified solution across the entire campus.
Microsoft partner Inframon will be presenting this session and will be available to answer any of your questions.
Tuesday November 16th 10:30-11:30 or
Thursday November 18th 10:30-11:30
System Center Service Manager 2010
System Center Service Manager is Service Desk solution providing incident and problem resolution, change control, and asset lifecycle management. By unifying knowledge across the System Center suite, Service Manager helps IT continuously adapt to new business requirements while reducing cost and lowering time to resolution.
This session presented by Microsoft partner Silversands will provide a good overview of the key functionality of the product – and give you chance to get your questions answered.
Tuesday November 23rd 10:30-11:30 or
Thursday November 25th 10:30-11:30
Join this live meeting for a glimpse of the future of cloud based PC management. Currently in Beta, Windows InTune is a comprehensive solution that includes PC management, malware protection, windows upgrades, remote control and more. This could potentially be a great solution if you are managing a number of organisations, or distributed IT systems (for example, managing multiple primary schools, or remote university departments or learning outreach centres of a college)
Tuesday November 30th 10:30-11:30 or
Thursday December 2nd 10:30-11:30
And there's a bonus for attending…
Richard has also got his hands on a limited number of full DVD sets of the Microsoft Management Summit 2010, which include:
- Breakout Tracks
- Hands-on Lab manuals
- Supporting Materials from Microsoft and Event Sponsors
- Videos recorded during the even
On each Live Meeting he'll be giving one set away to a random attendee - but you've got to be at the Live Meeting to get into the draw.