Posted by: kurtsh | January 13, 2006

WEBCASTS: New online seminars for Management technologies

Secrets of a Heterogeneous Infrastructure Webcast
In late November and mid-December, Quest worked with Microsoft employees James Mizell, Shara Szott, Renee Woods, Tim Newton, Mike Ward and John Roller to deliver a Webcast about SMS and MOM and how customers can leverage Vintela Management Extensions (VMX) to manage their entire enterprise, including Windows, Unix, Linux and Macintosh resources.
For more information, read Jackson Shaw’s latest paper on security and management at: http://wm.quest.com/landing/?id=171
 
TechNet Webcast: Active Directory Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 (Level 200)
Wednesday, January 18, 2006 – 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Pacific Time
Keith Combs, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
In this webcast, we explore the features and capabilities of the Microsoft Active Directory Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005. This management pack monitors events that are placed in the Application, System, and Directory Service event logs by various Active Directory components and subsystems. It also monitors the overall health of Active Directory and alerts you to critical performance issues. Learn how the Active Directory Management Pack for MOM 2005 can provide you with valuable monitoring information for most implementations of Active Directory. We also show how Active Directory Management Pack reports make important information available to you in the areas of trending, user account problems, configuration, and service level availability.
 
TechNet Webcast: Planning and Deploying Systems Management Server 2003 (Level 200)
Wednesday, January 18, 2006 – 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Pacific Time
John Baker, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
Planning the deployment of your Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 environment is an important step towards ensuring that your installation is successful and stable. In this webcast, we offer best practices for deployment and look at various tools that are available to assist you with your SMS 2003 installation.
 
 
TechNet Webcast: An In-Depth Analysis of Self-Managing Dynamic Systems (Level 200)
Wednesday, January 18, 2006 – 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Pacific Time
Peter Meister, Lead Product Manager, Windows Server, Microsoft Corporation
Jeff Woolsey, Lead Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Self-managing dynamic systems are information technology (IT) infrastructures that abstract, or virtualize, computing resources to help IT professionals deploy business services more nimbly and respond quickly to business requirements. Self-managing dynamic systems can have a powerful effect on how you approach your business. This webcast provides an in-depth analysis of self-managing dynamic systems. Learn how to create highly available, highly reliable server operations by combining key management technologies with virtualization and coupling them with the Microsoft Windows Server operating system.
 
TechNet Webcast: Troubleshooting Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 (Level 200)
Monday, January 23, 2006 – 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Pacific Time
John Baker, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
Troubleshooting Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 installations can be difficult unless you know where to look and what to look for. This webcast describes some of the common problems with SMS 2003 environments and illustrates straightforward solutions with practical demonstrations. We cover common problems and solutions, including those related to installing SMS management points and advanced clients, communication between the components in your SMS hierarchy, management point security, and Microsoft SQL Server access.
 
TechNet Webcast: Best Practices for Security Update Management with Systems Management Server 2003 (Level 200)
Wednesday, January 25, 2006 – 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time
John Baker, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
Join this webcast to learn about the best practices you should consider when you develop an update management solution using Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003. Get detailed recommendations for all parts of a software update solution, including the setup stage and the software update cycle. We provide specific guidance on updating  desktop, mobile, and server computers. We also discuss using the Dell inventory tool to update Dell servers.
 
TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 for Exchange Deployments (Level 200)
Friday, January 27, 2006 – 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Keith Combs, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
In this webcast, we explore the Microsoft Exchange 2003 Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 and show how it can help your organization proactively identify problems. We discuss the monitoring capabilities provided by this management pack and demonstrate how they can help you to identify problems and quickly solve them. We also examine the reporting capabilities provided by this management pack and explain how they can help you avoid problems.
 

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