A Month in #Exchange and #OCS: March 2011: Events

#Exchange2010 #Lync #MMMUG

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TechNet Webcast: Information About Microsoft February Security Bulletins (Level 200)
Join us for a brief overview of the technical details of the February security bulletins. We intend to address your concerns in this webcast, therefore, most of the webcast is devoted to attendees asking questions about the bulletins and getting answers from Microsoft security experts.

TechNet Webcast: Troubleshooting Common BlackBerry Issues (Level 200)
This presentation covers troubleshooting guidance for customers who experience issues activating, managing, and decommissioning BlackBerry users in Microsoft Business Productivity Online Standard (BPOS) Suite.

Business Insights Webcast: Simplifying User Provisioning and Access to Microsoft Office 365 (Level 100)
To manage identities and provide cloud services such as Microsoft Office 365, you must have sound management of identities and access on-premises. Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010 can help you manage those identities and access, both on-premises and in the cloud, to allow for a more successful Office 365 deployment. This webcast provides a high level introduction to identity and access management and its role in cloud services. It covers the critical role of a sound strategy on premises to allow for a successful cloud deployment, a customer case study, and common deployment scenarios of Forefront Identity Manager as it relates to Office 365 and other online services

Microsoft Lync Unified Communications Overview & Demo Featuring Microsoft IT
Learn how Microsoft is saving more than $215 million annually— Increasing employee productivity, and replacing its PBX infrastructure with Microsoft Lync
Success in today’s business world hinges on collaboration —whether it’s with other employees, clients, partners, or vendors. Now there’s a way for your organization to transform every communication into an interaction that is more collaborative, engaging, and accessible from anywhere.
Learn how the streamlined communications performance you’ve come to rely on with Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 has just gotten better.  Improve collaboration, facilitate easier management, and lower the cost of ownership of your communications systems.

Business Insights Webcast: Empower Exchange Server 2010 with Forefront Identity Manager 2010 (Level 100)
The client functionality of Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010, including user provisioning, deprovisioning, group management, and password reset, can add efficiency and can allow for immediate cost savings in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 deployments. Truly empower Exchange Server 2010 by using Forefront Identity Manager’s enhanced distribution group management, and use Forefront Identity Manager’s security group management to automate and provide self-service for Exchange Server 2010’s role-based access control. All of this helps you harness Exchange Server 2010, improve security, increase compliance, and save money.

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Tuesday, March 08, 2011: Business Insights Webcast: Making the Switch to Software-Based VoIP (Level 100)
Discover rich features that go beyond the phone when your company makes the switch to software-based voice over IP (VoIP). Microsoft Lync 2010 can replace, add to, or enhance your existing IP private branch exchange (PBX) system in a unified solution that is easy to deploy and manage. Lync combines the telephony features of a traditional IP PBX with rich presence, instant messaging, and conferencing to improve communication and to lower costs. Users can access intuitive, powerful voice features from phones, PCs, and desktop applications in the office, at home, or on the road.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011: TechNet Webcast: Information About Microsoft March Security Bulletins (Level 200)
Join us for a brief overview of the technical details of the March security bulletins. We intend to address your concerns in this webcast, therefore, most of the webcast is devoted to attendees asking questions about the bulletins and getting answers from Microsoft security experts.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011: TechNet Webcast: Maximizing the Value of Small Business Server 2011 Standard with Dell Solutions (Level 200)
While every business is unique, most business owners share similar needs when it comes to running IT operations. They want simple and cost-effective solutions that maximize return on their IT investment, improve employee productivity and ensure their data is protected. By bringing together Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 and Dell, you get an integrated solution that accomplishes all of this and much more.  Be sure to participate in the Q&A and ask questions about how Microsoft SBS 2011 and Dell servers & storage bring real value to your IT operations.

Thursday, March 24, 2011: TechNet Webcast: Establish a Messaging and Collaboration Services Offering for Cloud (Level 200)
Attend this webcast and determine how you can offer your business customers efficiency through Microsoft Messaging and Collaboration Cloud Services. Download an overview of the planning considerations for building these services by using Microsoft
Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1), Microsoft SharePoint 2010, and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 while leveraging the multi-tenant Active Directory model that Exchange Server 2010 SP1 delivers. Also, find specific documents for deploying and migrating to Exchange Server 2010 SP1, SharePoint 2010, and Office Communications Server 2007 R2.  

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