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

#Exchange2010 #Lync #MMMUG

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TechNet Webcast: Introducing Office 365 to Your End Users (Level 100)
Are you planning on rolling out Microsoft Office 365 to your organization? You’re familiar with the back-end cloud benefits, but how does Office 365 affect your users? In this fast-paced 60-minute presentation, we discuss strategy to make sure that your business captures the productivity gains that are possible with Office 365. Topics include planning pre-rollout training, generating excitement among your users, easing the tension of deployment day, and providing ongoing resources.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032486368&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

Business Insights Webcast: BPOS to Office 365 Transition (Part 1 of 2): New Features, Experiences and Requirements
Join us for both events in this series as Microsoft Office 365 delivers the power of cloud productivity to businesses of all sizes. Office 365 combines the familiar Microsoft Office suite with cloud-based versions of next-generation communications and collaboration services: Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft SharePoint Online, and Microsoft Lync Online. Give your people new ways to collaborate on documents, the ability to work online or offline, and access to their documents, email, calendars from any device. This webcast details guidance for the transition from Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) to Office 365, the requirements for Office 365, and administrator tasks for getting your organization ready for Office 365
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032484649&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

MSDN Webcast: Cloud Power Event Series (Part 1 of 5): Data Migration to the Cloud (Level 200)
Data migration to the Cloud. Few things have as much value in the digital age as good old data. Unfortunately, it is often scattered and not necessarily running on infrastructure that’s up to date. In this session, you will learn about the challenge of having data sitting on “intermittently maintained infrastructure” and how best to migrate to a cloud environment that is persistently up to date.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032486464&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

TechNet Webcast: End User Tips and Tricks for Office 365: Focus on SharePoint Online (Level 100)
Are you wondering what Microsoft SharePoint Online is and how it impacts your organization? Are you curious about what role it can play in your employees’ productivity experience? Join us for a fast-paced 60-minute session that is designed to highlight the most exciting features of SharePoint Online. An instructor showcases a tip or a feature every few minutes, which provides you with a broad and real-world understanding of what the platform can do for your users. Topics include collaborating with team sites, simplifying document access through Microsoft Office Web Apps, coauthoring content by using Microsoft Office and SharePoint Online, automating business processes, and improving communication with Microsoft Lync Online integration.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032486370&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

TechNet Webcast: End User Tips and Tricks for Office 365: Exchange Online with Email (Level 100)
Are you wondering what Microsoft Exchange Online is and how it impacts your organization? Are you curious about what role it can play in your employees’ productivity experience? Join us for a fast-paced 60-minute session that is designed to highlight the most exciting features of Exchange Online. An instructor showcases a tip or a feature every few minutes, which provides you with a broad and real-world understanding of what the platform can do for your users. Topics include organizing your inbox in Microsoft Outlook 2010, connecting with your contacts, accessing your email anywhere on any device, and keeping track of your day in Outlook 2010.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032486201&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

Business Insights Webcast: BPOS to Office 365 Transition (Part 2 of 2): Administration Steps and Experience (Level 100)
Join us for both events in this series as Microsoft Office 365 introduces new online services and capabilities, new user experiences, and new online platform capabilities. It also introduces new underlying server software into Microsoft Online Services data centers as well as other major new service and platform investments. The name may be new and includes new offerings, but you are subscribed to the same service, just significantly enhanced. In this webcast, we work through the changes in the administration of Office 365 from Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS), client requirements and deployment options, and transition guidance from the IT perspective.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032484651&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

TechNet Webcast: End User Tips and Tricks for Office 365: Get the Most out of Lync Online (Level 100)
Are you wondering what Microsoft Lync Online is and how it impacts your organization? Are you curious about what role it can play in your employees’ productivity experience? Join us for a fast-paced 60-minute session that is designed to highlight the most exciting features of Lync Online. An instructor showcases a tip or a feature every few minutes, which provides you with a broad and real-world understanding of what the platform can do for your users. Topics include viewing Lync Online presence in your applications, managing conversations, sharing your desktop with others, and hosting an online meeting.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032486203&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

Microsoft Office System Webcast: Tips and Tricks for OneNote and Outlook 2010 (Level 100)
We invite you to attend a Live Meeting presentation that will help you get the most out of OneNote and Outlook 2010. Learn about new features and timesavers to help you in your day-to-day work. This session is good for beginner and intermediate users.

The time you take to attend this session can help save you time later – past participants report saving from 15 to over 30 minutes a day after attending a Tips and Tricks session. Led by an expert Microsoft technology presenter, the session will be informative and entertaining, designed to help you learn how to work more effectively.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032474356&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

TechNet Webcast: Forefront Protection for Office: Cloud Protection Technologies (Level 300)
Learn how to best protect your email by using Microsoft Forefront Online Protection for Exchange. Hear about core Forefront Online Protection for Exchange capabilities, such as multiple-engine antivirus protection, antispam protection, and policy definition, that help keep your customer email collaboration more secure.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032481080&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

TechNet Webcast: The Forefront Online Protection for Exchange Management Experience (Level 300)
Learn best practices for how to use the Microsoft Forefront Online Protection for Exchange Administration Center. In this webcast, get tips and tricks from experts about key product capabilities and how to effectively manage Forefront Online Protection for Exchange.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032481086&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

TechNet Webcast: Forefront Online Protection for Exchange Routing Scenarios (Level 300)
This webcast takes a deep dive into the new capabilities of the next release of Microsoft Forefront Online Protection for Exchange. New customers that use the Microsoft Office 365 cloud-based application suite and Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) will be able to route mail through Forefront Online Protection for Exchange for filtering. All Forefront Online Protection for Exchange customers will be able to configure secure cross-premises hybrid mail-flow scenarios that can help them seamlessly move mail infrastructure to the cloud while maintaining existing investments and configuration. This webcast presents and demonstrates these scenarios and describes the underlying architecture.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032481082&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

Business Insights Webcast: BPOS to Office 365 Transition (Part 2 of 2): Administration Steps and Experience (Level 100)
Join us for both events in this series as Microsoft Office 365 introduces new online services and capabilities, new user experiences, and new online platform capabilities. It also introduces new underlying server software into Microsoft Online Services data centers as well as other major new service and platform investments. The name may be new and includes new offerings, but you are subscribed to the same service, just significantly enhanced. In this webcast, we work through the changes in the administration of Office 365 from Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS), client requirements and deployment options, and transition guidance from the IT perspective.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032484763&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

TechNet Webcast: Forefront Online Protection for Exchange and Office 365 (Level 300)
Microsoft Forefront Online Protection for Exchange and Microsoft Office 365 are better together. See how the new features in Forefront Online Protection for Exchange 11.1 help Office 365 customers simplify the management experience through a single sign on (SSO). Also, learn how the new inbound and outbound advanced routing scenarios in Forefront Online Protection for Exchange help Office 365 customers optimize their email flow requirements.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032481084&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

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Friday, June 03, 2011 TechNet Webcast: Talk TechNet with Keith Combs and Matt Hester – Episode 34: PowerShell with Sean Kearney (Level 200)
Call in or join us on the web as we host Sean Kearney, Microsoft PowerShell MVP.  Sean is the “Energized about IT” guy and you’ll find him frequently blogging at http://ye110wbeard.wordpress.com/.  Last time we had Sean on the show he broke into a series of demos on Live Meeting.  Now technically this is a talk show, but keep that in mind just in case he decides to get energetic again. Be sure to take advantage of this unique opportunity to get some questions answered.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032487714

Monday, June 06, 2011 TechNet Webcast: Virtualizing Exchange Server with Hyper-V: Better Together (Level 200)
This webcast covers virtualization scenarios for Microsoft Exchange 2010 and how the combination of Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center solves the issues. We also discuss the various deployment scenarios for Exchange and perform a deep dive on virtualizing it with Hyper-V. The presentation highlights examples of Exchange performance on Hyper-V and best practices for a successful deployment. Finally, we also touch upon partner solutions, including the PRO packs and how these solutions enhance the benefits of running Exchange virtually.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032486375

Tuesday, June 07, 2011 TechNet Webcast: Lync Server 2010 Architecture Topologies (Level 200)
In this webcast, we describe the overall architecture of Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and the key considerations for the scalability and performance of each server role. This webcast provides the background and framework for the other Lync Server 2010 webcasts and serves as a bridge between the overview session and the drill-downs in the different product areas.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032486206

Thursday, June 09, 2011 TechNet Webcast: Lync Server 2010: Migration and Coexistence (Level 300)
In this webcast, we explore the path of moving from Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 to Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Although some of the technical functionalities of the products are similar, these are two very different products. Join this webcast to prepare yourself for a successful migration from Communications Server 2007 R2 to Lync Server 2010.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032486208

Monday, June 13, 2011 TechNet Webcast: Cybercriminals Using Marketing-Like Approaches to Target Consumers (Level 200)
Microsoft has released the latest Security Intelligence Report (SIR v10). Volume 10 uncovers evolving threat landscape trend information from more than 600 million systems worldwide, focusing on the second half of 2010. In addition, there are 117 global threat assessments, which help make SIR v10 the most comprehensive compilation of malware information in the world. In this webcast, Frank Simorjay discusses SIR v10.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032488101

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 TechNet Webcast: Lync Server 2010: Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) (Level 300)
In this webcast, we introduce the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Management Shell, a new method of administration and management. The Lync Server 2010 Management Shell is a powerful management interface built on the Windows PowerShell command-line interface, which includes a comprehensive set of cmdlets that are specific to Lync Server 2010. We take a look at various commands and how to perform various management tasks by using the Lync Server 2010 Management Shell.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032486210

Thursday, June 16, 2011 Business Insights Webcast: Cloud Productivity for Enterprises Featuring Microsoft Office 365 (Level 100)
Microsoft Office 365 delivers the power of cloud productivity to businesses of all sizes, helping to save time and money and to free up valued resources. Office 365 combines the familiar Office desktop suite with cloud-based versions of Microsoft’s next-generation communications and collaboration services: Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft SharePoint Online, and Microsoft Lync Online. Office 365 is simple to use, easy to administer, and backed by the robust security and guaranteed reliability you expect from a world-class service provider. See an overview of all the products and services of Office 365, pricing and licensing concepts, and a demonstration of the future of productivity.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032479775

Friday, June 17, 2011 TechNet Webcast: Lync Server 2010: Implementing Call-Admission Control (Level 300)
Real-time communications are sensitive to the latency and packet loss that can occur on congested networks. Call-Admission Control (CAC) determines, based on available network bandwidth, whether to allow real-time communication sessions such as voice or video calls to be established. During this webcast, we go through the planning aspects to prepare you for the implementation of CAC.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032486213
Friday, June 10, 2011 TechNet Webcast: How to Build a Private Cloud (Part 1): An Overview of a Private Cloud (Level 100)
In this session, we discuss the emergence of a private cloud as the logical next step in virtualization and the amazing benefits that you can get by automating IT services in your organization. We compare and contrast hosted versus on-premises private cloud options and discuss the advantages and drawbacks of each. We also discuss the tools and techniques that you need to build your own private cloud.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032487286

Friday, June 17, 2011 TechNet Webcast: How to Build a Private Cloud (Part 2): Hyper-V, the Backbone of a Private Cloud (Level 200)
In this session, we demonstrate some of the key functionalities of Hyper-V that make it ideally suited to perform IT as a service and private cloud functions. We walk through a demonstration of installing and configuring Hyper-V for a private cloud and discuss some of the important considerations of running Hyper-V in this environment.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032487288

Friday, June 24, 2011 TechNet Webcast: How to Build a Private Cloud (Part 3): System Center, the Nerve Center of a Private Cloud (Level 200)
In this session, we discuss the key functions of the Microsoft System Center tools as the nerve center for your private cloud. We talk about System Center Operations Manager and System Center Virtual Machine Manager. We demonstrate how to install and configure each of these into a private cloud and demonstrate their effectiveness as the management tools for private cloud environments.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032487294

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 TechNet Webcast: How to Build a Private Cloud (Part 4): The Self-Service Portal, the Muscles of a Private Cloud (Level 200)
In this session, we discuss the self-service portal and demonstrate how to install, configure, and potentially use it in a private cloud. We demonstrate how to configure and implement virtual machine roles in a private cloud and how you can use the self-service portal to easily maintain and update those roles. Finally, we discuss how to use Windows Azure Connect to integrate your private cloud with the public cloud.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032487333

A Month in #Exchange and #OCS: June 2011: News, Linkz and Downloads

#Exchange2010 #Exchange #Lync I know I am cr@p not giving you all 4 of these last month, but I was a busy as a blue a5ed fly.  So lets get this party started!

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Microsoft Office Communications Server … In
Blog Posts & News from last month Microsoft Communications Server … In Blog Posts & News from last month
Lync … In Blog Posts & News from last month

Check out Google fast flip too .. for Exchange, OCS and Lync

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Let me know if this doesn’t work for you, but I have starred stuff in InstantPaper and my Favorites in Twitter.

http://www.instapaper.com/ (create a free account on it, you will be able to add “stared” items to a folder that include most of these, and will update when i do. My username on Instantpaper is FLAPHEAD)

http://twitter.com/flaphead/favorites

I have started to Star item in google reader, but need to workout how to share them. Once I have I’ll let you know

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Hey Exchange Team … You could learn a thing or from the Lync team in regrard to documentation publishing

Exchange Server 2010 SP1 UM Language Packs
These downloads contain pre-recorded prompts, grammar files, text to speech data, Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) files, and Voice Mail Preview capabilities for a specific language that is supported by Exchange 2010 SP1 Unified Messaging (UM). Warning: This UM language pack must only be installed as an add-in to Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Unified Messaging.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=ee7d3f0e-81bd-46ce-8f23-a38199e2c6ee

Microsoft Lync 2010 RGS Training
Learn how to use Microsoft Lync 2010 RGS features and functionality.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=8f93590d-3758-4b3c-9cf6-c6dc316b5c37

Microsoft Lync 2010 Web App Training
Learn how to use the Microsoft Lync 2010 Web App to join meetings.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=c1d8c821-efbd-4c0d-ba03-0f68a0322570

Microsoft Lync 2010 Conferencing and Collaboration Training
Learn how to schedule, join, and manage online meetings with Microsoft Lync 2010.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=3a1f2a84-d7ac-43db-b225-4b97d95d0d38

Microsoft Lync 2010 Delegate Training
This course covers features of Microsoft Lync 2010 that enable you to schedule meetings on behalf of other people.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=a6e28e1f-9126-489f-8421-121c88190b74

Office 365 Beta Service Descriptions
These documents provide a detailed description of the features and functionality of Office 365 services currently in beta.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=6c6ecc6c-64f5-490a-bca3-8835c9a4a2ea

Understanding and Troubleshooting Microsoft Exchange Server Integration
This document introduces you to some of the new client features that are available whenever Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software is integrated with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=e28a196a-b80f-4c7e-952c-9dceacae1beb

Microsoft Lync 2010 Quick Reference Cards
This zipped file contains the quick reference cards for Microsoft Lync 2010.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=8654ca94-71e8-4310-9b7d-17b686fa391f

Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendant Quick Reference Card
This quick reference card describes the tasks that you most commonly do by using Micorsoft Lync 2010 Attendant.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=0280bc85-7c13-456e-8f8d-d14b7f65f473

Microsoft Lync 2010 Conferencing Quick Reference Card
This quick reference card steps you through scheduling Microsoft Lync 2010 meetings and conference calls from Microsoft Outlook.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=05565660-f266-4a33-baf7-1dec72b377a0

Lync Network Monitor Parsers
The Lync Network Monitor Parsers are a set of files that extend the parsers in Microsoft Network Monitor. The Microsoft Network Monitor tool loads these files and uses the rules defined in them to analyze network traffic.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=8a1847fe-c1ad-41e4-98ab-e25e6f62542c

Public IM Connectivity Provisioning Guide for Microsoft Lync Server, Office Communications Server, and Live Communications Server
This document describes the requirements and processes for activating and provisioning public instant messaging (IM) connectivity.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=9ccaac38-2da8-4a76-8193-96f4bbf04678

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Planning Guide
The planning phase is the time in which you decide what Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software features to deploy, and how to deploy them. The Planning Guide chapters describe how to plan for a successful Lync Server 2010 deployment.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=2da9fa26-e032-4dcf-b487-da916ddc508f

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Monitoring Deployment Guide
This document guides you through the process of deploying Lync Server 2010 Monitoring Server.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=8ad1bdf1-c43a-4dd4-af07-52027a4bcaeb

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Supportability Guide
This guide provides a central, high-level reference for supported server topologies and configurations and supported client configurations. It is also intended to answer frequently asked questions. This document identifies supported topologies, configurations, and scenarios described in detail in the Lync Server deployment and planning documentation.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=73d7e282-bc2d-4c10-82f2-838d9c0332d6

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Administration Guide
This document contains procedures and guidance for administering a Lync Server 2010 deployment.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=7141b219-5336-40e0-9529-83a6d53a3727

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Security Guide
The Security Guide provides guidelines for assessing and managing security risks to your Lync Server 2010 deployment.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=1400504e-8b2e-4d75-b091-1bf9f7bbc46f

Migrating from Office Communications Server 2007 to Lync Server 2010
This document provides guidance from migration from Office Communications Server 2007 to Microsoft Lync Server 2010.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=ffc27548-1bc5-45ac-98aa-48f0dbd25827

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Response Group Deployment Guide
This download guides you through the process of configuring the Response Group feature for Enterprise Voice.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=14f32cca-1ef2-4283-8a80-3e444248c065

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Administration Guide
This document guides you through the process of administering Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Server and the related components that are required to let organizations set up searchable, topic-based chat rooms that persist over time, allowing geographically distributed teams to better collaborate with one another while preserving organizational knowledge.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=7af3e109-38ec-4f04-bf2f-3d35b6454a77

Troubleshooting Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Clients: Help Desk Resource
This resource is for first-level help desk agents who support Microsoft Lync Server 2010 clients. Note: The .zip file contains both the print documentation and the Help file.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=4222e61c-c199-47e0-b649-495b12d0b5e7

Lync 2010 Hotfix KB 2551268 (64 bit)
This download includes all available updates for Lync 2010.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=0fd94d10-fe84-4c84-a387-91afe24fb5b8