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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    The Value of the Windows 7 Logo Program

    Get the inside scoop on the vision and plan for the Windows 7 Logo program. The attendee of this webcast will learn about why customers care about it and why as partner one should care about it.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    Optimize Test and Development with Smaller Production Copies: Minimize Costs and Maximize Resources in Non-production Environments

    Using full-size database copies for test and development can slow you down, proving to be costly and ineffective in the long run. Optimize the management of test data in your application development and data integration efforts, save unnecessary downtime and storage costs by reducing the size of database test copies....

    Provided By Informatica

  • Webcasts // Feb 2009

    Momentum Webcast: Saving Time and Money With the Optimized Desktop (Level 100)

    Getting the most productivity and return on investment from the desktop means making a strategic decision to move to a modern operating system. The attendee will explore what optimizing the desktop really means in today's business world. The presenter explains what the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) contains and how...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Feb 2009

    Document Conversion Recommendations With Converter Technology

    Office 2007 supports a new file format, Open XML. While this new format offers enhanced functionality, there are important considerations when converting from the old binary file format. The presenter of this webcast will share tools and best practices to help customers complete the most efficient desktop migration possible.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Feb 2009

    Springboard Series Virtual Roundtable: Windows 7 - To the Beta and Beyond

    The presenter of this webcast discusses what's in store for IT pros with Windows 7. The attendee will learn about the evolution of features like Group Policy, BitLocker To Go, DirectAccess, BranchCache, and AppLocker then get tips on troubleshooting, deployment, and application compatibility.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Jump Into the Windows 7 Taskbar Jump Lists

    Windows 7 offers a new way of controlling the desktop, managing the windows, and launching applications. The Windows 7 Taskbar is a new application-launching and window-switching mechanism that consolidates the functionalities from previous Windows OS Desktop mechanisms such as Quick Launch, Recent Documents, Notification area icons, desktop shortcuts, and running...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Windows 7 New Taskbar - An Overview

    Windows 7 offers a new way of controlling the desktop, managing the windows, and launching applications. The Windows 7 Taskbar is a new application-launching and window-switching mechanism that consolidates the functionalities from previous Windows OS Desktop mechanisms such as Quick Launch, Recent Documents, Notification area icons, desktop shortcuts, and running...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Designing the Windows 7 Taskbar

    Windows 7 offers a new way of controlling the desktop, managing the windows, and launching applications. The Windows 7 Taskbar is a new application-launching and window-switching mechanism that consolidates the functionalities from previous Windows OS Desktop mechanisms such as Quick Launch, Recent Documents, Notification area icons, desktop shortcuts, and running...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Windows 7 Taskbar - Behind the Scenes

    Windows 7 offers a new way of controlling the desktop, managing windows, and launching applications. The Windows 7 Taskbar is a new application-launching and window-switching mechanism that consolidates the functionalities from previous Windows OS Desktop mechanisms such as Quick Launch, Recent Documents, Notification area icons, desktop shortcuts, and running application...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Delivering Open Source BI for Federal Government

    Government systems integration specialists from Autonomic Resources and open source BI experts from Jaspersoft present practical, real-world guidelines in this webcast. The attendee will learn how today's robust commercial open source BI technologies can help agencies quickly and easily launch new platforms or transition from proprietary solutions.

    Provided By JasperSoft

  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Windows Server® 2008: Ten Ways to Deliver New Business Value

    What are the core IT challenges facing the typical enterprise today? In this video, Computerworld Vice President Bill Laberis and InfoWorld

    Provided By Dell

  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Windows Vista Essentials

    This webcast describes some of the innovative new features in Windows Vista, including a sidebar that provides information at a glance. It showcases the Windows Aero technology and demonstrates the improved file organization techniques. In addition, this webcast walks through the various ways one can search for information on the...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    The Business Value of Windows Vista

    The Windows Vista operating system offers several benefits over its predecessors. It provides improved performance, administration, and security. This webcast highlights the enhanced features of Windows Vista, including improved support for mobile users, which can help organizations improve their IT infrastructure and reduce the cost of ownership. The webcast also...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Planning for Windows Vista

    Successfully upgrading a desktop operating system across an organization takes careful planning. To simplify the process of migrating desktops to Windows Vista, Microsoft provides a three-step desktop migration process. This webcast takes through a step-by-step guide for assessing an organization's existing hardware and software and creating a detailed plan for...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Unattended Answer File Using SIM

    In this webcast, the presenter will demonstrate the use of the Windows System Image Manager to be able to create an unattended answer file - used to be able to deploy with Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008. He also explains the use of the answer file to service images...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Customizing-Windows-PE

    The presenter of this webcast demonstrates how to create a custom Windows PE environment - from obtaining the original image to being ready to deploy either via a bootable CD or USB drive. He demonstrates the file structure and how to prepare the Windows PE to be able to use...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Activation in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 for Enterprise-IT Pro

    This webcast will cover the activation experience, notification experience and resolving notifications.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    TechNet Video: Windows 7 Manageability Solutions

    This webcast will cover topics such as Group Policy Enhancement, Windows PowerShell 2.0, Support Tools and System recovery.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Windows 7 Feature: Taskbar and Jump Lists

    A more complete discussion of the new jump list functionality for the new Windows 7 taskbar. This webcast session explains, demonstrates, and shows the code for how to implement a jump list to work with the new taskbar.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Windows 7 Feature: The Windows 7 Ribbon

    This webcast demonstrates and provides code examples for leveraging the new Windows Ribbon feature in applications to provide a clean, user-friendly, and modern-looking user interface.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Windows 7 Feature: Background Service and Tasks

    This webcast shows how to take advantage of a new feature in Windows 7 that can make background services and tasks run on demand, which is more efficient and improves overall system performance. The webcast includes code examples.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Windows 7 Introduction - New Features for Developers

    This webcast gives a high-level overview of new features in Windows 7 that are not visible to the user, such as performance monitoring, sensors, background services, and energy efficiency. Features are explained and demonstrated, but no code is shown.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Windows 7 Feature: Federated Search

    This webcast expands on the federated search capability demonstrated in the introductory video to show how to actually code the own federated search tool so that end users of the product can download and install it to customize their Windows 7 interface.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Windows 7 Feature: Instrumentation and Performance

    This webcast looks at using the built-in Windows 7 instrumentation to monitor the application, and provides code examples of some of the things one can do to improve the application's performance.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Windows 7 Feature: Energy Efficiency

    This webcast shows how to use the energy efficiency diagnostic tool, and provides examples with code of how to tune the application to use power more efficiently and thus prolong battery life for laptops or other mobile devices.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    TechNet Webcast: Windows 7 Enhanced Security and Control

    Core platform security improvements in the Windows 7 operating system help to secure anywhere access, protect data, and protect desktop users. The presenter of this webcast will explain how Windows 7 security features provide the foundation for a secure and reliable desktop platform. The presenters will discuss topics such as...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Windows 7: Developing Multi-Touch Applications

    In Windows 7, innovative touch and gesture support will enable more direct and natural interaction in the applications. This webcast highlights the new multi-touch gesture APIs and explains how to leverage them in the applications.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Windows 7 Compatibility

    This webcast provides information on compatibility issues involving Windows 7, including comparisons with both Vista and XP. Issues raised by the User Account Control (UAC) are specifically considered, and changes to the UAC since Vista are explained and demonstrated. Code examples are discussed, and information is provided on compatibility testing...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Dec 2008

    MSDN Webcast: Windows Presentation Foundation Application Model (Level 200)

    The presenter of this webcast will explore the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) application model. WPF will be the de facto programming model for Windows native client applications. The presenter discusses what's new in the application model realm for Windows Presentation Foundation version 3.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1).

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Dec 2008

    TechNet Webcast: Windows BitLocker for the Enterprise: Notes From the Field (Level 200)

    Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption is a brand-new security feature available in the Windows Vista Enterprise and Windows Vista Ultimate operating systems that provides an elegant solution for the "Lost laptop" situation that no enterprise wants to admit to. The attendee of this webcast will learn from some of the experiences...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Dec 2008

    TechNet Webcast: Supporting PHP and Open Source in the Windows Environment (Level 200)

    This webcast explores PHP and open source software and explains how it can be used on the Windows Server operating system. The webcast covers the Microsoft open source service offerings for developers, IT professionals, and businesses that can be used on Windows Server environments. The presenter examines the Windows Server...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Dec 2008

    Massively Multiplayer Open Source Game Development

    An MMORPG project is challenging for any development team, let alone a distributed team of "Amateur" volunteers. In this webcast, the presenter will explore the internal design of the FOSS MMO project called PlaneShift, and how that design was influenced by the strengths and weaknesses of the team structure and...

    Provided By Oleksiy Kovyrin

  • Webcasts // Dec 2008

    Momentum Webcast: Deploying Windows Vista and the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (Level 100)

    This webcast explains the tips and tricks on how to start the deployment the Windows Vista operating system and the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack for Software Assurance. The presenter will explain the best way to get the most benefit out of this set of tools, straight from Microsoft deployment experts.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Dec 2008

    TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Solutions for Windows Vista Management (Level 300)

    Capabilities built into the Windows Vista operating system and other Microsoft technologies make it easier to manage Windows Vista desktop clients efficiently in any sized organization. Features such as Group Policy, Task Scheduler, and WINdows Remote Management (WINRM) helps to effectively automate and manage Windows Vista desktop clients, and Microsoft...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Nov 2008

    MSDN Webcast: Exploring WPF Syndicated Client Experience Starter Kit: A Model for Building WPF Applications (Level 200)

    The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) made it possible to build rich, smart client applications that utilized some of the best features of the Web application model (URL deployment for example) while fully exploiting the power and resources of the Windows desktop. The Syndicated Client Experiences...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Nov 2008

    TechNet Webcast: Deploying Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (Level 300)

    This webcast looks at the improvements in the Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) operating system and how to deploy Windows Vista SP1 using a variety of scenarios. The webcast covers Windows Vista features, what changes are in SP1, what is needed to know before deploying SP1, and the pre-deployment...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Nov 2008

    Systm #58: The Best Way To Run Windows On Your Mac: VMWare Vs. Parallels

    In this webcast, the presenter answers the great VMWare vs. Parallels question. Which is best for running Windows applications inside of OS X? The presenter replies there's nothing wrong with running Windows on the OS X machine: all need is Boot Camp, right? Wrong. There's a better way: virtualization software,...

    Provided By Oleksiy Kovyrin

  • Webcasts // Nov 2008

    Application-Compatibility-Cookbook

    The presenter of this webcast takes the attendee on a tour of the Application Compatibility Cookbook. The Cookbook gives an in depth look at the common compatibility issues applications might face when running on Windows Vista. In addition, he discusses the 30 minute compatibility test that helps identify which issues...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Nov 2008

    TechNet Webcast: Deploying Windows Vista in Your Organization With Confidence (Level 300)

    This webcast explores how to automate the deployment of the Windows Vista operating system for small-, medium-, and large-scale deployment scenarios. The presenters look at applications that help IT professionals assess existing resources before deploying Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) such as Microsoft Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator and...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Nov 2008

    MSDN Webcast: BenkoTIPS Live and On-Demand: Windows Presentation Foundation Demystified (Level 200)

    Today's applications need to do more than simply work. They need to draw in the user and provide a differentiated experience. This means moving beyond battleship-gray forms and boxy UIs to providing a positive user experience. Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) provides powerful capabilities to develop a compelling user interface, the...

    Provided By Microsoft