Contents tagged with Webcasts

  • Mark Russinovich - Under the Hood: Windows Vista Performance…Need Answers?

    Posted by sumeethevans on October 2 2008, 1:11 AM. Posted in Webcasts, Windows Vista.

    In the third installment of the popular Springboard series roundtable hosted by Microsoft Technical Fellow Mark Russinovich, the discussion focused on Windows Vista performance, how to assess, measure, improve, optimize and set baselines on the performance of a Vista based system. He talks about some tools and tips as well as dispel some of the myths surrounding windows based systems.

    The roundtable focuses on expectations from a Vista system, the fact that Vista is installed on older hardware and expected to perform well. Ed Bott, ZDNet blogger and award winning author compares performance of system pre and post Vista SP1 and says that the “experience was so dramatically improved which was a real world validation of both the ecosystem and the operating system catching up”

    “There are a number of really good fixes that went into SP1 to improve performance across things like boot, file copy performance. So there was an emphasis by Microsoft to really have SP1 focused on addressing some of those performance concerns. But I think that it’s worth talking about the ecosystem maturity and the fact that we are seeing a lot of these drivers for common devices really improving on not just performance but also power management which is often a trade-off that has to be made in devices. How effectively can we perform at high speeds but also on battery power as notebooks are becoming more and more prevalent in the ecosystem. So that driver maturity has really helped a lot in terms of the kind of performance that people can expect on a Vista platform,” stated Gabriel Aul, Principal Group Program Manager for Microsoft, Windows Performance.

    Performance is a really difficult thing to measure and standardize; it usually depends on what the expectation is and what the needs of the users are. Usually, companies try to roll out the same hardware model throughout the organization but they don’t realize that various roles needs different hardware to run them. One of the ways to overcome is to use thin clients, soft grid etc. Mark dives into tools like reliability and performance monitor as well as tools from sysinternals like process explorer and demonstrates how they can be used to measure performance.Watch this very interesting webcast and the live questions asked and plan on attending future ones from the Springboard Series.Link

  • A New Program: Webcast Express

    Posted by sumeethevans on July 17 2007, 2:23 AM. Posted in Webcasts.

    Welcome to a new offering from TechNet!  Webcast Express  

    One of the great vehicles that we use in my job to keep in touch with all of you and keep up with technology are webcasts.  However, I sometimes hear people will tell me that the webcasts are sometimes a little too long.  Well we have answer for you!

    Kevin Remde and myself got to pilot the new program: Webcast Express

    Webcast express are webcasts that are 10 to 15 minutes long.  They do not require registration, just click, sit back and watch.  There are even links to download the sessions!  We covered technologies centered on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 and Office 2007. Tune in and learn more about installation, configuration, search, reporting, and more.

    Click here to watch the webcasts:

    Webcast Express

    This is a program we are looking to get feedback so PLEASE comment and let me know what you think!

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  • Security360 Recap: Balancing Security and Mobility

    Posted by bink on January 21 2006, 2:31 AM. Posted in Webcasts.

    The monthly Microsoft webcast discusses challenges, tips and tactics for securing mobile devices.

    PDAs, smartphones, laptops, tablet PCs — more and more, mobile devices are a part of the IT mixture for companies of all sizes as they look for ways to keep mobile professionals connected to their information while on the go. Yet many companies do not have policies or technologies in place to effectively address the specific needs, uses and risks posed by mobile technology.

    As the use of mobile devices and technologies expands, and as more companies allow business-critical information to be transmitted by and stored on them, will these powerful mini-computers become the next target for hackers and viruses? What steps can companies and their mobile work forces take today to incorporate devices into their organization and ensure they are an integral part of its ability to compete?

    These questions and more were addressed and dissected at this month’s Microsoft Security360 roundtable discussion, hosted via webcast by Microsoft’s Mike Nash, corporate vice president of the Security Technology Unit, and Amy Roberts, director of product management for the Security Technology Unit.

    As with every month’s Security360, Nash and Roberts come together with industry experts to examine real-world security concerns and educate viewers about strategies and technologies that can help protect an organization's security infrastructure. Every Security360 webcast features a checklist of recommendations and resources, a roundtable discussion with Roberts, in-studio interviews by Nash, as well as a live question-and-answer session with Nash and guests.

    Guests for January’s show included Scott Shell, development lead for Microsoft’s Mobile Devices Product Group; David Shier, Microsoft MVP and wireless tech editor for Pocket PC-Smartphone Magazine; David Friedlander, a senior analyst with Forrester Research; Tommy Morris, director of mobile computing for the United States Army Medical Research and Material Command, Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center; Tomas Vetrovsky, GPM of Global Client Hardware for Microsoft Corp.; Mike Grady, Messaging Services Portfolio Manager for Hewlett-Packard Co.; and John Bowden, CIO of Lifetime ProductsContinue At Source

  • “You’re Hired!” Microsoft to Host Live Meeting With Winner of NBC’s “The Apprentice”

    Posted by spy on December 16 2005, 2:22 PM. Posted in Webcasts.

    REDMOND, Wash. — Dec. 15, 2005 —

    What: The winner of this season of “The Apprentice” will discuss the show, the season and the behind-the-scenes experience via Microsoft® Office Live Meeting.

    Who: The 2005 winner of NBC’s “The Apprentice”

    When: Friday, Dec. 16, 3:30 p.m. EST/12:30 p.m. PST


    Tomorrow, following tonight’s season finale of NBC’s “The Apprentice,” Microsoft Corp. will host a free Web seminar (webinar) with the winning apprentice via Microsoft Office Live Meeting. Attendees can log in to learn about the show, the season and the behind-the-scenes experience. Webinar participants will also have the opportunity to ask the winning apprentice questions via Microsoft Office Live Meeting.

    Following the Live Meeting session, the winning apprentice will join Microsoft Real-Time Collaboration Business Unit executives in ringing the closing bell at The Nasdaq Stock Market. Nasdaq was the location for the opening scene of the episode in which the final four apprentice contestants were challenged to produce a promotional video for Microsoft Office Live Meeting:

    Who/What:Dustin Grosse, general manager of sales and marketing for Microsoft’s Real-Time Collaboration Business Unit, and Janice Kapner, director of marketing communications for Microsoft’s Real-Time Collaboration Business Unit, ring the Nasdaq closing bell alongside the winner of “The Apprentice.”

    When: Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, 4 p.m. EST/1 p.m. PST

    Where: The Nasdaq MarketSite, 4 Times Square (43rd and Broadway); broadcast studio

  • MSDN webcast to debunk Windows Mobile myths

    Posted by spy on December 13 2005, 6:37 PM. Posted in Webcasts.

    Microsoft will present a free webcast tomorrow, entitled "Debunking the Top 10 Myths About Windows Mobile." The presentation is aimed at "business decision makers" and is intended to demonstrate why Windows Mobile is an "excellent platform" for mobile devices in the enterprise.According to the event description: "This webcast debunks the most common myths about the Microsoft Windows Mobile platform. Learn the truth about security, push e-mail, battery life, virus protection, Microsoft Office integration, management, and instant messaging support in Windows Mobile."The presenter is Jason Langridge, Enterprise Mobility Solution Specialist at Microsoft. The webcast will take place from 10 to 11 AM Pacific Time (GMT-08:00) tomorrow, Dec. 13. Click here for full webcast details
  • MCP-Only webcast to showcase new Microsoft Certifications.

    Posted by spy on November 12 2005, 4:54 PM. Posted in Webcasts.

    Join Microsoft certification strategists for this exclusive, MCP-only live webcast to find out how the new Microsoft certifications have been completely redesigned based on your feedback. You'll learn firsthand how this new generation of certifications is more targeted, rigorous, and relevant, reflecting the details of what you do and proving your skills to those who need to know. This webcast will be held on November 15 from 8:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. Pacific Time.MCP's should check their email or the MCP site for registration details.
  • Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer webcasts from Microsoft Business Summit

    Posted by spy on September 8 2005, 2:00 PM. Posted in Webcasts.

    Bill Gates Shares Microsoft’s Vision for Helping Midsize Businesses From the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, Wash., Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates keynotes the Microsoft Business Summit, where customers and partners will learn about the company’s updated vision, strategy and technology roadmap for midsize businesses.
    Steve Ballmer on Delivering Business Value to Midsize Companies At the Microsoft Business Summit in Redmond, Wash., CEO Steve Ballmer outlines how Microsoft and its partners are working together to create technology solutions that help people make a greater impact on business success in midsize companies around the world.
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    Posted by bink on August 2 2004, 3:09 PM. Posted in Webcasts.

  • Microsoft Executive Circle Webcast: "Make More with Less"

    Posted by bink on February 6 2004, 4:22 PM. Posted in Webcasts.

    Microsoft Executive Circle Webcast: "Make More with Less": Discovering Unprecedented Opportunities with Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition (64-bit) <!--content_start-->[From Microsoft Eventss]

    Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2004Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (GMT-8) Pacific Time (US & Canada)

    Description: Truly scalable platforms are one of today's illusive enterprise features. This Webcast will discuss how an organization can now "do more with less" which translates into "making more with less." Be sure to attend this informative presentation where you will learn about new opportunities to reach large business and enterprise accounts with a highly performing, reliable, and scalable database platform solution as never seen before.

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