You have two last chances to see Jeff Middleton, Wayne Small and Dean Calvert, live, in person, with or without the lycra at the HP/Microsoft/Trend Micro SMB reseller summits down unda [note the pronoucement...it's not under it's unda].
Wednesday 1st Dec 2004
Crown Towers – Melbourne Crown Towers
8 Whiteman Street
Southbank VIC 3006
Tuesday 7th Dec 2004
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Cnr Merivale & Glenelg Streets
South Brisbane QLD 4101
Dean [aka AquaMan] will be talking about – Systems Management is essential to the reliable operation of a server. This session focuses primarily on the systems management tools available with the Windows Server System for day to day server, client and patch management, HP Systems Insight Manager Tool and remote management capabilities through Remote Web Workplace and HP lights out management solutions.
Jeff [aka Superman] will be talking on – Windows Domain Migration This unique technical solution can redefine your SMB business and server support model, even put an end to the “business shutdown” or “the long-weekend server upgrade” approach to Windows Server and SBS upgrades. Direct shifts from NT4.0 Server to Windows 2003 domains become possible, as does a clean server installation recovery of Active Directory, salvage from a damaged solo Domain Controller or backup. Swing Migration delivers a clean installed OS platform, with or without hardware replacement, retains the same server-name, same domain. ADMT is not required, no SID changes, no UNC namespace break, just a transparent server upgrade that includes the confidence of not impacting the workstations. This offers a documented process and keeps a customer’s domain in production, even solves complicated Exchange based organisations on a single domain controller such as SBS operating as a file server as well. Your technician can work offsite, offline, open-timeline and with nothing to undo if unexpected issues arise.
Wayne [aka Batman] is discussing Security and Mobility – A primary concern to most SMB’s is the need to secure there business from viruses, SPAM and to protect their business critical data. This session demonstrates the methods and practices used in securing a Small Business Server, introduces the HP dedicated ISA Firewall VPN Cache Server and covers vulnerability management. Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and Small Business Server 2003 are equipped to allow your customers to access their email, calendar, contacts, internet and line of business applications from virtually anywhere on a range of devices. This sessions examines how to build a services revenue stream for business around mobility, demonstrates how to configure and manage mobile access and solutions and looks at the mobile technologies available today and in the near future from HP and offers for your customers in market.
If I were you I’d hop on the nearest transportation and get there!