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MVP Windows Server 2003 End of Service Roadshow

In early September 2014, MVPs and Community Leaders will be sharing their expertise to help you understand the technical and business impact of the end support for Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2 and Small Business Server 2003. A lot has changed since 2003 and so have the Microsoft product offerings, giving you greater functionality and flexibility. The evening will cover the following: 



·         What does End of Support mean?

Learn about what end of support means for your business and the implications of running unsupported technology.



·         Why Windows Server 2012 and Azure?

Times have changed since 2003 and so have Microsoft’s  product offerings. Learn about the increased functionality in Windows Server 2012 and Azure and how they can help your business needs.


·         How do you move to Windows Server 2012?

Where to start can often be a daunting task when it comes to server migrations. This session will outline  the methodology you should apply when thinking of migrating, and more importantly, how to migrate shown through hands on demos.



·         Application compatibility

Application compatibility presents a potential barrier to upgrading. See first hand tools, hints and tips for upgrading your applications to Windows Server 2012 or to Azure.



You can find the registration details for each of the venues at these links:







Source: jonnoble

European PowerShell Summit

Unfortunately I can’t attend this event, but hopefully you’re more fortunate than me in that respect because it looks to be excellent, and Amsterdam is a great city…

The European PowerShell Summit, organised by PowerShell.org, will be in Amsterdam September 29 – October 1 2014 at the Park Hotel. Details at http://powershell.org/wp/community-events/summit/

The Summit will feature 3 days of PowerShell sessions from PowerShell team members, PowerShell MVPs and other PowerShell experts. It’s the in-person gathering place for PowerShell enthusiasts and PowerShell users. It’s a place to make new connections, learn new techniques, and offer something to your peers and colleagues.  If you can’t get your PowerShell questions answered at the PowerShell Summit you’ll never get an answer.

The Summit agenda is available to view at: http://eventmgr.azurewebsites.net/event/agenda/PSEU14

Registration is now open via http://eventmgr.azurewebsites.net/event/home/PSEU14.

Source: jonnoble

MVP Cloud OS Week Online

Next Monday and Tuesday, you can get a day of online training for free from UK and Ireland Microsoft MVPs. The 31st has a load of sessions under the “Transform the Datacentre” banner, then on 1st April, it’s all about “People Centric IT”.


The schedule for content is as follows:


31 March: Transform the datacentre


Time

Topic

MVP Speakers

9.30

Transform the Datacentre with Microsoft Cloud OS

Patrik Bihammar

10.15

What’s New in Windows Server 2012 R2?

Aidan Finn

11.00

What’s New in System Center 2012 R2?

Gordon McKenna

12.15

What’s New in Windows Azure?

Richard Astbury

13.00

PowerShell – Desired State

Jonathan Noble

14.15

Windows Server 2003 Migration – App Migration

Paul Keely

15.00

The hot topic of the moment: Storage Spaces  

Patrick Lownds

16.15

Find out more about SCOM

Kevin Greene

17.00

Understand how to use Service Manager

Steve Beaumont

18.15

Understand more about Azure Pack

Damian Flynn


1 April: Empower People Centric IT


Time

Topic

MVP Speakers

9.30

What is People Centric IT?

Stuart Leddy

10.30

Why Windows 8.1 and Devices Overview

Mike Halsey

11.30

Windows XP End of Support – Why is this important to you?

Mike Halsey

12.30

Operating System Deployment in SCCM

Raphael Perez

13.30

Desktop and App Delivery with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure VDI /RDS

Robert Marshall

14.30

Unified Device Management with SCCM + Windows Intune

Gordon McKenna

15.30

Exploring Bring your own device (BYOD) vs. Choose your own device (CYOD)

Simon Skinner

16.30

Access to corporate apps and data with work folders/dynamic access control/RMS/Direct Access/VPN

David Nudelman

17.30

Identity Management with WS 2012 R2/AD/ADF

Simon Skinner


Please note each session is pre-recorded and will be released at the time listed above.


Just head over to the MVP Rocks UK and IE YouTube channel at the appropriate time (GMT+1). 


There are also a number of MVP Cloud OS roadshow events going on around the world. You can find out more about the global events on the MVP Program Blog.


Source: jonnoble

MVP Cloud OS Week Online

Next Monday and Tuesday, you can get a day of online training for free from UK and Ireland Microsoft MVPs. The 31st has a load of sessions under the “Transform the Datacentre” banner, then on 1st April, it’s all about “People Centric IT”.


The schedule for content is as follows:


31 March: Transform the datacentre


Time

Topic

MVP Speakers

9.30

Transform the Datacentre with Microsoft Cloud OS

Patrik Bihammar

10.15

What’s New in Windows Server 2012 R2?

Aidan Finn

11.00

What’s New in System Center 2012 R2?

Gordon McKenna

12.15

What’s New in Windows Azure?

Richard Astbury

13.00

PowerShell – Desired State

Jonathan Noble

14.15

Windows Server 2003 Migration – App Migration

Paul Keely

15.00

The hot topic of the moment: Storage Spaces  

Patrick Lownds

16.15

Find out more about SCOM

Kevin Greene

17.00

Understand how to use Service Manager

Steve Beaumont

18.15

Understand more about Azure Pack

Damian Flynn


1 April: Empower People Centric IT


Time

Topic

MVP Speakers

9.30

What is People Centric IT?

Stuart Leddy

10.30

Why Windows 8.1 and Devices Overview

Mike Halsey

11.30

Windows XP End of Support – Why is this important to you?

Mike Halsey

12.30

Operating System Deployment in SCCM

Raphael Perez

13.30

Desktop and App Delivery with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure VDI /RDS

Robert Marshall

14.30

Unified Device Management with SCCM + Windows Intune

Gordon McKenna

15.30

Exploring Bring your own device (BYOD) vs. Choose your own device (CYOD)

Simon Skinner

16.30

Access to corporate apps and data with work folders/dynamic access control/RMS/Direct Access/VPN

David Nudelman

17.30

Identity Management with WS 2012 R2/AD/ADF

Simon Skinner


Please note each session is pre-recorded and will be released at the time listed above.


Just head over to the MVP Rocks UK and IE YouTube channel at the appropriate time (GMT+1). 


There are also a number of MVP Cloud OS roadshow events going on around the world. You can find out more about the global events on the MVP Program Blog.

Get the hell off Windows XP! NOW!

One month from today, support ends for the Windows XP operating system, and Office 2003.


YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE RUNNING UNSUPPORTED SOFTWARE!!!


This is why…


There are still a lot of people running Windows XP. There are bad people in the world who try to find vulnerabilities in Windows (and Office, and anything else with a decent user base). Those people know that any vulnerability that they find is only useful to them until it is patched. If they keep their newly discovered vulnerability to themselves until after 8th April 2014, it’s not going to be patched, so it will be useful to them forever (until people stop using Windows XP)! Therefore, it’s incredibly likely that people have been stock-piling zero day exploits for months if not years, waiting for this.


So, in case it isn’t clear yet, let me summarise: If you are running Windows XP this time next month, it is likely that very soon, someone with bad intent is going to take control of your computer (unless it is completely isolated from everything else).


The good news is that you have a month to do something about it. The bad news is that, depending on the size of your organisation, that pretty much makes it a DIRE EMERGENCY! Stop reading blogs and do something about it.


These links might help you:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/business/community/hints-and-tips/business-implications-running-windows-xp-office
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/en-gb/xp/default.aspx


Source: jonnoble

Get the hell off Windows XP! NOW!

One month from today, support ends for the Windows XP operating system, and Office 2003.


YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE RUNNING UNSUPPORTED SOFTWARE!!!


This is why…


There are still a lot of people running Windows XP. There are bad people in the world who try to find vulnerabilities in Windows (and Office, and anything else with a decent user base). Those people know that any vulnerability that they find is only useful to them until it is patched. If they keep their newly discovered vulnerability to themselves until after 8th April 2014, it’s not going to be patched, so it will be useful to them forever (until people stop using Windows XP)! Therefore, it’s incredibly likely that people have been stock-piling zero day exploits for months if not years, waiting for this.


So, in case it isn’t clear yet, let me summarise: If you are running Windows XP this time next month, it is likely that very soon, someone with bad intent is going to take control of your computer (unless it is completely isolated from everything else).


The good news is that you have a month to do something about it. The bad news is that, depending on the size of your organisation, that pretty much makes it a DIRE EMERGENCY! Stop reading blogs and do something about it.


These links might help you:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/business/community/hints-and-tips/business-implications-running-windows-xp-office
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/en-gb/xp/default.aspx