Here are the Day 2 sessions linked into one blog post. Again, lots of good content and multiple sessions that got me thinking about how to leverage the Microsoft capabilities we already own. I wrote mini posts on each session and linked them here for your easy reference.
** Updated post with links to slide decks – Dec 21, 2009
Wednesday Dec 10th
Session 7 – Unified Communications Overview – slides
Session 8 – Office Communication Server Case Study
Session 9 – Windows Server 2008 R2 Strategy and Future Directions – slides
Session 10 – Live@edu Overview
Session 11 – Security Microsoft Strategy Overview – slides
Session 12 – Education Products Strategy – slides
Day 2 was another full day with plenty of excellent information. Thanks to Microsoft for hosting this excellent event. I now have a much clearer understanding of what Microsoft can bring to the table. Now, our task is to understand and architect a roadmap to leverage our newly created Active Directory, migrate to Exchange, create and deliver a SharePoint platform service and protect it all using a multi-layer security approach using ForeFront.
This was extremely valuable to me and I sincerely hope that Microsoft continues their commitment to educate and share future directions.