Monday, May 25, 2009

The Experts Community: Ten Free TEC 2009 Session Recordings

Another first this year was the launching of a new "expert community site" – The Experts Community. You will find most DEC/TEC regulars on the site answering questions or collaborating and now you can find ten of the US TEC 2009 session recordings (audio and slides) plus the US Keynote and the infamous Wook Lee Memorial Challenge posted online. Among the free sessions posted is my session on Designing an Expiration and Reconciliation Process in ILM 2 – see below.

Designing an Expiration and Reconciliation Process in ILM 2

Community - The Experts Conference

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

OCS 2007 R2: Ask the Experts Webinar

Sorry for the late notice, but if you happen to be involved with OCS and are looking for information on the new R2 release please check out our webinar :


Wednesday, May 20th

10am-11am Pacific/Arizona
11am-12pm Mountain 
12pm-1pm Central 
1pm-2pm Eastern

(LiveMeeting links will be
sent to all registrants)

Jake Ballecer - Practice Director, Unified Communications
Joel Gillis - Solutions Architect, Unified Communications


Webinar: Simplify Your Unified Communications with OCS R2 - Ask the Experts!

Undoubtedly you've been hearing a lot in the marketplace about Unified Communications. You've probably even seen a demo or two. You're invited to join Ensynch for an informational webinar where we'll summarize how Unified Communications has changed things for Ensynch and our clients and we'll spell out what's new with the release of Office Communications Server 2007 R2.

Unified Communications is no longer a "nice to have". It is becoming critical for top-performing companies. The latest technologies, including Exchange 2007, Live Meeting 2007, and OCS 2007 R2, are helping companies drive productivity and bottom-line results while dramatically reducing the operating costs of travel, telecom and IT. We think the results our clients are seeing are significant and we want you to understand your communications alternatives.

In particular, Office Communications Server 2007 R2 delivers functionality that benefits your organization in the following ways:

  • Immediate reduction in telephony and conferencing costs
  • Reduced costs for voicemail management
  • Lower IT infrastructure and administration costs
  • Improved user and team productivity
  • Shorter sales cycles and improved customer service

Webinar Agenda

  • OCS R2 Overview
    How OCS R2 impacts enterprise communications and what are the relevant infrastructure changes.
  • Enterprise Voice
    Learn how to take advantage of the VoIP capabilities in OCS 2007 R2. 
  • Audio/Video/Web Conferencing
    See how OCS 2007 R2 integrates audio, video, and Web conferencing to drive business efficiencies.
  • Enterprise Instant Messaging and Presence
    Find out how rich presence and instant messaging functionality in OCS 2007 R2 allows real-time text-based communication, which helps to reduce turnaround time and increase productivity.
  • Mobility
    See how Office Communicator Mobile 2007 R2 extends users’ work identity, as well as IM presence information, to mobile devices, giving users real-time communications capabilities anywhere.
  • Q&A

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Designing Effective Schema Extensions for Active Directory, References

I recently had to do another very painful round of custom AD schema extensions and the following are invaluable.


You should also take a look at the following previous posts on the subject:


If you can find Guido's presentation it is certainly worth it and is the best treatise I've read on the subject for sure.

Forefront Identity Manager: Business Impact of Identity and Access Management Webinar

Thursday, May 28th

(Live Meeting links will be
sent to all registrants)

David Lundell – Microsoft MVP for ILM, Ensynch Practice Director
Brad Turner – Microsoft MVP for ILM, Ensynch Sr. Technical Architect

9am-10am Pacific/Arizona
10am-11am Mountain
11am-12pm Central
12pm-1pm Eastern

*Convert time zone

(RSVP Below)

Webinar: The Business Impact of Identity
and Access Management with Forefront Identity Manager 2010
(formerly ILM "2")

You’re invited to attend an informational webinar showcasing the business benefits associated of Identity and Access Management with the newly named Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010 (Formerly ILM "2").

This webinar is designed for Business and Technology Decision-makers interested in reducing operational costs while increasing security, compliance and overall operational efficiency. If you're interested in how Identity and Access Management solutions can impact business results, this webinar is for you.

Ensynch is proud of our world-class Identity and Access Management practice, boasting 3 Microsoft MVPs (out of only a handful world-wide). This team’s efforts have earned Ensynch back-to-back Microsoft Worldwide Partner Awards for Identity Management in 2007 and 2006. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from their vast enterprise and mid-market experience in incorporating Best Practices to deliver heightened business results.

The Business Value of Microsoft’s Identity Management Stack

  • Evaluate the business challenges, the cost and the opportunities for savings with Identity Management

  • IDA with Forefront Identity Manager 2010 (ILM 2)

  • Maintaining existing ILM 2007 deployments

  • Strong Authentication

  • Certificate Services

  • Quest Defender

  • Sharing with Partners and Customers

  • Active Directory Federation Services /Geneva

  • Reducing the need to provision Accounts for Partners

  • Speedier disabling of access for Partner/Customer’s Accounts

  • Implications with cloud based applications

  • Information Protection (now that you’re sharing your documents, how do you protect them)

  • Active Directory Rights Management Services

  • Add-ons

Register Now


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