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October Marketing Waves

October is just around the corner, the focus of the Windows Server 2008 Marketing team for the month is Web & Application Platform.  October is chalked full of events, including 8 webcasts, an executive chat, and an On Demand virtual lab. 

Chat: Windows Server 2008: Meet the people who are changing the Web at Microsoft
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Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 10:00AM-11:00AM Pacific Time
Here’s your chance to chat with two of the most influential people on all things Web at Microsoft. Scott Guthrie, General Manager – .NET Developer Platform and Bill Staples, Principal Product Unit Manager – Internet Information Services (IIS) Product Team have helped shape the way Microsoft thinks and executes in the Web space. Scott has been behind some of the big things and Bill is the man behind the transformation of IIS. Don’t miss your chance to chat and ask some questions!

Virtual Lab:  Using APPCMD Command Line or UI with IIS 7 in Windows Server 2008 Beta 3
On Demand

TechNet Webcast: What’s New in Microsoft Internet Information Services 7 for IT Professionals?
Tuesday, October 2, 2007, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Pacific Time
Be one of the first to take a look at all the changes coming in the new, redesigned Internet Information Services (IIS) 7. This session focuses on new troubleshooting features, a breakdown of architecture and security improvements and the new IIS 7 configuration system. We also walk through demos showcasing IIS delegation administration control to non-administrators and new diagnostics tools. Also featured are the entirely new User Interface (UI) and configuration system

TechNet Webcast: IIS 7 Diagnostics & Troubleshooting
Thursday, October 4, 2007, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Ever want to know what’s really happening inside your Web server? Like what requests are executing or what AppDomains are loaded in processes? Have you wanted to trace a request but only when it’s failing? Come to this session to see how IIS7 is expanding its monitoring & diagnostics capability through features like Runtime Status & Control data that allow you to see not just which worker processes are serving which pools, but also what requests are executing in them and their current state (including what module they’re in and how long they’ve been there!). We’ll also be showing you a new feature called Failed Request Tracing that will allow you to configure IIS to trace requests for a specific URL and only flush those trace logs to disk if the request meets a failure condition that YOU define. Want to find out why your clients are hitting 401’s? or why a request for a static file is taking WAY too long? Use Failed Request Tracing to view this data. Also covered is how you can instrument new managed modules and capture that tracing in IIS trace logs (like Failed Request Tracing), as well as how to route Page Trace events into IIS trace logs. Come to this session to see how IIS7 is enabling you to finally get under the hood and see what’s really happening.

TechNet Webcast: Securing and Tuning Internet Information Services 7
Tuesday, October 9, 2007, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Pacific Time
Come learn how to take advantage of the new, modular architecture of IIS7 and Server Core to build a web server that is highly customized to only the functionality that you need, without unnecessary components installed on the machine. We’ll walk through how IIS installs and works on Server Core. You’ll learn how to remotely administer an IIS installation on Server Core using PowerShell scripts accessing the new remoteable managed administration interface, or manage IIS locally using our new AppCmd command-line interface. You’ll be able to see different types of dynamic applications (ASP and PHP) working on a Server Core installation of IIS. Get a deep dive into this exciting new configuration for lower cost of ownership and greater security.

TechNet Webcast: Deploying and Managing Web Farms
Thursday, October 11, 2007, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Learn how to deploy and manage Web Farms using new features in IIS 7, like UNC support. When it comes to Web farms for shared hosting or enterprise, synchronizing your configuration across several nodes is the most important feature that you need. Come learn more about the new Internet Information Services 7 configuration system that replaces the metabase, and how it optimizes Web farm scenarios. Do you want to point your Web server configuration at a central location? Do you want to quickly add new nodes without painful replication and manual tasks? Shared configuration helps you accomplish fault tolerance, load balancing and fail-over. In this session, we outline the fundamental new changes and how to turn these features into a great solution.

TechNet Webcast: Secure, Simplified Web Publishing using IIS7
Tuesday, October 16, 2007, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Pacific Time
Learn how web publishing is changing for Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0. This session takes and in-depth look at the new FTP service for IIS 7, with demonstrations that showcase new features such as FTP over SSL, enhanced security features, and improved supportability options. We will also discuss Microsoft’s plans for a version of the FrontPage Server Extensions for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, as well as a new WebDAV implementation for IIS 7.

TechNet Webcast: Securely Delegating Remote Web Site Administration with Internet Information Services 7
Thursday, October 18, 2007, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Remote administration and feature delegation—the coolest new features in Internet Information Services (IIS) 7. How do you enable low privilege users to connect to only their Web site or application without the nightmare of metabase ACLs? How do you allow users to change some feature settings but not others? How do you extend the UI so that new tasks can be accomplished easily? These are the types of solutions we show you. First, we review remote administration and how to use custom modules for enabling user scenarios. Then, we chat about how to give non-admins access to just their Web site and only specific settings like Default Documents

TechNet Webcast: WSS and IIS7
Tuesday, October 23, 2007, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Pacific Time
Collaboration, Web application platform, and self service blogs and wikis are just a few reasons you should look at this role.  Security, performance, and management and more is why SharePoint on Windows Server 2008 is more than compelling.

TechNet Webcast: Automating IIS7
Thursday, October 25, 2007, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Tired of spending long nights doing the same tasks over and over? Save time and get your life back though automation. Come take a look at all the new ways to automate tasks within IIS7 by using Powershell, our revamped WMI provider, APPCMD.EXE and the new managed code administration API all from the command line!  We’ll show you how to use the command line by automate common tasks to complex configurations. Some of the things you’ll learn include how do unattended installs of IIS7, setting up thousands of sites in a matter of minutes, and managing installations of IIS on Server Core. This is a must see for any Admin!