Community Activities Microsoft

ARCHITECT CAFÉ | Webcast – Deploying Windows 7 from an Infrastructure Architect’s Perspective

Each month through June 2010, the Microsoft team brings you a 90-minute Architect focused Webcast to educate on the latest trends/topics and how new technologies can align with your business needs.

In this webcast, Doug discusses these below 5 key areas centered on deploying Windows 7.

  1. Developing business justification – Evaluate the capabilities provided by Windows 7 and develop a plan for how to realize business value from these solutions;
  2. Where are you today – Explore the differences of preparing for Windows 7 based on your current desktop operating system;
  3. Application readiness – Explore the tools and resources available to gain insight into your readiness to deploy Windows 7, Internet Explorer 8, and/or Office 2007/2010;
  4. Deployment readiness – Explore the tools and resources available to create a design and deployment solution for your enterprise;
  5. Training your employees – Discuss available resources for training your IT Staff and End Users.

Event ID: 1032427863
Date: October 28, 2009 
11:00am – 12:30pm PST or 11:30 – 00:30 hrs (Indian Time)
Register – Click Here

Speaker Profile: Doug Klokow is a part of Microsoft Consulting Services for 9 years focused on client desktop deployment solutions.  He is part of the Virtual Deployment Practice that is focused on driving early customer deployment on Microsoft client technologies and is also supporting Microsoft’s Desktop Virtualization capabilities and service offerings.

PS: You will need a hotmail / live id to register for this event.

Community Activities General

Live webinar: VirtualBox Web Console (VBoxWeb)

logoThe VirtualBox Web Console (VBoxWeb) is an open source project implementing an AJAX version of the popular VirtualBox user interface. As a modern web interface, it allows you to access and control remote VirtualBox instances.

Join the VBox team for the next edition of VirtualBox Live, where you’ll learn how to use VBoxWeb to:

  • Browse your virtual machines and inspect their settings
  • Start virtual machines in headless mode
  • Pause/resume VMs
  • Save the state of running VMs
  • Terminate VMs (hard power off or ACPI)
  • Remote control your VMs using the integrated RDP Web Control

Register Now for the Webinar : Here

VBoxWeb makes use of the following technologies:

  • Sun VirtualBox
  • Python and the VirtualBox Python API
  • VirtualBox RDP Web Control (Flash based RDP client)
  • Prototype (JavaScript library)
  • jQuery and jQuery UI (JavaScript libraries)

Webinar Details:

  1. Speakers:  Andy Hall and Achim Hasenmueller, VirtualBox Engineering Director
  2. Date:  October 7, 2009, 8:00 am PDT / 11:00 am EDT / 15:00 UTC/GMT
    (The presentation will be approximately 45 minutes long, followed by Q&A.) 
  3. Why should you attend this? –  If you want to save time, money and frustration, you’ll want to join this webinar on the world’s most popular open source virtualization software.

If you have questions or feedback, please send them to

Community Activities Microsoft Windows Installer, Application Compatibility and Deployments

Webinar: Get Installations Ready for Windows 7

Join the Windows 7 experts to learn more about preparing installations for Windows 7. The Acresso team is presenting a webinar which will highlight the new features of Windows 7 and Installer 5.0 which will impact the existing software installations.  This webinar will present solutions on how to overcome the potential pitfalls such as compatiblity issues. Further, it would showcase on how to use the InstallShield® to get the application installations ready for Windows 7.  There would also be a live Q&A session after the webinar.

Make sure you make the best of this webinar by registering now.

Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Times: 11am ET, 2pm ET, and 7pm ET
Registration Link:


My Session on Google Wave

Today, I gave a session on Google Wave to my colleagues here at Workplace. This was a part of the knowledge sharing initiative which few of us brought up inside our group, where people take a technical topic and speak.  Last time, I gave a talk on Windows 7 and this time, I could not resist giving it on Google Wave., because i loved it a lot and have been playing with it since a month.

Trust me, this was the first “Non-Microsoft’ic” session which I gave. I was really exited but scared as well 🙂  Initially I had to face with a slight glitch on browsers( I used FireFox and Safari) and a lot of “Google Vs. MS” comments. Unfortunately, as always.. I was targeted for all MS activities too.. he he..!! (No hard comments though ;). I had lots of demos to show in the session, and I reckon, I will need to do another part to “show off” the wave completely.

Here is the slide Deck attached –

The audience really liked it and they bounced back on me for more information and giving their feedback for similar sessions in future.They were just amazed with “wave” being open Source, so that they can play their part in it. Few liked the automatic spell check feature and few loved the Map extensions.

Summing up, it was a fruitful one. You can also look at this link to understand the basics of Wave, and some important links – Click Here