Upcoming SharePoint webcasts

Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and TechNet Present:

The Summer of SharePoint – Webcast Series:

Migration, Deployment, Integration and Customization

Get in-depth information on SharePoint Portal Server 2003 deployment, migration, integration and customization during May and June. This series of webcasts, presented by Microsoft subject matter experts and partners, is designed to help you to get the most out of your SharePoint Portal Server 2003 deployment and to introduce you to new topics and capabilities.



Migrating to SharePoint Portal Server 2003 (Level 300)


Wednesday, May 05, 2004 – 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Pacific Time (GMT-8, US & Canada)

Michael Herman, Founder and CTO, Parallelspace Corporation

This presentation will review several recommended strategies and solutions for upgrading and migrating to Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003. Join us for this webcast, which includes demos of the new SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Document Library Migration Tools.


SharePoint Portal Server 2003: Advanced Migration Scenarios (Level 300)


Tuesday, May 11, 2004 – 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Pacific Time (GMT-8, US & Canada)

Michael Herman, Founder and CTO, Parallelspace Corporation

This webcast presents specific scenarios related to migrating from SharePoint Portal Server 2001 to SharePoint Portal Server 2003. These scenarios include: Multiple Departmental Workspaces Per Server; Single Workspace with Complex Document Libraries; Single Workspace with Multiple Personal Dashboards; Search Portal with Multiple Indexing Servers; and Migrating Between Different SharePoint Languages.

Migrating Lotus Notes Applications to VS.NET, SQL Server, Exchange 2003, and SharePoint (Level 300)


Wednesday, May 12, 2004 – 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Pacific Time (GMT-8, US & Canada)

Sudeep Trivedi, CTO, Casahl Technology, Inc.

Learn the factors involved when extending and/or migrating Lotus Notes applications to the Microsoft platform to consolidate messaging and collaboration infrastructures. We’ll show you how you can use the newly updated Microsoft/CASAHL Lotus Notes Application Analyzer and CASAHL ecKnowledge 8.1 to analyze, extend and migrate Lotus Notes and Domino data and applications to Microsoft SharePoint, InfoPath, SQL Server, VS.NET, and Active Directory. Join us as we explore ecKnowledge features that smooth the integration and migration process, and identify an intermediate period of coexistence between Notes applications and the new Microsoft .NET applications generated by ecKnowledge.

SharePoint Portal Server 2003: Integrating Enterprise Applications (Level 200)


Tuesday, May 18, 2004 – 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Pacific Time (GMT-8, US & Canada)

Appuswamy Kannan, Service Line Architect, US Services National Services, Microsoft Corporation

Many organizations have large investments in enterprise applications. Integrating these applications into a portal offers many advantages but can also be a significant challenge. This session describes the integration technologies supported by Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003, with specific emphasis on how to integrate SharePoint Portal Server 2003 with major enterprise applications by SAP and Siebel.

SharePoint Portal Server 2003: Organizing Sites and Topics (Level 200)


Tuesday, May 25, 2004 – 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Pacific Time (GMT-8, US & Canada)

Drew Baldacci, Microsoft Corporation

See how to use Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 as a tool to organize and navigate throughout your enterprise. We’ll examine how to use the site registry to catalog and navigate SharePoint sites, and use the Topic functionality to organize and present information stored throughout an organization in any of a number of forms and locations. Join this webcast to learn how to configure the navigation of the site, set up collaborative areas, publish information, and customize the look and feel of the portal.

SharePoint Portal Server 2003: Personalization, Profiles and Audience Targeting (Level 200)


Wednesday, May 26, 2004 – 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Pacific Time (GMT-8, US & Canada)

Chris Barnard, Senior Technology Specialist, Microsoft Corporation

Description: Take an in-depth look at what SharePoint Portal Server 2003 offers in the areas of personalization, profiles and audience targeting. Learn about the how this area of SharePoint Portal Server 2003 has been invested with vigorous development, and see how the personalized portal experience can make users more productive by allowing them to discover, organize and receive information that is personally relevant to their roles and interests.

Customizing SharePoint Portal Server 2003 with FrontPage 2003 (Level 200)


Wednesday, May 26, 2004 – 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Pacific Time (GMT-8, US & Canada)

Matthew Panzano, Senior Business Productivity Specialist, Microsoft Corporation

Description: Learn how to use Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003 to customize portal sites that have been created with Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 from the fonts and formatting to the text and graphics on pages on the sites. At the same time, SharePoint Portal Server also has its own tools and utilities that best manage and edit some key enterprise portal functionality. Join this webcast to learn when and where to use FrontPage, and when to use SharePoint Portal Server tools for the most power and efficiency when customizing your portal sites. The presentation will emphasize methods that are straightforward and flexible when using FrontPage to customize portal sites created with SharePoint Portal Server.



SharePoint Portal Server 2003: Deploying Shared Services (Level 300)


Wednesday, June 09, 2004 – 8:00 AM-9:30 AM Pacific Time (GMT-8, US & Canada)

Michael Herman, Founder and CTO, Parallelspace Corporation

Description: Are you deploying or evaluating SharePoint™ Portal Server (SPS) 2003 for an intranet portal infrastructure and need to support multiple sites? In this webcast we’ll present SPS 2003 Shared Services and show how its set of centrally managed, highly scalable, core portal services can be re-used across multiple portal sites and multi-server “farm” configurations. Join us to learn how a Shared Services environment provides the right services to portal sites within a server farm, including Enterprise indexing, search and retrieval services; Self-service, centrally-managed notification services; Audience definition services to support content targeting; User profile creation and management services; and Single sign-on services.


Digital Asset Management for SharePoint Products and Technologies (Level 200)


Tuesday, June 15, 2004 – 8:00 AM-9:30 AM Pacific Time (GMT-8, US & Canada)

Tim Bigoness, Scene7, Inc

Description: Does your organization need digital asset management (DAM) and the business advantages of consistent, memorable branding, but with an eye on cost control? Scene7® for Microsoft® Integrated Portal Technologies brings robust, low-cost digital asset management (DAM) capabilities to Microsoft Office Systems 2003. And the combination of Scene7 and SharePoint™ Products and Technologies can form a media collaboration platform that enables companies of any size to deliver rich, visual communication of their products and services, reduce IT management costs as well as training and productivity resources – all from tools used every day. Join this webcast to find out how to do it.


SharePoint Portal Server 2003: Deploying as an Extranet (Level 300)


Wednesday, June 16, 2004 – 8:00 AM-9:30 AM Pacific Time (GMT-8, US & Canada)

Robert Ginsburg, Version3, Inc

Description: Do you need to implement an extranet or DMZ in your IT infrastructure? Have you considered using SharePoint™ Portal Server 2003 to get there? Join this webcast for significant guidance and a progressively technical exploration of the issues and options related to deploying and accessing SharePoint Portal Server 2003 outside the network as an extranet or in a DMZ.

Migrating eRooms, Windows File Services and Exchange Public Folders to SharePoint (Level 300)


Tuesday, June 22, 2004 – 8:00 AM-9:30 AM Pacific Time (GMT-8, US & Canada)

Veli-Matti Vanamo, Hewlett-Packard

Description: A challenge for any enterprise is to ensure that its people are connected to the right information in order to collaborate effectively. In many cases legacy content repositories already exist and accumulate valuable information into knowledge silos. Microsoft® SharePoint™ Products and Technologies provide the next generation collaborative services for today’s information workers. Learn from practical experience how to approach migrations from legacy platforms to SharePoint Products and Technologies. Join this webcast to learn how to reduce cost, provide new capabilities and harvest your information assets to their fullest with a move to SharePoint Products and Technologies.

SharePoint Portal Server Infrastructure Implementation Best Practice (Level 300)


Tuesday, June 29, 2004 – 8:00 AM-9:30 AM Pacific Time (GMT-8, US & Canada)

Kenton Gardinier, Senior Consultant, Convergent Computing

Description: In this session you’ll learn real-world best practices on building a SharePoint™ Portal Server (SPS) 2003 document management solution. This session is packed with infrastructure planning, design, and sizing recommendations and best practices taken from the trenches of some of the world’s first production implementations of SPS 2003. The session addresses lessons learned on capacity planning, maintenance, backup and recovery, topology, and more for SPS 2003 and SQL Server 2000 farms in organizations with zero downtime tolerance, the need for clustered databases for SharePoint servers, and global information access to SharePoint data.

SharePoint Implementations in the Real World (Level 200)


Wednesday, June 30, 2004 – 8:00 AM-9:30 AM Pacific Time (GMT-8, US & Canada)

Colin Spence, Consultant, Consultant

Description: Windows SharePoint™ Services and SharePoint Portal Server 2003 offer so many choices during installation and implementation. How do you decide the best way to use these products to meet your business needs? In this session we will share tips, tricks, design decisions, best practices, and lessons learned from enterprises that have successfully implemented Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Portal Server 2003. Learn how to use SharePoint as an Intranet replacement, as a portal to all line of business applications for an organization, and as a document sharing and information management system. Join this webcast for technical SharePoint implementation solutions that solved real world business needs.


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