Singapore Windows IT Pro Group – November 2010 Newsletter
- Welcome 2011
- February Meet Up Agenda
- Tips on Automating and Managing the Breadth of Your IT Environment
- Deploying, Virtualizing and Managing Linux with Hyper-V
- 10 Hot Topics Every IT Admin Needs to Know
- Mysteries of Windows Memory Management Revealed
- Advanced Group Policy Management 4.0
- Windows Power Management Deep Dive: The Need for Green!
Firstly a Happy Chinese New Year to all. How’s your Hong Bao collecting so far? Here wishing all of you Gong Xi Fa Cai, money “too” much!
We are already in the second month of 2011. Looking back at 2010, we ended it with a fun filled and successful CTU II. CTU II attracts 87 attendees breaking out into 4 tracks and 16 sessions which encapsulated various technologies such as Sharepoint, Windows Azure and many others. Not forgetting Kinect which give many attendees a chance to try out the fun loving experience at the same time have a great workout session on a Saturday afternoon.
In our November meet up, we have collected feedbacks on the topic which you guys wish to hear more. We do hear more voices asking for some round-table session to share their experiences. Yes we heard you. This will serves as our guideline as we move forward in 2011. To start thing off, we are have some “light” round-table this month addressing the most fundamental yet import part of our IT infrastructure.
In Microsoft at 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show Keynote session, Steve Ballmer conclude year 2010 for Microsoft and the achievement they have meet. At the same time he addresses in year 2011 what is Microsoft pushing out. This is a 1 hour keynote session that none of you should missed. Wait no more and start clicking here.
Just a little teaser for march meet up, do look out for our March newsletter as we are arrange for some interesting topic for March meet up. Also take note that we will be shifting back our meet up for March. More detail in March newsletter, so stay tune.
February Meet Up Agenda
Date: 23rd February 2011 (Wednesday)
Time: 7.00pm to 9.30pm
Venue: 1 Marina Boulevard #21-00,MS Singapore – Auditorium
7.00pm: Session 1 – Round-table discussion on how to design an Active Directory Domain (ADDS 2008 R2) Part I
8.15pm: Toilet/Stretching Break
8.30pm: Session 2 – Round-table discussion on how to design an Active Directory Domain (ADDS 2008 R2) Part II
9.30pm: Home Sweet Home
Session 1 & 2 – Round-table discussion on how to design an Active Directory Domain (ADDS 2008 R2)
Active Directory Domain Services is identified as the fundamental piece of component that other Microsoft Products rely on. For our coming Feb SWUG session, we will do a round-table session where we can discuss on how to design an Active Directory Domain.
During the session, we welcome everyone to share their experience on setting up an Active Directory Domain too.What we wish to achieve is that we can learn from each other especially on the do and don’t while setting up an Active Directory Domain.
For registration, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
- SWUG ID
- Email Address
Note: There won’t be an event confirmation. Just turn up, we don’t turn people away. However, please register if you’re coming.
Tips on Automating and Managing the Breadth of Your IT Environment
There is always this saying, “To be a good IT Admin, you gotta be lazy so you will automate all the daily task”. Following that saying, here we are providing you some tips to turn real “lazy”. In Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft ship Powershell within it. I bet you have heard a lot about powershell in the pass. So in this video you are not going to expect too much of theory but rather filled with demos on how to use Powershell 2.0 to help automate your Windows world.
Deploying, Virtualizing and Managing Linux with Hyper-V
In the current business world, most of the large enterprise infra does not only involve Windows servers. There will be a good amount of Linux servers sitting in the infra of the company for one purpose or another. You may have heard a lot about how Hyper-V support virtualizing of Linux servers but what about managing them? In this video, it also covers the improvement of Linux integration Services in Version 2.1. So if you are virtualizing Linux in your work environment, I hope this could be a very useful video for you.
10 Hot Topics Every IT Admin Needs to Know
In this video Matt Hester and Chris Henley, authors of "Windows Server 2008 R2 Administrators Instant Reference" as they cover the ten hottest topics in the world of Windows Server 2008 R2 from the IT admin's perspective. Most of the content in this video were already been covered in our past session. If you actually miss some of our session, this will be a quick summary of what Windows Servers 2008 R2 has to offer.
Mysteries of Windows Memory Management Revealed
How many of us can say very confidently how memory is being utilize by Windows? If you want to know the difference between System Committed memory and Process Committed memory, have ever wondered what all those memory numbers shown by Task Manager really mean, or want to gain insight into the memory-related impact of a process, then this talk is for you. I personally felt that the content is very useful for IT Admin and I hope you does take some useful information with you after watching this video. There is 2 part to this video. Part 1 talks about virtual memory whereas Part 2 talks about physical memory. Enjoy.
http://bit.ly/gN4gQj (Part 1)
http://bit.ly/hnomNq (Part 2)
Advanced Group Policy Management 4.0
Get more from Group Policy with Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM). AGPM is part of the suite of MDOP products, and delivers change management and advanced reporting to Group Policy management. This high-energy session demonstrates all the cool features you've been missing from Group Policy like auditing, difference reporting, workflow, and role delegation. Plus, you will see all the new features of 4.0: multi forest functionality, Windows 7 support and search.
Windows Power Management Deep Dive: The Need for Green!
In his latest “green” session, Andy Malone delves deep inside the world of Power Management to discover if all the stories of savings on ROI are fiction or fact. This 75min deep dive session is a great opportunity to understand the amazing developments in both processor architecture and the magic of software. If you are thinking of upgrading hardware, or updating to either Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, this is one session that you may want to attend before you make any decisions.
Your friendly Windows Group leaders