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  • Taking The Pain Out Of User Provisioning Taking The Pain Out Of User Provisioning Donna Horton and Russell Smith Recorded: Dec 9 2015 45 mins
    User provisioning is one of those tasks that many administrators detest. Not only does it take a significant amount of time to setup a new user, but it also takes time to assign all the permissions a user needs, especially when multiple applications need to be configured as well. Once that’s all setup, then you have to email out confirmations, deal with exceptions, and hope that you’ve crossed every t and dotted all of your i’s.

    In this webinar, you will learn:

    *How to avoid the common pitfalls of user provisioning.
    *How to optimize your user provisioning process.
    *How to work with error and exception handling.
    *How to automate common tasks and reduce number of emails sent.
  • Building a better backup solution Building a better backup solution Ryan Post (Veeam), Max Kolomyeytsev (StarWind) Recorded: Oct 13 2015 55 mins
    Every day, your organization is creating more data that is critical to the operational success of your company. Making sure that you have a proper backup solution to recover data is not only important, it’s vital to the long term success of your business.

    Even though users are creating more mission critical data than we have ever seen in the past, that doesn’t mean your backup solution has to be expensive. In this webinar we cover a wide range of options about how you can effectively backup your content without breaking the bank.

    The solutions we will cover will take into account being highly fault-tolerant, mindful of high performance, and assurance that your data will be available when you need it.
  • Taking the ‘Disaster’ Out of ‘Disaster Recovery’ Taking the ‘Disaster’ Out of ‘Disaster Recovery’ Ken Shaw, Founder/CEO Recorded: Sep 30 2015 59 mins
    Businesses of all sizes are creating incredible amounts of irreplaceable data and depend on the availability of their systems to keep their business up and running. There are no exceptions.

    Perhaps, this is why Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is growing 50% year-over-year and on pace to become a $12 billion market by 2020. DRaaS is especially appealing to midsize organizations that lack the budgets and in-house expertise to maintain recovery operations on their own.

    Discover how emerging DRaaS solutions are challenging traditional DR methods by delivering affordable, simple, and secure methods to failover business apps within 15 minutes.

    At this webcast you will:

    -Understand the trade-offs of current DR methods
    -Learn about Disaster Recovery as a Service
    -Discover the five questions you have to ask potential DRaaS solution providers
  • All You Need to Know About Office 365 Backup and Recovery All You Need to Know About Office 365 Backup and Recovery Phoummala Schmitt & Gina Rosenthal Recorded: Sep 15 2015 63 mins
    Are you migrating to Office 365 soon? What is your data protection plan? Get prepared by attending this live webinar featuring Petri IT Knowledgebase Contributor, Phoummala Schmitt, and SaaS data protection expert, Gina Rosenthal of Spanning by EMC, for a spirited discussion. We’ll explore common Microsoft Exchange administration “gotchas” and what to be aware of as you migrate to Office 365.

    In this webinar you will learn:

    - What the common causes for data loss are when administering Microsoft Exchange
    - How to mitigate data loss caused by user errors
    - How these challenges appear when you move to Office 365
    - How cloud-to-cloud backup helps minimize data loss in Microsoft Office 365
  • What’s New VSphere 6.0 and Upgrade Best Practices What’s New VSphere 6.0 and Upgrade Best Practices Maish Saidel-Keesing (Petri It Knowledgebase) and Jason Acord (Veeam) Recorded: Jun 25 2015 57 mins
    The industry-leading VMware vSphere has just been updated to version 6.0, bringing with it a host of new features and improvements, including VMWare Virtual Volumes (VVoLs), fault-tolerance for multi-processors in virtual machines, and a variety of improvements to vMotion.

    Join VMware vExpert Maish Saidel-Keesing as he discusses how you can take advantage of what VMware vSphere 6.0 has to offer, and discusses some best practices on how to upgrade to this latest release. Maish will be joined by Veeam Software System Engineer Ryan Post, who will discuss ways that Veeam’s full suite of product offerings can help ensure that your upgrade to vSphere 6.0 will be a success.

    In they webinar you will learn:

    -Understand the upgrade path to VMware vSphere 6.0 and get advice on the best deployment methods.
    -What the changes are to VMware vMotion (cross-center and long distance) and how to use them.
    -How to take advantage of vCenter 6.0 to streamline management of your VMware environment.
    -More about VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols) and how can you best take advantage of them.
    -What Veeam Software solutions can help make your vSphere 6.0 upgrade a success.
  • Active Directory Backup and Recovery Active Directory Backup and Recovery Sean Deuby and Ryan Ryan Post Recorded: May 26 2015 65 mins
    Active Directory (AD) is a fundamental component of many IT infrastructures, and keeping AD protected, backed up, and highly available is a must. In this webinar, Microsoft Active Directory MVP Sean Deuby will walk you through some time-saving tips, tricks, and techniques to get the most out of your AD backup and recovery efforts. Sean will be joined by Veeam, who will explain the benefits that Veeam Active Directory Backup and Recovery can provide.

    In this webinar you will learn:

    -How the care and feeding of AD is of paramount importance.
    -Tips, tricks, and potential pitfalls to avoid when backing up (and restoring) your AD infrastructure.
    -How Veeam can streamline the backup and restore of AD objects and OUs
    -How to configure Veeam SureBackup to automate the execution and verification of backups

    We're giving away a SONOS PLAY:3 Wi-Fi speaker to a randomly-selected attendee during the Q&A portion of the web seminar. You must be registered and present for a chance to win.
  • Server 2003 End of Support: What You Need to Know Server 2003 End of Support: What You Need to Know Russell Smith and Ryan Post Recorded: Apr 28 2015 70 mins
    Join Petri IT Knowledgebase Contributing Editor Russell Smith as he discusses what IT professionals need to know about Windows Server 2003 End of Support, which arrives on July 14th, 2015. Learn about Server 2003 to Server 2012 migration tips, including how to manage Active Directory, virtual machines, and other infrastructure during the transition. In this webinar you will learn:

    -Windows Server 2003 End of Support (July 2015) is approaching fast.
    -What the specific details of Windows Server 2003 End of Support are.
    -How to plan out a Windows Server 2003 migration to a newer Server OS.

    Ryan Post, an inside systems engineer at Veeam, will demonstrate how Veeam Availability Suite v8 can provide you with peace of mind before, during, and after your migration from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2. Ryan will show you how Veeam’s solutions can help you with:

    -Learning the challenges (and opportunities) with Windows Server 2003 End of Support
    -Migration strategies and physical-to-virtual (P2V) solutions to challenges with migrating off Windows Server 2003
    -How Veeam Backup & Replication software can play a key role in protecting your data during the WS 2003 EOS process
  • Active Directory Auditing Headaches (and How to Solve Them) | Sponsored by Netwr Active Directory Auditing Headaches (and How to Solve Them) | Sponsored by Netwr John O'Neill Sr. (Petri IT Knowledgebase) Recorded: Feb 20 2015 66 mins
    Keeping tabs on changes to Active Directory can be a challenge for even the most experienced IT administrator. From auditing privileged user activity, tracking privileged group access, to monitoring changes to the structure of your AD forest, staying on top of these developments can consume lots of IT resources. Throw in the additional security risk of outside elements trying to get access to your IT infrastructure, and the need to keep on top of anything that goes on in AD is a must.

    In this 45 minute webinar, Microsoft MVP and Petri IT Knowledgebase Contributing Editor John O’Neill Sr. will help you identity some primary AD auditing headaches and present some tips and advice on how to manage them. Nick Cavalancia from Netwrix Corporation will join to discuss what tools are available to help address these headaches and reveal how Netwrix Auditor can help manage AD changes, and both speakers will be on hand after the presentation to field questions from attendees.
  • What’s New in PowerShell v5 What’s New in PowerShell v5 Richard Siddaway & Solarwinds Recorded: Dec 16 2014 45 mins
    For the past 8 years PowerShell has been a tremendous asset to IT Pros and it shows no sign of slowing. PowerShell 5.0 is now in technical preview and already being adopted in organizations. If you’ve been wondering what the fuss is all about with PowerShell v5, Petri Contributing Editor, PowerShell MVP, and IT trainer Jeff Hicks will highlight some of the new features in PowerShell 5.0, such as the new OneGet and NetworkSwitch cmdlets. Jeff will also explain why you should be using PowerShell to help manage your IT infrastructure. He will be joined by SolarWinds.
  • 3 New Storage Features in Windows Server 2012 R2 3 New Storage Features in Windows Server 2012 R2 Aidan Finn – Contributing Editor, Petri IT Knowledgebase & Chris Henley – Product Strategy Specialist, Veeam Software Recorded: Jul 16 2014 60 mins
    Join Petri IT Knowledgebase Contributing Editor Aidan Finn in this 45-minute webinar as he shows you how to take advantage of the revolutionary new storage capabilities of Windows Server 2012 R2. Chris Henley from Veeam Software will also explain how Veeam Backup & Replication can extend the functionality of your storage to build out a world-class backup and replication architecture.

    In this webinar you'll:
    -Learn how to use Windows Server 2012 R2 storage features like Storage Spaces, Scale-Out File Server, and SMB 3.0
    -Use commodity hardware to build fast, inexpensive storage resources
    -Understand the importance of modern data protection
    -Discover the benefits of Veeam Backup & Replication, which offers innovative features such as Recovery Point Objectives, Recovery Time Objectives, and WAN Acceleration