Is your IT Infrastructure fully dedicated to just one technology solution? Chances are you work in a heterogeneous environment that includes a variety of technologies from Microsoft®, Linux, MySQL and Apple. Integration becomes vital in order for your core business applications to maintain business flow and efficiency. How do you achieve identity integration? Run Open Source Software (OSS) on Windows Server® 2008? Ever wanted to leverage the power of SQL with your PHP applications? This innovative roadshow will answer these questions and many others to help get your integrated environment up and running smoothly.

Session 1: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Interop
with Linux and OS X

Do you have existing Linux workstations and servers? Are you buying Apple notebooks for your personnel? If so, then you're probably wondering how to secure and share information across your organization. Join us for a session that demonstrates how to authenticate and manage non-Windows operating systems. We'll explore Active Directory (AD) extensions, management tools, security, file sharing, desktop management and a number of other key challenges we all face on a daily basis. Get set for some great demonstrations and plenty of time for questions and answers.
Results
By attending this session, you'll learn:
  • How to authenticate Active Directory users that are using a Linux workstation. Windows Server 2008 and Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10 will be demonstrated.
  • How to manage SLED desktops using Active Directory Group Policy Objects (GPO).
  • Information on non Microsoft management tools for Linux and Apple OS X.
Outline
This session will illustrate the following:
  • How to add a SLED workstation to a Active Directory (AD) domain
  • Authenticating Active Directory (AD) users on SLED workstations at login time.
  • Pushing Group Policy Updates to a Linux workstation and verifying the change took place
  • Reviewing the management capabilities for Apple OS X using third party tools
Products Demonstrated:
Windows Server 2008, Active Directory, Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10, Centrify DirectControl
Session Level:
200
Session Prerequisites:
A basic understanding of directory services, authentication, and desktop management.

Session 2: Running Open Source Software (OSS) on
Windows Server 2008

Are you afraid to run open source software on Windows Server 2008? Fear no more; it's easier than you think. Come discuss running LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) on Windows Server 2008. Not interested in Linux? No problem. You'll also learn how to run open source applications with IIS7, MySQL and PHP. Along the way, we'll compare and contrast the optimum maintenance, operation and monitoring of these diverse systems and applications. This session will include several informative demonstrations and you'll get plenty of time to ask questions.
Results
By attending this session, you'll learn:
  • How to install and configure Apache on Windows Server 2008
  • How to install and configure PHP on Windows Server 2008
  • How to install and configure MySQL on Windows Server 2008
  • How to install and configure an application that uses PHP and MySQL
  • Discuss how to run solutions using the Microsoft virtualization technologies
Outline
This session will illustrate the following:
  • Windows Server 2008 web services via Apache and IIS 7
  • Installation procedures for PHP, MySQL and Drupal
  • Management tools on Windows Server 2008
  • Migration considerations for OSS application
Products Demonstrated:
Windows Server 2008, IIS7, IE, Apache, MySQL, PHP, Drupal, Wordpress
Session Level:
200
Session Prerequisites:
A basic understanding of web servers, server operating systems, and server applications.

Session 3: SQL Server 2008 and PHP Web Application Infrastructure

Do you want to take advantage of SQL Server's great new features for your PHP sites? Join us for this session and learn how to make it happen. We'll show you how to leverage your existing development resources and PHP knowledge by simply changing the backend to Microsoft SQL Server 2008. We'll walk through the necessary steps to get PHP and SQL Server working together and you'll see how to enjoy a successful deployment and post-deployment experience. You'll also learn where to find the information you need when you deploy and scale PHP on SQL Server, including details about security, performance, backup, managing and monitoring. After the step-by-step deployment instructions and some helpful working demos, we'll be happy to entertain your questions.
Results
By attending this session, you'll learn:
  • How to configure SQL Server 2008 on a Windows 2008 Server for use with PHP
  • How to configure PHP to run on IIS 7 against an SQL 2008 database server
  • Where to go for additional resources you may need to manage your new SQL Server 2008/IIS7/Windows2008 environment
Outline
This session will illustrate the following:
  • Where the FastCGI components of IIS are configured
  • Overview of the steps required to install and configure SQL Server 2008 and add sample databases
  • Install and Configure PHP to use FastCGI on IIS7 and connect to SQL Server 2008 using a sample application that demonstrates queries as well as posts data. All sample PHP code will be made available online.
Products Demonstrated:
Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, IIS7, IE, PHP, Sample SQL Databases, PHP SQL Server Driver (version 1), SQL Server 2005 Client Connectivity, SQL Server Management Tools
Session Level:
200
Session Prerequisites:
Some previous knowledge of PHP is helpful. Basic understanding of SQL Server is helpful but not required. Basic understanding of web programming and database terminology.


Is your IT infrastructure fully dedicated to just one technology solution? Chances are you work in a heterogeneous environment that includes a variety of technologies from Microsoft®, Linux, MySQL and Apple. Integration becomes vital in order for your core business applications to maintain business flow and efficiency.

So how do you achieve identity integration? Or run Open Source Software (OSS) on Windows Server® 2008? Have you ever wanted to leverage the power of SQL with your PHP applications? This live webcast is designed help you get an integrated environment up and running smoothly.

 


RESOURCES

Information on Microsoft's work with Standards - http://microsoft.com/standards
Links and blogs outlining the work we're doing with OSS - http://port25.technet.com
Microsoft Intero Principles - http://www.microsoft.com/interop/principles/default.mspx
Interop Vendor Alliance - http://interopvendoralliance.org/default.aspx
Novell & Microsoft Interop work - http://www.moreinterop.com/
Links to many other Microsoft resources relating to Interop - http://microsoft.com/interop
Software Firm Eases Compliance, Improves Security by Linking Heterogeneous Systems - Click here
Post Event Resources - Click here
EVENT PARTNER

KEITH COMBS
A Texan with years of IT Pro experience on a variety of hardware and software platforms, Keith doesn't mince words. He enjoys working with both software and hardware, and thrives on helping customers solve thorny problems. The world has come to rely on e-mail, web servers and file servers, and Keith loves showing people how to make the most of essential and emerging products. His greatest challenge? Keeping up with the lightning pace of innovation, technology and information overload. No kidding. If he ever abandoned the server room for good, Keith would become your favorite driving range target - ducking golf balls in the cage tractor.
MATT HESTER
Matt Hester is a seasoned Information Technology Professional Evangelist for Microsoft. Matt has been involved in the IT Pro community for over 15 years and is a skilled and experienced evangelist presenting to audiences nationally and internationally. Prior to joining Microsoft Matt was a highly successful Microsoft Certified Trainer for over 8 years. After joining Microsoft, Matt has continued to be heavily involved in IT Pro community as an IT Pro Evangelist. In his role at Microsoft Matt has presented to audiences in excess of 5000 and as small as 10. Matt has also published 4 articles for TechNet magazine and runs a successful blog. Matt loves reaching out to users and customers in the local community and gets a thrill from installing a server that can send email or provide other valuable services. Matt cites his father as his role model: "The older I get, the smarter he gets." Funny how that works.
DAN STOLTS
Dan brings to the team a seemingly endless supply of energy and excitement. He came to Microsoft and the TechNet team in June of 2008 with over 20 years of technology experience. For much of the last 13 years he ran a consultant and hosting business. Prior to joining the TechNet team Dan was a Microsoft MVP in Windows Server Files System and Storage. He is proficient in many Microsoft products especially in the server area and holds many certifications including MCSE and MCITP. Dan is a very active member of the community. He is president of Boston User Groups, founder and president of Virtualization Group - Boston, past president and current board member for Boston Area Windows Server User Group, and has participated in many non-technology community groups such as the Rotary Club, Lions Club, and Local Chambers of Commerce just to name a few. His favorite place to go on vacation is Walt Disney World where he gets an abundance of quality time with his wife and son. Outside of the technology field he loves professional football and most of all playing and spending time with his son. Dan is an enthusiastic advocate of technology and is passionate about helping others. Dan's lifelong passion has been and continues to be to help and teach others!
MA, Boston - 5/5/2009 NY, New York City - 4/30/2009 PA, Philadelphia - 4/16/2009 DC, Washington - 4/14/2009 FL, Ft. Lauderdale - 4/21/2009 FL, Tampa - 4-23-2009 GA, Atlanta - 4/28/2009 IL, Downers Grove - 5/6/2009 IL, Chicago - 5/7/2009 TX, Houston - 4/9/2009 TX, Dallas - 4/7/2009 AZ, Phoenix - 6-9-2009 CO, Denver - 3/31/2009 CA, Mountain View - 6/4/2009 WA, Seattle - 6/11/2009 OH, Columbus - 6/23/2009 CA, Los Angeles - 6/25/2009