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ATT345 Distributing Desktop Applications with ZENworks 7 Server Management
In this session you will learn how to distribute ZENworks 7 Desktop Management Applications using ZENworks 7 Server Management. You will configure a ZENworks 7 Desktop Management chained Application; configure a Desktop Management Application Distribution.

Type: Advanced Technical Training
ATT346 Creating a Hardware Independent Windows XP SP2 Image
This section teach you how to create a Windows XP SP2 image that can be restored to almost any machine. You will learn how to use the Microsoft System Prepartion tool (SYSPREP), how to add drivers to the image using ZENworks imaging, and how to add other applications as add- on images.

Type: Advanced Technical Training
ATT347 Using ZENworks Asset Management
This course focuses on the hardware and software inventory features of the ZENworks Asset Management 7 product. In this course you will learn how to configure the inventory collection process, the best practices for implementing the collection process, how to deploy the ZENworks Asset Management agent, and the reporting features for Asset Inventory.

Type: Advanced Technical Training
BOF145 FORUM: ZENworks Imaging Techniques, Tricks and other Magic
ZENworks 7 Workstation Imaging can do more than simply image or re-image workstations. You can backup and restore the OS partition locally; deliver and update large applications to existing workstations; automate a workstation build and deployment process; just to name a few things. Many solutions have been worked out by fellow ZENworks Administrators to meet the needs of their environments.

This session is an opportunity to meet together and discuss the magic that you and others have worked out to solve workstation deployment and managment issues every day. Sample solutions will be available for review and to discuss the pros and cons of the different methods that others have selected in solving the issues encountered in various corporate and academic environments.

Type: Birds of a Feather
Speakers:
David Stagg
Primary Support Engineer, Novell, Inc.
BOF146 FORUM: GroupWise 7 Upgrades using ZENworks 7
An open discussion around various strategies available to successfully upgrade to GroupWise 7 by leveraging ZENworks 7 Desktop and Server Management. This session will give you the opportunity to learn from others' experiences in addressing the type of issues facing you in your environment.

Type: Birds of a Feather
Speakers:
David Stagg
Primary Support Engineer, Novell, Inc.
BOF245 FORUM: ZENworks Engagements - Lessons Learned
This session is aimed at anyone who has ever implemented any (or all) of the ZENworks suite. In attendance will be representatives from Consulting, NTS and Category Specialists who will share experiences from the ZENworks Implementation Trenches. Whatever the experience it will be discussed in this session. Share with your peers hints and tips, ideas and methods as well as things to do and those to be avoided at all costs. This will be an informative discussion based session where we will all learn from each other, with the end result being that future ZENworks engagments will be more successful for all.

Type: Birds of a Feather
Speakers:
Andy Philp
Technical Specialist, Novell, Inc.
BOF246 FORUM: Architecting and Scaling your ZENworks solution
The ZENworks suite of desktop and server management products is highly scaleable and configurable. There is no single way to implement the product as each environment is different, one of the biggest questions asked today by architects and administrators is:

"What will my architecture need to look like in order to accommodate my organizations structure, size, and environment?"

Architecture is the key to success, and understanding of the fundamental attributes of architecture (scale) is crucial to a successful deployment of the ZENworks Suite of products. This discussion will focus on the major components of the ZENworks Suite and how they benefit your organization.

Type: Birds of a Feather
Speakers:
Laurence Pitt
SeniorTechnical Specialist, Novell, Inc.
BOF247 FORUM: Desktop Configuration, Application, and Release Management
This session will provide an open discussion on integrating ITIL processes with ZENworks technologies to reduce the costs and risks associated with desktop management in the corporate environment. The discussion will focus on the configuration managament of desktop applications, policy settings, and images; as well as, release management processes to support the introduction of new configuration items into aproduction environment.

Type: Birds of a Feather
Speakers:
Jeff Loomis
Consultanting Practice Manager, Novell, Inc.
IO102 Linux System Configuration
This session will present Novell tools for Linux system
configuration for Code10 based products.

Participants will learn about YaST, ZENworks, and upcoming
tools for local and remote management.
Examples will show the command line and the graphical
interface to these tools.

The session includes demos for 1:1 and 1:many operations in
the areas of deployment, patch & update, monitoring, and
configuration.

Type: Introduction and Overview
Speakers:
Klaus Kaempf
Architect, Systems Management, Novell, Novell, Inc.
IO103 Systems Management Roadmap (2)
"One Tool to manage them all, One Tool to monitor them, One Tool to control them all and in the web show them." In this session participants will learn about the mid- to long-term strategy in the area of systems management. The variety of tools for systems management like YaST, iManager, ZENworks, etc. show their origin from different operating systems. However, todays IT landscape demands integrated, cross-platform solutions which seamlessly integrate with existing practices. The common information model (CIM) opens up the opportunity for an open and standards-based management framework across
all CPU architectures and operating systems. This session will present Novells roadmap for delivering a complete systems management stack starting from a single box up to the datacenter.

Type: Introduction and Overview
Speakers:
Klaus Kaempf
Architect, Systems Management,, Novell, Inc.
IO145 ZENworks Overview and Futures
Your organization has endless combinations of platforms, systems and applications. Viruses, hackers, compliance issues, theft and user error are increasing demands on your IT environment. In this session, you will learn how Novell provides Resource Management solutions that let you define business and IT policies to automate the management of multiple IT resources. As a result, you can minimize IT effort, control costs, reduce skill requirements and fully manage and leverage your investments. Attendees will also learn more about current industry trends and how ZENworks will evolve in the near future to address your Resource Management needs.

Type: Introduction and Overview
Speakers:
Richard Whitehead
Director Product Marketing, Resource Management, Novell, Inc.
TUT145 Security & Vulnerability Management
Due to the increase of Internet use, mobility of devices and wireless connections in companies, government and educational institutions, the focus of IT managers must becomes more on security issues and potential threats based on levels of vulnerabilities. As organizations rely more and more on technology to conduct daily businesses, security becomes a distress rather than afterthought for IT managers. This session will discuss security issues for the desktop and your mobile devices. The main area of focus will be looking at best practices using ZENworks solutions for ensuring security on end-user devices

Type: Technical Tutorial
Speakers:
Henry Sprafkin
Sr Technical Specialist, Novell, Inc.
TUT147 ZENworks in Mixed Operating Environments
ZENworks has as one of it's goals to allow freedom of choice to customers on their operating environments. With the latest release of ZENworks, one can now manage in Linux environments as well. This session will discuss how ZENworks can continue to provide resource management in any mix of server operating system environments including Windows, Linux, OES, Solaris, Unix and NetWare. And with either Windows, Linux, Palm, PocketPC, Window Mobile, or Blackberry for your managed systems. Demonstrations will show how you can, for example, manage your Windows desktops with either NetWare, Windows or Linux back-end servers.

Type: Technical Tutorial
Speakers:
Ron Tanner
Director ZENworks PM, Novell, Inc.
TUT149 Regulatory Compliance / ITIL with ZENworks
The worlds of Regulatory Compliance, Process Management and IT/business alignment often converge around resource management. The design of processes that help you meet your objectives in each of these areas will help you increase IT quality, control costs and insure you are ready when the auditors show up. Come take a look at how Novell ZENworks solutions can help you.

Type: Technical Tutorial
Speakers:
Jason Werner
Marketing Mgr, Novell, Inc.
TUT231 Getting More Out of Novell Linux Desktop
This session is targeted for the corporate end user and network administrator to discuss the opportunities for the use of Novell Linux Desktop as a viable desktop alternative. Discussions will include configuration options, connectivity, integration with ZENworks Linux Management. Desktop workgroup tools such as iFolder and GroupWise will also be reviewed.

Type: Technical Tutorial
Speakers:
Ross Chevalier
Chief Technology Officer, Novell, Inc.
TUT245 ZENworks Desktop Management Best Practices
Focus on the architecture and design. These are the fundamental principles of solid ZENworks design. If you are preparing to upgrade your existing ZENworks Desktop Management infrastructure to the latest version, or if you are planning a new implementation of ZENworks Desktop Management, this session will be greatly beneficial. You will learn formal methodologies and rock-solid strategies from Novell experts who have deployed ZENworks in some of the largest organizations. This session will outline the best practices approach to any ZENworks Desktop Management implementation whether in a traditional Novell, Microsoft, or hybrid environment. This session will go into greater detail than ever before!!

Type: Technical Tutorial
Speakers:
Mark Schouls
ZENworks Product Manager, Novell, Inc.
TUT246 Advanced ZENworks Asset Management from Discovery to Reporting
Novell ZENworks Asset Management integrates asset inventory, software usage and license tracking and reconciliation to provide a complete and accurate view of network assets, software installations and license compliance. This session will walk you through, with live demos, rollout planning and configuring network discovery and advanced inventory scanning options. Advanced reporting on the comprehensive information available in the ZENworks Asset Management database is also discussed with examples on how to get information to solve common IT issues and create your own custom reports tailored to the needs of your business.

Type: Technical Tutorial
Speakers:
Steve DuScheid
PM, Resource Management, Novell, Inc.
TUT247 Integrating Novell and Citrix Technology
The session will aim to cover substantial integration possibilities between Novell and Citrix. With the advent of OES Server on Linux, ZENworks 7 and Citrix Presentation Server 4 this session provides an update on how the newer technologies from both companies can be best integrated to enable unique capabilities with Thin Client solutions.
In summary the session seeks to provide consolidation of existing information on Novell and Citrix Integration whilst expanding on this base with extensive new information based on the new product releases from both companies. The session will also examine the possibilities of Novell/ZENworks technologies providing an end to end management framework for a Citrix Presentation Server Farm.

Type: Technical Tutorial
Speakers:
David Shepherd
Senior Technical Specialist, Novell, Inc.
Anthony Davis
Field Readiness Manager, Citrix Systems Inc
TUT248 Advanced ZENworks Linux Management
Learn how ZENworks 7 Linux management can efficiently manage Linux within your enterprise.

This session will show practical, real world, examples of how ZENworks Linux Management can manage your diverse Linux infrastructure - from Novell Open Enterprise Server, to workgroup servers, to blades, workstations and desktop machines.

Topics covered include: ZENworks Linux Management design and deployment, software life cycle management, Linux OS deployment and much more.

This session will also give you the administrator the definitive guide to automating the updates for all of your Novell Linux systems - including detailed examples of mirroring, download, and software patch release management.

Type: Technical Tutorial
Speakers:
Tim Crabb
Novell, Inc.
TUT249 Smart Windows Deployment with ENGL Imaging Toolkit for ZENworks
Automated deployment of Windows 2000 or XP as part of a Standard Operating Environment can present many challenges. Tasks such as computer naming, registration and customization can all require extensive scripting to achieve. This session will demonstrate how to create and deploy a fully automated Windows 2000 or XP universal image using the ENGL Imaging Toolkit and ZENworks 7. Participants will learn how to create an automated corporate branded Windows build that is compatible with both desktops and laptops, including pluggable OEM driver support, Hotfix installation, Multi-language support, and customized application installation using logic rules. Secure and simplify ZENworks imaging using the ENGL Imaging Toolkit by displaying imaging menus based on eDirectory identity, and automate the selection and restoration of images without complex imaging rule policies. See how ENGL's turnkey solution together with ZENworks can deploy a Standard Operating Environment in a matter of hours.

Type: Technical Tutorial
Speakers:
Steve Thompson
Consultant, ENGL
TUT250 Building a complete ZENworks laptop lab with VMware
The ZENworks Suite is large by it's nature. How can you have 6 servers and 9 clients with Linux, NetWare and Windows without a lab full of hardware? Come see how Novell SEs leverage VMware and a sinlge laptop to learn and demonstrate the vast feature set of ZENworks - from Desktops to Handhelds - from Servers to Linux Management.

Type: Technical Tutorial
Speakers:
Doc Hodges
Corporate SE, Novell, Inc.
TUT251 Provisioning Your Resources Using Novell Identity Manager and ZENworks
This session will show the true power of a combined Novell Identity Manager and a Novell ZENworks environment. Learn how you can truly deliver hands-off provisioning of your desktop resources; from Operating System deployment to application delivery. It will further demonstrate how automated provisioning and workflow from Novell Identity Manager 3 can work seamlessly with Novell ZENworks 7.

Type: Technical Tutorial
Speakers:
Rick Wagner
Identity Management Specialist, Novell, Inc.
TUT321 Making Your Mission Critical Network Services High Available with Novell Cluster Services (NCS)
This session will discuss how to cluster enable the known NCS clusterable services. The cluster resource configuration (under Linux OES) will be described for
Apache, Samba, MySQL, iFolder 2.x, iFolder 3.x, iPrint, DNS/DHCP, GroupWise, Hula,
VMware GSX Server, Squid and (under NetWare OES) for Apache, Tomcat, CIFS, AFP, NFS, FTP, iPrint, MySQL, GroupWise, Novell Messenger, GroupWise API Gateway, NetMail, DHCP/DNS, NetStorage, BorderManager, ZENworks for Servers and ZENworks for Desktops.

Type: Technical Tutorial
Speakers:
Svetlin Petrov
Consultant, svetlinpetrov.com
TUT345 Advanced Imaging with ZENworks - Emerging technologies
This session will begin with a brief review of the ZENworks imaging product and the features that customers find most useful. Then several advanced topics related to the PreBoot Services and Imaging components of the ZENworks products will be discussed. This includes such topics as:
Using ZENworks Preboot Services to deploy AutoYast distributions of SUSE Linux and Novell Linux Desktop
Customizing the Preboot Services menu and using it to deploy BIOS updates and other interesting tasks
Using layered imaging to reduce image administration. Implementing a combined Linux and Windows imaging environment

Type: Technical Tutorial
Speakers:
Drake Backman
Senior Software Engineer, Novell, Inc.
Jason Blackett
Chief Tech Eng, ATT/CNI, Novell, Inc.
TUT346 Advanced Patch Management from Testing to Deployment
It's patch Tuesday, do you know where your vulnerabilities are? You are constantly faced with a deluge of patches, hot fixes, and support packs which are required to keep your systems up and running. This session will show you how Novell ZENworks solutions can target workstations, laptops, and servers which are not in compliance with security and patch policies. Attendees will see how ZENworks can automatically target these resources for mass remediation and even set policies for minimum patch requirements.You will also learn how ZENworks facilitates a patch management cycle from acquiring the patch to full production deployment.

Type: Technical Tutorial
Speakers:
Allen McCurdy
Technology Specialist, Novell, Inc.
TUT347 ZENworks Advanced Application Management
ZENworks Desktop Management makes it easier to manage the setup, updating, healing, and migration of desktops from a central location. Application Management is one of the most utilized and powerful features of ZENworks Desktops Management. Since ZENworks Desktop Management works with and without the Novell Client, this enables users not only to launch applications inside the enterprise but also from outside the firewall, i.e. launching an application from a browser. ZENworks also includes InstallShield's AdminStudio which is the premier solution for preparing reliable and manageable applications for enterprise use. During this session, technical specialists will demonstrate application management and packaging features as well as provide numerous examples of how these features are used in real-life situations.

Type: Technical Tutorial
Speakers:
Pat Nurre
Systems Engineer, Novell, Inc.
Allen McCurdy
Technology Specialist, Novell, Inc.
TUT348 Addressing the Most Common Novell ZENworks Desktop Management Support Questions
Deploying ZENworks Desktop Management? Doesn't matter if you are in the beginning stages or just applying the finishing touches to your ZENworks Desktop Management deployment, this session will prepare you with knowledge of top issues faced frequently by Novell Technical Support. Learn from the people who receive and troubleshoot customer issues everyday - Novell Technical Serices WW Support. Gain tips and tricks on how the product works and how best to troubleshoot it. Walk away with confidence as you plan and implement your ZENworks Desktop Management strategies.

Type: Technical Tutorial
Speakers:
Mike Gord
WorldWide Support, Resource Management, Novell, Inc.
TUT349 Upgrading to the ZENworks Suite
The ZENworks Suite is an award winning technology stack which allows you to manage your desktop, server, and handheld environments, reducing administrative efforts and total cost of ownership. This session will help you understand how to upgrade each of the components of ZENworks to the latest version of the ZENworks Suite. You will learn the common problems and how to avoid them during your upgrade; how to introduce Linux into your ZENworks environment; and how to best capitalize on the new features.

Type: Technical Tutorial
Speakers:
Laurence Pitt
SeniorTechnical Specialist, Novell, Inc.
TUT350 Creating a fault tolerant ZENworks environment
We live in a world of five nines, and high availability. This often means that your ZENworks infrastructure needs to be up and running at all times, taking advantage of your investment in clustering technologies. Join us to learn how it's done. This session will be a combination of both theory and step by step demonstration with heavy emphasis on the latter. We will show you what it takes to get ZENworks running in a Novell clustered environment, and how to keep it running smoothly.

Type: Technical Tutorial
Speakers:
Erin Quill
Technology Strategist, Novell, Inc.
TUT351 Automating the Upgrade of NetWare to Open Enterprise Server/NetWare using ZENworks
Feeling a little down as you assess what it's going to take to get your existing NetWare environment upgraded to Open Enterprise Server/NetWare? Let's do something about that. Come to this session to learn exactly what you need to do to automate this process, and get to Open Enterprise Server/NetWare quickly and efficiently using the power of ZENworks Server Management. This session is heavy on the demo side, highly technical, and will leave you with much to smile about the next time you're assessing that upgrade.

Type: Technical Tutorial
Speakers:
Martin Irwin
Software Engineer, Novell, Inc.
TUT352 ZENworks and the Power of Policies
This session will discuss how ZENworks policies can make the system work for itself and give you some peace of mind. This session will show the various different ZENworks policies and how they can be used to manipulate desktop environments. Some topics that will be covered will be: group policy and loopback capabilities, lock-down policies, imaging policies and inventory policies. There will be demonstrations to support the material covered.

Type: Technical Tutorial
Speakers:
Erin Quill
Technology Strategist, Novell, Inc.
TUT353 Automating the deployment of ZENworks Desktop Management services
Ever wondered why you need to run through the manual installation of ZENworks Desktop Management to install or upgrade your ZENworks Desktop Management components on all your servers? Well have we got a session for you. This session we will take you step-by-step through automating the deployment of ZENworks Desktop Management on your targeted servers, as well as the creation of the necessary directory objects. Hands off... thank you very much!! This session is very heavy on the demo side, but we will be sure to leave you with the necessary theory so you can take the knowledge home, and start applying it immediately. Come to this session to learn how powerful ZENworks-based automation really is!

Type: Technical Tutorial
Speakers:
Peter Lambrechtsen
Consultant, Novell, Inc.
TUT354 ZENworks in a Highly Mobile Environment
This is a highly technical session which will demonstrate how Novell Consultants in the UK are using the ZENworks 7 Suite and Identity Manager to create a custom solution for the management of in-car devices being used by Kent Police in the UK. Technically the solution has been developed to provide user provisioning, workstation imaging, application delivery, and remote control remote control as well as providing support to critical GPRS based devices in Police Cars; however the solution it is fully portable can be customised for use in other devices where bandwidth is restricted.

The session will give a detailed overview of the architecture used to create this solution as well as practical demonstrations showing how it can be deployed

Type: Technical Tutorial
Speakers:
Laurence Pitt
SeniorTechnical Specialist, Novell, Inc.
David Shepherd
Senior Technical Specialist, Novell, Inc.
TUT355 ZENworks Design, and the Lifecycle Management Framework
Over the past number of years Novell has presented the ZENworks Lifecycle Management diagram in many of the ZENworks related sessions. This session will focus squarly on how to design a rock solid ZENworks infrastructure and put lifecycle management into practice. Join this session to learn how to fully leverage your ZENworks architecture, take advantage of best practices, and see a live lifecycle management demonstration. This session is a combination of both theory and live demonstration.

Type: Technical Tutorial
Speakers:
Mark Schouls
ZENworks Product Manager, Novell, Inc.
Martin Buckley
Director of Product Management - Resource Management, Novell, Inc.


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