In this episode Chris Avis sits down with Josh Edwards, a Technical Product Manager on the Microsoft Office Client Technical Product Management Team, to discuss deployment of the 2007 Microsoft Office system. Responding to challenges with current deployment, new tools were created for migrating from previous versions of Office to Office 2007. Josh details how these tools will help organizations understand the impact of migrating and the impact on their data. He also talks about what's new inside of Group Policy for managing Office deployment and managing desktops post deployment with new management packs for MOM.
Plus we have our monthly segment with Kai Axford and Mark Griesi from the Security Response Team, discussing the December Security Bulletin.
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Chris Avis – IT Pro Evangelist
Josh Edwards – Joshua Edwards is a Technical Product Manager on the Microsoft Office Client Technical Product Management Team In this role, Josh focuses on deployment, management, and security issues related to the Microsoft Office programs and applications and technical evangelism with IT professionals. Josh has been with the Microsoft Business Division PMG for four years. Previous Microsoft experience includes MSN and Xbox where he worked on innovative Internet services and products, in addition to entrepreneurial and consulting roles prior to joining Microsoft. Josh holds a degree from Brigham Young University. He grew up in Saudi Arabia and has lived in Russia, Ukraine, and other locations around the globe.
Kai Axford – Kai Axford is a Sr. Security Strategist at Microsoft.
Mark Griesi – Mark Griesi is a Security Product Manager at Microsoft.