Office 365 part 1
Topic 1:

How can Administrators who prefer using scripts over GUI perform tasks for Office 365 using PowerShell?

Topic 2:

How can the built in services in Office 365 Admin center be used for proactive monitoring?

Topic 3:

How can IT empower users of Office 365 to contribute to Data Loss Prevention?

Topic 4:

What are the key components that IT has to contend with in the Enterprise plans?

Topic 5:

What are the different ways for Administrators top change Office 365 plans?

Topic 6:

Which mobile devices support Office 365 apps?

Topic 7:

How do you troubleshoot errors and non delivery reports in the Offline Address Book?

Topic 8:

Is Outlook for Office 365 the most recommend email client to configure with Exchange?

Office 365 part 2
Office 365 part 3
SharePoint 2010
Topic 1:

How should I port logical design over to an actual Physical architecture in SharePoint 2010?

Topic 2:

How do I design for proper capacity when using SharePoint 2010?

Topic 3:

How can I design to insure load-balancing and data-replication when using SharePoint 2010?

Topic 4:

What is the difference between Internal and External farm communications in regards to SharePoint 2010?

Topic 5:

What is a best-practices migration path in SharePoint 2010?

Topic 6:

What sort of existing network services are commonly used by SharePoint 2010?

Topic 7:

What are the minimum platform requirement considerations for the end-user when using SharePoint 2010? How could failure to meet these requirements compromise the end user experience?

Topic 8:

What are the different types of topologies? Why would I use one instead of another when using SharePoint 2010?

Topic 9:

Walk through installing a single-server farm in SharePoint 2010, including dependent applications and services.

Topic 10:

What are the differences in component installation between a single server install and a multi-server install in regards to SharePoint 2010?

Topic 11:

Are sandbox staging solutions limited when using SharePoint 2010?

Topic 12:

What are the differences between Single Sign On (SSO) and Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS) in SharePoint 2010?

Topic 13:

Why would I use one or another of SSO or ADFS when using SharePoint 2010?

Topic 14:

What are the differences between Active Directory Groups and SharePoint Groups in SharePoint 2010?

Topic 15:

How do you choose the best Authentication method when using SharePoint 2010?

Topic 16:

What do users have to be aware of when configuring SSL and IIS manager in SharePoint 2010?

Topic 17:

What should people know about Code Access Security in SharePoint 2010?

Topic 18:

What should a potential manager know about a maintenance strategy when using SharePoint 2010?

Topic 19:

How does a maintainer perform updates to a SharePoint server farm in SharePoint 2010, specifically working with Windows Server Update Services?

Topic 20:

What should our viewers know about performance monitoring, diagnostics, and usage logging in SharePoint 2010?

Topic 21:

What are the differences between self-servicing and IT-only provisioning in SharePoint 2010, and how do these differences impact an organization?

Topic 22:

What are some strategies for disaster recovery when using SharePoint 2010?

Topic 23:

What should our users be backing up when using SharePoint 2010?

Topic 24:

How would our viewers go about implementing disaster recovery and backup strategies in SharePoint 2010?

Topic 25:

What are best scaling practices in SharePoint 2010, and when should an administrator scale an installation?

Topic 26:

How does virtualization impact future scalability in regards to SharePoint 2010?

Topic 27:

Lets discuss service applications as it pertains to previous versions of SharePoint. How were services provided? How did this method affect scalability?

Topic 28:

What sort of SA architecture does SharePoint 2010 support?

Topic 29:

What are some of the features offered by Office Services in regards to SharePoint 2010?

Topic 30:

What sort of site customizations are available for SharePoint sites in SharePoint 2010?

Topic 31:

How do you decide on hosting when using SharePoint 2010

SQL Server 2012
Topic 1:

SQL Server 2012 now supports Multi-Subnet Clustering. Is this a significant feature? What did you have to do in SQL Server 2008 to build a cluster that was located in two data centers?

Topic 2:

Prior versions of SQL Server used to require local storage. How did you work around that? What are the new features of SQL Server 2012 regarding the use of SMB file share?

Topic 3:

SQL Server 2012 has many new availability enhancements in its Database Engine. What are some of the features of AlwaysOn?

Topic 4:

How does AlwaysOn compare to SQL Server Mirroring, Log Shipping and Clustering?

Topic 5:

SQL Server 2012 features a Recovery Advisor. How would you use this tool? How did you perform database recovery in SQL Server 2008?

Topic 6:

Is SQL Server 2012's new Contained Database a new name for SQL Server Instance? How would you use this new enhancement?

Topic 7:

SQL Server 2012 contains integration to Microsoft's cloud based offering SQL Azure. What are some of the new integration tools that are available to shift from on-site to on-cloud?

Topic 8:

Which is the best way to migrate from SQL Server 2008? Should I do an In-Place Upgrade? Or a Side-by-Side Migration?

Topic 9:

SQL Server 2012 can store files directly in its tables. What is the benefit of this? Can we use Full-Text Search when files are stored into File Tables?

Topic 10:

SQL Server 2012 Semantic Search has many features designed for searching unstructured information. What can you search with Semantic Search?

Topic 11:

SQL Server 2012 Columnstore Index is a new feature for data warehousing. What can you use Columnstore Index for? Why would you use this over a conventional row store?

Topic 12:

If the DBA wanted to give a development team read/write access to every database on a shared server, traditionally the only way to do it was to assign the rights manually. What new feature in SQL Server 2012 is designed to address this?

Topic 13:

For compliance purposes SQL Server 2012 has better enhanced auditing. What type of custom audit specification can be defined?

Topic 14:

SQL Server 2012 has Sequence Object, just like Oracle. Sequence Object allows the generation of the next sequence number across tables. How would you use this?

Topic 15:

Oracle has a feature called Real Application Testing. What new feature in SQL Server allows you to capture a workload on a production server, and replay it on another machine?

Topic 16:

What new feature in SQL Server 2012 provides intuitive ad-hoc reporting for business users, such as data analysts, that lets users easily create and interact with views of data from data models based on PowerPivot?

Topic 17:

It seems that a lot of Microsoft Server products are moving towards support for Windows Server Core. Why is that important? Does Windows Server Core support lower the TCO of your SQL Server 2012?

Topic 18:

What are some of the Backup Enhancements in SQL Server 2012, specifically in regards to backups of secondary's and Windows Azure Blob Storage Service?

Topic 19:

I have a mission critical database that can never go down because of a SLA agreement. It has redundant hardware and it is a cluster. How do I upgrade my production SQL Server 2012 Cluster's Operating System with no downtime?

Topic 20:

SQL Server 2012 has many new enhancements for developers. What are some of the most significant ones for Microsoft Visual Studio users?

Topic 21:

What is Power View? How can I quickly leverage this tool?

Topic 22:

Microsoft SQL Server Express has always been very popular because it is free. What are the highlights of SQL Server 2012 Express and what are some of the limitations?

Topic 23:

How would you go beyond one physical server in scaling out SQL Server 2012?

Topic 24:

Every major database vendor, including Microsoft, is trying to play the Big Data game. What are some of the Big Data features of SQL Server 2012?

Topic 25:

SQL Server 2012 has support for Hadoop. What are some of the SQL Server SSIS support for Hadoop?

VMware 5: Advanced
Topic 1:

What is VMware Essentials, and do I need all the features of the VMware Enterprise product?

Topic 2:

What are the pitfalls of using VMware Upgrade Manager, and does it work well?

Topic 3:

What are the pros and cons of an in-place upgrade from CD media? After an in-place upgrade is performed what happens to our previous configuration?

Topic 4:

Is it relatively safe to upgrade VMs with VMware converters? Are there tricks to speed up a conversion?

Topic 5:

What is the easiest and most direct way of upgrading the vCenter 4 database to vCenter 5?

Topic 6:

Is desktop virtualization an important part of most corporate IT strategy?

Topic 7:

Is VMware 5 a good choice for desktop virtualization?

Topic 8:

How does VMware's desktop offering compare to Citrix and Microsoft terminal server?

Topic 9:

What are the major differences between running Remote Desktop Service/Terminal Server and VMware View?

Topic 10:

What is vSphere Storage Appliance, how can small businesses utilize this and why not build my own SAN?

Topic 11:

Is it better to run a simple Remote Desktop Service or run a VMware host machine? What are the pros and cons of both?

Topic 12:

What applications are best for a MS Remote Desktop Service and what applications are best for VMware View?

Topic 13:

Can you have scanners, multiple monitors, and locally attached printers on a virtualized desktop? What about a USB flash drive?

Topic 14:

Thin Clients

Topic 15:

Do you use VMware View to deploy your Desktop Virtualization? What about vSphere Auto Deploy or the guest operating system?

Topic 16:

What is the difference between VMware vShield App and VMware vShield Edge and a Cisco Firewall?

Topic 17:

How does vShield Endpoint differ from installing an AV Agent on the virtual desktop? Can't we just install Norton or McAfee on the virtual desktop?

Topic 18:

How does VMware vShield App with Data Security compare to a traditional sensitive data scan?

Topic 19:

How do we backup actual vSphere configurations including

Topic 20:

Since vSphere 5 no longer supports backing up to tape, what are some other ways of backing up to external devices?

Topic 21:

What is a virtual machine snapshot?

Topic 22:

Do I need a third party backup tool?

Topic 23:

When building a hot site, do you use SAN replication or vSphere Replication? How does vCenter Site Recovery Manager differ from SAN replication and vSphere Replication?

Topic 24:

When building a hot site, do you use SAN replication or vSphere Replication? How does vCenter Site Recovery Manager differ from SAN replication and vSphere Replication?

Topic 25:

Microsoft also offers a way to deploy a virtualized Windows 7 pool of machines running on Windows 2008 Remote Desktop Service. How does that compare to VMware View?

Topic 26:

Is it better to clone or create from a template when backing up a Windows XP VM and a Windows 2008 VM?

VMware 5: Intermediate
Topic 1:

What kind of performance upgrades can users expect from vSphere 5?

Topic 2:

How much more memory and vCPUs does VSphere 5 support?

Topic 3:

Scaling VM ware

Topic 4:

Is there a serious limitation to how much vRam is supported in the Free Edition, vSphere Standard and vSphere Enterprise?

Topic 5:

Vsphere 5 ESX vs ESXi

Topic 6:

What is vSphere Auto Deploy? What can you use it for? Why is it more than a template?

Topic 7:

ESXi 5 can run stateless. How does a stateless machine get it's configuration? Is a stateless host too hard to use and predict?

Topic 8:

What are the features of the new version 8 virtual-machine format?

Topic 9:

What is VSphere Storage DRS? How would you use it?

Topic 10:

Is Profile-Driven Storage useful?

Topic 11:

Will people start using ESXi Firewall?

Topic 12:

Will EXSi Firewall replace or complement ACLs built into many enterprise class switches?

Topic 13:

Why use a vCenter Appliance? Is there a difference between using the vCenter Appliance and the Windows domain to host vCenter?

Topic 14:

Why use the Web Client? What are the limitation of the Web Client vs the full vSphere Client?

Topic 15:

VMware 5 now has Mac support. You can run ESXi on Apple hardware. Will you use it?

Topic 16:

Just a year ago 10G Ethernet was consider high end. Now 10G Ethernet is affordable even for small businesses. Does 10G Ethernet change the design of your new vSphere 5 network?

Topic 17:

Do you still need multiple NICs in your VMware Datacenter?

Topic 18:

Do you use multiple NICs in vSphere to access the iSCSI SAN? vSphere 5 can easily implement a multi-path SAN with a GUI, does this help a new implementation?

Topic 19:

Is Multi-path vMotion useful? Is bandwidth the only bottleneck in vMotion?

Topic20:

What have they improved in VMware HA in version 5?

Topic 21:

How do I backup and provide HA for vCenter?

Topic 22:

VMware HA has been completely redesigned; as such is it easier to implement and configure?

Topic 23:

What does VMware HA protect? What type of application will you have VMware HA protect?

Topic 24:

How does VMware HA compare to a Microsoft Cluster?

Topic 25:

What is the difference between VMware Fault Tolerance (FT) and HA, and which is better, if there is one that is better?

VMware vSphere 6 part 1
Topic 1:

vSphere 6 can support some of the largest computing environments but what exactly does this equate to?

Topic 2:

How does Vsphere6 compare to OpenStack?

Episode 3:

Is VVols (Virtual Volumes) a new feature of vSphere6?

Episode 4:

What SAN vendors support VVol and is it crucial to implement vSphere6 HA or FT?

Episode 5:

What are the new improvement of vSphere6 Fault Tolerance?

Episode 6:

What are vSphere6 vMotion Enhancements?

VMware vSphere 6 part 2
VMware vSphere 6 part 3
Windows 10 part 1
Topic 1:

Why is Windows 10 free for many Windows 7 and 8 users?

Topic 2:

Windows 10 is free for all businesses but what exactly does this mean in terms of details?

Topic 3:

How do I upgrade my old XP machine to Windows 10?

Topic 4:

What if there's not enough disk space to download the Windows 10 upgrade?

Topic 5:

What do I do if I get a black screen after the Windows 10 upgrade?

Topic 6:

What do I do if my Windows 10 installer reboots and hangs continuously?

Episode 7:

How do I activate my new copy of windows if my previous upgrade failed and I tried a new clean installation?

Episode 8:

How do I go back to Windows 8.1 if the upgrade failed?

Windows 10 part 2
Windows 10 part 3
Windows 8
Topic 1:

Windows 8 represents the biggest change in the Windows operating system since Windows 95. What are the major new features in Windows 8?

Topic 2:

Where did the Start Menu go and why? How can you bypass the Start Screen and go back to a traditional desktop?

Topic 3:

What is the Windows 8 Charms Bar?

Topic 4:

When Windows 8 is in lock, what notifications can you still receive?

Topic 5:

Windows 8 has extensive support for Multi-Monitor. What are some of the things you can do with wallpaper or taskbar to more than one monitor?

Topic 6:

What is the difference between Window 8 and Windows RT?

Topic 7:

What is the difference between Windows 8 and Windows 7? Which one is faster?

Topic 8:

How is Windows 8 different from Linux?

Topic 9:

How is Windows 8 different from Google Android devices?

Topic 10:

What versions of Office are included or work with Windows 8?

Topic 11:

What are the upgrade paths to Windows 8? What does Upgrade Assistant do?

Topic 12:

Can I install Window 8 on a USB Drive? Is it secure?

Topic 13:

Can I dual boot my current OS with Windows 8? How do I do that?

Topic 14:

What is Metro or Modern UI? And why did Microsoft stop using the codename “Metro” for its user interface?

Topic 15:

What is the difference between Intel processors and ARM processors?

Topic 16:

Will Microsoft build phones, computers and laptops just like Apple?

Topic 17:

What is Windows RT? Where does the RT in Windows RT come from? How is it different from Windows 8?

Topic 18:

What is Windows Phone 8? What phones are available today? Will Windows Phone 8 run Windows 8 games?

Topic 19:

What is Microsoft Surface? What is the difference between the 2 versions of Microsoft Surface? Why did Microsoft release tablets running on 2 different operating systems?

Topic 20:

Windows 8 has new security features. Do you still need to purchase anti-virus software?

Topic 21:

How are Windows 8 Tablets different from iPads?

Topic 22:

What is SkyDrive, and what are its features? Is it secure? How will Windows 8 interface with SkyDrive?

Topic 23:

I have a small business with PC's running Windows XP and Windows Vista. Should I upgrade to Windows 8?

Topic 24:

I own a business with PC's running Windows 7. Should I upgrade to Windows 8?

Topic 25:

What is BYOD and how will Windows 8 affect it?

Topic 26:

What is the Windows Store? How much of a percentage does Microsoft take from my app in the Windows Store? How can I build Windows 8 applications? How can I get my applications into the Windows Store? Why are big name game developers nervous about Windows 8?

Topic 27:

What is SmartGlass? How does it work?

Topic 28:

Will Windows 8 run my applications?

Windows Server 2012
Topic 1:

Microsoft claims that Windows 2012 Active Directory is very easy to deploy. What are some of the new features that make Windows 2012 AD DS “Simple to deploy?

Topic2:

Windows Server 2012 shares the same interface as Windows 8. Is that a show stopper?

Topic 3:

Can you clone a Windows Server 2008 domain controller? Why not? Can you clone a Windows 2012 domain controller? What are the new features that allow Windows Server 2012 domain controller to be cloned?

Topic 4:

What are the pitfalls of a virtualized Windows Server 2008 domain controller? What are the new features that allow for Windows Server 2012 domain controllers to be virtualized?

Topic 5:

Are there any major security improvements in Windows Server 2012 to handle departmental, location and device type security?

Topic 6:

Windows PowerShell 3.0 script generation is a new feature of Windows Server 2012. How can an administrator take advantage of this feature?

Topic 7:

Prior to PowerShell 3.0, a script had to run on an open session from a local or remote console. Is that a serious limitation? What are some of the features in PowerShell 3.0 that allow for better execution of scripts?

Topic 8:

What new features in Windows 2012 Server Manager help administrators to better manage multiple server environments?

Topic 9 :

What is IPAM? How can you use IPAM to discover and manage your network?

Topic 10:

What are the new features of BranchCache in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 compared to BranchCache in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7?

Topic 11:

What is Cluster-Aware Updating (CAU)?

Topic 12:

Storage efficiency is a critical requirement for most enterprise IT departments. What is Data Deduplication? How can this be used in to increase data efficiencies?

Topic 13:

Suppose you are running out of disk space on a file share on your 2012 server. What new features of Windows Server 2012 allow you to quickly add more disk space?

Topic 14:

There are many file system improvements in Windows Server 2012. ReFS is more fault tolerant and supports larger volume than NTFS. What are some of the features of ReFS and why should we use ReFS?

Topic 15:

What are some of the iSCSI features in Windows Server 2012? Does Windows Server 2012 support SAN booting?

Topic 16:

What are the improvements in Windows Server 2012 Failover Clustering? Are some of the deficiencies of Windows Server 2008 addressed?

Topic 17:

Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) were a great feature introduced in Windows Server 2008R2 to take advantage of shared storage. But 2008 CSV did not have the performance, security and usability to fully exploit the power of shared storage. Please highlight for us the new features of the Server 2012 CSV.

Topic 18:

Windows 2008 Remote Desktop has support for GPU cards to take advantage of RemoteFX. Are there any new improvements to RDP in Windows Server 2012?

Topic 19:

In Windows 2008 R2 DirectAccess needed IPv6. It only worked with Windows 7 clients and required a lot of setup steps. What are some of the improvements of DirectAccess in Windows Server 2012?

Topic 20:

Windows Server 2012 has much improved networking features in Hyper-V. Hyper-V networks can be virtualized and Hyper-V has virtual switch support. Are these features similar to that of VMware’s virtual network? Is Microsoft catching up to VMware?

Topic 21:

How does VMware 5.1 Replication compare with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Replica?