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Windows Server 2012 IT camps

Windows Server 2012 IT camps

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I have been out in the US for the past four weeks, and during my absence the rest of the UK TechNet team have filled my diary with various events including the next series of IT camps.  These camps will all be  on Windows Server 2012 specifically around how virtualisation changes in this release not just with Hyper-V but other supporting technologies such as SMB 3, Networking, Active Directory and of course Powershell.

The dates and venues for these camps are:

London, 07 September – Cardinal Place

 

Southampton, 13 September – De Vere New Place

 
   

Manchester, 18 September – The Lowry Hotel

 
   

Birmingham, 19 September – Etc Venues, Maple House

 
   

London, 26 September – Novotel London West

 
   

London, 28 September – Etc Venues, One Drummond Gate

 
   

If you have been on one of our camps before you will have got the idea that these are designed to be interactive:

  • It’s very informal and is for smaller groups
  • You get to set the details of the agenda
  • You can participate if you have a laptop - it can’t have bitlocker or other drive encryption enabled and should have 25Gb of space and support Hyper-V.
  • We will only use PowerPoint to share links, scripts and not as something we simply read from.
  • You don’t need to know too much about Hyper-V, but you should be familiar with server virtualisation in some form.

Separate to this is the launch event for Windows Server 2012 on 25th September which like our camp on 26th September is at the Novotel in Hammersmith. How does this event differ from a camp?  The launch event is a larger scale affair where the agenda is set, the content is at a higher level for a wider audience and runs along similar lines to our other TechDays and launch events we have always done.  You could of course go to both and that might be a good thing as the launch event will brief on the why and the what of Windows Server 2012 while at the camp we delve more into the how.

All of these events will fill up fast so you’ll need to book yourself in now, and please, please let us know if you can’t come, not only does it hep us plan but also allows those on our waiting lists to come along.

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  • Dear Andrew,

    What percentage of MCPs live within 1 hours travel of these venues - the South West misses out again, as does anybody north of Manchester.  On a related note, will there a managed place to see which (if any) training centres are offering the free Server 2012 boot camps. (Clinic 40005A: First Look Clinic: Windows Server 2012, Hands-On Lab 40006A: Hands On Lab: Windows Server 2012)

  • David In the last couple of months I have been to Bristol twice and Falmouth so not sure how you missed those.

    Not sure if those clinics are running in the UK yet as I can't see them on Microsoft Learning or Worldwide Events, but we'll post them on the UK TechNet newsletter and blog, when we know where they are

  • Booked for the Cardiff event on the 24th of October found on this website www.windows-server-launch.com/LocalEvents  I could not book for the Hands on / Clinics as it did not provide the correct availability information.

    See you in Cardiff

  • I attended this event yesterday and would like to thank Andrew, Sarah and all the rest of the Microsoft team for a great day.

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