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I posted an article a couple of weeks back and I wanted to remind by Virtualization brethren of the VMware faith that there are some free online JumpStart courses coming next week just for you! With all the stuff announced at the Microsoft Management Summit this past week and with the essential skills of working with multiple Hypervisors in top demand – you should take some time for a crash course and learn what’s up with the Hyper-V stack.

If you’re an MS guy/gal and wanted a fast track on our virtualization stack – this is also for you.

Go register.

Don’t wait!

Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals Jump Start

If you’re seasoned in Windows IT management and looking to expand the way your environments leverage virtualization, this special event is for you. Following just one week after Microsoft Management Summit 2011 (MMS), this three-day Jump Start class is specially tailored for VMWare and Microsoft technology pros. Here’s a glimpse of what we’ll cover:

  • Hyper-V Deep Dive
  • Real-world demos of SCVMM 2012 and other just-released tools
  • New automation techniques using Opalis & PowerShell
  • Private Cloud architecture and SCVMM Self-Service Portal 2.0
  • A full day of VDI Architecture, v-Alliance & application delivery
  • High-level outline below…

    What is a “Jump Start” Course?

Jump Start training classes are specifically designed for experienced technologists and IT leaders whose jobs demand they know how to best leverage a new Microsoft technology. These advanced courses assume a certain level of expertise and domain knowledge, so they move quickly and cover topics in a fashion that enables teams to recognize progress quickly.

Suggested Audience

Not sure you’re ready? Suggested prerequisite skills include real-world experience with Windows Server 2008 R2, virtualization and datacenter
management. This session is tailored to these types of roles:

  • IT Professional
  • IT Decision Maker
  • Network Administrators
  • Storage/Infrastructure Administrators & Architects

Who is teaching?

Symon Perriman | A Microsoft Technical Evangelist covering Virtualization, Windows Server, System Center and Private Cloud technologies, Symon is a recognized expert in high availability, failover clustering, network load balancing, storage solutions, mobile, domain and web services. Symon contributed to several technical books for clustering, virtualization and SQL, wrote technology articles for Business Today, and is the founder of Microsoft’s Failover Clustering & Network Load Balancing Blog.

Corey Hynes | An IT Infrastructure consultant with more than 15 years in the field focusing on operating system virtualization, management and deployment. Corey has been working with products such as Hyper-V, VMWare, and XEN extensively since they were introduced. Currently, Corey is working with Microsoft and Citrix to help partners design and architect enterprise class VDI implementations using XenDesktop and Hyper-V. Corey is also the owner and lead technical architect for holSystems, an online VM hosting engine for training and demo providers, which hosts thousands of VM instances in a custom thin provisioning engine, available on-demand worldwide.

Session One | “Platform” | March 29, 2011 |10am-4pm PDT
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  • 10:00am – 10:30pm Virtualization 360 Overview
  • 10:30am – 12:00pm Microsoft Hyper-V Deployment Options & Architecture
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch Break
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm Differentiating Microsoft and VMware (terminology, etc.)
  • 2:00pm – 4:00pm High Availability & Clustering

Session Two | “Management” | March 30, 2011 |10am-4pm PDT
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  • 10:00am – 11:00pm System Center Suite Overview w/ focus on DPM
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm Virtual Machine Manager 2012 | Part 1
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch Break
  • 1:00pm – 1:30pm Virtual Machine Manager 2012 | Part 2
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm Automation with System Center Opalis & PowerShell
  • 2:30pm – 4:00pm Private Cloud Solutions, Architecture & VMM SSP 2.0

Session Three | “VDI” | March 31, 2011 |10am-4pm PDT
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  • 10:00am – 11:00pm Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Architecture | Part 1
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Architecture | Part 2
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch Break
  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm v-Alliance Solution Overview
  • 2:30pm – 4:00pm Application Delivery for VDI