Hiya Folks! There is a great Technet Events series coming up that you don’t want to miss!
Cloud Power! What are the options? Public Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, Private Cloud? Which one is right for your business? Join us as we discuss the basics of cloud infrastructures and the details of how to build your own private cloud. In 4 hours we will build a private cloud with you! We will talk about Hyper-V, Windows Azure, System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) and the Self Service Portal. We will demonstrate how to use these building blocks to build your own private cloud environment to host your own IT applications and services. We will also show you how to connect Public Cloud components to your Private Cloud in order to maximize the unique competitive benefits of each environment. Before this session is over you will have an understanding of the ins and outs of Microsoft’s Private Cloud Offerings.
We will be doing these events at the following locations and dates (all events run from 8:30a – 12:30p in their respective time zones):
August 11th – Irvine, CA August 16th – Tempe, AZ August 18th – Denver, CO August 23rd – San Francisco, CA August 25th – Bellevue, WA August 30th - Lehi, UT
August 11th – Irvine, CA
August 16th – Tempe, AZ
August 18th – Denver, CO
August 23rd – San Francisco, CA
August 25th – Bellevue, WA
August 30th - Lehi, UT
I am a BIG fan of Data Protection Manager (DPM). DPM is a disk based backup and recovery system under our System Center family of products. I am in the process of acquiring the hardware to implement DPM on my home network and alleviate some of the manual backup duties that I regularly perform.
The Microsoft IT Showcase group has just published a new Technical Whitepaper and a Webcast with great info on how Microsoft uses DPM.
Official Blurb -
Client data backup and management at Microsoft refers to the methods, services, and processes that are involved in managing both corporate and personal data for client computers. It can also refer to sharing data between employees, teams, or groups. Microsoft IT piloted Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 to protect client corporate data and found the program successful, with over 3,000 people now using the service. The service became a part of Microsoft Client Corporate Data Management Service portfolios together with IntelliMirror folder redirection, user state virtualization, and virtual file share storage. Technical White Paper | IT Pro Webcast
Good Day Folks! Just a post to let you know where I will be this week if you would like to try to get together and chat.
7/12 – Portland PC User Group – One of the longest running User Groups I am aware of. I was still in high school when this group formed!
7/13 – Technology Wizards – Monthly meeting of Portland Area consultants who focus on Small Business Server implementations.
7/14 – Hops and Chops – Weekly meeting of entrepreneurs and startup folks to talk shop and have a few drinks.
7/15 – Open Office Hours in Bellevue at the Tully’s Coffee 11am – 1pm (@ the Lincoln Square Tower - 700 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA) – If you are free in the afternoon and would like to chat about anything at all, I will be happy to buy you a cup of coffee!