If you are in the San Francisco Bay area this Friday (or next month!) next month, check out TechDays!

The IT Professional community in San Francisco is sponsoring a two day event on all of the new Hyper-V features found in Server 2012R2.

Register for this Friday’s TechDays: Windows Server 2012 Virtualization with Hyper-V – Oct 11th
Link to register for November’s Hyper-V Deep Dive November 14-15.

About the event
This event is for IT Professional who are looking for in-depth technical information about Microsoft’s Hyper-V in Server 2012R2, Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), managing Hyper-V with Powershell, remote direct memory access (RDMA), clustering, high availability, site to site or extend replication, public/private cloud, Windows Server Gateway, SMB 3.0, vSANs, Gen2 VMs, compression for faster replications, VM Cloning, disk tiering, Linux support, Hyper-V/VMware coexistence, managing a VMware servers with Microsoft tools.

Our in-depth discussion about virtualization would be incomplete if we didn’t discuss the hardware, (servers, disk subsystems, and network infrastructure), needed to support virtualization platforms.  Along those line we will also discuss the third-party add on solutions Hyper-V and VMware can use to provide a robust fault tolerant solution for your data center.

Who should attend?
Anyone who wants to have an in-depth technical knowledge of Microsoft’s Hyper-V, Windows Storage Server and would like to know how Hyper-V compares to VMware in terms of performance and price.  IT Pros, IT Managers, CIOs, CTOs, VMware administrators, Storage Administrators.  Our goal is to make you an expert in Hyper-V in two days.

Techdays are IT Pro community events for IT Pros by IT Pros.  Do not think for one minute this is a commercial for Microsoft products, it won’t be.  This event will contain highly technical talks about Hyper-V; what works, what’s still being developed, and will include presentations on performance, best practices and tips from users of Hyper-V.

Presenters
Aidan Finn – Author, Microsoft Virtualization MVP, Hyper-V blogger  http://www.aidanfinn.com
Paul Ferrill – InfoWorld author, Virtualization blogger http://www.infoworld.com/author-bios/paul-ferrill
Doug Spindler – Microsoft Virtualization MVP, College IT Professor, IT Pro Community leader http://www.pacitpros.org
Microsoft MVPs
Members of Microsoft’s Hyper-V development team

Hours
Thursday November 14, 9am-4pm
Friday November 15, 9am-4pm

Location
Microsoft San Francisco Office
835 Market Street, Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94103

Snacks and beverages
Snacks and beverages will be provided throughout the two days.  San Francisco has hundreds of restaurants within a few blocks of the event for every palate and budget.  Rather than offer a limited selection of meal choices we thought you would enjoy your visit to San Francisco if you made your own arrangements for meals.

Hotel

We’ve reserved a block of rooms at Hotel Union Square from November 13-16.  Use Group Code BOOT 13.  https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=55680&Chain=13483&group=BO OT13

Travel
Airports – SFO and OAK.  Both airports are serviced the Bay Area’s metro system called BART.
http://techdays.org/travel-arrangements


Link to registration