UPDATE ---  I updated the information for the Los Angeles Event as that is now part of a larger Private Cloud Summit that I just posted information about.

It is much later than I had wanted, but I want to get the word out on our next set of IT Camps taking place in West Region in the months of May and early part of June.

So, join us for our upcoming IT Camps where we will continue with the new format introduced in March. We implemented the following changes:

  1. The events will start at 8:30 AM and end at 4 PM (versus 8 AM – 12 PM)
  2. We will have a Hands-On component as part of the afternoon agenda
  3. You get to help pick the content / topic of discussion for a good portion of the presentation slots (and maybe even get to present yourself if you want)
  4. We will only have two “official” presentations – one from Microsoft and one from Vision (Double-Take)

To participate in the afternoon session, you will need to bring your own computer (laptop preferred) with the following minimum configuration:

  • x64 compatible processor with Intel VT or AMD-V technology
  • OS that is either Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012Beta
  • 4GB RAM (8 GB preferred)
  • At least 40GB of free disk space (75 GB preferred)

I encourage everyone to start posting suggestions for topics to be discussed during the Open Topics sections. Also, if you have a topic that you would like to discuss, then please say so when posting your comment to this blog post. I am a firm believer that we can all learn from one another as we all have unique experiences and talents that we bring to the table. I look forward to reading your topic suggestions and then seeing you at the events!!

To register, please visit the appropriate links for your city.

Date

City

ITE

Vision Presenter

May 15, 2012

Denver, CO

Harold Wong

Mike Stewart & David Paquette

May 17, 2012

Mountain View, CA

Chris Avis

Greg Ross & David Paquette

May 22, 2012

Los Angeles, CA +++

Harold Wong

Greg Ross & Doug White

May 23, 2012

Irvine, CA

Harold Wong

Greg Ross & Doug White

May 24, 2012

Portland, OR

Chris Avis

Mike Stewart & David Paquette

May 29, 2012

San Francisco, CA

Chris Avis

Greg Ross & Doug White

May 30, 2012

Phoenix, AZ 

Harold Wong

Mike Stewart & David Paquette

May 31, 2012

Redmond, WA

Chris Avis

Greg Ross & Doug White

June 5, 2012

Albuquerque, NM

Harold Wong

Mike Stewart & David Paquette

June 7, 2012

Boise, ID

Chris Avis

Greg Ross & David Paquette

+++ The Los Angeles Event is now being held at the Westin Hotel by LAX.  This event is also part of a larger Private Cloud Summit event so there are three tracks for Los Angeles.  The registration link is live and working. 
 

Agenda and abstracts of Sessions

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Check-In and Welcome

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM: Future of Virtualization: What’s new with Hyper-V in Windows Server “8”

As virtualization continues to grow, Microsoft is continuing to grow our capabilities in this space. This session will focus on some key enhancements in Hyper-V in the upcoming version of Windows Server “8”.

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM: Vision (Double-Take) Presentation

Come and see how your organization can benefit from no-downtime physical and virtual migrations.  With Double-Take Move, you can migrate from anywhere into Hyper-V while users are online and productive.  See how Double-Take provides real-time data movement on any hardware platform into a Hyper-V environment.  And this can all be accomplished through the ease of use benefits and integration with System Center 2012.  Microsoft and Vision – providing the tools you need for fast and easy migrations.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Open Topics

12:00 PM – 12:45PM: Lunch

12:45 PM – 2:15 PM: Open Topics

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Hands-On-Lab: Configure Hyper-V Settings in Windows Server “8” Beta

With the release of Windows Server “8” Beta, this is a great opportunity to get some hands-on with the new server product and start working the new capabilities of Hyper-V.  In addition to this, Vision will also have Virtual Machines (VMs) that you can import and get hands on experience with their products.

Vision / Double-Take Presenters are:

Doug White – Senior Product Manager Double-Take Products
David Paquette – Product Manager Double-Take Products
Mike Stewart – Solution Architect
Greg Ross – Solution Architect

Harold Wong