Next month we have something special for you folks.  As you all know we have been running TechNet Live events totechnet_virtual2_2 keep you up-to-date with the latest Microsoft technologies.  In May we are dedicating the entire month to Virtualization and have 4 sessions lined up to address what Microsoft is doing in this space.  We realise there is a lot of information out there about our virtualisation strategy but it’s often misunderstood or people are not aware of all the technologies we have to offer.  Well hopefully with these sessions we can give some clear information and get you up to speed in this important area.  Details of the sessions are below and we hope to see many of you online for these sessions in May.

Title:  Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V – Technical Overview and Changes
Date:
Friday, 7 May 2010 11:00 AM – 12:30PM (AEST) 
Speaker – Jeff Alexander
Registration: Click HereWS08R2-HyperV_h_rgb
 
Event Overview
In this session we’ll begin by giving you a 360 degree view of Microsoft’s Virtualization strategy.  We will dive into Hyper-V v2 and discuss technologies such as Live Migration and hot add and removal of storage.  We’ll also discuss how we have improved performance and increased scalability through technologies such as Jumbo Frame Support, Second Level Address Translation and Core Parking.

Demonstrations in this session
Live Migration
Hot add of storage

Title:  Desktop Virtualization – Microsoft and VDI
Date:
Friday, 14 May 2010 11:00 AM – 12:30PM (AEST)
SpeakerDaniel Bucherer
Registration:  Click HereVDI-Premium_bL

Event Overview
In this session we’ll discuss Desktop Virtualisation  and what it means for your business.  We’ll discuss the different options and where they fit in.  We will then talk about Microsoft’s Virtual Desktop offering and what the technology looks like now and what is coming in SP1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.  We’ll also talk about the recent changes in licensing for desktop virtualization and the options available to you.

Demonstrations in this session
Increasing Scalability using Virtual Desktop Infrastructure AppVirtual46-RDS_v_bL

Title: Application Virtualization:  What’s New in App-V 4.6
Date:
  Friday, 21 May 2010 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (AEST)
Speaker – Jeff Alexander
Registration:  Click Here

Event Overview
The challenge many of us face today is the rigid coupling of applications to the standard operating environment or the machine and operating system. This leads to a number of issues including incompatibility between two applications installed on the same OS instance. Microsoft Application Virtualization addresses these issues de-coupling as applications from the physical environment and enabling them to be virtualized and streamed to the client.  In this session we’ll talk about the new version of Application Virtualization; App-V 4.6.  We’ll discuss the changes in this new version, including how it works better with Windows 7 and Office 2010.

Demonstrations in this Session
Installing and Configuring App-V 4.6
Sequencing an Application
Installing an application on a client

Title:  Understanding the value of deploying Windows Server 2008 R2 and System Centre
Date: Friday, 28 May 2010 11:00 AM Australia (East) SysCnt_v_rgb
Speaker – Jeff Alexander
Registration:  Click Here

Event Overview
The session will explore how Windows Server 2008 R2 and System Center enable IT savings through the use of virtualization technologies.  This includes server consolidation, improved availability of Hyper-V servers, improved management of virtual servers, and simplified deployment methods for virtual and physical machines. You will learn about the:

Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V features that consolidate servers. This will include:

Simplified deployment features and hardware support.
How to fail over shared cluster virtual machines to ensure servers are available 24/7 using Failover Clustering LiveSysCntr_08_R2_3DR Migration.
Microsoft Assessment and Planning Accelerator to help you plan the most efficient virtual deployment

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 to provision Hyper-V on physical and virtual machines.
Manageability enhancements in Hyper-V Manager, Server Manager, Windows Powershell cmdlets, and System Center Suite that provide seamless management experience.

Demonstrations in this session
Server Consolidation
Failover Clustering Live Migration
Reducing Deployment Costs
Manageability Enhancements


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