You know how sometimes you become so focussed on one thing, you can lose touch with everything else going on around you? So my apologies on this one, only just found out about a series of six webcasts this month around virtualization. The first two are available on demand, but the dates/times, details and registration links for all the others are below.
Vision for Virtualization Overview (Level 200) In this webcast we focus on virtualization technology and we offer an introduction to Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2. We also outline Microsoft's vision for the technology over the next few years. This session provides a high-level overview of the different solutions that you can implement with virtualization. View this on-demand
How to Virtualize Infrastructure Workloads (Level 200) Join this webcast to learn about virtualization of infrastructure workloads such as Active Directory, file and print, and Web servers, and the benefits of mixed workload virtualization. We discuss details, tips, and tricks for creating an effective virtualization environment. During this session, we walk you step by step through the process of planning, deploying, and managing a virtual environment for infrastructure workloads. View this on-demand
How to Virtualize SQL Server 2005 on Virtual Server (Level 300) 20th June 2006 11:30 AM PST (7:30 PM UK) Join this webcast to learn about the virtualization of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and the differences between multi-instancing and virtualization. We provide details, tips, and tricks for creating an effective virtualization environment, and walk you step by step through the process of planning, deploying, and managing a virtual environment for SQL Server 2005. Registration link
Branch Office Server Consolidation (Level 300) 22nd June 2006 11:30 AM PST (7:30 PM UK) If your organization is planning a branch office server consolidation, this webcast is for you. Join us to receive guidance on what you should consider before, during, and after a server consolidation, and the role virtualization can play in this scenario. Learn how to identify whether your branch office servers can be virtualized, and if there are benefits to virtualization for your scenario. During this session, we provide you with the details, tips, and tricks needed to create an effective virtualized environment. We also walk you through a step-by-step process of planning, deploying, and managing a virtual environment in a branch office. Registration link
Virtual Server Scripting and Integrated Management (Level 300) 27th June 2006 11:30 AM PST (7:30 PM UK) This webcast covers scripting basics with the Component Object Model (COM) API. Learn how to use scripting to automate management tasks in a Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 environment. We also provide detailed examples of how scripts can be integrated with Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) to more easily manage your entire virtual environment. Registration link
Transitioning to Windows Virtualization (Level 300) 29th June 2006 11:30 AM PST (7:30 PM UK) Join this webcast to learn more about Windows virtualization, a new technology in Microsoft Windows Server code-named “Longhorn.” We introduce the key scenarios for Windows virtualization and new features and improvements in Microsoft Virtual Server, including better performance. Find out how you can start adopting Microsoft Virtual Server today and transition to Windows virtualization by leveraging the unified format. Registration link