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Join your local TechNet Events team for a lively tour of the latest tools and resources for IT Pros. We’ll start with an overview of Windows Azure, and explore how you can use this high-performance hosted platform to build customer-facing applications and add horsepower to your computing infrastructure. Next, we’ll look at all the tools and techniques available for building virtual environments in Hyper-V version 2.0, then finish the day by demonstrating how to simplify your Windows 7 deployments. TechNet Events are free, live learning sessions packed with hands-on technical content.

If you live on the east coast check the table below for cities and dates, otherwise click HERE for complete listing of all US cities.

Note:  If you register and attend this event, you will be placed in a raffle to win a chance to bring home one (1) free copy of Windows 7 – you could be the lucky winner so register today!!!

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What’s on the Agenda?

 

SESSION 1: The Next Wave: Windows Azure

The future of highly available, high-performance, secure, dynamically scalable, hosted computing is here.  It’s Microsoft’s new online service computing platform: Windows Azure.  In this session, we’ll discuss and demonstrate the basics of Windows Azure and how you can leverage it in your work.  We’ll show you real-world examples of how companies are using Azure today and help you think about applying it for customer-facing applications, or to quickly and dynamically add horsepower to your own computing infrastructure.  We’ll also touch on the exciting future of the platform – including what you can expect to see in the coming months and years.

SESSION 2:  Hyper-V: Tools to Build the Ultimate Virtual Test Network

Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V version 2.0 provide a powerful base upon which you can build a highly realistic, effective test bed for servers, clients, and networks. In this session, you’ll learn how to use the resources of a TechNet subscription, Windows Server 2008R2, Hyper-V, and a new, free sysinternals tool called Disk2vhd, to build the ultimate test or training environment.  We’ll show you how to import existing virtual machines and export virtual hard disks. You’ll see how to take point-in-time snapshots, and to build snapshot hierarchies that allow you to move both backward and forward to specific points in the time.  We’ll also demonstrate how to create a virtual machine from a running physical machine, and then import that VHD into Hyper-V.  By the end of this session, you’ll have a solid understanding of the tools and techniques currently available for building a great virtual environment in Hyper-V.  

SESSION 3: Automating Your Windows 7 Deployment with MDT 2010

Deploying Windows 7 is easy if you’re using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010.  This session will walk you through the various tools that can help simplify your deployments.  We’ll drill down in the MDT Workbench and look at how the MDT process helps you create a reference image, which can then be easily deployed to the target computers.  We’ll look at how to configure the deployment environment, show how you can add operating systems, applications, drivers, and language packs using the Deployment Workbench, and then finish up by creating a task-sequenced deployment to a target computer.

 

Find a city near you and sign-up today!!!!

 

State - City

Date

Speakers

CT - Farmington

Friday, March 26, 2010

Dan Stolts,  Bob Hunt

FL - Ft. Lauderdale

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Blain Barton,  John Baker

FL - Orlando

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Blain Barton,  John Baker

GA - Alpharetta

Thursday, February 25, 2010

John Baker,  Dan Stolts

MA - Waltham

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Dan Stolts,  John Baker

MD - Chevy Chase

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Yung Chou,  Blain Barton

MD - Towson

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Yung Chou,  Dan Stolts

NC - Charlotte

Friday, March 05, 2010

Yung Chou,  John Baker

NC - Raleigh

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Yung Chou,  John Baker

NJ - Edison

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Bob Hunt,  Dan Stolts

NY - New York City

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Bob Hunt,  Blain Barton

NY - Troy

Friday, March 12, 2010

Dan Stolts,  Bob Hunt

PA - Philadelphia

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Yung Chou,  Bob Hunt

PA - Pittsburgh

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Blain Barton,  Bob Hunt

VA - McLean

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Yung Chou,  Bob Hunt