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The Microsoft US team is hosting a series of FREE virtualization roadshow events around the country.  Please join and learn more about how Virtualization can transform your IT infrastructure by adding flexibility while reducing operational costs.

Baldwin (Sr. Product Manager, Virtualization Solution Accelerators, http://www.microsoft.com/VSA )

US Virtualization Roadshow (Register now at: http:/www.getvirtualnow.com/usevents)

Get hands-on with virtualization—on us.

Attend the event that lets you touch, talk about, and experience Microsoft® virtualization solutions. Hear from Microsoft virtualization experts on how Microsoft uses virtualization in its own data centers. Dive into robust hands-on labs and gain a technical understanding of the Microsoft virtualization strategy. Then, take home a valuable set of free products and readiness-focused giveaways to help get you started:

  • A one-year evaluation copy of Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008
  • A copy of Understanding Microsoft Virtualization from the Desktop to the Data Center, by Mitch Tulloch
  • Vouchers for Microsoft Server Virtualization Certification exam (70-652) and preparation course (a $316 value)

Find out all about Microsoft virtualization.

Spend a day learning how a well-designed virtualization strategy can help you control costs, improve service levels, and drive business agility. See solutions built on the Windows Server® 2008 operating system with Hyper-V™ technology, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007, and Microsoft Desktop and Application Virtualization. And learn how you can leverage end-to-end virtualization to unlock benefits from the data center to the desktop.

The day's agenda is simple:

Begin your day with 300-level technical seminars:

  • Session I: Server Virtualization and Management
  • Session II: How Microsoft Builds Dynamic Data Centers
  • Session III: Understanding Virtualization at the Desktop Level

Spend the afternoon with experts and technology partners in our Solutions Pavilion, and experience Microsoft virtualization via hands-on labs.

Go home with the knowledge and products you need to start putting Microsoft virtualization into place in your organization.

Where and When?  The 11 cities are as follows:

October 10, 2008

Anaheim , CA

Hyatt Regency Orange County

October 13, 2008

Santa Clara , CA

Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

October 15, 2008

San Francisco , CA

San Francisco Marriott

October 21, 2008

Minneapolis , MN

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

October 24, 2008

Dallas , TX

Dallas Sheraton

October 27, 2008

Chicago , IL

InterContinental Chicago

October 31, 2008

Boston , MA

Boston Sheraton

November 3, 2008

New York , NY

Sheraton Hotel & Towers

November 10, 2008

Washington , DC

Omni Shoreham Hotel

November 13, 2008

Philadelphia , PA

Sheraton Philadelphia City Center

November 17, 2008

Atlanta , GA

Marriott Atlanta Marquis