I'm running a series of events in conjunction with Andreas from IBM (of YouTube fame) where we discuss and demonstrate the Microsoft (and Partners) Virtualisation technologies.

The idea for the day is all around Dynamic IT, and how Virtualisation, in particular, Microsoft Virtualisation, really can span from the Desktop, to the Datacenter to drive this Dynamic IT.

"Where you can update servers, desktops and applications on a moments notice and where infrastructure costs decrease as system capabilities increase. This is the world of virtualisation and Microsoft are happy to report that in conjunction with IBM, we’re bringing it all to a venue near you."

So, what will be covered?

  • Introduction into pain points – presented by John Scarborough, IBM Systems and Technology Group, System Architect.
  • Overview of virtualisation and Hyper-V – presented by Andreas Groth, IBM System X, Lead Engineer.
  • Desktop to the Datacenter Demo – presented by Matt McSpirit, Microsoft Partner Technology Specialist and will explore the different aspects of virtualisation.
  • Implications for Hardware – presented by Andreas Groth, IBM System X, Lead Engineer.
  • Implications for Licensing – presented by Matt McSpirit, Microsoft Partner Technology Specialist.

The key part will be, for me, the Desktop to the Datacenter demo.  What I'll be trying to achieve, is showing all the technologies, working happily together, around Servers, Desktops and Applications, all virtualised, and centrally managed.

You can get all the details here: http://asp.april-six.com/microsoft/074748/index.html

In terms of registration:

Warwick - 18th June 2008, 9.30am – 3.00pm (IBM Offices) - Register here

London Victoria - 27th June 2008, 9.30am – 3.00pm (Microsoft Offices) - Register here

Manchester - 2nd July 2008, 9.30am – 3.00pm (Malmaison Hotel) - Register here

Register soon to avoid disappointment!