The New York Enterprise Windows User Group of NYPC

Presents

Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization 

by

Allen Stewart,

Principal Program Manager,

Microsoft Corporation,

Thursday,  March 6, 2008

Agenda:

6:00 pm – 6:15 pm    Welcome / Introduction and house items
6:15 pm – 8:00 pm    Microsoft SotGrid Presentation 

Abstract:

The session will provide a general overview of the application Virtualization technology called SoftGrid. Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization is a virtualization solution that can deliver applications that are never installed locally, yet securely follow users anywhere, on demand. This is not the same as the other “grid“ computing technology offers by Microsoft like the HPC (High Performance Computing) grid computer technology. The official Microsoft branding of the technology is Microsoft Application Virtualization version 4.5 and is in beta now. The SoftGrid version 4.2 is available since July 2007. Softgrid is part of the technology base to help delivery SaaS (Software as a Service). SaaS is here now and will play an important role in the future of applications delivery.   

Speaker Bio:

Allen Stewart is a principal program manager in the Windows Server Division Customer Advisory team, which focuses on supporting key Windows Server technologies. Allen focuses on Microsoft virtualization technologies, such as hardware virtualization, virtualization management, and application virtualization. He works directly with customers who are architecting complex, cutting-edge, cross-product solutions based on Microsoft virtualization technologies. He also works directly with the various Microsoft virtualization product groups on customer scenarios, technology adoption programs, white papers, and feature planning. Allen leads the Microsoft Virtualization Customer Advisory Council, which has a core set of customers who help drive the next-generation virtualization scenarios. Allen is a Microsoft Certified Architect, and he is on the board of directors of the Microsoft Certified Architect Program. 

This meeting is held at Microsoft New York Customer Briefing Center, 1290 Avenue of the Americas ( the AXA building, between 51st/52nd Street) 6th floor .  You must register with the (http://www.clicktoattend.com/?id=126111) to attend.  The new building security requires per event registration. You must register each month to get in. Please bring photo ID for building access and come on time. The building security requires a representative from our group to do the security check-in downstairs. Directions: B/D/F/V train to 47th-50th Sts./Rockefeller Ctr
1 train to 50th St./Bway
N/R/W train to 49th St./7th Ave.