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(This post courtesy Iftekhar Hussain)

Last month in TechEd Europe in Berlin, I got an opportunity to present couple of sessions on Advanced Virtualization Management and meet customers, partners. Through this post, I would like to share my experience and bring out the highlights and messaging from the event to everyone’s attention.

The theme of this year’s TechEd Europe was Private Cloud. We announced Hyper-V Cloud, which is a set of programs and initiatives to help our customers and partners deploy private and public clouds to deliver IaaS based on Windows Server Hyper-V, System Center, and related products.

You can see my earlier post about Virtualization and Private Cloud [Part 1] [Part 2] for more information.

In the keynote speech, Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President, spoke about the transformation IT Pros and developers are experiencing with the cloud including:

  • The sweeping change from mobile phones to the datacenter
  • How the cloud is changing the face of productivity for IT and business with Office365 and Intune
  • How to achieve IT as a service with Infrastructure as a service, platform as a service and Software as a service

You can watch the entire keynote speech on demand here:

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I had a pretty busy schedule in Berlin with three of my sessions which I delivered on Advanced Virtualization Management and Microsoft Desktop Virtualization Solutions.

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You can watch my breakout session on demand here:

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Despite my busy schedule in preparing and delivering these sessions and meeting attendees in the TLC booth, I was also able to attend a few other sessions. There were some great sessions delivered by Microsoft teams on Virtualization and future management products which enable the private cloud-based infrastructure and its management.

The key highlight in the Virtualization track was the unveiling of SCVMM vNext or SCVMM 2012, which provides next generation virtualization and datacenter management. With VMM 2012 you will be able to:

  • Manage the Fabric – Deploy bare-metal Hyper-V server and cluster configuration, network and storage management!
  • Deploy and Manage Services – end-to-end service lifecycle management via Service Templates and powerful application virtualization technologies such as Server App-V.
  • Deploy and Manage Clouds – create private clouds, delegate and provide self-service user access.

You can watch both the sessions on VMM 2012 here:

System Center Virtual Machine Manager vNext: Fabric Management for the Private Cloud

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System Center Virtual Machine Manager vNext: Service Lifecycle Management for the Private Cloud

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All these breakout sessions are uploaded on TechEd Online and you can watch them at NO COST!

If you could not attend Microsoft TechEd Europe 2010 in Berlin and you are keen to learn Virtualization technologies, you can’t afford to miss these sessions. Go to TechEd Online and search for these sessions with the session codes show below.

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I also had an opportunity to meet a lot of you partners and discuss latest technologies, product roadmaps, and the kinds of solutions they are building for their customers. It’s great to see the enthusiasm among partners about opportunities in the Private Cloud and how it helps the IT and businesses of our customers. We here in GPS are committed to assisting and supporting you as you build Virtualization and private cloud solutions for your customers. Please feel free to contact us if you need more information.

Cheers

Iftekhar