New IT Camps scheduled for May and June–Register Today!

We had great success with the IT Camps we started in March! Thank you all for the support of the events. We have a new series of IT Camps coming up in May and June. The will be essentially the same format with a few subtle tweaks:

The events will start at 8:30 AM and end at 4 PM (versus 8 AM – 12 PM)
We will have a Hands-On component as part of the afternoon agenda
You get to help pick the content / topic of discussion for a good portion of the presentation slots (and maybe even get to present yourself if you want)
We will only have two “official” presentations – one from Microsoft and one from Vision (Double-Take)

To participate in the afternoon session, you will need to bring your own computer (laptop preferred) with the following minimum configuration:

•x64 compatible processor with Intel VT or AMD-V technology
•OS that is either Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server “8” Beta
•4GB RAM (8 GB preferred)
•At least 40GB of free disk space (75 GB preferred)

•It is also important that the machine you use for the hands on sessions does *NOT* have any encryption enabled (this applies to Bitlocker as well as ANY 3rd party encryption)

Just like the last round, we really want you to dive the open discussion we have at the IT Camps. To effectively do this, we need you to submit your suggestion for topics now. You can either email them directly to me or feel free to add a comment to this post. I look forward to your topic suggestions!

To register, please visit the appropriate links for your city.

Date City MS Evangelist Vision Presenters
May 15, 2012 Denver, CO Harold Wong Mike Stewart & David Paquette
May 17, 2012 Mountain View, CA Chris Avis & Harold Wong Greg Ross & David Paquette
May 22, 2012 Los Angeles, CA Star Harold Wong Greg Ross & David Paquette
May 23, 2012 Irvine, CA Harold Wong Greg Ross & David Paquette
May 24, 2012 Portland, CA Chris Avis Mike Stewart & David Paquette
May 29, 2012 San Francisco, CA Chris Avis Greg Ross & Doug White
May 30, 2012 Phoenix, AZ Sleeping half-moon Harold Wong Greg Ross & David Paquette
May 31, 2012 Redmond, WA Chris Avis & Harold Wong Greg Ross & Doug White
June 5, 2012 Albuquerque, NM Harold Wong Mike Stewart & David Paquette
June 7, 2012 Boise, ID Chris Avis Greg Ross & David Paquette


Star The Los Angeles Event is showing as full, but don’t despair.  The location is in the process of being moved and hence why registration is not actually being accepted at this time.  I will update as soon as this is completed.

Sleeping half-moon The Phoenix Date is currently listed incorrectly on the registration page.  The correct date is May 30th and the registration page will be corrected.


Agenda and abstracts of Sessions

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Check-In and Welcome

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM: Future of Virtualization: What’s new with Hyper-V in Windows Server “8”

As virtualization continues to grow, Microsoft is continuing to grow our capabilities in this space. This session will focus on some key enhancements in Hyper-V in the upcoming version of Windows Server “8”.

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM: Vision (Double-Take) Presentation

Come and see how your organization can benefit from no-downtime physical and virtual migrations.  With Double-Take Move, you can migrate from anywhere into Hyper-V while users are online and productive.  See how Double-Take provides real-time data movement on any hardware platform into a Hyper-V environment.  And this can all be accomplished through the ease of use benefits and integration with System Center 2012.  Microsoft and Vision – providing the tools you need for fast and easy migrations.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Open Topics

12:00 PM – 12:45PM: Lunch

12:45 PM – 2:15 PM: Open Topics

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Hands-On-Lab: Configure Hyper-V Settings in Windows Server “8” Beta

With the release of Windows Server “8” Beta, this is a great opportunity to get some hands-on with the new server product and start working the new capabilities of Hyper-V.  In addition to this, Vision will also have Virtual Machines (VMs) that you can import and get hands on experience with their products.

Vision / Double-Take Presenters are:

Doug White – Senior Product Manager Double-Take Products
David Paquette – Product Manager Double-Take Products
Mike Stewart – Solution Architect
Greg Ross – Solution Architect


Comments (4)

  1. bill says:

    Portland, CA huh? I'm going to register for the Portland, OR one instead. 🙂 I don't really have topic suggestions; the hands-on session is what I'm really looking forward to. I haven't seemed able to make the time to try out Server 8 Beta yet, so this event is a great excuse to do so.

  2. jim says:

    Chris, I have a 64bit processor, but only running win7 32 bit OS.  do I need to upgrade to win7 x64?

  3. Registered for Irvine says:

    Wow, Chris is really taking his work (and blog) serious.  Hope you aren't holding your breath Jim…

  4. Zenner says:

    Just how much do we need to know before coming in to learn?

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