Follow Up from TechNet Event in Irvine (August 11, 2011)

Cloud Essentials    Private Cloud

On Thursday, August 11, 2011, I delivered a TechNet Event in Irvine, CA on Building a Private Cloud.  We had some good turnout and I wanted to follow up with download links.

If you want to start working with current released technologies, you can grab the trial bits below.

Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 (Free Standalone Hypervisor): 
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Evaluation: 
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1 Evaluation:
System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Evaluation:
System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 Evaluation: 

At the same time, we have 2012 beta versions of some of the System Center products which can be downloaded from the links below.

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Beta 2: 
System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2: 

We also have some online training available to help get you up to speed on our Virtualization (and Cloud) technologies and can be accessed below.

Microsoft Virtual Academy:

I presented two PowerPoint decks during the session and had a third ready in case I had extra time.  I have uploaded all three decks to my SlideShare site for you to grab.  You can find the slides here:

Harold Wong

Comments (4)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the post Harold! I didn't have a chance to make it down to Irvine yesterday, but I was very interested in the Private Cloud slides- I really appreciate you posting them. On an unrelated note, do you happen to know if there is going to be another Technet subscription discount offer anytime soon? My company recently decided not to renew their EA, so I'm considering buying Technet Professional for myself- and I know I'd feel like a heel if there was another discount offer in a few weeks.

  2. Harold Wong says:

    I'm not aware of any discount codes for TechNet Subscriptions.

  3. What is the turnout like at events like these? Regardless, it looks like you put together great events!

  4. Jason Segale says:

    Hey Harold….just wanted to let you know I did NOT receive the prize from that days event although I was contacted by an individual tasked with shipping it to me. Cool Blog about the MSFT Retail Store visit…sounds similar to the Apple Genius Bar…and I need to make myself one of those Xbox skins! Lol! Ok have a good day and thanks again for delivering a solid informative session.