For one day only we’ll be hosting an event at our Microsoft Campus near Reading titled Microsoft Virtualisation and Management technologies – if you would like to join us and are able to be in Reading for the day then all you have to do is visit the registration site and sign up – it’s free of charge and there are a handful of places left.
The event itself takes place on the 23rd June 2008 and has the following description and written by James and I:
This event will take you through our latest management and Virtualisation technologies. We’ll start the day with a thought provoking keynote explaining how to use System Center to reduce the impact your business has on the environment. In common with other TechNet UK events we’re going to demonstrate the interesting parts of the technology as much as possible. We will build a Windows Server 2008 cluster and discuss how to manage it. There’s been a great deal of interest in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 – we’ll fire it up and show you what is possible.
(Note: We are not experts in VMware hence we will discuss SCVMM’s capabilities and demonstrate using Hyper-v and Virtual Server)
In the afternoon we’ll take a close look at Vista Enterprise Centralised Desktop (VECD) and Microsoft Desktop Optimisation technologies including application virtualisation together with advanced group policy capabilities. The final formal session of the day will focus on Terminal Services showing how to quickly publish new applications to employees whether they are on premise or elsewhere.
The event will conclude with an interactive question and answer session where you can ask the experts to give their views on how to implement Microsoft Management technologies.
09:30 Keynote: System Center and GreenIT
10:00 Building, clustering and managing Hyper-v
11:15 How to manage Microsoft and VMWare estates
13:30 Delivering applications virtually – part 1 (MDOP & VECD)
15:15 Delivering applications virtually – part 2 (Terminal Services)
16:00 ask the experts