Have you been considering using Hyper-V but are not yet familiar with Microsoft’s virtualization platform? Or maybe you only have experience on VMware and want to see what we have to offer? If you are a Visual Studio user considering using our new Lab Management capabilities you may also be wondering what the “magic” is that is working behind the scenes.  Well now is your chance to find out more!  A FREE in-person event is now coming to a location near you, including cities in Wisconsin, Kansas, Texas, Missouri, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and more!  it’s a full day of great content, including lots of time for Q&A, best practices sharing, and even an opportunity to download bits and give the next version of the tools a test-drive.  I plan to attend the event in Wisconsin myself!

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Event Details:

Are you currently a VMware administrator?

Are you looking to understand what cloud (public, private, hybrid) is and what it can do for you?

Have recent industry announcements made you want to take a look at alternative ways to take your datacenter to the next generation?

Do you want to learn about the next set of Microsoft Virtualization technologies?

If you answered yes to any of those questions then come spend an exciting day with your Microsoft TechNet IT Pro evangelists. You will take a technical look at how the Microsoft Virtualization technologies can provide you the Cloud on Your Terms?

Microsoft virtualization technologies provide you a solid foundation for delivering IT as a Service to take your business to the private cloud. Our Private Cloud solution is not just about virtualization. We offer strong management capabilities, using which you can holistically manage all of your services and applications, which is where you’re true business value lies, not in VMs or physical servers. Using our solution, you can get deep application insights and therefore deliver business SLAs with confidence. Microsoft offers virtualization that spans from desktop to data center to the cloud. We offer a comprehensive and customer-centric solution with more choice, flexibility, and cost savings than VMware.

In the morning session we will take a look at the Microsoft virtualization technologies including Hyper-V, SCVMM 2012, SCOM 2012 and all the products to take your DC to the next level. Hyper-V offers best-in-class performance for Microsoft workloads (SharePoint, SQL Server, and Exchange) and you can rely on Hyper-V to virtualize Tier-1 data center applications with confidence. System Center 2012 provides a common management offering full visibility and control for your IT pros across your hybrid environments. At the same time, we continue to empower your application owners with self-service to make sure they can deliver agile app experiences to their businesses. System Center 2012 technologies, you can take advantage of existing datacenter investments with 3rd party integration and provides your infrastructure cross platform management and automation from the metal up. We know that you have made existing investments in your datacenter, and we can integrate and extend upon existing systems.

 

In the afternoon session you will be allowed to explore the technologies on your terms:

· Do you want to install some of the technologies and take it for a test drive like?

  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Configure Hyper-V for best Practices
  • Configure a test environment (networking , a DC VM, a VM for SCVMM)
  • Download, install, and fire up SCVMM 2012

· Are you looking to take a Microsoft Certification exam? Exams we can talk about:

  • 70-659 TS: Windows Server 2008 R, Server Virtualization (Hyper-V + VMM)
  • 70-400 TS: Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007, Configuring

· Or do you just want more Technical nuggets?