The Windows 2008 user group has two great events coming up in September (W2008 Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Manager 2008 [virtualisation]) and October (day long training by Alex Yushchenko on W2008 Terminal Services). 

 
More details from Aidan, who heads up the Windows 2008 User Group Ireland, below...
 

Event: Alex Yushchenko: Terminal Services

I'm delighted to announce that Alex Yushchenko will be giving another Windows 2008 Terminal Services Class in association with Windows Server 2008 Users Group Ireland.  Like the previous one in May this one will be completely free.  However, Alex can cover a lot more and get into much more detail this time around because he's doing the event for an entire day! 
 
Agenda
 
Alex will be including the following subjects during the day:
 
  • Windows 2008 Terminal Services what's new
  • RDP Client
  • TS Gateway
  • TS Session Broker
  • TS Easy Print
  • TS Remote App's
  • TS WebAccess
  • TS & Windows System Resource Manager
  • Terminal Services Licensing
  • Troubleshooting Terminal Services
  • Terminal Services with 64 Bit - benefits & design
  • Profile and User management
  • TS & Softgrid 4.5 Virtualization
  • Get the best out of it with Free Tools
  • And More!

Prerequisites

This is a "Level 200" event so some knowledge of Terminal Services on Windows 2000/2003 is required.

Where and When

 
The event will take place in Guinness Storehouse on October 3, 2008 from 9.30 to 16.30 with lunch.  We're restricting this to 50 people so book your place as early as possible.  There will also be free admission to the Guinness Store House as well a free pint of Guinness in the upstairs Gravity bar :-)
 
Attending The Event
 
The class is free to attend for members of the Windows Server 2008 Users Group.  Membership and joining the group are free.  Once you are joined, we will send an invite out to you - assuming there are places still free. 
 
This event is a "must attend" if you run or are planning to run Terminal Services on Windows Server 2008.  Alex is a world recognised expert on the subject.  I'd also recommend that you check out the next PubForum event (Nice, 7-9 Novemeber 2008) that Alex is organising.
 
ALEX YUSHCHENKO
 
Better known as "Dr. Conti" to his peers, Alex is one of the top posters to the official Citrix support forum.  He's also the organiser and host of the server-based computing technology experts conference called "PubForum" held annually in different locations throughout Europe – London, Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon, Nice.  Alex has over 9 years of Citrix and Microsoft Terminal Services experience and is a true Microsoft Technologies evangelist.  Alex holds a Citrix Technology Professional designation and was awarded the Microsoft Terminal Services MVP designation in 2006 and 2007.
 
 
 

Event: Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Manager 2008

We will be running an event on Microsoft Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Manager 2008 on the 2nd of September at 7PM sharp.  The location is Buswells hotel in the city centre.
 
Hyper-V is Microsoft's new hypervisor hardware or machine virtualisation solution.  You've probably heard much of the promotional material on the subject but we aim to give you something a little more at this event.  You'll also be introduced to Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008.  This is the product that will be used to manage multiple Hyper-V servers ... and VMware ESX!
 
The topics and speakers will be:
 
  • Dave Northey (Microsoft): Hyper-V - we can get a little deeper on this topic now that the product has been released.
  • Aidan Finn (C Infinity): Lessons I've learned about Hyper-V - Aidan will share his experiences with the product and things you should be aware of when setting up a lab or production environment.
  • Mark Gibson (Microsoft): Virtual Machine Manager 2008 - System Center VMM2008 is due to be released in Q3 2008.  It is Microsoft's answer to VMware's Virtual Center and will be an essential tool for managing production Hyper-V deployments.

The event is free to attend for members of the Windows Server 2008 user group.  Simply join the group by sending a mail and you'll be sent out an invite.  There are only 20 places so book while they're available.