Upcoming Events

TechNet “Accelerating Your IT Pro Career with Private Cloud” Events in US East Region

Private Cloud Session Abstracts

Career Progression: Getting Ready for the Cloud

The “cloud” is simply the next level of virtualization. For those
that do not have virtualization experience you will learn the fundamentals of
Hyper-V while giving you a jump start to your virtualization or cloud career.
But, we are not staying there long. We will then dive deep into the Microsoft
hypervisor-based server virtualization technology. Professional Hyper-V and
VMware administrators will learn how their existing virtualization knowledge can
be leveraged to quickly move to the next layer of virtualization, private cloud.
So have your cup of caffeine and buckle up to take a very fast and eventful ride
from where you are now, to where you need to be to advance your

Session Presentation:


IT Pro’s Heaven: Private Cloud

The term private cloud is becoming ubiquitous in the IT arena and
industry magazines. This session will walk you through the essentials , showing
you what the industry trends are in private cloud and how this new addition to
your solution arsenal is the next logical step to transition from virtualization
into cloud computing. A private cloud represents significant opportunities for
IT Pros to modernize and convert what has been deployed, as well as establish a
strategic baseline for the next generation computing environment. Knowledge of
private clouds is an absolute must for anyone working in IT going forward. This
session will get you started on your journey to the cloud success!

Session Presentation:

From Virtualization to Private Cloud with VMM 2012

System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012, a management solution for the virtualized
datacenter, enables a system administrator to manage virtualization hosts,
networking, and storage resources. With VMM 2012 you can optimize your
existing investments by managing multi-hypervisor environments such as Windows
Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, and VMware vSphere 4.1 in a single
pane of glass.

In this session we will demonstrate how a system administrator can use VMM 2012 to
create and deploy virtual machines and private clouds. We will see how you can
pool and dynamically allocate virtualized datacenter resources enabling
self-service infrastructure experience for your business, with flexible
role-based delegation and access control. You’ll walk away from the session with
a clear understanding of how this versatile tool can help you manage you virtual
environment and private cloud. System Center skills are not going to be optional
in the IT department of the future, now is the time to start learning
about them!

Session Presentation:

Becoming the Next Private Cloud Expert Now

In this session, by building on your understanding of VMM 2012, we
will do an architectural review and highlight the requirements, steps, and
operations to construct a private cloud from a service standpoint including:
·         Constructing fabric

·         Deploying a private cloud with a service template

By attending this session, you will have all the information and
skills needed for constructing a simple, yet realistic private cloud for
self-training and evaluation and becoming the next private cloud expert in your

Session Presentation:

You’ve Got a Cloud: Familiar Tools to Manage It

With a private cloud in place, how do you maintain it? How do you
integrate the processes and operations with those on-going routines? Put your
hands around the tools that will help you keep your sanity. Learn how to
maintain and service a private cloud with enterprise infrastructure. We will
review the tools available, many of which you are familiar with, and designed to
help you streamline IT operations to better maintain your private cloud with
legacy infrastructure without compromising enterprise security and ultimately
reduce costs.

Session Presentation:


Bonus Session and Wrap-Up

This is a bonus session presented by your area IT Pro Evangelist on
interesting topics and in some cities with invited guests to present case
studies of implementing a private cloud.

Bonus Presentations:

We are kicking off our TechNet event series, Accelerating Your IT Pro Career with Private Cloud, in the US east region. Here’s the registration information:


State City Date Registration
FL Ft. Lauderdale Dec. 9, 2011 Event Info
FL Tampa Dec. 7, 2011 Event Info
GA Atlanta Nov. 3, 2011 Event Info
MA Waltham Dec. 14, 2011 Event Info
MA Cambridge Dec. 16, 2011 Event Info
MD Chevy Chase Nov. 29, 2011 Event Info
NC Charlotte Nov. 15, 2011 Event Info
NC Durham Nov. 17, 2011 Event Info
NJ Iselin Oct. 27, 2011 Event Info
NY New York Oct. 25, 2011 Event Info
PA Malvern Dec. 1, 2011 Event Info

There will be 3 Post-Event Q&A Conference Calls for those Attendees that have downloaded and tried building a private cloud. Please register for a conference call after you have attended one of above events. You can download the software trials below which will allow you to apply what you have learned from the event, and gain experience before attending the call.  Have your questions ready or just attend and listen to what others are asking.  More details on conference calls during the events.