Speaking at PubForum This Week

PubForum Dublin 2011 started today with a “pre-con” master class on Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services, focusing on VDI.  The speakers are Christa Anderson, Kristin Griffin (contributed but couldn’t be here) (both of them them wrote Windows Server® 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services Resource Kit), Alex Yushchenko (RDS MVP, and the organiser), and me.

Christa is an RDS program manager in Microsoft and therefore is a fountain of knowledge.  She’s speaking right now.  I’m sitting here, listening, and making the most of the learning opportunity.

I’ll be doing a 2 hour brain dump on Hyper-V/SCVMM/backup in a VDI context.  My slide deck is monstrous.  I’ve had to drop a check point into it so I can see how I’m doing for time.  I’m not hitting all possible subjects, but I am focusing on what I think is critical, and some of the usual “pits” that I find people fall into.

Tomorrow I have a Microsoft Private Cloud session.  That’ll be funny; VMware will be in the next room talking about their solution.

And on Friday I have a 15 minute session.  I’d thought about doing an update session on Dynamic Memory but that is being covered in another 1 hour session.  And I thought about CSV/backup but I’m doing that today and it requires more than 15 minutes.  I think I’ll do a BYOQ session combined with chalk’n’talk.

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