2012
09.18

So here’s where I am going to be talking about Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V in the coming weeks and months (as it stands right now):

UK Windows Server 2012 Technical Launch (London, September 25th)

Delivered by Microsoft’s Corporate General Manager for Server Infrastructure Product Marketing, Turi Widsteen, and Principal Programme Manager Lead for Windows Server Core and Admin, Jeff Woolsey, in partnership with Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs), Partners and the Windows Server User Group.

This launch event is waiting list only AFAIK. I’m a late addition (just got my e-tickets for the flights), presenting with DPE Andrew Fryer on the topic of Beyond Virtualisation.  I’m told that there are 1,000 seats!  It’s going to be the biggest event I’ll have spoken at and it should be great craic!  Fellow Irish MVP and co-author on 2 books, Damian Flynn (Captain Cloud), will also be there talking cloud (of course).

MSFT UK went with the technical launch approach featuring community and MVPs, as did our friends in Belgium, so it should be a great event to learn at.  I also believe that there will be some sort of ask the experts stands outside the main room.

One Day Crash Courses (Booked individually with IE/NI MSFT partners)

I’m continuing to run 1 day crash courses (via my employer, MicroWarehouse, a Microsoft Value Added Distributor) for Microsoft partners on WS2012 Hyper-V and System Center 2012 – Configuration Manager.  The Hyper-V one is getting harder and harder to deliver … because writing the book is causing me to learn a hell of a lot more and it’s getting more difficult to squeeze the summarized content down to a day.  The interesting thing is what people are talking about as they leave:

  • Hyper-V Replica
  • SMB 3.0
  • The potential of CiB in the SME space if a hardware vendor prices it right

These events continue to dominate my work calendar, with some companies booking many days to rotate their consultants through.

TEC 2012 Europe (Barcelona 22-24 October)

Join us at The Experts Conference (TEC) Europe 2012 in historic Barcelona. The show will go on and the Microsoft training will be as powerful as ever! TEC Europe promises 400-level training from the world’s leading experts on Microsoft Directory & Identity, Exchange, and Virtualization & Workspace Management. Don’t miss it!

I’m presenting two sessions at The Experts Conference 2012, Europe:

  • Dynamic Memory in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
  • Live Migrate like You’ve Never Live Migrated Before

You’re also going to find my fellow MVPs Carsten Rachfahl, Didier Van Hoye, and Hans Vredevoort (co-author or tech reviewer on 3 books with me).  The four of us are also going to be doing a joint session of some kind Smile

I’m looking forward to this event.  Obviously I’m presenting in the virtualization and Workspace Management track, but I will be attending the Directory & Identity and the Exchange tracks to do some learning.  I believe my friend, Nathan Winters (former MVP and now MSFT UK TSP), is presenting on something in the Exchange track.

E2EVC 2012 Hamburg

E2EVC Virtualisation Conference is a non-commercial,virtualisation community Event.
Our main goal is to bring the best virtualisation experts together to exchange knowledge and to establish new connections. E2EVC is a weekend crammed with presentations, Master Classes and discussions delivered by both virtualisation vendors product teams and independent experts.

The conference formerly known as PubForum is coming to Hamburg and it is sold out. I hated missing the last one because this is a great place to learn about all sorts of virtualisation.  Citrix and VMware knowledge has always had a big presence.  But a few of us have a plan to smash that as we run a day long master class on WS2012 VDI using WS2012 Hyper-V.  Alex Juschin (RDS MVP) will take on VDI, while myself, Hans, Didier, and Carsten cover the Hyper-V side of things.

So as you can see, it’s a busy time coming up.  I the meantime, I have half a WS2012 Hyper-V book to finish writing.  I’m just about done with my 3rd chapter, have 2 more to write, the front matter to author, and have an idea for an additional short chapter.  And if I have my way, that’ll be my last book for 3 years until WS2012 R2 or WS2015 is RC Smile

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