Here’s some of the events I’m either attending, presenting at, or might be interesting to you.
- 24-26 October
- Hotel Novotel Barcelona City, Avenida Diagonal 201, (Entrada por Ciutat de Granada), HB004414, 08018 BARCELONA, SPAIN
Once again, virtualization (of all kinds) experts from around Europe and further afield will gather in one location for a weekend of education and networking. Some of the very best Citrix, VMware, and Microsoft folks gather to talk about RDS, XenApp, Hyper-V, vSphere (yuk!), and lots of other related techs. Due to the amount of travel I’ve been doing, I will unfortunately not be attending this event, but there will (as usual) be lots of other great MSFT content presenters.
- 27-31 October
- Fira Barcelona, Spain
Several years ago, this was the location for the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 announcements. I believe (and I have no official information) that this will be the site of the preview announcements for Windows Server, desktop, System Center, and Azure vNext releases (March-May 2015). That makes this a must-go event. I have been selected as a speaker, and I’m doing 1 session on Hyper-V.
- 3-6 November
- Redmond & Bellevue, WA, USA
Lots of MVPs travel from around the world, sworn to secrecy by our NDAs, to spend time with the product group(s) with which we are specialised with (Hyper-V for me), as well as related techs (System Center, storage, networking, clustering, and more). For me, it’ll be fun times with my Hyper-V colleagues, more “angry Irishman” for the PMs to cope with, and the occasional breakfast in Palamino’s, beer in Joey’s, and some dinner in The Cheesecake Factory.
- 11-12 November
- RDS, Dublin, Ireland
“DataCentres Ireland is in its third year and combines a dedicated exhibition, adjacent multi-streamed conference giving attendees access to the latest in information, best practice, products, services and solutions. The Conference is your opportunity to hear the latest in ideas, best practice and case studies presented by leading industry experts, and take part in facilitated discussions”. I will be there with my employers, and I believe I am doing 2 presentations.