From the Shameless Plug Department

Time for a shameless plug for the upcoming Dog Food conference to be held November 8 and 9 at the Microsoft office in Columbus (at Polaris).  We have a great infrastructure track lined up.  Here are some featured speakers:

Commvault – Randy   DeMeno CommVault will   focus and demonstrate how to use Windows Server 2012 as the base operating   environment for heterogeneous data management. This includes backup, disaster   recovery, granular application recovery (Exchange, SharePoint, AD),   archiving, content search, E-Discovery, SRM, DeDuplication and Encryption –   all by using Windows Server 2012 as the base platform. More than half of the   session will be live demonstrations of the above including how simple it is   to integrate Windows Azure for tiered and off-site storage.
AppSense – Jeremy   Steinman Your   always-connected users want faster and more intuitive technology and freedom   to work anywhere, anytime, on any devices.    Join AppSense to learn how to give your users the freedom to get   things done, while maintaining security and manageability. Learn how powerful   user virtualization can be and how leveraging AppSense can accelerate Windows   desktop migration, deployment and management. Discover better ways of   reducing time, cost and complexity with a solid end result of increasing user   satisfaction and productivity – see for yourself with a live AppSense demo.
Fusion-io – Andrew   Morris Fusion-io   will focus on application acceleration through the use of Enterprise Flash   products. Microsoft has been pushing local storage to reduce cost and improve   performance when compared with SAN technology. Fusion-io is the fastest   storage on the market today, and we will discuss how to use it in Microsoft   environments to achieve better performance and ROI, for VDI, VM migrations,   Databases and more. Microsoft’s 2012 products all have a local storage   options to replace shared storage and Fusion-io can use this features to make   your infrastructure fly.
Dell – Phil Vachon TBD
Citrix – Brian   Jacobs Deliver virtual   desktops and apps on-demand to every user

XenDesktop can   assist you with accessing Windows desktops and applications into an on-demand   service available to any user, anywhere, on any device. With XenDesktop, you   can securely deliver individual a consistent rich experience across ALL –   Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 & 8 over LAN/WAN—all with a   high-definition user experience

Azure –   Infrastructure as a Service, Keith Mayer Customers can   create Virtual Machines, of which they have complete control, to run the   Microsoft Data Centers. As of the preview the Virtual Machines supported   Windows Server 2008 and 2012 RC operating systems and a few distributions of   Linux.
SCCM 2012   Overview– Tom Walters More than 10   Reasons to Deploy SCCM 2012 NOW!

SCCM 2012 offers a   number of new features and improvements; so many, that the top 10 list just   won’t do.  This session will cover the   new Administrator experience, improvements to Software Updates, hierarchy   optimization, the user-centric experience and 2007 to 2012 migration tips.

Hyper-V 3 and   SCVMM Overview – Tom Walters SCVMM 2012 +   Hyper-V 3.0: Primetime Ready
This session will cover new features and improvements that provide the   foundation for deploying and maintaining a private cloud for organizations   big and small.  Support for multiple   hypervisors, service templates, high availability options and Server App-V   will be covered.  Come and see why   SCVMM 2012 with Hyper-V 3.0 is primetime ready.

Yes, that’s me at the bottom of they list – they occasionally throw me a bone (no pun intended)

A special shout-out to some Microsoft SMEs that will be presenting but not listed above:

Bruce Adamczak – Windows Server 2012 New Features.  Bruce will also be doing a chalk talk on performance counters and how they will make life better.  Also, follow Bruce’s blog as he explores the new world of Server 2012 at

Scott Vilinski – Scott will be presenting System Center 2012 overviews for Orchestrator, Service Manager and Operations Manager.

Keith Mayer and Scott Vilinski will be doing a Windows 8 New Features Overview (not together, on separate days)

Please go to the official Dog Food site for more information:



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