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 http://blogs.technet.com/b/bruce_adamczak/
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: