Earlier this week these two events were highlighted by Phil Cross of Microsoft in an email I received. TechNet on the Road will be running in Reading, London, Manchester, NEWCASTLE and Falkirk. Vista After Hours is running in Manchester, NEWCASTLE, Falkirk and London. These look to be great events for IT Pros and even for Developers who have an interest.
The following information on the events was taken from the latest Technet Flash Newsletter:
TechNet on the Road
This new-style TechNet event, featuring powerful product demos, will start by explaining the environment we'll be working in, and then use Windows Deployment Services to jump straight into a server deployment. The new server will form part of a server cluster. We'll generate workloads to run on the cluster, using Windows Server Virtualisation, with which we'll create a number of Virtual Machines - Domain Controller, DNS and DHCP VMs. We'll also create a Windows Server 2008 'Server Core' installation. Next we'll explore clustering further, specifically the failing over of workloads between nodes. We'll close with a session dedicated to managing this infrastructure, using tools such as System Centre Operations Manager (SCOM, formerly Microsoft Operations Manager, MOM), System Centre Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) and PowerShell, the fantastic new command-line shell and scripting language.
20 September 2007, Manchester: Creating and Managing a Virtual environment on the Microsoft Platform
21 September 2007, Reading: Creating and Managing a Virtual Environment on the Microsoft Platform
25 September 2007, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Creating and Managing a Virtual environment on the Microsoft Platform
27 September 2007, Falkirk: Creating and Managing a Virtual environment on the Microsoft Platform
03 October 2007, London: Creating and Managing a Virtual Environment on the Microsoft Platform
Vista After Hours
You may be familiar with Windows Vista at work - whether you have deployed it or are evaluating it - but have you ever thought about the possibilities of Vista outside work? This session, aimed at IT professionals, explores not only the built in elements of Vista (such as Search, Photo Gallery, Windows Movie Maker, and the Networking and Sharing Centre) but also how you can extend your Windows Vista Experience with Windows Media Centre, Xbox 360 and specific applications to open up a new world of gaming and home entertainment.
20 September 2007, Manchester: Vista After Hours
25 September 2007, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Vista After Hours
27 September 2007, Falkirk: Vista After Hours
03 October 2007, London: Vista After Hours
I am thinking of attending at least the Vista After Hours event in Newcastle and maybe the full day on Windows Server 2008 too, so if you're attending I might see you there!