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07:00
All
Registration and Networking
Please check in at the registration table, whether you are an attendee, sponsor, or speaker.  The registration table will be located in the hallway, exit the elevators to the left when you reach the 6th floor.
 
07:00
All
Networking / Meet The Speakers
We will have some coffee and networking time as the last stragelers arrive.  Meet the sponsors, speakers, and other attendees in the big room! 
 
Coffee is located in the Break room at the far end of the floor; walk from the elevators past registration to the end of the hall and turn right.  Please be considerate to others and take your Coffee with you to the big room to chat.
 
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08:00
All
Welcome and Keynote
Tim Mangan and Dan Stolts
Join us for an introduction to the day.  Follwed by the Keynote Adress "Virtualization 360: Building On Solid Foundation" from Microsoft's Dan Stolts.
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09:00
MPR A-C
Introductions
We ask sponsors that are presenting to really avoid the marketing and stick to deep technical content for the program.  But you also want to know who these sponsors are so you can ask them about specific product questions. 
 
Here, we will introduce all of the sponsors so you know who they are and what they do. 
 
Our top levels of sponsors will also have an opportunity to briefly address you, either in this session or during the lunch program.
 
  
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09:30
Other
Break (wall setup)
A short break will occur, providing time to find the bathrooms (hallway outside MPR-B) and maybe Coffee in the Break Room before you go to your breakout sesssion. 
 
We will be busy putting the walls up to split the big room into MPR-A, B, and C.
 
  
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09:40
Executive Briefing Center
Lab Hyper-V Load to VHD (Hands-on)
Clyde Johnson with Dan Stolts
This session has limited seating and requires advance signup!  You must bring your own backed-up laptop with Hyper-V or Windows Vistaor above (No XP), with at least 30GB of free disk space.
 
In this hands on lab, bring your Hyper-V or Vista/Windows 7 Laptop
and we will walk you through the process of setting up a VHK and getting it working on your computer.   We will have a DVD with all the files you need so you just need to bring your  LAPTOP.  (Laptops only please)
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09:40
MPR A
Streaming - The Key to "Just-in-time" Computing
Brian Duckering
Join Symantec's Senior Product Manager, Brian Duckering, as he explains the importance and techniques of streaming technology.
 
There are so many ways to access a Windows desktop these days, both physical and virtual, but the varying demands of each user group make it difficult and costly to plan for all of the locations, methods and flexibility that users require today.  When application streaming is well deployed, all users can leverage a simple and common base image, yet instantly have the applications they need, when they need them, in any physical or virtual environment.  Learn how to leverage application streaming, not just for instant, on-demand delivery, but also to create proactive license management that could save money by automating the license accounting and recovery processes.
 
09:40
MPR B
What's New in Application Virtualization for TS
Tim Mangan
In this session Tim Mangan, a Microsoft MVP for App-V will cover Application Virtualization for Terminal Servers, two ways. 
 
First, he will introduce the audience into with the concepts of Application Virtualization including all of the major players that have products in this space.
 
Then he will show how to use App-V on Terminal Servers, including deployment and publishing issues.  In particular, he will show a new technique using App-V in stand-alone mode with only a file share at the back end, yet retaining the ability to deploy virtual applications with "active updates".
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09:40
MPR C
Microsoft XP Mode
Blain Barton
In this session, Microsoft's own Blain Barton will explore the Windows 7 add-on feature known as "XP Mode".
 
Although this is not an official hands-on lab In this hands on lab, you may bring your Windows 7 Machine (Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate only) and Blain will walk you through the process of setting up windows XP mode and getting it working on your computer.  In order for XP-Mode to work, your computer must have hardware virtualization built in.   We will have a DVD with all the files you need so you just need to bring your Windows 7 LAPTOP.  (Laptops only please). 
 
Note: We are unable to set up tables or power in this room to support this as a "hands-on" lab.  So get here early for a seat near power, or with a full battery if you want to "do" instead of "watch".
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09:40
Rhode Island
Getting Started with Virtualization
Harold Reed
Everybody needs to start somewhere.  If you are new to Virtualization, or maybe just a little confused by acronyms like VDI and PC/IP, this early morning session is essential to surviving the rest of the day!
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10:30
Other
Break
 
  
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10:40
Executive Briefing Center
Remote WebApp (Experience-on)
Jose Castro
This session has limited seating and requires advance signup!  You must bring your own laptop with a wired ethernet port and RDP capability.
 
In this session, Jose Castro will demonstrate installing Remote Desktop Servcies (Terminal Services) Session Host and Remote Web Applications on a Windows Server 2008 R2.  Then, you will connect over HTTP and RDP and create and test your own "RemoteApp".
 
10:40
MPR A
The Impact of Logical and Physical Fragmentation in a Virtual Environment (Raxco)
Bob Nolan
Fragmentation is a normal byproduct of the Windows file system, but there is a great deal of misunderstanding with respect to what it really is and its impact. This presentation debunks the myths, describes the differences between logical and physical fragmentation,  and explains the impact both have on real and virtual system performance. We examine the implications of fragmentation in a virtual environment where there is competition for finite resources between guests, and between the guests and the host. The presentation addresses issues with both ESX and Hyper-V virtualization platforms and offers solutions to minimizing the potential for conflicts and maximizing virtual I/O throughput.
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10:40
MPR B
The Economics of Desktop Virtualizatin
Doug Lane
Based on work with IDC, Join Senior Director Doug Lane of Virtual Computer as he dives into the art of cost and savings analysis when it comes to Virtualization projects.
 
Organizations of all sizes are now realizing the many cost-saving benefits of server virtualization, but for many the business case for desktop virtualization is less clear.  The total cost of ownership (TCO) advantages of desktop virtualization versus traditional approaches are very real, but it unlike server virtualization it has little to do with hardware costs and everything to do with operational efficiencies and improved security posture.  In "The Economics of Desktop Virtualization," Doug Lane of Virtual Computer will discuss the key TCO considerations when exploring a desktop virtualization initiative, including an in-depth review of the traditional PC management approaches, server-based virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) models, and emerging client-side desktop virtualization technologies.
 
10:40
MPR C
Windows Server 2008 R2 Virtualization
Blain Barton
With Hyper-V, it's easier than ever to take advantage of the cost savings of virtualization through Windows Server 2008 R2. Optimize your server hardware investments by consolidating multiple server roles as separate virtual machines running on a single physical machine, efficiently run multiple different operating systems in parallel, on a single server, and fully leverage the power of x64 computing.  In this session we will look at Hyper-V and some of the real world way to organize your Hyper-V implementation.  We will take a look at the interface and see some of the many, many ways Hyper-V can be used to reduce cost and increase efficiency.
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10:40
Rhode Island
Application Virtualization: How to maximize desktop stability
With Symantec's Brian Duckering.
 
A huge percentage of help desk calls can be traced back to applications either behaving badly or conflicting with other apps and/or the base OS.  Application virtualization can eliminate these conflicts by containing files and registry entries in separate containers.  But isolation is not enough – apps still need to interact with each other, as designed.  Done properly, the benefits of application virtualization extend from reduced pre-deployment testing, to instant remediation, and even simplified OS migration.  Learn how to assess and implement this high ROI solution to drive down helpdesk calls.
 
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11:30
MPR A-C
Lunch Setup
 
  
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11:45
MPR A-C
Lunch / Vendor Presentations
Who said that there is no such thing as a free lunch?  Well we have one for you here (uh, that is if you register for all of the great content).
 
While you are chowing down on the feast, be sure to be in "the big room" for some short presentations by our great sponsors.  Don't forget - we can't do this without them!
 
  
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12:50
MPR A-C
Break (wall setup)
Put up walls
 
  
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13:00
Executive Briefing Center
App-V Sequencing (Hands-on)
Tim Mangan
This session has limited seating and requires advance signup!  You must also provide your own equipment (see below).
 
Tim Mangan will lead this Hands-On session where you will sequence an application using Microsoft App-V on your own equipment.
 
Participants must provide their own laptop with a clean virtual machine running 32 or x64 versions of Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, or Server 2003 or above.  We will provide the application and sequencing software on DVD, as well as the expertise!  You will need to save a snapshot and be able to restore to that snapshot, and should be familiar enough with your virtualization software to be able to do so.
 
13:00
MPR A
Running Exchange on Hyper-V
Lee Benjamin
Lee Benjamin, internationally known as "The Exchange Guy",  will demonstrate how you can virtualize Microsoft Exchange Server.  He will be using the Exchange 2010 RTM, which would be a cool enough demonstration itself, but focusing on the good and bad of virtualizing the oh-so-important piece of software.
 
13:00
MPR B
System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)
Dan Stolts
No virtualization training is complete without a conversation about management. When it comes to managing virtual infrastructures, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (SCVMM) is the best of the best. This member of the System Center family of system management products provides a straightforward, cost-effective solution for unified management of physical and virtual machines.   We will take a look at the interface and talk about some of the more advanced features available in the latest and greatest version of the product. 
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13:00
MPR C
How to resolve capacity bottlenecks and optimize your virtual environment
Chris Chesley
In this session, VKernel's own Chris Chesley will use his experences as a basis to help you understand how to identify bottlenecks and opportunities for performance improvements and optimizations in an environment utilizing virtualization. 
 
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13:00
Rhode Island
Optimizing Roaming User Environments with a Connection Broker
Brian Duckering
A connection broker is invaluable anywhere users are constantly moving from one system to another to get their jobs done, like manufacturing, retail, and especially healthcare.  This connects each user to the right virtual desktop, regardless of login location.  These environments where users are forced to move from system to system, yet be instantly productive provides challenges, like long login times, non-ideal computing resources, remote printing, access security, etc. and a good connection broker setup is critical to optimally solve these problems.  Learn how to balance best of breed infrastructure with unified access control and virtual and physical desktop computing to optimize this challenging environment.
 
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13:45
Other
Break
 
  
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14:00
Executive Briefing Center
Microsoft’s VDI using Remote Desktop Services on Windows Server 2008 R2 (Experience)
Jose Castro
This session has limited seating and requires advance signup!  You must also provide your own laptop.  Your laptop needs a remote desktop client and will be used only for access.
 
Windows Server 2008 R2 has updated and expanded Remote Desktop Services (new name for Terminal Services) to include the ability to create Virtual Desktop Pools.  This provides a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution using tools native to the Windows Operating System.   In this session, we will cover how to setup the different components of RDS on Windows Servers running on Microsoft’s Hyper-V.   At the end of the session, we should be able to browse to the RDS Broker and connect to one of the virtual desktops running in the host.    Bring your laptop to experience it live.
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14:00
MPR A
Staying Secure While Going Virtual
Kevin Amorin
For many organizations, improved endpoint security is a key business driver for deploying desktop virtualization solutions.  Virtualization technology opens the door to a variety of advanced security techniques that simply aren't possible using traditional operating system deployment methods.  At the same time, care must be taken to avoid disturbing the effective operation of existing desktop security measures such as antivirus agents, which were not developed with today's one-to-many virtual desktop deployment models in mind.  Kevin Amorin of Virtual Computer will explore optimal approaches for deploying existing desktop security technologies in virtual desktop environments, highlight some of the new advanced security capabilities that desktop virtualization enables, and outline the steps that virtualization vendors must take to avoid introducing new points of vulnerability in the virtualization layer.  Kevin is a CISSP and teaches several courses on information security at Northeastern University.
 
14:00
MPR B
Perceived Performance in a Virtual World
Tim Mangan
Tim Mangan created the concept of "Perceived Performance" in his ground-breaking whitepaper of the same name in 2003.  That work, which looked at the impact, causes, and measurement of performance in a remote world (then Terminal Services/Citrix) is now updated to include the effects of Server/Desktop Virtualization and new technology in general.
 
In this session, you will learn how performance issues affect users perception of performance in ways that the "traditional texts" on performance do not address.
 
Then we will review the latest test results for performance impacts of using Hyper-V, XenServer, and Esx/VSphere for Terminal Server and VDI loads.
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14:00
MPR C
Optimize your Win7 Hosted Virtual Desktop OS images
Patrick Rouse
In this session Quest's Patrick Rouse, will show you how to streamline your Virtual Desktop OS Images (no matteer who's technology you use) to drive down the costs of virtualizing the desktop.
 
• Dramatically reduce guest VM Memory and CPU requirements (vs. out of the box installation)
• Increase the CPU Core to Guest VM ratio (number of VMs one can host on a given server)
• Reduce the amount of storage required to maintain your VM library.
• Eliminate User profile, printing and tedious maintenance issues.
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14:00
Rhode Island
Desktop Virtualization including Linux
Jerry Feldman
While many virtualization solutions target the server, virtualization can be very useful in a desktop or laptop environment. Jerry, who is heavily involved in the Unix and Linux User Group, will present virtualization solutions from the perspective of the desktop of all types.
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15:00
Other
Break
 
  
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15:15
Executive Briefing Center
Intelligent SharePoint Architecture and Storage Optimization Strategies
Ryan Tacy
Proper architecture design and intelligent storage management are critical to a successful SharePoint implementation.  During this session, we will first  discuss how to build an efficient and scalable SharePoint architecture based upon your organization’s unique business objectives, usage patterns, and deployment size and distribution.  We will then review strategies for ensuring top platform performance, by expanding SharePoint’s SQL storage infrastructure through intelligent archiving, efficient BLOB content management, and migration-free SharePoint management of legacy data stores such as file shares.
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15:15
MPR A
Migrating .Net Applications to Windows Azure and SQL Azure
Bob Familiar
Now that Windows Azure is released, many of you will be evaluating Microsoft’s cloud platform as a migration target for currently deployed ASP.NET and SQL Server solutions.  Bob Familiar recently took his own web site which was based on SQL Server 2005, ADO.NET, WCF SOAP Services and Silverlight 2 and migrated the code base to Windows Azure, SQL Azure, WCF RESTful services and Silverlight 3 using Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 and Expression Blend 3. In this session Bob will cover what he learned about this process and define a process by which you can take existing applications and re-deploy them to the cloud.
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15:15
MPR B
Virtualization 2020: The Future of Virtualization
Dan Stolts and Paul Thurrott
In this session Dan Stolts and Paul Thurrott will tag team to bring you a glimpse of the past and a vision for the future. Virtualization is the basis for computing going forward.  We will take a short look at the massive changes that have happened in the technology industry and more specifically the virtualization space. We will then look into the crystal ball to see where things are going.  We will look at progressions of existing technologies like server virtualization, application virtualization, storage virtualization, desktop virtualization, IPv6 and a whole lot more.  Then we grab a sneak peek at some technologies that are on the drawing boards to see what we should expect in the coming decade.  We will look at what may be the next big breakout technology and show how Virtualization grows up in the decade to come by bringing the world of consumers into the space.  In a nutshell, we will show you why, in the not so distant future, almost everything will encompass virtualization. 
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15:15
MPR C
Virtualiation 2020 Overflow Room
 
15:15
Rhode Island
The Role of IT Asset Management on virtualization Projects
David Yashar
Presented at Technet this year, join Davie Yashar, as he brings his experience as a Managing Consultant in better understanding IT's role in managing assets in a virtual world. 
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16:15
Other
Break (wall removal)
Tear down walls
 
  
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16:25
All
Closing and Raffles
VirtG Board
In the closing session, we will wrap up the events of the day with some final thoughts.  We will collect feedback forms, conduct sponsor raffles, and select winners for door prizes.  This feedback is really important to us and drives our activities.  Don't leave early and miss out on some great prizes!
 
  
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17:00
Other
Event Ends / Cleanup
Please join us in cleaning up after the event.  Microsoft is kind enough to provide the facilities, but they expect it returned into the same way it was before we arrived. 
 
Your VirtG volunteers have already put a lot of time in to the planning and execution of this event -- so please stay a few minutes to help us out!