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Deep Dive Day 2012 was Saturday March 10th!

The Fourth Annual Virtualization Deep Dive Day is history.  Bigger and Better than ever!

Deep Dive Day is a multi-track event with experts from around the country providing great technical talks covering just about every form of virtualization there is.

Whether you are new to virtualization, or want the deep technical details on the latest for server, desktop, application, networking, and storage virtualization, plus "The Cloud" and more, you don't want to miss this one day event. 


 Videos From the Event


The videos from deep dive day are now available on our Vimeo page!  Click on the image or link below.  Opening Comments  Keynote "The Current State of the Desktop Virtualization Market" Top Ten things every IT person needs to know about VDI The Virtual Desktop up Close and Personal Leveraging Cloud Architectures in the Enterprise AppVirt Desk/VDI/Cloud Build Your Own Virtual Lab @ Home Virtualization 202 Successfully Planning Your iSCSI SAN The Secret to Choosing a Successful Virtual Desktop Model Introduction to HyperV Why Reacting to Events Cannot Guarantee Application Quality of Service Don't Let Storage EAT your Virtualization ROI! Multivendor Coexistence in a Virtual World Virtualizing Exchange Server 2010 The Top 10 Things About the Cloud for IT Administrators to Know Confessions of an End User: My Year of Planning for VDI Paul Thurrot on Windows 8 Inside System Center Virtual Machine Manager (CVMM) 2012 HyperV Scripts and Snips from the Field  App-Centric Virtualization for Enterprise Apps on the Move*  Virtualization 101 (introduction to virtualization)* 


* due to technical difficulties, these are presentations from previous meetings covering the same subject matter.


BrianSmith_MyYearOfPlanningForVDI_2012DeepDiveDay.pptxBrianSmith_MyYearOfPlanningForVDI_2012DeepDiveDay146 KB
ChipBrodhun_MultivendorVirtualizationManagement_2012DeepDiveDay.pdfChipBrodhun_MultivendorVirtualizationManagement_2012DeepDiveDay3370 KB
ClydeJohnson_IntroToHyperV_2012DeepDive.pptxClydeJohnson_IntroToHyperV_2012DeepDive1055 KB
DannyAllan_SecretsOfVDModels_2012DeepDiveDay.pptxDannyAllan_SecretsOfVDModels_2012DeepDiveDay2313 KB
DanStolts_InsideSCVMM2012_2012DeepDiveDay.pptxDanStolts_InsideSCVMM2012_2012DeepDiveDay1058 KB
DanStolts_Top10AboutCloud_2012DeepDiveDay.pptxDanStolts_Top10AboutCloud_2012DeepDiveDay19051 KB
GaylordFriend_Multivendor_CoexistenceVM_World_2012DeepDiveDay.pptxGaylordFriend_Multivendor_CoexistenceVM_World_2012DeepDiveDay6404 KB
GergOConnor_ISV_2012DeepDiveDay.pptxGergOConnor_ISV_2012DeepDiveDay1564 KB
GregOConnor_EAS_2012DeepDiveDay.pptxGregOConnor_EAS_2012DeepDiveDay2746 KB
GregOConnor_HybridFederated_2012DeepDiveDay.pptxGregOConnor_HybridFederated_2012DeepDiveDay1406 KB
GregOConnor_OnBoarding_2012DeepDiveDay.pptxGregOConnor_OnBoarding_2012DeepDiveDay1216 KB
GregOConnor_Overview_2012DeepDiveDay.pptxGregOConnor_Overview_2012DeepDiveDay1776 KB
GregOConnor_TechnicalOverview_2012DeepDiveDay.pptxGregOConnor_TechnicalOverview_2012DeepDiveDay4528 KB
GregOConnor_Zap_DemoC2C_2012_DeepDiveDay.wmvGregOConnor_Zap_DemoC2C_2012_DeepDiveDay7656 KB
JerryFeldman_TheVirtualDesktop.odpJerryFeldman_TheVirtualDesktop4171 KB
JerryShea_TopTenAboutVDI_2012DeepDiveDay.pptxJerryShea_TopTenAboutVDI_2012DeepDiveDay4238 KB
JosephPreston_iSCSIPlanning_2012DeepDiveDay.pptxJosephPreston_iSCSIPlanning_2012DeepDiveDay2788 KB
LeeBenjamin_Exchange 2010Virtualization_2012DeepDiveDay.pptxLeeBenjamin_Exchange 2010Virtualization_2012DeepDiveDay3519 KB
PaulBraren_BuildYourOwnVMwareESXiAndMicrosoftHyperVLab_2012DeepDiveDay.pptxPaulBraren_BuildYourOwnVMwareESXiAndMicrosoftHyperVLab_2012DeepDiveDay1229 KB
PaulThurrott_Win8_2012DeepDiveDay.pptxPaulThurrott_Win8_2012DeepDiveDay108 KB
Rob_McShinsky_HyperVScriptsNSnips_2012DeepDiveDay.pptxRob_McShinsky_HyperVScriptsNSnips_2012DeepDiveDay96 KB
TimMackey_CloudArchitectures_2012DeepDiveDay.pptxTimMackey_CloudArchitectures_2012DeepDiveDay3078 KB
TimMangan_NutsAndBoltsofVirtualization_2012DeepDiveDay.pptxTimMangan_NutsAndBoltsofVirtualization_2012DeepDiveDay67 KB
TimMangan_VirtualAppsEverywhere_2012DeepDiveDay.pptxTimMangan_VirtualAppsEverywhere_2012DeepDiveDay2258 KB

 Keynote Speaker

Keynote  "The Current State of the Desktop Virtualization Market"


The Keynote for the event will be delivered by Brian Madden, world famous blogger and speaker on Desktop and Application Virtualization. 


In "The Current State of the Desktop Virtualization Market", Brian will take us beyond the hype and speak about what real enterprises are actually doing.  In his role as a professional blogger (Really?  You can make money doing that?) for the self named BrianMadden.Com, a Tech Target Company, Brian travels the world speaking with both leading edge vendors and with companies that are implementing these technologies.   With all of the choices on how to provision desktops and applications, what are people doing and why?  Brian talks about these questions, but not just from an IT perspective, also from the view of end users.  


Brian Madden Independent Industry Analyst and Blogger.  He is known throughout the world as an opinionated, super technical, fiercely independent desktop virtualization expert.

He's also written several books and thousands of articles about desktop and application virtualization. His blog site,, receives millions of visitors per year and is a leading source for conversation, debate and discourse about the application and desktop virtualization industry. He also recently launched to address the emerging trend around the consumerization of IT.


In addition, Brian is the creator of BriForum, the premier independent application delivery technical conference.

You can follow him on twitter @brianmadden.


Be sure to arrive early to get a good seat for this one!


Virtualization Deep Dive Day 2012

       Famous Speakers
               Greg O'Connor
McShinsky ITProGuru  O'Connor

 Benjamin      Shea    Mangan

Paul Thurrott


The World Famous
Brian Madden

DATE: Saturday, March 10th, 2012      TIME: 7:30AM to 5:00PM

Our fourth annual deep dive into all things virtual.  We bring together speakers from all around the industry to give VERY deep talks about all forms of virtualization.  We cover server, desktop, application, presentation, and storage virtualization, "the cloud", and more. This is technical talk, not "marketecture". This is an all day event with multiple tracks.  Understanding that some are new to virtualization, we will have some "hit the ground running" sessions to get you started.  So whether you are a newbee or an experienced virtualization guru, we will have content that is to your liking.  There is so munch content in fact that, like last year, and the year before that, we will be recording most sessions and making them available to attendees so you do not miss any of the action.  Attend the sessions that you feel you will have the most questions on and get your questions answered.  Then after the event, go back and review the sessions you attended and/or hit the other sessions that you missed through our website.

Vendors, speakers and other virtualization geeks will be onhand to make sure you have an opportunity to get answers to the really tough questions. Who knows you just maybe pick up a bit of swag while you are here.  Speaking of swag... For those that attended prior years, you probably recall the line of tables that was completely full of great stuff.  We had so much swag that every attendee went home with something.  Do you think we can do it again? This year we hope it will be much of the same.  Take a look at our world class sponsors in the right pane ====>>>  Not only are they bringing you knowledge, most of them are bringing goodies.  Take a look at the goodies table that Microsoft donated last year which included an XBox 360 + Kinect Bundle, games, books, hardware and software.  Rumor has it that several of the sponsors are also holding drawings for some really cool enterprise software or gadgets at their sessions or tables.  More on that the day of the event. 

All of this is great but what sessions will we have? Check out the lineup on the SessionDetails page:

 Conference Site Information


The Lantana is located at the end of Scanlon Drive in Randolph, MA.

Just off Rt 128 (I-93), take Rt 28 1 block south and turn right on Scanlon Drive.

Public transportation via Bus is available out of the Ashmont T station to Stop at Rt 28 & Scanlon Drive.

Directions    781-961-4660

  The Lantana
The Lantana, Randolph MA

Meeting rooms at The Lantana We have moved the event again this year to a much larger, and comfortable site. The Lantana is a professionaly run meeting site than we have used in the past.

The rooms will be larger this year and have much better accoustics. You won't have to strain to hear the speaker in your room due to the speaker in an adjacent room.

Plus, this year we will have a separate sponsor hall for you to visit with the sponsoring companies. No more crowding in the back of the room.

We will have a large central meeting room capable of holding 300 people, plus three additional breakout rooms allowing us to have four concurrent tracks.  We'll video the ones you miss for download after the event.

Come and learn about Virtualization at the top event in New England!

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Early Bird Discount has ended, but there is still time to sign up for this fantastic educational event!


Can't attend in person? Sign up for access to the videos, sponsored by Tech Target.  Use this link for a free ticket for video only access.  When the videos are ready, hopefully 30 days after the event, you will be notified with access instructions.  Ticket holders for the day of the event will also receive notification, so they do not need this ticket.

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