Windows Server 2008 R2 - See the Latest and Greatest NOW! and Turn a server into a SAN - Virtualization Storage by StarWind Software
Tuesday June 9, 2009
Virtualization Group - Boston will be holding our monthly virtualization training and networking meeting. We will start off the meeting with “What’s in the News” along with Networking and Q & A. We will jump into the heart of our first presentation at 7pm. We will wrap up with plenty of time for Q&A and prizes.
Tuesday June 9, 2009Microsoft Office - Waltham
6:00 - 9:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
201 Jones Road, Waltham MA
Sixth Floor: Room MPR-C
Directions & Map link
Thanks to our Community Sponsor: StarWind Software
6:00-6:45 What’s in the News, Networking and Q & A
7:00-7:45 Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services [Terminal Services] and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
8:00-8:45 Turn a Server Into a SAN - Virtual Storage by StarWind
8:45-9:00 Wrap-up and Prizes
Windows Server 2008 R2 - RDS and VDI: Dan Stolts, Microsoft IT Pro Evangelist
This will be an introduction to the new "Remote Desktop Services" [formerly Terminal Services] and an Introduction to "Virtual Desktop Infrastructure" [VDI]. Learn how the new platform uses a single broker to connect users to sessions or virtual machines with "out of the box" solutions for VDI scenarios running with Hyper-V.
Remote Desktop Services (RDS) is the new name for Terminal Services, and reflects the expanded role in Windows Server 2008 R2 so that you can run the desktop or applications in the datacenter while your users can be anywhere and on any device. RDS enables a full-fidelity desktop or application experience and efficiently connects remote workers from managed or unmanaged devices. RDS helps keep critical intellectual property secure and simplify regulatory compliance by moving applications and data from the user’s access device to the data center.
Other important improvements in the new virtualization platform in Windows Server 20080 R2, such as Live Migration, will further contribute to making Windows Server 2008 R2 an excellent platform for VDI, improving both availability and scalability of a virtual desktop deployment.
Finally, Windows Server 2008 R2 introduces a series of platform enhancements for remote desktop users – such as support for multiple physical monitors, redirection of multimedia and 3D content, including Vista Aero, and enhanced, bi-directional audio support.
Turn A Server Into A SAN: Bob Boule, StarWind Software
In this session Bob will tell us about StarWind's technology and then walk us through the process of creating a SAN out of a server. More details to follow.
Registration Links: http://www.clicktoattend.com/?id=138888
Registration not required if you will be present on-site, but is strongly recommended to let us know how much Pizza we need to purchase. We may be recording the event. If we do, we will make the content available after the event for those that cannot attend. Check the www.virtg.com website for details after the event. You must be present in person at the end of the meeting to be eligible for prize drawings. We hope to see you there in person!
Thanks to our sponsors for this event
Many thanks to StarWind Software (www.starwindsoftware.com) for sponsoring this event.
StarWind "Turns any Windows Server into a reliable and powerful iSCSI SAN". Use StarWind iSCSI Target to build shared storage for VMware, Hyper-V or Server Clusters for SQL Server, Exchange and SharePoint.
StarWind develops an iSCSI SAN that is scalable, reliable and easy to manage. Our iSCSI Target software converts any Windows Server into a high-performance IP SAN.
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