Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Calgary: Cloud OS MVP Roadshow

On February 25th the Calgary IT Pro, Calgary Systems Management User Group and the Calgary Virtualization user group are getting together for the Cloud OS MVP Roadshow event in Calgary. There will be lunch, refreshments and an Xbox One giveaway. Below is an overview of the event content.

There are more apps, more devices, and now, more data than ever — all driven by the rise of cloud computing and the use of cloud services. With these technologies playing an ever present role in businesses, how can IT drive more efficiency and deliver new forms of value? Microsoft’s answer is the Cloud OS. Microsoft’s approach allows IT to get all the benefits of scale, speed, and agility while still protecting existing investments. This means IT can now rapidly build and deploy apps, flexibly manage IT services, and support real-time analytics across all forms of data. 
Welcome Reception: Windows Device Showcase
Join Kalvin Falconar from Microsoft to explorre some of the newest offerings from Microsoft and its partner ecosystem for the latest release of Windows operating systems.
Session 1: Helping with Compliance Through Access and Information Protection  
Capturing the business opportunities while managing the IT challenges presented by the consumerization of IT remains top of the agenda for many businesses.  Our people-centric IT session shows how Microsoft's vision helps businesses to enable their end users to be productive across devices and locations, keep data and corporate assets protected and build on top of existing investments.
Session 2: Enable Modern Work Styles with Microsoft VDI  
Remote Desktop Services and Virtual Desktops can help enable users to work on the device and from the location they want to, while still allowing IT to secure access to data and applications. Learn about the Microsoft offering for Remote Desktop and Virtual Desktop Infrastructures in this session. With Windows Server 2012 R2, the Microsoft VDI solution is efficient to manage and easy to deploy. It delivers a low cost solution by leveraging the capabilities of Windows Server R2 virtualization and storage technologies. It does all this while delivering a rich user experience that delivers a high fidelity experience across a range of devices and network conditions.

Application is also a hot topic as organizations look to deploy large application sets in a RDS and VDI environment. As a result the latest release of App-V 5 continues to include more features to make virtual application behave as if they were natively installed. Also explore the integration options when working with App-V in a RDS or VDI environment.

Session 3: Extend Your Datacenter with Virtualization and Networking 
Virtualization and networking are at the foundation of a hybrid cloud strategy. Today, Microsoft’s enterprise-grade virtualization solutions let you increase flexibility in the on-premises datacenter and move virtual machines from the datacenter to the cloud. Learn how continuing advances in these areas can help you extend the datacenter and connect to the cloud. 
Speaker BIOS
Evan Zaleschuk
Evan is a Technology Executive with over 21 years of experience in technology and a proven track record in moving organizations from vision to strategy through delivery and operational management. Evan is a recognized expert in the technology industry and had developed organizations by building high performance teams to deliver unique cutting edge solutions that have garnered industry rewards. Areas of expertise include unified communications, telecommunications, data center and network operation center design and management on a global scale.

Kevin Kaminski
With over thirteen years of systems management experience, Kevin Kaminski is no stranger to the headaches enterprises can experience when managing large deployments of Windows systems. As an independent consultant Kevin uses the opportunity to visit many diverse environments and see the challenges they face first hand.

Marcos Nogueira
With more than 15 years’ experience in Datacentre Architectures, Marcos is currently working as an Senior Infrastructure Architect at NeoStream Technologies. Expert in Private and Hybrid Cloud, with a focus on Virtualization and System Center. Marcos's is an MVP in System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management and he has 10+ years has a Microsoft Certified, with more than 70+ certifications (MCT, MCSE, MCITP, MCSA, MCTS and MCDBA among others). He is certified in ITIL, CompTia and VMware as well.

He had large experience in enterprise environments in several industries, including Gas-Oil Company in different countries and continents. He had directly collaborated with Microsoft in the development of workshops and special events with products such as Private and Hybrid Cloud, System Center, Windows Server, Windows client among others, and as a speaker at several TechNet events and TechEd Events (NORAM and EMEA).

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