#IgniteItOrange @ Microsoft Ignite!

Be sure to stop by booth #108 next week to talk with the Pure Storage Solution Architects, Argenis Fernandez (@DBArgenis) and me, along with our “Alliance Guy”, “Cool SE” and a ton of other great team members. We will have one of our FlashArray’s available to check out along with a few other surprises. Say hi on Twitter using #IgniteItOrange!

#PointingBarkz will also be attendance and I’m looking to get a ton of photos with him, so stop by for a quick photo!

I thought I would share some of the sessions I’m going to try (I emphasize try!) to attend.

Nano Server

Come hear about important transformations in Windows Server – the new installation option called Nano Server. Nano Server is a deep rethink of the server architecture. The result is a new, lean cloud fabric host and application development platform, resulting in 20x smaller than Server Core and a reduction in security attack service surface and reboots!
Speakers: Jeffrey Snover, Jeremy Chapman

Hacking with PowerShell

PowerShell is a helpful tool for IT professionals in order to automate administration of the Windows OS and applications. Unfortunately, threat actors have recently taken advantage of this powerful scripting language just because PowerShell it’s already installed on your Windows machine, trusted by Admins and most AntiVirus tools! The session presents the steps that should get you starting on (Ethical) Hacking and PenTesting with PowerShell.
Speakers: George Dobrea

Protecting Your VMware and Physical Servers by Using Microsoft Azure Site Recovery

Azure Site Recovery today supports disaster recovery from your Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V environments to Microsoft Azure. In this session, we introduce the capability of protecting virtual machines running on your VMware vCenter managed environments and physical bare-metal servers, and using Azure as your DR site for these.
Speakers: Gaurav Daga, Rajeev Atluri

End-to-End Azure Site Recovery Solutions for Small & Medium Enterprises

In this session I will share some tips and lessons that I have learned from working with Azure Site Recovery services to provide a complete disaster recovery solution in Azure for Hyper-V virtual machines in a small/medium enterprise.
Speakers: Aidan Finn

Troubleshooting Hyper-V Performance Issues: Black Belt Notes from the field

In this session we will cover common techniques for troubleshooting Hyper-V Performance issues. These ticks, tricks and techniques have all been used in the field and will be of immense value. Dave has developed a great approach to troubleshooting from the ground up with Hyper-V, and this demo-centric session will deal with common questions like “Why is my server so slow?”

Hyper-V Storage Performance with Storage Quality of Service

Windows Server vNext allows you to centrally monitor and manage performance for Hyper-V workloads using Scale-Out File Servers. Learn how to monitor storage performance from a customer, Hyper-V, and storage admin’s viewpoint, then author effective policies to deliver the performance your customers need.
Speakers: Jose Barreto, Senthil Rajaram

Black Belt on Migrating from VMWare to Either Hyper-V or Azure

This session discusses tools provided by System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager and Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) that help customers in moving virtual machines running on the VMware platform to Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V.
Speakers: Marcos Nogueira

Hope to see you @MS_Ignite!


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