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VDI Day Sessions online

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Last week we organized a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure day together with Citrix. We’ve published the sessions onto TechNet Edge.

Session 1: VDI Day: Citrix & Microsoft Desktop Virtualization Strategy

In this session we will guide you through the desktop virtualization strategy and show you how Citrix and Microsoft will help you reduce the costs of Managing your virtual desktop infrastructure. We will answer questions like: “Will desktop virtualization really fit every user?”

Speakers: Jurgen Van Duvel & Andreas Van Wingerden

Session 2: VDI Day: Planning and Deploying VDI with Citrix and Microsoft Technology – Part 1

In this more technical session we will drill down into the Microsoft virtualization architecture of VDI and determine what key questions need to be asked and answered around required components, networking, capacity and end user experience. In the second part of the Presentation we will drill down into the Citrix components of our joint VDI solution. You will learn what the different key components are and how to setup your own test environment.

Speaker: Arlindo Alves –

Session 3: VDI Day: Planning and Deploying VDI with Citrix and Microsoft Technology – Part 2

In the second part of the Presentation we will drill down into the Citrix components of our joint VDI solution. You will learn what the different key components are, what they add on top of the Virtualization back-end. By then end of this session you will be geared up with the knowledge to setup your own test environment.

Speaker: Andreas Van Wingerden – Citrix

TechDays 2010: IT Pro Keynote – IT in a transformative time, how can we change the game

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Keynote Luc

2010 will definitely be the year of the cloud. During the keynote you will hear about the continuum of cloud services spanning from Iaas to Saas that Microsoft is offering and that will allow organizations to move between cloud computing models with the confidence that their existing investments in their datacenter are safe, and can be leveraged in this new paradigm. Existing applications and services will be able to move to the private or public cloud without the need to learn unproven technologies or introduce unnecessary complexity.

In the second part of the keynote you’ll see how you can increase user productivity by implementing the Microsoft stack

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Speaker: Luc Van De Velde – DPE Director Microsoft Belgium

Guest Speakers: Tony Krijnen, Daniel Van Soest and Arlindo Alves – IT Pro Evangelists Microsoft

TechDays: New session about Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX

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There was still one session in the IT Pro track that I could not disclose because the announcement was not made yet. But now that we announced the Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX capabilities in SP1 I can disclose the following session: 

Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and NEW SP1 features!

In this session, we will look at Hyper-V’s progression from Windows Server 2008, to R2, and will also give you a sneak peek of the new Hyper-V features coming in SP1.  SP1 will include both Microsoft Remote-FX and Dynamic Memory. These features are designed to meet the increasing needs of our customers as they utilize virtualization in their environments with Windows Server 2008 R2.  We will investigate how Hyper-V has continued to advance and how SP1 will address critical business and technology requirements.

Speaker: Bryon Surace – Microsoft Corp

Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides—Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6

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This IPD guide, updated for App-V 4.6, provides actionable guidance for planning your application virtualization infrastructure. With App-V, your organization can respond to the complex challenge of managing applications. This guide simplifies your App-V planning process; updates now include support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, including such features as BranchCache; support for 64-bit clients; and server-sizing data.

Strategically planning your infrastructure can help you avoid problems before they begin, allowing you to serve your customers more accurately and reliably, as well as saving you time and money.

Download the IPD Guide for App-V 4.6 at

Download the PowerShell Management module for Hyper-V

9:38 am in Uncategorized by evilbart

The PowerShell management module for Hyper-V contains about 100 cmdlets that will let you manage your Hyper-V infrastructure by using scripts. Out of the box you can only manage this through WMI and we all know that WMI is not so user friendly.

The PowerShell module is available onto codeplex

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We are listening to customer feedback

8:20 pm in Uncategorized by evilbart

One of the shortcomings in Windows Server Core is the possibility to change the network order or bindings in an easy way. The only way to do it is through the registry key. After we received some feedback from our customers one of the Hyper-V team members decided to write a tool called NVSPBind.

NVSPBind also has the ability to enable bindings, bind or unbind the Hyper-V network switch protocol from a NIC and repair bindings on a NIC.

Read more about this tool

Get trained with the TechNet “Get Ready” sessions

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Get Ready Sessions are 1 day level 200-300 technical trainings given by top level speakers, generally acknowledged as experts in their field. The sessions are organized by Microsoft Partners, more specifically Certified Partners Learning Solutions (CPLS), warranting a high quality learning experience for the trainees.

The participating Microsoft Partners are Devoteam/Guidance, Global Knowledge, InfoSupport, Ordina and U2U. Below is an overview of the different topics for which each Partner is organizing Get Ready Sessions.


Here is a list of upcoming “Get Ready” Sessions:

Feb 9

Get Ready Session: SQL Server 2008 infrastructure
The ideal start for any IT professional who wants to know everything about
managing a SQL Server 2008 infrastructure. This one day seminar is provided by the best trainers from the Microsoft Certified Learning Solutions Partners. No loose collection of topics but a solid base of information on new management functionality in SQL Server 2008.


Feb 11

Get Ready Session: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
This Microsoft Get Ready session by U2U covers the new features in Exchange Server 2010 compared to Exchange Server 2007. Topics: Exchange Server 2010 design goals. Client access features. Message policy and compliance features. Unified messaging features. Federated sharing. Message transport features. Mailbox server features

Feb 19

Get Ready Session: Windows 7 : The Next Generation Windows Collaborative Platform: An Opportunity To Optimize Your Desktop Service
In this demonstrations-packed session, Devoteam experts will show you how to bring your desktop service to new levels of operational excellence. DevoTeam experts will demonstrate how to integrate the latest Microsoft desktop technologies, highlighting how they really change the migration game, improve your service levels, and lower the client platform TCO




Feb 24

Server Virtualisation: Building Your Virtualisation Infrastructure Using Hyper-V and SCVMM
Discover the benefits of the virtualization capabilities in Windows Server 2008 R2 and System Center. Take advantage of the cost savings of virtualization through Windows Server 2008 R2. Optimize your server hardware investments by consolidating multiple server roles using server virtualisation, efficiently run multiple different operating systems in parallel and fully leverage the power of x64 computing.
Guidance/Devoteam TBC

Feb 26

Get Ready Session: SharePoint 2010
This Microsoft Get Ready session by U2U gives you an overview on what is new in SharePoint 2010, for Power Users, Developers and Administrators. Topics: SharePoint 2010 Overview What’s new in the SharePoint User Interface List and Document Management Improvements Introducing SharePoint Designer 2010 The new Business Connectivity Services (BCS) What is new in InfoPath 2010 SharePoint Workspace 2010 Introducing the SharePoint Development Platform What are Sandboxed Solutions? The new Client Object Models LINQ and REST in SharePoint 2010 Building Web Parts with Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint 2010 Administration Overview

March 12

Get Ready Session: Exchange 2010
Since its early conception, Exchange Server has been one of the world’s favourite email server platforms. Now with a whole new level of 64bit architecture Exchange 2010 provides a fully unified messaging and communications platform.

With world class email, voice, data and fax Exchange 2007 delivers enterprise class services with improved speed, storage growth, manageability and security. In this Get Ready Seminar you will discover what’s hot and what’s not in Exchange 2010, so make sure you sign up to this exclusive one day session!!!

Global Knowledge

More to come as soon as we have launched the official TechNet “Get Ready” site.

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Offline Virtual Machine Servicing tool 2.1

4:29 pm in Uncategorized by evilbart

The Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.1 has free, tested guidance and automated tools to help customers keep their virtualized machines updated, without introducing vulnerabilities into their IT infrastructure.  

The tool combines the Windows Workflow programming model with the Windows PowerShell™ interface to automatically bring groups of virtual machines online, service them with the latest security updates, and return them to an offline state. 

Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.1 now supports the following products:

  • Hyper-V-R2
  • VMM 2008 R2
  • SCCM 2007 SP2
  • WSUS 3.0 SP2

OVMST 2.1 also supports updates to Windows® 7 and Windows Server® 2008 R2 virtual machines.  

To learn more about the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.1., just click here.   To download the tool, click here.

Windows Server 2008 R2 Feature Components Poster for IT Pros.

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