Hello to all my friends Down Under !
Am so excited to be back for my third TechEd Australian event. This week, I will be delivering/co-delivering four sessions:
Thursday, 13:45 — MGT303 – Introduction to System Center Essentials 2010 – in Meeting Room 6
System Center Essentials (SCE) 2010 is designed to deliver enterprise-class management to mid-sized organizations between 50-500 PCs. This session is full of demos – to highlight each of the major aspects of SCE 2010, including server and client monitoring, software deployment and patching, virtualization management and migration, and how to get started with easy setup and configuration. Come see it here first.
Thursday, 15:30 — MGT304 – Protecting Application Servers with DPM 2010 – in Arena 2
This session will focus on protecting and recovering Exchange 2010 and 2007, SharePoint 2010 and 2007 and SQL Server 2008 with System Center Data Protection Manager 2010. We will cover how the application VSS writers work with the applications, as well as what is specific to protecting one application or version from another. The session will include demonstrations and unveil most of the DPM application-centric capabilities to help you plan/deploy/manage the backups for Microsoft application servers. If you are managing or planning to deploy Exchange, SQL, or SharePoint, ask yourself "How am I going to back that up?" and then attend this session to learn the answer.
Friday, 08:15 — MGT31 – Technical Introduction to SC Essentials 2010 – in learning area, Theatre 2
I will be supporting Orin Thomas (twitter @orinthomas) and his delivery of an Instructor-Led Lab for System Center Essentials (SCE) 2010. This is a great chance to get some hands-on experience with SCE 2010, and visit with Orin and I.
Friday, 11:30 – SVR315 – Disaster Recovery and Virtualization Backup, Best Practices – in Arena 1A
This session will focus on the considerations and best practices for Disaster Recovery and Virtualization back up. Disaster Recovery without expensive third-party replication products or storage solutions and Virtualization Protection for the modern datacenter.
And thanks to my friends at Wiley Press, I will be giving away a few copies of my new book, Data Protection for Virtual Datacenters. It is also available from these AU bookstores, but I think free is better:
TheNile.com.au – http://www.thenile.com.au/books/Jason-Buffington/Data-Protection-for-Virtual-Data-Centers/9780470572146/
TheBookDepository.com – http://www.bookdepository.com/book/9780470572146/Data-Protection-for-Virtual-Data-Centers
Fishpond.co.au – http://www.fishpond.com.au/Books/Computers/Hardware/General/9780470572146/?cf=3&rid=1786713317&i=1&keywords=data+protection+for+virtual+data+centers
Amazon – 0470572140-tag=chrgamdad-20&camp=14573&creative=327641&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=0470572140&adid
Would you like to have coffee?
If you are attending TechEd Australia and want to talk about DPM or SC Essentials, please contact me via this blog.
If you are in Auckland (Aug-30-Sept.1) or Sydney (Sept.2-3), I am in town visiting customers and partners, so please ping me.
As always, thanks for reading…