TechNet ITPro Cloud Events - Dates in Miami and Tampa

TechNet Events Presents: Transforming IT with Cloud Computing FirestarterEast Coast Tour - Winter 2011 Cloudy on the East Coast for IT ProsWhat does Cloud mean for the ITPros?  Here's your opportunity to dive in with some experts.  Four sessions make fo a full day of private and public cloud discussions with the Microsoft Technet team.  Be sure and sign up for an  exciting day.  Weather should be cloudy with a chance you'll learn something! Join Microsoft Master Cloud Technicians Bob Hunt and Yung Chou for this exciting all day event.Use referral code "DEVFISH" so they know who sent you! Thanks... Session 1: Cloud Computing Essentials for IT Pros75 minutes, 9 AM – 10:15 AMWhile cloud computing is emerging as a promising IT service delivery vehicle, to cloud or not to cloud? That is not the question. For IT professionals, it is crucial to recognize the opportunities and play a key role in the transformation from existing infrastructure-focused IT into a service-oriented, user-centric, and IT as a service environment. Are you ready for the challenge to lead and transform your IT organization?This session is to clarify myths and provides pertinent information of cloud computing from an IT professional’s viewpoint. We will review the architecture and examine the service delivery models of cloud computing while stepping through business scenarios and operations of employing public cloud and private cloud.Session 2: Physical, Virtualized, and Cloud75 minutes, 10:30 AM – 11:45 AMWith virtualization and cloud computing, IT now has many options to deliver services on premises and beyond. How does virtualization work? What to virtualize? Is virtualization relevant to cloud computing? And what is cloud? Do we need cloud? Is cloud the right solution? Which resource to put in the cloud, or not at all? How do we get from point a to point b? This session is to connect some of these dots for and help IT professionals gain insights of transitioning existing IT into a cloud-friendly and cloud-ready environment.Session 3: Public Cloud: What, Why, and How75 minutes, 12:30 PM – 1:45 PMInstead of worrying about plumbing, public cloud gives IT the power to focus on business logic with ability to scale up or down resource capacities depending on business demands. Further with a pay-for-use business model, IT won’t be wasting money on providing services you thought you might need but never got around to using. This session demonstrates employing public cloud for information workers to carry out work routines while IT is realizing the benefits on a daily basis. Session 4: Private Cloud: What, Why, and How75 minutes, 2 PM – 3: 15 PMCloud computing with attributes like pooled computing resources, automated management, scalability, on-demand provisioning, etc. is a very opportunity to transform enterprise IT from a device-dependent and infrastructure-focused deployment structure into a customer-centric service-oriented delivery vehicle. For enterprise, the roadmap of IT as a Service is via a common management framework and private cloud. This session presents the criteria, examines strategies, and walks through the processes of assessing and constructing private cloud with demonstrations on delivering and managing Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) in an enterprise setting. Locations and Dates Chevy Chase, MD2011-02-01Microsoft DC[ map ]Register hereMalvern, PA2011-02-03Microsoft Malvern [ map ]Register hereIselin, NJ2011-02-08Microsoft Iselin [ map ]Register hereNew York, NY2011-02-10Microsoft NYC [ map ]Register hereMiami, FL2011-03-08University of MiamiNewman Alumni Center[ map ]Register hereTampa, FL2011-03-10Microsoft Tampa [ map ]Register hereWaltham, MA2011-03-22Hilton Garden Inn / Waltham [ map ]Register hereAtlanta, GA2011-03-24Microsoft Atlanta / Alpharetta[ map ]Register here