Cloud OS Signature Launch Events for Windows Server 2012 coming to Columbus OH and Detroit MI

Don't miss your chance to see Windows Server 2012 in action! We’ve seen hundreds of thousands of downloads of the pre-release versions, thousands of engineers worked on this product – and we couldn’t be more proud to share it with you. Join us at the Cloud OS Signature Series to learn about Windows Server 2012 and a whole host of new features and updates we’ve made to Windows Azure, System Center, and Visual Studio this year.

At this one-day event, you will hear directly from our Redmond-based product team and Microsoft technology evangelists who will share what’s new with Windows Server 2012, System Center 2012, Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networking, and Visual Studio 2012 (for our Developer friends). 

Time Duration IT Professional Agenda

30 min

Registration. Visit the Microsoft Partner Pavilion


60 min

Keynote: Moving from Private and Public to Hybrid Cloud; Windows Server 2012, System Center 2012, Windows Azure and Visual Studio 2012


15 min

Break. Visit the Microsoft Partner Pavilion


60 min

Windows Server 2012 Virtualization Enhancements

  • Check out the new capabilities of Hyper-V with Windows Server 2012 in this overview and demo

15 min

Break. Visit the Microsoft Partner Pavilion


60 min

Windows Server 2012 Storage Enhancements

  • This overview and demo will go over the new storage capabilities in Windows Server 2012 and discuss how to maximize storage capacity with Windows Azure Online Backup and Azure Storage

15 min

Recap of the Morning. Account Team Introductions. What's Next.


45 min

Lunch. Visit the Microsoft Partner Pavilion


60 min

Overview of Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Hands On Lab

  • Windows Azure started as a Platform as a Service offering from Microsoft.  Just recently, we announced the "beta" of Infrastructure as a Service capabilities in Windows Azure.  This session will provide a quick overview of what this offering means to you.
  • Fifteen minute overview followed by Hands on Lab

Closing Remarks and Raffle Giveaway.


90 min

Hands On Lab


IMPORTANT NOTE: To participate in the Hands on Lab for IT Professionals, you will need to bring your own laptop with the following minimum system requirements.                    

  • 4GB RAM (8GB preferred)
  • 40GB free disk space (80GB preferred)
  • x64 compatible processor with Intel VT or AMD-V technology
  • Make sure you are running Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows 7 or Windows 8 Release Peview, or Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate as your bootable Operating System. Please ensure your network card drivers are readily available, if not already functional in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 installation
  • Make sure you have the wireless working by adding the Wireless LAN Service Feature under Roles and Features if running Windows Server.
  • Check your BIOS and make sure Virtualization is enabled

Seating is Limited! Click your selected event date and location to register today!

Hope to see you there!