FREE IT Camps Coming to a Location Near YOU!
Near you, that is, if you live in any of the most major cities in the United States.
Our team of 11 Technical Evangelists (IT Pro Evangelists) are once again on the road and delivering live, FREE IT Camps for you! We’re bringing you three very compelling topics:
- What’s new in System Center 2012 SP1, and how it makes it easier to extend your datacenter and private cloud into or onto hosters or even Windows Azure and IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) virtual machines.
- How to upgrade from earlier versions of Windows Server to Windows Server 2012, and
- The best, easiest, most flexible way to deploy Windows 8 to your users.
The day starts with checkin and breakfast at 8:30am, with the presentations starting at 9:00am local time. We’ll provide lunch, a prize drawing, and then an afternoon of hands-on-labs that you can take at your own pace. The day wraps up whenever you want to leave, but we try to clear the room by 4:00 pm. (I have a plane to catch. )
“Are there any requirements for my hardware, or setup for doing the labs?”
Yes indeed. And this is important. To participate in the afternoon hands-on lab session, you will need to bring your own computer (laptop preferred) with the following minimum configuration:
- 4 GB RAM (8 GB preferred)
- At least 70 GB of free disk space (90 GB preferred)
- x64 compatible processor with hardware assisted virtualization (Intel VT or AMD-V technology)
- Installed Windows Server 2012 (Preferred) or Windows 8 with Hyper-V virtualization enabled
- NO Drive encryption technology (Bitlocker or 3rd party)
- Required: Come with a Windows Azure subscription (Sign up for the FREE 90-day Trial HERE)
- Download Windows Server 2012 Trial (both ISO and VHD)
- Download Windows 8 Enterprise Trial
- Download the free 180 day Private Cloud or System Center 2012 SP1 trial
Recommended: Although wireless internet access will be available, you may find that bringing your own mobile connectivity (MiFi™, phone data tethering, etc.) will be desirable.
“Where are you going to be?”
Here’s a list of the coming events (sorted by State, and then by City), their dates, and links to the registration pages.
Register early! These tend to fill up quickly!
|LOCATION & REG LINK||DATE|
|Tempe, AZ||March 20, 2013|
|Irvine, CA||March 27, 2013|
|Los Angeles, CA||March 26, 2013|
|Mountain View, CA||March 13, 2013|
|San Diego, CA||March 28, 2013|
|San Francisco, CA||March 14, 2013|
|Denver, CO||April 4, 2013|
|Ft. Lauderdale, FL||April 11, 2013|
|Tampa, FL||April 18, 2013|
|Alpharetta, GA||March 7, 2013|
|Alpharetta, GA||April 30, 2013|
|Boise, ID||April 2, 2013|
|Chicago, IL||March 25, 2013|
|Chicago, IL||March 26, 2013|
|Downers Grove, IL||March 8, 2013|
|Indianapolis, IN||March 13, 2013|
|Indianapolis, IN||March 14, 2013|
|Kansas City, KS (Overland Park)||March 20, 2013|
|Kansas City, KS (Overland Park)||March 21, 2013|
|Cambridge, MA||March 28, 2013|
|Cambridge, MA||March 30, 2013|
|Chevy Chase, MD||April 16, 2013|
|Southfield, MI||April 10, 2013|
|Southfield, MI||April 11, 2013|
|Minneapolis, MN (Edina)||April 29, 2013|
|Minneapolis, MN (Edina)||April 30, 2013|
|Saint Louis, MO (Creve Coeur)***||March 26, 2013|
|Saint Louis, MO (Creve Coeur)||March 27, 2013|
|Charlotte, NC||April 2, 2013|
|Durham, NC||March 19, 2013|
|Omaha, NE||March 12, 2013|
|Omaha, NE||March 13, 2013|
|New York, NY||March 12, 2013|
|New York, NY||April 9, 2013|
|Rochester, NY||March 13, 2013|
|Cincinnati, OH||March 27, 2013|
|Cleveland, OH||March 12, 2013|
|Columbus, OH||April 4, 2013|
|Portland, OR||March 21, 2013|
|Malvern, PA||March 26, 2013|
|Pittsburgh, PA||April 23, 2013|
|Nashville, TN||April 23, 2013|
|Austin, TX||March 6, 2013|
|Austin, TX||March 8, 2013|
|Dallas, TX||March 26, 2013|
|Dallas, TX||March 27, 2013|
|Houston, TX||April 16, 2013|
|Houston, TX||April 17, 2013|
|Lehi, UT||March 6, 2013|
|Glen Allen, VA||March 21, 2013|
|Bellevue, WA||March 19, 2013|
|Waukesha, WI||March 20, 2013|
***Update: Unfortunately we had to cancel the Saint Louis event on March 26th due to low registration.
“But Kevin, where are YOU going to be? Which ones are you delivering? I’d travel a great distance just to see you!”
Aww.. you’re too kind. I’ve highlighted them for you. I’ll be in Omaha next week, and then Kansas City (Overland Park), Saint Louis (Creve Coeur), and Minneapolis (Edina).
See you there!