New York

Join New Horizons of NYC for an
Evening in The Cloud

Are you considering virtualization and migrating to The Cloud?

Evening in The Cloud will feature nine presentations on migrating the Cloud, data storage, systems administration and development. Learn more about Hyper-V, SharePoint, Azure, Exchange, VMware, Citrix, Visual Studio and more. Tell your colleagues and register soon!
Thursday, October 27th at New Horizons of New York City
Register soon to attend, $40 this week only!

> Attend 3 information sessions, descriptions below
> Networking Dinner
> Exclusive Training Discounts
> Post-event Happy Hour
> Raffle Prizes & Gifts

5:00-5:30   Reception
5:30-6:15   Session 1
6:30-7:15   Session 2
7:30-8:15   Dinner & Networking
8:30-9:15   Session 3
9:15-9:45   Happy Hour & Networking

Choice of 3 Topics per Session
Pick your topics and register soon!

Options for Session 1
Hyper-V is an integral part of Windows Server and provides a foundational virtualization platform that enables you to transition to the cloud. Hyper-V provides you better flexibility with features like live migration and cluster shared volumes for storage flexibility, greater scalability with support for up to 64 logical processors, improved performance, and enhanced networking support. Presenter: Andrzej Babinski

SharePoint 2010
Microsoft SharePoint makes it easier for people to work together and collaborate; from setting up Web sites, to sharing information, and managing documents from conception to publishing. SharePoint helps cut training and maintenance costs, helps build custom applications and components to rapidly respond to business needs, and helps share ideas and expertise to assist in finding the right business information to make better decisions. Presenter: Scott Thibodeau

Azure & Cloud Foundations
What is the Cloud? What is Azure? Why role might it play in your company's technology vision? Come and learn about the scalability, redundancy, and global deployment options that can lead to significant savings with enhanced availability and growth potential for your business critical applications. The Cloud provides massive computational power with triple redundant storage, mammoth bandwidth with geoglobal duplicity and incredible scalability. Understand why the Cloud is a real business opportunity for those that think into the future. Presenter: Terry Medlin

Options for Session 2

VMware, the customer-proven leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, delivers solutions that enable organizations to have more flexible and responsive IT, and also improve efficiency and control costs. Our solutions allow enterprises to accelerate their transition to the cloud and adopt a more efficient, agile service delivery model appropriate for their unique business needs. VMware delivers a new cloud stack consisting of three core layers: Cloud Infrastructure and Management, Cloud Application Platform and End-User Computing This new stack helps build virtual infrastructure that preserves and extends existing investments and modernizes current applications to be cloud-ready in the future. Presenter: Bryan Sullins

Exchange 2010
Microsoft Exchange provides businesses with email, calendar, and contacts on the PC, phone, and web, so employees can stay connected and in sync. Multi-layered, anti-spam filtering with continuous updates helps guard against spam and phishing threats. A variety of storage options allows you to give users mailboxes that are both larger and more reliable. Support for the web browsers and devices you use most means you can work from virtually anywhere. Available as a server you manage yourself or hosted by Microsoft while you maintain control of settings. Presenter: Scott Thibodeau

Software and Data Services in Azure
For those companies pursuing the use WCF Services as part of their corporate IT architecture, and/or utilizing the many features in SQL for data repositories, we will explore how Azure with its service bus and SQL Azure provides strategic advantages. Prepare to become proactive and adaptive rather than simply reactive to changes in the business climate. Presenter: Terry Medlin.

Options for Session 3

Citrix Cloud Desktop Solution
The Citrix on-demand cloud desktop solution enables you to transform Windows desktops and applications into an on-demand, cloud-hosted service. The combination of desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) and integrated apps—Windows, web or SaaS—enables cloud providers and IT organizations to deliver an enterprise-class bundle of services with cloud scale economics. Users have access to their cloud-enabled desktop from any device, anywhere with a consistent, high-definition experience. Citrix cloud desktops and apps deliver benefits for users, IT, and business: Increased business agility, reduced IT spending, minimizes desktop management costs, and improve security and data management. Presenter: Steve Walters.

Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system introduces new technologies to allow users to work remotely more quickly and more securely. DirectAccess allows remote users to securely access enterprise shares, web sites, and applications without connecting to a virtual private network (VPN). DirectAccess establishes bi-directional connectivity with a user’s enterprise network every time a user’s DirectAccess-enabled portable computer connects to the Internet, even before the user logs on. Users never have to think about connecting to the enterprise network and IT administrators can manage remote computers outside the office, even when the computers are not connected to the VPN. BranchCache allows content from file and Web servers on a wide area network (WAN) to be cached on computers at a local branch office to improve application response time and reduce WAN traffic. Presenter: Peg Keenan

Developing & Deploying Websites in the Cloud
Web developers face a myriad of challenges as they move from prototypes to functional sites that have been rigorously tested and cross checked as meeting specifications and SLAs. Explore how partnering with the cloud can assist in the evolution and growth of your site in predictable, manageable, and cost-effective ways using the Cloud. We will also explore MVC and SQL Azure for VS2010 WEB development. Presenter: Terry Medlin