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See and Do: Build Virtual Machines in the Cloud with Windows Azure!

Akron Canton Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM (EST)

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Microsoft has released a preview of the new Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering.  This new offering provides the capabilities to build Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks in the Windows Azure cloud, and can be really useful for several scenarios, such as: building virtual lab environments, piloting new software in the cloud, deploy hybrid IT applications that connect on-premises datacenter workloads with cloud-based VM’s … and MORE!  In this session, you’ll learn the steps for building Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks in the cloud and have an opportunity to work through these hands-on steps yourself! 

 

IMPORTANT: Be sure to sign-up for Windows Azure using the Free Trial link below to participate in the hands-on portion of this event!  For best experience to see and participate in the hands-on exercises, we recommend that you use a dual monitor configuration.

 

Prior to this event:

 

·         Sign-up for your Windows Azure FREE Trial: Sign-up for a FREE 90-day trial of Windows Azure so that you can participate in the hands-on portion of this event.  Note that during the Free Trial sign-up process, you will be asked for credit card information to confirm that you are a legitimate free trial subscriber.  Your credit card information is only used to confirm your identity and you will NOT be charged for any Windows Azure services unless you explicitly convert your trial subscription to a paid subscription at a later date.

o   Sign up here: Windows Azure Free 90 Day Trial


·         Download Lync Attendee client (Windows Only): This session will be conducted virtually via Microsoft Lync Web Conferencing.  For the best online experience, Windows users should download the Lync Attendee client software prior to the event from the following link location:

o   Download here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=15755

·         Confirm Browser Compatibility (Non-Windows): This session will be conducted virtually via Microsoft Lync Web Conferencing.  Non-Windows users can use the Lync Web App via a supported browser with telephone audio.  For details on Lync Web App and a list of compatible browsers, please visit the following link:

o   Review: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/communicator-help/welcome-to-microsoft-lync-web-app-HA101908015.aspx

 ·         Meeting URL and Telephone Dial-In Information: This information will be sent to registered attendees via email 24 hours prior to the event.  Information will be sent to the email address provided during the registration process. 

Presented by:  Keith Mayer, IT Pro Technical Evangelist at Microsoft

Keith Mayer is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft focused on Windows Infrastructure, Data Center Virtualization, Systems Management and Private Cloud. Keith has over 17 years of experience as a technical leader of complex IT projects, in diverse roles, such as Network Engineer, IT Manager, Technical Instructor and Consultant. He has consulted and trained thousands of IT professionals worldwide on the design and implementation of enterprise technology solutions.  Keith is currently certified on several Microsoft technologies, including Private Cloud, System Center, Hyper-V, Windows, Windows Server, SharePoint and Exchange. He also holds other industry certifications from IBM, Cisco, Citrix, HP, CheckPoint, CompTIA and Interwoven.   You can find Keith online at http://KeithMayer.com.

Have questions about See and Do: Build Virtual Machines in the Cloud with Windows Azure!? Contact Akron Canton Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM (EST)


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