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Windows Azure Sessions at Microsoft Management Summit 2013

04.09.2013
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Following is a list of 17 sessions containing the keyword “Azure” being presented at this year’s Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas:

AM-B306 DevOps: Azure Monitoring & Authoring Updates for Operations Manager 2012 SP1

This talk will cover how to monitor Azure Applications and enhancements to System Center 2012 SP1 Authoring tools.

IM-IL202 Transform the Datacenter Immersion Part 2 of 4: Infrastructure Management

  • Track(s): Infrastructure Monitoring & Management
  • Session Type: Instructor-led Lab
  • Product(s): App Controller, Orchestrator, Virtual Machine Manager, Windows Azure

Management of the infrastructure layer of a datacenter has become very complex with the introduction of heterogeneous environments and clouds that sit on and off premises. Datacenter Administrators are tasked with ensuring that they have a firm handle on ensuring that all resources are managed efficiently, and that business units have the flexibility to delivery on their commitments. Windows Server 2012, System Center 2012 SP1, Windows Azure and SQL Server 2012 offer a new way to gain operational efficiencies and reduce costs through self-service and automation regardless of resources being on or off premises. In this lab, you will get hands on with a pre-configured environment that takes you on a tour of key scenarios that reveal how Microsoft offers a consistent management experience across on premises, service provider and public cloud environments. Scenarios included: App Controller and Self-Service, Automated resource allocation, Virtual Machine Manager and dynamic resource allocation, Virtual Machine Manager and network multi-tenancy, Windows Azure Networking, and the Orchestrator and Runbook Designer.

AM-IL203 Transform the Datacenter Immersion Part 3 of 4: Application Management

  • Track(s): Application Management
  • Session Type: Instructor-led Lab
  • Product(s): App Controller, Operations Manager

While System Center continues to be a market leader for infrastructure monitoring, it has now deepened its ability to monitor applications both internally and ""outside-in”. With dynamic reporting and monitoring of the application, your organization is now able to improve root-cause analysis processes while reducing the mean time to service restoration. In this lab, you will get hands on with a pre-configured environment that takes you on a tour of key scenarios that reveal how Microsoft supports you in leveraging public cloud infrastructure such as Windows Azure to deploy tiers of applications, which are fully integrated into the management fabric. Scenarios included: Operations Manager (Global Service Monitoring) 360 degree application monitoring, Operations Manager (Application Performance Monitoring) accurately triage application problems by monitoring Front End web applications, mid-tier web service and databases, Operations Manager and Dev/Ops remediation process, App Controller and simplified deployment of a package, Windows Azure and database replication,

IM-IL204 Transform the Datacenter Immersion Part 4 of 4: Insight and Availability

  • Track(s): Infrastructure Monitoring & Management
  • Session Type: Instructor-led Lab
  • Product(s): Data Protection Manager, Operations Manager

It’s imperative that IT knows how datacenter resources are being consumed. Having a left to right view of current utilization provides a deep understanding on how the business functions, and allows IT to plan for demand while maintaining optimum performance and minimizing costs. Providing data insights through robust reporting on usage, costs and resources is a great way to drive high quality service management and ensure a deep understanding of the consumers’ behavior and requirements. Microsoft now allows IT to perform as a service provider delivering cloud services to varying business units upon request and provide intelligent dashboards to help leadership teams make better decisions about how to scale datacenter capacity. In this lab, you will get hands on with a pre-configured environment that takes you on a tour of key scenarios that reveal how Microsoft supports you in creating a consistent management experience whether resources span from on premises, to Windows Azure or to a Service Provider. Scenarios included: Operations Manager and uncovering system dependencies with distributed applications, Building reports with Operations Manager, Chargeback Reporting, Data Protection Manager and backup status monitoring, and Enhancements to Failover Clustering,

IM-L305 System Center 2012: Hybrid Cloud Management (same lab as IM-L307)

  • Track(s): Infrastructure Monitoring & Management
  • Session Type: Self-paced Lab

This lab is designed to help you get started with Windows Azure public cloud management and utilize it as a bursting destination using System Center 2012 App Controller. In this lab you will acquire Windows Azure capacity and connect it to App Controller, manage access control to Windows Azure clouds and manage App Controller library resources. You will then use this to deploy and operate a Windows Azure PaaS Service and deploy and operate Windows Azure VM and finalize with deploying a VMM VM template to Windows Azure cloud.

IM-L307 System Center 2012: Cloud Management (same lab as IM-L305)

  • Track(s): Infrastructure Monitoring & Management
  • Session Type: Self-paced Lab

With System Center 2012 you can manage multiple private and public clouds with the same set of tools. In this lab you will setup monitoring across multiple private and public clouds, and deploy new applications and VM’s both on-premises and in clouds such as Azure and Service Providers.

SD-B202 What's New with Orchestrator Integration Packs for System Center and SP1

  • Speaker(s): Justin Incarnato
  • Track(s): Service Delivery & Automation
  • Session Type: Breakout Session
  • Product(s): Orchestrator, System Center Suite

Integration is a core value proposition for customers using Orchestrator. In this session, the full list of integration packs that Microsoft ships will be reviewed and capabilities highlighted so you can quickly determine what integration capabilities are available out of the box with Orchestrator and which ones you or your customers might need to develop using the SDK. Particular emphasis will be placed on the new capabilities available in SP1 for each integration pack as well as the new integrations packs that are only available with SP1.

SD-B308 Orchestrating Azure and System Center 2012

  • Speaker(s): Charles Joy
  • Track(s): Service Delivery & Automation
  • Session Type: Breakout Session
  • Product(s): System Center Suite, Windows Azure

In this session, you will see live demonstrations of the Azure Integration Pack and learn how it is now about more than app deployments. See Cloud Service and Virtual Machine Deployments from an on–premise Orchestrator as well as on–premise management and orchestration of public cloud targets.

SD-B309 Orchestrating Hyper-V Replica Planned Failover with System Center 2012 SP1

  • Speaker(s): Mark Gosson , Charles Joy
  • Track(s): Service Delivery & Automation
  • Session Type: Breakout Session
  • Product(s): Hyper-V, System Center Suite, Windows Azure, Windows Server

Are you interested in Hyper-V Replica Failover options? Have you wondered what options exist within System Center 2012 SP1 for orchestrating Hyper-V Replica? This session will review and demonstrate the most popular example solutions, many of which were designed and built with leveraging requirements gained directly from customers during PoCs and demonstrations. Join the Technical Enablement and Delivery (TED) team for this opportunity to learn more about the available solutions leveraging System Center 2012 SP1, Windows Server Hyper–V and even Windows Azure.

Windows Intune delivers management as a service for internet connected users. In this session, we will share the new features and demonstrate functionalities delivered in the latest service release of Windows Intune.

WS-B303 Windows Server Virtual Machine: Adding Windows Azure Services

  • Speaker(s): Marc Umeno , Anjli Chaudhry
  • Track(s): Windows Server & Azure Infrastructure
  • Session Type: Breakout Session
  • Product(s): Windows Azure

Microsoft is now enabling Hosting Service Providers to use Windows Server and System Center to deliver the same great experiences already found in Windows Azure. The virtual machines service enables Hosters to easily create an Infrastructure as a Service solution for customers to provision and manage virtual machines. In this session, you will learn more about the new Service Management Portal and API, and how to enable this virtual machine service using System Center including VMM and Service Provider Foundation.

WS-B306 Deploying and Managing Linux with Windows Azure

  • Speaker(s): Drew McDaniel
  • Track(s): Windows Server & Azure Infrastructure
  • Session Type: Breakout Session
  • Product(s): Windows Azure

Windows Azure is not just about Windows. With Windows Azure virtual machines, you can deploy your Linux workloads to the cloud. In this session, you will learn how to plan, deploy and manage Linux based workloads in Windows Azure.

WS-B311 Take Control of the Cloud with the Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets

  • Speaker(s): Michael Washam
  • Track(s): Windows Server & Azure Infrastructure
  • Session Type: Breakout Session
  • Product(s): Windows Azure

In this session you will learn how to tame the simplest to most advanced Windows Azure deployments with the Windows Azure PowerShell cmdlets. Automate repetitive tasks and learn how build advanced reproducible deployments so you can save time and money while working in the cloud. The presenter will cover dev-ops scenarios with Virtual Machines and Cloud Services in this demo packed session.

WS-B318 Manage and Monitor Your Windows Azure Usage From System Center 2012 SP1

  • Speaker(s): Vlad Joanovic
  • Track(s): Windows Server & Azure Infrastructure
  • Session Type: Breakout Session
  • Product(s): System Center Suite, Windows Azure

In this session, you will learn how System Center 2012 SP1 can help you monitor all of your Azure workloads and applications and become the expert at your company at helping teams that are using public cloud solutions.

WS-B324 StorSimple: Enabling Windows Azure Storage for Enterprise

  • Speaker(s): Jai Desai
  • Track(s): Windows Server & Azure Infrastructure
  • Session Type: Breakout Session

Abstract coming soon[*]

WS-B329 Getting Started with Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks

  • Speaker(s): David Aiken
  • Track(s): Windows Server & Azure Infrastructure
  • Session Type: Breakout Session
  • Product(s): Windows Azure

In this session, learn how to extend your existing applications and your skills to the cloud, delivering solutions quickly for the growing needs of your business. We will cover how to build private, secure connections into on–premises infrastructure, deploy workloads to Windows Azure and integrate Windows Azure into your existing management environment.

WS-B331 Windows Azure and Active Directory

  • Speaker(s): David Tesar
  • Track(s): Windows Server & Azure Infrastructure
  • Session Type: Breakout Session
  • Product(s): Active Directory, Windows Azure

In this session you will learn how to plan, deploy and manage Active Directory within Windows Azure. Windows Azure is YOUR datacenter. Deploying Active Directory within your cloud is a key part of enabling LOB applications to work. [Emphasis added.]

image* The lack of an abstract for the StoreSimple session indicates that Microsoft might finally take the wraps off the fruit of their StorSimple acquisition, completed in mid-November 2012.

Mary Jo Foley (@maryjofoley) discovered the new Windows Azure is YOUR datacenter slogan and reported this additional session in her Microsoft's latest pitch to business: Make Windows Azure 'your datacenter' article of 4/5/2013 for ZDNet’s All About Microsoft blog:

WS-B333 Windows Azure in the Enterprise

  • Speaker(s): Karri Alexion-Tiernan, Venkat Gattamneni
  • Track(s): Windows Server & Azure Infrastructure
  • Session Type: Breakout Session
  • Product(s): Windows Azure

In this session, you will discover how you can make Windows Azure YOUR datacenter. From compute and storage on demand, to messaging and identity services, come and see how you can power your enterprise today with Windows Azure.

Six sessions returned from the keyword search were duplicates.

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