Microsoft offers free three day web based training called ‘Microsoft Virtualization for VMWare Professionals Jump Start’

Microsoft offers a three day, free webbased training on Microsoft virtualization concepts targeted at VMware professionals. 

The training  starts at 10:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles timezone) and last till 16:00 PDT. This converts to 19:00 till 01:00 Amsterdam time.

The webcasts are recorded so you can watch them on demand at a later date.

Registration needs to be done for each of the three days and can be done using this link.

Taken from the website:

If you’re seasoned in Windows IT management and looking to expand the way your environments leverage virtualization, this special event is for you. Following just one week after Microsoft Management Summit 2011 (MMS), this three-day Jump Start class is specially tailored for VMWare and Microsoft technology pros.  Here’s a glimpse of what we’ll cover:    *   Hyper-V Deep Dive    *   Real-world demos of SCVMM 2012 and other just-released tools    *   New automation techniques using Opalis & PowerShell    *   Private Cloud architecture and SCVMM Self-Service Portal 2.0    *   A full day of VDI Architecture, v-Alliance & application delivery    *   High-level outline below…

What is a “Jump Start” Course?

Jump Start training classes are specifically designed for experienced technologists and IT leaders whose jobs demand they know how to best leverage a new Microsoft technology. These advanced courses assume a certain level of expertise and domain knowledge, so they move quickly and cover topics in a fashion that enables teams to recognize progress quickly. Suggested Audience Not sure you’re ready? Suggested prerequisite skills include real-world experience with Windows Server 2008 R2, virtualization and datacenter management. This session is tailored to these types of roles:    – IT Professional    – IT Decision Maker    – Network Administrators    – Storage/Infrastructure Administrators & Architects


Schedule | Microsoft Virtualization for VMWare Professionals

Details Subject to Change | Please register for all sessions using the links below

Session One | “Platform” | March 29, 2011 | 10am-4pm PDT
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10:00am – 10:30pm   Virtualization 360 Overview

10:30am – 12:00pm   Microsoft Hyper-V Deployment Options & Architecture

12:00pm –   1:00pm   Lunch Break

  1:00pm –   2:00pm   Differentiating Microsoft and VMware (terminology, etc.)

  2:00pm –   4:00pm   High Availability & Clustering


Session Two | “Management” | March 30, 2011 | 10am-4pm PDT
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10:00am – 11:00pm   System Center Suite Overview w/ focus on DPM

11:00am – 12:00pm   Virtual Machine Manager 2012 | Part 1

12:00pm –   1:00pm   Lunch Break

  1:00pm –   1:30pm   Virtual Machine Manager 2012 | Part 2

  1:30pm –   2:30pm   Automation with System Center Opalis & PowerShell

  2:30pm –   4:00pm   Private Cloud Solutions, Architecture & VMM SSP 2.0


Session Three | “VDI” | March 31, 2011 | 10am-4pm PDT
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10:00am – 11:00pm   Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Architecture | Part 1

11:00am – 12:00pm   Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Architecture | Part 2

12:00pm –   1:00pm   Lunch Break

  1:00pm –   2:30pm   v-Alliance Solution Overview

  2:30pm –   4:00pm   Application Delivery for VDI



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