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Windows 7: Haven't Migrated yet? Virtualize the Barriers!
So Windows 7 has been around for some time. You know you want to migrate.
There are still some stubborn applications that are not compatible with Windows 7 and MUST remain in Windows XP for the time being...
In this session, we'll demonstrate a technique called P2V which is a free tool with Software Assurance. We'll also show how to deliver a managed virtual WinXP desktop with MED-V.
Now what's stopping you?
Join us on April 13th as Brad Bird visits us as part of his Atlantic Canada tour.
Rough schedule for the evening:
- 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm : Social mixer (with pizza and pop if a sponsor can be found)
- 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm : Windows 7: Haven't Migrated yet? Virtualize the Barriers! with Brad Bird
- 8:30 pm to 8:45 pm : Prize giveaways and wrap up
Brad is a lead technical consultant and MCT certified trainer based in Ottawa, ON. He works with Cistel, a Microsoft GOLD partner based in Ottawa as a System Center and Virtualization architect. 3-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for 2010 and 2011 in the Virtual Machine domain and Management Infrastructure in 2009. He is also a member of the Windows Springboard Technical Expert Panel (STEP) for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 having delivered STEP presentations as an evangelist in Quebec City, QC and St-Johns, Newfoundland.
Brad is a writer for Tech Republic and contributes monthly to the Network Administration and IT Security weblogs. Brad has authored Microsoft partner training courses for System Center Configuration Manager 2007 which have been delivered around the world. Brad also authored some webcasts on Data Protection Manager 2007 including 300 level “Protecting Applications with DPM2007” and 400 level “Advanced Features and Capabilities of DPM2007” also used in Microsoft partner training. Brad is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer having delivered courses in Security+, AD, AD Security, SCOM, SCCM, DPM, VMM, and Microsoft Desktop Optimization Platform.
Brad actively consults to large organizations helping them architect, implement, configure and customize System Center technologies integrating them into their business processes. He is also an active consultant, and contributor to the support community. Brad presented in the Architecture, Management and Virtualization Tracks for TechDays 2008, 2009 and 2010 in Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton, Toronto, Halifax, and Calgary as well as at the 2009 Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas. He was the Systems Management and Security track co-lead Microsoft Canada representative for TechDays 2009 in Canada and a representative for Canada at TechEd 2009 in Los Angeles, CA.
Brad maintains a weblog “Rantings of an IT Pirate” at http://owsug.ca/blogs/brad/default.aspx where content is replicated to the popular MyITForum and “The Lazy Admin” websites. He has extensive experience with Active Directory Services, virtualization, and Microsoft System Center and Virtualization technologies in the enterprise.