Next week is Microsoft TechEd in New Orleans, LA and we at EMC are busy planning for a great show! TechEd is my favorite tradeshow because of its large size and the different type of people you can meet including infrastructure managers (virtualization, servers, network or storage), application specialists, developers and even IT management.
This year doesn't look like it will disappoint either. Microsoft has 9 different tracks covering everything from Cloud, Datacenter, Collaboration and Social, Windows client and Windows phone. Add in Birds of a Feather, Hands on Labs, Certifications, Ask the Experts, Jam Sessions and much more!
EMC is a platinum sponsor of TechEd and planning a big show as well! At the booth we are showcasing our support and integration for key Microsoft technologies including Hyper-V, System Center, Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track, Windows Server 2012 including ODX and SMB 3.0, Microsoft clustering, Exchange, SQL Server, and SharePoint to name just a few. The EMC booth will be featuring the following demo stations with top EMC specialists for all things EMC and Microsoft:
Accelerate to the Cloud
- Flexible/ Cost-Effective Hyper-V Solutions
- Optimize Performance with Tiering
- Private Cloud Fast Track and EMC VSPEX
- System Center 2012 Integration
- Support for Windows Server 2012 ODX
- Dynamically provision Exchange, SQL, SharePoint
Software-Defined Data Center
- Deliver Application Aware Management Solutions
- Simplify / Automate IT Infrastructure Management
- Enable Self-service with policy-based Automation
Application & Cloud Protection
- Build a trusted IT infrastructure
- Smarter Backup and Archive
- Deliver DVR-like recovery to any point in time
Building your schedule for the week? EMC has a breakout session entitled Practical Implementation of Windows Server 2012 Storage Technologies (MDC-B391) on Tuesday, June 4th at 1:30PM. This session will cover many of the new features of Windows Server 2012 and provide a series of demos to show the advantages to using EMC's integration and extension of Microsoft Windows.
EMC has plenty of fun prizes and giveaways planned for the booth! We'll be giving away fedora hats to ensure the attendees walk down Bourbon Street in style. We'll also have a fun prize pad game where you can spin the wheel and see what prize you win! We have plenty of different giveaways for everyone so come by and try your luck!
We'll also have a technical area called the Genius Bar where you can meet with any of the EMC Microsoft Specialists, have a whiteboard conversation or have a customized demo depending on what you are interested in. There will be "Tech Talks" scheduled every 30 minutes in the booth covering a variety of topics on EMC and Microsoft. These tech talks will be delivered by technical specialists and will include whiteboards, demos and dialog with whoever is there!
For more information, the full schedule of events and the schedule of Tech Talk topics – be sure to visit the Everything EMC for Microsoft TechEd 2013 page!
Finally are you a customer or partner coming to TechEd and you're interested to meet with one of our many Microsoft Specialists or product specialists who will be on-site? Feel free to drop me an email at Adrian.Simays@emc.com and I'll be happy to arrange some scheduled time with EMC! See you there!!