Microsoft is hosting a free three day online training event entitled “Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals“. This online training includes a review the Joint Microsoft & Citrix VDI\Desktop Virtualization solution and our joint V-Alliance Partner program.

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





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The instructor for this online course are Symon Perriman, a Microsoft Technical Evangelist (and founder of Microsoft’s Failover Clustering & Network Load Balancing Blog) and Corey Hynes, the owner and lead technical architect for holSystems, an online VM hosting engine for training and demo providers. Citrix & Microsoft have worked with Corey many times in the past to offer the V-Alliance Hands On Lab for our joint V-Alliance partners.

In preparation for this online class, you may want to review our joint TechNet Virtual Lab “Implementing Citrix XenDesktop on Hyper-V R2“.

Here is the full three day schedule –

Schedule | Microsoft Virtualization for VMWare Professionals

Session One | “Platform” | March 29, 2011 | 10am-4pm PDT

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

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

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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