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Tulsa TechFest 2012
Matt Hester, Technology Professional Evangelist, Microsoft
Matt Hester is a seasoned Information Technology Professional Evangelist for Microsoft. Matt has been involved in the IT Pro community for over 15 years. Matt is a skilled and experienced evangelist presenting to audiences nationally and internationally. Prior to joining Microsoft Matt was a highly successful Microsoft Certified Trainer for over 8 years. After joining Microsoft, Matt has continued to be heavily involved in IT Pro community as an IT Pro Evangelist. In his role at Microsoft Matt has presented to audiences in excess of 5000 and as small as 10. Matt has written 4 articles for TechNet magazine. In addition Matt has published 2 books:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration Instant Reference
Automating Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows PowerShell 2.0
Windows Server 2012 Storage
One of the most common uses of Windows Servers is for File and Print Services. Windows Server 2012 has huge improvements in the Storage capabilities as well. Storage Spaces happens to be one of these new capabilities that allows an organization to group different storage devices into a pool from which to create thinly provisioned volumes. Another new capability is data de-duplication that allows for storage savings by reclaiming physical space use on the hard drive by multiple copies of the same file. This session will focus on these two enhancements as well as continuously available file shares.
Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
With the introduction of Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V has definitely matured and will become a major force in the Hypervisor space. As virtualization becomes the norm in our customer's datacenters, IT Professionals are becoming more concerned with Fault Tolerance, flexibility and scalability of the virtualization infrastructure. Needless to say, Microsoft has focused on these areas in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and in this session, we will get into the details of the following key enhancements:
* Fault Tolerance with Hyper-V Replica
* Flexibility with Shared Nothing Live Migrations (VMs and Storage)
* Flexibility with Hyper-V over SMB
PowerShell Not Your Father's Command Line 10 things you need to know
Are you scared of PowerShell or do you think PowerShell is just another command line prompt? Have you used PowerShell? Do you even know how to start with PowerShell? You will learn the basics of PowerShell and what it can do for you!. You will learn how PowerShell combined with your applications can help save you time and money.