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Matt Hester, Technology Professional Evangelist, Microsoft

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 by Sybex
* Automating Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows PowerShell 2.0 by Sybex

 Sessions

10 Hot Topics Every IT Admin Needs to Know about Windows Server 2012

Do you want to see the next generation Server with Windows Server 2012? Window Server 2012 takes your Windows Server Operating System to the next level. It has some amazing new benefits to help your datacenters. We will take you through a tour at ten great improvements in Windows Server 2012. He will take a look at many new enhancements including:

* Server Core
* File Shares, yes File Shares
* Remote Desktop Services
* PowerShell
* Hyper-V and more!
Oct 11th - 9:00 AM
Oct 11th

Cloud Computing Essentials or What's in it for the IT PRO?

Cloud computing is emerging as a promising IT service delivery vehicle. But is the question "To cloud or not to cloud"? For IT professionals and your IT organizations, it is crucial to recognize the opportunities and play a key role in the transformation from existing infrastructure-focused IT into a service-oriented, user-centric, and IT-as-a-Service (IaaS) environment. Are you ready for the challenge to lead and transform your IT organization?

This session will clarify the myths and provide pertinent information on cloud computing from a business and IT professional's viewpoint. We will review the architectures and examine the service delivery models of cloud computing while stepping through business scenarios and operations of employing public cloud and private cloud.
Oct 11th - 1:30 PM
Oct 11th

Backup and Using Windows Azure

Your data needs are growing every day. Being able to backup and secure your data is something you need to do daily. When you think about protecting your data is it safe, can you afford a offsite disaster recovery center, how do you protect it. What would happen if your data was lost? Well if you are not sure how you protect your data. Then join us for an exciting half-day event.

In this session you will see how you can use the cloud to provide a quick, easy and inexpensive way to backup your data to the safety of the cloud. You will also gain hands on experience to leverage the cloud for backing up your important data to Windows Azure.

Windows Azure Backup enables server data to be backed up to, and recovered from, Windows Azure in order to help protect against data loss and corruption. You can manage your cloud backups from the familiar backup tools in Windows Server and System Center Data Protection Manager to provide a consistent experience configuring, monitoring and recovering backups across local disk and cloud storage. Windows Azure Backup provides automated server backups that are stored securely offsite, in the cloud
Oct 11th - 3:00 PM
Oct 11th
 
 

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