Tags: Code Camp 2010, Conferences, Events, Hyper-V, Linux, MDT 2010, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010, Migration, Windows 7, Windows XP
As last year’s event, Code Camp 2010 had over 50 conferences running all day regarding not only IT stuff but also developing, gaming, software architecture, cloud computing, etc.
Here’s a short summary of my presentations: “Hyper-V en Windows Server 2008 R2 e interoperabilidad con Linux” (“Hyper-V R2 and interoperability with Linux”) and “Windows 7 Para todos” (“Windows 7 for Everyone”).
Hyper-V R2 and Linux
I presented this topic with another IT geek Guillermo Sanchez, where we started with an overview about hypervisors architecture, Hyper-V basics and then some interesting demos with Linux virtual machines.
The main idea in this presentation was talk about Hyper-V Integration Services working in Linux virtual machines: Benefits and how to install IS in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) and Red Hat. Plus, some bonus features about virtual machines backups and interoperability with other platforms.
The presentation can be downloaded from this link.
Also, Guillermo posted the video on his blog.
Migrating Windows XP to Windows 7
The main idea of this conference was talk about how simple is migrating Windows XP machines to Windows 7 using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010, including also the migration of user profiles maintaining even Internet Explorer history.
We’ve started talking about common scenarios and problems we usually find in the migrating process of operating systems. Using the MDT 2010 console I had the chance to show the simple process for creating the necessary environment to achieve a migration: How to create a deployment share, import an operating system, create a task sequence, automate deployments with CustomSettings.ini and Bootstrap.ini, using MDT database.
And of course a live demo where we refreshed a Windows XP machine with a functional profile (My Documents, My Pictures, IE Favorites, etc) to a Windows 7 machine with the same profile imported.
Tags: Conferences, Events, Run Reloaded
As I mentioned to you before, I presented in the Run Reloaded event that took place here in Buenos Aires in last November. I had the pleasure to give two presentations: Geo Clustering with Windows Server 2008 R2 and Group Policies with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
The event gather some great presentations about several of the new technologies introduced by Microsoft: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008 R2, Exchange Server 2010, Sharepoint 2010, etc.
And the public response was also amazing, thousands of people showed up in this two-day event, that also had several simultaneous conferences given in the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE).
Multi Site Clustering with Windows Server 2008 R2
I presented this track with Roberto Dilello and we had the chance to revisited a previous track of mine presented in Code Camp 2009.
This time I had the chance to take a deeper review about the multi site clustering architecture, their benefits, requirements and how to configure them in Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster.
You can download the multi site clustering presentation (Spanish) from here.
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Group Policies
Presented with Leandro Amore, making an overview of the changes made since Windows Vista about the Group Policies management.
Taking a closer look to the ADMX migrator, PowerShell, Starter GPOs, Group Policies preferences, etc.
The group policy presentation can be downloaded from here (Spanish as well).
Tags: Conferences, Events, Run Reloaded
After presenting at the Code Camp this year, I’ve started to prepare my participation in a new and upcoming event: Run Reloaded – November 24 and 25 – Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE).
This event will officially introduce to the community the brand new Microsoft technologies: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008 R2, Exchange Server 2010, Sharepoint Server 2010, and may others, including devs technologies.
The event is divided in two days, and each day will have the IT and the developers sessions. Here is the schedule and registration links for the IT sessions (Spanish):
More info about Run Reloaded here.
About my conferences:
- Multi Site Clustering with Windows Server 2008 R2: Taking a little bit deeper about my previous presentation, checking the benefits of geo clusters and what are the necessary requirements. I’ll be presenting it with Roberto Dilello.
- Group Policies with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: Reviewing the improvements and features that we can adopt using group policies with the just released operating systems: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. I’ll be together with Leandro Amore.
See each other then!
Tags: Cells on Camp, Conferences, Events
On the Microsoft side, I made the trip with Pablo Listingart and the one and only Alejandro Ponicke.
Some of the topics on this one day event were:
- XNA: Little story about gaming and with a short example about XNA.
- Expression Blend: Using Expression suite of Visual Studio.
- Hyper-V: Using Hyper-V together with Physical to Virtual migrations.
- Windows 2008 + IIS 7: Linux interoperability.
Ponicke’s machine with 192 cores and 200gb of memory
Even though I didn’t have much time to walk around Mendoza, it is a lovely city that I recommend to visit. I really hope I get the chance soon enough to spend some time there.
Tags: Code Camp, Conferences, Events
Another Microsoft’s Academic event and this time the UAI (Universidad Abierta Interamericana) received the Code Camp. Hundreds of students and professionals attended to this event organized by Microsoft Universidades that introduced over 40 conferences along the day, on which I had the pleasure to present a renewed version of Windows 2008 + II7.
On this occasion, besides working IIS with PHP, I showed a simple way using a working Linux + Apache server, making this an iSCSI server that can provide storage to remote machines, that they see this remote storage as local attached hard drives. And of course, all the benefits of serving this sites on IIS7 with Failed Request Tracing, Reporting, etc.
NAS solution using iSCSI (graphic from http://www.wikipedia.org/)
Taking a side all the geeky stuff, it was really fun working on this event with Southworks and other friends that also participated as speakers or organizers. The other southies that presented here: Alberto Ortega, Matias Woloski, Johnny Halife, Pablo “Lito” Damiani, Ezequiel Jadib, Martin Salias, Angel “Java” Lopez, Paulo Arancibia, Federico Boerr and, now a former southie, Miguel Saez; also good and old tech partners like Alejandro Ponicke and his crew participated. And talking about my home town, GENTI and .NetSgo (academic cells also) came all the way from Santiago del Estero to participate.
Some of the southworks crew at the event stand
Introducing the company to a few people also
With Miguel Saez
And continuing with the academic events, I’ll also visiting Mendoza for another Cells on Camp event on November.
We’ll see each other then!
Tags: Cells on Camp, Conferences, Events
Recently, on August 25 and 26, I attended as a speaker on a Cells on Camp event (a preview of another Microsoft event, Code Camp) given in Santiago del Estero (Argentina), my home town. I presented about IIS7: Interoperability with PHP.
Presenting at cells on camp
It is always special to participate on any event, but I have to say that visiting back my home town (I don’t do it all that often) and my University it has another type of feeling. My professional life began with those events and activities: I belong (now as a remote member) to a study group called GENTI (Information Technologies Study Group); we started it at October/November of 2005 with a group of students and professors of the University, together with Alejandro Ponicke (Microsoft’s South Cone IT Evangelist) as a mentor. We began learning everything from scratch, we didn’t have much experience or knowledge but we sure knew what we wanted and we went after it.
GENTI crew back in 2006
On our first public event (May 2006) everything went perfect; the auditorium was too small for all the people that attended (~ 350 on the first conference and with 300 seats available). Alejandro Ponicke supported us with a few conferences; I also participated as a speaker. And I met a great friend of mine: Johnny Halife.
Code Camp 2007: Memories with Johnny Halife
So, whenever these types of academic events appears, no matter what technologies are involved, I think of them as great opportunities for any young students and the whole community behind it. That’s the case for my own University and my town; it always had this lack of technological events, that do not contribute on making their own future professionals to be updated with all the constant technological advances.
Making this small contribution with a conference in Santiago del Estero, makes me real proud of all of the work and ideals we had, and still have, when we started with GENTI. I really hope that those types of events start being traditional and appears really often to all the community.
On the meanwhile, I’ll start preparing my next conference at Code Camp 2008.
We’ll see each other then.