[Events] Overview of Code Camp 2011 and Materials

 

I’ve had the great pleasure to present in October, once again, in one of the main Microsoft events in Argentina, Code Camp 2011. This time with two new tracks: “Desktop of the Future” and “Standardizing Windows Server 2008 R2 images”.

As I mentioned earlier in older posts of mine, Code Camp is an event organized and developed by Microsoft Academics which is held in some important universities of Buenos Aires, this time the selected institution was, as a few years back, Universidad Abierta Interamericana (UAI).

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The event contains over 50 tracks presented by students and professionals not only as IT but also as developers. Some of the main topics this year were: Windows Azure, Cloud Computing, SQL Server 2012, Mango and Windows Phone, XBOX and Kinect, VDI, Deployment solutions and so on.

Regarding my topics, the tracks were focused on Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) integrated with App-V; and a deep dive into Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) to automate Windows Server’s deployments.

Desktop of the Future

I’ve presented this session (the original Spanish name: “El Escritorio del Futuro”) with Emiliano Estevez, friend and colleague of mine in Algeiba IT where he works as the Services Director.

This track introduces Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) technology as a result for some current demands in today’s business. By reviewing some of the basic concepts of VDI, we’ve completed the main steps to prepare the Virtual Desktops infrastructure in our company using Hyper-V and Remote Desktop Services (RDS).

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We’ve also introduced App-V as the main solution to optimize application management in virtual desktops scenarios, and also with the highly important “Shared Cache” feature to save a lot of money in storage. And finally we had a quick glance about Server App-V, the new technology included in SCVMM 2012 to virtualize server’s applications.

The presentation can be downloaded from this link.

Standardizing Windows Server 2008 R2 Images

This track (the original Spanish name: “Estandarizando Servidores Windows Server 2008 R2”) was presented with another colleague in Algeiba IT, Alejandro Barrionuevo, who’s working as an IT Consultant.

In this session, we’ve reviewed with Alejandro the main benefits of using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010, combined with other free tools, to standardize and automate the deployment for Windows Server 2008 R2 OS. We had a quick look about understanding the Solution Accelerators from Microsoft.

We had a detailed look about the process involved in this automation, including some practical demos about using MDT 2010 task sequences, scripts and also editing MDT files used in the deployment process for a complete automated deployment.

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The presentation can be downloaded from this link.

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