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Below you will find a sampling of the sessions that will be delivered at Tech·Days events in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver this fall. Our team is working to finalize all of the session content. Please check back regularly for updates.

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Session Title Session Description Technology Area
CLDILL200
Basics of Application Development for Windows Azure
You are encouraged to bring your Windows-based laptop to this session in order to get the full experience.

This session is an instructor-led lab where you get to roll up your sleeves and get your hands on the software. In this session, you will have the opportunity to see how you can extend your existing development knowledge to target a new platform – the Cloud. You will discover the basics of using Windows Azure services in applications by creating a simple GuestBook application. You will then deploy the application to Windows Azure and see it live in the Cloud.
Cloud Computing & Online Services
ARCILL201
Introduction to Test Planning with Microsoft Test Manager
You are encouraged to bring your Windows-based laptop to this session in order to get the full experience.

This session is an instructor-led lab where you get to roll up your sleeves and get your hands on the software. In this lab, you will create and configure a new Test Plan in Microsoft Test Manager 2010. This test plan can be used to test a new release of your software. Next, you will add test suites and existing test cases to a test plan and finally, you will create a new requirement and add that requirement to your test plan. There will be a limited number of machines provided to complete the lab for those who are unable to complete the exercises on their own laptops.
Development Practices & Architecture
DEVILL301
Building a LightSwitch Control Extension
You are encouraged to bring your Windows-based laptop to this session in order to get the full experience.

This session is an instructor-led lab where you get to roll up your sleeves and get your hands on the software. In this lab, you will walk through the creation of a LightSwitch custom control. This control will be used to display an address in a Silverlight BingMap control. Through this process you will learn the solution structure required to create LightSwitch extensions, the various interfaces that should be implemented to make the custom control similar to a native control, and how to package an extension as a VSIX installer. There will be a limited number of machines provided to complete the lab for those who are unable to complete the exercises on their own laptops.
Developer Tools, Languages & Frameworks
MGTILL305
Getting Started with System Center Orchestrator 2012
You are encouraged to bring your Windows-based laptop to this session in order to get the full experience.

This session is an instructor-led lab where you get to roll up your sleeves and get your hands on the software. Process automation is an integral part of building a flexible private cloud infrastructure. In this lab, you will use System Center Orchestrator 2012 to “orchestrate workflows” and automate processes without any scripting or programming by building Runbooks. These Runbooks bring Microsoft System Center products and 3rd party systems together to automate data center workloads. By the end of this lab you will understand the basic Orchestrator architecture and be able to build, test, and monitor simple Runbooks using the Runbook Designer, a drag-and-drop style user interface optimized for use by IT Pros. There will be a limited number of machines provided to complete the lab for those who are unable to complete the exercises on their own laptops.
Security, Identity & Management
VIRILL301
iSCSI Software Target 3.3 – enabling Hyper-V storage on Windows Server 2008 R2
You are encouraged to bring your Windows-based laptop to this session in order to get the full experience.

This session is an instructor-led lab where you get to roll up your sleeves and get your hands on the software. In this lab, you will discover how Windows Server 2008 R2 provides economical, highly-available storage that can scale to meet any business requirements. You will learn how to manage iSCSI LUNs in the Microsoft iSCSI Software target and with Windows PowerShell cmdlets. There will be a limited number of machines provided to complete the lab for those who are unable to complete the exercises on their own laptops.
Virtualization
VIRILL300
Getting Started with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2010
You are encouraged to bring your Windows-based laptop to this session in order to get the full experience.

This session is an instructor-led lab where you get to roll up your sleeves and get your hands on the software. In this lab, you will explore System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012 Beta. You will walk through a configured VMM infrastructure to help you understand the new concepts, terms, UI elements, and configuration tasks. You will accomplish this by exploring the three key elements: Clouds and Services, Fabrics, and the Library. Clouds and Services are collections of virtual workloads which provide services on slices of infrastructure. The fabric is a collection of hardware based resources including virtualization hosts, storage, and network devices which provide the physical implementation of clouds and services. The library is a collection of predefined objects which are the building blocks for clouds and services. There will be a limited number of machines provided to complete the lab for those who are unable to complete the exercises on their own laptops.
Virtualization
DATILL301
End to End Microsoft Business Intelligence
You are encouraged to bring your Windows-based laptop to this session in order to get the full experience.

This session is an instructor-led lab where you get to roll up your sleeves and get your hands on the software. In this lab, you will configure the integration of SQL Server Reporting Services in Sharepoint 2010 by enabling Reporting Services and configuring a Report Library. Next you will configure SharePoint 2010 for PowerPivot and test the PowerPivot Client in Excel 2010. Finally you will configure PerformancePoint and enable a Business Intelligence Center. There will be a limited number of machines provided to complete the lab for those who are unable to complete the exercises on their own laptops.
Data Platform
DATILL402
Enabling SQL Server High-Availability with Database Mirroring
You are encouraged to bring your Windows-based laptop to this session in order to get the full experience.

This session is an instructor-led lab where you get to roll up your sleeves and get your hands on the software. In this lab, you explore the various options available in SQL Server 2008 R2 database mirroring configurations and how to configure and maintain a database mirroring solution. By the end of this lab, you will understand the benefits of database mirroring, how to configure database mirroring in high-performance mode or high-availability mode, and how to manage database mirroring configurations. There will be a limited number of machines provided to complete the lab for those who are unable to complete the exercises on their own laptops.
Data Platform
WINILL201
Windows Phone User Experience Design Using SketchFlow
You are encouraged to bring your Windows-based laptop to this session in order to get the full experience.

This session is an instructor-led lab where you get to roll up your sleeves and get your hands on the software. In this lab, you discover principles of good user experience design and you start to build a prototype for an application using the SketchFlow Template for Windows Phone and Expression Blend. Prototyping in Sketchflow allows you to add sample data, customize the look and feel of your data, and add interactivity with objects that you create right in Expression Blend, or that are imported from other sources, such as Adobe Illustrator. There will be a limited number of machines provided to complete the lab for those who are unable to complete the exercises on their own laptops.
Windows Client & Phone
CLD309
Developing SharePoint Solutions for Office 365
It has all been said before, Cloud computing is the way of the future. With their new Office 365 online offering, Microsoft is setting itself as one of the leaders in cloud computing offerings for enterprises of all sizes. The Office 365 Marketplace offers an interesting perspective for developers willing to sell services and products to enterprises hosted in the cloud. In this session attendees will learn how to develop business solutions targeting SharePoint Online/Office 365 using SharePoint-based sandboxed solutions. A real project will be developed from the ground up, and deployed onto an Office 365 SharePoint-based site.

Session Lead: Nik Charlebois

Available in: Toronto, Montreal

Technologies: Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft SharePoint Online
Cloud Computing & Online Services
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