Transform The Datacentre Workshops

Microsoft Transform the Datacentre Workshop

The Microsoft Transform the Datacentre Workshop is a 1/2 day event delivered jointly with our strategic partners at regional locations across the UK. Microsoft has been developing its Modern Datacentre and Cloud solutions over the past years and recently announced the availability of its latest private, hybrid and public cloud solutions that allow your organization to build, deliver and manage hybrid cloud services on your terms.

Today's applications need a modern platform that enables IT to manage all datacentre resources across multiple clouds, allows applications to scale dynamically, and allows you to secure and unlock insights on any data anywhere. Microsoft's Cloud OS approach delivers a consistent and comprehensive set of capabilities via Windows Server, Hyper-V, System Center and Microsoft Azure, across 3 clouds: on premise, Microsoft Azure and service providers, allowing you to take advantage of the hybrid cloud on your terms, without fear of lock-in.

With Windows Server 2003 reaching end-of-support on July 14th 2015, now is the right time to transform your datacentre and plan your migration to a modern platform built on Windows Server 2012 R2, Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure, and managed by Microsoft System Center 2012 R2.

The Road to a modern datacentre and the cloud might seem like a daunting journey for organizations that have already made significant investments in technology and applications. We will discuss how you can take a structured approach to migrating your legacy infrastructure and applications to a modern platform and extend your datacentre to the public cloud.

This free event will give you an opportunity to:

  • Understand how the Microsoft Cloud OS vision can benefit your datacentre and business
  • Learn about Microsoft's Modern Datacentre and Hybrid Cloud solutions
  • Find out what's new in Windows Server, Hyper-V, System Center and Microsoft Azure
  • Get advice on how to migrate from Windows Server 2003 (EOS is July 14th 2015)
  • Interact with experts from Microsoft and our partners
  • Learn about our licensing options and early adopter customers

AGENDA FOR THE DAY

The agenda will include the following sessions:

  • 09:30-10:00 - The Microsoft Cloud OS Story
  • 10:00-10:45 - Building your Private Cloud on Windows Server and Hyper-V
  • 10:45-11:30 - Managing your Private Cloud with System Center
  • 11:30-11:45 - Break
  • 11:45-12:30 - Extending your Datacentre to the Public Cloud with Microsoft Azure
  • 12:30-13:15 - Considerations when Migrating to a Modern Platform
  • 13.15-13.30 - Licensing & Next Steps
  • 13:30-14:00 - Lunch

WHY MICROSOFT?

Today's applications need a modern platform that enables IT to manage all datacentre resources across multiple clouds, supports apps that scale dynamically, unlocks insights on data anywhere and enables you to securely deliver a personalised experience to any device anywhere.

Microsoft's cloud approach delivers a consistent and comprehensive set of capabilities via Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure, that will help you take advantage of the cloud on your terms, without fear of lock-in.


USEFUL RESOURCES

Find a specialist Microsoft Partner. Our partner network can help you make the right choices at every step, from identifying the business case to deploying effectively. Find one using PinPoint. Click here

Free, online training. With almost 1 million IT Professionals already signed up, the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) offers free online training on the latest Microsoft technology. Click here

Download and try the products for free. If you would like to get hands-on with any of the other Microsoft Cloud OS technologies, here are links to download free evaluation versions of Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure.

REGISTER TO ATTEND A MICROSOFT TRANSFORM THE DATACENTRE WORKSHOP:

LONDON
5th September 2014
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LIVERPOOL
10th September 2014
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READING
25th September 2014
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CARDIFF
1st October 2014
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LONDON
17th October 2014
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ABERDEEN
29th October 2014
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LONDON
4th November 2014
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EDINBURGH
5th November 2014
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BIRMINGHAM
12th November 2014
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MANCHESTER
19th November 2014
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LONDON
21st November 2014
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BRISTOL
27th November 2014
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GLASGOW
3rd December 2014
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NEWCASTLE
4th December 2014
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READING
11th December 2014
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LONDON
14th January 2015
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SHEFFIELD
29th January 2015
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READING
4th February 2015
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MANCHESTER
18th February 2015
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EDINBURGH
4th March 2015
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BRISTOL
18th March 2015
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READING
19th March 2015
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LEEDS
25th March 2015
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LONDON
1st April 2015
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GLASGOW
8th April 2015
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BIRMINGHAM
9th April 2015
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READING
13th May 2015
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SOUTHAMPTON
20th May 2015
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CARDIFF
3rd June 2015
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READING
5th June 2015
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LONDON
16th June 2015
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