Events Microsoft

Webinar: Simplifying Application Virtualization Adoption

Adopting virtualization is a great idea, but how to get started? What applications should be virtualized? How can they be easily prepared? How much time will this take –and how much will it cost? If something goes wrong with an application, what are the troubleshooting steps? Learn how to avoid risk, save time and reduce the budget for a virtualization project by automating the application preparation process.

Looking for a faster, easier option for adopting virtualization technologies? Let App-DNA show how to simplify the forward path to new technology—from Microsoft App-V and Citrix XenApp to Windows 7, Internet Explorer 8, XenDesktop and Server 2008 R2.

  • Remove uncertainty in determining what resources, time and skills are needed to start a virtualization project – or move forward an existing proof of concept
  • Determine the success of applications on your desired virtualization platform (or Windows 7/IE 8 ) — without spending hours on tedious manual testing
  • Streamline internal processes around preparing applications for virtualization – without learning how to Sequence
  • Accelerate the application virtualization process by empowering application owners with access to create their own App-V ready application packages

App-DNA will show how you don’t need to be a virtualization guru to successfully implement a virtualization project. Automate the process with application management software to field your virtualization project —and your ongoing OS migrations.

Join App-DNA and DABCC for an informative webinar Wednesday, Jan 26 1pm Eastern US/6 pm GMT

Windows Installer, Application Compatibility and Deployments

Webinar: Expanding Agile Practices to Software Installation Development

Commercial and enterprise developers face the challenge of developing and deploying new applications with agility. An important part of agile methodologies is the ability to quickly add and test new features, and deploy those features for immediate business use. Watch this Webinar from Visual Studio Magazine to learn how to build software installations according to agile best practices.

Webinar: Expanding Agile Practices to Software Installation Development
Date: Available to view now

In this on-demand Webinar from Visual Studio Magazine, learn about the challenges that agile teams face in building and deploying applications rapidly and how best practices in installation development strategy and technology are key to the success of any agile development team.

Learn how:

  • Agile methodologies are designed to support rapid application building and deployment at any time
  • Application installation development has moved from an individual to a team effort
  • Best practices can accelerate application building and deployment while also ensuring a high-quality installation experience
General Microsoft

Webinar – IT Leader’s Blueprint for the IT-as-a-Service Transformation

rPath, the service factory for on-demand IT, is sponsoring an upcoming webinar and in-depth discussion of the new blueprint for delivering IT as a service. This timely webinar will detail how IT organizations must transform and automate their processes to look like today’s industrial factories to accelerate and scale in the age of on-demand IT.

IT organizations are under pressure to transform—to replace bottlenecks and bureaucracy with on-demand IT service delivery models. But this transformation to IT-as-a-Service requires new thinking about old processes. The reality is that today’s manual and ad hoc IT provisioning and change processes will collapse under the weight of self-service, cloud and other on-demand IT models. Particularly vulnerable are today’s practices for constructing and changing system images.

  • What:     “How Manufacturing Practices Inform the Future of IT: The IT Leader’s Blueprint for the IT-as-a-Service Transformation” webinar
  • Who:      Brett Adam, vice president of engineering, rPath, Bernd Harzog, principal analyst, The Virtualization Practice
  • When:    Thursday, January 20, 2011; 2:00 p.m. Eastern time (11:00 a.m. Pacific time)
  • How:      Register for this free event here.

Attendees will learn to:

  • Break the dependence on brittle, unmanageable and rapidly proliferating system images in favor of version-controlled system blueprints
  • Identify process bottlenecks and vulnerabilities across the IT service chain
  • Adopt best manufacturing practices of standardization, automation, mass customization and just-in-time delivery as the foundation for on-demand IT
  • Leverage infrastructure investments in VMware, Red Hat, Microsoft and others as the foundation for a next-generation IT delivery model

You would also be interested in hearing to this conversation of mine with Jake on the Cloud Predictions in 2011.

Community Activities Microsoft Windows Installer, Application Compatibility and Deployments

I am Speaking in TechNet Webcasts – Windows Optimized Desktop Strategy

Microsoft conducts a series of TechNet webcasts for IT Professionals for the benefit of the community. These are 90-minute interactive sessions with experts on various technologies ranging from Windows 7, Windows Server, SQL Server, Virtualization, Visio and SharePoint. You might want to attend these sessions to have a better understanding of the capabilities that these technologies offer and learn how they can help you efficiently manage day-to-day IT operations.

TechNet Webcasts – Windows Optimized Desktop Strategy

As a part of this program, I will be doing a session today on Windows Optimized Desktop Strategy. Register for this webcast here.

The desktop is more than just the operating system: The desktop includes the applications that make your business run, the data with which you make critical business decisions, the settings that help your employees personalize their PCs and make them more productive, and the hardware your users need to access the entire computing environment. When making client computing decisions, it is essential to have a complete desktop strategy that considers the whole desktop — User Settings, Data, Applications, browser, and the operating system. Attend this session to understand how to plan for a broader desktop strategy for your organization and users.

I will be focusing on these below areas –

For your reference., I will post the slide-deck once the webcast completes!