by Brian Dewey
Come learn how Hyper-V leverages modern hardware! Customers demand continuous availability from Hyper-V deployments. In the next version of Windows Server, Hyper-V can use many modern hardware features to deliver better availability and scalability to customers. This session will cover the server, network, and storage features you can include in system designs to deliver great Hyper-V solutions across a wide range of deployment possibilities.
by Christopher Palmer
Cloud computing and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) consolidate computing resources into a smaller number of larger data centers that have to be more efficient and run at a larger scale. As a result of this consolidation, management complexity increases thereby creating a need for a comprehensive "lights out" solution, including management of the networking subsystem. Windows Server 8 enables remote networking management solutions. This talk will dive into the specific capabilities for PowerShell management of the network stack. Partners can learn how to hook into the network management stack, build upon the networking PowerShell primitives, and provide enhanced management experiences for customers.
SQL Server code name “Denali” offers a powerful array of developer tools, frameworks and language improvements that will make developers more productive than ever. Come learn how the next wave of SQL Server investments further help protect an organization’s infrastructure – getting you the nines and performance you need at the right price, especially for mission critical apps running on Windows Server 8. In this session you will learn how to build mission critical database apps that achieve maximum availability by reducing planned and unplanned downtime with the new integrated high availability and disaster recovery solution, SQL Server AlwaysOn . We’ll cover how to develop blazing fast star join and similar queries using the new column store index. We’ll also show you how add rich content management and search functionality to your database apps using powerful improvements to database blob storage and full-text indexing.
13th–16th September 2011