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Road Trip! FREE Microsoft Windows Azure Events in the Central US (September Edition)

No cost, hands-on, expert training on Windows Azure

Coming to a town near you, our four IT Pro Evangelists in the US Central Region (Brian Lewis, Keith Mayer, Matt Hester, and Moi) are delivering free, in-person, hands-on learning; otherwise known as “IT Camps” 

Here is the complete event description:

Discover Key Hybrid Cloud Solutions for IT Pros

You CAN have the best of both worlds! With Windows Azure, IT Pros can easily extend an on-premises network to embrace the power and scale of the cloud – securely and seamlessly. These Hybrid Cloud scenarios present real solutions that you can implement today to solve pressing IT issues such as:

  • Right-sizing Storage Investments
  • Protecting Data with Off-site Backups
  • Business Continuance and Disaster Recovery
  • Cost-effective, On-demand Dev/Test Environments
  • Internet-scale Web Sites… And MORE!

Join us at this FREE full-day hands-on event to experience the power of Hybrid Cloud. Our field-experienced Technical Evangelists will guide you through the process of jumpstarting your knowledge on Windows Azure Storage, Virtual Machines and Virtual Networking for key IT Pro scenarios.
Complete all of the hands-on labs and you'll walk away with a fully functional Windows Server 2012 cloud-based test lab running Windows Azure!

Session Requirements:
Be sure to bring a modern laptop that is capable of running the following prerequisites. For more detailed system specs, click on the city nearest you.

  • Modern operating system, including Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux or Mac OS X
  • Modern web browser supporting HTML5 and Javascript, including IE 9 or later, Chrome, Firefox and Safari
  • A remote desktop (RDP) client – included with Windows platforms. Mac and Linux RDP clients can be downloaded for free

All participants registering for the event should have an active Windows Azure subscription or trial.  If you have not already done so, sign up for a FREE trial of the Windows Azure platform and services, which includes access to Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.

Register now and save your seat for this FREE, full-day event in your local area. For more information or to register, click on the city near you.

Date Location Facilitator
Sep 17, 2013 Indianapolis, IN Brian Lewis
Sep 18, 2013 Saint Louis, MO Kevin Remde
Sep 18, 2013 Mason, OH Keith Mayer
Sep 24, 2013 Overland Park, KS Kevin Remde
Sep 24, 2013 Austin, TX Matt Hester
Sep 25, 2013 Waukesha, WI Brian Lewis

Modernize your datacenter
Try the new Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview, System Center R2 Preview, Hyper-V 2012 R2 Preview today.

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“But, aren’t you coming to my town?  Are you doing more of these in October?”

If you live outside of the Central US, check out http://TechNetEvents.com.

For events in October.. stay tuned…

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Kevin is an engaging and highly sought-after speaker and webcaster who has landed several times on Microsoft's top 10 webcast list, and has delivered many top-scoring TechNet events and webcasts. In his past outside of Microsoft, Kevin has held positions such as software engineer, information systems professional, and information systems manager. He loves sharing helpful new solutions and technologies with his IT professional peers.

A prolific blogger, Kevin shares his thoughts, ideas and tips on his “Full of I.T.” blog (http://aka.ms/FullOfIT). He also contributes to and moderates the TechNet Forum IT Manager discussion (http://aka.ms/ITManager), and presents live TechNet Events throughout the central U.S. (http://www.technetevents.com). When he's not busy learning or blogging about new technologies, Kevin enjoys digital photography and videography, and sings in a band. (Q: Midlife crisis? A: More cowbell!) He continues to challenge his TechNet Event audiences to sing Karaoke with him.

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