Impressions from Microsoft Summit 2013

Microsoft Summit 2013

Microsoft Summit 2013 was a big event, more than 1000 attendees, 5 tracks, a lot of great speakers: international guests David Chappell, Chris Capossela, Beat Schwegler, Michael Palermo, Daniel Petri, MVPs from Romania, Mihai Nadas, Cristian Lefter, Mihai Tataran, Ciprian Jichici, Radu Vunvulea, Tudor Damian, Gheorghe Dobrea, Andrei Ignat, Microsoft speakers, Sebastian Vijeu, Ovidiu Pismac, Petru Jucovschi, Tiberiu Radu and several others.

I was busy preparing for my four sessions, so I didn’t had too much time to attend other sessions and take pictures. Please see below some highlights from the pictures I managed to take.

I have delivered a series of sessions about “How to build a Private Cloud in four easy steps”.

  • Enabling multitenant IaaS Cloud in Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 – in this session I have discussed how to configure the fabric resources for a private cloud infrastructure: virtualization hosts, virtual networks and storage. I have discussed the network virtualization with NVGRE feature and how to connect and manage an iSCSI target using the SMI-S provider from Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2.
  • Key metrics and practices for monitoring virtualization platforms – In this session I have talked about the monitoring packs for Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 and how to configure PRO intehration between Operations Manager 2012 R2 and Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 for in depth monitoring of virtualization infrastructures.
  • Manage Private and Public Cloud Services with System Center 2012 R2 – This session was in the big room (Mahogany court) and I have discussed how to provide self-service access to private cloud users by using App Controller 2012 R2 and Windows Azure Pack. 
  • Building Cloud Services with Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2 and Azure Pack – In this session I did only demos, and I have discussed how I built and configured my demo environment, starting from configuring the fabric in Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2, to configuring App Controller 2012 R2, Service Provider Foundation and Windows Azure Pack. 

Note: I have used a single laptop to demonstrate Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V, Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2, App Controller 2012 R2, Operations Manager 2012 R2, Service Provider Foundation and Windows Azure Pack.

Many attendees asked about the demo setup, so in a next series of post I will describe the configuration details.

Now, does anyone have a picture of me presenting? I didn’t manage to find someone to take pictures with my camera.

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