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Microsoft Egypt Hero Sessions Schedule for September 2011 #Microsoft #Egypt #IT

September 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Date

Event

Presenter

Online Registration Link

On-Site Registration Link

Sunday September 25, 2011

Windows Phone 7 Development

Mohamed Adel

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Tuesday September 27, 2011

Discover Windows Azure

Shady El Sayed

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Wednesday September 28, 2011

VDI Building Blocks with Microsoft, Citrix, and NetApp

Mahmoud Magdy

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Thursday September 29, 2011

HERO SQL Server PowerPivot

Ahmed Mosa

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Speaking on Wednesday 28/9 at Microsoft about VDI building blocks with #Microsoft,#Citrix & #Netapp #mvpbuzz #xendesktop

September 11, 2011 Leave a comment

next Wednesday I will speak at Microsoft hero event about VDI building blocks with Microsoft, Citrix and Netapp solutions.

the session will be level 300-350 going from design to implementation, the session content will be:

No Marketing stuff , it is All Hot technical materials. so Drink a lot of Coffee :), The session is for Arabic language speakers

 book your calendar, you can confirm your registration and share it on linedin or facebook:

Linkedin:  http://events.linkedin.com/VDI-Building-Blocks-Microsoft-Citrix/pub/785942

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=215307091861783

– Introduction to Desktop Virtualization and what does it mean.

– Benefits of VDI for corporates

– Building Blocks for VDI:

    • Understand Hypervisor Requirements, Hyper-v, SCVMM
    • Understand Connection Broker Requirements Xendesktop
    • Understand application delivery requirements (Terminal Services and Xenapp)
    • Understand VDI Type and OS Delivery Types.

– Get your VDI on the right track:

  • Sizing your Hypervisor correctly Including Memory, Processor and Storage.
  • Designing Operating System Delivery
  • Sizing your application delivery infrastructure
  • Sizing remote access and network
  • Storage optimization matrix for VDI deployments (De-duplication, Thin Provisioning and Snapshots)
  • Design backup and restore

– Lab for end to end solution implementation

See you there,

Register for #Microsoft #Egypt Windows 8 BUILD Event #IT #mvpbuzz

September 7, 2011 Leave a comment

BUILD is the event that shows you how to take advantage of the future of Windows. Get insight on creating touch-centric user experiences, fast, fluid, and dynamic applications that leverage the power and flexibility of the core of Windows, used by more than a billion people around the world.
Learn how to create powerful new apps while retaining the ability to use your existing apps. See how web-connected and web-powered apps built using HTML5 and JavaScript have full access to the power of the PC.
Explore how the full power of hardware-accelerated Internet Explorer 10 transforms your experiences with the web. See how the UI was designed to work seamlessly with a diversity of devices and form factors. BUILD is the first place to dive deep into the future of Windows.
If you are a contemporary developer, who thrives on the newest and coolest, who loves the freedom of the web and the power of all devices from mobile to desktop, you need to join us to help BUILD the future. Our approach means no compromises – you get to use whatever kind of device you prefer to run the apps you love.
Microsoft Egypt is inviting you to attend the Live Broadcast event on Tuesday September 13th at our premises in Smart Village, Explorer Meeting Room.

Please register here (limited number) to confirm your attendance.

Agenda

5:00 PM – 5:45 PM

 

Registration, Coffee & Snacks

5:45 PM – 6:00 PM

 

Local Welcome Note from Egypt DPE Team

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

 

BUILD US Keynote

8:00 PM – 8:15 PM

 

QA and closing

In 1995, Windows changed the PC. BUILD will show you that Windows® 8 changes everything

NetApp and VMware View 5,000-Seat Performance Report #Netapp #vmware #vdi

September 5, 2011 Leave a comment

I got evolved in the past few months in designing and implementing large VDI solution, that will be weird for an Exchange MVP but I love the virtualization technology and couldn’t resist the temptation.

one of the most ugly parts of the VDI project is the storage design, in fact every VDI architect knows that storage sizing is one the painful aspects and one of the most critical parts for the VDI deployment success.

I spent hours trying to figure out the best model for the IOPs and Storage calculations for best and optimum user experience, and through hundreds of documents from Citrix, Netapp and Microsoft I found my method.

to start here is a nice link that will help you understand how things will go and spare the time of re-explaining the process

http://blogs.citrix.com/?s=Finding+a+Better+Way+to+Estimate+IOPS+for+VDI&submit_button=Search

to better know Citrix’s Side of the story (watch out, the CTX holds a lot of netapp’s data although that it doesn’t use or recommend netapp) http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX130632

and finally we see a closer look to storage performance from netapp, I have to say that this is one of the most well written documents concerning storage, storage performance and storage reporting, the document can be read here

http://media.netapp.com/documents/tr-3949.pdf

 

what I really loved that the report says that storage performance goes into several stages of its life cycle within the VDI project. the biggest IOPs hits are received during the first login attempts which is displayed in table 11 in the TR:

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what made me excited that I developed my own IOPs predictor that I used for my projects, gladly my calculation were less than 1000 IOPs difference than the actual testing WOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO

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I will put the calculator under further testing and it should be published later this month.

 

have a nice VDI sizing.

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