by Sam Marraccini (@EMCMSFT)
The calendar is full, and there is lots of focus on two upcoming Microsoft conferences: The Microsoft SharePoint Conference (October 3-6, Anaheim, California) and SQLPass Summit (October 11-14, Seattle, Washington) That’s two back-to-back busy weeks.
The Microsoft SharePoint Conference (October 11-14, Anaheim, California). The Microsoft SharePoint Conference is the premiere Customer event for Sharepoint and will be attended by over 5,000 SharePoint professionals. SharePoint is the fastest growing Microsoft technology and is being used by customers of all sizes to enable advanced internet and extranet collaboration.
EMC is a gold sponsor of the conference and will continue the Cloud Meets Big Data Theme with a focus on: Simplifying management of virtualized Sharepoint environments, Managing structured and unstructured data growth, Delivering timely insight and collaboration from Sharepoint data and Enabling advanced and efficient collaboration to your users.EMC will be hosting two breakout sessions at the SharePoint Conference.
- Session #1 – Proven Best Practices for Virtualizing SharePoint and FAST Search hosted by EMC Proven Solutions. That session will help you understand best practices to design and deploy a virtualized Sharepoint and FAST Search environment. Tuesday 10/4 @ 3:15 (Session SPC2993)
- Session #2 – “Searching Video with FAST Search for Sharepoint 2010” will be hosted by EMC Consulting and will Demonstrate how to integrate external video metadata generation services with native SharePoint Search. Wednesday October 5 @ 3:15 (Session SPC384)
In addition to the sessions, you can meet the experts at the EMC conference booth (#423), featuring 4 kiosks and multiple demonstrations including:
- Leveraging SharePoint Data for Business insight and Advanced Collaboration (Demos include: Upgrading to SharePoint 2010 and Fast Search, Managing Sharepoint as a shared service)
- Managing Data and Enterprise Content (Demos include: Captiva and Documentum integration)
- Simplifying Storage Management of Virtualized SharePoint Environments (Demos include: Performance and Storage Planning, EMC Storage Integrator for SharePoint. SourceOne Archiving and Remote BLOB)
- Ensuring Data Protection for Virtualized SharePoint (Demos include: Replication Manager, Avamar, Networker, DataDomain)
- Ensuring High Availability for virtualized SharePoint (Demos include: Disaster Recovery and Security, Recover point Cluster Enabler.)
Look for some exciting announcements from EMC at the conference as we test the limits of
SharePoint Scalability, much more on that soon.
Like Microsoft Teched, stop by the EMC booth for your T-Shirt and chance to win prizes throughout the conference. I will be attending, and you can reach me via twitter @EMCMSFT
But wait, there’s more… The following week we are off to Seattle.
SQL PASS Summit is produced by the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), an independent, not-for-profit association dedicated to supporting, educating, and promoting the Microsoft SQL Server community. The buzz this year is all about “Denali”, the code name for the next version of SQL Server. It’s anticipated, but not confirmed, that Microsoft will introduce new functionality and possibly introduce an official name for “Denali” at the conference. EMC is a gold sponsor of the PASS event and will have experts on hand focused on EMC and Microsoft technologies. You can expect the EMC theme of Cloud Meets Big Data to be all over the exhibit floor. The EMC sponsored exhibit will include 4 demonstration areas and kiosks. Each area will focus on multiple EMC/SQL Server integration points including:
- Leveraging Data for Business Insight and Advanced Analytics, highlighted by EMC Consulting for Business Intelligence for Infrastructure and services for upgrading and virtualizing SQL server application and databases.
- Delivering Dynamic, Efficient, Scalable Infrastructure for virtualized SQL Server environments - highlighting EMC Unified Storage VNX, VMAX, EMC Storage Integrator (ESI), FAST (Fully Automated Storage Tiering) and FAST VP.
- Ensuring Data Protecting for virtualized SQL Server environments and mixed application environments – highlighting EMC Replication including Replication Manager, RecoverPoint, Avamar, Networker, Data Domain.
- Ensuring High Availability for virtualized SQL server – highlighting EMC integration with Microsoft Virtualization technologies.
Each Kiosk will have multiple demonstrations and be staffed by EMC experts versed in Microsoft technologies and how they integrate with EMC technologies. The demonstrations will be running throughout the exhibit hall hours. Look for special EMC “Denali” and SQL AlwaysOn Announcements as well. Like The Sharepoint Conference, I will be attending. Stop by the EMC booth “#201” and pick up your t-shirt for a chance to win cool prizes. The easiest way to find me is via twitter @EMCMSFT
More details on the upcoming conferences can be found in the latest edition of Inside The
Partnership (EMC/MSFT) #11. Thanks for watching.
As a follow-up to Inside The Partnership #7, Fast Track Data Warehouse, the Whitepaper that I promised then is now available. Lots of details on the Cisco Reference Configurations for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Fast Track Data Warehouse 3.0 with EMC VNX5300 Series Storage Systems.