Trusty Guide to All Things NetApp at Microsoft TechEd 2014

We are just three weeks away from Microsoft TechEd 2014 – kicking off May 12th in Houston, Texas – and we at NetApp, Microsoft’s 2013 Server Platform Partner of the Year, couldn’t be more excited about what we have planned. From booth demos and giveaways to speaking sessions and genius bar, there’s no shortage of activities. It might even be a little overwhelming for those of you attending, which is why we’ve pulled together a handy guide to all things NetApp at Microsoft TechEd.


Visit Us at Booth #600

Join us at the NetApp booth throughout the week for a variety of activities including mini-theater sessions, demos, genius bar meetings, giveaways and more. Find out more about how NetApp is able to deliver award-winning solutions for your Microsoft Windows Server, private cloud and applications infrastructure with nondisruptive operations, proven efficiency and seamless scalability.


Stop by the NetApp booth Monday or Tuesday to get a ticket to our party at St. Arnold's Brewery – Texas' oldest craft brewery – on Tuesday, May 13th from 4:30-7:30pm. Transportation will be provided. Attendance is first come, first serve so get your tickets early!


Drop In for a One-on-One Technical Meeting at Our Genius Bar

We will have experts available to answer your tough questions on these topics and more:

  • How can I increase automation with Windows PowerShell®?

  • How can I shift VMware® ESx® VMs to Windows Server® Hyper-V® while minimizing downtime?

  • How can I integrate NetApp with Microsoft’s private cloud?

  • How can FlexPod® accelerate data center workload deployment?

  • How can I get the most out of my Microsoft business-critical applications such as SQL Server® , Exchange®, and SharePoint®?


Attend One of Our In Booth Presentations and Enter to Win a $50 Gift Card After Each Session

  • NetApp Private Storage for the Public Cloud

  • NetApp Integration with Microsoft Private Cloud

  • NetApp Integration with Microsoft System Center

  • Leveraging Flash Technologies for Increased SQL Server performance


That’s not all! Stop by our booth and enter our daily raffle for a chance to win one of four Xbox One consoles. You do not need to be present to win.


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NetApp Breakout Session

Tuesday, May 13, 10:15am – 11:30am

Room: 381A

Maximize the Benefits of Microsoft Cloud: Security, Automation, Self-service and Provisioning (DCIM-B296)

Glenn Sizemore, Reference Architect, NetApp


Learn how you can make the most of your Microsoft Cloud environment from NetApp, Microsoft’s Server Platform and Private Cloud Partner of the Year. Deep dive into NetApp’s native integration with Windows Server 2012 R2, PowerShell, and System Center to provide monitoring, management, self-service, and automation. Learn how you can securely move data and extend virtualization and on premise cloud with the public cloud to gain greater scale and elasticity in the services you provide to customers.


Theater Presentation at the Digital Wall

Monday, May 12, 11:45am

Migrate your vSphere infrastructure to Hyper-V over the weekend. Seriously.

Glenn Sizemore, Reference Architect, NetApp


Windows Server 2012 R2 has certainly brought Hyper-V into the big leagues.  So much in fact that most organizations have either already completed, or are in the process of running a Hyper-V proof of concept.  Unfortunately, the prospect of migrating their current vSphere production environment is such a daunting task that it seems out of reach… until now.  The Microsoft Automation Toolkit Powered by NetApp Project Shift is changing that reality in a major way.  MAT4Shift enables an organization to not only rapidly migrate from vSphere to Hyper-V, but do so in as little as 15 minutes regardless of the size of the VM.  In this presentation learn how it works, and how you really could migrate to hyper-v next weekend! 


Of course, that’s not all we have planned for the week. Keep an eye here on NetApp 360 and follow #NetAppTechEd on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss a thing.


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We’ll see you in Houston!