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We’re less than just two weeks away from Microsoft TechEd 2013 – kicking off June 3 in New Orleans – 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 a VIP program, 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 #1101

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Join us at the NetApp booth throughout the week for a variety of mini-theater sessions, demos, 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.

 

Booth demos will include:

  • Windows Server: Best in class storage for Windows (ODX, SMB 3.0, VDI, PowerShell)
  • Exchange / SharePoint: Modernizing Business Applications (Exchange 2013, SP 2013 support)
  • SQL: Modernizing Business Applications (SQL on SMB 3.0)
  • Virtualization and Cloud: Virtualization to Cloud (Hyper-V on SMB 3.0, ODX, System Center, FlexPod)

 

And don’t miss our in-booth theater sessions; attend and you could win a $50 gift card. Topics include:

  • A different approach to Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX)
  • Data ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit: Thinking outside the box
  • NetApp Private Storage for the Public Cloud
  • Integrate SMB Shares to SharePoint with SnapManager for SharePoint Connector
  • Exchange Server: Taming ever-increasing mailbox growth and strained SLA’s
  • Approaching DB Nirvana: Blended Storage Strategies for SQL Server 2012
  • NetApp and Flash Technologies
  • Windows PowerShell (not so) Secrets: The Scripting Guy Tells All

 

That’s not all! Stop by our booth and enter our daily raffle for a chance to win one of four $1,000 American Express gift cards.

 

Social Media at Microsoft TechEd 2013

Whether you’ll be in attendance or following along at home, don’t miss a minute of the action by following @NetApp on Twitter, checking out our Facebook page and visiting us on LinkedIn.

 

Have questions for us? Use the #NetAppTechEd hashtag on Twitter and we’ll do our best to answer them. You can also follow NetApp experts @glnsize, @calvinnieh, @vstewed, @briggs_rob, @NaSharePointGuy, @parkerjohn44 and @mark_beaupre on Twitter.

 

But we want to hear from you, too! Tweet your experiences, thoughts, photos and quotes from the week using the #NetAppTechEd hashtag and you’ll be entered to win a $100 Best Buy gift card just for joining the conversation. We’ll be awarding one lucky winner each day!

 

NetApp Speaking Sessions

 

Deliver IT Agility in the Modern Datacenter with Integration of Virtualization, Cloud and Application Infrastructure (MDC - B392)

Tuesday, June 4, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Room 398

 

A modern datacenter needs to provide application and services delivery with non-disruptive operations, proven efficiency, and seamless scalability. With Windows Server 2012 SMB 3.0, ODX, Microsoft Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center 2012 SP1, a modern datacenter can virtualize with much greater business value, performance, and efficiency, and also deliver private cloud capabilities with easy-to-use provisioning, automation and self-service. Integration of these technologies can lead to cost savings of 50% or more. Learn how to deliver IT agility in the modern datacenter with integration of virtualization, private cloud, and application infrastructure.

 

Glenn Sizemore, Reference Architect, NetApp

Vaughn Stewart, Cloud Evangelist, NetApp

 

Theater Presentation: “NetApp Private Storage for Public Clouds”

Tuesday, June 4, 1:00 p.m.

Digital Wall

 

The concept of public clouds, with virtually unlimited scalability and elasticity is appealing to many customers. However, the loss of direct control of corporate data prevents many customers from taking the leap to public cloud. Learn about a novel approach that allows you to leverage the resources of public clouds while maintaining tight control of your corporate data. NetApp Private Storage for Public Clouds does just that.

 

Richard Preston, Technical Alliance Manager, NetApp

 

Birds of a Feather Session: “Practical PowerShell: Best Practices for the Real World”

Wednesday, June 5, 3:15 p.m.

Room 263

 

In this Birds of a Feather session, join the judges from the 2013 Scripting Games as we share what we learned, highlight top tips and tricks, and share best practices on how to write and manage PowerShell for the real world. All skill levels are welcome as we host an open discussion on how to succeed in the modern datacenter.

 

Glenn Sizemore, Reference Architect, NetApp

 

NetApp VIP Program

Learn how NetApp delivers award-winning solutions for your Microsoft Private Cloud and applications with proven efficiency, seamless scalability and nondisruptive operations by scheduling a one-on-one meeting with one of our NetApp technical experts. For more information on the NetApp VIP program and to register, click here.

 

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.

 

We’ll see you in New Orleans!

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