Building the Perfect Infrastructure: Getting the Most Out of Virtualization and Email

Virtualization and Microsoft Exchange together can offer major benefits to your organization's infrastructure; they can save you time, hassle, and money. With so many choices, determining which strategy is best for your organization can be difficult. In this half-day, free virtual event, you'll learn how you can build a best practice infrastructure around these technologies to minimize management and improve your IT services.

Join experts Mel Beckman, Paul Robichaux, Paul Gavin, and others for a series of free technical sessions for IT administrators and developers that will help you get the most value for your organization's infrastructure.

  • Join Mel Beckman in “Minimizing Management: Cost Shrinking Through Server Virtualization.” In this session, you’ll learn how to drastically reduce labor expense by exploiting the many management accelerators available in the virtualized data center.
  • In “What’s New in Exchange 2010”, Paul Robichaux will touch on some of the compelling new features of Exchange 2010 that aren't necessarily the best-known or best-marketed ones including federation tools, self-service improvements that lower your workload while keeping users happy, and the forthcoming improvements in Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2.
  • In “Locking Down Virtual Infrastructure”, Mel Beckman explains how to mitigate the risks of server virtualization without compromising its utility.
  • And more!

This conference offers 2 session tracks – 3 sessions on Exchange Server and 3 on managing virtualization. It also offers multiple sessions in Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. Don’t miss this information packed event.

You'll also have an opportunity to ask live questions via our platform's interface, chat with other attendees in the Networking Lounge, and chat directly with vendors in the Exhibit Hall. Various incentives include prize giveaways, announcements, and more!

“Building the Perfect Infrastructure” virtual conference provides everything that an in-person, face-to-face event offers – without the travel, cost, and time away from your desk!

Can’t make it on December 6th? This conference will be available on-demand to registrants for three months following the event.

Giveaways and Interaction

Don’t forget that during each event we hold giveaways. The point is to encourage you to interact at the event like you would at an in-person event. You will get points for certain activities and at the end of the event those with the most points will be eligible to win certain prizes.

The more you participate, the more points you earn! It’s that simple.

Points will be calculated at the end of each live event, and the person with the most points will win a 4 GB Xbox 360! Winners will be notified within one week of the live event date via email.

4 GB Xbox 360

4 GB Xbox 360

Explorer Giveaway

Activity Your point values
Session viewed 50
Participate in Chat 40
Exhibitor Presentation viewed 15
Exhibitor Document viewed 15
Booth Visit 10
Survey 10

Event Survey
Win a $50 Best Buy gift card! Don’t forget during the event to fill out our brief event survey and have the chance to win a $50 Best Buy gift card.

Exclusive Booth giveaways
Some sponsors in the show may have giveaways at their booths, feel free to check the Exhibit Hall for details.

Follow the Event on Twitter
Have something to say? Want to see what others are saying? Take advantage of every networking opportunity available in this exciting virtual event environment! Use the hashtag “#ITServicesDec6” and post tweets during the event. Click on the Twitter icon in the event environment to see what others are tweeting about the event or make your statement!

*Giveaways are limited to North American residents only.



    Lynn Holdheide

    American Institutes for Research (AIR)

    Lynn Holdheide, Ph.D., is a principal TA consultant at American Institutes for Rese...

    Aaron Levey

    Aaron brings over fourteen years of diverse enterprise information systems experience as a server and application team manager, consultant, project im...

    Paul Robichaux

    Paul Robichaux is a senior contributing editor for Windows IT Pro and a Microsoft Exchange MVP and MCSE who specializes in helping people understand h...

    Mel Beckman

    Mel Beckman, Senior Technical Editor
     Mel Beckman is a Senior Technical Director for Penton Media, publishers of...

    Paul Gavin

    Product Manager, Industry Standard Servers marketing - Paul has worked for HP in a variety of positions including Systems Engineering, Product ...

    Jeremy Turner

    Jeremy Turner is a storage product manager for the Americas, overseeing the X1000, X3000, MDS 600, and E5000 solutions. With extensive knowledge of HP...

    Gonzalo  Balladares

    Es MVP en Exchange, posee certificaciones en Exchange 2003, 2007 y 2010, además de Windows Server 2008 y Virtualización (Hyper-V, SCVMM ...