In the push to retire Windows XP, application compatibility was all about "getting it over the line," particularly for those who were trying to finish up before the end of support this past April. Now, in a post-XP world, things are changing faster—are your tools, techniques, and processes able to keep up? Do you even want to? And are you able to take full advantage of your platform? Join "The App Compat Guy" for a review of the current state of the art and the secrets of customers who have been able to break the chains and become agile again.
In this session, learn how you can size, deploy, and manage Microsoft Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012 R2 with Dell storage-optimized PowerEdge servers and affordable external PowerVault storage. We present different hardware and configuration deployment scenarios for Storage Spaces. You will learn about how to size your VDI pooled and persistent desktops based on Storage spaces.We present real-world Storage Spaces deployments and demonstrate Tiered Spaces with Write Caching and CSV. Come to this session to learn how to deploy a Windows File Server with exceptional $/IOPS and $/GB cost efficiency and best-in-class application performance. See a live demonstration of Storage Space capabilities on Dell PowerVault MD 12XX and MD3060e. Hear best practice guidelines for Storage Spaces solution sizing and performance for VDI workload on tested and certified Dell infrastructure. Learn about customer experiences and see a live demonstration of JBOD hardware monitoring and management.
The first major decision when planning for a Lync deployment is how to deploy Microsoft Lync: as Lync Server 2013 on premises, or Lync Online with Microsoft Office 365 in the cloud. This first decision will shape service quality, resiliency, and resource optimization in your deployment. This session goes over the differences between "on-premise," hybrid, and "on-line" solutions and details situations where each would be optimal for your deployment. Finally, this session covers hosted solutions, the interoperability between Lync and Office 365, and offers guidance in preparing for a potential migration to the cloud.