As you move workloads into Windows Azure Virtual Machines (VM), there is another skillset you must master...VM optimization. In this deep dive session you will learn how to configure and tune your virtual machines in Windows Azure for optimal performance and availability. Anders and Pete will take you through optimizing disk configuration, optimizing I/O performance, as well as how to choose the right VM size in Windows Azure. Discussion will then move into high availability in Windows Azure for a variety of popular application workloads, including Internet Information Server (IIS), MS SQL Server and SharePoint. If you are interested in maximizing your Windows Azure IaaS investments, this session is not to be missed!
Microsoft Lync includes capabilities for real-time communications such as IM, audio, video, and conferencing. Learn how virtualization solutions impact these communications and how to best deploy Lync when leveraging virtualization capabilities—including server and client virtualization strategies and supported methods. Discuss common virtualization features and their support and impact on Microsoft Lync Server, the virtualization options for Lync Server and Lync clients, and understand the common and recommended methods for sizing and planning a Lync solution that includes virtualized components.