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Managing the User Experience Across Physical and Virtual Environments


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As enterprises turn to virtualization, in all its forms, users begin to “roam” in ways we never imagined just a few years ago. Even if a user sits at a single physical device, their experience stretches across remote desktop sessions, virtual machines, and virtualized applications. In order to maintain, let alone improve, productivity you must ensure a consistent, manageable and supportable workspace for your users. The pieces are all there: folder redirection, user profiles, group policy, ACLs, encryption, and DFS. But the intricacies and interactions of these technologies are surprisingly complex, and until you start managing them, your IT service delivery will suffer. In this session, you will learn best practices for putting the pieces together. Participants are expected to have a solid understanding of most or all of these technologies or be ready to learn them offline. This advanced session prepares you to take away ready-to-implement, useful solutions to corralling, securing, and managing user data and settings in both physical and virtual environments.

Session level: 300

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About the speaker

Dan Holme

A graduate of Yale University and Thunderbird, Dan has spent 15 years as a consultant and trainer, delivering solutions to tens of thousands of IT professionals from the most prestigious organizations and corporations around the world. Dan is a founding partner of Aptillon, a consortium of top SharePoint MVPs. Dan’s own company, Intelliem, is a boutique consulting and training firm with a Fortune-caliber clientele and deep expertise and experience in Windows, Active Directory, and SharePoint. From his base in beautiful Maui, Dan travels around the globe supporting customers and delivering Microsoft technologies training. Dan is also a contributing editor for Windows IT Pro and SharePoint Pro Connections magazines, a Microsoft MVP (Windows Server Directory Services, 2007, and SharePoint Server, 2008-2011), and the community lead of Dan’s most recent two books with Microsoft—the Windows Administration Resource Kit and the training kit for the 70-640 MCTS exam—are at the top of the bestseller list of Windows books. In 2010, Dan supported the broadcast of the 2010 winter Olympics as the Microsoft Technologies Consultant for NBC Olympics, a role he also played in Beijing and previously in Torino. He also contributed to the Microsoft Official Curriculum for SharePoint 2010, and penned the SharePoint 2010 Training Kit for Microsoft Press.

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Published Date: May 13, 2011
Presented By: Anthony de Bruyn