On April 12th MonctonUG, Microsoft and Tech South East will be proud to present Bradley Bird.

Brad is a lead technical consultant and MCT certified trainer based in Ottawa, ON. He works with Cistel, a Microsoft GOLD partner based in Ottawa as a System Center and Virtualization architect. He will talk to us about techniques for virtualizing your Windows XP only components. And why there is no reason you can’t migrate to Windows 7 today.

Please note that this event will have two identical sessions. One in the afternoon and the other at our typical schedule.

Date and Time

Tuesday, April 12th 2011
Afternoon Presentation – from 1:00 to 4:30pm
Evening Presentation – from 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Location

Dieppe City Hall
333 Acadie Avenue
Dieppe, NB E1A 1G9

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Event Sponsors

This event would not be possible without the following sponsors:

Venue is provided by:
msdn
in association with
Tech South East

Food and beverages provided by:
Microsoft Canada

Speaker Bio

Brad is a lead technical consultant and MCT certified trainer based in Ottawa, ON. He works with Cistel, a Microsoft GOLD partner based in Ottawa as a System Center and Virtualization architect. 3-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for 2010 and 2011 in the Virtual Machine domain and Management Infrastructure in 2009. He is also a member of the Windows Springboard Technical Expert Panel (STEP) for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 having delivered STEP presentations as an evangelist in Quebec City, QC and St-Johns, Newfoundland.

Brad is a writer for Tech Republic and contributes monthly to the Network Administration and IT Security weblogs. Brad has authored Microsoft partner training courses for System Center Configuration Manager 2007 which have been delivered around the world. Brad also authored some webcasts on Data Protection Manager 2007 including 300 level “Protecting Applications with DPM2007” and 400 level “Advanced Features and Capabilities of DPM2007” also used in Microsoft partner training. Brad is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer having delivered courses in Security+, AD, AD Security, SCOM, SCCM, DPM, VMM, and Microsoft Desktop Optimization Platform.

Brad actively consults to large organizations helping them architect, implement, configure and customize System Center technologies integrating them into their business processes. He is also an active consultant, and contributor to the support community. Brad presented in the Architecture, Management and Virtualization Tracks for TechDays 2008, 2009 and 2010 in Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton, Toronto, Halifax, and Calgary as well as at the 2009 Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas. He was the Systems Management and Security track co-lead Microsoft Canada representative for TechDays 2009 in Canada and a representative for Canada at TechEd 2009 in Los Angeles, CA.

Brad maintains a weblog “Rantings of an IT Pirate” at http://owsug.ca/blogs/brad/default.aspx where content is replicated to the popular MyITForum and “The Lazy Admin” websites. He has extensive experience with Active Directory Services, virtualization, and Microsoft System Center and Virtualization technologies in the enterprise.