Azure Stack HCI

Readiness Bootcamp

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Azure Stack HCI-Readiness Bootcamp Lecture Series

This series of lectures partitioned over three days are designed to give the fundamental knowledge on Azure Stack HCI.  It is primarily designed for presale technical resources involved with positioning Azure Stack HCI in customers environments but anybody with an interest in Azure Stack HCI will benefit.

The curriculum has been designed to cover the overview of the HCI trend in IT environments and then build the knowledge base on the Specific of Azure Stack HCI.  Architecture, suitable workloads, solution deployments, VM sizing and hybrid connectivity to Azure will be covered in this bootcamp.  Intel and Microsoft experts will be presenting each section to ensure the best possible coverage of the content.


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November 12, 2019

What is Azure Stack HCI for? Adoption, Workloads, and Fundamentals of Azure Stack HCI


Presented By: Cosmos Darwin, Michael Godfrey, Elden Christensen, & Kyle Bisnett

November 12, 2019 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET

Webinar Curriculum:

  • Overview – What is Azure Stack HCI for?
    • HCI adoption in market
      • Market size, adoption and state of the technology
    • Workloads to run on Azure Stack HCI
      • Five workloads and badge program
  • Azure Stack HCI fundamentals;
    • Hyper-V
      • Technology Overview
      • New Features for Windows Server 2019 Hyper-V
      • Virtual machine generation
      • New Features for Windows Server 2019 Hyper-V
    • Windows Server clustering fundamentals
      • What is new in Windows Server 2019
      • Network requirements
      • Plan, hardware requirements
      • Deploy and manage overview
    • Software Defined Networking
      • What is it/ overview
      • Architecture and key components
      • Plan-deploy-manage overview

November 13, 2019

The Fundamentals, Deploying, and Configuring a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack HCI


Presented By: Jaromir Kaspar, Ken LeTourneau, Cosmos Darwin

November 13, 2019 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET

Webinar Curriculum:

  • Azure Stack HCI fundamentals (continued);
    • Software Defined Storage (Storage Space Direc-S2D)
      • Overview of key concepts
      • Plan
      • Deploy and manage S2D
      • Overview of storage and network interfaces and usage consideration
    • Deploying/Configuring Azure Stack HCI
      • Overview of Windows Admin Center for deployment

November 14, 2019

Sizing and Performance of VMs and Connecting them to Azure as a connected hybrid solution


Presented By: Jaromir Kaspar, Ken LeTourneau, & Haley Rowland

November 14, 2019 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET

Webinar Curriculum:

  • Sizing and performance considerations
    • VMs capacity sizing-hardware consideration
    • Best practices for optimal performance (workloads overview)
  • Manage and make it Hybrid
    • Connecting to Azure Services
      • Connect the Azure Stack HCI hosts (Azure Monitor, Azure Backup, Cloud witness, Update Management, Azure Security Center)
      • Connect VMs running on Azure Stack HCI (Azure Site Recovery, Backup, File Sync, Update Management, Monitor, Security Center)


  • Elden Christensen
    Elden Christensen Principal PM Manager
    at Microsoft
  • Haley Rowland
    Haley Rowland Program Manager
    at Microsoft
  • Jaromir Kaspar
    Jaromir Kaspar Sr. Premier Field Engineer
    at Microsoft
  • Ken Letourneau
    Ken Letourneau Enterprise Solutions Architect
    at Intel
  • Kyle Bisnett
    Kyle Bisnett Senior Premier Field Engineer
    at Microsoft
  • Michael Godfrey
    Michael Godfrey Senior Premier Field Engineer
    at Microsoft
  • Cosmos Darwin
    Cosmos Darwin Sr. Program Manager
    at Microsoft