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Webcast If you’ve got ‘Virtualise Desktops’ on your to-do list for 2010, you might want to hold your horses a minute, because we’ve got something that might make that project a little more pleasant.

On 18 Feb at 11am GMT we’ve got the project leads from a 5,000 strong desktop virtualisation project joining us in our studio.

They come from Lancashire Constabulary and to say they know what it takes to tackle a project like this would be some understatement. They’ve been there, completed a successful beta program, and are rolling out the project as we speak.

The boys in blue will be joined by our usual panel of experts, Tony Lock from Freeform Dynamics and Neil Sanderson from Microsoft. As ever, the entire affair will be fronted by Reg host, the inimitable Tim Phillips. Together, the panel will run through all kinds of aspects of a desktop virtualisation project – both the theoretical and the real practicalities courtesy of Lancashire Constabulary’s experience – so you know exactly what to do when you’re embarking on such a venture.

This will include:

- Considering virtualisation, and how a beta program can shed some serious findings on the plans for a broader roll-out.

- Engaging with the business, including managing the costs and resources, and making sure you find the right solution for your organisation.

- Managing risks, how Lancashire Constabulary identified and managed the risks of this project.

- The operational considerations, explaining how they got the network managers up to speed, and got their storage management tuned to perfection.

Top tips from the experts: These guys are rolling out the project as we speak and can talk with considerable aplomb about the challenges they've encountered so far.

If you fancy it, and we suspect you do, you can sign up right here.

If you can’t make it on the day, just register today and we’ll send you the recorded version of the event to watch at your leisure.

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