December, 2012

  • Upcoming TechNet webcasts delivered by the Belgian MEET community

     

    Upcoming TechNet Webcasts

     

     

    08

    Stress testing using SQLIOSIM and SQLIO

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    Timing
    10:00 – 11:30


      Audience
    IT professionals


           Type
    Live Webcast


            Language
    English

      


    Abstract

    Very often both SQLIOSIM and SQLIO are used together for stress testing on I/O level prior to the installation of SQL Server. In this session we will explore the capabilities of both tools and why you should perform this kind of stress testing.
    Speaker
    Steve Verschaeve

      

           

      

      

    08

    Drop the pressure on your production server move Read-Only Workloads to Secondary Replicas

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    Timing
    14:00 – 15:30


      Audience
    IT professionals


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    Live Webcast


     

      


    Abstract

    In this session I will show you how to configure AlwaysOn Availability Groups for offloading reporting workload to a secondary replica. I will also explain the factors that can affect the high availability, latency and the performance of your reporting workload.
    Speaker
    Pieter Vanhove

     

      

      

    10

    DAX (Data Analysis eXpressions) from Zero to Hero

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    Timing
    10:00 – 11:30


      Audience
    IT professionals


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    Live Webcast


           
     

      


    Abstract

    DAX (Data Analysis eXpressions) was introduced with the first release of PowerPivot back in 2010. DAX was initially an expression language used for writing calculated columns and measures in PowerPivot. Over the years DAX has evolved into a full blown query language that you can use to query Analysis Services Tabular models.

    In this session Frederik will give you an end to overview of the possibilities and power of DAX.

    Speaker
    Frederik Vandeputte

           

      

      

    15

    What's new in Exchange 2013?

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    Timing
    10:00 – 11:30


      Audience
    IT professionals


           Type
    Live Webcast


            Language
    English

      


    Abstract

    It's impossible summarize everything that's new in Exchange 2013 into one hour and a half, yet this session will provide with a good understanding of what's new in the latest version of Exchange. We will be talking about many things including the new architecture, high availability and new features. A must for everyone who hasn't been able to get up to speed yet!

    Speaker
    Michael Van Horenbeeck

           

      

      

    15

    Exchange 2013 ABC's: Architecture, Best Practices and Client Access

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    Timing
    14:00 – 15:30


      Audience
    IT professionals


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    Live Webcast

     

      


    Abstract

    This session is packed with all there is to know to get started with Exchange 2013! See how the architecture evolved and learn how to deploy Exchange 2013 in coexistence with legacy version based on real-life experience and examples.

    Speaker
    Michael Van Horenbeeck

     

    22

    How will Office 365 provide me with tools to protect my data?

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    JAN

    2013


    Timing
    14:00 – 15:30


      Audience
    IT professionals


           Type
    Live Webcast


           
     


    Abstract

    I​s office 365 ready for a data driven world? How will Office 365 provide me with tools to protect my data? Can I be sure that my data is compliant to my business rules ? Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, working together to provide us with a secure data in a compliancy driven organization …

    Speaker
    Jethro Seghers

           

     

    05

    SCCM 2012 SP1 and the new way handling Software Updates explained

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    Timing
    10:00 – 11:30


      Audience
    IT professionals


           Type
    Live Webcast


           
     


    Abstract

    Patch deployment has become a mission critical function of Configuration Manager. Are you still doing patching like it was in SMS2003 / CM07. Are you using System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP) 2011 by any chanche ?Attend this session to discover how you should do patch management.

    Speaker
    Kenny Buntinx

           
           
           

     

  • Techdays 2013: New Hands-on Labs

    For the TechDays 2013 we are going back to Kinepolis Antwerpen where our partners and attendees will be able to learn and network with thousands of peers. We are working hard to get the best and most knowledgeable speakers to Antwerp. We have already announced more than 30 speaker and approx. 50 sessions. You can find the content and speakers onto www.techdays.be .

    Each year we strive to satisfy our attendees and partners, each year we are looking to make this event better so that your valuable time is well spent.

    To give you more value for your time and money we decided to introduce a new concept for TechDays Belgium. This year attendees will be able to try our solutions at their terms by doing hands-on labs in two dedicated rooms.

    What can you expect?

    There will be two dedicated rooms with approx. 48 seats each where you will be able to do hands-on labs. We will have a good number of labs to choose from, covering different technologies and scenarios:

    • Windows Server 2012
      • Clustering
      • Hyper-V
      • Storage
      • AD
      • Direct Access
      • ...
    • Windows 8
      • Deployment
      • Application compatibility
      • App Development
      • Management
    • Sharepoint 2013
    • Azure
    • Phone Development
    • System Center
      • Covering all system center products and different scenarios
    • Office
      • Deploying the new Office
      • Managing Office 365
      • Exchange 2013
      • Lync 2013
    • Powershell

    As you can see there will be plenty of labs, enough to keep you busy for the entire duration of the TechDays.

    Most of these lab take between 60 and 90 minutes start to finish.

    How does this work?

    We ask you to bring your own laptop in order to run the labs. All the labs are hosted on our server and all you need to do is install the client software.

    There will be a second screen which you connect to your laptop and use to visualize the hands-on labs documentation, this gives you a better experience by having your full screen to do the actual lab.

    In order to have the best possible experience I encourage you to have a look at the system requirements, to download the client and to open up a test lab.

    Minimum System Requirements

    1.    Windows Vista or later recommended.

    2.    Internet Explorer 8.0 or later recommended.

    3.    .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 or later.

    4.    The minimum screen resolution supported is 1280x800

    For complete system requirements see https://portal.holsystems.com/support/SitePages/Requirements.aspx

    Test Lab Launch

    To verify you can access a hosted environment, please click here to launch a lab.

    If you are able to connect to the test environment, you will see a window containing a sample virtual machine. Click Discard Current Session, click Yes, complete the evaluation, and then click Submit Evaluation.

    How can I register?

    Attendees with a 3 days ticket will be able to do 3 days of labs, one with 2 days ticket can do 2 days of labs, etc…

    There is no reservation or registration possible, this will be on a first come first serve based. One room will have Dev labs and one room will have all the infra labs.

    The HOL area will be open as soon as TechDays doors open.

     

    I hope you all will enjoy this new initiative, feel free to send me feedback or ask questions.

    Arlindo

  • Microsoft TechDays 2013 (Belgium): First sessions & speakers announced! [IT PRO]

    image202[1]  TechDays 2013

    Join top international and local speakers who can't wait to share their excitement with you about Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows Azure, System Center, Windows Phone, … and much more!
    We are very happy to announce the following top speakers for IT Pro sessions:

    Corey Hynes
    Corey Hynes

    John Craddock
    John Craddock

    Kurt Roggen
    Kurt Roggen

    Other confirmed speakers for IT Pro sessions: Bryon Surace, Chris Jackson, Dan Holme, Daniel Pearson, Eduardo Kassner, Johan Arwidmark, Kim Oppalfens, Marcus Murray, Michael Van Horenbeeck, Richard Hicks, Scott Schnoll, Tom Decaluwé and Vijay Tewari.

    The preliminary agenda is available online.

    List of sessions

    TechDays 2013 is a 3 day event, taking place at Kinepolis Antwerp. On the first day (March 5) we'll be hosting a pre-conference with 4 different tracks (2 for developers and 2 for IT professionals). The main conference will be on March 6 and 7.

    Don’t miss the opportunity to join thousands of technology professionals to network with peers and experts, while diving deep into Microsoft technologies at one of biggest IT events in Belgium & Luxembourg. Register now to get a 15% discount on your ticket (valid until January 1, 2013).


    TechDays 2013