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Teched Australia: Windows Server Track Planning

Teched Australia: Windows Server Track Planning

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This year I'm owning the Windows Server track at Teched Australia and as part of the planning process I would like techedoz1 to get the community's thoughts on the sessions we are planning.  This year we are having 23 sessions in the Windows Server track.  The tricky part about this is at TechEd in the US they have 44 sessions in the Windows Server track.  So I have to go through and see what we have already done at other events like the Wave Launch and TechNet Update events and make sure we are delivering content that is relevant to you.  So with that myself and some of the other folks helping me with the track have made our first pass at content.  So below is the list we are thinking about.  Please let me know your thoughts and ideas on sessions we can include in this list or if there is something glaringly missing.  These are in no particular order.  These are just the sessions that got a green light on the initial pass.

Number

Session Title

Products/Technology

Level
1 Deploying and Remotely Administering Server Core Windows Server 2008 300
2 Microsoft IT:  How Microsoft IT Deployed Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services Windows Server 2008, Active Directory 300
3 How Microsoft.com Provides an Improved Web Applications Platform with IIS 7.0 Windows Server 2008, IIS 7.0 300
4 Multi Site Clustering with Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Windows Server 2008, Clustering 300
5 Making Dynamic Infrastructure a Reality with new Windows Server 2008 features Windows Server 2008 Management, Windows Eventing, Windows Task Scheduler, Windows Event Forwarding, Windows Remote Management, Windows Management and Instrumentation, PowerShell 300
6 Windows Server 2008 File Services: Deep Dive Windows Server 2008, DFS, File Services 300
7 Deploying and Managing a Customised Web Server on Server Core Windows Server 2008, Server Core, IIS 7.0 300
8 Auditing and Compliance in Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2008, Eventing, Audting 300
9 New Internet Savvy Windows Remote Management Capabilities

Windows Server 2008 Management, Windows Remote Management, Windows Remote Shell, Windows Eventing, Windows Management and Instrumentation, PowerShell

300
10 Deep Dive on Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Storage and Understanding Quorum Windows Server 2008, Clustering 300
11 How to Build a High Availability Infrastructure for Web Scenarios

Windows Server 2008 Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0

300
12 Windows, PowerShell, and Windows Management Instrumentation: Unveiling Microsoft's Best Kept Secret

Windows 2008, PowerShell, WMI, Windows 2003, Windows 2000

300
13 A Journey to the Centre of a Terminal Server

Windows Server 2008, Terminal Services

300
14 Windows Server 2008 Terminal Server Security and Authentication

Windows Server 2008 Terminal Server, ISA, IAG, NAP

300
15 Easing Management and Securing Remote Offices with Windows Server 2008

Windows Server Core, ADDS RODC, Bitlocker

300
16 Advanced Windows PowerShell Scripting Windows Powershell, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 300
17

Automated Windows Server 2008 Imaging and Deployment Using the Microsoft Deployment Accelerator

Windows Server 2008, WDS 300
18

DNS 2008 Style: How Name Resolution Changes in Windows Server 2008 Infrastructures

Server 2008 DNS and WINS, a bit of IPv6

300
19

Key Changes in Microsoft Internet Information Services 7.0

Windows Server 2008, IIS 7.0 300
20

Building High Availability Infrastructures with Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering

Windows Server 2008, Clustering 300
21

Delivering Rich Media on Windows Server 2008

Windows Server 2008, Windows Media Services 300
22

Failover Cluster Validation and Troubleshooting with Windows Server 2008

Windows Server 2008, Clustering 300
23

How to Build Your Next Generation IT Infrastructure Using Windows Server 2008

Windows Server 2008 Server Manager Remote Server Admnistration Tools

300
24

For Those About to Deploy Windows Server 2008 (We Salute You)

Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Deployment

300
25

The Power of Windows 2008

CompletePC Backup, wbadmin.exe

300
26

Securing and Tuning Microsoft Internet Information Services 7.0

Windows Server 2008, IIS 7.0 300
27 Windows Essential Business Server 2008 deep-dive Windows Essential Business Server 2008 200/300
28 Securing SBS 2008 & EBS 2008 SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 200/300
29 Virtualisation for SBS 2008 & EBS 2008 SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 200/300


So that leaves us with 29 sessions after the first pass that we think would be good.  Is there anything we are missing?  Can you see anything that should be taken out right away?

I had to add the SBS and Essential Business Server sessions to this track as we don't have a dedicated track for that stuff.

Please let me know your feedback in regards to this list and let me know what you want to hear.  The next step is to start putting speakers next to these and then creating a logical flow.  Busy week next week!

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  • Jeff... so many great sessions. If I had to remove any...maybe #'s 23, 25, 28

  • All look good Jeff.. have you considered a session on either server recovery (possibly demostrating how Hyper-V can assist in restoring a VM quicker than a physical server although that crosses tracks a little). Or a session on Active Directory objects and recovery them?

  • So our Track Owners are busy working on making TechEd 2008 the best experience for you in terms of deep

  • Tech Ed Track content - where are we?

  • There doesn't seem to be much on virtualization or Hyper-V. Perhaps a session on leveraging virtualization in the enterprise, including migrating existing servers to virtualized instances with a bit of SCVMM 2008 for virtual server management.

  • It's a pity to see very little about Microsoft's approach to server virtualization (Hyper-V) in Windows Server Track. Seems like only session #29 touches this hot topic a bit.

  • Well I'm starting to get into the track planning for TechEd.  Thanks to those of you that gave me

  • Is there a possibility to include an overview + examples of the best way to utilise the Server 2008 Group Policy Preference technology acquired from desktop Standard.

  • With TechEd Australia 2008 getting closer and closer we’ve been busy with track planning to make sure

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