This year I'm owning the Windows Server track at Teched Australia and as part of the planning process I would like 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.
Windows Server 2008 Management, Windows Remote Management, Windows Remote Shell, Windows Eventing, Windows Management and Instrumentation, PowerShell
Windows Server 2008 Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0
Windows 2008, PowerShell, WMI, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
Windows Server 2008, Terminal Services
Windows Server 2008 Terminal Server, ISA, IAG, NAP
Windows Server Core, ADDS RODC, Bitlocker
Automated Windows Server 2008 Imaging and Deployment Using the Microsoft Deployment Accelerator
DNS 2008 Style: How Name Resolution Changes in Windows Server 2008 Infrastructures
Server 2008 DNS and WINS, a bit of IPv6
Key Changes in Microsoft Internet Information Services 7.0
Building High Availability Infrastructures with Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering
Delivering Rich Media on Windows Server 2008
Failover Cluster Validation and Troubleshooting with Windows Server 2008
How to Build Your Next Generation IT Infrastructure Using Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 Server Manager Remote Server Admnistration Tools
For Those About to Deploy Windows Server 2008 (We Salute You)
Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Deployment
The Power of Windows 2008
CompletePC Backup, wbadmin.exe
Securing and Tuning Microsoft Internet Information Services 7.0
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