It’s that time again and as I did last year I’m going to be owning Windows Server content. This year the way we are organising the tracks is going to be a bit different than it was last year. This year’s Tech.Ed is going to have a heavy focus on Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. And since there are so many crossovers in technology where you need both we are combining this into on track called Windows Client and Server. Here is a bit of excerpt of that track.
Windows Client and Server
The basis of any strong data centre now and for the future starts with the core operation system. The Windows Server® family of products provides you with the best solution to build your IT infrastructure for any size organization. From the Essential Server Solutions to Windows Server 2008 R2, this track shows you the solutions and set of technologies to ensure success. In addition, this track covers the comprehensive set of management products and solutions enabled by the Microsoft® System Center product suite as well as various Windows Management Technologies to help you gain back control of your environment. The sessions presented provide you with in-depth guidance and technical background in "Managing the Data centre" and "Managing the Desktop" while also covering the management of heterogeneous IT environments. Finally, the Windows Client and Server track has everything you need to know about adoption, deployment, management, and virtualization of the Windows® Desktop Environment, including a technical introduction into Windows 7 and Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 8. Come learn best practices and hear about the advancements in the Windows Client technologies which will help you manage and accelerate your desktop deployment efforts. Get real-world guidance from our industry experts via sessions that span client-side development, readying applications for your OS roll-out, deployment tools and technologies, virtualization, and much more.
So for Tech.Ed Australia I’m going to be owning the Windows Server sessions for this track and I’ve gone through the sessions that were delivered in that track at Tech.Ed North America and ones that have been submitted using the Call for Content Tool. Of course 200 level sessions or overview sessions get dumped straight away as we know that you all want deep level content. So below is a table of my first pass at this. I would love to get your feedback on these and let me know what you think. Of course we can’t do all of these session as we only have 19 sessions dedicated to the Server part of the Windows Client and Server track. So out of these I’m going to have to cut 4 sessions. But before I do that i would like to get your feedback.
So let me know what you think. Are we covering the right things when it comes to Windows Server? Is there something I’m missing? Let me know so we can make this track about the content you want to see..
And if you are going to TechEd this year don’t forget that Early Bird Registration closes on July 14th. So get in early to receive a discount off the full registration price.
Session 22 and 14 sounds interesting...
Cant say 3, 5, 7 or 9 interest me. IMO 4, 6, 8, 15, 16 and 17 are very interesting.
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I like the group policy sessions...
There's no doubt that the Windows 7 Group Policy Preference talks will have alot of interest. My vote goes there !
I agree with Simon the Windows 7 Group Policy preference talks will have alot of interest. My vote goes with 22 & 14
I would be interested in the sessions that highlight the new features in Server 2008 R2, and particularly the failover clustering feature roadmap and Hyper-V high availability and DR. Group policy preferences and top AD issues look interesting as well!
11,14,18,22 would be the most interesting for me.