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‘Secret Sauce’: The Tech Behind TechEd!
Setting up the technology for Microsoft’s flagship event in Australia is similar to running a small city. It takes five days to physically set up the systems in the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, and we’ve got five technicians constantly monitoring the network to ensure its smooth running...
4 Sep 2013
Celebrating 20 years of TechEd!
2013 marks the 20th anniversary of TechEd! In that time we’ve held the Conference all across the country, from Melbourne to Cairns. In fact, did you know that if a delegate were to travel from each location to the next back to back they would have covered enough distance to travel around the world twice...
3 Sep 2013
TechEd Australia 2013: Session Catalogue is live!
We’ve reached another milestone in our TechEd planning cycle with the session catalogue going live! A whole bunch of folks have worked really hard to get the catalogue up so well done everyone! Also this is one of the big asks we get from customers thinking of attending TechEd as having...
10 Jul 2013
TechEd Australia 2013: Registration is Now Live!
This year TechEd Australia is turning 20! Can you believe it? It’s going to be a big year to look back on how the industry has changed and more importantly how it will change moving forward. In this age of change TechEd remains the place for you to stay ahead and get the skills you...
6 Jun 2013
TechEd Australia 2013: Call for Topics is Live!
Welcome to my first email regarding TechEd Australia 2013! This year I’m looking after content again and today I like to announce that call for topics is now open for submissions. This is the first of many milestones on the journey to this event in September. ...
14 May 2013
Windows Server 2012 Jump Start Series Online Now!
If your like me and your getting excited about Windows Server 2012 then make sure you set some time aside to attend the Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart Series. It’s a great way to get an overview of Windows Server 2012 in a short period of time. Plus it’s done by a couple of mates of mine so...
21 Aug 2012
A day in the life of TechEd North America 2012–An Aussie Perspective!
As you know in my previous post I headed off the TechEd North America on a fact finding mission as content owner for TechEd Australia 2012 . This is something we do every year to see how the US event is run, how they approach content and to recruit speakers for our local event. This year...
4 Jul 2012
TechEd NorthAmerica 2012: Registration and What’s in the Bag!
Today was registration day at TechEd North America 2012 so myself at Pete Calvert headed off to go through proceedings and pick up the bag. From what I can see this was the first year they had a self registration process which allows you to register without any assistance from staff. Mine...
10 Jun 2012
TechEd Australia 2012: Call for Topics is Live!
Welcome to my first email regarding TechEd Australia 2012! This year I’m looking after content again and today I like to announce that call for topics is now open for submissions. This is the first of many milestones on the journey to this event in September. I believe good content...
21 May 2012
Apply Now to be a Technical Learning Guide at Tech.ed Australia!
We are inviting applications from MCTs and MVPs to carry out the duties of a Technical Learning Guide (TLG). TLGs are required to provide technical assistance to attendees in the Hands-On Labs room. Successful TLG applicants will be offered the opportunity to present one or more Instructor Led Labs and...
7 Jul 2011
Tech.ed Australia 2011 Registration Site now Live!
Great news everyone! Registration for Tech·Ed Australia 2011 is now live! And if you register by July 15th 2011 you’ll save $300 off the ticket price by taking advantage of our early bird offer. As you all know I’m the content owner this year and we are making excellent progress on the content...
6 Jun 2011
Tech.ed NA Day 0: What’s in the bag?
Today is Day 0 at Tech.ed North America or pre-conference day. I’m still suffering from jetlag and had one of those morning were you wake up early and can’t get to sleep. So I was ready to reasonably early and headed down to the Georgia World Congress Center where the event is being held...
15 May 2011
Countdown to Tech.ed North America Episode 8!
If you are attending Tech·ed North America in Atlanta it’s only just around the corner. In fact only 18 days away as I write this post. Check out the latest countdown video from my buddies over at Edge. Countdown #8 Jeffa Technorati Tags: Tech.ed , Evangelism
28 Apr 2011
Tech.ed Australia 2011 Call for Topics Now Live!
As many of you know I'm looking after content end-to-end this year for Tech·ed Australia 2011 and we have reached the first of many milestones that we have in planning such an event. Today we would like to announce the availability of the Call for Topics tool for those of you wishing to submit...
20 Apr 2011
Countdown to Tech.ed North America Episode 6
If you’re going to Tech.ed North America make sure you check out the latest countdown video from the boys over at Edge. Countdown #6 Jeffa Technorati Tags: Teched North America , Events
16 Apr 2011
TechEd Australia 2010 sessions are now online
Another TechEd has come and gone and as part of the event we recorded many of the sessions and my session are now online at TechEd Online . You can either check them out there or view each of them below in this post. Optimising the Branch Infrastructure with BranchCache Optimising the Branch Infrastructure...
22 Sep 2010
Building a New Hyper-V Cluster System on a Budget!
About 4 years ago myself and Kleefy were frustrated at how slow it was to do all the demo’s we do on laptops computers. Sure laptops are fast enough these days and you can do some things to trick them out and make them faster. Back in 2006 though we decided to build our own shuttle PC’s and...
22 Aug 2010
Deployment Updates for Windows 7 Now Available!
Now I know many of you are either in the middle of deploying Windows 7 or are about to start. Well this week we have released two updates to what I believe are key tools in helping you deploy Windows 7 efficiently. These are the MAP Toolkit 5.0 and the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010...
15 Jul 2010
TechEd Australia 2010: Windows Server Track Planning
As I said in a previous post track planning has begun for TechEd Australia 2010 and its time to begin the process of defining the content that’s going to be in each of the tracks. This year I’m going to be looking after the content that is going into the Windows Server track. And to kick...
6 Jun 2010
TechEd 2010 Australia Planning has begun!
To me it seems like we just finished TechEd 2009! We still have some of the Netbooks hanging around so the memory is fresh. But like everything in life things have to move on. So we are beginning our planning already for TechEd 2010 and as usual we want to get feedback from the community...
18 Feb 2010
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM!!
Yes I know I’m a day late but hey I had to get Windows 7 RTM installed on my primary machine before I headed off to the US. At 1.40 PST on July 22nd 2009 we released Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 simultaneously to what we call RTM or Released to Manufacturing. This means we declared...
23 Jul 2009
TechEd Australia: Free Netbook on offer!
Yes the secret squirrel is out! As Nick and Long have already posted we are giving each paid delegates to TechEd Australia an HP 2140 Mini Notebook with Windows 7 pre-installed. Pretty cool eh? in my opinion this has to be the coolest and most useful thing we have ever done at TechEd...
29 Jun 2009
Tech.Ed Australia 2009: Windows Server Track Planning
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. ...
16 Jun 2009
Tech Ed Registration Site is Live and has buttons!
For those of you planning on attending Tech Ed Australia 2009 , the registration site is now live so you can begin the process of convincing the boss that you absolutely need (emphasize need!) to go to this year’s Tech Ed conference. But in all seriousness this year is going to be a bumper year...
14 May 2009
TechEd Australia 2009: Pre Registration Now Open!
Hi all, Yes it’s that time of year again. Time to register for TechEd. It only seems like we just powered down all the servers from last year’s event! My how times flies. This year I’m going to be managing the server track again and it looks like we will have about 20 sessions...
24 Mar 2009
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