Normally at this time of the year the evangelists would be wandering the UK with the TechNet road shows. However this year TechNet has gone virtual as it’s become very apparent that you are finding it even more difficult to justify a day out of the office not to mention getting approval for travel expenses.
So how does that work?
The TechNet Virtual Conference is on 19th June, on any screen you can get internet access from. You don’t have to watch all the sessions and you don’t have to watch them on the 19th if you are busy that day as they will be available to watch on demand after the event. However on the 19th all of the speakers will be on line to field questions about the sessions so if you can make the time then you can get essentially the same experience as going to a real event.
It’s all shot in HD as you can see from this trailer…
..and what are we covering?
The TechNet team asked you to nominate what you wanted sessions on and the winners are all in this event including:
- Windows 7 – Deployment and Management
- Windows Server 2008 R2 – 10 things to make life easier for IT Pros
- An overview of Office Communications Server R2 and voice capabilities
- The trials and tribulations of SharePoint implementation
The full agenda is here, and as well as the session on Windows Server 2008 r2 I am covering Data Protection Manager (DPM).
In addition to these technical TechNet sessions there’s a special track for IT managers:
- How IT will change over the next 10 years and why you should care – an exclusive session delivered at TechEd EMEA
- Growing the Business and Managing Costs at Microsoft – An Insider’s View, presented by Asif Jinnah, IT Manager, Microsoft UK
and because it’s virtual we have virtually included Mark Russinovich to do the keynote – Mark is a Microsoft Technical Fellow specialising in the Windows platform and the top speaker at TechEd EMEA last year so well worth watching.
We do still need you to register.
..In the days of real TechNet road shows you would get a goody bag for turning up so for this virtual conference, the first 500 to register will sent a rather better goody bag (even the bag looks pretty good) which I understand has coffee and bikkies in.
So top content, top speakers, and top swag all from the comfort of your hot desk, hotel room or home.