More IT Camps – Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8

We've had a great response to the IT Camps we've been delivering over the last few months.  These deeply technical, hands on, scenario based training sessions have focused more on the real day to day of someone in IT, so it's no surprise that we've sold out every IT Camp we've run.

You and your teams have given us some great feedback along the way about things like our scenarios, the locations we run camps and the products we focus on.  The feedback is amazing, please keep it coming!

In response to your feedback, we're adding a new product focus to our IT Camp format: Windows 8.  You can read more about the approach, sign up for one of our first two camps, or vote for where the other two camps will be on our Windows 8 IT Camp blog post.

We also have a few more Windows Server 2012 IT Camps we'll run to make sure we can visit some of those cities we promised before the holidays.  Make sure to sign up for these or the Windows 8 IT Camps soon, space fills up fast!

Edmonton - February 15

Winnipeg - March 7

St. John's - March 14


I'm sure you're also wondering what else we have planned for the rest of the calendar year.  In the next few months, we plan to deliver another new technology area for IT Camps. 


We've heard a lot about the impact of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and the Consumerization of IT on your business.  Our new IT Camps will tackle BYOD and help set you and your teams up for success when it comes to securing and managing those devices.  They're going to be pretty amazing. 

These new IT Camps will combine the best features of products like Windows Intune, System Center 2012 SP1 and Windows Server 2012.  We even have pieces that touch on Windows Azure and Windows 8.  When Pierre, Anthony and Mitch took me through the camp content it blew my mind!  For me, getting to see the picture of how we can address a very real pain point and make help make the day to day easier with a complete end to end offering brought a tear to my eye. 

While we're waiting for those new IT Camps, we have some other training options that you and your teams can attend.  Just like IT Camps, these are no-cost and the nice thing is they scale in a big way, because they're online.  We have a collection of online training called JumpStarts, you can read more about the ones we have coming up, as well as those we've recorded (and are available on demand). 

In addition, you can take online courses on products like Windows 8, SQL 2012 and Windows Server 2012 as well as technology areas like Virtualization and the Private Cloud.  You can see more at Microsoft Virtual Academy.

Keep the great feedback coming and we'll make sure we keep delivering great in person and online experiences for you and your teams that truly impact your day to day.

Comments (5)

  1. Roy King says:

    Your post says St. John's on the 15th, The registration form is for the 14th.  I can attend on 15th, 14 is no good for me.

  2. Hi Roy, thanks for the heads up and catching my typo.  You're right, the camp is the 14th of March (Thursday), not the 15th.  I've updated the post above with the right information.

    I'm sorry to hear you won't be able to make it.  It might not be right away, but we do plan to come back to the East coast again soon.

  3. David Pike says:

    Windows Server 2012 IT Camps

    Looks like I missed the Vancouver session of Server 2012 Camp.  Is there another planned.

    Also, what about the Windows 8 camp for Vancouver?

    (If there's a schedule page on, just send me the link(s) and I'll figure it out)

  4. Hi David,

    We don’t have any plans for another Windows Server 2012 IT Camp in Vancouver at this point, but we may still end up in Vancouver for a Windows 8 camp or a Private Cloud (Windows Server 2012 + System Center 2012 SP1) camp in the next few months.

    We often update this blog as well as our IT Pro blog <…/> and we post the events in our World Wide Events portal <…/default.aspx.


  5. Marcos Nogueira says:

    Are you planing coming to Calgary? If yes, when?

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