Scripting Wife Creates Ideal TechEd 2014 Schedule

Summary: The Scripting Wife creates her ideal Windows PowerShell TechEd 2014 schedule.

Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have a guest blogger, Windows PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson, aka the Scripting Wife. Take it away, Teresa…

Hello my Windows PowerShell friends. I am so excited! We just returned from the Windows PowerShell Summit, and next week, we get to go to TechEd NA. I will be at the Scripting Guys booth in the Resource Zone during the hours the Expo Hall is open.

I will probably leave only long enough to eat lunch because I hate to miss out on seeing everyone who comes by the booth. Granted, I may take the long way back from lunch because I have to go by certain booths and say “hi” to friends who are working their booths, but I won’t be gone long. I know you don’t attend TechEd just to see me, but I go to see you so I can help spread the word about Windows PowerShell.

As usual, I went into the schedule builder and made my -whatif schedule. These are the session I would attend if I were not staffing the booth. Hope you find something here that you will learn from and take away some knowledge to make your work day flow more smoothly.


1:15 PM-2:30 PM

Windows PowerShell Unplugged
Speaker: Jeffrey Snover
(DCIM-B318, Room: Grand Ballroom B)


DCIM-IL201 Implementing Desired State Configuration in Windows Server 2012 R2 (repeats on May 13 at 5:00pm)

3:00 PM-4:15 PM

The Real-World Guide to Upgrading Your IT Skills and Your Infrastructure, Part 1
Speakers: Joey Snow and Rick Claus
(DCIM-B325, Room: Grand Ballroom A)

4:45 PM-6:00 PM

PowerShell Desired State Configuration and DevOps in Microsoft Azure
Speaker: Hemant Mahawar
(DCIM-B324, Room: 360A)


10:15-11:30 AM

Design Considerations for BYOD
Speakers: Tom Shinder and Yuri Diogenes 
(PCIT-B212, Room: 362A)


Maximize the Benefits of Microsoft Cloud: Security, Automation, Self-Service, and Provisioning
Speaker: Glenn Sizemore
(DCIM-B296, Room: 381A)

3:15 PM-4:30 PM

A Practical Overview of Desired State Configuration
Speaker: Don Jones
(DCIM-B417, Room: General Assembly A)

5:00 PM-6:15 PM

Get Up and Running Fast with Microsoft OneDrive for Business: Planning Guidance and Best Practices
Speaker: Todd Klindt
(OFC-B336, Room: 351A)


DCIM-IL201-R Implementing Desired State Configuration in Windows Server 2012 R2 (repeated from May 12 at 1:15pm)


10:15 AM-11:30 AM

JitJea: A Windows PowerShell Toolkit to Secure a Post-Snowden World  
Speaker: Jeffrey Snover
(DCIM-B362, Room: Hilton L2 Ballroom D (If the room is full, go to the following seminar.)


Mark Russinovich and Mark Minasi on Cloud Computing  
Speakers: Mark Russinovich and Mark Minasi
(DCIM-B386, Room: Grand Ballroom B)

1:30 PM-2:45 PM

Introducing Windows Azure Pack (repeated from Tuesday at 10:15 AM)
Speaker: Michael Leworthy  
(DCIM-IL304-R, Room: Hall E ILL Room 4)


Windows RT 8.1 in the Enterprise
Speaker: Michael Niehaus
(WIN-B341, Room: Grand Ballroom A)

3:15 PM-4:30 PM

Windows PowerShell Best Practices and Patterns: Time to Get Serious
Speaker: Don Jones
(DCIM-B418, Room: Grand Ballroom B)

5:00 PM-6:15 PM

Automating Microsoft System Center Deployments with the PowerShell Deployment Toolkit
Speaker: Rob Willis
(DCIM-B361, Room: Grand Ballroom A)


8:30 AM-9:45 AM

Modern Applications for IT Pros
Speaker: Mark Minasi  
(WIN-B356, Room: General Assembly C)


Windows PowerShell 3.0 Administration with Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online
Speaker: Corey Roth
(OFC-B328, Room: 332A)

10:15 AM-11:30 AM

Building Disaster Recovery Plans for Microsoft Workloads and Applications with Hyper-V Recovery Manager and Desired State Configuration
Speakers: Kenneth Hansen, Abhishek Agrawal , and Ryan Sokolowski
(DCIM-B377, Room: General Assembly A)

1:00 PM-2:15 PM

Deploying Windows 8.1 to Bare Metal Clients (repeated from Wednesday at 1:30 PM)
Speaker: Wally Mead
(PCIT-IL300-R, Room: Hall E ILL Room 3)


Extending Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager
Speakers: Joseph Chan, Satya Vel, and Daniele Muscetta  
(DCIM-B369, Room: Grand Ballroom A)


Integrating Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 with Lync and SharePoint
Speaker: Bhargav Shukla
(OFC-B271, Room: General Assembly B)

2:45 PM-4:00 PM

Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator: Runbook Design 101
Speaker: Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen
(DCIM-B375, Room: General Assembly A)


TechEd Week will continue tomorrow when the Scripting Wife will share the Scripting Guys booth schedule.

I invite you to follow me on Twitter and Facebook. If you have any questions, send email to me at, or post your questions on the Official Scripting Guys Forum. See you tomorrow. Until then, peace.

Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy 

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