TechEd 2008 early-bird registration has opened.
As per my earlier post I'm happy to announce that we've secured a full SMB Pre-day! This will be filled to the brim with deep technical content around Small Business Server, Essential Business Server & the Microsoft solutions that run on this platform.
The Windows Essential Server Systems pre-day will be A$550, discounted to $220 for those who are also attending the full TechEd event. It will be open to both partners & customers & whilst the agenda is yet to be locked down, what we're currently thinking is at the bottom of this post. There'll also be a number of SMB focused sessions in the main event.
Presenters will be a mix of local partners & Microsoft head-office folk, hopefully people from the SBS & EBS dev teams. My aim is to deliver deep, deep content that will really help attendees understand the products & so over the next couple of months I'd love your continuing feedback around what you'd like to see. We will also have a mix of networking events (both before & after the sessions), ask-the-expert panels, SBS Community lounge & hopefully a very attractive, on-sellable giveaway that will help people cover the cost of coming along. More on this once confirmed.
Cheers, hope to see you there & let me know your thoughts,
|Networking breakfast||-||An opportunity to meet other SBS partners & mingle with the Microsoft SMB & SBS teams.|
|An introduction to Windows Small Business Server 2008||200||An overview of the new Small Business Server 2008. We’ll look at the changes from SBS 2003, examine the new features and demonstrate some scenarios from both a network manager and user’s point of view.|
|An introduction to Windows Essential Business Server 2008||200||An overview of the new Essential Business Server 2008, Microsoft’s latest offering for mid-market customers up to 300 PCs. We’ll look at how to position EBS between SBS and the enterprise solutions, examine the feature set and demonstrate some scenarios from both a network manager and user’s point of view.|
|Windows Small Business Server 2008 deep-dive||300||An in-depth look at the new Small Business Server 2008 for those experienced in managing SBS 2003. We’ll examine the new security and management features, discuss mobility, virtualisation and leveraging SQL Server 2008 (included in the Premium Edition).|
|Windows Essential Business Server 2008 deep-dive||300||An in-depth look at the new Essential Business Server 2008. Aimed at those with SBS or Windows Server experience, we’ll look at the new three and four server set-up in the Standard and Premium editions, go deep into the management console and demonstrate how to migrate to EBS 2008 from existing networks.|
|Securing SBS 2008 & EBS 2008||300||Deep-dive demonstrations around securing the new Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.|
|Virtualisation for SBS 2008 & EBS 2008||300||Deep-dive demonstrations on virtualisation scenarios for the new Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008|
|Ask the experts panel||300||Great opportunity to ask the hard questions & hear the answers you can't get anywhere else|
|Networking drinks||-||An opportunity to meet other SBS partners & mingle with the Microsoft SMB & SBS teams.|