The Innovate IT camps are back… Ready, get tech, go!


The #Innovate IT camps are back and better than ever. Join Ed Baker, Technical Evangelist and his expertise to learn all about Windows Server 2016, Azure and the hybrid IT management.

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What is an #InnovateIT Camp?

Last year over 700 attendees developed their Hybrid IT skills, with deep dives on Hyper-V, log analytics, System Center and much more. This year we’re looking to showcase the top features of Windows Server 2016 and show you how to develop your own Hybrid solution with Azure. Ed Baker has built a strong following through these camps, which strike the perfect (right) balance of theory, demo and hands-on labs.

To make the most of the camp, we’ve segmented it into a 2-day event; one focused on all things Windows Server and the following day will be Azure – but that’s not all that we’re going to cover. You will see deep dives into Operations Management Suite, Azure Site Recovery and an overview of Containers in WS2016. We recommend you make the most of this opportunity and take advantage of both days as it will give you the best exposure to our systems.

Why should I go?

We know, we know: your boss will ask you why you should take 2 days off to go to this, so we’re going to make this easy for you. First, it’s free! But more importantly, this is your chance to get to grips with Nano Servers, Docker, Azure Resource Manager – we can go on here but see the list below. We’ll be building on this list to bring you up to speed with the newest features. The #InnovateIT camps can give you a good foundation to take Microsoft Exams, enabling you to become the qualified expert.

You’ll also receive a pass for a free month of Azure, have the opportunity to sign up to our new Azure skills courses, and have 90-day access to labs that’ll help you to complete your learning. Not bad!

Hybrid IT Management/ Hybrid Infrastructure

  • Containers, Docker
  • Nano Server deployment, Nano server TP5 release
  • Storage replication
  • New features of Windows server 2016 & benefits it can bring to my company infrastructure
  • Real world scenarios
  • Nano & WS2016 integration w/ Azure
  • New features in SRV2016, SDN Azure Services
  • ARM templates and DSC OMS automation
  • ARM and Dev and Test, ARM templates in Visual Studio
  • Operations Management Console with AD Assessment
  • The capabilities of OMS
  • Cluster Storage

Where is it?

Our first camps will be on 15th and 16th December in London, then we’re coming to Birmingham in January and Glasgow in Feb. There are many more lined up so tell us where you are and we’ll bring the camps to you.

How can I register?

You can register using the links below, remember to bring your laptop so you can do the practical sessions:

Comments (19)

  1. Alun E says:

    Can you come to Cardiff\South Wales please!

    1. Ed says:

      We are! We always do!

    2. P Iddon says:

      +1 on Cardiff.

  2. JP says:

    Any chance of these happening in Nottingham?

  3. Brian says:

    Excellent, can we have some for Manchester please

  4. Hi Alun, JP and Brian, thank you for getting in touch. We will be looking to come to/near your suggested areas next year, please keep an eye on our Twitter page and our #InnovateIT homepage (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/itinnovation.aspx) where we’ll be updating all future camps 🙂

  5. Steve W says:

    a 2nd for Manchester

  6. Steve Atherton says:

    North west England please! Manchester, Liverpool or even Leeds if we are killing white and red roses with one stone 🙂

  7. sunilK says:

    Any chance of these happening in INDIA ?

  8. H says:

    And Leeds please.

  9. Tony says:

    Hi can Manchester have it please. We havent had any for a few years now thanks.

  10. colin weeks says:

    Any chance of one in reading?

  11. K Bolton says:

    Can you come to Lancashire with events please

  12. Ahmed A says:

    Manchester please

  13. Ryan cook says:

    Bit late in the day but Leeds or Manchester would be good!

  14. Victoria says:

    Do you ever do these in Belfast?

  15. Chris Smith says:

    Belfast please??

  16. Lou says:

    Any up coming in Dublin?

  17. Martin Baker says:

    Guys why was this announced so late in the day? I got an email on 18th Jan telling us about the 24th/25th Jan in Birmingham. I see it was on the web earlier, but emails are the route to marketing & filling places surely? Real shame, would have loved to attend this, but too late notice. PLEASE can you put the same event on again in the Midlands somewhere.. cheers!

  18. Denny McLaren says:

    Newcastle would be great.

  19. DaveB says:

    Its a bit short notice to get time off for these, regardless of it being free!! 🙁
    Also, any chance of coming coser to South Wales / Bristol area. Much easier to commute to, plus it wouldbe really nice if these types of courses occasionally did head this way!!
    Thanks for the offerings though!

  20. Eflin Charles says:

    Any chance you will be holding one of theses in Reading

  21. Geoff Haskell says:

    This would be a great opportunity.

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