zondag 27 januari 2013 10:27 Tom Decaluwé

techdays 2013 5-6-7 March

In March Microsoft is hosting it’s annual techdays here in Belgium. With the release of windows 8 and windows 2012 a lot will change for us and having so many top national and international speakers in one place is an ideal time for any IT pro to invest 3 days to gain knowledge for the next 3 years.

As many of you know I work for a retail company in Europe and I too am faced with the challenge of integrating these new possibilities into my organization.

I specifically looking forward to

- Marcus Murray’s security session on 5 March. I strongly believe security is getting more difficult than ever. BYOD is not only brining technology challenges that we have been familiar with for so long and understand. We are now being faced with end-users that are indifferent to security and unwilling to see that home based network security is something totally different than corporate security and this in times when the type of attacks are getting more and more advanced, stealthy and serve the purpose of earning money by well organized cybercrime organizations.

- Daniel Pearson will be speaking about windows 8 tools on day two. As much focus as we love to have on server side we have to realize that our end-users will be working off of windows 8. As an It pro we need to understand this new OS to it’s full potential and know the tools within it is no luxury.

- Johan Arwidmark will be showing us deployment and MDT. There is no OS without deployment and fast, accurate deployment makes all our lives easier. A session i would not want to miss.

- On day 3 i’ll be faced with a huge dilemma. Richard will be speaking about DirectAccess and Kurt on Powershell Advanced. Both topics are reshaping the way we think about managing our infrastructure and getting our clients connected. I’m hoping by then I can 3D print and clone myself and follow both simultaneous.

I’ll leave it to you to decide what’s more important for your organization going forward.

If you have not done so, high time to get your ticket now 3days for 3 years, not a bad tradeoff if you ask me