Getting ready for Tech-Ed 2008
One of the biggest shows in our region is about to go into second gear as people from all over the IT industry are getting prepared for the upcoming event.
During the previous Tech-Ed event I had the pleasure to give a long and interesting presentation that dealt with what was then Microsoft's newest operating system - Windows Vista. That presentation talked about managing Vista's settings with Group Policy, and what was (for me) a totally new experience - Microsoft's futuristic server operating system code named Longhorn.
What was then a futuristic prospect has slowly began to gain ground, and what was then still at an early alpha stage, has since then been transformed into the promising new Windows Server 2008 operating system.
Since the last Tech-Ed event I had the pleasure to work heavily with both Windows Vista and with Windows Server 2008, starting from the early beta version, going up through RC0 and RC1, and now waiting to the upcoming release of RTM on the 27th of February 2008.
Gaining a lot of hands on experience with Windows Server 2008, this year I will give a (what I think is) great presentation called "Fitting Windows Server 2008 into your existing infrastructure".
You see, Windows Server 2008 brings great innovations and opportunities for IT professionals. Most of these exciting features can be incorporated in today's network infrastructure, and by adding new Windows Server 2008 machines, IT pros will be able to maximize their control over their networks today.
In this session we will talk about the steps taken in order to fit Windows Server 2008 servers in your existing infrastructure, focusing on Active Directory integration, Group Policy management, Remote Server Administration Tools, and considerations for upgrading existing servers. During this talk, we will demo many features and management capabilities and various tips and tricks.
I hope to see all of you there, and as usual, feel free to email me for questions and requests. I will do my best to personally reply all of your messages.