As previously announced, Raymond and I delivered two sessions at the Nordic Infrastructure Conference (NIC) in Oslo, Norway.
We flew from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Oslo Gardermoen Lufthavn (OSL) and upon arrival of our 2-hour flight, we took the FlyToGet to get to Oslo’s SentralStasjion within half an hour. We arrived at our hotel, the Clarion Christiania at 11PM.
Too late for any party.
Nonetheless, Raymond found a way to dance in The Dubliner.
Thursday was the first day of the event, so we hung out in the most appropriate place for us during the event.
Luckily, besides tweaking our sessions, we also had time to enjoy the continuous food service, some sessions, and the Experts Panel. Of course, we also met with the other speakers. It’s a small world, after all…
After the sessions, a group with Brian Desmond, Brian Komar, Justin Morris, Johan Arwidmark and me had dinner, that landed moose on my plate:
Thursday night, we met with Jimmy Andersson at the 34th floor of the Radisson Blu hotel, next door to the Oslo Spektrum. It was fun, but unfortunately I lost track of time a bit too much, leaving me with ample time to catch up on sleep…
Friday, Raymond and I delivered our two sessions on Bring-Your-Own essentials with Microsoft technologies, focusing on the new BYO and Identity capabilities found in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
As part of these sessions, Raymond and I convinced the audiences (packed rooms with 130 participants) on the practical use cases of claims-based authentication, multi-factor authentication, workplace join and work folders.
Friday night, Raymond and I wandered through snowy Oslo, enjoying famous sights like the Oslo Theater, the Nobel Peace Center, the City Council building and Akershus Castle.
Saturday morning we flew back to the Netherlands, but not before we enjoyed a breakfast in our hotel with John Craddock, discussing the very technologies above.
The 2014 Nordic Infrastructure Conference (NIC) was very worth it.