Pictures of the 2014 Nordic Infrastructure Conference

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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.

Arriving at Oslo Airport, I can't help but feeling how the Norwegian language looks and sounds like Dutch (click for original photo)
Proud Speaker for the 2014 Nordic Infrastructure Conference (click for original screenshot)
View from the room at the Clarion Hotel Royal Chrisitiania (click for original screenshot)

Too late for any party.
Nonetheless, Raymond found a way to dance in The Dubliner. Knipogende emoticon

Raymond Comvalius in snowy Oslo (click for original screenshot)

Thursday was the first day of the event, so we hung out in the most appropriate place for us during the event.
View at the Oslo Sentralstasjion from our hotel (click for original photo)View from the Speakers Lounge (click for original photo)
Speakers Lounge at the 2014 Nordic Infrastructure Conference (click for original screenshot)

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…

The Experts Panel led by Alex de Jong (click for original photo)"Just a participant" ;-) (click for original photo)

After the sessions, a group with Brian Desmond, Brian Komar, Justin Morris, Johan Arwidmark and me had dinner, that landed moose on my plate:

Moose (click for original photo)

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.

Raymond Comvalius as Proud NIC speaker (click for original screenshot)Delivering our session (photo by Sami Laiho) (click for original photo)
Delivering our session for a packed room (photo by Adnan Hendricks) (click for original photo)Delivering our second session (photo by Adnan Hendricks) (click for original photo)

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.

In front of Oslo's NationalTheater (click for original screenshot)
Oslo's Nobel Peace Center (click for original photo)Oslo's City Council Building (click for original screenshot)

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.
Thank you!

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