Last Friday, I co-organized the CloudOS MVP Roadshow with Microsoft Netherlands in ‘De Werf’ (nicknamed ‘the Auditorium’) at Microsoft Netherlands in Schiphol, The Netherlands.
With our team of Microsoft employees and Microsoft MVPs we created a fantastic free all-day event for the 57 attendees.
We started the event at 9:30 AM with a introductory speech from Isabel Moll-Kranenberg. As the Business Lead for Windows Server and Windows Azure for the Netherlands, she introduced her team, the trends she sees, and the TechDays event.
Next up, Marc van Eijk (Windows Azure MVP) and James van den Berg (Cloud & Datacenter Management MVP) walked us through the Datacenter Management track:
After a short coffe break, SQL Server MVP André Kamman explained our audience on trends like Big Data and solutions like Hadoop:
As a special treat, Michiel Rozema from Microsoft Netherlands gave his inspiring Business Intelligence demo, querying for both the best salesman and bartender within the same minute.
During lunch, we mingled with the audience. This gave me the opportunity to appear in a selfie with the guy I could only introduce to the audience as ‘our administrative MVP contact within Microsoft’:
Of course, we all know who he is, right?
After lunch, Raymond Comvalius presented on hybrid identity with slides on Access and information Protection. Slides that were very familiar to me…
This block of sessions also featured a demo-filled session by Ronny de Jong, to fill in for Maarten Goet, so the latter could get ready for System Center Universe Asia Pacific 2014.
A modern IT infrastructure, based on the CloudOS and enabling modern access, needs cross-platform apps. Windows Phone Development MVP Tom Verhoeff. He shared his view on the various aspects of developing high-quality applications for both Windows Phone and The Modern Interface in Windows RT and recent versions of Windows:
After these sessions, I lead the wrap-up to get questions and feedback from our audience. We gathered some great questions across our areas of expertise and filled some gaps in their interpretations of the Microsoft CloudOS and the Microsoft MVP Program:
I would like to thank everyone that was involved in making this event a success!