I’ve been associated with the Dutch Networking User Group (NGN) for almost five years now. I’ve been speaking at their events and have helped others achieve the same goal. NGN has recently joined forces with the Dutch Platform for IT Professionals (Ngi), and an old tradition has been dusted off: We’re organizing a Windows Server-themed event.
In three weeks time, on June 24, 2014 to be precise, the Kontakt der Kontinenten event location in Soesterberg, the Netherlands will be buzzing with the new technologies in Windows Server, that IT Pros can harness to take their systems management to the next level: Systems Management: Beyond control Dutch.
Erwin Derksen will redeliver his TechDays NL 2014 session on Soviet IT. In his session, Erwin lays out the foundation for the day by creating a sense of urgency: When IT Admins create a Soviet Russian-style locked down and inflexible networking environment, people will flee it. Alex Warmerdam, then, picks up the glove by comparing on-to-go file sharing products, like OneDrive, Work Folders, SharePoint, Filr, ShareFile, and Box Business.
After a short coffee break, Ruben Spruijt delivers a compelling session in his From The Firehose series of sessions. This time, he’ll present his Insider’s Guide to Desktop Virtualization. Bart Smith follows up with a 40-minute approach to modern information security.
After lunch, Roel van Bueren and Alex de Jong explain how to deploy Windows 8.1, featuring ADK, WinPE, WDS, ImageX, DISM, USMT, Setup Commander, CopyPE, and Update Commander. Raymond and I will be presenting a 60-minute session on Windows Server 2012 R2 and how admins can harness the People Centric-IT features to make employees feel at home in the network on their own devices.
After a second short break, Jeff Wouters details PowerShell’s Desired State Configuration (DSC). This way, unwanted changes to configurations can be blocked, so admins have more time to address the big issues. To round off the day, Martijn Bellaard demos deploying DirectAccess on Windows Server 2012 R2.
See you there?