I’m hosting a ‘Minimalism in Windows Server’ event with Jeff Wouters and Ajilon

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When I started my speaking career back in 2006, I didn’t have fancy demo hardware and Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) wasn’t even born, then. To talk about an interesting IT Pro topic and provide appealing demos, I choose to talk about Server Core.

On June 22, I’m coming full circle. While I’ve been demoing Azure Active Directory and Hybrid Identity these past few years (on demo hardware graciously provided by employers and on Azure IaaS), I’ll be presenting on Server Core again.


About the ‘Minimalism in Windows Server’ event

Jeff Wouters and I will be hosting an evening event, celebrating the efforts of great people like Andrew Mason, Jeffrey Snover and Benjamin Herila at Microsoft.

7PM – 8PM, Part 1: Server Core

With Windows Server becoming more bloated with every release, many IT Pros became envious of Open Source Operating Systems and their modular ways. With Windows Server 2008, Microsoft introduced the Server Core installation option; an optimized Windows Server mode without many of the bloatware features of Full Installations of Windows Server.

Many years and Windows Server versions, Server Core has evolved into the Windows Server 2012 R2 Operating System mode it is today. I will be telling this story and demo various versions of Server Core along the way. Besides all the evolutions, I’ll also detail much of the real-world impossibilities associated with Server Core installations, even today.

8PM – 9PM, Part 2: Nano Server

Server Core basically is an optimized Windows Server version. What if Microsoft could start over with a Windows Server? Instead of removing the unnecessary parts, adding only the necessary parts to a bare-bones install? This is what Microsoft does with Nano Server, a new Operating System mode in Windows Server 2016. Jeff will tell the audience all about it and how it ties together with PowerShell and containers.


At the end of the evening, our audience will have intimate knowledge of one of the most important trends in Microsoft infrastructure for years to come! Glimlach


About Ajilon IT

AjilonAjilon IT is a Dutch Human Resources organization that connects IT professionals with organizations. They are not just an IT staffer, but also an employer, with heart for its professionals. Ajilon is part of Staffing within Adecco Group Nederland.


Join us

Ajilon hosts our event at Leerhotel Het Klooster in Amersfoort, the Netherlands Dutch.

Doors open at 4:30PM. Ajilon presents on their unique points between 5PM and 6PM.
Dinner is served between 6PM and 7PM. Drinks available after 9PM.

Leerhotel Het Klooster

Ajilon invites many of the professionals they employ and many of the professionals that work through them. Of course, Jeff and I were also welcome to invite people and there’s plenty of room at the venue.

You are invited! Glimlach

Register here for this free event on June 22, 2016.
Presentations will be delivered in Dutch.

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