Two weeks ago, I presented at ITPROceed 2016 at Utopolis in Mechelen, Belgium. I was invited back as a speaker, as I presented on ITPROceed 2015 previously.
I drove off in the first daylight from my home, since it’s a 2-hour drive from my house to the venue in Mechelen, driving past Rotterdam and Antwerpen, and their traffic challenges, on the way over.
In Mechelen, I was overtaken and greeted by a guy in a white BMW. Apparently, Adnan Hendricks, my former colleague at OGD and now working for Microsoft Netherlands. We didn’t drive together this year, but at least shared the last few miles of tarmac.
After some light breakfast, I checked in at the VIP (cinema)room, which was in use as the speaker room (like last years). I received a new ITPROceed speaker shirt and met up with more familiar faces, especially the CoreTech Benelux people; Kenny Buntinx, Dieter Wijckmans and Tim De Keukelaere and the Microsoft BeLux delegation; Sigrid Vandenweghe and Peter de Tender.
With Rasmus Hald sitting directly behind me, I made some last-minute tweaks to the presentation and added a backup demo, that would circumvent any Azure Portal goofiness I might experience… Remember: My demo’s at ITPROceed were based on Windows 10 build 14361 (released four days earlier) and the current release of Azure Active Directory… Yes, I like to live dangerously.
After lunch, my 50-minute time slot emerged and I got ready to present on ‘Azure Active Directory Join for Windows 10 Bring-Your-Own Scenarios’.
I’d like to thank all the attendees of the session. You were great!
After the session I wrapped up my equipment and headed back to the speaker room to ditch my stuff; With my presentation done, I could catch up with old acquaintances (Hi, Arlindo!) and sponsors (VEEAM and GlobalKnowledge among others), and have conversations with my fellow geeks (Hi, Didier!).
After the closing keynote on ‘Data is the new electricity’, and the ITPROceed raffle, it was time for the ITPROceed BBQ.
I just love how Azure, Azure Stack and Azure Steak come together like that!
A quiet drive back home to give all these new impressions and thoughts the right place in my head later, I arrived home with my family.
When you’re interested in all the pictures, shared by the ITPROceed organization, take a look here, as I have only shared a selection of these pictures.