My TechEd North America 2013 Agenda

As a first timer in a major conference (I’ve never been to one outside europe) I’m having a hard time choosing a schedule for myself. There is way too many options to choose from! Or maybe I’m just interested in too many topics.

TechEd North America - I'm attendingThank Goodness there is a great agenda builder on Channel 9. It helps to create a filtered list of the hundreds of sessions. Then you can narrow it down to a few options to choose from. I guess I’m gonna choose a couple of sessions in each slot. That way I can decide between those as I go along. The venue is so big that there might be even trouble getting from room to room in time between the sessions.

I’m still wondering whether I will sit for the 70-414 exam, for which I’ve been studying for the past months. I’ll certainly attend the corresponding exam prep session to get the latest information and tips for the exam. The official App, “Ch9 Events” for the conference has also been published, which integrates with Channel 9 nice and smoothly.

I most certainly do have to schedule some time to check out the French Quarter and the famous Bourbon Street. I’ve been to the South before, but never this deep.

Anyways, I thought I’ll share some of the sessions that  I consider as a “must see” for me. I’ve picked these out by the speaker, not so much on the topic, I gotta see the gurus. 🙂

Session Speaker
License to Kill: Malware Hunting with the Sysinternals Tools Mark Russinovich
Case of the Unexplained 2013: Windows Troubleshooting with Mark Russinovich Mark Russinovich
Better Networking, More Net Gains: How Windows Server 2012 Can Be Your Director of Protocol(s) Mark Minasi
Upgrading the Platform – How to Get There! Parts 1-4 Rick Claus, Andrew McMurray
Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Storage Performance John Starks, Jeff Woolsey, Liang Yang
Hackers (Not) Halted Paula Januszkiewicz
Windows Store Apps: Enterprise LOB App Deployment Scenarios Mike Niehaus
Windows 8: Blackbelt Troubleshooting Sami Laiho

Maybe I’ll report on site something…or not.

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