Tracking the tracks at Tech Ed New Zealand

Microsoft Tech Ed New Zealand 2008: Windows Mobile track contents

, posted: 22-Jul-2008 16:17

Since mobility is a big shaker in the current enterprise and consumer environments, Microsoft is creating a new track, with content specifically tailored for this topic.

The track will cover Windows Mobile deployment and management, with the following sessions:


Windows Mobile Overview and Roadmap

Exchange Server, Office Communication Server and Windows Mobile: The Ultimate Ingredients for Mobile UC

System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 Overview

Windows Mobile Development 101: Cut the fruit and get the cream

I am very interested in this track, being a Windows Mobile MVP myself.

Microsoft Tech Ed New Zealand 2008: Client and Management track contents

, posted: 17-Jul-2008 13:00

Darryl has posted another update on the tracks, this time the Client and Management track, which now looks like this:



Extending OS Deployment with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Michael Niehaus
MDOP: Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization, formerly from Kidaro Eric Borst
MDOP: Application Virtualization Features Sean Donahue
Technical Introduction to Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager Jason Buffington
Cross-Platform Monitoring with Microsoft Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 Ran Mayron
Application Virtualization Management: the Enterprise of the Future Using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 and Microsoft SoftGrid Sean Donahue
System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 Overview Garry Gross
Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager: Next Version Overview (Part 1 of 2) Deannah Templeton; Stu Fox
Windows Vista - what does it enable? Service Pack 1 Update and Improvements! Adam Hall; Darryl Munro
Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager: Next Version Advanced Features (Part 2 of 2) Deannah Templeton; Stu Fox

There's a mobile session in there, but just wait - there's a full mobility track for this year's Microsoft Tech Ed New Zealand coming up soon, I am told.

TechFest 2008 and other social events at Microsoft Tech Ed New Zealand 2008

, posted: 17-Jul-2008 11:20

There will be three social events during this year's Microsoft Tech Ed New Zealand.

You will have an opportunity to meet the speakers during an "Ask the Experts" event at the "Marketplace". This will be a chance to ask the local and international experts coming to speak during the conference and will be happening 1st September 2008 from 6:30pm through 8pm.

Take note: The TechFest 2008 happens 2nd September 2008, from 6:30pm through 1pm at the Princes Wharf, Quay Street. This is the main social event - a big party with Opshop (pictured) and dDub. Finger food and drinks will be served throughout the party.

All attendees automatically receive tickets, and additional tickets can be purchased for $145 + GST.

The last social event in the agenda is the Farewell Drinks, just after the last sessions, an oppotunity to relax and prepare to go back to your battle stations. The Farewell Drinks is happening 3rd September 2008, from 5pm through 6:30pm in the Marketplace.

Microsoft Tech Ed New Zealand 2008: Office track contents

, posted: 16-Jul-2008 20:03

Darryl has posted the (almost) final content for the Microsoft Tech Ed New Zealand 2008 Office track - I had lunch with him today and he hopes it won't change from this:



MOSS: SharePoint Anatomy and architectural considerations

Ian Morrish

Microsoft Search All Up session including FAST introduction

David Ford; Steven Letford

Developing Your First Office Business Application: From the Client to SharePoint and Beyond

Reed Shaffner

Creating Content Centric Publishing Sites with MOSS 2007

Mark Orange; Zac Smith

Tools and techniques for productive and effective SharePoint development

Matt Smith; Zac Smith

Best Practice ECM with SharePoint 2007

Mark Orange; Michael Noel

Why Findability Should Be an Organising Principle for Your SharePoint Server 2007 Deployment

Ben Curry; Chandima Kulathilake

Project and Application Portfolio Management; What, Why, How

Youssef Mourra

Microsoft Office Groove 2007: An Enabler for Secure and Dynamic Collaboration

Bryan Gallagher

Planning and Implementing Regional and Global Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Deployments

Ben Curry; Joel Oleson

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Governance: From Chaos to Success in Ten Steps

Chandima Kulathilake; Joel Oleson

Open XML Development Turning SharePoint Data into Microsoft Office Documents: A Deep Dive into SharePoint Document Assembly Using Open XML

Reed Shaffner

Creating Solutions with the Business Data Catalog

Steven Letford; Todd Bleeker

Also I was told the Mobility track is almost confirmed. And they have some big plans for the keynote - but this is a secret for now, so we will have to wait and see what's coming/

Microsoft Tech Ed New Zealand 2008: Web/UX track contents

, posted: 14-Jun-2008 09:25

It looks like one of the first tracks to be "locked" at Microsoft Tech Ed New Zealand 2008 is the web and user interaction one.

This is the list of sessions for this track:

Scott Hanselman Developing ASP.Net Applications using the Model View Controller pattern
Scott Hanselman RESTful data services with the ADO.Net Data Services Framework
Harry Pierson Microsoft Silverlight and Dynamic Languages
Hank Janssen Managing IIS Infrastructure (TBC)
Hank Janssen PHP, FastCGI and IIS7 (TBC)
Jonas Folleso Silverlight 2 for Developers
Trent Mankelow(NZ)/Susan Wolfe (AU) Self Service Usability
Jefferson Fletcher IE8 for Developers (TBC)
Jefferson Fletcher IE8 Compatibility (TBC)
Nigel Parker (NZ)/Shane Morris (AU) Designing XAML applications using Expression Studio 2.x (TBC)
Scott Cate ASP.Net AJAX Deep Dive (TBC)
ScottHa, Scott Cate, Harry, Jonas, Hank, Jefferson Web futures panel - where is it all going and what challenges are ahead? (TBC)

Microsoft Tech Ed New Zealand is a technology event run by Microsoft New Zealand. The Microsoft Tech Ed New Zealand 2010 is happening in Auckland (New Zealand), 30th August - 1st September 2010, at the SkyCity Convention Centre. If you are attending the Microsoft Tech Ed New Zealand 2010 and would like to contribute with stories, profiles, and feedback please contact us. This blog is written by Mauricio Freitas and published by Geekzone.

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