TechEd Europe 2014 Content Catalog

August 21, 2014

Only 10 weeks to TechEd Europe!

Today the first version of the Content Catalog is live showing a lot of session from a huge amount of speakers. More content like sessions and labs will be added in the weeks to come, so make sure to check it out regularly so that you don’t miss anything of the good stuff. J

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Make sure you watch the now weekly TechEd Countdown shows to get information about the latest news in and around TechEd Europe.

Watch the latest episode is of the The One with the Content Catalog

Previous episodes are:

The Other One with Barcelona Dining Tips

The One with Dining Tips

If you haven’t registered yet, why not use the content catalog to boost your arguments :)

You will find the registration page and some help convincing your boss and much more by visiting the TechEd Europe website.

If you have any questions or comments about TechEd Europe you can post them in the TechEd Europe Forum or use Twitter or Facebook and reach out to:

Twitter handles for the people bbehing the Countdown Show:


On demand training, Windows Azure Pack pt 2

August 15, 2014

Yesterday I posted a short article covering Windows Azure Pack video training resources. Today I will guide you to free hands on resources. :)

In case you dont know what Windows Azure Pac is the following text is taken from TechEd North America page on Channel 9

The Azure Pack is a collection of Microsoft Azure technologies available to Microsoft customers at no additional cost. Once installed in your datacenter, the Azure Pack integrates with Microsoft System Center and Windows Server to help provide a self-service portal for managing services such as websites, Virtual Machines, and Service Bus; a portal for administrators to manage resource clouds; scalable web hosting; and more.

Windows Azure Pack: Introducing Windows Azure Pack

Windows Azure Pack: Installation and Configuration

Windows Azure Pack: IaaS Management

Windows Azure Pack: Service Management Automation

Windows Azure Pack: Virtual Machine Roles


On demand training, Windows Azure Pack

August 14, 2014

July 16–17, 2014 Microsoft had a Live training event called Windows Azure Pack: Infrastructure as a Service Jump Start ft a instructor team of Microsoft employees.

During two days you could learn how to use Windows Azure Pack to deliver Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) in your datacenter. The content is now available on Microsoft Cannel 9

Have you checked out the Ch9 App for Xbox 360? Pretty nice to be able to watch the content on your home entertainment system :)

Full course outline for the two days:

Day One

Day Two

So join the Instructor Team for an exploration of Windows Azure Pack’s (WAP’s) infrastructure services (IaaS)

Windows Azure Pack builds on the power of Microsoft CloudOS brought to your local data center that enables you to deliver an enterprise-class, cost-effective solution for self-service, multitenant cloud infrastructure and application services based on Microsoft Azure, Windows Server and System Center technologies.

· Andrew Zeller | Microsoft Senior Technical Program Manager

· ​Symon Perriman | Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist
Twitter: @SymonPerriman

· Joe Levy | Microsoft Program Manager
Twitter: @Jodoglevy

· Shriram Natarajan | Microsoft Program Manager
Twitter: @shriramnat

· John Ballard | Microsoft Principal Program Manager

​· ​Vybava Ramadoss | Microsoft ​Program Manager
Twitter: @vybava

· Anshuman Nangia | Microsoft Program Manager


WordPress App for Windows Phone

August 4, 2014

I saw a tweet from my good friend and TechEd Roundtable member Dieter Rauscher about a good app for Windows Phone.

I gave a quick search and found that the app I had in mind wasn’t there to be found. Anyway here is a link to the App so you can install it on your phone.Splash

Once installed you have options to start a new blog at WordPress.com, add your blog hosted on WordPress.com or add your self-hosted wordpress blog.

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I have blogged about creating a Azure hosted WordPress blog in 7 clicks if you would like to try that out.

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When you have created your blog or added your existing one you get to the Actions page, from there you are given options to:

  • Add a post
  • View Stats
  • Add a page
  • Blog Settings
  • View Admin
  • View Site

Swiping to the sides takes you to Comments, Posts and Pages.

To add a new blog post tap the tile and start blogging from Windows Phone to your WordPress Blogg.


So it begins…

July 30, 2014

We are 90 days away from what probably will be the last TechEd as we know it.

The first episode of the Teched Countdown show was spotted on the TechEd blog

Join Rick, Joey and the awesome camera magician Golnaz on a tour to some of Barcelonas best restaurants. Enjoy Barcelona’s Best Dining While You’re at TechEd Europe

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If you haven’t registered yet make sure you do.
http://europe.msteched.com/Register#fbid=87J2MQEdOlC


We few we happy few, we band of brothers.

June 11, 2014

Late last night I returned home after two magic and exhausting days in Barcelona. As you might know I were there for the TechEd Europe Roundtable discussions.

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During the discussions we shared experiences and thoughts in and around TechEd and especially the TechEd Europe conference that returns to at Fira Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain. In October 28-31 Microsoft and a variety of industry experts will give all of us another great conference and awesome memories.

One of the discussions that are close to my heart is the community. A great conference as TechEd Europe isn’t just the great lectures, opportunity to get your hands on the technology and direct access to Microsoft employees and other technology experts. It’s the hallway discussions, the interaction during lunch the great joke in the evenings while sharing a beverage of your choice with good friends.

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In my previous post I talked about a community called theKrewe and I already knew just about half of  roundtable members from just that community and seeing them again was priceless. But to get to know the other members was even better be course seeing them again will be just as awesome. Erik, Golnaz, Dieter, Sean, Aidan and Alan it was a pleasure meeting you and I already look forward to the next time we meet. Denise it was awesome to finally meet you. Ler

Beverly and Corey I haven’t forgotten about you but we still have to meet in person. ;)

It is always with mixed emotions I leave conferences and this Roundtable meeting wasn’t different. I had the opportunity to meet some good old friends and made new ones.

On my flights home this came in to my mind.

Shakespeare’s Henry V, 1598:

KING HENRY V:
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remember’d;
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.

I do hope to see you in Barcelona if you haven’t registered yet, go ahead and do it today and save 300 €

You will learn a lot and return home with a lot of professional knowledge and some new friends.

Stay tuned for more information about TechEd Europe. If you have any questions feel free to comment of start a thread in the TechEd Europe Forum


TechEd Europe Roundtable Scouting trip Day 1

June 8, 2014

If you have attended any conference or traveled for work you know that it can be some quite boring evenings in hotel rooms, dining alone.

In 2011 I attended my first TechEd in Atlanta. During my preparations for the trip I noticed that there was a group of IT professionals called the Krewe of Teched. They had a Meet’n Greet party in the back pocket of a sports bar the day before the conference start.

You might wonder why I start off writing about TechEd Atlanta and the Krewe. Well my friends it is really easy. When I go on conferences or business trips nowadays I don’t have boring evenings in the hotel room and I don’t have to dine alone. The Krewe is more then just a Technological community around the TechEd conference, it’s more like family.

Bright and early this morning I boarded a plane to Copenhagen to meet one of my good friends. He has invited me to his house and I will accompany him and his wife to a family picnic.

Tomorrow morning we will travel to Barcelona and join a few more of the European Krewe family that also are invited to the TechEd Round table discussions.

I cant wait…


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