Find your DevOps sessions at TechEd Europe

September 16, 2014

DevOps is one of the most written-about terms in the world of agile development and continuous delivery. The lasted Countdown to TechEd Europe Show are focusing on the DevOps and the Spotlight feature of the schedule builder.

Check it out here

To learn more about DevOps don’t miss upcoming Jump Start Training on October 9, 2014.
Azure Resource Manager DevOps Jump Start

While you are waiting for that make sure you check out the Microsoft Virtual Academy Training

DevOps: An IT Pro Guide

and the DevObs Blog and the latest blogpost from Volker Will
CIO Guide – Eight Steps to Enterprise DevOps – Step 1

If you haven’t registered yet, why not use the DevOps trainings available in Barcelona 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 behind the Countdown Show:

Until next time,

C’Ya all in the binary space that’s 4zure Ler


The schedule builder and how I use it to plan my TechEd year.

April 4, 2013

Yes, TechEd for me is a year long experience. The sheer amount of content is actually to much to digest for just one week. If this is your first TechEd conference be prepared to have your brain cooked.
I work on the schedule builder weekly before the conference starts to try to find the ones that i really want to attend, and those I might skip and catch online. This makes my schedule quite full with a lot of conflicts.
I also try to find sessions on topics that isn’t something I do on a day to day basis. I’m a ITPro so I try to do at least one Dev session to broaden my skills a bit.

Also note that each session are rated in 200 – Intermediate, 300 – Advanced and 400 – Expert.
The 200 sessions are on a little higher level while the 300 and 400 sessions are more detailed.

In the conference bag amongst a bunch of other stuff, you’ll find a pen with a highlight marker on one side and also a pocket conference guide.
I use the marker to highlight the first days sessions from the ones I have selected in the schedule builder and circle the ones that i really want to attend on site. That leaves me with alternative sessions if the session fills up so I don’t make it or if the session isn’t what i expected it to be.
At the end of each day I plan the next day by repeating the procedure. A good thing is also to make plans for a session free slot each day to chill your brain a little. 🙂 I usually plan those slots so that I can call home and talk to the wife and kids.

When it comes to Outlook ICS files i personally don’t use them.

Once the conference is over I use my schedule to review sessions I’ve attended and those i missed.

Also check out the Countdown to TechEd Ep 2: All About ScheduleBuilder

See you around 🙂