Walked 5.12 miles at the convention today.
Did get some good solutions for Win 10 image deployment.
Went to a Powershell Unplugged sessions given by Jeffrey Snover (FYI – He invented Powershell!)
Now I’m here:
Talk to ya tomorrow!
Yesterday was very hectic due to the amount of people. Everyone in the same place at the same time. 30,000 people at the Keynote, then everyone went to the Expo. Then packed sessions. I didn’t even partake of the Welcome Reception because is was so crowded!
Today is better. People slept in, everyone didn’t need to be at the same place. Much more relaxing and less crowded.
Attended some good sessions:
I even completed a hands-on lab (which I don’t like): “Integrate your on-prem Active Directory domain with Azure AD”
I’ve done this before, but I have an idea I can use in my current environment. The cloud is coming, need to be ready for the migration.
Lunch today was make your own pasta bowl, not good for my low carb diet, well neither is the beer. That reminds me, gotta go!
Just got out of the Keynote presentation by Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella. It was informative, but not any news on new versions of software, hardware, etc. He did focus on Tech Intensity and how companies need to use new technologies and create new technologies.
MS is partnering with Adobe and SAP to promote open data. They want their customers to have open access the the data they have stored across applications and vendors. They don’t want your data “stuck in silos”
Satya even showed a customer experience video of a company I had partnered with at my previous job with Lifeline Foods. Buhler is an innovative corn milling equipment supplier that is using technology to provide real time data from the milling process.
ATTENDANCE: Holy Crap! 30,000+. Too many people.
Finally for today here’s the bag:
OK, I’m back in the airport waiting to head home. I figured I’d think about my experience compared to other IT conferences I’ve been to. First it wasn’t a bad conference, but just different than what I am used to. Here’s what I came up with:
Ok I am on the shuttle back to my hotel after day two sessions. Morning started with the keynote highlighted by Michael Dell. Dell and EMC will be great together, blah, blah. But besides that a Very promising and informing message. Some good case study videos. After that were sessions, lunch and vendors.
What I learned today:
I’m still on the shuttle…
I made it.
I am going to try my hand at blogging.
I am currently sitting in the Dallas airport headed to Dell EMC World in Austin, TX. I have attended many other IT conferences but this is my first Dell. My goal right now is to post at least once a day at the conference which shouldn’t be hard since it’s a short 2 1/2 days.
Let me know if there is anything you want me to report about. Thanks.
I think I have everything I need right now.