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Do you ask yourself if your job skill sets are current? Do you wonder what changes are happening in the industry that you must know? Are you nervous about starting to learn something out of your core skills but need a bit of help to get started? This is WHY we put together TechDays and WHY you should register. Even better news for this year? We have reduced the price of the event to $200 for both days. You really can’t beat that price given the content and level of presenters.

Every day brings us closer to the third annual TechDays SF on June 5th and 6th, 2014. We’ve nearly finalized all our sessions and speakers, so be sure check them out. You don’t want to miss these two incredible days of learning from some of the best presenters available. We are able to attract top speakers from events like Microsoft TechEd, TechMentor, WinConnections and other leading industry conferences all specifically geared toward the IT Professional. Best of all, we are able to do this at a fraction of the cost of those events so don’t miss out.

Due to room capacity issues the conference will be limited to a maximum of 200 attendees with registration being first come first served. There is no early bird special, the price is already hard to beat for an equivalent lineup. We have also added the event to Lanyrd so please help us generate some noise about the conference and if you are attending let people know via twitter (hashtag is #techdays), LinkedIn and Facebook – thanks!

The list of session abstracts can be found here, and the current schedule is also being maintained on our mobile app via EventBoard so download it to get the most up to date session schedules, speaker bios and sponsor information.

If you have questions or comments please email us at techdays@pacitpros.org

If you are interested in sponsoring our event please see our sponsor page.


Remember, the event will be at Microsoft’s San Francisco Offices:

Microsoft Office
835 Market Street, Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94103

Sessions summary: For session details, see EventBoard.

Name Session Title
1 Sven Aelterman Getting Started with MDT 2013 to Deploy Windows 8.1
2 Sven Aelterman Application Deployment Tips and Tricks for MDT
3 Glenn Block Splunk for the Windows Admin
4 Sam Bowne Violent Python & The AV Scam
5 CA Callahan System Center for Mid-Sized Companies
6 Eric Courville Extending your reach with Powershells Custom Objects
7 Jennelle Crothers Azure IaaS Hands On Lab – ½ day session
8 Jessica Deen You’re not as important as you think you are
9 Jessica DeVita Planning and building your first virtual machines in Azure
10 Daniel Egan How to work with Developers
11 Matt Egen App Deployment session of some kind?
12 Steve Evans DevOps, What is Different and Why You Need to Understand IT
13 Cliff Galiher Grappling with Hyper-V Networking in 2012 R2
14 Cliff Galiher Confused About Clustering in Hyper-V?
15 Nick Hawkins Microsoft Private Cloud – How Does It Work – ?
16 Richard Hicks Access Everywhere! Secure Remote Access to Public Cloud and On-Premises Resources with Windows Server 2012 R2
17 Laura Hunter How MSIT does…” spiel on any number of Identity topics – How Microsoft IT Has Adopted O365 & Azure?
18 Laura Hunter How MSIT does…” spiel on any number of Identity topics – Azure ADFS best practices?
19 Alex Lewis How to Make Your Lync Deployment a Killer Success
20 Alex Lewis Lync 2013 and Beyond
21 Alex Lewis Lync – Integrating Communications into your Business
22 Darren Mar-Elia Understanding & Leveraging new Group Policy Features in Windows 8.1
23 Sai Mukundan StorSimple: Enabling Azure cloud storage for enterprise workloads
24 Kirk Munro PowerShell Modules: Best Practices to Follow When Creating and Sharing PowerShell Modules with Colleagues and the Community At Large
25 Aleksandar Nikolic Azure IaaS Automation with PowerShell
26 Symon Perriman Hybrid Cloud Capabilities with System Center 2012 R2 & Windows Azure
27 Symon Perriman Windows Server 2012 R2: Introduction to Failover Clustering Fundamentals
28 Symon Perriman Windows Server 2012 R2: Preparing the Datacenter for a Private Cloud
29 Symon Perriman Introduction to System Center Application Management & DevOps for DevelopersorSystem Center 2012 R2: Virtual Machine Manager Overview

Remember that we have everything up on Eventboard and the application is available for every major mobile handset OS (yes, even Windows Phone 8!) so make sure to download and use that as it also allows you to fill out the survey questions per session.

We look forward to seeing you June 5th and 6th, 2014 in San Francisco, CA!!!