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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 150 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 #TechDaysSF), LinkedIn and Facebook – thanks!

The list of session abstracts can be found below, 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.

REGISTER HERE

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. You can download a PDF of the TechDays SF Program Schedule 2014 too. There is a copy of the schedule all the way at the bottom of this post in case you can’t view the PDF at all.

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 Sam Bowne Violent Python & The AV Scam
4 Eric Courville Extending your reach with Powershells Custom Objects
5 Jennelle Crothers Azure IaaS Hands On Lab – ½ day session
6 Jessica Deen You’re not as important as you think you are
7 Jessica DeVita Planning and building your first virtual machines in Azure
8 Matt Egen Unified Device Management – Review of Windows Intune, Workplace Join, and Work Folders
9 Steve Evans DevOps, What is Different and Why You Need to Understand IT
10 Steve Evans & Nick Hawkins Hyper-V Q&A
11 Stephen Foskett From CIFS to SMB: Microsoft Goes From Zero to Hero for Networked Storage
12 Stephen Foskett Storage Spaces and ReFS: Microsoft’s All-Windows World
13 Cliff Galiher Grappling with Hyper-V Networking in 2012 R2
14 Cliff Galiher Confused About Clustering in Hyper-V?
15 Nick Hawkins Microsoft Azure – Hyper-V Recovery Manager – How and why to use it
16 Jason Helmick Manage, deploy and prevent drift with Desired State Configuration
17 Jason Helmick Anywhere, Anytime, Any Device Management with PowerShell Web Access
18 Christian Kelly Tips and Tricks from the Trenches for Migrating to a Virtual Private Cloud
19 Alex Lewis How to Make Your Lync Deployment a Killer Success
20 Alex Lewis Lync 2013 and Beyond
22 Alex Lewis Lync – Integrating Communications into your Business
23 Darren Mar-Elia Understanding & Leveraging new Group Policy Features in Windows 8.1
24 Sai Mukundan StorSimple: Enabling Azure cloud storage for enterprise workloads
25 Kirk Munro PowerShell Modules: Best Practices to Follow When Creating and Sharing PowerShell Modules with Colleagues and the Community At Large
26 Kirk Munro Debugging PowerShell, Defensive Scripting Techniques and How to Cope With Red Error Text
27 Aleksandar Nikolic Azure IaaS Automation with PowerShell
28 Aleksandar Nikolic Getting Started with Windows PowerShell Workflow
29 Symon Perriman Hybrid Cloud Capabilities with System Center 2012 R2 & Windows Azure
30 Symon Perriman Windows Server 2012 R2: Introduction to Failover Clustering Fundamentals
31 Symon Perriman Windows Server 2012 R2: Preparing the Datacenter for a Private Cloud
32 Symon Perriman System Center 2012 R2: Virtual Machine Manager Overview
33 Isaac Roybal Splunk for Microsoft Applications
34 Doug Spindler Your privacy online – What your Like clicks tell the world about you

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!!!

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TechDays is an IT Pro Conference run by the Pacific IT Professional User Group.  PacITPros is a non-profit and the TechDays event is a fund raiser for the user group to allow for continued operations of the group and to help develop our future IT professional speakers on the west coast. If you are interested in participating with the user group check us out at:

 PacITPros

learn IT today, use IT tomorrow

 

Thursday, June 5th

Friday, June 6th

8:00am – 9:00am

Registration and Breakfast

Registration and Breakfast

9:00am – 10:15am

Windows Server 2012 R2: Preparing the Datacenter for a Private Cloud

Symon PerrimanGolden Gate South

Understanding & Leveraging new Group Policy Features in Windows 8.1

Darren Mar-Elia Golden Gate South

Hybrid Cloud Capabilities with System Center 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure

Symon Perriman Golden Gate North

Lync – Integrating Communications
into your Business

Alex LewisGolden Gate North

Azure IaaS Automation with PowerShell

Aleksander NikolicSanta Clara

Confused about Clustering in Hyper-V?

Cliff Galiher – Stinson Beach

10:15am – 10:30am

Break

Break

10:30am – 11:45am

Windows Server 2012 R2: Introduction to Failover Clustering Fundamentals
Symon PerrimanGolden Gate South

Planning for Disaster Recovery with

Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager

Nick Hawkins Golden Gate South

Splunk for Microsoft Applications

Issac RoybalGolden Gate North

System Center 2012 R2:

Virtual Machine Manager Overview

Symon PerrimanGolden Gate North

How to Make Your Lync Deployment

a Killer Success

Alex LewisStinson Beach

Grappling with Hyper-V Networking in 2012 R2

Cliff GaliherStinson Beach

Planning and Building Your First Virtual Machines in Azure

Jessica DevitaSanta Clara

Your Privacy Online – What Your Like Clicks Tell the World about you

Doug SpinderSanta Clara

11:45am – 1:00pm

Lunch

Lunch

1:00pm – 2:15pm

Manage, Deploy and Prevent Drift with Desired State Configuration

Jason Helmick Golden Gate South

DevOps, What is Different and Why You Need to Understand It

Steven EvansGolden Gate South

From CIFS to SMB: Microsoft Goes From Zero to Hero for Networked Storage

Stephen FoskettGolden Gate North

Getting Started with MDT 2013 to Deploy Windows 8.1

Sven AeltermanGolden Gate North

Lync 2013 and Beyond

Alex Lewis Stinson Beach

Azure IaaS Hands On Lab – Half Day Session

Jennelle Crothers Stinson Beach

You’re Not as Important as You Think You Are

Jessica DeenSanta Clara

PowerShell Modules: Best Practices to Follow When Creating and Sharing

Kirk MunroSanta Clara

2:15pm – 2:30pm

Break

Break

2:30pm – 3:45pm

Tips and Tricks from the Trenches for Migrating to a Virtual Private Cloud

Christian KellyGolden Gate South

Hyper V Q&A

Steven Evans and Nick HawkinsGolden Gate South

Extending your reach with
Powershell Custom Objects

Eric CourvilleGolden Gate North

Application Deployment Tips and Tricks for MDT

Sven AeltermanGolden Gate North

Unified Device Management – Review of Windows Intune, Workplace Join, and Work Folders

Matt Egen Santa Clara

Azure IaaS Hands On Lab – Half Day Session

Jennelle CrothersStinson Beach

Debugging PowerSehell, Defensive Scripting and Coping with Red Error Text

Kirk MunroSanta Clara

3:45pm – 4:00pm

Break

Break

4:00pm – 5:15pm

Anywhere, Anytime, Any Device Management with PowerShell Web Access

Jason Helmick Golden Gate South

Getting Started with Windows PowerShell Workflow

Aleksander NikolicGolden Gate South

Storage Spaces and ReFS: Microsoft’s All-Windows World

Stephen FoskettGolden Gate North

Cancelled

Richard Hicks – Golden Gate North

StorSimple: Enabling Azure Cloud Storage for Enterprise Workloads

Sai MukundanSanta Clara

Azure IaaS Hands On Lab – Half Day Session

Jennelle CrothersStinson Beach

How to Write Malware in Python and Defeat Antivirus in 30 Minutes

Sam BowneSanta Clara

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Meet and Greet Party (All Attendees)

At Chevy’s Restaurant

Speaker Dinner (Speakers and Staff)