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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.

Every day brings us closer to the second annual TechDays SF on May 2nd and 3rd, 2013. 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

Final Agenda: For session details, see our track/session descriptions.

Thursday, May 2nd

Friday, May 3rd

8:00am – 9:00am

Registration and Breakfast

Registration and Breakfast

9:00am – 10:15am

10 Tips for Success with Private Cloud

Darren Mar-Elia – Golden Gate North

Storage in Windows 2012:
File Services Just Got SANer

Mark Minasi – Golden Gate South

Windows Azure Overview

Chris Avis – Golden Gate North

Manage Server 2012 Like A Pro or, Better, Like an Evil Overlord!

Mark Minasi – Golden Gate South

Strong Authentication for BYOD

Laura Hunter – Golden Gate South

Building a Windows 8 Hyper-V Lab
Jeff Hicks –Tiburon

10:15am – 10:30am



10:30am – 11:45am

Managing the Cloud from the Command Line

Glenn Block – Golden Gate North

File and Folder Provisioning with PowerShell and Windows Server 2012

Jeff Hicks – Golden Gate South

How Microsoft Has Adopted Office 365 and Azure
Laura Hunter – Sausalito

Xantrion Presents:
Targeted Attacks and the SMB

Stephen FerreroGolden Gate South

Delivering Applications with Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2012

Christa Anderson – Tiburon

Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Chris Avis – Golden Gate North

11:45am – 1:00pm



1:00pm – 2:15pm

Women in Tech Panel

Richard Campbell  – Golden Gate Rooms

Designing Hyper-V in the Real World: Part 1
Steve Evans / Nick Hawkins – Sausalito

Next Generation Remote Access with Windows Server 2012 DirectAccess
Richard Hicks – Golden Gate North

Understanding Dynamic Access Control
Mark Minasi – Golden Gate South

IPv6 Security
Sam Bowne – Pacifica

2:15pm – 2:30pm



2:30pm – 3:45pm

Troubleshooting AD with PowerShell

Jeff Hicks – Golden Gate North

Designing Hyper-V in the Real World: Part 2
Steve Evans / Nick Hawkins – Sausalito

What’s New in SharePoint 2013
CA Callahan – Pacifica

Remote Management of Server 2012 with PowerShell

Aleksandar Nikolic – Golden Gate North

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
Kevin Remde – Golden Gate South

Lync 2013 – Can it be your next PBX?

Alex Lewis –Tiburon

The User Configuration Cage Match
Christa Anderson – Sausalito

3:45pm – 4:00pm



4:00pm – 5:15pm

IIS: Choose Your Own Adventure

Steve Evans –Sausalito

10 PowerShell Mistakes, Trips and Traps and How to Avoid Them
Jeffery Hicks – Golden Gate South

People, Process Tools – The Essence of DevOps
Richard Campbell – Golden Gate North

Standards-based Management with CIM Cmdlets

Aleksandar Nikolic – Golden Gate North

Taking Advantage of the Cloud:
Connecting to SaaS

Jessica DeVita – Pacifica

The Essentials of Essentials
Jeremy Anderson – Sausalito

Windows 8 Deployment

Kevin Remde – Golden Gate South

Migrating to SharePoint 2013
CA Callahan –Pacifica

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Meet and Greet Party (All Attendees)

Speaker Dinner (Speakers and Staff)


You can download a PDF of the Program (TechDays SF 2013 Program) to have on your mobile device or laptop but 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 May 2nd and 3rd, 2013 in San Francisco, CA!!!