To discuss and chat about the various parts of the newly released Microsoft 2008 stack and evaluate the different parts of each with an aim of working out if there are any business benefits that we can take away and use in our own businesses
And as part of that we’ll have a look at some of the features of each and work out if they are difficult to use or not
There will also be some demoing of the different modules so that we can get a feel for how they work
But keep in mind that this is an overview and not an in depth technical session, so there won’t be much code at all – if you want to dive into code there are plenty of other user groups around Sydney that cater for this kind of discussion
The aim here has always been to discuss just the benefits of the particular business or technology topic, ie the Why or What versus the How. That way we can make informed decisions about what we should investigate further for our own businesses
Having said that there will be times when some of the session do delve in the How eg if they are demoing a particular thing – tonight for example we’ll have a look at how you can delay a service from starting when Windows 2008 Server is starting up. But that is just one example of how we will deviate from the norm. Another example might be how we turn the session into more of an interactive one and have people in the audience ask questions that others might answer. When they answer those questions the answers may get a little technical. But that is OK since it reflects what members want to talk about
By now, if you’ve managed to get to this point you will have realised that this slide is only in place to highlight how not to present a session using PowerPoint since it is typical of the classic ‘death by PowerPoint’ slide decks that we’ve all seen. Enough already.
But chances are you didn’t get this far and tuned out ages ago...
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