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Microsoft TechEd 2012: What Happened When You Weren't Looking

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If you weren’t able to clone yourself to see everything you wanted at Microsoft TechEd 2012 or you have colleagues that couldn’t attend this content-packed event, we’ve got you covered! Join myITforum’s Rod Tren for a rundown of key insights, monumental product releases and critical technology components that are sure to impact your professional life for the next year.

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  • 1. © 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  • 2. Today’s Presentation  Hosts » Rod Trent, CEO of myITforum® » Jennifer Kuvlesky, SolarWinds® Product Marketing Manager  Producer: René Lego - Slide 2 -
  • 3. A Few Notes about Today’s Presentation  Ask questions! » Don’t wait until the end, ask away – use chat feature.  Today’s session is being recorded. » Slides available on slideshare.net » Link will be posted on myITforum - Slide 3 -
  • 4. Agenda TechEd NA TechEd Stats Special Offerings Event Focus Special Product Announcements TechEd Content What’s Next? TechEd/MMS 2013! Wrap Up, Q&A - Slide 4 -
  • 5. TechEd 2012 NA  Orange County Convention Center – Orlando, FL » 7.1 million square feet » 23 Expo halls (2.1 square feet ) • TechEd combined into one » 74 meeting rooms/235 breakout rooms » Roof mounted solar panels provide 1 MW of power - Slide 5 -
  • 6. TechEd Stats  ~11,000 attendees  30% dev, 70% IT Pro  9 Pre-conference Seminars  11 Technical tracks  702 Sessions  211 Sponsor/Parnters (Exhibitors)  20 Years of TechEd! - Slide 6 -
  • 7. TechEd Stats (cont)  Social » Twitter® • 21,883 total tweets to #msteched hashtag • 4,135 total contributors • Top companies/brands in the stream: Microsoft®, Twitter®, Universal Orlando®, DELL®, Google®, Apple®, TweetDeck®, WordPress®, Starbucks ®, Marvel® • Potential reach: ~12 million views • @WinObs ~850 Tweets alone - Slide 7 -
  • 8. TechEd Special Offerings  Onsite certification » Exams/Free Exams » Cram Sessions  Microsoft Store » Books, clothes, gadgets, nicknacks  TechEd Museum » The entire museum (http://bit.ly/Kkr6aR)  TechEd Gives Back - Slide 8 -
  • 9. TechEd Special Offerings (cont)  Twitter Army » 2 years at MMS, 2 years at TechEd, 1st year at TechEd Europe » TechEd 2012: 149 participants » How it works » Value: • Attendees • Non-attendees • Sponsors and Partners • Microsoft - Slide 9 -
  • 10. © 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  • 11. TechEd Special Offerings (cont)  Twitter Army winners! Roku® streaming device, earphones - System Center Central™ - Slide 11 -
  • 12. TechEd Special Offerings (cont)  Twitter Army winners! Grand prize! Dell XPS®13 from SolarWinds! - Slide 12 -
  • 13. TechEd Primary Focus  Windows® Azure™ » The platform for the public Cloud  SQL Server® 2012 » The database for the public/private Cloud  Windows 2012 » The OS for the Cloud » Windows 8 took a back seat, however Metro interface in the fore  Private Cloud - Slide 13 -
  • 14. TechEd (honorable mention) Focus  System Center » Managing the Private Cloud » ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 announced!  Windows Intune™ » Managing endpoints in the Cloud  PowerShell® » Some of the most popular sessions - Slide 14 -
  • 15. Special TechEd Announcements  ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 announced! » October/September release  MDT 2012 update » Drag-and-drop » October release (err…when Windows 8 releases) - Slide 15 -
  • 16. TechEd Content  Most popular sessions » PowerShell » System Center  History of System Center content at TechEd » How has it improved? - Slide 16 -
  • 17. What’s Next?  TechEd Europe » Survival Guide (http://bit.ly/NNSCnY) » Live Twitter feed (http://bit.ly/MRvXXn) » Twitter Army! » Expect same great sessions » Brad Anderson keynoting (Corporate Vice President, Management & Security Division) – MMS 2012 keynoter - Slide 17 -
  • 18. TechEd 2013  New Orleans, June 3-6, 2013 » MMS 2013 also in New Orleans in June 2013  System Center sessions much improved at TechEd 2012 » Cloud has brought product groups together » Product alignment  Community is the big factor (myITforum, TheKrewe)  Registration to open in the fall of 2012 - Slide 18 -
  • 19. TechEd/MMS 2013 Tips  Conference center is LARGER » 1.5 miles from end-to-end » Comfortable shoes » Carry less  Hotels » Downtown  Transportation  Weather  Expo hall is LARGER  Food!  Things to do? » Feed the homeless  Twitter Army! - Slide 19 -
  • 20. Free Tool Launched - Diagnostic Tool for the WSUS AgentThe diagnostic tool runs on x86and x64 systems, and touts thefollowing: Validate key Update Agent configuration values and identify possible causes of defective values Test connections to all WSUS resources required by a client and help identify causes of connection failures Download: Get detailed descriptions of www.solarwinds.com/downloads/ Windows Update Agent errors and the best steps to make repairs to correct errors - Slide 20 -
  • 21. Additonal Resources myITforum http://myitforum.com Thwack® Forums http://thwack.solarwinds.com/ www.solarwinds.com - Slide 21 -
  • 22. Thank you for attending! To learn more or to download free 30-day trials of SolarWinds products visit: www.solarwinds.com Contact information http://www.solarwinds.com/company/contact.aspx - Slide 22 -

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