Scheduling Tips from Alumni Adnan Hendricks: “How I Select My TechEd Europe Sessions”

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We asked TechEd Alumni Adnan Hendricks how he decides which sessions to attend when building his schedule for TechEd Europe. He went a step further in sharing his personal session schedule with us. Read on to find out what's on his agenda.

(Tip: You'll see that in many timeslots Adnan has chosen several sessions, so he has already targeted backups if a session room is full; or, he can decide on a session based on what he's interested in learning about that day.)

Adnan Hendricks, IT Infrastructure Architect, Microspecialist Consulting

I have a very specific way of selecting my sessions each year. Firstly, the guys that make me go 'Wow, they are the awesome top speakers in the world that present on all things Microsoft!' They are always on the top of my go-to list when it comes to sessions.

Especially: Mark Minasi, Mark Russinovich, Sami "Mark" Laiho, and lastly I have to add this special lady: Paula Januszkiewicz.

Next, I go on my passion in the IT pro sphere, deployment, and security—learning what's new in this sector because that's where I earn my bread and butter!

I also have a large selection of speakers I call my friends and regularly hang out with during certain events, so I always try to see support them and attend their sessions.

Lastly, I choose the nice-to-know stuff which I already expect to know a little about but attend in case there is something new of value. I never miss a keynote, and trust me, neither do you!

All the speakers on my list are people that I would go to just to see them talk because I value their technical expertise and speaking prowess!

I've listed my sessions by day as in the schedule to make it easy for you to spot. Maybe I'll see you there in one of them!

If you are new to TechEd or TechEd Europe you might think this is not many sessions for the 4 days of Technical Breakout Sessions. I will also be staffing for about 16 hours each day this time as MCT Ambassador especially requested by Microsoft Learning Experience (Lex) to assist them, and I love the Certification community of MCTs. I will also be planning some community events with my buddy, fellow MVP and #TechEdYellowPantsTeam partner to really make this TechEd Europe an enjoyable experience for all delegates.

TechEd Europe 2014 Schedule for Adnan Hendricks

Tuesday, October 28

08:30   Keynote Session

11:00   Foundational Sessions

EM-B210 Hybrid Identity with Active Directory, Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager and Microsoft Azure Active Directory

DEV-B371 TWC | Why a Hacker Can Own Your Web Servers in a Day! 
EM-IL200 Introduction to Cloud-Based Mobile Device Management with Intune
WIN-B324 Real-World Windows Deployment: Notes from the Field

WIN-B319 Building a Bulletproof Windows BitLocker
WIN-B411 Windows 8.1 Security Internals 

18:00-8:30 PM  TechExpo Welcome Reception

Wednesday, October 29

08:30-9:45 AM  
CDP-B371 TWC | Hacker's Perspective on Your Windows Infrastructure: Mandatory Check List
EM-IL300 Deploying Windows 8.1 to Bare Metal Clients Using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
WIN-B412 Advanced Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 Customizations: Dueling MDT Enhancements

CDP-B329 From Demo to Reality: Best Practices Learned from Deploying Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V
WIN-B311 Non-persistent VDI: Optimize your environment with App-V and UE-V 

12:00-1:15 PM  
WIN-B327 Hacker Tools for Ethical Hackers to Protect Windows Clients 

CDP-B357 Windows PowerShell Unplugged with Jeffrey Snover 
CDP-B369 TWC | Recalling Windows Memories: Useful Guide to Retrieving and Analyzing Memory Content

4:30 PM
Protecting Virtual Machines with Veeam: There Is More than Just Protection

CDP-B372 TWC | How You Can Hack-Proof Your Clients and Servers in a Day

20:00   Country Drinks, Barceloneta Beach

Thursday, October 30

CDP-B370 TWC | CSI: Windows - Techniques for Finding the Cause of Unexpected System Takeovers
CDP-B415 JEA: A PowerShell Toolkit to Secure a Post-Snowden World

CDP-B373 TWC | Malware Hunting with Mark Russinovich and the Sysinternals Tools
EM-B311 An Insider's Guide to Desktop Virtualization
WIN-B413 Troubleshooting Web App Compatibility 

WIN-B329 Windows 8.1: Black Belt Troubleshooting 

CDP-L392 Hyper-V Management Made Easy with System Center and Veeam Management Pack for System Center

CDP-B337 Lessons from Scale with Mark Russinovich
WIN-B320 Application Compatibility and Modernization in a Fast-Moving, Post-XP World

16:00   TechExpo Happy Hour

EM-IL302 Introduction to Unified Device Management with Intune and System Center Configuration Manager
WIN-B314 Windows 8.1 Deployment Using Free Tools from Microsoft 
WIN-B323 Modern Apps for IT Pros 

18:30  Ask the Experts

Friday, October 31

CDP-B378 TWC | The Ultimate Hardening Guide: What to Do to Make Hackers Pick Someone Else 

CDP-B229 Mark Russinovich and Mark Minasi on Cloud Computing 
CDP-IL202 Introduction to Hyper-V High-Availability with Failover Clustering 
WIN-B318 Windows 8.1: Black Belt Security

EM-B323 User Experience in Virtual Desktop Environments: When Is It "Good Enough"?
WIN-B326 Advanced Windows Defense

CDP-B335 Hyper-V Best Practices for High-Availability with Failover Clustering
OFC-B336 Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus Deployment Deep Dive
WIN-B410 Case of the Unexplained: Troubleshooting with Mark Russinovich

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