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.
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
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
WIN-B327 Hacker Tools for Ethical Hackers to Protect Windows Clients
CDP-B393 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
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
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-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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