Day 1: Mary Jo Foley and Rick Claus Kickoff and Intros
Welcome to TechNet Virtual Conference! Hosts Mary Jo Foley and Rick Claus will be kicking off the event with some fun pub type quizzes and going through live cams to check in with fans at viewing parties from around the world.
A quick background on our hosts:
Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for more than 30 years for a variety of publications. She writes the ZDNet "All About Microsoft" blog (www.allaboutmicrosoft.com), which covers the products, people and strategies that make Microsoft tick. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT network. Foley regularly guests on radio, TV and other podcasts, where she comments on all things Microsoft-related.
I'm Rick Claus, and it's my job to engage with the worldwide Technical Community of Sysadmins, Lan Admins and technical geeks of all kinds on behalf of Microsoft. As a Sr. Technical Evangelist, my role is to work with the Azure Engineering and develop and deliver sessions and create video content to support platform awareness for Microsoft Azure and Windows Server. Technical areas of expertise from his 20+ years of experience in the IT Industry include: Windows Server, core infrastructure services, Virtualization technologies of all kinds, Storage and all things "cloud".