Here Comes TechEd Europe 2014

Life has been crazy for me lately. I’ve spent near 100% of the last 3 months at work (and a lot at home) working on material for lots of different Azure educational events. And in addition to that, I’ve been preparing my session for TechEd Europe, starting with the keynote at 08:30 in Barcelona (Spain, CET) on Tuesday morning.

I am there as a speaker this year, so I will not be in the media pit, and I might not even get into the keynote hall at all! I will be live blogging in any case, and I will also be attending lots and lots of sessions, mostly on Windows Server vNext Hyper-V, storage, and networking, and plenty of Azure too. I’ll be doing my best to live blog those sessions that I attend. I will also be covering virtualization and related content for

My tools of choice this time around are:

  • Toshiba KIRAbook (Windows 10 Technical Preview): The battery life is incredible in this machine.
  • OneNote: This is my preferred tool of choice for note taking.
  • Windows Live Writer: I’m blogging and this is how I publish to my site.
  • Canon 1D mk IV and 24-70 L IS mk II: A good camera is useful.

Of course, I am presenting, so that’s a big focus point for me. My session is all about squeezing the most our of Hyper-V. I’ve got information about features of Hyper-V that you might not know about or have been afraid to try. I’ll dive into some of the mechanisms used to enable some of those amazing demos of the recent past. And I have LOTS of demos (10 as it stands at the moment).

So come along to CDP-B329 From Demo to Reality: Best Practices Learned from Deploying Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V – it’s a fine big room with 1100 seats to fill!!!! That’s pressure, but it’s nothing compared to competing in Speaker Idol (5 minutes is hell!).

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