One of the parts of my job that I really love is speaking to IT Pro audiences around the world on different topics that I am passionate about, such as Windows 7 Deployment, Microsoft Virtualization, and System Center. I am excited to be back as a speaker at TechDays Canada this year (speaking about Desktop Deployment as well as Windows InTune) in Toronto. Like many of you I was surprised by the news that TechDays Canada, which visited eight cities across our great country in 2010, will only visit three cities in 2011 – Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver.
As a huge proponent of the IT Pro Communities across the country, it warmed my heart to see at least two of the cities that were crossed off Santa Damir’s list this year step up to fill in the void. That is why I am so proud to be able to announce that DevTeach Ottawa, a long-standing conference put on for the community and by the community, will be adding an entire track for IT Pros.
DevTeach Ottawa is being held November 2-4 this year, and looking at the sessions schedule has some pretty amazing speakers lined up on topics of interest to Devs, DBAs, and finally IT Pros! The IT Pro track includes speakers who are MVPs, MCTs, and Microsoft FTEs such as Islam Gomaa, Colin Smith, Todd Lamothe, Wesley MacDonald, Garth Jones, Rick Claus, Brad Bird, Derek Kerr, Damir Bersinic, and of course me.
I will be delivering two sessions: Microsoft Virtualization for the VMware Admin, and The ABCs of Deployment. If you have already seen me present these sessions then there are two things to consider: The first is that my presentations and demos are always evolving, and there’s a good chance that they are different from the last time you saw them. However at any given time there will be four presentations happening, and one of the others will surely be interesting for you!
Now for my loyal readers, I have a special offer: Sign up now for ITProTeach and use the rebate code OT00NETUGC to receive a $100 discount off your registration. Book now, because spots are going fast! Remember to come out and say HEY … I always love touching base with my readers!