Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Free Online Training at TechDays Online 2015

There's only a few weeks left until we get to immerse ourselves in some free online training through the Microsoft-run 'Tech Days Online 2015' event. It will be live-streamed from the UK with a number of very well known speakers on the agenda.

What I love about these events are the fact that there's no traveling involved to attend, and it's all free! There's three tracks - split over three days - with some awesome presenters to walk you through the content.

Here's what's happening on each day...

Day 1 (Tuesday February 3)
Devices and Managing a Mobile-First World
09:30-09:40         Overview of the Day
09:40-10:15         Keynote: The repositioning of Microsoft & what this means for IT Pros &                             Devs - Mary-Jo Foley, Tech Journalist and Microsoft watcher
10:30-11:05         Devices, Devices Everywhere    
11:20-11:55         Windows 10 Client Innovations 
12:10-12:45         Enterprise Mobility - Justin Zarb
13:30-14:05         The Internet of Things - Paul Foster, MSFT UK & Robert Hogg
14:20-14:55         Microsoft Azure Remote App - Richard Astbury, (MVP)
15:10-15:45         Microsoft Azure RMS    
16:00-16:35         Microsoft Azure AD - Rick Hepworth, (MVP)
16:50-17:25         Microsoft Intune/SCCM - Steve Beaumont, (MVP)
17:25-17:30         Wrap up of day 1 - Part 1 - Ed Baker, MSFT UK

Day 1 Evening (Tuesday February 3)
An evening with Office 365

18:30 – 19:05      Migration of your mailboxes to Office 365
19:15 – 19:50      Building online collaboration inside Office 365
20:00 – 20:35      Keeping in touch with the online world
20:35 – 20:45      Final thoughts for the day

Day 2 (Wednesday February 4)
The Journey to the Cloud-first World

09:30-09:40         Overview of the Day - Andrew Fryer, Microsoft UK
09:40-10:15         What’s new Windows Server /Hyper –V - Gordon McKenna, (MVP)
10:30-11:05         How to find out what’s happening in your datacentre with Azure Insights                                - Sam Erskine, (MCT)
11:20-11:55         Host your own cloud with the Windows Azure Pack
 - Damian Flynn, (MVP)
12:10-12:45         Taking scripting to the next level with Service Management / Azure                                     Automation - Jonathan Noble, (MVP)
13:30-14:05         A new home for your old applications - Susan Smith, Microsoft UK
14:20-14:55         20% + of Azure runs on Linux  - why is this important and how to do it                                 well? - Boris Devouge, (MVP)
15:10-15:45         DevOps in Microsoft Azure with Chef and Puppet for heterogeneous cloud                           environments - Tarun Arora  (MVP)
16:00-16:35         Make Azure your DMZ - Simon Skinner, (MVP)
16:50-17:25         Microsoft Corporate Keynote - Jeffrey Snover, Distinguished Engineer
17:25-17:30         Wrap up of Day 2 - Andrew Fryer, Microsoft UK

Day 3 (Thursday December 5)
Multi-device, Cross-platform Development

09:30-09:40         Overview of the Day - Martin Beeby, Microsoft UK
09:40-10:25         Creating x-platform apps with Visual Studio - Martin Hinshelwood, (MVP)
10:35-11:20         Vsual Studio ALM - Richard Fennell, (MVP)
11:30-12:15         Building next-generation apps with .NET and ASP.NET                                                       - Omar Al Zabir, (MVP)
13:00-13:45         Debugging web apps - Bianca Furtuna & Martin Kearn, Microsoft UK
13:55-14:40         ’Roslyn’ .NET compiler update 
14:50-15:35         Data Science Track - Andrew Fryer, Microsoft UK
15:45-16:30         Dev. community feedback - session based on community ideas
              - Martin Beeby, Microsoft UK
16:45-17:20         Microsoft Corporate Keynote - Scott Hanselman

Pretty impressive lineup eh?

So, if you're interested in joining the fun and learning more about your chosen track, then you can register for the event here.

Anyone that signs up and attends at least one day will also be entered into a draw to possibly win a new Surface Pro 3 so there's even more incentive to get registered.

See you all online there!


  1. Kev, the updated adjenda for the event is now published. Cheers buddy

    1. Thanks Damo - updated it now to include your session :)