Microsoft Services Tech Hui

This year the focus topic is Security which we all know is a major topic and concern for any organisation – yours and your customers! Hence the catch phase – Security is the New Black! But we will also have a lot of other sessions and opportunities for your team to talk to SMEs in many technologies.

As part of the services we provide to our Premier customers, the New Zealand Services team is excited to announce the return of Premier Tech Hui (previously TechDay).
Agenda
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Anatomy of a Cyber-Attack
Come and listen to Insomnia, a specialist security company, as they, and Microsoft’s very own Account Managers, talk about what a security attack can look like, and what you can do about it!
Office 365 Email Security Azure Automation
Just how sure are you that your email is secure? Gain a new understanding of what your exposure maybe, and what technology Microsoft has to help you. Explore Azure Automation Runbooks and DSC, and configure an Automation Portal with a Workflow Approval process.
EMS (Enable BYOD during your lunch break) Azure Scaffolding
Exploring Mobile Application Management. What is it, and how do I get started? Azure Scaffold is a lightweight cloud governance framework for Azure Subscriptions. Watch how ARM Policies, ARM Templates, Visual Studio Team Services and PowerShell can provide security, compliance and cost control without slowing development teams down.
Ask the Experts
Ask our expert speakers all your burning questions!
Windows 10 Deployment Digital Transformation
Windows 10 modern management. What is the future of deploying and managing the modern desktop and how does it compare to traditional management? Managing Change in the Digital era – The Microsoft Story.
AI & Machine Learning Art of Coding a Conversation: Designing Bots
Get your head in the AI/ML space, with some awesome overview demo’s by one of our local PFE’s. In this session, we will take a deep dive into Microsoft Bot Framework and Cognitive Services and share our experiences from building bots with customers in Aus/NZ.
Azure Stack Mixed Reality
Azure Stack is an extension of Azure to your on premises environment. Start your ramp up now with a Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist! Learn the basics of what Windows Mixed Reality is, and how to get started developing applications with it.
What is it?
A day for Techs, Architects and anyone else within your organisation with an interest in all things IT! Tech Hui is about coming together as a group, sharing information, learnings, and good vibes.

Our Field Engineers and other subject matter experts will be presenting on a variety of topics in their specialist fields. As well as this year’s keynote.

Auckland

8.30am – 5.00pm

Wednesday 1st November

Langham Hotel

 

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Microsoft Azure SMB Roadshow – Auckland

Just completed a one day Microsoft Partner course at Cliftons on Microsoft Azure.

Details:

This Technical Series provides training and demonstrations on how to leverage Azure to deliver cloud-based solutions and services to small and midsize businesses (SMBs).

This course covers partner opportunities, SMB trends, and a range of Azure capabilities and solutions, including backup, storage, websites, IaaS, PaaS, and more.

In this training, you will:

  • Get hands-on experience—with a focus on building real-world solutions.
  • Develop the skills you need—to deliver solutions specifically for SMBs with the latest technologies from Microsoft.
  • Open up new opportunities in the cloud—including hybrid cloud, IaaS, and PaaS scenarios.

Course 20417A: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

Microsoft has just released the upgrade course to Server 2012.

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Course.aspx?ID=20417A&Locale=en-us&WT.mc_id=SQL_MSL_MCPFlash_Sep

The usual suspects are there with Windows PowerShell 3.0 in there, DirectAccess and Hyper-V. If you know your Server 2008 this one should be too much of a stretch. So it is about time you download a copy of 2012 and start configuring.

Attended: TechDays Windows Server 2012 July 19 in Auckland

A Microsoft TechDays Windows Server 2012 event will show you how to…

  • Build your private cloud, offer private cloud services, or securely connect to public cloud services
  • Increase your efficiency, availability, and manageability
  • Leverage an open application and web platform for the datacentre and the cloud
  • Provide secure access to your personalised work environment from anywhere

Target Audience
The primary audience for this event is IT Professionals and partners who want to see some of the key infrastructure improvements we’ve made in the upcoming release of the Windows Server 2012.

Showcasing presentations and demos on the following Windows Server 2012 topics…

Server Virtualisation

  • More secure multi-tenancy
  • Flexible infrastructure, when and where you need it
  • Scale, performance, and density
  • High availability

Storage and Availability

  • Reduces planned maintenance downtime
  • Addresses the causes of unplanned downtime
  • Increases availability for services and applications
  • Increases operational efficiency and lower costs

Networking

  • Manage private clouds more efficiently
  • Link private clouds with public cloud services
  • Connect users more easily to IT resources

Server Management & Automation

  • Simplifies configuration processes
  • Improved management of multi-server environments
  • Role-centric dashboard and integrated console
  • Simplifies administration process of multi-server environments with Windows PowerShell 3.0