Upcoming Windows Server 2012 Events in Jersey

Now we are just 5 days away from the Windows Server 2012 official launch day I thought I’d share a little excitement around some informal IT Pro events being held in Jersey. And that’s totally free events I might add!

[Edit] Michael (co-founder of this Windows infrastructure user group) and I were just discussing his newly received double CCIE (which means he owns two spread sheets full of IP addresses?) and he pointed out I’d not been clear about the upcoming IT camp. So I figured, I’d publicly congratulate him on his achievement then Invite him to do a talk on IPAM as soon as he’s updated that new spread sheet!

So what is an IT camp and who’s coming over?

Friday 14 September 09:30 – 17:00

Tech.Days – Windows Server 2012 – Camp , in summary an IT camp is an audience driven all day Technical event where we get together with Microsoft’s UK IT Pro team and local engineers, consultants and architects to get your hands dirty with Windows Server 2012. Not a PowerPoint day, there will be kit in the middle of the room and you should be bring a Hyper-V capable laptop that you have backed up and be prepared to dual boot!

Tea, coffee and refreshments are served throughout the day with a buffet lunch and I’m informed there are going to be some prizes.

The people, we have Simon May who blogs over here on http://simon-may.com/, Simon is the author of The Rough Guide to Windows 7, is something of a geek who’s been working with Microsoft products since DOS 3.2 and like Michael and I, lists the Xbox high on his  favourites.

Andrew Fryer who blogs here http://blogs.technet.com/b/andrew/, Andrew specialises in Data Management and the Private Cloud and could well be a serious fan of SQL. From recollection Andrew is impressed by the IOPS we can deliver through virtualization these days and like me is right into the new Windows Server 2012 release. Andrew has been seen wearing an Xbox t-shirt so I guess could be a gamer too.

Dan Pilling is the IT Pro Audience Lead & Visual Studio Marketing Lead,, a technology guy with a passion for music, travel, technology and cars, Dan has the Xbox thing going on too.

Ok that’s the Microsoft crew introduced, but it doesn’t end here.

Alex Juschin , I wanted to get a non Microsoft, Microsoft Windows expert in for the occasion and on the theme of gamers have invited a Call of Duty fan who doubles up as a founder of the E2E conference, Alex Juschin is a well known persona in the  world of virtualization, a Microsoft MVP and Citrix CTP, he’s due to deliver some XenApp training the following week and I’ve asked him to come a little earlier and help out especially on Saturday where we are having another event! I hope he will tell us what he thinks of the new RDS and VDI features.

Lastly but most importantly is you and some of Jersey’s senior techs to make this a fun but working technical day.

I’m still in the planning phase for what happens at 5pm, it’s possible (just a thought) that some light refreshments and Kinect orientated happening could come to pass.

Saturday 15 September

I know many people whom want to attend will not make it so on Saturday we are having another gig, the second gig is a community gig where a few technical sessions and further tech talk will take place. The specifics of that content is still in planning and a good chance I’m going to look out for someone in the world of Windows Server to give an online talk, only if I see enough people or more booked I’ll make the effort to reach out to one of a very long list of people whom can and will present in their own time.

Here are the twitter handles for the visitors and I really hope to you there for one or both days. Of course if your not in Jersey and you would like to attend please fee free to visit.

Twitter handles for our guests are below along with times and links to register/






Tech.Days – Windows Server 2012 – Camp -  Register

Starts: 14 September 2012 09:30
Ends: 14 September 2012 17:00
Welcome Time: 09:00

St Pauls Centre, Dumaresq Street, St Helier, Jersey

Jersey Windows User Group: Windows Server 2012 Launch – Register

Starts: 15 September 2012 10:00
Ends: 15 September 2012 13:00
Welcome Time: 10:00

St Pauls Centre, Dumaresq Street, St Helier, Jersey

Can’t wait that long to find out about Windows 2012? Head over and sign up for the launch event on September 4th – Launch

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