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My sessions at TechDays in Sweden

Got the schedule for TechDays in Sweden in the mail. I have two sessions apart from the 48-hour show.

Day 1 – 14.30: ADFS in conjunction with other products will minimize your account administration.
This one is presented together with my friend and colleague Fredrik Lindström.

Day 2 – 14.30: Building a CORE infrastructure using Windows Server 2008 R2 Core.

Will I see you in Västerås?

2009 – A busy year

Just back in front of the computer since arriving home in the middle of the night from a weeks diving in the Red Sea. Spent the week diving with dad, my little brother and sister at Colona in Sharm.

This morning the kids came in serving breakfast in the bed, singing Happy Birthday and giving me loads of drawings that they’ve made while I was gone. From my partner (thanks Jo and Richard from dodgydivers.com for expanding my vocabulary this week, I’ve learnt a lot of new words) I got a really nice watch which I’ll wear as soon as it’s adjusted to fit my arm. Tonight there’s some kind of surprise planned so I’ve got a time and a place where I’m supposed to be, it’ll be exciting 🙂

It seems I’ve planned 2009 quite badly/good depending on how you see it, so far I’ve got:

March: MVP-summit in Seattle, Techdays in Västerås in Sweden.
April: New York, one week of vacation (any tips on what to do or see is appreciated)
May: TechEd, Los Angeles.
June: Mallorca, Spain.

The only stuff that actually needs some preparation is TechDays and TechEd, but it’s still a lot of planning and preparation.

In the days to come I’ll be errorchecking the final version of CCC and then make it available. We’re starting to work on a new version for the R2 release of Windows Server 2008 too, we’re not quite sure which road to take but we’ll see.Microsoft HQ Redmond

Rival

Just wanted to say thank you to all of you who attended Rival today at Microsofts Virtualization Launch event and watched all the presentations today. I was happily surprised of the feedback I personally got after my presentation (which thankfully worked out, the joy of alpha code).

For those of you that want to know more about devilsticks I can recommend http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil_sticks for general information, http://www.devilstick.org/ for how-to’s and a bunch of tricks. This guy is pretty good http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Xvqc96Zlv4.

If you want to know more about Windows Server 2008 R2, you’ll have to wait. But from the demo today you know at least one new thing. And it works!

I got to do an interview with Mike Neil too, it’ll be posted at http://www.microsoft.com/sverige/technet/technettv/default.mspx once it’s edited. Mike is the General Manager of Virtualization at Microsoft, and in the interview he shares his thoughts on some hot topics.

MEETings

Spent a wonderful Friday at Nynäs Havsbad with MEET (Microsoft Extended Expert Team) having a 2 day workshop with some great people. Louise, Max, Per and Jim filled the days with great content and a perfect toolbox for empowering our trips towards our visions. Liselotte and Jenny had done a great work planning as always…

We finished off with a competition, Stagefright, where the audience got to vote on the speakers with the help of “mentometers”. Couldn’t find a proper english translation but you know what I mean. My dearly belowed friends and foes and colleagues in MEET voted me as a winner, for which I’m really grateful and touched. For winning I get to have the golden megaphone on my desk for a year. I’ll use it at the office for making myself heard.

Thanks to all the MEET-people, including those from Skåne of course, for a great weekend. I learned a lot.

Now it’s time to pack the bags for Seattle!

Speaking at TechEd Emea 2008!

I’d like to say thank you to Arlindo Alves  for scheduling me for a product demonstration at TechEd Emea 2008. I’m scheduled for a product demo in Windows Server 2008 Core and I’m busy preparing it as we speak.

Barcelona overview

TechEd Emea 2008 is held in Barcelona, Spain. The dates are 3-7:th of November, and this is the first year that the IT-Pro’s will be attending before the developers. Hope to see you there, and you can read more about the event at http://www.microsoft.com/emea/teched2008/itpro/default.aspx

TechEd Audience

Hyper-V for free!

Microsoft today announced that Hyper-V will be released as a free download within 30 days. The free version does requires separate licenses for virtualized OS’es and lacks some features available in other versions. But for small customers or test/dev it’s perfect!

The table shows the differences between the editions:

Click for larger image

More information can be found at Microsoft’s site:
http://www.microsoft.com/servers/hyper-v-server/default.mspx

Thanks to my fellow nerd-herder Mikael for the tip!

Colleagues win the .Net Awards

Two of my colleagues, Richard and Bengt, won the Windows Server category in .Net Awards here in Sweden. The winning solution was a cluster solution for Exchange / SQL and File/Print based on Windows Server 2008.

 

More reading + videos

http://video.msn.com/video.aspx?mkt=en-us&vid=9fb09a96-d3ea-40b4-b57b-a1011fcf9474

http://www.qbranch.se/templates/NewsPage____3594.aspx

http://www.kommentus.se/Information/Section.aspx?SectionId=2073

Microsoft TechEd EMEA 2008

In November Microsoft will kickoff the TechEd conference in Barcelona again. Don’t miss the chance to register with a Super Early Bird offering, you can until July 31:st save 300 Euro. This is what Microsoft says:

Receive the €300 Early Bird discount off the Full Price PLUS bonus value-add benefits that will make your experience at Tech·Ed EMEA IT Professionals that much more rewarding.

The bonus value-add benefits will include:

Reserved priority seating in the Opening Keynote
Limited edition baseball cap / t-shirt (tbc)
Discounted hotel accommodation at select Tech·Ed EMEA 2008 IT Professionals Super Early Bird hotels.

Register here: http://www.microsoft.com/emea/teched2008/itpro/registration/

A happy puppy

Day three after receiving the email I’m still very happy, and very proud. Having achieved a long term goal feels really good, but it’s not time to relax. New goals are set and we’ll see how it goes in about four months. Won’t tell what it is, but I’ll let you know the result.

Want to say congratulations to my fellow MVP’s, both in Sweden and around the world. Finally got to meet Stefan Schörling tuesday after we both had received the long awaited email. Still have Anders Bengtsson left to meet, it’s kinda fun that you “know” people online but never have met them in real life.

Finally I want to say THANK YOU to everyone that believed in me from the beginning, that’s a whole bunch of people at Microsoft who actually brought me and John along without knowing if we even could speak. Louise has inspired me and got me thinking about how to make every presentation the best (which sometimes fails, but to harm trying). Malu, Andrew, Kevin and a bunch of others at Microsoft in Redmond deserve a big THANKS too, answering all those emails.

Some new MVPs:

http://blogs.technet.com/storage/

http://blogs.technet.com/filecab/archive/2008/07/02/meet-the-new-storage-mvps-for-july-2008-2009.aspx

http://blogs.technet.com/michand/archive/2008/07/02/sverige-fick-4-nya-mvp-er-ig-r-grattis.aspx

http://gerver.blogspot.com/2008/07/newly-awarded-mvps-july-2008.html