Day two started out with a session on Hyper-V availability bu Bryon Surace. Afterwards Paul Loonen discussed the new stuff in Widows Server 8 Active Directory. The session was so crowded that late comers had to sit on the stairs (shame on me). Additional PowerShell cmdlets are the biggest plus to me. Cloning domain controllers and Dynamic Access Control will take some time before we’ll see it in the field I guess.
Quick meetup with the team from pro-exchange to discus what’s next from our community. Also , the new shirts arrived, which already impressed the Nokia girls
A first session from Jason Helmick on PowerShell. How to take a single PS cmdlets and turn it into a script, advanced script and finally a module and have it look like the real stuff from MS itself. At the end of the day there was a second session from the same speaker covering PSv3. Both of them were very very entertaining! You can read some more on the adventure of a first international speaking engagement on his blog: http://www.jasonhelmick.com/tag/techdays/
Ilse’s session Lync session got overridden because of an interview by Mirosoft Marketing dept. However me and my team are now proud owners of some new hardware we can use for Lync demo purposes.
So much for the good news. The bad news is our barista took off to TechDays.nl :-(