Well all good things must come to an end and so it passes that this is the last day MS Ignite for another year . Definitely a more subdued feeling amongst the attendees (maybe due to a big night last night!) and many delegates are already flying home, not choosing to be here for the last day of events.
After the excitement of the previous evening, the day kicked of a little later than the norm for me with the Elastic
One of the things I wasn’t especially aware of was the X-Pack by Elastic and that there is a free, basic version available of that after a 30 day trial. Elastic Cloud may also be an option if we do not want to have to run the underlying infrastructure but just be a consumer of the platform. Shortly after that the session became more of a deep dive into Azure provisioning Elastic with the ARM config files, which was a bit out of my depth.
Waking up at 5am in the morning is a near impossible feat when at home, yet seems to be no problem here. Might have something to do with the sunrise 🙂
Early start today with the 8.15am session on containers with Ben Armstrong. Containers captured my attention when announced in Server 2016 as a great way to virtualise applications.
Today was the first day of Microsoft Ignite Australia 2017 and I am very lucky to have the opportunity to attend!
Microsoft Ignite is the successor of Microsoft TechEd, which had a 2 decade history after being first held in Australia in 1994.
I plan to post about my experiences over the next few days.
If you are an Active Directory Administrator, Check out this presentation by MVP Jess Dodson on AD Security and Maintenance which was presented in the main hall at MSIgnite NZ a couple of weeks ago.
Some of you may already be familiar with Jess’s work over at Girlgerms Online and if not, these is definitely one of the better systems administration blogs in Australia 🙂
Edit 6/11/16 – WordPress is not correctly embedding video – looks fine in editor, but shows a link when published. have updated URL to direct link to the Channel 9 site.
Remember Microsoft Threat Management Gateway?
It looks like in the last couple of days, a new rollup patch has been released. Despite Microsoft discontinuing the product in 2012, patches have continued to be released since then. Rollup comes around 7 months after Rollup 4.
For more information on what this Rollup provides please visit the kb page:
In one of those really nice things I was not expected, my employer was able to obtain a last-minute ticket to Microsoft TechEd Australia 2012. My colleague declined the offer of the ticket, but recommended that I be sent in his place, so of I go!
I’ve have wanted to get to TechEd for some time now, but costs have always put it out of my reach. I am excited to be going this year, particularly with the launch of Windows Server 2012 and SQL 2012.
If you want to follow me around the event, just follow @practicalsa on twitter!