Keynote: Windows 7 - Life Without Walls

Stephen L Rose

Stephen L. Rose, Sr. Community Manager, Windows OS, Microsoft

Tuesday, October 19 - 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Users want the same experience and access from their homes and coffee shops that they get in the office. IT pros want to be able to manage and support remote users the same way they support their local users.

This discussion keynote will look at the key features that allow end users to work from anywhere, seamlessly while allowing IT managers to better support these remote users. We will deep dive into the new, scriptable Windows troubleshooting platform, the enhanced Windows security platform, DirectAccess, BranchCache and the many desktop virtualization paths available to help standardize your infrastructure, support legacy applications all while reducing IT cost.

Lunch Session: Windows Yesterday, Windows Today, Windows Tomorrow

Mark Minasi

Mark Minasi, IT Consultant, Author, Speaker, MR & D

Wednesday, October 20 - 1:00 - 1:50 p.m.

What's going on in the Windows world - are things getting better, worse, or just - ahem - CLOUDIER - for IT Pros? Join veteran Windows industry watcher and popular commentator Mark Minasi at a look at the most interesting new and old issues. What's the best feature in the latest Windows? What does "Windows Next" need more than anything else? Is there a cure for "the autoruns?" Don't miss this talk when "Minasi does Vegas!"