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[EN] TechDays Online is back!

LOGO__MSEventsLiveThis post is re-printing informations from Microsoft Events page. After long break Microsoft TechDays Online is back for 2015. What is this? Probably some of you remember Microsoft TechNet Conferences (about 1999-2004) and/or Microsoft TechDays Conferences. All happened in offline mode – in Poland in few different cities. Now, in 21st Century, in the Era of Internet – we can meet online.

Based on information form organizers: Microsoft UK:

Microsoft TechDays Online is back.  This is the 4th implementation of our three-day online technical conference for IT Pros and Developers who are keen to  know the latest information on developments in Microsoft products and development platforms for cloud, mobility, apps, IT infrastructure and much more.  Our virtual technology event provides a unique opportunity for IT Pros and software developers to hear about and experience the latest developments across the wide range of Microsoft products and platforms from our latest devices to our hyper-scale cloud.

Agenda is amazing:

Day 1 (Tuesday February 3) – Devices and Managing a Mobile-First World | 09:30-17:30
Overview of the Day
Keynote: The repositioning of Microsoft and what this means for IT Pros and Devs
Windows 10 Client Innovations
Enterprise Mobility
The Internet of Things
Microsoft Azure Remote App
Microsoft Azure RMS   
Microsoft Azure AD
Microsoft Intune/SCCM
Wrap up of day 1 – Part 1

Day 1 Evening (Tuesday February 3) – An evening with Office 365 | 18:30-20:45
Migration of your mailboxes to Office 365
Building online collaboration inside Office 365
Keeping in touch with the online world
Final thoughts for the day
Day 2 (Wednesday February 4) – The Journey to the Cloud-first World | 09:30-17:30
Overview of the Day
What’s new Windows Server /Hyper –V -  a technical preview
How to find out what’s happening in your datacentre with Azure Insights
Host your own cloud with the Windows Azure Pack
Taking scripting to the next level with Service Management / Azure Automation                                                                           
A new home for your old applications
20% + of Azure runs on Linux  – why is this important and how to do it well?
DevOps in Microsoft Azure with Chef and Puppet for heterogeneous cloud environments
Make Azure your DMZ
Microsoft Corporate Keynote
Wrap up of Day 2

Day 3 (Thursday December 5) – Multi-device, Cross-platform Development | 09:30-17:30
Overview of the Day
Creating x-platform apps with Visual Studio
Visual Studio ALM
Building next-generation apps with .NET and ASP.NET
Debugging web apps
’Roslyn’ .NET compiler update
Data Science Track
Dev. community feedback – session based on community ideas
Microsoft Corporate Keynote

And Speakers are amazing too:

Paul Foster  (Microsoft UK), Robert Hogg  (Black Marble), Justin Zarb, Richard Astbury (MVP), Rick Hepworth (MVP), Steve Beaumont (MVP), Ed Baker  (Microsoft UK), Andrew Fryer  (Microsoft UK), Patrick Lownds (MVP), Sam Erskine (MVP), Gordon McKenna (MVP), Jonathan Noble (MVP), Boris Devouge (MVP), Tarun Arora (MVP), Jeffrey Snover (MVP), Simon Skinner (MVP), Susan Smith (Microsoft UK), Martin Beeby (Microsoft UK) Martin Hinshelwood (MVP), Richard Fennell (MVP), Omar Al Zabir (MVP), Bianca Furtuna (Microsoft UK), Martin Kearn (Microsoft UK), Martin Beeby (Microsoft UK), Scott Hanselman

Event is free, just get three training day from your boss, register and join for free at 3rd, 4th and 5th February 2015. And here is the event link:

[EN] TechNet UK IT Pro New Year’s Honours List

LOGO__TechNetTwenty Five Heroes. I’m very happy to know few of them, and I’m very sad to hadn’t chance to meet others. I hope in this year I wil meet some of those Heroes honoured by TechNet UK New Year’s list. I’m glad to know Jen Stirrup, James Rowland-Jones, Chris Rhodes andChriss Webb, I heard about Ed Jones, Linda Smith, Peter Bryant.

I really like this idea which came from Microsoft techNet UK. It’s really sad that I cannot find any of this honourable list prepared by Microsoft in Poland. We have a lot of great people and it would be great to honoured all of them.

Here is the original post: This year’s IT Pro New Year’s Honours List:

  1. Jamie Bryant@MrCloudOS
  2. Mike Halsey (MVP)@PCSupportTV
  3. Roland-Jones (MVP) | @jrowlandjones

In summary: twenty new twitter accounts to follow!

[EN] New Edition of CISSP Books

3d_CISSP.pngFew weeks ago two of most popular and most important books for CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) appeared in new edition. Two most important books for everyone who want to pass CISSP Exam (like me). First book it’s for learning, preparation and systematization Your knowledge. The 6th Edition was updated and it’s adequate for certification exam.  On 1008 pages You can learn almost all for ten domains which must be familiar before going to exam:

  • Access Control – a collection of mechanisms that work together to create security architecture to protect the assets of the information system.
  • Telecommunications and Network Security – discusses network structures, transmission methods, transport formats and security measures used to provide availability, integrity and confidentiality.
  • Information Security Governance and Risk Management – the identification of an organization’s information assets and the development, documentation and implementation of policies, standards, procedures and guidelines.
  • Software Development Security – refers to the controls that are included within systems and applications software and the steps used in their development.
  • Cryptography – the principles, means and methods of disguising information to ensure its integrity, confidentiality and authenticity.
  • Security Architecture and Design – contains the concepts, principles, structures and standards used to design, implement, monitor, and secure, operating systems, equipment, networks, applications, and those controls used to enforce various levels of confidentiality, integrity and availability.
  • Operations Security – used to identify the controls over hardware, media and the operators with access privileges to any of these resources.
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning – addresses the preservation of the business in the face of major disruptions to normal business operations.
  • Legal, Regulations, Investigations and Compliance – addresses computer crime laws and regulations; the investigative measures and techniques which can be used to determine if a crime has been committed and methods to gather evidence, although if there are not enough evidence and you’re accused of burglary, you can check over here to find the right legal defense for this.
  • Physical (Environmental) Security – addresses the threats, vulnerabilities and countermeasures that can be utilized to physically protect an enterprise’s resources and sensitive information.

The CISSP candidate must have at least 5 years of experience in two or more of the above domains. Download the Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB) for more information.

The second book is for testing knowledge. With over 1400 exam questions, and access for 24 hours recordings, prepared by Shon Harris; You can prepare yourself for CISSP exam.


  • Hardcover: 1008 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; 6 edition (October 18, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071781749
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071781749

LINK: Amazon


  • Hardcover: 1008 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; 6 edition (October 18, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071781749
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071781749

LINK: Amazon

[EN] Birds-of-a-Feather, TechEd in Orlando and…

If you will be in TechEd 2012 North America (Orlando, June 11th-14th) you should find a moment of time to take a part in discussion at Birds of a Feather sessions. The minimum is one, the maximum… it depends (as always).


You can choose from thirty one sessions – this blog is oriented to IT Pro so look for the IT Pro subjects:

BOF01-ITP | Advanced Architectures for Microsoft SharePoint 2010
BOF02-ITP | Get a Better Work/Life Balance through Process Improvement
BOF03-ITP | Overcoming Obstacles in Running a User Group
BOF17-ITP | Windows Phone in the Workplace
BOF05-ITP | Legal Structures of User Groups
BOF06-ITP | Microsoft Exchange Server Best Practices
BOF07-ITP | Migrating from the Desk to the Cloud
BOF08-ITP | Public vs. Private Cloud vs. Hybrid Cloud
BOF09-ITP | Microsoft IT Certifications vs. College Degrees
BOF10-ITP | Windows MultiPoint Server Deployment
BOF11-ITP | Windows PowerShell Best Practices
BOF12-ITP | Getting Published
BOF13-ITP | The Ever-Expanding Roles and Responsibilities of an Exchange Administrator
BOF14-ITP | Business Speak
BOF15-ITP | Cloud Options and Best Practices for IT Professionals
BOF16-ITP | Security Challenges in a Hybrid Cloud
BOF19-ITP | Migrating to Microsoft Office 365

Other sessions are for developers… More information about level, abstract and speaker you will find HERE. If You haven’t time to see sessions don’t be nervous, more all sessions will be recording (by audio and video) and streaming. Or streaming (for live view) and recording for future views). Based on Graham Jones newsletter:

In addition this year you will be able to interact with the live sessions by submitting questions and comments using a chat tool. After moderation the questions and comments will be fed to the session facilitators by volunteers from GITCA.

That’s really good, isn’t? So please join us HERE and enjoy.

PostScriptumOne: Upss… I forgot about twitter, use hashtags: #BOFIT and #GITCAORG

PostScriptumTwo: Don’t forget visit GITCA/INETA/PASS booth and say HI!!

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