Quest Software, Inc. today revealed keynote speakers and pre-conference workshops for The Experts Conference (TEC) 2012. The 11th annual technology conference will be held April 29-May 2, at the Marriott Marquis & Marina in San Diego. TEC offers world-class, 400-level training on Microsoft Identity and Access, Exchange Server, SharePoint, and PowerShell, as well as Virtualization and User Workspace Management technologies for the most experienced IT pros in the world.
TEC for Directory & Identity 2012 will open Monday, April 30, with Uday Hegde, Microsoft group program manager, exploring how Microsoft looks at identity and access management in the hybrid world.
TEC for Exchange 2012 will feature a Monday keynote by well-known Exchange expert Tony Redmond, looking at Microsoft’s cloud solutions and what they mean to delegates. Events on Tuesday, May 1, will kick off with keynote Kevin Allison, Microsoft’s general manager for Exchange, presenting the changing world of Exchange and Office 365.
TEC for SharePoint 2012 will begin with Bill Baer, senior technical product manager, whose keynote address will delve into the next generation of high availability and disaster recovery for SharePoint. On Tuesday, May 1, Michael Lotter, founder of SharePointSaturday.org, will address how the active SharePoint community shapes the future of the technology.
TEC for Virtualization & User Workspace Management will start Monday, April 30, with industry expert Brian Madden exploring the future of virtualization and user workspace management across IT infrastructures.
TEC 2012 will offer five pre-conference workshops on Sunday, April 29. Delegates will have the opportunity to add the hands-on workshops to their conference package at a small additional cost. The quintet of offerings are:
• Active Directory Data Recovery;
• Masters of Disaster: Active Directory Forest Recovery;
• First Drive with Windows 8 PKI;
• FIM PowerShell Workshop;
• CAS – The Thinking Man’s Exchange Role.
Keynote sessions and speakers are now posted at theexpertsconference.com/us/2012. TEC is presented by Quest and sponsored by Microsoft. The conferences are offered on a tiered pricing schedule that includes all food, beverages and conference materials. For more information, visit theexpertsconference.com/us/2012, and follow @TECconf on Twitter.
Gil Kirkpatrick, Quest chief architect, Microsoft MVP and conference founder
“TEC features powerful hands-on workshops, keynotes led by the world’s top experts and more than 100 advanced technology training sessions held over three intense days. The training and networking opportunities at TEC are in a class of their own. ”
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Established in 1987, Quest Software (Nasdaq: QSFT) provides simple and innovative IT management solutions that enable more than 100,000 global customers to save time and money across physical and virtual environments. Quest products solve complex IT challenges ranging from database management, data protection, identity and access management, monitoring, user workspace management to Windows management.
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