E2EVC 2013 in Rome - my personal highlights

The last session of the E2EVC 2013 in Rome is over and it was again an awesome conference. Although i was only two times there already, i recognised many of the attendees from Copenhagen previously this year!

 

Remark: Stefan and I will attend the next E2EVC in Brussels also - see announcement

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Conference & Organisation

Its remarkable that this conference is completely community-driven - so no speaker is "invited"  - the E2EVC lives from all the participants, that are experts in their respective areas and are willing to share their learnings in in-depth-sessions. I don't think there is a conference where so many conference participants also give presentations?

A big praise also goes to Alex Juschin and his team that did exceptional work to make the conference experience very smooth. Especially when it comes to the personal shuttle service - Alex himself transfers participants from and to the airport! Also, Alex made sure, we have WIFI even in the shuttle bus - perfect! :)

 

The hotel (H10 Hotel in Rome) was a good choice too.  

 

Content-wise the highlight for me (as a software developer) was Jeff Wouters' session about the new Desired State Configuration Deep Dive in PowerShell. This gave me a lot to think and I even got more pointers from Jeff where i could deepen my understanding. 

 

The bigger of the two conference rooms 30 mins before the first session

The bigger of the two conference rooms 30 mins before the first session

Shuttlebus group of 09:00 at Monday

Shuttlebus group of 09:00 at Monday

Networking

Especially at the E2EVC you can expect a great deal of networking and engage in all kinds of technical (or not-so-technical) discussions - great! 

 

Our session "Advanced scenarios with Royal TS" 

 

nope, this was not a presentation of our iOS client - though we could have done this too ;)

nope, this was not a presentation of our iOS client - though we could have done this too ;)

After having a first presentation at the E2EVC in Copenhagen in May 2013 on Royal TS and its features, Stefan and I got a speaker slot in the E2EVC in Rome as well: this time we focused on more advanced scenarios on Royal TS. And - for the first time ever - we presented the new version of Royal TS and its new features! 

Here is what you missed - in a nutshell: 

  • Advanced features of Royal TS like Bulk-Edit, Templates (applied on single and multiple targets), integration of external applications (demonstrated with PowerShell), advanced usage of Tasks
  • the brand new V3 of Royal TS (a beta-version we are planning to go public with soon) and its features
  • the brand new OS X client of Royal TS
  • a new backend service which we will release also quite soon (think in weeks)

I even cannot provide any slides - we have a 2-page-powerpoint: the first page shows our URL, the second says "DEMO" ;) 

 

Posted on November 4, 2013 and filed under development, Royal TS, code4ward.