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.
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"
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" ;)