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Thoughts after the NY Exchange User Group

Posted by Eric Branch on Wed, Mar 26, 2014

The 2014 New York City user group-Techstravaganza was a one-day Technology event that took place at the new Microsoft building in Times Square.  This was the third annual Techstravaganza and would not have been possible without the five trusted Microsoft sponsors which included Jams Enterprise Job Scheduling, Kemp Technologies, Sapien Technologies, Blue Metal and GSX Solutions. All in which have great products that complement Microsoft.   

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There were seminars going on throughout the day. There are distinct tracks for Windows, SharePoint, Powershell, and Exchange all of which were included expert guess speakers such as Prabhat Nigam, Senior Architect Microsoft Technologies. 

There were over 200 attendees at the event attending the following seminars:


EXCHANGE
Exchange Server 2013 Architecture – Brian Day
Deep Dive into DAGs in Exchange 2013 SP1 – Prabhat Nigam
Grand Slam Productivity Solutions with Exchange, Lync, and SharePoint:  On-Premises and Office 365 – Kamal Abburi
Cloud computing and Application Delivery with Windows Azure and KEMP – Bhargav Shukla
Be a Master of the Cloud for Exchange - Ben Serebin

POWERSHELL
What's New in SAPIEN
Production Catastrophes with Windows PowerShell (and how to avoid them) – Tome Tanasovski
Desired State Configuration – Executable Documentation – Steven Maurawski
Fantastic Formatting– James Brundage
Win32 Interop in PowerShell – Adam Driscoll

SHAREPOINT
Office 365: A SharePoint view  – Joe Speziale
SharePoint 2013 and Exchange Server 2013 Integration – Prashant Nayak
SQL and SharePoint: Best Practices – Simon Facer
SharePoint 2013 Search Architecture, Sizing and Migration in SharePoint 2013 – deep dive! – Sowmyan Chullikkattil
Data Visualization in SharePoint 2013 Overview – Becky Isserman

WINDOWS
Automation with System Center : What’s new in Orchestrator, and Service Management Automation (SMA) Overview – Bruno Saille
Cloud OS: Windows Server 2012 R2 – Fazal Raza
Windows Devices  – Ilya Gurtenboim
Azure: Infrastructure as a service – Vadim Sigalov
What’s new in Windows Server 2012 R2 Desktop Virtualization? – Eric Schroder

GSX was happy to sponsor this event along with their Partner Fair Haven.  Together they educated both attendees and existing customers on the importance of monitoring their Microsoft platforms.  They also raffled off a RC EYE 450, which is a flying drone that can perform aerial photography.  The winner of this extravagant gift was Edward Eum from J. Crew, Congratulations Edward.

GSX found value in the partnership with FairHaven and what they can bring to the table in regards to customer support and market penetration. With this partnership between GSX and FairHaven has resulted in more resources to service the New York, New Jersey area. 

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Tags: Techstravaganza, FairHaven, Microsoft User Group, Exchange