I am pleased to announce that I’ll be participating in the upcoming TechMentor conference in Orlando, FL in December. The TechMentor conference is part of the larger Live!360 event and offers a compelling agenda of training for IT professionals. I’ll be delivering the following sessions that are focused on providing secure remote access using Windows Server 2016.
TMT01 – Implementing DirectAccess in Windows Server 2016
TMT04 – DirectAccess Troubleshooting Deep Dive
TMT11 – Client-based VPN in Azure with Windows Server 2016
Don’t miss out on this outstanding conference. Register today and save $500.00!
Posted by Richard M. Hicks on October 25, 2016
I’m pleased to announce that I will be delivering a community theater session at this year’s Microsoft ignite conference in Atlanta, GA. The session, THR2136 in the session catalog, is scheduled for Thursday, September 29 at 12:40PM. This is a level 200 talk where I’ll be providing a high-level overview of all remote access technologies in Windows Server 2016, including DirectAccess, client-based VPN, and Web Application Proxy (WAP). I’ll be focusing on what’s new in each of these technologies and demonstrating how each solution applies in different use cases.
In addition to the session, I’ll be spending time with the folks from PointSharp and Pluralsight in their respective booths too, answering questions and providing demonstrations. I hope to have copies of my new DirectAccess book to sign as well. Be sure to follow me on Twitter for up-do-date details. Hope to see you at the conference!
Posted by Richard M. Hicks on August 29, 2016
Did you attend the DirectAccess session at this year’s Microsoft Ignite conference? Of course not. There wasn’t one! Not to worry though, as I will be presenting DirectAccess sessions at several different events around the country later this year.
If you’re looking for deep-dive DirectAccess training, I’ll be delivering a three-hour training session at the TechMentor Conference in Redmond, WA. The event takes place August 3-7, 2015. Don’t forget to use registration code TMRSK05 to save $500.00! If you are on the east coast of the U.S. you’ll be happy to hear that I will also be presenting a DirectAccess session at the TechMentor Conference to be held at the Royal Pacific Resort at Universal in Orlando, FL, from November 16-20. I’ll provide more details on this event soon.
In addition I will be delivering a few DirectAccess sessions at IT/Dev Connections in Las Vegas, NV. I’ll be covering topics such as DirectAccess design and configuration, as well as implementation tips, tricks, and best practices. This event will be held at the Aria Hotel and Resort from September 14-17, 2015.
Hope to see you at one of these great events this year!
Posted by Richard M. Hicks on May 12, 2015
I’m excited to announce that I’ll once again be participating in this year’s TechMentor conference in Redmond, WA! The event takes place August 3-7, 2015 and will be held on the Microsoft campus in building 33. This is a great event at an incredible venue! I’ll be delivering a 3 hour Windows Server 2012 R2 DirectAccess deep drive technical training session on Thursday, August 6. The conference covers a wide range of topics from many noted industry experts like Don Jones, Greg Shields, Jeff Hicks, Orin Thomas, and many more. Don’t miss out. Register today and use priority code TMRSK05 to save $500!
Posted by Richard M. Hicks on February 11, 2015
Just a quick reminder that my Windows Server 2012 R2 technical deep dive session at this year’s TechMentor conference is fast approaching! This will be an intermediate to advanced level session that covers the planning, design, installation, and configuration of DirectAccess using Windows Server 2012 R2. This is not your typical 75 minute TechEd-like presentation, however. This is a full three-hour session where I’ll demonstrate multiple DirectAccess deployment scenarios and share tips, tricks, and best practices I’ve learned from deploying DirectAccess for the last four years. The event will be held at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA August 11-15, 2014. My session is on Friday, August 15. Don’t miss out. Sing up today!
Posted by Richard M. Hicks on August 4, 2014
I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be presenting at TechDays in San Francisco on June 5 & 6, 2014! I’ll be delivering a session on cloud and remote access networking in Windows Server 2012 R2. Not only will this session include DirectAccess, but I will also be covering client-based VPN, site-to-site VPN, and the new Web Application Proxy role. If time permits, I might even sneak in some details about Workplace Join and Work Folders. Registration is open now, so sign up soon. Hope to see you there!
Posted by Richard M. Hicks on May 5, 2014
I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been invited to participate in this year’s TechMentor event! The event will be held at the Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, WA from August 11-15, 2014. I’ll be presenting a 3 hour deep-dive session on Windows Server 2012 R2 DirectAccess. Join me as I’ll discuss in detail how to plan, design, implement, and support DirectAccess in your environment. Topics will include infrastructure requirement gathering and preparation, network configuration, high availability and geographic redundancy, supporting Windows 7 clients, and more. Throughout the session I’ll provide valuable insight, tips and tricks, and implementation best practices to ensure that you have the highest level of success for your DirectAccess deployment. Register before June 4 to save $300.00. Hope to see you there!
Posted by Richard M. Hicks on January 30, 2014