I’m really excited to announce that I have once again been invited to speak at the upcoming TechMentor event in Redmond, WA August 7-11, 2017! This year I’ll be presenting two important deep-dive training sessions on DirectAccess. The first is a three-hour course on implementing DirectAccess using Windows Server 2016. This session will cover infrastructure prerequisites as well as tips, tricks, and best practices for implementing DirectAccess using Windows Server 2016. In addition I will also be delivering a three-hour deep dive on DirectAccess troubleshooting. In this session, I’ll share valuable insight, tools, and techniques for quickly identifying and resolving many common DirectAccess connectivity and performance issues. In addition I will also be giving a short talk on getting started with Azure site-to-site networking. If you want to take advantage of the power and flexibility that the Azure public cloud has to offer, extending your on-premises datacenter using site-to-site VPN is essential.
Register today using code TMSPK05 and save!
M01: Implementing DirectAccess with Windows Server 2016
T03: DirectAccess Troubleshooting Deep Dive
T07: Getting Started with Azure Site-to-Site Networking
Posted by Richard M. Hicks on March 30, 2017
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
Looking for in-depth DirectAccess technical training? Join me at the TechMentor Conference March 7 to 11, 2016 at the Bally’s Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. There I will be delivering a three-hour deep-dive DirectAccess training session covering installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of DirectAccess on Windows Server 2012 R2. The conference also features many other excellent training sessions by industry experts like Don Jones, Greg Shields, Jeff Hicks, Ed Horley, and many more. Register now and save!
Posted by Richard M. Hicks on December 8, 2015
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
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 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