Just for a little bit of background. I have been doing lots of Microsoft courses recently, admittingly I have not been doing as well as I could of been doing and haven’t studied as much as I should. I am doing a Network Engineer Apprenticeship with Firebrand Training and These Microsoft courses are something I have chosen to do for the apprenticeship.
So far I have participated in the Office 365 course and the Windows Server 2012 R2 course. I have passed the first exam (70-346) of the Office 365 course so I am Microsoft Certified Professional.
On one of these training courses I heard about a free event put on by Microsoft in Birmingham NEC and this is the Tech Summit I am currently attending (just completed day 1).
9:00-10:00 : Registration (I had done this online but we needed to get our badges scanned and put in lanyards).
10:00-11:15 : Tech Summit Keynote
11:30-12:45 : An overview of the Microsoft Application platform for developers
12:45-13:45 : Lunch – All lunch was provided free of charge and they catered for all needs including my Gluten free requirement
13:45-15:00 : Introducing Microsoft Teams
15:15-16:30 : Explore the new, cross-platform .Net Core 1.0
16:45-18:00 : Migrating to Exchange Online via Hybrid over the long haul.
I enjoyed everything I went in to listen too; a few things, like the .Net talks, were very new to me as I am not a developer. .Net is something I would like to start looking into once my Apprenticeship is over and done with so I thought attending these may be beneficial in the long run
This Tech Summit is something I would love to attend next year (so far) , I am learning so much and listening to lots of interesting information. It’s made me realize I need to look into my career more and taking more of a interest in what I need to do to get to where I want to be. I think this was the boost I needed to do this for myself.
Each talk was held in a giant inflatable igloo which were really good at separating everything out in the hall.
Please have a look at some of the pictures I have taken on day 1. I will have more pictures up tomorrow in the day 2 post, I will also have more information about what we did and my overall thoughts on the entire event.