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May 29
Join me at TechEd North America

In three short days I fly down to New Orleans for TechEd North America. Hopefully a few of my faithful blog readers will be down there too. If you’re going to be a TechEd North America, here are a list of the ways you can find me (or avoid me, I guess) while I’m there.

Sunday June 2nd, 9:00 to 5:00 - Preconference session: PRC08 | Install and Configure SharePoint 2013 (this costs extra)

In this session Todd and Shane help you build out your SharePoint 2013 farm from scratch. This is no wizard-based, one-account-for-everything install. This is a real world, multi-server, least privilege install the same way they do for customers around the world. Even more exciting? Todd and Shane hate PowerPoint slides as much as you do so the whole day is a live demo of building a working farm using Microsoft SharePoint Enterprise Server 2013 with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 running on Windows Server 2012.

Topics covered

  • Installing SharePoint 2013
  • Configuring the farm so there are no GUID or long database names
  • Least privilege, minimal service accounts
  • Creating service applications with PowerShell
  • Installing the Workflow server
  • Everything is done as you would do for a production farm

Files can be download here.


Monday June 4th, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM – Windows Weekly Tweetup

The Avenue Pub (1732 St. Charles Ave)

Join the Windows Weekly crew (Paul Thurrott and Mary Jo Foley) at The Avenue Pub for beers and complaining about Windows 8. I’ll be there too, trying to act like a big deal since I was a guest on Windows Weekly once. Just show up, no need to RSVP or anything.



Tuesday, June 4th, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM – Ask the Experts

Level 1, Hall GH, NOMCC

Microsoft was really hurting for experts, so they let me join the Ask The Experts event. I’ll be at the SharePoint Upgrade table. Swing by and say hi.



Wednesday June 5th, 12:30 PM – PowerShell Meet and Great

the Community Resource Zone (CRZ) at the Scripting Guys booth

Stop by The Scripting Guy booth and say howdy. Ed Wilson and I will be chatting with each other and answering your PowerShell questions. Pictures and hugs will be available.



Wednesday June 5th, 4:00 PM – Professional SharePoint 2013 Administration Book Signing

The Book Store

Shane and I will be at the TechEd Book Store signing books and generally being butts. If you have a copy of the book bring it by and we’ll write mean things about each other in it.



Thursday June 6th, 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM - Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Administration

Room New Orleans Theater C – SES-B232

In this session we cover what's new in SharePoint 2013. First, we cover installing SharePoint 2013 and configuring your new farm. This session provides what you need to start planning your new SharePoint 2013 farm and dovetails nicely into Part 2, which covers changes in SharePoint 2013 the SharePoint administrator should know about. We cover changes to how you’ll plan your farm topology. We also cover the changes to the Search service application and how that impacts scale. Finally, we spend some time talking about everyone’s favorite part of SharePoint Server, the User Profile Service.

Watch online now.


If you do find yourself at TechEd, please do find me at say “hi.” I’m a pretty friendly guy. Smile




Edited 6/7/2013 to a link to the session online and precon files.


Pre-Conference files

hey Todd, I am just now getting around to building a SharePoint 2013 server, I attended your TechEd, preconference seminar and was looking for the files you talked about, but when I clicked on the link, got the dreaded 404 :(  Can you direct me in the right direction to get these?

Tracy Davis
 on 7/22/2013 11:40 AM

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