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Registration for The Microsoft Ability Summit is open! #Ability #Summit #AI #Office #Windows #Xbox   Leave a comment

The Microsoft Ability Summit is a two-day, free digital event experience that brings together people with disabilities, allies, and accessibility professionals to Imagine, Build, Include, and Empower the future of disability inclusion and accessibility. We encourage all to join on May 5-6, 2021 and spread the word throughout your internal and external communities.

Registration is now open for Ability Summit on May 5-6th


Registration for Ability Summit is open!

  • Wednesday, May 5 from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM, PT
  • Thursday, May 6 from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM, PT

Microsoft Ability Summit 2021 will feature:

  • Keynotes from Microsoft executives and notable members of the disability community
  • Expert panels featuring exciting projects and innovations
  • Demos of the latest accessibility features in Office, Windows, Xbox, and more
  • All sessions will be recorded and available post-event so no matter what time zone you are in, you can access the content at a time that works for you!

Registration is now open for Ability Summit on May 5-6th

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Posted April 15, 2021 by Robert Smit [MVP] in Event

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See the Future First at Azure @ ESPC19 @EuropeanSP #SharePoint #Office #O365 #Azure #Conference #ESPC19   Leave a comment


The European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference [ESPC19] now in its 8th year, brings together 2,500 + IT Pros, Developers and Business Decision Makers with the leading names in the industry for four incredible days of learning, connections and inspiration. You can find the full programme schedule here, featuring 150+ sessions delivered by both Microsoft Product team leaders and leading community RDs, MVPs and MCMs.


Azure @ ESPC19


Azure @ ESPC19 presents the world’s leading Azure experts with 3 visionary Azure Keynotes, 5 Azure specific deep-dive, full day Tutorials and over 40 in-depth sessions dedicated to Azure, as part of the ESPC19 Conference Programme.

Just last week we announced our final Azure Keynote, from Microsoft’s Tejas Dixit, completing a stellar Azure Keynote line-up, alongside Alex Simons and Scott Hanselman.

Hear directly from the exceptional people behind the products and the world’s leading independent experts on the hottest Azure Topics including Security, Containers, AKS, DevOps, Analytics, APIs and API Management, AI & Machine Learning, Azure AD and Identity, Integration and Governance.

Whether you’re an IT Pro, Developer or Business Decision Maker, you’ll find the very latest Azure knowledge and innovation, across levels 100-400, at ESPC19.

View the full Azure@ESPC19 Programme here.

Not convinced? Check out what some the Azure @ ESPC19 speakers have to say:

“This year’s Azure line up is awesome, from governance, tips and tricks to best practices, there is learning material for everyone. Personally, I’ll be attending a lot of them!”

-Stephane Lapointe, MVP, Sharegate, Canada


“I live 9000 miles/14,500 km’s away and am coming to this conference see the awesome content in the Azure track!”

-Elaine van Bergen, Microsoft, Australia


To top it off, we have added 20+ incredible new Microsoft Product Team sessions to bring the best of Ignite to Prague from the exceptional people behind the products. Access the full programme here.



For a prelude to what awaits at Azure @ ESPC19, view the content from the recent hugely successful ‘Azure Week’ [Oct 14-18], in the ESPC Community Resource Centre.

Azure Week, was an incredible week of free, online content [5 Webinars, 4 Blogs, 3 Interviews & 3 eBooks] delivered by a selection of the exceptional Azure @ ESPC19 speakers.

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Posted October 16, 2019 by Robert Smit [MVP] in Event

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Ready For Microsoft Ignite #RDmi #Azure #Fun #Cloud #Sessions #MSIgnite #MVPBuzz #Linkedin   Leave a comment

Ignite is almost there. The benefit of being an MVP is that whole week We already had pre-ignite sessions and warmed up for Ignite. these are exiting times a lot of new content will be there and when Microsoft is showing the products we can blog about this with out breaking our NDA.

Already some teasers Windows Admin Center would be named a lot. As this is the webbased tool to manage your servers. In Azure or on prem.

Windows Admin Center Windows Admin Center

Storage is also a big Thing. and migration to Azure and or from of moving your old servers to Azure. this is also a big topic.

As moving to the cloud is nice and easy ( well not always) the client is there also Intune – Autopilot – Rdmi – The modern workplace

As last year Microsoft announced the new RDmi and at Inspire there where also some sessions about RDmi .

RDmi modern infrastructure roles in Azure

Remote Desktop Services HTML5 Remote Desktop Services HTML5

Above are some examples of the HTML5 Client that you already can use in the current RDS environment.

There will be a lot off content passing this week. Thanks for reading my blog and following me on twitter.

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Posted September 22, 2018 by Robert Smit [MVP] in Event

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Microsoft Tech Summit: Amsterdam #Community #Hybridcloud #ASR #Honolulu #Azure #Cloud #HCA Community #MSTechSummit @MSTCommunity #MvpBuzz   Leave a comment

Last week I was helping on the Microsoft Tech Summit Amsterdam. The event took place at RAI Amsterdam from March 28-29, 2018. There where a lot of MVP’s at the Booth and Ask Microsoft Anything #AMA See some impressions here. The Keynote was done by Tad Brockway


The Tech Summit was a great place to meet and greet also for the Experts it was great to meet Jeff Woolsey again. In the the picture above to getter with James van den berg



Some key features where Windows Server 2019 ,Azure Site Recovery, Deduplication and Project Honolulu an amazing free tool to manage your server environment. 

Introducing Windows Server 2019 – now available in preview

Windows Server 2019 is built on the strong foundation of Windows Server 2016 – which continues to see great momentum in customer adoption. Windows Server 2016 is the fastest adopted version of Windows Server, ever! We’ve been busy since its launch at Ignite 2016 drawing insights from your feedback and product telemetry to make this release even better

The Technical Preview of Project Honolulu – our reimagined experience for management of Windows and Windows Server. Project Honolulu is a flexible, lightweight browser-based locally-deployed platform and a solution for management scenarios. Project Honolulu: The New Future Of Windows Server GUI Management

Clustering FileServer Data Deduplication on Windows 2019 Step by Step #sofs #winserv #ReFS #WindowsServer2016 #Dedupe

Sign up for the Insiders program to access Windows Server 2019

We know you probably cannot wait to get your hands on the next release, and the good news is that the preview build is available today to Windows Insiders. Join the program to ensure you have access to the bits. For more details on this preview build, check out the Release Notes.

We love hearing from you, so don’t forget to provide feedback using the Windows Feedback Hub app, or the Windows Server space in the Tech community.


Go register on the Community there is great content an interaction with other Community members


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Posted April 2, 2018 by Robert Smit [MVP] in Event

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Microsoft Tech Summit Amsterdam #MSTechSummit   Leave a comment

Today and tomorrow I’ll be at the Microsoft Tech Summit.  You can find me at the Workshop Proctor "Build and manage your applications on Azure" or at the  Microsoft Booth or somewhere at the Expert Hub Center the help the Microsoft Tech Community

To help the Community / visitors Build your skills with the latest in cloud technologies at a free, technical learning event for IT professionals and developers, coming to a city near you. The Tech Summit is hitting the road with their top engineers to bring you two days of in-depth sessions, networking opportunities, industry insights, and hands-on skill-building with the experts behind Microsoft’s cloud services.

The cloud is changing expectations and transforming the way we live and work. Whether you’re developing innovative apps or delivering optimized solutions, Microsoft Tech Summit can help you evolve your skills, deepen your expertise, and grow your career.

Discover the latest trends, tools, and product roadmaps at more than 70 sessions, covering a range of topics across Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365, which includes Windows 10, Office 365, and Enterprise Mobility + Security. From beginner sessions that will help you develop core cloud skills, to advanced, 400-level training that will take your expertise to the next level, there is something for everyone.


This year we will have two 60-minute keynotes focusing on Microsoft 365 and Azure. This will enable our keynote presenters to focus deeply on their areas of expertise and will include customers on stage and demos.

New this year to Microsoft Tech Summit is The Hub Expert Center where attendees will have the opportunity to connect with Microsoft SME’s during Day 1 and 2. It is an excellent opportunity to connect, gather lead retrievals and engage with potential customers.

Ask the Experts: We will hold an Ask the Experts Networking Hour on Day 1 from 17:45 – 18:45. All Speakers and Staff are required to attend this event. New this year are two 30-minute panels hosted by Microsoft SME and MVP’s. Additionally, attendees will be able to interact and learn from industry peers and representatives from Microsoft. Expert table topics will be as follows, and Speakers are required to self-staff these areas: Business Applications, Data and AI, Cloud Infrastructure, App Development, Internet of Things, Modern Workplace and Microsoft 365


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Sign in with your Microsoft or LinkedIn account and select ‘Evaluations’ to submit your feedback after sessions


Posted March 28, 2018 by Robert Smit [MVP] in Event

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