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From 12th September, the MVP led TechDays Online we will be broadcasting live from the Microsoft Campus in Reading. Building on the success of the online event in May, we will be working with our leading MVPs and Community Leaders to deliver bite-size technical sessions that offer a real-world perspective on how our technology is, and can be used by customers and partners.  The 5 day agenda is packed full of community led conversations, demonstrations and how to technical information.  We will be covering; DevOps, the Data Platform, BOTs, HoloLens, Microsoft Azure, IOT along with innovations from the team at Microsoft Research Cambridge.  

TechDays Online

This event will be taking place at the Microsoft Campus in Reading and each day will offer the following topics:

· Monday, 12 September: Explore the world of Data Platform and BOTs

· Tuesday, 13 September: DevOps in practice

· Wednesday, 14 September: A day at the Office!

· Thursday, 15 September: The inside track on Azure and UK Datacenter

· Friday, 16 September: Find out more about Artificial Intelligence


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Posted September 9, 2016 by Robert Smit [MVP] in TechDays

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Data is the new oil and will be responsible for the largest transfer of wealth since the industrial revolution. Organizations that master data will lead the world. Those who don’t will wane into irrelevancy. Join Microsoft Distinguished Engineer James Whittaker on an entertaining and educational romp through modern data and its history from 20 years in the past to what is happening now in the time of Big Data all the way to 20 years in the future where the data landscape will be dominated by machines. Learn about ways your organization can think about data and how to be a player in a future that is closer than anyone thinks from intelligent clouds to the internet of things to quantum computing. No piece of data is left unturned.

Keynote can be found here

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At the Intel Innovation stage.

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As Hans jan was the cartooning man and he made a MVP logo of the Cloud and Clustering. 



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The new company car Winking smile


Happy clustering

Robert Smit


Posted June 23, 2015 by Robert Smit [MVP] in TechDays

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It is already three weeks ago that I was On techdays NL as ATE.  Almost all the sessions slides are online and available for download.

It was a great day lots of nice content and the place to bee to expand your network or ask in-depth questions.

Checkout all the Sessions : Techdays Sessions download  OR watch the Sessions on Channel 9

Microsoft Techdays 2014 #techdaysnl Session Download or watch them on channel 9 @ch9

Below are some photo’s from TechdaysNL

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Posted May 7, 2014 by Robert Smit [MVP] in TechDays

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TechDays 2014 in het World Forum in Den Haag is het jaarlijkse kennisevenement voor IT-professionals én developers. Hét evenement voor u dus. Laat u inspireren door de nieuwste technologieën én door presentaties van nationale en internationale sprekers. Een selectie:

Keynote Jeff Woolsey – How to deliver amazing experiences for your customers and end-users
Een inspirerende presentatie van Jeff Woolsey over de uitdagingen en kansen die er liggen voor IT-professionals voor zowel hun bedrijf als carrière.

Deploy Windows 8 en 8.1 workshop
Voorafgaand aan TechDays is er op 15 april een workshop speciaal over Windows 8 en 8.1 door Rhonda Layfield
.  Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013, Windows ADK, Windows Deployment Service en meer. Leer alles wat u moet weten om een geïnformeerd besluit te nemen.  

Exchange Server 2013 workshop
Voorafgaand aan TechDays is er op 15 april een workshop speciaal over Exchange Server 2013 door Scott Schnoll. Exchange Server 2013 is helemaal vernieuwd. De nieuwe architectuur verschilt van alle voorgaande versies. In deze workshop worden de verschillen uitgelegd en de nieuwe architectuur toegelicht.

TechDays pre-day: Office 365 Camp voor IT-pro’s
Hoe installeert u Office 365? Hoe migreert u uw huidige omgeving zodat u continuïteit borgt? Wat biedt Office 365 voor mogelijkheden voor u als ITPro en voor uw bedrijf? We laten het u graag zien! Daarom nodigen we u uit voor de IT Camp Office 365 op 15 april in Den Haag. Meer informatie en aanmelden.

Er is veel te doen tijdens TechDays 2014. Kom ook op 16 & 17 april naar Den Haag! Kijk voor kaarten en een volledig overzicht van het programma op


Posted March 31, 2014 by Robert Smit [MVP] in TechDays

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Now that the techdays are over and pictures are placed on the web and thinking about he Questions on the ATE booth.

  1. What license do I need ?
  2. Cluster Complicated ?
  3. NLB ?
  4. Quorum Usage
  5. How to manage my site

Do I need datacenter or standard edition for Hyper-v or cluster or should I use the Hyper-v server Free edition.

Download windows 2012

Microsoft’s new SKU/licensing chart for the four editions


Two of those editions, Essentials and Foundation, don’t allow you to virtualize anything, so we’re really down to two usable versions of Windows Server 2012: Datacenter and Standard. It’s interesting to note that there are no Enterprise or Web versions anymore, but it’s clear that the world has moved almost entirely to virtualization and that there’s no need to base server editions on their applications.

Instead, both Standard and Datacenter are licensed based on the processors (plus user CALs, but that’s not new), with each license granting you the ability to run Windows on two processors. If you have a machine with four processors, you need two licenses. They also both have the exact same functionality, which is a departure from past models where Datacenter had more high availability features, caching, ADFS, multiple DFS roots, and other entitlements.

In fact, the only difference between the Standard and Datacenter versions of Windows Server 2012 is that with Standard you are only allowed to run two virtual machines in addition to the host OS, whereas with Datacenter you are entitled to run as many as you want. All of this can be found in the Windows Server 2012 Licensing & Pricing FAQ or Microsoft Volume Licensing Reference Guide published by Microsoft.



Second Questions :

Cluster/NLB / Quorum.

why use a cluster I run now hyper-v and the vm is on a CSV. Quick and live migration.  <> Yes your vm can be moved but a cluster is more. application redundancy ? <> In my next blog post I will create some real nice cluster config’s

the big question is should I use a quorum or not. Well it depends always on your configuration. but pictures say more than words. and in a next blog post I will get deep on the witness disk/quorum. ( I need a bit time to write the post )

This is a real old picture and maybe there are changes<> I will create a post on this with all the info in it.



How to manage your site, Well there are several products, Playing with the System center products would make your life easier.

Here is the link to start :

Microsoft System Center 2012 provides an integrated management platform with a robust set of capabilities. View the picture below to learn more about the capabilities of System Center 2012 and how the product components align.

System Center 2012 Capabilities and Components

Posted April 2, 2013 by Robert Smit [MVP] in TechDays

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