2013-08 Exit Plan, Windows 8.1 & Win Server 2012R2
July 2013

Compucon CPD Seminar
14 August 2013 Wednesday
Compucon House Albany

4:00pm - 4:30pm Outside the Square (TN)
4:30pm - 5:15pm Windows 8.1 (Nathan Mercer)
5:15pm - 6:00pm Windows Server 2012R2 (Nathan Mercer) 
6:00pm - 7:30pm Wine and Cheese

Outside the Square- How We End?
Anyone starting up a new business and seeking advice from a qualified business consultant would have been asked about the exit plan.  The exit plan lays out how the business owner intends to exit the business.  Chances are that 95% of our channel peers in business did not think about the exit plan and intend to leave the exit to the course of nature whatever this means.  This session will discuss exit plans on the course of nature (warning: not in a business context but applicable to business planning).  The content is derived from a university distinguished astronomy professor and is about the end for all of us in a finite timeframe.  You can expect to sit back, enjoy the slide show and share the reflections.

Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1 introduces several new features in areas like productivity, security, and management that Microsoft thinks we’ll find helpful. Whether we want to deploy Windows 8.1 or are looking to enable BYOD for customers, Nathan will show us why Microsoft thinks Windows 8.1 is a great platform.

Windows Server 2012 R2

Get the details on the upcoming release of Windows Server. Nathan will go over enhancements and new capabilities in Networking, Storage, Hyper-V, PowerShell and availability - making it easier than ever for customers to truly embrace the cloud with Windows Server.

Nathan is a Technical Evangelist of Microsoft in Windows Infrastructure and has been working with Microsoft-based networks since Windows NT 3.x. He has been with Microsoft New Zealand since 2000 as a Systems Engineer, Technology Specialist and now as an IT Pro Evangelist. He is responsible for making sure that IT professionals in NZ are fully briefed on infrastructure-related Microsoft software.