Microsoft Ignite 2017: Journey of an IT Guy – Episode 1

Good morning, good afternoon, good evening fellow blog readers, IT admins, DEVs and Intertech enthusiast!

Are you or any of your fine fellow IT experts excited and prepped to attend the Microsoft Ignite 2017 conference but don’t know what to do? or how to do it? Have you ever been to a conference? Well, look no further, because I have all you need right here.

Hello, my name is Chris Budde, and I am the Principal Engineer at Intertech in Eagan, MN. I have been working in the IT industry for 17 years now, and this will be my 3rd attendance to a Microsoft Ignite Conference. 5th conference in total.

This little gem here is my first episode of six monthly blog posts detailing my journey to Microsoft Ignite 2017 this year in Orlando, Florida. The conference is set to occur this year, Sept. 25th – Sept 29th down at the Orange County Convention Center.

The Purpose of this Series

The purpose of my Journey of an IT Guy series will be to:

  • Cover the several months of planning and preparations leading up to the Microsoft Ignite 2017 conference
  • Inform you of the essentials
  • Provide information from the sessions I attended during the conference

Don’t fret if you’re not technical. I do not intend to make these blog post overly in-the-weeds or highly in-depth. I do intend to scratch the surface, explore topics relevant to our company, and look into Cloud and DevOps opportunities which our consultants may find useful in the future.

Where possible, I will do my best to include direct links to Microsoft Ignite 2017 content, references to any available materials, twitter handles, presenters names, and any other details which I am authorized to share.

I intend to create a new blog post one time a month on or before the 24th of each month for the next 6 months leading up to start of the conference. After that, I’ll follow up with a summary of everything I took away after the conference concludes.

Please follow me on Twitter (@chrisrbmn), and keep an eye open for my tweets during the conference. I will be tweeting any Microsoft Ignite 2017 content, making daily updates, including but not limited to the keynote speech, along with any sessions I attend.

I think that’s it for now! So, for now, I’ll leave you until May 24th.

Do you have any questions? Anything you want me to add to the series? Tell me about it in the comments below.

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