Windows Client Track at Tech Ed Middle East 2011 – The Pragmatic Approach!

This post is a little deviation from my Cloud related focus on this blog but I also own the Windows Client Track at Tech Ed Middle East 2011 – Tech Ed is a premier technical education event that takes place once a year at only handful locations around the world. Having it in Dubai for the second year in a row brings a tremendous advantage and value to the region.


My selection of this content is very pragmatic. Most of enterprise customers know the value that Windows 7 brings but the number #1 challenge has been around how to deploy it at a 100% of their desktops. The mechanics of application compatibility testing and remediation and a long with automated deployment rollout has been an area that many people inquired about and wanted to learn about.


So, backed by the popular demand, the selection of the below content was to maximize the value for the delegates in the client track so that they can apply the learning immediately, addressing present needs:


· Inside the Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.6: Finding, Testing and Fixing Applications on Windows 7

· Choosing the Right Deployment Tool

· The Black Art of Fixing Busted Applications Part 1: Win32 Application Compatibility

· The Black Art of Fixing Busted Applications Part 2: Web Application Compatibility

· Migrate XP to Windows 7 without Losing any User or Application Settings

· Windows 7: Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.6

· Windows 7: Hardware Compatibility and New Device Experience

· What You Need to Know about Migrating from Internet Explorer 6 to Internet Explorer 8

· Unleash the Power of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010

· How to Develop a Successful Desktop Strategy (Thin, Thick, VDI... )

· Getting Started with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010

· Top Deployment Issues with Answers from Experts


So, if you are thinking about but have not registered for this event yet, you may want to register at and if you have, you may want to plan your time. Check out the searchable tracks and sessions, among many other things at