Presentations

TechEd Australia 2011 – Knock Knock, Who’s There?  SharePoint 2010 Authentication Explained
August/September 2011

Classic or Claims? NTLM or Kerberos? When configuring SharePoint 2010 authentication there are a plethora of options which can make decisions difficult and can lead to problems with your deployment.  In this session Mark will talk about the various options available for authentication with SharePoint 2010, and the best choices to make to ensure a healthy and secure SharePoint deployment.  This session is aimed at all audiences, and will be taking a “from the ground up” approach to explaining how authentication works that will be of value to anyone implementing SharePoint 2010.

TechEd Australia 2011 – From Bare Metal to Private Cloud with SCVMM 2012… Today!
August/September 2011

Have you wondered what it would take to build your own private cloud?  Going from bare metal to Hyper-V to a Cloud used to take a significant amount of time and expertise, but with the soon-to-be-released System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012, building a private cloud is easy and inexpensive, and with the beta of SCVMM 2012 you can do it right now!

Join Mark Rhodes as he performs a live provision of a Private Cloud, and explains the steps required to take a blank server from Bare Metal to Silver Lining.  This session will explain the core technologies of Data Center Fabric and Private Clouds with Hyper-V R2 and SCVMM 2012, and include comprehensive live demonstrations of all of the steps necessary for you to go home and build your organization a Private Cloud, today!

TechEd Australia 2011 Preview – Brisbane – From Bare Metal to Private Cloud with SCVMM 2012… Today!
August 2011

Have you wondered what it would take to build your own private cloud?  Going from bare metal to Hyper-V to a Cloud used to take a significant amount of time and expertise, but with the soon-to-be-released System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012, building a private cloud is easy and inexpensive, and with the beta of SCVMM 2012 you can do it right now!

Join Mark Rhodes as he performs a live provision of a Private Cloud, and explains the steps required to take a blank server from Bare Metal to Silver Lining.  This session will explain the core technologies of Data Center Fabric and Private Clouds with Hyper-V R2 and SCVMM 2012, and include comprehensive live demonstrations of all of the steps necessary for you to go home and build your organization a Private Cloud, today!

SharePoint Saturday Sydney – Knock Knock, Who’s There?  SharePoint 2010 Authentication Explained
August 2011

Classic or Claims? NTLM or Kerberos? When configuring SharePoint 2010 authentication there are a plethora of options which can make decisions difficult and can lead to problems with your deployment.  In this session Mark will talk about the various options available for authentication with SharePoint 2010, and the best choices to make to ensure a healthy and secure SharePoint deployment.  This session is aimed at all audiences, and will be taking a “from the ground up” approach to explaining how authentication works that will be of value to anyone implementing SharePoint 2010.

TechEd Australia 2011 Tasters Session – From Bare Metal to Private Cloud with SCVMM 2012… Today!
July 2011

Have you wondered what it would take to build your own private cloud?  Going from bare metal to Hyper-V to a Cloud used to take a significant amount of time and expertise, but with the soon-to-be-released System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012, building a private cloud is easy and inexpensive, and with the beta of SCVMM 2012 you can do it right now!

Join James Bannan and Mark Rhodes as they perform a live provision of a Private Cloud, taking a blank server from Bare Metal to Silver Lining.  This session will explain the core technologies of Data Center Fabric and Private Clouds with Hyper-V R2 and SCVMM 2012, and include comprehensive live demonstrations of all of the steps necessary for you to go home and build your organization a Private Cloud, today!

Microsoft Office System Specialist Interest Group – Knock Knock, Who’s There?  SharePoint 2010 Authentication Explained
July 2011

Classic or Claims? NTLM or Kerberos? When configuring SharePoint 2010 authentication there are a plethora of options which can make decisions difficult and can lead to problems with your deployment.  In this session Mark will talk about the various options available for authentication with SharePoint 2010, and the best choices to make to ensure a healthy and secure SharePoint deployment.  This session is aimed at all audiences, and will be taking a “from the ground up” approach to explaining how authentication works that will be of value to anyone implementing SharePoint 2010.

SharePoint Saturday Brisbane – Organiser
May 2011

SharePoint Saturday Perth – SharePoint 2010 PowerShell Primer
April 2011

Whether you are a developer, IT Pro or even a day to day user if you are not using PowerShell you are missing out! In this session Mark will introduce the audience to PowerShell with a focus on its role with SharePoint 2010. While this session starts out aimed at helping first time users get started with PowerShell, even more seasoned users will benefit from the introduction to SharePoint 2010′s huge range of functionality.

New Zealand SharePoint Conference – SharePoint 2010 Performance and Health Monitoring
March 2011

An amazing amount of new and exciting features were added to SharePoint 2010 for IT Professionals, a major investment being Server Health and Monitoring Infrastructure. In this session we will look into these features in-depth, focusing on guidance for keeping SharePoint installations healthy and running at peak performance. We will go into detail on supporting features such as Diagnostic Logging, the Developer Dashboard and the SharePoint 2010 Logging Database; illustrating how to successfully use these features and more, to troubleshoot issues quickly and accurately. If you have a production environment running SharePoint 2010, then this is a session not to miss! 

New Zealand SharePoint Conference – Community Challenge
March 2011

As an exciting new addition to the SharePoint Conference in March 2011, we will be running a Community Challenge. Join Debbie Ireland, Nick Hadlee, and other SharePoint Community Leaders and professionals in the build of solution over 48 hours. Involving participation from a number of delegates we will design and deliver a SharePoint Solution for a not for profit organisation during the conference.

Australian SharePoint Conference – SharePoint 2010 Performance and Health Monitoring
March 2011

An amazing amount of new and exciting features were added to SharePoint 2010 for IT Professionals, a major investment being Server Health and Monitoring Infrastructure. In this session we will look into these features in-depth, focusing on guidance for keeping SharePoint installations healthy and running at peak performance. We will go into detail on supporting features such as Diagnostic Logging, the Developer Dashboard and the SharePoint 2010 Logging Database; illustrating how to successfully use these features and more, to troubleshoot issues quickly and accurately. If you have a production environment running SharePoint 2010, then this is a session not to miss!  

Australian SharePoint Conference – Ask the Experts panel
March 2011

End of conference “Ask the Experts” panel with Ishai Sagi, Christian Buckley, Andrew Jolly and Adam Cogan.

Brisbane SharePoint User Group – SharePoint 2010 PowerShell Primer
February 2011

Whether you are a developer, IT Pro or even a day to day user if you are not using PowerShell you are missing out! In this session Mark will introduce the audience to PowerShell with a focus on its role with SharePoint 2010. While this session starts out aimed at helping first time users get started with PowerShell, even more seasoned users will benefit from the introduction to SharePoint 2010′s huge range of functionality.

Infrastructure Saturday – Chief Organiser
November 2010

Join System Administrators, System Engineers, Architects and other IT Pro’s that work with Microsoft Server products for our ‘Infrastructure Saturday’ event. Infrastructure Saturday is an educational, informative & lively day filled with sessions from respected IT Pros, MVPs and other Community Members covering a wide variety of Microsoft server orientated topics. Infrastructure Saturday is FREE, open to the public and is your local chance to immerse yourself in Microsoft Infrastructure!

Infrastructure Saturday – Introduction to SharePoint Server 2010
November 2010

SharePoint 2010 adds an amazing amount of new and exciting changes for IT professionals including radical improvements to Farm, Service and Health architecture.  Join Mark as he introduces all of the new functionality that will make IT Professionals drool with possibility.  This session will cover new functionality, including Service Applications, PowerShell, Health Monitoring, Redundancy and Performance improvements and even more.  If you are looking at deploying SharePoint 2010 do not miss this session!

SharePoint Saturday Melbourne – SharePoint 2010 PowerShell Primer
October 2010

Whether you are a developer, IT Pro or even a day to day user if you are not using PowerShell you are missing out! In this session Mark will introduce the audience to PowerShell with a focus on its role with SharePoint 2010. While this session starts out aimed at helping first time users get started with PowerShell, even more seasoned users will benefit from the introduction to SharePoint 2010′s huge range of functionality.

SharePoint Saturday Canberra – SharePoint 2010 PowerShell Primer
September 2010

Whether you are a developer, IT Pro or even a day to day user if you are not using PowerShell you are missing out! In this session Mark will introduce the audience to PowerShell with a focus on its role with SharePoint 2010. While this session starts out aimed at helping first time users get started with PowerShell, even more seasoned users will benefit from the introduction to SharePoint 2010′s huge range of functionality.

Microsoft TechEd Australia – ARC203 Breakout Session – Cloud Secret Sauce and What you can cook with it (With Ben Fletcher)
August 2010

Hosting services poses unique challenges, and for good reason – exposing services to 6 billion people has to be secure, but also has to be efficient to be commercially viable. Enterprises can learn how to improve security, efficiencies and services by utilising the methods and principles applied in hosting cloud services in their own infrastructure. This session will talk about the challenges of hosting, what tools and principles used in hosted and cloud services can be used to provide services in the enterprise such as user and department self management, control panels, identity management and automation. It will highlight the challenges and limitations of hosting cloud services from an enterprise point of view, with a focus on AD, Exchange, SharePoint, OCS, and IIS. It will also talk about Microsoft’s Dynamic Datacenter and how you can create your own private cloud.

Microsoft TechEd Australia – THR007 Interactive Session – SharePoint 2010 Server Health Monitoring
August 2010

SharePoint 2010 adds an amazing amount of new and exciting changes for IT professionals and one of those changes is the dramatic improvement to the health monitoring within SharePoint.  Join Mark as he introduces these new features, demonstrates how they work and shows you how to keep your farm healthy!

SharePoint Saturday Sydney – SharePoint 2010 PowerShell Primer
August 2010

Whether you are a developer, IT Pro or even a day to day user if you are not using PowerShell you are missing out! In this session Mark will introduce the audience to PowerShell with a focus on its role with SharePoint 2010. While this session starts out aimed at helping first time users get started with PowerShell, even more seasoned users will benefit from the introduction to SharePoint 2010′s huge range of functionality.

Australian SharePoint Conference – Content Deployment Bootcamp
June 2010

Content Deployment is one of the final frontiers where SharePoint administrators fear to tread. Mark will explore Content Deployment from its origins to what to expect with SharePoint 2010 and covers his experiences when using content deployment in production environments, including tips and tricks to get your content deployment running smoothly, and how to keep it that way!

Australia / New Zealand Office and SharePoint 2010 Launch Party – SharePoint 2010 PowerShell Primer
May 2010

Whether you are a developer, IT Pro or even a day to day user if you are not using PowerShell you are missing out! In this session Mark will introduce the audience to PowerShell with a focus on its role with SharePoint 2010. While this session starts out aimed at helping first time users get started with PowerShell, even more seasoned users will benefit from the introduction to SharePoint 2010′s huge range of functionality.

SharePoint Saturday Brisbane – Chief Organiser
May 2010

Join SharePoint architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft SharePoint Technologies for SharePoint Saturday Brisbane event, to be held on Saturday, May 8th, 2010. SharePoint Saturday will be an educational, informative & lively day filled with sessions from respected SharePoint professionals & MVPs, covering a wide variety of SharePoint-orientated topics.  SharePoint Saturday is FREE, open to the public and is your local chance to immerse yourself in SharePoint!

Brisbane SharePoint User Group – Introduction to SharePoint 2010
November 2009

This was an impromptu session where I guided the audience through how to install and navigate through SharePoint 2010 and its new User Interface, paying particular attention to the revised layout of Central Administration.
SharePoint Saturday Sydney – Content Deployment BootCamp
August 2009

Content Deployment is one of the final frontiers where SharePoint administrators fear to tread. Mark will explore Content Deployment from its origins to its current implementation and covers his experiences when using content deployment in production environments, including tips and tricks to get your content deployment running smoothly, and how to keep it that way!

Brisbane SharePoint User Group – SharePoint 2007 Hosting
March 2009

In this session I covered some of the intricacies of hosting SharePoint 2007 in a multi-tenanted environment. While this session was designed to be a technical session, due to the audience being largely business focused this was presented in a less technical manner, focusing on the benefits of having your services in the cloud.

Brisbane Infrastructure Group – Hosting and Self Provision of Virtual Machines with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008
March 2009

Hosting virtualized servers is easy, especially with tools like SCVMM 2008, but giving tools to clients to manage those servers is more difficult. Mark will demonstrate what his production SCVMM 2008 self-service portal and what you can do with it. In addition to this he will also about some of the functions he has used since implementing SCVMM 2008 (i.e. P2V, V2V, Archiving of old servers, Managing Checkpoints)

Mark will also share some of those “notes from the field” he encountered that may not be immediately obvious during his deployment

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