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#RutechEd: Answering the questions, part II

imageAt last, two remaining questions to be answered.

1) One of the attendees of the hands-on lab on Dynamic Access Control had read that a normal user (without administrative permissions) can classify files and folders. However, he hadn’t succeeded in achieving it. Here is what I tried and understood:

i. Any user cannot change classification via explorer remotely (or at least I failed to achieve this).

ii. Any user, which has full permissions on files can edit classification locally, e.g. from TS session.

As far as I can understand, the “non-administrative user can edit it” part was related to automated toolkits, which don’t need now to be run under administrative account.

2) And the last question was: can we use Orchestrator to manage classifications?

I’ve asked one of my friends, who specializes in Orchestrator, and here is what he answered me:

“i. Orchestrator can do everything that you can do in any other fashion with, say, PoSh.

ii. I bet there is more standard way to do it.

iii. It’s definitely better to use Data Classification Toolkit: Orchestrator will be a bottleneck if we have many files.”

So, the answer is “yes, but definitely not the best tool”

#RutechEd: Lab Results


I have received survey results for my hands-on labs during TechEd Russia. And are they awesome! Both my labs are in top5, moreover, one of them is the first in the list!

I’m thrilled to bits =)

Many thanks to all visitors: you’ve created such an aim for me, that I’ve already started to think about what to show you next year.

My marks:

DirectAccess: 9 out of 9

Dynamic Access Control: 8.55 out of 9

#RuTechEd is over


TechEd Russia has finished its work. This time I was too busy to be a proper visitor: at the first day I was preparing my presentation and demos, at the second I checked my labs, delivering them and then… Then the TechEd ended =)

As for my engagements:

1) Presentation. Advanced Persistent Threat: behind the scenes. Unfortunately, my part wasn’t very good. At least I think so, therefore I’ll improve what I failed (still I hope that no one noticed Winking smile. Especially take into consideration the fact that our demos were total success).

2) The hands-on lab on Dynamic Access Control. Quite simple, yet having many details inside in and no mistakes I couldn’t fix in a flash.

3) The second lab was on DirectAccess. This one went wrong on several occasions but almost everything was fixed.

Overall, I’m quite satisfied with my performance, but a bit jealous of those who could just visit sessions and listen to speakers =)

Some photos:


My breakfast on TechEd. A bit grumpy (totally understandable: the photo had been taken minutes before I ate it =) )


MS MVPs are discussing the conquering of the world Winking smile


Speaker’s lounge before times.

TechEd Russia.

Yep, this year I don’t participate in Ask the Expert section, but instead I speak about Advanced Persistent Threat and I’m also a trainer for two labs: DirectAccess and Dynamic Access Control.

I really look forward to the event. It must be thrilling as always. And I hope I will bring some knowledge and decisions upon my listeners Winking smile

#RuTeched: the results

imageA couple of days before the Security Track Lead for TechEd Russia sent me results of visitors’ survey. Well… It turns out that the results aren’t as good as I want them to be. Ok, I hope that partly this is because wrong description of my session (the one I’ve created for the event has never made it to the site =)). Still, I’ve got the average 7.5 out of 9. Well, that’s near my usual mark, but it’s way below many others, so I’ll keep getting better.

Most of negative comments (I don’t count on positive ones: they are very nice, but not useful for my development as a speaker. Thanks, anyway – I appreciate itПодмигивающая рожица ) on my presentation were due to the reason stated above: the people just couldn’t find information they came for. But some of the comments were really helpful and I’m going to incorporate the ideas from the comments into my future blogs or presentations.

Anyhow, thanks a lot to everyone who came to listen to me. I really appreciate it and I will definitely get better for the next event =)

TechEd is over

imageWell, that’s a bummer but still it’s over. It was great:

1) I met many friends (MVPs and not)

2) I answered a bunch of questions from visitors and got some more for my “home work”

3) I delivered my presentation without forgetting anything vital. I don’t have the questionnaire’s result yet, but I hope it was useful for the attendees (though the only response I’ve got so fat was “nah… It was good, probably, but I knew it already” =))) ).

4) I met Thomas Shinder and he… interviewed me for “from end to edge and beyond”. He’s AWESOME: I’m not even sure if I spoke proper English while being interviewed (probably not, I was too thrilled =) ) or even that I was telling him something worthy….

Therefore I decree that the event was a total success (even though some organizational troubles were present). I’m really looking forward to the next one already =)


imageYep. Speaking. I’m speaking of on TechEd Russia. This time it is more than 3000 people, 150 events and so on and so forth. And I’m going to be a part of this IT feast. I’ll be delivering a session about implementing a Role Based system of infrastructure administration in MS based environment. Hopefully some of you will attend by a chance, though usually English speaking don’t visit our Russian events.

While being quite sure I did what I’m going to describe to my listeners, I’m also aware that every infrastructure has its own features and can give us very different tasks (that’s one of many things why I like to attend Ask the Expert sessions as an expert: some questions couldn’t have crossed my mind unless visitors ask them). That is why I ask your help: if you have some questions about the topic, please ask them. Probably, I’ll create the screencast basing on them.

P.S. Yes, being a speaker is one of the reasons for me to post not very regular updates to my blog for a month or two. Sorry.

Platforma: goodbye

imageI wrote several times about our local Russian TechEd-like event named “Platforma”. It was really like TechEd: 1500 attendees, several dozens of presentations in two days. Still, “TechEd-like” is not exactly TechEd, so, from this year we’ll receive our very own TechEd. It will be twice as much in term if people and tracks, so I believe it will be really awesome. I’ll definitely take a look on it this autumn Winking smile