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Chicago 2012

Chicago, IL | Sat, Oct 27, 2012 - Mon, Nov 5, 2012

What's New in Windows 8 and Server 2012?

  • Jason Fossen
  • Tuesday, October 30th, 7:15pm - 8:45pm

Windows 8 and Server 2012 are major new releases, and the stakes for Microsoft are huge. Windows 8 is more than just a new touch-oriented graphical interface, it's a new direction for Microsoft as a whole. Come join the author of the Securing Windows course at SANS (SEC505) for an overview of the most important changes, especially for security, such as Windows on ARM tablets, booting from USB flash drives, Microsoft Account integration, secure boot with UEFI firmware, Metro Internet Explorer, picture password logon, and more. Will Windows 8 make or break Microsoft? Will iPad and Android fall before the Windows 8 juggernaut? Come and see!

Bonus Sessions

The following bonus sessions are open to all paid attendees at no additional cost. There are many different types of events that fall into these categories:

  • SANS@Night: Evening presentations given after day courses have ended. This category includes Keynotes.
  • Special Events: SANS-hosted events and other non-technical recreational offerings. This category includes, but is not limited to, Receptions and Information Tables.
  • Vendor: Events hosted by external vendor exhibitors.
Monday, October 29
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Jason Fossen Monday, October 29th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
Why Do Organizations Get Compromised? Dr. Eric Cole Monday, October 29th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, October 30
Session Speaker Time Type
Vendor Expo Tuesday, October 30th, 10:30am - 3:20pm Vendor Event
How to Become a SANS Instructor Chris Crowley Tuesday, October 30th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Special Events
Vendor Lunch and Learn Tuesday, October 30th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Vendor Event
What's New in Windows 8 and Server 2012? Jason Fossen Tuesday, October 30th, 7:15pm - 8:45pm SANS@Night
Thursday, November 1
Session Speaker Time Type
GIAC Program Overview Dr. Eric Cole Thursday, November 1st, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Special Events
SANS Technology Institute Open House Dr. Eric Cole Thursday, November 1st, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Special Events
Securing The Kids Lance Spitzner Thursday, November 1st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Securing The Human Lance Spitzner Thursday, November 1st, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night