Open Source, Red Hat integrated support and WordPress at Dog Food Conference 2016



Register for Dog Food Conference 2016 here.

As a systems administrator in the late 90s in southern California; I administered what my companies had implemented. Even though I was primarily a Windows, Novell and messaging administrator; I did daily tasks with AIX and AS/400 for many years. Most of the marketing departments used Apple desktops and Adobe products. Creativity was THE capital there; IT departments supported Apple desktops, period.

After joining Microsoft, I was attending an internal MS conference called TechReady in 2003. My teammate was a developer; and he was talking about a “Mono” session he attended. He thought it had the potential to be a game changer and went into details about the open source project. I found the PowerPoint from the session; and I was very interested. This technology later became Xamarin. I have respect and curiosity of many technologies; as disruption in IT is a constant.

Fast forward 13 years, and it is new a Microsoft. WordPress, Drupal, Red Hat hosted on Azure, PowerShell going Open Source, SQL on Linux, Xamarin etc.. The DogFoodCon speakers are consultants, MS program managers and passionate “geeks” from all over the country. The advantage of a conference is bringing people together in person; so I encourage you to talk with the speakers before or after their sessions.

As in year past; there will be many sessions on Windows 10, SQL, Dynamics CRM, .Net, TFS, Office 365, Azure, SharePoint and PowerShell

Some sessions I would like to highlight:




  • Jen Anderson, Red Hat
  • Abirami Iyer, MS
  • Single Sign on (SSO), Ticket Exchange, Co-Located Support Engineers, Integrated support operations and Governance model between Red Hat and Microsoft.
  • Deep-dive on lessons learned, customer feedback, trends, troubleshooting demo and best practices for using RHEL on Azure.
  • Jack Sinclair, MS
  • He has been working with Drupal, WordPress and Joomla since 2005.





Lastly I would like thank Cassandra Faris, Tony Milne and Trey Mayer for organizing the Dog Food Conference the last 2 years.  Any questions, please e-mail

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s conference!

Dog Food Conference Corp, a 501 (c) 6 non-profit.

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