updated 07:10 pm EDT, Thu October 7, 2010
Conference focuses on enterprise, admin topics
MacWorld conference organizers IDG have posted a schedule of technical sessions for the MacIT conference of MacWorld 2011, taking place January 27-29, 2011 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The conference is aimed at Mac-using IT professionals, network engineers and enterprise staff with a focus on security, OS X deployment, network and storage management, IT fundamentals for those new to the field and iOS integration.
Classes cover such topics as HTTP live streaming and HTML5 video; introduction to Mac OS X Server; implementing IPv6; an overview of open-source security tools; "the IT iPad"; deployment strategies for Office and Adobe implementations; integrating the new Outlook:Mac (part of Office 2011) into existing Exchange servers, as well as using Google Apps with Open Directory; securely deploying and managing iOS devices, and the amusingly-named "Using Puppet to Create Your Robot Army." Each of the sessions is schedule for 90 minutes.
The MacIT conference takes place alongside the larger MacWorld event, but has its own separate registration; MacWorld "Super Pass" or regular pass buyers do not get admission to the MacIT conference, but MacIT registration includes MacWorld Expo Hall and Feature Presentation access.
MacIT conference admission is priced at $700 up until December 2nd, when it rises to $840. A full agenda and schedule are posted on the MacIT page of IDG's MacWorld web site.