Thank you to all who showed up to see me present at the Los Angeles Pacific IT Professionals User Group meeting on Tuesday. The crowd was wonderful and asked some great questions about IPv6.
We ended up changing the topic a bit at the last minute for the meeting to better tailor the content to those who were signed up to attend. As a result, the presentation was titled "The What, Why and When of IPv6 - should I even care?" and the presentation was focused on the basics of IPv6, what is it, why
should I care about it and when it affect you or your clients. It covered
some basic background about the IPv6 protocol, what products and
technologies are utilizing it today and how that impacts what you do as
an IT Professional. The presentation is available to download from the user group's MeetUp site - just register and you can download it. Lots of thanks to Microsoft MVP Jessica DeVita who hosts and runs the meetings, she did a wonderful job as always and to Microsoft MVP Richard Hicks who presented on DirectAccess immediately after me.
Also, Cisco made up some IPv6 ground in their ACE platform with their new code release announcement on the Sept 20th. As of ACE A5(1.0) which added some much needed IPv6 features. Shannon McFarland has a great write up on his blog so I won't bother repeating it. I do now have to modify my support statements about ACE and IPv6 so for those Cisco SE's who have seen my presentations in the past please read the release notes and Shannon's blog - it will clear up a lot of items.
To round things out, the gogoNETLive!2 IPv6 conference is open for registration now. The conference is Nov 1-3rd and if you sign up prior to Oct 1st and use the discount code "earlybird" you can get 25% off. If you are a student simply use the code "student" and you will get 75% off - you need a valid student ID to show at the time of the conference or you will be charged the full price. The line up of presenters is great and they will be adding more! This conference will be worth both your time and money to attend.