MacIT Conference at Macworld Conference & Expo To Provide
Comprehensive Training for Managers Deploying Enterprise Solutions

Schoun Regan, nationally-recognized Macintosh Enterprise authority
appointed as MacIT Conference Chair

FRAMINGHAM, MA, October 31, 2006 — IDG World Expo, the leading
producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for
technology markets, today announced the schedule for the MacIT
Conference at Macworld Conference & Expo, taking place January 8-12,
2007 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. In addition to covering the
latest features and deployment techniques for Apple’s IT products,
the three-day conference will also provide in-depth training in
client, security and network management techniques by industry
luminaries. Schoun Regan, CEO of and
internationally respected expert on Mac OS X Server has been named
the Conference Chair for the event.

MacIT is the industry’s most comprehensive conference presenting
technical training on Apple IT tools and technology. MacIT
participants can choose from 45 sessions under the following five
topics: System Imaging & Deployment; Mac OS X in the Enterprise
Arena; Service Solutions Using Mac OS X Server; Mac OS X Management
and Administration; and Securing Mac OS X.

Conference sessions are presented by a faculty of world-renowned
consultants, authors, developers and practitioners of Mac Enterprise
products. New highlights and featured sessions at this year’s MacIT
Conference include:

* “The MacIT Kick-Off Forum.” Industry luminaries will discuss the
current state of Mac Enterprise Tools and Technology. Featured
speakers include (and hosted by) Schoun Regan, Josh Wisenbaker,
Philip Rinehart, and other special guests.

* “Taming Mac OS X File Systems,” taught by Amit Singh, author of
Mac OS X Internals. Files, and consequently file systems, underlie
most of the interactions users have with the operating system. Mac OS
X supports a rich and interesting set of file system features. It is
eminently useful and rewarding to learn what these features are, how
they work, and how you can use them to your advantage. In this talk,
learn such techniques in the context of the Extensible Firmware
Interface (EFI) environment, the xnu kernel, and the Mac OS X user

* “Managing Directory Services on Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server.” To
understand Mac OS X, you must understand directory services. Join
Schoun Regan and Nigel Kerston as they address basic questions about
directories and outline features of Open Directory, Mac OS X’s
Directory Services architecture. Topics will include server features
and architecture, key processes, systems and configuration mechanisms.

* “Optimizing Mac OS X Server File Services.” This session, taught
by Nigel Kersten, focuses on increasing performance and
troubleshooting issues surrounding each of the four files services on
Mac OS X; AFP, SMB, NFS, and FTP.

* “Xserve and Leopard Server.” Mac OS X Server version 10.5 Leopard
is the 6th major release of Apple’s award-winning UNIX server
operating system. It enables small businesses and workgroups without
an IT department to take full advantage of the benefits of a server.
Even non-technical users will be able to set up and manage Leopard
Server, which brings together 64-bit power and Apple’s legendary ease
of use in one server operating system. Apple product managers Doug
Brooks and Eric Zelenka will teach you what’s needed to get started
with Leopard Server and XServe.

“MacIT presents Enterprise Computing managers with vital information
for deploying Apple’s latest operating system and server products,”
said Paul Kent, vice president, Macworld Conference & Expo. “Schoun
Regan has been an integral part of the success of MacIT over the past
several years. I’m thrilled to announce the formalization of his role
as Conference Chair and look forward to working with Schoun to bring
more advanced topics and respected speakers to the event.”

For more information or to register for the event, please visit

About Macworld Conference & Expo
Owned and produced by Framingham Mass.-based IDG World Expo, Macworld
Conference & Expo is the world’s most comprehensive Macintosh OS
event. Macworld Conference & Expo showcases products and services for
professionals involved in media and creative content development for
corporate and home applications, as well as prosumers using the Mac
at home. Macworld Conference & Expo brings together the loyal base of
Mac OS audiences in creative services, education, application
development, entertainment, small office/home office and
Internet-based environments. Macworld Conference & Expo offers
professionals and prosumers alike the opportunity to discover the
latest developments and hottest products these markets offer. For
more information or to register for the event, please visit the Web
site at, or call (800) 645-EXPO. For exhibiting
opportunities, please contact Annie Rice McKnight at (508) 424-4839
or or Ron Moreau at (508) 424-4804 or

About IDG World Expo
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tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking
world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop
comparison shopping. IDG World Expo’s portfolio of conferences and
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Expo, LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit, SaaScon, GridWorld, OSBC,
Digital ID World, RoboBusiness, RoboNexus, and RoboDevelopment
Conference & Expo. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the
world’s leading technology media, research and event company.

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