Introducing #TriviaTuesday — Your chance to win a free pass to .conf2015

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How would you like to attend .conf2015: The 6th Annual Splunk Worldwide Users’ Conference for FREE?! We assume your answer is “uhhhh….yes, please…” So let us tell you how it can be done:

Simply start brushing up on your .conf knowledge because we are kicking off a #TriviaTuesday sweepstakes on Twitter tomorrow! Follow @splunkconf on Twitter and we will tweet out a question based on either .conf2015 facts or previous .conf events every Tuesday at 10am PST for the next six weeks (hint: conf.splunk.com holds the key to your very free .conf2015 future).

You read that right. All you have to do is tweet us the correct answer to our trivia question and include the hashtags #enter …

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.conf2014 Highlight Series: Splunk for Data Science

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.conf2015 registration is open!
Also, the first round of speakers have been announced for .conf2015.

In anticipation of .conf2015: The 6th Annual Splunk Worldwide Users’ Conference in Las Vegas this September, we continue our #TBT series of .conf2014 highlights. This week we revisit Olivier De Garrigues and Tom LaGatta’s presentation explaining how data scientists obtain insights from their data.

Skill Level:
Advanced

Solution Area:
Business Analytics

Splunk:
Splunk Enterprise

Presentation Overview:
Data scientists utilize a variety of tools and techniques to obtain insights from data. In this session, we discuss where and how Splunk fits into the data scientist’s tool belt. We highlight Splunk’s built-in statistical capabilities and integrate external statistical and graphical tools to showcase data preparation, predictive …

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.conf2014 Highlight Series: Onboarding Data Into Splunk

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.conf2015 registration is open!

We’re excited to continue our series of .conf2014 #TBT highlights, especially as .conf2015: The 6th Annual Splunk Worldwide Users’ Conference in Las Vegas is quickly approaching. This week we revisit Andrew Duca’s presentation, because getting your data into Splunk is important!

Skill Level:
Good for All Skill Levels

Solution Area:
Splunk Admin

Splunk:
Splunk Enterprise

Presentation Overview:
It’s important to get data into Splunk right the first time. This session shows you how to get the ‘important’ things right, the first time, sometimes using .conf files. Some of those important things to get right include timestamp and timezone, host extractions (which host to extract), sourcetype, line-breaking and index. Splunk’s “schema-on-the-fly” allows flexibility in field extractions, but …

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.conf2014 Highlight Series: Lesser Known Commands in Splunk Search Processing Language (SPL)

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.conf2015 registration is open!

As we get closer to .conf2015: The 6th Annual Splunk Worldwide Users’ Conference in Las Vegas this September, we’re excited to continue our series of .conf2014 retrospectives. This week we revisit Kyle Smith’s presentation covering less popular but powerful commands in Splunk Search Processing Language (SPL).

Skill Level:
Good for All Skill Levels

Solution Area:
Search Language

Splunk:
Splunk Enterprise

Presentation Overview:
From one of the most active contributors to Splunk Answers and the IRC channel, this session covers those less popular but still super powerful commands, such as “map”, “xyseries”, “contingency” and others. This session also showcases tricks such as “eval host_{host} = Value” to dynamically create fields based on other field values, and …

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.conf2014 Highlight Series: Detecting Fraud and Suspicious Events Using Risk Scoring

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.conf2015 registration is open!

We’re excited to continue our series of .conf2014 #TBT highlights, especially as we get closer to .conf2015: The 6th Annual Splunk Worldwide Users’ Conference in Las Vegas this September. This week we revisit Robert Perdues’s presentation about how Splunk can be used to detect fraud and suspicious events using risk scoring.

Skill Level:
Intermediate

Solution Area:
Fraud, Security

Splunk:
Splunk Enterprise

Presentation Overview:
This session showcases how Splunk can be used to build a risk scoring engine designed to detect fraud and other suspicious activities. This presentation includes a real-world fraud detection use case, a detailed description of the searches and lookups, which drive risk scoring, as well as other cyber security related applications of risk …

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.conf2014 Highlight Series: Getting Deeper Insights into your Virtualization and Storage with Splunk

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.conf2015 registration is open!
.conf2015 call for papers and speakers ends tomorrow – May 8!

As we get closer to .conf2015: The 6th Annual Splunk Worldwide Users’ Conference in Las Vegas in September, we’re excited to continue our series of .conf2014 #TBT highlights. This week we revisit Stela Udovicic and Michael Donnelly’s presentation focused on Splunk insights into virtualization and storage.

Skill Level:
Good for all skill levels

Solution Area:
IT Operations, Application Management

Splunk:
Splunk App for VMware
Splunk App for NetApp
Splunk Enterprise

Presentation overview:
Virtualization and storage technologies go hand-in-hand. If performing poorly, they can have a serious impact on your applications’ performance and users’ experience. This presentation shows how Splunk can help you get unified visibility …

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.conf2014 Highlight Series: Creating an Interactive Transaction Profiler

.conf2015 registration is now open!
We’ve also opened up the .conf2015 call for papers and speakers.

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In our ongoing series of .conf2014 #TBT highlights, we revisit Matthias Maier’s “Dashboard Fun” presentation focused on easily creating interactive dashboards with Splunk.

Skill Level:
Intermediate

Solution Area:
Application Development, Application Management

Splunk:
Splunk Enterprise

Presentation overview:
Using Simple XML and Splunk Enterprise, learn how to create easy interactive dashboards to explore data. This demo showcases great tools to put ion the hands of Splunk users, help desk users and IT Operations staff.

For the full recording, check out the Creating an Interactive Transaction Profiler audio.

Register for .conf2015 today and look for more of our #TBT .conf highlights as we …

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.conf2014 Highlight Series: Splunk Monitoring Console

UPDATE: .conf2015 registration is now open!
We’ve also opened up the .conf2015 call for papers and speakers.

Welcome back to our .conf2014 highlight series! Today, we revisit another one of our most popular sessions of last year’s conference, “Splunk Monitoring – New Native Tools for Monitoring your Splunk Deployment.”

Skill Level:
Good for All Skill Levels

Solution Area:
Splunk Admin, Deploying Splunk

Splunk:
Splunk Enterprise

Presentation overview:
Collecting, interpreting and reporting on what Splunk is doing, especially in a distributed Splunk deployment can be challenging for the Splunk administrator. Where is the data that I’m indexing in Splunk coming from? What searches are taking up large amounts of system resources? How are the machines that Splunk is running on …

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.conf2014 Highlight Series: Using Selenium and Splunk for Transaction Monitoring Insight

UPDATE: .conf2015 registration is now open!
We’ve also opened up the .conf2015 call for papers and speakers.

Planning continues here at HQ for .conf2015: The 6th Annual Splunk Worldwide Users’ Conference in Las Vegas in September. In the meantime, we’re excited to share the latest in our .conf2014 highlight series. This week, we revisit Elias Haddad’s presentation detailing the capabilities and benefits of the Synthetic Monitoring App.

Skill Level:
Good for all skill levels
Solution Area:
Application Management
Splunk:
Splunk Enterprise

Presentation overview:
The Synthetic Monitoring App enables you to monitor your Web application and measure critical KPIs such as application performance and availability. This session showcases how this app can simulate user interactions around the clock and set …

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.conf2014 Highlight Series: Operationalizing Advanced Threat Defense

UPDATE: .conf2015 registration is now open!
We’ve also opened up the .conf2015 call for papers and speakers.

As we get closer to .conf2015: The 6th Annual Splunk Worldwide Users’ Conference in Las Vegas in September, we’re excited to continue our series of .conf2014 #TBT highlights. This week we revisit Monzy Merza’s in-depth presentation focused on how to get the most out of the Splunk App for Enterprise Security.

Skill Level:
Intermediate
Solution Area:
Security
Splunk:
Splunk App for Enterprise Security

Presentation overview:
Splunk’s Minister of Defense and security guru, Monzy Merza, shows how to use the Splunk App for Enterprise Security to detect, respond to and mitigate advanced malware through various phases of the threat’s lifecycle chain.

For

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