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Monday, November 10
 

7:00am

Birds of a Feather - Cloud and Datacenter Management
Limited Capacity seats available

Discuss System Center

Monday November 10, 2014 7:00am - 7:45am
Lakes D MMS

7:00am

Birds of a Feather - PowerShell
Limited Capacity seats available

PowerShell in all ways, shapes, and forms…

Monday November 10, 2014 7:00am - 7:45am
Lakes B MMS

7:00am

Birds of a Feather - End User Computing - ConfigMgr and Intune
Limited Capacity seats available

Focus on ConfigMgr and Intune

Monday November 10, 2014 7:00am - 8:45am
Lakes A MMS

7:00am

Birds of a Feather - Windows
Limited Capacity seats available

Windows Server and Client Troubleshooting, open discussion

Monday November 10, 2014 7:00am - 8:45am
Lakes C MMS

8:00am

Sweet SUITE Imaging
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will demonstrate the connection between ConfigMgr OSD, Virtual Machine Manager and Orchestrator to achieve flexible and powerful imaging results. Attendees will gain perspective of how suite components can be leveraged together to provide a unified imaging solution.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Rachui

Steve Rachui

Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft
Steven has supported System Center products at Microsoft for 17 years and currently works in the premier field engineering group. He hosts a popular System Center blog, has served as an author and technical editor for several System Center books and has been an active participant and speaker at professional conferences and community events for the past several years. He has also traveled extensively within the US and Internationally helping... Read More →



Monday November 10, 2014 8:00am - 9:45am
Lakes D MMS

8:00am

PowerShell - Fine, I'm finally ready to learn what PowerShell is!
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you been putting off learning PowerShell? Attend this session to get a quick overview of the capabilities or PowerShell. We will go through the basics, talk about the differences in the PowerShell versions, and provide you with some lessons on how to create scripts. This is also a good refresher session before you hit some of the other great sessions at MMS!

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Ephgrave

Ryan Ephgrave

Systems Engineer, Concurrency
Ryan is the author of the Powershell Right Click Tools and Recast RCT Free for Configuration Manager 2012. He works as a systems engineer for Concurrency and helps organizations design, implement and maintain their System Center environments.
avatar for Matthew Teegarden

Matthew Teegarden

Master Trainer, Center for Professional Development @ ITT Technical Institute
MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert) – SharePoint, Private Cloud, Desktop Infrastructure, Server Infrastructure | | MCSA (Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator) – Windows 8, SQL 2012 | | MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer)


Monday November 10, 2014 8:00am - 9:45am
Lakes B MMS

8:00am

Visualizing your System Center data with PowerBI and PowerView
Limited Capacity filling up

"You've gotten all sorts of data into System Center, now what? Many efforts focus on getting data in, but they don't plan around how to get data out. We'll show a technical walk-through on taking data from the CMDB and presenting it in web based Microsoft PowerBI and PowerView dashboards for analysts, managers, and executives. This technical presentation will walk through the configuration from end to end and show you exactly how to walk into your business as a dashboard and visualization master. The audience will learn practical steps to configure PowerBI and PowerView to visualize their own CMDB data from end-to-end and provide them the knowledge and assets to do it themselves.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Lasnoski

Nathan Lasnoski

Vice President of Solutions and Architect, Concurrency
I am responsible for leading all solution consulting efforts at Concurrency to deliver exceptional end-to-end business value to our customers. I direct consultants toward technical and process excellence, as well as promoting a culture of innovation and tenacity in our approach. I work hands-on with solution leads and consultants with customers to bring the best outcomes to every situation and the best solution to the table. I engage in... Read More →



Monday November 10, 2014 8:00am - 9:45am
Harriet B MMS

8:00am

Hacker's Perspective on Your Windows Infrastructure: Mandatory Check List
Limited Capacity filling up

If there is a weakness in your IT security system, wouldn't it be better to find it before someone else does? The worst thing is that even a small scale security breach could leave your business in poor condition and in the end information security is not an IT department's problem, it is a business issue!

As long as we are aware of the value of the resources to be protected, why don't we put ourselves into the hacker's role and perform all the activities they would do as well? Of course, it requires some very specific knowledge that may be hard to learn when our work focuses more on creating than destroying, but the results will give us a perspective on what other people with bad intentions can see. Sometimes it is really surprising how often you can use the same paths to enter the system!

During this intensive session, become familiar with the mandatory tasks that are performed by hackers or penetration testers in order to check for misconfigurations and vulnerabilities. Come and join Paula in the journey to the darker side of IT security and use this knowledge for making good decisions in your system. Do not forget to keep the mandatory security check list in your pocket! 

Speakers
avatar for Paula Januszkiewicz

Paula Januszkiewicz

Owner, CQURE
Paula Januszkiewicz is the IT Security Auditor and Penetration Tester, Enterprise Security MVP and trainer (MCT) and Microsoft Security Trusted Advisor. She is also a top-speaker on many well-known conferences (for example: TechEd North America, TechEd Europe, TechEd Middle East, RSA, TechDays, CyberCrime etc.) and writes articles on Windows Security. She proudly holds the role of the Security Architect in IDesign and she drives her own... Read More →


Monday November 10, 2014 8:00am - 9:45am
Cedar MMS

9:00am

Servers bowing to your desire - PowerShell to rule them all
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will show the advantages of managing your servers via the native PowerShell feature called Desired State Configuration (DSC). How does DSC fit in in all the already existing solutions? This session will have lots of demos and code - the perfect geek session. Attendees will gain more in-depth knowledge about PowerShell DSC and its components, how to set it up, what to watch out for and how to use it in which situation.

Speakers
avatar for David O'Brien

David O'Brien

Senior DevOps Engineer, David O'Brien
You love automation? I do to. My background is very much Microsoft tech, but I also just moved across into a more xPlatform role (you could call it DevOps). If it can be automated, I like to work with it, mostly with Windows PowerShell. I usually try to be on top of new tech, so just talk to me about whatever tech interests you, I'm very open minded :) Also, I've got a Pilot's License, don't mind talking about that as well (a lot!) :D
avatar for Jeff Wouters

Jeff Wouters

CTO, Methos
Dutch | Geek | Carnivore | MVP PowerShell | BSc Computer Science | MSc Business Management | BSc Psychology


Monday November 10, 2014 9:00am - 10:45am
Lakes C MMS

9:00am

Configmgr - State of the Union
Limited Capacity full

In true MMS tradition this session is all about what happened in the world of SCCM and MMS in the past year. The session does come from a different angle than the original state of the union session was. Where the original State of the Union was all about the year in SCCM as seen through the eyes of the product team, this session at a community event, does the same through the eyes of the community. A fun, entertaining and informative session about the live as an SCCM admin in the past year.

Speakers
avatar for Kent Agerlund

Kent Agerlund

Chief Technical Architect, Coretech Global
Love to talk about anything related to Enterprise Client Management, cycling, running and football :-)Microsoft Enterprise Client Management MVP
avatar for Kim Oppalfens

Kim Oppalfens

Sr Consultant, OSCC - Independent
Kim Oppalfens was awarded as an MVP 1st of April 2005, which makes him one of a couple of ConfigMgr April fool's MVP's, and is pretty proud to be in his 10th award year.Kim is a self-proclaimed quiet, shy guy and overall nice guy, although part of that statement is is currently under stress because of the evil influence of certain MVP's.As an industry expert Kim is a frequent speaker and ask-the-expert guest at both national and international... Read More →


Monday November 10, 2014 9:00am - 10:45am
Lakes A MMS

9:00am

How to control and manage Macs using your existing Microsoft SCCM infrastructure
Limited Capacity seats available



Today IT teams need practical solutions for controlling and managing the Macs in their networks. In this session, Parallels, the experts in Mac for Business, presents real-world
guidance for supporting Macs in cross-platform environments. Join us for a practical comparison of solutions, a discussion on results from our 2014 Macs in IT market study, and demonstrations on the performance and usability of Parallels Mac Management. Additionally, you will hear how other IT pros tackled the growing challenge of managing Macs in Windows-heavy environments.  If you really want answers to your Mac questions, don’t miss this session.

Speakers
avatar for Yury Averkiev

Yury Averkiev

Program Manager, Parallels
avatar for Peter Daalmans

Peter Daalmans

Enterprise Mobility MVP, IT-Concern
Technical Consultant and Enterprise Mobility (Configuration Manager/Microsoft Intune) MVP with Microsoft partner IT-Concern with a primary focus on the System Center Suite and Microsoft Exchange. Writing blogs and sharing his knowlegde on ConfigMgrBlog.com. Also one of the founders and leads of the Windows Management User Group Netherlands. Peter tries to speak every year on several events like TechDays Netherlands, ExpertsLive and last year... Read More →


Monday November 10, 2014 9:00am - 10:45am
Harriet A MMS

10:00am

Windows Deployment - Now and Into the Future
Limited Capacity full

In this session, we'll explore the current deployment tools (ADK, MDT, ConfigMgr, WDS, etc.), including recent enhancements, as well as the expected future direction with Windows deployment, taking into account a more rapid Windows release cadence, as well as new BYOD and CYOD scenarios. Deployment is evolving!

Speakers
avatar for Michael Niehaus

Michael Niehaus

Senior product marketing manager, Microsoft
Michael Niehaus is a senior product marketing manager at Microsoft, responsible for helping enterprise IT pros with Windows deployment, management, and store. Prior to joining the Windows Commercial team, Michael was a longtime program manager and developer for the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, having joined Microsoft in 2004 after spending 14 years working in enterprise IT.



Monday November 10, 2014 10:00am - 11:45am
Lakes B MMS

10:00am

Building a Datacenter Abstraction Layer with Virtual Machine Manager
Limited Capacity seats available

The session delivers an overview about how you can build a Datacenter Abstraction Layer between your Fabric such as Storage, Network and Compute resources and your services. The session is focused on Fabric Management with System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager. Attendees will learn how to build an Datacenter Abstraction Layer between Fabric and Services with Virtual Machine Manager.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Maurer

Thomas Maurer

Cloud Architect & Microsoft MVP, itnetX
Thomas Maurer works as a Cloud Architect at itnetx gmbh, a consulting and engineering company located in Bern/Switzerland. Thomas is focused on Microsoft Technologies, especially Microsoft Cloud Solutions based Microsoft System Center, Microsoft Virtualization and Windows Azure. This includes Microsoft Hyper-V, Windows Server, Storage, Networking and Windows Azure Pack as well as Service Management Automation.Before Thomas joined itnetx he has... Read More →


Monday November 10, 2014 10:00am - 11:45am
Harriet B MMS

10:00am

How You Can Hack-Proof Your Clients and Servers in a Day
Limited Capacity seats available

In a demo-oriented session, two acknowledged Enterprise Security MVPs share their insights about security tools and features built in the Windows platform, and how you can utilize these tools and features to build and strengthen security in your Windows environment. Attendees will gain knowledge and insights about the most current discussions about security in the Windows ecosystem. We share real-life experience from many years in the field and cover features like Dynamic access control, Virtual Smart Cards, Secure Boot, DirectAccess, IPSEC Enhancements, Claims Based Authorization, Improved security audit, Managed Service Accounts, how to mitigate passing-the-hash attacks, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Hasain Alshakarti

Hasain Alshakarti

Senior Cyber Security Advisor, True Sec
Hasain Alshakarti is an acknowledged security expert and computer industry speaker. He has spoken at MS Ignite, TechEd North America, TechEd Europe, and TechDays, as well as other events and conferences across the world. Besides being a very popular instructor for the last 16 years, Hasain is specially focusing on Security Assessment, Network Security and PKI, and helping customers understand and implement security measures. Hasain has a... Read More →
avatar for Paula Januszkiewicz

Paula Januszkiewicz

Owner, CQURE
Paula Januszkiewicz is the IT Security Auditor and Penetration Tester, Enterprise Security MVP and trainer (MCT) and Microsoft Security Trusted Advisor. She is also a top-speaker on many well-known conferences (for example: TechEd North America, TechEd Europe, TechEd Middle East, RSA, TechDays, CyberCrime etc.) and writes articles on Windows Security. She proudly holds the role of the Security Architect in IDesign and she drives her own... Read More →


Monday November 10, 2014 10:00am - 11:45am
Cedar MMS

11:00am

Monitoring and Managing DPM from SCOM
Limited Capacity seats available

Have multiple DPM servers and need to know how to monitor and manage them all from a single place? This session will show you how to utilize the DPM Central Console and Management Packs in SCOM. Attendees will see pre-reqs, installation, and operation of distributed DPM instances using SCOM Central Console.

Speakers
avatar for John Joyner

John Joyner

Senior Director, Technology, ClearPointe
Microsoft MVP: System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management, Author: System Center Operations Manager: Unleashed Series from Sams Publishing, Contributor: Windows IT Pro magazine, Blogger: CBS Interactive — TechRepublic, ZDNet-Asia



Monday November 10, 2014 11:00am - 12:45pm
Harriet A MMS

11:00am

Compliance Settings - The Dark Art of Client Management
Limited Capacity filling up

Compliance Settings can occupy a unique position between a GPO, an Application Deployment, and a Package. Leveraging the detection and scripting logic, an admin can granularly obtain information - and just as granularly discontinue. Attendees will be able to determine if a Compliance Setting is an appropriate fit, and create reports to display the non-compliant values.

Speakers
avatar for Kent Agerlund

Kent Agerlund

Chief Technical Architect, Coretech Global
Love to talk about anything related to Enterprise Client Management, cycling, running and football :-)Microsoft Enterprise Client Management MVP
avatar for Sherry Kissinger

Sherry Kissinger

Sherry Kissinger
I work for a large Bank in the US. For ConfigMgr, talk to me about large hierarchies, inventory customizations, compliance settings, and reporting for the SQL and SRS-challenged.


Monday November 10, 2014 11:00am - 12:45pm
Lakes A MMS

11:00am

SQL Refresher
Limited Capacity seats available

System Center products collect a wealth of information, but getting the data out and turning it into actionable information can be hard. This session covers the basics that systems administrators need to know about how to use SQL to get at their information.

  • Quick overview of SQL Server Management Studio

  • Use operators to get just what you want

    • Distinct

    • Group by


  • Learn about using SQL Joins to tie data together

  • Understand SQL Views


This is a great building-block session to attend before the other SQL sessions within this track.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Teegarden

Matthew Teegarden

Master Trainer, Center for Professional Development @ ITT Technical Institute
MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert) – SharePoint, Private Cloud, Desktop Infrastructure, Server Infrastructure | | MCSA (Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator) – Windows 8, SQL 2012 | | MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer)
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Steve Thompson

Sr Consultant, Softchoice MVP ECM
First awarded MVP in Microsoft Access in Dec 1995, transitioned into SQL Server MVP for a few years before joining the System Center team as a Enterprise Management MVP. | | Presently working for Softchoice as a Senior Consultant specializing in all things System Center related. Industry speaker, has presented at numerous Microsoft Management Summit events.



Monday November 10, 2014 11:00am - 12:45pm
Lakes C MMS

1:00pm

Hyper-V vs VMware: No FUD Edition
Limited Capacity filling up

VMware is the best hypervisor! No, Hyper-V is better! The internet is full of marketing material and misinformation on which hypervisor trumps the other but when all the cards are on the table what are the real differences that matter to IT and the business? What feature and technology differences make each the right fit in various scenarios? What hidden costs are associated with each? Attendees will better understand the critical differences between vSphere and Hyper-V and will be able to make truly informed decisions regarding where each fits in their organization.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Engstrom

Jonathan Engstrom

Deployment Concepts
I have been working with VMware since 2003, and have worked on deployment since 2000. I started consulting in 2008 to share my experience and solutions with others so they could focus on other things. I am interested in deployment technologies as ConfigMgr 2012 and MDT, VMware and Hyper-V, as well as Windows Server.
avatar for Michael Sasse

Michael Sasse

Design Architect, OneNeck IT Solutions
Michael has worked with VMware as an administrator and consultant since 2006 and decided to take up Hyper-V in 2012. Since then, he has worked hard to shift his focus on being virtualization centric rather than solely VMware centric. He also works with Cisco UCS servers, EMC storage, hyperconvergence, and Cloud computing. Michael works for OneNeck IT Solutions as a Design Architect.



Monday November 10, 2014 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Harriet B MMS

1:00pm

Troubleshooting OS Deployment
Limited Capacity filling up

One of the biggest challenges when doing windows deployment is dealing with device drivers. Johan Arwidmark and Michael Niehaus share lessons learned around handling device drivers in the deployment process. As a foundation the MDT 2013 and ConfigMgr 2012 R2 platform will be used. You can expect a lot of live demos, tips and tricks in this session. Tips & tricks to finding and extracting drivers.

Speakers
avatar for Johan Arwidmark

Johan Arwidmark

Microsoft MVP, TrueSec
Johan Arwidmark is the Chief Technology Officer with TrueSec. He is a consultant, author, trainer, and all-around geek specializing in Systems Management and Enterprise Windows Deployment Solutions.
avatar for Michael Niehaus

Michael Niehaus

Senior product marketing manager, Microsoft
Michael Niehaus is a senior product marketing manager at Microsoft, responsible for helping enterprise IT pros with Windows deployment, management, and store. Prior to joining the Windows Commercial team, Michael was a longtime program manager and developer for the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, having joined Microsoft in 2004 after spending 14 years working in enterprise IT.



Monday November 10, 2014 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Lakes B MMS

1:00pm

Practical PowerShell Tips 'n Tricks
Limited Capacity full

From lesser known cmdlets to syntax tricks and object manipulation - all practical tips which you'll be able to use when you walk out of the room in your daily life as a IT Pro (or developer). These tips have one goal in mind: To make you the PowerShell guru that you can be. All of this with a slice of humor on the side... We cover:

  • Object manipulation

  • Syntax tricks

  • Customizing PowerShell to your desire

  • Do much with little effort

  • Solutions to known challenges you'll encounter when learning/discovering PowerShell

  • Notes from the field


Speakers
avatar for David O'Brien

David O'Brien

Senior DevOps Engineer, David O'Brien
You love automation? I do to. My background is very much Microsoft tech, but I also just moved across into a more xPlatform role (you could call it DevOps). If it can be automated, I like to work with it, mostly with Windows PowerShell. I usually try to be on top of new tech, so just talk to me about whatever tech interests you, I'm very open minded :) Also, I've got a Pilot's License, don't mind talking about that as well (a lot!) :D
avatar for Trevor Sullivan

Trevor Sullivan

Founder, Art of Shell
Trevor Sullivan is a Microsoft MVP for Windows PowerShell and a veteran in the IT industry since early 2004. Trevor's technical focus primarily surrounds cloud and data center architecture, management, and automation. Community involvement is a core focus of Trevor's, and he is very active in his personal blog at http://trevorsullivan.net, Twitter (@pcgeek86), GitHub, StackOverflow, MyITforum, and other community resources.
avatar for Jeff Wouters

Jeff Wouters

CTO, Methos
Dutch | Geek | Carnivore | MVP PowerShell | BSc Computer Science | MSc Business Management | BSc Psychology



Monday November 10, 2014 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Lakes D MMS

1:00pm

Process Automation Using SCSM, PowerShell, and SMA
Limited Capacity filling up

System Center Service Manager includes a rich set of PowerShell cmdlets out of the box and offers a rich SDK for those areas where they don't have PowerShell cmdlets. Open source solutions exist that add more value in this area by providing many additional PowerShell commands that aren't natively available in Service Manager, helping build on the SCSM platform to handle even more of your service desk needs. Orchestrator adds even more opportunity for Service Manager and automation, especially with the addition of the new Service Management Automation component. Come to this session to learn more about what you can do with these solutions and how you can start getting more value today by using these technologies together to automate your business processes. SCSM, SMA, and PowerShell are a very powerful and flexible combination of tools that provide even more value when used together to perform business automation.

Speakers
avatar for Kirk Munro

Kirk Munro

PowerShell MVP, Independent Consultant
Kirk Munro is a 9-time PowerShell MVP and an Independent Contractor.  For the past 10 years, Kirk has focused almost all of his time on PowerShell and PowerShell solutions, including working in development, evangelist, architecture, and Product Management roles while working on popular PowerShell editors such as PowerGUI, PowerWF and PowerSE.  It is through this work he became known as the world's first self-proclaimed Poshoholic.  Outside... Read More →


Monday November 10, 2014 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Cedar MMS

2:00pm

ConfigMgr State and Status Messages - Under the Hood
Limited Capacity filling up

What is the difference between state messages and status messages? How to I estimate message overhead? How do I identify the 'top talkers' and make them go away? This session will answer those questions as well as deep dive into how you can track those messages from the client to the database, as well as strategies for optimization. You will learn more about status and state messages than you ever thought was possible. We are going to dive into the guts of these messages, and the knowledge gained will enable you to keep your environment running optimally.

Speakers
avatar for Wally Mead

Wally Mead

Product Owner, Cireson
I'm a Configuration Manager guy, been around it since before SMS 1.0 was released. I now work for Cireson, and we specialize in System Center apps and services.
avatar for Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey

Enterprise Architecture Strategist, Microsoft MVP, Dell, Inc
Greg Ramsey, Enterprise and Client Management MVP, is the Enterprise Tools Strategist at Dell, Inc. He has a B.S. in Computer Sciences and Engineering from Ohio State University. Greg has coauthored five systems management books. Greg is a co-founder of the Ohio SMS Users Group and the Central Texas Systems Management User Group. Greg is also a board member of the Central Texas Systems Management User Group and the Northwest System Center User... Read More →



Monday November 10, 2014 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Lakes A MMS

2:00pm

SQL Operators
Limited Capacity seats available

One of the hardest things for a non-SQL expert to do build queries which transform data. This session goes through the basics of SQL Operators that can be used to get total counts, transform a number code into the useful text, work with dates, and create subselect queries like a pro.

  • Counts

  • Sum

  • Datediff

  • Case statements

  • Subselect queries

  • Column Naming

  • Aliases

  • SQL query formatting

  • Tips and Tricks


Speakers
avatar for Garth Jones

Garth Jones

Chief Architect, Enhansoft
Garth Jones is Chief Architect at Enhansoft, an Ottawa-based company that develops products and services to extend the value of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (CM12) and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (CM07). Garth started working with Systems Management Server (SMS) back in 1996. He is an MVP for System Center Enterprise Client Management (formerly System Center Configuration Manager). Garth is the founder of the Ottawa... Read More →
avatar for John Nelson

John Nelson

Apps Systems Engineer, Wells Fargo



Monday November 10, 2014 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Lakes C MMS

3:00pm

Bending the Rules in OS Deployment with ConfigMgr and MDT
Limited Capacity full

When you know everything about client deployment and you are ready for the next level this is for you. The session is all about Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, ConfigMgr, CustomSettings.ini, Web Services, Orchestrator Runbooks, Stored Procedures, PowerShell, VBscript. You will learn how to extend the task sequence with PowerShell and user exit scripts and how to hand over complex tasks using web services and Runbooks into actions that needs to be performed in Active Directory, ConfigMgr, OpsMgr or in external resources, like Asset Management Systems. Note: This session is very demo intense... Learn how to extend the OS deployment process to complete the entire process, fully automated.

Speakers
avatar for Mikael Nystrom

Mikael Nystrom

Principal Technical Architect, TrueSec
Mikael Nystrom is a Microsoft MVP and Principal Technical Architect at TrueSec, with an extremely broad field of competence. He has worked with all kind of infrastructure tasks in all kind of environments, enterprise to small business. He is working deep within products such as Microsoft Operations Manager, Configuration Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, Azure Pack, Orchestrator, MDT focusing on client, server and datacenter deployment. Mikael... Read More →


Monday November 10, 2014 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Lakes D MMS

3:00pm

Get Started with Configuration Manager and PowerShell
Limited Capacity filling up

You have daily client management challenges which require a lot manual steps and processes. Come and join Kent Agerlund and Kaido Jarvemets as they show you how to bring PowerShell to your daily work. They will show you how to automate your daily tasks using PowerShell and how to get back the control of your environment.

Speakers
avatar for Kent Agerlund

Kent Agerlund

Chief Technical Architect, Coretech Global
Love to talk about anything related to Enterprise Client Management, cycling, running and football :-)Microsoft Enterprise Client Management MVP
avatar for Kaido Jarvemets

Kaido Jarvemets

Senior Consultant, Coretech A/S
Kaido Järvemets is a developer, consultant, trainer specializing in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager and PowerShell Solutions at Coretech. Kaido frequently speaks at European conferences and had his US debut as speaker at MMS April 2013. Kaido is well-known in the Configuration Manager communities where he’s a key player in the PowerShell game. Kaido host one of the most complete Configuration Manager PowerShell... Read More →



Monday November 10, 2014 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Lakes B MMS

3:00pm

SCORCH - Fun Recipes for RunBooks
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you new to System Center Orchestrator or have never used it? Would you like to see a few 'recipes' on how to automate certain tasks as well as how RunBooks are created? We will also go through troubleshooting of RunBooks. Gain knowledge of what System Center Orchestrator can do.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Jesok

Steve Jesok

Sr Design Engineer, Ameriprise
I am the current MNSCUG President. At Ameriprise I support the investment companies Columbia, ThreadNeedle, and Wanger. I am our current in house System Center ConfigMgr/Orch/SMA admin and lead a team of 3 supporting BAU and development activities around end user computing hardware and software solutions.
avatar for Matthew Teegarden

Matthew Teegarden

Master Trainer, Center for Professional Development @ ITT Technical Institute
MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert) – SharePoint, Private Cloud, Desktop Infrastructure, Server Infrastructure | | MCSA (Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator) – Windows 8, SQL 2012 | | MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer)



Monday November 10, 2014 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Cedar MMS

3:00pm

900 Degrees of Service Manager with 3 International System Center Chefs
Limited Capacity filling up

In this demo-packed session, you explore the depths of customizing Service Manager with Samuel Erskine, Dieter Gasser and Steve Buchanan (MVP). We will walk you through real-world scenarios of using advanced customization techniques such as the Authoring Tool, PowerShell, and Visual Studio to build and customize classes, forms, workflows and console tasks in Service Manager. We also discuss best practices, recommendations and processes you follow when customizing Service Manager. You will learn how to plan for customizing Service Manager for business processes. Transform your plans into custom solutions using the advance authoring tools. Finally the session is delivered by 3 deep experts with vast real world deployment and authoring experience.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Buchanan

Steve Buchanan

Regional Solution Director, Concurrency
Steve Buchanan is a regional solutions director with Concurrency, a five-time Microsoft Cloud & Data Center MVP, and author of several technical books focused on the System Center platform. Steve has been an IT Professional for over 15 years with various positions ranging from infrastructure architect to IT Manager. Steve is focused on transforming IT departments through service management, systems management, and cloud technologies. Steve... Read More →
avatar for Samuel Erskine

Samuel Erskine

IT Driving Fellow, ITPROCESSED
Microsoft MCT and MVP | Service Management & Cloud Consultant | Samuel Erskine, is an independent IT consultant and trainer specializing in System Center and MS Cloud technologies. | He is the content designer and lead author of three Microsoft System Center Cookbooks and co-author of two System Center Unleashed books.
avatar for Dieter Gasser

Dieter Gasser

CEO, Principal Consultant, Syliance
I am an IT Consultant and co-founder of the company Syliance IT Services, headquartered in Switzerland, and specialize in Service Manager delivery and customization. | I have been working in IT for more than 13 years and have had a strong focus on Microsoft technologies. I started my career as an application and database developer, and was later appointed IT Manager for an international manufacturing company. | In 2010 I entered the systems... Read More →



Monday November 10, 2014 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Harriet B MMS

4:00pm

Cloud Integrated Backup
Limited Capacity seats available

Want a DR-ready copy of your backups off-site? Learn how DPM Online backup works with a Microsoft Azure Recovery Services Backup Vault to be your lifeboat in the cloud. Attendees will see pre-reqs, installation, and operation of DPM with Online Backup to Azure, to include backup to Azure, restore from Azure to same DPM server, and restore from Azure to different DPM server.

Speakers
avatar for John Joyner

John Joyner

Senior Director, Technology, ClearPointe
Microsoft MVP: System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management, Author: System Center Operations Manager: Unleashed Series from Sams Publishing, Contributor: Windows IT Pro magazine, Blogger: CBS Interactive — TechRepublic, ZDNet-Asia
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Vijay Tandra Sistla

Program Manager, Microsoft
Vision and strategy for next generation of disaster recovery, storage, virtualization and cloud infrastructure technologies including Windows Azure. Design and development of replication and storage virtualization products. Multiple patents pending. Project management across multi-discipline teams across Redmond and India. Field evangelism and regular presenter at trade shows to large audiences


Monday November 10, 2014 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Harriet A MMS

4:00pm

Non-trivial Configuration Manager 2012 Sites and Hierarchies
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will explore non-trivial ConfigMgr site and hierarchy deployment including boundaries, boundary groups, secondary sites, remote site systems, cross-forest support, and how to support managed systems within a DMZ or any type of zone where network traffic is strictly controlled. Specific emphasis will be placed on how managed clients locate and use the various roles within a ConfigMgr site as this truly dictates role placement and site and hierarchy design. The session will cover the various decisions points, implications, and caveats of the different possibilities and various roles as well as provide guidance, "gotchas"?, and real-world knowledge from real-world customers and implementations of ConfigMgr. Full explanations will be provided of the inner workings through demos, log dumps, some behind the scenes knowledge, and maybe even a network trace or two.
  • Role placement and usage beyond the basics
  • Hierarchy considerations for non-trivial environments
  • Internals beyond what's documented for complex environments

Speakers
avatar for Wally Mead

Wally Mead

Product Owner, Cireson
I'm a Configuration Manager guy, been around it since before SMS 1.0 was released. I now work for Cireson, and we specialize in System Center apps and services.
avatar for Jason Sandys

Jason Sandys

Consultant, ConfigMgrFTW
Jason Sandys, Enterprise Mobility MVP, has 20+ years of experience in a wide range of technologies, environments, and industries and extensive knowledge in implementing and supporting all things SMS and Configuration Manager beginning with SMS 2.0. He is a co-author for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Unleashed, System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Unleashed, a contributing author to System Center Configuration Manager 2007... Read More →



Monday November 10, 2014 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Lakes A MMS

4:00pm

System Center Orchestrator - The Future
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will take a look at the history of System Center Orchestrator, or as it is affectionately known, SCORCH. This information will be used to help answer the question, if I am considering starting to do automation work at my company, should I choose SCORCH or SMA? This session will be light on content and heavy on group discussion Attendees will gain an understanding of the current positioning of SMA and SCORCH and a look toward the future

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Andorfer

Ryan Andorfer

Sr. IT Automation Engineer, General Mills
I am a Cloud and Datacenter MVP working for a fortune 500 company. I specialize in end to end automation using a Microsoft Stack of products. I run the scorch.codeplex.com community would love to chat with you about automation in any context!



Monday November 10, 2014 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Lakes C MMS

5:00pm

Operations Manager: What is new in monitoring and what changes are coming soon?
Limited Capacity seats available

Operations Manager and everything around it is continually evolving. This includes of course management packs, new ways of looking at monitoring and gaining insights into monitored business services, cloud services and more. This session we will explore new developments in the Operations Manager sphere! We will see the new developments in SCOM and related services and how we can benefit from these options.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Cornelissen

Bob Cornelissen

Managing Consultant, BICTT
I am one of those monitoring guys all into SCOM since a lot of years now. I run a blog, wrote a book on SCOM 2012, speak about my favorite subject at the MMS, tech editor for a SCOM book and SCOM course. Talk to me about SCOM of course, but any subject is fine. I also know a lot about fish and Thailand. Also ask me about my wifes charity project saving dogs: https://www.facebook.com/LeksHouseOfTails
avatar for Cameron Fuller

Cameron Fuller

Solution Director, Catapult Systems
System Center MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management and Veeam Vanguard, is a Solution Director for Catapult Systems and serves as an Evangelist for System Center. He has 20 years of infrastructure experience, focused on management solutions. Cameron coauthored a number of System Center books, routinely contributes technical articles to popular Windows magazines, and maintains a highly technical blog. Additionally, you can find Cameron as a... Read More →



Monday November 10, 2014 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Lakes B MMS

5:00pm

Your CMDB and PowerShell DSC: DevOps Techniques
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to leverage your CMDB to manage PowerShell DSC releases and related DevOps practices.  We'll show how we can gather PowerShell DSC settings and manage those settings through your CMDB.  Learn  the skills you should have to manage the DevOps scenarios and their technical and process components.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Berg

Lee Berg

Microsoft MVP, Concurrency
Lee is a Systems Engineer at Concurrency. He is very active in managing and presenting at local user groups, and around the world. Lee is focused is around Automation, Monitoring, and IoT using various Microsoft cloud services. Lee is also a Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management.
avatar for Nathan Lasnoski

Nathan Lasnoski

Vice President of Solutions and Architect, Concurrency
I am responsible for leading all solution consulting efforts at Concurrency to deliver exceptional end-to-end business value to our customers. I direct consultants toward technical and process excellence, as well as promoting a culture of innovation and tenacity in our approach. I work hands-on with solution leads and consultants with customers to bring the best outcomes to every situation and the best solution to the table. I engage in... Read More →



Monday November 10, 2014 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Cedar MMS

6:00pm

System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Jeopardy Quiz
Limited Capacity filling up

This in-depth session on System Center Configuration Manager 2012 features three teams that will go head-to-head in a challenging Jeopardy'style quiz. The session will be hosted by a long-time Configuration Manager MVPs that will act as a completely impartial referee. This session aims to make this an entertaining yet educational experience by pitching two MVPs defending their honor after last years MMS defeat, and eagerly looking for a revenge. A fun, and entertaining, yet highly educational session with deep technical questions about SCCM 2012

Speakers
avatar for Kent Agerlund

Kent Agerlund

Chief Technical Architect, Coretech Global
Love to talk about anything related to Enterprise Client Management, cycling, running and football :-)Microsoft Enterprise Client Management MVP
avatar for Kim Oppalfens

Kim Oppalfens

Sr Consultant, OSCC - Independent
Kim Oppalfens was awarded as an MVP 1st of April 2005, which makes him one of a couple of ConfigMgr April fool's MVP's, and is pretty proud to be in his 10th award year.Kim is a self-proclaimed quiet, shy guy and overall nice guy, although part of that statement is is currently under stress because of the evil influence of certain MVP's.As an industry expert Kim is a frequent speaker and ask-the-expert guest at both national and international... Read More →


Jeopardy pptx

Monday November 10, 2014 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Lakes A MMS

8:00pm

Star Trek - The Exhibition - Bring your attendee badge!
Limited Capacity seats available

*Bring your attendee badge*

Star Trek™: The Exhibition
 is one of the largest collections of authenticStar Trek artifacts and information ever put on public display. A truly impressive array of exhibits features sets, costumes, priceless museum pieces and props from numerous Star Trek television series and Star Trek feature films. Together these components offer Star Trek fans and novices alike an opportunity to experience first-hand the imagination, artistry, technology and meticulous craftsmanship that have made Star Trek the most enduring science-fiction franchise in history.

http://www.mallofamerica.com/attractions/view/star-trek-the-exhibition

Monday November 10, 2014 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Mall of America
 
Tuesday, November 11
 

7:00am

Birds of a Feather - Cloud and Datacenter Management
Limited Capacity seats available

Discuss System Center

Tuesday November 11, 2014 7:00am - 7:45am
Lakes A MMS

7:00am

Birds of a Feather - PowerShell
Limited Capacity filling up

PowerShell in all ways, shapes, and forms…

Tuesday November 11, 2014 7:00am - 7:45am
Lakes C MMS

7:00am

Birds of a Feather - End User Computing - ConfigMgr and Intune
Limited Capacity seats available

Focus on ConfigMgr and Intune

Tuesday November 11, 2014 7:00am - 8:45am
Lakes B MMS

7:00am

Birds of a Feather - Windows
Limited Capacity seats available

Windows Server and Client Troubleshooting, open discussion

Tuesday November 11, 2014 7:00am - 8:45am
Lakes D MMS

8:00am

Configmgr 2012 R2 and Intune: Setup and deployment Notes from the Field
Limited Capacity filling up

We dive into what you'll do at the server level to drive CM 2012 R2 and Windows Intune integration for mobile device management with a focus on single signon. The session includes real live experience from the field to setup a subscription, connectors, certificates, Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS 2.0/2.1/ 3.0), DirSync (azure active directory sync) , and workplace join scenarios.
  • Learn the "Best Practices" around setting up ADFS from the field for user authentication and Single Sign on.
  • List all challenges if you invested in previous ADFS 2.0/2.1 and want to take advantage of ADFS 3.0
  • Discuss the common processes to follow

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Buntinx

Kenny Buntinx

Managing Consultant, KBSolutions
Kenny is a highly qualified , certified and energized consultant with more than 15 years of experience and strives to always deliver high quality when managing and delivering projects. He has a strong focus on the Microsoft System Center product family and is an industry expert in the System Center Enterprise Client Management space. A deep technical background with a track record in "Enterprise Client Management" architecture and "Unified Mobile... Read More →
avatar for Tim De Keukelaere

Tim De Keukelaere

Managing Consultant, Coretech Benelux
Tim is a consultant with over 10 years of experience in the field, mainly in Wintel environments. He has a broad technical knowledge on various enterprise products and Operating Systems, and a strong focus on enterprise client management and mobility. His main area of expertise is designing and implementing management tools and processes. | | With a clear focus on Systems Management Tim's focus from a product perspective is mainly on System... Read More →



Tuesday November 11, 2014 8:00am - 9:45am
Cedar MMS

8:00am

OS Deployment at LEVEL 500
Limited Capacity filling up

Meet Johan Arwidmark taking MDT 2013 and ConfigMgr 2012 R2 to its outer limits. OSD tips, tricks, coding, and hardcore debugging in a single session. You can expect a lot of live demos in this session.

  • Advanced Customizations of MDT 2013 and ConfigMgr 2012 R2

  • Coding your way to success

  • Debugging beyond belief


Speakers
avatar for Johan Arwidmark

Johan Arwidmark

Microsoft MVP, TrueSec
Johan Arwidmark is the Chief Technology Officer with TrueSec. He is a consultant, author, trainer, and all-around geek specializing in Systems Management and Enterprise Windows Deployment Solutions.



Tuesday November 11, 2014 8:00am - 9:45am
Lakes A MMS

8:00am

Enterprise Distributed SCCM Architectures: Serverless (zero remote servers) and Hybrid Solutions
Limited Capacity full

One of the greatest challenges with distributed SCCM implementations is the deployment of remote servers for distribution points, PXE points, state migration points, etc. Learn how Microsoft allows alternate content providers to handle this in different ways. Topics covered include:

  • Optimizing SCCM Topology

  • Remote offices with no DPs

  • Harnessing existing free storage without impacting systems

  • WAN optimization with emphasis on slow links

  • Global OSD without PXE servers or SMPs


Attendees will understand operational and architectural considerations for deploying an alternative content provider solution that will eliminate all remote server infrastructure, or only some of it (hybrid).

Speakers
avatar for Gary Walker

Gary Walker

Director of Customer Support, Adaptiva
Gary is responsible for all aspects of delivering the outstanding product support that has become the hallmark of doing business with Adaptiva. Gary specializes in architecting large scale enterprise systems management infrastructures. He has designed, modeled, and implemented SCCM 2012 architectures for some of the most respected Fortune 500 companies in the world. Gary’s involvement with Microsoft’s systems management platforms goes... Read More →



Tuesday November 11, 2014 8:00am - 9:45am
Harriet A MMS

8:00am

CM12 Data Mining
Limited Capacity filling up

ConfigMgr can collect pretty much any data that can be programmatically read from a device or your directory. This session will show you where to find information within CM12 database. We will demonstrate sample queries that you can use to obtain and exploit information from each of the following:

  • Hardware Information

  • Software Information

  • Software Updates

  • Discovery data

  • Asset Intelligence data


Speakers
avatar for Garth Jones

Garth Jones

Chief Architect, Enhansoft
Garth Jones is Chief Architect at Enhansoft, an Ottawa-based company that develops products and services to extend the value of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (CM12) and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (CM07). Garth started working with Systems Management Server (SMS) back in 1996. He is an MVP for System Center Enterprise Client Management (formerly System Center Configuration Manager). Garth is the founder of the Ottawa... Read More →
avatar for Sherry Kissinger

Sherry Kissinger

Sherry Kissinger
I work for a large Bank in the US. For ConfigMgr, talk to me about large hierarchies, inventory customizations, compliance settings, and reporting for the SQL and SRS-challenged.



Tuesday November 11, 2014 8:00am - 9:45am
Lakes C MMS

9:00am

Windows PowerShell Remoting in Depth
Limited Capacity filling up

We're exposing the secrets of PowerShell remoting to the sunlight! Come and discover the power (and convenience) of PowerShell remoting. This is a session about different ways to invoke PowerShell remoting and manage your remote computers, with many details about its inner workings, potential gotchas, and the benefits it brings to a user. Learn how to properly configure and use PowerShell remoting (including constrained endpoints).

Speakers
avatar for Kirk Munro

Kirk Munro

PowerShell MVP, Independent Consultant
Kirk Munro is a 9-time PowerShell MVP and an Independent Contractor.  For the past 10 years, Kirk has focused almost all of his time on PowerShell and PowerShell solutions, including working in development, evangelist, architecture, and Product Management roles while working on popular PowerShell editors such as PowerGUI, PowerWF and PowerSE.  It is through this work he became known as the world's first self-proclaimed Poshoholic.  Outside... Read More →
avatar for Aleksandar Nikolic

Aleksandar Nikolic

Co-founder, PowerShell Magazine
Aleksandar Nikolic is a Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, a Microsoft Azure MVP, a co-founder of PowerShellMagazine.com, and a community manager of PowerShell.com. Aleksandar is also a Microsoft Azure Advisor and Insider. Aleksandar is experienced presenting and speaking to Microsoft customers, and is skilled with describing complex management and automation tasks even to beginning and novice users and scripters. Aleksandar has more than 17... Read More →


Tuesday November 11, 2014 9:00am - 10:45am
Lakes D MMS

9:00am

Software Update Management - Best Practices and Automation
Limited Capacity filling up

Software Update Management 'has become a mission critical function for ConfigMgr administrators.  Successful software update deployments depend on strategy and organization.  In this session we will review one approach to organizing and deploying software updates and also discuss automation opportunities using PowerShell.

Speakers
avatar for Wally Mead

Wally Mead

Product Owner, Cireson
I'm a Configuration Manager guy, been around it since before SMS 1.0 was released. I now work for Cireson, and we specialize in System Center apps and services.
avatar for Steve Rachui

Steve Rachui

Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft
Steven has supported System Center products at Microsoft for 17 years and currently works in the premier field engineering group. He hosts a popular System Center blog, has served as an author and technical editor for several System Center books and has been an active participant and speaker at professional conferences and community events for the past several years. He has also traveled extensively within the US and Internationally helping... Read More →



Tuesday November 11, 2014 9:00am - 10:45am
Lakes B MMS

9:00am

Winning at Virtualization Management with System Center
Limited Capacity seats available

A discussion on the benefits of using the different components of System Center to effectively monitor and manage a Multi Hypervisor environment, and why it makes sense.


  • Getting the most out of your investment in System Center – notes from the field

  • Using System Center for capacity planning of virtual environments

  • Taking advantage of System Center for end to end app to metal virtual monitoring – get the complete picture

  • Automating virtualization tasks – why and how?


Sponsors
avatar for James Moots

James Moots

Veeam Software
James Moots is the Manager of Systems Engineering, with over 20 years of IT engineering experience, for the Central Region for Veeam Software. James has a depth of knowlage on Veeam's solutions and how they fit into virtualized envirorments from his many years of real world experience. Proir to Veeam, James was a hands-on Director of Technology for a K-12 school district overseeing all aspects of the District's technology operations. Before... Read More →



Tuesday November 11, 2014 9:00am - 10:45am
Harriet B MMS

10:00am

Master your Mac OS X Devices with ConfigMgr 2012 R2
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn how to use System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager to manage those sexy Apple Mac OS X devices. Learn how to deploy your Configuration Manager clients, wrap and deploy software and manage your OS X environment with Compliance Settings. A demo packed session with lot's of tips and tricks along the way. Also we will have a look at the Parallels Mac Management for SCCM plugin for Configuration Manager 2012 R2 . Learn how to manage and control your Mac OS X devices with Configuration Manager 2012 R2. Learn and see how you can master your Mac OS X devices with simple scripts and Compliance Settings.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Daalmans

Peter Daalmans

Enterprise Mobility MVP, IT-Concern
Technical Consultant and Enterprise Mobility (Configuration Manager/Microsoft Intune) MVP with Microsoft partner IT-Concern with a primary focus on the System Center Suite and Microsoft Exchange. Writing blogs and sharing his knowlegde on ConfigMgrBlog.com. Also one of the founders and leads of the Windows Management User Group Netherlands. Peter tries to speak every year on several events like TechDays Netherlands, ExpertsLive and last year... Read More →
avatar for Chris Nackers

Chris Nackers

Owner, Nackers Consulting
Microsoft MVP for Enterprise Client Management. Technology geek. Published author and Microsoft Management Summit Speaker.



Tuesday November 11, 2014 10:00am - 11:45am
Cedar MMS

10:00am

PowerShell Desired State Configuration vs. ConfigMgr Settings Managment
Limited Capacity seats available

There is a bit of perceived overlap between PowerShell DSC and ConfigMgr Settings Management. Join this session to discuss the right tool for the job--Sometimes it will be DSC, other times it will be ConfigMgr Settings Management. You will learn the differences between PowerShell Desired State Configuration and ConfigMgr Settings Management, and how to choose the right tool for the job.

Speakers
avatar for Sherry Kissinger

Sherry Kissinger

Sherry Kissinger
I work for a large Bank in the US. For ConfigMgr, talk to me about large hierarchies, inventory customizations, compliance settings, and reporting for the SQL and SRS-challenged.
avatar for David O'Brien

David O'Brien

Senior DevOps Engineer, David O'Brien
You love automation? I do to. My background is very much Microsoft tech, but I also just moved across into a more xPlatform role (you could call it DevOps). If it can be automated, I like to work with it, mostly with Windows PowerShell. I usually try to be on top of new tech, so just talk to me about whatever tech interests you, I'm very open minded :) Also, I've got a Pilot's License, don't mind talking about that as well (a lot!) :D
avatar for Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey

Enterprise Architecture Strategist, Microsoft MVP, Dell, Inc
Greg Ramsey, Enterprise and Client Management MVP, is the Enterprise Tools Strategist at Dell, Inc. He has a B.S. in Computer Sciences and Engineering from Ohio State University. Greg has coauthored five systems management books. Greg is a co-founder of the Ohio SMS Users Group and the Central Texas Systems Management User Group. Greg is also a board member of the Central Texas Systems Management User Group and the Northwest System Center User... Read More →


DSCvDCM pptx

Tuesday November 11, 2014 10:00am - 11:45am
Lakes A MMS

10:00am

SQL Report Writing
Limited Capacity full

Every systems manager gets questions from other teams and management about "how many" or "what is where". This session will get you started with building your own custom reports from scratch so those questions can always be answered with up to date information. In this session, we will cover:

  • SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) vs Report Build (RB)

  • Creating a Project within BIDS

  • Using Shared Datasources

  • Call out all major Tools within the Toolbox

    • Text box

    • Table

    • Charts


  • Making it Pretty with headers and footers

  • Create a custom report from start to finish


Bonus: This is a great session for ConfigMgr Admins to start building their own reports, instead of editing existing reports.

Speakers
avatar for Garth Jones

Garth Jones

Chief Architect, Enhansoft
Garth Jones is Chief Architect at Enhansoft, an Ottawa-based company that develops products and services to extend the value of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (CM12) and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (CM07). Garth started working with Systems Management Server (SMS) back in 1996. He is an MVP for System Center Enterprise Client Management (formerly System Center Configuration Manager). Garth is the founder of the Ottawa... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Teegarden

Matthew Teegarden

Master Trainer, Center for Professional Development @ ITT Technical Institute
MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert) – SharePoint, Private Cloud, Desktop Infrastructure, Server Infrastructure | | MCSA (Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator) – Windows 8, SQL 2012 | | MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer)



Tuesday November 11, 2014 10:00am - 11:45am
Lakes C MMS

11:00am

Troubleshooting Windows PowerShell Remoting and WinRM
Limited Capacity filling up

Windows PowerShell remoting and WinRM are the foundation for remote management, PowerShell Workflows, Desired State Configuration, Service Management Automation in Windows Azure Pack. When they work, everything is hunky-dory. What happens when you get an ugly red error message? How do you decipher its meaning? What tools are at your disposal to help you troubleshoot a remoting issue? Attendees will learn how to investigate some common, and not so common, WinRM and PowerShell remoting problems and learn how to troubleshoot WinRM and PowerShell remoting issues through examples and live demos.

Speakers
avatar for Aleksandar Nikolic

Aleksandar Nikolic

Co-founder, PowerShell Magazine
Aleksandar Nikolic is a Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, a Microsoft Azure MVP, a co-founder of PowerShellMagazine.com, and a community manager of PowerShell.com. Aleksandar is also a Microsoft Azure Advisor and Insider. Aleksandar is experienced presenting and speaking to Microsoft customers, and is skilled with describing complex management and automation tasks even to beginning and novice users and scripters. Aleksandar has more than 17... Read More →


Tuesday November 11, 2014 11:00am - 12:45pm
Lakes D MMS

11:00am

Troubleshooting ConfigMgr 2012 - Scenarios
Limited Capacity full

This session will work through troubleshooting some common issues that may show up in ConfigMgr. Scenarios will include 'downloading' problems, DRS issues, OSD and other topics. Attendees will better understand how to troubleshoot issues that may be encountered.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Rachui

Steve Rachui

Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft
Steven has supported System Center products at Microsoft for 17 years and currently works in the premier field engineering group. He hosts a popular System Center blog, has served as an author and technical editor for several System Center books and has been an active participant and speaker at professional conferences and community events for the past several years. He has also traveled extensively within the US and Internationally helping... Read More →



Tuesday November 11, 2014 11:00am - 12:45pm
Lakes B MMS

11:00am

Managing Third Party Updates with Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager
Limited Capacity full

Attend this presentation and learn tips and tricks on how to solve the daily challenges around patching your environment with Microsoft and non-Microsoft updates. We will outline best practices and demonstrate how to effectively patch 3rd party applications in System Center Configuration Manager.

Speakers
avatar for Kent Agerlund

Kent Agerlund

Chief Technical Architect, Coretech Global
Love to talk about anything related to Enterprise Client Management, cycling, running and football :-)Microsoft Enterprise Client Management MVP

Sponsors
avatar for Meaghan McKeown

Meaghan McKeown

Director, North Ameria, Flexera (formerly Secunia)
Meaghan has been with Secunia (now Flexera) since 2009, currently managing North American business, including managing the sales team.  She started at the Secunia headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, and moved to Minneapolis, MN in January 2013 to help launch the first North American office.  Prior to Secunia, Meaghan conducted project management and sales within the media industry.  She graduated from American University in... Read More →


MMS 2014 pptx

Tuesday November 11, 2014 11:00am - 12:45pm
Harriet B MMS

1:00pm

Hacking the Task Sequence
Limited Capacity filling up

We will go behind the scenes of the CM OSD Task Sequence engine to look at all of the Task Sequence variables.  Mike and Troy will show you:

  • Tips and tricks on how to pause, interact and resume a Task Sequence when developing your own custom steps.

  • How to overcome certain limitations like read only variables.

  • How to tweak your Boot Images so that they always contain the tools and utilities that are needed for ultimate success.

  • How the task sequence works "under the hood" and some cool tips for manipulating it.


Speakers
avatar for Troy L. Martin

Troy L. Martin

Technical Architect, 1E
Troy is a Technical Architect at 1E, which entails providing technical direction for 1E technologies, assuring their qualities in efficiently managing hardware, systems, users and other end points. Troy is well known in the Configuration Manager community as a speaker and subject matter expert. Working with some of the largest companies in the world as a consultant with 1E for 5 years, he has been involved with dozens of SCCM and Windows... Read More →
avatar for Mike Terrill

Mike Terrill

Technology Architect, 1E
Mike’s career has been focused around systems management (SCCM) and operating system deployment for almost 20 years (ever since SMS v1.2). He founded and runs the Arizona Systems Management User Group. He specializes in the design, architecture and installation of Configuration Manager and Windows operating system deployments. As one of many engagements in his 7+ years with in 1E Professional Services, Mike architected and deployed System... Read More →


Tuesday November 11, 2014 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Lakes A MMS

1:00pm

Automate Your Environment - Cloud-Style
Limited Capacity filling up

Use the same technology to automate your on-premises landscape as Microsoft does on Azure. See how automation can make you a better administrator in your on and off-premises environment and streamline your business processes with the help of SMA / Azure Automation and Windows PowerShell. Learn to automate your environment cloud-style. This session will show you how to leverage Windows PowerShell via the Windows Azure Pack and SMA to fully automate your day to day tasks in your own environment. Hear about the advantages of using SMA as opposed to SCORCH.

Speakers
avatar for David O'Brien

David O'Brien

Senior DevOps Engineer, David O'Brien
You love automation? I do to. My background is very much Microsoft tech, but I also just moved across into a more xPlatform role (you could call it DevOps). If it can be automated, I like to work with it, mostly with Windows PowerShell. I usually try to be on top of new tech, so just talk to me about whatever tech interests you, I'm very open minded :) Also, I've got a Pilot's License, don't mind talking about that as well (a lot!) :D
avatar for Trevor Sullivan

Trevor Sullivan

Founder, Art of Shell
Trevor Sullivan is a Microsoft MVP for Windows PowerShell and a veteran in the IT industry since early 2004. Trevor's technical focus primarily surrounds cloud and data center architecture, management, and automation. Community involvement is a core focus of Trevor's, and he is very active in his personal blog at http://trevorsullivan.net, Twitter (@pcgeek86), GitHub, StackOverflow, MyITforum, and other community resources.



Tuesday November 11, 2014 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Harriet A MMS

1:00pm

Creating an application service model in Operations Manager (VSAE)
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will focus on creating a typical application service model in Operations Manager using the Visual Studio Authoring Extensions, enabling the customer to implement unit monitors that target discovered types. Attendees will learn how to create a service model that creates a better user experience in the Operations Console by discovering concrete targets for unit monitors.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Almquist

Jonathan Almquist

Principal Consultant, scomskills
I have been in the IT industry since 1999, specializing in application and service monitoring since 2005. My primary interest is in extending Microsoft's System Center Operations Manager product by developing new solutions to fill monitoring gaps in the datacenter. I've been blogging on these topics and contributing to the Technet Forums since 2007, and contributed to the System Center 2012 Unleashed book.
avatar for Nathan Foreman

Nathan Foreman

SCOM Solutions Engineer, C.H. Robinson
I'm a hands-on tinkerer, the kind of person whose warranty gets voided in a week because I wanted to see how it worked. Whether it's mechanical or software I'm interested in getting to the gears to figure out how it works. Day to Day I work as a Solutions Engineer at a Fortune 500 company. We are working to squeeze every bit out of operations manager for efficiency and accuracy. I was honored to speak at MMS last year and thrilled with what I... Read More →



Tuesday November 11, 2014 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Cedar MMS

1:00pm

What are Your SQL / Reporting Questions?
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will be an open forum to allow you to ask your SQL or SSRS/Reporting questions that you didn't get to ask within the other sessions. The best way to learn this stuff is to just try - so give it a shot and let's work through challenges together. To get the most out of this session we suggest that you email SQLQuestions@Mnscug.org the presenters your question so that they can give you the best answer possible.

Speakers
avatar for Garth Jones

Garth Jones

Chief Architect, Enhansoft
Garth Jones is Chief Architect at Enhansoft, an Ottawa-based company that develops products and services to extend the value of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (CM12) and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (CM07). Garth started working with Systems Management Server (SMS) back in 1996. He is an MVP for System Center Enterprise Client Management (formerly System Center Configuration Manager). Garth is the founder of the Ottawa... Read More →
avatar for Sherry Kissinger

Sherry Kissinger

Sherry Kissinger
I work for a large Bank in the US. For ConfigMgr, talk to me about large hierarchies, inventory customizations, compliance settings, and reporting for the SQL and SRS-challenged.
avatar for John Nelson

John Nelson

Apps Systems Engineer, Wells Fargo
avatar for Matthew Teegarden

Matthew Teegarden

Master Trainer, Center for Professional Development @ ITT Technical Institute
MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert) – SharePoint, Private Cloud, Desktop Infrastructure, Server Infrastructure | | MCSA (Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator) – Windows 8, SQL 2012 | | MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer)
ST

Steve Thompson

Sr Consultant, Softchoice MVP ECM
First awarded MVP in Microsoft Access in Dec 1995, transitioned into SQL Server MVP for a few years before joining the System Center team as a Enterprise Management MVP. | | Presently working for Softchoice as a Senior Consultant specializing in all things System Center related. Industry speaker, has presented at numerous Microsoft Management Summit events.



Tuesday November 11, 2014 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Lakes C MMS

2:00pm

App-V: How to Sequence for Success
Limited Capacity seats available

We'll cover the many benefits for App-V in all kinds of environments. RDS, XenApp, in VDI environments in multi-tenant Hosted Cloud Environments, as well on traditional Desktops. I'd also cover what I feel is the best strategy for Sequencing applications and handling an App-V project. Well show some useful tools for App-V such automation tools for sequencing, as well as for managing. How App-V integrates with SCCM 2012 and if it fits in. How App-V compares to the competition How to use App-V to streamline the packaging and delivery of most of your application portfolio execute other forms of virtualization with more ease e.g. Automated Builds for Virtual Desktops and Servers.

Speakers
avatar for Fred Bainbridge

Fred Bainbridge

System Consultant, Now Micro
End user experience expert with a specialty in application virtualization and user experience virtualization. Passionate about PowerShell and how it can make life so much easier! Operating System deployment expert. Current President of the Minnesota System Center User group.
avatar for Rory Monaghan

Rory Monaghan

Solutions Architect, nGenx
I've been working with Application Virtualization since 2007. In 2013, I was awarded the title of Microsoft MVP for App-V, in 2014 I was renewed for my second year. I have worked with several Application Virtualization technologies for multiple customers in a variety of different Industries. I also researched and contributed to the Application Virtualization Smackdown book for the last two years. | | I don't usually accept gifts from attendees... Read More →



Tuesday November 11, 2014 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Lakes D MMS

2:00pm

The Configuration Manager 2012 Application Model in Real Life
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn the ins and outs of the new software distribution feature introduced in Configuration Manager 2012. We'll go over several different scenarios and the different interactions between installs, uninstalls, supersedence, dependencies. This session is full of lessons learned from implementations in the past years by our consultants, several caveats to using the application model are explained and addressed. Develop a software distribution process that works with the new application model and avoid pitfalls.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Hemsell

Todd Hemsell

SCCM Architect, Exterran
Todd has been working with SMS since 2003. He has worked with several consulting companies and currently eats his own dog food at Exterran. Our environment is 100% application model and PullDP's. over the last year we have uncovered several bugs in both the application model and the content distribution system. We have found workarounds or solutions to all of them save one. He will be speaking on his real world experience and solutions.
avatar for Kim Oppalfens

Kim Oppalfens

Sr Consultant, OSCC - Independent
Kim Oppalfens was awarded as an MVP 1st of April 2005, which makes him one of a couple of ConfigMgr April fool's MVP's, and is pretty proud to be in his 10th award year.Kim is a self-proclaimed quiet, shy guy and overall nice guy, although part of that statement is is currently under stress because of the evil influence of certain MVP's.As an industry expert Kim is a frequent speaker and ask-the-expert guest at both national and international... Read More →



Tuesday November 11, 2014 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Lakes B MMS

2:00pm

Building a comprehensive CMDB with System Center Service Manager
Limited Capacity filling up

CMDBs are used as a data source to support different kind of processes and services. System Center Service Manager delivers a CMDB with a predefined data model that allows customers to manage different type of objects and relationships. This data model often needs to be extended with additional classes and relationships to store specific information to address customer requirements. In this session, Marcel and Travis will demonstrate how the CMDB data model can be extended using different authoring tools and techniques and how data can be brought into the CMDB automatically from other management systems and how that data can be kept in sync. With the demonstrated approaches, the Service Manager CMDB is ready to support all kind of scenarios in a dynamic, cloud-based world. Learn how to extend the CMDB and pump data into the CMDB in a dynamic, automated way from any surrounding management system

Speakers
avatar for Travis Wright

Travis Wright

Partner, Director of Product Management, Not Listed
I am currently leading the product development efforts at Cireson, an industry-leading software + services company specializing in Microsoft System Center. Prior to Cireson, I spent 11 years at Microsoft as a Principal Program Manager innovating and managing the development of System Center, especially Operations Manager and Service Manager. Heavily engaged in the System Center community, I can be found on System Center forums, writing blogs... Read More →
avatar for Marcel Zehner

Marcel Zehner

Microsoft MVP, Microsoft RD, itnetX AG
Marcel is the CTO at itnetX, a Microsoft elite partner in Switzerland. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and a Microsoft Regional Director (RD).



Tuesday November 11, 2014 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Harriet B MMS

3:00pm

Managing your 'hybrid' Mobile Workforce Demystified with CM12 R2
Limited Capacity full

Do you need to manage Windows 8.1 /RT including other non-Microsoft mobile devices with Microsoft's UDM Solution ( CM12R2 + Intune)? Do you need to provide functionality for deploying the new Intune Extensions such as email profiles, managing your MDM settings, configuring VPN and wireless profiles, deploying cert's? Compliance Settings, Company Resource Access, and Intune Extensions delivered in Configuration Manager are mostly unexplored territory for the ConfigMgr admin. Do you know OMA-DM and OMA-URI and how to extend that for non common scenarios? In this demo-packed session, Enterprise Client MVP Kenny Buntinx and Tim De Keukerlaere will show you how to implement the not so out-of the box scenarios around Windows Phone 8.1 management and others. Extend your CM12 and Intune to the maximum with the not so out of the box daily mgmt scenarios around phone/tablet management

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Buntinx

Kenny Buntinx

Managing Consultant, KBSolutions
Kenny is a highly qualified , certified and energized consultant with more than 15 years of experience and strives to always deliver high quality when managing and delivering projects. He has a strong focus on the Microsoft System Center product family and is an industry expert in the System Center Enterprise Client Management space. A deep technical background with a track record in "Enterprise Client Management" architecture and "Unified Mobile... Read More →
avatar for Tim De Keukelaere

Tim De Keukelaere

Managing Consultant, Coretech Benelux
Tim is a consultant with over 10 years of experience in the field, mainly in Wintel environments. He has a broad technical knowledge on various enterprise products and Operating Systems, and a strong focus on enterprise client management and mobility. His main area of expertise is designing and implementing management tools and processes. | | With a clear focus on Systems Management Tim's focus from a product perspective is mainly on System... Read More →



Tuesday November 11, 2014 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Harriet A MMS

3:00pm

Event-Driven Development with PowerShell
Limited Capacity seats available

Drive your automation scripts using an event-based model, enhancing performance, and delivering real-time responsiveness! We'll discuss WMI events, Microsoft .NET object events, and events in the PowerShell engine, and help you cook up more intelligent scripts than ever! Once you've attended this session, you'll be able to develop powerful, event-driven automation scripts in PowerShell, and deliver real-time performance.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Ephgrave

Ryan Ephgrave

Systems Engineer, Concurrency
Ryan is the author of the Powershell Right Click Tools and Recast RCT Free for Configuration Manager 2012. He works as a systems engineer for Concurrency and helps organizations design, implement and maintain their System Center environments.
avatar for Trevor Sullivan

Trevor Sullivan

Founder, Art of Shell
Trevor Sullivan is a Microsoft MVP for Windows PowerShell and a veteran in the IT industry since early 2004. Trevor's technical focus primarily surrounds cloud and data center architecture, management, and automation. Community involvement is a core focus of Trevor's, and he is very active in his personal blog at http://trevorsullivan.net, Twitter (@pcgeek86), GitHub, StackOverflow, MyITforum, and other community resources.


Tuesday November 11, 2014 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Lakes A MMS

3:00pm

Advanced Management Pack Authoring and Design
Limited Capacity seats available

The power of Operations Manager monitoring lies within it's ability to target and monitor specific facets of an environment, dynamically and without excess overhead. Monitoring a Service through the Authoring Wizard is a breeze, and making a single monitoring that targets one class is pretty straight forward. But what about monitoring a large Line Of Business Application? Care needs to be taken when designing, authoring, and deploying complex management scenarios to reduce overhead while still providing the monitoring. Attendees learn to effectively design a multi-class management pack leveraging SCOM's strengths.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Almquist

Jonathan Almquist

Principal Consultant, scomskills
I have been in the IT industry since 1999, specializing in application and service monitoring since 2005. My primary interest is in extending Microsoft's System Center Operations Manager product by developing new solutions to fill monitoring gaps in the datacenter. I've been blogging on these topics and contributing to the Technet Forums since 2007, and contributed to the System Center 2012 Unleashed book.
avatar for Nathan Foreman

Nathan Foreman

SCOM Solutions Engineer, C.H. Robinson
I'm a hands-on tinkerer, the kind of person whose warranty gets voided in a week because I wanted to see how it worked. Whether it's mechanical or software I'm interested in getting to the gears to figure out how it works. Day to Day I work as a Solutions Engineer at a Fortune 500 company. We are working to squeeze every bit out of operations manager for efficiency and accuracy. I was honored to speak at MMS last year and thrilled with what I... Read More →



Tuesday November 11, 2014 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Cedar MMS

3:00pm

SQL Report Writing Next Level
Limited Capacity filling up

Turning your systems management data into useful business information can look like pure magic. This session goes through advanced SQL Reporting skills that will let you build custom reports that are rich, informative, and interactive. Some of the specific topics are:

  • Filter report data with Prompts

  • Drill thorough

  • Interactive sorting

  • Sub reports

  • Report styles aka Look and feel aka Wow! That's Pretty!

  • Tips and Tricks


Speakers
avatar for Garth Jones

Garth Jones

Chief Architect, Enhansoft
Garth Jones is Chief Architect at Enhansoft, an Ottawa-based company that develops products and services to extend the value of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (CM12) and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (CM07). Garth started working with Systems Management Server (SMS) back in 1996. He is an MVP for System Center Enterprise Client Management (formerly System Center Configuration Manager). Garth is the founder of the Ottawa... Read More →
avatar for John Nelson

John Nelson

Apps Systems Engineer, Wells Fargo



Tuesday November 11, 2014 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Lakes C MMS

4:00pm

Application Virtualization: Best in Show
Limited Capacity seats available

We'll discuss & illustrate a variety of the different application virtualization technologies on the market today such as App-V, ThinApp, Symantec WorkSpace Streaming, Spoon Application Virtualization, Cloud Volumes, FSLogix, Numecent Application Jukebox, A mention of XenApp Profiling being defunct, Cameyo and RollApp with a few other honorable mentions thrown in. The strengths and weaknesses of each and why App-V is the leader. There's many choices when deciding how to package and deploy applications. There's several key factors to why App-V is the best.

Speakers
avatar for Fred Bainbridge

Fred Bainbridge

System Consultant, Now Micro
End user experience expert with a specialty in application virtualization and user experience virtualization. Passionate about PowerShell and how it can make life so much easier! Operating System deployment expert. Current President of the Minnesota System Center User group.
avatar for Rory Monaghan

Rory Monaghan

Solutions Architect, nGenx
I've been working with Application Virtualization since 2007. In 2013, I was awarded the title of Microsoft MVP for App-V, in 2014 I was renewed for my second year. I have worked with several Application Virtualization technologies for multiple customers in a variety of different Industries. I also researched and contributed to the Application Virtualization Smackdown book for the last two years. | | I don't usually accept gifts from attendees... Read More →



Tuesday November 11, 2014 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Lakes D MMS

4:00pm

PowerShell Modules: Best Practices
Limited Capacity filling up

Most IT professionals have searched for and downloaded a scripted solutions to solve an immediate problem they were facing. These solutions can save a ton of time and allow us to get work done more easily. How about giving something back to that community? Even if you're relatively new to PowerShell, creating and sharing modules with others isn't that hard to do. Come to this session to learn more about how to share your PowerShell functions inside of PowerShell modules, and learn a lot of best practices that you can follow along the way to make it much easier for you and for those with whom you share your module.

  1. Writing modules in PowerShell is really, really easy.

  2. You should always keep your scripts and modules in a versioning system that is backed up somewhere.

  3. The more best practices you follow, the easier your module will be to use and the greater


Speakers
avatar for Kirk Munro

Kirk Munro

PowerShell MVP, Independent Consultant
Kirk Munro is a 9-time PowerShell MVP and an Independent Contractor.  For the past 10 years, Kirk has focused almost all of his time on PowerShell and PowerShell solutions, including working in development, evangelist, architecture, and Product Management roles while working on popular PowerShell editors such as PowerGUI, PowerWF and PowerSE.  It is through this work he became known as the world's first self-proclaimed Poshoholic.  Outside... Read More →


Tuesday November 11, 2014 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Harriet B MMS

4:00pm

Configuration Manager 2012 - A Site Review
Limited Capacity full

Ever experienced sluggish ConfigMgr administrator console performance or collections taking forever to refresh? Join Steve Thompson and Kent Agerlund as they will walk you thru a ConfigMgr site review and reveal why so many ConfigMgr installations donate perform as they should. This sessions will be packed with tip and tricks, SQL secrets and PowerShell scripts that will optimize your environment and bring ConfigMgr into the state it was supposed to be from the beginning Real scripts, tips and tricks that the attendee can go back home and implement.

Speakers
avatar for Kent Agerlund

Kent Agerlund

Chief Technical Architect, Coretech Global
Love to talk about anything related to Enterprise Client Management, cycling, running and football :-)Microsoft Enterprise Client Management MVP
ST

Steve Thompson

Sr Consultant, Softchoice MVP ECM
First awarded MVP in Microsoft Access in Dec 1995, transitioned into SQL Server MVP for a few years before joining the System Center team as a Enterprise Management MVP. | | Presently working for Softchoice as a Senior Consultant specializing in all things System Center related. Industry speaker, has presented at numerous Microsoft Management Summit events.



Tuesday November 11, 2014 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Lakes B MMS

5:00pm

Disaster Recovery with Azure Site Recovery
Limited Capacity seats available

The session shows you, how you can use Microsoft Disaster Recovery Technologies such as Hyper-V Replica, System Center Virtual Machine Manager and Azure Site Recovery to failover your Microsoft Cloud. It also shows the scenario how you can replicate virtual machines to Microsoft Azure. This includes knowledge about the different Disaster Recovery Solutions from Microsoft

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Maurer

Thomas Maurer

Cloud Architect & Microsoft MVP, itnetX
Thomas Maurer works as a Cloud Architect at itnetx gmbh, a consulting and engineering company located in Bern/Switzerland. Thomas is focused on Microsoft Technologies, especially Microsoft Cloud Solutions based Microsoft System Center, Microsoft Virtualization and Windows Azure. This includes Microsoft Hyper-V, Windows Server, Storage, Networking and Windows Azure Pack as well as Service Management Automation.Before Thomas joined itnetx he has... Read More →


Tuesday November 11, 2014 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Harriet A MMS

5:00pm

ConfigMgr Applications and PowerShell -- In Depth
Limited Capacity seats available

Attend this session to learn everything there is to know about how to manage a ConfigMgr application from Windows PowerShell. We will navigate through how to leverage the built-in PowerShell cmdlets, as well as step off the paved highway, onto the dirt road to leverage WMI to handle some of those tasks that just aren't supported (yet) with the native cmdlets. You will learn how to manage applications with PowerShell.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey

Enterprise Architecture Strategist, Microsoft MVP, Dell, Inc
Greg Ramsey, Enterprise and Client Management MVP, is the Enterprise Tools Strategist at Dell, Inc. He has a B.S. in Computer Sciences and Engineering from Ohio State University. Greg has coauthored five systems management books. Greg is a co-founder of the Ohio SMS Users Group and the Central Texas Systems Management User Group. Greg is also a board member of the Central Texas Systems Management User Group and the Northwest System Center User... Read More →
avatar for Trevor Sullivan

Trevor Sullivan

Founder, Art of Shell
Trevor Sullivan is a Microsoft MVP for Windows PowerShell and a veteran in the IT industry since early 2004. Trevor's technical focus primarily surrounds cloud and data center architecture, management, and automation. Community involvement is a core focus of Trevor's, and he is very active in his personal blog at http://trevorsullivan.net, Twitter (@pcgeek86), GitHub, StackOverflow, MyITforum, and other community resources.


Tuesday November 11, 2014 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Lakes A MMS

5:00pm

Deep Dive into Content Flow Server Side
Limited Capacity filling up

We'll trace the flow of a package from a CAS or Primary site down to a remote DP hanging off a secondary site The users will gain an understanding of how the flow works in CM, what logs to look at to see the flow, and what to look for in the log files. Once a user understands the flow then things are much easier to troubleshoot and fix

Speakers
MW

Michael Wiles

Configuration Mgmt Sr. Advisor, Dell
Michael begain working with SMS 1.1 as a Microsoft support engineer in 1997and was a Senior Premier Field Engineer (PFE) from 2005 to 2012. As a PFE Michael worked with several large customers and the Configuration Manager Product Group through the TAP program to affect changes within the product. He now works for Dell Services as a Configuration Manager Senior Advisor, leading the infrastructure team in Dell Services and serving as an... Read More →



Tuesday November 11, 2014 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Lakes C MMS

5:00pm

Dashboarding With SCOM 2012 R2
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will discuss the new R2 features and add-ons provided by Microsoft for building robust Dashboarding with SCOM 2012 R2. Demos of the various dash-boarding options will be shown in a production environment

Speakers
avatar for Scott Moss

Scott Moss

VP CFS EMS, JPMCHASE
SCOM infrastructure tuning, and troubleshooting, and MP Development. Automation of SCOM tasks using PowerShell. | I love playing guitar, and poker.



Tuesday November 11, 2014 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Cedar MMS

6:00pm

Get MMS right at home every month!
Limited Capacity filling up

Join regional user group leaders and MVPs as they share with you how to get the same value you are getting right now from this conference right at home each month. This conference is actually just a big user group run by the same people. These speakers built user groups years ago which have grown into monthly local conferences where they fly in well-known speakers while feeding members food and beer! You'll learn how to:

  • Start a new group or grow your own so that it won't cost you or your members a penny

  • Learn and share information to help you get your job done and excel in it

  • Hold regular meetings where folks get to learn how others get the job done

  • Find sponsors to pay for food & beer for the meetings

  • Get your website going for free

  • Balance sponsor time with non-sales time

  • Expand your membership and find more people

  • Get free Office 365 for your group

  • Get locals to become involved and feel ownership in the group

  • Figure out when and where to meet

  • Decide how often to meet

  • Adapt and grow


You really need to understand the value a local user group can bring to your home town and how it can enhance your standing in the community. You'll see this session held in a user-group format. No need to wait until next year's MMS!

Speakers
avatar for Kent Agerlund

Kent Agerlund

Chief Technical Architect, Coretech Global
Love to talk about anything related to Enterprise Client Management, cycling, running and football :-)Microsoft Enterprise Client Management MVP
avatar for Lee Berg

Lee Berg

Microsoft MVP, Concurrency
Lee is a Systems Engineer at Concurrency. He is very active in managing and presenting at local user groups, and around the world. Lee is focused is around Automation, Monitoring, and IoT using various Microsoft cloud services. Lee is also a Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management.
avatar for Steve Buchanan

Steve Buchanan

Regional Solution Director, Concurrency
Steve Buchanan is a regional solutions director with Concurrency, a five-time Microsoft Cloud & Data Center MVP, and author of several technical books focused on the System Center platform. Steve has been an IT Professional for over 15 years with various positions ranging from infrastructure architect to IT Manager. Steve is focused on transforming IT departments through service management, systems management, and cloud technologies. Steve... Read More →
avatar for Kenny Buntinx

Kenny Buntinx

Managing Consultant, KBSolutions
Kenny is a highly qualified , certified and energized consultant with more than 15 years of experience and strives to always deliver high quality when managing and delivering projects. He has a strong focus on the Microsoft System Center product family and is an industry expert in the System Center Enterprise Client Management space. A deep technical background with a track record in "Enterprise Client Management" architecture and "Unified Mobile... Read More →
avatar for Peter Daalmans

Peter Daalmans

Enterprise Mobility MVP, IT-Concern
Technical Consultant and Enterprise Mobility (Configuration Manager/Microsoft Intune) MVP with Microsoft partner IT-Concern with a primary focus on the System Center Suite and Microsoft Exchange. Writing blogs and sharing his knowlegde on ConfigMgrBlog.com. Also one of the founders and leads of the Windows Management User Group Netherlands. Peter tries to speak every year on several events like TechDays Netherlands, ExpertsLive and last year... Read More →
avatar for Steve Jesok

Steve Jesok

Sr Design Engineer, Ameriprise
I am the current MNSCUG President. At Ameriprise I support the investment companies Columbia, ThreadNeedle, and Wanger. I am our current in house System Center ConfigMgr/Orch/SMA admin and lead a team of 3 supporting BAU and development activities around end user computing hardware and software solutions.
avatar for Garth Jones

Garth Jones

Chief Architect, Enhansoft
Garth Jones is Chief Architect at Enhansoft, an Ottawa-based company that develops products and services to extend the value of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (CM12) and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (CM07). Garth started working with Systems Management Server (SMS) back in 1996. He is an MVP for System Center Enterprise Client Management (formerly System Center Configuration Manager). Garth is the founder of the Ottawa... Read More →
avatar for Brian Mason

Brian Mason

CM Admin, Microsoft MVP, Wells Fargo
I manage over 390K systems at Wells Fargo with ConfigMgr Current Branch. I work with the best team in the business and love my job. When I'm not putting in my 60 at Wells, I spend almost all my time on MMS.  I am also a founding board member for my local user group, the MN System Center User Group and run the website for it.  I also blog there.  I'm a Microsoft MVP for Enterprise Mobility.
avatar for Chris Nackers

Chris Nackers

Owner, Nackers Consulting
Microsoft MVP for Enterprise Client Management. Technology geek. Published author and Microsoft Management Summit Speaker.
avatar for Nash Pherson

Nash Pherson

Microsoft MVP and Senior Systems Consultant, Now Micro
Nash Pherson is a Microsoft MVP for Enterprise Client Management working out of Minnesota. As a Senior Systems Consultant focused on systems management and security, Nash helps organizations implement technologies like ConfigMgr, and helps them develop the people and processes required for success.
avatar for Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey

Enterprise Architecture Strategist, Microsoft MVP, Dell, Inc
Greg Ramsey, Enterprise and Client Management MVP, is the Enterprise Tools Strategist at Dell, Inc. He has a B.S. in Computer Sciences and Engineering from Ohio State University. Greg has coauthored five systems management books. Greg is a co-founder of the Ohio SMS Users Group and the Central Texas Systems Management User Group. Greg is also a board member of the Central Texas Systems Management User Group and the Northwest System Center User... Read More →
avatar for Mike Terrill

Mike Terrill

Technology Architect, 1E
Mike’s career has been focused around systems management (SCCM) and operating system deployment for almost 20 years (ever since SMS v1.2). He founded and runs the Arizona Systems Management User Group. He specializes in the design, architecture and installation of Configuration Manager and Windows operating system deployments. As one of many engagements in his 7+ years with in 1E Professional Services, Mike architected and deployed System... Read More →



Tuesday November 11, 2014 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Lakes B MMS
 
Wednesday, November 12
 

7:00am

Birds of a Feather - End User Computing - ConfigMgr and Intune
Limited Capacity seats available

Focus on ConfigMgr and Intune

Wednesday November 12, 2014 7:00am - 7:45am
Lakes A MMS

7:00am

Birds of a Feather - PowerShell
Limited Capacity seats available

PowerShell in all ways, shapes, and forms…

Wednesday November 12, 2014 7:00am - 7:45am
Lakes C MMS

7:00am

Birds of a Feather - Cloud and Datacenter Management
Limited Capacity seats available

Discuss System Center

Wednesday November 12, 2014 7:00am - 8:45am
Lakes B MMS

7:00am

Birds of a Feather - Windows
Limited Capacity seats available

Windows Server and Client Troubleshooting, open discussion

Wednesday November 12, 2014 7:00am - 8:45am
Lakes D MMS

8:00am

The Art of deploying Windows 8.1 with ConfigMgr 2012 R2
Limited Capacity filling up

Join Johan Arwidmark and Mikael Nystrom in an hour (plus) live demo on how to build a Windows 8.1 deployment solution, based on ConfigMgr 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Learn about the new OSD features in ConfigMgr 2012 R2, learn about deploying to UEFI enabled hardware, configuring BitLocker, adding drivers, and other real world deployment features. Build automated deployment solutions for the data center.

Speakers
avatar for Johan Arwidmark

Johan Arwidmark

Microsoft MVP, TrueSec
Johan Arwidmark is the Chief Technology Officer with TrueSec. He is a consultant, author, trainer, and all-around geek specializing in Systems Management and Enterprise Windows Deployment Solutions.
avatar for Mikael Nystrom

Mikael Nystrom

Principal Technical Architect, TrueSec
Mikael Nystrom is a Microsoft MVP and Principal Technical Architect at TrueSec, with an extremely broad field of competence. He has worked with all kind of infrastructure tasks in all kind of environments, enterprise to small business. He is working deep within products such as Microsoft Operations Manager, Configuration Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, Azure Pack, Orchestrator, MDT focusing on client, server and datacenter deployment. Mikael... Read More →



Wednesday November 12, 2014 8:00am - 9:45am
Lakes A MMS

8:00am

Birds of a Feather - Best Practices for Monitoring
Limited Capacity seats available

Bring your thoughts, questions and best practices to this action packed panel formatted discussion. This open format will use a questions and answers approach and focus on discussions on best practices around Operations Manager with insights from subject matter experts including the session participants. If you are interested in monitoring this is a session you do not want to miss! A diverse discussion on all kinds of subjects relating to Operations Manager and its best practices.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Cornelissen

Bob Cornelissen

Managing Consultant, BICTT
I am one of those monitoring guys all into SCOM since a lot of years now. I run a blog, wrote a book on SCOM 2012, speak about my favorite subject at the MMS, tech editor for a SCOM book and SCOM course. Talk to me about SCOM of course, but any subject is fine. I also know a lot about fish and Thailand. Also ask me about my wifes charity project saving dogs: https://www.facebook.com/LeksHouseOfTails
avatar for Cameron Fuller

Cameron Fuller

Solution Director, Catapult Systems
System Center MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management and Veeam Vanguard, is a Solution Director for Catapult Systems and serves as an Evangelist for System Center. He has 20 years of infrastructure experience, focused on management solutions. Cameron coauthored a number of System Center books, routinely contributes technical articles to popular Windows magazines, and maintains a highly technical blog. Additionally, you can find Cameron as a... Read More →



Wednesday November 12, 2014 8:00am - 9:45am
Cedar MMS

8:00am

The Cireson Portal v3 - First Look
Limited Capacity seats available

The Cireson Portal v3 for System Center: See for yourself the Cireson Portal v3 with new features that will be demonstrated such as the redesigned interface with a consumer storefront, Asset Management in the browser,  new service catalog user experience, multi-tier navigation model with support for custom views, dashboards, Lync integration, problem/release management, and much more.

Speakers
avatar for Travis Wright

Travis Wright

Partner, Director of Product Management, Not Listed
I am currently leading the product development efforts at Cireson, an industry-leading software + services company specializing in Microsoft System Center. Prior to Cireson, I spent 11 years at Microsoft as a Principal Program Manager innovating and managing the development of System Center, especially Operations Manager and Service Manager. Heavily engaged in the System Center community, I can be found on System Center forums, writing blogs... Read More →


Wednesday November 12, 2014 8:00am - 9:45am
Harriet A MMS

8:00am

System Center Reporting Zero to Hero in 15 minutes x4
Limited Capacity full

System Center Reporting Zero to Hero in 15 minutes x 4 Use System Center reports to show the value of IT as a service. You have the data, you manage IT well but nobody knows. This is because you may be managing IT without reporting, which is like making your business believe you are flying a plane blindfolded. This session is about surfacing the rich data in the System Center product to your business to show the value of their investment in this flexible and powerful product. Attendees will learn about the reporting capabilities of System Center; how to create business valued reports that are not included out of the box in System Center without the need to be a database administrator.

Speakers
avatar for Samuel Erskine

Samuel Erskine

IT Driving Fellow, ITPROCESSED
Microsoft MCT and MVP | Service Management & Cloud Consultant | Samuel Erskine, is an independent IT consultant and trainer specializing in System Center and MS Cloud technologies. | He is the content designer and lead author of three Microsoft System Center Cookbooks and co-author of two System Center Unleashed books.
avatar for Dieter Gasser

Dieter Gasser

CEO, Principal Consultant, Syliance
I am an IT Consultant and co-founder of the company Syliance IT Services, headquartered in Switzerland, and specialize in Service Manager delivery and customization. | I have been working in IT for more than 13 years and have had a strong focus on Microsoft technologies. I started my career as an application and database developer, and was later appointed IT Manager for an international manufacturing company. | In 2010 I entered the systems... Read More →



Wednesday November 12, 2014 8:00am - 9:45am
Lakes C MMS

9:00am

Add Some Pzazz! to your Powershell Scripts With WPF User Interfaces
Limited Capacity full

Creating a user interface for PowerShell scripts won't only make them look nicer, they can make the script more accessible to power users who might not know much about scripting. Why would you want to do something like this? Because it allows you to make custom tools for your organization to help yourself and others in your day to day job. Designing and creating a user interface can take as little as 10 minutes, and can save your co-workers hours of work. Attendees will learn how to use Visual Studio Express to create a WPF user interface and run it in PowerShell. They will also learn how to bind actions to buttons so they can actually make the script do something!

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Ephgrave

Ryan Ephgrave

Systems Engineer, Concurrency
Ryan is the author of the Powershell Right Click Tools and Recast RCT Free for Configuration Manager 2012. He works as a systems engineer for Concurrency and helps organizations design, implement and maintain their System Center environments.



Wednesday November 12, 2014 9:00am - 10:45am
Lakes D MMS

9:00am

Internet Based Client Management in Configuration Manager
Limited Capacity seats available

This will be a deep dive going into how Internet Based Client Management works in Configuration Manager. Some items covered:

Configuring the certificates:

  • Clients

  • Web Server

  • Distribution Points


Reverse Proxy: - Setup TMG Rules for reverse proxy for Management Points, WSUS (SUP), DP, Application Catalog SSL Bridging: - Demo the process and flow of SSL bridging in TMG Communication: - Demo the communication from Configuration Manager clients to internet facing site system roles Clients: - Demo how to management workgroup clients over the internet

Speakers
JC

Justin Chalfant

Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft
avatar for Jason Sandys

Jason Sandys

Consultant, ConfigMgrFTW
Jason Sandys, Enterprise Mobility MVP, has 20+ years of experience in a wide range of technologies, environments, and industries and extensive knowledge in implementing and supporting all things SMS and Configuration Manager beginning with SMS 2.0. He is a co-author for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Unleashed, System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Unleashed, a contributing author to System Center Configuration Manager 2007... Read More →



Wednesday November 12, 2014 9:00am - 10:45am
Lakes B MMS

9:00am

World Class Solutions for Real World Problems
Limited Capacity filling up

At 1E, our sole mission is to reduce the costs of running IT for our customers and provide avenues to true business value.

Many demands are being placed on IT today to deliver products and services which keep up with the consumerization of IT, provide stronger automation, and at the same time lower overall cost to the business. This session will cover what we see as the true circle of influence systems management has on an organization and how these things may be achieved. For example:



  • Are you currently facing a software audit or need to reduce costs on software licenses? AppClarity can help by identifying software installation and usage. It can even remove unused installations to prevent further license purchases or audit exposures.

  • Are your users asking about BYOD? Are you constantly providing laptops for contractors and consultants? With MyWorkNow you can provide a secure virtual corporate Windows desktop at a fraction of the price to any Mac or PC.

  • Are your users looking for an easy way to request and install software? Has it been challenging to manage and assure the right applications are being installed for your users during an OS deployment? Shopping is the App Store for the Enterprise that puts users and IT in control, each being able to focus on more strategic efforts.

  • Stuck managing a large SCCM infrastructure? Do you have multiple locations to manage with SCCM? Regardless of size, with Nomad you can eliminate the need for 95%+ of servers from SCCM architectures and still be able to perform all of the functions of SCCM like SWD, OSD and SUM.



Come and learn about 1E's world class solutions and how they address real world problems.

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Cardamon

Shawn Cardamon

Solutions Engineer, 1E
I am a Solutions Engineer with 1E. This means I specialize in aligning 1E solutions to eliminate IT challenges, assist systems management teams in driving greater business value, and function as an advocate for the Configuration Manager community whenever/wherever possible. Prior to joining 1E in 2013, I worked for a major insurance provider administering Configuration Manager and subsequent IT products and services. I have been working in... Read More →
avatar for Troy L. Martin

Troy L. Martin

Technical Architect, 1E
Troy is a Technical Architect at 1E, which entails providing technical direction for 1E technologies, assuring their qualities in efficiently managing hardware, systems, users and other end points. Troy is well known in the Configuration Manager community as a speaker and subject matter expert. Working with some of the largest companies in the world as a consultant with 1E for 5 years, he has been involved with dozens of SCCM and Windows... Read More →
avatar for Mike Terrill

Mike Terrill

Technology Architect, 1E
Mike’s career has been focused around systems management (SCCM) and operating system deployment for almost 20 years (ever since SMS v1.2). He founded and runs the Arizona Systems Management User Group. He specializes in the design, architecture and installation of Configuration Manager and Windows operating system deployments. As one of many engagements in his 7+ years with in 1E Professional Services, Mike architected and deployed System... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Liam  Morrison

Liam Morrison

1E
I am the Director of Solutions Engineering at 1E. In this role, I provide technical guidance to the pre, post sales teams, customers and 1E partners. I specialize in understanding the challenges of managing a complex environment and how 1E technology integrates with those environments. Prior to joining the 1E in 2012, I have focused my career on end user computing technologies, working with multiple different end user system management... Read More →


Wednesday November 12, 2014 9:00am - 10:45am
Harriet B MMS

10:00am

Customizing your Windows Deployments - Tips, Tricks and Code
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn how to customize your Windows Deployments from the Pros. SCCM, WDS and MDT 2013. Wizard Pages, VBScript, PowerShell, and more! Learn some solutions for customizing Windows Deployments with MDT and SCCM.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Garner

Keith Garner

Principal Consultant, Deployment Live



Wednesday November 12, 2014 10:00am - 11:45am
Lakes A MMS

10:00am

Administrative Uses of Powershell in SCOM 2012 R2
Limited Capacity seats available

How to leverage PowerShell in Operations Manager 2012 R2, as well as best practices for automation, followed by demonstrations of what is discussed. Various Scripts and PowerShell one liners will be discussed and demoed. Administrative Uses of PowerShell is intended for the Operations Manager Administrator that deals with Operations Manager on a daily basis. Attendees will learn to use PowerShell to automate routine tasks.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Moss

Scott Moss

VP CFS EMS, JPMCHASE
SCOM infrastructure tuning, and troubleshooting, and MP Development. Automation of SCOM tasks using PowerShell. | I love playing guitar, and poker.



Wednesday November 12, 2014 10:00am - 11:45am
Cedar MMS

10:00am

SMA and ConfigMgr - The New Orchestration Team
Limited Capacity full

Enterprise Client Management MVP David O'Brien will show that the future of automation has already arrived by demonstrating how to use Microsoft's Service Management Automation (SMA) in combination with Configuration Manager 2012 R2. This session will be full of live demos. Attendees will learn that SMA is the way forward in automation, there's no way around PowerShell and that all of that can easily be used with ConfigMgr.

Speakers
avatar for David O'Brien

David O'Brien

Senior DevOps Engineer, David O'Brien
You love automation? I do to. My background is very much Microsoft tech, but I also just moved across into a more xPlatform role (you could call it DevOps). If it can be automated, I like to work with it, mostly with Windows PowerShell. I usually try to be on top of new tech, so just talk to me about whatever tech interests you, I'm very open minded :) Also, I've got a Pilot's License, don't mind talking about that as well (a lot!) :D
avatar for Jeff Wouters

Jeff Wouters

CTO, Methos
Dutch | Geek | Carnivore | MVP PowerShell | BSc Computer Science | MSc Business Management | BSc Psychology


Wednesday November 12, 2014 10:00am - 11:45am
Lakes C MMS

10:00am

Extend the App Model to Support your User Centric XenDesktop in the Data Center
Limited Capacity full

In this demo-packed session, Enterprise Client MVPs Kenny Buntinx and Peter Daalmans will show how Configuration Manager 2012 R2 sits at the heart of the modern data center to support your private VDI and XenApp cloud. Learn during this deep dive how to extend the Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Application Model and how it is able to give your users a rich experience regardless where or how they access the by Configuration Manager provided applications. This session will focus strongly on enabling flexible application deployment in VDI scenarios powered by Microsoft Server 2012, Citrix XenDeskop and App-V. Expect the unexpected! Learn how you are able to extend ConfigMgr to be able to manage your SBC / VDI farms.

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Buntinx

Kenny Buntinx

Managing Consultant, KBSolutions
Kenny is a highly qualified , certified and energized consultant with more than 15 years of experience and strives to always deliver high quality when managing and delivering projects. He has a strong focus on the Microsoft System Center product family and is an industry expert in the System Center Enterprise Client Management space. A deep technical background with a track record in "Enterprise Client Management" architecture and "Unified Mobile... Read More →
avatar for Peter Daalmans

Peter Daalmans

Enterprise Mobility MVP, IT-Concern
Technical Consultant and Enterprise Mobility (Configuration Manager/Microsoft Intune) MVP with Microsoft partner IT-Concern with a primary focus on the System Center Suite and Microsoft Exchange. Writing blogs and sharing his knowlegde on ConfigMgrBlog.com. Also one of the founders and leads of the Windows Management User Group Netherlands. Peter tries to speak every year on several events like TechDays Netherlands, ExpertsLive and last year... Read More →


Wednesday November 12, 2014 10:00am - 11:45am
Harriet A MMS

11:00am

Bending the Rules in OS Deployment with ConfigMgr and MDT
Limited Capacity full

When you know everything about client deployment and you are ready for the next level this is for you. The session is all about Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, ConfigMgr, CustomSettings.ini, Web Services, Orchestrator Runbooks, Stored Procedures, PowerShell, VBscript. You will learn how to extend the task sequence with PowerShell and user exit scripts and how to hand over complex tasks using web services and Runbooks into actions that needs to be performed in Active Directory, ConfigMgr, OpsMgr or in external resources, like Asset Management Systems. Note: This session is very demo intense... Learn how to extend the OS deployment process to complete the entire process, fully automated.

Speakers
avatar for Mikael Nystrom

Mikael Nystrom

Principal Technical Architect, TrueSec
Mikael Nystrom is a Microsoft MVP and Principal Technical Architect at TrueSec, with an extremely broad field of competence. He has worked with all kind of infrastructure tasks in all kind of environments, enterprise to small business. He is working deep within products such as Microsoft Operations Manager, Configuration Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, Azure Pack, Orchestrator, MDT focusing on client, server and datacenter deployment. Mikael... Read More →


Wednesday November 12, 2014 11:00am - 12:45pm
Harriet B MMS

11:00am

Advanced Application Management
Limited Capacity seats available

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager application policies are evaluated prior to content being transferred, so that it can be determined if it the software is actually needed in the first place. Applications make use of the re-evaluation cycle which is enabled by default for all required deployments. This can cause potential issues if a rigid software distribution process is not followed. Come join us in this session as we take a deep look inside Applications and demonstrate some of the pros and cons. Also learn how to do selective Application enforcement and only those Applications that always need to be installed. Learn about Applications and application enforcement.

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Cardamon

Shawn Cardamon

Solutions Engineer, 1E
I am a Solutions Engineer with 1E. This means I specialize in aligning 1E solutions to eliminate IT challenges, assist systems management teams in driving greater business value, and function as an advocate for the Configuration Manager community whenever/wherever possible. Prior to joining 1E in 2013, I worked for a major insurance provider administering Configuration Manager and subsequent IT products and services. I have been working in... Read More →
avatar for Mike Terrill

Mike Terrill

Technology Architect, 1E
Mike’s career has been focused around systems management (SCCM) and operating system deployment for almost 20 years (ever since SMS v1.2). He founded and runs the Arizona Systems Management User Group. He specializes in the design, architecture and installation of Configuration Manager and Windows operating system deployments. As one of many engagements in his 7+ years with in 1E Professional Services, Mike architected and deployed System... Read More →


Wednesday November 12, 2014 11:00am - 12:45pm
Lakes B MMS

11:00am

Add Custom Console Extensions to the Configuration Manager Console!
Limited Capacity full

Have you ever wondered how right click tools work with Configuration Manager? Do you have problems in your organization you think could be solved with a console extension? Come to this session where Ryan Ephgrave, creator of the Now Micro Right Click Tools, and Trevor Sullivan, PowerShell MVP, teach you how to create your very own right click tools! Attendees learn how the Configuration Manager Console gets it's information, how to create the menu XML files, and how to pass parameters to your scripts!

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Ephgrave

Ryan Ephgrave

Systems Engineer, Concurrency
Ryan is the author of the Powershell Right Click Tools and Recast RCT Free for Configuration Manager 2012. He works as a systems engineer for Concurrency and helps organizations design, implement and maintain their System Center environments.



Wednesday November 12, 2014 11:00am - 12:45pm
Lakes D MMS

1:00pm

PXE Booting in the Real World
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will focus on how PXE works and what it takes to get it working in the real world using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.  In addition to the native PXE boot capabilities in CM, this session will also cover the benefits and capabilities of PXE Everywhere from 1E. Having difficulty performing zero touch because of 3rd party disk encryption?  Come learn the possibilities that open up when using PXE in your environment. Learn about PXE and what it takes to get up and running.

Speakers
avatar for Troy L. Martin

Troy L. Martin

Technical Architect, 1E
Troy is a Technical Architect at 1E, which entails providing technical direction for 1E technologies, assuring their qualities in efficiently managing hardware, systems, users and other end points. Troy is well known in the Configuration Manager community as a speaker and subject matter expert. Working with some of the largest companies in the world as a consultant with 1E for 5 years, he has been involved with dozens of SCCM and Windows... Read More →
avatar for Mike Terrill

Mike Terrill

Technology Architect, 1E
Mike’s career has been focused around systems management (SCCM) and operating system deployment for almost 20 years (ever since SMS v1.2). He founded and runs the Arizona Systems Management User Group. He specializes in the design, architecture and installation of Configuration Manager and Windows operating system deployments. As one of many engagements in his 7+ years with in 1E Professional Services, Mike architected and deployed System... Read More →


Wednesday November 12, 2014 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Lakes A MMS

1:00pm

Yet another Service Management Automation Session
Limited Capacity seats available

Come see how SMA is actually implemented in a fortune 500 company. Learn about how our team operates and execute on automation tasks on a day to day basis. We'll focus on the learnings from a team of 5 people working daily with a tool chain that involves:

  • PowerShell Workflow - Our Automation Language choice

  • Service Management Automation - Our Automation Engine

  • SharePoint - Our User Interface Layer

  • Team Foundation Server - Our Source Control and Work Intake System" an understanding of what it takes to actually implement an automation system (SMA) in the real world.


Speakers
avatar for Ryan Andorfer

Ryan Andorfer

Sr. IT Automation Engineer, General Mills
I am a Cloud and Datacenter MVP working for a fortune 500 company. I specialize in end to end automation using a Microsoft Stack of products. I run the scorch.codeplex.com community would love to chat with you about automation in any context!



Wednesday November 12, 2014 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Lakes C MMS

1:00pm

Integrating Operations Manager with External Data Sources
Limited Capacity seats available

System Center Operations Manager is a powerful tool by itself, but that doesn't mean it needs to stand alone. In implementations where processes and products already provide business functionality SCOM can be leveraged to do much more, while requiring less overhead. In addition to going over the principals of integrating data into SCOM we will also go through a working implementation where a Configuration Management Database has been used to drive Operations Manager monitoring without requiring manual work for configuration changes and additions.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Foreman

Nathan Foreman

SCOM Solutions Engineer, C.H. Robinson
I'm a hands-on tinkerer, the kind of person whose warranty gets voided in a week because I wanted to see how it worked. Whether it's mechanical or software I'm interested in getting to the gears to figure out how it works. Day to Day I work as a Solutions Engineer at a Fortune 500 company. We are working to squeeze every bit out of operations manager for efficiency and accuracy. I was honored to speak at MMS last year and thrilled with what I... Read More →


Wednesday November 12, 2014 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Cedar MMS

1:00pm

CM12 Data Mining - repeat
Limited Capacity full

ConfigMgr can collect pretty much any data that can be programmatically read from a device or your directory. This session will show you where to find information within CM12 database. We will demonstrate sample queries that you can use to obtain and exploit information from each of the following:

  • Hardware Information

  • Software Information

  • Software Updates

  • Discovery data

  • Asset Intelligence data


Speakers
avatar for Garth Jones

Garth Jones

Chief Architect, Enhansoft
Garth Jones is Chief Architect at Enhansoft, an Ottawa-based company that develops products and services to extend the value of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (CM12) and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (CM07). Garth started working with Systems Management Server (SMS) back in 1996. He is an MVP for System Center Enterprise Client Management (formerly System Center Configuration Manager). Garth is the founder of the Ottawa... Read More →
avatar for Sherry Kissinger

Sherry Kissinger

Sherry Kissinger
I work for a large Bank in the US. For ConfigMgr, talk to me about large hierarchies, inventory customizations, compliance settings, and reporting for the SQL and SRS-challenged.


Wednesday November 12, 2014 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Harriet A MMS

2:00pm

You CAN code - Develop Web Services for OSD and MDT
Limited Capacity full

Web Services is extremely rich and dynamic way of assigning settings for your OS Deployments. Settings like what applications to deploy, computer configurations, ConfigMgr operations and Active Directory operations, and much more. Join Johan Arwidmark in a session where you will learn to quickly master the skills for developing Web Services to use with MDT 2013 and ConfigMgr 2012 R2 OS Deployments.

  • Understand the value of Web Services for OS Deployment

  • Learn how to develop web services

  • Tips and Tricks for troubleshooting web services


Speakers
avatar for Johan Arwidmark

Johan Arwidmark

Microsoft MVP, TrueSec
Johan Arwidmark is the Chief Technology Officer with TrueSec. He is a consultant, author, trainer, and all-around geek specializing in Systems Management and Enterprise Windows Deployment Solutions.
avatar for Keith Garner

Keith Garner

Principal Consultant, Deployment Live



Wednesday November 12, 2014 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Lakes D MMS

2:00pm

PowerShell and ConfigMgr - Most requested Scenarios and Procedures
Limited Capacity filling up

We'll demonstrate the most-frequently-requested actions using PowerShell with ConfigMgr. Learn how to validate a specific setting on a package, program, or application, as well as bulk updating of information in ConfigMgr. You will learn how to update 'supported platforms' as well as deploy applications.

Speakers
avatar for Kaido Jarvemets

Kaido Jarvemets

Senior Consultant, Coretech A/S
Kaido Järvemets is a developer, consultant, trainer specializing in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager and PowerShell Solutions at Coretech. Kaido frequently speaks at European conferences and had his US debut as speaker at MMS April 2013. Kaido is well-known in the Configuration Manager communities where he’s a key player in the PowerShell game. Kaido host one of the most complete Configuration Manager PowerShell... Read More →
avatar for Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey

Enterprise Architecture Strategist, Microsoft MVP, Dell, Inc
Greg Ramsey, Enterprise and Client Management MVP, is the Enterprise Tools Strategist at Dell, Inc. He has a B.S. in Computer Sciences and Engineering from Ohio State University. Greg has coauthored five systems management books. Greg is a co-founder of the Ohio SMS Users Group and the Central Texas Systems Management User Group. Greg is also a board member of the Central Texas Systems Management User Group and the Northwest System Center User... Read More →



Wednesday November 12, 2014 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Lakes B MMS

2:00pm

5 real-world Service Manager customizations that make you feel WOW
Limited Capacity filling up

Service Manager is a highly customizable product that allows you to do almost everything you need. But how can this be done, what tools are available and where should you start? Come join Marcel's session to discover some awesome customizations he and his team developed for customers during the last years. He will not only show real-world customer requirements, but also the different techniques how to build the solutions and how the result looks like at the end Take some of those ideas and approaches back to your company to bring the usability and acceptance of Service Manager to a new level! Learn what's possible with Service Manager customizations and what tools are available to do it.

Speakers
avatar for Marcel Zehner

Marcel Zehner

Microsoft MVP, Microsoft RD, itnetX AG
Marcel is the CTO at itnetX, a Microsoft elite partner in Switzerland. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and a Microsoft Regional Director (RD).



Wednesday November 12, 2014 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Harriet B MMS

3:00pm

Windows PowerShell Workflow
Limited Capacity filling up

Windows PowerShell Workflow functionality is part of Windows PowerShell 3.0 and newer releases of Windows PowerShell. It helps automate the distribution, orchestration, and completion of multi-device tasks. With the introduction of Service Management Automation (SMA) and Azure Automation, it's very clear that Windows PowerShell Workflow plays an important role in automation of management tasks, both on-premises and in the cloud. Join us to learn more about this powerful technology and how to avoid the most common gotchas with SMA and AA runbooks. Learn about the inner workings of Windows PowerShell Workflow and how to use it to its full potential.

Speakers
avatar for Aleksandar Nikolic

Aleksandar Nikolic

Co-founder, PowerShell Magazine
Aleksandar Nikolic is a Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, a Microsoft Azure MVP, a co-founder of PowerShellMagazine.com, and a community manager of PowerShell.com. Aleksandar is also a Microsoft Azure Advisor and Insider. Aleksandar is experienced presenting and speaking to Microsoft customers, and is skilled with describing complex management and automation tasks even to beginning and novice users and scripters. Aleksandar has more than 17... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Wouters

Jeff Wouters

CTO, Methos
Dutch | Geek | Carnivore | MVP PowerShell | BSc Computer Science | MSc Business Management | BSc Psychology


Wednesday November 12, 2014 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Lakes C MMS

3:00pm

Yes, Applications DO work in task sequences!
Limited Capacity filling up

ConfigMgr's new Application model comes with many great new features, but also some tricky complexities when it comes to using them in Task Sequences. Although these challenges can trip up even the most experienced ConfigMgr professionals, Nash and Jason lead you through all the common (and even some exotic) considerations for both Applications and Software Updates. If it works on existing machines, there is no reason it shouldn't work in your task sequence. Attendees will understand how Applications and Software Updates work while the client is running an OSD Task Sequence. They will be able to use the CI/DCM Model, Content, Application, and Software Update logs to identify the common issues and then implement them.

Speakers
avatar for Nash Pherson

Nash Pherson

Microsoft MVP and Senior Systems Consultant, Now Micro
Nash Pherson is a Microsoft MVP for Enterprise Client Management working out of Minnesota. As a Senior Systems Consultant focused on systems management and security, Nash helps organizations implement technologies like ConfigMgr, and helps them develop the people and processes required for success.
avatar for Jason Sandys

Jason Sandys

Consultant, ConfigMgrFTW
Jason Sandys, Enterprise Mobility MVP, has 20+ years of experience in a wide range of technologies, environments, and industries and extensive knowledge in implementing and supporting all things SMS and Configuration Manager beginning with SMS 2.0. He is a co-author for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Unleashed, System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Unleashed, a contributing author to System Center Configuration Manager 2007... Read More →



Wednesday November 12, 2014 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Lakes A MMS

3:00pm

Deploying Hyper-V hosts using SCVMM 2012 R2
Limited Capacity seats available

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 has the ability to bare metal deploy and configure Hyper-V hosts. But there are challenges around it. During this session you will learn how to do this and then some, besides covering the fundamentals, we will add hardware configuration, storage, networking and post configuration tasks, like adding OpsMgr agents, DPM and then some and all this within SCVMM 2012 R2 Learn how to perform real world deployment of Hyper-V hosts using SCVMM.

Speakers
avatar for Mikael Nystrom

Mikael Nystrom

Principal Technical Architect, TrueSec
Mikael Nystrom is a Microsoft MVP and Principal Technical Architect at TrueSec, with an extremely broad field of competence. He has worked with all kind of infrastructure tasks in all kind of environments, enterprise to small business. He is working deep within products such as Microsoft Operations Manager, Configuration Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, Azure Pack, Orchestrator, MDT focusing on client, server and datacenter deployment. Mikael... Read More →


Wednesday November 12, 2014 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Harriet A MMS

3:00pm

Real Life Enterprise PKI
Limited Capacity seats available

How to handle an Enterprise PKI project for a global Enterprise that has 400 sites+ and needs a PKI that can scale the need of 250 000 users all over the world. Everything is automated through PowerShell and built on top on Active Directory Certificate Services. A lot of myth busting is expected during this session regarding design and implementation. This session is a live demo session, with not more PowerPoint than required.

Speakers
avatar for Hasain Alshakarti

Hasain Alshakarti

Senior Cyber Security Advisor, True Sec
Hasain Alshakarti is an acknowledged security expert and computer industry speaker. He has spoken at MS Ignite, TechEd North America, TechEd Europe, and TechDays, as well as other events and conferences across the world. Besides being a very popular instructor for the last 16 years, Hasain is specially focusing on Security Assessment, Network Security and PKI, and helping customers understand and implement security measures. Hasain has a... Read More →
avatar for Paula Januszkiewicz

Paula Januszkiewicz

Owner, CQURE
Paula Januszkiewicz is the IT Security Auditor and Penetration Tester, Enterprise Security MVP and trainer (MCT) and Microsoft Security Trusted Advisor. She is also a top-speaker on many well-known conferences (for example: TechEd North America, TechEd Europe, TechEd Middle East, RSA, TechDays, CyberCrime etc.) and writes articles on Windows Security. She proudly holds the role of the Security Architect in IDesign and she drives her own... Read More →


pki pptx

Wednesday November 12, 2014 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Cedar MMS

4:00pm

Fred's App-V Session
Limited Capacity seats available

Fred Bainbridge from Deluxe did a great App-V session this year at MNSCUG and he's going to repeat it to some degree in this session.  His preperation time for this session won't be too much but he knows it so well that everyone should get a good idea of what's working and what isn't in App-V.  Tips and Tricks.

Speakers
avatar for Fred Bainbridge

Fred Bainbridge

System Consultant, Now Micro
End user experience expert with a specialty in application virtualization and user experience virtualization. Passionate about PowerShell and how it can make life so much easier! Operating System deployment expert. Current President of the Minnesota System Center User group.



Wednesday November 12, 2014 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Lakes D MMS

4:00pm

Server OS Deployment Deep Dive
Limited Capacity seats available

ConfigMgr OS Deployment for Windows Workstations has been well-covered on blogs, articles, and at conferences. But OSD for Servers? Attend this session to learn how to deploy Windows Server  with ConfiMgr OSD. You will learn about managing static IP addresses, dynamic OS customization, handling driver/firmware/bios base lining, managing Windows Component installations.

Speakers
avatar for Nash Pherson

Nash Pherson

Microsoft MVP and Senior Systems Consultant, Now Micro
Nash Pherson is a Microsoft MVP for Enterprise Client Management working out of Minnesota. As a Senior Systems Consultant focused on systems management and security, Nash helps organizations implement technologies like ConfigMgr, and helps them develop the people and processes required for success.
avatar for Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey

Enterprise Architecture Strategist, Microsoft MVP, Dell, Inc
Greg Ramsey, Enterprise and Client Management MVP, is the Enterprise Tools Strategist at Dell, Inc. He has a B.S. in Computer Sciences and Engineering from Ohio State University. Greg has coauthored five systems management books. Greg is a co-founder of the Ohio SMS Users Group and the Central Texas Systems Management User Group. Greg is also a board member of the Central Texas Systems Management User Group and the Northwest System Center User... Read More →



Wednesday November 12, 2014 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Lakes B MMS

4:00pm

Bulletproofing PullDP's
Limited Capacity full

PullDPs solve a lot of issues around scalability, however there are several known bugs and issues that need to be dealt with in order to make them reliable and efficient. In this session we will cover all of these action items. We'll go over bug numbers, case numbers, solutions, custom scripts and custom monitoring methods to resolve all of these issues.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Hemsell

Todd Hemsell

SCCM Architect, Exterran
Todd has been working with SMS since 2003. He has worked with several consulting companies and currently eats his own dog food at Exterran. Our environment is 100% application model and PullDP's. over the last year we have uncovered several bugs in both the application model and the content distribution system. We have found workarounds or solutions to all of them save one. He will be speaking on his real world experience and solutions.
avatar for Kim Oppalfens

Kim Oppalfens

Sr Consultant, OSCC - Independent
Kim Oppalfens was awarded as an MVP 1st of April 2005, which makes him one of a couple of ConfigMgr April fool's MVP's, and is pretty proud to be in his 10th award year.Kim is a self-proclaimed quiet, shy guy and overall nice guy, although part of that statement is is currently under stress because of the evil influence of certain MVP's.As an industry expert Kim is a frequent speaker and ask-the-expert guest at both national and international... Read More →



Wednesday November 12, 2014 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Harriet B MMS

5:00pm

Restricted Admin & Credential Exposure
Limited Capacity filling up

Domain administrators, highly privileged service accounts and server administrator credentials are often spread across the IT-infrastructure. Attacks like passing the hash, passing the dutchie and other well-known methods used by cyber criminals can utilize exposed credentials to expand influence and obtain control over the entire Active Directory Domain. We will show you how you can protect your administrative privileges using techniques like Authentication Mechanism Assurance, Network UAC Filtering, Virtual Smart Cards, Managed Service Accounts, JEA and more.

Speakers
avatar for Hasain Alshakarti

Hasain Alshakarti

Senior Cyber Security Advisor, True Sec
Hasain Alshakarti is an acknowledged security expert and computer industry speaker. He has spoken at MS Ignite, TechEd North America, TechEd Europe, and TechDays, as well as other events and conferences across the world. Besides being a very popular instructor for the last 16 years, Hasain is specially focusing on Security Assessment, Network Security and PKI, and helping customers understand and implement security measures. Hasain has a... Read More →


admin pptx

Wednesday November 12, 2014 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Cedar MMS

5:00pm

Securing System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
Limited Capacity filling up

With most private organizations becoming increasingly conscious of threats and security in general and with some governments beginning to recommend and even mandate specific levels of protection including encryption of network traffic, security and its implementation and implications in off-the shelf products is an increasingly important subject. This session deep dives into this area that is commonly avoided by many IT and ConfigMgr admins. Specifically, we'll cover the ways that are built into ConfigMgr to ratchet up the security of the product including network traffic in the form of HTTPS client communication and administrative control in the form of role based administration (RBA). The security measures should not be taken lightly, but with some knowledge and level of effort, they will help your implementation of ConfigMgr to be hardened against both malicious and inadvertent activity.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Nackers

Chris Nackers

Owner, Nackers Consulting
Microsoft MVP for Enterprise Client Management. Technology geek. Published author and Microsoft Management Summit Speaker.
avatar for Jason Sandys

Jason Sandys

Consultant, ConfigMgrFTW
Jason Sandys, Enterprise Mobility MVP, has 20+ years of experience in a wide range of technologies, environments, and industries and extensive knowledge in implementing and supporting all things SMS and Configuration Manager beginning with SMS 2.0. He is a co-author for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Unleashed, System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Unleashed, a contributing author to System Center Configuration Manager 2007... Read More →


Wednesday November 12, 2014 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Lakes A MMS