Loading…
This event has ended. Visit the official site or create your own event on Sched.

Log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Sunday, May 15
 

3:00pm

MMS 2016 Brewery Tour
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Are you coming into town for MMS 2016 Sunday and are looking for something to do?  Let’s kick off MMS properly by visiting what some would consider to be the finest taproom in the world, Surly Brewing.  Besides the outstanding beer and world class food the actual space itself is just awesome.  This will be a good time.

  • For those who can make it we have a private brewery tour scheduled at 4pm.
  • There is a public tour at 5pm as well, but that is first come first serve and limited to 20 people.

After the tour we will settle in the taproom for some food, drink and wonderful conversation.  

For those wanting to make the 4pm tour, register for this session.  For those wanting the 5pm public tour, just get their early enough so that you're one of the 20 they let in.

Transportation options are Uber or Light Rail from MoA.

Light Rail:

  Blue Line to MPLS-Target Field
  2:43 PM depart from MOA Transit Station
  3:14 PM arrive at U.S. Bank Stadium Station

  Green Line to St. Paul-Union Depot
  3:20 PM depart from U.S. Bank Stadium Station
  3:29 PM arrive at Prospect Park Station

  Walk 0.38 miles NE to 520 MALCOLM AVE SE, MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55414 

This is to make the 4pm tour!  If you can't make it that early, no worries.  Take the train when you can or grab an Uber and meet us there.  This scenic train ride will take us right by the new Vikings stadium. It's huge.  For those wanting to make the 4pm tour, meet me at the train station located at the Mall of America!  Also, follow me on Twitter for updates, @FredBainbridge.


Speakers
avatar for Fred Bainbridge

Fred Bainbridge

Microsoft MVP, Automation Engineer, Big Bank
IT Automation junkie. Mostly focused on Automated the world with .NET.



Sunday May 15, 2016 3:00pm - 9:00pm
TBA
 
Monday, May 16
 

1:00pm

ConfigMgr Current Branch – Let’s Tame the Beast
Limited Capacity filling up
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: Pre-Conference Ticket.

Planning a migration to ConfigMgr Current Branch (CB) or have you already done so? Join Jason Sandys and Kent Agerlund, two of the world’s foremost Configuration Manager experts in a dazzling seminar on how to use Configuration Manager in the real world. We will cover the changes in ConfigMgr CB, how to build and maintain a rock solid ConfigMgr infrastructure including migrating to the new environment and stay current. Learn how to automate applications and update management, and how to deploy and manage Windows 10 operating systems.

Kent and Jason will share notes from the field, tips and tricks for making System Management using ConfigMgr even better. If you are working with ConfigMgr CB, or thinking about moving to ConfigMgr CB, this is the 4-hour seminar that you cannot afford to miss.


Speakers
avatar for Kent Agerlund

Kent Agerlund

Microsoft MVP, CTGlobal
Love to talk about anything related to Enterprise Client Management, cycling, running and football :-)Microsoft Enterprise Client Management MVP and Microsoft Regional Director
avatar for Jason Sandys

Jason Sandys

Microsoft MVP, CTGlobal
Jason is an 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... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Gary Walker

Gary Walker

N/A, 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... Read More →



Monday May 16, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Minnetonka A Radisson Blu

1:00pm

OMS from “What is this?” to “Wow, it can do that?!”
Limited Capacity seats available

Join this pre-con session where emcee’s Steve Buchanan and Cameron Fuller will facilitate a four hour session designed to explain what OMS is and what it can do for your organization. In the first hour Bob Cornelissen (SCOMBob) and Cameron Fuller will provide an introduction to what OMS is and what benefits it can provide your organization. In the second 1.5 hour session, join the Microsoft product team members as they dig in deep on IT automation within OMS. In the final 1.5 hour session, join the Microsoft product team members as they dig in deep on Log Analytics & Security / Compliance.  

Speakers
avatar for Steve Buchanan

Steve Buchanan

Microsoft MVP, Group Manager - Cloud Transformation/DevOps, Accenture/Avanade
Steve Buchanan is a Group Manager – Cloud Transformation/DevOps with Avanade/Accenture, a 7-time Microsoft MVP, and author of several technical books focused on cloud and data center management. In his 19+ years as an IT professional, Steve has held positions ranging from infrastructure... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Chan

Joseph Chan

Principal Group Program Manager, Azure Governance, Microsoft
Principal Group Program Manager for Microsoft Azure Governance Platform, helping large enterprises govern and control their vast Azure cloud environment at scale.
avatar for Bob Cornelissen

Bob Cornelissen

SCOM Specialist, MVP, Savision and BICTT
 Bob is a 6-time Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management and Managing Consultant for BICTT. He focuses heavily on the monitoring and automation space, working frequently with System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and Microsoft OMS. Bob loves connecting the business to... Read More →
avatar for Cameron Fuller

Cameron Fuller

Microsoft MVP, Catapult
System Center MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management, is a Solution Director for Catapult Systems and serves as an Evangelist for System Center and automation technologies. He has over 20 years of infrastructure experience, focused on management solutions. Cameron coauthored a number... Read More →
avatar for Vlad Joanovic

Vlad Joanovic

Program Manager, Microsoft
Vlad Joanovic is a program manager working in Enterprise Cloud Group\System center and Services team on the Microsoft Operations Management Suite and Azure portal scenarios across Compute, Network, Storage, Cloud services and Service fabric. Vlad was most recently in the developer... Read More →
avatar for Eamon O'Reilly

Eamon O'Reilly

Lead Program Manager, Microsoft



Monday May 16, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Cedar Radisson Blu

1:00pm

PowerShell for Beginners
Limited Capacity filling up
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: Pre-Conference Ticket.

Join Don Jones and Greg Ramsey during this four-hour session to help you get started with PowerShell. This session assumes you have little to no experience with PowerShell, but are now ready to take your first steps into modern automation. In this session, you will learn the basics for a solid foundation, and learn the most important PowerShell techniques and technologies to set you on the right path for efficient, reusable code. You will learn the basics of toolmaking and automation that will help you get ahead throughout the rest of your professional career. This session can also be used as a refresher before some of the more advanced MMS sessions come where PowerShell can be rather deep.


Speakers
avatar for Don Jones

Don Jones

President & CEO, DevOps Collective, Inc.
Don Jones is the President and co-founder of PowerShell.org, an MVP Award recipient since 2003, and the author of more than a half-dozen books on PowerShell. He's worked with PowerShell since before its 2006 release, is an Honorary Scripting Guy, and was named PowerShell's "First... Read More →
avatar for Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey

Microsoft MVP, Enterprise Tools Strategist, Dell Technologies
Greg Ramsey, Enterprise Mobility MVP, is the Enterprise Tools Strategist at Dell, Inc. He has a B.S. in Computer Sciences and Engineering from Ohio State University, and has coauthored many books over the years. Greg is a cofounder of the Ohio SMS Users Group and the Central Texas... Read More →


Monday May 16, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Nokomis Radisson Blu

1:00pm

Taming BYOD with EMS, ConfigMgr & Intune – HOL
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: Pre-Conference Ticket.

In this hands on lab we will configure AADConnect, synchronize our Active Directory to Azure AD and build a complete mobile device solution using ConfigMgr and Intune that not only secure the mobile devices but also the applications and data on it. We will also take a look a managing mobile devices from stand-alone Intune so you can see the advantages and disadvantages of each solution. Learn from the many tips and tricks learned while implementing stand alone and hybrid Intune / EMS environments.

Bring your phone and tablet and you can enroll it.  Seating limited to just 25! 

Note that with limited space for the pre-con, this session is being held at the Executive Center at the Mall.

Directions from the Radisson Blu To Mall of America Executive Center

Walk towards Mall of America via the skyway connecting to the hotel.  Once inside the Mall, walk straight ahead towards the elevator and take it to Level 4.  Exit the elevator towards the movie theater and take a left.  Continue down the hallway (away from the movie theater) until you come out by Dick’s Last Resort.  Stay to the left and continue down the hallway past Sky Deck.   At the end of the hall you may see an “emergency exit” sign, but disregard. You will see well-lit wooden doors and have arrived to the Executive Center.


Speakers
avatar for Peter Daalmans

Peter Daalmans

Principal Consultant / Trainer, Daalmans Consulting
Peter is a freelance Consultant at Daalmans Consulting with a primary focus on the System Center Configuration Manager and Enterprise Mobility. Peter is awarded every year since 2012 as a Microsoft Enterprise Mobility MVP (Configuration Manager/Microsoft Intune/Enterprise Mobility... Read More →
avatar for John Marcum

John Marcum

Managing Consultant, Microsoft MVP, CTGlobal Services
John Marcum, Enterprise Client Management MVP, is a Managing Consultant with Coretech US. Starting with SMS 2.0, John has been highly focused on enterprise client management. Most recently John has become a leading expert in the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility and Security suite.



Monday May 16, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Executive Center In the MoA, not Radisson

1:00pm

Windows 10 and Server 2016 - The Force Awakens
Limited Capacity seats available
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: Pre-Conference Ticket.

Join Johan Arwidmark and Mikael Nyström, two of the world’s foremost deployment and Infrastructure experts in a dazzling session on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 and the future of automation. During the session you will learn how to automate deployment of Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016, automate the installation of your entire datacenter environment, from a single keystroke.

You learn about Windows 10 deployment and management using ConfigMgr, upgrade scenarios, limitations, troubleshooting, Windows 10 features, deploying and managing Windows Server 2016 using various methods, including System Center Virtual Machine Manger 2016, Hyper-V, Fabric, Virtual TPM and Storage Spaces Direct. You learn about automated builds of domain controllers and other infrastructure server roles. Basically we are getting everything up and running while we play World of Warships and StarCraft. Oh, did you want that lab with Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016? Not a problem, do you want extra fries with that order?

And yes, there will be PowerShell in this session!


Speakers
avatar for Johan Arwidmark

Johan Arwidmark

Microsoft MVP, Chief Technology Officer, TrueSec
Johan Arwidmark is the Chief Technology Officer with TrueSec. He is a consultant, author and all-around geek specializing in Systems Management and Enterprise Windows Deployment Solutions. In addition to his consulting role, Johan present trainings and speaks at several conferences... 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... Read More →
avatar for Mikael Nystrom

Mikael Nystrom

Microsoft MVP, Geek, 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... Read More →
avatar for Mike Terrill

Mike Terrill

Microsoft MVP, OS Engineer, Big Bank
Mike’s career has been focused around systems management (SCCM) and operating system deployment for over 20 years (ever since SMS v1.2). He is a Microsoft Enterprise Mobility MVP and runs the Arizona Systems Management User Group. He specializes in the design, architecture and installation... Read More →



Monday May 16, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Minnetonka BC Radisson Blu

5:15pm

MMS 2016 Welcome Reception
No need to register; just show up with your MMS badge.  Beer & Apps served.  ALL MMS ATTENDEES WELCOME!

This year we're in the new Parkview Meeting + Event Center which is right next to the Hard Rock Cafe out in the Mall.

Moderators
avatar for Brian Mason

Brian Mason

CM Admin, Wells Fargo
I manage 400K systems at Wells Fargo with ConfigMgr Current Branch. I work with the best team in the business and love my job. I spend almost all my time on MMS. I am also a founding board member for my local user group, the Twin Cities Systems Management User Group and help keep... Read More →
avatar for Rod Trent

Rod Trent

Engagement Director, Penton


Monday May 16, 2016 5:15pm - 7:30pm
Parkview Meeting + Event Center In the MoA, not Radisson
 
Tuesday, May 17
 

7:00am

Birds of a Feather - Cloud and Datacenter Management
Birds of a Feather sessions are the heart of MMS! Come and spend time with other professionals who are working on the same Azure/OMS/SCOM/SCSM/SCVMM challenges you are. These round-tables have moderators who are experts in the area, and your peers may have excellent solutions you may never have even considered. Come network with the community in this informal round-table, Q&A, random knowledge event!

Moderators
avatar for Christopher Mank

Christopher Mank

Systems Architect, Concurrency
Christopher is a Systems Architect with Concurrency and a Cloud and Datacenter MVP with a focus in DevOps and ALM practices. He specializes in understanding each organization’s unique business goals and assisting with designing and building technical solutions to meet those goals. Christopher... Read More →
avatar for Peter Zerger

Peter Zerger

Microsoft MVP, Lumagate
Pete is an author, speaker, and 13-time Microsoft MVP, focusing on cloud security, architecture, process automation and DevOps. Pete has been a speaker at popular technical conferences around the world including Microsoft Ignite and Experts Live. He has authored several books, including... Read More →

Tuesday May 17, 2016 7:00am - 7:45am
Minnetonka BC Radisson Blu

7:00am

Birds of a Feather - Enterprise Mobility - CM, Intune, EMS, RemoteApp
Birds of a Feather sessions are the heart of MMS! Come and spend time with other professionals who are working on the same challenges with ConfigMgr/Intune/EMS/RemoteApp. These round-tables have moderators who are experts in the area, and your peers may have excellent solutions you may never have even considered. Come network with the community in this informal round-table, Q&A, random knowledge event!

Moderators
avatar for Nash Pherson

Nash Pherson

Customer Success Manager, Modern Workplace, Microsoft
Nash Pherson is a Customer Success Manager for Microsoft focused on Win 10 Enterprise, EMS/SCCM and Office 365. Prior to joining Microsoft, Nash was a systems management consultant and a Microsoft MVP for Enterprise Client Management.Nash's expertise is in organizational development... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Teegarden

Matthew Teegarden

System Administrator, Lifetouch
Matthew has worked in assisting organizations to improve productivity, services and processes within the System Center suite. In 2015 he was Vice President of the MN System Center Users Group – the largest System Center users group in the country and is currently a board member... Read More →

Tuesday May 17, 2016 7:00am - 7:45am
Lakes B Radisson Blu

7:00am

Birds of a Feather - OSD
Birds of a Feather sessions are the heart of MMS! Come and spend time with other professionals who are working on the same ConfigMgr or MDT Operating System Deployment challenges you are. These round-tables have moderators who are experts in the area, and your peers may have excellent solutions you may never have even considered. Come network with the community in this informal round-table, Q&A, random knowledge event!

Moderators
avatar for Fred Bainbridge

Fred Bainbridge

Microsoft MVP, Automation Engineer, Big Bank
IT Automation junkie. Mostly focused on Automated the world with .NET.
avatar for Joseph Kaster

Joseph Kaster

IT Capability Architect Senior, Allianz

Tuesday May 17, 2016 7:00am - 7:45am
Lakes A Radisson Blu

7:00am

Birds of a Feather - PowerShell
Birds of a Feather sessions are the heart of MMS! Come and spend time with other professionals who are working on the same PowerShell challenges you are. These round-tables have moderators who are experts in the area, and your peers may have excellent solutions you may never have even considered. Come network with the community in this informal round-table, Q&A, random knowledge event!

Moderators
avatar for Tim Curwick

Tim Curwick

Consultant, Microsoft MVP, RBA
I am a Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management for my contributions to the PowerShell community. As an infrastucture engineer for RBA Consulting, I focus on the Microsoft stack and PowerShell based solutions. I design and build complex automation solutions. I run and frequently... Read More →
avatar for Don Jones

Don Jones

President & CEO, DevOps Collective, Inc.
Don Jones is the President and co-founder of PowerShell.org, an MVP Award recipient since 2003, and the author of more than a half-dozen books on PowerShell. He's worked with PowerShell since before its 2006 release, is an Honorary Scripting Guy, and was named PowerShell's "First... Read More →

Tuesday May 17, 2016 7:00am - 7:45am
Lakes CD Radisson Blu

8:00am

MMS hAcKath0n Part 1 - Attendees Vote on What to Code
Limited Capacity seats available

You have a feeling that something you are doing can be done smarter, better, faster, easier. You have an idea about a tool you would love to see in any of the System Center products.  Well bring that idea and either Microsoft or Coretech will get a fix by the end of MMS. That's right, you can get your change to CM made right at MMS.

The Microsoft devs ran a hackathon at the MVP Summit last year that was widely successful.  Many changes are already in CM now or will be soon.  Representatives of the team will be here at MMS to repeat that success.  And where a fix might just not fit CM itself, the Coretech team will make it happen.

You can assist us now by thinking up ideas and submit them here.

The best ideas chosen will win a Surface Pro 4! 

Attend the Part 2 session to see code results and winners.

Speakers
avatar for Kent Agerlund

Kent Agerlund

Microsoft MVP, CTGlobal
Love to talk about anything related to Enterprise Client Management, cycling, running and football :-)Microsoft Enterprise Client Management MVP and Microsoft Regional Director
avatar for Aaron Czechowski

Aaron Czechowski

Principal Content Developer, Microsoft
Aaron Czechowski (@AaronCzechowski) is a recovering program manager, now a technical writer with Microsoft in the enterprise client management product team working on Configuration Manager. Ask him about ConfigMgr docs, and how you can contribute. Other good topics of conversation... Read More →


Tuesday May 17, 2016 8:00am - 8:45am
Lakes B Radisson Blu

8:00am

Win10 Deployment: BranchCache vs PeerCache Edition – “AKA Pistols at Dawn!”
Limited Capacity seats available

STOP PRESS! Now includes the Native SCCM Client Peer Cache in Tech Preview build 1604!
BranchCache has been alive for quite some time, but is getting renewed attention from the Microsoft OS team. Why is that? The Win PE Peer Cache feature was included in SCCM 1511 (and a full client version is now in TP1604) - find out how it works, when you can or can't use it, the inner workings, tweak and notes from our extensive testing. Integrate it with BranchCache to include Applications and Updates and get optimum P2P in your OSD setup or just join this session to view the technologies fight face to face in an epic dual!


Speakers
avatar for Andreas Hammarskjöld

Andreas Hammarskjöld

Co-Founder, 2Pint Software
During his 19 year career in desktop deployment he has become a leading expert in designing and implementing Microsoft based system management solutions. He has been responsible for deploying an impressive 1.2 million desktops at a wide range of organizations, including several Fortune... Read More →
avatar for Phil Wilcock

Phil Wilcock

Co-Founder, 2Pint Software
Phil is a former Microsoftie, was a Co-Founder of 1E, and now co-runs the mighty 2Pint Software, who specialize in Network Health Software based around Microsoft Peer To Peer technologies and fancy Network Booting over http.



Tuesday May 17, 2016 8:00am - 9:45am
Lakes CD Radisson Blu

8:00am

ConfigMgr ConfigurationItem Craziness (Repeat Session)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Configuration Manager has had the ability to use Compliance Settings (also known as "Baselines" or "Configuration Items") since 2007.  This session will explain the logic behind using a Compliance Setting--when it makes sense and when it doesn't. The session will also cover SQL custom reporting on Configuration Item results, as well as WQL (collection query) using ConfigItem information.


Speakers
avatar for Sherry Kissinger

Sherry Kissinger

Former Microsoft ECM MVP, App Engineer, Wells Fargo
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 May 17, 2016 8:00am - 9:45am
Harriet Radisson Blu

8:00am

Application Deployment Tools - Deploy Office 365 Pro Plus
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will include a short overview of the Configuration Manager Application Model and good practices with its use.  We will then dive into deployment of Office 365 ProPlus using some community tools to overcome hurdles and simplify the deployment.  At the end of this session, you will have a toolset capable of deploying Office 365 ProPlus and more.

Speakers
avatar for Caleb Lund

Caleb Lund

Senior Project Engineer, Cyber Advisors
Caleb Lund has 15 years of experience in IT with the last ten focusing on system management. He currently is a Senior Project Engineer with Cyber Advisors Inc. located in Minnesota. Caleb works with clients to implement ConfigMgr and creates processes around patch management, OSD... Read More →
avatar for Paul Wetter

Paul Wetter

Sr. Infrastructure Applications Engineer, Vista Outdoor
Systems engineer with over 15 years of experience in the systems management workspace. Much of that time spent automating installations of applications and OSD for medium and large companies. I have also spent time consulting, completing numerous SCCM deployments. Currently I am... Read More →



Tuesday May 17, 2016 8:00am - 9:45am
Minnetonka BC Radisson Blu

8:00am

IT Pro to IT Scientist
Limited Capacity seats available

We are in the cloud era, Private AND Public but what does that mean to us as IT Pros?  This session is about why you must adopt a scientific mind set for the Cloud Era. We geeks tend to dive straight into the tech area...

Speakers
avatar for Lee Berg

Lee Berg

Microsoft MVP, STEALTHbits
Lee is a Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management and a Techincal Product Manager for STEALTHbits Technologies. When Lee is now building CyberSecurity Monitoring Software in his day-job, He is active in managing and presenting at user groups, meetups, and conferences around... Read More →
avatar for Samuel Erskine

Samuel Erskine

Senior Specialist, MVP
Microsoft MCT and MVP Service Management & Cloud Consultant Samuel Erskine, is a Systems Management specialist and trainer focused on 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... Read More →



Tuesday May 17, 2016 8:00am - 9:45am
Lakes A Radisson Blu

8:00am

More Real World Windows 10 Deployments with Dell & 1E
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

At the last MMS in November, we shared our current real world Windows 10 adventure with you. Fast forward six months later and tons of things have changed.  There have been two ConfigMgr releases (1511 and 1602), Windows 1511 is now CBB and there have been some hotfixes along the way, therefore the journey continues.

In this session, two of the world’s most advanced technology companies will talk about their experiences deploying Windows 10 and what it takes to get started on your own project.  Along the way, you’ll discover the tips and tricks to make your project a success as well as the pitfalls you will need to avoid.

Topics for discussion will include *current* infrastructure requirements, deployment assessment, upgrade readiness, driver management and self-service OS deployments. The session will give you a better understanding of deployment methods and their implications for distribution in a corporate environment. So, come and join us for Part 2 of this interactive discussion on Windows 10 and see how the latest technology from Microsoft, Dell and 1E will put you in the driver seat of your Windows 10 project.

Join us and you will receive some invaluable information and will also automatically be entered for the chance to win an Amazon Echo!


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... Read More →
avatar for Bill Moore

Bill Moore

Client Engineering, Dell, Inc.
avatar for Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey

Microsoft MVP, Enterprise Tools Strategist, Dell Technologies
Greg Ramsey, Enterprise Mobility MVP, is the Enterprise Tools Strategist at Dell, Inc. He has a B.S. in Computer Sciences and Engineering from Ohio State University, and has coauthored many books over the years. Greg is a cofounder of the Ohio SMS Users Group and the Central Texas... Read More →
avatar for Mike Terrill

Mike Terrill

Microsoft MVP, OS Engineer, Big Bank
Mike’s career has been focused around systems management (SCCM) and operating system deployment for over 20 years (ever since SMS v1.2). He is a Microsoft Enterprise Mobility MVP and runs the Arizona Systems Management User Group. He specializes in the design, architecture and installation... Read More →


Tuesday May 17, 2016 8:00am - 9:45am
Nokomis Radisson Blu

9:00am

Azure Active Directory - Premium Unwrapped
Limited Capacity filling up

More and more Microsoft technologies are hooking into Azure Active Directory, whether you like it or not (Azure Stack is a nice example, Intune is another one...). While at first, Microsoft gives the impression Azure AD configuration is super easy, a lot can go wrong under the hood. This session will start with how one organization can setup a sync with the on-prem AD and Azure AD by using ADConnect, followed by explaining the differences between ADConnect and ADFS; next to that, Peter will detail the different features of Azure AD Premium, like application integration, Multi-Factor Authentication and Premium Reports. And as usual in Peter's sessions, spiced up with a lot of live demos.

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Buntinx

Kenny Buntinx

EM MVP - Managing Consultant, Coretech Benelux
Kenny is a highly qualified , certified and energized consultant working for Coretech Benelux 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... Read More →
avatar for Kaido Jarvemets

Kaido Jarvemets

Senior Consultant, Coretech
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... Read More →
avatar for Tim De Keukelaere

Tim De Keukelaere

@Tim_DK, Coretech Benelux
Tim is a managing consultant at Coretech with over 15 years of experience in the field, mainly in Wintel environments. He has a broad technical knowledge on various enterprise technologies and Operating Systems, and a strong focus on workplace and mobility. His main area of expertise... Read More →



Tuesday May 17, 2016 9:00am - 10:45am
Minnetonka A Radisson Blu

9:00am

Microsoft OMS & Operations Manager: Mortal enemies, casual acquaintances, best friends, or inbred cousins?
Limited Capacity filling up

In this off-the-rails session hear the good, the bad and the ugly for Microsoft OMS and Operations Manager. We will discuss the challenges that OMS brings to existing Operations Manager environments, how these solutions can work better together,  where they do not work together and where they are really the same. Just for fun (and Operations Manager geek trivial pursuit points) we will showcase how you can use your Operations Manager skills to do things with OMS that Microsoft may not have even considered yet.  

Speakers
avatar for Cameron Fuller

Cameron Fuller

Microsoft MVP, Catapult
System Center MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management, is a Solution Director for Catapult Systems and serves as an Evangelist for System Center and automation technologies. He has over 20 years of infrastructure experience, focused on management solutions. Cameron coauthored a number... Read More →
avatar for Dieter Wijckmans

Dieter Wijckmans

Managing Consultant, Coretech Benelux
Dieter is in his mid-30s and is a big fan of technology. He recently received an MVP award for System Center Cloud and Data management. He's been active in the IT industry for over 10 years, 12 of which as a freelance consultant. Dieter works at Coretech Benelux as managing Consultant. As... Read More →



Tuesday May 17, 2016 9:00am - 10:45am
Cedar Radisson Blu

9:00am

What's New in Configuration Manager Since RTM
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

As you are aware, Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager is going to be an ever evolving product with new features and updates added constantly. Since the RTM release of Configuration Manager in December, there have been a number of updates to the product. This session will cover those new updates, as well as some that may be available soon.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Czechowski

Aaron Czechowski

Principal Content Developer, Microsoft
Aaron Czechowski (@AaronCzechowski) is a recovering program manager, now a technical writer with Microsoft in the enterprise client management product team working on Configuration Manager. Ask him about ConfigMgr docs, and how you can contribute. Other good topics of conversation... Read More →
avatar for Wally Mead

Wally Mead

None, Former Microsoft MVP, Retired
Wally has retired from the business world, and will not be keeping up with the ever changing world of Configuration Manager, so will be no longer doing any public speaking, not even MMS. However, since he loves the event, and the people he's met over the years, he volunteers at MMS... Read More →



Tuesday May 17, 2016 9:00am - 10:45am
Lakes B Radisson Blu

10:00am

Deep Dive into Azure Resource Manager JSON Template Authoring
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session, we'll explore the process and tooling that supports authoring Microsoft Azure Resource Manager (ARM) JSON Templates. Visual Studio Code, PowerShell ISE, and extensions for both, will help make you a productive Azure deployment expert!

Speakers
avatar for Vlad Joanovic

Vlad Joanovic

Program Manager, Microsoft
Vlad Joanovic is a program manager working in Enterprise Cloud Group\System center and Services team on the Microsoft Operations Management Suite and Azure portal scenarios across Compute, Network, Storage, Cloud services and Service fabric. Vlad was most recently in the developer... 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... Read More →



Tuesday May 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:45am
Lakes A Radisson Blu

10:00am

Device Guard and AppLocker: Better Together
Limited Capacity seats available

Endpoint security in the enterprise can no longer be exclusive to just using antivirus software and firewalls.  There is growing interest in making endpoints more resilient to modern threats.  Device Guard and AppLocker in Windows 10 provide an effective "defense in-depth" solution to achieving this goal.

With Device Guard and AppLocker, you get application whitelisting and application control capabilities added to the endpoint security strategy.  So which is the right one to use, or can they be used simultaneously?  This session will take an investigative look at how to strike a balance when using both Device Guard and AppLocker in the Enterprise.

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... Read More →
avatar for Bill Moore

Bill Moore

Client Engineering, Dell, Inc.



Tuesday May 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:45am
Minnetonka BC Radisson Blu

10:00am

Self-service and security patching: Intelligent Solutions for Getting More from SCCM
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

How many times do you hear people screaming for applications they need, while you struggle to get them delivered? How much time do you waste trying to figure out what third-party applications require security patching, and how and where to apply them, while security teams dump sheets and sheets of vendor alerts on you?

 In this duel session Flexera Software invites you to:

  • Join MikeO'Connor to find out how to optimize application delivery through SCCM and empower users with self-service.
  • Join Kent Agerlund to learn how to identify unpatched third-party applications, prioritize and deploy patches.

Speakers
avatar for Kent Agerlund

Kent Agerlund

Microsoft MVP, CTGlobal
Love to talk about anything related to Enterprise Client Management, cycling, running and football :-)Microsoft Enterprise Client Management MVP and Microsoft Regional Director

Exhibitors
avatar for Mike O'Connor

Mike O'Connor

Senior Solution Engineer, Flexera Software
Mike O’Connor is a Senior Solutions Engineer with Flexera Software. He’s been with Flexera for 13 and a half years, 10 of those in his current role. He specializes in Flexera’s Software Vulnerability Management & Application Readiness product area, which includes Corporate... Read More →


Tuesday May 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:45am
Harriet Radisson Blu

10:00am

Managing Windows 10 - The Good, the New and the Ugly
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

With Windows 10 we have new management options! We will cover MDM management, AzureAD and the future of management. MDM policies to manage Windows 10 clients? For real? Yes for real, the future of management includes Business Store, Azure AD Join, Intune and more! We will bring the story together and give you experience from the field. Are you ready to think in new ways?!

Speakers
avatar for Jörgen Nilsson

Jörgen Nilsson

Microsoft MVP, Consultant, Onevinn AB
Jorgen is working as a principal consultant at Onevinn in Sweden. He has been working as a consultant since 1993 with a focus on Enterprise Client Management and System Management.Involved in many projects and also a Microsoft Certified Trainer, MVP in Enterprise Mobility and delivers... Read More →
avatar for Ronni Pedersen

Ronni Pedersen

Microsoft MVP, RONNIPEDERSEN.COM
Ronni is working as a Freelance Cloud Architect in Denmark. He has been working as a consultant since 1997 with a primary focus on Enterprise Client Management solutions, based on technologies like System Center Configuration Manager, Microsoft Intune and Enterprise Mobility + Security... Read More →



Tuesday May 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:45am
Lakes CD Radisson Blu

11:00am

Windows 10 Deployment - Expert Level (Repeat Session)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join us for an hour (plus) live demo on how to build a Windows deployment solution, based on MDT and ConfigMgr. In the session we are taking OS Deployment to its outer limits. Deployment tips, tricks, and hard core debugging in a single session. You can expect a lot of live demos in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Johan Arwidmark

Johan Arwidmark

Microsoft MVP, Chief Technology Officer, TrueSec
Johan Arwidmark is the Chief Technology Officer with TrueSec. He is a consultant, author and all-around geek specializing in Systems Management and Enterprise Windows Deployment Solutions. In addition to his consulting role, Johan present trainings and speaks at several conferences... Read More →
avatar for Mikael Nystrom

Mikael Nystrom

Microsoft MVP, Geek, 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... Read More →



Tuesday May 17, 2016 11:00am - 12:45pm
Nokomis Radisson Blu

11:00am

Reporting and BI Across System Center Products. Produce rich visualizations from SCCM and SCSM
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking at the reporting capabilities of System Center, beginning with the out-of-the-box reports, this session takes you through the looking glass and into a visual-rich land of interactive graphic Dashboards, using Excel, PowerPivot and PowerBI .

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Craig

Andrew Craig

Senior Consultant, itnetX AG
I work for itnetX in Switzerland where I implement bespoke solutions for customers. Nothing here is out-of-the-box. My work involves the automation of business processes and the integration of , not exclusively but mainly, Microsoft System Center Technologies. Come and talk to me... Read More →
avatar for Dieter Gasser

Dieter Gasser

Head of Product Management, itnetX
Dieter Gasser is an IT consultant and a management partner of itnetX AG, headquartered in Switzerland. He has a strong focus on the delivery and customization of Service Manager. Dieter has been working in IT for more than 16 years, and has focused on Microsoft technologies. He started... Read More →


MMS2016 xlsx

Tuesday May 17, 2016 11:00am - 12:45pm
Minnetonka A Radisson Blu

11:00am

Windows 10 Servicing with Configuration Manager
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Not just an overview of Windows 10 servicing, this session will dig into the features of Configuration Manager to support Windows as a Service such as the Windows 10 Dashboard and Servicing Plans.  And MVP Niall Brady will be there to keep the Microsoft guys honest.  :-)

Speakers
avatar for Niall Brady

Niall Brady

Niall Brady
Niall is a passionate blogger about System Center Configuration Manager. He is the guy behind https://www.windows-noob.com
avatar for Aaron Czechowski

Aaron Czechowski

Principal Content Developer, Microsoft
Aaron Czechowski (@AaronCzechowski) is a recovering program manager, now a technical writer with Microsoft in the enterprise client management product team working on Configuration Manager. Ask him about ConfigMgr docs, and how you can contribute. Other good topics of conversation... Read More →
avatar for Dune Desormeaux

Dune Desormeaux

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
I'm a program manager on the Configuration Manager product team. My current focus is on configuring Windows security at enterprise scale and making it easier for customers to keep Windows and Office up to date. That said questions about all areas of the SCCM product are fair game... Read More →



Tuesday May 17, 2016 11:00am - 12:45pm
Lakes B Radisson Blu

11:00am

Prepare for the SCOM / OMS demo bonaaaaanzaaaah!!!
Limited Capacity filling up

This is probably the session with the most dangerous demo's in the world! It's completely demo driven with a huge amount of material which will blow your mind! Tips, tricks, things you couldn't imagine and even more! Join this session to get blown away by...

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Chan

Joseph Chan

Principal Group Program Manager, Azure Governance, Microsoft
Principal Group Program Manager for Microsoft Azure Governance Platform, helping large enterprises govern and control their vast Azure cloud environment at scale.
avatar for Samuel Erskine

Samuel Erskine

Senior Specialist, MVP
Microsoft MCT and MVP Service Management & Cloud Consultant Samuel Erskine, is a Systems Management specialist and trainer focused on 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... Read More →
avatar for Dieter Wijckmans

Dieter Wijckmans

Managing Consultant, Coretech Benelux
Dieter is in his mid-30s and is a big fan of technology. He recently received an MVP award for System Center Cloud and Data management. He's been active in the IT industry for over 10 years, 12 of which as a freelance consultant. Dieter works at Coretech Benelux as managing Consultant. As... Read More →



Tuesday May 17, 2016 11:00am - 12:45pm
Cedar Radisson Blu

12:00pm

Future-proof your Career with AzureStack in the New Hybrid Cloud World!
Limited Capacity filling up

"Write once, deploy anywhere", "extension of Azure", "cloud agility", "Cloud in your data center" What do all these buzz words mean to you and your career? How does Azure Stack Microsoft's Hybrid solution apply to you as an IT Pro? Does Hybrid Cloud really have a place in the enterprise?

Come to this session and let Azure Stack Program Manager Daniel Savage and MVP Steve Buchanan unpack it for you.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Buchanan

Steve Buchanan

Microsoft MVP, Group Manager - Cloud Transformation/DevOps, Accenture/Avanade
Steve Buchanan is a Group Manager – Cloud Transformation/DevOps with Avanade/Accenture, a 7-time Microsoft MVP, and author of several technical books focused on cloud and data center management. In his 19+ years as an IT professional, Steve has held positions ranging from infrastructure... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Savage

Daniel Savage

Principal PM Manager, Microsoft
Daniel Savage is a Principal PM Manager working in the Enterprise Cloud Group at Microsoft focused on delivering Microsoft Azure Stack. Daniel is a veteran of the systems and applications management space and had spent the previous 10 years working on System Center before moving... Read More →



Tuesday May 17, 2016 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Harriet Radisson Blu

12:00pm

PowerShell Unplugged (Stuff I Stole from Snover)
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn some of PowerShell's cooler, hidden "tricks," and wrap your head around some of PowerShell's most vexing "gotchas." In this completely unscripted, unplanned session, you're also welcome to bring your PowerShell questions, problems, and hurdles to see what Don does with them live on-stage!

Speakers
avatar for Don Jones

Don Jones

President & CEO, DevOps Collective, Inc.
Don Jones is the President and co-founder of PowerShell.org, an MVP Award recipient since 2003, and the author of more than a half-dozen books on PowerShell. He's worked with PowerShell since before its 2006 release, is an Honorary Scripting Guy, and was named PowerShell's "First... Read More →


Tuesday May 17, 2016 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Minnetonka BC Radisson Blu

12:00pm

Nano Server - The Future of Windows Server
Limited Capacity filling up

Nano Server is the future of Windows Server. With Nano Server Microsoft created the foundation for Windows Server for the next 20 year. In this session you will get an overview about Nano Server and see some great live demos how you can deploy, manage and...

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Maurer

Thomas Maurer

MVP / Executive, itnetX
Thomas Maurer works as a Cloud Architect and Technology Lead at itnetX AG, a consulting and engineering company located in Switzerland. Thomas helps companies to transform their business to the Cloud. Thomas is focused on Microsoft Technologies, especially Microsoft Cloud Platform... Read More →
avatar for Mike Resseler

Mike Resseler

Technical Evangelist, Veeam Software
Mike Resseler is a Technical Evangelist for Veeam. Mike is focused on technologies around Hyper-V and System Center. With years of experience in the field he presents on many occasions on large events such as MMS, TechEd and TechDays. Mike has been an awarded the MVP for System Center... Read More →



Tuesday May 17, 2016 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Lakes CD Radisson Blu

12:00pm

Customizing Windows 10 for the Enterprise - Lessons Learned
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Windows 10 is here and it is great! During this session we cover how to customize Windows 10 in an Enterprise and how you can configure it so it suites the company needs.
Browser Selection, Start Menu, Default applications, File associations, etc. New features like Credential Guard, Font Blocking and more. You will also learn about cool stuff like Event forwarding and other tips that can be really useful for your Windows 10 deployment! 

Speakers
avatar for Jörgen Nilsson

Jörgen Nilsson

Microsoft MVP, Consultant, Onevinn AB
Jorgen is working as a principal consultant at Onevinn in Sweden. He has been working as a consultant since 1993 with a focus on Enterprise Client Management and System Management.Involved in many projects and also a Microsoft Certified Trainer, MVP in Enterprise Mobility and delivers... Read More →
avatar for Ronni Pedersen

Ronni Pedersen

Microsoft MVP, RONNIPEDERSEN.COM
Ronni is working as a Freelance Cloud Architect in Denmark. He has been working as a consultant since 1997 with a primary focus on Enterprise Client Management solutions, based on technologies like System Center Configuration Manager, Microsoft Intune and Enterprise Mobility + Security... Read More →



Tuesday May 17, 2016 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Lakes A Radisson Blu

1:00pm

Configuration Manager - Community Rules! (Repeat Session)
Limited Capacity filling up

Configuration Manager has an amazing community and some really great tools have been created by the community that enhances and add value to Configuration Manager. We will demo the best of the best of these tools, how you configure them and how you can manage your Configuration Manager environment more efficiently and solve day to day tasks!

Thanks to all who contribute to the community!

Speakers
avatar for Kent Agerlund

Kent Agerlund

Microsoft MVP, CTGlobal
Love to talk about anything related to Enterprise Client Management, cycling, running and football :-)Microsoft Enterprise Client Management MVP and Microsoft Regional Director
avatar for Ryan Ephgrave

Ryan Ephgrave

Microsoft MVP, Operations Engineer, Big Bank
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 Wells Fargo and helps organizations design, implement and maintain their System Center environments.
avatar for Jörgen Nilsson

Jörgen Nilsson

Microsoft MVP, Consultant, Onevinn AB
Jorgen is working as a principal consultant at Onevinn in Sweden. He has been working as a consultant since 1993 with a focus on Enterprise Client Management and System Management.Involved in many projects and also a Microsoft Certified Trainer, MVP in Enterprise Mobility and delivers... Read More →



Tuesday May 17, 2016 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Nokomis Radisson Blu

1:00pm

ConfigMgr Content Management - A through Z and back
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Content management and lookups are an important feat in Configuration Manager.  In this session our goal is to dive under that hood and see what truly happens when you initiate a content lookup to give an insight of the mechanics of it all and give a thorough understanding of the different steps and components involved.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Oppalfens

Kim Oppalfens

Microsoft MVP, Senior Consultant, OSCC
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. Kim is a self-proclaimed quiet, shy guy and overall nice guy, although part of that statement is currently under stress because of the evil influence of certain... Read More →
avatar for Jason Sandys

Jason Sandys

Microsoft MVP, CTGlobal
Jason is an 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... Read More →



Tuesday May 17, 2016 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Lakes B Radisson Blu

1:00pm

SCOM 2016 - Back to the Future
Limited Capacity seats available

Where we're going, we don't need roads. Come and see what SCOM 2016 brings to your datacenter so you do not need to travel back in time like Doc and Marty in order to get in control of your monitored infrastructure and applications.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Cornelissen

Bob Cornelissen

SCOM Specialist, MVP, Savision and BICTT
 Bob is a 6-time Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management and Managing Consultant for BICTT. He focuses heavily on the monitoring and automation space, working frequently with System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and Microsoft OMS. Bob loves connecting the business to... Read More →
avatar for Dieter Wijckmans

Dieter Wijckmans

Managing Consultant, Coretech Benelux
Dieter is in his mid-30s and is a big fan of technology. He recently received an MVP award for System Center Cloud and Data management. He's been active in the IT industry for over 10 years, 12 of which as a freelance consultant. Dieter works at Coretech Benelux as managing Consultant. As... Read More →



Tuesday May 17, 2016 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Cedar Radisson Blu

1:00pm

Naked and Vulnerable: A Cybersecurity Starter Kit
Limited Capacity seats available

An Introductory Security Improvement Guide for business that are looking to improve their security stance, but don't really know where to begin.

This session will outline some fundamentals that you can take immediate actions on as well as some considerations for next steps.  When you're starting from being basically naked and vulnerable, sometime just putting on some underwear and a t-shirt can be a major comfort.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Blackburn

Chris Blackburn

Senior Systems Engineer, Concurency
avatar for Shannon Fritz

Shannon Fritz

Soultions Architect, Concurrency
Cloud Datacenter, IT Infrastructure, Remote Access, DirectAccess, Enterprise Security, Media Junkie, Foodie



Tuesday May 17, 2016 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Minnetonka A Radisson Blu

2:00pm

Building a Private Cloud – Yes, but Why and How?
Limited Capacity seats available

So, you have heard it before numerous times, “Private Cloud” or “Fabric”, yeah, yeah.

But do really know what it means in the Microsoft world? Do you really understand the benefits for your IT staff, your business and for your end users? Join us in this session, listen, learn and ask questions from one of the worlds most experienced Private/Hybrid Cloud Builder. During this session you will learn how to build the "Fabric" using diffrent forms of automation as well as learning about the diffrent ways to design this, including Azure Pack, Azure Stack as well as plain vanilla Enterprise style Private Cloud.


Speakers
avatar for Johan Arwidmark

Johan Arwidmark

Microsoft MVP, Chief Technology Officer, TrueSec
Johan Arwidmark is the Chief Technology Officer with TrueSec. He is a consultant, author and all-around geek specializing in Systems Management and Enterprise Windows Deployment Solutions. In addition to his consulting role, Johan present trainings and speaks at several conferences... Read More →
avatar for Mikael Nystrom

Mikael Nystrom

Microsoft MVP, Geek, 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... Read More →



Tuesday May 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Lakes A Radisson Blu

2:00pm

PowerShell and ConfigMgr: MORE requested Scenarios
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

A continuation from MMS 2015, Kaido and Greg will demonstrate more most-frequently-requested actions using PowerShell with ConfigMgr. Learn how to bulk create and update objects in MMS, automate RBAC scopes on new objects, and understand the pros and cons to leveraging the PowerShell cmdlets for ConfigMgr.

Speakers
avatar for Kaido Jarvemets

Kaido Jarvemets

Senior Consultant, Coretech
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... Read More →
avatar for Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey

Microsoft MVP, Enterprise Tools Strategist, Dell Technologies
Greg Ramsey, Enterprise Mobility MVP, is the Enterprise Tools Strategist at Dell, Inc. He has a B.S. in Computer Sciences and Engineering from Ohio State University, and has coauthored many books over the years. Greg is a cofounder of the Ohio SMS Users Group and the Central Texas... Read More →



Tuesday May 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Minnetonka BC Radisson Blu

2:00pm

Is DevOps the key to Modern Service Management In the Enterprise?
Limited Capacity filling up

DevOps is the new kid on the buzz word bingo block. What is it and how does it relate to the Morden Service Management movement?

In this session authors and community speakers Samuel Erskine and Dieter Gasser invite you on an experimental journey. Connect the dots between concept and the practical benefits of DevOps  to the Enterprise on this  action packed journey.

Buckle up for this fun journey: taking you from concept to "we can do that at work."

Speakers
avatar for Samuel Erskine

Samuel Erskine

Senior Specialist, MVP
Microsoft MCT and MVP Service Management & Cloud Consultant Samuel Erskine, is a Systems Management specialist and trainer focused on 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... Read More →
avatar for Dieter Gasser

Dieter Gasser

Head of Product Management, itnetX
Dieter Gasser is an IT consultant and a management partner of itnetX AG, headquartered in Switzerland. He has a strong focus on the delivery and customization of Service Manager. Dieter has been working in IT for more than 16 years, and has focused on Microsoft technologies. He started... Read More →



Tuesday May 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Harriet Radisson Blu

2:00pm

Everything you want to know about BIOS/UEFI Settings
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

BIOS and UEFI settings play an important role in today's systems management. Often times, new systems are built and go out the door without any changes or modifications to the default settings. In fact, if a model is deployed over a period of time then chances are there will be several different BIOS/UEFI versions floating around in the environment for the same model. Rarely do system administrators update the BIOS/UEFI after a system has been deployed.

Today, it is not only important to create a BIOS/UEFI standard for each supported hardware model but it is something that should be mandatory. Otherwise, new security features in Window 10 may not be possible without doing an expensive full wipe and load of the operating system.

In this session, you will learn how to report on and monitor using System Center Configuration Manager the BIOS/UEFI settings for each of the three major PC vendors: Dell, Lenovo and HP. We will show you which settings are important as it relates to the new Windows 10 security features and how to automatically set them using the right tools. This session with be packed with demos and provide you with the information you need in order to better manage the systems in your environment.

Speakers
avatar for Niall Brady

Niall Brady

Niall Brady
Niall is a passionate blogger about System Center Configuration Manager. He is the guy behind https://www.windows-noob.com
avatar for Ronnie Krarup Jakobsen

Ronnie Krarup Jakobsen

Senior Architect, Coretech
Ronnie has worked with client management and deployment for the last 15 years, on top of that he has also done a lot of development related to system management, especially SCCM, either using .NET or Powershell. Ronnie joined the Coretech team in 2012 and focuses mainly on SCCM... Read More →
avatar for Mike Terrill

Mike Terrill

Microsoft MVP, OS Engineer, Big Bank
Mike’s career has been focused around systems management (SCCM) and operating system deployment for over 20 years (ever since SMS v1.2). He is a Microsoft Enterprise Mobility MVP and runs the Arizona Systems Management User Group. He specializes in the design, architecture and installation... Read More →



Tuesday May 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Lakes CD Radisson Blu

3:00pm

Why (and how) everyone at MMS should use Visual Studio Team Services
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you an IT admin and have never used Visual Studio Team Services?  Are you creating scripts using Azure Automation, using OMS, or System Center?  Do you support enterprise applications?  This session is for you.  Learn about how any IT administrator at MMS can use VSTS today.  Bring your developer friend with you and I promise you’ll have something to discuss after the session. 


Speakers
avatar for Nathan Lasnoski

Nathan Lasnoski

Chief Technology Officer, 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... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Mank

Christopher Mank

Systems Architect, Concurrency
Christopher is a Systems Architect with Concurrency and a Cloud and Datacenter MVP with a focus in DevOps and ALM practices. He specializes in understanding each organization’s unique business goals and assisting with designing and building technical solutions to meet those goals. Christopher... Read More →



Tuesday May 17, 2016 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Minnetonka A Radisson Blu

3:00pm

Hold on, you didn't do that...oohh my, you did! - Look what we did! (Repeat Session)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session has two facets.

First we will cover some of the dumbest mistakes you can make in SCCM and have a look at the consequences.

After that, we will cover how you can bend the rules of SCCM by thinking out of the box.


Speakers
avatar for Kent Agerlund

Kent Agerlund

Microsoft MVP, CTGlobal
Love to talk about anything related to Enterprise Client Management, cycling, running and football :-)Microsoft Enterprise Client Management MVP and Microsoft Regional Director
avatar for Jason Sandys

Jason Sandys

Microsoft MVP, CTGlobal
Jason is an 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... Read More →



Tuesday May 17, 2016 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Nokomis Radisson Blu

3:00pm

Upgrading to System Center Configuration Manager
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

You've heard of the new System Center Configuration Manager, and have decided that there are great features in it that compell you to implement it. But can you, or should you, upgrade, migrate, or start fresh? In this session, we'll look at the various methods of moving to the newest Confguration Manager release, and why you'd want to consider each of them.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Mason

Brian Mason

CM Admin, Wells Fargo
I manage 400K systems at Wells Fargo with ConfigMgr Current Branch. I work with the best team in the business and love my job. I spend almost all my time on MMS. I am also a founding board member for my local user group, the Twin Cities Systems Management User Group and help keep... Read More →
avatar for Wally Mead

Wally Mead

None, Former Microsoft MVP, Retired
Wally has retired from the business world, and will not be keeping up with the ever changing world of Configuration Manager, so will be no longer doing any public speaking, not even MMS. However, since he loves the event, and the people he's met over the years, he volunteers at MMS... Read More →



Tuesday May 17, 2016 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Lakes B Radisson Blu

3:00pm

SCOM Tricks from the SCOMosaurs
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to this session to see some of the tricks in use by the ancient SCOMosaurs from the field. This session will involve several monitoring oldtimers and bring out the goods so we can all benefit!

Speakers
avatar for Bob Cornelissen

Bob Cornelissen

SCOM Specialist, MVP, Savision and BICTT
 Bob is a 6-time Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management and Managing Consultant for BICTT. He focuses heavily on the monitoring and automation space, working frequently with System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and Microsoft OMS. Bob loves connecting the business to... Read More →
avatar for Cameron Fuller

Cameron Fuller

Microsoft MVP, Catapult
System Center MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management, is a Solution Director for Catapult Systems and serves as an Evangelist for System Center and automation technologies. He has over 20 years of infrastructure experience, focused on management solutions. Cameron coauthored a number... Read More →



Tuesday May 17, 2016 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Cedar Radisson Blu

4:00pm

Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services Overview
Limited Capacity filling up

Are you finally prepared to move to the cloud? If so, you'll need to be aware of the cloud services and automation tools that enable you to migrate your on-premises infrastructure to Microsoft Azure IaaS. Virtual Machines, Virtual Networks, Storage, Configuration Management (DSC), and Azure Automation are all key topics that will help you be productive leveraging Microsoft Azure! We'll also talk about Microsoft Azure Resource Manager (ARM) JSON Templates, authoring and editing!

Speakers
avatar for Kaido Jarvemets

Kaido Jarvemets

Senior Consultant, Coretech
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... 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... Read More →



Tuesday May 17, 2016 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Harriet Radisson Blu

4:00pm

Business Continuity using Microsoft Solutions
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session you will learn what is takes to build and provide an initial Business Continuity strategy or plan regardless of company size. Understanding the Business Services and how those relate and/or are build up are of core essence when it come...

Speakers
avatar for Robert Hedblom

Robert Hedblom

Microsoft MVP, Sumnerv
Robert Hedblom is a well-known external partner and also internal partner at Microsoft due to his high skillsets and experience when it comes to designing scenario driven solutions based on the System Center stack, Azure and Windows Server technologies. Roberts focus as a Cloud and... Read More →
avatar for John Joyner

John Joyner

Senior Director, Technology, ClearPointe
John is Senior Director, Technology at ClearPointe, a managed services provider of 24x7 Network Operations Center (NOC) services. John is co-author of four books in the industry-standard reference series, System Center Operations Manager : Unleashed. His recent focus is helping customers... Read More →


Tuesday May 17, 2016 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Lakes A Radisson Blu

4:00pm

DSC Crash Course
Limited Capacity filling up

Get down and dirty with Desired State Configuration. MVP Don Jones walks you through the major capabilities, minor pitfalls, and design considerations. You'll learn about custom resources, partial configurations, and everything DSC can and can't do, along with valuable design and planning advice that will save you tons of pain and error.

Speakers
avatar for Don Jones

Don Jones

President & CEO, DevOps Collective, Inc.
Don Jones is the President and co-founder of PowerShell.org, an MVP Award recipient since 2003, and the author of more than a half-dozen books on PowerShell. He's worked with PowerShell since before its 2006 release, is an Honorary Scripting Guy, and was named PowerShell's "First... Read More →
avatar for Eamon O'Reilly

Eamon O'Reilly

Lead Program Manager, Microsoft


Tuesday May 17, 2016 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Minnetonka BC Radisson Blu

4:00pm

SCCM - Disaster Recovery
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learn what a SCCM site reset does and when to use it!  Learn the options for how and what to back up for disaster recovery in SCCM 2012 R2 and SCCM 1511.  We will discuss the Afterbackup.bat file and the backup settings file and how to modify them.

Demos will include creating a disaster and restoring from backup.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Teegarden

Matthew Teegarden

System Administrator, Lifetouch
Matthew has worked in assisting organizations to improve productivity, services and processes within the System Center suite. In 2015 he was Vice President of the MN System Center Users Group – the largest System Center users group in the country and is currently a board member... Read More →
avatar for Steve Thompson

Steve Thompson

Microsoft MVP, Practice Lead Softchoice, Softchoice
Steve works for Softchoice as a Data Platform Practice Lead. Focused on developing Softchoice capabilities with data services (structured and unstructured), SQL, BI, Big Data, Advanced Analytics and machine learning for Public Cloud platforms. This includes hybrid solutions that integrate... Read More →



Tuesday May 17, 2016 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Lakes CD Radisson Blu

5:00pm

Focus Group - Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Come talk on any common issues in education as far as IT is concerned.

Moderators
avatar for Nash Pherson

Nash Pherson

Customer Success Manager, Modern Workplace, Microsoft
Nash Pherson is a Customer Success Manager for Microsoft focused on Win 10 Enterprise, EMS/SCCM and Office 365. Prior to joining Microsoft, Nash was a systems management consultant and a Microsoft MVP for Enterprise Client Management.Nash's expertise is in organizational development... Read More →

Tuesday May 17, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakes B Radisson Blu

5:00pm

Focus Group - Healthcare
Limited Capacity seats available

Come talk about common issues in health care where IT is concerned.

Moderators
avatar for John Marcum

John Marcum

Managing Consultant, Microsoft MVP, CTGlobal Services
John Marcum, Enterprise Client Management MVP, is a Managing Consultant with Coretech US. Starting with SMS 2.0, John has been highly focused on enterprise client management. Most recently John has become a leading expert in the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility and Security suite.

Tuesday May 17, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cedar Radisson Blu

5:00pm

Business Intelligence and Data Analytics for the Common Man
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will look at a new approach to data analytics and business intelligence, leveraging multiple technologies to provide dynamic result the C-level is sure to love...without complex development tools! In a world of data scientists and mind-bending database schemas, Lee and Pete will lead you hands-on through simplification and visualization of a real-world data set, revealing the tools and techniques to put data visualization in the hands of the IT Pro.


Speakers
avatar for Lee Berg

Lee Berg

Microsoft MVP, STEALTHbits
Lee is a Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management and a Techincal Product Manager for STEALTHbits Technologies. When Lee is now building CyberSecurity Monitoring Software in his day-job, He is active in managing and presenting at user groups, meetups, and conferences around... Read More →
avatar for Peter Zerger

Peter Zerger

Microsoft MVP, Lumagate
Pete is an author, speaker, and 13-time Microsoft MVP, focusing on cloud security, architecture, process automation and DevOps. Pete has been a speaker at popular technical conferences around the world including Microsoft Ignite and Experts Live. He has authored several books, including... Read More →



Tuesday May 17, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Nokomis Radisson Blu

5:00pm

In Depth Azure Stack – Resource Provider’s
Limited Capacity seats available

The Azure Stack solution is designed to no longer leverage the capabilities of Virtual Machine Manager for managing the IaaS resources of the cloud. In this session we will take a close inspection to how the Compute, Network and Storage Resource Provider's take direction from the Resource Manager. We will also get a glimpse on where these providers live in the current preview, and how they interact with both the fabric and other resource providers.


Speakers
avatar for Damian Flynn

Damian Flynn

Systems Architect, Corporate IT Core Team, Damian Flynn MVP
“Making incredible software incredibly simple.” – Damian, is an Infrastructure Architect with over 20 years of IT experience working with global enterprises, currently focused on Cloud Technologies in the Converged Datacentre, with perspective on Service Management Automation... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Savage

Daniel Savage

Principal PM Manager, Microsoft
Daniel Savage is a Principal PM Manager working in the Enterprise Cloud Group at Microsoft focused on delivering Microsoft Azure Stack. Daniel is a veteran of the systems and applications management space and had spent the previous 10 years working on System Center before moving... Read More →



Tuesday May 17, 2016 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Minnetonka A Radisson Blu

6:00pm

ConfigMgr State of the Union
In true MMS tradtion this is all about what happened in the world of SCCM and MMS in the past year. This session mixes the community viewpoint with the accomplishments as seen by the product team, as delivered by a must-see special guest from the Microsoft Product team.

Speakers
avatar for Kerwin Medina

Kerwin Medina

Software Design Engineer, Microsoft
A Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft, Kerwin is one of the most passionate and animated members of the System Center Configuration Manger development team. Kerwin is responsible for implementing some of the favorite community-suggested features in ConfigMgr current branch today... Read More →
avatar for Kim Oppalfens

Kim Oppalfens

Microsoft MVP, Senior Consultant, OSCC
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. Kim is a self-proclaimed quiet, shy guy and overall nice guy, although part of that statement is currently under stress because of the evil influence of certain... Read More →
avatar for Jason Sandys

Jason Sandys

Microsoft MVP, CTGlobal
Jason is an 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... Read More →



Tuesday May 17, 2016 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Lakes A Radisson Blu
 
Wednesday, May 18
 

7:00am

Birds of a Feather - Cloud and Datacenter Management
Birds of a Feather sessions are the heart of MMS! Come and spend time with other professionals who are working on the same Azure/OMS/SCOM/SCSM/SCVMM challenges you are. These round-tables have moderators who are experts in the area, and your peers may have excellent solutions you may never have even considered. Come network with the community in this informal round-table, Q&A, random knowledge event!

Moderators
avatar for Vlad Joanovic

Vlad Joanovic

Program Manager, Microsoft
Vlad Joanovic is a program manager working in Enterprise Cloud Group\System center and Services team on the Microsoft Operations Management Suite and Azure portal scenarios across Compute, Network, Storage, Cloud services and Service fabric. Vlad was most recently in the developer... Read More →
avatar for Peter Zerger

Peter Zerger

Microsoft MVP, Lumagate
Pete is an author, speaker, and 13-time Microsoft MVP, focusing on cloud security, architecture, process automation and DevOps. Pete has been a speaker at popular technical conferences around the world including Microsoft Ignite and Experts Live. He has authored several books, including... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 7:00am - 7:45am
Minnetonka BC Radisson Blu

7:00am

Birds of a Feather - Enterprise Mobility - CM, Intune, EMS, RemoteApp
Birds of a Feather sessions are the heart of MMS! Come and spend time with other professionals who are working on the same challenges with ConfigMgr/Intune/EMS/RemoteApp. These round-tables have moderators who are experts in the area, and your peers may have excellent solutions you may never have even considered. Come network with the community in this informal round-table, Q&A, random knowledge event!

Moderators
avatar for Dune Desormeaux

Dune Desormeaux

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
I'm a program manager on the Configuration Manager product team. My current focus is on configuring Windows security at enterprise scale and making it easier for customers to keep Windows and Office up to date. That said questions about all areas of the SCCM product are fair game... Read More →
avatar for Nash Pherson

Nash Pherson

Customer Success Manager, Modern Workplace, Microsoft
Nash Pherson is a Customer Success Manager for Microsoft focused on Win 10 Enterprise, EMS/SCCM and Office 365. Prior to joining Microsoft, Nash was a systems management consultant and a Microsoft MVP for Enterprise Client Management.Nash's expertise is in organizational development... Read More →
avatar for Zach Sattler

Zach Sattler

Platform Engineer, Artisan Partners

Wednesday May 18, 2016 7:00am - 7:45am
Lakes B Radisson Blu

7:00am

Birds of a Feather - OSD
Birds of a Feather sessions are the heart of MMS! Come and spend time with other professionals who are working on the same ConfigMgr or MDT Operating System Deployment challenges you are. These round-tables have moderators who are experts in the area, and your peers may have excellent solutions you may never have even considered. Come network with the community in this informal round-table, Q&A, random knowledge event!

Moderators
avatar for Aaron Czechowski

Aaron Czechowski

Principal Content Developer, Microsoft
Aaron Czechowski (@AaronCzechowski) is a recovering program manager, now a technical writer with Microsoft in the enterprise client management product team working on Configuration Manager. Ask him about ConfigMgr docs, and how you can contribute. Other good topics of conversation... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Kaster

Joseph Kaster

IT Capability Architect Senior, Allianz

Wednesday May 18, 2016 7:00am - 8:45am
Lakes A Radisson Blu

7:00am

Birds of a Feather - PowerShell
Birds of a Feather sessions are the heart of MMS! Come and spend time with other professionals who are working on the same PowerShell challenges you are. These round-tables have moderators who are experts in the area, and your peers may have excellent solutions you may never have even considered. Come network with the community in this informal round-table, Q&A, random knowledge event!

Moderators
avatar for Tim Curwick

Tim Curwick

Consultant, Microsoft MVP, RBA
I am a Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management for my contributions to the PowerShell community. As an infrastucture engineer for RBA Consulting, I focus on the Microsoft stack and PowerShell based solutions. I design and build complex automation solutions. I run and frequently... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Teegarden

Matthew Teegarden

System Administrator, Lifetouch
Matthew has worked in assisting organizations to improve productivity, services and processes within the System Center suite. In 2015 he was Vice President of the MN System Center Users Group – the largest System Center users group in the country and is currently a board member... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 7:00am - 8:45am
Lakes CD Radisson Blu

8:00am

Migrating Infrastructure to Azure Resource Manager
Limited Capacity seats available

During this action-packed session, we will discuss migration of ASM Classic (IaaSv1) and on-premises infrastructure Virtual Machines to Microsoft Azure using Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and PowerShell automation. We'll also leverage Azure Automation's PowerShell DSC integration to automatically apply declarative configurations to newly migrated VMs.

Speakers
avatar for Vlad Joanovic

Vlad Joanovic

Program Manager, Microsoft
Vlad Joanovic is a program manager working in Enterprise Cloud Group\System center and Services team on the Microsoft Operations Management Suite and Azure portal scenarios across Compute, Network, Storage, Cloud services and Service fabric. Vlad was most recently in the developer... 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... Read More →



Wednesday May 18, 2016 8:00am - 9:45am
Harriet Radisson Blu

8:00am

Hold on, you didn't do that...oohh my, you did! - Look what we did!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session has two facets.

First we will cover some of the dumbest mistakes you can make in SCCM and have a look at the consequences.

After that, we will cover how you can bend the rules of SCCM by thinking out of the box.


Speakers
avatar for Kent Agerlund

Kent Agerlund

Microsoft MVP, CTGlobal
Love to talk about anything related to Enterprise Client Management, cycling, running and football :-)Microsoft Enterprise Client Management MVP and Microsoft Regional Director
avatar for Jason Sandys

Jason Sandys

Microsoft MVP, CTGlobal
Jason is an 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... Read More →



Wednesday May 18, 2016 8:00am - 9:45am
Lakes B Radisson Blu

8:00am

Simple push DSC within SCCM compliance items
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you interested in using DSC but don't want to setup a pull server? Do you still want a central repository? Do you have SCCM? Than this session is for you.

In this session you will learn how to use DSC within SCCM CIs and use reporting in SCCM to roll up your DSC  compliance into SCCM compliance reporting. Also, we'll look at the differences between a push configuration versus having a DSC pull server.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Kaster

Joseph Kaster

IT Capability Architect Senior, Allianz
avatar for Matthew Teegarden

Matthew Teegarden

System Administrator, Lifetouch
Matthew has worked in assisting organizations to improve productivity, services and processes within the System Center suite. In 2015 he was Vice President of the MN System Center Users Group – the largest System Center users group in the country and is currently a board member... Read More →



Wednesday May 18, 2016 8:00am - 9:45am
Minnetonka BC Radisson Blu

8:00am

ConfigMgr Policies - A through Z and back (Repeat Session)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Last MMS we delivered a session around collections were we did a deep dive into a very core component of SCCM that has been around for decades. This session aims at doing that same thing again, deep dive into a core component that is.

This time our focus isn't on a core operational object, but it's on policies, which are arguably deeper into the heart of Configuration Manager than anything else.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Degreef

Tom Degreef

Managing Consultant, OSCC
Tom has been a Configmgr consultant for several years and has been a Microsoft Support Escalation Engineer for over 2 years. Tom became an independent Configmgr Consultant again recently and delivers consultancy for just about anything that is EMS or Systems Management related... Read More →
avatar for Kim Oppalfens

Kim Oppalfens

Microsoft MVP, Senior Consultant, OSCC
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. Kim is a self-proclaimed quiet, shy guy and overall nice guy, although part of that statement is currently under stress because of the evil influence of certain... Read More →



Wednesday May 18, 2016 8:00am - 9:45am
Nokomis Radisson Blu

9:00am

What’s new in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V?
Limited Capacity seats available

With the next version of Microsoft hypervisor Microsoft released some great new features for your Cloud infrastructure. Come to this session to get the details of all the new stuff that is in Hyper-V and learn about how you can play with it “hands-on." This session includes also the latest updates from the Technical Previews.


Speakers
avatar for Thomas Maurer

Thomas Maurer

MVP / Executive, itnetX
Thomas Maurer works as a Cloud Architect and Technology Lead at itnetX AG, a consulting and engineering company located in Switzerland. Thomas helps companies to transform their business to the Cloud. Thomas is focused on Microsoft Technologies, especially Microsoft Cloud Platform... Read More →
avatar for Mike Resseler

Mike Resseler

Technical Evangelist, Veeam Software
Mike Resseler is a Technical Evangelist for Veeam. Mike is focused on technologies around Hyper-V and System Center. With years of experience in the field he presents on many occasions on large events such as MMS, TechEd and TechDays. Mike has been an awarded the MVP for System Center... Read More →



Wednesday May 18, 2016 9:00am - 10:45am
Lakes A Radisson Blu

9:00am

SQL Tips & Tricks:  Best Practices from the Field
Limited Capacity seats available

Not everyone uses SQL every day and not everyone can keep up with all the new features and functionality that come out every year.  In addition, most people accept the default configuration for SQL and it's services when setting it up.

In this session, two industry experts with nearly 40 years of SQL and SCCM experience between them will lay out the best practices and any tips and tricks that they have learned are necessary to get the best performance and reliability out of SQL server.

Come with questions! One attendee will receive a coupon code at BrentOzar.com for one free training course (that's a $299 value!, must be present to recieve the code)

Speakers
avatar for John Nelson

John Nelson

Applications Systems Engineer, Wells Fargo
An SMS/Config Manager guy with a focus on SQL since 1997. Currently working in the engineering side of the Configuration Management & Provisioning team at a Fortune 50 company. Has done all kinds of server administration, SMS/SCCM administration, packaging, scripting, development... Read More →
avatar for Steve Thompson

Steve Thompson

Microsoft MVP, Practice Lead Softchoice, Softchoice
Steve works for Softchoice as a Data Platform Practice Lead. Focused on developing Softchoice capabilities with data services (structured and unstructured), SQL, BI, Big Data, Advanced Analytics and machine learning for Public Cloud platforms. This includes hybrid solutions that integrate... Read More →



Wednesday May 18, 2016 9:00am - 10:45am
Lakes CD Radisson Blu

9:00am

Self-service and security patching: Intelligent Solutions for Getting More from SCCM (Repeat Session)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

How many times do you hear people screaming for applications they need, while you struggle to get them delivered? How much time do you waste trying to figure out what third-party applications require security patching, and how and where to apply them, while security teams dump sheets and sheets of vendor alerts on you?

In this duel session Flexera Software invites you to:

-              Join Mike O'Connor to find out how to optimize application delivery through SCCM and empower users with self-service.

-              Join Nash Pherson to learn how to identify unpatched third-party applications, prioritize and deploy patches.


Speakers
avatar for Nash Pherson

Nash Pherson

Customer Success Manager, Modern Workplace, Microsoft
Nash Pherson is a Customer Success Manager for Microsoft focused on Win 10 Enterprise, EMS/SCCM and Office 365. Prior to joining Microsoft, Nash was a systems management consultant and a Microsoft MVP for Enterprise Client Management.Nash's expertise is in organizational development... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Mike O'Connor

Mike O'Connor

Senior Solution Engineer, Flexera Software
Mike O’Connor is a Senior Solutions Engineer with Flexera Software. He’s been with Flexera for 13 and a half years, 10 of those in his current role. He specializes in Flexera’s Software Vulnerability Management & Application Readiness product area, which includes Corporate... Read More →


Wednesday May 18, 2016 9:00am - 10:45am
Cedar Radisson Blu

9:00am

Everything you want to know about BIOS/UEFI Settings (Repeat Session)
Limited Capacity seats available

BIOS and UEFI settings play an important role in today's systems management. Often times, new systems are built and go out the door without any changes or modifications to the default settings. In fact, if a model is deployed over a period of time then chances are there will be several different BIOS/UEFI versions floating around in the environment for the same model. Rarely do system administrators update the BIOS/UEFI after a system has been deployed.

Today, it is not only important to create a BIOS/UEFI standard for each supported hardware model but it is something that should be mandatory. Otherwise, new security features in Window 10 may not be possible without doing an expensive full wipe and load of the operating system.

In this session, you will learn how to report on and monitor using System Center Configuration Manager the BIOS/UEFI settings for each of the three major PC vendors: Dell, Lenovo and HP. We will show you which settings are important as it relates to the new Windows 10 security features and how to automatically set them using the right tools. This session with be packed with demos and provide you with the information you need in order to better manage the systems in your environment.

Speakers
avatar for Niall Brady

Niall Brady

Niall Brady
Niall is a passionate blogger about System Center Configuration Manager. He is the guy behind https://www.windows-noob.com
avatar for Ronnie Krarup Jakobsen

Ronnie Krarup Jakobsen

Senior Architect, Coretech
Ronnie has worked with client management and deployment for the last 15 years, on top of that he has also done a lot of development related to system management, especially SCCM, either using .NET or Powershell. Ronnie joined the Coretech team in 2012 and focuses mainly on SCCM... Read More →
avatar for Mike Terrill

Mike Terrill

Microsoft MVP, OS Engineer, Big Bank
Mike’s career has been focused around systems management (SCCM) and operating system deployment for over 20 years (ever since SMS v1.2). He is a Microsoft Enterprise Mobility MVP and runs the Arizona Systems Management User Group. He specializes in the design, architecture and installation... Read More →


Wednesday May 18, 2016 9:00am - 10:45am
Minnetonka A Radisson Blu

10:00am

User Personality Management: How to Help Your Users Survive a Refresh or Migration
Limited Capacity filling up

Bare metal imaging is pretty straightforward, but throw user data and apps into the mix and suddenly things can get dicey. How do you ensure your users have not only their data but all the same apps they had before? Nobody likes the pain of having to return a new system to the usable state of the one it replaced

This session will cover tools, tips and methods for ensuring your users get their apps and data back. There are great third party solutions out there to help with this, but this session will show you to do it with free tools and licenses you likely already own. Technologies covered include User State Migration Tool (USMT), User Experience Virtualization (UE-V), Work Folders, and MDT Application Mapping.

Speakers
avatar for John Marcum

John Marcum

Managing Consultant, Microsoft MVP, CTGlobal Services
John Marcum, Enterprise Client Management MVP, is a Managing Consultant with Coretech US. Starting with SMS 2.0, John has been highly focused on enterprise client management. Most recently John has become a leading expert in the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility and Security suite.
avatar for Phil Schwan

Phil Schwan

Technical Architect, PLA
Phil has spent the past 18 years in Windows desktop administration, specializing in OSD and application packaging. After an eight year tour of duty in a large Ohio-based healthcare organization, Phil is currently a Technical Architect with Project Leadership Associates (“PLA... Read More →



Wednesday May 18, 2016 10:00am - 11:45am
Lakes B Radisson Blu

10:00am

Better Know a PowerShell UI
Limited Capacity filling up

There are many resources online on how to code PowerShell UIs in WPF, but not many that simply talk about User Interface design as it relates to PowerShell. How do I make my UI grow correctly? When and where should I use threading? What's up with PowerShell classes and can they add value to my script?

Join us as we take you through building the PowerShell Universal Log Viewer to show a real world example of how a user interface adds great value to a PowerShell script! We'll answer all the above questions and more as we show the process from start to finish!

Presentation files ( examples and powerpoint ) are on GIT!  https://github.com/Ryan2065/MMS2016 

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Ephgrave

Ryan Ephgrave

Microsoft MVP, Operations Engineer, Big Bank
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 Wells Fargo and helps organizations design, implement and maintain their System Center environments.



Wednesday May 18, 2016 10:00am - 11:45am
Minnetonka BC Radisson Blu

10:00am

PowerShell and ConfigMgr: New Cmdlets for 1511 and Beyond! (Repeat Session)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Now that the new ConfigMgr is here, join Kaido and Greg learn about new cmdlets to support your automation efforts for the new version of ConfigMgr.


Speakers
avatar for Kaido Jarvemets

Kaido Jarvemets

Senior Consultant, Coretech
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... Read More →
avatar for Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey

Microsoft MVP, Enterprise Tools Strategist, Dell Technologies
Greg Ramsey, Enterprise Mobility MVP, is the Enterprise Tools Strategist at Dell, Inc. He has a B.S. in Computer Sciences and Engineering from Ohio State University, and has coauthored many books over the years. Greg is a cofounder of the Ohio SMS Users Group and the Central Texas... Read More →



Wednesday May 18, 2016 10:00am - 11:45am
Nokomis Radisson Blu

10:00am

CTO Talk: Tips & Tricks for Automating OS Migration and Software Distribution with AECOM & Adaptiva
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

**NOTE** Raffle: Attendees will have a chance to Win a Surface Pro 4 in this session!

Join AECOM CTO and Computing Magazine's CIO of the Year, Steven Capper and Adaptiva's Director of Customer Experience, Dan Richings as they provide real-world examples of how to speed OS migrations and software deployments across the enterprise. 

In this session, they will explain and demonstrate some of the technologies, processes and scripts used to provide a full end-to-end zero-touch operating system migration, complete with profile and automated migration of software and settings.

Explore the role that ConfigMgr plays in AECOM's 100,000+ person IT landscape. Discover how they leverage various automation and orchestration tools, including PowerShell and VBScript, to deliver new or migrated computers domain-ready to desk, complete with all software, settings and profile data, without any manual IT interaction.

Hear how Steven has previously implemented the “Holy Grail” of IT process automation, with a full self-service, IT hands-off OS deployment & migration system, and automated application delivery. Watch as Dan demonstrates some of the technologies and scripts used in providing this functionality.

Come away with practical tips to automate your own IT environment from Steven Capper, CIO of the Year with Computing Magazine and Runner Up in the UK IT Awards CIO of the Year 2015-16, and Adaptiva, the market leader in smart scaling systems management.


Exhibitors
avatar for Steven Capper

Steven Capper

AECOM
Steven Capper is global CTO of AECOM, a multi-billion dollar firm that designs, builds, finances and operates infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. In this role, he oversees the management of IT systems and teams in a company... Read More →
avatar for Dan Richings

Dan Richings

Senior Director, Technical Services & Solutions, Adaptiva
I am responsible for looking after Adaptiva's operations throughout Europe. I have a strong technical background and have been working with SCCM/SMS since SMS 2003. I have a diverse background including technical and leadership roles in the retail automotive, multinational engineering... Read More →


Wednesday May 18, 2016 10:00am - 11:45am
Harriet Radisson Blu

11:00am

Troubleshooting Windows 10 Deployment - Top 10 tips and tricks
Limited Capacity filling up

One of the biggest challenges when doing windows deployment is dealing with device drivers. Meet Johan Arwidmark sharing his lessons learned around handling device drivers in the deployment process. You will also learn about common deployment issues and their workarounds, parsing log files, WinPE, PXE Troubleshooting, UEFI deployments. As a foundation MDT and the System Center Configuration Manager platform will be used. You can expect a lot of live demos, tips and tricks in this session. 

Speakers
avatar for Johan Arwidmark

Johan Arwidmark

Microsoft MVP, Chief Technology Officer, TrueSec
Johan Arwidmark is the Chief Technology Officer with TrueSec. He is a consultant, author and all-around geek specializing in Systems Management and Enterprise Windows Deployment Solutions. In addition to his consulting role, Johan present trainings and speaks at several conferences... Read More →
avatar for Mikael Nystrom

Mikael Nystrom

Microsoft MVP, Geek, 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... Read More →



Wednesday May 18, 2016 11:00am - 12:45pm
Lakes A Radisson Blu

11:00am

Updating your Enterprise Environment
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The Session will provide the attendee with a 360 overview of update management. Learn how to manage traditional software updates for clients and servers, handle drivers, BIOS updates and non-Microsoft applications. 

Speakers
avatar for Kent Agerlund

Kent Agerlund

Microsoft MVP, CTGlobal
Love to talk about anything related to Enterprise Client Management, cycling, running and football :-)Microsoft Enterprise Client Management MVP and Microsoft Regional Director
avatar for Ronnie Krarup Jakobsen

Ronnie Krarup Jakobsen

Senior Architect, Coretech
Ronnie has worked with client management and deployment for the last 15 years, on top of that he has also done a lot of development related to system management, especially SCCM, either using .NET or Powershell. Ronnie joined the Coretech team in 2012 and focuses mainly on SCCM... Read More →
avatar for Mike Terrill

Mike Terrill

Microsoft MVP, OS Engineer, Big Bank
Mike’s career has been focused around systems management (SCCM) and operating system deployment for over 20 years (ever since SMS v1.2). He is a Microsoft Enterprise Mobility MVP and runs the Arizona Systems Management User Group. He specializes in the design, architecture and installation... Read More →



Wednesday May 18, 2016 11:00am - 12:45pm
Lakes CD Radisson Blu

11:00am

From OMS Automation Zero, to OMS Automation Hero
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Have you ever wanted to see how to build an automation platform from the ground up implements a true continuous integration / continuous deployment pipeline? Interested in how to develop your PowerShell scripts and modules locally and have them automatically deploy to Azure Automation? Want to learn how to do the same for your PowerShell DSC configurations? Come and see Steve Jesok and Ryan Andorfer take a blank slate and utilize a set of open source projects to do just that live!

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Andorfer

Ryan Andorfer

Technology Solutions Professional, Microsoft
avatar for Steve Jesok

Steve Jesok

Leader, MNSCUG
I am a past MNSCUG president, I currently serve on the board. I work at Ameriprise Financial where I support the asset management company Columbia ThreadNeedle. I am currently the in house Configuration Manager admin. I lead a team of 3 supporting BAU and dev activities around end... Read More →



Wednesday May 18, 2016 11:00am - 12:45pm
Cedar Radisson Blu

11:00am

Building SSRS Dashboards
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Does the thought of building a SQL Server Reporting Service (SSRS) dashboard or report scare you? Would you love to learn more about SSRS?

In the demo rich presentation, we will scare the demons away and show you how to create a SSRS dashboard. We will start with an idea for a dashboard, we will build the SQL query needed to produce the dashboard. The next steps are to create the dashboard, finally was will going into the next steps of SSRS reporting. 

Speakers
avatar for Garth Jones

Garth Jones

Microsoft MVP, 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), System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (CM07) and System Center Intune.Garth started working with Systems... Read More →
avatar for Sherry Kissinger

Sherry Kissinger

Former Microsoft ECM MVP, App Engineer, Wells Fargo
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 May 18, 2016 11:00am - 12:45pm
Minnetonka A Radisson Blu

12:00pm

Be a Hero or be Fired. Backup and Restore Strategy.
Limited Capacity filling up

Did you skip planning the backup strategy? If a disaster occurred could you restore or would you get fired?

Come see System Center MVP's Steve Buchanan and Robert Hedblom walk you through building a bullet proof backup and restore strategy of your business services. These strategies can be used with Microsoft business continuity tools. Learn how to be a restore hero in the event of a disaster and keep your JOB!


Speakers
avatar for Steve Buchanan

Steve Buchanan

Microsoft MVP, Group Manager - Cloud Transformation/DevOps, Accenture/Avanade
Steve Buchanan is a Group Manager – Cloud Transformation/DevOps with Avanade/Accenture, a 7-time Microsoft MVP, and author of several technical books focused on cloud and data center management. In his 19+ years as an IT professional, Steve has held positions ranging from infrastructure... Read More →
avatar for Robert Hedblom

Robert Hedblom

Microsoft MVP, Sumnerv
Robert Hedblom is a well-known external partner and also internal partner at Microsoft due to his high skillsets and experience when it comes to designing scenario driven solutions based on the System Center stack, Azure and Windows Server technologies. Roberts focus as a Cloud and... Read More →



Wednesday May 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Harriet Radisson Blu

12:00pm

10 tips and tricks for the aspiring PowerShell toolmaker
Limited Capacity filling up

Are you an aspiring PowerShell toolmaker?  Want to learn about some really useful tips and tricks that can make your PowerShell work easier?  This session will present 10 tips and tricks that can help improve with your PowerShell toolmaking experience.  Come armed with any questions you have about creating PowerShell tools, and the presenters will do their best to help out!

Speakers
avatar for Tim Curwick

Tim Curwick

Consultant, Microsoft MVP, RBA
I am a Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management for my contributions to the PowerShell community. As an infrastucture engineer for RBA Consulting, I focus on the Microsoft stack and PowerShell based solutions. I design and build complex automation solutions. I run and frequently... Read More →
avatar for Kirk Munro

Kirk Munro

Senior Product Manager, Learn on Demand Systems
Kirk Munro has been a PowerShell MVP since 2007 and spends almost all his time figuring out how to best help others learn technology.



Wednesday May 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Minnetonka BC Radisson Blu

12:00pm

ConfigMgr - Microsoft Product Team Q&A
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Chat with members of the Configuration Manager product team from Microsoft on your topics and questions. This will be a great opportunity to share your feedback. BYOQ, AMA.

One question per attendee please (so make it good!)

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Czechowski

Aaron Czechowski

Principal Content Developer, Microsoft
Aaron Czechowski (@AaronCzechowski) is a recovering program manager, now a technical writer with Microsoft in the enterprise client management product team working on Configuration Manager. Ask him about ConfigMgr docs, and how you can contribute. Other good topics of conversation... Read More →
avatar for Dune Desormeaux

Dune Desormeaux

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
I'm a program manager on the Configuration Manager product team. My current focus is on configuring Windows security at enterprise scale and making it easier for customers to keep Windows and Office up to date. That said questions about all areas of the SCCM product are fair game... Read More →
avatar for Kerim Hanif

Kerim Hanif

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
I am a PM in Configuration Manager and Intune product teams; I am mainly responsible content distribution scenarios for both products (Delivery Optimization, peer cache, BranchCache, DPs, Edge Cache etc.) I also own the following features/scenarios: ConfigMgr Updates and Servicing... Read More →
avatar for Kerwin Medina

Kerwin Medina

Software Design Engineer, Microsoft
A Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft, Kerwin is one of the most passionate and animated members of the System Center Configuration Manger development team. Kerwin is responsible for implementing some of the favorite community-suggested features in ConfigMgr current branch today... Read More →



Wednesday May 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Lakes B Radisson Blu

12:00pm

Customizing Windows 10 for the Enterprise - Lessons Learned (Repeat Session)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Windows 10 is here and it is great! During this session we cover how to customize Windows 10 in an Enterprise and how you can configure it so it suites the company needs.
Browser Selection, Start Menu, Default applications, File associations, etc. New features like Credential Guard, Font Blocking and more. You will also learn about cool stuff like Event forwarding and other tips that can be really useful for your Windows 10 deployment! 

Speakers
avatar for Jörgen Nilsson

Jörgen Nilsson

Microsoft MVP, Consultant, Onevinn AB
Jorgen is working as a principal consultant at Onevinn in Sweden. He has been working as a consultant since 1993 with a focus on Enterprise Client Management and System Management.Involved in many projects and also a Microsoft Certified Trainer, MVP in Enterprise Mobility and delivers... Read More →
avatar for Ronni Pedersen

Ronni Pedersen

Microsoft MVP, RONNIPEDERSEN.COM
Ronni is working as a Freelance Cloud Architect in Denmark. He has been working as a consultant since 1997 with a primary focus on Enterprise Client Management solutions, based on technologies like System Center Configuration Manager, Microsoft Intune and Enterprise Mobility + Security... Read More →



Wednesday May 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Nokomis Radisson Blu

1:00pm

Modern Configuration Management: Using Azure Automation DSC and ARM
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you feel lost in the sea of configuration management technologies?  Still trying to manage configurations in spreadsheets, manual clicking, or scripts?  Confused about whether to use third parties like Chef or the Microsoft platform itself?  This is the session for you.  We will educate you on the configuration management landscape and how to use practical configuration management technologies of Azure Automation DSC and ARM in your cloud or hybrid datacenter.


Speakers
avatar for Nathan Lasnoski

Nathan Lasnoski

Chief Technology Officer, 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... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Mank

Christopher Mank

Systems Architect, Concurrency
Christopher is a Systems Architect with Concurrency and a Cloud and Datacenter MVP with a focus in DevOps and ALM practices. He specializes in understanding each organization’s unique business goals and assisting with designing and building technical solutions to meet those goals. Christopher... Read More →



Wednesday May 18, 2016 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Minnetonka A Radisson Blu

1:00pm

Using your OM skills to hack OMS
Limited Capacity seats available

You know Operations Manager and not just the good and the bad but also the ugly. It’s time to see how you can use those skills to make OMS work in ways that even the developers may have never considered. This session will push the boundaries of what is possible when you take all of those years with OpsMgr and channel them into OMS!

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Foreman

Nathan Foreman

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... Read More →
avatar for Cameron Fuller

Cameron Fuller

Microsoft MVP, Catapult
System Center MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management, is a Solution Director for Catapult Systems and serves as an Evangelist for System Center and automation technologies. He has over 20 years of infrastructure experience, focused on management solutions. Cameron coauthored a number... Read More →



Wednesday May 18, 2016 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Cedar Radisson Blu

1:00pm

Configuration Manager - Community Rules!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Configuration Manager has an amazing community and some really great tools have been created by the community that enhances and add value to Configuration Manager. We will demo the best of the best of these tools, how you configure them and how you can manage your Configuration Manager environment more efficiently and solve day to day tasks!

Thanks to all who contribute to the community!

Speakers
avatar for Kent Agerlund

Kent Agerlund

Microsoft MVP, CTGlobal
Love to talk about anything related to Enterprise Client Management, cycling, running and football :-)Microsoft Enterprise Client Management MVP and Microsoft Regional Director
avatar for Ryan Ephgrave

Ryan Ephgrave

Microsoft MVP, Operations Engineer, Big Bank
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 Wells Fargo and helps organizations design, implement and maintain their System Center environments.
avatar for Jörgen Nilsson

Jörgen Nilsson

Microsoft MVP, Consultant, Onevinn AB
Jorgen is working as a principal consultant at Onevinn in Sweden. He has been working as a consultant since 1993 with a focus on Enterprise Client Management and System Management.Involved in many projects and also a Microsoft Certified Trainer, MVP in Enterprise Mobility and delivers... Read More →



Wednesday May 18, 2016 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Lakes CD Radisson Blu

1:00pm

Nano Server and Containers better together!
Limited Capacity seats available

With Windows Server 2016 Microsoft build the future for Windows Server. With Nano Server and Containers Microsoft created the concept of a cloud ready operating system. In this session you will get an overview about Nano Server and Containers. See some gr...

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Maurer

Thomas Maurer

MVP / Executive, itnetX
Thomas Maurer works as a Cloud Architect and Technology Lead at itnetX AG, a consulting and engineering company located in Switzerland. Thomas helps companies to transform their business to the Cloud. Thomas is focused on Microsoft Technologies, especially Microsoft Cloud Platform... Read More →
avatar for Mike Resseler

Mike Resseler

Technical Evangelist, Veeam Software
Mike Resseler is a Technical Evangelist for Veeam. Mike is focused on technologies around Hyper-V and System Center. With years of experience in the field he presents on many occasions on large events such as MMS, TechEd and TechDays. Mike has been an awarded the MVP for System Center... Read More →



Wednesday May 18, 2016 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Lakes A Radisson Blu

2:00pm

Building ADFS infrastructure on Azure
Limited Capacity filling up

Want to build your ADFS infrastructure on Azure? We will guide you through all the aspects of deploying ADFS infrastructure on Azure. After the session you will have a good understanding how to build and design it.

Speakers
avatar for Kaido Jarvemets

Kaido Jarvemets

Senior Consultant, Coretech
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... 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... Read More →



Wednesday May 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Harriet Radisson Blu

2:00pm

Deploying Windows: Moving from VBScript to PowerShell
Limited Capacity filling up

Many of you have used the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit over the years to deploy a variety of different Windows versions, starting with Windows XP.  When it was first created, VBScript was the answer, but now PowerShell rules.  What would it look like to deploy using PowerShell instead?  We'll explore that in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Garner

Keith Garner

Solutions Architect, 1E
Keith Garner is a Solutions Architect with 1E, working on next generation Deployment Solutions for IT Clients. Previously Keith was working in the Microsoft Product Groups on Windows, MDT, SCCM, Surface, and more!
avatar for Michael Niehaus

Michael Niehaus

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
After a few years in product marketing talking about Windows deployment and Windows as a service topics, Michael Niehaus has moved back to the technical side of the house, working as a principal program manager on the modern deployment team, responsible for Windows AutoPilot and related... Read More →



Wednesday May 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Lakes B Radisson Blu

2:00pm

Windows 10 Servicing with Configuration Manager (Repeat Session)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Not just an overview of Windows 10 servicing, this session will dig into the features of Configuration Manager to support Windows as a Service such as the Windows 10 Dashboard and Servicing Plans.  And MVP Niall Brady will be there to keep the Microsoft guys honest.  :-)

Speakers
avatar for Niall Brady

Niall Brady

Niall Brady
Niall is a passionate blogger about System Center Configuration Manager. He is the guy behind https://www.windows-noob.com
avatar for Aaron Czechowski

Aaron Czechowski

Principal Content Developer, Microsoft
Aaron Czechowski (@AaronCzechowski) is a recovering program manager, now a technical writer with Microsoft in the enterprise client management product team working on Configuration Manager. Ask him about ConfigMgr docs, and how you can contribute. Other good topics of conversation... Read More →
avatar for Dune Desormeaux

Dune Desormeaux

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
I'm a program manager on the Configuration Manager product team. My current focus is on configuring Windows security at enterprise scale and making it easier for customers to keep Windows and Office up to date. That said questions about all areas of the SCCM product are fair game... Read More →


Wednesday May 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Nokomis Radisson Blu

2:00pm

You Own an Automation Tool; Now What? - Runbook Development Cycle, Agile and Enterprise Examples
Limited Capacity seats available

"Automation" can mean a lot of things to a lot of different people. This session will focus on IT Process Automation, where we automate tasks based on things like monitoring incidents, and Service Request Management (request for AD access, request for phone number, etc).

This session will focus more on the runbook development cycles, governance, intakes prioritization, process control, how you can leverage agile framework to support your dev lifecycle, governance, logging, standard, reusable components.

- How agile SCRUM framework can support your development lifecycle.

- Intake Request Management;

- Leveraging Visual Studio Team Foundation Server to manage agile process;

- Prioritizing work;

- Release and Management of Automations

- Standards and reusable components.

- Measuring the value of an automation


Speakers
avatar for Rafael Astrana

Rafael Astrana

Automation Team Lead, Dell Technologies
I`ve a vast background on IT infrastructure from desktop clients, servers up to network architecture, along the last year I moved to IT/Business Process Automation which has brought to me a great experience on process mapping, automation value and governance. Hope you guys can attend... Read More →
avatar for Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey

Microsoft MVP, Enterprise Tools Strategist, Dell Technologies
Greg Ramsey, Enterprise Mobility MVP, is the Enterprise Tools Strategist at Dell, Inc. He has a B.S. in Computer Sciences and Engineering from Ohio State University, and has coauthored many books over the years. Greg is a cofounder of the Ohio SMS Users Group and the Central Texas... Read More →



Wednesday May 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Minnetonka BC Radisson Blu

3:00pm

SCOM & OMS: A Love Story
Limited Capacity seats available

So you're the SCOM MP artist and OMS has been staring you down for the last couple of months, maybe you even have a little animosity towards the new player in the monitoring space.  Well, we have good news! Come learn about how a twin cities customer has taken this tale of two products merged them together to provide outstanding coverage their infrastructure.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Andorfer

Ryan Andorfer

Technology Solutions Professional, Microsoft
avatar for Nathan Foreman

Nathan Foreman

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... Read More →



Wednesday May 18, 2016 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Cedar Radisson Blu

3:00pm

Configuration Manager For (More) Evil!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

What happens when your Configuration Manager environment gets into the hands of an evil admin?

In this follow up from last year, you'll learn how to use many common community solutions in inventive ways, sure to get you in trouble if your boss could ever log back in!

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Ephgrave

Ryan Ephgrave

Microsoft MVP, Operations Engineer, Big Bank
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 Wells Fargo and helps organizations design, implement and maintain their System Center environments.
avatar for Nash Pherson

Nash Pherson

Customer Success Manager, Modern Workplace, Microsoft
Nash Pherson is a Customer Success Manager for Microsoft focused on Win 10 Enterprise, EMS/SCCM and Office 365. Prior to joining Microsoft, Nash was a systems management consultant and a Microsoft MVP for Enterprise Client Management.Nash's expertise is in organizational development... Read More →



Wednesday May 18, 2016 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Lakes CD Radisson Blu

3:00pm

Device Guard: How To Implement and Stay Out Of The News
Limited Capacity filling up

Securing endpoints against the bad guys takes work.  As attacks become more lethal, the risks increase.  Endpoint security needs to be modernized in order to meet the challenges.  It's not easy, but organizations have to start somewhere and Device Guard in Windows 10 is the best place to get started.  Although #DeviceGuard is not trending on Twitter, it is truly game-changing technology in endpoint security.

The system management professional can play a significant role in this effort, as there is already familiarity with some of the desktop and management technologies Device Guard leverages, for example: Hyper-V, UEFI & Secure Boot, ConfigMgr, Group Policy.  Like these technologies, Device Guard requires the system management professional be willing to refine and improve existing processes, and incorporate new ones into their operational practices.  Device Guard will accelerate the transformation already taking place in IT where the system management professional is becoming a strategic partner in Enterprise Security.

In this session, learn what it takes to implement Device Guard and help your organization Stay out of the News!!

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... Read More →
avatar for Bill Moore

Bill Moore

Client Engineering, Dell, Inc.



Wednesday May 18, 2016 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Minnetonka A Radisson Blu

3:00pm

Version and Source Control - Intro to Git(hub) 101
Limited Capacity seats available

Version and Source Control for the IT Pro. What is it? Why should you use it? Why is it really not that hard and how it will save your butt.

This session will walk you through the process of setting up a hosted source control repository and on to how to use it both from a UI (introducing some handy tools) and the command line.

Speakers
avatar for Fred Bainbridge

Fred Bainbridge

Microsoft MVP, Automation Engineer, Big Bank
IT Automation junkie. Mostly focused on Automated the world with .NET.
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... Read More →


git pptx

Wednesday May 18, 2016 3:00pm - 5:15pm
Lakes A Radisson Blu

4:00pm

Troubleshooting Windows 10 Deployment - Top 10 tips and tricks (Repeat Session)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

One of the biggest challenges when doing windows deployment is dealing with device drivers. Meet Johan Arwidmark sharing his lessons learned around handling device drivers in the deployment process. You will also learn about common deployment issues and their workarounds, parsing log files, WinPE, PXE Troubleshooting, UEFI deployments. As a foundation MDT and the System Center Configuration Manager platform will be used. You can expect a lot of live demos, tips and tricks in this session. 

Speakers
avatar for Johan Arwidmark

Johan Arwidmark

Microsoft MVP, Chief Technology Officer, TrueSec
Johan Arwidmark is the Chief Technology Officer with TrueSec. He is a consultant, author and all-around geek specializing in Systems Management and Enterprise Windows Deployment Solutions. In addition to his consulting role, Johan present trainings and speaks at several conferences... Read More →
avatar for Mikael Nystrom

Mikael Nystrom

Microsoft MVP, Geek, 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... Read More →



Wednesday May 18, 2016 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Nokomis Radisson Blu

4:00pm

PowerShell Community Content Guide: Separating the wheat from the chaff
Limited Capacity seats available

The PowerShell Gallery is the de facto standard for shared PowerShell content, and it contains hundreds of PowerShell modules and scripts.  Since anybody can contribute content to the Gallery now that it is no longer in preview mode, some content it offers will be great, and other content…not-so-much.  Not using this community content is simply not an option anymore, so how do you get the most value from it with the least amount of effort and risk?  What content is available that can offer you tangible value today?

This session will demonstrate the importance of the PowerShell Gallery and the related PowerShellGet module, discuss why you might want to stand up your own internal Gallery mirror in your organization, and walk you through some highly-useful content that is available in the Gallery today.

Session takeaway:

 

  1. Not using community content is not an option anymore.
  2. It's really easy to stand up a PowerShell repository in your organization.
  3. There is a ton of value to be realized in PowerShell versions 3, 4 and 5 by simply installing modules that are readily available on the PowerShell Gallery today.

 


Speakers
avatar for Tim Curwick

Tim Curwick

Consultant, Microsoft MVP, RBA
I am a Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management for my contributions to the PowerShell community. As an infrastucture engineer for RBA Consulting, I focus on the Microsoft stack and PowerShell based solutions. I design and build complex automation solutions. I run and frequently... Read More →
avatar for Kirk Munro

Kirk Munro

Senior Product Manager, Learn on Demand Systems
Kirk Munro has been a PowerShell MVP since 2007 and spends almost all his time figuring out how to best help others learn technology.



Wednesday May 18, 2016 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Minnetonka BC Radisson Blu

4:00pm

App-V and Java
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Java.  The worst of all the 4 letter words.  This session will be a brief crash course on App-V followed by how you can use the tool along with ConfigMgr to help take control of Java in your environment.  We will cover some various techniques for detecting existing Java applications in your environment and some tips and tricks for sequencing them.  Ever need to run two version of Java side by side?  This is simple and effective with App-V.   You should be able to walk away from this session with a game plan on how to get a better grip on Java in your environment. 
This is not a session about how to manage legacy Java installations from a security perspective.  Java is a virus no matter how you deploy it!


Speakers
avatar for Fred Bainbridge

Fred Bainbridge

Microsoft MVP, Automation Engineer, Big Bank
IT Automation junkie. Mostly focused on Automated the world with .NET.
avatar for Joseph Kaster

Joseph Kaster

IT Capability Architect Senior, Allianz



Wednesday May 18, 2016 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Harriet Radisson Blu

4:00pm

Cloud Distribution Points Demystified
Limited Capacity seats available

Cloud Distribution Points have been around for a while, and have been deployed with varying levels of success! In this session we will deconstruct the Cloud DP role, lay out the best practice for deploying and using it, and provide some invaluable troubleshooting steps along the way. Want to deploy your SCCM content from the Cloud?  Come on in!


Speakers
avatar for Andreas Hammarskjöld

Andreas Hammarskjöld

Co-Founder, 2Pint Software
During his 19 year career in desktop deployment he has become a leading expert in designing and implementing Microsoft based system management solutions. He has been responsible for deploying an impressive 1.2 million desktops at a wide range of organizations, including several Fortune... Read More →
avatar for Phil Wilcock

Phil Wilcock

Co-Founder, 2Pint Software
Phil is a former Microsoftie, was a Co-Founder of 1E, and now co-runs the mighty 2Pint Software, who specialize in Network Health Software based around Microsoft Peer To Peer technologies and fancy Network Booting over http.



Wednesday May 18, 2016 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Lakes B Radisson Blu

5:00pm

Microsoft Documentation BoF
Limited Capacity seats available

Come join the enterprise client management docs team to learn about what we do and give us your feedback about how we can help you be successful using enterprise client management products from Microsoft.  We'll also discuss the replacement of Technet documentation with documentation as a service (DaaS).


Artists
avatar for Jeff Gilbert

Jeff Gilbert

Senior Solutions Content Developer, Microsoft
Jeff Gilbert is a Senior Content Publishing Manager at Microsoft. His team is responsible for authoring the technical content that helps IT professionals solve their business problems involving enterprise client management technologies, including Microsoft System Center Configuration... Read More →


Wednesday May 18, 2016 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Minnetonka A Radisson Blu

5:00pm

Join the battle of the Scomonians!
Limited Capacity seats available

So you work with SCOM? You probably know how it goes: The daily battle to convince everyone how cool your tool is. But does your manager know? Join this session filled with tips and tricks how you can generate quick wins in your monitoring environment.

Speakers
avatar for Samuel Erskine

Samuel Erskine

Senior Specialist, MVP
Microsoft MCT and MVP Service Management & Cloud Consultant Samuel Erskine, is a Systems Management specialist and trainer focused on 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... Read More →
avatar for Dieter Wijckmans

Dieter Wijckmans

Managing Consultant, Coretech Benelux
Dieter is in his mid-30s and is a big fan of technology. He recently received an MVP award for System Center Cloud and Data management. He's been active in the IT industry for over 10 years, 12 of which as a freelance consultant. Dieter works at Coretech Benelux as managing Consultant. As... Read More →



Wednesday May 18, 2016 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Lakes CD Radisson Blu

6:00pm

ConfigMgr  Jeopardy Quiz
This session on System Center Configuration Manager 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 different teams of attendees against one another and rise to the occasion. A fun, and entertaining, yet highly educational session with technical questions about SCCM, focused largely on the latest release of the product.

Speakers
avatar for Kent Agerlund

Kent Agerlund

Microsoft MVP, CTGlobal
Love to talk about anything related to Enterprise Client Management, cycling, running and football :-)Microsoft Enterprise Client Management MVP and Microsoft Regional Director
avatar for Kim Oppalfens

Kim Oppalfens

Microsoft MVP, Senior Consultant, OSCC
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. Kim is a self-proclaimed quiet, shy guy and overall nice guy, although part of that statement is currently under stress because of the evil influence of certain... Read More →


Wednesday May 18, 2016 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Lakes A Radisson Blu
 
Thursday, May 19
 

7:00am

Birds of a Feather - OSD
Birds of a Feather sessions are the heart of MMS! Come and spend time with other professionals who are working on the same ConfigMgr or MDT Operating System Deployment challenges you are. These round-tables have moderators who are experts in the area, and your peers may have excellent solutions you may never have even considered. Come network with the community in this informal round-table, Q&A, random knowledge event!

Moderators
avatar for Joseph Kaster

Joseph Kaster

IT Capability Architect Senior, Allianz
avatar for Matthew Teegarden

Matthew Teegarden

System Administrator, Lifetouch
Matthew has worked in assisting organizations to improve productivity, services and processes within the System Center suite. In 2015 he was Vice President of the MN System Center Users Group – the largest System Center users group in the country and is currently a board member... Read More →

Thursday May 19, 2016 7:00am - 7:45am
Lakes A Radisson Blu

7:00am

Birds of a Feather - PowerShell
Birds of a Feather sessions are the heart of MMS! Come and spend time with other professionals who are working on the same PowerShell challenges you are. These round-tables have moderators who are experts in the area, and your peers may have excellent solutions you may never have even considered. Come network with the community in this informal round-table, Q&A, random knowledge event!

Moderators
avatar for Tim Curwick

Tim Curwick

Consultant, Microsoft MVP, RBA
I am a Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management for my contributions to the PowerShell community. As an infrastucture engineer for RBA Consulting, I focus on the Microsoft stack and PowerShell based solutions. I design and build complex automation solutions. I run and frequently... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Ephgrave

Ryan Ephgrave

Microsoft MVP, Operations Engineer, Big Bank
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 Wells Fargo and helps organizations design, implement and maintain their System Center environments.

Thursday May 19, 2016 7:00am - 7:45am
Lakes CD Radisson Blu

7:00am

Birds of a Feather - Cloud and Datacenter Management
Birds of a Feather sessions are the heart of MMS! Come and spend time with other professionals who are working on the same Azure/OMS/SCOM/SCSM/SCVMM challenges you are. These round-tables have moderators who are experts in the area, and your peers may have excellent solutions you may never have even considered. Come network with the community in this informal round-table, Q&A, random knowledge event!

Moderators
avatar for Cameron Fuller

Cameron Fuller

Microsoft MVP, Catapult
System Center MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management, is a Solution Director for Catapult Systems and serves as an Evangelist for System Center and automation technologies. He has over 20 years of infrastructure experience, focused on management solutions. Cameron coauthored a number... Read More →
avatar for Vlad Joanovic

Vlad Joanovic

Program Manager, Microsoft
Vlad Joanovic is a program manager working in Enterprise Cloud Group\System center and Services team on the Microsoft Operations Management Suite and Azure portal scenarios across Compute, Network, Storage, Cloud services and Service fabric. Vlad was most recently in the developer... Read More →

Thursday May 19, 2016 7:00am - 8:45am
Minnetonka BC Radisson Blu

7:00am

Birds of a Feather - Enterprise Mobility - CM, Intune, EMS, RemoteApp
Birds of a Feather sessions are the heart of MMS! Come and spend time with other professionals who are working on the same challenges with ConfigMgr/Intune/EMS/RemoteApp. These round-tables have moderators who are experts in the area, and your peers may have excellent solutions you may never have even considered. Come network with the community in this informal round-table, Q&A, random knowledge event!

Moderators
avatar for Dune Desormeaux

Dune Desormeaux

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
I'm a program manager on the Configuration Manager product team. My current focus is on configuring Windows security at enterprise scale and making it easier for customers to keep Windows and Office up to date. That said questions about all areas of the SCCM product are fair game... Read More →
avatar for Julia Kambiri

Julia Kambiri

Desktop Engineer, Jostens, Inc

Thursday May 19, 2016 7:00am - 8:45am
Lakes B Radisson Blu

8:00am

Microsoft Automation on AWS
Limited Capacity filling up

Amazon AWS is (capacity-wise) larger than the next competitors combined, so it makes sense to see how we can use the tools we already know and love, like Windows PowerShell, to automate day to day tasks in our Amazon AWS environment. 

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... Read More →



Thursday May 19, 2016 8:00am - 9:45am
Harriet Radisson Blu

8:00am

PowerShell and ConfigMgr: New Cmdlets for 1511 and Beyond!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Now that the new ConfigMgr is here, join Kaido and Greg learn about new cmdlets to support your automation efforts for the new version of ConfigMgr.


Speakers
avatar for Kaido Jarvemets

Kaido Jarvemets

Senior Consultant, Coretech
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... Read More →
avatar for Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey

Microsoft MVP, Enterprise Tools Strategist, Dell Technologies
Greg Ramsey, Enterprise Mobility MVP, is the Enterprise Tools Strategist at Dell, Inc. He has a B.S. in Computer Sciences and Engineering from Ohio State University, and has coauthored many books over the years. Greg is a cofounder of the Ohio SMS Users Group and the Central Texas... Read More →



Thursday May 19, 2016 8:00am - 9:45am
Lakes CD Radisson Blu

8:00am

Defeating Ransomware: Patching 3rd Party Apps in SCCM
Limited Capacity filling up

Most corporate environments today have a good handle on their patching of Microsoft Windows and Office vulnerabilities. However, they tend to overlook the forest for the trees. According to latest data from the National Vulnerability Database, approximately 85% of the reported vulnerabilities in 2015 have been in 3rd party applications like Java, Firefox, Acrobat Reader, Chrome, etc. Yet, due to lack of tools, resources and time, most organizations don’t have the time or the resources to keep their systems adequately up to date.
In this session, Duncan McAlynn, Senior Solution Specialist for HEAT Software, will demonstrate how quickly and easily you can become the IT hero by bringing this capability into your existing SCCM environment without introducing a new client, adding additional infrastructure or using separate consoles. Watch as Duncan demonstrates how to go from a barebones SCCM installation to patching 3rd party products in under an hour. Additionally, he’ll provide keen insights into how to use native SCCM features for monitoring and managing your organization’s security posture. 


Exhibitors
avatar for Duncan McAlynn

Duncan McAlynn

Chief Cyber Strategist, Cyberskills Coach
As a 20-year veteran of Information Technology with a laser focus on Systems & Security Management, Duncan McAlynn is a driven and passionate IT professional. He is a contributing author/editor to several books, magazine publications, security journals and websites, as well as a popular... Read More →



Thursday May 19, 2016 8:00am - 9:45am
Lakes A Radisson Blu

9:00am

Long Live Azure Automation!
Limited Capacity seats available

Azure Automation has evolved a LOT in the last year. Desired State Configuration (DSC) support is built-in, source control integration with GitHub helps track your Runbooks, on-premises [Hybrid] Runbook Workers are available, and authoring graphical Runbooks is AWESOME! Join us as we explore the powerful automation and configuration management capabilities offered by Azure Automation!

Speakers
avatar for Beth Cooper

Beth Cooper

Program Manager, Microsoft
Beth Cooper is a Program Manager on Azure Automation and OMS.
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... Read More →



Thursday May 19, 2016 9:00am - 10:45am
Minnetonka A Radisson Blu

9:00am

How to get started with Microsoft EMS right now
Limited Capacity seats available

The Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite consists of four main components:
  • Azure Active Directory Premium, 
  • Microsoft Intune, 
  • Azure Rights Management and 
  • Microsoft Advanced Thread Protection Analytics.
Learn how those four products fit together and how you are able to build a complete mobile device and mobile application management solution for your environment. After this session you should be able to do your own EMS Proof of Concept.

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Buntinx

Kenny Buntinx

EM MVP - Managing Consultant, Coretech Benelux
Kenny is a highly qualified , certified and energized consultant working for Coretech Benelux 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... Read More →
avatar for Tim De Keukelaere

Tim De Keukelaere

@Tim_DK, Coretech Benelux
Tim is a managing consultant at Coretech with over 15 years of experience in the field, mainly in Wintel environments. He has a broad technical knowledge on various enterprise technologies and Operating Systems, and a strong focus on workplace and mobility. His main area of expertise... Read More →



Thursday May 19, 2016 9:00am - 10:45am
Cedar Radisson Blu

9:00am

ConfigMgr ConfigurationItem Craziness
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Configuration Manager has had the ability to use Compliance Settings (also known as "Baselines" or "Configuration Items") since 2007.  This session will explain the logic behind using a Compliance Setting--when it makes sense and when it doesn't. The session will also cover SQL custom reporting on Configuration Item results, as well as WQL (collection query) using ConfigItem information.


Speakers
avatar for Sherry Kissinger

Sherry Kissinger

Former Microsoft ECM MVP, App Engineer, Wells Fargo
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 Wally Mead

Wally Mead

None, Former Microsoft MVP, Retired
Wally has retired from the business world, and will not be keeping up with the ever changing world of Configuration Manager, so will be no longer doing any public speaking, not even MMS. However, since he loves the event, and the people he's met over the years, he volunteers at MMS... Read More →



Thursday May 19, 2016 9:00am - 10:45am
Lakes B Radisson Blu

9:00am

User Device Affinity in CM Demystified
Limited Capacity filling up

Leveraging asset inventory in CM from a third party product or source can be difficult and cumbersome.  In this session we will go under the on hood with user device affinity and show you how to leverage it to properly assign all of the systems in your environment to the appropriate user's.

We will cover the various type of user affinity and how to weed out the noise.  We will then extend this capability to create collection of systems belong to users or business automatically, then add this data to CM reports to properly put a face and name with each system in your environment.  You will never build a collection of systems manually again.  

Speakers
avatar for Steve Jesok

Steve Jesok

Leader, MNSCUG
I am a past MNSCUG president, I currently serve on the board. I work at Ameriprise Financial where I support the asset management company Columbia ThreadNeedle. I am currently the in house Configuration Manager admin. I lead a team of 3 supporting BAU and dev activities around end... Read More →
avatar for Nash Pherson

Nash Pherson

Customer Success Manager, Modern Workplace, Microsoft
Nash Pherson is a Customer Success Manager for Microsoft focused on Win 10 Enterprise, EMS/SCCM and Office 365. Prior to joining Microsoft, Nash was a systems management consultant and a Microsoft MVP for Enterprise Client Management.Nash's expertise is in organizational development... Read More →



Thursday May 19, 2016 9:00am - 10:45am
Minnetonka BC Radisson Blu

10:00am

Windows 10 Deployment - Expert Level
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join us for an hour (plus) live demo on how to build a Windows deployment solution, based on MDT and ConfigMgr. In the session we are taking OS Deployment to its outer limits. Deployment tips, tricks, and hard core debugging in a single session. You can expect a lot of live demos in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Johan Arwidmark

Johan Arwidmark

Microsoft MVP, Chief Technology Officer, TrueSec
Johan Arwidmark is the Chief Technology Officer with TrueSec. He is a consultant, author and all-around geek specializing in Systems Management and Enterprise Windows Deployment Solutions. In addition to his consulting role, Johan present trainings and speaks at several conferences... Read More →
avatar for Michael Niehaus

Michael Niehaus

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
After a few years in product marketing talking about Windows deployment and Windows as a service topics, Michael Niehaus has moved back to the technical side of the house, working as a principal program manager on the modern deployment team, responsible for Windows AutoPilot and related... Read More →



Thursday May 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:45am
Lakes CD Radisson Blu

10:00am

Understanding the .Net Objects in Your PowerShell Scripts
Limited Capacity seats available

PowerShell is .Net based. What does that mean for a scripter? That means everything in PowerShell is a .Net object. And everything Microsoft is a .Net object that you have access to. Understanding .Net objects opens a whole new world of what can be done with PowerShell.3

Speakers
avatar for Tim Curwick

Tim Curwick

Consultant, Microsoft MVP, RBA
I am a Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management for my contributions to the PowerShell community. As an infrastucture engineer for RBA Consulting, I focus on the Microsoft stack and PowerShell based solutions. I design and build complex automation solutions. I run and frequently... Read More →
avatar for Kirk Munro

Kirk Munro

Senior Product Manager, Learn on Demand Systems
Kirk Munro has been a PowerShell MVP since 2007 and spends almost all his time figuring out how to best help others learn technology.



Thursday May 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:45am
Lakes A Radisson Blu

10:00am

Think Small to Scale Big: Intro to Containers for the Datacenter Admin
Limited Capacity filling up

Containers are a revolutionary concept seeing massive adoption. They are also a new topic for most Hyper-V and VMware administrators. Are you wondering in which scenarios Docker and Microsoft containers make sense for your org? Join Lee and Pete as they shed light on an array of advanced topics hands-on, from container imaging and versioning to automating and scaling container deployments...on premises or in the cloud.
 

Speakers
avatar for Lee Berg

Lee Berg

Microsoft MVP, STEALTHbits
Lee is a Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management and a Techincal Product Manager for STEALTHbits Technologies. When Lee is now building CyberSecurity Monitoring Software in his day-job, He is active in managing and presenting at user groups, meetups, and conferences around... Read More →
avatar for Peter Zerger

Peter Zerger

Microsoft MVP, Lumagate
Pete is an author, speaker, and 13-time Microsoft MVP, focusing on cloud security, architecture, process automation and DevOps. Pete has been a speaker at popular technical conferences around the world including Microsoft Ignite and Experts Live. He has authored several books, including... Read More →



Thursday May 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:45am
Nokomis Radisson Blu

10:00am

Building a Future Ready client environment with the Dell Client Command Suite and Configuration Manager
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Dell IT and the Dell product team will demonstrate how to leverage the Dell Client Command Suite to ensure that your client environment is Future Ready for Windows 10 and beyond.  We will deep dive into OS Deployment, hardware configuration, inventory, updates, vPro, SCCM integration, and PowerShell capabilities that are available in the Command Suite to ensure that you are maximizing the value of Dell’s “most manageable” commercial client systems.


Speakers
avatar for Bill Moore

Bill Moore

Client Engineering, Dell, Inc.
avatar for Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey

Microsoft MVP, Enterprise Tools Strategist, Dell Technologies
Greg Ramsey, Enterprise Mobility MVP, is the Enterprise Tools Strategist at Dell, Inc. He has a B.S. in Computer Sciences and Engineering from Ohio State University, and has coauthored many books over the years. Greg is a cofounder of the Ohio SMS Users Group and the Central Texas... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Warren Byle

Warren Byle

Sr. Strategist, Dell
Warren currently manages the Dell Client Command Suite of systems management software products for Dell in addition to being active in the systems management community which he has been a part of for over 15 years.


Thursday May 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:45am
Harriet Radisson Blu

11:00am

Azure Stack – Welcome to the Future
Limited Capacity filling up

It is time to learn Azure Stack, during this session you will be guided through the journey of building an Azure Stack solution, what could possibly be more fun than that!

No, this isn't Azure.


Speakers
avatar for Mikael Nystrom

Mikael Nystrom

Microsoft MVP, Geek, 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... Read More →



Thursday May 19, 2016 11:00am - 12:45pm
Minnetonka A Radisson Blu

11:00am

Ask the Datacenter Experts
Limited Capacity seats available

Like a BoF but not so early - just come ask questions and we'll get them answered.

Moderators
avatar for Lee Berg

Lee Berg

Microsoft MVP, STEALTHbits
Lee is a Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management and a Techincal Product Manager for STEALTHbits Technologies. When Lee is now building CyberSecurity Monitoring Software in his day-job, He is active in managing and presenting at user groups, meetups, and conferences around... Read More →
avatar for Steve Buchanan

Steve Buchanan

Microsoft MVP, Group Manager - Cloud Transformation/DevOps, Accenture/Avanade
Steve Buchanan is a Group Manager – Cloud Transformation/DevOps with Avanade/Accenture, a 7-time Microsoft MVP, and author of several technical books focused on cloud and data center management. In his 19+ years as an IT professional, Steve has held positions ranging from infrastructure... Read More →
avatar for Samuel Erskine

Samuel Erskine

Senior Specialist, MVP
Microsoft MCT and MVP Service Management & Cloud Consultant Samuel Erskine, is a Systems Management specialist and trainer focused on 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... Read More →
avatar for Cameron Fuller

Cameron Fuller

Microsoft MVP, Catapult
System Center MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management, is a Solution Director for Catapult Systems and serves as an Evangelist for System Center and automation technologies. He has over 20 years of infrastructure experience, focused on management solutions. Cameron coauthored a number... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Andorfer

Ryan Andorfer

Technology Solutions Professional, Microsoft
avatar for Chris Blackburn

Chris Blackburn

Senior Systems Engineer, Concurency
avatar for Joseph Chan

Joseph Chan

Principal Group Program Manager, Azure Governance, Microsoft
Principal Group Program Manager for Microsoft Azure Governance Platform, helping large enterprises govern and control their vast Azure cloud environment at scale.
avatar for Beth Cooper

Beth Cooper

Program Manager, Microsoft
Beth Cooper is a Program Manager on Azure Automation and OMS.
avatar for Bob Cornelissen

Bob Cornelissen

SCOM Specialist, MVP, Savision and BICTT
 Bob is a 6-time Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management and Managing Consultant for BICTT. He focuses heavily on the monitoring and automation space, working frequently with System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and Microsoft OMS. Bob loves connecting the business to... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Craig

Andrew Craig

Senior Consultant, itnetX AG
I work for itnetX in Switzerland where I implement bespoke solutions for customers. Nothing here is out-of-the-box. My work involves the automation of business processes and the integration of , not exclusively but mainly, Microsoft System Center Technologies. Come and talk to me... Read More →
avatar for Tim Curwick

Tim Curwick

Consultant, Microsoft MVP, RBA
I am a Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management for my contributions to the PowerShell community. As an infrastucture engineer for RBA Consulting, I focus on the Microsoft stack and PowerShell based solutions. I design and build complex automation solutions. I run and frequently... Read More →
avatar for Damian Flynn

Damian Flynn

Systems Architect, Corporate IT Core Team, Damian Flynn MVP
“Making incredible software incredibly simple.” – Damian, is an Infrastructure Architect with over 20 years of IT experience working with global enterprises, currently focused on Cloud Technologies in the Converged Datacentre, with perspective on Service Management Automation... Read More →
avatar for Nathan Foreman

Nathan Foreman

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... Read More →
avatar for Shannon Fritz

Shannon Fritz

Soultions Architect, Concurrency
Cloud Datacenter, IT Infrastructure, Remote Access, DirectAccess, Enterprise Security, Media Junkie, Foodie
avatar for Dieter Gasser

Dieter Gasser

Head of Product Management, itnetX
Dieter Gasser is an IT consultant and a management partner of itnetX AG, headquartered in Switzerland. He has a strong focus on the delivery and customization of Service Manager. Dieter has been working in IT for more than 16 years, and has focused on Microsoft technologies. He started... Read More →
avatar for Robert Hedblom

Robert Hedblom

Microsoft MVP, Sumnerv
Robert Hedblom is a well-known external partner and also internal partner at Microsoft due to his high skillsets and experience when it comes to designing scenario driven solutions based on the System Center stack, Azure and Windows Server technologies. Roberts focus as a Cloud and... Read More →
avatar for Vlad Joanovic

Vlad Joanovic

Program Manager, Microsoft
Vlad Joanovic is a program manager working in Enterprise Cloud Group\System center and Services team on the Microsoft Operations Management Suite and Azure portal scenarios across Compute, Network, Storage, Cloud services and Service fabric. Vlad was most recently in the developer... Read More →
avatar for John Joyner

John Joyner

Senior Director, Technology, ClearPointe
John is Senior Director, Technology at ClearPointe, a managed services provider of 24x7 Network Operations Center (NOC) services. John is co-author of four books in the industry-standard reference series, System Center Operations Manager : Unleashed. His recent focus is helping customers... Read More →
avatar for Nathan Lasnoski

Nathan Lasnoski

Chief Technology Officer, 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... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Mank

Christopher Mank

Systems Architect, Concurrency
Christopher is a Systems Architect with Concurrency and a Cloud and Datacenter MVP with a focus in DevOps and ALM practices. He specializes in understanding each organization’s unique business goals and assisting with designing and building technical solutions to meet those goals. Christopher... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Maurer

Thomas Maurer

MVP / Executive, itnetX
Thomas Maurer works as a Cloud Architect and Technology Lead at itnetX AG, a consulting and engineering company located in Switzerland. Thomas helps companies to transform their business to the Cloud. Thomas is focused on Microsoft Technologies, especially Microsoft Cloud Platform... Read More →
avatar for Kirk Munro

Kirk Munro

Senior Product Manager, Learn on Demand Systems
Kirk Munro has been a PowerShell MVP since 2007 and spends almost all his time figuring out how to best help others learn technology.
avatar for Michael Niehaus

Michael Niehaus

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
After a few years in product marketing talking about Windows deployment and Windows as a service topics, Michael Niehaus has moved back to the technical side of the house, working as a principal program manager on the modern deployment team, responsible for Windows AutoPilot and related... Read More →
avatar for Mikael Nystrom

Mikael Nystrom

Microsoft MVP, Geek, 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... Read More →
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... Read More →
avatar for Eamon O'Reilly

Eamon O'Reilly

Lead Program Manager, Microsoft
avatar for Mike Resseler

Mike Resseler

Technical Evangelist, Veeam Software
Mike Resseler is a Technical Evangelist for Veeam. Mike is focused on technologies around Hyper-V and System Center. With years of experience in the field he presents on many occasions on large events such as MMS, TechEd and TechDays. Mike has been an awarded the MVP for System Center... Read More →
avatar for Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen

Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen

Global Lead Developer, Microsoft MVP, CTGlobal
You might have seen me in videos such as "Coretech Coffee Monitor"Automate everything is my motto! and its what I do.Besides producing music in my sparetime. That is when I actually have time off. Luckily I can automate my way of out most situations, which actually provides me with... Read More →
avatar for Dieter Wijckmans

Dieter Wijckmans

Managing Consultant, Coretech Benelux
Dieter is in his mid-30s and is a big fan of technology. He recently received an MVP award for System Center Cloud and Data management. He's been active in the IT industry for over 10 years, 12 of which as a freelance consultant. Dieter works at Coretech Benelux as managing Consultant. As... Read More →
avatar for Peter Zerger

Peter Zerger

Microsoft MVP, Lumagate
Pete is an author, speaker, and 13-time Microsoft MVP, focusing on cloud security, architecture, process automation and DevOps. Pete has been a speaker at popular technical conferences around the world including Microsoft Ignite and Experts Live. He has authored several books, including... Read More →


Thursday May 19, 2016 11:00am - 12:45pm
Minnetonka BC Radisson Blu

11:00am

Use Microsoft EMS to Protect your Mobile Data and Mobile Apps
Limited Capacity seats available

Allowing mobile devices to access corporate data comes with challenges. How do we keep our corporate data secure and prevent data leakage?

In this session we will dive into:
  • Mobile Application Management
  • Enterprise Data Protection and Mobile Information Management with Microsoft Intune
  • Azure Active Directory Premium
  • Azure Rights Management Services.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Daalmans

Peter Daalmans

Principal Consultant / Trainer, Daalmans Consulting
Peter is a freelance Consultant at Daalmans Consulting with a primary focus on the System Center Configuration Manager and Enterprise Mobility. Peter is awarded every year since 2012 as a Microsoft Enterprise Mobility MVP (Configuration Manager/Microsoft Intune/Enterprise Mobility... 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.



Thursday May 19, 2016 11:00am - 12:45pm
Cedar Radisson Blu

11:00am

ConfigMgr Policies - A through Z and back
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Last MMS we delivered a session around collections were we did a deep dive into a very core component of SCCM that has been around for decades. This session aims at doing that same thing again, deep dive into a core component that is.

This time our focus isn't on a core operational object, but it's on policies, which are arguably deeper into the heart of Configuration Manager than anything else.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Degreef

Tom Degreef

Managing Consultant, OSCC
Tom has been a Configmgr consultant for several years and has been a Microsoft Support Escalation Engineer for over 2 years. Tom became an independent Configmgr Consultant again recently and delivers consultancy for just about anything that is EMS or Systems Management related... Read More →
avatar for Kim Oppalfens

Kim Oppalfens

Microsoft MVP, Senior Consultant, OSCC
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. Kim is a self-proclaimed quiet, shy guy and overall nice guy, although part of that statement is currently under stress because of the evil influence of certain... Read More →



Thursday May 19, 2016 11:00am - 12:45pm
Lakes B Radisson Blu

12:00pm

ConfigMgr Servicing and Telemetry
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come hear direct from the Microsoft product team on how to keep Configuration Manager current branch up to date in the post Service Pack\Cumulative Update world.

Then we'll have an open discussion of the why, how and what of diagnostics and usage data (aka telemetry).

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Czechowski

Aaron Czechowski

Principal Content Developer, Microsoft
Aaron Czechowski (@AaronCzechowski) is a recovering program manager, now a technical writer with Microsoft in the enterprise client management product team working on Configuration Manager. Ask him about ConfigMgr docs, and how you can contribute. Other good topics of conversation... Read More →
avatar for Kerim Hanif

Kerim Hanif

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
I am a PM in Configuration Manager and Intune product teams; I am mainly responsible content distribution scenarios for both products (Delivery Optimization, peer cache, BranchCache, DPs, Edge Cache etc.) I also own the following features/scenarios: ConfigMgr Updates and Servicing... Read More →



Thursday May 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Lakes CD Radisson Blu

12:00pm

Deploy Certificates to Mobile Devices
Limited Capacity seats available

Come see how deploy certificates to mobile devices. During this session you will learn how to configure all the moving parts that are related with certificate deployments i.e. NDES, Configuration Manager, Web Application Proxy etc.

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Buntinx

Kenny Buntinx

EM MVP - Managing Consultant, Coretech Benelux
Kenny is a highly qualified , certified and energized consultant working for Coretech Benelux 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... Read More →
avatar for Tim De Keukelaere

Tim De Keukelaere

@Tim_DK, Coretech Benelux
Tim is a managing consultant at Coretech with over 15 years of experience in the field, mainly in Wintel environments. He has a broad technical knowledge on various enterprise technologies and Operating Systems, and a strong focus on workplace and mobility. His main area of expertise... Read More →



Thursday May 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Nokomis Radisson Blu

12:00pm

Tearing Down IT Silos
Limited Capacity filling up

AT MMS 2015, we hosted a session on Infrastructure and Operational Maturity. One of the things that was brought up was the impact of the silo mentality - when information, goals, tools, priorities, and processes are not shared with other departments across the enterprise. This session will be a fun and meaningful brainstorm, with role play on and suggested remedies to this well known but little discussed phenomemon.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Hedblom

Robert Hedblom

Microsoft MVP, Sumnerv
Robert Hedblom is a well-known external partner and also internal partner at Microsoft due to his high skillsets and experience when it comes to designing scenario driven solutions based on the System Center stack, Azure and Windows Server technologies. Roberts focus as a Cloud and... Read More →
avatar for John Joyner

John Joyner

Senior Director, Technology, ClearPointe
John is Senior Director, Technology at ClearPointe, a managed services provider of 24x7 Network Operations Center (NOC) services. John is co-author of four books in the industry-standard reference series, System Center Operations Manager : Unleashed. His recent focus is helping customers... Read More →



Thursday May 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Harriet Radisson Blu

12:00pm

Sharply Dressed Reports!
Limited Capacity filling up

Are you looking to take your dashboard/reports from humdrum to dashing dashboards or refined reports? Are you looking to polish your reports or have them standout? In this session, we will show you how to add bells and whistles to your dashboard/reports. 

Speakers
avatar for Garth Jones

Garth Jones

Microsoft MVP, 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), System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (CM07) and System Center Intune.Garth started working with Systems... Read More →
avatar for Sherry Kissinger

Sherry Kissinger

Former Microsoft ECM MVP, App Engineer, Wells Fargo
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.



Thursday May 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Lakes A Radisson Blu

1:00pm

Head to Head: Azure Pack and Azure Stack
Limited Capacity seats available

Azure Pack is built on the proven System Center stack, and will be supported by Microsoft until 2022; Azure Stack brings the public resource manager on premise, with fabric resource providers. Learn how these products work, what the share in common, and how to differ. Each solution has a place in our data-centers, learn which is the correct solution for your implementation, and why!

Speakers
avatar for Damian Flynn

Damian Flynn

Systems Architect, Corporate IT Core Team, Damian Flynn MVP
“Making incredible software incredibly simple.” – Damian, is an Infrastructure Architect with over 20 years of IT experience working with global enterprises, currently focused on Cloud Technologies in the Converged Datacentre, with perspective on Service Management Automation... Read More →



Thursday May 19, 2016 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Minnetonka A Radisson Blu

1:00pm

The Rest of EMS is Security - More than Intune
Limited Capacity seats available

You've heard a lot about Intune, but what about the myriad of other components that are included with the Enterprise Mobility Suite?  There are solutions for improving user experiences like Single Sign-on to Web Apps and improving security with Strong Authentication and protecting sensitive information with Seamless Encryption.  Even help secure your on-premises AD with Behavioral Analytics and Management of Privileged Accounts.  It's all in EMS, for all of your business.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Blackburn

Chris Blackburn

Senior Systems Engineer, Concurency
avatar for Shannon Fritz

Shannon Fritz

Soultions Architect, Concurrency
Cloud Datacenter, IT Infrastructure, Remote Access, DirectAccess, Enterprise Security, Media Junkie, Foodie



Thursday May 19, 2016 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Cedar Radisson Blu

1:00pm

Ask the ConfMgr Experts
Limited Capacity seats available

Come get any last questions in regarding ConfigMgr.  We'll try to get as many CM experts in the room as we can; MVPs & Microsoft folks - whoever isn't busy.

Moderators
avatar for Rod Trent

Rod Trent

Engagement Director, Penton

Speakers
avatar for Kent Agerlund

Kent Agerlund

Microsoft MVP, CTGlobal
Love to talk about anything related to Enterprise Client Management, cycling, running and football :-)Microsoft Enterprise Client Management MVP and Microsoft Regional Director
avatar for Niall Brady

Niall Brady

Niall Brady
Niall is a passionate blogger about System Center Configuration Manager. He is the guy behind https://www.windows-noob.com
avatar for Kenny Buntinx

Kenny Buntinx

EM MVP - Managing Consultant, Coretech Benelux
Kenny is a highly qualified , certified and energized consultant working for Coretech Benelux 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... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Czechowski

Aaron Czechowski

Principal Content Developer, Microsoft
Aaron Czechowski (@AaronCzechowski) is a recovering program manager, now a technical writer with Microsoft in the enterprise client management product team working on Configuration Manager. Ask him about ConfigMgr docs, and how you can contribute. Other good topics of conversation... Read More →
avatar for Dune Desormeaux

Dune Desormeaux

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
I'm a program manager on the Configuration Manager product team. My current focus is on configuring Windows security at enterprise scale and making it easier for customers to keep Windows and Office up to date. That said questions about all areas of the SCCM product are fair game... Read More →
avatar for Garth Jones

Garth Jones

Microsoft MVP, 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), System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (CM07) and System Center Intune.Garth started working with Systems... Read More →
avatar for John Marcum

John Marcum

Managing Consultant, Microsoft MVP, CTGlobal Services
John Marcum, Enterprise Client Management MVP, is a Managing Consultant with Coretech US. Starting with SMS 2.0, John has been highly focused on enterprise client management. Most recently John has become a leading expert in the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility and Security suite.
avatar for Wally Mead

Wally Mead

None, Former Microsoft MVP, Retired
Wally has retired from the business world, and will not be keeping up with the ever changing world of Configuration Manager, so will be no longer doing any public speaking, not even MMS. However, since he loves the event, and the people he's met over the years, he volunteers at MMS... 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.
avatar for Jörgen Nilsson

Jörgen Nilsson

Microsoft MVP, Consultant, Onevinn AB
Jorgen is working as a principal consultant at Onevinn in Sweden. He has been working as a consultant since 1993 with a focus on Enterprise Client Management and System Management.Involved in many projects and also a Microsoft Certified Trainer, MVP in Enterprise Mobility and delivers... Read More →
avatar for Kim Oppalfens

Kim Oppalfens

Microsoft MVP, Senior Consultant, OSCC
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. Kim is a self-proclaimed quiet, shy guy and overall nice guy, although part of that statement is currently under stress because of the evil influence of certain... Read More →
avatar for Nash Pherson

Nash Pherson

Customer Success Manager, Modern Workplace, Microsoft
Nash Pherson is a Customer Success Manager for Microsoft focused on Win 10 Enterprise, EMS/SCCM and Office 365. Prior to joining Microsoft, Nash was a systems management consultant and a Microsoft MVP for Enterprise Client Management.Nash's expertise is in organizational development... Read More →
avatar for Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey

Microsoft MVP, Enterprise Tools Strategist, Dell Technologies
Greg Ramsey, Enterprise Mobility MVP, is the Enterprise Tools Strategist at Dell, Inc. He has a B.S. in Computer Sciences and Engineering from Ohio State University, and has coauthored many books over the years. Greg is a cofounder of the Ohio SMS Users Group and the Central Texas... Read More →
avatar for Jason Sandys

Jason Sandys

Microsoft MVP, CTGlobal
Jason is an 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... Read More →
avatar for Steve Thompson

Steve Thompson

Microsoft MVP, Practice Lead Softchoice, Softchoice
Steve works for Softchoice as a Data Platform Practice Lead. Focused on developing Softchoice capabilities with data services (structured and unstructured), SQL, BI, Big Data, Advanced Analytics and machine learning for Public Cloud platforms. This includes hybrid solutions that integrate... Read More →


Thursday May 19, 2016 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Minnetonka BC Radisson Blu

1:00pm

Packaging Applications with Powershell, OneGet and Chocolatey
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learn about the new OneGet Application packaging system built into PowerShell Windows Management Framework 5.0, and One Get Providers like Chocolatey.org. Learn how to create Chocolatey packages using PowerShell.

[Ed] Keith Garner and Michael Niehaus are the MDT authors as most of you are aware.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Garner

Keith Garner

Solutions Architect, 1E
Keith Garner is a Solutions Architect with 1E, working on next generation Deployment Solutions for IT Clients. Previously Keith was working in the Microsoft Product Groups on Windows, MDT, SCCM, Surface, and more!
avatar for Michael Niehaus

Michael Niehaus

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
After a few years in product marketing talking about Windows deployment and Windows as a service topics, Michael Niehaus has moved back to the technical side of the house, working as a principal program manager on the modern deployment team, responsible for Windows AutoPilot and related... Read More →



Thursday May 19, 2016 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Lakes B Radisson Blu

2:00pm

Configuration Manager meet Power BI
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Power BI meet Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager contains huge amounts of data, client inventory, deployment history and system status information, traditionally we have used the console, queries or reports to view this information. The new way to view and explore your data is to use an interactive platform like PowerBI,

Join 1E's Mike Terrill and Coretech's Ronnie Jakobsen, on an adventure in exploring and visualizing Configuration Manager data using the new Power BI tool.

Learn how to prepare your data, filter through the huge amounts of data in Configuration Manager and present the facts in a simple and agile form.

Speakers
avatar for Ronnie Krarup Jakobsen

Ronnie Krarup Jakobsen

Senior Architect, Coretech
Ronnie has worked with client management and deployment for the last 15 years, on top of that he has also done a lot of development related to system management, especially SCCM, either using .NET or Powershell. Ronnie joined the Coretech team in 2012 and focuses mainly on SCCM... Read More →
avatar for Mike Terrill

Mike Terrill

Microsoft MVP, OS Engineer, Big Bank
Mike’s career has been focused around systems management (SCCM) and operating system deployment for over 20 years (ever since SMS v1.2). He is a Microsoft Enterprise Mobility MVP and runs the Arizona Systems Management User Group. He specializes in the design, architecture and installation... Read More →



Thursday May 19, 2016 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Lakes CD Radisson Blu

2:00pm

Peeling Back The Layers of Your Datacenter. Design and Implement ITIL-Based UI in Minutes
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session you will find out how far you can take the self-service and user-empowerment with the tools available to us. The concepts involved are SDK Web Services, WinPE PreExecution Hook, Selfmade Workflow Engine and User Portal, all of which lead to a Feature-rich demo of ITSM in practice with SCSM.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Craig

Andrew Craig

Senior Consultant, itnetX AG
I work for itnetX in Switzerland where I implement bespoke solutions for customers. Nothing here is out-of-the-box. My work involves the automation of business processes and the integration of , not exclusively but mainly, Microsoft System Center Technologies. Come and talk to me... Read More →
avatar for Samuel Erskine

Samuel Erskine

Senior Specialist, MVP
Microsoft MCT and MVP Service Management & Cloud Consultant Samuel Erskine, is a Systems Management specialist and trainer focused on 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... Read More →



Thursday May 19, 2016 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Harriet Radisson Blu

2:00pm

Device Guard and AppLocker: Better Together (Repeat Session)
Limited Capacity filling up

Endpoint security in the enterprise can no longer be exclusive to just using antivirus software and firewalls.  There is growing interest in making endpoints more resilient to modern threats.  Device Guard and AppLocker in Windows 10 provide an effective "defense in-depth" solution to achieving this goal.

With Device Guard and AppLocker, you get application whitelisting and application control capabilities added to the endpoint security strategy.  So which is the right one to use, or can they be used simultaneously?  This session will take an investigative look at how to strike a balance when using both Device Guard and AppLocker in the Enterprise.

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... Read More →
avatar for Bill Moore

Bill Moore

Client Engineering, Dell, Inc.


Thursday May 19, 2016 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Nokomis Radisson Blu

2:00pm

You Own an Automation Tool; Now What? - Processes, Management, Automation Value
Limited Capacity seats available

"Automation" can mean a lot of things to a lot of different people. This session will focus on IT Process Automation, where we automate tasks based on things like monitoring incidents, and Service Request Management (request for AD access, request for phone number, etc). The tools to complete these tasks would be an automation tool like System Center Orchestrator, Service Management Automation, and Azure Automation. This session will focus more on automation definition, process, governance, value and less technical. You will learn about the following:
- What is IT Process Automation?
- Governance over your automation;
- Release and Management of Automations
- Measuring the value of an automation


Speakers
avatar for Rafael Astrana

Rafael Astrana

Automation Team Lead, Dell Technologies
I`ve a vast background on IT infrastructure from desktop clients, servers up to network architecture, along the last year I moved to IT/Business Process Automation which has brought to me a great experience on process mapping, automation value and governance. Hope you guys can attend... Read More →
avatar for Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey

Microsoft MVP, Enterprise Tools Strategist, Dell Technologies
Greg Ramsey, Enterprise Mobility MVP, is the Enterprise Tools Strategist at Dell, Inc. He has a B.S. in Computer Sciences and Engineering from Ohio State University, and has coauthored many books over the years. Greg is a cofounder of the Ohio SMS Users Group and the Central Texas... Read More →



Thursday May 19, 2016 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Lakes A Radisson Blu

3:00pm

Automate Your Health - No More Button Pushing
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Exciting times ahead! Self-driving cars, automated homes - So many IOT solutions are released every day!  What if you could do the same thing in IT?  Imagine IFTTTon your workloads, apps and servers in Azure and on-prem.

Make your IT drive itself to save time and live a longer and healthier live as an admin.

Say goodbye to RSI and come to this session to find out how to automate Azure, OMS, PowerShell, DSC and System Center.

Achieve your wildest dreams with automation (who doesn't dream about IT workloads right?)

The only limiting factor is: YOU.  Join in!

Speakers
avatar for Vlad Joanovic

Vlad Joanovic

Program Manager, Microsoft
Vlad Joanovic is a program manager working in Enterprise Cloud Group\System center and Services team on the Microsoft Operations Management Suite and Azure portal scenarios across Compute, Network, Storage, Cloud services and Service fabric. Vlad was most recently in the developer... Read More →
avatar for Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen

Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen

Global Lead Developer, Microsoft MVP, CTGlobal
You might have seen me in videos such as "Coretech Coffee Monitor"Automate everything is my motto! and its what I do.Besides producing music in my sparetime. That is when I actually have time off. Luckily I can automate my way of out most situations, which actually provides me with... Read More →



Thursday May 19, 2016 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Minnetonka A Radisson Blu

3:00pm

Pull like a Boss with BITS & Pull DP’s
Limited Capacity seats available

BITS is everywhere! Windows Core even Windows Phone. If it’s good enough for Nano Server to pull containers with, its good enough for you. ConfigMgr uses it all the time, especially for Pull DP’s. But how can you manage it? Script it? Code it? Make it sing and dance?

Learn how to really get the most out of your Pull DP in ConfigMgr. We'll use some custom code to optimize the way that the Pull DP transfers content, and show you have the DP can even harvest content from local clients using BranchCache & De-Duplication. Your WAN will never be the same.


Speakers
avatar for Andreas Hammarskjöld

Andreas Hammarskjöld

Co-Founder, 2Pint Software
During his 19 year career in desktop deployment he has become a leading expert in designing and implementing Microsoft based system management solutions. He has been responsible for deploying an impressive 1.2 million desktops at a wide range of organizations, including several Fortune... Read More →
avatar for Phil Wilcock

Phil Wilcock

Co-Founder, 2Pint Software
Phil is a former Microsoftie, was a Co-Founder of 1E, and now co-runs the mighty 2Pint Software, who specialize in Network Health Software based around Microsoft Peer To Peer technologies and fancy Network Booting over http.



Thursday May 19, 2016 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Lakes B Radisson Blu

3:00pm

Storage Spaces and Scale Out File Servers – Next Generation Storage is Here
Limited Capacity seats available

After building Storage Spaces Solutions for years, you do learn a lot. In this session it’s time for you to learn from our experience. We will spend the entire session explaining what works and what does not work, how to performance measure the system, from where, on what, with what, how much, how many and how to interpreter the result. We will show bad configurations as well as really great configurations. Expect a lot of PowerShell, Demos and some Excel spreadsheets for calculations. You will see demos based on Storage Spaces in single solutions, Storage Spaces with Scale-Out File Servers as well as Storage Spaces Direct.


Speakers
avatar for Mikael Nystrom

Mikael Nystrom

Microsoft MVP, Geek, 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... Read More →



Thursday May 19, 2016 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Minnetonka BC Radisson Blu

3:00pm

Managing Windows 10 - The Good, the New and the Ugly (Repeat Session)
Limited Capacity seats available

With Windows 10 we have new management options! We will cover MDM management, AzureAD and the future of management. MDM policies to manage Windows 10 clients? For real? Yes for real, the future of management includes Business Store, Azure AD Join, Intune and more! We will bring the story together and give you experience from the field. Are you ready to think in new ways?!

Speakers
avatar for Jörgen Nilsson

Jörgen Nilsson

Microsoft MVP, Consultant, Onevinn AB
Jorgen is working as a principal consultant at Onevinn in Sweden. He has been working as a consultant since 1993 with a focus on Enterprise Client Management and System Management.Involved in many projects and also a Microsoft Certified Trainer, MVP in Enterprise Mobility and delivers... Read More →
avatar for Ronni Pedersen

Ronni Pedersen

Microsoft MVP, RONNIPEDERSEN.COM
Ronni is working as a Freelance Cloud Architect in Denmark. He has been working as a consultant since 1997 with a primary focus on Enterprise Client Management solutions, based on technologies like System Center Configuration Manager, Microsoft Intune and Enterprise Mobility + Security... Read More →


Thursday May 19, 2016 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Cedar Radisson Blu

4:00pm

Breaking Free From MDT: How to just use ConfigMgr OSD
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

*** Late Session Addition so ConfigMgr Product Team Can Get Your Feedback ***

While there are many scenarios in which MDT thrives, most organizations can accomplish all their key OSD tasks by using the native ConfigMgr Operating System Deployment features. When should organizations use MDT versus ConfigMgr, is MDT-integration in ConfigMgr still necessary, and what are future potentials?

This session has two purposes:
1) Demonstrate how to use native ConfigMgr functionality for both building and deploying images, and;
2) Allow the ConfigMgr Product Team to gather feedback on additional MDT features to integrate into native OSD.

Come and share your experiences regardless if you've already made the shift to ConfigMgr OSD or are leveraging MDT. 

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Czechowski

Aaron Czechowski

Principal Content Developer, Microsoft
Aaron Czechowski (@AaronCzechowski) is a recovering program manager, now a technical writer with Microsoft in the enterprise client management product team working on Configuration Manager. Ask him about ConfigMgr docs, and how you can contribute. Other good topics of conversation... Read More →
avatar for Kerwin Medina

Kerwin Medina

Software Design Engineer, Microsoft
A Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft, Kerwin is one of the most passionate and animated members of the System Center Configuration Manger development team. Kerwin is responsible for implementing some of the favorite community-suggested features in ConfigMgr current branch today... Read More →
avatar for Nash Pherson

Nash Pherson

Customer Success Manager, Modern Workplace, Microsoft
Nash Pherson is a Customer Success Manager for Microsoft focused on Win 10 Enterprise, EMS/SCCM and Office 365. Prior to joining Microsoft, Nash was a systems management consultant and a Microsoft MVP for Enterprise Client Management.Nash's expertise is in organizational development... Read More →



Thursday May 19, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Lakes CD Radisson Blu

4:00pm

Device Guard: How To Implement and Stay Out Of The News (Repeat Session)
Limited Capacity filling up

Securing endpoints against the bad guys takes work.  As attacks become more lethal, the risks increase.  Endpoint security needs to be modernized in order to meet the challenges.  It's not easy, but organizations have to start somewhere and Device Guard in Windows 10 is the best place to get started.  Although #DeviceGuard is not trending on Twitter, it is truly game-changing technology in endpoint security.

The system management professional can play a significant role in this effort, as there is already familiarity with some of the desktop and management technologies Device Guard leverages, for example: Hyper-V, UEFI & Secure Boot, ConfigMgr, Group Policy.  Like these technologies, Device Guard requires the system management professional be willing to refine and improve existing processes, and incorporate new ones into their operational practices.  Device Guard will accelerate the transformation already taking place in IT where the system management professional is becoming a strategic partner in Enterprise Security.

In this session, learn what it takes to implement Device Guard and help your organization Stay out of the News!!

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... Read More →
avatar for Bill Moore

Bill Moore

Client Engineering, Dell, Inc.


Thursday May 19, 2016 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Nokomis Radisson Blu

4:00pm

Introducing the Security Gold Standard: Shielded VM and Guarded Fabric
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you in the banking and finance, healthcare, or government sectors? Do you manage PCI, HIPAA, or classified information? Windows Server 2016 includes a distruptive and valuable new technology that targets high-security customers. Learn how to setup Shielded VMs and Guarded Fabric to  offer an environment where protection of tenant virtual machine data in a private cloud is strengthened against threats from compromised storage, network, and host administrators, as well as malware.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Hedblom

Robert Hedblom

Microsoft MVP, Sumnerv
Robert Hedblom is a well-known external partner and also internal partner at Microsoft due to his high skillsets and experience when it comes to designing scenario driven solutions based on the System Center stack, Azure and Windows Server technologies. Roberts focus as a Cloud and... Read More →
avatar for John Joyner

John Joyner

Senior Director, Technology, ClearPointe
John is Senior Director, Technology at ClearPointe, a managed services provider of 24x7 Network Operations Center (NOC) services. John is co-author of four books in the industry-standard reference series, System Center Operations Manager : Unleashed. His recent focus is helping customers... Read More →



Thursday May 19, 2016 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Harriet Radisson Blu

4:00pm

Where Do I Start? Finding the Resources you Need for SQL Server.
Limited Capacity seats available

One of the more challenging aspects of learning SQL Server is the vast amount of available information.  People often say, "...I want to know more about SQL, can you recommend a book or a class to get me started?"   Well instead of trying to teach you everything about SQL all at once and have you forget it almost immediately, two industry experts with 40 years of experience between them will point you to the resources that they find most valuable and teach you how to get started on your own.

Two lucky attendees will receive a coupon code at BrentOzar.com for one free training course (that's a $299 value!, must be present to recieve the code)

Speakers
avatar for John Nelson

John Nelson

Applications Systems Engineer, Wells Fargo
An SMS/Config Manager guy with a focus on SQL since 1997. Currently working in the engineering side of the Configuration Management & Provisioning team at a Fortune 50 company. Has done all kinds of server administration, SMS/SCCM administration, packaging, scripting, development... Read More →
avatar for Steve Thompson

Steve Thompson

Microsoft MVP, Practice Lead Softchoice, Softchoice
Steve works for Softchoice as a Data Platform Practice Lead. Focused on developing Softchoice capabilities with data services (structured and unstructured), SQL, BI, Big Data, Advanced Analytics and machine learning for Public Cloud platforms. This includes hybrid solutions that integrate... Read More →



Thursday May 19, 2016 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Lakes A Radisson Blu

5:30pm

Bacon Curing 101 with Hector and Cletus from 2Pint
Limited Capacity seats available

Hey! Who knew that Phil 2Pint is a qualified butcher and bacon-curer par excellence!? In this fun session, there will be beers and bacon - what's not to like?

Bacon curing is actually pretty easy to get started, and the results can be amazing. We’ll start off by mixing beer and bacon. Can it get any better? Beercon anyone? We’ll show how you can start off by curing at home like a true moonshiner. We’ll also cover popular trends like “Bring yer own pig”, “PASS” (Pork as a Service) and "Mobile Pork Management" with third party pig parts.


Speakers
avatar for Andreas Hammarskjöld

Andreas Hammarskjöld

Co-Founder, 2Pint Software
During his 19 year career in desktop deployment he has become a leading expert in designing and implementing Microsoft based system management solutions. He has been responsible for deploying an impressive 1.2 million desktops at a wide range of organizations, including several Fortune... Read More →
avatar for Phil Wilcock

Phil Wilcock

Co-Founder, 2Pint Software
Phil is a former Microsoftie, was a Co-Founder of 1E, and now co-runs the mighty 2Pint Software, who specialize in Network Health Software based around Microsoft Peer To Peer technologies and fancy Network Booting over http.


Bacon pptx

Thursday May 19, 2016 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Lakes CD Radisson Blu

6:00pm

MMS 2016 hAcKath0n Part 2 - Results!
You have a feeling that something you are doing can be done smarter, better, faster, easier. You have an idea about a tool you would love to see in any of the System Center products.  Well bring that idea and either Microsoft or Coretech will get a fix by the end of MMS.  That's right, you can get your change to CM made right at MMS.

The Microsoft devs ran a hackathon at the MVP Summit last year that was widely successful.  Many changes are already in CM now or will be soon.  Representatives of the team will be here at MMS to repeat that success.  And where a fix might just not fit CM itself, the Coretech team will make it happen.

You can assist us now by thinking up ideas and submit them here.

The best ideas chosen will win a Surface Pro 4! 

Speakers
avatar for Kent Agerlund

Kent Agerlund

Microsoft MVP, CTGlobal
Love to talk about anything related to Enterprise Client Management, cycling, running and football :-)Microsoft Enterprise Client Management MVP and Microsoft Regional Director
avatar for Aaron Czechowski

Aaron Czechowski

Principal Content Developer, Microsoft
Aaron Czechowski (@AaronCzechowski) is a recovering program manager, now a technical writer with Microsoft in the enterprise client management product team working on Configuration Manager. Ask him about ConfigMgr docs, and how you can contribute. Other good topics of conversation... Read More →
avatar for Kerwin Medina

Kerwin Medina

Software Design Engineer, Microsoft
A Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft, Kerwin is one of the most passionate and animated members of the System Center Configuration Manger development team. Kerwin is responsible for implementing some of the favorite community-suggested features in ConfigMgr current branch today... Read More →
avatar for Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen

Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen

Global Lead Developer, Microsoft MVP, CTGlobal
You might have seen me in videos such as "Coretech Coffee Monitor"Automate everything is my motto! and its what I do.Besides producing music in my sparetime. That is when I actually have time off. Luckily I can automate my way of out most situations, which actually provides me with... Read More →


Thursday May 19, 2016 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Lakes B Radisson Blu