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Sunday, May 5
 

1:00pm

MMS Brewery Tour Sponsored by 2Pint

Hi folks!
Bigger year, bigger bus! This year we can seat 14 more people! The bus will have coolers of beverages and water. We'll buy everyone a round at each stop.
On tap this year:
  • 12:45 - meet at Radisson Blu
  • 1pm - Depart for Wabasha Brewery
  • 3pm - Depart for Insight Brewery
  • 4:15 - Depart for Radisson Blu (in time for Welcome Reception)



Moderators
avatar for Steve Jesok

Steve Jesok

Infrastructure Ops Engineer
Currently I am an operations engineer at a large financial services company. I have 20 years of experience with device management on a variety of platforms. I have always focused on automation, and avoided just being another button clickin’ admin. I have held many different positions... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Bus

2:00pm

Escape! The Heist

https://mmsmoa.com/escape
Get locked in with a speaker or two for an hour and work together to escape before the hour is up.  We think this is a great way to meet new people and be able to rub elbows with speakers and MVPs.  These aren't just evening events, but some are during the day as well.  Networking with others can help you build relationships with others that transcend the conference.  A private email to a friend with "are you seeing this too?" or "did you find a way to fix this?" is gold and many of the old timers from MMS make use of such relationships often. 

Sunday May 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Escape

2:10pm

Escape! The Heist 2

https://mmsmoa.com/escape
Get locked in with a speaker or two for an hour and work together to escape before the hour is up.  We think this is a great way to meet new people and be able to rub elbows with speakers and MVPs.  These aren't just evening events, but some are during the day as well.  Networking with others can help you build relationships with others that transcend the conference.  A private email to a friend with "are you seeing this too?" or "did you find a way to fix this?" is gold and many of the old timers from MMS make use of such relationships often. 

Sunday May 5, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm
The Escape

2:20pm

Escape! Gold Rush

https://mmsmoa.com/escape
Get locked in with a speaker or two for an hour and work together to escape before the hour is up.  We think this is a great way to meet new people and be able to rub elbows with speakers and MVPs.  These aren't just evening events, but some are during the day as well.  Networking with others can help you build relationships with others that transcend the conference.  A private email to a friend with "are you seeing this too?" or "did you find a way to fix this?" is gold and many of the old timers from MMS make use of such relationships often. 

Sunday May 5, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
The Escape

2:30pm

Escape! Mission:Mars

https://mmsmoa.com/escape
Get locked in with a speaker or two for an hour and work together to escape before the hour is up.  We think this is a great way to meet new people and be able to rub elbows with speakers and MVPs.  These aren't just evening events, but some are during the day as well.  Networking with others can help you build relationships with others that transcend the conference.  A private email to a friend with "are you seeing this too?" or "did you find a way to fix this?" is gold and many of the old timers from MMS make use of such relationships often. 

Sunday May 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
The Escape

2:40pm

Escape! Prison Break

https://mmsmoa.com/escape
Get locked in with a speaker or two for an hour and work together to escape before the hour is up.  We think this is a great way to meet new people and be able to rub elbows with speakers and MVPs.  These aren't just evening events, but some are during the day as well.  Networking with others can help you build relationships with others that transcend the conference.  A private email to a friend with "are you seeing this too?" or "did you find a way to fix this?" is gold and many of the old timers from MMS make use of such relationships often. 

Sunday May 5, 2019 2:40pm - 3:40pm
The Escape

2:50pm

Escape! Special Ops: Mysterious Market

https://mmsmoa.com/escape
Get locked in with a speaker or two for an hour and work together to escape before the hour is up.  We think this is a great way to meet new people and be able to rub elbows with speakers and MVPs.  These aren't just evening events, but some are during the day as well.  Networking with others can help you build relationships with others that transcend the conference.  A private email to a friend with "are you seeing this too?" or "did you find a way to fix this?" is gold and many of the old timers from MMS make use of such relationships often. 

Sunday May 5, 2019 2:50pm - 3:50pm
The Escape

5:00pm

MMS 2019 Welcome Reception - Sponsored by 2Pint

ALL MMS ATTENDEES WELCOME! This is your opportunity to network, meet speakers and make some friends before drinking from the fire hose!  Beer, win & apps served.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Mason

Brian Mason

CM Admin, MMS Staff
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 →


Sunday May 5, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Lakes CD
 
Monday, May 6
 

8:00am

MSFT Camping (217)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Monday May 6, 2019 8:00am - 8:15am
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

8:00am

Speaker Camping (1)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey

Microsoft MVP, Enterprise Tools Strategist, MMS Staff
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 Donnie Taylor

Donnie Taylor

Microsoft MVP, Architect, GM
Donnie is an IT Architect with 20+ years experience, Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management, and is currently working for a large enterprise in Austin, TX. He is a board member of the Central Texas Systems Management User Group, an avid PowerShell scripter, a novice woodworker... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 8:00am - 8:15am
Cabin 1

8:00am

Speaker Camping (109)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 Gerry Hampson

Gerry Hampson

Microsoft MVP, Senior Consultant, Ergo Group
Gerry is a Senior Consultant for Ergo Group based in Dublin, Ireland and is a specialist in Microsoft consultancy and implementations, particularly in the area of enterprise client management. He has co-authored a number of books on System Center Configuration Manager, most recently... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 8:00am - 8:15am
Cabin 2

8:00am

Building WPF GUIs in PowerShell

Description:
There are numerous community tools out there which use WPF (Windows Presentation Framework). Sometimes though, you need something specific to your environment or maybe you have the next best idea you need to share with the community but need the skills to write a GUI for it. This session will walk you through WPF basics, how to properly structure a WPF XAML file, how to build a simple WPF window using PowerShell objects instead of XAML, how to give your WPF some style, and how to interact with an OSD task sequence.

What you will learn:
  • Learn the basics of WPF
  • Learn how to create WPF in PowerShell (XAML or object code)
  • Learn how to stylize your WPF elements
  • Learn how to interact with an OSD task sequence

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Owen

Stephen Owen

Automation Engineer, Wells Fargo
I'm an automation engineer who loves to write PowerShell and C# and have years of experience in consulting servicing clients of every size. I've covered my exploits writing PowerShell for every API and service you can imagine on my blog FoxDeploy.com (I didn't say they were well-written... Read More →
avatar for Nathan Ziehnert

Nathan Ziehnert

Senior Lead Consultant, Catapult Systems
Senior Lead Consultant for Catapult Systems focusing on System Center and EM+S solutions. I have a passion for Windows desktop environments and simplifying the work that desktop administrators do on a daily basis - with a little fun added in to what we all do. I maintain a blog to... Read More →


Demos zip

Monday May 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:45am
Cedar
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

8:00am

The Road to Azure (AKA - Ditching All of Your On-Prem Crap)

Description:
Are you not looking forward to continuing to support your on-prem servers for tasks which just keep the lights on,  (like patching, monitoring, disaster recovery, automation, dashboarding)? The road could be winding but in this session we will make your path straight by pointing to workloads that really do belong in the cloud - not by lift and shifting existing workloads to the cloud. Without a plan, you plan to fail. Without a roadmap (or GPS now-a-days) prepare to be lost. During this session you will witness real world examples of customers who have successfully changed their business through migration to Azure and ditched their on-prem crap.

What you will learn:
  • How to ditch on-prem patch management
  • How to ditch on-prem backups/DR & file servers
  • How to ditch on-prem monitoring
  • How to ditch on-prem automation services (Die Orchestrator, Die)

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 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 →



Monday May 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:45am
Nokomis BC
  • Skill Level Tips and Tricks

8:00am

Use Azure Blueprint to have a better governance

Description:
Azure Blueprint is currently in preview, but come to see how to use it, to control your Azure environment and apply a governance for all of your subscriptions.

What you will learn:
  • Azure Policy to control your policies
  • Azure Blueprint to implement and control a governance
  • Azure Blueprint to manage your subscriptions

Speakers
avatar for Florent Appointaire

Florent Appointaire

Cloud Architect / Microsoft MVP, DevoTeam CloudOps
Florent Appointaire is working @ DevoTeam VloudOps, as freelance, in Belgium. He has 7 years of experiences in IT and speaks in some events like aOS, SCUG events, MMSMOA 2018, ELEU 2018, etc.. He is MVP Cloud and Datacenter from 3 times now and he is MCSE Private Cloud, Azure certified... Read More →
avatar for Jim Britt

Jim Britt

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
I'm a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft working within the AzureCAT (Customer Advisory Team). My core focus lately has been around supporting large customers to adopt our Management and Monitoring technology stack at scale. Specific technology focus areas include (but not limited... Read More →
avatar for Peter De Tender

Peter De Tender

Architect & Trainer, PDTIT
Peter has 20 years of professional expertise in the Microsoft Infrastructure segment, with a main focus on Microsoft Cloud technologies (Azure, Enterprise Mobility Suite, Office 365,...) After working for some of the top Microsoft partners in Belgium, Peter started his own business... Read More →



Monday May 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:45am
Nokomis A
  • Skill Level Tips and Tricks

8:00am

1E: Simplify Windows Management and go Faster

Description:
With the January 2020 Windows 7 deadline looming, many organizations are still some distance from completing their migration to Windows 10. Even for those that have made the jump, Windows Servicing updates, inadequate patch success rates, and endpoint compliance reporting challenges mean the journey is ongoing.

In this session you’ll learn how you can minimize manual effort and give users a great experience by automating Windows deployments and updates, improve patch success rates and make best practice and endpoint compliance reporting simpler than ever. In addition, you’ll find out how to identify and remediate issues on all endpoints using core services such as Active Directory, WMI, Group Policy, and ConfigMgr.

Einstein defined genius as taking the complex and making it simple – join the team from 1E to learn how to look like a genius by simplifying endpoint management.


What you will learn:
  • Minimize manual effort and make users happy through automated, self-service Windows deployment
  • Improve your patch success rates
  • Deliver real-time operational endpoint compliance reporting

Moderators
avatar for Adrian Todd

Adrian Todd

Product Manager, 1E
avatar for Dave  Fuller

Dave Fuller

Product Manager, 1E
I started out in IT operations over 30 years ago. My career has been built on experience with automation of endpoint management, specializing first in Microsoft SMS/SCCM and for the last 20 years with 1E building solutions that complete endpoint management. In my time at 1E, I've... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for 1E

1E

1E
It’s never been more important to be able to properly manage your endpoints. Today, one breach could destroy your organization’s reputation and cost millions of dollars. You need to ensure all your organization’s software is patched and up-to-date, including the OS. 1E gives... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:45am
Harriet
  • Skill Level Tips and Tricks

8:00am

SQL Queries: Back to the Basics

Description:
Often a ConfigMgr admin is also called upon to be a SQL or reporting expert as well. This session will show the Configmgr admin the basics of doing direct queries using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). Examples will be shown, and explained, regarding tables vs. views, joining data from multiple views, discussing built-in indexes (and how to find them), demonstrating subselect queries and why one would use them; as well as other basic tips and tricks for the "accidental reporting person".

What you will learn:
  • Understanding Tables vs. Views
  • Subselect Query Example
  • Finding existing Indexed Fields, and why that is useful to know.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Hudson

Matthew Hudson

Senior Systems Engineer, Schlumberger
Matthew, an MVP in Enterprise Mobility, works for Schlumberger, the largest oil field services company in the world. He focuses on ConfigMgr infrastructure, security patches and special projects such as Windows as a Service. I have restored a 1929 Model A Town Sedan, let's talk... 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.



Monday May 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:45am
MTKA A
  • Skill Level Refresher

8:00am

Automate Common ConfigMgr Tasks With PowerShell! - Option 1

Description:
Have you ever wanted to automate collection creation? What about application approvals? When should I use the built in module vs WMI vs REST? Come to this demo filled session to see some common PowerShell automations in ConfigMgr!

What you will learn:
  • Learn PowerShell from examples you can actually use today
  • When do the ConfigMgr cmdlets fall short?
  • Lets look at using the REST API in automations since it uses direct SQL vs going through WMI

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 Kaido Järvemets

Kaido Järvemets

CEO, Kaido Jarvemets
I am an Enterprise Client Management consultant, trainer and blogger focusing on the automation of Microsoft Enterprise Mobility +Security (Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Intune, Azure Information Protection, Configuration Manager), and Microsoft Azure. I work directly with IT... Read More →



Monday May 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:45am
Lakes A
  • Skill Level Refresher

8:00am

Intune and ConfigMgr; Better Together

Description:
Let's just squash the rumors right now; ConfigMgr isn't going away any time soon. You are not moving your PC and Server management to Intune this year. Having said that the two services do compliment one another quite well. Let's dive into co-management and separate fact from fiction.

What you will learn:
  • Which, if any, workloads make sense in the cloud?
  • How does moving workloads to the cloud affect reporting?
  • Will Autopilot replace OSD?

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Buntinx

Kenny Buntinx

Microsoft MVP, Managing Consultant, OB-V-US
Kenny is a highly qualified , certified and energized consultant working for OB-V-US 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 John Marcum

John Marcum

Sr. Consultant, New Signature
I'm born and raised in Alabama. It's Roll Tide, not War Eagle. Contrary to popular belief not everyone in Alabama owns guns and/or hunts and I'm one of those who do not. When I'm not working I spend most of mine time on Lake Martin boating. I started my IT career in the late 90's... Read More →


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Monday May 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:45am
Lakes CD
  • Skill Level Tips and Tricks

8:00am

Patch Tuesday: Patching your Endpoints with ConfigMgr

Description:
Patching servers and computers is often a cumbersome and stressful task. However, a good patching methodology helps mitigate the effects of endpoint security vulnerabilities and avoid patching pitfalls. This session will teach Systems Administrators how to manage and deploy monthly Microsoft security patches as well as third-party application patches using ConfigMgr. It will also provide instructions on leveraging maintenance windows, automatic deployment rules and server group features for additional flexibility and control.

What you will learn:
  • Learn Microsoft Best Practices, common patching strategies, scheduling and selection of updates
  • Learn to perform patching maintenance and cleanup for optimal performance (WSUS, SQL, SUGs)
  • Learn about patching issues
  • Learn how to manage 3rd party applications patching natively and with 3rd party tools

Speakers
avatar for Dune Desormeaux

Dune Desormeaux

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
I have been working on the ConfigMgr product team for 4 years and have worked on many pieces of the product during that time. Right now my focus is on software updates and making it easier to keep Windows and Office up to date in the enterprise. That said all ConfigMgr questions are... Read More →
avatar for Harjit Dhaliwal

Harjit Dhaliwal

Microsoft MVP, Technical Evangelist, Tech Konnect
Microsoft MVP, IT Professional, SysAdmin, technology evangelist, social media influencer, professional photographer, aviation fanatic, Microsoft Ignite Roundtable, IT/Dev Connections Steering Committee, AFS USA volunteer.



Monday May 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:45am
Lakes B
  • Skill Level Tips and Tricks

8:00am

How to Deploy Windows Server - Like a True Pro

Description:
Join Mikael Nystrom and learn how to deploy Windows Server perfectly, you will learn how to deploy physical and virtual machines to perfection, including agents, hardware configuration, OOB configuration. You will also learn how to use MDT and PowerShell to deploy complete solutions, like Hyper Converged Infrastructure, Cluster, servers with network teaming, Hyper-V clusters, lab environment and a lot more.

What you will learn:
  • Deploy physical and virtual servers using MDT
  • Build lab enviroment, fylly automated
  • Build complete solutions using MDT
  • Have fun every day in the week

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 →



Monday May 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:45am
MTKA BC
  • Skill Level Tips and Tricks

8:15am

MSFT Camping (218)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Monday May 6, 2019 8:15am - 8:30am
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

8:15am

Speaker Camping (110)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 Gerry Hampson

Gerry Hampson

Microsoft MVP, Senior Consultant, Ergo Group
Gerry is a Senior Consultant for Ergo Group based in Dublin, Ireland and is a specialist in Microsoft consultancy and implementations, particularly in the area of enterprise client management. He has co-authored a number of books on System Center Configuration Manager, most recently... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 8:15am - 8:30am
Cabin 2

8:15am

Speaker Camping (2)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey

Microsoft MVP, Enterprise Tools Strategist, MMS Staff
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 Donnie Taylor

Donnie Taylor

Microsoft MVP, Architect, GM
Donnie is an IT Architect with 20+ years experience, Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management, and is currently working for a large enterprise in Austin, TX. He is a board member of the Central Texas Systems Management User Group, an avid PowerShell scripter, a novice woodworker... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 8:15am - 8:30am
Cabin 1

8:30am

MSFT Camping (219)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Monday May 6, 2019 8:30am - 8:45am
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

8:30am

Speaker Camping (111)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 Gerry Hampson

Gerry Hampson

Microsoft MVP, Senior Consultant, Ergo Group
Gerry is a Senior Consultant for Ergo Group based in Dublin, Ireland and is a specialist in Microsoft consultancy and implementations, particularly in the area of enterprise client management. He has co-authored a number of books on System Center Configuration Manager, most recently... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 8:30am - 8:45am
Cabin 2

8:30am

Speaker Camping (3)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey

Microsoft MVP, Enterprise Tools Strategist, MMS Staff
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 Donnie Taylor

Donnie Taylor

Microsoft MVP, Architect, GM
Donnie is an IT Architect with 20+ years experience, Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management, and is currently working for a large enterprise in Austin, TX. He is a board member of the Central Texas Systems Management User Group, an avid PowerShell scripter, a novice woodworker... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 8:30am - 8:45am
Cabin 1

8:45am

MSFT Camping (220)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Monday May 6, 2019 8:45am - 9:00am
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

8:45am

Speaker Camping (112)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 Gerry Hampson

Gerry Hampson

Microsoft MVP, Senior Consultant, Ergo Group
Gerry is a Senior Consultant for Ergo Group based in Dublin, Ireland and is a specialist in Microsoft consultancy and implementations, particularly in the area of enterprise client management. He has co-authored a number of books on System Center Configuration Manager, most recently... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 8:45am - 9:00am
Cabin 2

8:45am

Speaker Camping (4)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey

Microsoft MVP, Enterprise Tools Strategist, MMS Staff
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 Donnie Taylor

Donnie Taylor

Microsoft MVP, Architect, GM
Donnie is an IT Architect with 20+ years experience, Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management, and is currently working for a large enterprise in Austin, TX. He is a board member of the Central Texas Systems Management User Group, an avid PowerShell scripter, a novice woodworker... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 8:45am - 9:00am
Cabin 1

9:00am

MSFT Camping (221)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Monday May 6, 2019 9:00am - 9:15am
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

9:00am

Speaker Camping (113)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 Gerry Hampson

Gerry Hampson

Microsoft MVP, Senior Consultant, Ergo Group
Gerry is a Senior Consultant for Ergo Group based in Dublin, Ireland and is a specialist in Microsoft consultancy and implementations, particularly in the area of enterprise client management. He has co-authored a number of books on System Center Configuration Manager, most recently... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 9:00am - 9:15am
Cabin 2

9:00am

Speaker Camping (5)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey

Microsoft MVP, Enterprise Tools Strategist, MMS Staff
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 Donnie Taylor

Donnie Taylor

Microsoft MVP, Architect, GM
Donnie is an IT Architect with 20+ years experience, Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management, and is currently working for a large enterprise in Austin, TX. He is a board member of the Central Texas Systems Management User Group, an avid PowerShell scripter, a novice woodworker... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 9:00am - 9:15am
Cabin 1

9:15am

MSFT Camping (222)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Monday May 6, 2019 9:15am - 9:30am
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

9:15am

Speaker Camping (114)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 Gerry Hampson

Gerry Hampson

Microsoft MVP, Senior Consultant, Ergo Group
Gerry is a Senior Consultant for Ergo Group based in Dublin, Ireland and is a specialist in Microsoft consultancy and implementations, particularly in the area of enterprise client management. He has co-authored a number of books on System Center Configuration Manager, most recently... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 9:15am - 9:30am
Cabin 2

9:15am

Speaker Camping (6)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey

Microsoft MVP, Enterprise Tools Strategist, MMS Staff
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 Donnie Taylor

Donnie Taylor

Microsoft MVP, Architect, GM
Donnie is an IT Architect with 20+ years experience, Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management, and is currently working for a large enterprise in Austin, TX. He is a board member of the Central Texas Systems Management User Group, an avid PowerShell scripter, a novice woodworker... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 9:15am - 9:30am
Cabin 1

9:30am

MSFT Camping (223)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Monday May 6, 2019 9:30am - 9:45am
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

9:30am

Speaker Camping (115)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 Gerry Hampson

Gerry Hampson

Microsoft MVP, Senior Consultant, Ergo Group
Gerry is a Senior Consultant for Ergo Group based in Dublin, Ireland and is a specialist in Microsoft consultancy and implementations, particularly in the area of enterprise client management. He has co-authored a number of books on System Center Configuration Manager, most recently... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 9:30am - 9:45am
Cabin 2

9:30am

Speaker Camping (7)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey

Microsoft MVP, Enterprise Tools Strategist, MMS Staff
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 Donnie Taylor

Donnie Taylor

Microsoft MVP, Architect, GM
Donnie is an IT Architect with 20+ years experience, Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management, and is currently working for a large enterprise in Austin, TX. He is a board member of the Central Texas Systems Management User Group, an avid PowerShell scripter, a novice woodworker... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 9:30am - 9:45am
Cabin 1

10:00am

MSFT Camping (224)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Monday May 6, 2019 10:00am - 10:15am
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

10:00am

Speaker Camping (116)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Buntinx

Kenny Buntinx

Microsoft MVP, Managing Consultant, OB-V-US
Kenny is a highly qualified , certified and energized consultant working for OB-V-US 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 John Marcum

John Marcum

Sr. Consultant, New Signature
I'm born and raised in Alabama. It's Roll Tide, not War Eagle. Contrary to popular belief not everyone in Alabama owns guns and/or hunts and I'm one of those who do not. When I'm not working I spend most of mine time on Lake Martin boating. I started my IT career in the late 90's... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 10:00am - 10:15am
Cabin 2

10:00am

Speaker Camping (8)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 →
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 →


Monday May 6, 2019 10:00am - 10:15am
Cabin 1

10:00am

Codeless Automations: Flow, Power Apps, and the Real World

Description:
Microsoft Flow, Logic Apps, and IFTTT are all examples of a new trend in automation - codeless automations. They allow us to create complex automations integrating hundreds of services together, all without writing a single line of PowerShell! Join us as we show you how to get the most out of these tools for your organization! We'll show you what is involved in managing Flow for your organization, how to determine what processes are ready for automation, and then show real world examples of automations MNSCUG has to make life easier for them!

What you will learn:
  • Real world examples of Microsoft Flow
  • How to spot a process that's ripe for automation
  • How to set up Flow for your organization

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 Kyle Weeks

Kyle Weeks

Sr. Systems Administrator, University of Minnesota
I started work in the entertainment industry, and then shifted to higher education. That was over 10 years ago, and I have now spent the past 4 years at the University of Minnesota working to provide all things Microsoft as a centrally provided service. Buzzwords to talk about... Read More →



Monday May 6, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am
Cedar
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

10:00am

More Power! Upgrade to VS Code for PowerShell scripting

Description:
Still using the PowerShell ISE or Notepad to write PowerShell scripts? It's time to embrace VS Code as your script editor. We will show you how to install and configure VS Code making your scripting time a breeze. Even a beginner can use the debugging tools to quickly solve script errors. We will introduce different options for version control, both cloud and on prem, so you never lose your code again. Bring your laptop to this session as the demos are designed for you follow along.

What you will learn:
  • Easy debugging tools
  • Automagically leverage PSScript Analyzer
  • Version Control for everyone!

Speakers
avatar for Julie Andreacola

Julie Andreacola

Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft
I work in the client operating system space with an emphasis in helping customers move to Windows 10. Lot of work with SCCM, PowerShell, Windows Analytics and Windows Updates. I have a passion for user groups and mentoring to see others succeed. In my spare time, I love travel, good... Read More →
avatar for Peter De Tender

Peter De Tender

Architect & Trainer, PDTIT
Peter has 20 years of professional expertise in the Microsoft Infrastructure segment, with a main focus on Microsoft Cloud technologies (Azure, Enterprise Mobility Suite, Office 365,...) After working for some of the top Microsoft partners in Belgium, Peter started his own business... Read More →



Monday May 6, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am
MTKA A
  • Skill Level Refresher

10:00am

Hybrid VM Configuration Management with Azure Management Services Deep Dive

Description:
You operate servers in private data centers and you envision that it will stay that way for some time? New changes are coming to the Azure Security & Management services all the time. Major releases happened this year for Update Management, Change History, Configuration Management, Compliance Auditing. In this session we will focus NEW capabilities for managing servers in your private data centers.

What you will learn:
  • Learn what has changed in management as a service
  • Learn about a new solution for managing hybrid environments
  • Understand the requirements and roadmap in this major area of investment

Speakers
avatar for Michael Greene

Michael Greene

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
Microsoft Principle Program Manager focused on Configuration Management strategy in Azure cloud. I work on Azure Guest Configuration and PowerShell Desired State Configuration. Previously I was a member of the Windows Server CAT team focused on PowerShell, I was a PM and a Service... 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 →



Monday May 6, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am
Nokomis A
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

10:00am

Monitor Everything with Azure Monitor

Description:
Monitoring services in Azure were recently consolidated into Azure Monitor providing a full stack monitoring service. Azure Monitor isn't just for monitoring Azure services though. Now that it includes Log Analytics and Application Insights, you can collect data from agents, applications, and APIs, all into a common data platform with a powerful analytics engine. We'll have a look at the fundamental types of monitoring data used by Azure Monitor, the different ways we can populate that data, and the variety of methods to leverage them for analysis, alerting, and insights.

What you will learn:
  • The two fundamental data types in Azure Monitor and how each are used.
  • Methods for analyzing and alerting on the different types of Azure Monitor data.
  • Methods for collecting data into Azure Monitor including custom data using code.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Cornelissen

Bob Cornelissen

Managing Consultant, TopQore
Bob is a 7-time Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management and Managing Consultant for TopQore (previously known as BICTT). He focuses heavily on the monitoring and automation space, working frequently with System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and Log Analytics. Bob loves... Read More →
avatar for Brian Wren

Brian Wren

Senior Content Developer & Monitoring Guru, Microsoft
Brian Wren is a Senior Content Developer with the Microsoft focusing on cloud management technologies including Log Analytics and Azure Automation. He has produced extensive documentation and training materials for System Center, most notably management pack authoring in Operations... Read More →



Monday May 6, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am
Nokomis BC
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

10:00am

Everything You Need to Know to Manage Modern IT apps Using Intune

Description:
Managing Windows 10 devices in a modern way is really different than managing them in the traditional way. The story around managing apps for Windows 10 can be a bit confusing, for a long time there is support for MSI, the Microsoft App Store and the Microsoft Store for Business. In the last year, two new options where introduced, support for more complex app deployment via the App Wrapping Tool and support for MSIX.

What you will learn:
  • Learn about what’s new in Intune for Windows 10 app support
  • Learn how and when to use native MSI
  • Learn how and when to use MSIX or the App Wrapping tool
  • Learn how and when to use the Microsoft Business Store

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 Gerry Hampson

Gerry Hampson

Microsoft MVP, Senior Consultant, Ergo Group
Gerry is a Senior Consultant for Ergo Group based in Dublin, Ireland and is a specialist in Microsoft consultancy and implementations, particularly in the area of enterprise client management. He has co-authored a number of books on System Center Configuration Manager, most recently... Read More →



Monday May 6, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am
Lakes A
  • Skill Level Tips and Tricks

10:00am

VMWare: Transition to Zero Touch OSD and Modern Management Alongside Microsoft 365

Description:
Tired of wasting time manually imaging PC’s, testing OS updates for compatibility and checking if patches have actually deployed to systems, especially if they’re off the network? Join this session to learn how to automate some of the most mundane tasks so you can focus on higher value work. You will see how to leverage modern approaches for deployment and management leveraging Microsoft 365 and OEM vendors like Dell.

What you will learn:
  • How to adopt zero touch OSD for Windows 10 leveraging provisioning packages
  • How to automate OS updates at the device level and automate vulnerability remediation
  • How to leverage modern management beyond MDM with full GPO coverage
  • How VMware Workspace ONE complements your Microsoft 365 investments

Moderators
BP

Brooks Peppin

N/A, vmware

Sponsors
avatar for VMWare

VMWare

VMware
At VMware, we believe that software has the power to unlock new opportunities for people and our planet. We look beyond the barriers of compromise to engineer new ways to make technologies work together seamlessly. Our software forms a digital foundation that powers the apps, services and... Read More →



Monday May 6, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am
Harriet
  • Skill Level Sponsor

10:00am

ConfigMgr and PowerShell - The Essentials - Option 1

Description:
This session will focus on tips and tricks for how to get the most out of ConfigMgr automation using PowerShell, WMI, and the ConfigMgr cmdlet module. We’ll analyze performance, discuss testing, and demos!

What you will learn:
  • When to use cmdlets, query WMI and/or SQL
  • Examples for running scripts, updating objects, and leveraging status messages
  • Automation best practices

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 Stephen Owen

Stephen Owen

Automation Engineer, Wells Fargo
I'm an automation engineer who loves to write PowerShell and C# and have years of experience in consulting servicing clients of every size. I've covered my exploits writing PowerShell for every API and service you can imagine on my blog FoxDeploy.com (I didn't say they were well-written... Read More →



Monday May 6, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am
Lakes B
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

10:00am

Fully Automated Patching: Trust No One - Option 1

Description:
Patching is too important to leave in the hands of us fickle humans. We're just not that good at being boring and repetitive. In this session we'll talk about the ups and downs of fully automating your patching process. Come with skepticism and leave with a slightly more open mind about letting the machines run your life for you.

What you will learn:
  • Why humans are not to be trusted
  • How to get there iteratively
  • How to come to love the ADR

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Benzing

Jordan Benzing

Senior Consultant, TrueSec
Jordan Benzing is a consultant for TrueSec and an active member of the Configuration Manager community. Jordan has spoken at several user groups including the SCConfigMgr summit in London on subjects such as reporting, patching and that wonderful thing no one likes doing documentation... Read More →
avatar for Bryan Dam

Bryan Dam

Software Engineer, Recast Software
I am the lead administrator for client management at a large Midwest supermarket using Configuration Manager. With a background in software development I have been developing and releasing solutions to common problems. I'm also active in the online support communities and most days... Read More →



Monday May 6, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am
Lakes CD
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

10:00am

Real-Time ConfigMgr with CMPivot and Scripts! - Option 1

Description:
Real-time automation with CM! This is the moment you've all been waiting for! This session will focus on how CMPivot and Scripts will help you and your customers query data and perform actions at scale, across your entire environment. Prepare to be dazzled!

What you will learn:
  • How to use CMPivot and Scripts
  • Troubleshooting these new features
  • Right tool for right job! Good practices for using CMPivot and Scripts, and when to use alternatives (like Hardware Inventory, Software Distribution, Configuration Items, etc).

Speakers
avatar for Tom Degreef

Tom Degreef

Senior 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 and delivers consultancy for just about anything that is EMS or Systems Management related. This includes... 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 →



Monday May 6, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am
MTKA BC

10:15am

MSFT Camping (225)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Monday May 6, 2019 10:15am - 10:30am
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

10:15am

Speaker Camping (117)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Buntinx

Kenny Buntinx

Microsoft MVP, Managing Consultant, OB-V-US
Kenny is a highly qualified , certified and energized consultant working for OB-V-US 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 John Marcum

John Marcum

Sr. Consultant, New Signature
I'm born and raised in Alabama. It's Roll Tide, not War Eagle. Contrary to popular belief not everyone in Alabama owns guns and/or hunts and I'm one of those who do not. When I'm not working I spend most of mine time on Lake Martin boating. I started my IT career in the late 90's... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 10:15am - 10:30am
Cabin 2

10:15am

Speaker Camping (9)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 →
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 →


Monday May 6, 2019 10:15am - 10:30am
Cabin 1

10:30am

MSFT Camping (226)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Monday May 6, 2019 10:30am - 10:45am
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

10:30am

Speaker Camping (10)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 →
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 →


Monday May 6, 2019 10:30am - 10:45am
Cabin 1

10:30am

Speaker Camping (118)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Buntinx

Kenny Buntinx

Microsoft MVP, Managing Consultant, OB-V-US
Kenny is a highly qualified , certified and energized consultant working for OB-V-US 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 John Marcum

John Marcum

Sr. Consultant, New Signature
I'm born and raised in Alabama. It's Roll Tide, not War Eagle. Contrary to popular belief not everyone in Alabama owns guns and/or hunts and I'm one of those who do not. When I'm not working I spend most of mine time on Lake Martin boating. I started my IT career in the late 90's... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 10:30am - 10:45am
Cabin 2

10:45am

MSFT Camping (227)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Monday May 6, 2019 10:45am - 11:00am
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

10:45am

Speaker Camping (11)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 →
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 →


Monday May 6, 2019 10:45am - 11:00am
Cabin 1

10:45am

Speaker Camping (119)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Buntinx

Kenny Buntinx

Microsoft MVP, Managing Consultant, OB-V-US
Kenny is a highly qualified , certified and energized consultant working for OB-V-US 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 John Marcum

John Marcum

Sr. Consultant, New Signature
I'm born and raised in Alabama. It's Roll Tide, not War Eagle. Contrary to popular belief not everyone in Alabama owns guns and/or hunts and I'm one of those who do not. When I'm not working I spend most of mine time on Lake Martin boating. I started my IT career in the late 90's... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 10:45am - 11:00am
Cabin 2

11:00am

MSFT Camping (228)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Monday May 6, 2019 11:00am - 11:15am
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

11:00am

Speaker Camping (12)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 →
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 →


Monday May 6, 2019 11:00am - 11:15am
Cabin 1

11:00am

Speaker Camping (120)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Buntinx

Kenny Buntinx

Microsoft MVP, Managing Consultant, OB-V-US
Kenny is a highly qualified , certified and energized consultant working for OB-V-US 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 John Marcum

John Marcum

Sr. Consultant, New Signature
I'm born and raised in Alabama. It's Roll Tide, not War Eagle. Contrary to popular belief not everyone in Alabama owns guns and/or hunts and I'm one of those who do not. When I'm not working I spend most of mine time on Lake Martin boating. I started my IT career in the late 90's... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 11:00am - 11:15am
Cabin 2

11:15am

MSFT Camping (229)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Monday May 6, 2019 11:15am - 11:30am
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

11:15am

Speaker Camping (121)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Buntinx

Kenny Buntinx

Microsoft MVP, Managing Consultant, OB-V-US
Kenny is a highly qualified , certified and energized consultant working for OB-V-US 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 John Marcum

John Marcum

Sr. Consultant, New Signature
I'm born and raised in Alabama. It's Roll Tide, not War Eagle. Contrary to popular belief not everyone in Alabama owns guns and/or hunts and I'm one of those who do not. When I'm not working I spend most of mine time on Lake Martin boating. I started my IT career in the late 90's... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 11:15am - 11:30am
Cabin 2

11:15am

Speaker Camping (13)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 →
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 →


Monday May 6, 2019 11:15am - 11:30am
Cabin 1

11:30am

MSFT Camping (230)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Monday May 6, 2019 11:30am - 11:45am
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

11:30am

Speaker Camping (122)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Buntinx

Kenny Buntinx

Microsoft MVP, Managing Consultant, OB-V-US
Kenny is a highly qualified , certified and energized consultant working for OB-V-US 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 John Marcum

John Marcum

Sr. Consultant, New Signature
I'm born and raised in Alabama. It's Roll Tide, not War Eagle. Contrary to popular belief not everyone in Alabama owns guns and/or hunts and I'm one of those who do not. When I'm not working I spend most of mine time on Lake Martin boating. I started my IT career in the late 90's... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 11:30am - 11:45am
Cabin 2

11:30am

Speaker Camping (14)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 →
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 →


Monday May 6, 2019 11:30am - 11:45am
Cabin 1

12:00pm

MSFT Camping (231)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Monday May 6, 2019 12:00pm - 12:15pm
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

12:00pm

Nerds of a Feather - PowerShell

Nerds 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!

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Owen

Stephen Owen

Automation Engineer, Wells Fargo
I'm an automation engineer who loves to write PowerShell and C# and have years of experience in consulting servicing clients of every size. I've covered my exploits writing PowerShell for every API and service you can imagine on my blog FoxDeploy.com (I didn't say they were well-written... Read More →
avatar for Jim Britt

Jim Britt

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
I'm a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft working within the AzureCAT (Customer Advisory Team). My core focus lately has been around supporting large customers to adopt our Management and Monitoring technology stack at scale. Specific technology focus areas include (but not limited... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Cedar
  • Skill Level Tips and Tricks

12:00pm

Nerds of a Feather - Cloud and Datacenter

Nerds 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!

Speakers
avatar for Bert Wolters

Bert Wolters

Principal Consultant, Class-IT
Bert is an ambitious, social and passionate Microsoft fanboy. He works as an independent Consultant for one of the major global banks, founded in The Netherlands, on the infrastructure and security side of Azure and Azure Stack. He loves sharing knowledge and insights with audiences... Read More →
avatar for Sam Erskine

Sam Erskine

Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft MVP, Large Global Organization
Samuel Erskine has over 25 years' experience in the IT industry and is currently a Cloud Solutions Architect (Senior Manager) and author , focused on Cloud technologies with a core competency in Microsoft Azure. Samuel is the content designer and lead author of 4 Microsoft System... Read More →

Moderators
avatar for John Messec

John Messec

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
I'm a Senior Technical Program Manager working within Microsoft Azure Compute building enterprise level cloud solutions. My current area of ownership is Azure Update Management, a service to enable reliable at-scale server patch management in hybrid environments.


Monday May 6, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
MTKA A
  • Skill Level Tips and Tricks

12:00pm

Nerds of a Feather - Modern Management

Nerds 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!

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Buntinx

Kenny Buntinx

Microsoft MVP, Managing Consultant, OB-V-US
Kenny is a highly qualified , certified and energized consultant working for OB-V-US 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 John Marcum

John Marcum

Sr. Consultant, New Signature
I'm born and raised in Alabama. It's Roll Tide, not War Eagle. Contrary to popular belief not everyone in Alabama owns guns and/or hunts and I'm one of those who do not. When I'm not working I spend most of mine time on Lake Martin boating. I started my IT career in the late 90's... Read More →
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


Monday May 6, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Nokomis BC

12:00pm

Nerds of a Feather - OSD

Nerds 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!

Speakers
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 →
avatar for Daniel Ratliff

Daniel Ratliff

Lead Systems Engineer, Humana Inc.
Daniel Ratliff is a Lead Systems Engineer focusing on Enterprise Windows Administration and Modern Device Management. He loves working with technologies such as SCCM, OSD, and PowerShell while sharing their success with others. He frequents Twitter, /r/SCCM, WinAdmins Slack, and myITforum... Read More →
avatar for Adam Gross

Adam Gross

Microsoft MVP, Blogger, A Square Dozen
Adam Gross is a Microsoft Enterprise Mobility MVP and Desktop Analyst at Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. in The Woodlands, TX where he shares management duties for a ConfigMgr infrastructure which supports ~9000 clients. He’s also a consultant for System Center Dudes where he primarily... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Lakes CD
  • Skill Level Tips and Tricks

12:00pm

Docs.microsoft.com hands-on lab

Description:
Bring your laptop and prepare to contribute to Microsoft's open source content on docs.microsoft.com. Writers from the ConfigMgr and Intune teams will help you get started with GitHub, and show you the process. If you're already setup, some hang out and hack some docs! Top contributors at MMS will receive prizes!

What you will learn:
  • Microsoft technical content on docs.microsoft.com is open source; anyone can contribute!
  • Learn how to participate in a content review
  • It's easy to submit an edit to an article

Speakers
avatar for Erik Reitan

Erik Reitan

Senior Content Developer, Microsoft
Erik Reitan is a Senior Content Developer at Microsoft focusing on Microsoft Intune. Erik enjoys helping others understand technical concepts, where he's developed training material and documentation related to web development, business intelligence, and enterprise mobility management... 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 →



Monday May 6, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Harriet
  • Skill Level Refresher

12:00pm

Twitter And Social Media Tools - An IT Pro's Best Friend

Description:
This session will focus on Twitter to help you learn what you need to know daily to stay current with technology information, peer networking opportunities, and career enhancements. Other social media tools will be covered as well.

What you will learn:
  • How to effectively use Tweetdeck to gather and organize information from Twitter
  • Learn about hashtags and how to leverage them for effective use of information
  • Learn about Facebook Groups, LinkedIn, Slack, WhatsApp and more for networking and communication
  • Learn some automation techniques and scheduling tricks

Speakers
avatar for Harjit Dhaliwal

Harjit Dhaliwal

Microsoft MVP, Technical Evangelist, Tech Konnect
Microsoft MVP, IT Professional, SysAdmin, technology evangelist, social media influencer, professional photographer, aviation fanatic, Microsoft Ignite Roundtable, IT/Dev Connections Steering Committee, AFS USA volunteer.



Monday May 6, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Lakes A
  • Skill Level Tips and Tricks

12:00pm

Nerds of a Feather - ConfigMgr

Nerds 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. 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!

Speakers
avatar for Tim De Keukelaere

Tim De Keukelaere

Freelance Consultant, @Tim_DK
Tim is an Enterprise Mobility MVP based in Belgium. He has over 15 years of experience in the field and a deep focus on workplace and mobility. Tim is a board member of the System Center User Group in Belgium, an active community member, and a regular speaker at local and global... Read More →
avatar for Kaido Järvemets

Kaido Järvemets

CEO, Kaido Jarvemets
I am an Enterprise Client Management consultant, trainer and blogger focusing on the automation of Microsoft Enterprise Mobility +Security (Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Intune, Azure Information Protection, Configuration Manager), and Microsoft Azure. I work directly with IT... 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 →


Monday May 6, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Lakes B
  • Skill Level Tips and Tricks

12:15pm

MSFT Camping (232)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Monday May 6, 2019 12:15pm - 12:30pm
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

12:30pm

MSFT Camping (233)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Monday May 6, 2019 12:30pm - 12:45pm
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

1:00pm

MSFT Camping (234)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Monday May 6, 2019 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

1:00pm

Speaker Camping (126)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 Kaido Järvemets

Kaido Järvemets

CEO, Kaido Jarvemets
I am an Enterprise Client Management consultant, trainer and blogger focusing on the automation of Microsoft Enterprise Mobility +Security (Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Intune, Azure Information Protection, Configuration Manager), and Microsoft Azure. I work directly with IT... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Cabin 2

1:00pm

Speaker Camping (18)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Benzing

Jordan Benzing

Senior Consultant, TrueSec
Jordan Benzing is a consultant for TrueSec and an active member of the Configuration Manager community. Jordan has spoken at several user groups including the SCConfigMgr summit in London on subjects such as reporting, patching and that wonderful thing no one likes doing documentation... Read More →
avatar for Bryan Dam

Bryan Dam

Software Engineer, Recast Software
I am the lead administrator for client management at a large Midwest supermarket using Configuration Manager. With a background in software development I have been developing and releasing solutions to common problems. I'm also active in the online support communities and most days... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Cabin 1

1:00pm

Build Your Azure Infrastructure like a Pro

Description:
Today, it’s clear that declarative deployment model is the way to go for creating Azure resources. ARM templates enable you to create your Azure infrastructure using code. DSC enables you to manage configuration of your Windows and Linux servers using code. Combined them and get a full declarative solution to build your environment and provision your VMs. Or, follow Microsoft recommendation and provision a plain vanilla servers and manage their configuration using Azure Automation DSC? Join us to learn about Azure offerings to build your infrastructure in a cloud like a professional.

What you will learn:
  • How to use DSC with ARM templates to provision and configure a VM
  • What are the pros and cons for both VM deployment methods
  • How to configure and monitor a VM using Azure Automation DSC

Speakers
avatar for Jim Britt

Jim Britt

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
I'm a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft working within the AzureCAT (Customer Advisory Team). My core focus lately has been around supporting large customers to adopt our Management and Monitoring technology stack at scale. Specific technology focus areas include (but not limited... Read More →
avatar for Aleksandar Nikolic

Aleksandar Nikolic

Microsoft MVP, Trainer, PowerShell Magazine
Aleksandar Nikolic is a Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, a Microsoft Azure MVP, a co-founder of PowerShellMagazine.com, and a community manager of PowerShell.com. Aleksandar is also a Microsoft Azure Advisor and Insider. Aleksandar is experienced presenting and speaking to Microsoft... Read More →



Monday May 6, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Nokomis BC
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

1:00pm

Deploying Infrastructure as Code with Azure and Terraform

Description:
Deploying infrastructure from code is awesome! Hand editing JSON files is not. In this session we'll show you how to augment or replace Azure Resource Manager Templates with HashiCorp's Terraform. We will demonstrate how to convert an existing ARM template to a Terraform configuration, highlighting the use of modules and variables. In addition, you will learn about some of the limitations of Terraform and potential workarounds.

What you will learn:
  • Deploying Infrastructure in Azure using Terraform
  • Terraform best practices and limitations
  • Converting existing ARM templates to Terraform

Speakers
avatar for Ned Bellavance

Ned Bellavance

Founder / Microsoft MVP, Ned in the Cloud LLC
Howdy! I'm Ned and I love talking about all aspects of technology. I am particularly interested in cloud tech, DevOps, automation, and training/learning. I also like to discuss the intersection of technology with business and larger trends that drive both.
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 →



Monday May 6, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Nokomis A
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

1:00pm

Avoid the Apocalypse with a Disaster Recovery Plan that Really Works!

Description:
Sunday morning and the alarm goes off…30% of your datacenter is down. Next thing you know 35% is down and it just keep on going... What was the company SLA? What Business Services are most critical to get up and running. Why are we loosing our servers? What should you do??!! Guess what…those questions should have been answered before! Join us in this session to get a deeper understanding how to plan for a disaster and most importantly get the tools you need to start creating the plans for Disaster Recovery.

What you will learn:
  • How to get started with your planning for Disaster Recovery
  • Understand the possibilities of leveraging the cloud as a complement to your DRP’s
  • Avoiding the most common mistakes regarding DRP’s (Disaster Recovery Plan)
  • How to be prepared for the worst

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 Dieter Wijckmans

Dieter Wijckmans

Managing Consultant, OB-V-US
Dieter is an MVP for System Center Cloud and Data management.He 's been active in the IT industry for over 15 years. Recently he co-founded OB-V-US focusing on delivering high end consultancy to a wide variety of customers.He's an active member in his local Sysctr community and a... Read More →



Monday May 6, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Cedar
  • Skill Level Troubleshooting

1:00pm

Microsoft 365, the Ultimate Overview

Description:
We have all heard about Microsoft 365 for a while now in the press and community. But what is Microsoft 365 all about? What solutions are part of Microsoft 365 and what kind of benefits can we get as a customer and IT-Pro, and how do they work together! Expect some really nice demo’s during this ultimate overview! This session helps you kickstart your projects after you have learned from a lot of notes from the field.

What you will learn:
  • Learn what is part of Microsoft 365
  • Learn how to secure your identities and data
  • Learn how the Azure AD, Office 365, Windows 10 and EM S work together

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 Gerry Hampson

Gerry Hampson

Microsoft MVP, Senior Consultant, Ergo Group
Gerry is a Senior Consultant for Ergo Group based in Dublin, Ireland and is a specialist in Microsoft consultancy and implementations, particularly in the area of enterprise client management. He has co-authored a number of books on System Center Configuration Manager, most recently... Read More →



Monday May 6, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Lakes A
  • Skill Level Tips and Tricks

1:00pm

Adaptiva: Fireside Chat: How a Fortune 500 Retailer Deploys, Patches, and Maintains 400,000 Windows Endpoints

In this Adaptiva sponsor session, you will discover how one of the world’s largest organizations manages 400,000 endpoints with absolutely no remote infrastructure. Hear directly from this retailer on how they easily meet their Windows 10 OSD and software distribution goals. Find out how they manage Windows updates and security on a global scale using ConfigMgr.

Learn best practices and tips on what ConfigMgr admins can do to automate routine tasks, save time, and work smarter. Make sure you know the key standards, tools, and best practices to secure your organization and reduce trouble tickets.

What you will learn:
  • Tips to deploy Windows globally with minimal admin time
  • Best practices manage Windows updates and security at massive scale
  • How experts address a variety of real-life endpoint management issue

One lucky attendee will also win a Bose QC35 Series II headset!

Moderators
avatar for Chaz Spahn

Chaz Spahn

Education Services Manager, Adaptiva
Chaz loves to help others to maximize the benefits of any technology they are working with. He has been an instructor, consultant, and courseware developer, in addition to doing support, managing IT departments & consulting companies, and so many other things. The past few years he... Read More →

Booth
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 →

Sponsors
avatar for Adaptiva

Adaptiva

Adaptiva
Adaptiva is a leading, global provider of adaptive endpoint management and security solutions. The company’s peer-to-peer technology products, including OneSite™ and Client Health™, empower enterprise IT teams to manage and secure endpoints with unparalleled speed and at massive scale... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Harriet

1:00pm

Patch My PC: 3rd-Party Application Patching and Base Installations Simplified

Description:
Join Justin Chalfant from Patch My PC for a 100% live demo showing how easy extending ConfigMgr to patch 300 third-party updates can be! Learn how to offload the tedious work of packaging, deploying, and troubleshooting third-party updates in your ConfigMgr environment. Our third-party updates use the same software update deployment process as Microsoft updates with no additional servers or client agents required! We’ll use ADR’s, Searches, Software Update Groups, Collections, Deployment Packages and other familiar options for deploying our third-party updates. Learn about helpful options like auto-closing apps, running custom pre/post scripts, removing desktop shortcuts, and disabling self-updates! There are also some significant improvements in ConfigMgr 1806 that make the initial setup a breeze! Save time, money, and stay secure by integrating third-party updates into your ConfigMgr environment. We are hoping for a bunch of Q&A throughout the demo!

What you will learn:
  • Understand how to integrate third-party patching into ConfigMgr with Patch My PC
  • Scan your current ConfigMgr database and automatically detect and enable detected products for patching
  • See how to deploy third-party updates in ConfigMgr using the same deployment method as Microsoft updates
  • Learn about third-party update improvements in Configuration Manager 1806
  • Learn about custom actions including closing apps before updating, running custom pre/post scripts, removing desktop shortcuts, and disabling self-updates

Sponsors
avatar for Patch My PC

Patch My PC

Patch My PC
Easily extend Microsoft SCCM to patch over 325 third-party updates across 180+ enterprise products. Let us handle the tedious work of packaging, testing, deploying, and troubleshooting application updates in your environment. In addition to third-party patching, we can now perfor... Read More →



Monday May 6, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
MTKA A
  • Skill Level Sponsor

1:00pm

BIOS & Firmware Management Deep Dive - Option 1

Description:
Maintenance of systems today is much more than ensuring Windows is patched and you have the latest drivers as part of your OS deployment and in-place upgrade strategy. With issues such as Spectre and Meltdown companies suddenly realised that there was a requirement for patch machines not only at a software level but also at the underlying firmware level. In this session you will learn how to master automation of BIOS management, ensuring you can automate deployment of settings, understand the threats posed for business buy in and also patch your firmware through the use of PowerShell and OEM methods.

What you will learn:
  • Get business buy in strategy for BIOS management
  • Understand the risks associated with firmware upgrades
  • Get real world examples of patching firmware at scale

Speakers
avatar for Maurice Daly

Maurice Daly

Microsoft MVP, Senior Cloud Architect, CloudWay
Maurice is a Microsoft Enterprise Mobility MVP and Senior Cloud Architect at CloudWay. His IT career began almost 20 years ago, spending time in both in-house roles and as a external consultant. His primary focus is Systems Center Configuration Manager, OS deployment, application... Read More →
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 →



Monday May 6, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Lakes CD
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

1:00pm

Real-Time ConfigMgr with CMPivot and Scripts! - Option 2

Description:
Real-time automation with CM! This is the moment you've all been waiting for! This session will focus on how CMPivot and Scripts will help you and your customers query data and perform actions at scale, across your entire environment. Prepare to be dazzled!

What you will learn:
  • How to use CMPivot and Scripts
  • Troubleshooting these new features
  • Right tool for right job! Good practices for using CMPivot and Scripts, and when to use alternatives (like Hardware Inventory, Software Distribution, Configuration Items, etc).

Speakers
avatar for Tom Degreef

Tom Degreef

Senior 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 and delivers consultancy for just about anything that is EMS or Systems Management related. This includes... 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 →



Monday May 6, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Lakes B
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

1:00pm

Windows Server 2019 - The Next Generation of Software-Defined Datacenter and Hybrid Cloud

Description:
Join this session for the best of Windows Server 2019, about the new innovation and improvements of Windows Server and Windows Admin Center. Learn how Microsoft enhances the SDDC feature like Hyper-V, Storage and Networking and get the most out of the new Azure Hybrid Cloud Integration and Container features. You’ll get an overview about the new, exciting improvements that are in Windows Server and how they’ll improve your day-to-day job.   In this presentation Thomas Maurer (Microsoft MVP) will guide you through the highly anticipated innovations in Windows Server 2019 and the Semi-Annual Channel including: ○ Windows Server Containers ○ Azure Integration ○ Hyper-V features ○ Storage ○ Networking ○ Security ○ Windows Admin Center And more!

What you will learn:
  • Overview About Windows Server Roadmap
  • Hybrid Cloud Integration with Windows Server 2019
  • Hyper-Converged with Windows Server 2019
  • Container and Application innovation with Windows Server 2019

Speakers
avatar for Nagaraj Venkatesh

Nagaraj Venkatesh

Program Manager, Microsoft
Nagaraj Venkatesh is currently a Program Manager with System Center working on Virtual Machine Manager and Data Protection Manager. Nagaraj has worked on Identity and Application Security in his previous roles at Microsoft. He loves to talk anything related to Identity, Security and... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Maurer

Thomas Maurer

Senior Cloud Advocate, Microsoft
Thomas works as a Cloud Advocate at Microsoft. He engages with the community and customers around the world to share his knowledge and collect feedback to improve the Azure cloud platform. Prior joining the Azure engineering team, Thomas was a Lead Architect and Microsoft MVP, to... Read More →
avatar for John Savill

John Savill

Chief Technical Architect, Microsoft
John Savill is an 11-time MVP, and he holds many Microsoft certifications including Azure Infrastructure and Azure Architecture specialist. John is the author of the popular FAQ for Windows and a senior contributing editor to Windows IT Pro. John has written eight books on Microsoft... Read More →



Monday May 6, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
MTKA BC
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

1:15pm

MSFT Camping (235)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Monday May 6, 2019 1:15pm - 1:30pm
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

1:15pm

Speaker Camping (127)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 Kaido Järvemets

Kaido Järvemets

CEO, Kaido Jarvemets
I am an Enterprise Client Management consultant, trainer and blogger focusing on the automation of Microsoft Enterprise Mobility +Security (Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Intune, Azure Information Protection, Configuration Manager), and Microsoft Azure. I work directly with IT... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 1:15pm - 1:30pm
Cabin 2

1:15pm

Speaker Camping (19)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Benzing

Jordan Benzing

Senior Consultant, TrueSec
Jordan Benzing is a consultant for TrueSec and an active member of the Configuration Manager community. Jordan has spoken at several user groups including the SCConfigMgr summit in London on subjects such as reporting, patching and that wonderful thing no one likes doing documentation... Read More →
avatar for Bryan Dam

Bryan Dam

Software Engineer, Recast Software
I am the lead administrator for client management at a large Midwest supermarket using Configuration Manager. With a background in software development I have been developing and releasing solutions to common problems. I'm also active in the online support communities and most days... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 1:15pm - 1:30pm
Cabin 1

1:30pm

MSFT Camping (236)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Monday May 6, 2019 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

1:30pm

Speaker Camping (128)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 Kaido Järvemets

Kaido Järvemets

CEO, Kaido Jarvemets
I am an Enterprise Client Management consultant, trainer and blogger focusing on the automation of Microsoft Enterprise Mobility +Security (Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Intune, Azure Information Protection, Configuration Manager), and Microsoft Azure. I work directly with IT... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Cabin 2

1:30pm

Speaker Camping (20)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Benzing

Jordan Benzing

Senior Consultant, TrueSec
Jordan Benzing is a consultant for TrueSec and an active member of the Configuration Manager community. Jordan has spoken at several user groups including the SCConfigMgr summit in London on subjects such as reporting, patching and that wonderful thing no one likes doing documentation... Read More →
avatar for Bryan Dam

Bryan Dam

Software Engineer, Recast Software
I am the lead administrator for client management at a large Midwest supermarket using Configuration Manager. With a background in software development I have been developing and releasing solutions to common problems. I'm also active in the online support communities and most days... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Cabin 1

1:45pm

MSFT Camping (237)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Monday May 6, 2019 1:45pm - 2:00pm
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

1:45pm

Speaker Camping (129)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 Kaido Järvemets

Kaido Järvemets

CEO, Kaido Jarvemets
I am an Enterprise Client Management consultant, trainer and blogger focusing on the automation of Microsoft Enterprise Mobility +Security (Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Intune, Azure Information Protection, Configuration Manager), and Microsoft Azure. I work directly with IT... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 1:45pm - 2:00pm
Cabin 2

1:45pm

Speaker Camping (21)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Benzing

Jordan Benzing

Senior Consultant, TrueSec
Jordan Benzing is a consultant for TrueSec and an active member of the Configuration Manager community. Jordan has spoken at several user groups including the SCConfigMgr summit in London on subjects such as reporting, patching and that wonderful thing no one likes doing documentation... Read More →
avatar for Bryan Dam

Bryan Dam

Software Engineer, Recast Software
I am the lead administrator for client management at a large Midwest supermarket using Configuration Manager. With a background in software development I have been developing and releasing solutions to common problems. I'm also active in the online support communities and most days... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 1:45pm - 2:00pm
Cabin 1

2:00pm

MSFT Camping (238)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Monday May 6, 2019 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

2:00pm

Speaker Camping (130)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 Kaido Järvemets

Kaido Järvemets

CEO, Kaido Jarvemets
I am an Enterprise Client Management consultant, trainer and blogger focusing on the automation of Microsoft Enterprise Mobility +Security (Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Intune, Azure Information Protection, Configuration Manager), and Microsoft Azure. I work directly with IT... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Cabin 2

2:00pm

Speaker Camping (22)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Benzing

Jordan Benzing

Senior Consultant, TrueSec
Jordan Benzing is a consultant for TrueSec and an active member of the Configuration Manager community. Jordan has spoken at several user groups including the SCConfigMgr summit in London on subjects such as reporting, patching and that wonderful thing no one likes doing documentation... Read More →
avatar for Bryan Dam

Bryan Dam

Software Engineer, Recast Software
I am the lead administrator for client management at a large Midwest supermarket using Configuration Manager. With a background in software development I have been developing and releasing solutions to common problems. I'm also active in the online support communities and most days... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Cabin 1

2:15pm

MSFT Camping (239)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Monday May 6, 2019 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

2:15pm

Speaker Camping (131)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 Kaido Järvemets

Kaido Järvemets

CEO, Kaido Jarvemets
I am an Enterprise Client Management consultant, trainer and blogger focusing on the automation of Microsoft Enterprise Mobility +Security (Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Intune, Azure Information Protection, Configuration Manager), and Microsoft Azure. I work directly with IT... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Cabin 2

2:15pm

Speaker Camping (23)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Benzing

Jordan Benzing

Senior Consultant, TrueSec
Jordan Benzing is a consultant for TrueSec and an active member of the Configuration Manager community. Jordan has spoken at several user groups including the SCConfigMgr summit in London on subjects such as reporting, patching and that wonderful thing no one likes doing documentation... Read More →
avatar for Bryan Dam

Bryan Dam

Software Engineer, Recast Software
I am the lead administrator for client management at a large Midwest supermarket using Configuration Manager. With a background in software development I have been developing and releasing solutions to common problems. I'm also active in the online support communities and most days... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Cabin 1

2:30pm

MSFT Camping (240)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Monday May 6, 2019 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

2:30pm

Speaker Camping (132)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 Kaido Järvemets

Kaido Järvemets

CEO, Kaido Jarvemets
I am an Enterprise Client Management consultant, trainer and blogger focusing on the automation of Microsoft Enterprise Mobility +Security (Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Intune, Azure Information Protection, Configuration Manager), and Microsoft Azure. I work directly with IT... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Cabin 2

2:30pm

Speaker Camping (24)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Benzing

Jordan Benzing

Senior Consultant, TrueSec
Jordan Benzing is a consultant for TrueSec and an active member of the Configuration Manager community. Jordan has spoken at several user groups including the SCConfigMgr summit in London on subjects such as reporting, patching and that wonderful thing no one likes doing documentation... Read More →
avatar for Bryan Dam

Bryan Dam

Software Engineer, Recast Software
I am the lead administrator for client management at a large Midwest supermarket using Configuration Manager. With a background in software development I have been developing and releasing solutions to common problems. I'm also active in the online support communities and most days... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Cabin 1

3:00pm

MSFT Camping (241)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Monday May 6, 2019 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

3:00pm

Speaker Camping (133)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Degreef

Tom Degreef

Senior 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 and delivers consultancy for just about anything that is EMS or Systems Management related. This includes... 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 →


Monday May 6, 2019 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Cabin 2

3:00pm

Speaker Camping (25)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 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 →


Monday May 6, 2019 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Cabin 1

3:00pm

Add and Deploy Win32 apps using Microsoft Intune

Description:
Do you need to add your custom Win32 apps to Microsoft Intune? Learn about preparing, creating, assigning, installing, and troubleshooting Win32 apps in Intune.

What you will learn:
  • How to use the Microsoft Intune Win32 App Upload Prep Tool to pre-process Win32 apps.
  • How to troubleshoot Win32 app issues.
  • How to configure Win32 app installation details.

Speakers
avatar for Garrett Chandler

Garrett Chandler

Modern Desktop Technical Solutions Professional, Microsoft
With over ten years of K-12 experience as an IT Pro, Garrett now serves as a US Education Technical Specialist on the Microsoft Education team helping education customers successfully adopt and utilize modern technologies, like Intune, WIndows 10, and Office 365 for greater student... Read More →
avatar for Erik Reitan

Erik Reitan

Senior Content Developer, Microsoft
Erik Reitan is a Senior Content Developer at Microsoft focusing on Microsoft Intune. Erik enjoys helping others understand technical concepts, where he's developed training material and documentation related to web development, business intelligence, and enterprise mobility management... Read More →



Monday May 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:45pm
MTKA BC
  • Skill Level ["Deep Dive"]

3:00pm

Drivers, Drivers, Drivers – I “Love” Drivers!!!!

Description:
Join Maurice Daly and Mikael Nystrom in a session with Windows driver focus. Love them or hate them, drivers are a fundamental component to the Windows OS and management is essential for the health of the machine. Let's face it, NOBODY likes a BSOD mid-way through working on their Excel spreadsheet or machines running at a crawl with bad storage drivers. So, let’s talk about drivers, the selection process (known as ranking) within the Windows OS, strategy for keeping driver package sizes down, driver packages or legacy packages, family packages, UWP drivers (Yes, they are a "thing"), in-place upgrades and for old time sake "Apply All Drivers" (yes you will be asked to leave the room). You will learn about both client and server drivers, as well as choosing the correct method of deploying, upgrading, maintaining and troubleshoot drivers

What you will learn:
  • Learn how to automate driver installation
  • Get real world experience from consultants working with global customers
  • Learn about the Windows driver ranking process

Speakers
avatar for Maurice Daly

Maurice Daly

Microsoft MVP, Senior Cloud Architect, CloudWay
Maurice is a Microsoft Enterprise Mobility MVP and Senior Cloud Architect at CloudWay. His IT career began almost 20 years ago, spending time in both in-house roles and as a external consultant. His primary focus is Systems Center Configuration Manager, OS deployment, application... 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 →



Monday May 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Lakes CD
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

3:00pm

Kollective: Optimize & Simplify Software Delivery for ConfigMgr

Description:
Are you tired of the time and bandwidth required to deploy software to the edge in a distributed environment? Kollective is a cloud-based delivery optimization platform that integrates with ConfigMgr to scale the delivery of applications, software updates and operating system images. In this session, Kollective will illustrate how their customers are delivering software faster and more reliably in the enterprise.

What you will learn:
  • How to prepare for the increased cadence of OS updates
  • How infrastructure reduction will simplify the management of your environment
  • How to reduce bandwidth and help drive lower network spend with an intelligent peering solution
  • The value and flexibility of a cloud-based solution versus an on-prem infrastructure
  • How network analytics can optimize your environment for peak delivery

Sponsors
avatar for Kollective

Kollective

Kollective
Kollective scales existing IT infrastructure to accelerate content delivery to the edge of the enterprise while minimizing network congestion. From enterprise video to software updates, Kollective keeps your employees connected and your network secure.



Monday May 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Harriet
  • Skill Level Sponsor

3:00pm

Configuration Manager Community Tools - Option 1

Description:
This has become a tradition that we honor the best tools in the community for ConfigMgr at MMS! Configuration Manager has a great community, one of the best if you ask us! During this session we will highlight some of the new cool tools that are available in the ConfigMgr community. We will also have some great tips on how to get a test environment up and running and which communities that are out there which also can assist you in your day to day work. Using some of these tools in your daily work will hopefully save you time and make your life as a ConfigMgr admin easier.

What you will learn:
  • Learn about new community tools
  • Learn how others solved the same challenges
  • Learn about free tools that can make your life easier
  • Save time by using smart free tools

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 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 →



Monday May 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Lakes B
  • Skill Level Tips and Tricks

3:00pm

Go from Zero to Hero with Your ConfigMgr Site Recovery!

Description:
We will destroy a site and restore it LIVE! So you can't afford the 8 servers and SQL Enterprise license required to properly configure ConfigMgr high availabity? Or maybe you ignored the section of a blog that stated, "directly editing the SQL database is totally unsupported, do this at your own risk" Either way odds are pretty good that if you work with ConfigMgr long enough sooner or later you will need to restore a site from backup. In this session we will show you the ins and outs of configuring backups. We will then restore a live site during the session with a lot of tips & tricks and be the hero of the day.

What you will learn:
  • Prepare for disaster by implementing a good SQL backup strategy
  • What can cause you to need to restore your ConfigMgr site
  • What you need to recover your primary site server

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Buntinx

Kenny Buntinx

Microsoft MVP, Managing Consultant, OB-V-US
Kenny is a highly qualified , certified and energized consultant working for OB-V-US 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 John Marcum

John Marcum

Sr. Consultant, New Signature
I'm born and raised in Alabama. It's Roll Tide, not War Eagle. Contrary to popular belief not everyone in Alabama owns guns and/or hunts and I'm one of those who do not. When I'm not working I spend most of mine time on Lake Martin boating. I started my IT career in the late 90's... Read More →



Monday May 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Cedar
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

3:00pm

Monitor the Beast (ConfigMgr) with Log Analytics

Description:
Your Configmgr environment is working flawless of course. But what if you can be warned when it isn't for some reason? A lot of Configmr admins are living and breathing Configmgr living in the console and checking everything during hours. But what if... What if things go wrong?A proper monitoring setup will help you pinpoint things fast and remediate before your manager barges in to your office for a "nice" chat. Join this session to find out how you can increase the monitoring of your Configmgr environment and buy some ease of mind that you'll get an early warning with a chance to remediate before being a sitting duck.

What you will learn:
  • Create insights in your ConfigMgr environment
  • Proper monitoring of your environment will help you to remediate faster
  • Log analytics is your new secret weapon to gather insights

Speakers
avatar for Sam Erskine

Sam Erskine

Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft MVP, Large Global Organization
Samuel Erskine has over 25 years' experience in the IT industry and is currently a Cloud Solutions Architect (Senior Manager) and author , focused on Cloud technologies with a core competency in Microsoft Azure. Samuel is the content designer and lead author of 4 Microsoft System... Read More →
avatar for Dieter Wijckmans

Dieter Wijckmans

Managing Consultant, OB-V-US
Dieter is an MVP for System Center Cloud and Data management.He 's been active in the IT industry for over 15 years. Recently he co-founded OB-V-US focusing on delivering high end consultancy to a wide variety of customers.He's an active member in his local Sysctr community and a... Read More →



Monday May 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Lakes A
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

3:00pm

Office 365 Client Deployment

Description:
This session Paul and Caleb will take a deeper dive into deploying the Office 365 Client. We will review the different branches, or channels, or whatever they are being called that day, as see which are best for you. Also look at new features with the setup and installation as well as advanced deployment scenarios.

What you will learn:
  • Sample scripts for basic and advanced deployment scenarios
  • Handle MSI upgrade deployments with Visio and Project
  • Plan for keeping Office 365 Client up to date

GitHub Repo related to this session: https://github.com/paulwetter/MMS2019/tree/master/Office365Client

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 →



Monday May 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:45pm
MTKA A
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

3:00pm

Patching Tools: So many choices!

Description:
Devices need patches and Microsoft has a whole bunch of solutions for delivering them. While many of us have come to love to hate patching with ConfigMgr there _are_ other options are out there. Come join us as we talk about WSUS, ConfigMgr, WUfB, InTune, Azure Patching, and anything else we can find. In this session we'll try to cover all your options both old and new and discuss their their strengths and weaknesses.

What you will learn:
  • Admit that ConfigMgr is not the only patching solution
  • Decide if you want to move that software updates co-management slider
  • Know that you have options

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Benzing

Jordan Benzing

Senior Consultant, TrueSec
Jordan Benzing is a consultant for TrueSec and an active member of the Configuration Manager community. Jordan has spoken at several user groups including the SCConfigMgr summit in London on subjects such as reporting, patching and that wonderful thing no one likes doing documentation... Read More →
avatar for Bryan Dam

Bryan Dam

Software Engineer, Recast Software
I am the lead administrator for client management at a large Midwest supermarket using Configuration Manager. With a background in software development I have been developing and releasing solutions to common problems. I'm also active in the online support communities and most days... Read More →



Monday May 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Nokomis BC
  • Skill Level Tips and Tricks

3:15pm

MSFT Camping (242)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Monday May 6, 2019 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

3:15pm

Speaker Camping (134)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Degreef

Tom Degreef

Senior 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 and delivers consultancy for just about anything that is EMS or Systems Management related. This includes... 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 →


Monday May 6, 2019 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Cabin 2

3:15pm

Speaker Camping (26)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 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 →


Monday May 6, 2019 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Cabin 1

3:30pm

MSFT Camping (243)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Monday May 6, 2019 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

3:30pm

Speaker Camping (135)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Degreef

Tom Degreef

Senior 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 and delivers consultancy for just about anything that is EMS or Systems Management related. This includes... 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 →


Monday May 6, 2019 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Cabin 2

3:30pm

Speaker Camping (27)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 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 →


Monday May 6, 2019 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Cabin 1

5:00pm

ConfigMgr State of the Union

Description:
In true MMS tradition this is all about what happened in the world of ConfigMgr 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. This year featuring Mr. David James!

What you will learn:
  • An answer to a hot burning community item. (Previous examples: Where is Kim's Laptop, Is ConfigMgr death?)
  • A helicopter view of the ConfigMgr industry from the community's point of view.
  • A helicopter view of the ConfigMgr industry from the Product group's point of view.
  • A warm and fuzzy feeling by all the love for ConfigMgr by community members in a single room.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Githens

Jason Githens

Group Program Manager - SCCM and Intune, Microsoft
Jason is the Group Program Manager for the Configuration Manager and Desktop Analytics products at Microsoft, and has worked with the management services for most of his thirteen years at Microsoft.
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 David James

David James

Director Software Engineering, SCCM, Microsoft
David James (Director of Engineering, ConfigMgr, Microsoft) manages the CM/Intune team at Microsoft. A short bio stolen from another site:Studied Computer Engineering and Music Theory/Composition at University of Utah.Joined Microsoft in 2000 to work on SMS Installer, and eventually... 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 →


Monday May 6, 2019 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Lakes CD
  • Skill Level Refresher

5:00pm

Datacenter Management State of the Union

Description:
Over the past year Cloud and data center management (CDM) Microsoft technology has and continues to transform at a very fast rate. It can be hard to keep up and it is key to know where Microsoft is headed in the CDM space. This session is all about the community viewpoint on CDM and insights from key Microsoft CDM product group folks. Join Microsoft MVP’s, product group folks, and community friends in this CDM state of the union session.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Benjamin

Tim Benjamin

Principal Group PM Manager, Microsoft
I've been at Microsoft for 11 years and working in the security, infrastructure and management space for over 15 years. I am currently a Program Manager working on Azure Management.
avatar for Michael Greene

Michael Greene

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
Microsoft Principle Program Manager focused on Configuration Management strategy in Azure cloud. I work on Azure Guest Configuration and PowerShell Desired State Configuration. Previously I was a member of the Windows Server CAT team focused on PowerShell, I was a PM and a Service... 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 Donnie Taylor

Donnie Taylor

Microsoft MVP, Architect, GM
Donnie is an IT Architect with 20+ years experience, Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management, and is currently working for a large enterprise in Austin, TX. He is a board member of the Central Texas Systems Management User Group, an avid PowerShell scripter, a novice woodworker... Read More →

Moderators
avatar for Holly Lehman

Holly Lehman

I work on the Azure Management CxP team! I run the Azure Management Insiders Program for our customers. You wanna learn more, let's talk!



Monday May 6, 2019 5:00pm - 6:45pm
MTKA BC
  • Skill Level Tips

8:00pm

Escape! The Heist

https://mmsmoa.com/escape
Get locked in with a speaker or two for an hour and work together to escape before the hour is up.  We think this is a great way to meet new people and be able to rub elbows with speakers and MVPs.  These aren't just evening events, but some are during the day as well.  Networking with others can help you build relationships with others that transcend the conference.  A private email to a friend with "are you seeing this too?" or "did you find a way to fix this?" is gold and many of the old timers from MMS make use of such relationships often. 

Monday May 6, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
The Escape

8:10pm

Escape! The Heist 2

https://mmsmoa.com/escape
Get locked in with a speaker or two for an hour and work together to escape before the hour is up.  We think this is a great way to meet new people and be able to rub elbows with speakers and MVPs.  These aren't just evening events, but some are during the day as well.  Networking with others can help you build relationships with others that transcend the conference.  A private email to a friend with "are you seeing this too?" or "did you find a way to fix this?" is gold and many of the old timers from MMS make use of such relationships often. 

Monday May 6, 2019 8:10pm - 9:10pm
The Escape

8:20pm

Escape! Gold Rush

https://mmsmoa.com/escape
Get locked in with a speaker or two for an hour and work together to escape before the hour is up.  We think this is a great way to meet new people and be able to rub elbows with speakers and MVPs.  These aren't just evening events, but some are during the day as well.  Networking with others can help you build relationships with others that transcend the conference.  A private email to a friend with "are you seeing this too?" or "did you find a way to fix this?" is gold and many of the old timers from MMS make use of such relationships often. 

Monday May 6, 2019 8:20pm - 9:20pm
The Escape

8:30pm

Escape! Mission:Mars

https://mmsmoa.com/escape
Get locked in with a speaker or two for an hour and work together to escape before the hour is up.  We think this is a great way to meet new people and be able to rub elbows with speakers and MVPs.  These aren't just evening events, but some are during the day as well.  Networking with others can help you build relationships with others that transcend the conference.  A private email to a friend with "are you seeing this too?" or "did you find a way to fix this?" is gold and many of the old timers from MMS make use of such relationships often. 

Monday May 6, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm
The Escape

8:40pm

Escape! Prison Break

https://mmsmoa.com/escape
Get locked in with a speaker or two for an hour and work together to escape before the hour is up.  We think this is a great way to meet new people and be able to rub elbows with speakers and MVPs.  These aren't just evening events, but some are during the day as well.  Networking with others can help you build relationships with others that transcend the conference.  A private email to a friend with "are you seeing this too?" or "did you find a way to fix this?" is gold and many of the old timers from MMS make use of such relationships often. 

Monday May 6, 2019 8:40pm - 8:40pm
The Escape

8:50pm

Escape! Special Ops: Mysterious Market

https://mmsmoa.com/escape
Get locked in with a speaker or two for an hour and work together to escape before the hour is up.  We think this is a great way to meet new people and be able to rub elbows with speakers and MVPs.  These aren't just evening events, but some are during the day as well.  Networking with others can help you build relationships with others that transcend the conference.  A private email to a friend with "are you seeing this too?" or "did you find a way to fix this?" is gold and many of the old timers from MMS make use of such relationships often. 

Monday May 6, 2019 8:50pm - 9:50pm
The Escape

9:30pm

Escape! The Heist

https://mmsmoa.com/escape
Get locked in with a speaker or two for an hour and work together to escape before the hour is up.  We think this is a great way to meet new people and be able to rub elbows with speakers and MVPs.  These aren't just evening events, but some are during the day as well.  Networking with others can help you build relationships with others that transcend the conference.  A private email to a friend with "are you seeing this too?" or "did you find a way to fix this?" is gold and many of the old timers from MMS make use of such relationships often. 

Monday May 6, 2019 9:30pm - 10:30pm
The Escape

9:40pm

Escape! The Heist 2

https://mmsmoa.com/escape
Get locked in with a speaker or two for an hour and work together to escape before the hour is up.  We think this is a great way to meet new people and be able to rub elbows with speakers and MVPs.  These aren't just evening events, but some are during the day as well.  Networking with others can help you build relationships with others that transcend the conference.  A private email to a friend with "are you seeing this too?" or "did you find a way to fix this?" is gold and many of the old timers from MMS make use of such relationships often. 

Monday May 6, 2019 9:40pm - 10:40pm
The Escape

9:50pm

Escape! Gold Rush

https://mmsmoa.com/escape
Get locked in with a speaker or two for an hour and work together to escape before the hour is up.  We think this is a great way to meet new people and be able to rub elbows with speakers and MVPs.  These aren't just evening events, but some are during the day as well.  Networking with others can help you build relationships with others that transcend the conference.  A private email to a friend with "are you seeing this too?" or "did you find a way to fix this?" is gold and many of the old timers from MMS make use of such relationships often. 

Monday May 6, 2019 9:50pm - 10:50pm
The Escape

10:00pm

Escape! Mission:Mars

https://mmsmoa.com/escape
Get locked in with a speaker or two for an hour and work together to escape before the hour is up.  We think this is a great way to meet new people and be able to rub elbows with speakers and MVPs.  These aren't just evening events, but some are during the day as well.  Networking with others can help you build relationships with others that transcend the conference.  A private email to a friend with "are you seeing this too?" or "did you find a way to fix this?" is gold and many of the old timers from MMS make use of such relationships often. 

Monday May 6, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm
The Escape

10:10pm

Escape! Prison Break

https://mmsmoa.com/escape
Get locked in with a speaker or two for an hour and work together to escape before the hour is up.  We think this is a great way to meet new people and be able to rub elbows with speakers and MVPs.  These aren't just evening events, but some are during the day as well.  Networking with others can help you build relationships with others that transcend the conference.  A private email to a friend with "are you seeing this too?" or "did you find a way to fix this?" is gold and many of the old timers from MMS make use of such relationships often. 

Monday May 6, 2019 10:10pm - 11:10pm
The Escape

10:20pm

Escape! Special Ops: Mysterious Market

https://mmsmoa.com/escape
Get locked in with a speaker or two for an hour and work together to escape before the hour is up.  We think this is a great way to meet new people and be able to rub elbows with speakers and MVPs.  These aren't just evening events, but some are during the day as well.  Networking with others can help you build relationships with others that transcend the conference.  A private email to a friend with "are you seeing this too?" or "did you find a way to fix this?" is gold and many of the old timers from MMS make use of such relationships often. 

Monday May 6, 2019 10:20pm - 11:20pm
The Escape
 
Tuesday, May 7
 

8:00am

MSFT Camping (244)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 8:00am - 8:15am
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

8:00am

Speaker Camping (136)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Dieter Wijckmans

Dieter Wijckmans

Managing Consultant, OB-V-US
Dieter is an MVP for System Center Cloud and Data management.He 's been active in the IT industry for over 15 years. Recently he co-founded OB-V-US focusing on delivering high end consultancy to a wide variety of customers.He's an active member in his local Sysctr community and a... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 8:00am - 8:15am
Cabin 2

8:00am

Speaker Camping (28)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Cornelissen

Bob Cornelissen

Managing Consultant, TopQore
Bob is a 7-time Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management and Managing Consultant for TopQore (previously known as BICTT). He focuses heavily on the monitoring and automation space, working frequently with System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and Log Analytics. Bob loves... Read More →
avatar for John Joyner

John Joyner

Microsoft MVP, Senior Director, Technology, AccountabilIT
John is a 11-year Microsoft MVP in the Cloud and Datacenter Management specialty and co-author of four books in the industry-standard series: System Center Operations Manager Unleashed. He is Senior Director, Technology at AccountabilIT, a pioneer in the managed services provider... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 8:00am - 8:15am
Cabin 1

8:00am

High-performance PowerShell through the Magic of Runspaces!

Description:
Tired of waiting for PowerShell to iterate through all those items? Jobs limitations got you down? Want ultimate performance in PowerShell? Runspaces are what you're been waiting for! Join us on this deep-dive tour of the components that supports much of PowerShell's advanced functionality. We'll examine what Runspaces are, what makes them so important, and how you can start spending less time waiting for your scripts to complete.

What you will learn:
  • What Runspaces are, and where they exist in PowerShell.
  • How to debug Runspaces like a Pro.
  • Rock real multi-threading with all of the bells and whistles in PowerShell!

Speakers
avatar for Scott Corio

Scott Corio

Infrastructure Architect, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
I've been doing IT for about 15 years for multiple different companies. I've worked for small non-profits, 100,000+ user organizations, and everything in between. Throughout my career, I've worked in multiple industries including retail, telecommunications, and healthcare. I've... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Scripter

Jeff Scripter

Application Systems Engineer, Big Bank
Results-oriented innovator and effective communicator with an interest in automating systems and processes to create solutions tailored to the needs of an organization.


Demos zip

Tuesday May 7, 2019 8:00am - 9:45am
Cedar
  • Skill Level Super Deep Dive

8:00am

Advanced KQL Queries

Description:
Time to take off the training wheels and see what you can really do with Log Analytics.  We're going to move way beyond basic queries and look at advanced commands and query strategies for solving some of your more complex analysis requirements.

What you will learn:
  • Real world query examples with live data using a variety of commands
  • Queries combining data from multiple workspaces and applications"
  • Smart analytics for performing quick analysis and identifying patterns and root cause

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 Brian Wren

Brian Wren

Senior Content Developer & Monitoring Guru, Microsoft
Brian Wren is a Senior Content Developer with the Microsoft focusing on cloud management technologies including Log Analytics and Azure Automation. He has produced extensive documentation and training materials for System Center, most notably management pack authoring in Operations... Read More →



Tuesday May 7, 2019 8:00am - 9:45am
Nokomis A
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

8:00am

What's new in System Center Data Center (everything but ConfigMgr & SCOM)

Description:
System Center continues to evolve on a regular cadence. In this session, you will learn the 3 following key pieces:

What you will learn:
  • What's new in System Center 2019
  • Learn through demos how to leverage the most powerful new features
  • Sneak peak at What's next for System Center (dev plans in the short and medium term)
  • Interact with Product Group and Provide feedback on the product plan / features. 

Speakers
avatar for Nagaraj Venkatesh

Nagaraj Venkatesh

Program Manager, Microsoft
Nagaraj Venkatesh is currently a Program Manager with System Center working on Virtual Machine Manager and Data Protection Manager. Nagaraj has worked on Identity and Application Security in his previous roles at Microsoft. He loves to talk anything related to Identity, Security and... Read More →
avatar for Sam Erskine

Sam Erskine

Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft MVP, Large Global Organization
Samuel Erskine has over 25 years' experience in the IT industry and is currently a Cloud Solutions Architect (Senior Manager) and author , focused on Cloud technologies with a core competency in Microsoft Azure. Samuel is the content designer and lead author of 4 Microsoft System... Read More →



Tuesday May 7, 2019 8:00am - 9:45am
Harriet
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

8:00am

Improving your on-prem and cloud security with Azure Security Center

Description:
Security threats to your on-premises and cloud deployments are constantly changing and evolving. How do you know you are in compliance? How do you know an incident has taken place? How do you know where to start the remediation process? In this session we'll show you to deploy Azure Security Center in your environment and start working through the Cycle of Security: Configure, monitor, detect, and respond.

What you will learn:
  • Using Azure Security Center to prioritize remediation
  • Creating custom alerts for your environment
  • Integrating Security Center with your SIEM

Speakers
avatar for Ned Bellavance

Ned Bellavance

Founder / Microsoft MVP, Ned in the Cloud LLC
Howdy! I'm Ned and I love talking about all aspects of technology. I am particularly interested in cloud tech, DevOps, automation, and training/learning. I also like to discuss the intersection of technology with business and larger trends that drive both.
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 →



Tuesday May 7, 2019 8:00am - 9:45am
Nokomis BC
  • Skill Level Tips and Tricks

8:00am

SQL Performance tuning techniques for ConfigMgr and more!

Description:
Have you ever had SQL queries that ran slow, and weren't sure what to do? Learn techniques, tips and tricks on how to enhance your SQL Server query performance.
Review Windows Server / SQL Server configuration for optimal performance. How to troubleshoot, available tools, extended events, execution plans and more!
What you will learn:
  • Troubleshooting techniques
  • What makes a bad vs. good query?
  • Indexes - how to identify and how to use?
  • Extended events

Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Reynolds

Benjamin Reynolds

Senior Service Engineer, Microsoft
I have been working on MSIT's ConfigMgr instance for the past 8+ years. My expertise is on SQL Server (DBA, Reporting/BI) but also work on Asset Management (Software/Hardware Inventory, AI, and Software Metering).On Twitter: @SqlBenjamin
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 7, 2019 8:00am - 9:45am
MTKA BC
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

8:00am

ConfigMgr Application Management In-Depth - Option 1

Description:
Application management is one of the core, bread and butter feature sets in ConfigMgr that nearly every environment utilizes. But how much do you use or know about? Application management has steadily evolved since 2012 was released and a large number of new functions, dials, switches and knobs now exist. This session will dive into these many choices and the scenarios they can help address; we'll peel back the covers in this demo oriented session and dive into logs, SQL CE, WMI, the database, and of course Software Center (the center of all things Application Management).

What you will learn:
  • Application Management dos and dont's
  • Application Management new and advanced functionality
  • Application Management troubleshooting and inner-workings

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 7, 2019 8:00am - 9:45am
Lakes CD
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

8:00am

Deploy and manage Office 365 with ConfigMgr

Description:
This session will walk through the creation of Office 365 application and deployment as well as further customization of the O365 install. Monitoring the Office 365 installs and maintenance of the application will be discussed in detail. Want reports? We have reports!

What you will learn:
  • Learn about what Office 365 is and how ConfigMgr can assist in the deployment
  • Learn tips and tricks such as customizing the Configuration.ini file and maintaning the O365 application
  • Walk away with a report you can import detailing O365 installation status, version, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Teegarden

Matthew Teegarden

Solutions Engineer, EmptyGarden
Matthew has worked in assisting organizations to improve productivity, services and processes within the System Center suite. In 2019 he was elected President of the MN System Center User Group. He has worked as a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) for over thirteen years teaching... Read More →
avatar for Doug Wilson

Doug Wilson

Solutions and Product Manager, Now Micro
I am a systems management enthusiast by trade, passionate about automation and data reporting by training. End User experience expert with a specialty in modern device management. I have experience in managing and implementing build outs of Configuration Manager and Intune. I also... Read More →



Tuesday May 7, 2019 8:00am - 9:45am
Lakes A
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

8:00am

So Long Express Updates - We'll Miss Ya! (not) But what now?

Description:
Express Updates were a great idea that never really took off. That tech will die off with Windows 10 1803 - and this session will show you what the replacement tech looks like, and how it reduces network impact for quality updates in Windows 10 1809 and beyond.

What you will learn:
  • Learn to plan for the new quality updates from 1809 onwards
  • Server disk space requirements vs Express Updates
  • Work out the full network impact of ongoing quality updates and how to manage that
  • there might be some jokes...

Speakers
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.
avatar for Nathan Ziehnert

Nathan Ziehnert

Senior Lead Consultant, Catapult Systems
Senior Lead Consultant for Catapult Systems focusing on System Center and EM+S solutions. I have a passion for Windows desktop environments and simplifying the work that desktop administrators do on a daily basis - with a little fun added in to what we all do. I maintain a blog to... Read More →



Tuesday May 7, 2019 8:00am - 9:45am
MTKA A
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

8:00am

Windows 10 Customizations and Modifications - Option 1

Description:
Windows 10 comes with a lot of built-in apps that really are not suited for the enterprise! During this session we will go through what can be customized, what should be customized and what we shouldn't touch at all. Microsoft is investing a lot in this area to so we will cover the latest changes in behavior when doing upgrades, GPOs, Policies, modifications and app updates. What has changed in the latest version of Windows 10?! Don't make the same mistakes as many others, come to this session and learn about it!

What you will learn:
  • How to customize Windows 10
  • Best practice & Tips and Tricks
  • Servicing
  • What not to customize

Speakers
avatar for Mark Godfrey

Mark Godfrey

Software Engineer, Recast Software
Long time Systems Engineer, now a Software Engineer for Recast Software. Dedicated to making Systems Management easier via code. Tell me your troubles. I'd love to write you a solution in Recast RCT.
avatar for Gary Blok

Gary Blok

ConfigMgr Engineer, Recast Software
Working with ConfigMgr since 2012, Altiris before that, all in Workstation Management. Current focus is on WaaS, keeping a very large bank's Windows 10 machines (400k) on the "H2 / Fall" versions of Windows 10, leveraging Task Sequences. Recently joined the Recast Software team... Read More →
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 7, 2019 8:00am - 9:45am
Lakes B
  • Skill Level Tips and Tricks

8:15am

MSFT Camping (245)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 8:15am - 8:30am
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

8:15am

Speaker Camping (137)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Dieter Wijckmans

Dieter Wijckmans

Managing Consultant, OB-V-US
Dieter is an MVP for System Center Cloud and Data management.He 's been active in the IT industry for over 15 years. Recently he co-founded OB-V-US focusing on delivering high end consultancy to a wide variety of customers.He's an active member in his local Sysctr community and a... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 8:15am - 8:30am
Cabin 2

8:15am

Speaker Camping (29)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Cornelissen

Bob Cornelissen

Managing Consultant, TopQore
Bob is a 7-time Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management and Managing Consultant for TopQore (previously known as BICTT). He focuses heavily on the monitoring and automation space, working frequently with System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and Log Analytics. Bob loves... Read More →
avatar for John Joyner

John Joyner

Microsoft MVP, Senior Director, Technology, AccountabilIT
John is a 11-year Microsoft MVP in the Cloud and Datacenter Management specialty and co-author of four books in the industry-standard series: System Center Operations Manager Unleashed. He is Senior Director, Technology at AccountabilIT, a pioneer in the managed services provider... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 8:15am - 8:30am
Cabin 1

8:30am

MSFT Camping (246)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 8:30am - 8:45am
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

8:30am

Speaker Camping (138)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Dieter Wijckmans

Dieter Wijckmans

Managing Consultant, OB-V-US
Dieter is an MVP for System Center Cloud and Data management.He 's been active in the IT industry for over 15 years. Recently he co-founded OB-V-US focusing on delivering high end consultancy to a wide variety of customers.He's an active member in his local Sysctr community and a... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 8:30am - 8:45am
Cabin 2

8:30am

Speaker Camping (30)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Cornelissen

Bob Cornelissen

Managing Consultant, TopQore
Bob is a 7-time Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management and Managing Consultant for TopQore (previously known as BICTT). He focuses heavily on the monitoring and automation space, working frequently with System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and Log Analytics. Bob loves... Read More →
avatar for John Joyner

John Joyner

Microsoft MVP, Senior Director, Technology, AccountabilIT
John is a 11-year Microsoft MVP in the Cloud and Datacenter Management specialty and co-author of four books in the industry-standard series: System Center Operations Manager Unleashed. He is Senior Director, Technology at AccountabilIT, a pioneer in the managed services provider... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 8:30am - 8:45am
Cabin 1

8:45am

MSFT Camping (247)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 8:45am - 9:00am
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

8:45am

Speaker Camping (139)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Dieter Wijckmans

Dieter Wijckmans

Managing Consultant, OB-V-US
Dieter is an MVP for System Center Cloud and Data management.He 's been active in the IT industry for over 15 years. Recently he co-founded OB-V-US focusing on delivering high end consultancy to a wide variety of customers.He's an active member in his local Sysctr community and a... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 8:45am - 9:00am
Cabin 2

8:45am

Speaker Camping (31)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Cornelissen

Bob Cornelissen

Managing Consultant, TopQore
Bob is a 7-time Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management and Managing Consultant for TopQore (previously known as BICTT). He focuses heavily on the monitoring and automation space, working frequently with System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and Log Analytics. Bob loves... Read More →
avatar for John Joyner

John Joyner

Microsoft MVP, Senior Director, Technology, AccountabilIT
John is a 11-year Microsoft MVP in the Cloud and Datacenter Management specialty and co-author of four books in the industry-standard series: System Center Operations Manager Unleashed. He is Senior Director, Technology at AccountabilIT, a pioneer in the managed services provider... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 8:45am - 9:00am
Cabin 1

9:00am

MSFT Camping (248)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 9:00am - 9:15am
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

9:00am

Speaker Camping (140)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Dieter Wijckmans

Dieter Wijckmans

Managing Consultant, OB-V-US
Dieter is an MVP for System Center Cloud and Data management.He 's been active in the IT industry for over 15 years. Recently he co-founded OB-V-US focusing on delivering high end consultancy to a wide variety of customers.He's an active member in his local Sysctr community and a... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 9:00am - 9:15am
Cabin 2

9:00am

Speaker Camping (32)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Cornelissen

Bob Cornelissen

Managing Consultant, TopQore
Bob is a 7-time Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management and Managing Consultant for TopQore (previously known as BICTT). He focuses heavily on the monitoring and automation space, working frequently with System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and Log Analytics. Bob loves... Read More →
avatar for John Joyner

John Joyner

Microsoft MVP, Senior Director, Technology, AccountabilIT
John is a 11-year Microsoft MVP in the Cloud and Datacenter Management specialty and co-author of four books in the industry-standard series: System Center Operations Manager Unleashed. He is Senior Director, Technology at AccountabilIT, a pioneer in the managed services provider... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 9:00am - 9:15am
Cabin 1

9:15am

MSFT Camping (249)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 9:15am - 9:30am
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

9:15am

Speaker Camping (141)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Dieter Wijckmans

Dieter Wijckmans

Managing Consultant, OB-V-US
Dieter is an MVP for System Center Cloud and Data management.He 's been active in the IT industry for over 15 years. Recently he co-founded OB-V-US focusing on delivering high end consultancy to a wide variety of customers.He's an active member in his local Sysctr community and a... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 9:15am - 9:30am
Cabin 2

9:15am

Speaker Camping (33)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Cornelissen

Bob Cornelissen

Managing Consultant, TopQore
Bob is a 7-time Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management and Managing Consultant for TopQore (previously known as BICTT). He focuses heavily on the monitoring and automation space, working frequently with System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and Log Analytics. Bob loves... Read More →
avatar for John Joyner

John Joyner

Microsoft MVP, Senior Director, Technology, AccountabilIT
John is a 11-year Microsoft MVP in the Cloud and Datacenter Management specialty and co-author of four books in the industry-standard series: System Center Operations Manager Unleashed. He is Senior Director, Technology at AccountabilIT, a pioneer in the managed services provider... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 9:15am - 9:30am
Cabin 1

9:30am

MSFT Camping (250)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 9:30am - 9:45am
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

9:30am

Speaker Camping (142)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Dieter Wijckmans

Dieter Wijckmans

Managing Consultant, OB-V-US
Dieter is an MVP for System Center Cloud and Data management.He 's been active in the IT industry for over 15 years. Recently he co-founded OB-V-US focusing on delivering high end consultancy to a wide variety of customers.He's an active member in his local Sysctr community and a... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 9:30am - 9:45am
Cabin 2

9:30am

Speaker Camping (34)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Cornelissen

Bob Cornelissen

Managing Consultant, TopQore
Bob is a 7-time Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management and Managing Consultant for TopQore (previously known as BICTT). He focuses heavily on the monitoring and automation space, working frequently with System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and Log Analytics. Bob loves... Read More →
avatar for John Joyner

John Joyner

Microsoft MVP, Senior Director, Technology, AccountabilIT
John is a 11-year Microsoft MVP in the Cloud and Datacenter Management specialty and co-author of four books in the industry-standard series: System Center Operations Manager Unleashed. He is Senior Director, Technology at AccountabilIT, a pioneer in the managed services provider... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 9:30am - 9:45am
Cabin 1

10:00am

MSFT Camping (251)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 10:00am - 10:15am
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

10:00am

Speaker Camping (143)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 7, 2019 10:00am - 10:15am
Cabin 2

10:00am

Speaker Camping (35)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Wilson

Doug Wilson

Solutions and Product Manager, Now Micro
I am a systems management enthusiast by trade, passionate about automation and data reporting by training. End User experience expert with a specialty in modern device management. I have experience in managing and implementing build outs of Configuration Manager and Intune. I also... Read More →
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 7, 2019 10:00am - 10:15am
Cabin 1

10:00am

Lets Monitor Your Environment the Azure Way. Azure Monitor You Say ?

Description:
A lot changed over the years in the Microsoft monitoring landscape. One thing did not: Monitoring is still key to make sure your operations stay running smoothly. Join this session to find out how you can easily leverage the new possibilities of Azure Monitor to create insights in your environment. Combined with Log Analytics, Action groups, Azure Alerts, Azure Automation the monitoring and remediation scenarios are virtually endless. A not to miss session if you want to increase your monitoring in the Azure space and beyond.

What you will learn:
  • Monitoring is still required whether your systems are in the cloud, on-prem or hybrid - use the right tool for the right problem
  • Think outside the isolated cloud and on-prem boxes and get the clear overview regardless of environment
  • Combine all the different tools Azure is supplying to create 360 monitoring.
  • Learn how to use custom alerting solutions which leverage Azure automation and logic apps.

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, OB-V-US
Dieter is an MVP for System Center Cloud and Data management.He 's been active in the IT industry for over 15 years. Recently he co-founded OB-V-US focusing on delivering high end consultancy to a wide variety of customers.He's an active member in his local Sysctr community and a... Read More →



Tuesday May 7, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am
Nokomis BC
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

10:00am

Git on the Bandwagon: Source Control for the Masses

Description:
Are you wasting too much time searching for the most current versions of that script. Want to get started with Git or a source control solution but worried it will be a time sink? Let's break down the basics of how git works and provide you with the necessary skills to centralize your teams source code.

What you will learn:
  • How get started with new repository for your code.
  • How to merge your updates with your co-workers's updates.
  • How to make updates and revert those changes in case of a mistake.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Mank

Christopher Mank

Microsoft MVP, Chief Technologist, White Ficus
Hi! I'm Christopher and I'm the Chief Technologist at White Ficus. I help organizations learn and implement DevOps, while creating automation across the entire lifecycle.I work with organizations of all sizes to understand how they can do more and achieve more by focusing on its people... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Scripter

Jeff Scripter

Application Systems Engineer, Big Bank
Results-oriented innovator and effective communicator with an interest in automating systems and processes to create solutions tailored to the needs of an organization.



Tuesday May 7, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am
Cedar
  • Skill Level Tips and Tricks

10:00am

Shift security policy to Intune - But Don’t Just Migrate GPOs

Looking at the move to Microsoft’s Modern Desktop model, have a huge number of complex GPO’s in your existing environment? This session is for you, we will go over the options you have to make this transition, not only successful but secure.

What you will learn:
  • How Intune Configuration Baselines in work
  • How to create Custom OMA-URI’s
  • Intune’s ADMX backed policies

Speakers
avatar for Mark Godfrey

Mark Godfrey

Software Engineer, Recast Software
Long time Systems Engineer, now a Software Engineer for Recast Software. Dedicated to making Systems Management easier via code. Tell me your troubles. I'd love to write you a solution in Recast RCT.
avatar for Steven Hosking

Steven Hosking

Practice Lead - EUC, Vigilant.it, MVP
Having spent over 15 years in the IT industry primarily supporting and managing System Center products, I have continually been proven as passionate subject matter expert. Who was awarded the MVP from Microsoft in 2017 for Enterprise Mobility. He is the founder of the Sydney System... Read More →



Tuesday May 7, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am
MTKA A

10:00am

Dell: Systems Management on Your Terms

Join the Dell Product and Services teams to see our latest ConfigMgr integrations to help you deploy, configure and monitor Dell devices. Transforming to the cloud? We have you covered there as well, and will discuss how Dell enables modern deployment using Autopilot, onboarding, and management consulting services. Our product, development and services team will also be present, and look for your feedback in extended Q&A!

What you will learn:
  • Leverage Dell Command Suite for OS Deployment and configuration
  • Monitor Dell hardware for proactive troubleshooting
  • Dell’s strategy for Modern Management and Deployment
  • Leverage AutoPilot and the Dell Custom Factory Processes

Sponsors
avatar for Dell

Dell

At Dell we understand that manageability is critical to your success. This is why we lead the industry with the most manageable client and server hardware. Our management tools integrate with industry leading consoles like Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager to ensure that... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am
Harriet

10:00am

ConfigMgr Product Team: The Evolution of App Management

Description:
For the past five years, the Configuration Manager product team has been asking questions, listening, and watching how you deploy software. This feedback has allowed them to think holistically about the current usage of the product. In response, they've delivered slices of new functionality in each current branch release. The result is a new approach to delivering software that may not be what you would expect. Come to this session to learn all about the new innovations and how you should change your process to meet the needs of your organization.

What you will learn:
  • App deployment via direct collection membership causes delays with deploying software to users
  • Application approvals aren’t just for users anymore
  • If you have multiple collections per app deployment for install and uninstall, you can improve site performance

Speakers
avatar for David James

David James

Director Software Engineering, SCCM, Microsoft
David James (Director of Engineering, ConfigMgr, Microsoft) manages the CM/Intune team at Microsoft. A short bio stolen from another site:Studied Computer Engineering and Music Theory/Composition at University of Utah.Joined Microsoft in 2000 to work on SMS Installer, and eventually... Read More →
avatar for Avi Prasad

Avi Prasad

Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Avi Prasad is a Program Manager with Microsoft in the Enterprise Mobility and Management product team working on Configuration Manager and modernization of Windows 10 management through initiatives like co-management between Configuration Manager and Intune. He works on Office 365... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am
Lakes CD
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

10:00am

Configuration Manager Security - Defending the Castle Part 1

Description:
The Configuration Manager product we've all grown to appreciate and love, is an incredibly powerful tool. With great power comes great responsibility so configuring your environment in a secure way and understanding the many underlying security related items used by ConfigMgr is no luxury. This two-part session aims to give you insight into all the security related items in ConfigMgr, and there are a ton of them. Things we'll cover, in different levels of depth, include (This is most likely not the full list): - Client approval - WMI Security - SQL Security - ConfigMgr RBA - ConfigMgr Multi-Factor Authentication - Authentication protocols used - Self-Signed & PKI based certificates as used by ConfigMgr - the new Token-based authentication Accounts and groups used by ConfigMgr, like the Network Access Account, client push account,...., - Mechanism that protects ConfigMgr content by using File Hashes - Special files in ConfigMgr

What you will learn:
  • Concrete tips in securing your ConfigMgr environment
  • Basic ConfigMgr RBA best practices anyone can and most likely should implement
  • Be better prepared in discussions with your security team
  • Using Configuration Items to up your security posture.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Degreef

Tom Degreef

Senior 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 and delivers consultancy for just about anything that is EMS or Systems Management related. This includes... 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 →



Tuesday May 7, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am
Lakes A
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

10:00am

Solving Windows 7 Abatement Problems Together! - Option 1

Description:
Are you still working on removing Windows 7 from your environment? We will go over ways to make the deployment process go faster and ways of improving the experience of device re-imaging for both end users and desktop support technicians alike. We'll cover what has worked in our organization and what hasn't. Be sure to bring questions you might have regarding uptake issues in your organization so we can help figure out ways around them.

What you will learn:
  • Windows 7 to Windows 10 task sequence improvements.
  • How to track what is upgrading and what isn't.
  • Easy to implement solution around remote monitoring.
  • How to develop a plan for what happens to devices that don't upgrade to Windows 10 by the Windows 7 EOL.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Bolduan

Jeff Bolduan

Windows Engineer, University of Minnesota
My name is Jeff Bolduan and I currently work for the University of Minnesota as a computer management administrator. I've been working in IT for 12 years starting in college working summer internships. My interest in computer management started while working an internship with a fortune... Read More →
avatar for Shaun Cassells

Shaun Cassells

Microsoft MVP, 1E
I am a Microsoft MVP (Windows Insider) and executive at Central Texas Systems Management User Group (CTSMUG). I am a Principal Solutions Engineer for 1E. I specialize in analysis, optimization, and design of Tactical Solutions to Strategic Business Goals.I have been working in IT/OT... Read More →



Tuesday May 7, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am
Nokomis A
  • Skill Level Tips and Tricks

10:00am

Windows as a Service in the Enterprise 1809 Edition - Option 1

Description:
Following up from last year's popular session Windows as a Service in the Enterprise (Parts 1 & 2), we bring you Windows as a Service in the Enterprise 1809. Keeping Windows 10 deployed and updated is a constant challenge that we all face. In this session we recap our lessons learned from upgrading to 1709 and also show what enhancements we have done to our WaaS process to make our 1809 upgrade smooth as silk.

What you will learn:
  • Audience members will gain better insight into forming their own Windows as a Service in the Enterprise.
  • They will get new ideas on how to have a successful upgrade to 1809 in their own environment.
  • They will be able to take away this information, along with sample scripts, task sequences, tips and tricks and directly apply them in their own environments.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Blok

Gary Blok

ConfigMgr Engineer, Recast Software
Working with ConfigMgr since 2012, Altiris before that, all in Workstation Management. Current focus is on WaaS, keeping a very large bank's Windows 10 machines (400k) on the "H2 / Fall" versions of Windows 10, leveraging Task Sequences. Recently joined the Recast Software team... 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 7, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am
Lakes B
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

10:00am

Manage Windows Server using Windows Admin Center

Description:
In this session Mikael Nystrom will give you all you need to know about Windows Admin Center, the future of Windows Server, Cluster and Hyper-Converged management. You will learn how to use all Azure connections, like Backup, Storage migration, Azure Recovery Services as well as configuring Role based Access. You will also learn tips and tricks around configuration and lots of use cases for Windows Admin Center, it is basically a session you can't miss. You will also learn why never should manage a server using RDP!

What you will learn:
  • Remote manage they way it should be done
  • Learn JET and JEA using Windows Admin Center
  • Manage server in a secure way
  • Learn how to use Azure resources

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 →
avatar for John Savill

John Savill

Chief Technical Architect, Microsoft
John Savill is an 11-time MVP, and he holds many Microsoft certifications including Azure Infrastructure and Azure Architecture specialist. John is the author of the popular FAQ for Windows and a senior contributing editor to Windows IT Pro. John has written eight books on Microsoft... Read More →



Tuesday May 7, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am
MTKA BC
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

10:15am

MSFT Camping (252)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 10:15am - 10:30am
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

10:15am

Speaker Camping (144)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 7, 2019 10:15am - 10:30am
Cabin 2

10:15am

Speaker Camping (36)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Wilson

Doug Wilson

Solutions and Product Manager, Now Micro
I am a systems management enthusiast by trade, passionate about automation and data reporting by training. End User experience expert with a specialty in modern device management. I have experience in managing and implementing build outs of Configuration Manager and Intune. I also... Read More →
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 7, 2019 10:15am - 10:30am
Cabin 1

10:30am

MSFT Camping (253)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 10:30am - 10:45am
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

10:30am

Speaker Camping (145)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 7, 2019 10:30am - 10:45am
Cabin 2

10:30am

Speaker Camping (37)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Wilson

Doug Wilson

Solutions and Product Manager, Now Micro
I am a systems management enthusiast by trade, passionate about automation and data reporting by training. End User experience expert with a specialty in modern device management. I have experience in managing and implementing build outs of Configuration Manager and Intune. I also... Read More →
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 7, 2019 10:30am - 10:45am
Cabin 1

10:45am

MSFT Camping (254)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 10:45am - 11:00am
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

10:45am

Speaker Camping (146)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 7, 2019 10:45am - 11:00am
Cabin 2

10:45am

Speaker Camping (38)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Wilson

Doug Wilson

Solutions and Product Manager, Now Micro
I am a systems management enthusiast by trade, passionate about automation and data reporting by training. End User experience expert with a specialty in modern device management. I have experience in managing and implementing build outs of Configuration Manager and Intune. I also... Read More →
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 7, 2019 10:45am - 11:00am
Cabin 1

11:00am

MSFT Camping (255)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 11:00am - 11:15am
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

11:00am

Speaker Camping (147)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 7, 2019 11:00am - 11:15am
Cabin 2

11:00am

Speaker Camping (39)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Wilson

Doug Wilson

Solutions and Product Manager, Now Micro
I am a systems management enthusiast by trade, passionate about automation and data reporting by training. End User experience expert with a specialty in modern device management. I have experience in managing and implementing build outs of Configuration Manager and Intune. I also... Read More →
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 7, 2019 11:00am - 11:15am
Cabin 1

11:15am

MSFT Camping (256)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 11:15am - 11:30am
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

11:15am

Speaker Camping (148)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 7, 2019 11:15am - 11:30am
Cabin 2

11:15am

Speaker Camping (40)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Wilson

Doug Wilson

Solutions and Product Manager, Now Micro
I am a systems management enthusiast by trade, passionate about automation and data reporting by training. End User experience expert with a specialty in modern device management. I have experience in managing and implementing build outs of Configuration Manager and Intune. I also... Read More →
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 7, 2019 11:15am - 11:30am
Cabin 1

11:30am

MSFT Camping (257)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 11:30am - 11:45am
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

11:30am

Speaker Camping (149)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 7, 2019 11:30am - 11:45am
Cabin 2

11:30am

Speaker Camping (41)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Wilson

Doug Wilson

Solutions and Product Manager, Now Micro
I am a systems management enthusiast by trade, passionate about automation and data reporting by training. End User experience expert with a specialty in modern device management. I have experience in managing and implementing build outs of Configuration Manager and Intune. I also... Read More →
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 7, 2019 11:30am - 11:45am
Cabin 1

11:30am

Azure Glamping!
Similar to our signature camping sessions, the Azure team would like to connect with you too! So head to Calhoun for some Azure Glamping!

Speakers
avatar for Tim Benjamin

Tim Benjamin

Principal Group PM Manager, Microsoft
I've been at Microsoft for 11 years and working in the security, infrastructure and management space for over 15 years. I am currently a Program Manager working on Azure Management.
avatar for Jim Britt

Jim Britt

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
I'm a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft working within the AzureCAT (Customer Advisory Team). My core focus lately has been around supporting large customers to adopt our Management and Monitoring technology stack at scale. Specific technology focus areas include (but not limited... Read More →

Moderators
avatar for Holly Lehman

Holly Lehman

I work on the Azure Management CxP team! I run the Azure Management Insiders Program for our customers. You wanna learn more, let's talk!


Tuesday May 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
Calhoun

12:00pm

MSFT Camping (258)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 12:00pm - 12:15pm
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

12:00pm

Speaker Camping (42)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Desmond

Brian Desmond

Principal, Ravenswood Technology Group, LLC
Brian is a Principal at Ravenswood Technology Group. At Ravenswood, Brian helps commercial enterprise and higher education customers solve problems surrounding Enterprise Mobility, Active Directory, Identity Management, and Office 365. Since March 2003, Brian has been recognized annually... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 12:00pm - 12:15pm
Cabin 1

12:00pm

Nerds of a Feather - PowerShell

Nerds 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!

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Owen

Stephen Owen

Automation Engineer, Wells Fargo
I'm an automation engineer who loves to write PowerShell and C# and have years of experience in consulting servicing clients of every size. I've covered my exploits writing PowerShell for every API and service you can imagine on my blog FoxDeploy.com (I didn't say they were well-written... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Cedar
  • Skill Level Tips and Tricks

12:00pm

Nerds of a Feather - Cloud and Datacenter

Nerds 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!

Speakers
avatar for John Savill

John Savill

Chief Technical Architect, Microsoft
John Savill is an 11-time MVP, and he holds many Microsoft certifications including Azure Infrastructure and Azure Architecture specialist. John is the author of the popular FAQ for Windows and a senior contributing editor to Windows IT Pro. John has written eight books on Microsoft... Read More →
avatar for Bob Cornelissen

Bob Cornelissen

Managing Consultant, TopQore
Bob is a 7-time Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management and Managing Consultant for TopQore (previously known as BICTT). He focuses heavily on the monitoring and automation space, working frequently with System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and Log Analytics. Bob loves... Read More →
avatar for Scott Corio

Scott Corio

Infrastructure Architect, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
I've been doing IT for about 15 years for multiple different companies. I've worked for small non-profits, 100,000+ user organizations, and everything in between. Throughout my career, I've worked in multiple industries including retail, telecommunications, and healthcare. I've... Read More →
avatar for John Joyner

John Joyner

Microsoft MVP, Senior Director, Technology, AccountabilIT
John is a 11-year Microsoft MVP in the Cloud and Datacenter Management specialty and co-author of four books in the industry-standard series: System Center Operations Manager Unleashed. He is Senior Director, Technology at AccountabilIT, a pioneer in the managed services provider... Read More →

Moderators
avatar for John Messec

John Messec

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
I'm a Senior Technical Program Manager working within Microsoft Azure Compute building enterprise level cloud solutions. My current area of ownership is Azure Update Management, a service to enable reliable at-scale server patch management in hybrid environments.


Tuesday May 7, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
MTKA A
  • Skill Level Tips and Tricks

12:00pm

Nerds of a Feather - Modern Management

Nerds 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!

Speakers
avatar for Timmy Andersson

Timmy Andersson

Senior Consultant, CTGlobal
Timmy Andersson is a senior consultant with CTGlobal specialized within Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) with over 10 years of experiences of IT. Please come up and ask anything regardless if its on-prem solutions like ConfigMgr (SCCM) or cloud like Intune or automation with powershell... 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 →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Lakes A

12:00pm

Nerds of a Feather - OSD

Nerds 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!

Speakers
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 →
avatar for Kaido Järvemets

Kaido Järvemets

CEO, Kaido Jarvemets
I am an Enterprise Client Management consultant, trainer and blogger focusing on the automation of Microsoft Enterprise Mobility +Security (Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Intune, Azure Information Protection, Configuration Manager), and Microsoft Azure. I work directly with IT... Read More →
avatar for Adam Gross

Adam Gross

Microsoft MVP, Blogger, A Square Dozen
Adam Gross is a Microsoft Enterprise Mobility MVP and Desktop Analyst at Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. in The Woodlands, TX where he shares management duties for a ConfigMgr infrastructure which supports ~9000 clients. He’s also a consultant for System Center Dudes where he primarily... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Lakes CD
  • Skill Level Tips and Tricks

12:00pm

Becoming a Community Rockstar

Description:
Have you struggled to get up in front of people and talk about the amazing things you know and love about IT? Do you find it difficult to come up with ideas for speaking sessions and topics? During this session, Cristal and Dave will show you how the process works and how to up your speaking game. Also in this session, Cristal will show you how to quickly get your information out there in various channels including: Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. At the end of this session, the only question you will be left asking yourself is where is the next conference and how can I submit my sessions and become a part of this amazing IT Community.

What you will learn:
  • Learn how to increase to Public Profile
  • Learn how to Self Publish books
  • Learn how to Submit Session
  • Learn how to build a Speaker Profile

Speakers
avatar for Dave Kawula

Dave Kawula

Principal Consultant / Co-Founder, TriCon Elite Consulting
Dave is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. His background includes data communications networks within multi-server environments, and he has led architecture teams for virtualization, System Center, Exchange, Active Directory... Read More →
avatar for Cristal Kawula

Cristal Kawula

President, TriCon Elite Consulting
Cristal Kawula is the co-founder of MVPDays Community Roadshow and #MVPHour live Twitter Chat. She is the President of TriCon Elite Consulting where she manages the day to day operations of the field consulting and sales teams. Cristal is also only the 2nd Woman in the world to receive... Read More →



Tuesday May 7, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Harriet
  • Skill Level Tips and Tricks

12:00pm

Process for Communication

Description:
A non-technical, soft-skills session. Good communication is an essential life skill, and key in the workplace. Leave your laptops, and come join the group discussion to improve your communication strategies.

What you will learn:
  • How to be a better listener
  • Use process to define ground rules
  • Reduce barriers to communication

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 →



Tuesday May 7, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Nokomis BC
  • Skill Level Tips and Tricks

12:00pm

Nerds of a Feather - ConfigMgr

Nerds 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. 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!

Speakers
avatar for Tim De Keukelaere

Tim De Keukelaere

Freelance Consultant, @Tim_DK
Tim is an Enterprise Mobility MVP based in Belgium. He has over 15 years of experience in the field and a deep focus on workplace and mobility. Tim is a board member of the System Center User Group in Belgium, an active community member, and a regular speaker at local and global... Read More →
avatar for Bryan Dam

Bryan Dam

Software Engineer, Recast Software
I am the lead administrator for client management at a large Midwest supermarket using Configuration Manager. With a background in software development I have been developing and releasing solutions to common problems. I'm also active in the online support communities and most days... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Hudson

Matthew Hudson

Senior Systems Engineer, Schlumberger
Matthew, an MVP in Enterprise Mobility, works for Schlumberger, the largest oil field services company in the world. He focuses on ConfigMgr infrastructure, security patches and special projects such as Windows as a Service. I have restored a 1929 Model A Town Sedan, let's talk... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Lakes B
  • Skill Level Tips and Tricks

12:15pm

MSFT Camping (259)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 12:15pm - 12:30pm
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

12:15pm

Speaker Camping (43)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Desmond

Brian Desmond

Principal, Ravenswood Technology Group, LLC
Brian is a Principal at Ravenswood Technology Group. At Ravenswood, Brian helps commercial enterprise and higher education customers solve problems surrounding Enterprise Mobility, Active Directory, Identity Management, and Office 365. Since March 2003, Brian has been recognized annually... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 12:15pm - 12:30pm
Cabin 1

12:30pm

MSFT Camping (260)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 12:30pm - 12:45pm
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

12:30pm

Speaker Camping (44)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Desmond

Brian Desmond

Principal, Ravenswood Technology Group, LLC
Brian is a Principal at Ravenswood Technology Group. At Ravenswood, Brian helps commercial enterprise and higher education customers solve problems surrounding Enterprise Mobility, Active Directory, Identity Management, and Office 365. Since March 2003, Brian has been recognized annually... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 12:30pm - 12:45pm
Cabin 1

1:00pm

MSFT Camping (261)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

1:00pm

Speaker Camping (153)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 Kyle Weeks

Kyle Weeks

Sr. Systems Administrator, University of Minnesota
I started work in the entertainment industry, and then shifted to higher education. That was over 10 years ago, and I have now spent the past 4 years at the University of Minnesota working to provide all things Microsoft as a centrally provided service. Buzzwords to talk about... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Cabin 2

1:00pm

Speaker Camping (45)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Teegarden

Matthew Teegarden

Solutions Engineer, EmptyGarden
Matthew has worked in assisting organizations to improve productivity, services and processes within the System Center suite. In 2019 he was elected President of the MN System Center User Group. He has worked as a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) for over thirteen years teaching... Read More →
avatar for Doug Wilson

Doug Wilson

Solutions and Product Manager, Now Micro
I am a systems management enthusiast by trade, passionate about automation and data reporting by training. End User experience expert with a specialty in modern device management. I have experience in managing and implementing build outs of Configuration Manager and Intune. I also... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Cabin 1

1:00pm

Helping Giants Survive the Cloud; Azure Architecture for Enterprises

Description:
In this session we’ll share our experience helping Enterprise-size organizations with their Azure architecture. We’ll share designs and how we translated them to Azure services. Security, deployment-tooling, business continuity and more, nothing is left in the dark in this dynamic session. Kristopher Turner and Bert Wolters are experienced Azure consultants and highly appreciated public speakers, who, on a daily basis, follow Microsoft Azures’ latest developments, but always give their honest opinions about usability and value add of these services to their customers and their audience.

What you will learn:
  • Azure is not a datacenter, but consists of cloud services. Use cloud principles
  • Best practices for network deployment
  • How to obtain the cloud benefits for real

Speakers
avatar for Kristopher Turner

Kristopher Turner

Platform Architect/Microsoft MVP, NTT Data Services
I am a father of 3 awesome boys, husband to one sexy homesteading mamma, and lover of Microsoft Technologies. I am a Sr. Cloud Architect at NTT Data Services and a Microsoft MVP currently living in central Texas. My interests range from technology to homesteading.Ask me about Azure... Read More →
avatar for Bert Wolters

Bert Wolters

Principal Consultant, Class-IT
Bert is an ambitious, social and passionate Microsoft fanboy. He works as an independent Consultant for one of the major global banks, founded in The Netherlands, on the infrastructure and security side of Azure and Azure Stack. He loves sharing knowledge and insights with audiences... Read More →



Tuesday May 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Nokomis A
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

1:00pm

Stop Reinventing the Wheel: Integrate Log Analytics in Your Existing Procedures and Tools

Description:
A lot of people are trying to replace what's already there in their environment. Sometimes they succeed, mostly they don't. Make a mind shift from replacing to combining your existing tools with the unlimited power of Log Analytics. Join this session to find out how you can speed up your Azure adoption in your company with tips and tricks from the real world.

What you will learn:
  • Mind shift from trying to replace to tie everything together
  • Your existing processes are not thrown away by shifting to other tools
  • Get a clear view on how the different tools can work together

Speakers
avatar for Florent Appointaire

Florent Appointaire

Cloud Architect / Microsoft MVP, DevoTeam CloudOps
Florent Appointaire is working @ DevoTeam VloudOps, as freelance, in Belgium. He has 7 years of experiences in IT and speaks in some events like aOS, SCUG events, MMSMOA 2018, ELEU 2018, etc.. He is MVP Cloud and Datacenter from 3 times now and he is MCSE Private Cloud, Azure certified... Read More →
avatar for Dieter Wijckmans

Dieter Wijckmans

Managing Consultant, OB-V-US
Dieter is an MVP for System Center Cloud and Data management.He 's been active in the IT industry for over 15 years. Recently he co-founded OB-V-US focusing on delivering high end consultancy to a wide variety of customers.He's an active member in his local Sysctr community and a... Read More →



Tuesday May 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Nokomis BC
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

1:00pm

Manage your Apple and Android Investments with Microsoft EMS

Description:
Mobile devices can be managed via EMS for a long time however, Microsoft is adding more and more features so that you are able to fully control them via Supervise Mode, Android Enterprise or manage them loosely via MAM without enrollment. For years Apple and Android are investing in the modern management of their Android, macOS and iOS devices, which allows Microsoft to also manage Android, macOS and iOS devices via Microsoft Intune and Azure Active Directory. This session will be packed with demos and notes from the field.

What you will learn:
  • Learn how to manage Adnroid, iOS and macOS devices via Microsoft Intune and Azure AD
  • Learn how third party vendors like JAMF fit in the EMS story
  • Learn how Microsoft is embracing modern management of mobile devices

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 Gerry Hampson

Gerry Hampson

Microsoft MVP, Senior Consultant, Ergo Group
Gerry is a Senior Consultant for Ergo Group based in Dublin, Ireland and is a specialist in Microsoft consultancy and implementations, particularly in the area of enterprise client management. He has co-authored a number of books on System Center Configuration Manager, most recently... Read More →



Tuesday May 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Cedar
  • Skill Level Refresher

1:00pm

Windows Autopilot Our Way - Option 1

Description:
Join Microsoft MVP's Johan Arwidmark and Mikael Nystrom for a deep-dive session on Windows Autopilot. In this technical session you learn to setup, evaluate, and troubleshoot Windows Autopilot scenarios for your organization.

What you will learn:
  • What Windows AutoPilot is and why you should evaluate
  • How to troubleshoot Windows AutoPilot
  • How to setup, and automate Windows AutoPilot

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 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Lakes CD
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

1:00pm

2Pint: Turbocharge Your Content Distribution with 2Pint Software

Description:
Win, Win, Win! – One lucky attendee will win a Surface GO!

P2P and bandwidth control – BranchCache, Peer Cache, Delivery Optimization, LEDBAT, Data Deduplication - all these technologies are available for you to take advantage of right now and can be used standalone, or as a complete solution to provide incredible data flow efficiencies throughout the modern Enterprise. Knowing how all these various P2P solutions work individually is one thing, the real trick is knowing how to combine them into an integrated solution while adding visibility and control.

At 2Pint software, we have done just that. Our world-leading solutions deliver administrators unprecedented monitoring and control over the flow of traffic from the data center right down to a single data stream to a single PC. Come and learn something new and exciting. Find out why Microsoft sees these technologies as the future of content delivery!

Master this technology to unlock the future:
  • Identify each of the P2P technologies that are available to you right now in your environment
  • Understand the use cases of these various P2P technologies
  • Look at how each of these technologies fit into your enterprise and how they can complement each other
  • Determine what you should be enabling and which you can leave alone depending on your environment
Learn how 2Pint software solutions can:
  • Be used to monitor and control content flow across your enterprise
  •     Enable you to boot and build machines anywhere at lightning speed using P2P in the WinPE environment!
  •     Centrally monitor and control your Task Sequence OSD builds in real time.


Sponsors
avatar for 2Pint Software

2Pint Software

2 Pint Software
Delivering the Modern Workplace2Pint Software is like a turbocharger, a software-driven turbo that increases enterprise networks efficiency and output by forcing extra brain power into the network.2Pint Software stands for being free to do the right thing. We are born out of the Microsoft Systems Management Community, and are committed to integrating that very spirit into every line of code we write, not being limited by deadlines and meaningless management reports. Flat management stru... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
MTKA A
  • Skill Level Sponsor

1:00pm

ConfigMgr is Innocent! Troubleshooting Software Installations

Description:
How many times do users or techs come to you saying that software failed to install because of ConfigMgr? In this session get the info you need to determine if it is ConfigMgr, the application, or the device. This will be a log heavy presentation regarding ConfigMgr, Windows, and application installations like EXE, MSI, and MSIX.

What you will learn:
  • Understanding of context of the install, like bitness or admin token, and how to properly test and reproduce issues
  • Common and less-common errors and how to find the resolution to each
  • Dive into pertinent logs (apps, packages, MSI, PSADT, event logs) to follow the path of an install

Speakers
avatar for Bryan Dam

Bryan Dam

Software Engineer, Recast Software
I am the lead administrator for client management at a large Midwest supermarket using Configuration Manager. With a background in software development I have been developing and releasing solutions to common problems. I'm also active in the online support communities and most days... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Ratliff

Daniel Ratliff

Lead Systems Engineer, Humana Inc.
Daniel Ratliff is a Lead Systems Engineer focusing on Enterprise Windows Administration and Modern Device Management. He loves working with technologies such as SCCM, OSD, and PowerShell while sharing their success with others. He frequents Twitter, /r/SCCM, WinAdmins Slack, and myITforum... Read More →



Tuesday May 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Lakes B
  • Skill Level Troubleshooting

1:00pm

Configuration Manager - Security - Defending the Castle Part 2

Description:
The Configuration Manager product we've all grown to appreciate and love, is an incredibly powerful tool. With great power comes great responsibility so configuring your environment in a secure way and understanding the many underlying security related items used by ConfigMgr is no luxury. This two-part session aims to give you insight into all the security related items in ConfigMgr, and there are a ton of them. Things we'll cover, in different levels of depth, include (This is most likely not the full list): - Client approval - WMI Security - SQL Security - ConfigMgr RBA - ConfigMgr Multi-Factor Authentication - Authentication protocols used - Self-Signed & PKI based certificates as used by ConfigMgr - the new Token-based authentication Accounts and groups used by ConfigMgr, like the Network Access Account, client push account,...., - Mechanism that protects ConfigMgr content by using File Hashes - Special files in ConfigMgr

What you will learn:
  • Concrete tips in securing your ConfigMgr environment
  • Basic ConfigMgr RBA best practices anyone can and most likely should implement
  • Be better prepared in discussions with your security team
  • Using Configuration Items to up your security posture.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Degreef

Tom Degreef

Senior 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 and delivers consultancy for just about anything that is EMS or Systems Management related. This includes... 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 →



Tuesday May 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Lakes A
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

1:15pm

MSFT Camping (262)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 1:15pm - 1:30pm
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

1:15pm

Speaker Camping (154)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 Kyle Weeks

Kyle Weeks

Sr. Systems Administrator, University of Minnesota
I started work in the entertainment industry, and then shifted to higher education. That was over 10 years ago, and I have now spent the past 4 years at the University of Minnesota working to provide all things Microsoft as a centrally provided service. Buzzwords to talk about... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 1:15pm - 1:30pm
Cabin 2

1:15pm

Speaker Camping (46)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Teegarden

Matthew Teegarden

Solutions Engineer, EmptyGarden
Matthew has worked in assisting organizations to improve productivity, services and processes within the System Center suite. In 2019 he was elected President of the MN System Center User Group. He has worked as a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) for over thirteen years teaching... Read More →
avatar for Doug Wilson

Doug Wilson

Solutions and Product Manager, Now Micro
I am a systems management enthusiast by trade, passionate about automation and data reporting by training. End User experience expert with a specialty in modern device management. I have experience in managing and implementing build outs of Configuration Manager and Intune. I also... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 1:15pm - 1:30pm
Cabin 1

1:30pm

MSFT Camping (263)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

1:30pm

Speaker Camping (155)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 Kyle Weeks

Kyle Weeks

Sr. Systems Administrator, University of Minnesota
I started work in the entertainment industry, and then shifted to higher education. That was over 10 years ago, and I have now spent the past 4 years at the University of Minnesota working to provide all things Microsoft as a centrally provided service. Buzzwords to talk about... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Cabin 2

1:30pm

Speaker Camping (47)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Teegarden

Matthew Teegarden

Solutions Engineer, EmptyGarden
Matthew has worked in assisting organizations to improve productivity, services and processes within the System Center suite. In 2019 he was elected President of the MN System Center User Group. He has worked as a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) for over thirteen years teaching... Read More →
avatar for Doug Wilson

Doug Wilson

Solutions and Product Manager, Now Micro
I am a systems management enthusiast by trade, passionate about automation and data reporting by training. End User experience expert with a specialty in modern device management. I have experience in managing and implementing build outs of Configuration Manager and Intune. I also... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Cabin 1

1:45pm

MSFT Camping (264)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 1:45pm - 2:00pm
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

1:45pm

Speaker Camping (156)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 Kyle Weeks

Kyle Weeks

Sr. Systems Administrator, University of Minnesota
I started work in the entertainment industry, and then shifted to higher education. That was over 10 years ago, and I have now spent the past 4 years at the University of Minnesota working to provide all things Microsoft as a centrally provided service. Buzzwords to talk about... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 1:45pm - 2:00pm
Cabin 2

1:45pm

Speaker Camping (48)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Teegarden

Matthew Teegarden

Solutions Engineer, EmptyGarden
Matthew has worked in assisting organizations to improve productivity, services and processes within the System Center suite. In 2019 he was elected President of the MN System Center User Group. He has worked as a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) for over thirteen years teaching... Read More →
avatar for Doug Wilson

Doug Wilson

Solutions and Product Manager, Now Micro
I am a systems management enthusiast by trade, passionate about automation and data reporting by training. End User experience expert with a specialty in modern device management. I have experience in managing and implementing build outs of Configuration Manager and Intune. I also... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 1:45pm - 2:00pm
Cabin 1

2:00pm

MSFT Camping (265)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

2:00pm

Speaker Camping (157)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 Kyle Weeks

Kyle Weeks

Sr. Systems Administrator, University of Minnesota
I started work in the entertainment industry, and then shifted to higher education. That was over 10 years ago, and I have now spent the past 4 years at the University of Minnesota working to provide all things Microsoft as a centrally provided service. Buzzwords to talk about... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Cabin 2

2:00pm

Speaker Camping (49)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Teegarden

Matthew Teegarden

Solutions Engineer, EmptyGarden
Matthew has worked in assisting organizations to improve productivity, services and processes within the System Center suite. In 2019 he was elected President of the MN System Center User Group. He has worked as a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) for over thirteen years teaching... Read More →
avatar for Doug Wilson

Doug Wilson

Solutions and Product Manager, Now Micro
I am a systems management enthusiast by trade, passionate about automation and data reporting by training. End User experience expert with a specialty in modern device management. I have experience in managing and implementing build outs of Configuration Manager and Intune. I also... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Cabin 1

2:15pm

MSFT Camping (266)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

2:15pm

Speaker Camping (158)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 Kyle Weeks

Kyle Weeks

Sr. Systems Administrator, University of Minnesota
I started work in the entertainment industry, and then shifted to higher education. That was over 10 years ago, and I have now spent the past 4 years at the University of Minnesota working to provide all things Microsoft as a centrally provided service. Buzzwords to talk about... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Cabin 2

2:15pm

Speaker Camping (50)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Teegarden

Matthew Teegarden

Solutions Engineer, EmptyGarden
Matthew has worked in assisting organizations to improve productivity, services and processes within the System Center suite. In 2019 he was elected President of the MN System Center User Group. He has worked as a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) for over thirteen years teaching... Read More →
avatar for Doug Wilson

Doug Wilson

Solutions and Product Manager, Now Micro
I am a systems management enthusiast by trade, passionate about automation and data reporting by training. End User experience expert with a specialty in modern device management. I have experience in managing and implementing build outs of Configuration Manager and Intune. I also... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Cabin 1

2:30pm

MSFT Camping (267)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

2:30pm

Speaker Camping (159)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 Kyle Weeks

Kyle Weeks

Sr. Systems Administrator, University of Minnesota
I started work in the entertainment industry, and then shifted to higher education. That was over 10 years ago, and I have now spent the past 4 years at the University of Minnesota working to provide all things Microsoft as a centrally provided service. Buzzwords to talk about... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Cabin 2

2:30pm

Speaker Camping (51)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Teegarden

Matthew Teegarden

Solutions Engineer, EmptyGarden
Matthew has worked in assisting organizations to improve productivity, services and processes within the System Center suite. In 2019 he was elected President of the MN System Center User Group. He has worked as a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) for over thirteen years teaching... Read More →
avatar for Doug Wilson

Doug Wilson

Solutions and Product Manager, Now Micro
I am a systems management enthusiast by trade, passionate about automation and data reporting by training. End User experience expert with a specialty in modern device management. I have experience in managing and implementing build outs of Configuration Manager and Intune. I also... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Cabin 1

3:00pm

MSFT Camping (268)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

3:00pm

Speaker Camping (160)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 7, 2019 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Cabin 2

3:00pm

Speaker Camping (52)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Mank

Christopher Mank

Microsoft MVP, Chief Technologist, White Ficus
Hi! I'm Christopher and I'm the Chief Technologist at White Ficus. I help organizations learn and implement DevOps, while creating automation across the entire lifecycle.I work with organizations of all sizes to understand how they can do more and achieve more by focusing on its people... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Scripter

Jeff Scripter

Application Systems Engineer, Big Bank
Results-oriented innovator and effective communicator with an interest in automating systems and processes to create solutions tailored to the needs of an organization.


Tuesday May 7, 2019 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Cabin 1

3:00pm

Azure Governance and Management Panel

Description:
This will be a Q&A session with Azure Governance And Management experts and Microsoft staff.

What you will learn:
  • Small group interaction with Azure Governance And Management experts and Microsoft
  • Learn from peers about their Azure Governance And Management journey
  • Azure Governance And Management questions answered

Speakers
avatar for Tim Benjamin

Tim Benjamin

Principal Group PM Manager, Microsoft
I've been at Microsoft for 11 years and working in the security, infrastructure and management space for over 15 years. I am currently a Program Manager working on Azure Management.
avatar for Michael Greene

Michael Greene

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
Microsoft Principle Program Manager focused on Configuration Management strategy in Azure cloud. I work on Azure Guest Configuration and PowerShell Desired State Configuration. Previously I was a member of the Windows Server CAT team focused on PowerShell, I was a PM and a Service... Read More →
avatar for Jim Britt

Jim Britt

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
I'm a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft working within the AzureCAT (Customer Advisory Team). My core focus lately has been around supporting large customers to adopt our Management and Monitoring technology stack at scale. Specific technology focus areas include (but not limited... 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 Eamon O'Reilly

Eamon O'Reilly

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
Principal program manager working on Azure Functions focused on automating tasks across cloud and on-premises datacenters. Previously worked on Azure Automation.



Tuesday May 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Nokomis A
  • Skill Level Tips and Tricks

3:00pm

Start to Finished using Power BI with Intune Data Warehouse

Description:
The title says it all for this session! Garth Jones and Erik Reitan walk you through each step from how to install Power BI to connecting to the Microsoft Intune Data Warehouse. Next you’ll learn how to collect details from Intune and then how to display those details in some good-looking reports!


What you will learn:
  • How to Install Power BI
  • How to connect to the Microsoft Intune Data Warehouse.
  • The basics on how to query the Microsoft Intune Data Warehouse.

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 Erik Reitan

Erik Reitan

Senior Content Developer, Microsoft
Erik Reitan is a Senior Content Developer at Microsoft focusing on Microsoft Intune. Erik enjoys helping others understand technical concepts, where he's developed training material and documentation related to web development, business intelligence, and enterprise mobility management... Read More →



Tuesday May 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Cedar
  • Skill Level Refresher

3:00pm

Modern Deployment with Windows Autopilot and Microsoft 365 - Option 1

Description:
Windows Autopilot leverages the capabilities of Microsoft 365 to enable organizations to move away from imaging. In this session, we’ll look at Windows Autopilot and the Microsoft 365 services that it leverages, demonstrate the available scenarios, explore how customers and OEMs are adopting it, and review the roadmap for new features.

What you will learn:
  • Understand modern deployment with Windows Autopilot
  • See how OneDrive for Business can eliminate the need for user state migration.
  • See how to use Intune and ConfigMgr to provisioning new PCs
  • See what's coming next for Windows Autopilot.

Speakers
avatar for John Marcum

John Marcum

Sr. Consultant, New Signature
I'm born and raised in Alabama. It's Roll Tide, not War Eagle. Contrary to popular belief not everyone in Alabama owns guns and/or hunts and I'm one of those who do not. When I'm not working I spend most of mine time on Lake Martin boating. I started my IT career in the late 90's... 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 →



Tuesday May 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Lakes CD
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

3:00pm

Securing Privileged Access On-Premises and in the Cloud

Description:
Privileged identities are foundational to how you run, and even more importantly, secure your infrastructure. If your privileged identities are compromised or unprotected, chances are you are in for a bad day (or year). Fortunately, there are strategies to protect these identities that make an adversary’s work much, much harder. In this session we’ll talk about steps you should take to secure your Active Directory and limit the potential for lateral movement, privilege escalation, credential theft, and more. We’ll talk techniques like tiered security models, just-in-time administration, privileged access workstations (PAWs), and administrative forests. We’ll also address how to protect access to privileged identities in Azure AD and Office 365.

What you will learn:
  • Active Directory Security
  • Privileged Access Best Practices
  • Azure AD/Office 365 Security

Speakers
avatar for Brian Desmond

Brian Desmond

Principal, Ravenswood Technology Group, LLC
Brian is a Principal at Ravenswood Technology Group. At Ravenswood, Brian helps commercial enterprise and higher education customers solve problems surrounding Enterprise Mobility, Active Directory, Identity Management, and Office 365. Since March 2003, Brian has been recognized annually... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Kurth

Thomas Kurth

Principal Workplace Consultant, baseVISION AG
I’m a consultant, trainer and architect for workplace management and enterprise mobility projects with Microsoft Technologies in the past eight years. I love to push and design the modern workplace based on Windows 10, EM&S and O365 for my customers which is the only answer for... Read More →



Tuesday May 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Nokomis BC
  • Skill Level Tips and Tricks

3:00pm

Parallels: How on EARTH do I Manage This? The Challenge of Windows, Macs and MDM in the Microsoft Ecosystem.

Description:
We get it – managing Windows Endpoints is a tough enough job in ConfigMgr/Intune. Updates, Patches, FileVault2 – oh my! It’s a full-time job – but how about:
  • Those Macs in Marketing? 
  • Those Chromebooks in the Computer Lab?
  • Those Android & iPhones in the Sales Department?

As a SysAdmin, the days of offering a static group of end users a few flavors of Windows Laptops are long gone. For many IT orgs, BYOD has given way to CYOD (Choose Your Own Device.) End users don’t necessarily work in offices or cubicles anymore either – they’re mobile and on the go…using all TYPES of devices to connect to back end data sources on your network via VPN or cloud-based apps.

And let’s talk about BREACHS – 90% of breaches could have been AVOIDED if IT departments simply applied patches that had ALREDY BEEN RELEASED by solution providers. What if it was as easy as right-click?

What you will learn:
  • Patching Mac’s with WSUS and ADRs
  • Deploy mobileconfig files to a Mac from a DP or Parallels MDM
  • Built into ConfigMgr Apple DEP for Zero Touch enrollment
  • Enrollment Off-prem and policy enforcement
  •  Available or Mandatory Task Sequences for Macs
In this session, we talk about the world we – as SysAdmins – live in and how Parallels is leading the way to help us survive in it.

Sponsors
avatar for Parallels

Parallels

Parallels
Parallels Mac Management allows administrators to maximize investments they’ve already made and use SCCM as the single pane of glass to manage both PCs and Mac.


Tuesday May 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Harriet
  • Skill Level Sponsor

3:00pm

Recast Software: BYORCT: Building Your Own Right Click Tools to Automate Everything

Come check out the latest of what Recast Software has to offer for the Right Click Tools. All session attendees get an extended 45 day trial license of RCT Enterprise.

We'll start with a deep dive walkthrough of our RCT Builder tool to help you automate complex tasks in your environment. Choose from a variety of pre-existing RCT actions to make your own automation workflows. We'll be unveling a new pack of RCT Builder templates with this to help you get started. If you'd rather be drinking beer and playing Xbox games rather than doing more repetitive tedious tasks, this is for you. P.S. Apologies if you've been owned by Recast Software while playing Rocket League on Fridays.

Excited to see what else RCT has in the works? Our team of engineers has been feverishly working on our soon to come 4.0 build! We're going to give you an exclusive preview of what is in the pipe to arrive in the near future.

To cap it all off, we're going to play a little game. Four lucky attendees will be selected to participate in our very own game of Who Wants to Win a Onesie? Prizes include Recast Stickers, T-Shirts, Onesies, and up to 1 year of Recast Enterprise licensing each. Brush up on your Systems Management and RCT knowledge and be ready!

TL;DR
1. Learn how we can help you automate ALL THE THINGS!
2. See a preview of our new, soon to be released 4.0 version
3. Play a game and win free stuff

Speakers
avatar for Mark Godfrey

Mark Godfrey

Software Engineer, Recast Software
Long time Systems Engineer, now a Software Engineer for Recast Software. Dedicated to making Systems Management easier via code. Tell me your troubles. I'd love to write you a solution in Recast RCT.
avatar for Bryan Dam

Bryan Dam

Software Engineer, Recast Software
I am the lead administrator for client management at a large Midwest supermarket using Configuration Manager. With a background in software development I have been developing and releasing solutions to common problems. I'm also active in the online support communities and most days... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Recast Software

Recast Software

Recast Software
Recast Software makes the free Right Click Tools used by SysAdmins everywhere to make their lives better.  The paid suite, RCT Enterprise, helps SysAdmins simplify and automate some of the ugliest jobs in systems management, making IT more effective.


Tuesday May 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:45pm
MTKA A
  • Skill Level Sponsor

3:00pm

Cloud Connect Your Configuration Manager Environment - Option 1

Description:
This session will focus on planning and executing a cloud strategy for Configuration Manager. We will focus on why you should make the move, what impact cloud connecting will have and dig into how you deliver. This session will focus on best practice and lessons learned from the last 2 years of projects delivered at customers. Topics will be business benefits, planning the journey, Cloud management gateway, Windows Autopilot and managing clients everywhere.

What you will learn:
  • Understanding the benefits and work involved in cloud connecting the Configuration Manager environment
  • Understanding workloads in Configuration Manager vs Intune and plan when/if to make the move
  • Best practice involved planning and maintaining a cloud connect strategy

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 Heidi Cheng

Heidi Cheng

Principle Program Manager, Microsoft
Heidi has been on Microsoft Intune and Configuration Manager PM team in the past 12 years and worked in many feature areas such as app management, software update management, Windows 10 modern management and the latest focus has been cloud connect ConfigMgr via co-management.
avatar for Tim De Keukelaere

Tim De Keukelaere

Freelance Consultant, @Tim_DK
Tim is an Enterprise Mobility MVP based in Belgium. He has over 15 years of experience in the field and a deep focus on workplace and mobility. Tim is a board member of the System Center User Group in Belgium, an active community member, and a regular speaker at local and global... Read More →



Tuesday May 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Lakes A

3:00pm

MS ConfigMgr PG – Something Really Cool - Option 1

Description:
We are planning some real treats for you in this session, we will be showing you bunch of demos and give you a peek of what's coming in future versions of ConfigMgr.

What you will learn:
  • You will see bunch of demos of features that are mostly in planning stage
  • Have a chance to discuss and shape the direction of these features
  • Understand the direction the ConfigMgr product team is going

Speakers
avatar for Dune Desormeaux

Dune Desormeaux

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
I have been working on the ConfigMgr product team for 4 years and have worked on many pieces of the product during that time. Right now my focus is on software updates and making it easier to keep Windows and Office up to date in the enterprise. That said all ConfigMgr questions are... 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 David James

David James

Director Software Engineering, SCCM, Microsoft
David James (Director of Engineering, ConfigMgr, Microsoft) manages the CM/Intune team at Microsoft. A short bio stolen from another site:Studied Computer Engineering and Music Theory/Composition at University of Utah.Joined Microsoft in 2000 to work on SMS Installer, and eventually... Read More →



Tuesday May 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:45pm
MTKA BC

3:00pm

MSIX - is it the Future of Packaging? How do I get There? - Option 1

Description:
MSIX enables enterprise to simplify app deployment and eliminate PC rot. We will recap some of the basics of MSIX and then dive deeper into the technology. From the construct of an MSIX to how the deployment stack works for initial app installation as well as updates and the benefits it brings to the enterprise. As you move to MSIX we will also discuss what it means for things like legacy plug-ins and app compatibility. We will cover some best practices around converting and converting in bulk through automation. Once we have shown you how to update your existing installer we will dive into some key areas for troubleshooting MSIX deployed to clients.... but what good would a session from the product team be if we also did not cover some of the things to come!

What you will learn:
  • The ins and outs of the MSIX technology
  • How to update your existing installers to MSIX
  • Ways to take advantage of new MSIX features in your enterprise
  • How to troubleshoot MSIX installation failures

Speakers
avatar for John Vintzel

John Vintzel

Principal PM Manager, Microsoft
John Vintzel is a Principal Program Manager Lead in the Developer Platform team leading up the MSIX effort and focusing on a broad range of enterprise app scenarios for Windows. A Microsoft veteran since 2008, John has previous worked as Program Manager as part of the System Center... Read More →



Tuesday May 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Lakes B
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

3:15pm

MSFT Camping (269)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

3:15pm

Speaker Camping (161)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 7, 2019 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Cabin 2

3:15pm

Speaker Camping (53)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Mank

Christopher Mank

Microsoft MVP, Chief Technologist, White Ficus
Hi! I'm Christopher and I'm the Chief Technologist at White Ficus. I help organizations learn and implement DevOps, while creating automation across the entire lifecycle.I work with organizations of all sizes to understand how they can do more and achieve more by focusing on its people... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Scripter

Jeff Scripter

Application Systems Engineer, Big Bank
Results-oriented innovator and effective communicator with an interest in automating systems and processes to create solutions tailored to the needs of an organization.


Tuesday May 7, 2019 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Cabin 1

3:30pm

MSFT Camping (270)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

3:30pm

Speaker Camping (162)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

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 7, 2019 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Cabin 2

3:30pm

Speaker Camping (54)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Mank

Christopher Mank

Microsoft MVP, Chief Technologist, White Ficus
Hi! I'm Christopher and I'm the Chief Technologist at White Ficus. I help organizations learn and implement DevOps, while creating automation across the entire lifecycle.I work with organizations of all sizes to understand how they can do more and achieve more by focusing on its people... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Scripter

Jeff Scripter

Application Systems Engineer, Big Bank
Results-oriented innovator and effective communicator with an interest in automating systems and processes to create solutions tailored to the needs of an organization.


Tuesday May 7, 2019 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Cabin 1

5:00pm

Community at Home

Description:
You probably have Twitter, blogs, and newsletters galore. Probably Reddit, linkedin, forums and more. Mmsmoa is amazing and the connections here are awesome. Let's learn about local meetups, user groups, and Microsoft tours. Another good beer session. Goal is not to just talk about community. Instead that is the intro followed by getting people to interact

What you will learn:
  • Not everyone is online everywhere
  • Make connections at mmsmoa
  • Find locals and local groups

Speakers
avatar for Julie Andreacola

Julie Andreacola

Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft
I work in the client operating system space with an emphasis in helping customers move to Windows 10. Lot of work with SCCM, PowerShell, Windows Analytics and Windows Updates. I have a passion for user groups and mentoring to see others succeed. In my spare time, I love travel, good... Read More →
avatar for Shaun Cassells

Shaun Cassells

Microsoft MVP, 1E
I am a Microsoft MVP (Windows Insider) and executive at Central Texas Systems Management User Group (CTSMUG). I am a Principal Solutions Engineer for 1E. I specialize in analysis, optimization, and design of Tactical Solutions to Strategic Business Goals.I have been working in IT/OT... Read More →



Tuesday May 7, 2019 5:00pm - 6:45pm
MTKA A
  • Skill Level Refresher

5:00pm

MMS Quiz Night!

Description:
This session on System Center Configuration Manager features multiple teams that will go head-to-head in a challenging quiz. The session will be hosted by two long-time ConfigMgr MVPs that will act as completely impartial referees. 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 ConfigMgr, focused largely on the latest release of the product. At the request of Kim's therapist, this year will have a new rule. Mentioning Kim's once lost laptop won't only get you disqualified, it'll get you escorted out of the room.

What you will learn:
  • Bits & bolts about ConfigMgr
  • The joy of having been entertained for the better part of an hour by 2 non-native English speakers trying to hide their accent.
  • That incredible feeling of being part of a family/pack, of ConfigMgr enthusiasts. (oh, what a feeling ...)
  • The chance to be known as the Ultimate MMS 2019 champion in different, dare I say, categories (Brightest, funniest,...)

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 →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Lakes CD
  • Skill Level Tips and Tricks

5:00pm

Monitoring Beer with Log Analytics

Description:
Making beer is fun. Waiting for it to finish fermenting so you can drink it, not so much. Many people guess, or take manual gravity readings to determine when their beer is finished. With Log Analytics, we can track the progress and have it tell us when it's done. No more guesswork. This session will examine setting up Log Analytics, creating a custom log and fields, setting up tiles, and then configuring alerts.

What you will learn:
  • Setting up a basic Log Analytics Account
  • Custom log ingestion and creating custom fields
  • Dashboard creation

Speakers
avatar for Scott Corio

Scott Corio

Infrastructure Architect, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
I've been doing IT for about 15 years for multiple different companies. I've worked for small non-profits, 100,000+ user organizations, and everything in between. Throughout my career, I've worked in multiple industries including retail, telecommunications, and healthcare. I've... Read More →
avatar for Donnie Taylor

Donnie Taylor

Microsoft MVP, Architect, GM
Donnie is an IT Architect with 20+ years experience, Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management, and is currently working for a large enterprise in Austin, TX. He is a board member of the Central Texas Systems Management User Group, an avid PowerShell scripter, a novice woodworker... Read More →
avatar for Nathan Ziehnert

Nathan Ziehnert

Senior Lead Consultant, Catapult Systems
Senior Lead Consultant for Catapult Systems focusing on System Center and EM+S solutions. I have a passion for Windows desktop environments and simplifying the work that desktop administrators do on a daily basis - with a little fun added in to what we all do. I maintain a blog to... Read More →



Tuesday May 7, 2019 5:00pm - 6:45pm
MTKA BC
  • Skill Level Tips and Tricks

9:30pm

Escape! The Heist

https://mmsmoa.com/escape
Get locked in with a speaker or two for an hour and work together to escape before the hour is up.  We think this is a great way to meet new people and be able to rub elbows with speakers and MVPs.  These aren't just evening events, but some are during the day as well.  Networking with others can help you build relationships with others that transcend the conference.  A private email to a friend with "are you seeing this too?" or "did you find a way to fix this?" is gold and many of the old timers from MMS make use of such relationships often. 

Tuesday May 7, 2019 9:30pm - 10:30pm
The Escape

9:40pm

Escape! The Heist 2

https://mmsmoa.com/escape
Get locked in with a speaker or two for an hour and work together to escape before the hour is up.  We think this is a great way to meet new people and be able to rub elbows with speakers and MVPs.  These aren't just evening events, but some are during the day as well.  Networking with others can help you build relationships with others that transcend the conference.  A private email to a friend with "are you seeing this too?" or "did you find a way to fix this?" is gold and many of the old timers from MMS make use of such relationships often. 

Tuesday May 7, 2019 9:40pm - 10:40pm
The Escape

9:50pm

Escape! Gold Rush

https://mmsmoa.com/escape
Get locked in with a speaker or two for an hour and work together to escape before the hour is up.  We think this is a great way to meet new people and be able to rub elbows with speakers and MVPs.  These aren't just evening events, but some are during the day as well.  Networking with others can help you build relationships with others that transcend the conference.  A private email to a friend with "are you seeing this too?" or "did you find a way to fix this?" is gold and many of the old timers from MMS make use of such relationships often. 

Tuesday May 7, 2019 9:50pm - 10:50pm
The Escape

10:00pm

Escape! Mission:Mars

https://mmsmoa.com/escape
Get locked in with a speaker or two for an hour and work together to escape before the hour is up.  We think this is a great way to meet new people and be able to rub elbows with speakers and MVPs.  These aren't just evening events, but some are during the day as well.  Networking with others can help you build relationships with others that transcend the conference.  A private email to a friend with "are you seeing this too?" or "did you find a way to fix this?" is gold and many of the old timers from MMS make use of such relationships often. 

Tuesday May 7, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm
The Escape

10:10pm

Escape! Prison Break

https://mmsmoa.com/escape
Get locked in with a speaker or two for an hour and work together to escape before the hour is up.  We think this is a great way to meet new people and be able to rub elbows with speakers and MVPs.  These aren't just evening events, but some are during the day as well.  Networking with others can help you build relationships with others that transcend the conference.  A private email to a friend with "are you seeing this too?" or "did you find a way to fix this?" is gold and many of the old timers from MMS make use of such relationships often. 

Tuesday May 7, 2019 10:10pm - 11:10pm
The Escape

10:20pm

Escape! Special Ops: Mysterious Market

https://mmsmoa.com/escape
Get locked in with a speaker or two for an hour and work together to escape before the hour is up.  We think this is a great way to meet new people and be able to rub elbows with speakers and MVPs.  These aren't just evening events, but some are during the day as well.  Networking with others can help you build relationships with others that transcend the conference.  A private email to a friend with "are you seeing this too?" or "did you find a way to fix this?" is gold and many of the old timers from MMS make use of such relationships often. 

Tuesday May 7, 2019 10:20pm - 11:20pm
The Escape
 
Wednesday, May 8
 

8:00am

MSFT Camping (271)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Wednesday May 8, 2019 8:00am - 8:15am
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

8:00am

Speaker Camping (163)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for John Marcum

John Marcum

Sr. Consultant, New Signature
I'm born and raised in Alabama. It's Roll Tide, not War Eagle. Contrary to popular belief not everyone in Alabama owns guns and/or hunts and I'm one of those who do not. When I'm not working I spend most of mine time on Lake Martin boating. I started my IT career in the late 90's... 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 →


Wednesday May 8, 2019 8:00am - 8:15am
Cabin 2

8:00am

Speaker Camping (55)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Bryan Dam

Bryan Dam

Software Engineer, Recast Software
I am the lead administrator for client management at a large Midwest supermarket using Configuration Manager. With a background in software development I have been developing and releasing solutions to common problems. I'm also active in the online support communities and most days... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Ratliff

Daniel Ratliff

Lead Systems Engineer, Humana Inc.
Daniel Ratliff is a Lead Systems Engineer focusing on Enterprise Windows Administration and Modern Device Management. He loves working with technologies such as SCCM, OSD, and PowerShell while sharing their success with others. He frequents Twitter, /r/SCCM, WinAdmins Slack, and myITforum... Read More →


Wednesday May 8, 2019 8:00am - 8:15am
Cabin 1

8:00am

Automation Capabilities in Azure

Description:
Azure has a number of services that make it easier for you to deploy, configure, and operate the infrastructure and applications developed on Azure. In this session, we will cover Azure Resource Manager, Azure Automation, Azure Functions, Azure Logic Apps, Azure blueprints, and Azure Devops and how these enable you to manage your Azure environment from a management group, down to a specific resource. The session will talk about the key benefits of each service and how these can work together to ensure best practices are delivered within the organization while simplifying operational compliance and tasks. Learn best practices around declarative automation with ARM templates and DSC configurations as well as imperative automation using PowerShell in Automation & Functions. If you need to set compliance or integrate into other management systems you have in Azure or on premises, learn how Logic Apps, hybrid workers and blueprints can enable these scenarios. As more and more services are migrated or built on Azure, it becomes critical to understand the tools available for IT to successfully deploy and operate these workloads. Come learn about the new capabilities and scenarios that are available with the latest Azure automation technologies and how you can bring your existing knowledge and processes forward.

What you will learn:
  • Learn about the automation services available in Azure and when to use them for specific IT tasks
  • Learn how to bring existing knowledge developed in PowerShell, Orchestrator, SMA, DSC to Azure while taking advantage of new automation services.
  • Understand the benefits and limitations of the automation services and how you can successfully onboard them into your organization

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 Eamon O'Reilly

Eamon O'Reilly

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
Principal program manager working on Azure Functions focused on automating tasks across cloud and on-premises datacenters. Previously worked on Azure Automation.



Wednesday May 8, 2019 8:00am - 9:45am
Nokomis BC
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

8:00am

Go from Zero to Hero using Azure Site Recovery: Surviving a Ransomware Attack

Description:
In a real-world scenario your primary data center has just been hit with a ransomware attack and the only option is to failover to DR. Luckily you came to our session last year and opted to setup Azure Site Recovery (ASR). During this session, learn everything you need to know to recover using Azure Site Recovery. You also have a chance to ask questions from the expert MVPs presenting the session.

What you will learn:
  • Learn about the things that you don't think about in DR
  • Talk about the ways to protect your systems with Azure Site Recovery
  • Looks at what happens when an admin level Ransomware Attack occurs
  • Take a real world scenario as a use case for and look how the customer reacted.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Kawula

Dave Kawula

Principal Consultant / Co-Founder, TriCon Elite Consulting
Dave is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. His background includes data communications networks within multi-server environments, and he has led architecture teams for virtualization, System Center, Exchange, Active Directory... Read More →
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Cristal Kawula

President, TriCon Elite Consulting
Cristal Kawula is the co-founder of MVPDays Community Roadshow and #MVPHour live Twitter Chat. She is the President of TriCon Elite Consulting where she manages the day to day operations of the field consulting and sales teams. Cristal is also only the 2nd Woman in the world to receive... Read More →



Wednesday May 8, 2019 8:00am - 9:45am
Nokomis A
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

8:00am

Debugging with Style - ConfigMgr OSD Under The Hood - Option 1

Description:
Failure is inevitable. What matters is how you deal with it. In the case of Operating System Deployment, knowing where to look and how to find the root cause of failures is essential for anyone working with OSD. Join Johan and Adam as they take a look under the hood of ConfigMgr to show you how OSD works and share real-world examples for identifying, debugging and preventing OSD failures.

What you will learn:
  • An understanding of the mechanics of OSD in ConfigMgr
  • Tips for highlighting OSD failures to quickly resolve issues
  • Real-world tested OSD diagnostic and debugging strategies

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 Adam Gross

Adam Gross

Microsoft MVP, Blogger, A Square Dozen
Adam Gross is a Microsoft Enterprise Mobility MVP and Desktop Analyst at Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. in The Woodlands, TX where he shares management duties for a ConfigMgr infrastructure which supports ~9000 clients. He’s also a consultant for System Center Dudes where he primarily... Read More →



Wednesday May 8, 2019 8:00am - 9:45am
Lakes CD
  • Skill Level Super Deep Dive

8:00am

10 Quick Wins in Hybrid Identity

Description:
Deploying Azure Active Directory doesn’t have to be a complex, multi-year project. While there’s always planning and change management involved, there are dozens of features in Azure AD that you can start taking advantage of today. Not only can these features and capabilities simplify your end user experience and enhance security, but they can often cut costs too. We’ll talk about things to know, potential roadblocks, and decisions you’ll need to make for each scenario as well as real-world examples. Whether you already own Azure AD or your organization is considering it, you’ll walk away from this session with ideas and know-how that will enable you to quickly start taking advantage of your investment.

What you will learn:
  • Features of Azure Active Directory
  • Azure AD Deployment Tips and Tricks
  • Hybrid Identity Security Best Practices

Speakers
avatar for Brian Desmond

Brian Desmond

Principal, Ravenswood Technology Group, LLC
Brian is a Principal at Ravenswood Technology Group. At Ravenswood, Brian helps commercial enterprise and higher education customers solve problems surrounding Enterprise Mobility, Active Directory, Identity Management, and Office 365. Since March 2003, Brian has been recognized annually... Read More →
avatar for Max Fritz

Max Fritz

Modern Workplace TSP, Microsoft
Max is a Modern Workplace TSP at Microsoft. He focuses on improving collaboration and simplifying implementation, and has worked with the Microsoft cloud for the past seven years. He is a self-proclaimed geek, passionate about a broad range of messaging and collaboration tools and... Read More →



Wednesday May 8, 2019 8:00am - 9:45am
Harriet
  • Skill Level Tips and Tricks

8:00am

Let’s talk about modern workplace security

Description:
Ever thought about how the different protections play together to protect your workforce? In this session you will learn how Azure Information Protect, Cloud App Security and Conditional Access can work together to protect every aspect during work. It will also be a part to monitor the solutions with Azure Log Analytics.

What you will learn:
  • Integration possibility
  • Roadmap for a successfull setup
  • Limits of the solutions

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Buntinx

Kenny Buntinx

Microsoft MVP, Managing Consultant, OB-V-US
Kenny is a highly qualified , certified and energized consultant working for OB-V-US 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 Thomas Kurth

Thomas Kurth

Principal Workplace Consultant, baseVISION AG
I’m a consultant, trainer and architect for workplace management and enterprise mobility projects with Microsoft Technologies in the past eight years. I love to push and design the modern workplace based on Windows 10, EM&S and O365 for my customers which is the only answer for... Read More →



Wednesday May 8, 2019 8:00am - 9:45am
Cedar
  • Skill Level Tips and Tricks

8:00am

BIOS & Firmware Management Deep Dive - Option 2

Description:
Maintenance of systems today is much more than ensuring Windows is patched and you have the latest drivers as part of your OS deployment and in-place upgrade strategy. With issues such as Spectre and Meltdown companies suddenly realised that there was a requirement for patch machines not only at a software level but also at the underlying firmware level. In this session you will learn how to master automation of BIOS management, ensuring you can automate deployment of settings, understand the threats posed for business buy in and also patch your firmware through the use of PowerShell and OEM methods.

What you will learn:
  • Get business buy in strategy for BIOS management
  • Understand the risks associated with firmware upgrades
  • Get real world examples of patching firmware at scale

Speakers
avatar for Maurice Daly

Maurice Daly

Microsoft MVP, Senior Cloud Architect, CloudWay
Maurice is a Microsoft Enterprise Mobility MVP and Senior Cloud Architect at CloudWay. His IT career began almost 20 years ago, spending time in both in-house roles and as a external consultant. His primary focus is Systems Center Configuration Manager, OS deployment, application... Read More →
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 8, 2019 8:00am - 9:45am
MTKA BC
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

8:00am

BranchCache, Deep Dive in Margarita Land for Large Enterprises - 500 level

Description:
Lets dig into what Microsoft and the BranchCache experts have experienced over the last year, and how large enterprises can troubleshoot and benefit from the amazing BranchCache technology. Learn the inner workings and how that can be used to lower your WAN footprint.

What you will learn:
  • How to keep BranchCache running like a mean, lean machine!
  • How to fix when it did explode in your face
  • What makes BranchCache explode in your face

Speakers
avatar for Andreas Hammarskjöld

Andreas Hammarskjöld

Code Farmer, 2Pint Software
Pigs & Code! Since the release of the SMS 2003 OS Deployment Feature Pack, Andreas has developed significant experience implementing 100% automated deployment solutions with ConfigMgr. Now it’s all about P2P and making networks go faster.
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 8, 2019 8:00am - 9:45am
Lakes A
  • Skill Level Super Deep Dive

8:00am

Configuration Items: One tool in the Swiss Army tool set

Description:
Are you confused about when Pivot makes sense vs. the Script Node vs. Configuration items? Do you need to configure specific machines with regkey values? Do you want to enforce certain WSUS Settings on your Software Update Points? In this session we will go over using PowerShell code in configuration items to detect, report on and remediate desired configurations states for clients.

What you will learn:
  • Review usage goals for Pivot, vs. Script Node, vs. Configuration Items
  • Using Powershell within Configuration Items for Detection, and Remediation.
  • Use CMDlets to add CIs

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Bolduan

Jeff Bolduan

Windows Engineer, University of Minnesota
My name is Jeff Bolduan and I currently work for the University of Minnesota as a computer management administrator. I've been working in IT for 12 years starting in college working summer internships. My interest in computer management started while working an internship with a fortune... 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 8, 2019 8:00am - 9:45am
Lakes B
  • Skill Level Tips and Tricks

8:00am

HA for ConfigMgr/SQL Server Update

Description:
Have you wondered about SQL Always On Availability Groups? What is it? How does SQL Server High Availability benefit your environment? What considerations are involved in the design? How do you install it? Learn how can you use this to extend ConfigMgr high availability capabilities. Tips and tricks. Come learn the latest update to this technology from two industry experts.

What you will learn:
  • SQL High Availability Options - FCI vs Always On Availability Groups
  • Efficiently moving the ConfigMgr DB to an Availability Group
  • ConfigMgr HA

Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Reynolds

Benjamin Reynolds

Senior Service Engineer, Microsoft
I have been working on MSIT's ConfigMgr instance for the past 8+ years. My expertise is on SQL Server (DBA, Reporting/BI) but also work on Asset Management (Software/Hardware Inventory, AI, and Software Metering).On Twitter: @SqlBenjamin
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 8, 2019 8:00am - 9:45am
MTKA A
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

8:15am

MSFT Camping (272)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Wednesday May 8, 2019 8:15am - 8:30am
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

8:15am

Speaker Camping (164)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for John Marcum

John Marcum

Sr. Consultant, New Signature
I'm born and raised in Alabama. It's Roll Tide, not War Eagle. Contrary to popular belief not everyone in Alabama owns guns and/or hunts and I'm one of those who do not. When I'm not working I spend most of mine time on Lake Martin boating. I started my IT career in the late 90's... 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 →


Wednesday May 8, 2019 8:15am - 8:30am
Cabin 2

8:15am

Speaker Camping (56)

For the Speaker Campsite, anything goes. Come in and ask questions, build relationships, and share war stories - we just look forward to you coming in and talking tech!  Have you been a little too scared to ask something in front of others, even at our small MMS sessions? Now is the time! Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Bryan Dam

Bryan Dam

Software Engineer, Recast Software
I am the lead administrator for client management at a large Midwest supermarket using Configuration Manager. With a background in software development I have been developing and releasing solutions to common problems. I'm also active in the online support communities and most days... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Ratliff

Daniel Ratliff

Lead Systems Engineer, Humana Inc.
Daniel Ratliff is a Lead Systems Engineer focusing on Enterprise Windows Administration and Modern Device Management. He loves working with technologies such as SCCM, OSD, and PowerShell while sharing their success with others. He frequents Twitter, /r/SCCM, WinAdmins Slack, and myITforum... Read More →


Wednesday May 8, 2019 8:15am - 8:30am
Cabin 1

8:30am

MSFT Camping (273)

For the Microsoft Campsite, do you have something that always irks you in the ConfigMgr console? This is the time to bring it up, in a 'show and tell' format. Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better. Review our FAQ for camping sessions.

Wednesday May 8, 2019 8:30am - 8:45am
Cabin 3 (MSFT)

8:30am