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Sunday, December 2
 

7:00am

Climb Camelback Mountain!
Great chance to network with MMS speakers!
Meet in the lobby early as the party departs at 7am sharp.

Speakers will then take you out to climb Camelback Mountain which is the big mountain that the Phoenician is nestled into.

Moderators
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 Wally Mead

Wally Mead

None, Microsoft MVP, Retired
Wally is recently retired from the business world, however hopes to be able to keep up with the ever changing world of Configuration Manager, now that there is plenty of free time :-) At least when not visiting his kids and grandson. He currently splits his time between the Seattle... Read More →
avatar for Mike Terrill

Mike Terrill

OS Engineer, Microsoft MVP, Wells Fargo
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 →


Sunday December 2, 2018 7:00am - 10:00am
Camelback Mountain

5:00pm

MMS 2018 Desert Edition Welcome Reception
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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

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 →


Sunday December 2, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Estrella Ballroom
 
Monday, December 3
 

8:00am

All Things CMG
Limited Capacity seats available

Description : 
Discover how you can use the CMG to easily and securely manage your Configmgr devices over the internet without exposing your on-premise infra to the internet by opening up the firewall. This session will guide you through the current and upcoming capabilities of the Cloud Management gateway. We will show you some real-world examples of the power the CMG brings to your infrastructure.

What you will learn :
* Features and functionality (existing and upcoming)
* Real world learnings from the field.
* Implement in just 4 clicks (give or take a few)
* AMA with the CMG-PM

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 Rob York

Rob York

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
Program Manager for Configuration Manager at Microsoft including OSD and modernization of Windows management


Monday December 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:45am
Palo Verde (Room 10)

8:00am

CM Back to the Basics
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:
Been away from ConfigMgr for a while? Just got it tossed back in your lap? Took some classes a while ago and you're rusty? Worried about all the ConfigMgr sessions yet to come during Desert Edition? This session is for you. We'll touch on basic topics to refresh your memory.
  • Architecture
  • Apps/Software Updates
  • TS/OSD
  • Reporting
What you will learn:
  • This isn't a deep, training session, we're here to refresh your memory
  • You'll see what's new since you last worked on ConfigMgr
  • You should be ready to take on the rest of sessions at Desert Edition

Speakers
avatar for Adam Gross

Adam Gross

Desktop Engineer/Tech Blogger, A Square Dozen
Adam has been a Desktop Architecture Analyst in his day job since 2004 where he shares management duties for a ConfigMgr infrastructure which supports ~9000 clients. While he doesn’t consider himself an expert in any field, he is proficient enough in ConfigMgr, SQL, PowerShell... Read More →
avatar for Brian Mason

Brian Mason

CM Admin, Wells Fargo
I manage 400K systems at Wells Fargo with ConfigMgr Current Branch. I work with the best team in the business and love my job. When I'm not putting in my 60 at Wells, I spend almost all my time on MMS. I am also a founding board member for my local user group, the MN System Center... Read More →
avatar for Wally Mead

Wally Mead

None, Microsoft MVP, Retired
Wally is recently retired from the business world, however hopes to be able to keep up with the ever changing world of Configuration Manager, now that there is plenty of free time :-) At least when not visiting his kids and grandson. He currently splits his time between the Seattle... Read More →


Monday December 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:45am
Pine (Room 11)

8:00am

State of the Union (Option 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

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:
  • A helicopter view of the ConfigMgr industry from the Product group's point of view.
  • A helicopter view of the ConfigMgr industry from the community'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 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 Jason Githens

Jason Githens

Group Program Manager - SCCM and Intune, Microsoft
avatar for David James

David James

Director Software Engineering, SCCM, Microsoft
David James (Director of Engineering, ConfigMgr, Microsoft) manages the CMIntune 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

Senior Consultant, Microsoft MVP, 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

Principal Consultant, 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 December 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:45am
Estrella Ballroom

8:00am

MSIX:  Why it needs to be the future of all packaging
Limited Capacity seats available

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.  

We will talk through the packaging format and construct of an MSIX.  Cover how the deployment stack works for initial app installation as well as updates and the benefits it brings to the enterprise.  We will go over a few different scenarios on converting applications, then cover some of the integration with SCCM, Intune, and Microsoft Store for Business... but what good would a session from the product team be if we also did not cover some of the things to come!



Speakers
avatar for John Vintzel

John Vintzel

Program 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 as part of the Windows and Devices group. A ten year Microsoft veteran, John has previous worked as Program Manager... Read More →


Monday December 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:45am
Pinion (Room 12)

8:00am

OSD Back to the Basics (Option 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

OSD Back to the Basics (ConfigMgr Task Sequences)
Level 200
This is all about OSD basics and Troubleshooting, we’ll start with the bare minimum to deploy an operating system using  at Task Sequence.  We’ll then integrate MDT and go through the basic MDT Task Sequence.  Once the pure basics are behind us, we’ll start adding some of the simple tweaks make your life a little easier, and improve the success of your deployments.
Things we’ll cover
  • Basic OSD steps, (Format, Apply Operating System, Domain Join)
  • Task Sequence Variables, leveraging native variables to make the task sequence more dynamic
  • Driver Management Methods, quick over several solutions, native and community
  • Several of the basic steps everyone adds, and why we add them
  • Common issues that break OSD, and quick tips for troubleshooting

Speakers
avatar for Gary Blok

Gary Blok

OSD Engineer, Wells Fargo
Work for Wells Fargo, from my basement, focusing on Windows 10 Upgrades and Deployments. I enjoy documenting my work on garytown.com
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 →


Monday December 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:45am
CottonWood (Room 2)

10:00am

Speaker Chat (1)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Oppalfens

Kim Oppalfens

Senior Consultant, Microsoft MVP, 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

Principal Consultant, 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 December 3, 2018 10:00am - 10:15am
Cabana 1

10:00am

U & I - MSFT (1)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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 cabana sessions.

Monday December 3, 2018 10:00am - 10:15am
Cabana 2

10:00am

Keep CM Clean (Option 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

Is your ConfigMgr clean and running efficiently? No? Then it's time to clean those cobwebs and get optimized. Join Mark and Doug while they show you how to keep your environment running smoothly by demoing and discussion Configurations, Maintenance, Collection Evaluation Performance, Insights, and lets not forgot Anti-Virus Exclusions.
What you will learn:
You will learn how to configure your environment for optimal performance, especially in terms of SQL, WSUS, IIS Settings, AV settings and more.
Find out how to automate your environment maintenance using native and 3rd party solutions.
See how to analyze and optimize your collection evaluation performance.
Learn about the new(ish) Management Insights feature within the ConfigMgr console and how it helps you keep your environment clean.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Godfrey

Mark Godfrey

Recast Engineer, Recast Software
Systems & Software Engineer specializing in Systems Management, Endpoint Security, and Automation with a focus in the Microsoft ecosystem for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid solutions. Former President & Vice-President of the Minnesota System Center User Group.
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 →


Monday December 3, 2018 10:00am - 11:45am
Palo Verde (Room 10)

10:00am

EMS Part 1
Limited Capacity seats available

In two sessions Enterprise Mobility MVP's Kenny Buntinx and Tim De Keukelaere will give you the complete overview of the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security suite and how it can help you to manage and secure your devices and identities in the enterprise.
 
In this first session we will outline the general overview of the Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) suite, discuss the different components and how they could be of an added value to your organization.  Additionally we will deep dive into identity Management, which is the foundation of EMS.
 
What you will learn:
  • What products are part of the EMS suite and what benefits they can bring
  • How to cope with Identity protection within your organization
  • How to manage mobile and modern devices and deploy applications to them

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Buntinx

Kenny Buntinx

Managing Consultant, Microsoft MVP, 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 Tim De Keukelaere

Tim De Keukelaere

Managing Consultant, OB-V-US
Tim is an Enterprise Mobility MVP and a managing consultant at OB-V-US, a consultancy firm 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... Read More →


Monday December 3, 2018 10:00am - 11:45am
Pinion (Room 12)

10:00am

OSD - New & AMA
Limited Capacity seats available

Come see what's new with OSD and discuss all things imaging related.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Niehaus

Michael Niehaus

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
Michael Niehaus is a director of product marketing at Microsoft, responsible for helping enterprise IT pros with Windows deployment, servicing, and store. Prior to joining the Windows Commercial team, Michael was a longtime program manager and developer for the Microsoft Deployment... Read More →
avatar for Mike Terrill

Mike Terrill

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


Monday December 3, 2018 10:00am - 11:45am
Estrella Ballroom

10:00am

10 Things You Need as an Enterprise Scripter
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:
This session will outline the top 10 things you need for successful script development in the enterprise.  There is far more involved than just a single functional script! The items we will be covering can be considered the bare minimum of what you need in order to be successful automating in the enterprise. Topics will cover technical and non-technical subjects and should really help with raising the quality and professionalism of your automation projects. 

What you will learn:
  • A checklist of items needed for successful enterprise scripting.
  • How to get started implementing all 10 needed items.
  • An excitement to do great things.

Speakers
avatar for Fred Bainbridge

Fred Bainbridge

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


Monday December 3, 2018 10:00am - 11:45am
Pine (Room 11)

10:00am

SQL Back to the Basics
Limited Capacity seats available

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".

Speakers
avatar for Sherry Kissinger

Sherry Kissinger

App Engineer, Microsoft MVP, 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 Steve Thompson

Steve Thompson

Practice Lead, Microsoft MVP, Softchoice
Steve Thompson has developed numerous applications, honing his skills on SQL Server development and client/server applications. With a background in SQL Server, as DBA and advocate for SQL Server technology, Steve started working with Systems Management Server when it was a v1.1 release... Read More →


Monday December 3, 2018 10:00am - 11:45am
CottonWood (Room 2)

10:20am

Speaker Chat (2)
Limited Capacity seats available

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Oppalfens

Kim Oppalfens

Senior Consultant, Microsoft MVP, 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

Principal Consultant, 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 December 3, 2018 10:20am - 10:35am
Cabana 1

10:20am

U & I - MSFT (2)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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 cabana sessions.

Monday December 3, 2018 10:20am - 10:35am
Cabana 2

10:40am

Speaker Chat (3)
Limited Capacity seats available

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Oppalfens

Kim Oppalfens

Senior Consultant, Microsoft MVP, 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

Principal Consultant, 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 December 3, 2018 10:40am - 10:55am
Cabana 1

10:40am

U & I - MSFT (3)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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 cabana sessions.

Monday December 3, 2018 10:40am - 10:55am
Cabana 2

11:00am

Speaker Chat (4)
Limited Capacity seats available

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Oppalfens

Kim Oppalfens

Senior Consultant, Microsoft MVP, 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

Principal Consultant, 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 December 3, 2018 11:00am - 11:15am
Cabana 1

11:00am

U & I - MSFT (4)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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 cabana sessions.

Monday December 3, 2018 11:00am - 11:15am
Cabana 2

11:20am

Speaker Chat (5)
Limited Capacity seats available

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Oppalfens

Kim Oppalfens

Senior Consultant, Microsoft MVP, 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

Principal Consultant, 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 December 3, 2018 11:20am - 11:35am
Cabana 1

11:20am

U & I - MSFT (5)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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 cabana sessions.

Monday December 3, 2018 11:20am - 11:35am
Cabana 2

11:40am

Speaker Chat (6)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Oppalfens

Kim Oppalfens

Senior Consultant, Microsoft MVP, 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

Principal Consultant, 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 December 3, 2018 11:40am - 11:55am
Cabana 1

11:40am

U & I - MSFT (6)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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 cabana sessions.

Monday December 3, 2018 11:40am - 11:55am
Cabana 2

12:00pm

Lunch
Monday December 3, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Speaker Chat (7)
Limited Capacity seats available

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Mason

Brian Mason

CM Admin, Wells Fargo
I manage 400K systems at Wells Fargo with ConfigMgr Current Branch. I work with the best team in the business and love my job. When I'm not putting in my 60 at Wells, I spend almost all my time on MMS. I am also a founding board member for my local user group, the MN System Center... Read More →
avatar for Wally Mead

Wally Mead

None, Microsoft MVP, Retired
Wally is recently retired from the business world, however hopes to be able to keep up with the ever changing world of Configuration Manager, now that there is plenty of free time :-) At least when not visiting his kids and grandson. He currently splits his time between the Seattle... Read More →


Monday December 3, 2018 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Cabana 1

1:00pm

U & I - MSFT (7)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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 cabana sessions.

Monday December 3, 2018 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Cabana 2

1:00pm

EMS Part 2
Limited Capacity seats available

In two sessions Enterprise Mobility MVP's Kenny Buntinx and Tim De Keukelaere will give you the complete overview of the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security suite and how it can help you to manage and secure your devices and identities in the enterprise.
 
This is the second session on EMS - in this session we’ll focus on information protection and post breach security.
 
What you will learn:
  • Information protection and securing data
  • Post breach security
  • Real world examples and best practices

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Buntinx

Kenny Buntinx

Managing Consultant, Microsoft MVP, 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 Tim De Keukelaere

Tim De Keukelaere

Managing Consultant, OB-V-US
Tim is an Enterprise Mobility MVP and a managing consultant at OB-V-US, a consultancy firm 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... Read More →


Monday December 3, 2018 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Pinion (Room 12)

1:00pm

Getting started with Power BI!
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, Benjamin and Garth will show you how to create a Power BI Report, with charts and tables. You will learn how to connect to a SQL Server database in Power BI, how to create a table and chart, how to link two SQL queries together and interact with a Power BI Report. Along the way, Benjamin and Garth will provide a lot of tips and tricks. Bring your questions as this session will have lots of Q&A!

Speakers
avatar for Garth Jones

Garth Jones

Chief Architect, Microsoft MVP, 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 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).


Monday December 3, 2018 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Palo Verde (Room 10)

1:00pm

Win10 Security (Option 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:
An overview of the latest progress in the Windows 10 protection stack and how the platform features like Windows Defender Application Guard and Windows Defender Exploit Guard can be configured and deployed with ConfigMgr and Intune. There will be demos!

What you will learn:
·       What security features are available in the latest Windows 10 release
·       Which features are relevant to your environment
·       How you can deploy these features with ConfigMgr or Intune
    

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 Dune Desormeaux

Dune Desormeaux

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


Monday December 3, 2018 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Pine (Room 11)

1:00pm

Patching: Why doesn't it just work? - (Option 1)
Limited Capacity filling up

Description:
Deploying updates is one of the most important tasks of any system administrator.  It's the kind of thing that really should be simple.  It's not. In this session we'll talk about why that is and the strategies and tools that make it simpler.

In this session you will learn:
  • What WSUS actually does, why it's terrible, and what to do about it
  • Common patching issues and how to avoid them
  • How to fully automate your patching process

Speakers
avatar for Bryan Dam

Bryan Dam

Recast 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 Nash Pherson

Nash Pherson

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


Monday December 3, 2018 1:00pm - 2:45pm
CottonWood (Room 2)

1:00pm

Win10 Customizations (Option 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

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, applocker and app uppdates. 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
  • What not to customize
  • What will be the downside if you customize
  • Learn from our experience of what is a good Idea and what is not

Speakers
avatar for Gary Blok

Gary Blok

OSD Engineer, Wells Fargo
Work for Wells Fargo, from my basement, focusing on Windows 10 Upgrades and Deployments. I enjoy documenting my work on garytown.com
avatar for Jörgen Nilsson

Jörgen Nilsson

Consultant, Microsoft MVP, 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 December 3, 2018 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Estrella Ballroom

1:20pm

Speaker Chat (8)
Limited Capacity seats available

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Mason

Brian Mason

CM Admin, Wells Fargo
I manage 400K systems at Wells Fargo with ConfigMgr Current Branch. I work with the best team in the business and love my job. When I'm not putting in my 60 at Wells, I spend almost all my time on MMS. I am also a founding board member for my local user group, the MN System Center... Read More →
avatar for Wally Mead

Wally Mead

None, Microsoft MVP, Retired
Wally is recently retired from the business world, however hopes to be able to keep up with the ever changing world of Configuration Manager, now that there is plenty of free time :-) At least when not visiting his kids and grandson. He currently splits his time between the Seattle... Read More →


Monday December 3, 2018 1:20pm - 1:35pm
Cabana 1

1:20pm

U & I - MSFT (8)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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 cabana sessions.

Monday December 3, 2018 1:20pm - 1:35pm
Cabana 2

1:40pm

Speaker Chat (9)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Mason

Brian Mason

CM Admin, Wells Fargo
I manage 400K systems at Wells Fargo with ConfigMgr Current Branch. I work with the best team in the business and love my job. When I'm not putting in my 60 at Wells, I spend almost all my time on MMS. I am also a founding board member for my local user group, the MN System Center... Read More →
avatar for Wally Mead

Wally Mead

None, Microsoft MVP, Retired
Wally is recently retired from the business world, however hopes to be able to keep up with the ever changing world of Configuration Manager, now that there is plenty of free time :-) At least when not visiting his kids and grandson. He currently splits his time between the Seattle... Read More →


Monday December 3, 2018 1:40pm - 1:55pm
Cabana 1

1:40pm

U & I - MSFT (9)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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 cabana sessions.

Monday December 3, 2018 1:40pm - 1:55pm
Cabana 2

2:00pm

Speaker Chat (10)
Limited Capacity seats available

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Mason

Brian Mason

CM Admin, Wells Fargo
I manage 400K systems at Wells Fargo with ConfigMgr Current Branch. I work with the best team in the business and love my job. When I'm not putting in my 60 at Wells, I spend almost all my time on MMS. I am also a founding board member for my local user group, the MN System Center... Read More →
avatar for Wally Mead

Wally Mead

None, Microsoft MVP, Retired
Wally is recently retired from the business world, however hopes to be able to keep up with the ever changing world of Configuration Manager, now that there is plenty of free time :-) At least when not visiting his kids and grandson. He currently splits his time between the Seattle... Read More →


Monday December 3, 2018 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Cabana 1

2:00pm

U & I - MSFT (10)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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 cabana sessions.

Monday December 3, 2018 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Cabana 2

2:20pm

Speaker Chat (11)
Limited Capacity seats available

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Mason

Brian Mason

CM Admin, Wells Fargo
I manage 400K systems at Wells Fargo with ConfigMgr Current Branch. I work with the best team in the business and love my job. When I'm not putting in my 60 at Wells, I spend almost all my time on MMS. I am also a founding board member for my local user group, the MN System Center... Read More →
avatar for Wally Mead

Wally Mead

None, Microsoft MVP, Retired
Wally is recently retired from the business world, however hopes to be able to keep up with the ever changing world of Configuration Manager, now that there is plenty of free time :-) At least when not visiting his kids and grandson. He currently splits his time between the Seattle... Read More →


Monday December 3, 2018 2:20pm - 2:35pm
Cabana 1

2:20pm

U & I - MSFT (11)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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 cabana sessions.

Monday December 3, 2018 2:20pm - 2:35pm
Cabana 2

2:40pm

Speaker Chat (12)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Mason

Brian Mason

CM Admin, Wells Fargo
I manage 400K systems at Wells Fargo with ConfigMgr Current Branch. I work with the best team in the business and love my job. When I'm not putting in my 60 at Wells, I spend almost all my time on MMS. I am also a founding board member for my local user group, the MN System Center... Read More →
avatar for Wally Mead

Wally Mead

None, Microsoft MVP, Retired
Wally is recently retired from the business world, however hopes to be able to keep up with the ever changing world of Configuration Manager, now that there is plenty of free time :-) At least when not visiting his kids and grandson. He currently splits his time between the Seattle... Read More →


Monday December 3, 2018 2:40pm - 2:55pm
Cabana 1

2:40pm

U & I - MSFT (12)
Limited Capacity seats available

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 cabana sessions.

Monday December 3, 2018 2:40pm - 2:55pm
Cabana 2

3:00pm

Speaker Chat (13)
Limited Capacity seats available

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Garth Jones

Garth Jones

Chief Architect, Microsoft MVP, Enhansoft
Garth Jones is Chief Architect at Enhansoft, an Ottawa-based company that develops products and services to extend the value of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (CM12), System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (CM07) and System Center Intune. Garth started working with Systems... Read More →
avatar for Sherry Kissinger

Sherry Kissinger

App Engineer, Microsoft MVP, 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 December 3, 2018 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Cabana 1

3:00pm

U & I - MSFT (13)
Limited Capacity seats available

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 cabana sessions.

Monday December 3, 2018 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Cabana 2

3:00pm

CM Client Health
Limited Capacity filling up

Description:
We all talk about it. We all reach for it. We all struggle to improve it. Join us as we discuss client health in-depth. We'll discuss the current built-in features of ConfigMgr, as well as discuss the 'bigger picture', and other data points you should consider for client health. We'll discuss how to measure progress, as well as custom solutions to get you up and running quickly and help you improve client health in your enterprise. 

What you will learn:
  • What is client health and why is it important 
  • How to maintain and ensure client health 
  • Tools, techniques, and tips to combat client health issues

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 Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey

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


Monday December 3, 2018 3:00pm - 4:45pm
CottonWood (Room 2)

3:00pm

Community Tools - CM
Limited Capacity seats available

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 new ways of doing old tasks
  • Get tips on smart tools
  • Information about how others use tools

Speakers
avatar for Wally Mead

Wally Mead

None, Microsoft MVP, Retired
Wally is recently retired from the business world, however hopes to be able to keep up with the ever changing world of Configuration Manager, now that there is plenty of free time :-) At least when not visiting his kids and grandson. He currently splits his time between the Seattle... Read More →
avatar for Jörgen Nilsson

Jörgen Nilsson

Consultant, Microsoft MVP, 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 December 3, 2018 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Pinion (Room 12)

3:00pm

Monitoring ConfigMgr
Limited Capacity seats available

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.

Speakers
avatar for Donnie Taylor

Donnie Taylor

Microsoft MVP, 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 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 December 3, 2018 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Palo Verde (Room 10)

3:00pm

Ask Me Anything - SQL, T-SQL, Reporting, or SQL/Site Server HA
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:
Have a question about SQL, T-SQL, Reporting, or SQL/Site Server HA?
Now’s your chance to ask Steve and Benjamin anything you want!

What you will learn:
That is completely up to you and the other attendees! Some possible topics (but anything is possible):
  • SQL (basic or advanced)
    • Joins
    • Cross Apply
    • XQuery (xml shredding/querying in SQL)
    • JSON (JSON shredding/querying in SQL)
    • Grouping
    • Performance Tips
    • CTEs (recursive?)
  • SQL Server HA (Availability Groups)
  • SSRS or Power BI questions
  • SQL Tips & Tricks
  • Site Server 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).
avatar for Steve Thompson

Steve Thompson

Practice Lead, Microsoft MVP, Softchoice
Steve Thompson has developed numerous applications, honing his skills on SQL Server development and client/server applications. With a background in SQL Server, as DBA and advocate for SQL Server technology, Steve started working with Systems Management Server when it was a v1.1 release... Read More →


Monday December 3, 2018 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Pine (Room 11)

3:00pm

OSD - MVP Showcase
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:
During this session we will showcase our best tips and tweak for deploying Windows 10. How do we use nested task sequences and OSD variables to get the most out of this new feature, and much more will be answered during this session.

What you will learn:
  • Tips for more efficient OSD
  • How to use nested task sequences
  • Real world samples from the best in the world

Speakers
avatar for Mike Terrill

Mike Terrill

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


Monday December 3, 2018 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Estrella Ballroom

3:20pm

Speaker Chat (14)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Garth Jones

Garth Jones

Chief Architect, Microsoft MVP, Enhansoft
Garth Jones is Chief Architect at Enhansoft, an Ottawa-based company that develops products and services to extend the value of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (CM12), System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (CM07) and System Center Intune. Garth started working with Systems... Read More →
avatar for Sherry Kissinger

Sherry Kissinger

App Engineer, Microsoft MVP, 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 December 3, 2018 3:20pm - 3:35pm
Cabana 1

3:20pm

U & I - MSFT (14)
Limited Capacity seats available

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 cabana sessions.

Monday December 3, 2018 3:20pm - 3:35pm
Cabana 2

3:40pm

Speaker Chat (15)
Limited Capacity seats available

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Garth Jones

Garth Jones

Chief Architect, Microsoft MVP, Enhansoft
Garth Jones is Chief Architect at Enhansoft, an Ottawa-based company that develops products and services to extend the value of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (CM12), System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (CM07) and System Center Intune. Garth started working with Systems... Read More →
avatar for Sherry Kissinger

Sherry Kissinger

App Engineer, Microsoft MVP, 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 December 3, 2018 3:40pm - 3:55pm
Cabana 1

3:40pm

U & I - MSFT (15)
Limited Capacity seats available

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 cabana sessions.

Monday December 3, 2018 3:40pm - 3:55pm
Cabana 2

4:00pm

Speaker Chat (16)
Limited Capacity seats available

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Garth Jones

Garth Jones

Chief Architect, Microsoft MVP, Enhansoft
Garth Jones is Chief Architect at Enhansoft, an Ottawa-based company that develops products and services to extend the value of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (CM12), System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (CM07) and System Center Intune. Garth started working with Systems... Read More →
avatar for Sherry Kissinger

Sherry Kissinger

App Engineer, Microsoft MVP, 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 December 3, 2018 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Cabana 1

4:00pm

U & I - MSFT (16)
Limited Capacity seats available

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 cabana sessions.

Monday December 3, 2018 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Cabana 2

4:20pm

Speaker Chat (17)
Limited Capacity seats available

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Garth Jones

Garth Jones

Chief Architect, Microsoft MVP, Enhansoft
Garth Jones is Chief Architect at Enhansoft, an Ottawa-based company that develops products and services to extend the value of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (CM12), System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (CM07) and System Center Intune. Garth started working with Systems... Read More →
avatar for Sherry Kissinger

Sherry Kissinger

App Engineer, Microsoft MVP, 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 December 3, 2018 4:20pm - 4:35pm
Cabana 1

4:20pm

U & I - MSFT (17)
Limited Capacity seats available

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 cabana sessions.

Monday December 3, 2018 4:20pm - 4:35pm
Cabana 2

4:40pm

Speaker Chat (18)
Limited Capacity seats available

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Garth Jones

Garth Jones

Chief Architect, Microsoft MVP, Enhansoft
Garth Jones is Chief Architect at Enhansoft, an Ottawa-based company that develops products and services to extend the value of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (CM12), System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (CM07) and System Center Intune. Garth started working with Systems... Read More →
avatar for Sherry Kissinger

Sherry Kissinger

App Engineer, Microsoft MVP, 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 December 3, 2018 4:40pm - 4:55pm
Cabana 1

4:40pm

U & I - MSFT (18)
Limited Capacity seats available

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 cabana sessions.

Monday December 3, 2018 4:40pm - 4:55pm
Cabana 2

5:00pm

Happy Half Hour
Limited Capacity filling up

Grab a drink and apps and mingle before the final beer sessions start.

Monday December 3, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Estrella Ballroom

5:30pm

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

Join the ConfigMgr product team for a relaxed session of Q&A!

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Czechowski

Aaron Czechowski

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

David James

Director Software Engineering, SCCM, Microsoft
David James (Director of Engineering, ConfigMgr, Microsoft) manages the CMIntune 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 →


Monday December 3, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Estrella Ballroom
 
Tuesday, December 4
 

8:00am

Modern Deployment with Windows Autopilot and Microsoft 365
Limited Capacity seats available

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.










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 Michael Niehaus

Michael Niehaus

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
Michael Niehaus is a director of product marketing at Microsoft, responsible for helping enterprise IT pros with Windows deployment, servicing, and store. Prior to joining the Windows Commercial team, Michael was a longtime program manager and developer for the Microsoft Deployment... Read More →


Tuesday December 4, 2018 8:00am - 9:45am
Estrella Ballroom

8:00am

Reporting
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you being asked about Reporting? Is your manager looking at you to answer the question if we can patch? Can you write a basic report/SQL query now? If you answered yes to these questions this session is for you! In this session, Sherry and Garth will dig deeper than ever before.
 
Sherry and Garth will cover in SQL Server Queries
  • Common Table Expressions
  • #Temp tables within SQL queries themselves. 
 
Sherry and Garth will cover in SQL Server Queries
 
  • Learn how to get the Real error message for the error code, No longer will you need to look up what 0x80000005 means!
  • Creating a Template report, so that you can create a report within a few minutes!
  • Prompts! Cool things that you can do with Prompts!
 
Do you have questions not answered about Reporting? This is your opportunity to ask them, as this session will have lots of Q&A!

Speakers
avatar for Garth Jones

Garth Jones

Chief Architect, Microsoft MVP, Enhansoft
Garth Jones is Chief Architect at Enhansoft, an Ottawa-based company that develops products and services to extend the value of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (CM12), System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (CM07) and System Center Intune. Garth started working with Systems... Read More →
avatar for Sherry Kissinger

Sherry Kissinger

App Engineer, Microsoft MVP, Wells Fargo
I work for a large Bank in the US. For ConfigMgr, talk to me about large hierarchies, inventory customizations, compliance settings, and reporting for the SQL and SRS-challenged.


Tuesday December 4, 2018 8:00am - 9:45am
Palo Verde (Room 10)

8:00am

State of the Union (Option 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

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:
  • A helicopter view of the ConfigMgr industry from the Product group's point of view.
  • A helicopter view of the ConfigMgr industry from the community'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 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 Jason Githens

Jason Githens

Group Program Manager - SCCM and Intune, Microsoft
avatar for David James

David James

Director Software Engineering, SCCM, Microsoft
David James (Director of Engineering, ConfigMgr, Microsoft) manages the CMIntune 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

Senior Consultant, Microsoft MVP, 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

Principal Consultant, 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 December 4, 2018 8:00am - 9:45am
Pinion (Room 12)

8:00am

PSScriptAnalyzer, Why You Need to Start Using This
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:
Did you know PowerShell can provide suggestions on code quality based on input provided by experts at Microsoft and from the community at large? Did you know that you can create your own code quality standards rules for your enterprise? In this session we will show you how to create PS ScriptAnalyzer rules customized for your environment and demonstrate how to manage and enforce these rules. There is no downside to improving code quality using the PS Script Analyzer rules, let us help you get started!

What you will learn:
  • How to leverage PSScript Analyzer rules in your enterprise
  • How to create custom PS script analyzer rules
  • How to manage or enforce code quality standards

Speakers
avatar for Fred Bainbridge

Fred Bainbridge

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


Tuesday December 4, 2018 8:00am - 9:45am
Pine (Room 11)

8:00am

Win10 Customizations (Option 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

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, applocker and app uppdates. 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
  • What not to customize
  • What will be the downside if you customize
  • Learn from our experience of what is a good Idea and what is not

Speakers
avatar for Gary Blok

Gary Blok

OSD Engineer, Wells Fargo
Work for Wells Fargo, from my basement, focusing on Windows 10 Upgrades and Deployments. I enjoy documenting my work on garytown.com
avatar for Jörgen Nilsson

Jörgen Nilsson

Consultant, Microsoft MVP, 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 December 4, 2018 8:00am - 9:45am
CottonWood (Room 2)

10:00am

Speaker Chat (19)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Blok

Gary Blok

OSD Engineer, Wells Fargo
Work for Wells Fargo, from my basement, focusing on Windows 10 Upgrades and Deployments. I enjoy documenting my work on garytown.com
avatar for Mark Godfrey

Mark Godfrey

Recast Engineer, Recast Software
Systems & Software Engineer specializing in Systems Management, Endpoint Security, and Automation with a focus in the Microsoft ecosystem for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid solutions. Former President & Vice-President of the Minnesota System Center User Group.
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 December 4, 2018 10:00am - 10:15am
Cabana 1

10:00am

Speaker Chat (37)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Andreas Hammarskjold

Andreas Hammarskjold

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 Jörgen Nilsson

Jörgen Nilsson

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

Mike Terrill

OS Engineer, Microsoft MVP, Wells Fargo
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 December 4, 2018 10:00am - 10:15am
Cabana 2

10:00am

U & I - MSFT (19)
Limited Capacity seats available

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 cabana sessions.

Tuesday December 4, 2018 10:00am - 10:15am
Cabana 3

10:00am

CM Co-Mgmt
Limited Capacity seats available

Co-Management is the way for ConfigMgr customers to attach to Microsoft 365 and Intune cloud so that a traditional systems management organization can start getting incremental cloud value without drastically changing established processes. This session will cover the 'Why/What' with examples that have resonated with large and small organizations. It will also include the technical deep dive information that you want to see. Led by Heidi Cheng, a Principle Program Manager from the ConfigMgr team, you will be able to get the behind the scenes story of how Co Management is being built out and learn how you can help influence it. Nash Pherson, a Modern Workplace Customer Success Manager, will bring real world success (and failure) stories from organizations trying to journey from traditional to modern management.

Regardless of where you and your organization are on that journey, come join the conversation about ConfigMgr Co-Management and Cloud Attach!

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Cheng

Heidi Cheng

Principle Program Manager, Microsoft
avatar for Nash Pherson

Nash Pherson

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


Tuesday December 4, 2018 10:00am - 11:45am
Palo Verde (Room 10)

10:00am

HA for CM (Option 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

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.
What you will learn:
SQL High Availability Opions
  • FCI vs Always On Availability Groups
  • Design considerations
  • Important capabilities
  • „„MS IT - Migrating ConfigMgr SQL Server to Azure
  • „Efficiently moving the CM DB to an Availability Group „
  • Lessons learned
  • SCCM 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).
avatar for Steve Thompson

Steve Thompson

Practice Lead, Microsoft MVP, Softchoice
Steve Thompson has developed numerous applications, honing his skills on SQL Server development and client/server applications. With a background in SQL Server, as DBA and advocate for SQL Server technology, Steve started working with Systems Management Server when it was a v1.1 release... Read More →


Tuesday December 4, 2018 10:00am - 11:45am
Pine (Room 11)

10:00am

CM and PowerShell - The Essentials
Limited Capacity seats available

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
  • Automation best practices
  • Examples for running scripts, updating objects, and leveraging status messages

Speakers
avatar for Fred Bainbridge

Fred Bainbridge

Automation Engineer, Microsoft MVP, Wells Fargo
IT Automation junkie. Mostly focused on Automated the world with .NET.
avatar for Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey

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


Tuesday December 4, 2018 10:00am - 11:45am
CottonWood (Room 2)

10:00am

Patching: Why doesn't it just work? - Option 2
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:
Deploying updates is one of the most important tasks of any system administrator.  It's the kind of thing that really should be simple.  It's not. In this session we'll talk about why that is and the strategies and tools that make it simpler.

In this session you will learn:
  • What WSUS actually does, why it's terrible, and what to do about it
  • Common patching issues and how to avoid them
  • How to fully automate your patching process

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 Bryan Dam

Bryan Dam

Recast 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 →


Tuesday December 4, 2018 10:00am - 11:45am
Pinion (Room 12)

10:00am

Windows 10 and Windows as a Service: The Latest
Limited Capacity seats available

Still unsure about Windows as a Service and how it affects your Windows 10 plans?  In this session we’ll review the latest developments and tools to help you understand what’s expected, based on the latest announcements.










Speakers
avatar for Michael Niehaus

Michael Niehaus

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
Michael Niehaus is a director of product marketing at Microsoft, responsible for helping enterprise IT pros with Windows deployment, servicing, and store. Prior to joining the Windows Commercial team, Michael was a longtime program manager and developer for the Microsoft Deployment... Read More →


Tuesday December 4, 2018 10:00am - 11:45am
Estrella Ballroom

10:20am

Speaker Chat (20)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Blok

Gary Blok

OSD Engineer, Wells Fargo
Work for Wells Fargo, from my basement, focusing on Windows 10 Upgrades and Deployments. I enjoy documenting my work on garytown.com
avatar for Mark Godfrey

Mark Godfrey

Recast Engineer, Recast Software
Systems & Software Engineer specializing in Systems Management, Endpoint Security, and Automation with a focus in the Microsoft ecosystem for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid solutions. Former President & Vice-President of the Minnesota System Center User Group.
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 December 4, 2018 10:20am - 10:35am
Cabana 1

10:20am

Speaker Chat (38)
Limited Capacity seats available

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Andreas Hammarskjold

Andreas Hammarskjold

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 Jörgen Nilsson

Jörgen Nilsson

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

Mike Terrill

OS Engineer, Microsoft MVP, Wells Fargo
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 December 4, 2018 10:20am - 10:35am
Cabana 2

10:20am

U & I - MSFT (20)
Limited Capacity seats available

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 cabana sessions.

Tuesday December 4, 2018 10:20am - 10:35am
Cabana 3

10:40am

Speaker Chat (21)
Limited Capacity seats available

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Blok

Gary Blok

OSD Engineer, Wells Fargo
Work for Wells Fargo, from my basement, focusing on Windows 10 Upgrades and Deployments. I enjoy documenting my work on garytown.com
avatar for Mark Godfrey

Mark Godfrey

Recast Engineer, Recast Software
Systems & Software Engineer specializing in Systems Management, Endpoint Security, and Automation with a focus in the Microsoft ecosystem for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid solutions. Former President & Vice-President of the Minnesota System Center User Group.
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 December 4, 2018 10:40am - 10:55am
Cabana 1

10:40am

Speaker Chat (39)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Andreas Hammarskjold

Andreas Hammarskjold

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 Jörgen Nilsson

Jörgen Nilsson

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

Mike Terrill

OS Engineer, Microsoft MVP, Wells Fargo
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 December 4, 2018 10:40am - 10:55am
Cabana 2

10:40am

U & I - MSFT (21)
Limited Capacity seats available

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 cabana sessions.

Tuesday December 4, 2018 10:40am - 10:55am
Cabana 3

11:00am

Speaker Chat (22)
Limited Capacity seats available

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Blok

Gary Blok

OSD Engineer, Wells Fargo
Work for Wells Fargo, from my basement, focusing on Windows 10 Upgrades and Deployments. I enjoy documenting my work on garytown.com
avatar for Mark Godfrey

Mark Godfrey

Recast Engineer, Recast Software
Systems & Software Engineer specializing in Systems Management, Endpoint Security, and Automation with a focus in the Microsoft ecosystem for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid solutions. Former President & Vice-President of the Minnesota System Center User Group.
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 December 4, 2018 11:00am - 11:15am
Cabana 1

11:00am

Speaker Chat (40)
Limited Capacity seats available

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Andreas Hammarskjold

Andreas Hammarskjold

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 Jörgen Nilsson

Jörgen Nilsson

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

Mike Terrill

OS Engineer, Microsoft MVP, Wells Fargo
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 December 4, 2018 11:00am - 11:15am
Cabana 2

11:00am

U & I - MSFT (22)
Limited Capacity seats available

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 cabana sessions.

Tuesday December 4, 2018 11:00am - 11:15am
Cabana 3

11:20am

Speaker Chat (23)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Blok

Gary Blok

OSD Engineer, Wells Fargo
Work for Wells Fargo, from my basement, focusing on Windows 10 Upgrades and Deployments. I enjoy documenting my work on garytown.com
avatar for Mark Godfrey

Mark Godfrey

Recast Engineer, Recast Software
Systems & Software Engineer specializing in Systems Management, Endpoint Security, and Automation with a focus in the Microsoft ecosystem for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid solutions. Former President & Vice-President of the Minnesota System Center User Group.
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 December 4, 2018 11:20am - 11:35am
Cabana 1

11:20am

Speaker Chat (41)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Andreas Hammarskjold

Andreas Hammarskjold

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 Jörgen Nilsson

Jörgen Nilsson

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

Mike Terrill

OS Engineer, Microsoft MVP, Wells Fargo
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 December 4, 2018 11:20am - 11:35am
Cabana 2

11:20am

U & I - MSFT (23)
Limited Capacity seats available

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 cabana sessions.

Tuesday December 4, 2018 11:20am - 11:35am
Cabana 3

11:40am

Speaker Chat (24)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Blok

Gary Blok

OSD Engineer, Wells Fargo
Work for Wells Fargo, from my basement, focusing on Windows 10 Upgrades and Deployments. I enjoy documenting my work on garytown.com
avatar for Mark Godfrey

Mark Godfrey

Recast Engineer, Recast Software
Systems & Software Engineer specializing in Systems Management, Endpoint Security, and Automation with a focus in the Microsoft ecosystem for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid solutions. Former President & Vice-President of the Minnesota System Center User Group.
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 December 4, 2018 11:40am - 11:55am
Cabana 1

11:40am

Speaker Chat (42)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Andreas Hammarskjold

Andreas Hammarskjold

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 Jörgen Nilsson

Jörgen Nilsson

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

Mike Terrill

OS Engineer, Microsoft MVP, Wells Fargo
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 December 4, 2018 11:40am - 11:55am
Cabana 2

11:40am

U & I - MSFT (24)
Limited Capacity seats available

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 cabana sessions.

Tuesday December 4, 2018 11:40am - 11:55am
Cabana 3

12:00pm

Lunch
Tuesday December 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Speaker Chat (25)
Limited Capacity seats available

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Fred Bainbridge

Fred Bainbridge

Automation Engineer, Microsoft MVP, Wells Fargo
IT Automation junkie. Mostly focused on Automated the world with .NET.
avatar for Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey

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

Donnie Taylor

Microsoft MVP, 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 →


Tuesday December 4, 2018 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Cabana 1

1:00pm

Speaker Chat (43)
Limited Capacity seats available

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

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).
avatar for Steve Thompson

Steve Thompson

Practice Lead, Microsoft MVP, Softchoice
Steve Thompson has developed numerous applications, honing his skills on SQL Server development and client/server applications. With a background in SQL Server, as DBA and advocate for SQL Server technology, Steve started working with Systems Management Server when it was a v1.1 release... Read More →


Tuesday December 4, 2018 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Cabana 2

1:00pm

U & I - MSFT (25)
Limited Capacity seats available

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 cabana sessions.

Tuesday December 4, 2018 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Cabana 3

1:00pm

Patch management with log analytics! Best of both worlds?
Limited Capacity seats available

Patch managment with log analytics you say? Is it even worth looking into? Well lets find out! This session will give you quick rundown how you can easily use Azure Patch management for both your onprem and Cloud workloads. This session will be filled with demos showing you how you can easily see Azure patch management as a great addon to your existing patch management tools.Come in with a limited knowledge of patch management with log analytics and leave with another tool under your belt that will help make your admins live again a bit easier.

Speakers
avatar for Donnie Taylor

Donnie Taylor

Microsoft MVP, 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 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 December 4, 2018 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Pinion (Room 12)

1:00pm

ConfigMgr CIs
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you know what a CI & baseline are? Do you love PowerShell? Are you looking to do complicated things with CI to confirm your compliance?
Come to this session to see how you can take a PowerShell script and turn it into an SCCM Configuration Item (CI)! Learn how Sherry and Garth leverage CI to added custom inventory to your SCCM or how to fix Software Updates (SU) so that your SU compliance is right!

Speakers
avatar for Garth Jones

Garth Jones

Chief Architect, Microsoft MVP, Enhansoft
Garth Jones is Chief Architect at Enhansoft, an Ottawa-based company that develops products and services to extend the value of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (CM12), System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (CM07) and System Center Intune. Garth started working with Systems... Read More →
avatar for Sherry Kissinger

Sherry Kissinger

App Engineer, Microsoft MVP, Wells Fargo
I work for a large Bank in the US. For ConfigMgr, talk to me about large hierarchies, inventory customizations, compliance settings, and reporting for the SQL and SRS-challenged.


Tuesday December 4, 2018 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Palo Verde (Room 10)

1:00pm

Real-Time CM with CM Pivot and Scripts!
Limited Capacity seats available

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
  • Right tool for right job! Best practices for using CMPivot and Scripts, and when to use alternatives (like HW Inv, Software Dist, CIs, etc).
  • Troubleshooting these new features

Speakers
avatar for Jason Sandys

Jason Sandys

Principal Consultant, Microsoft MVP, CTGlobal
Jason is an Enterprise Mobility MVP, has 20+ years of experience in a wide range of technologies, environments, and industries and extensive knowledge in implementing and supporting all things SMS and Configuration Manager beginning with SMS 2.0. He is a co-author for System Center... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Stewart

Jeffrey Stewart

Program Manager, Microsoft
Jeffrey Stewart is a Program Manager on the SCCM Product Team.


Tuesday December 4, 2018 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Estrella Ballroom

1:00pm

OSD Back to the Basics (Option 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

OSD Back to the Basics (ConfigMgr Task Sequences)
Level 200
This is all about OSD basics and Troubleshooting, we’ll start with the bare minimum to deploy an operating system using  at Task Sequence.  We’ll then integrate MDT and go through the basic MDT Task Sequence.  Once the pure basics are behind us, we’ll start adding some of the simple tweaks make your life a little easier, and improve the success of your deployments.
Things we’ll cover
  • Basic OSD steps, (Format, Apply Operating System, Domain Join)
  • Task Sequence Variables, leveraging native variables to make the task sequence more dynamic
  • Driver Management Methods, quick over several solutions, native and community
  • Several of the basic steps everyone adds, and why we add them
  • Common issues that break OSD, and quick tips for troubleshooting

Speakers
avatar for Gary Blok

Gary Blok

OSD Engineer, Wells Fargo
Work for Wells Fargo, from my basement, focusing on Windows 10 Upgrades and Deployments. I enjoy documenting my work on garytown.com
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 December 4, 2018 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Pine (Room 11)

1:00pm

Win10 Security (Option 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:
An overview of the latest progress in the Windows 10 protection stack and how the platform features like Windows Defender Application Guard and Windows Defender Exploit Guard can be configured and deployed with ConfigMgr and Intune. There will be demos!

What you will learn:
·       What security features are available in the latest Windows 10 release
·       Which features are relevant to your environment
·       How you can deploy these features with ConfigMgr or Intune

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 Dune Desormeaux

Dune Desormeaux

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


Tuesday December 4, 2018 1:00pm - 2:45pm
CottonWood (Room 2)

1:20pm

Speaker Chat (26)
Limited Capacity seats available

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Fred Bainbridge

Fred Bainbridge

Automation Engineer, Microsoft MVP, Wells Fargo
IT Automation junkie. Mostly focused on Automated the world with .NET.
avatar for Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey

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

Donnie Taylor

Microsoft MVP, 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 →


Tuesday December 4, 2018 1:20pm - 1:35pm
Cabana 1

1:20pm

Speaker Chat (44)
Limited Capacity seats available

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

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).
avatar for Steve Thompson

Steve Thompson

Practice Lead, Microsoft MVP, Softchoice
Steve Thompson has developed numerous applications, honing his skills on SQL Server development and client/server applications. With a background in SQL Server, as DBA and advocate for SQL Server technology, Steve started working with Systems Management Server when it was a v1.1 release... Read More →


Tuesday December 4, 2018 1:20pm - 1:35pm
Cabana 2

1:20pm

U & I - MSFT (26)
Limited Capacity seats available

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 cabana sessions.

Tuesday December 4, 2018 1:20pm - 1:35pm
Cabana 3

1:40pm

Speaker Chat (27)
Limited Capacity seats available

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Fred Bainbridge

Fred Bainbridge

Automation Engineer, Microsoft MVP, Wells Fargo
IT Automation junkie. Mostly focused on Automated the world with .NET.
avatar for Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey

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

Donnie Taylor

Microsoft MVP, 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 →


Tuesday December 4, 2018 1:40pm - 1:55pm
Cabana 1

1:40pm

Speaker Chat (45)
Limited Capacity seats available

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

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).
avatar for Steve Thompson

Steve Thompson

Practice Lead, Microsoft MVP, Softchoice
Steve Thompson has developed numerous applications, honing his skills on SQL Server development and client/server applications. With a background in SQL Server, as DBA and advocate for SQL Server technology, Steve started working with Systems Management Server when it was a v1.1 release... Read More →


Tuesday December 4, 2018 1:40pm - 1:55pm
Cabana 2

1:40pm

U & I - MSFT (27)
Limited Capacity seats available

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 cabana sessions.

Tuesday December 4, 2018 1:40pm - 1:55pm
Cabana 3

2:00pm

Speaker Chat (28)
Limited Capacity seats available

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Fred Bainbridge

Fred Bainbridge

Automation Engineer, Microsoft MVP, Wells Fargo
IT Automation junkie. Mostly focused on Automated the world with .NET.
avatar for Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey

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

Donnie Taylor

Microsoft MVP, 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 →


Tuesday December 4, 2018 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Cabana 1

2:00pm

Speaker Chat (46)
Limited Capacity seats available

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

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).
avatar for Steve Thompson

Steve Thompson

Practice Lead, Microsoft MVP, Softchoice
Steve Thompson has developed numerous applications, honing his skills on SQL Server development and client/server applications. With a background in SQL Server, as DBA and advocate for SQL Server technology, Steve started working with Systems Management Server when it was a v1.1 release... Read More →


Tuesday December 4, 2018 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Cabana 2

2:00pm

U & I - MSFT (28)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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 cabana sessions.

Tuesday December 4, 2018 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Cabana 3

2:20pm

Speaker Chat (29)
Limited Capacity seats available

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Fred Bainbridge

Fred Bainbridge

Automation Engineer, Microsoft MVP, Wells Fargo
IT Automation junkie. Mostly focused on Automated the world with .NET.
avatar for Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey

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

Donnie Taylor

Microsoft MVP, 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 →


Tuesday December 4, 2018 2:20pm - 2:35pm
Cabana 1

2:20pm

Speaker Chat (47)
Limited Capacity seats available

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

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).
avatar for Steve Thompson

Steve Thompson

Practice Lead, Microsoft MVP, Softchoice
Steve Thompson has developed numerous applications, honing his skills on SQL Server development and client/server applications. With a background in SQL Server, as DBA and advocate for SQL Server technology, Steve started working with Systems Management Server when it was a v1.1 release... Read More →


Tuesday December 4, 2018 2:20pm - 2:35pm
Cabana 2

2:20pm

U & I - MSFT (29)
Limited Capacity seats available

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 cabana sessions.

Tuesday December 4, 2018 2:20pm - 2:35pm
Cabana 3

2:40pm

Speaker Chat (30)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Fred Bainbridge

Fred Bainbridge

Automation Engineer, Microsoft MVP, Wells Fargo
IT Automation junkie. Mostly focused on Automated the world with .NET.
avatar for Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey

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

Donnie Taylor

Microsoft MVP, 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 →


Tuesday December 4, 2018 2:40pm - 2:55pm
Cabana 1

2:40pm

Speaker Chat (48)
Limited Capacity seats available

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

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).
avatar for Steve Thompson

Steve Thompson

Practice Lead, Microsoft MVP, Softchoice
Steve Thompson has developed numerous applications, honing his skills on SQL Server development and client/server applications. With a background in SQL Server, as DBA and advocate for SQL Server technology, Steve started working with Systems Management Server when it was a v1.1 release... Read More →


Tuesday December 4, 2018 2:40pm - 2:55pm
Cabana 2

2:40pm

U & I - MSFT (30)
Limited Capacity seats available

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 cabana sessions.

Tuesday December 4, 2018 2:40pm - 2:55pm
Cabana 3

3:00pm

Speaker Chat (31)
Limited Capacity seats available

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Buntinx

Kenny Buntinx

Managing Consultant, Microsoft MVP, 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 Tim De Keukelaere

Tim De Keukelaere

Managing Consultant, OB-V-US
Tim is an Enterprise Mobility MVP and a managing consultant at OB-V-US, a consultancy firm 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... 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 December 4, 2018 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Cabana 1

3:00pm

Speaker Chat (49)
Limited Capacity seats available

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana 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 Bryan Dam

Bryan Dam

Recast 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 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 →


Tuesday December 4, 2018 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Cabana 2

3:00pm

U & I - MSFT (31)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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 cabana sessions.

Tuesday December 4, 2018 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Cabana 3

3:00pm

Azure governance at scale at MSFT and other customers
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:
Come to this session to learn more information on how you can leverage Azure Governance constructs in the following areas:
  • Management Groups to organize according to business units and provide a base for guardrail management of governance
  • Azure Policy to manage at scale certain configurations or apply audit policy across the environment to drive visibility for actionable change specifics
  • Azure Resource Graph (PS Demo creating a policy) but also for doing at scale querying across your environments
  • Azure Blueprints for following these policy artifacts and other items into a Blueprint you can apply across your environment (PS Demo on Import/Export/Report on Azure Blueprints).
What you will learn:
  • What are Management Groups and how to start leveraging them to group your Subscriptions (and related policies) according to business functions
  • How to leverage Azure Policy to not only audit your environment for certain configuration standards but also how to apply remediation against those
  • Using Blueprints to package and apply the above concepts at scale
  • Using Azure Resource Graph to get visibility across your environment instantaneously giving you insight into what is running across your AD tenant

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 →


Tuesday December 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Palo Verde (Room 10)

3:00pm

How we build ConfigMgr
Limited Capacity seats available

Behind the scenes of how Microsoft makes decisions and prioritizes, including differences between TP, TAP, Fast and Slow

Speakers
avatar for David James

David James

Director Software Engineering, SCCM, Microsoft
David James (Director of Engineering, ConfigMgr, Microsoft) manages the CMIntune 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 Rob York

Rob York

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
Program Manager for Configuration Manager at Microsoft including OSD and modernization of Windows management


Tuesday December 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Estrella Ballroom

3:00pm

Keep CM Clean (Option 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

Is your ConfigMgr clean and running efficiently? No? Then it's time to clean those cobwebs and get optimized. Join Mark and Doug while they show you how to keep your environment running smoothly by demoing and discussion Configurations, Maintenance, Collection Evaluation Performance, Insights, and lets not forgot Anti-Virus Exclusions.
What you will learn:
You will learn how to configure your environment for optimal performance, especially in terms of SQL, WSUS, IIS Settings, AV settings and more.
Find out how to automate your environment maintenance using native and 3rd party solutions.
See how to analyze and optimize your collection evaluation performance.
Learn about the new(ish) Management Insights feature within the ConfigMgr console and how it helps you keep your environment clean.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Godfrey

Mark Godfrey

Recast Engineer, Recast Software
Systems & Software Engineer specializing in Systems Management, Endpoint Security, and Automation with a focus in the Microsoft ecosystem for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid solutions. Former President & Vice-President of the Minnesota System Center User Group.
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 December 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:45pm
CottonWood (Room 2)

3:00pm

Peering Options
Limited Capacity seats available

TCO reduction and simplification are the hottest subjects of the recent years. Come and learn how the Windows product group and ConfigMgr team is tackling this challenge now and what can you expect in in the near future. Get the grips on PeerCache, BranchCache and Delivery Optimization and when to use what technology. Learn how to optimize and manage content like Security Updates, Feature Updates, Microsoft Store, Express Updates and other Windows 10 components. Soon also content from Intune/O365/ConfigMgr will be delivered using Delivery Optimization (DO), so get your DO GAME ON!

What you will learn:
  • Save bandwidth usage using Peer-to-Peering
  • Learn about the pitfalls for each technology
  • Visualize efficiency using command line tools, WUfB and other community tools

Speakers
avatar for Andreas Hammarskjold

Andreas Hammarskjold

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.


Tuesday December 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Pinion (Room 12)

3:00pm

Leading Change
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:
Change is a fact of life. Change is a source of anxiety for many people, but it doesn’t have to be. In this session we’ll discuss how leading change is a useful tool of the trade.

What you will learn:
  • The value of change
  • How to lead change when its needed or inevitable

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 December 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Pine (Room 11)

3:20pm

Speaker Chat (32)
Limited Capacity seats available

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Buntinx

Kenny Buntinx

Managing Consultant, Microsoft MVP, 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 Tim De Keukelaere

Tim De Keukelaere

Managing Consultant, OB-V-US
Tim is an Enterprise Mobility MVP and a managing consultant at OB-V-US, a consultancy firm 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... 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 December 4, 2018 3:20pm - 3:35pm
Cabana 1

3:20pm

Speaker Chat (50)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana 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 Bryan Dam

Bryan Dam

Recast 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 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 →


Tuesday December 4, 2018 3:20pm - 3:35pm
Cabana 2

3:20pm

U & I - MSFT (32)
Limited Capacity seats available

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 cabana sessions.

Tuesday December 4, 2018 3:20pm - 3:35pm
Cabana 3

3:40pm

Speaker Chat (33)
Limited Capacity seats available

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Buntinx

Kenny Buntinx

Managing Consultant, Microsoft MVP, 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 Tim De Keukelaere

Tim De Keukelaere

Managing Consultant, OB-V-US
Tim is an Enterprise Mobility MVP and a managing consultant at OB-V-US, a consultancy firm 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... 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 December 4, 2018 3:40pm - 3:55pm
Cabana 1

3:40pm

Speaker Chat (51)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana 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 Bryan Dam

Bryan Dam

Recast 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 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 →


Tuesday December 4, 2018 3:40pm - 3:55pm
Cabana 2

3:40pm

U & I - MSFT (33)
Limited Capacity seats available

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 cabana sessions.

Tuesday December 4, 2018 3:40pm - 3:55pm
Cabana 3

4:00pm

Speaker Chat (34)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Buntinx

Kenny Buntinx

Managing Consultant, Microsoft MVP, 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 Tim De Keukelaere

Tim De Keukelaere

Managing Consultant, OB-V-US
Tim is an Enterprise Mobility MVP and a managing consultant at OB-V-US, a consultancy firm 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... 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 December 4, 2018 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Cabana 1

4:00pm

Speaker Chat (52)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana 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 Bryan Dam

Bryan Dam

Recast 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 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 →


Tuesday December 4, 2018 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Cabana 2

4:00pm

U & I - MSFT (34)
Limited Capacity seats available

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 cabana sessions.

Tuesday December 4, 2018 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Cabana 3

4:20pm

Speaker Chat (35)
Limited Capacity seats available

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Buntinx

Kenny Buntinx

Managing Consultant, Microsoft MVP, 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 Tim De Keukelaere

Tim De Keukelaere

Managing Consultant, OB-V-US
Tim is an Enterprise Mobility MVP and a managing consultant at OB-V-US, a consultancy firm 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... 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 December 4, 2018 4:20pm - 4:35pm
Cabana 1

4:20pm

Speaker Chat (53)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana 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 Bryan Dam

Bryan Dam

Recast 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 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 →


Tuesday December 4, 2018 4:20pm - 4:35pm
Cabana 2

4:20pm

U & I - MSFT (35)
Limited Capacity seats available

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 cabana sessions.

Tuesday December 4, 2018 4:20pm - 4:35pm
Cabana 3

4:40pm

Speaker Chat (36)
Limited Capacity seats available

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Buntinx

Kenny Buntinx

Managing Consultant, Microsoft MVP, 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 Tim De Keukelaere

Tim De Keukelaere

Managing Consultant, OB-V-US
Tim is an Enterprise Mobility MVP and a managing consultant at OB-V-US, a consultancy firm 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... 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 December 4, 2018 4:40pm - 4:55pm
Cabana 1

4:40pm

Speaker Chat (54)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

For the Speaker Cabana, 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 cabana 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 Bryan Dam

Bryan Dam

Recast 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 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 →


Tuesday December 4, 2018 4:40pm - 4:55pm
Cabana 2

4:40pm

U & I - MSFT (36)
Limited Capacity seats available

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 cabana sessions.

Tuesday December 4, 2018 4:40pm - 4:55pm
Cabana 3

5:00pm

Happy Half Hour
Limited Capacity filling up

Grab a drink and apps and mingle before the final beer sessions start.

Tuesday December 4, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Estrella Ballroom

5:30pm

AMA - Come ask the Microsoft DC/Azure management team anything.
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Tim Benjamin

Tim Benjamin

Principal Program Manager, Azure, 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 →
avatar for Donnie Taylor

Donnie Taylor

Microsoft MVP, 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 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 December 4, 2018 5:30pm - 7:15pm
CottonWood (Room 2)

5:30pm

Tips & Tricks Showcase
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:
This is YOUR opportunity to 'step up to the mic' and show your flare! Join this tips and tricks beer session to show off something you've created, enhanced, or taken to a new level (no vendor stuff please!!). We'll post a couple rules and submission process prior to the session. Top level Surface Book 2's will be given away randomly to participants! 

1-4 minutes max per person.

What you will learn:
  • Learn about all the cool stuff that your peers are doing in Enterprise Management
  • Everyone has something to share, sometimes you just need to look around!
  • Have Fun!
Note that there will be 2 Surface Book 2's given away.  Just showing us something gets you entered to win.  Have your own laptop ready to show off what you want.

Speakers
avatar for Garth Jones

Garth Jones

Chief Architect, Microsoft MVP, 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 Brian Mason

Brian Mason

CM Admin, Wells Fargo
I manage 400K systems at Wells Fargo with ConfigMgr Current Branch. I work with the best team in the business and love my job. When I'm not putting in my 60 at Wells, I spend almost all my time on MMS. I am also a founding board member for my local user group, the MN System Center... Read More →


Tuesday December 4, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Estrella Ballroom