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Tuesday, March 26
 

9:00am

Windows Server 2019: The Foundation of the Hybrid Datacenter
Windows Server 2019 represents a great opportunity to modernize your datacenter and connect it to Azure. With the End of Support of Windows Server 2008/R2, there's never been a better time to refresh your infrastructure, elevate your security posture, and modernize your applications - all while leveraging Azure services for backup, DR, and much more!

This session will cover how Windows Server 2019 will support you in that journey.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Byrd

Paul Byrd

Cloud Infrastructure TSP, Microsoft
Paul has always loved Microsoft and have been a fervent advocate for Microsoft technologies. Now he focuses on demonstrating and educating clients and community on how Microsoft can help them achieve their goals. During his time in the IT field, his passion for automation and generally... Read More →


Tuesday March 26, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
FLIX - Theatre 3

9:00am

Kubernetes Deployment, Admin & Monitoring
Session description coming soon! 

Speakers
avatar for Keiko Harada

Keiko Harada

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
Keiko has 10+ year track record of success in software design and engineering, and a broad range of expertise from Docker to Big Data, including design of cloud services on Microsoft OMS for VMware and Docker Containers Monitoring (Linux and Windows). She has extensive experience... Read More →


Tuesday March 26, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
FLIX - Theatre 1

9:00am

What's new in Windows 10 19H01?
With the new release comes new names, time frames, and HUGE amount of features. Join Windows Insider MVP Shaun Cassells and learn what has changed in Windows as a Service since last year, and  get the inside track on:
  • Scheduling releases
  • What's new in 19H01
  • Strategy for faster adoption
  • Automation and ease of deployment
If you want to improve your Windows 10 velocity while reducing effort and risk, this is the session for you! 

Speakers
avatar for Shaun Cassells

Shaun Cassells

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


Tuesday March 26, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
FLIX - Theatre 2

10:15am

Creating Resources in Azure: Portal, Script, or JSON. Which should I use?
This session will dive into the Azure Resource Manager exploring the various ways to create and manage resources and when to use which. Azure Policies and Management Groups will also be explored as a means of providing governance over deployed resources.  

Speakers
avatar for John Savill

John Savill

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


Tuesday March 26, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
FLIX - Theatre 3

10:15am

Better Business Apps with PowerApps and Flow
PowerApps is a powerful tool that allows you to create no-code business applications. In this session, we will go beyond the canned demos and explore the in's and out's of the tool. We'll explore how you can use Flow in combination with PowerApps to automate your business processes.

Speakers
avatar for April Dunnam

April Dunnam

Microsoft MVP, ThriveFast, L.L.C.
April is Partner and lead developer at ThriveFast with over 8 years experience developing business solutions within SharePoint. April is an active blogger, speaker, trainer and user group leader who enjoys sharing her experience and knowledge of SharePoint/Office 365 with those that... Read More →


Tuesday March 26, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
FLIX - Theatre 1

10:15am

Automation-mania: common Office 365 and EM+S challenges solved with automation
In this demo intensive session, Johan Dahlbom will present customer use cases and ways to solve requirements with technologies as Azure Active Directory, Groups, Teams, Graph, Azure Functions, PowerShell, PowerApps, Flow and more. Get an overview and ideas how to deliver cool workflows and solutions with Office 365 and Azure.

Speakers
avatar for Johan Dahlbom

Johan Dahlbom

Microsoft MVP, Accenture
Johan Dahlbom is a working as a Solution Architect and Cloud Principal at Accenture primarily focusing transforming businesses with the Microsoft Cloud. Johan has extensive experience with large-scale deployments and transformations in both public and private sectors. He is a Microsoft... Read More →


Tuesday March 26, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
FLIX - Theatre 2

11:25am

20 Operations Manager Tips in 20 Minutes
In this rapid-fire demo session, you'll pick up 20 innovative tips and tricks to improve life with System Center Operations Manager today!  

Speakers
avatar for Richard Benwell

Richard Benwell

Founder, SquaredUp
Former Citrix product architect, Richard Benwell, founded Squared Up with a vision of combining Microsoft monitoring platforms with cutting-edge data visualisation to deliver a unified enterprise monitoring experience. Having made the journey from developer, to product architect... Read More →
avatar for Tao Yang

Tao Yang

Microsoft MVP, Independent


Tuesday March 26, 2019 11:25am - 11:45am
FLIX - Theatre 3

11:25am

Automation Roadmap - SysCtr Orchestrator & Azure
To System Center 2019 and Beyond - what's the future of Microsoft Automation and the cloud and what should my road map look like.  This isn't switching! This is migration, with style!  

Speakers
avatar for Greg Charman

Greg Charman

VP Solutions and Services, Kelverion
Greg has over 20 years’ experience in designing solutions in the enterprise and managed services arena.For the last 9 years Greg has been working full time in the IT Process Automation space initially with Opalis and since the Opalis acquisition by Microsoft, with Microsoft System... Read More →


Tuesday March 26, 2019 11:25am - 11:45am
FLIX - Theatre 1

11:25am

20 Configuration Manager Tips in 20 Minutes
In this rapid-fire demo session, you'll pick up 20 innovative tips and tricks to improve life on System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch! 

Speakers
avatar for Adam Gross

Adam Gross

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


Tuesday March 26, 2019 11:25am - 11:45am
FLIX - Theatre 2

11:50am

Office 365 Outage Report & End User Monitoring
Microsoft Office 365 revenue shows strong growth of 36% year on year and the chances are high that you are an every-day user of Exchange Online, SharePoint, Team, Skype for Business and further Office 365 services. At the same time, in 2018 Office 365 services experienced three global outages and countless tenant or service specific service degradations. Microsoft does not provide independent tools to monitor key performance and availability indicators of Office 365.

With the NiCE Active O365 MP, NiCE has developed a comprehensive tool, integrating into your existing System Center environment providing end user availability and performance for key Office 365 services.
Join our session to learn more about the new version of the NiCE Active O365 MP.



Speakers
avatar for Christian Heitkamp

Christian Heitkamp

Director Solutions, NiCE
Christian Heitkamp (@Chris_Heitkamp) is director at NiCE IT Management Solutions, leading the product and global business development. As an ardent professional, he designs and develops extensions to Microsoft System Center and HP Software for more than 7 years and has specialist... Read More →


Tuesday March 26, 2019 11:50am - 12:10pm
FLIX - Theatre 3

11:50am

Managing the Microsoft Cloud with Natural Language Processing
In this sponsor session, former Microsoft Security Global Blackbelt Wes Kroesbergen will demonstrate the power of AI and chat bots for helping your IT Operations team manage the Microsoft cloud more efficiently. 

Speakers
avatar for Wes Kroesbergen

Wes Kroesbergen

CTO & Managing Partner, Lumagate
A former Security Global Black Belt at Microsoft focusing on cloud identity and security for large enterprises, Wes has a keen interest and focus on hybrid cloud identity and infrastructure, striving to employ standards, processes, and optimization models in his daily work. He believes... Read More →


Tuesday March 26, 2019 11:50am - 12:10pm
FLIX - Theatre 1

11:50am

Configure, Manage, Secure and Support Windows Endpoints with Desktop Authority Management Suite
Learn how Desktop Authority Management Suite from Quest secures endpoint devices, including USB ports, and how you can run your applications in a least-privileged environment so your data is protected. You’ll also see how Desktop Authority Management Suite can easily target, configure and manage a secure and consistent user environment, no matter where users are or whether they use physical or virtual desktops.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Archer

Lauren Archer

Sales Engineer, Quest
Lauren joined Quest Software by way of Dell in 2004 and became a KACE pre-sales engineer in 2017. She is responsible for all KACE pre-sales activities, from demo’s to the validation of the the products in her customer’s environments. Prior to KACE, Lauren has worked in HR, Sales... Read More →


Tuesday March 26, 2019 11:50am - 12:10pm
FLIX - Theatre 2

12:15pm

Take Control of Your IT Environment
Are you currently facing ITOps challenges? Savision, a subsidiary of Martello Technologies, helps IT organizations reduce alert noise and control their ITOps environment with a solution that integrates existing monitoring, cloud, and service management tools. Join support manager Chris Malay, as he walks you through the steps to take control of your IT environment to help speed root cause analysis and improve service delivery.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Malay

Chris Malay

Support Manager, Martello
Located in the Dallas, Fort Worth area of Texas, Chris Malay has worked as a Support Manager for Savision, which is a subsidiary of Martello Technologies, for the past 4 years. He is responsible for Martello products including Monitoring Mitel systems, SD-Wan appliances and the Savision... Read More →


Tuesday March 26, 2019 12:15pm - 12:35pm
FLIX - Theatre 3

12:15pm

My 10 Favorite VS Code Extensions
Join longtime Microsoft MVP and DevOps expert Stefan Koell as he showcases his must-have VS Code addons for maximizing productivity! 

Speakers
avatar for Stefan Koell

Stefan Koell

MVP, Royal Applications
Stefan Koell has been working in the IT business since 1995 and founded code4ward.net - an IT consulting and software development company in 1999. Stefan has extensive IT infrastructure and software development experience including enterprise directory services, messaging, web services... Read More →


Tuesday March 26, 2019 12:15pm - 12:35pm
FLIX - Theatre 1

12:15pm

Hands-on tour of Windows Defender ATP
Get a hands-on look at the intelligent endpoint protection and remediation, advanced hunting and post-breach investigation features of Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Tesch

Liz Tesch

Azure Security Consultant, Microsoft
Liz is an Azure Security Consultant at Microsoft with over 15 years of IT and security experience. She enjoys assisting enterprise clients who need both high-level security strategy and deep technical expertise. She holds CISSP and MCSA certifications and is an active speaker and... Read More →


Tuesday March 26, 2019 12:15pm - 12:35pm
FLIX - Theatre 2

12:40pm

End-to-end application dashboards with SCOM, Azure and ServiceNow
Squared Up 4.0 introduces the new Enterprise Application model to SCOM, bringing availability monitoring, automatic service mapping and dependencies into a simple new designer. In short, it’s Distributed Applications done right. With Enterprise Applications, it’s a breeze to deliver end-to-end application dashboards to your business by integrating SCOM, Azure and ServiceNow data. Join us for fast-paced live demos, hands-on monitoring advice and some special announcements.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Benwell

Richard Benwell

Founder, SquaredUp
Former Citrix product architect, Richard Benwell, founded Squared Up with a vision of combining Microsoft monitoring platforms with cutting-edge data visualisation to deliver a unified enterprise monitoring experience. Having made the journey from developer, to product architect... Read More →


Tuesday March 26, 2019 12:40pm - 1:00pm
FLIX - Theatre 3

12:40pm

Automation, the bridge to the cloud
Learn how with System Center and Orchestrator and Azure Automation, Kelverion can help your migration to the cloud by building a single interface for on-premise and cloud infrastructure so you provision, manage and monitor it seamlessly.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Charman

Greg Charman

VP Solutions and Services, Kelverion
Greg has over 20 years’ experience in designing solutions in the enterprise and managed services arena.For the last 9 years Greg has been working full time in the IT Process Automation space initially with Opalis and since the Opalis acquisition by Microsoft, with Microsoft System... Read More →


Tuesday March 26, 2019 12:40pm - 1:00pm
FLIX - Theatre 1

12:40pm

Demonstrable white listing. Turning file privilege management into a turn key operation
See why strong app control spanning servers, workstations, and the SCCM environment is a must for effective multi-layered security. Enhance endpoint control, contextually. Limit admin privileges without limiting productivity. Easily define who can use specific consoles, applications, and commands for servers.

Tuesday March 26, 2019 12:40pm - 1:00pm
FLIX - Theatre 2

1:15pm

Step into Azure without leaving your datacenter investments behind
You're running System Center 2019 today, and know you need to start the transition to Azure. But how can you begin a phased transition with the quick wins that show the ROI to start the journey? In a demo-packed hour, you’ll see Azure-driven automation and management solutions for managing your server estate on-premises or in the cloud. And they'll share functional code samples you can download to jumpstart your hybrid journey TODAY!

Speakers
avatar for Jim Reid

Jim Reid

Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft
avatar for Peter Zerger

Peter Zerger

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


Tuesday March 26, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
FLIX - Theatre 3

1:15pm

Automating Azure Security & Cloud Governance at Massive Scale: Notes from the Field
Description coming soon!

Speakers
avatar for Alexandre Verkinderen

Alexandre Verkinderen

Microsoft MVP, Independent
Microsoft MVP for a decade, originally from Belgium but now enjoying the Aussie life style and helping customers establish a solid foundation in the cloud. Alexandre has designed and worked on some of the biggest Azure environments in Australia where cloud governance and security... Read More →
avatar for Tao Yang

Tao Yang

Microsoft MVP, Independent


Tuesday March 26, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
FLIX - Theatre 1

1:15pm

The New Era of Endpoint Security
Cyber Security & Defense is the emerging topic of the IT industry these days. A secure environment is no longer just a well-maintained firewall or a well-managed network. Rather, it is made up of several layers. However, most companies are „reactive“ instead of „proactive“, or neither, when it comes to securing their IT environments and detecting security breaches. In addition to this, the product portfolio and the security market is changing rapidly, and these changes make our jobs as IT Professionals significantly more difficult. But how can we deal with this challenge? In my session I will take a look into supposed “obvious“ security threats and how the Microsoft Cyber-security stack can help to detect attackers and threats that have evaded our defenses.

Speakers
avatar for Alexander Benoit

Alexander Benoit

Microsoft MVP, sepago GmbH
Alexander Benoit is Lead Security Analyst at sepago, where he manages and develops the consulting business with his team. His focus is on enterprise security and modern management for 10 years. He brings his everyday experience from the enterprise environment into the community actively... Read More →


Tuesday March 26, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
FLIX - Theatre 2

2:30pm

Microsoft Azure (1+Stack) | Hybrid Cloud Lifecycle Management
What happens after your organization has decided to extend your Azure environment with Azure Stack? Join this session to explore the end-to-end lifecycle management of Microsoft Azure Stack Integrated System including key scenarios such as deployment, monitoring, automation and business continuity. You will also experience the necessary core skills and knowledge required for managing an Azure Stack Integrated system.

Speakers
avatar for Kristopher Turner

Kristopher Turner

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

Janaka Rangama

Microsoft MVP, Dell
Janaka Rangama is a Microsoft Azure Most Valuable Professional, Microsoft Certified Trainer and an Open Source geek. Originally hailing from Sri Lanka "The Pearl of The Indian Ocean", he is an expat living in Melbourne, Australia. Janaka is a Senior Principal Engineer - Product Technologist... Read More →


Tuesday March 26, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
FLIX - Theatre 3

2:30pm

Microsoft AI and You - Your Datacenter, Only Better
You need AI in your Datacenter, you just don't know it yet.  It's time to utilize, with little or no code, the power of Microsoft AI to automate and add new features to your IT infrastructure.  Use the Face API to automate software distributions, Map API to track leave times for meetings, Language API to map social media sentiment and alert on downward trends, and more!  It's easier than you think, and more powerful than you know.

Speakers
avatar for Cameron Fuller

Cameron Fuller

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

Donnie Taylor

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


Tuesday March 26, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
FLIX - Theatre 1

2:30pm

Co-management: Benefits, Implementation, Troublshooting and Scenarios
Description coming soon! 

Speakers
avatar for Steve Rachui

Steve Rachui

Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft
Steven has supported System Center products at Microsoft for 18 years and currently works in the premier field engineering group. He hosts a popular System Center blog, has served as an author and technical editor for several System Center books and has been an active participant... Read More →


Tuesday March 26, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
FLIX - Theatre 2

3:45pm

Inside the Tools and Techniques of Active Directory Attacks
The exploitation of Active Directory has become a lot easier and common as a new generation of tools and processes like Mimikatz and Password Spraying were developed. This session will deep dive into a series of demos showing off some of the latest tools and techniques attackers are using to penetrate Active Directory Domains. We'll step through each phase of the kill chain, from reconnaissance all the way through to gaining domain admin rights. Along the way, live demos of the methods that manipulate AD permissions, protocols, and passwords will be shown.

This session will help you understand the common Active Directory attack vectors you need to shut down.



Speakers
avatar for Lee Berg

Lee Berg

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

Adam Driscoll

Microsoft MVP, STEALTHbits
Adam Driscoll is a software architect, business owner and a Cloud and Datacenter MVP based out of Hailey, ID, USA. He develops and architects threat analytic solutions for STEALTHbits Technologies during the day and runs his own PowerShell tooling business by night. He is a published author, open-source contributor and speaker... Read More →


Tuesday March 26, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
FLIX - Theatre 3

3:45pm

Azure Automation for DevOps
Infrastructure as code from Azure delivering tasks and functions like inventory, change tracking, Desired State Configuration (DSC), update management, Python 2 packages, and much more to any cloud. Deep dive into end-to-end Azure Monitor solutions including Application Insights availability tests linked to Runbooks launched for automatic remediation.

Speakers
avatar for John Joyner

John Joyner

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


Tuesday March 26, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
FLIX - Theatre 1

3:45pm

Real-time Data Collection and Tasks in Configuration Manager
Until relatively recently, nothing in ConfigMgr was real-time and there simply was no instant gratification – ConfigMgr was still “slow-moving software”. This was intentional and completely by design. However, since the introduction of ConfigMgr 2012 SP1, real-time features have been slowly introduced into the ConfigMgr “toolbox” giving us what we now have in ConfigMgr CB which is more than capable of enabling real-time management of systems in any environment from small to big. This session will explore these features, how they are implemented under the covers, and how to make use of them in an environment. Included items of interest will be client notification, configuration items, and scripts (hooray scripts).

Speakers
avatar for Jason Sandys

Jason Sandys

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


Tuesday March 26, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
FLIX - Theatre 2

5:00pm

SCOM 2019 and Azure Monitor: The Road Ahead
Microsoft offers SCOM for monitoring your enterprise and Azure Monitor for monitoring your cloud, but how do you use the two together and what is the roadmap for each?  We’ll have a look at the current state of these tools, strategies for using them together to build a hybrid monitoring solution, and help you understand where you should be planning your investments.

Speakers
avatar for Christian Heitkamp

Christian Heitkamp

Director Solutions, NiCE
Christian Heitkamp (@Chris_Heitkamp) is director at NiCE IT Management Solutions, leading the product and global business development. As an ardent professional, he designs and develops extensions to Microsoft System Center and HP Software for more than 7 years and has specialist... Read More →
avatar for Brian Wren

Brian Wren

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


Tuesday March 26, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
FLIX - Theatre 3

5:00pm

Multi-Cloud Management with Terraform: A Beginners Guide
More and more companies rely on the cloud. On one? No, several! But multi-cloud adds complexity to the show when it comes to provisioning and operating of applications and solutions. In this session, Microsoft Azure MVP Marcel Zehner will show you how "Terraform" can be used to describe and manage infrastructure components as code - on Azure, AWS and other cloud platforms. This is explicitly a beginner session, so no explicit prior knowledge is required. Take a look and build your own world!

Speakers
avatar for Marcel Zehner

Marcel Zehner

Microsoft MVP, makeitnoble
With his Microsoft Cloud expertise, Marcel supports community conferences and events around the globe. His commitment has been recognized by Microsoft for several years with the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award. More information can be found at http://marcelzehner.ch


Tuesday March 26, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
FLIX - Theatre 1

5:00pm

Modern Windows 10 Deployment: Windows Autopilot and Microsoft 365
Description TBA.

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 March 26, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
FLIX - Theatre 2
 


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