Monday, October 23
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to enhance your troubleshooting skills by learning how to tackle the toughest problems that Windows can dish out. Enrich your job security for years to come by knowing what tools to use to analyze the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) and optimize your server’s...
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Mr.  Bruce Mackenzie-Low

Systems Software Engineer
HPE
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John Savill's Azure Masterclass delivered live as a one-day workshop helping attendees get the most from Azure infrastructure services in the cloud an on-premises with Azure Stack.
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John Savill

Principal Architect
Independent Contractor
Instructor(s)

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Join Kent Agerlund & Johan Arwidmark in this full day workshop and learn how you can deploy and manage Windows 10 using Microsoft technologies like MDT, Configuration Manager and Intune. In this workshop we will share our findings from numerous client management projects. We will bring you up to speed...
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Mr  Johan Arwidmark

Chief Technology Officer
Truesec
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Kent Agerlund

Principal Consultant
CTGlobal
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Another year wiser and Microsoft Office 365 is evolving! This course takes you through the advanced features from PowerShell Azure integration, Azure Active Directory Federation Services, Identity Management, Information Protection and troubleshooting. This intense Powercamp not only prepares you with real world tangible skills that you will be able to...
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Andy Malone

Snr Security Instructor / Consultant
Quality Training (Scotland) Ltd
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At some point in time every DBA struggles with the concepts and implementation of a proper performance monitoring strategy. This session will cover the fundamental techniques and code snippets that will help you get to the bottom of who or what may be causing you problems. Learn how to use...
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Mr.  Andrew Kelly

Mentor
SolidQ
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Modern applications are extremely complex, and with complexity come difficulties in diagnosing performance issues, memory leaks, crashes, and other problems that might manifest only in the production environment. In this workshop, we will review the tools, libraries, and best practices for setting up your production monitoring and diagnostic environment. Through...
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Mr.  Sasha Goldshtein

CTO, Sela Group
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JEA allows specific users to perform designated administrative tasks on designated servers without giving them full administrator rights. • Users can perform only those tasks for which they are authorized as part of their role by using Windows PowerShell constrained run spaces. • Users can perform required tasks without being...
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Mr.  Jason Ryberg

Consultant
Microsoft
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In this full day workshop, IT Professionals will learn how to install and configure SharePoint Server 2016 per Microsoft's best practices, and how to adapt them to their client's budget. Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 provides a broad array of hybrid capabilities enabling you to cloud-accelerate your on-premises deployment. Learn more...
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Mr.  Gokan Ozcifci

Entrepreneur. Regional Lead. Consultant. Microsoft MVP.
Neoxy Consultancy
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Mr.  Vlad Catrinescu

SharePoint MVP, Pluralsight Author & Independent Consultant
vNext Solutions
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Query tuning within SQL Server can be a tough skill to master. The new tooling released with SQL Server 2016 changes how you identify poorly performing queries, troubleshoot their behavior, and tune the queries, all a little easier. This workshop teaches new techniques for tuning queries using all the new...
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Grant Fritchey

Product Evangelist
Red Gate Software
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Are you building next-generation web apps? Do you want a framework that is faster than Node.js on I/O and computation both? Do you know the best practices while building RESTful APIs? Do you want scalability as well as performance? Everything you need to know about best practices from a beginner...
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Chander Dhall

CEO
Cazton.com
Instructor(s)

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Tuesday, October 24
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Need to report on some data from SharePoint? We will look at three different techniques to pull data from a SharePoint Server. We will start with SSIS and the SharePoint List Source and Destinations. Next, We will use Excel to connect to various SharePoint lists (both online and on premise),...
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Mr.  David Patrick

Subject Matter Expert
DSA, Inc.
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In this session we'll learn how to optimize SharePoint Server, SQL Server, Windows Server or the Application domain to successfully implement a new SharePoint 2016 farm or improve the performance of the existing SharePoint platform. With a reasonable amount of time you will be able to accomplish the key benefits...
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Mr.  Gokan Ozcifci

Entrepreneur. Regional Lead. Consultant. Microsoft MVP.
Neoxy Consultancy
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Here we go again, the SQL Server is slow but where is the problem. Is there a large blocking chain or a high number of deadlock events? Maybe it is a slow query using a large number of resources? Does the query have a non-optimal execution plan? Many times as...
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Mr.  Ben DeBow

Founder and CEO
Fortified Data
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Everything enterprise client management admins need to know about Azure AD to support modern management! Learn how to integrate your on-premises infrastructure for single sign on and leverage Azure AD Premium and Microsoft Intune features to control access to applications and protect data on both managed and unmanaged mobile devices.
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Mr.  Jeff Gilbert

Senior Solutions Content Developer Enterprise Mobility + Security
Microsoft
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Understand the key Azure IaaS services with a focus on what is new over the past 12 months that everyone needs to know.
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John Savill

Principal Architect
Independent Contractor
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From a simple master definition, you can automate the creation of your Gold Images, regardless of whether you want to deploy them using Configuration Manager, Azure or AWS. With Packer and Jenkins working in tandem, you can deploy a fully-automated image factory capable of building custom development and production images...
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Mr.  David O'Brien

Senior DevOps Consultant
Versent
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Mr.  James Bannan

Principal Consultant, Microsoft Azure MVP, Pluralsight Author
Vibrato
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Voice recognition is hot and appears to be everywhere. From Cortana in Windows 10 devices to TV’s, smartphones and even web browsers. But just how this amazing technology works remains a mystery for many. Join Andy Malone as he uncovers the secrets behind voice recognition technology and how it’s changing...
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Andy Malone

Snr Security Instructor / Consultant
Quality Training (Scotland) Ltd
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Not often is a new piece of technology so quickly embraced and at such a scale as Docker. Docker is seemingly re-writing the future of application development, bringing with this big potential change for datacenter and cloud management. During this session I will discuss and demonstrate Docker, and related technology,...
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Neil Peterson

Senior Content Developer
Microsoft Inc.
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Microsoft MVP and ASP.NET Insider Chander Dhall reveals the secrets of what makes his web projects successful. He shares insights from JavaScript, Web API, MVC, and patterns and principles that are usually great in theory but could be misunderstood and may lead to failures. Code examples will include AngularJS, JavaScript,...
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Chander Dhall

CEO
Cazton.com
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Many of us have to deal with hardware that doesn’t meet our standards or contributes to performance problems. This session will cover how to work around hardware issues when it isn’t in the budget for newer, faster, stronger, better hardware. It’s time to make that existing hardware work for us....
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Monica Rathbun

Consultant
Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting
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Today's attacks are getting smarter, sneakier, and more dangerous than ever. In this session we are going to discuss the different vectors the bad guys are using today to gain access to SQL Server environments. Credential theft (using Mimikatz, for example) are increasingly popular ways to hop onto servers you...
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Mr.  Argenis Fernandez

Principal Data Management Architect
Pure Storage
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Join this session to get a clear view on OMS and how it can help you to manage your hybrid cloud environment. We will go over the different components in the suite and how they can give you the advantage to create insights in your environment. This session will be...
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Mr.  Bert Wolters

Consultant, MCT & MVP
Inspark
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Mr  Pete Zerger

CEO and Managing Partner
Lumagate, Inc
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Cloud here, cloud there, cloud everywhere. Everyone is talking about cloud. To date Microsoft indicates that they have over 70,000 customers in Office 365. That being said it doesn’t mean I have to go there too does it? Well, maybe not, but the day your boss stops by your desk...
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Theresa Miller

Founder and CEO
24x7 IT Connection, LLC
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The good news? T-SQL is one of the easiest coding languages to learn. The bad news? Writing scalable T-SQL that performs optimally is an art that takes years to master. In this session, learn about some common T-SQL Troublemakers - Looping, Scalar Functions, Implicit Conversions, Non-Parameterized SQL, and Parameter Sniffing....
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Ms  Mindy Curnutt

Microsoft Data Platform MVP
Mindy Curnutt & Associates Consulting
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Tuesday, October 24
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Bring or Buy Your Own Device is still hot and employees demanding access to your corporate data and apps. During this session you will learn how to allow users to bring their devices in your company how to approach a project like this. You will learn when to use what...
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Peter Daalmans

Senior Consultant / Enterprise Mobility MVP
CTGlobal
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Creating client side web parts in the SharePoint Framework is the recommended extensibility model from Microsoft . This new approach to SharePoint customization is very different from the classic web part development experience… and it isn't just the artifact you build, the whole development tool chain is different! In this...
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Mr.  Andrew Connell

Chief Course Artisan
voitanos.io
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Microsoft has finally released SQL Server on Linux. Most thought it would never happen. And most don't understand the use case for deploying SQL Server on Linux. Already there are a number of misconceptions in the industry. This session will examine how SQL Server works on Linux, its feature set...
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Dr.  Victor Isakov

Microsoft Certified Architect
Bespoke SQL
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One of the buzzwords of today is identity driven security. What is it really? Come and learn how to use Conditional Access together with other Microsoft protection solutions in the cloud to protect your applications and data both Onprem and in the Cloud. We will deep dive into how this...
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Mr.  Jan Ketil Skanke

MVP Enterprise Mobility, Partner and Principal Cloud Architect
Cloudway AS
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Most organizations are under pressure to speed up the software delivery cycle, whether that’s to respond more quickly to the needs of the business, the needs of your customers or just to keep up with the competition. Unfortunately the database is commonly considered a bottleneck. Without the right processes in...
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Grant Fritchey

Product Evangelist
Red Gate Software
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Application Insights is an application performance service for web developers. It works across multiple platforms, including .NET, Node.JS, and more. It is designed to watch your applications at the granular level, and report back everything it sees. All this while not impacting your performance.   In this presentation, we will explore adding...
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Mr  Kevin Griffin

President
Griffin Consulting, Inc.
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Windows 10 introduces some important new technologies--such as Credential Guard and Device Guard—to help protect against common security attacks like Pass-the-Hash. In this session Darren will look in-depth at how pass-the-hash and lateral movement attacks work and some of the hacking tools available that hackers (and red teamers) can use...
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Mr.  Darren Mar-Elia

Head of Product
Semperis, Inc.
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See how the ConfigMgr OSD process can be enhanced with utilities and solutions provided by the community. This session will cover the top 5 community tools that when combined into different solutions can modernize how to automate and reduce time spent when managing drivers and BIOS updates. You will also...
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Mr.  Nickolaj Andersen

Principal Consultant and Enterprise Mobility MVP
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Limiting administrator privileges within our organizations is a hassle, and all too often gets ignored. With administrator accounts being the easiest way for attackers to breach our organizations, we need to do a better job at limiting access. With Privileged Identity Management (PIM) in Azure AD and on premises through...
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Max Fritz

Senior Systems Consultant
Now Micro
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Until recently, agile business had to choose between the benefits of JSON-based NoSQL databases and the benefits of SQL-based querying. NoSQL provides schema flexibility, high performance, and elastic scaling, while SQL provides expressive, independent data access. Recent convergence allows developers and organizations to have the best of both worlds. Developers...
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Mr.  Matthew Groves

Developer Advocate
Couchbase
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Obvious ways to get performance wins are obvious. By the end of 2016, every .NET developer should know about concurrency and parallelism, ORMs and web response caching, efficient collections and garbage collection internals. But there are so many performance wins ripe for the picking that most .NET developers don't know...
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Mr.  Sasha Goldshtein

CTO, Sela Group
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In this talk, tech executives Alison Wadsworth (JD/MBA) and Chander Dhall (Masters in CS), talk about what it takes to become successful and continue to grow that success. They will share their secrets for the first time in a public forum.
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Ms  Alison Wadsworth

Vice President
Cazton, Inc.
Co-Speaker

Chander Dhall

CEO
Cazton.com
Co-Speaker

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SharePoint Designer has been a common tool for workflow development for many years and organizations around the world have used Designer to automate business processes. To further improve the capabilities and reach of workflow, Microsoft has introduced a new, cloud-based solution: Microsoft Flow. In this session, we will discuss how...
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Mr.  Daniel Glenn

Practice Lead
InfoWorks, Inc.
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Artificial Intelligence is not something exotic anymore. With Siri, Cortana & Google Assistant on virtually any device, our users have come to expect our applications to understand them in more meaningful ways than ever before. Luckily for us, various platforms have emerged which enable us to integrate this kind of...
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Mr.  Eran Stiller

Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Azure MVP
CodeValue
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Windows Server 2016 brings us Windows Containers. Containers are the next evolution in virtualization. Why should you care? Do you want to learn how to built them on Windows, and how you can get started? What are the options for multi-container orchestration, networking, and deployment both on-premises or on Azure?...
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Mr  Aleksandar Nikolic

Co-founder
PowerShell Magazine
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Tuesday, October 24
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

You’ve probably seen how a ASP.NET Core application works, but authentication and authorization are a different cup of tea. Microsoft completely re-did a large part of these security features in ASP.NET Core.   ASP.NET Identity enables you to do authentication for a single application and has a lot of ready-to-go features, but...
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Mr.  Roland Guijt MVP, MCT

Independent developer and trainer
RMG Solutions
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This is part 1 of 2 sessions that focus on the management capabilities of ConfigMgr in Azure. This session will focus on those specific features of ConfigMgr that require the use of Azure including Cloud DP's, the Cloud Proxy, Upgrade Analytics, Client Health Attestation and more.
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Mr.  Steven Rachui

Premier Field Engineer
Microsoft Corporation
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We all talk about it. We all reach for it. We all struggle to improve it. Join Kaido and Greg 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...
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Greg Ramsey

Enterprise Tools Strategist
Dell Technologies
Co-Speaker

Mr.  Kaido Jarvemets

Managing Consultant
CT Global Services
Co-Speaker

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I've been practicing TDD and unit tests for more than a decade and had my share of failures. I've learnt that there is more to unit testing than using a unit testing framework - in fact most of the time the unit testing framework was the reason I failed. I...
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Mr.  Dror Helper

Developer, Architect and Consultant
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Hyper-V continues to evolve and in this session all the great new features of Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016 will be explored.
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John Savill

Principal Architect
Independent Contractor
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Microsoft has extended the SharePoint Framework from the initial release of introducing client-side web parts to provide ways to extend the user experience. These new additions enable customizations available in previous development model options in SharePoint. In this session you will learn about command sets (what you knew as custom...
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Mr.  Andrew Connell

Chief Course Artisan
voitanos.io
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Sponsored by:   Priasoft
  • Tuesday, October 24, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
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With over 20 years in the messaging and migration space, Priasoft has encountered an unfathomable amount of migration scenarios and challenges. Most recently, Public Folders have presented a new set of challenges for those looking to make a move to newer platforms. Public Folders in Microsoft Exchange, whether large or...
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Eriq VanBibber

Chief Technology Officer
Priasoft
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In this session, which greatly consists of a rolling demo, you'll gain insights how to confidently secure your provisioned workloads in Azure using Microsoft technologies. We will show all the different layers of security present in the public Azure cloud and demonstrate the benefits of the security tools available to...
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Mr.  Bert Wolters

Consultant, MCT & MVP
Inspark
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PowerBI is now among the leaders of self-service BI reporting . This desktop/internet application enables analyst to get insightful information from data. Power BI took all the 'Power' functionality from Excel and placed it in one application. PowerQuery is integrated in power Bi with more data source connections. There is...
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Mr.  Thomas LeBlanc

Data Warehouse Architect
Data on the Geaux
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Availability Groups are the cornerstone of SQL Sever high availability architecture having rapidly overtaken log shipping, replication, and mirroring in their brief history. In addition to the Availability Group Dashboard in SQL Server Management Studio you can also query the Dynamic Management Objects that exist as a source of that...
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Tim Ford

CEO
SQL Cruise / SQL Agent Man Consultancy
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We'll assume that you have hybrid connectivity sorted, your directory synchronization works, and that mailboxes move smoothly from on-premises servers into the cloud. All seems well, but what should you do next after the initial Office 365 adoption phase completes? This session examines ten critical areas for Office 365 Administrators...
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Tony Redmond

Tony Redmond
Redmond & Associates
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We see it a lot. Companies move towards the cloud and sometimes do not really know how, they struggle, get help, they often struggle as well. Why? Companies want to start tipping their toes into the water (clouds are made of water) by moving their existing traditional infrastructure into the...
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Mr.  David O'Brien

Senior DevOps Consultant
Versent
Speaker

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In this session, we'll do a deep dive into Excel Web Services, a feature of SharePoint, that allows us to use Excel to create custom dashboards. Dashboards are pages served up by SharePoint and we'll look at how to create these pages, add Excel Web Services web parts to these...
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Mr.  David Patrick

Subject Matter Expert
DSA, Inc.
Speaker

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In SharePoint 2016, the anger-inducing User Profile Service was fixed, and there was much rejoicing. Instead of relying on a built-in version of FIM, the UPS service uses Active Directory Import, which works better but lacks some of the old features. In this session, learn how to install and configure...
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Max Fritz

Senior Systems Consultant
Now Micro
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Tuesday, October 24
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

SharePoint 2016 for On-Premises has been released for a while, in fact it reached Feature Pack 1 releases and multiple updates. Even though this wasn't full new release of SharePoint that we have come to love and use, it does come with some specifics for installation and setup. Some existing...
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Liam Cleary

Associate Director / Microsoft MVP
Protiviti
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Chat bots are a rising and exciting new way to interact with your users and engage them wherever they are. You most probably have a web site, you might have a mobile application, and if you're really serious (or bored) you might have a desktop application as well. But do...
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Mr.  Eran Stiller

Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Azure MVP
CodeValue
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Are you looking to build an analytic solution and have Big Data? You've looked at Hadoop, but you're a Microsoft fan, have lots of experience with Microsoft tools, and you don't want to learn a new open-source technology. Have no fear, what you are looking for is available today! Azure...
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Mr.  Josh Fennessy

Principal
BlueGranite, Inc.
Speaker

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Have you ever wanted to boot to WinPE in Azure and select an Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) Task Sequence?  As part of an informal cloud-readiness evaluation, I was asked to deploy a server image to Azure. The image that I was given would run the MDT Deployment Wizard to allow...
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Mr.  Jason Ryberg

Consultant
Microsoft
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Mr  Johan Arwidmark

Chief Technology Officer
Truesec
Speaker

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ConfigMgr is now fully supported to run in Azure, but architecting in Azure isn't the same as on-premises, and it's an environment which is constantly evolving. In this session, we'll look at everything you need to know from an architectural perspective to ensure that your Azure-based deployment of ConfigMgr is...
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Mr.  James Bannan

Principal Consultant, Microsoft Azure MVP, Pluralsight Author
Vibrato
Speaker

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Think you know Microsoft Office 365? Join Andy Malone as he takes you on a fascinating journey into the fastest selling cloud service of all time. This is a session packed with new and old features that I’ll bet you never knew were there. From Administration to PowerShell and Identity...
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Andy Malone

Snr Security Instructor / Consultant
Quality Training (Scotland) Ltd
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How do the hackers get inside your network? And how can we detect them using different technology? The session will show you real attacks towards Windows environments using different tools and techniques. Once you know the hacking techniques it is easy to use it to an advantage when hardening your...
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Mr.  Oddvar Moe

Chief Technical Architect
Advania AS
Speaker

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The HTTP protocol is now over 15 years old and it has served us well, but a new version will address some of the fundamental problems with how it was implemented “on the wire”. The changes are based on experience with Google’s SPDY protocol, but standardized for everyone to use....
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Mr.  Robert Boedigheimer

Web Application Architect
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With the popularity of Docker containers on the rise, management, orchestration, and clustering solutions will need to follow. These technologies enable advanced operations for running containerized applications such as orchestrated deployments, high availability, and self-heal. In this session I will be stepping through and demonstrating the big three solutions for...
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Neil Peterson

Senior Content Developer
Microsoft Inc.
Speaker

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Once data leaves your SQL Server do you know what happens or is the world of networking a black box to you? Would you like to know how data is packaged up and transmitted to other systems and what to do when things go wrong? Are you tired of being...
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Anthony Nocentino

Enterprise Architect
Centino Systems
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Fixing performance problems and detecting query regressions has never been easy in SQL Server as the database engine fundamentally does not capture the relevant information. With the release of SQL Server 2016, Microsoft has introduced a feature called Query Store that will help you capture vital query metrics that will...
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Dr.  Victor Isakov

Microsoft Certified Architect
Bespoke SQL
Speaker

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All SCCM administrators need to know T-SQL. SQL is where the data is at, and it is where all the reports are generated from. In this session you will learn some of the basics of T-SQL. We will then move on to finding the right tables and views in SCCM...
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Matthew Teegarden

Systems Software Engineer
Lifetouch
Speaker

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Whether we like it or not email still remains the primary tool for enterprise collaboration today. It also it one of the primary ways that malware reaches our users, and corporate information data is communicated. Sometimes this leads to information we shouldn't have leave the organization get in the wrong...
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Theresa Miller

Founder and CEO
24x7 IT Connection, LLC
Speaker

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When Microsoft released the Office UI Fabric, they enabled SharePoint developers to quickly build custom webparts, controls and applications that could inherit the innate look and feel of Office 365 and SharePoint with simple to use structured code. With Office UI Fabric React, we can quickly build sophisticated controls, tightly...
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Eric Overfield

Microsoft Regional Director, MVP
PixelMill
Speaker

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Tuesday, October 24
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Both, ARM templates and PowerShell DSC represent the declarative model where we describe what we want instead of using the "old" imperative approach. ARM templates enable idempotent deployment of Azure infrastructure resources; PowerShell DSC enables idempotent configuration management of VMs. Combined, with the help of Azure DSC VM extension, they...
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Mr  Aleksandar Nikolic

Co-founder
PowerShell Magazine
Speaker

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ASP.NET introduced Tag Helpers which are a much more HTML-centric approach to using server-side code to help construct HTML elements in Razor views. ASP.NET shipped with built in tag helpers such as the “environment” that can include specific HTML based on the level of server. Tag helpers provide specific attributes...
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Mr.  Robert Boedigheimer

Web Application Architect
Speaker

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If you have been wanting to get into Azure Data Factory (ADF) development, join me for this demo-filled overview. In this session, we'll go over the basic anatomy of an ADF solution. You'll learn what ADF is and isn't as we walk through a solution to pull data from an...
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Ms  Meagan Longoria

Solution Architect
BlueGranite
Speaker

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If you have been developing .NET applications within the past 15 years, you have traditionally been supporting only Windows. Because, of course, the .NET Framework was designed to only run on Windows. If you were adventurous, you could attempt to run your application on Linux or Mac using the Mono...
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Mr  Kevin Griffin

President
Griffin Consulting, Inc.
Speaker

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The main focus here is that many IT admins feel like their hands are tied when they move their mailboxes to the cloud.  That's not true... but it requires them to find the gaps first and plug those gaps using third-party solutions.  This session will first discuss the potential gaps...
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J. Peter Bruzzese

Microsoft MVP: Office Servers and Services
InfoWorld/Mimecast/Conversational Geek
Speaker

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Take your Office 365 Administrator skills further by learning to automate repetitive tasks using the magic of PowerShell. In this session, you will learn how to use PowerShell for Office 365, and we will focus on SharePoint online. A basic understanding of PowerShell is recommended to get the most out...
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Mr.  Vlad Catrinescu

SharePoint MVP, Pluralsight Author & Independent Consultant
vNext Solutions
Speaker

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Traditional client management is so 2015! Come learn how client management administrators can take advantage of Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, and Windows 10 to enable modern management in the enterprise that supports modern IT and user needs. Get the information you need to determine what management choice makes the most...
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Mr.  Jeff Gilbert

Senior Solutions Content Developer Enterprise Mobility + Security
Microsoft
Speaker

Session details

Sluggish system performance can often be blamed on kernel-mode drivers, but Perfmon, Resmon or Taskmgr won’t give you those low-level details. Join your fellow IT/Ops pros and learn how to use Microsoft’s free Windows Performance Toolkit to troubleshoot the most elusive performance issues. In this real world case study, the...
Speaker
Mr.  Bruce Mackenzie-Low

Systems Software Engineer
HPE
Speaker

Session details

SQL 2016 brings us many new features but one of the most anticipated is surely the Query Store. The Query Store now allows us to track query plans as they change over time giving us a whole slew of new possibilities when it comes to tuning our queries. Even just...
Speaker
Mr.  Andrew Kelly

Mentor
SolidQ
Speaker

Session details

Do you import drivers into the SCCM database? How about using those cool integarated tools from vendors to mass import drivers? Are you comfortable with a solution that adds to your SCCM database and makes management of drivers a pain? No? Well, then this session is for you!! You will...
Speaker
Matthew Teegarden

Systems Software Engineer
Lifetouch
Speaker

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As a database professional who has worked with Windows for way too long, how do I become proficient with Linux system administration? How do I become a proper SQL Server on Linux DBA? Or Developer? What do I need to learn to stay relevant? Do all my skills transfer? What...
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Mr.  Argenis Fernandez

Principal Data Management Architect
Pure Storage
Speaker

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Microsoft offers several ways for users and admins to authenticate easily and securely to Office 365. In this session you will learn about new advances in claims based and pass through authentication, multi-factor auth, and the controls available for each. With that knowledge, you'll be able to decide which authentication...
Speaker
Jeff Guillet

Founder, Principal Systems Architect, MVP | MCSM
EXPTA Consulting
Speaker

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What if tomorrow never comes, a catchy title and of course will come but what if something happens today in your Enterprise Client environment and you are not prepared, then tomorrow might never come. This session will take you thru some of the issues I have encountered in 2017, and...
Speaker
Kent Agerlund

Principal Consultant
CTGlobal
Speaker

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Join Ami in a session covering what you need to do to successfully migrate your organization to Windows 10.  This session will cover more than just setting up your ConfigMgr environment as well as highlighting new management features available to help streamline the process.
Speaker
Ami Casto

Technical Evangelist
Adaptiva
Speaker

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Tuesday, October 24
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

This is your chance to get all your questions answered before heading back to work from IT/Dev Connections 2017! Join this session to hammer our expert panel with your burning questions and solve your biggest issues.
Speakers
Andy Malone

Snr Security Instructor / Consultant
Quality Training (Scotland) Ltd
Panelist

Mr.  Bert Wolters

Consultant, MCT & MVP
Inspark
Panelist

Mr.  Cameron Fuller

Solution Director - Launch
Catapult Systems
Panelist

Mr.  Darren Mar-Elia

Head of Product
Semperis, Inc.
Panelist

Mr.  David O'Brien

Senior DevOps Consultant
Versent
Panelist

John Savill

Principal Architect
Independent Contractor
Moderator

Sander Berkouwer

Identity consultant
SCCT
Panelist

Dr.  Victor Isakov

Microsoft Certified Architect
Bespoke SQL
Panelist

Session details

This is your chance to get all your questions answered before heading back to work from IT/Dev Connections 2017! Join this session to hammer our expert panel with your burning questions and solve your biggest issues.
Speaker
Liam Cleary

Associate Director / Microsoft MVP
Protiviti
Moderator

Session details


Wednesday, October 25
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

This is your chance to get all your questions answered before heading back to work from IT/Dev Connections 2017! Join this session to hammer our expert panel with your burning questions and solve your biggest issues.
Speaker
Tim Ford

CEO
SQL Cruise / SQL Agent Man Consultancy
Moderator

Session details

This is your chance to get all your questions answered before heading back to work from IT/Dev Connections 2017! Join this session to hammer our expert panel with your burning questions and solve your biggest issues.
Speakers
Chander Dhall

CEO
Cazton.com
Moderator

Mr.  Gill Cleeren

Solution Architect
Snowball BVBA
Panelist

Mr  Kevin Griffin

President
Griffin Consulting, Inc.
Panelist

Mr.  Roland Guijt MVP, MCT

Independent developer and trainer
RMG Solutions
Panelist

Mr.  Sasha Goldshtein

CTO, Sela Group
Panelist

Session details


Wednesday, October 25
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

.NET Core 2.0 and ASP.NET Core 2.0 are both now available. In the session you will learn the new exciting features in ASP.NET Core 2 including support for .NET Standard 2. Plus some deep dives in to building container and microservice applications with .NET Core. Plus what’s new in Visual...
Speaker
Scott Hunter

Azure Developer Team
Microsoft
Speaker

Session details

Face it; your users hate multi-factor authentication. It's a hassle, they don't see why it should be necessary, and most of them would sell you their soul to get out of using it. Can't we make that situation any better? Using Azure Multi-Factor Authentication and setting up realistic policies, we...
Speaker
Max Fritz

Senior Systems Consultant
Now Micro
Speaker

Session details

Power BI and Excel have opened a new chapter for telling 'data stories' to SharePoint users. We can easily empower our users to show their reports within our intranet and team sites in full-fidelity. Presenting with live demos, we will walk through the various methods of working with Excel and...
Speaker
Mr.  Daniel Glenn

Practice Lead
InfoWorks, Inc.
Speaker

Session details

This is part 2 of 2 sessions that focus on the management capabilities of ConfigMgr in Azure. This session focuses on two scenarios - leveraging ConfigMgr in the cloud to manage resources in the cloud and leveraging ConfigMgr in the cloud to manage resources on-premise.
Speaker
Mr.  Steven Rachui

Premier Field Engineer
Microsoft Corporation
Speaker

Session details

Debugging web sites can be tricky, but tools like Chrome Developer Tools and Fiddler continue to improve. Chrome provides a great client side JavaScript debugging experience. It also shows the live DOM and is often the only way to determine exactly what style rules have been applied in CSS. The...
Speaker
Mr.  Robert Boedigheimer

Web Application Architect
Speaker

Session details

High Availability and load balancing have been discussed ever since Exchange Exchange 2010. Things have changed the last couple of years, and moving to the cloud is probably the most important change. But what does it take to create a highly available hybrid solution? Where Exchange is load balanced, where...
Speaker
Mr.  Jaap Wesselius

Consultant
Speaker

Session details

My toaster stores data without SQL and without tables. But making a choice based on what something doesn’t have isn’t terribly useful. “NoSQL” is an increasingly inaccurate catch-all term that covers a lot of different types of data storage. Let’s make more sense of this new breed of database management...
Speaker
Mr.  Matthew Groves

Developer Advocate
Couchbase
Speaker

Session details

Are you the only database person at your company? Are you both the DBA and the Developer? Being the only data professional in an environment can seem overwhelming, daunting, and darn near impossible sometimes. However, it can also be extremely rewarding and empowering. This session will cover how you can...
Speaker
Monica Rathbun

Consultant
Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting
Speaker

Session details

System Center Configuration Manager is an ocean of big data where anyone can drown. How can you survive and find the elusive starfish data? Beware, there will be plenty of challenges on your journey as the ocean is riddled with different types of sharks; each one with their own unique...
Speaker
Mr.  Garth Jones

Chief Architect
Enhansoft
Speaker

Session details

The changes in SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) in 2012, 2014 and 2016 have elevated SSIS to an enterprise ETL solution for loading data. The addition of a Project Level Connection Manager enables sharing connections between Packages in a Project. The Project Parameter addition removes the requirement to pass values...
Speaker
Mr.  Thomas LeBlanc

Data Warehouse Architect
Data on the Geaux
Speaker

Session details

Let's see how Cloud PBX can value bring your organization, see where alternative options can enhance the user features for Cloud Users and see how Skype for Business server can complete the full Voice story for your global enterprise.
Speaker
Mr.  Johan Delimon

Chief Solutions Architect Skype for Business & MVP
idelimon BVBA, GGEHOSTED
Speaker

Session details

The latest version of SQL Server has a number of new security features that can be potentially easily deployed and bring substantial value to an organization. It is incredibly easy now, for example, to mask all of the data in your non-Production environments so that developers and testers will not...
Speaker
Dr.  Victor Isakov

Microsoft Certified Architect
Bespoke SQL
Speaker

Session details

Microsoft provides a bewildering array of collaboration options for Office 365. The main contenders are Office 365 Groups, Yammer, and Teams. Each has their own strengths and weaknesses. What option should you choose? Come and hear Tony Redmond debate the available options and (unlike Microsoft) make some firm recommendations about...
Speaker
Tony Redmond

Tony Redmond
Redmond & Associates
Speaker

Session details

Windows Failover Clusters continue to gain momentum in Microsoft’s latest release of the Windows Server 2016 operating system.  Never before has Microsoft released so many cluster features in a single version.  Join Bruce as he reveals the top 10 reasons to implement Failover Clusters from rolling upgrades and Hyper-V enhancements...
Speaker
Mr.  Bruce Mackenzie-Low

Systems Software Engineer
HPE
Speaker

Session details

If you are a SCOM admin or user, this is what you need to know about what is new in SCOM 2016 up to the latest update rollup and how these will make your job easier as a SCOM admin or consultant and how it will the experience of all...
Speakers
Mr.  Bob Cornelissen

Managing Consultant
BICTT
Speaker

Mr.  John Barreto

Consultant
BICTT
Speaker

Session details


Wednesday, October 25
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

The daily announcements from Microsoft on cloud-based opportunities for organizations, might give you the idea that your organization might be able to achieve productivity without an on-premises infrastructure, too. How do you, as a system administrator for a large organization, embrace these new possibilities and get rid of the square...
Speaker
Sander Berkouwer

Identity consultant
SCCT
Speaker

Session details

ASP.NET Core is the newest version of the MVC framework. It is by far introducing the most radical changes to the .NET framework, including the ability to run our apps cross-platform. In this session, we’ll use this new version to set up a real-world API. You’ll learn how we can...
Speaker
Mr.  Gill Cleeren

Solution Architect
Snowball BVBA
Speaker

Session details

OMS is awesome and the possibilities are virtually endless. But we still live in a hybrid world with on-prem and cloud components working together. In this session we'll go over the different possibilities to glue together the tools which are supporting your existing processes. Let's tie SCOM, SCSM and OMS...
Speaker
Dieter Wijckmans

Managing Consultant
Ob-v-us
Speaker

Session details

mind blowing http network booting using the open source iPXE boot loader to completely rebuild a Windows 10 machine using only a mobile phone for connectivity to the Cloud. We'll also explain the latest UEFI 2.5 features and options that allow super fast network booting.
Speaker
Mr.  Andreas Hammarskjold

Co-Founder, 2Pint Software
2Pint Software
Speaker

Session details

What if I told you that 90% of your data integration development in SQL Server could be automated? In 5 years, you will be "old fashioned" if you are hand coding SSIS packages. Developers with different skill levels and design preferences create databases and SSIS packages however they see fit...
Speaker
Ms  Meagan Longoria

Solution Architect
BlueGranite
Speaker

Session details

Office Online Server (formerly known as Office Web Apps) lets users view and edit Office Documents directly in the browser, without having to download them locally. It also lets them use the Durable Links function in SharePoint Server 2016. And since Excel Services isn't part of SharePoint 2016 anymore, Office...
Speaker
Mr.  Vlad Catrinescu

SharePoint MVP, Pluralsight Author & Independent Consultant
vNext Solutions
Speaker

Session details

Learn how to take back control of your Android devices in the enterprise by using Microsoft Intune standalone or System Center Configuration Manager integrated with Microsoft Intune.
Speakers
Mr.  Jan Ketil Skanke

MVP Enterprise Mobility, Partner and Principal Cloud Architect
Cloudway AS
Speaker

Mr.  Nickolaj Andersen

Principal Consultant and Enterprise Mobility MVP
Speaker

Session details

Many of us know how to support SQL Server implementations on premise but how do we successfully design and deploy SQL Server in Azure? Do we migrate SQL Server to VMs in Azure or can we leverage the SQL Database offering? How do we size the Azure VMs for your...
Speaker
Mr.  Ben DeBow

Founder and CEO
Fortified Data
Speaker

Session details

In the last several years, the growth in popularity and compelling value of Office 365 have resulted in many organizations adopting SharePoint Online rather than building an on-premises implementation. SharePoint Online is maintained by Microsoft and designed for scalability and growth, but that doesn’t mean that customers always have it...
Speaker
Mr.  Sean McDonough

Chief Technology Officer
Bitstream Foundry LLC
Speaker

Session details

In this session, you learn about creating the perfect lab, test and development environment. Everything from selecting the right hardware, configuring networks, to automate the setup of the entire environment, from a single press of a button. And yes, there will be PowerShell in this session!
Speaker
Mr  Johan Arwidmark

Chief Technology Officer
Truesec
Speaker

Session details

Cross site scripting attacks, cross site request forgery and redirection attacks are just a few of the many threats that applications in a browser face. These threads are easily mitigated using features that come with every browser nowadays. The problem is you need to know that they're there and how...
Speaker
Mr.  Roland Guijt MVP, MCT

Independent developer and trainer
RMG Solutions
Speaker

Session details

This session is an introduction to the spatial features in SQL Server. In this session, you will learn how to create and work with both geometry and geography data and to utilize built-in spatial functions. You will be made aware of tools you can use to integrate your own spatial...
Speaker
Ms  Mindy Curnutt

Microsoft Data Platform MVP
Mindy Curnutt & Associates Consulting
Speaker

Session details

In this lighthearted session, Cameron will guide you on a whirlwind tour of what has changed in the last year with Microsoft OMS. This session focuses on Microsoft OMS and Azure including where there are crossovers between these products. If you haven’t been heavily involved in OMS in the last...
Speaker
Mr.  Cameron Fuller

Solution Director - Launch
Catapult Systems
Speaker

Session details

Sometimes despite your best intentions, things will go wrong. Your mail delivery fails or that migration fails and so on. But understanding what happened and how to troubleshoot it is a critical skill that the cloud Admin must conquer. In this fascinating and packed deep dive session, Join Andy Malone...
Speaker
Andy Malone

Snr Security Instructor / Consultant
Quality Training (Scotland) Ltd
Speaker

Session details


Wednesday, October 25
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Unlocking the power of Azure Resource Manager templates means getting to grips with the full range of template functionality. In this session we will investigate and deploy ARM solutions using advanced template functions.
Speaker
Mr.  James Bannan

Principal Consultant, Microsoft Azure MVP, Pluralsight Author
Vibrato
Speaker

Session details

Microsoft Graph is the gateway to enterprise management, mobility, and security centric services across Azure Active Directory, Intune, Office 365, and more. Learn how this API and the Microsoft cloud platform helps developers easily build enterprise grade applications integrated with EMS, Office 365, and the rest of the Microsoft productivity...
Speaker
Jeff Sakowicz

Program Manager
Microsoft
Speaker

Session details

You’ve finally taken the leap to the Microsoft cloud, so what’s next? Now you have to secure everything. But where do you start? In his latest session, join Andy Malone as he delves into the heart of the Microsoft Azure Cloud Security platform. Here we’ll discuss Andy’s top gems not...
Speaker
Andy Malone

Snr Security Instructor / Consultant
Quality Training (Scotland) Ltd
Speaker

Session details

So you have bought the idea of cloud-only Windows 10 environment using e.g. Office 365, Azure Active Directory and Intune. Great! But now you need to implement and manage it. What can you actually do with cloud-based management tools? What are the limitations? In cloud only scenario you need to...
Speaker
Mr.  Panu Saukko

Sr. Consultant, MVP - Enterprise Mobility
ProTrainIT Oy
Speaker

Session details

If you are using Configuration Manager, and have not yet implemented role-based administration, then either you are doing all the work yourself, or are just waiting for a disaster to happen in your environment. Proper implementation of Configuration Manager’s role-based administration is essential in order to successfully distribute the load...
Speaker
Wally Mead

Principal Program Manager
Cireson
Speaker

Session details

PowerShell and SQL Server are now available on Linux and management wants you to leverage this shift in technology to more effectively manage your systems, but you’re a Windows admin, Don’t fear! It’s just an operating system. It has all the same components Windows has and in this session we’ll...
Speaker
Anthony Nocentino

Enterprise Architect
Centino Systems
Speaker

Session details

If you work with SQL Server long enough, whether as an official DBA or as the local de facto DBA, you're going to be faced with performance problems. Rather than simply poke and prod the server or your database in an attempt to get things running right, you need a...
Speaker
Grant Fritchey

Product Evangelist
Red Gate Software
Speaker

Session details

Microsoft released its new, ultra-slim, "born in the cloud" Windows Server 2016 SKU called Nano Server last year and it is time to now check how to actually use it in the cloud. Let's discover some real use cases for Nano Server in the cloud. How do you build a...
Speaker
Mr.  David O'Brien

Senior DevOps Consultant
Versent
Speaker

Session details

You know PowerShell, and are ready to start automation ConfigMgr. Kaido and Greg will help you learn how to perform basic functions for getting started with Automation in ConfigMgr. We’ll cover collection management, deployment of software and updates, and querying data from ConfigMgr.
Speakers
Greg Ramsey

Enterprise Tools Strategist
Dell Technologies
Speaker

Mr.  Kaido Jarvemets

Managing Consultant
CT Global Services
Speaker

Session details

Containers are one the newest technologies in Windows Server 2016 and they can change the way you develop test and deploy your applications. In this presentation you’ll get and full end-to-end understanding of how to use containers with SQL Server. First, you’ll get a demo of deploying a new SQL...
Speaker
Mr  Michael Otey

Senior Contributing Editor for Windows IT Pro / President
TECA, Inc.
Speaker

Session details

Storage Spaces Direct is a new option in Windows Server 2016 allowing you to build software-defined storage arrays in scale-out file server. In this session, we explain Storage Spaces Direct and how to build it out, how file operations work across caching and capacity tiers and explain new options for...
Speakers
Mr.  Bert Wolters

Consultant, MCT & MVP
Inspark
Speaker

Mr.  Carsten Rachfahl

Microsoft MVP and Regional Director
Rachfahl IT-Solutions GmbH & Co. KG
Co-Speaker

Session details

An interactive session where we discuss the benefits of a defense in depth strategy that includes training (to aid with the human firewall side to protecting your environment), staying on top of current infrastructure (patches and such), and third party bolt on options (from the end-point to the gateway).  No...
Speaker
J. Peter Bruzzese

Microsoft MVP: Office Servers and Services
InfoWorld/Mimecast/Conversational Geek
Speaker

Session details

Docker containers are all the rage nowadays. We all heard of them - the marvelous new kid on the block which runs on Linux. But what about all of us Windows developers? You know… that OS with the four squares… Who run on Windows? Who LOVE Windows?? Enter Windows Containers....
Speaker
Mr.  Eran Stiller

Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Azure MVP
CodeValue
Speaker

Session details

Microsoft and community members have developed the patterns and practices (PnP) as a way to guide us in the best approaches for working with Share Point and SharePoint Online. Whether you are building custom solutions or just want to manage them better using PowerShell there are components in the PnP...
Speaker
Liam Cleary

Associate Director / Microsoft MVP
Protiviti
Speaker

Session details

Provisioning sites and assets in Office 365 and in particular SharePoint in repeatable, reliable method used to require Visual Studio, developers and the feature framework. Well no more! Using Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices (PnP), it no longer takes VS or developers to create deployment packages. In this session...
Speaker
Eric Overfield

Microsoft Regional Director, MVP
PixelMill
Speaker

Session details


Wednesday, October 25
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Connecting you’re on-premises environment to the cloud? It can be a daunting experience. So weather it’s a single domain or a multiple forest, this session is an absolute must for you. From architecture to deployment and configuration to troubleshooting. This is the one definitive session that prepares you for that...
Speaker
Andy Malone

Snr Security Instructor / Consultant
Quality Training (Scotland) Ltd
Speaker

Session details

Azure AD Connect is an easy to use tool on the surface, but there's so much more that can be done with it. Learn everything from the basics of how to setup and manage it, to advanced synchronization scenarios and how to create your own custom rules and transformations. The...
Speaker
Max Fritz

Senior Systems Consultant
Now Micro
Speaker

Session details

Many users have looked at Azure Automation as almost isolated Azure service and wanted better integration with Operations Management Suite (OMS). They wanted Automation runbooks to become a part of OMS solutions, and better logging within Log Analytics for Automation tasks. The days of waiting are over. We can know...
Speaker
Mr  Aleksandar Nikolic

Co-founder
PowerShell Magazine
Speaker

Session details

With Xamarin now free for everyone, the popularity of the cross-platform framework is increasing rapidly. We’ve now had the time to play around with it, now the time has come to build serious apps with it. In this session, you’ll learn how a real-world Xamarin application architecture is built, with...
Speaker
Mr.  Gill Cleeren

Solution Architect
Snowball BVBA
Speaker

Session details

Today's modern data architecture includes a mix of cheap data storage, referred to as a Data Lake, and traditional Data Warehousing. This mix allows for novel implementations: online, queryable data archive, cold data storage, unstructured analytics, Data Science Sandboxes, and more! On paper, this mix of concepts is made to...
Speaker
Mr.  Josh Fennessy

Principal
BlueGranite, Inc.
Speaker

Session details

R is a popular open-source programming language for data analysis. Its interactive programming environment and data visualization capabilities make R an ideal tool for creating professional data visualizations. This session will provide an introduction to the R programming language using RStudio. In addition, we will demonstrate how we can use...
Speaker
Mr.  Matthew Renze

Data Science Consultant
Renze Consulting
Speaker

Session details

In this session we will deep dive into using PowerShell Desired State Configuration to configure virtual machines in Microsoft Azure and prevent drift of configuration in the environment. The session will present and demo common scenarios for using desired state configuration in your enterprise environment.
Speaker
Mr.  Martyn Coupland

Head of DevOps
Inframon
Speaker

Session details

Efficiently distributing and providing access to content in an Enterprise environment is critical. ConfigMgr offers options a plenty to customize the experience as needed. Peer caching is a recently added feature that enables even more efficiencies. When pairing this with the updated boundary group capabilities the potential benefits become clear....
Speaker
Mr.  Steven Rachui

Premier Field Engineer
Microsoft Corporation
Speaker

Session details

Microsoft has a low-friction collaborative solution in Office 365 Groups, and employees are creating groups at a rapid pace. Is your governance keeping pace? Is your tenant configured correctly to match your policies? Answers to these questions and more can be found at this collaborative session.
Speaker
Mr.  Paul Schaeflein

Enterprise Architect
DMI
Speaker

Session details

The first phases of a cyber attack is reconnaissance. Hackers know where to find Open-Source intelligence about your company. What sort of info is possible to find about your company? Do you even know? This session will walk through how hackers find and use information about your employees and company...
Speaker
Mr.  Oddvar Moe

Chief Technical Architect
Advania AS
Speaker

Session details

Rule number one in life; always have a back-up. At least that's what my old man taught me. Well, when working with cloud services that's not always within your own control. Now, not being in control of your own back-up is a concept which requires behavioural change doesn't it? This session...
Speaker
Thomas Verwer

Cloud Infrastructure Lead at Rapid Circle and P-Technology Solution Professional at Microsoft
Rapid Circle
Speaker

Session details

Ever wondered what the things called statistics are, why they’re important and what needs to be done to maintain them? If so, this session is for you! In this session we’ll take a look at what statistics are and why SQL keeps them; at how SQL maintains them and under...
Speaker
Ms  Gail Shaw

Technical Lead
Entelect Software
Speaker

Session details

Let’s face it, many of us are at war with poorly written or poorly tuned queries and processes. There is usually just one of you who has been tasked with managing one or more SQL Server instances while there are hundreds or even thousands of users of which a certain...
Speaker
Mr.  Andrew Kelly

Mentor
SolidQ
Speaker

Session details

Allowing mobile devices to access corporate data comes with challenges. How do we keep our corporate data secure and prevent data leakage? In this session we will dive into Mobile Application Management, Enterprise Data Protection and Mobile Information Management with Microsoft Intune, Azure Active Directory Premium and Azure Information Protection....
Speaker
Peter Daalmans

Senior Consultant / Enterprise Mobility MVP
CTGlobal
Speaker

Session details

Sponsored by:   FyrSoft
  • Wednesday, October 25, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Join this session to understand how create reliable, repeatable, and automated business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) solutions using Azure Site Recovery and Backup. In this session, we will review how to create and manage your BCDR solutions in Azure portal plus using PowerShell and ARM templates for advanced automation....
Speaker
Jonathan Cowan

Sr. Consultant
FyrSoft
Speaker

Session details

Join Ami in a fun session outlining what's new for IT Pros in the latest release of Windows 10.
Speaker
Ami Casto

Technical Evangelist
Adaptiva
Speaker

Session details


Wednesday, October 25
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

This is your chance to get all your questions answered before heading back to work from IT/Dev Connections 2017! Join this session to hammer our expert panel with your burning questions and solve your biggest issues.
Speaker
Ami Casto

Technical Evangelist
Adaptiva
Moderator

Session details


Thursday, October 26
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Language Understanding Intelligence Service (LUIS) is part of Azure's Cognitive Services. It's built on the interactive machine learning and language understanding research from Microsoft Research. Luis provides the capability to understand a person’s natural language and respond with actions specified by application code. In this session we'll examine how this...
Speaker
Mr.  Sam Nasr

Principal Consultant
NIS Technologies
Speaker

Session details

Like any dance, System Center Configuration Manager dashboards/reports have rhythm and style. Some have a lot and some not so much! In this session, Garth will help you improve your ConfigMgr reports’ rhythm and style with a fresh approach to Business Intelligence (BI) and ConfigMgr. Garth will lead you through...
Speaker
Mr.  Garth Jones

Chief Architect
Enhansoft
Speaker

Session details

R is a popular open-source programming language for data analysis. Its interactive programming environment and data visualization capabilities make R an ideal tool for exploratory data analysis. This session will provide an introduction to the R programming language using RStudio. In addition, we will demonstrate how we can use R...
Speaker
Mr.  Matthew Renze

Data Science Consultant
Renze Consulting
Speaker

Session details

The SQL Server 2016 version of Integration Services includes many new features which this session in detail. First, you learn how to use new control flow tasks and data flow components in Integration Services packages. Next, you learn to configure Integration Services and set up packages to use SQL Server...
Speaker
Stacia Varga

Principal Consultant
Data Inspirations
Speaker

Session details

The World is changing. We must all be more and do more. It’s easy to migrate to the cloud, but what does it mean for your business? How can you protect your business from both internal and external threats? With so many companies abandoning local storage for the cloud. It’s...
Speaker
Andy Malone

Snr Security Instructor / Consultant
Quality Training (Scotland) Ltd
Speaker

Session details

Sponsored by:   Adaptiva
  • Thursday, October 26, 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Tracks: 
Windows 10 is enjoying record success in the enterprise but for many IT pros the move to this new OS can be a stressful experience. This session will help IT pros achieve “stress-free OSD” by providing the step-by-step blueprint you need to plan, secure, deploy and maintain Windows 10 at...
Speaker
Ami Casto

Technical Evangelist
Adaptiva
Speaker

Session details

In this talk, tech executive Alison Wadsworth (JD/MBA) shares tips to be successful. Alison works with Fortune 500 companies and has a dedicated team of developers that report to her for interviewing a lot of developers. These tips are crucial for you to find the next best job and land...
Speaker
Ms  Alison Wadsworth

Vice President
Cazton, Inc.
Speaker

Session details

We all know about spam and how to fight it, but how can you make sure your email is seen as a legitimate email? Everybody can send out email on your behalf, but you have to make sure your email stands out, and is treated as such. In this session...
Speaker
Mr.  Jaap Wesselius

Consultant
Speaker

Session details

Writing the code for your next Xamarin project isn’t all that difficult. But the coding is only part of the job. Using Visual Studio Team Services, it’s now easier than ever to set up continuous integration for your Xamarin app development to build and test your apps, including unit tests...
Speaker
Mr.  Gill Cleeren

Solution Architect
Snowball BVBA
Speaker

Session details

R is the premiere language for data analysis. If the world of data science sounds fun and exciting, now is the time to get into R. We will walk through the core constructs of R, learn how to retrieve data from flat files and databases, and get a peek at...
Speaker
Mr.  Kevin Feasel

Engineering Manager, Predictive Analytics
ChannelAdvisor
Speaker

Session details

Windows 10 1507 will stop being supported in March. Windows 10 1511 is next. How are you managing the different Windows service levels in your organization? Learn to use SCCM to deploy the latest Windows 10 service updates. In this session you will learn how to use the built in...
Speaker
Matthew Teegarden

Systems Software Engineer
Lifetouch
Speaker

Session details

Every time we do this - Microsoft seems to have added another Peer 2 Peer tech! The options are many and complex if you want to maximize Content Distribution success, so let the 2Pinters cut thru the fog and bring you the latest news on how you can deliver blistering...
Speaker
Mr  Phil Wilcock

Co-Founder, 2Pint Software
2Pint Software
Speaker

Session details

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Mr  Simon May

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Intune
Microsoft
Speaker

Session details

Statistics are a key influencer on how indexes are utilized and drives the efficiency of query plans and execution. Not much attention is paid to statistics though for as important as they are to the performance of your SQL Server environments. In this session Tim Ford goes over the basics...
Speaker
Tim Ford

CEO
SQL Cruise / SQL Agent Man Consultancy
Speaker

Session details

In a Cloud world of full of current branch and dynamic updates, the only constant thing is change. This is the session that will bring you up-to-date with the latest changes in Enterprise Client Management. Here you will learn what you need to know about Configuration Manager 17XX and the...
Speaker
Kent Agerlund

Principal Consultant
CTGlobal
Speaker

Session details


Thursday, October 26
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Azure has a new Command Line Interface, the Azure CLI 2.0. This powerful tool provides cross platform provisioning, management, and automation capabilities for Azure services with an easy to understand interface. In this session we will start with the basics and work our way towards complex end to end Azure...
Speaker
Neil Peterson

Senior Content Developer
Microsoft Inc.
Speaker

Session details

Web applications and web services can be secure, but securing them requires tokens. How do I get one, how does it work and how do I find my way in a maze of acronyms? Fix your AuthN and AuthZ issues by attending this session. We will discuss the many facets...
Speaker
Mr.  Paul Schaeflein

Enterprise Architect
DMI
Speaker

Session details

The Microsoft Enterprise Mobility +Security solution consists of four main components, Azure Active Directory Premium, Microsoft Intune, Azure Information Protection (Rights Management) and Microsoft Advanced Thread Protection Analytics. Learn how those four products fit together and how you are able to build a complete mobile device and mobile application management...
Speakers
Kent Agerlund

Principal Consultant
CTGlobal
Speaker

Peter Daalmans

Senior Consultant / Enterprise Mobility MVP
CTGlobal
Speaker

Session details

The weakest security link in today’s business environments are the end-users and their client machines. When your company is hit with Ransomware we can not blame the end-users. We are failing setting the correct security on the clients. How do you harden your clients and make it harder for the...
Speaker
Mr.  Oddvar Moe

Chief Technical Architect
Advania AS
Speaker

Session details

SQL Server 2016 introduced the concept of temporal tables, also called system-versioned tables. This feature allows SQL Server to automatically keep track of the history of rows in any table for which it is enabled. In this session we'll cover the basics on how to create and work with temporal...
Speaker
Vicky Harp

Senior Manager, Product Management
IDERA
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More and more organizations need ways to manage Configuration Manager clients that are outside the local network. Internet Based Client Management (IBCM) has been around for awhile, but not too many customers have been implemented yet. It requires some knowledge about certificates and you need to be able to publish...
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Mr.  Panu Saukko

Sr. Consultant, MVP - Enterprise Mobility
ProTrainIT Oy
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This session will demonstrate several scenarios for sending ConfigMgr data to OMS. After discussion the scenarios, we'll demonstrate the multiple ways to send data to OMS, and discuss pros/cons and pitfalls.
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Greg Ramsey

Enterprise Tools Strategist
Dell Technologies
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Mr.  Kaido Jarvemets

Managing Consultant
CT Global Services
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Let's face it: every company has data which is valuable for someone but most important invaluable for you. Cyber security and a constant insight in how you are doing defending yourself to attacks is key. OMS can help you pinpoint weaknesses in your defense and function as an early warning...
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Dieter Wijckmans

Managing Consultant
Ob-v-us
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Building a solid BC/DR plan is no easy feat – the mix of organizational demands, available technology, backup limitations, available storage, trust in the cloud, and just having the time to figure it all out, all add up to one seemingly insurmountable task.   So, what’s the right approach to planning, building...
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Nick Cavalancia

CEO
Conversational Geek
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Many organizations are looking to take advantage of the plethora of benefits offered by Microsoft Office 365, but planning such a deployment often seems overwhelming. Join us for this 'notes from the field' session and learn from our experience as we discuss this vitally important part of your Office 365...
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Mr.  Chris Goosen

Sr. Architect
Insight
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Collaborating on the go has been a business imperative for years. Previously you had to cobble together a solution from multiple vendors to achieve a simple result. In this session you'll learn how Microsoft EMS and Office 365 work together as a suite of products and how to leverage this...
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Mr  Simon May

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Intune
Microsoft
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Quite frankly, some aspects of building out a business intelligence solution are tedious. As you cycle through iterations of your star schema, you’ll find that even a simple data type change in the data warehouse requires you to make corresponding changes to staging tables and SSIS packages that take a...
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Stacia Varga

Principal Consultant
Data Inspirations
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Office 365 is now a core technology and solution used by many organizations. When used, the growth of content can be very quick and can cause problems for the IT Team to manage. The ability to know what content is there, what type of content it is and then protect...
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Liam Cleary

Associate Director / Microsoft MVP
Protiviti
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This session will cover the investigations how the Skype for Business client logs into the Server, what happens on the SIP level and detailing every single message that passes Client & Server. How does the client actually get its settings from the Server and how can we verify things configured...
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Mr.  Johan Delimon

Chief Solutions Architect Skype for Business & MVP
idelimon BVBA, GGEHOSTED
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Thursday, October 26
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

This session will walk you through creating a Device Guard policy and deploying it.  We will then discuss AppLocker and the differences between the two.  The end result:  Getting the apps you want to run and keeping the rest locked down.
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Matthew Teegarden

Systems Software Engineer
Lifetouch
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Deploying Office 365, Exchange Online and Office 365 ProPlus or OneDrive in a SBC/RDS concept is challenging. There are several caveats in this scenario. The core requirement with this scenario is keeping performance on a high level. How do you address these requirements and what are logical decisions to be...
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Thomas Verwer

Cloud Infrastructure Lead at Rapid Circle and P-Technology Solution Professional at Microsoft
Rapid Circle
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When an application is performing poorly, the database is almost always suspected to be the source of the problem. Not so fast! In this session, learn how to use Extended Events to analyze the space BETWEEN calls to the SQL Server. This non-traditional technique can help you to identify where...
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Ms  Mindy Curnutt

Microsoft Data Platform MVP
Mindy Curnutt & Associates Consulting
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Security is an immensely important subject and keeping your environments up to speed and secure is essential. However often you do not see how your networks are under attack and what you can do to remediate these situations. This session will show you Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA), Azure Security...
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Mr.  Bob Cornelissen

Managing Consultant
BICTT
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Mr.  John Barreto

Consultant
BICTT
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With the release of Current Branch, our ConfigMgr world is ever-changing. Join Greg and Kaido as they investigate and demonstrate how to use the latest ConfigMgr cmdlets. They will talk through automation scenarios, and how the newest cmdlets help you get your job done more efficiently.
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Greg Ramsey

Enterprise Tools Strategist
Dell Technologies
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Mr.  Kaido Jarvemets

Managing Consultant
CT Global Services
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In this session we will dig into what is new in System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and we will discuss the interactions between the Microsoft Operations Management Suite and SCOM. Then we will tackle the tough questions which SCOM administrators needs to know including: Is SCOM a dead product? Is...
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Mr.  Cameron Fuller

Solution Director - Launch
Catapult Systems
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This session will guide you through a journey exploring all the aspects of settings up Media Session on Skype for Business, getting down to the nitty gritty details of the STUN, TURN and ICE process and what happens when media sessions are setup, all about networking to fully understand how...
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Mr.  Johan Delimon

Chief Solutions Architect Skype for Business & MVP
idelimon BVBA, GGEHOSTED
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Getting started with unit testing is not hard, the only problem is that most programs are more than a simple calculator with two parameters and a return value that is easy to verify. Writing unit tests for multi-threaded code is harder still. In this session, Dror will demonstrate useful patterns...
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Mr.  Dror Helper

Developer, Architect and Consultant
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OMS is fast becoming to go-to toolset for monitoring and more in the enterprise. The 2Pinters have come up with an innovative way to use OMS to track all of your Content Downloads and P2P activity in the Enterprise. with just a bit of custom coding, string and glue. Make...
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Mr.  Andreas Hammarskjold

Co-Founder, 2Pint Software
2Pint Software
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The Query Store is a fantastic addition to SQL Server, allowing for all sorts of query monitoring and performance tracking that was anywhere from difficult to impossible previously. In this session, we'll look at what the Query Store shows, going over regressed queries and top resource consuming queries and showing...
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Ms  Gail Shaw

Technical Lead
Entelect Software
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As you are aware, Configuration Manager current branch is a fast moving train, with updates every few months. You may not be yet on the latest release, or may even be a few releases behind. If you are, then this session is for you. In this session, we’ll cover the...
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Wally Mead

Principal Program Manager
Cireson
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Thursday, October 26
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

On a given project, data scientists can spend upwards of 80% of their time preparing, cleaning, and correcting data. In this session, we will look at different data cleansing and preparation techniques using both SQL Server and R. We will investigate the concept of tidy data and see how we...
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Mr.  Kevin Feasel

Engineering Manager, Predictive Analytics
ChannelAdvisor
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In the last several years, the growth in popularity and compelling value of Office 365 have resulted in many organizations adopting SharePoint Online rather than building an on-premises implementation. Developing for SharePoint Online shouldn’t be approached with the same mindset as developing for SharePoint on-premises, though. In this session, we’ll...
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Mr.  Sean McDonough

Chief Technology Officer
Bitstream Foundry LLC
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Flow is Microsoft's online process automation solution. Flow can create automated workflows between apps and services that contain multiple steps, conditions and sources. Flow includes many pre-defined sources such as Office 365 and Dynamics, and includes the ability to add Custom APIs to Flows. This demo-filled session will walk thru...
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Mr.  Paul Schaeflein

Enterprise Architect
DMI
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So you are working with OMS. Pumping a lot of data in and seeing all the solutions being populated with cool graphs and animated when there's something coming up. Ready to take visualizing your data a step further? Wouldn't it be cool to have full control over what, when and...
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Dieter Wijckmans

Managing Consultant
Ob-v-us
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In this session you’ll learn about the best practices for implementing virtualized SQL Server instances. First, you’ll learn about the most important VM configuration properties for SQL Server VMs. Then you’ll see how to optimize SQL Server storage on VHDs. Next, you’ll see how to take advantage of Hyper-V dynamic...
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Mr  Michael Otey

Senior Contributing Editor for Windows IT Pro / President
TECA, Inc.
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Providing secure mobile access to corporate data is a challenge faced by many organizations in today's mobile first, cloud first world. In this session you'll learn all about the built-in Mobile Device Management (MDM) capabilities of Office 365 and how it differs from the functionality provided by Microsoft Intune. We'll...
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Mr.  Chris Goosen

Sr. Architect
Insight
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In this session we will learn how you can deploy high levels of automation to provide your organisation with highly consistent and repeatable automation procedures for deploying infrastructure. We will walk through building templates in detail and learn tricks of the trade as we go through building our template ready...
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Mr.  Martyn Coupland

Head of DevOps
Inframon
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As an application developer or ISV vendor, it’s not always possible to do direct SQL Server troubleshooting on the machine where the problem is occurring. Internal or customer security policies and simple logistics can often conspire to create a situation where a root cause needs to be identified at arm’s...
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Vicky Harp

Senior Manager, Product Management
IDERA
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A complete rundown of ALL the 2Pint Freebies - and there are a lot! Lots of ways to make the Admins life easier - from the P2P for OSD Toolkit, ConfigMgr Reporting and many more quirky tools that you won't be able to live without after this session. Ever wonder...
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Mr  Phil Wilcock

Co-Founder, 2Pint Software
2Pint Software
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Did you ever wanted to know what is happening behind the scenes when deploying Windows 10? This session explains how the different components and configuration files in Windows 10 Setup and Windows ADK 10 works together. Common issues and troubleshooting techniques are also explained in great detail. You also get...
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Mr  Johan Arwidmark

Chief Technology Officer
Truesec
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