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Tuesday, October 26 • 10:00am - 11:45am
Build a Home Lab
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♫ Do you want to build a home lab? ♫
♫ C'mon lets go and play! ♫
♫ I'll never test in prod again, ♫
♫ because that's a sin, ♫
♫ it's like prod has gone awaaaaay! ♫

How many of us test our changes in production? How many of us have an actual lab or development environment to test changes and new features? Do you learn by watching computer-based training or just reading Microsoft Docs?

Having worked in many small and medium-sized environments, we know that a good lab or development environment just isn't available for many organizations. And for many, the thought of building their own environment is super daunting. This doesn't have to be the case - home labs are a very affordable way to test new ideas, get your feet wet in new technologies, or even shore up some skills in a product you already work with.

Join us as we talk about:
- What equipment you need to get started (or what you might already have)
- The important pieces to understand (Hypervisors, Virtual Networking, etc.)
- Overcoming knowledge obstacles (a.k.a. fears)
- Automating creation of your labs (build, destroy, rebuild)
- The fastest MEMCM Lab build this side of Azure

What you will learn:
  • How to build a MEMCM Lab in less than 60 minutes
  • What you need to get started with your own home lab
  • Automating the creation of your home lab for maximum destruction opportunities
  • Getting over your fears

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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 →
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Nathan Ziehnert

Lead Infrastructure Engineer, Big Bank
CM Engineer at Big Bank. I have a passion for Windows desktop environments and simplifying the work that desktop administrators do on a daily basis - with a little fun added in to what we all do. I maintain a blog to share my experiences in the field and you may from time to time... Read More →

Tuesday October 26, 2021 10:00am - 11:45am EDT
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