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Monday, October 25
 

5:00pm EDT

Patch My PC Welcome Reception
The Patch My PC Welcome Reception starts on Monday evening (not Sunday) with all attendees, speakers, and sponsors invited.

Meet out at the beach!

Monday October 25, 2021 5:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Salon 4
 
Tuesday, October 26
 

8:00am EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Tuesday October 26, 2021 8:00am - 8:20am EDT
Cabana - MSFT

8:00am EDT

Speaker Cabana 2

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Julie Andreacola

Julie Andreacola

Fast Track Modern Experience SME, Microsoft
I love a role that requires me to always be learning new technology. I'm passionate about mentoring others and building skills together. My current focus is modern desktop to include Windows 10, Office 365, and security.
avatar for David Baldwin

David Baldwin

Senior Solutions Architect, Netrix, LLC
Supporting and managing Windows desktops and laptops continuously since 1996! Started packaging and deploying new versions of things like Adobe Reader with my rogue SMS 1.2 site installed from BORK 4.5. Who thought I'd be showing our clients how to manage laptops and desktops with... Read More →
avatar for Harjit Dhaliwal

Harjit Dhaliwal

Customer Engineer, Microsoft
Customer Engineer at Microsoft for Modern Workplace (M365) focused on Microsoft Endpoint Manager technologies such as Intune, ConfigMgr, Autopilot, Azure AD, Windows Update for Business, Patch Management, and much more. Former Microsoft MVP and two decades as a Senior Systems Administrator... Read More →


Tuesday October 26, 2021 8:00am - 8:20am EDT
Cabana - Speakers

8:00am EDT

CMPivot and Run Scripts - Leveraging Real-Time Actions for Immediate Results
Description:
This session is will help you get started using CMPivot and Run Scripts within ConfigMgr.

What you will learn:
  • How to get started with CMPivot and Run Scripts
  • Deep dive into Kusto Query Language (KQL) within CMPivot to perform more advanced queries
  • Leveraging ConfigMgr Cloud Attach to trigger real-time actions from the cloud

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 →
avatar for Ryan Hansard

Ryan Hansard

Systems Administrator, Shape Corp
Most recently I've been in a "Desktop Engineer" role where I am in charge of our System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) environment. Since taking this role I've re-architect and created a new instance of our SCCM to the current branch (CB) using Microsoft Best practices. I've... Read More →



Tuesday October 26, 2021 8:00am - 9:45am EDT
Salon 1

8:00am EDT

Configuration Manager Back to the Basics
Description:
In this dynamic session as they take your questions and help get you grounded in ConfigMgr. This is a great session to help you get started in ConfigMgr, or get back into the swing if you’re a little rusty. **This session will be tailored live according to the needs of attendees!

What you will learn:
  • Walk through demos to solve common questions and challenges.
  • Pro-Tips to keep your environment healthy.
  • Bring your questions! We’ll answer them.

Speakers
avatar for John Yoakum

John Yoakum

Software Deployment Engineer, University of Alaska Anchorage
Multifaceted, efficient & reliable computer professional with 10+ years experience supporting multi-user domain servers and up to 100 workstations. Expert in all of the standard office desktop software and some design software. Proven experience in network/hardware/operating system... Read More →
avatar for John Marcum

John Marcum

Chief Program Manager, Fatstacks
Chief Program Manager for Fatstacks.tech Power BI template apps including BI for Intune and BI for SCCM. Technical Architect and Microsoft MVP specializing in Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager, Intune, and Azure Virtual Desktop; as well as supporting technologies such... Read More →



Tuesday October 26, 2021 8:00am - 9:45am EDT
Poinciana 3/4

8:00am EDT

How does MDM work in Windows 10 and Windows 11?
Did you ever wonder what happens when a Windows 10 or 11 device enrolls in an MDM service? What really happens? In this session, we'll go deep and look at the flow: discovery, enrollment, sync sessions, etc. We might even look at some code that implements an MDM service.*The MDM protocols implemented by Windows 10 can be implemented by anyone*The Windows MDM platform has limitations -- on purpose*MDM can be fast and lightweight, but it really depends on the MDM service itself*

Speakers
avatar for Michael Niehaus

Michael Niehaus

Global Technology Specialist, Tanium
Specialties: Microsoft Endpoint Manager, Windows deployment and management, Office deployment, Windows development, cloud services
avatar for Alex Semibratov

Alex Semibratov

Senior Consultant, DynTek
Azure / Intune/ SCCM / Enterprise Mobility / Windows Security Consultant with more than 15 years experience (10 of them with Microsoft Corporation)



Tuesday October 26, 2021 8:00am - 9:45am EDT
Salon 3

8:00am EDT

PowerShell and MEMCM Automation - Get Your Head Out Of The Console
Description:
There are no doubt tasks that you do on a repeated basis that just eat away hours of your day. You get a list of users from some other team and they ask you to create a collection to deploy content. You update your base image with the latest updates. You're standing up a new distribution point and retiring another. You're regularly creating applications in the exact same way with just the metadata being a little bit different.

While not everything is ripe for automation if it's worth doing more than once, it might be worth looking at ways to outsource your work to scripts. Of course, with any venture like this, there are good ways and bad ways to slice it. Join us as we talk about different things that we have automated and the lessons we've learned along the way.

What you will learn:
  • Repeatable tasks that almost everyone does
  • Things to avoid when automating
  • Modules to help you along the way
  • Sharing is caring - contributing to already existing automation scripts

Speakers
avatar for Donnie Taylor

Donnie Taylor

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

Nathan Ziehnert

Sr. 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 8:00am - 9:45am EDT
Salon 2

8:00am EDT

Getting started with SQL Queries
Description:
In this session, you will learn how to get starting with SQL queries for the MEMCM Admin! This will help you when you want to create reports!
What you will learn:
  • Learn SQL queries basics
  • Learn the different parts of a SQL query
  • Learn how to filter a SQL query
  • Have a good time!

Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Reynolds

Benjamin Reynolds

Sr. Service Engineer, Microsoft
Benjamin has been at Microsoft for over 10 years working on ConfigMgr and Intune.His expertise is on SQL Server and all things data (DBA, T-SQL, Reporting, Business Intelligence) and Asset Management (Software/Hardware Inventory, Asset Intelligence, and Software Metering).
avatar for Garth Jones

Garth Jones

Senior Architect, Recast Software
Garth Jones is Senior Architect of Endpoint Insight at Recast Software. Recast Software is a company that develops products to extend the value of Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager (Current Branch) and Microsoft Intune. Garth started working with Systems Management... Read More →



Tuesday October 26, 2021 8:00am - 9:45am EDT
Poinciana 1/2

8:20am EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Tuesday October 26, 2021 8:20am - 8:40am EDT
Cabana - MSFT

8:20am EDT

Speaker Cabana 2

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Julie Andreacola

Julie Andreacola

Fast Track Modern Experience SME, Microsoft
I love a role that requires me to always be learning new technology. I'm passionate about mentoring others and building skills together. My current focus is modern desktop to include Windows 10, Office 365, and security.
avatar for David Baldwin

David Baldwin

Senior Solutions Architect, Netrix, LLC
Supporting and managing Windows desktops and laptops continuously since 1996! Started packaging and deploying new versions of things like Adobe Reader with my rogue SMS 1.2 site installed from BORK 4.5. Who thought I'd be showing our clients how to manage laptops and desktops with... Read More →
avatar for Harjit Dhaliwal

Harjit Dhaliwal

Customer Engineer, Microsoft
Customer Engineer at Microsoft for Modern Workplace (M365) focused on Microsoft Endpoint Manager technologies such as Intune, ConfigMgr, Autopilot, Azure AD, Windows Update for Business, Patch Management, and much more. Former Microsoft MVP and two decades as a Senior Systems Administrator... Read More →


Tuesday October 26, 2021 8:20am - 8:40am EDT
Cabana - Speakers

8:40am EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Tuesday October 26, 2021 8:40am - 9:00am EDT
Cabana - MSFT

8:40am EDT

Speaker Cabana 2

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Julie Andreacola

Julie Andreacola

Fast Track Modern Experience SME, Microsoft
I love a role that requires me to always be learning new technology. I'm passionate about mentoring others and building skills together. My current focus is modern desktop to include Windows 10, Office 365, and security.
avatar for David Baldwin

David Baldwin

Senior Solutions Architect, Netrix, LLC
Supporting and managing Windows desktops and laptops continuously since 1996! Started packaging and deploying new versions of things like Adobe Reader with my rogue SMS 1.2 site installed from BORK 4.5. Who thought I'd be showing our clients how to manage laptops and desktops with... Read More →
avatar for Harjit Dhaliwal

Harjit Dhaliwal

Customer Engineer, Microsoft
Customer Engineer at Microsoft for Modern Workplace (M365) focused on Microsoft Endpoint Manager technologies such as Intune, ConfigMgr, Autopilot, Azure AD, Windows Update for Business, Patch Management, and much more. Former Microsoft MVP and two decades as a Senior Systems Administrator... Read More →


Tuesday October 26, 2021 8:40am - 9:00am EDT
Cabana - Speakers

9:00am EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Tuesday October 26, 2021 9:00am - 9:20am EDT
Cabana - MSFT

9:00am EDT

Speaker Cabana 2

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Julie Andreacola

Julie Andreacola

Fast Track Modern Experience SME, Microsoft
I love a role that requires me to always be learning new technology. I'm passionate about mentoring others and building skills together. My current focus is modern desktop to include Windows 10, Office 365, and security.
avatar for David Baldwin

David Baldwin

Senior Solutions Architect, Netrix, LLC
Supporting and managing Windows desktops and laptops continuously since 1996! Started packaging and deploying new versions of things like Adobe Reader with my rogue SMS 1.2 site installed from BORK 4.5. Who thought I'd be showing our clients how to manage laptops and desktops with... Read More →
avatar for Harjit Dhaliwal

Harjit Dhaliwal

Customer Engineer, Microsoft
Customer Engineer at Microsoft for Modern Workplace (M365) focused on Microsoft Endpoint Manager technologies such as Intune, ConfigMgr, Autopilot, Azure AD, Windows Update for Business, Patch Management, and much more. Former Microsoft MVP and two decades as a Senior Systems Administrator... Read More →


Tuesday October 26, 2021 9:00am - 9:20am EDT
Cabana - Speakers

9:20am EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Tuesday October 26, 2021 9:20am - 9:40am EDT
Cabana - MSFT

9:20am EDT

Speaker Cabana 2

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Julie Andreacola

Julie Andreacola

Fast Track Modern Experience SME, Microsoft
I love a role that requires me to always be learning new technology. I'm passionate about mentoring others and building skills together. My current focus is modern desktop to include Windows 10, Office 365, and security.
avatar for David Baldwin

David Baldwin

Senior Solutions Architect, Netrix, LLC
Supporting and managing Windows desktops and laptops continuously since 1996! Started packaging and deploying new versions of things like Adobe Reader with my rogue SMS 1.2 site installed from BORK 4.5. Who thought I'd be showing our clients how to manage laptops and desktops with... Read More →
avatar for Harjit Dhaliwal

Harjit Dhaliwal

Customer Engineer, Microsoft
Customer Engineer at Microsoft for Modern Workplace (M365) focused on Microsoft Endpoint Manager technologies such as Intune, ConfigMgr, Autopilot, Azure AD, Windows Update for Business, Patch Management, and much more. Former Microsoft MVP and two decades as a Senior Systems Administrator... Read More →


Tuesday October 26, 2021 9:20am - 9:40am EDT
Cabana - Speakers

9:40am EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Tuesday October 26, 2021 9:40am - 10:00am EDT
Cabana - MSFT

9:40am EDT

Speaker Cabana 2

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Julie Andreacola

Julie Andreacola

Fast Track Modern Experience SME, Microsoft
I love a role that requires me to always be learning new technology. I'm passionate about mentoring others and building skills together. My current focus is modern desktop to include Windows 10, Office 365, and security.
avatar for David Baldwin

David Baldwin

Senior Solutions Architect, Netrix, LLC
Supporting and managing Windows desktops and laptops continuously since 1996! Started packaging and deploying new versions of things like Adobe Reader with my rogue SMS 1.2 site installed from BORK 4.5. Who thought I'd be showing our clients how to manage laptops and desktops with... Read More →
avatar for Harjit Dhaliwal

Harjit Dhaliwal

Customer Engineer, Microsoft
Customer Engineer at Microsoft for Modern Workplace (M365) focused on Microsoft Endpoint Manager technologies such as Intune, ConfigMgr, Autopilot, Azure AD, Windows Update for Business, Patch Management, and much more. Former Microsoft MVP and two decades as a Senior Systems Administrator... Read More →


Tuesday October 26, 2021 9:40am - 10:00am EDT
Cabana - Speakers

10:00am EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Tuesday October 26, 2021 10:00am - 10:20am EDT
Cabana - MSFT

10:00am EDT

Speaker Cabana 4

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Reynolds

Benjamin Reynolds

Sr. Service Engineer, Microsoft
Benjamin has been at Microsoft for over 10 years working on ConfigMgr and Intune.His expertise is on SQL Server and all things data (DBA, T-SQL, Reporting, Business Intelligence) and Asset Management (Software/Hardware Inventory, Asset Intelligence, and Software Metering).
avatar for Sherry Kissinger

Sherry Kissinger

Systems Engineer, Big Bank
I work for a large bank in the US. For ConfigMgr, talk to me about large hierarchies, inventory customizations, compliance settings, and reporting for the SQL and SRS-challenged.


Tuesday October 26, 2021 10:00am - 10:20am EDT
Cabana - Speakers

10:00am EDT

Build a Home Lab
Description:
♫ 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

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 →
avatar for Nathan Ziehnert

Nathan Ziehnert

Sr. 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
Salon 1

10:00am EDT

CAD and other Large Application Deployments Optimized
Description:
We show how to use a WIM file to optimize the transfer or large applications in MEMCM and then mount it to not have to extract or cause duplicate/double the hard drive space required. We explain how WIM indexes work and how to use them to your advantage for multiple different configurations just using one WIM.
What you will learn:
  • Why WIM it
  • How to WIM it and add indexes
  • Use cases where its advantageous
  • BranchCache dedupes WIM files for great peering

Speakers
avatar for Gary Blok

Gary Blok

ConfigMgr Engineer, Recast Software
Working with ConfigMgr since 2012, Altiris before that, all in Workstation Management. Current focus is on WaaS, keeping a very large bank's Windows 10 machines (400k) on the "H2 / Fall" versions of Windows 10, leveraging Task Sequences. Recently joined the Recast Software team, excited... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Hansard

Ryan Hansard

Systems Administrator, Shape Corp
Most recently I've been in a "Desktop Engineer" role where I am in charge of our System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) environment. Since taking this role I've re-architect and created a new instance of our SCCM to the current branch (CB) using Microsoft Best practices. I've... Read More →



Tuesday October 26, 2021 10:00am - 11:45am EDT
Salon 2

10:00am EDT

A Day in the Life of an Azure Sentinel Analyst
Description:
Managing security for corporate assets should be just as easy as managing the assets themselves through Microsoft Intune or Endpoint Manager. This session will walk through the recommended daily, weekly, and monthly tasks for any security analyst and apply those directly to Microsoft's Azure Sentinel.
What you will learn:
  • Build daily, weekly, and monthly procedures to ensure managing security is easy and comprehensive
  • Determine what to do should device management fail to capture a security event
  • Understand how all other management mechanisms can tie directly into Azure Sentinel

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Gilbert

Jeff Gilbert

Senior PM, Microsoft Managed Desktop, Microsoft
Jeff Gilbert is a Senior Program Manager for the Microsoft Managed Desktop team at Microsoft. Jeff is a long-standing member of the endpoint management community and a speaker at many conferences over the years including MMS, Ignite, TechEd, and ITDev Connections as well as many endpoint... Read More →
avatar for Rod Trent

Rod Trent

Senior Cloud Security Advocate, Microsoft
Rod Trent is a Senior Cloud Security Advocate for Microsoft and an Azure Sentinel global SME helping customers migrate from existing SIEMs to #AzureSentinel to achieve the promise of better security through improved efficiency without compromise. He is a husband, dad, and first-time... Read More →



Tuesday October 26, 2021 10:00am - 11:45am EDT
Poinciana 3/4

10:00am EDT

Windows Updates, Why Modernize? - Option 1
Description:
Windows Update for Business has advantages over traditional WSUS or ConfigMgr updates. Many of these features have been added over the last year. We will go over all the advantages and you may not realize how well WUfB will work for them.
What you will learn:
  • Learn how to get better compliance and a better user experience
  • Discover the benefits of intelligent updating with driver updates, Safeguard Holds and Known Issue Rollback
  • Reporting in the cloud, what are the options?
  • Best practices for a smooth transition from WSUS/Configuration Manager to Windows Update for Business

Speakers
avatar for Julie Andreacola

Julie Andreacola

Fast Track Modern Experience SME, Microsoft
I love a role that requires me to always be learning new technology. I'm passionate about mentoring others and building skills together. My current focus is modern desktop to include Windows 10, Office 365, and security.
avatar for Harjit Dhaliwal

Harjit Dhaliwal

Customer Engineer, Microsoft
Customer Engineer at Microsoft for Modern Workplace (M365) focused on Microsoft Endpoint Manager technologies such as Intune, ConfigMgr, Autopilot, Azure AD, Windows Update for Business, Patch Management, and much more. Former Microsoft MVP and two decades as a Senior Systems Administrator... Read More →



Tuesday October 26, 2021 10:00am - 11:45am EDT
Salon 3

10:00am EDT

Finding your way around the ConfigMgr Database - Option 1
Description:
Where does all of the data from ConfigMgr Inventory get stored? In this session, we will show you how the data gets stored in SQL and how to retrieve it. What if your leadership wanted a report showing when a certain patch was installed?  There isn't a built-in report for that. So you either have to say "I don't know," or say "I'll get that right away." This session will get you confident in the latter.
What you will learn:
  • Learn how data shown in Resource Explorer correlates to the SQL server DB
  • Be confident in getting the data from SQL
  • Free queries!

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Teegarden

Matthew Teegarden

Senior Consultant at Catapult Systems, Catapult Systems
Matthew has worked in assisting organizations to improve productivity, services and processes within the System Center suite. In 2019 he was elected President of the MN System Center User Group. He has worked as a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) for over thirteen years teaching... Read More →
avatar for Garth Jones

Garth Jones

Senior Architect, Recast Software
Garth Jones is Senior Architect of Endpoint Insight at Recast Software. Recast Software is a company that develops products to extend the value of Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager (Current Branch) and Microsoft Intune. Garth started working with Systems Management... Read More →



Tuesday October 26, 2021 10:00am - 11:45am EDT
Poinciana 1/2

10:20am EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Tuesday October 26, 2021 10:20am - 10:40am EDT
Cabana - MSFT

10:20am EDT

Speaker Cabana 4

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Reynolds

Benjamin Reynolds

Sr. Service Engineer, Microsoft
Benjamin has been at Microsoft for over 10 years working on ConfigMgr and Intune.His expertise is on SQL Server and all things data (DBA, T-SQL, Reporting, Business Intelligence) and Asset Management (Software/Hardware Inventory, Asset Intelligence, and Software Metering).
avatar for Sherry Kissinger

Sherry Kissinger

Systems Engineer, Big Bank
I work for a large bank in the US. For ConfigMgr, talk to me about large hierarchies, inventory customizations, compliance settings, and reporting for the SQL and SRS-challenged.


Tuesday October 26, 2021 10:20am - 10:40am EDT
Cabana - Speakers

10:40am EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Tuesday October 26, 2021 10:40am - 11:00am EDT
Cabana - MSFT

10:40am EDT

Speaker Cabana 4

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Reynolds

Benjamin Reynolds

Sr. Service Engineer, Microsoft
Benjamin has been at Microsoft for over 10 years working on ConfigMgr and Intune.His expertise is on SQL Server and all things data (DBA, T-SQL, Reporting, Business Intelligence) and Asset Management (Software/Hardware Inventory, Asset Intelligence, and Software Metering).
avatar for Sherry Kissinger

Sherry Kissinger

Systems Engineer, Big Bank
I work for a large bank in the US. For ConfigMgr, talk to me about large hierarchies, inventory customizations, compliance settings, and reporting for the SQL and SRS-challenged.


Tuesday October 26, 2021 10:40am - 11:00am EDT
Cabana - Speakers

11:00am EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Tuesday October 26, 2021 11:00am - 11:20am EDT
Cabana - MSFT

11:00am EDT

Speaker Cabana 4

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Reynolds

Benjamin Reynolds

Sr. Service Engineer, Microsoft
Benjamin has been at Microsoft for over 10 years working on ConfigMgr and Intune.His expertise is on SQL Server and all things data (DBA, T-SQL, Reporting, Business Intelligence) and Asset Management (Software/Hardware Inventory, Asset Intelligence, and Software Metering).
avatar for Sherry Kissinger

Sherry Kissinger

Systems Engineer, Big Bank
I work for a large bank in the US. For ConfigMgr, talk to me about large hierarchies, inventory customizations, compliance settings, and reporting for the SQL and SRS-challenged.


Tuesday October 26, 2021 11:00am - 11:20am EDT
Cabana - Speakers

11:20am EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Tuesday October 26, 2021 11:20am - 11:40am EDT
Cabana - MSFT

11:20am EDT

Speaker Cabana 4

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Reynolds

Benjamin Reynolds

Sr. Service Engineer, Microsoft
Benjamin has been at Microsoft for over 10 years working on ConfigMgr and Intune.His expertise is on SQL Server and all things data (DBA, T-SQL, Reporting, Business Intelligence) and Asset Management (Software/Hardware Inventory, Asset Intelligence, and Software Metering).
avatar for Sherry Kissinger

Sherry Kissinger

Systems Engineer, Big Bank
I work for a large bank in the US. For ConfigMgr, talk to me about large hierarchies, inventory customizations, compliance settings, and reporting for the SQL and SRS-challenged.


Tuesday October 26, 2021 11:20am - 11:40am EDT
Cabana - Speakers

11:40am EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Tuesday October 26, 2021 11:40am - 12:00pm EDT
Cabana - MSFT

11:40am EDT

Speaker Cabana 4

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Reynolds

Benjamin Reynolds

Sr. Service Engineer, Microsoft
Benjamin has been at Microsoft for over 10 years working on ConfigMgr and Intune.His expertise is on SQL Server and all things data (DBA, T-SQL, Reporting, Business Intelligence) and Asset Management (Software/Hardware Inventory, Asset Intelligence, and Software Metering).
avatar for Sherry Kissinger

Sherry Kissinger

Systems Engineer, Big Bank
I work for a large bank in the US. For ConfigMgr, talk to me about large hierarchies, inventory customizations, compliance settings, and reporting for the SQL and SRS-challenged.


Tuesday October 26, 2021 11:40am - 12:00pm EDT
Cabana - Speakers

11:45am EDT

Lunch
Stay cool inside, or enjoy the weather on the terrace or the lawn.

Tuesday October 26, 2021 11:45am - 12:45pm EDT
Salon 4

1:00pm EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Tuesday October 26, 2021 1:00pm - 1:20pm EDT
Cabana - MSFT

1:00pm EDT

Speaker Cabana 3

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Ziehnert

Nathan Ziehnert

Sr. 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 →
avatar for Donnie Taylor

Donnie Taylor

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

Scott Corio

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


Tuesday October 26, 2021 1:00pm - 1:20pm EDT
Cabana - Speakers

1:00pm EDT

Automating Deployments with ConfigMgr
Description:
In this session, we will show how we perform fully automated custom builds, designed around labs and new machines that have little interaction with techs in the field. This does not use importing objects into ConfigMgr or the MDT database to perform these functions. Leveraging dynamic driver detection to dynamic applications, you will learn how to maximize the efficiency of those in the field as well as minimizing the number of task sequences you have to maintain and still provide a customized build and consistent experience across deployments.
What you will learn:
  • How to set up an environment for dynamic deployments
  • How to leverage PowerShell to automate
  • How to fully automate custom deployments      

Speakers
avatar for John Yoakum

John Yoakum

Software Deployment Engineer, University of Alaska Anchorage
Multifaceted, efficient & reliable computer professional with 10+ years experience supporting multi-user domain servers and up to 100 workstations. Expert in all of the standard office desktop software and some design software. Proven experience in network/hardware/operating system... Read More →
avatar for Harjit Dhaliwal

Harjit Dhaliwal

Customer Engineer, Microsoft
Customer Engineer at Microsoft for Modern Workplace (M365) focused on Microsoft Endpoint Manager technologies such as Intune, ConfigMgr, Autopilot, Azure AD, Windows Update for Business, Patch Management, and much more. Former Microsoft MVP and two decades as a Senior Systems Administrator... Read More →



Tuesday October 26, 2021 1:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Salon 1

1:00pm EDT

Moving to Modern Management
Description:
You've been stuck on the bridge of Co-Management and Hybrid Join for a long time, but it's time to rip the band-aid off and jump into full-blown Modern Management.  How do I get all my GPO's accounted for in Intune? How do I move my 400 apps from ConfigMgr to Intune Win32 apps? What about printing and drive mappings?  We'll take a deep dive into methods and examples you can use to get out of traditional management and into the full Modern Management world.
  • Intune application migration recommendations
  • Policy migration tips
  • Strategies for common blockers

Speakers
avatar for Julie Andreacola

Julie Andreacola

Fast Track Modern Experience SME, Microsoft
I love a role that requires me to always be learning new technology. I'm passionate about mentoring others and building skills together. My current focus is modern desktop to include Windows 10, Office 365, and security.
avatar for Phil Schwan

Phil Schwan

Manager, End User Computing, Netrix
Desktop engineering expert with over twenty years of Windows desktop administration and engineering experience, specializing in process standardization and automation, large scale administration, and deployment infrastructure planning. Well experienced in large corporate environments... Read More →
avatar for Bruce Sa

Bruce Sa

Cloud Architect, NTT
I'm a cloud architect at one of the largest SI's in the world, where i have been a leading member of the team that transformed the fleet from multiple disparate ConfigMgr environments into a single Intune Environment that all regions and opcos around the world can co-exist on.



Tuesday October 26, 2021 1:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Salon 3

1:00pm EDT

When Windows Servicing Just Doesn't Work
Description:
Windows servicing with Intune is great when it works but when it does not work do you know what to do? Do you know the most common issues that break Windows servicing?  Do you need to manage updates Azure AD Registered devices? Are you interested in reporting on updates compliance using Azure Updates Compliance?  Learn about these topics and much more in this session. 


What you will learn:
  • The most common issues that break Windows servicing and how to fix them. 
  • What you need to know about AAD registered devices.
  • Use PowerShell and Azure blob storage to deploy feature updates.
  • Using Azure Updates Compliance for reporting. 

Speakers
avatar for Michael Niehaus

Michael Niehaus

Global Technology Specialist, Tanium
Specialties: Microsoft Endpoint Manager, Windows deployment and management, Office deployment, Windows development, cloud services
avatar for John Marcum

John Marcum

Chief Program Manager, Fatstacks
Chief Program Manager for Fatstacks.tech Power BI template apps including BI for Intune and BI for SCCM. Technical Architect and Microsoft MVP specializing in Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager, Intune, and Azure Virtual Desktop; as well as supporting technologies such... Read More →



Tuesday October 26, 2021 1:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Poinciana 3/4

1:00pm EDT

SELECT 'Intermediate Query Writing' FROM MMS_Sessions WHERE Language = 'SQL';
Description:
So you've got the basics down. You know how to join tables, use conditions, and group data for summaries but you want more. This is the session for you. We'll assume you know the basics and get into some intermediate to advanced stuff like variables, temp tables, common table expressions, logic flow, and tips on how to avoid common performance issues with queries.

What you will learn:
  • How to use Variables and Temp Tables
  • CTEs and recursion
  • SQL Logic flow

Speakers
avatar for Sherry Kissinger

Sherry Kissinger

Systems Engineer, Big Bank
I work for a large bank in the US. For ConfigMgr, talk to me about large hierarchies, inventory customizations, compliance settings, and reporting for the SQL and SRS-challenged.
avatar for Benjamin Reynolds

Benjamin Reynolds

Sr. Service Engineer, Microsoft
Benjamin has been at Microsoft for over 10 years working on ConfigMgr and Intune.His expertise is on SQL Server and all things data (DBA, T-SQL, Reporting, Business Intelligence) and Asset Management (Software/Hardware Inventory, Asset Intelligence, and Software Metering).



Tuesday October 26, 2021 1:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Poinciana 1/2

1:00pm EDT

The FINAL Windows 10 Customizations - Option 1
Description:
With Windows 11 right around the corner, this will likely be the last ever Windows 10 Customizations session. With Windows 10 still being supported for a while, many admins are still expected to maintain customizations and branding for it. Not to mention a good chunk of these items will also work with Windows 11. Come learn how to tailor your workstations to your business needs. This will include the newest customizations from the latest builds of Windows 10 and maybe even a sneak peek at Windows 11.
What you will learn:
  • Learn many ways to customize Windows 10's feel and style
  • Understand why you SHOULD or SHOULD NOT customize various aspects of Windows
  • Learn the pain points sometimes caused by making changes to your Windows installations
  • Apply customizations using a variety of methods - ConfigMgr, Intune, old school group policy if you must, and more

Speakers
avatar for Gary Blok

Gary Blok

ConfigMgr Engineer, Recast Software
Working with ConfigMgr since 2012, Altiris before that, all in Workstation Management. Current focus is on WaaS, keeping a very large bank's Windows 10 machines (400k) on the "H2 / Fall" versions of Windows 10, leveraging Task Sequences. Recently joined the Recast Software team, excited... Read More →
avatar for Mark Godfrey

Mark Godfrey

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



Tuesday October 26, 2021 1:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Salon 2

1:20pm EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Tuesday October 26, 2021 1:20pm - 1:40pm EDT
Cabana - MSFT

1:20pm EDT

Speaker Cabana 3

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Ziehnert

Nathan Ziehnert

Sr. 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 →
avatar for Donnie Taylor

Donnie Taylor

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

Scott Corio

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


Tuesday October 26, 2021 1:20pm - 1:40pm EDT
Cabana - Speakers

1:40pm EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Tuesday October 26, 2021 1:40pm - 2:00pm EDT
Cabana - MSFT

1:40pm EDT

Speaker Cabana 3

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Ziehnert

Nathan Ziehnert

Sr. 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 →
avatar for Donnie Taylor

Donnie Taylor

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

Scott Corio

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


Tuesday October 26, 2021 1:40pm - 2:00pm EDT
Cabana - Speakers

2:00pm EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Tuesday October 26, 2021 2:00pm - 2:20pm EDT
Cabana - MSFT

2:00pm EDT

Speaker Cabana 3

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Ziehnert

Nathan Ziehnert

Sr. 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 →
avatar for Donnie Taylor

Donnie Taylor

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

Scott Corio

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


Tuesday October 26, 2021 2:00pm - 2:20pm EDT
Cabana - Speakers

2:20pm EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Tuesday October 26, 2021 2:20pm - 2:40pm EDT
Cabana - MSFT

2:20pm EDT

Speaker Cabana 3

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Ziehnert

Nathan Ziehnert

Sr. 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 →
avatar for Donnie Taylor

Donnie Taylor

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

Scott Corio

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


Tuesday October 26, 2021 2:20pm - 2:40pm EDT
Cabana - Speakers

2:40pm EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Tuesday October 26, 2021 2:40pm - 3:00pm EDT
Cabana - MSFT

2:40pm EDT

Speaker Cabana 3

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Ziehnert

Nathan Ziehnert

Sr. 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 →
avatar for Donnie Taylor

Donnie Taylor

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

Scott Corio

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


Tuesday October 26, 2021 2:40pm - 3:00pm EDT
Cabana - Speakers

3:00pm EDT

Speaker Cabana 11

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Michael Niehaus

Michael Niehaus

Global Technology Specialist, Tanium
Specialties: Microsoft Endpoint Manager, Windows deployment and management, Office deployment, Windows development, cloud services
avatar for Gary Blok

Gary Blok

ConfigMgr Engineer, Recast Software
Working with ConfigMgr since 2012, Altiris before that, all in Workstation Management. Current focus is on WaaS, keeping a very large bank's Windows 10 machines (400k) on the "H2 / Fall" versions of Windows 10, leveraging Task Sequences. Recently joined the Recast Software team, excited... Read More →
avatar for Alex Semibratov

Alex Semibratov

Senior Consultant, DynTek
Azure / Intune/ SCCM / Enterprise Mobility / Windows Security Consultant with more than 15 years experience (10 of them with Microsoft Corporation)


Tuesday October 26, 2021 3:00pm - 3:20pm EDT
Cabana - Speakers

3:00pm EDT

Microsoft 365 Lifecycle Management Using Configuration as Code
Description:
Are you tired of manually configuring and maintaining Microsoft 365 settings, policies, and Intune applications across multiple tenants? In this session, we'll show you how to leverage baselines to achieve consistency across your multiple Microsoft 365 tenancies, deploy new tenants in minutes, and manage non-production environments.
What you will learn:
  • Introduction to configuration as code management for Microsoft 365
  • How configuration as code can improve maintainability and security
  • A streamlined approach to implementing configuration as code without extensive development or scripting

Speakers
avatar for Chris Blackburn

Chris Blackburn

Managing Architect, Concurency
Having a love of technology through years of exposure as a young boy and then as a teenager, the quest to always stay up to date with the latest and greatest has come naturally over the last 2 decades.My first job in a call center environment built not only my customer services skills... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Nevins

Jeff Nevins

CEO, Simeon Cloud
Jeff has excelled in roles ranging from architecture and implementation of complex solutions to building and leading technology organizations. His experience leading teams in software development, cloud engineering, and IT architecture, combined with his passion for automation has... Read More →



Tuesday October 26, 2021 3:00pm - 4:45pm EDT
Salon 2

3:00pm EDT

PowerShell - Build it Better - Option 1
Description:
In this session, we will go over how to build better, faster, and more dynamic code.  Learn to think about making tools, not scripts.  Learn the ins and outs of multithreading, and the easiest ways to make functions and modules.  See best practices for code management, new ways to trigger scripts, and more!  Doesn't matter if you are a beginner or an advanced scripter - this session will have something for you!
What you will learn:
  • Learn how to go from a beginner scripter to a PowerShell tool builder
  • Make your code faster with multithreading, and when not to use it
  • Build dynamic triggers for starting scripts
  • Code Management Best Practices

Speakers
avatar for Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey

Microsoft MVP, Senior Enterprise Architect, MMS Staff
Greg Ramsey, Enterprise Mobility MVP, is Senior Enterprise Architect at Dell, Inc. He has a B.S. in Computer Sciences and Engineering from Ohio State University, and has coauthored many books over the years. Greg is a cofounder of the Ohio SMS Users Group and the Central Texas Systems... 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 October 26, 2021 3:00pm - 4:45pm EDT
Salon 1

3:00pm EDT

Configuration Items in ConfigMgr
Description:
Do you know what a CI & baseline is? Do you love PowerShell? Come to this session to see how you can take a PowerShell script and turn it into a ConfigMgr Configuration Item (CI)!
What you will learn:
  • Use scripts within a CI to stage complex inventory retrieval
  • Use CIs to maintain clients' Software Update information
  • Use PowerShell to create a Configuration Item containing PowerShell

Speakers
avatar for Sherry Kissinger

Sherry Kissinger

Systems Engineer, Big Bank
I work for a large bank in the US. For ConfigMgr, talk to me about large hierarchies, inventory customizations, compliance settings, and reporting for the SQL and SRS-challenged.
avatar for Steve Jesok

Steve Jesok

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



Tuesday October 26, 2021 3:00pm - 4:45pm EDT
Poinciana 1/2

3:00pm EDT

Modern Management – Notes from the Field
Description:
The move to Modern Management is simple in theory, but can be challenging in practice. In this session, we’ll share some experiences overcoming some common and not-so-common roadblocks to implementing Autopilot and Intune. We’ll also highlight some great community utilities and scripts that are must-have tools for your move to Modern Management.
What you will learn:
  • Common roadblocks and how to address them
  • Great utilities and scripts to use
  • Crazy things you may encounter
  • Common challenges with Co-Management

Speakers
avatar for Phil Schwan

Phil Schwan

Manager, End User Computing, Netrix
Desktop engineering expert with over twenty years of Windows desktop administration and engineering experience, specializing in process standardization and automation, large scale administration, and deployment infrastructure planning. Well experienced in large corporate environments... Read More →
avatar for Bruce Sa

Bruce Sa

Cloud Architect, NTT
I'm a cloud architect at one of the largest SI's in the world, where i have been a leading member of the team that transformed the fleet from multiple disparate ConfigMgr environments into a single Intune Environment that all regions and opcos around the world can co-exist on.



Tuesday October 26, 2021 3:00pm - 4:45pm EDT
Salon 3

3:00pm EDT

Sneaky Defense Evasion: Windows 10 Security Bypassed
Description:
Today's cybercriminals have a hard time: antiviruses, whitelisting, intrusion detection systems, etc. are used by many companies around the world. However, the number of security incidents is on the rise. While defenders implement security features, attackers learn to bypass them. Defenders should also learn evasion technics to keep up with attackers.

Get insights on Windows 10 security bypass in this advanced scenario-based session.

Live demos only!

The session contains:
  • Preparing the payload. Microsoft Defender AV Evasion
  • Downloading the payload. Attack Surface Reduction bypass
  • Executing the payload. Abusing Applocker configurations
  • What about Powershell payloads? AMSI bypass
  • Covering the tracks. Ransomware vs Controlled Folder Access

What you will learn:
  • Well-known built-in Windows security configurations may be bypassed
  • Defender for Endpoint should be implemented
  • Built-in Windows security may be configured and monitored better

Speakers
avatar for Rod Trent

Rod Trent

Senior Cloud Security Advocate, Microsoft
Rod Trent is a Senior Cloud Security Advocate for Microsoft and an Azure Sentinel global SME helping customers migrate from existing SIEMs to #AzureSentinel to achieve the promise of better security through improved efficiency without compromise. He is a husband, dad, and first-time... Read More →
avatar for Sergey Chubarov

Sergey Chubarov

MVP | OSCP | OSEP | CEH | CPENT
Cloud Architecture and Security Trainer. Microsoft MVP: Microsoft Azure, Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), Offensive Security Experienced Pen tester (OSEP), Microsoft Certified Trainer, MCT Regional Lead, EC Council Instructor (CEI) and more.



Tuesday October 26, 2021 3:00pm - 4:45pm EDT
Poinciana 3/4

3:20pm EDT

Speaker Cabana 11

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Michael Niehaus

Michael Niehaus

Global Technology Specialist, Tanium
Specialties: Microsoft Endpoint Manager, Windows deployment and management, Office deployment, Windows development, cloud services
avatar for Gary Blok

Gary Blok

ConfigMgr Engineer, Recast Software
Working with ConfigMgr since 2012, Altiris before that, all in Workstation Management. Current focus is on WaaS, keeping a very large bank's Windows 10 machines (400k) on the "H2 / Fall" versions of Windows 10, leveraging Task Sequences. Recently joined the Recast Software team, excited... Read More →
avatar for Alex Semibratov

Alex Semibratov

Senior Consultant, DynTek
Azure / Intune/ SCCM / Enterprise Mobility / Windows Security Consultant with more than 15 years experience (10 of them with Microsoft Corporation)


Tuesday October 26, 2021 3:20pm - 3:40pm EDT
Cabana - Speakers

3:40pm EDT

Speaker Cabana 11

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Michael Niehaus

Michael Niehaus

Global Technology Specialist, Tanium
Specialties: Microsoft Endpoint Manager, Windows deployment and management, Office deployment, Windows development, cloud services
avatar for Gary Blok

Gary Blok

ConfigMgr Engineer, Recast Software
Working with ConfigMgr since 2012, Altiris before that, all in Workstation Management. Current focus is on WaaS, keeping a very large bank's Windows 10 machines (400k) on the "H2 / Fall" versions of Windows 10, leveraging Task Sequences. Recently joined the Recast Software team, excited... Read More →
avatar for Alex Semibratov

Alex Semibratov

Senior Consultant, DynTek
Azure / Intune/ SCCM / Enterprise Mobility / Windows Security Consultant with more than 15 years experience (10 of them with Microsoft Corporation)


Tuesday October 26, 2021 3:40pm - 4:00pm EDT
Cabana - Speakers

4:00pm EDT

Speaker Cabana 11

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Michael Niehaus

Michael Niehaus

Global Technology Specialist, Tanium
Specialties: Microsoft Endpoint Manager, Windows deployment and management, Office deployment, Windows development, cloud services
avatar for Gary Blok

Gary Blok

ConfigMgr Engineer, Recast Software
Working with ConfigMgr since 2012, Altiris before that, all in Workstation Management. Current focus is on WaaS, keeping a very large bank's Windows 10 machines (400k) on the "H2 / Fall" versions of Windows 10, leveraging Task Sequences. Recently joined the Recast Software team, excited... Read More →
avatar for Alex Semibratov

Alex Semibratov

Senior Consultant, DynTek
Azure / Intune/ SCCM / Enterprise Mobility / Windows Security Consultant with more than 15 years experience (10 of them with Microsoft Corporation)


Tuesday October 26, 2021 4:00pm - 4:20pm EDT
Cabana - Speakers

4:20pm EDT

Speaker Cabana 11

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Michael Niehaus

Michael Niehaus

Global Technology Specialist, Tanium
Specialties: Microsoft Endpoint Manager, Windows deployment and management, Office deployment, Windows development, cloud services
avatar for Gary Blok

Gary Blok

ConfigMgr Engineer, Recast Software
Working with ConfigMgr since 2012, Altiris before that, all in Workstation Management. Current focus is on WaaS, keeping a very large bank's Windows 10 machines (400k) on the "H2 / Fall" versions of Windows 10, leveraging Task Sequences. Recently joined the Recast Software team, excited... Read More →
avatar for Alex Semibratov

Alex Semibratov

Senior Consultant, DynTek
Azure / Intune/ SCCM / Enterprise Mobility / Windows Security Consultant with more than 15 years experience (10 of them with Microsoft Corporation)


Tuesday October 26, 2021 4:20pm - 4:40pm EDT
Cabana - Speakers

5:00pm EDT

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

What you will learn:
  • An answer to a hot burning community item. (Previous examples: Is ConfigMgr dead? What's up with this name change?)
  • A helicopter view of the ConfigMgr industry from the community's point of view.
  • A helicopter view of the ConfigMgr industry from the product group's point of view.

Speakers
avatar for David James

David James

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

Matt Call

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
Matt is a Senior Program Manager on the Microsoft Endpoint Manager engineering squad responsible for Endpoint Security and other various security integrations. He's spent a majority of his life working/consulting/architecting Windows clients in extremely large enterprises. Because... Read More →


Tuesday October 26, 2021 5:00pm - 6:45pm EDT
Salon 3

7:00pm EDT

Patch My PC Happy Hour at Sola Miami Beach

We'll be hosting our Happy Hour Event Tuesday, October 26th from 7-10pm at Sola Miami Beach located at: 1000 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139. Open to all attendees. Please be sure to stop by our booth on Tuesday at the conference to be added to the guest list. For any questions regarding the event, reach out to Natalie Diller at (470) 535-8383. We look forward to seeing you there!

Menu options
  • Chicken Satay
  • Margherita Flatbreads
  • Mushroom Tarts
  • Mini Beef Wellingtons
  • Chipotle Steak Skewers
There will also be an open bar with beer, wine, and cocktails available. Both the food and open bar will be available for 3 hours total from 7-10pm.

Moderators
avatar for Justin Chalfant

Justin Chalfant

Founder, Patch My PC
My name is Justin Chalfant I'm the founder of Patch My PC, and I love playing ice hockey. Before Patch My PC, I was a Sr. Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft support ConfigMgr. I also have a video blog series at https://setupconfigmgr.com/ covering all things ConfigMgr.

Sponsors
avatar for Patch My PC

Patch My PC

Patch My PC is a Colorado-based company made up of 20 GIF lovers who work remotely in locations worldwide. The distance between them doesn't change the fact that they are a very close-knit team. They collaborate daily to support over 3,000 enterprises worldwide on over 9.4 million devices.Small bu... Read More →


Tuesday October 26, 2021 7:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
 
Wednesday, October 27
 

8:00am EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Wednesday October 27, 2021 8:00am - 8:20am EDT
Cabana - MSFT

8:00am EDT

Speaker Cabana 1

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Steve Jesok

Steve Jesok

Systems Management and Automation Professional, Different Big Bank
Currently I am an operations engineer at a large financial services company. I have 20 years of experience with device management on a variety of platforms. I have always focused on automation, and avoided just being another button clickin’ admin. I have held many different positions... Read More →
avatar for Mark Godfrey

Mark Godfrey

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


Wednesday October 27, 2021 8:00am - 8:20am EDT
Cabana - Speakers

8:00am EDT

Autopilot - Leaving The Old World Behind - Option 1
Description:
This session is targeted at successful approaches of leveraging Autopilot to provision an Enterprise-Ready Workstation utilizing Modern Techniques leaving the Old World Behind. We will address technology challenges we have faced in the field and how to overcome these challenges.
What you will learn:
  • An understanding of what Modern Autopilot Means
  • An understanding of common challenges and how to overcome them.
  • Tips and techniques to successfully deploying an Enterprise-Ready workstation leveraging Autopilot

Speakers
avatar for Adam Nichols

Adam Nichols

Sr. Customer Engineer, Microsoft
Experienced Customer Engineer. Skilled in Servers, Windows Server, Management, System Deployment, and Networking. Strong information technology professional with a Bachelor's degree focused in Information Technology from Arizona State University.
avatar for Jeff Gilbert

Jeff Gilbert

Senior PM, Microsoft Managed Desktop, Microsoft
Jeff Gilbert is a Senior Program Manager for the Microsoft Managed Desktop team at Microsoft. Jeff is a long-standing member of the endpoint management community and a speaker at many conferences over the years including MMS, Ignite, TechEd, and ITDev Connections as well as many endpoint... Read More →



Wednesday October 27, 2021 8:00am - 9:45am EDT
Salon 3

8:00am EDT

Automating Third-Party Application Packaging and Patching
Join Justin Chalfant and the Patch My PC Team for a 100% live demo showing how easy extending ConfigMgr to automatically create, update, patch and deploy third-party applications can be! Learn how to offload the tedious work of packaging, deploying, and troubleshooting third-party applications in Microsoft Endpoint Manager (ConfigMgr and Intune).

Moderators
avatar for Justin Chalfant

Justin Chalfant

Founder, Patch My PC
My name is Justin Chalfant I'm the founder of Patch My PC, and I love playing ice hockey. Before Patch My PC, I was a Sr. Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft support ConfigMgr. I also have a video blog series at https://setupconfigmgr.com/ covering all things ConfigMgr.

Sponsors
avatar for Patch My PC

Patch My PC

Patch My PC is a Colorado-based company made up of 20 GIF lovers who work remotely in locations worldwide. The distance between them doesn't change the fact that they are a very close-knit team. They collaborate daily to support over 3,000 enterprises worldwide on over 9.4 million devices.Small bu... Read More →


Wednesday October 27, 2021 8:00am - 9:45am EDT
Salon 2

8:00am EDT

Move to HTTPS and Build a Cloud Management Gateway
Description:
Are you still running ConfigMgr in HTTP mode? You will need to move away from that quite quickly. Learn how to use PKI (or ConfigMgr self-signed certificates) to secure client communication. From there, we will walk you through how to build a ConfigMgr Cloud Management Gateway in Azure.

What you will learn:
  • Become familiar with PKI and certificates
  • Learn how to make the necessary changes in ConfigMgr to move to HTTPS
  • Learn how to create a Cloud Management Gateway and monitor performance and traffic.

Speakers
avatar for John Yoakum

John Yoakum

Software Deployment Engineer, University of Alaska Anchorage
Multifaceted, efficient & reliable computer professional with 10+ years experience supporting multi-user domain servers and up to 100 workstations. Expert in all of the standard office desktop software and some design software. Proven experience in network/hardware/operating system... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Teegarden

Matthew Teegarden

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



Wednesday October 27, 2021 8:00am - 9:45am EDT
Salon 1

8:00am EDT

Windows 365 - Deschutes and Ladders
Description:
Microsoft caused quite a wave in the end-user computing community with the announcement of Windows 365 Cloud PC (formerly Project Deschutes) at the 2021 Inspire keynote. So what is Win365? VDI as a Service? Azure Virtual Desktop dumbed down? This session will provide not only a breakdown of what Windows 365 is (and isn't) but also some lessons learned in implementation and use of Cloud PC in the real world. Just like the classic board game, we'll learn how to avoid the pitfalls that can prevent it from being successful (chutes) and take advantage of what Cloud PC does well (ladders). We'll also cover the differences between Windows 365 and AVD, and dive into how to manage Windows 365 in Microsoft Endpoint Manager alongside your other Windows devices. Fun for all ages is assured!

What you will learn:
  • Primer on VDI and the differences between AVD and Win365
  • Understanding of what Win365 is today and where it's goind
  • Tips for successful implementation
  • Trouble spots to avoid in implementation
  • How to manage Cloud PC in MEM

Speakers
avatar for Phil Schwan

Phil Schwan

Manager, End User Computing, Netrix
Desktop engineering expert with over twenty years of Windows desktop administration and engineering experience, specializing in process standardization and automation, large scale administration, and deployment infrastructure planning. Well experienced in large corporate environments... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Nevins

Jeff Nevins

CEO, Simeon Cloud
Jeff has excelled in roles ranging from architecture and implementation of complex solutions to building and leading technology organizations. His experience leading teams in software development, cloud engineering, and IT architecture, combined with his passion for automation has... Read More →



Wednesday October 27, 2021 8:00am - 9:45am EDT
Poinciana 1/2

8:00am EDT

From On-Prem to the Cloud: Hybrid AD Attack Path
Description:
Most businesses today use hybrid cloud and many of us will retire before companies fully migrate to the cloud. Cloud identity service Azure AD provides protection from advanced cybersecurity attacks, but what additional challenges appear when integrating with on-prem AD?

Let's check that out in an advanced scenario-based session

Live demos only!

The session contains:
Getting Domain Admin through Azure AD Connect
Getting Domain Admin through Azure AD Connect Cloud Sync (new offering)
Bypass Azure AD authentication & MFA
Azure reconnaissance with AzureHound

What you will learn:
  • Azure AD Connect should be managed according to the principle of least privileges
  • Azure AD Connect Cloud Sync should be managed according to the principle of least privileges
  • Azure AD tokens policy should be implemented

Speakers
avatar for Rod Trent

Rod Trent

Senior Cloud Security Advocate, Microsoft
Rod Trent is a Senior Cloud Security Advocate for Microsoft and an Azure Sentinel global SME helping customers migrate from existing SIEMs to #AzureSentinel to achieve the promise of better security through improved efficiency without compromise. He is a husband, dad, and first-time... Read More →
avatar for Sergey Chubarov

Sergey Chubarov

MVP | OSCP | OSEP | CEH | CPENT
Cloud Architecture and Security Trainer. Microsoft MVP: Microsoft Azure, Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), Offensive Security Experienced Pen tester (OSEP), Microsoft Certified Trainer, MCT Regional Lead, EC Council Instructor (CEI) and more.



Wednesday October 27, 2021 8:00am - 9:45am EDT
Poinciana 3/4

8:20am EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Wednesday October 27, 2021 8:20am - 8:40am EDT
Cabana - MSFT

8:20am EDT

Speaker Cabana 1

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Steve Jesok

Steve Jesok

Systems Management and Automation Professional, Different Big Bank
Currently I am an operations engineer at a large financial services company. I have 20 years of experience with device management on a variety of platforms. I have always focused on automation, and avoided just being another button clickin’ admin. I have held many different positions... Read More →
avatar for Mark Godfrey

Mark Godfrey

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


Wednesday October 27, 2021 8:20am - 8:40am EDT
Cabana - Speakers

8:40am EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Wednesday October 27, 2021 8:40am - 9:00am EDT
Cabana - MSFT

8:40am EDT

Speaker Cabana 1

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Steve Jesok

Steve Jesok

Systems Management and Automation Professional, Different Big Bank
Currently I am an operations engineer at a large financial services company. I have 20 years of experience with device management on a variety of platforms. I have always focused on automation, and avoided just being another button clickin’ admin. I have held many different positions... Read More →
avatar for Mark Godfrey

Mark Godfrey

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


Wednesday October 27, 2021 8:40am - 9:00am EDT
Cabana - Speakers

9:00am EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Wednesday October 27, 2021 9:00am - 9:20am EDT
Cabana - MSFT

9:00am EDT

Speaker Cabana 1

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Steve Jesok

Steve Jesok

Systems Management and Automation Professional, Different Big Bank
Currently I am an operations engineer at a large financial services company. I have 20 years of experience with device management on a variety of platforms. I have always focused on automation, and avoided just being another button clickin’ admin. I have held many different positions... Read More →
avatar for Mark Godfrey

Mark Godfrey

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


Wednesday October 27, 2021 9:00am - 9:20am EDT
Cabana - Speakers

9:20am EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Wednesday October 27, 2021 9:20am - 9:40am EDT
Cabana - MSFT

9:20am EDT

Speaker Cabana 1

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Steve Jesok

Steve Jesok

Systems Management and Automation Professional, Different Big Bank
Currently I am an operations engineer at a large financial services company. I have 20 years of experience with device management on a variety of platforms. I have always focused on automation, and avoided just being another button clickin’ admin. I have held many different positions... Read More →
avatar for Mark Godfrey

Mark Godfrey

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


Wednesday October 27, 2021 9:20am - 9:40am EDT
Cabana - Speakers

9:40am EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Wednesday October 27, 2021 9:40am - 10:00am EDT
Cabana - MSFT

9:40am EDT

Speaker Cabana 1

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Steve Jesok

Steve Jesok

Systems Management and Automation Professional, Different Big Bank
Currently I am an operations engineer at a large financial services company. I have 20 years of experience with device management on a variety of platforms. I have always focused on automation, and avoided just being another button clickin’ admin. I have held many different positions... Read More →
avatar for Mark Godfrey

Mark Godfrey

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


Wednesday October 27, 2021 9:40am - 10:00am EDT
Cabana - Speakers

10:00am EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Wednesday October 27, 2021 10:00am - 10:20am EDT
Cabana - MSFT

10:00am EDT

Speaker Cabana 6

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Sean Bulger

Sean Bulger

Consulting Engineer, CDW
If you spend any time with me, you will quickly learn that I have a passion for Modern Endpoint Management. My path in life hasn’t really been traditional, but that has given me the unique perspectives on how to accomplish most tasks.Throughout the past several years I have had... Read More →
avatar for Adam Gross

Adam Gross

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

Ryan Hansard

Systems Administrator, Shape Corp
Most recently I've been in a "Desktop Engineer" role where I am in charge of our System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) environment. Since taking this role I've re-architect and created a new instance of our SCCM to the current branch (CB) using Microsoft Best practices. I've... Read More →


Wednesday October 27, 2021 10:00am - 10:20am EDT
Cabana - Speakers

10:00am EDT

Avoid a Rough Patch: Manage Windows Patching at Scale From the Cloud
Tired of wasted effort manually testing OS and app updates for compatibility? Spending too much time checking if patches have deployed to systems, especially if they're off the network?
Join this session to learn how to automate some of the most mundane OS and third-party app patch management tasks. Discover how to leverage analytics, insights, and automation so you are not stuck in the rut of constant testing and servicing cadence. We will show you how to save time so you can focus on higher-value work.

Moderators
avatar for Chris Betz

Chris Betz

High-performing Principal Architect and change agent with a proven track record of delivering error-free implementations and on-time, on-budget launches of major enterprise initiatives. Over 25 years experience in designing and implementing cost-effective information technology infrastructures... Read More →
avatar for Jack McMichael

Jack McMichael

Subject matter expert for digital workplace transformation, virtual desktops and modern management solutions.I am a leader and evangelist for End-User Computing providing global businesses technical and architectural guidance, solution validation, and advanced modern desktop management... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for VMware

VMware

Since our founding in 1998, our employees and ecosystem of 75,000 partners have been behind the technology innovations transforming entire industries—from banking, healthcare, and government to retail, telecommunications, manufacturing, and transportation.VMware Anywhere Workspace... Read More →



Wednesday October 27, 2021 10:00am - 11:45am EDT
Poinciana 3/4

10:00am EDT

Why Autopilot is Better with Azure AD Join
Description:
In this session we will cover the dive into the Autopilot hybrid domain join process and what can go wrong. We will discuss the facts and myths about on-premises AD join compared to Azure AD join and when each are an appropriate solution. You will learn how to succesfully plan and begin your journey to AADJ. 



What you will learn:

  • When you should use HDJ and when you should not
  • How to plan a successful on-prem to AAD migration
  • Troubleshoot the Autopilot HDJ process
  • Understand the Autopilot HDJ process

Speakers
avatar for Michael Niehaus

Michael Niehaus

Global Technology Specialist, Tanium
Specialties: Microsoft Endpoint Manager, Windows deployment and management, Office deployment, Windows development, cloud services
avatar for John Marcum

John Marcum

Chief Program Manager, Fatstacks
Chief Program Manager for Fatstacks.tech Power BI template apps including BI for Intune and BI for SCCM. Technical Architect and Microsoft MVP specializing in Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager, Intune, and Azure Virtual Desktop; as well as supporting technologies such... Read More →



Wednesday October 27, 2021 10:00am - 11:45am EDT
Salon 3

10:00am EDT

Help Evolve Endpoint Analytics
Endpoint Analytics just celebrated its first year of availability in MEM, and the platform has seen massive usage and growth. But – there’s way more to come, and the product group really needs your help to figure out what to build!
Come learn about what Endpoint Analytics is, how our customers are using it, and some early-ideas on what we want to build in the coming year…and how YOUR participation in this session WILL directly affect how and what we build.

Speakers
avatar for Avi Prasad

Avi Prasad

Program Manager, Microsoft
Hi!I am a Program Manager at Microsoft. I am currently building Endpoint Analytics in Microsoft Endpoint Manager.Come chat with me about all things analytics :)I'd love to brainstorm cool new features with you too. I have a few ideas that need your input, and I'd love to talk about... Read More →
avatar for Matt Call

Matt Call

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
Matt is a Senior Program Manager on the Microsoft Endpoint Manager engineering squad responsible for Endpoint Security and other various security integrations. He's spent a majority of his life working/consulting/architecting Windows clients in extremely large enterprises. Because... Read More →


Wednesday October 27, 2021 10:00am - 11:45am EDT
Salon 2

10:00am EDT

Windows Updates, Why Modernize? - Option 2
Description:
Windows Update for Business has advantages over traditional WSUS or ConfigMgr updates. Many of these features have been added over the last year. We will go over all the advantages and you may not realize how well WUfB will work for them.
What you will learn:
  • Learn how to get better compliance and a better user experience
  • Discover the benefits of intelligent updating with driver updates, Safeguard Holds, and Known Issue Rollback
  • Reporting in the cloud, what are the options?
  • Best practices for a smooth transition from WSUS/Configuration Manager to Windows Update for Business

Speakers
avatar for Julie Andreacola

Julie Andreacola

Fast Track Modern Experience SME, Microsoft
I love a role that requires me to always be learning new technology. I'm passionate about mentoring others and building skills together. My current focus is modern desktop to include Windows 10, Office 365, and security.
avatar for Harjit Dhaliwal

Harjit Dhaliwal

Customer Engineer, Microsoft
Customer Engineer at Microsoft for Modern Workplace (M365) focused on Microsoft Endpoint Manager technologies such as Intune, ConfigMgr, Autopilot, Azure AD, Windows Update for Business, Patch Management, and much more. Former Microsoft MVP and two decades as a Senior Systems Administrator... Read More →



Wednesday October 27, 2021 10:00am - 11:45am EDT
Salon 1

10:00am EDT

A Zero Trust Approach to Security: Windows 10 Kiosk through Assigned Access
Description:
Customers are looking for ways to modernize legacy approaches in the enterprise and maintain security. This session will address how to leverage Windows 10 Kiosk mode for zero-trust multi-app workstations. This session will provide the ins and outs of Assigned Access, and how to deploy levering Autopilot, Configuration Manager, or WMI Bridge. This session will be a mixture of lectures and demos, with open Q&A.
What you will learn:
  • An understanding of Zero Trust Methodologies
  • An understanding of Assigned Access in Windows 10
  • An understanding of how to build Assigned Access Profiles
  • An understanding of deploying assigned access in various modalities

Speakers
avatar for Adam Nichols

Adam Nichols

Sr. Customer Engineer, Microsoft
Experienced Customer Engineer. Skilled in Servers, Windows Server, Management, System Deployment, and Networking. Strong information technology professional with a Bachelor's degree focused in Information Technology from Arizona State University.
avatar for Jeff Gilbert

Jeff Gilbert

Senior PM, Microsoft Managed Desktop, Microsoft
Jeff Gilbert is a Senior Program Manager for the Microsoft Managed Desktop team at Microsoft. Jeff is a long-standing member of the endpoint management community and a speaker at many conferences over the years including MMS, Ignite, TechEd, and ITDev Connections as well as many endpoint... Read More →



Wednesday October 27, 2021 10:00am - 11:45am EDT
Poinciana 1/2

10:20am EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Wednesday October 27, 2021 10:20am - 10:40am EDT
Cabana - MSFT

10:20am EDT

Speaker Cabana 6

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Sean Bulger

Sean Bulger

Consulting Engineer, CDW
If you spend any time with me, you will quickly learn that I have a passion for Modern Endpoint Management. My path in life hasn’t really been traditional, but that has given me the unique perspectives on how to accomplish most tasks.Throughout the past several years I have had... Read More →
avatar for Adam Gross

Adam Gross

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

Ryan Hansard

Systems Administrator, Shape Corp
Most recently I've been in a "Desktop Engineer" role where I am in charge of our System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) environment. Since taking this role I've re-architect and created a new instance of our SCCM to the current branch (CB) using Microsoft Best practices. I've... Read More →


Wednesday October 27, 2021 10:20am - 10:40am EDT
Cabana - Speakers

10:40am EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Wednesday October 27, 2021 10:40am - 11:00am EDT
Cabana - MSFT

10:40am EDT

Speaker Cabana 6

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Sean Bulger

Sean Bulger

Consulting Engineer, CDW
If you spend any time with me, you will quickly learn that I have a passion for Modern Endpoint Management. My path in life hasn’t really been traditional, but that has given me the unique perspectives on how to accomplish most tasks.Throughout the past several years I have had... Read More →
avatar for Adam Gross

Adam Gross

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

Ryan Hansard

Systems Administrator, Shape Corp
Most recently I've been in a "Desktop Engineer" role where I am in charge of our System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) environment. Since taking this role I've re-architect and created a new instance of our SCCM to the current branch (CB) using Microsoft Best practices. I've... Read More →


Wednesday October 27, 2021 10:40am - 11:00am EDT
Cabana - Speakers

11:00am EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Wednesday October 27, 2021 11:00am - 11:20am EDT
Cabana - MSFT

11:00am EDT

Speaker Cabana 6

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Sean Bulger

Sean Bulger

Consulting Engineer, CDW
If you spend any time with me, you will quickly learn that I have a passion for Modern Endpoint Management. My path in life hasn’t really been traditional, but that has given me the unique perspectives on how to accomplish most tasks.Throughout the past several years I have had... Read More →
avatar for Adam Gross

Adam Gross

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

Ryan Hansard

Systems Administrator, Shape Corp
Most recently I've been in a "Desktop Engineer" role where I am in charge of our System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) environment. Since taking this role I've re-architect and created a new instance of our SCCM to the current branch (CB) using Microsoft Best practices. I've... Read More →


Wednesday October 27, 2021 11:00am - 11:20am EDT
Cabana - Speakers

11:20am EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Wednesday October 27, 2021 11:20am - 11:40am EDT
Cabana - MSFT

11:20am EDT

Speaker Cabana 6

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Sean Bulger

Sean Bulger

Consulting Engineer, CDW
If you spend any time with me, you will quickly learn that I have a passion for Modern Endpoint Management. My path in life hasn’t really been traditional, but that has given me the unique perspectives on how to accomplish most tasks.Throughout the past several years I have had... Read More →
avatar for Adam Gross

Adam Gross

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

Ryan Hansard

Systems Administrator, Shape Corp
Most recently I've been in a "Desktop Engineer" role where I am in charge of our System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) environment. Since taking this role I've re-architect and created a new instance of our SCCM to the current branch (CB) using Microsoft Best practices. I've... Read More →


Wednesday October 27, 2021 11:20am - 11:40am EDT
Cabana - Speakers

11:40am EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Wednesday October 27, 2021 11:40am - 12:00pm EDT
Cabana - MSFT

11:40am EDT

Speaker Cabana 6

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Sean Bulger

Sean Bulger

Consulting Engineer, CDW
If you spend any time with me, you will quickly learn that I have a passion for Modern Endpoint Management. My path in life hasn’t really been traditional, but that has given me the unique perspectives on how to accomplish most tasks.Throughout the past several years I have had... Read More →
avatar for Adam Gross

Adam Gross

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

Ryan Hansard

Systems Administrator, Shape Corp
Most recently I've been in a "Desktop Engineer" role where I am in charge of our System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) environment. Since taking this role I've re-architect and created a new instance of our SCCM to the current branch (CB) using Microsoft Best practices. I've... Read More →


Wednesday October 27, 2021 11:40am - 12:00pm EDT
Cabana - Speakers

11:45am EDT

Lunch
Stay cool inside, or enjoy the weather on the terrace or the lawn.

Wednesday October 27, 2021 11:45am - 12:45pm EDT
Salon 4

1:00pm EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Wednesday October 27, 2021 1:00pm - 1:20pm EDT
Cabana - MSFT

1:00pm EDT

Speaker Cabana 7

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Gilbert

Jeff Gilbert

Senior PM, Microsoft Managed Desktop, Microsoft
Jeff Gilbert is a Senior Program Manager for the Microsoft Managed Desktop team at Microsoft. Jeff is a long-standing member of the endpoint management community and a speaker at many conferences over the years including MMS, Ignite, TechEd, and ITDev Connections as well as many endpoint... Read More →
avatar for Alex Semibratov

Alex Semibratov

Senior Consultant, DynTek
Azure / Intune/ SCCM / Enterprise Mobility / Windows Security Consultant with more than 15 years experience (10 of them with Microsoft Corporation)
avatar for Adam Nichols

Adam Nichols

Sr. Customer Engineer, Microsoft
Experienced Customer Engineer. Skilled in Servers, Windows Server, Management, System Deployment, and Networking. Strong information technology professional with a Bachelor's degree focused in Information Technology from Arizona State University.


Wednesday October 27, 2021 1:00pm - 1:20pm EDT
Cabana - Speakers

1:00pm EDT

Performance PowerShell - Optimizing your code
Description:
Ever wonder how you can eek every bit of performance out of your PowerShell scripts? Then wonder no more. We'll look at the impacts that different commands and methods have on PowerShell script performance and illustrate some different methods to execute your scripts more efficiently to save you time, and maybe even money. We'll also look at ways to implement threading and how to find those performance bottlenecks.
What you will learn:
  • How different approaches to code can impact performance
  • How to implement parallel processing in PowerShell
  • How to use PowerShell trace commands

Speakers
avatar for Scott Corio

Scott Corio

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

Nathan Ziehnert

Sr. 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 →



Wednesday October 27, 2021 1:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Salon 2

1:00pm EDT

Welcome our Robot Overlords: Automating all the things! - Option 1
Description:
A beginner's guide to automation with AdminService and Graph API: learn about Microsoft Endpoint Manager configuration using Graph API and the AdminService.

Learn about entry points to automate device management workloads in Microsoft Endpoint Manager using the Graph API, the Admin Service, and various entry points including Azure Automation and Power Apps.

What you will learn:
  • Connecting to Graph API and the AdminService through PowerShell
  • Creating your first Automation task
  • Building blocks for more advanced automation

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 →
avatar for Sean Bulger

Sean Bulger

Consulting Engineer, CDW
If you spend any time with me, you will quickly learn that I have a passion for Modern Endpoint Management. My path in life hasn’t really been traditional, but that has given me the unique perspectives on how to accomplish most tasks.Throughout the past several years I have had... Read More →



Wednesday October 27, 2021 1:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Salon 3

1:00pm EDT

ADR's - Patching Faster with ConfigMgr - Probably
Description:
If you're still deploying patches manually on a monthly basis using ConfigMgr, then this is the session for you. This no-holds-barred session will dive into the do's, don'ts, and outright 'BUT WHY' - of ConfigMgr Automatic Deployment Rules. Come learn how to build ADRs for almost any situation, and how if worst comes to worst you can leverage PowerShell to cover the gaps.

What you will learn:
  • How to build a pretty good ADR
  • ADR things you shouldn't do
  • New features in ADR's - Available Deployments Finally
  • PowerShell for when the ADR customization is just short

Speakers
avatar for Brian Mason

Brian Mason

CM Admin, MMS Staff
I manage 400K systems at Wells Fargo with ConfigMgr Current Branch. I work with the best team in the business and love my job. I spend almost all my time on MMS. I am also a founding board member for my local user group, the Twin Cities Systems Management User Group and help keep... Read More →
avatar for Jordan Benzing

Jordan Benzing

Engineer, Patch My PC
Jordan has been working in the Industry since 2009. Since starting he’s worked with Active Directory, Group Policy, SCCM, SCOM and PowerShell. Jordan most recently worked in the healthcare industry as an SCCM Infrastructure Team lead supporting over 150,000 endpoints. Jordan currently... Read More →



Wednesday October 27, 2021 1:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Poinciana 3/4

1:00pm EDT

Apps in the Enterprise
Description:
In the session, we will talk about various topics for apps in the enterprise. We will catch up on the latest updates and features to MSIX. We dive into various aspects of the Windows Package Manager including manageability and private repositories. Lastly we will take early peek into how the Microsoft Store for Business is evolving.

What you will learn:
  • Learn about the latest in MSIX
  • Understand how the Windows Package Manager can benefit your enterprise
  • Look into the evolution of the Microsoft Store for Business

Speakers
avatar for John Vintzel

John Vintzel

Principal Program Manager Lead, Microsoft
Current: Principal Program Manager Lead for Windows Developer Experience Team. Lead for MSIX, app packaging, tooling, and enterprise app deployment.Prior: Microsoft Program Manager in the Windows Phone DivisionProgram Manager specializing in enterprise systems configuration and m... Read More →



Wednesday October 27, 2021 1:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Poinciana 1/2

1:00pm EDT

The FINAL Windows 10 Customizations - Option 2
Description:
With Windows 11 right around the corner, this will likely be the last ever Windows 10 Customizations session. With Windows 10 still being supported for a while, many admins are still expected to maintain customizations and branding for it. Not to mention a good chunk of these items will also work with Windows 11. Come learn how to tailor your workstations to your business needs. This will include the newest customizations from the latest builds of Windows 10 and maybe even a sneak peek at Windows 11.
What you will learn:
  • Learn many ways to customize Windows 10's feel and style
  • Understand why you SHOULD or SHOULD NOT customize various aspects of Windows
  • Learn the pain points sometimes caused by making changes to your Windows installations
  • Apply customizations using a variety of methods - ConfigMgr, Intune, old school group policy if you must, and more

Speakers
avatar for Gary Blok

Gary Blok

ConfigMgr Engineer, Recast Software
Working with ConfigMgr since 2012, Altiris before that, all in Workstation Management. Current focus is on WaaS, keeping a very large bank's Windows 10 machines (400k) on the "H2 / Fall" versions of Windows 10, leveraging Task Sequences. Recently joined the Recast Software team, excited... Read More →
avatar for Mark Godfrey

Mark Godfrey

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



Wednesday October 27, 2021 1:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Salon 1

1:20pm EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Wednesday October 27, 2021 1:20pm - 1:40pm EDT
Cabana - MSFT

1:20pm EDT

Speaker Cabana 7

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Gilbert

Jeff Gilbert

Senior PM, Microsoft Managed Desktop, Microsoft
Jeff Gilbert is a Senior Program Manager for the Microsoft Managed Desktop team at Microsoft. Jeff is a long-standing member of the endpoint management community and a speaker at many conferences over the years including MMS, Ignite, TechEd, and ITDev Connections as well as many endpoint... Read More →
avatar for Alex Semibratov

Alex Semibratov

Senior Consultant, DynTek
Azure / Intune/ SCCM / Enterprise Mobility / Windows Security Consultant with more than 15 years experience (10 of them with Microsoft Corporation)
avatar for Adam Nichols

Adam Nichols

Sr. Customer Engineer, Microsoft
Experienced Customer Engineer. Skilled in Servers, Windows Server, Management, System Deployment, and Networking. Strong information technology professional with a Bachelor's degree focused in Information Technology from Arizona State University.


Wednesday October 27, 2021 1:20pm - 1:40pm EDT
Cabana - Speakers

1:40pm EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Wednesday October 27, 2021 1:40pm - 2:00pm EDT
Cabana - MSFT

1:40pm EDT

Speaker Cabana 7

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Gilbert

Jeff Gilbert

Senior PM, Microsoft Managed Desktop, Microsoft
Jeff Gilbert is a Senior Program Manager for the Microsoft Managed Desktop team at Microsoft. Jeff is a long-standing member of the endpoint management community and a speaker at many conferences over the years including MMS, Ignite, TechEd, and ITDev Connections as well as many endpoint... Read More →
avatar for Alex Semibratov

Alex Semibratov

Senior Consultant, DynTek
Azure / Intune/ SCCM / Enterprise Mobility / Windows Security Consultant with more than 15 years experience (10 of them with Microsoft Corporation)
avatar for Adam Nichols

Adam Nichols

Sr. Customer Engineer, Microsoft
Experienced Customer Engineer. Skilled in Servers, Windows Server, Management, System Deployment, and Networking. Strong information technology professional with a Bachelor's degree focused in Information Technology from Arizona State University.


Wednesday October 27, 2021 1:40pm - 2:00pm EDT
Cabana - Speakers

2:00pm EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Wednesday October 27, 2021 2:00pm - 2:20pm EDT
Cabana - MSFT

2:00pm EDT

Speaker Cabana 7

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Gilbert

Jeff Gilbert

Senior PM, Microsoft Managed Desktop, Microsoft
Jeff Gilbert is a Senior Program Manager for the Microsoft Managed Desktop team at Microsoft. Jeff is a long-standing member of the endpoint management community and a speaker at many conferences over the years including MMS, Ignite, TechEd, and ITDev Connections as well as many endpoint... Read More →
avatar for Alex Semibratov

Alex Semibratov

Senior Consultant, DynTek
Azure / Intune/ SCCM / Enterprise Mobility / Windows Security Consultant with more than 15 years experience (10 of them with Microsoft Corporation)
avatar for Adam Nichols

Adam Nichols

Sr. Customer Engineer, Microsoft
Experienced Customer Engineer. Skilled in Servers, Windows Server, Management, System Deployment, and Networking. Strong information technology professional with a Bachelor's degree focused in Information Technology from Arizona State University.


Wednesday October 27, 2021 2:00pm - 2:20pm EDT
Cabana - Speakers

2:20pm EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Wednesday October 27, 2021 2:20pm - 2:40pm EDT
Cabana - MSFT

2:20pm EDT

Speaker Cabana 7

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Gilbert

Jeff Gilbert

Senior PM, Microsoft Managed Desktop, Microsoft
Jeff Gilbert is a Senior Program Manager for the Microsoft Managed Desktop team at Microsoft. Jeff is a long-standing member of the endpoint management community and a speaker at many conferences over the years including MMS, Ignite, TechEd, and ITDev Connections as well as many endpoint... Read More →
avatar for Alex Semibratov

Alex Semibratov

Senior Consultant, DynTek
Azure / Intune/ SCCM / Enterprise Mobility / Windows Security Consultant with more than 15 years experience (10 of them with Microsoft Corporation)
avatar for Adam Nichols

Adam Nichols

Sr. Customer Engineer, Microsoft
Experienced Customer Engineer. Skilled in Servers, Windows Server, Management, System Deployment, and Networking. Strong information technology professional with a Bachelor's degree focused in Information Technology from Arizona State University.


Wednesday October 27, 2021 2:20pm - 2:40pm EDT
Cabana - Speakers

2:40pm EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Wednesday October 27, 2021 2:40pm - 3:00pm EDT
Cabana - MSFT

2:40pm EDT

Speaker Cabana 7

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Gilbert

Jeff Gilbert

Senior PM, Microsoft Managed Desktop, Microsoft
Jeff Gilbert is a Senior Program Manager for the Microsoft Managed Desktop team at Microsoft. Jeff is a long-standing member of the endpoint management community and a speaker at many conferences over the years including MMS, Ignite, TechEd, and ITDev Connections as well as many endpoint... Read More →
avatar for Alex Semibratov

Alex Semibratov

Senior Consultant, DynTek
Azure / Intune/ SCCM / Enterprise Mobility / Windows Security Consultant with more than 15 years experience (10 of them with Microsoft Corporation)
avatar for Adam Nichols

Adam Nichols

Sr. Customer Engineer, Microsoft
Experienced Customer Engineer. Skilled in Servers, Windows Server, Management, System Deployment, and Networking. Strong information technology professional with a Bachelor's degree focused in Information Technology from Arizona State University.


Wednesday October 27, 2021 2:40pm - 3:00pm EDT
Cabana - Speakers

3:00pm EDT

Speaker Cabana 8

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Sergey Chubarov

Sergey Chubarov

MVP | OSCP | OSEP | CEH | CPENT
Cloud Architecture and Security Trainer. Microsoft MVP: Microsoft Azure, Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), Offensive Security Experienced Pen tester (OSEP), Microsoft Certified Trainer, MCT Regional Lead, EC Council Instructor (CEI) and more.
avatar for Rod Trent

Rod Trent

Senior Cloud Security Advocate, Microsoft
Rod Trent is a Senior Cloud Security Advocate for Microsoft and an Azure Sentinel global SME helping customers migrate from existing SIEMs to #AzureSentinel to achieve the promise of better security through improved efficiency without compromise. He is a husband, dad, and first-time... Read More →


Wednesday October 27, 2021 3:00pm - 3:20pm EDT
Cabana - Speakers

3:00pm EDT

Lost your Babel fish? Manage language settings in OS Deployment
Description:
Managing language packs can be challenging. Learn how to more easily apply languages during OS Deployment.
What you will learn:
  • How ConfigMgr natively support managing language packs
  • How to leverage third-party tools to automate localization settings or allow user interaction for customization
  • How do I do it in the full OS, Autopilot, or anywhere else outside of ConfigMgr

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Hansard

Ryan Hansard

Systems Administrator, Shape Corp
Most recently I've been in a "Desktop Engineer" role where I am in charge of our System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) environment. Since taking this role I've re-architect and created a new instance of our SCCM to the current branch (CB) using Microsoft Best practices. I've... Read More →
avatar for Sean Bulger

Sean Bulger

Consulting Engineer, CDW
If you spend any time with me, you will quickly learn that I have a passion for Modern Endpoint Management. My path in life hasn’t really been traditional, but that has given me the unique perspectives on how to accomplish most tasks.Throughout the past several years I have had... Read More →



Wednesday October 27, 2021 3:00pm - 4:45pm EDT
Poinciana 1/2

3:00pm EDT

App Packaging for Intune
Description:
Let's get in the way back machine and go back to the early 2000's, back in those days not too many vendors shipped .msi installers and we routinely had to package apps for SMS/ConfigMgr. It was a daunting task and we all hated it, from this hatred arose a special bread of IT guys known as "packagers", these tireless dudes made the lives of us SMS Admins easier because all they did was spend entire days in AdminStudio creating packages for us. Now back to the present.....Intune lacks a lot of the controls that we've had in MEMCM for the past 14 years or so which means we need to find creative solutions to control how apps are installed. Things like pre-requisites, ordering of application installs, copying files to folders etc. In this session, we will cover packaging apps using the Win32 Content Prep Tool as well as third-party tools for creating custom .msi files.

What you will learn:
  • How to create custom MSI files using Advanced Installer
  • How to create Win32 apps using PowerShell and the Win32 Content Prep Too
  • Why do we need to package apps for Intune

Speakers
avatar for John Marcum

John Marcum

Chief Program Manager, Fatstacks
Chief Program Manager for Fatstacks.tech Power BI template apps including BI for Intune and BI for SCCM. Technical Architect and Microsoft MVP specializing in Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager, Intune, and Azure Virtual Desktop; as well as supporting technologies such... Read More →
avatar for David Baldwin

David Baldwin

Senior Solutions Architect, Netrix, LLC
Supporting and managing Windows desktops and laptops continuously since 1996! Started packaging and deploying new versions of things like Adobe Reader with my rogue SMS 1.2 site installed from BORK 4.5. Who thought I'd be showing our clients how to manage laptops and desktops with... Read More →



Wednesday October 27, 2021 3:00pm - 4:45pm EDT
Salon 2

3:00pm EDT

Augmenting MEMCM and Autopilot (Exclusive preview from 1E)
The pandemic has changed life as we know it, including the way we work. With organizations having to accept and embrace remote working models, both people and the technology they use have become the center of attention. For those already using 1E technology, this transition has become seamless. However, more can always be done. Join us as we explore new methods to improve Configuration Manager with real-time visibility and extensible endpoint health. As all of these critical systems, both existing like Powershell and new ones, like increasing the functionality of Autopilot (our exclusive MMS Preview), continue to prove the future of UEM in a Digital Employee Experience (DEX) modern world.

The best question during the session wins a DJI 2 Mini Drone!


Moderators
avatar for Jim Bezdan

Jim Bezdan

Technical Enablement Lead, 1E, Inc.
avatar for Shaun Cassells

Shaun Cassells

Principal Solutions Engineer, 1E
Shaun is Principal Solutions Engineer, 1E and has excelled for over a decade with 1E in various engineering and consulting roles. He is a top-performing technology evangelist and former Microsoft MVP for Windows.  He has an extensive track record of delivering digital disruption... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for 1e

1e

Modern users expect a mobile-like experience, with self-service and instant results. 1E enables IT to deliver comprehensive self-service and respond in real-time by augmenting Microsoft and ServiceNow solutions. Over 1000 organizations trust 1E to meet their user, business, and... Read More →



Wednesday October 27, 2021 3:00pm - 4:45pm EDT
Poinciana 3/4

3:00pm EDT

MEMCM MSFT AMA
Ask the MEMCM folks anything. Fully open discussion. Yeah, yeah, DJam isn't MEMCM anymore, but he's forgotten more than you know!

Speakers
avatar for Chris Sires

Chris Sires

Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft
Neighbor-loving free-thinking bacon-eating beer-drinking libertarian-leaning father, husband, ConfigMgr Engineer, Microsoft Employee. Find me if you want to cuss at the product group!
avatar for Anton Varshavskiy

Anton Varshavskiy

Principal Software Engineer, Microsoft
Anton is an engineer on the Microsoft Endpoint Manager engineering team, specializing in the application management and tenant attach.
avatar for David James

David James

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

Matt Call

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
Matt is a Senior Program Manager on the Microsoft Endpoint Manager engineering squad responsible for Endpoint Security and other various security integrations. He's spent a majority of his life working/consulting/architecting Windows clients in extremely large enterprises. Because... Read More →
avatar for Benjamin Reynolds

Benjamin Reynolds

Sr. Service Engineer, Microsoft
Benjamin has been at Microsoft for over 10 years working on ConfigMgr and Intune.His expertise is on SQL Server and all things data (DBA, T-SQL, Reporting, Business Intelligence) and Asset Management (Software/Hardware Inventory, Asset Intelligence, and Software Metering).


Wednesday October 27, 2021 3:00pm - 4:45pm EDT
Salon 1

3:00pm EDT

Task Sequences, more than OSD - Option 1
Description:
In this session, we'll cover using a Task Sequence to go beyond OSD.  You have specialized deployments that need an automation engine to get it right, leverage a TS.  We'll also cover debug mode, connecting to the TS Environment to create popups, interactive task sequences, and troubleshooting.
What you will learn:
  • Leveraging Debug Mode
  • Testing PowerShell Scripts in an Active Task Sequence environment        
  • Creating User-Driven popups

Speakers
avatar for Gary Blok

Gary Blok

ConfigMgr Engineer, Recast Software
Working with ConfigMgr since 2012, Altiris before that, all in Workstation Management. Current focus is on WaaS, keeping a very large bank's Windows 10 machines (400k) on the "H2 / Fall" versions of Windows 10, leveraging Task Sequences. Recently joined the Recast Software team, excited... Read More →
avatar for Steve Jesok

Steve Jesok

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



Wednesday October 27, 2021 3:00pm - 4:45pm EDT
Salon 3

3:20pm EDT

Speaker Cabana 8

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Sergey Chubarov

Sergey Chubarov

MVP | OSCP | OSEP | CEH | CPENT
Cloud Architecture and Security Trainer. Microsoft MVP: Microsoft Azure, Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), Offensive Security Experienced Pen tester (OSEP), Microsoft Certified Trainer, MCT Regional Lead, EC Council Instructor (CEI) and more.
avatar for Rod Trent

Rod Trent

Senior Cloud Security Advocate, Microsoft
Rod Trent is a Senior Cloud Security Advocate for Microsoft and an Azure Sentinel global SME helping customers migrate from existing SIEMs to #AzureSentinel to achieve the promise of better security through improved efficiency without compromise. He is a husband, dad, and first-time... Read More →


Wednesday October 27, 2021 3:20pm - 3:40pm EDT
Cabana - Speakers

3:40pm EDT

Speaker Cabana 8

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Sergey Chubarov

Sergey Chubarov

MVP | OSCP | OSEP | CEH | CPENT
Cloud Architecture and Security Trainer. Microsoft MVP: Microsoft Azure, Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), Offensive Security Experienced Pen tester (OSEP), Microsoft Certified Trainer, MCT Regional Lead, EC Council Instructor (CEI) and more.
avatar for Rod Trent

Rod Trent

Senior Cloud Security Advocate, Microsoft
Rod Trent is a Senior Cloud Security Advocate for Microsoft and an Azure Sentinel global SME helping customers migrate from existing SIEMs to #AzureSentinel to achieve the promise of better security through improved efficiency without compromise. He is a husband, dad, and first-time... Read More →


Wednesday October 27, 2021 3:40pm - 4:00pm EDT
Cabana - Speakers

4:00pm EDT

Speaker Cabana 8

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Sergey Chubarov

Sergey Chubarov

MVP | OSCP | OSEP | CEH | CPENT
Cloud Architecture and Security Trainer. Microsoft MVP: Microsoft Azure, Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), Offensive Security Experienced Pen tester (OSEP), Microsoft Certified Trainer, MCT Regional Lead, EC Council Instructor (CEI) and more.
avatar for Rod Trent

Rod Trent

Senior Cloud Security Advocate, Microsoft
Rod Trent is a Senior Cloud Security Advocate for Microsoft and an Azure Sentinel global SME helping customers migrate from existing SIEMs to #AzureSentinel to achieve the promise of better security through improved efficiency without compromise. He is a husband, dad, and first-time... Read More →


Wednesday October 27, 2021 4:00pm - 4:20pm EDT
Cabana - Speakers

4:20pm EDT

Speaker Cabana 8

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Sergey Chubarov

Sergey Chubarov

MVP | OSCP | OSEP | CEH | CPENT
Cloud Architecture and Security Trainer. Microsoft MVP: Microsoft Azure, Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), Offensive Security Experienced Pen tester (OSEP), Microsoft Certified Trainer, MCT Regional Lead, EC Council Instructor (CEI) and more.
avatar for Rod Trent

Rod Trent

Senior Cloud Security Advocate, Microsoft
Rod Trent is a Senior Cloud Security Advocate for Microsoft and an Azure Sentinel global SME helping customers migrate from existing SIEMs to #AzureSentinel to achieve the promise of better security through improved efficiency without compromise. He is a husband, dad, and first-time... Read More →


Wednesday October 27, 2021 4:20pm - 4:40pm EDT
Cabana - Speakers

5:00pm EDT

MMS Tips & Tricks Showcase
Description:
This is your opportunity to 'step up to the mic' and show your flare! Join this tips and tricks beer session to show off something you've created, enhanced, or taken to a new level (no vendor stuff please!). A top-level Dell XPS 15", 32GB RAM, 2 TB laptop will be given away randomly to participants! 1-4 minutes max per person.

What you will learn:
  • Learn about all the cool stuff that your peers are doing in Systems Management
  • Everyone has something to share, sometimes you just need to look around! 
  • Have Fun!

Speakers
avatar for Brian Mason

Brian Mason

CM Admin, MMS Staff
I manage 400K systems at Wells Fargo with ConfigMgr Current Branch. I work with the best team in the business and love my job. I spend almost all my time on MMS. I am also a founding board member for my local user group, the Twin Cities Systems Management User Group and help keep... Read More →
avatar for Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey

Microsoft MVP, Senior Enterprise Architect, MMS Staff
Greg Ramsey, Enterprise Mobility MVP, is Senior Enterprise Architect at Dell, Inc. He has a B.S. in Computer Sciences and Engineering from Ohio State University, and has coauthored many books over the years. Greg is a cofounder of the Ohio SMS Users Group and the Central Texas Systems... Read More →
avatar for Benjamin Reynolds

Benjamin Reynolds

Sr. Service Engineer, Microsoft
Benjamin has been at Microsoft for over 10 years working on ConfigMgr and Intune.His expertise is on SQL Server and all things data (DBA, T-SQL, Reporting, Business Intelligence) and Asset Management (Software/Hardware Inventory, Asset Intelligence, and Software Metering).


Wednesday October 27, 2021 5:00pm - 6:45pm EDT
Salon 3

7:00pm EDT

1E Happy Hour at Lost Weekend
Games, drinks, and food on us!
Get your 1E wristband from our booth
Where: Lost Weekend, 218 Espanola Way, Miami Beach, 33139

Directions: Exit the hotel and walk south on Collins Ave for 4 minutes. Turn right onto Espanola Way and you're there!
  • If you have any dietary requirements or allergies, please speak with a staff member upon arrival.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Dani Suntup (+9172316379)
We look forward to seeing you there!


Sponsors
avatar for 1e

1e

Modern users expect a mobile-like experience, with self-service and instant results. 1E enables IT to deliver comprehensive self-service and respond in real-time by augmenting Microsoft and ServiceNow solutions. Over 1000 organizations trust 1E to meet their user, business, and... Read More →


Wednesday October 27, 2021 7:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
 
Thursday, October 28
 

8:00am EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Thursday October 28, 2021 8:00am - 8:20am EDT
Cabana - MSFT

8:00am EDT

Speaker Cabana 5

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Bruce Sa

Bruce Sa

Cloud Architect, NTT
I'm a cloud architect at one of the largest SI's in the world, where i have been a leading member of the team that transformed the fleet from multiple disparate ConfigMgr environments into a single Intune Environment that all regions and opcos around the world can co-exist on.
avatar for Phil Schwan

Phil Schwan

Manager, End User Computing, Netrix
Desktop engineering expert with over twenty years of Windows desktop administration and engineering experience, specializing in process standardization and automation, large scale administration, and deployment infrastructure planning. Well experienced in large corporate environments... Read More →
avatar for Jordan Benzing

Jordan Benzing

Engineer, Patch My PC
Jordan has been working in the Industry since 2009. Since starting he’s worked with Active Directory, Group Policy, SCCM, SCOM and PowerShell. Jordan most recently worked in the healthcare industry as an SCCM Infrastructure Team lead supporting over 150,000 endpoints. Jordan currently... Read More →


Thursday October 28, 2021 8:00am - 8:20am EDT
Cabana - Speakers

8:00am EDT

Autopilot - Leaving The Old World Behind - Option 2
Description:
This session is targeted at successful approaches of leveraging Autopilot to provision an Enterprise-Ready Workstation utilizing Modern Techniques leaving the Old World Behind. We will address technology challenges we have faced in the field and how to overcome these challenges.
What you will learn:
  • An understanding of what Modern Autopilot Means
  • An understanding of common challenges and how to overcome them.
  • Tips and techniques to successfully deploying an Enterprise-Ready workstation leveraging Autopilot

Speakers
avatar for Adam Nichols

Adam Nichols

Sr. Customer Engineer, Microsoft
Experienced Customer Engineer. Skilled in Servers, Windows Server, Management, System Deployment, and Networking. Strong information technology professional with a Bachelor's degree focused in Information Technology from Arizona State University.
avatar for Jeff Gilbert

Jeff Gilbert

Senior PM, Microsoft Managed Desktop, Microsoft
Jeff Gilbert is a Senior Program Manager for the Microsoft Managed Desktop team at Microsoft. Jeff is a long-standing member of the endpoint management community and a speaker at many conferences over the years including MMS, Ignite, TechEd, and ITDev Connections as well as many endpoint... Read More →



Thursday October 28, 2021 8:00am - 9:45am EDT
Salon 1

8:00am EDT

BitLocker with ConfigMgr; Notes from the Field - Option 1
Description:
In this session, we will discuss how to move from MBAM to ConfigMgr for BitLocker management. You will learn to plan, configure and deploy BitLocker Management using a variety of methods. Learn to report on BitLocker device compliance.
What you will learn:
  • Become familiar with BitLocker management
  • Learn how to deploy and use the BitLocker management portals
  • Learn how to use built-in reports or create your own reports for BitLocker management
  • Learn how to configure BitLocker Management when the Endpoint Protection workload has been moved to Intune

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Teegarden

Matthew Teegarden

Senior Consultant at Catapult Systems, Catapult Systems
Matthew has worked in assisting organizations to improve productivity, services and processes within the System Center suite. In 2019 he was elected President of the MN System Center User Group. He has worked as a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) for over thirteen years teaching... Read More →
avatar for John Marcum

John Marcum

Chief Program Manager, Fatstacks
Chief Program Manager for Fatstacks.tech Power BI template apps including BI for Intune and BI for SCCM. Technical Architect and Microsoft MVP specializing in Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager, Intune, and Azure Virtual Desktop; as well as supporting technologies such... Read More →


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Thursday October 28, 2021 8:00am - 9:45am EDT
Salon 3

8:00am EDT

Recast Software: The Swiss Army Knife of Systems Management
  • What’s new in Right Click Tools version 4.8 (spoiler: includes a new Community tool!)
  • New Product Alert! How to use Endpoint Insights (formerly Enhansoft) to access critical endpoint data not available natively in ConfigMgr or other ITSMs, including insights on databases, monitors, warranty information, and more
  • How to uncover compliance levels for LAPS, BitLocker, Software Updates and more, paired with actions to quickly remediate issues
  • How to use Remote Software Center to run actions remotely from the administrator machine and at scale on numerous devices or device collections
  • How to extend Right Click Tools functionality into ServiceNow to enable your help desk team to solve issues on the first attempt
Join us in what is sure to be an engaging session. We guarantee you’ll learn something new!

Speakers
avatar for Gary Blok

Gary Blok

ConfigMgr Engineer, Recast Software
Working with ConfigMgr since 2012, Altiris before that, all in Workstation Management. Current focus is on WaaS, keeping a very large bank's Windows 10 machines (400k) on the "H2 / Fall" versions of Windows 10, leveraging Task Sequences. Recently joined the Recast Software team, excited... Read More →
avatar for Mark Godfrey

Mark Godfrey

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

Garth Jones

Senior Architect, Recast Software
Garth Jones is Senior Architect of Endpoint Insight at Recast Software. Recast Software is a company that develops products to extend the value of Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager (Current Branch) and Microsoft Intune. Garth started working with Systems Management... Read More →



Thursday October 28, 2021 8:00am - 9:45am EDT
Salon 2

8:00am EDT

Running Away from WSUS (and how to do it)
Description:
So you want to get away from being dependent on WSUS each month but you're just not sure how it would work in the real world? Find out how to shift workloads, what to do with devices you can't move to Intune, and a few ways to provide meaningful reporting to leadership, etc.

What you will learn:
  • How to create the perfectly simple update ring profiles
  • What to do with 3rd-party apps
  • What you should do with Office
  • What reporting should look like in the modern era

Speakers
avatar for Julie Andreacola

Julie Andreacola

Fast Track Modern Experience SME, Microsoft
I love a role that requires me to always be learning new technology. I'm passionate about mentoring others and building skills together. My current focus is modern desktop to include Windows 10, Office 365, and security.
avatar for David Baldwin

David Baldwin

Senior Solutions Architect, Netrix, LLC
Supporting and managing Windows desktops and laptops continuously since 1996! Started packaging and deploying new versions of things like Adobe Reader with my rogue SMS 1.2 site installed from BORK 4.5. Who thought I'd be showing our clients how to manage laptops and desktops with... Read More →
avatar for Harjit Dhaliwal

Harjit Dhaliwal

Customer Engineer, Microsoft
Customer Engineer at Microsoft for Modern Workplace (M365) focused on Microsoft Endpoint Manager technologies such as Intune, ConfigMgr, Autopilot, Azure AD, Windows Update for Business, Patch Management, and much more. Former Microsoft MVP and two decades as a Senior Systems Administrator... Read More →



Thursday October 28, 2021 8:00am - 9:45am EDT
Poinciana 1/2

8:00am EDT

What Flavor of Defender Would You Like?
Description:
Start off with an appetizer of the Defender story across both the Microsoft 365 and Azure platforms, enjoy the main meal of the deployment story on all platforms (whether its workstation, server & mobile) and operating systems (Linux, Mac, Windows, iOS, Android), and close out with the sweets of operationalizing these tools in your security program.

What you will learn:
  • Understand the Defender story across both the Microsoft 365 and Azure platforms
  • Understand deployment story on all platforms (whether its workstation, server & mobile) and operating systems (Linux, Mac, Windows, iOS, Android)
  • Understand operationalizing Defender tools in your security program

Speakers
avatar for Chris Blackburn

Chris Blackburn

Managing Architect, Concurency
Having a love of technology through years of exposure as a young boy and then as a teenager, the quest to always stay up to date with the latest and greatest has come naturally over the last 2 decades.My first job in a call center environment built not only my customer services skills... Read More →



Thursday October 28, 2021 8:00am - 9:45am EDT
Poinciana 3/4

8:20am EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Thursday October 28, 2021 8:20am - 8:40am EDT
Cabana - MSFT

8:20am EDT

Speaker Cabana 5

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Bruce Sa

Bruce Sa

Cloud Architect, NTT
I'm a cloud architect at one of the largest SI's in the world, where i have been a leading member of the team that transformed the fleet from multiple disparate ConfigMgr environments into a single Intune Environment that all regions and opcos around the world can co-exist on.
avatar for Phil Schwan

Phil Schwan

Manager, End User Computing, Netrix
Desktop engineering expert with over twenty years of Windows desktop administration and engineering experience, specializing in process standardization and automation, large scale administration, and deployment infrastructure planning. Well experienced in large corporate environments... Read More →
avatar for Jordan Benzing

Jordan Benzing

Engineer, Patch My PC
Jordan has been working in the Industry since 2009. Since starting he’s worked with Active Directory, Group Policy, SCCM, SCOM and PowerShell. Jordan most recently worked in the healthcare industry as an SCCM Infrastructure Team lead supporting over 150,000 endpoints. Jordan currently... Read More →


Thursday October 28, 2021 8:20am - 8:40am EDT
Cabana - Speakers

8:40am EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Thursday October 28, 2021 8:40am - 9:00am EDT
Cabana - MSFT

8:40am EDT

Speaker Cabana 5

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

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Speakers
avatar for Bruce Sa

Bruce Sa

Cloud Architect, NTT
I'm a cloud architect at one of the largest SI's in the world, where i have been a leading member of the team that transformed the fleet from multiple disparate ConfigMgr environments into a single Intune Environment that all regions and opcos around the world can co-exist on.
avatar for Phil Schwan

Phil Schwan

Manager, End User Computing, Netrix
Desktop engineering expert with over twenty years of Windows desktop administration and engineering experience, specializing in process standardization and automation, large scale administration, and deployment infrastructure planning. Well experienced in large corporate environments... Read More →
avatar for Jordan Benzing

Jordan Benzing

Engineer, Patch My PC
Jordan has been working in the Industry since 2009. Since starting he’s worked with Active Directory, Group Policy, SCCM, SCOM and PowerShell. Jordan most recently worked in the healthcare industry as an SCCM Infrastructure Team lead supporting over 150,000 endpoints. Jordan currently... Read More →


Thursday October 28, 2021 8:40am - 9:00am EDT
Cabana - Speakers

9:00am EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

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Thursday October 28, 2021 9:00am - 9:20am EDT
Cabana - MSFT

9:00am EDT

Speaker Cabana 5

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Bruce Sa

Bruce Sa

Cloud Architect, NTT
I'm a cloud architect at one of the largest SI's in the world, where i have been a leading member of the team that transformed the fleet from multiple disparate ConfigMgr environments into a single Intune Environment that all regions and opcos around the world can co-exist on.
avatar for Phil Schwan

Phil Schwan

Manager, End User Computing, Netrix
Desktop engineering expert with over twenty years of Windows desktop administration and engineering experience, specializing in process standardization and automation, large scale administration, and deployment infrastructure planning. Well experienced in large corporate environments... Read More →
avatar for Jordan Benzing

Jordan Benzing

Engineer, Patch My PC
Jordan has been working in the Industry since 2009. Since starting he’s worked with Active Directory, Group Policy, SCCM, SCOM and PowerShell. Jordan most recently worked in the healthcare industry as an SCCM Infrastructure Team lead supporting over 150,000 endpoints. Jordan currently... Read More →


Thursday October 28, 2021 9:00am - 9:20am EDT
Cabana - Speakers

9:20am EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Thursday October 28, 2021 9:20am - 9:40am EDT
Cabana - MSFT

9:20am EDT

Speaker Cabana 5

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Bruce Sa

Bruce Sa

Cloud Architect, NTT
I'm a cloud architect at one of the largest SI's in the world, where i have been a leading member of the team that transformed the fleet from multiple disparate ConfigMgr environments into a single Intune Environment that all regions and opcos around the world can co-exist on.
avatar for Phil Schwan

Phil Schwan

Manager, End User Computing, Netrix
Desktop engineering expert with over twenty years of Windows desktop administration and engineering experience, specializing in process standardization and automation, large scale administration, and deployment infrastructure planning. Well experienced in large corporate environments... Read More →
avatar for Jordan Benzing

Jordan Benzing

Engineer, Patch My PC
Jordan has been working in the Industry since 2009. Since starting he’s worked with Active Directory, Group Policy, SCCM, SCOM and PowerShell. Jordan most recently worked in the healthcare industry as an SCCM Infrastructure Team lead supporting over 150,000 endpoints. Jordan currently... Read More →


Thursday October 28, 2021 9:20am - 9:40am EDT
Cabana - Speakers

9:40am EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Thursday October 28, 2021 9:40am - 10:00am EDT
Cabana - MSFT

9:40am EDT

Speaker Cabana 5

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Bruce Sa

Bruce Sa

Cloud Architect, NTT
I'm a cloud architect at one of the largest SI's in the world, where i have been a leading member of the team that transformed the fleet from multiple disparate ConfigMgr environments into a single Intune Environment that all regions and opcos around the world can co-exist on.
avatar for Phil Schwan

Phil Schwan

Manager, End User Computing, Netrix
Desktop engineering expert with over twenty years of Windows desktop administration and engineering experience, specializing in process standardization and automation, large scale administration, and deployment infrastructure planning. Well experienced in large corporate environments... Read More →
avatar for Jordan Benzing

Jordan Benzing

Engineer, Patch My PC
Jordan has been working in the Industry since 2009. Since starting he’s worked with Active Directory, Group Policy, SCCM, SCOM and PowerShell. Jordan most recently worked in the healthcare industry as an SCCM Infrastructure Team lead supporting over 150,000 endpoints. Jordan currently... Read More →


Thursday October 28, 2021 9:40am - 10:00am EDT
Cabana - Speakers

10:00am EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Thursday October 28, 2021 10:00am - 10:20am EDT
Cabana - MSFT

10:00am EDT

Speaker Cabana 10

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Nevins

Jeff Nevins

CEO, Simeon Cloud
Jeff has excelled in roles ranging from architecture and implementation of complex solutions to building and leading technology organizations. His experience leading teams in software development, cloud engineering, and IT architecture, combined with his passion for automation has... Read More →
avatar for Chris Blackburn

Chris Blackburn

Managing Architect, Concurency
Having a love of technology through years of exposure as a young boy and then as a teenager, the quest to always stay up to date with the latest and greatest has come naturally over the last 2 decades.My first job in a call center environment built not only my customer services skills... Read More →


Thursday October 28, 2021 10:00am - 10:20am EDT
Cabana - Speakers

10:00am EDT

Welcome our Robot Overlords: Automating all the things! - Option 2
Description:
A beginner's guide to automation with AdminService and Graph API: learn about Microsoft Endpoint Manager configuration using Graph API and the AdminService.

Learn about entry points to automate device management workloads in Microsoft Endpoint Manager using the Graph API, the Admin Service, and various entry points including Azure Automation and Power Apps.

What you will learn:
  • Connecting to Graph API and the AdminService through PowerShell
  • Creating your first Automation task
  • Building blocks for more advanced automation


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 →
avatar for Sean Bulger

Sean Bulger

Consulting Engineer, CDW
If you spend any time with me, you will quickly learn that I have a passion for Modern Endpoint Management. My path in life hasn’t really been traditional, but that has given me the unique perspectives on how to accomplish most tasks.Throughout the past several years I have had... Read More →



Thursday October 28, 2021 10:00am - 11:45am EDT
Salon 2

10:00am EDT

Build Your Own Right Click Tools
Description:
Do you use a set of Right Click Tools to make your job easier? Of course you do! Who doesn't? Have you ever wondered how to make your own to fit a unique need for your organization? Look no further. Come learn from the pros, makers of the Recast Right Click Tools.

What you will learn:
  • How to create XML files that define the right-click context menus within the Configuration Manager console
  • Call your own custom parameterized code from the console context menus
  • Make an optional UI to wrap your custom code
  • Be more efficient at your job

Speakers
avatar for Mark Godfrey

Mark Godfrey

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



Thursday October 28, 2021 10:00am - 11:45am EDT
Poinciana 1/2

10:00am EDT

Diving deep into Windows 10/11 images
Description:
We have been using WIM images to deploy Windows OSes since the Windows Vista release. What have we learned since then? What enhancements have been introduced? In this session, we'll look at the "state of the art" in image creation and deployment, as well as "creative solutions" and other enhancements for you to consider.

What you will learn:
  • How to reduce the size of Windows images
  • Windows 11 adds a few small improvements
  • It is still best to use the Microsoft media?

Speakers
avatar for Michael Niehaus

Michael Niehaus

Global Technology Specialist, Tanium
Specialties: Microsoft Endpoint Manager, Windows deployment and management, Office deployment, Windows development, cloud services
avatar for Alex Semibratov

Alex Semibratov

Senior Consultant, DynTek
Azure / Intune/ SCCM / Enterprise Mobility / Windows Security Consultant with more than 15 years experience (10 of them with Microsoft Corporation)



Thursday October 28, 2021 10:00am - 11:45am EDT
Salon 3

10:00am EDT

Retrieving BitLocker Keys from the ConfigMgr Database, A Different Approach
Description:
Ever find yourself unable to retrieve a BitLocker key from the ConfigMgr database? This session will talk about those times that you can't access the BitLocker recovery key through the provided portals. We'll show you how to retrieve those keys easily. We will talk about our history and how we got to where we are and why we needed a new approach to retrieving those keys.
What you will learn:
  • Identify times you can't access BitLocker keys
  • How to access BitLocker keys from the ConfigMgr Database
  • Some shortfalls that come up

Speakers
avatar for John Yoakum

John Yoakum

Software Deployment Engineer, University of Alaska Anchorage
Multifaceted, efficient & reliable computer professional with 10+ years experience supporting multi-user domain servers and up to 100 workstations. Expert in all of the standard office desktop software and some design software. Proven experience in network/hardware/operating system... Read More →
avatar for Harjit Dhaliwal

Harjit Dhaliwal

Customer Engineer, Microsoft
Customer Engineer at Microsoft for Modern Workplace (M365) focused on Microsoft Endpoint Manager technologies such as Intune, ConfigMgr, Autopilot, Azure AD, Windows Update for Business, Patch Management, and much more. Former Microsoft MVP and two decades as a Senior Systems Administrator... Read More →



Thursday October 28, 2021 10:00am - 11:45am EDT
Salon 1

10:00am EDT

Securing Cloud PCs Using Azure Sentinel
Description:
Windows 365 Cloud PCs are essentially just cloud-based VMs provided for end-users access to corporate infrastructure and software. However, there are some nuanced measures that need to be taken to ensure these assets can still be monitored and managed using Azure Sentinel.
What you will learn:
  • How to include Cloud PCs in standard security monitoring
  • How to group cloud and physical user devices to ensure central security management
  • Why a Cloud PC is a bit different than a normal asset you'd monitor for potential intrusions

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Gilbert

Jeff Gilbert

Senior PM, Microsoft Managed Desktop, Microsoft
Jeff Gilbert is a Senior Program Manager for the Microsoft Managed Desktop team at Microsoft. Jeff is a long-standing member of the endpoint management community and a speaker at many conferences over the years including MMS, Ignite, TechEd, and ITDev Connections as well as many endpoint... Read More →
avatar for Rod Trent

Rod Trent

Senior Cloud Security Advocate, Microsoft
Rod Trent is a Senior Cloud Security Advocate for Microsoft and an Azure Sentinel global SME helping customers migrate from existing SIEMs to #AzureSentinel to achieve the promise of better security through improved efficiency without compromise. He is a husband, dad, and first-time... Read More →



Thursday October 28, 2021 10:00am - 11:45am EDT
Poinciana 3/4

10:20am EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Thursday October 28, 2021 10:20am - 10:40am EDT
Cabana - MSFT

10:20am EDT

Speaker Cabana 10

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Nevins

Jeff Nevins

CEO, Simeon Cloud
Jeff has excelled in roles ranging from architecture and implementation of complex solutions to building and leading technology organizations. His experience leading teams in software development, cloud engineering, and IT architecture, combined with his passion for automation has... Read More →
avatar for Chris Blackburn

Chris Blackburn

Managing Architect, Concurency
Having a love of technology through years of exposure as a young boy and then as a teenager, the quest to always stay up to date with the latest and greatest has come naturally over the last 2 decades.My first job in a call center environment built not only my customer services skills... Read More →


Thursday October 28, 2021 10:20am - 10:40am EDT
Cabana - Speakers

10:40am EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Thursday October 28, 2021 10:40am - 11:00am EDT
Cabana - MSFT

10:40am EDT

Speaker Cabana 10

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Nevins

Jeff Nevins

CEO, Simeon Cloud
Jeff has excelled in roles ranging from architecture and implementation of complex solutions to building and leading technology organizations. His experience leading teams in software development, cloud engineering, and IT architecture, combined with his passion for automation has... Read More →
avatar for Chris Blackburn

Chris Blackburn

Managing Architect, Concurency
Having a love of technology through years of exposure as a young boy and then as a teenager, the quest to always stay up to date with the latest and greatest has come naturally over the last 2 decades.My first job in a call center environment built not only my customer services skills... Read More →


Thursday October 28, 2021 10:40am - 11:00am EDT
Cabana - Speakers

11:00am EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Thursday October 28, 2021 11:00am - 11:20am EDT
Cabana - MSFT

11:00am EDT

Speaker Cabana 10

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Nevins

Jeff Nevins

CEO, Simeon Cloud
Jeff has excelled in roles ranging from architecture and implementation of complex solutions to building and leading technology organizations. His experience leading teams in software development, cloud engineering, and IT architecture, combined with his passion for automation has... Read More →
avatar for Chris Blackburn

Chris Blackburn

Managing Architect, Concurency
Having a love of technology through years of exposure as a young boy and then as a teenager, the quest to always stay up to date with the latest and greatest has come naturally over the last 2 decades.My first job in a call center environment built not only my customer services skills... Read More →


Thursday October 28, 2021 11:00am - 11:20am EDT
Cabana - Speakers

11:20am EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Thursday October 28, 2021 11:20am - 11:40am EDT
Cabana - MSFT

11:20am EDT

Speaker Cabana 10

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Nevins

Jeff Nevins

CEO, Simeon Cloud
Jeff has excelled in roles ranging from architecture and implementation of complex solutions to building and leading technology organizations. His experience leading teams in software development, cloud engineering, and IT architecture, combined with his passion for automation has... Read More →
avatar for Chris Blackburn

Chris Blackburn

Managing Architect, Concurency
Having a love of technology through years of exposure as a young boy and then as a teenager, the quest to always stay up to date with the latest and greatest has come naturally over the last 2 decades.My first job in a call center environment built not only my customer services skills... Read More →


Thursday October 28, 2021 11:20am - 11:40am EDT
Cabana - Speakers

11:40am EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Thursday October 28, 2021 11:40am - 12:00pm EDT
Cabana - MSFT

11:40am EDT

Speaker Cabana 10

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Nevins

Jeff Nevins

CEO, Simeon Cloud
Jeff has excelled in roles ranging from architecture and implementation of complex solutions to building and leading technology organizations. His experience leading teams in software development, cloud engineering, and IT architecture, combined with his passion for automation has... Read More →
avatar for Chris Blackburn

Chris Blackburn

Managing Architect, Concurency
Having a love of technology through years of exposure as a young boy and then as a teenager, the quest to always stay up to date with the latest and greatest has come naturally over the last 2 decades.My first job in a call center environment built not only my customer services skills... Read More →


Thursday October 28, 2021 11:40am - 12:00pm EDT
Cabana - Speakers

11:45am EDT

Lunch
Stay cool inside, or enjoy the weather on the terrace or the lawn.

Thursday October 28, 2021 11:45am - 12:45pm EDT
Salon 4

1:00pm EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Thursday October 28, 2021 1:00pm - 1:20pm EDT
Cabana - MSFT

1:00pm EDT

Speaker Cabana 9

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for John Marcum

John Marcum

Chief Program Manager, Fatstacks
Chief Program Manager for Fatstacks.tech Power BI template apps including BI for Intune and BI for SCCM. Technical Architect and Microsoft MVP specializing in Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager, Intune, and Azure Virtual Desktop; as well as supporting technologies such... Read More →
avatar for John Yoakum

John Yoakum

Software Deployment Engineer, University of Alaska Anchorage
Multifaceted, efficient & reliable computer professional with 10+ years experience supporting multi-user domain servers and up to 100 workstations. Expert in all of the standard office desktop software and some design software. Proven experience in network/hardware/operating system... Read More →


Thursday October 28, 2021 1:00pm - 1:20pm EDT
Cabana - Speakers

1:00pm EDT

Mastering Autopilot - replace your existing provisioning process with Autopilot
Description:
Alex and Adam are sharing their experience moving clients from ConfigMgr OSD and other imaging technologies to Autopilot.

What you will learn:
  • How to build a reliable Autopilot Solution
  • How to deliver hardware support (drivers) when provisioning computers
  • How to keep Intune applications organized and how to build them with one click

Speakers
avatar for Adam Nichols

Adam Nichols

Sr. Customer Engineer, Microsoft
Experienced Customer Engineer. Skilled in Servers, Windows Server, Management, System Deployment, and Networking. Strong information technology professional with a Bachelor's degree focused in Information Technology from Arizona State University.
avatar for Alex Semibratov

Alex Semibratov

Senior Consultant, DynTek
Azure / Intune/ SCCM / Enterprise Mobility / Windows Security Consultant with more than 15 years experience (10 of them with Microsoft Corporation)



Thursday October 28, 2021 1:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Salon 3

1:00pm EDT

Task Sequences, more than OSD - Option 2
Description:
In this session, we'll cover using a Task Sequence to go beyond OSD.  You have specialized deployments that need an automation engine to get it right, leverage a TS.  We'll also cover debug mode, connecting to the TS Environment to create popups, interactive task sequences, and troubleshooting.
What you will learn:
  • Leveraging Debug Mode
  • Testing PowerShell Scripts in an Active Task Sequence environment        
  • Creating User-Driven popups

Speakers
avatar for Gary Blok

Gary Blok

ConfigMgr Engineer, Recast Software
Working with ConfigMgr since 2012, Altiris before that, all in Workstation Management. Current focus is on WaaS, keeping a very large bank's Windows 10 machines (400k) on the "H2 / Fall" versions of Windows 10, leveraging Task Sequences. Recently joined the Recast Software team, excited... Read More →
avatar for Steve Jesok

Steve Jesok

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



Thursday October 28, 2021 1:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Salon 2

1:00pm EDT

Hackers Won't Pass - Microsoft 365 Defender in action
Description:
The industry spends billions on cybersecurity, but it's getting worse every year. Crackers, ransomware attacks, international scandals remind us of our dangerous world, but the biggest issue is the matter of fact: there is a really low threshold of occurrence into "hacking". Any script kiddie can download a bunch of tools and play with your websites, emails servers, etc. In our time to be hacked or not is a matter of statistics. To beat hackers let's think like hackers.

In the session, you will see the complete kill chain from the edge to domain admin privileges and how to stop those types of attacks.

- Getting inside the network with email attacks. Bypassing third-party email protection.
- Privilege Escalation.
- Antivirus evasion.
- Enumerating and Exploiting Active Directory domain.
- Stop phishing attacks with Microsoft Defender for Office 365.
- Protect your modern desktop from modern attacks with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.
- Linux Cloud-based EDR

What you will learn:
  • Microsoft 365 Defender for Office 365 can block advanced phishing attacks
  • Microsoft 365 Defender for Endpoint detects and prevents attack kill-chain
  • Microsoft 365 Defender for Endpoint detects attacks on Linux systems

Speakers
avatar for Rod Trent

Rod Trent

Senior Cloud Security Advocate, Microsoft
Rod Trent is a Senior Cloud Security Advocate for Microsoft and an Azure Sentinel global SME helping customers migrate from existing SIEMs to #AzureSentinel to achieve the promise of better security through improved efficiency without compromise. He is a husband, dad, and first-time... Read More →
avatar for Sergey Chubarov

Sergey Chubarov

MVP | OSCP | OSEP | CEH | CPENT
Cloud Architecture and Security Trainer. Microsoft MVP: Microsoft Azure, Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), Offensive Security Experienced Pen tester (OSEP), Microsoft Certified Trainer, MCT Regional Lead, EC Council Instructor (CEI) and more.



Thursday October 28, 2021 1:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Poinciana 3/4

1:00pm EDT

Finding your way around the ConfigMgr Database - Option 2
Description:
Where does all of the data from ConfigMgr Inventory get stored? In this session, we will show you how the data gets stored in SQL and how to retrieve it. What if your leadership wanted a report showing when a certain patch was installed?  There isn't a built-in report for that. So you either have to say "I don't know," or say "I'll get that right away." This session will get you confident in the latter.
What you will learn:
  • Learn how data shown in Resource Explorer correlates to the SQL server DB
  • Be confident in getting the data from SQL
  • Free queries!

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Teegarden

Matthew Teegarden

Senior Consultant at Catapult Systems, Catapult Systems
Matthew has worked in assisting organizations to improve productivity, services and processes within the System Center suite. In 2019 he was elected President of the MN System Center User Group. He has worked as a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) for over thirteen years teaching... Read More →
avatar for Garth Jones

Garth Jones

Senior Architect, Recast Software
Garth Jones is Senior Architect of Endpoint Insight at Recast Software. Recast Software is a company that develops products to extend the value of Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager (Current Branch) and Microsoft Intune. Garth started working with Systems Management... Read More →



Thursday October 28, 2021 1:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Poinciana 1/2

1:00pm EDT

Deploying Windows Hello for Business
Description:
Learn about the benefits and pitfalls of deploying Hello for Business in the Enterprise.
Understand the building blocks that go into a successful Hello for Business deployment and how H4B becomes an integral part of your SSO and Passwordless Roadmap.
What you will learn:
  • Windows Hello and Hello for Business: What's the difference?
  • Planning and deploying Windows Hello for Business
  • The good stuff: configuring SSO, Sign in factors, and moving towards Passwordless authentication


Speakers
avatar for David Baldwin

David Baldwin

Senior Solutions Architect, Netrix, LLC
Supporting and managing Windows desktops and laptops continuously since 1996! Started packaging and deploying new versions of things like Adobe Reader with my rogue SMS 1.2 site installed from BORK 4.5. Who thought I'd be showing our clients how to manage laptops and desktops with... Read More →
avatar for Sean Bulger

Sean Bulger

Consulting Engineer, CDW
If you spend any time with me, you will quickly learn that I have a passion for Modern Endpoint Management. My path in life hasn’t really been traditional, but that has given me the unique perspectives on how to accomplish most tasks.Throughout the past several years I have had... Read More →



Thursday October 28, 2021 1:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Salon 1

1:20pm EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Thursday October 28, 2021 1:20pm - 1:40pm EDT
Cabana - MSFT

1:20pm EDT

Speaker Cabana 9

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for John Marcum

John Marcum

Chief Program Manager, Fatstacks
Chief Program Manager for Fatstacks.tech Power BI template apps including BI for Intune and BI for SCCM. Technical Architect and Microsoft MVP specializing in Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager, Intune, and Azure Virtual Desktop; as well as supporting technologies such... Read More →
avatar for John Yoakum

John Yoakum

Software Deployment Engineer, University of Alaska Anchorage
Multifaceted, efficient & reliable computer professional with 10+ years experience supporting multi-user domain servers and up to 100 workstations. Expert in all of the standard office desktop software and some design software. Proven experience in network/hardware/operating system... Read More →


Thursday October 28, 2021 1:20pm - 1:40pm EDT
Cabana - Speakers

1:40pm EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Thursday October 28, 2021 1:40pm - 2:00pm EDT
Cabana - MSFT

1:40pm EDT

Speaker Cabana 9

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for John Marcum

John Marcum

Chief Program Manager, Fatstacks
Chief Program Manager for Fatstacks.tech Power BI template apps including BI for Intune and BI for SCCM. Technical Architect and Microsoft MVP specializing in Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager, Intune, and Azure Virtual Desktop; as well as supporting technologies such... Read More →
avatar for John Yoakum

John Yoakum

Software Deployment Engineer, University of Alaska Anchorage
Multifaceted, efficient & reliable computer professional with 10+ years experience supporting multi-user domain servers and up to 100 workstations. Expert in all of the standard office desktop software and some design software. Proven experience in network/hardware/operating system... Read More →


Thursday October 28, 2021 1:40pm - 2:00pm EDT
Cabana - Speakers

2:00pm EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Thursday October 28, 2021 2:00pm - 2:20pm EDT
Cabana - MSFT

2:00pm EDT

Speaker Cabana 9

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for John Marcum

John Marcum

Chief Program Manager, Fatstacks
Chief Program Manager for Fatstacks.tech Power BI template apps including BI for Intune and BI for SCCM. Technical Architect and Microsoft MVP specializing in Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager, Intune, and Azure Virtual Desktop; as well as supporting technologies such... Read More →
avatar for John Yoakum

John Yoakum

Software Deployment Engineer, University of Alaska Anchorage
Multifaceted, efficient & reliable computer professional with 10+ years experience supporting multi-user domain servers and up to 100 workstations. Expert in all of the standard office desktop software and some design software. Proven experience in network/hardware/operating system... Read More →


Thursday October 28, 2021 2:00pm - 2:20pm EDT
Cabana - Speakers

2:20pm EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Thursday October 28, 2021 2:20pm - 2:40pm EDT
Cabana - MSFT

2:20pm EDT

Speaker Cabana 9

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for John Marcum

John Marcum

Chief Program Manager, Fatstacks
Chief Program Manager for Fatstacks.tech Power BI template apps including BI for Intune and BI for SCCM. Technical Architect and Microsoft MVP specializing in Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager, Intune, and Azure Virtual Desktop; as well as supporting technologies such... Read More →
avatar for John Yoakum

John Yoakum

Software Deployment Engineer, University of Alaska Anchorage
Multifaceted, efficient & reliable computer professional with 10+ years experience supporting multi-user domain servers and up to 100 workstations. Expert in all of the standard office desktop software and some design software. Proven experience in network/hardware/operating system... Read More →


Thursday October 28, 2021 2:20pm - 2:40pm EDT
Cabana - Speakers

2:40pm EDT

MSFT Cabana

Microsoft Cabana sessions offer you 20 minutes to speak directly with Microsoft developers to bring up issues or offer suggestions for improvement to anything related to MEMCM.

Bring your notebook or simply ask the Microsoft developers to open their console and repeat your steps on what isn't working\making sense\could do better.

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Thursday October 28, 2021 2:40pm - 3:00pm EDT
Cabana - MSFT

2:40pm EDT

Speaker Cabana 9

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

Feel free to slide out of conflicting sessions – our speakers know people need to come and go to get to the cabanas.

Find Wally to sign up!

Speakers
avatar for John Marcum

John Marcum

Chief Program Manager, Fatstacks
Chief Program Manager for Fatstacks.tech Power BI template apps including BI for Intune and BI for SCCM. Technical Architect and Microsoft MVP specializing in Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager, Intune, and Azure Virtual Desktop; as well as supporting technologies such... Read More →
avatar for John Yoakum

John Yoakum

Software Deployment Engineer, University of Alaska Anchorage
Multifaceted, efficient & reliable computer professional with 10+ years experience supporting multi-user domain servers and up to 100 workstations. Expert in all of the standard office desktop software and some design software. Proven experience in network/hardware/operating system... Read More →


Thursday October 28, 2021 2:40pm - 3:00pm EDT
Cabana - Speakers

3:00pm EDT

Implementing REST and Graph APIs with PowerShell
Description:
Ever need to pull information from some random place to use in your script? Maybe you need to look up some information from a SharePoint site or AzureAD?  Perhaps the weather forecast for a random zip code? We'll look at how to perform REST API queries through PowerShell as well as how to authenticate against, and query Graph API. There are almost always different ways to skin a cat.  We'll look at each and discuss the pros and cons as well as things to watch out for and to avoid.
What you will learn:
  • How to make a REST API call and process the response
  • Different ways to authenticate to Graph API via PowerShell
  • How to query and process data via Graph API and PowerShell

Speakers
avatar for Scott Corio

Scott Corio

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

Nathan Ziehnert

Sr. 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 →


api json

Thursday October 28, 2021 3:00pm - 4:45pm EDT
Salon 2

3:00pm EDT

PowerShell - Build it Better - Option 2
Description:
In this session, we will go over how to build better, faster, and more dynamic code.  Learn to think about making tools, not scripts.  Learn the ins and outs of multithreading, and the easiest ways to make functions and modules.  See best practices for code management, new ways to trigger scripts, and more!  Doesn't matter if you are a beginner or an advanced scripter - this session will have something for you!
What you will learn:
  • Learn how to go from a beginner scripter to a PowerShell tool builder
  • Make your code faster with multithreading, and when not to use it
  • Build dynamic triggers for starting scripts
  • Code Management Best Practices

Speakers
avatar for Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey

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



Thursday October 28, 2021 3:00pm - 4:45pm EDT
Poinciana 1/2

3:00pm EDT

BitLocker with ConfigMgr ; Notes from the Field - Option 2
Description:
In this session, we will discuss how to move from MBAM to ConfigMgr for BitLocker management. You will learn to plan, configure and deploy BitLocker Management using a variety of methods. Learn to report on BitLocker device compliance.
What you will learn:
  • Become familiar with BitLocker management
  • Learn how to deploy and use the BitLocker management portals
  • Learn how to use built-in reports or create your own reports for BitLocker management
  • Learn how to configure BitLocker Management when the Endpoint Protection workload has been moved to Intune

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Teegarden

Matthew Teegarden

Senior Consultant at Catapult Systems, Catapult Systems
Matthew has worked in assisting organizations to improve productivity, services and processes within the System Center suite. In 2019 he was elected President of the MN System Center User Group. He has worked as a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) for over thirteen years teaching... Read More →
avatar for John Marcum

John Marcum

Chief Program Manager, Fatstacks
Chief Program Manager for Fatstacks.tech Power BI template apps including BI for Intune and BI for SCCM. Technical Architect and Microsoft MVP specializing in Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager, Intune, and Azure Virtual Desktop; as well as supporting technologies such... Read More →


RegKey txt

Thursday October 28, 2021 3:00pm - 4:45pm EDT
Salon 1

3:00pm EDT

What's new in Windows 11?
Description:
Yes, Windows 11 has a flashy new coat of paint, but there must be more to it, right? In this session, we'll dive into what's new in Windows 11, focusing more on what things IT pros care about.

What you will learn:
  • Understand the new features in Windows 11
  • Know when to stay behind on Windows 10
  • Be ready to deploy Windows 11

Speakers
avatar for Michael Niehaus

Michael Niehaus

Global Technology Specialist, Tanium
Specialties: Microsoft Endpoint Manager, Windows deployment and management, Office deployment, Windows development, cloud services



Thursday October 28, 2021 3:00pm - 4:45pm EDT
Salon 3

3:00pm EDT

Power BI
Description:
How to grab data (and aggregate additional data) from Endpoint Manager into PowerBI with professional branding. This session should help the beginner, yet offer some advanced concepts as well.

What you will learn:
  • Everything you need to get started with PowerBI reporting    
  • Simple ways to add additional datasets to track trends    
  • How to make sure your report looks professional

Speakers
avatar for Steve Jesok

Steve Jesok

Systems Management and Automation Professional, Different Big Bank
Currently I am an operations engineer at a large financial services company. I have 20 years of experience with device management on a variety of platforms. I have always focused on automation, and avoided just being another button clickin’ admin. I have held many different positions... Read More →
avatar for Garth Jones

Garth Jones

Senior Architect, Recast Software
Garth Jones is Senior Architect of Endpoint Insight at Recast Software. Recast Software is a company that develops products to extend the value of Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager (Current Branch) and Microsoft Intune. Garth started working with Systems Management... Read More →



Thursday October 28, 2021 3:00pm - 4:45pm EDT
Poinciana 3/4

5:00pm EDT

Brewing Beer with Azure and Cloud MVPs
Description:
A fun, laid-back session about brewing beer, and integrating the process with Azure and IoT devices. We'll give a brief overview of how beer is made, and how Azure and IoT devices can help us with each of the steps. We'll also give a light demo of how to set up and get started with IoT devices in Azure while we're at it.
What you will learn:
  • How to connect an IoT device to Azure
  • How to process data from an IoT Device
  • How to properly pour a pint of beer

Speakers
avatar for Donnie Taylor

Donnie Taylor

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

Scott Corio

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

Nathan Ziehnert

Sr. 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 →



Thursday October 28, 2021 5:00pm - 6:45pm EDT
Salon 2

5:00pm EDT

Things I Learned Running SMS\CM the Last 20 Years
Details coming on this session. Let's hear some great tips that DJam has picked up over the past 20 years.

Speakers
avatar for David James

David James

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

Cabana Master
avatar for Wally Mead

Wally Mead

MMS Staff


Thursday October 28, 2021 5:00pm - 6:45pm EDT
Salon 3
 


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