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Wednesday, August 23
 

7:45am

#Doors & Registration Open#
Doors and registration open.

Wednesday August 23, 2017 7:45am - 6:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

8:45am

Conference Welcome Note
Welcome to Experts Live Europe! Join this session to kick off the conference together with Master of Ceremonies Marcel Zehner!

Speakers
avatar for Marcel Zehner

Marcel Zehner

Microsoft MVP, Microsoft RD, itnetX AG
Marcel is the CTO at itnetX, a Microsoft elite partner in Switzerland. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and a Microsoft Regional Director (RD).


Wednesday August 23, 2017 8:45am - 9:15am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

9:15am

Conference Keynote: Management as a Service - demystified
The landscape of how IT is delivering business value, has been greatly influenced by the emerging paradigms, such as cloud computing, DevOps, outsourcing, hosting and more. Coming from a consistent pattern for managing applications on enterprise distributed system, and moving into a more cloud native management approach using Management as a Service, doesn’t only change the landscape of IT operations in general, but also introduces us to an ocean of opportunities. During this keynote, Kristian Nese, part of Azure engineering, will run through heavy-hitting demos to show the significant changes in IT operations for public cloud management, and the latest innovations in the platform and the management services. Come open minded, prepare to be inspired, as we’ll unveil how Azure helps you to keep the lights on, remain efficient, scalable, secure, and flexible.

Speakers
avatar for Kristian Nese

Kristian Nese

Senior Program Manager, AzureCAT, Microsoft
Kristian is working on the AzureCAT team, engaging with large organizations world-wide, to unblock them and achieve the things we've never heard of before. Specifically, Kristian is focusing on DevOps & management at scale, with Azure Resource Manager and Azure management service... Read More →


Wednesday August 23, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

10:15am

#Coffee Break#
Coffee and snacks in the expo hall.

Wednesday August 23, 2017 10:15am - 10:45am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

10:45am

Azure DevTest Labs - What the heck is it?
In this session MVP Stefan Roth and MVP Stefan Johner show you how you can use Azure DevTest Labs to build your own lab and keep control of cost and resources.

Speakers
avatar for Stefan Johner

Stefan Johner

itnetX AG
Stefan is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and works at itnetX AG, a consulting and engineering company located in Bern/Switzerland. Stefan is mainly focused on Microsoft technologies, especially IT Service Management and Automation with System Center and Operations M... Read More →
avatar for Stefan Roth

Stefan Roth

MVP, itnetX AG
Stefan Roth works as a Cloud Architect at itnetX AG, a consulting and engineering company located in Switzerland. Stefan is focused on Microsoft Technologies, especially Microsoft Cloud Solutions based Microsoft System Center, Windows Azure and Service Management Automation. He's... Read More →


Wednesday August 23, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

10:45am

Building customer solutions on Microsoft services
During this session we walk through the building blocks of building customer solutions in the cloud. We have a rich set of tools available (ARM, Configuration Mgmt tools like PS DSC…) and there are different entries to start the development of the solutions. Solution components, approach, principles and note-from-the-field are discussed and demonstrated.

Speakers
avatar for Stijn Callebaut

Stijn Callebaut

Consultant, Inovativ
Stijn is an experienced IT professional, focusing on Microsoft technologies and specializing in Automation, Azure and System Center Service Manager with love for PowerShell.
avatar for Kurt van Hoecke

Kurt van Hoecke

Managing Director, Inovativ
Kurt is a Azure/PowerBI/System Center specialist and Cloud & Datacenter Management MVP. He has many years of experience as a consultant in various System Center & automation implementations. | Azure, Service management and service automation is the main focus for the moment. The... Read More →


Wednesday August 23, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

10:45am

Mapping Microsoft Cybersecurity to the Cyber Kill Chain
The network perimeter as you once knew it is history, and your sensitive information must be protected from wherever it is accessed. The stakes can add up to tens of millions in losses. In this one-of-a-kind session, we will examine a high-profile security breach of an industry giant, examining how the attack could have been thwarted at each step with the Microsoft Cybersecurity Stack.
Prepare for a session filled with drama, intrigue, scapegoats and demos!

Speakers
avatar for Pete Zerger

Pete Zerger

CEO, MVP, Lumagate, Inc, Lumagate, Inc.
Pete is an author, speaker, and 11-time Microsoft MVP, focusing on cloud security, architecture, process automation and DevOps. Pete has presented at popular technical conferences around the world including Microsoft Ignite, TechEd and System Center Universe. He has authored many... Read More →


Wednesday August 23, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

10:45am

What is Cloud Governance and why is it so darn important?!
This session will introduce you to the topic of Cloud Governance. We will figure out what can go wrong in a real life deployment and how to best prepare for it. On top of some theoretical stuff we will have a look on basic steps you can take in Azure to keep safe...

Speakers
avatar for Eric Berg

Eric Berg

Microsoft MVP | Principal IT-Architect, COMPAREX AG
Eric is a MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management since 2015, but was active member of several communities for several years. He is working as a Senior IT-Architect at COMPAREX AG. His main areas are: Infrastructure, Windows Server and Client Management, Hyper-V, System Center an... Read More →


Wednesday August 23, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

10:45am

What's new in the world of Enterprise Client Management
This session will take you thru the latest and greatest in Configuration Manager CB and Technical preview along with how you integrate those new solutions in the real world.

Speakers
avatar for Kent Agerlund

Kent Agerlund

Chief Technical Architect, Coretech Global
Love to talk about anything related to Enterprise Client Management, cycling, running and football :-)Microsoft Enterprise Client Management MVP and Microsoft Regional Director
avatar for Wally Mead

Wally Mead

Product Owner, Cireson
Wally is a Principal Program Manager at Cireson. He works in the Partner and Community Enablement (PACE) team, which helps prepare Cireson partners to be successful with the Cireson products. He also focuses on the improvement and development of products, and drives further innovation between Configuration Manager and Cireson... Read More →


Wednesday August 23, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

10:45am

Discussion Panel: Datacenter & Fabric
Discussion panels allow you to meet a group of experts and discuss your questions. Throw in anything on the table you'd like to start a conversation on!

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Maurer

Thomas Maurer

Cloud Architect, itnetX
Thomas Maurer works as a Cloud Architect at itnetx gmbh, a consulting and engineering company located in Bern/Switzerland. Thomas is focused on Microsoft Technologies, especially Microsoft Cloud Solutions based Microsoft System Center, Microsoft Virtualization and Windows Azure... Read More →
avatar for Carsten Rachfahl

Carsten Rachfahl

Microsoft MVP, Microsoft Regional Director, Rachfahl IT-Solutions GmbH & Co. KG
I'm Carsten Rachfahl a Hyper-V MVP from Germany. I started with my first computer, a trs-80 compatible system, in 1981. In 1988, still in school, I got the opportunity to work as a programmer. In 1991 I founded my first company and till then I work as self-employed it-pro. Starte... Read More →
avatar for Michael Rüefli

Michael Rüefli

Cloud Architect, itnetX AG
Michael Rueefli AKA Dr.MIRU is Microsoft MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management, a technology enthusiast and automation geek, working as cloud architect at itnetX AG, a consulting and engineering company located in Bern and Zurich / Switzerland. | With more than 15... Read More →


Wednesday August 23, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

12:00pm

DevOps Patterns and Anti-Patterns
Everyone's talking about DevOps. If you are not doing DevOps, you will be doomed. Modern IT must be doing DevOps. Everyone needs DevOps. Now! This is what you hear everywhere nowadays but what is DevOps and how is it helping me or my company? DevOps can be many things and everyone has a slightly different take on it. In my session, I will not only share my view on DevOps in general but mainly focus on best practices and mistakes often seen in todays IT departments. Many of the patterns and anti-patterns I discuss are well known in the world of software development but mostly not well known for engineers in operations. You will leave this sessions with some insights of common mistakes and best practices. This session is more about people and culture than about code.

Speakers
avatar for Stefan Koell

Stefan Koell

CEO / Lead Developer, code4ward.net e.U.
Stefan Koell has been working in the IT business since 1995 and founded code4ward.net (an IT consulting and software development company) in 1999. Stefan has extensive IT infrastructure and software development experience including, enterprise directory services, messaging, web s... Read More →


Wednesday August 23, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

12:00pm

Microservices in practice: Design, platforms, tools and code
Microservice architecture decomposes monolithic applications into discrete, atomic, full-stack service silos. Its patterns and principles take over where Service-Oriented Architecture left off, by including recent advances in containerization and DevOps culture. In fact, embracing Microservice architecture forces you into better practices related to design and operations, including Domain-Driven Design, single responsibility pattern, Command Query Responsibility Segregation (CQRS) and Event Sourcing (ES). This session begins with a journey through the evolution of Microservices principles and patterns, followed by design discussions of real applications and visual topologies, and by a deep dive into platforms and tools. You will learn the process of design, development, deployment, upgrade, scale and operations for Microservices platforms and Container-based solutions on the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

Speakers
avatar for Stefano Tempesta

Stefano Tempesta

VP of Engineering, EF Education First
Stefano is Vice President of Engineering at EF Education First, the world’s leading private international education company. A regular speaker at worldwide conferences, including Microsoft Ignite, NDC, API World and the European SharePoint Conference, his interests span across... Read More →


Wednesday August 23, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

12:00pm

Monitoring … the next generation
Find out what's new in the world of Microsoft monitoring. In this session, you'll learn about the new features of OpsMgr and OMS along with tips and tricks on how to put them both to good use to achieve comprehensive monitoring of your private and public cloud environments.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Greene

Kevin Greene

MVP, Cloud Technologies Consultant, Ergo
Kevin is a Microsoft MVP and consultant working for Ergo, an IT services and consulting company operating out of Dublin, Ireland. | A regular speaker at local and international events, he has also co-authored a number of books including ‘Mastering System Center 2012 – Operat... Read More →


Wednesday August 23, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

12:00pm

Stay secure in a modern IT world
This session is all about various enhancements of security in your IT environment. Azure offers a lot of helpful features to secure you data against attacks from outside and inside of your organization.Follow us in the world of security features in Azure and learn how to protect your organization against attacks and theft of data.

Speakers
avatar for Andreas Baumgarten

Andreas Baumgarten

IT Architect, H&D International Group
Andreas Baumgarten (MVP), IT Architect with the German IT service provider H&D International Group, has worked as an IT pro for more than 20 years. Microsoft technologies have always accompanied him. He was awarded with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) title for "Sy... Read More →
avatar for Frank Solinske

Frank Solinske

Business Development Manager, PHAT CONSULTING GmbH
I´m a Business Development Manager with PHAT Consulting. I´m also MVP Enterprise Security for 11 Years and I was honored as a Regional Director for 2 Years. My Job is my Obsession and beside Enterprise Mobility my main Focus is strategy and the modern workplace.


Wednesday August 23, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

12:00pm

Why you should care about Docker – an Introduction
The popularity of Docker has grown massively in recent years. So what are the benefits for development and operations? This talk provides you a proper introduction into the topic and answers the questions around the differences between Linux and Windows containers, the development workflow and enterprise grade hosting scenarios.

Speakers
avatar for Marc Müller

Marc Müller

4tecture GmbH
Marc Müller serves as Principal Consultant for Microsoft ALM and for .NET, Windows and Azure solutions at 4tecture GmbH and has been recognised by Microsoft as a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Visual Studio ALM. His in-depth knowledge of ALM and know-how regarding enterpri... Read More →


Wednesday August 23, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

12:00pm

Discussion Panel: ECM - Configuration Manager & Win 10
Discussion panels allow you to meet a group of experts and discuss your questions. Throw in anything on the table you'd like to start a conversation on!

Speakers
avatar for Kent Agerlund

Kent Agerlund

Chief Technical Architect, Coretech Global
Love to talk about anything related to Enterprise Client Management, cycling, running and football :-)Microsoft Enterprise Client Management MVP and Microsoft Regional Director
avatar for Wally Mead

Wally Mead

Product Owner, Cireson
Wally is a Principal Program Manager at Cireson. He works in the Partner and Community Enablement (PACE) team, which helps prepare Cireson partners to be successful with the Cireson products. He also focuses on the improvement and development of products, and drives further innovation between Configuration Manager and Cireson... Read More →
avatar for Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey

Strategist, Dell
Greg Ramsey, Enterprise Mobility MVP, is the Enterprise Tools Strategist at Dell, Inc. He has a B.S. in Computer Sciences and Engineering from Ohio State University, and has coauthored many books over the years. Greg is also a board member of Northwest System Center User Group. G... Read More →


Wednesday August 23, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

1:00pm

#Lunch Break#
Lunch and drinks in the expo hall.

Wednesday August 23, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

2:00pm

Sponsor Session
Wednesday August 23, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

2:00pm

Sponsor Session: Adaptiva
Wednesday August 23, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

2:00pm

Sponsor Session: itnetX
Wednesday August 23, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

2:00pm

Sponsor Session: Nutanix
Wednesday August 23, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

2:00pm

Sponsor Session: Savision
Wednesday August 23, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

3:15pm

Azure Hybrid Infrastructure - Trends and news
Get the freshest news out of redmond and popular highlights aroud Azure Hybrid Infrastructure including Security, Desaster Recovery, Hybrid Storage and Hybrid Management.

Speakers
avatar for Benedict Berger

Benedict Berger

Global Black Belt TSP, Microsoft Corporation
Benedict works as a Technology Solutions Professional in Microsofts Global Black Belt Organization. He is responsible for driving technical modern Datacenter workloads around OMS including Azure Site Recovery and Azure Backup in Germany. In this dream job, he helps customers to a... Read More →


Wednesday August 23, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

3:15pm

Breakout Session
Wednesday August 23, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

3:15pm

Next Step - From Automation to Serverless, the big picture
Taking your automation and scripting to the next level, while also enhancing your business applications, it's time to consider going Serverless! Serverless computing, also known as function as a service (FaaS), is a cloud computing code execution model in which the cloud provider fully manages starting and stopping of a function's container platform as a service (PaaS) as necessary to serve requests, and requests are billed by an abstract measure of the resources required to satisfy the request, rather than per virtual machine, per hour.

Speakers
avatar for Damian Flynn

Damian Flynn

Systems Architect, Corporate IT Core Team, Damian Flynn MVP
“Making incredible software incredibly simple.” – Damian, is an Infrastructure Architect with over 20 years of IT experience working with global enterprises, currently focused on Cloud Technologies in the Converged Datacentre, with perspective on Service Management Automati... Read More →


Wednesday August 23, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

3:15pm

Olympus has fallen | Averting the Datacenter Apocalypse
Every year enterprises around the world lose enormous amount of money due to business outages. A good business continuity solution based on a proper business continuity plan can save a significant amount of time, money and effort for any organization under such circumstances. In this deep dive session, we will explore how the latest Microsoft solutions can help you to ensure maximum availability for your business applications running on heterogeneous cloud platforms such as Hyper-V, VMWare, Physical Servers, Azure & AWS and make sure that your business continuity strategies are aligned with your business goals. This session will also cover Azure, Azure Backup, Azure Backup Server, Azure Site Recovery, Swedish and Sri Lankan royalty and lordship, System Center and how to define a business continuity plan that actually works in real life

Speakers
avatar for Robert Hedblom

Robert Hedblom

MVP Cloud and Datacenter Management, sumNERV AB
Robert Hedblom is a well-known external partner and also internal partner at Microsoft due to his high skillsets and experience when it comes to designing scenario driven solutions based on the System Center stack, Azure and Windows Server technologies. | | Roberts focus as a C... Read More →
avatar for Janaka Rangama

Janaka Rangama

Principal Consultant | Microsoft CDM MVP, Empired Ltd
Janaka Rangama is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in Cloud and Datacentre Management, Microsoft Certified Trainer, Azure Advisor, 5Nine Technical Evangelist, Cloud Architect and an Open Source geek hailing from "The Pearl of the Indian Ocean", Sri Lanka. Janaka is a Princi... Read More →


Wednesday August 23, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

3:15pm

Protecting Office 365 information with EMS
Your most important business information is stored safely in the Microsoft cloud but what are you doing to ensure the right users are accessing your Office 365 services? How are you going to make sure that only approved, trusted devices that comply with corporate policy can access those same services? How are you going to make sure those devices haven’t been compromised by malware or other attack vectors? How will you make sure the your users are only using apps that implement corporate policy controls? Do you want control of what your users are doing through the browser with SharePoint and OneDrive? This session will answer all these questions for you, with Enterprise Mobility + Security.

Speakers
avatar for Simon May

Simon May

Principal Program Manager - Intune, Microsoft
Before there was the cloud, in the dark times, Simon was an IT pro for banks, healthcare and utilities. Deftly managing with SMS 1.2, ZenWorks, SMS 2.0 and other amazing endpoint management technologies. Simon stepped into the world of Six Sigma Process management and swiftly foc... Read More →


Wednesday August 23, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

3:15pm

Discussion Panel: Monitoring, Insights & Analytics
Discussion panels allow you to meet a group of experts and discuss your questions. Throw in anything on the table you'd like to start a conversation on!

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Greene

Kevin Greene

MVP, Cloud Technologies Consultant, Ergo
Kevin is a Microsoft MVP and consultant working for Ergo, an IT services and consulting company operating out of Dublin, Ireland. | A regular speaker at local and international events, he has also co-authored a number of books including ‘Mastering System Center 2012 – Operat... Read More →
avatar for Stefan Roth

Stefan Roth

MVP, itnetX AG
Stefan Roth works as a Cloud Architect at itnetX AG, a consulting and engineering company located in Switzerland. Stefan is focused on Microsoft Technologies, especially Microsoft Cloud Solutions based Microsoft System Center, Windows Azure and Service Management Automation. He's... Read More →


Wednesday August 23, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

4:15pm

#Coffee Break#
Coffee and snacks in the expo hall.

Wednesday August 23, 2017 4:15pm - 4:45pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

4:45pm

Azure Automation and OMS: Better Together
Many users have looked at Azure Automation as almost isolated Azure service and wanted better integration with OMS. They wanted Automation runbooks to become a part of OMS solutions, and better logging within Log Analytics for Automation tasks. The days of waiting are over. We can know get OMS solutions created by Microsoft based on Automation runbooks and DSC configurations (or we can create our own, custom solutions). With announced support for Bash and Python runbooks, it's very clear that the position of Azure Automation has changed and it's now a foundational capability required to deliver end to end management across hybrid clouds running Windows Server and Linux.

Speakers
avatar for Aleksandar Nikolic

Aleksandar Nikolic

Co-founder, PowerShell Magazine
Aleksandar Nikolic is a Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, a Microsoft Azure MVP, a co-founder of PowerShellMagazine.com, and a community manager of PowerShell.com. Aleksandar is also a Microsoft Azure Advisor and Insider. Aleksandar is experienced presenting and speaking to Mi... Read More →


Wednesday August 23, 2017 4:45pm - 5:45pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

4:45pm

Azure Stack - Everything you need to know!
Microsoft released Azure Stack as a Azure appliance for your datacenter. Learn how you deploy, manage and operate a Azure Stack in your datacenter. Learn about the features and options you will get by offering Azure Stack to your customers.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Maurer

Thomas Maurer

Cloud Architect, itnetX
Thomas Maurer works as a Cloud Architect at itnetx gmbh, a consulting and engineering company located in Bern/Switzerland. Thomas is focused on Microsoft Technologies, especially Microsoft Cloud Solutions based Microsoft System Center, Microsoft Virtualization and Windows Azure... Read More →
avatar for Carsten Rachfahl

Carsten Rachfahl

Microsoft MVP, Microsoft Regional Director, Rachfahl IT-Solutions GmbH & Co. KG
I'm Carsten Rachfahl a Hyper-V MVP from Germany. I started with my first computer, a trs-80 compatible system, in 1981. In 1988, still in school, I got the opportunity to work as a programmer. In 1991 I founded my first company and till then I work as self-employed it-pro. Starte... Read More →


Wednesday August 23, 2017 4:45pm - 5:45pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

4:45pm

Breakout Session
Wednesday August 23, 2017 4:45pm - 5:45pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

4:45pm

Online Payment Fraud Detection with Azure Machine Learning
Fraud detection is one of the earliest industrial applications of data mining and machine learning. As part of the Azure Machine Learning offering, Microsoft provides a template that helps data scientists easily build and deploy an online transaction fraud detection solution. The template includes a collection of pre-configured machine learning modules, as well as custom R scripts, to enable an end-to-end solution. This session presents best practices, design guidelines and a working implementation for building an online payment fraud detection mechanism in a SharePoint portal connected to a credit card payment gateway. The full source code of the solution is released as open source.

Speakers
avatar for Stefano Tempesta

Stefano Tempesta

VP of Engineering, EF Education First
Stefano is Vice President of Engineering at EF Education First, the world’s leading private international education company. A regular speaker at worldwide conferences, including Microsoft Ignite, NDC, API World and the European SharePoint Conference, his interests span across... Read More →


Wednesday August 23, 2017 4:45pm - 5:45pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

4:45pm

The best of the SCOM Community (+ whisky tasting)
This nerds-of-a-feather style session will bring you the very best of the SCOM community and highlight all the awesome resources that are available to you, absolutely free, to help you make your SCOM environment the best it can be. From awesome Management Packs to brilliant bloggers, this session will focus on the hidden gems of the community, not just the MVP blogs you already know. As a special treat for ExpertsLive, we will also be unveiling an amazing new community Management Pack for SCOM that will be freely available (and open-sourced on GitHub). And as if all that was not enough to make this a great session for every SCOM specialist, we will also be doing a whisky tasting session as well, making this the very definition of a must-attend session!

Speakers
avatar for Richard Benwell

Richard Benwell

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


Wednesday August 23, 2017 4:45pm - 5:45pm
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4:45pm

Using ConfigMgr Data for Analytics
ConfigMgr has a lot of data about the devices you manage. Join Jason and Greg as they show you how to take full advantage of that data to create a more secure, stable environment. We'll discuss extending inventory, taking advantage of Configuration Items, as well as other data captured by ConfigMgr.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey

Strategist, Dell
Greg Ramsey, Enterprise Mobility MVP, is the Enterprise Tools Strategist at Dell, Inc. He has a B.S. in Computer Sciences and Engineering from Ohio State University, and has coauthored many books over the years. Greg is also a board member of Northwest System Center User Group. G... Read More →
avatar for Jason Sandys

Jason Sandys

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


Wednesday August 23, 2017 4:45pm - 5:45pm
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Thursday, August 24
 

7:45am

#Doors & Registration Open#
Doors and registration open.

Thursday August 24, 2017 7:45am - 10:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

8:00am

Breakout Session
Thursday August 24, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

8:00am

Data deduplication in depth and ReFS Blockcloning - Technologies you can't miss
No, Data deduplication is not (yet) available in ReFS but can be a game-changer when using NTFS volumes. And what about ReFS, is this file-system finally worth looking at? Discover Block-cloning and you will know it is something to investigate. In this session we will look at both technologies and use-cases when you want to use what.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Resseler

Mike Resseler

Technical Evangelist, Veeam Software
Mike Resseler is a Technical Evangelist for Veeam. Mike is focused on technologies around Hyper-V and System Center. With years of experience in the field he presents on many occasions on large events such as MMS, TechEd and TechDays. Mike has been an awarded the MVP for System C... Read More →


Thursday August 24, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
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8:00am

Modern cybersecurity threats, and shiny new tools to help deal with them
With cybersecurity threats changing rapidly, we definitely need a new set of tools to be able to prevent and address them more efficiently: malware is becoming more complex and harder to detect, malicious insider attacks are on the rise and zero-day exploits make their way to the public much quicker than before. Join this session to see how Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 can help organizations deal with this ever-changing security ecosystem by providing them with ways to better secure their environment and data. We’ll touch on topics such as malware & threat resistance, identity & access control, virtualization-based security, remote attestation and a few others.

Speakers
avatar for Tudor Damian

Tudor Damian

IT Solutions Specialist, Avaelgo
Tudor Damian is the Executive Manager of Avaelgo, a Microsoft Gold Partner on Cloud Platform based in Eastern Europe (Romania). | | As an IT consultant with more than 10 years of experience in managing complex IT infrastructures, Tudor is a Certified Ethical Hacker, a Micro... Read More →


Thursday August 24, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
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8:00am

sudo OMS loves Linux
Linux is everywhere; in your mobile, laptop, datacenter and even in cloud. We live in an era where heterogeneous platforms are the new normal. This session is all about how we can manage Linux workloads in our datacenters using Microsoft Operations Management suite. We will discuss how to automate, monitor, configure and manage Linux operating systems that are running in your hybrid datacenter using different OMS solutions. Session Takeaways OMS Log Analytics for Linux, Integrating Zabbix/Nagios/syslog with OMS, Linux Configuration Management with OMS, Update Management & Change Tracking, Container Management in OMS.

Speakers
avatar for Stefan Johner

Stefan Johner

itnetX AG
Stefan is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and works at itnetX AG, a consulting and engineering company located in Bern/Switzerland. Stefan is mainly focused on Microsoft technologies, especially IT Service Management and Automation with System Center and Operations M... Read More →
avatar for Janaka Rangama

Janaka Rangama

Principal Consultant | Microsoft CDM MVP, Empired Ltd
Janaka Rangama is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in Cloud and Datacentre Management, Microsoft Certified Trainer, Azure Advisor, 5Nine Technical Evangelist, Cloud Architect and an Open Source geek hailing from "The Pearl of the Indian Ocean", Sri Lanka. Janaka is a Princi... Read More →


Thursday August 24, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
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8:00am

Troubleshooting Configuration Manager: Current Branch special
The feature set in Configuration Manager has grown and grown over the years and often it's simple enough to follow the official docs and blog posts out there when adding new components or extending your Configuration Manager site. This is IT though, what happens when it goes wrong? In this session I will provide real life tips and tricks for how to troubleshoot various components of Configuration Manager whether that be reactive troubleshooting or proactive maintenance to make troubleshooting easier. I will also include essential items for the troubleshooting toolkit. Real life examples will be used where possible and with a particular focus on current branch features that have been added since 1511.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Egerton

Peter Egerton

Senior Support Engineer, Inframon Ltd
Peter is a Senior Support Engineer and previously Senior Consultant for one of the UKs leading consultancies and has worked with companies across the world on their Enterprise Mobility solutions. Peter is also an active member of the IT community as a community leader of WMUG and... Read More →


Thursday August 24, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
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8:00am

Your DevOps Toolkit of the Future, an introduction to JSON, Webhooks and APIs
JSON is everywhere, in webhooks into and APIs, but where to begin to made head or tail of this monkey puzzle in a jungle of jargon. In this session we will introduce some of the principles of the modern toolkit. We will write an application that accesses a public API, use JSON for information exchange and look at how this all hooks into OMS. Using these methods you can create powerful automation tools for Service Management in the essence of DevOps, to boost your cloud career.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Bartram

Ryan Bartram

Automation Engineer, itnetX
Ryan is an Automation Engineer at itnetX. Specialising in PowerShell and over 7 years experience with MCSE in Private Cloud & Communications. If he has done something twice, he has done it one to many times.
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Andrew Craig

Senior Consultant, itnetX AG
I work for itnetX in Switzerland where I implement bespoke solutions for customers. Nothing here is out-of-the-box. My work involves the automation of business processes and the integration of , not exclusively but mainly, Microsoft System Center Technologies. Come and talk to me... Read More →


Thursday August 24, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

9:15am

Azure Managed Applications - the what, why & how
Today, Azure provides a robust Marketplace where ISVs and start ups can offer their solutions to customers around the world. Azure Marketplace is a gallery that consists of hundreds of complex, multi-resource templates from first and third-party vendors. Customers can within minutes deploy and start using PaaS and SaaS applications. Although it provides a great way to quickly deploy an offering, the customer is still responsible for maintaining and updating the solution. For vendors, there is no way to charge customers for use of an application beyond the virtual machine image billing. Furthermore, vendors have no way of preventing customers from modifying critical application resources, and no way to block access to intellectual property that makes up an application. Azure Managed Applications provides a solution for these concerns. Join this session to learn about Azure Managed Applications, what it is, why we did it, and how you can create a managed application, for your Service Catalog & Azure Marketplace

Speakers
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Kristian Nese

Senior Program Manager, AzureCAT, Microsoft
Kristian is working on the AzureCAT team, engaging with large organizations world-wide, to unblock them and achieve the things we've never heard of before. Specifically, Kristian is focusing on DevOps & management at scale, with Azure Resource Manager and Azure management service... Read More →


Thursday August 24, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

9:15am

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - 4 letters technical translated
In May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation becomes active. These will replace the previously valid rules of the EU defined in 1995. One of the main goals of this regulation is to improve the protection of personal data. Organizations must make essential changes to meet these regulations. This session will use four steps to provide you as an administrator or consultant the necessary information that you can follow on your journey to GDPR compliance with Microsoft Azure. We will show you in practical configurations and demos how Azure Information Protection, Azure Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Azure Key Vault and Azure AD Privileged Identity Management can help you to be aligned with GDPR. Additionally we will discuss the related encryption, availability and reporting options you can use in Azure to establish the right security controls.

Speakers
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Jochen Nickel

Solution Architect Cloud & Identity Management, inovit GmbH
Jochen is the Chairman of the Board at inovit, a focused Microsoft Gold Partner in Identity and Access Management. He is mainly focused on the Enterprise Mobility + Security Suite of Microsoft and author of the book "Mastering Identity and Access Management wit Microsoft Azure".


Thursday August 24, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

9:15am

IT Service Management in the new Cloud era
Sam and Lee will discuss and show how the latest evolution of cloud technologies are affecting IT Service Management. This will include demonstrations of real-world application from process engineering to actual implementation using Microsoft and 3rd Party products on cloud platforms. We'll discuss how new advancements in consumer and enterprise cloud technology are affecting ITSM Processes and technology, enabling a new age of process improvement and automation.

Speakers
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Lee Berg

Consultant, Concurrency
Lee is a Systems Engineer at Concurrency. He is very active in managing and presenting at local user groups, conferences, and around the world. Lee is focused on Automation, Monitoring, and IoT using various Microsoft cloud services. Lee is a Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter... Read More →
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Samuel Erskine

Sr Technical Specialist, Cloud and Data Center MVP
Sam Erskine is a Systems Management Sr Technical specialist and trainer , focused on System Center and MS Cloud technologies. Sam is the content designer and lead author of three Microsoft System Center Cookbooks and coauthor of two System Center Unleashed books. He’s also a... Read More →


Thursday August 24, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

9:15am

Not Your Father's Boundaries
Boundaries in Configuration Manager haven't changed much since SMS 2003 but how and when boundaries are used have changed and evolved significantly. This session will discuss these changes right up to the most current version of Configuration Manager Current Branch. Major topics will include boundary groups, site role location and usage, and peer content distribution. All of these hinge on proper boundary creation and configuration -- do it wrong and risk the wrath of your networking team, do it right and never hear from them again.

Speakers
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Jason Sandys

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


Thursday August 24, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

9:15am

Take your Azure AD and Intune Management Skills to the Next Level with Microsoft Graph API and PowerShell!
Join this session to take your Azure AD and Intune Management Skills to the Next Level using the Microsoft Graph API through REST API Endpoints and PowerShell! You might think that you would have to be a programmer to use Rest APIs and Microsoft and Azure AD Graph? No, every IT Pro (and Developer) that manages Azure AD and Enterprise Mobility + Security could benefit from learning how to use Rest API, Microsoft and Azure AD Graph and PowerShell to manage administration and security, for integration, and for automation and reporting purposes. In this session, I will show you how quick start the set up and requirements, what you can do with Rest APIs, look at what Microsoft Graph and Azure AD Graph API and PowerShell that you cannot do in the Portal, and how you can use that data to create your own cool Azure AD Reports in Power BI! The session will be practical with lot of demos and takeaways!

Speakers
avatar for Jan Vidar Elven

Jan Vidar Elven

MVP Enterprise Mobility, Cloud Architect, Skill
I'm a MVP Enterprise Mobility and Cloud and Datacenter Architect with over 20 years’ experience inside infrastructure and systems management. I mainly work with Cloud and Datacenter Management, specializing in Azure, System Center, Service Management, Operations Management, Ide... Read More →


Thursday August 24, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

9:15am

Discussion Panel: Automation & Configuration Management
Discussion panels allow you to meet a group of experts and discuss your questions. Throw in anything on the table you'd like to start a conversation on!

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Bartram

Ryan Bartram

Automation Engineer, itnetX
Ryan is an Automation Engineer at itnetX. Specialising in PowerShell and over 7 years experience with MCSE in Private Cloud & Communications. If he has done something twice, he has done it one to many times.
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Anders Bengtsson

Principal Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft
Anders is a Principal PFE at Microsoft focusing on cloud and data center solutions. He is a frequent speaker at Microsoft conferences and is a contributing author on several books, including Orchestrator Unleashed, Service Manager Unleashed and Inside the Microsoft Operations Man... Read More →
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Aleksandar Nikolic

Co-founder, PowerShell Magazine
Aleksandar Nikolic is a Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, a Microsoft Azure MVP, a co-founder of PowerShellMagazine.com, and a community manager of PowerShell.com. Aleksandar is also a Microsoft Azure Advisor and Insider. Aleksandar is experienced presenting and speaking to Mi... Read More →


Thursday August 24, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

10:15am

#Coffee Break#
Coffee and snacks in the expo hall.

Thursday August 24, 2017 10:15am - 10:45am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

10:45am

Sponsor Session: Cireson
Thursday August 24, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

10:45am

Sponsor Session: HPE
Thursday August 24, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

10:45am

Sponsor Session: Kelverion
Thursday August 24, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

10:45am

Sponsor Session: NiCE/Axians
Thursday August 24, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

10:45am

Sponsor Session: Veeam
Thursday August 24, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

12:00pm

For Server huggers: OpsMgr Tips and Tricks
This session is for Operations Manager (SCOM) administrators, who like to learn new tricks and tips for our daily work. Both Christian Heitkamp and Jochen Renner are SCOM veterans developing and architecting SCOM solutions. We will discuss customer use cases and give hands-on example on how to troubleshoot management server and console performance issue, how to analyze workflow issue and use the OpsMgr Database as information base for SCOM performance assessment. Further, we will dive into SCOM security to review what you should be aware when using RunAs Accounts both on Linux and Windows. To maximize the value of this session for you we will go over some best and worst practices about SCOM MP authoring.

Speakers
avatar for Christian Heitkamp

Christian Heitkamp

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


Thursday August 24, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

12:00pm

Keep clients healthy and happy in a Configuration Manager environment
This session will cover how you can manage your ConfigMgr clients in all 4 corners of the world and keep them healthy. We will cover the infrastructure pieces and dig into how you can monitor and remediate client health. ConfigMgr Current Branch continues to improve our ability to measure and improve client health, but there is still more to the story. Join Kent and Greg as they review the improvements, as well as  show you how they have built upon out-of-the-box to provide a more holistic (and business-focused) approach to achieving optimum client health on your workstations as well as the data center.

Speakers
avatar for Kent Agerlund

Kent Agerlund

Chief Technical Architect, Coretech Global
Love to talk about anything related to Enterprise Client Management, cycling, running and football :-)Microsoft Enterprise Client Management MVP and Microsoft Regional Director
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Greg Ramsey

Strategist, Dell
Greg Ramsey, Enterprise Mobility MVP, is the Enterprise Tools Strategist at Dell, Inc. He has a B.S. in Computer Sciences and Engineering from Ohio State University, and has coauthored many books over the years. Greg is also a board member of Northwest System Center User Group. G... Read More →


Thursday August 24, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

12:00pm

Open Stack with Hyper-V
In this session we look at OpenStack with the Microsoft Virtualisazion Technologies like Hyper-V and Storage Spaces Direct.

Speakers
avatar for Carsten Rachfahl

Carsten Rachfahl

Microsoft MVP, Microsoft Regional Director, Rachfahl IT-Solutions GmbH & Co. KG
I'm Carsten Rachfahl a Hyper-V MVP from Germany. I started with my first computer, a trs-80 compatible system, in 1981. In 1988, still in school, I got the opportunity to work as a programmer. In 1991 I founded my first company and till then I work as self-employed it-pro. Starte... Read More →


Thursday August 24, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

12:00pm

Push the right button and win Marcel's Tesla!
Automation is a key element in creating valuable services in the cloud and on-premise. We take automation to the top during this session and demonstrate sample development in a quiz setup. Interactive questions and answers, correct answers equals a button click. After every button we have an automation flow ready that will be executed by the button click. Every automation will be explained and detailed. Targets and tools: Microsoft Azure, Azure Automation, ARM templates and more!

Speakers
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Stijn Callebaut

Consultant, Inovativ
Stijn is an experienced IT professional, focusing on Microsoft technologies and specializing in Automation, Azure and System Center Service Manager with love for PowerShell.
avatar for Kurt van Hoecke

Kurt van Hoecke

Managing Director, Inovativ
Kurt is a Azure/PowerBI/System Center specialist and Cloud & Datacenter Management MVP. He has many years of experience as a consultant in various System Center & automation implementations. | Azure, Service management and service automation is the main focus for the moment. The... Read More →


Thursday August 24, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

12:00pm

VSTS / TFS automated Release Pipelines for Web Applications with Docker
Docker provides a lot of benefits for modern development processes and hosting scenario. This talk will cover the full DevOps roundtrip for services hosted with docker. From local development with Docker containers to build automation over to release automation into a modern Docker cluster, all based on ASP.NET Core, Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server / VSTS and Azure.

Speakers
avatar for Marc Müller

Marc Müller

4tecture GmbH
Marc Müller serves as Principal Consultant for Microsoft ALM and for .NET, Windows and Azure solutions at 4tecture GmbH and has been recognised by Microsoft as a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Visual Studio ALM. His in-depth knowledge of ALM and know-how regarding enterpri... Read More →


Thursday August 24, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

12:00pm

Discussion Panel: Business Continuity
Discussion panels allow you to meet a group of experts and discuss your questions. Throw in anything on the table you'd like to start a conversation on!

Speakers
avatar for Robert Hedblom

Robert Hedblom

MVP Cloud and Datacenter Management, sumNERV AB
Robert Hedblom is a well-known external partner and also internal partner at Microsoft due to his high skillsets and experience when it comes to designing scenario driven solutions based on the System Center stack, Azure and Windows Server technologies. | | Roberts focus as a C... Read More →
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Daniel Neumann

Technology Solutions Professional - Azure, Microsoft
Daniel is working for Microsoft as a Technology Solutions Professional – Azure. | | Before joining Microsoft, he was working for FRITZ & MACZIOL as a Senior Cloud Architect with main focus on the Microsoft technologies Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V, System Center 2012 R2, Win... Read More →
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Janaka Rangama

Principal Consultant | Microsoft CDM MVP, Empired Ltd
Janaka Rangama is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in Cloud and Datacentre Management, Microsoft Certified Trainer, Azure Advisor, 5Nine Technical Evangelist, Cloud Architect and an Open Source geek hailing from "The Pearl of the Indian Ocean", Sri Lanka. Janaka is a Princi... Read More →


Thursday August 24, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

1:00pm

#Lunch Break#
Lunch and drinks in the expo hall.

Thursday August 24, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

2:00pm

Azure Automation - Advanced Runbook Design
Monitoring resources using runbooks? Child runbooks or PowerShell Modules Workflow or Script runbook? A session packed with ideas for runbook design patterns, best practices and other useful tips and tricks. Get inspired and learn how PowerShell runbooks should be designed and structured.

Speakers
avatar for Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen

Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen

Global Lead Developer, Coretech Global
You might have seen me in videos such as "Coretech Coffee Monitor" | Automate everything is my motto! and its what I do. | Besides producing music in my sparetime. That is when I actually have time off. Luckily I can automate my way of out most situations, which actually provi... Read More →


Thursday August 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

2:00pm

Breakout Session
Thursday August 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

2:00pm

Demistify Microsofts Software Defined Data Center
A software-defined data center (SDDC) is an environment in which all resources of the infrastructure - networking, storage, compute and security are virtualized and delivered as a service. Deployment, provisioning, configuration and operation of the entire infrastructure is abstracted from underlying hardware and implemented through software. The four elements of SDDC are: Server Virtualization, Software Defined Storage (SDS), Software Defined Networking (SDN), Software Defined Security (SDSec).

Speakers
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Damian Flynn

Systems Architect, Corporate IT Core Team, Damian Flynn MVP
“Making incredible software incredibly simple.” – Damian, is an Infrastructure Architect with over 20 years of IT experience working with global enterprises, currently focused on Cloud Technologies in the Converged Datacentre, with perspective on Service Management Automati... Read More →


Thursday August 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

2:00pm

OMS Log Analytics query language 101
Is it easy to get insights into your OMS data? What do we need to start? During the session we will discover the data flow from the source to the OMS Log Analytics engine, the starting point for the log search query with GUI filtering options and finalise with the fundamentals of search language constructions. After the session, visitors will be ready to start working with the OMS Log Analytics.

Speakers
avatar for Alexey Baltikov

Alexey Baltikov

Consultant, Trainer, Course Author, VIAcode
"Learn, Implement, Instruct" is my working approach. Since 2009, i participated as an engineer and architect in infrastructure projects based on Microsoft, VMware, IBM, HP and other vendors products/technologies: hardware servers, storage systems and SAN; general environment serv... Read More →


Thursday August 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

2:00pm

Windows 10 and Cloud IT ModernManagement
Learn how to provision and manage Windows 10 the modern way with Enterprise Mobility Suite. Based upon real life experiences, I will show you how to dynamic provision Windows 10 by leveraging Azure AD join, Intune Auto-enrollment, Application management including Windows Store for Business integration, Windows Hello for Business, BitLocker and more news from Creators Update

Speakers
avatar for Kent Agerlund

Kent Agerlund

Chief Technical Architect, Coretech Global
Love to talk about anything related to Enterprise Client Management, cycling, running and football :-)Microsoft Enterprise Client Management MVP and Microsoft Regional Director
avatar for Jan Ketil Skanke

Jan Ketil Skanke

Partner and Principal Cloud Architect, Cloudway AS
Jan Ketil Skanke is Partner and Principal Cloud Architect at CloudWay. He is an Enterprise Mobility MVP . He is very passionate about Mobility and Security and the last years he has been focusing on helping partners and customers succeed with Secure Productivity and Mobility sol... Read More →


Thursday August 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

2:00pm

Discussion Panel: Dev & DevOps
Discussion panels allow you to meet a group of experts and discuss your questions. Throw in anything on the table you'd like to start a conversation on!

Speakers
avatar for Kurt van Hoecke

Kurt van Hoecke

Managing Director, Inovativ
Kurt is a Azure/PowerBI/System Center specialist and Cloud & Datacenter Management MVP. He has many years of experience as a consultant in various System Center & automation implementations. | Azure, Service management and service automation is the main focus for the moment. The... Read More →
avatar for Marc Müller

Marc Müller

4tecture GmbH
Marc Müller serves as Principal Consultant for Microsoft ALM and for .NET, Windows and Azure solutions at 4tecture GmbH and has been recognised by Microsoft as a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Visual Studio ALM. His in-depth knowledge of ALM and know-how regarding enterpri... Read More →
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Pete Zerger

CEO, MVP, Lumagate, Inc, Lumagate, Inc.
Pete is an author, speaker, and 11-time Microsoft MVP, focusing on cloud security, architecture, process automation and DevOps. Pete has presented at popular technical conferences around the world including Microsoft Ignite, TechEd and System Center Universe. He has authored many... Read More →


Thursday August 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

3:15pm

Designing for High Availability and Performance in Azure IaaS
The session will cover best practices for High Availability in Azure IaaS, including VMs, network and storage. Based on real world deployments, you will learn how to deploy SQL, web and application server, using PowerShell and ARM templates. We will also focus on gaining the best performance while taking cost into consideration.

Speakers
avatar for Jesper Jensen

Jesper Jensen

Consultant, solvo it
I'm an Azure MVP and consultant at solvo it, with a strong focus on infrastructure and all the moving parts around it. Part of my job is architecting and implementing Microsoft based clouds, be it public, private or hybrid. Always striving to optimize and automate processes, so I... Read More →


Thursday August 24, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

3:15pm

Getting started with Windows Containers, Docker and Azure
In Windows Server 2016 you Microsoft released their first version of Windows and Hyper-V Containers. In this session you will get an overview about how containers work and how you can use them for your deployments and you will learn how you can get started with Containers and Docker on Windows 10, Windows Server or on Microsoft Azure.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Maurer

Thomas Maurer

Cloud Architect, itnetX
Thomas Maurer works as a Cloud Architect at itnetx gmbh, a consulting and engineering company located in Bern/Switzerland. Thomas is focused on Microsoft Technologies, especially Microsoft Cloud Solutions based Microsoft System Center, Microsoft Virtualization and Windows Azure... Read More →


Thursday August 24, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

3:15pm

Journey to the new approach to hybrid patching with SCCM and OMS
You can patch with SCCM and also patch with OMS but how do you get the best out of both worlds. This session is about how you keep your management controls in SCCM but also leverage OMS to address specific scenarios where patching with SCCM is challenging.
You will learn how to integrate OMS with SCCM to get collection data to create computer groups in OMS. Using the computer groups you will learn how you can patch specific scenarios in your environment with OMS update management. The session is focused on your people, process and cloud approach to the hybrid world of integrating OMS with your current investments in on-premise system center. Peter and Sam will share their field experience in this space and provide you with a playbook that you can compile, update and make your own to be successful in you back and forth journey to the cloud.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Egerton

Peter Egerton

Senior Support Engineer, Inframon Ltd
Peter is a Senior Support Engineer and previously Senior Consultant for one of the UKs leading consultancies and has worked with companies across the world on their Enterprise Mobility solutions. Peter is also an active member of the IT community as a community leader of WMUG and... Read More →
avatar for Samuel Erskine

Samuel Erskine

Sr Technical Specialist, Cloud and Data Center MVP
Sam Erskine is a Systems Management Sr Technical specialist and trainer , focused on System Center and MS Cloud technologies. Sam is the content designer and lead author of three Microsoft System Center Cookbooks and coauthor of two System Center Unleashed books. He’s also a... Read More →


Thursday August 24, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

3:15pm

Lessons learned from Microsoft Premier Support - Manage and control your Azure resources
Lessons learned from Microsoft Premier Support - Manage and control your Azure resources In this session, we show you how organizations manage and control their Microsoft Azure resources in real world situations. Learn how to set up an Azure foundation with Role Based Access Control, policies, Azure Key vault and templates. The session will also discuss how to use Operations Management Suite (OMS) to audit operations and manage Azure resources. This session will walk through many of the challenges, both technical and non-technical, we have faced in each area. Join this session to learn all the lesson learned and how you can use the experience for your customers.

Speakers
avatar for Anders Bengtsson

Anders Bengtsson

Principal Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft
Anders is a Principal PFE at Microsoft focusing on cloud and data center solutions. He is a frequent speaker at Microsoft conferences and is a contributing author on several books, including Orchestrator Unleashed, Service Manager Unleashed and Inside the Microsoft Operations Man... Read More →


Thursday August 24, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

3:15pm

PowerShell Unit Testing: Does 1+1=2? Let's find out
We take for granted that our code works because the one time we ran it, it was fine. If you change something, do you go back to test it? And how far do you go? You don't need Appveyor and build machines to Unit Test, save that for integration. This session will cover Pester, how and when to implement it. How to mock your code so that you can test your code where ever you are.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Bartram

Ryan Bartram

Automation Engineer, itnetX
Ryan is an Automation Engineer at itnetX. Specialising in PowerShell and over 7 years experience with MCSE in Private Cloud & Communications. If he has done something twice, he has done it one to many times.


Thursday August 24, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

3:15pm

Discussion Panel: Identity, Security & Compliance
Discussion panels allow you to meet a group of experts and discuss your questions. Throw in anything on the table you'd like to start a conversation on!

Speakers
avatar for Tudor Damian

Tudor Damian

IT Solutions Specialist, Avaelgo
Tudor Damian is the Executive Manager of Avaelgo, a Microsoft Gold Partner on Cloud Platform based in Eastern Europe (Romania). | | As an IT consultant with more than 10 years of experience in managing complex IT infrastructures, Tudor is a Certified Ethical Hacker, a Micro... Read More →
avatar for Jan Vidar Elven

Jan Vidar Elven

MVP Enterprise Mobility, Cloud Architect, Skill
I'm a MVP Enterprise Mobility and Cloud and Datacenter Architect with over 20 years’ experience inside infrastructure and systems management. I mainly work with Cloud and Datacenter Management, specializing in Azure, System Center, Service Management, Operations Management, Ide... Read More →
avatar for Simon May

Simon May

Principal Program Manager - Intune, Microsoft
Before there was the cloud, in the dark times, Simon was an IT pro for banks, healthcare and utilities. Deftly managing with SMS 1.2, ZenWorks, SMS 2.0 and other amazing endpoint management technologies. Simon stepped into the world of Six Sigma Process management and swiftly foc... Read More →
avatar for Jan Ketil Skanke

Jan Ketil Skanke

Partner and Principal Cloud Architect, Cloudway AS
Jan Ketil Skanke is Partner and Principal Cloud Architect at CloudWay. He is an Enterprise Mobility MVP . He is very passionate about Mobility and Security and the last years he has been focusing on helping partners and customers succeed with Secure Productivity and Mobility sol... Read More →


Thursday August 24, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

4:15pm

#Coffee Break#
Coffee and snacks in the expo hall.

Thursday August 24, 2017 4:15pm - 4:45pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

4:45pm

Continuous Delivery of Infrastructure using Visual Studio Team Services
Whether you are a developer or an IT pro, DevOps is no doubt a buzzword you have heard. The fundamental goals of DevOps are about orchestration of provisioning processes, to bring speed and precision to the deployment process that gets applications into production faster. This session will show how you can, using Visual Studio Team Services and PowerShell, automatically test and deploy infrastructure both on-premises using DSC and in the cloud using ARM Templates with DSC extension.

Speakers
avatar for Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen

Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen

Global Lead Developer, Coretech Global
You might have seen me in videos such as "Coretech Coffee Monitor" | Automate everything is my motto! and its what I do. | Besides producing music in my sparetime. That is when I actually have time off. Luckily I can automate my way of out most situations, which actually provi... Read More →


Thursday August 24, 2017 4:45pm - 5:45pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

4:45pm

How to put Azure Governance in Action
In this session we will dive into Azure Governance. In several scenarios we will figure out how to build the scaffold for your cloud deployment. You will learn how to use Resource Groups, Resource Tags and Resource Locks, how to secure your environment with Role-Based Access Control and how Azure Security Center can help you...

Speakers
avatar for Eric Berg

Eric Berg

Microsoft MVP | Principal IT-Architect, COMPAREX AG
Eric is a MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management since 2015, but was active member of several communities for several years. He is working as a Senior IT-Architect at COMPAREX AG. His main areas are: Infrastructure, Windows Server and Client Management, Hyper-V, System Center an... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Neumann

Daniel Neumann

Technology Solutions Professional - Azure, Microsoft
Daniel is working for Microsoft as a Technology Solutions Professional – Azure. | | Before joining Microsoft, he was working for FRITZ & MACZIOL as a Senior Cloud Architect with main focus on the Microsoft technologies Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V, System Center 2012 R2, Win... Read More →


Thursday August 24, 2017 4:45pm - 5:45pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

4:45pm

Managing without enrollment with EMS
Today many users want to be able to use any device to do their work. They have privacy concerns and don’t want their personal devices managed by their employer. On the flip side, in IT your butt is on the line to ensure that data is accessed safely and that you maintain control over that data access. In this session you’ll learn how apps can be managed by Microsoft Intune and EMS to provide an experience that is loved by users and trusted by IT.

Speakers
avatar for Simon May

Simon May

Principal Program Manager - Intune, Microsoft
Before there was the cloud, in the dark times, Simon was an IT pro for banks, healthcare and utilities. Deftly managing with SMS 1.2, ZenWorks, SMS 2.0 and other amazing endpoint management technologies. Simon stepped into the world of Six Sigma Process management and swiftly foc... Read More →


Thursday August 24, 2017 4:45pm - 5:45pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

4:45pm

One year later: Lessons learned from Storage Spaces Direct Deployments
This session will tell you all the secrets to make your Storage Spaces Direct Deployments a huge success. We can't grow nerves, but this session will finally save some of yours.

Speakers
avatar for Carsten Rachfahl

Carsten Rachfahl

Microsoft MVP, Microsoft Regional Director, Rachfahl IT-Solutions GmbH & Co. KG
I'm Carsten Rachfahl a Hyper-V MVP from Germany. I started with my first computer, a trs-80 compatible system, in 1981. In 1988, still in school, I got the opportunity to work as a programmer. In 1991 I founded my first company and till then I work as self-employed it-pro. Starte... Read More →
avatar for Michael Rüefli

Michael Rüefli

Cloud Architect, itnetX AG
Michael Rueefli AKA Dr.MIRU is Microsoft MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management, a technology enthusiast and automation geek, working as cloud architect at itnetX AG, a consulting and engineering company located in Bern and Zurich / Switzerland. | With more than 15... Read More →


Thursday August 24, 2017 4:45pm - 5:45pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

4:45pm

The OMS Solutions Bakery - How to build a custom OMS Log Analytics solution in 60 minutes
In this session, Microsoft MVP and RD Marcel Zehner demonstrates how to build a brand new custom solution for the Microsoft Operations Management Suite. Marcel will cover the process from A to Z: starting with collecting data from a source, aggregating and visualizing the data, configuring alerts for immediate notification and remediation and finally forwarding data to Power BI for creating nice and shiny reports. For the big finale, all components will be baked into a delicious solution that can be easily deployed to any OMS workspace on the planet – enjoy!

Speakers
avatar for Marcel Zehner

Marcel Zehner

Microsoft MVP, Microsoft RD, itnetX AG
Marcel is the CTO at itnetX, a Microsoft elite partner in Switzerland. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and a Microsoft Regional Director (RD).


Thursday August 24, 2017 4:45pm - 5:45pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

4:45pm

The Unconventional PowerShell Freak Show
Taking PowerShell to a whole new level! PowerShell is a POWERFUL scripting language which provides access to many different interop layers: COM/ActiveX, c# Code, UI Frameworks like WinForms or WPF and even access to low level Win32 APIs. In this talk I will explore some of those interop layers and show how far you can actually go with PowerShell. Be prepared for an in-depth session with many demos showing some freaky possibilities.

Speakers
avatar for Stefan Koell

Stefan Koell

CEO / Lead Developer, code4ward.net e.U.
Stefan Koell has been working in the IT business since 1995 and founded code4ward.net (an IT consulting and software development company) in 1999. Stefan has extensive IT infrastructure and software development experience including, enterprise directory services, messaging, web s... Read More →


Thursday August 24, 2017 4:45pm - 5:45pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

6:00pm

#Networking Party#
Networking Party in the expo hall.

Thursday August 24, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center
 
Friday, August 25
 

7:45am

#Doors & Registration Open#
Doors and registration open.

Friday August 25, 2017 7:45am - 5:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

8:00am

Azure ExpressRoute - Deep Dive into plan and deploy
Within the session the necessary basic for Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute will be explained. The deployment options and how to plan an ExpressRoute Environment including all Information that need to provided by an ISP and for an ISP will be provided. At the end there will be a small demo deployment of an Azure ExpressRoute connection.

Speakers
avatar for Florian Klaffenbach

Florian Klaffenbach

Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft


Friday August 25, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

8:00am

Azure IaaS Design & Performance Considerations - Best Practices & Learnings from the field
In this session, you will learn about the design & performance considerations you have to look for, when deploying Azure VMs. Furthermore, we will have a look at the performance limits of the Standard & Performance storage accounts. Also, the network performance and bandwidth will be covered. Last but not least we will cover the things you have to pay attention, when using Azure Disk Encryption and Azure Backup for your Azure VMs. And you get an answer on the master question: Does has Azure Disk Encryption or Storage Service Encryption a performance impact on your Azure VMs?

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Neumann

Daniel Neumann

Technology Solutions Professional - Azure, Microsoft
Daniel is working for Microsoft as a Technology Solutions Professional – Azure. | | Before joining Microsoft, he was working for FRITZ & MACZIOL as a Senior Cloud Architect with main focus on the Microsoft technologies Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V, System Center 2012 R2, Win... Read More →


Friday August 25, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

8:00am

Azure Monitor & Co.
Monitoring Azure is getting more and more important. This session will give you an overview off Azure Monitor and its best buddies.

Speakers
avatar for Stefan Roth

Stefan Roth

MVP, itnetX AG
Stefan Roth works as a Cloud Architect at itnetX AG, a consulting and engineering company located in Switzerland. Stefan is focused on Microsoft Technologies, especially Microsoft Cloud Solutions based Microsoft System Center, Windows Azure and Service Management Automation. He's... Read More →


Friday August 25, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

8:00am

Conditional Access in Azure AD and Intune
One of the buzzwords of today is identity driven security. What is it really? Come and learn how to use Conditional Access together with other Microsoft protection solutions in the cloud to protect your applications and data both Onprem and in the Cloud. We will deep dive into how this comes together with devices and Microsoft Intune and risk based access with Azure AD Identity Protection.

Speakers
avatar for Jan Ketil Skanke

Jan Ketil Skanke

Partner and Principal Cloud Architect, Cloudway AS
Jan Ketil Skanke is Partner and Principal Cloud Architect at CloudWay. He is an Enterprise Mobility MVP . He is very passionate about Mobility and Security and the last years he has been focusing on helping partners and customers succeed with Secure Productivity and Mobility sol... Read More →


Friday August 25, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

8:00am

Deploy, manage and integrate StorSimple - a hybrid storage platform!
Azure StorSimple has been around for many years, but development is going faster than ever, and a lot has happened since the first devices shipped. This session will show you how to deploy and manage both physical, and virtual StorSimple arrays. It will also cover pros on cons between the models and their use cases, integration with Azure Media Services, and how to deploy a hybrid file server to production in less than 60 minutes.

Speakers
avatar for Jesper Jensen

Jesper Jensen

Consultant, solvo it
I'm an Azure MVP and consultant at solvo it, with a strong focus on infrastructure and all the moving parts around it. Part of my job is architecting and implementing Microsoft based clouds, be it public, private or hybrid. Always striving to optimize and automate processes, so I... Read More →


Friday August 25, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

8:00am

Protecting on-prem Exchange with EMS
Are you still using on-prem Exchange? Would you like to be able to provide modern access controls that take consideration of the current device state for you mobile users? How about being able to use the Outlook app with on-prem Exchange? This session will explain how to better protect your on-premises Exchange resources with Enterprise Mobility + Security.

Speakers
avatar for Simon May

Simon May

Principal Program Manager - Intune, Microsoft
Before there was the cloud, in the dark times, Simon was an IT pro for banks, healthcare and utilities. Deftly managing with SMS 1.2, ZenWorks, SMS 2.0 and other amazing endpoint management technologies. Simon stepped into the world of Six Sigma Process management and swiftly foc... Read More →


Friday August 25, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

9:15am

Azure Cloud Shell: Your Admin Machine for Azure
Azure Cloud Shell is an interactive, browser-based shell for managing Azure resources.
It improves productivity by enabling automatic and secure access to a preconfigured workstation on Azure.
Cloud Shell offers PowerShell and Bash experience today. You don't need to worry about installation of your tools and authentication to Azure. Microsoft maintains and updates Cloud Shell on your behalf with commonly used CLI tools. You can work in Cloud Shell from everywhere; all you need is a browser and access to Azure. Join us to learn about this new and exciting way to interact with Azure resources. Cloud Shell makes working in Azure Portal cool again.

Speakers
avatar for Aleksandar Nikolic

Aleksandar Nikolic

Co-founder, PowerShell Magazine
Aleksandar Nikolic is a Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, a Microsoft Azure MVP, a co-founder of PowerShellMagazine.com, and a community manager of PowerShell.com. Aleksandar is also a Microsoft Azure Advisor and Insider. Aleksandar is experienced presenting and speaking to Mi... Read More →


Friday August 25, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

9:15am

Certificates and PKI for Windows and System Center Admins
Certificates and Public Key Infrastrucutre (PKI) provide the basis for security in our ever-shrinking, Internet connected world. Even with their importance though, most Windows and System Center administrators are afraid of and avoid PKI. Conceptually, neither are not very complicated and neither should be feared. This session will introduce foundational PKI concepts, how every administrator can easily deal with the certificates in their nvironment, and why PKI is not something to be feared. Additionally, we'll discuss how the two key System Center componets -- Configuration Manager and Operations Manager -- utilize PKI certificates. We'll also look at the pitfalls, traps, and head-ache inducing issues that do exist and how to avoid or resolve them.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Sandys

Jason Sandys

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


Friday August 25, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

9:15am

ConfigMgr and OMS-Better Together
Join Greg and explore how to take advantage of ConfigMgr data in Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS). We'll review built in connectors, as well as demonstrate how to create custom connections for additional data in OMS.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey

Strategist, Dell
Greg Ramsey, Enterprise Mobility MVP, is the Enterprise Tools Strategist at Dell, Inc. He has a B.S. in Computer Sciences and Engineering from Ohio State University, and has coauthored many books over the years. Greg is also a board member of Northwest System Center User Group. G... Read More →


Friday August 25, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

9:15am

Doing DevOps with Azure Functions
Do you have scripts in various languages running throughout your environment? written in different languages? running in disparate locations? With Azure Functions, you can consolidate scheduled tasks and ad-hoc scripts, eliminate legacy infrastructure and centralize control...in a very economical pricing model. In this session, we will reveal this hidden gem for automation, demonstrating how to migrate small workloads into Functions, bringing new end-to-end capabilities to your process automation, infrastructure management and DevOps strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Berg

Lee Berg

Consultant, Concurrency
Lee is a Systems Engineer at Concurrency. He is very active in managing and presenting at local user groups, conferences, and around the world. Lee is focused on Automation, Monitoring, and IoT using various Microsoft cloud services. Lee is a Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter... Read More →
avatar for Pete Zerger

Pete Zerger

CEO, MVP, Lumagate, Inc, Lumagate, Inc.
Pete is an author, speaker, and 11-time Microsoft MVP, focusing on cloud security, architecture, process automation and DevOps. Pete has presented at popular technical conferences around the world including Microsoft Ignite, TechEd and System Center Universe. He has authored many... Read More →


Friday August 25, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

9:15am

Is fighting Ransomware impossible? A guide to protect and what to do when it hits you
Being struck by all the Ransomware news lately and having sleepless nights? You are not alone. The question today for you should not be: Can I prevent it but when will it happen to my business. Does that mean you are helpless and can only wait for it? Not really. In this session I will sketch the history and threats of Ransomware, how they operate and what you can do to prevent and to solve in case it does happen.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Resseler

Mike Resseler

Technical Evangelist, Veeam Software
Mike Resseler is a Technical Evangelist for Veeam. Mike is focused on technologies around Hyper-V and System Center. With years of experience in the field he presents on many occasions on large events such as MMS, TechEd and TechDays. Mike has been an awarded the MVP for System C... Read More →


Friday August 25, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

9:15am

Discussion Panel: Azure
Discussion panels allow you to meet a group of experts and discuss your questions. Throw in anything on the table you'd like to start a conversation on!

Speakers
avatar for Eric Berg

Eric Berg

Microsoft MVP | Principal IT-Architect, COMPAREX AG
Eric is a MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management since 2015, but was active member of several communities for several years. He is working as a Senior IT-Architect at COMPAREX AG. His main areas are: Infrastructure, Windows Server and Client Management, Hyper-V, System Center an... Read More →
avatar for Kristian Nese

Kristian Nese

Senior Program Manager, AzureCAT, Microsoft
Kristian is working on the AzureCAT team, engaging with large organizations world-wide, to unblock them and achieve the things we've never heard of before. Specifically, Kristian is focusing on DevOps & management at scale, with Azure Resource Manager and Azure management service... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Neumann

Daniel Neumann

Technology Solutions Professional - Azure, Microsoft
Daniel is working for Microsoft as a Technology Solutions Professional – Azure. | | Before joining Microsoft, he was working for FRITZ & MACZIOL as a Senior Cloud Architect with main focus on the Microsoft technologies Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V, System Center 2012 R2, Win... Read More →


Friday August 25, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

10:15am

#Coffee Break#
Coffee and snacks in the expo hall.

Friday August 25, 2017 10:15am - 10:45am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

10:45am

Explore the next level of a secure administration environment using JEA/JITA
"Just Enough Administration" and "Just in Time Administration" are frequently used terms these days. This session will give you an overview on Microsoft's implementations to secure your environment from layer 8 threats and how you could start adopting it in your environment.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Rüefli

Michael Rüefli

Cloud Architect, itnetX AG
Michael Rueefli AKA Dr.MIRU is Microsoft MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management, a technology enthusiast and automation geek, working as cloud architect at itnetX AG, a consulting and engineering company located in Bern and Zurich / Switzerland. | With more than 15... Read More →


Friday August 25, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

10:45am

Manage Azure @ scale with Azure Resource Manager
With the use of cloud computing we are seeing a new pattern on how customers ideally would like to manage their resources while transforming into the DevOps era. Deployments are taking place every day and IT needs tools that are agile, flexible and able to provide automated management without having a risk for shadow IT. Customers running natively in Azure are looking into OMS to resolve their challenges regarding management. A combination of Azure Resource Manager and OMS will help customers to get an automated, repeatedly and trusted configuration that scales, ensuring that policies are enforced, configuration is applied and compliance are met. In this session, you will get all the building blocks and best practices for designing and managing your resources at scale, using Azure Resource Manager & OMS. Learn about our latest innovations, new functions and capabilities, available at your fingertips!
This is a demo intensive session, focusing on best practices and architecture.

Speakers
avatar for Kristian Nese

Kristian Nese

Senior Program Manager, AzureCAT, Microsoft
Kristian is working on the AzureCAT team, engaging with large organizations world-wide, to unblock them and achieve the things we've never heard of before. Specifically, Kristian is focusing on DevOps & management at scale, with Azure Resource Manager and Azure management service... Read More →


Friday August 25, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

10:45am

Migrating your automation from Orchestrator to Azure Automation - welcome to the future
In this demo driven session we show you how to take an Orchestrator's complex runbooks and migrate them to Azure Automation. We will consider migration tools that exist today and we will show you the pros/cons with different migration technics. We will talk about the power of Azure Automation compared with Orchestrator and share lesson learned. Join this session to upgrade your Orchestrator Administrator skills to Azure Automation.

Speakers
avatar for Anders Bengtsson

Anders Bengtsson

Principal Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft
Anders is a Principal PFE at Microsoft focusing on cloud and data center solutions. He is a frequent speaker at Microsoft conferences and is a contributing author on several books, including Orchestrator Unleashed, Service Manager Unleashed and Inside the Microsoft Operations Man... Read More →


Friday August 25, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

10:45am

OSD Frontends
OSD Frontends provide interaction at OS deployment time soliciting input from users, providing feedback to users, or performing other activities that built-in tasks cannot handle (or at least cannot handle well). User input include whatever is needed for the OS deployment to successfully complete and that cannot be automatically determined. Examples include things like time zone, computer name, Active Directory OU, and software. Frontends can also provide pre-flight checks, provide feedback to the interactive user, and basically anything that is needed. This session will cover all the aspects of getting started and using an OSD frontend in your OS deployment efforts and task sequences.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Sandys

Jason Sandys

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


Friday August 25, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

10:45am

Work smart not hard
This Session will show you the evolution from stoneage (on-premises) to the future (Cloud). See how much time you can save with using modern tools. Azure, Intune, OMS and EM+S are only foreign word for you?_Forget your fear about the "evil cloud" and learn to get ahead with it. Join us and see how fast your fear will disappear.

Speakers
avatar for Andreas Baumgarten

Andreas Baumgarten

IT Architect, H&D International Group
Andreas Baumgarten (MVP), IT Architect with the German IT service provider H&D International Group, has worked as an IT pro for more than 20 years. Microsoft technologies have always accompanied him. He was awarded with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) title for "Sy... Read More →
avatar for Frank Solinske

Frank Solinske

Business Development Manager, PHAT CONSULTING GmbH
I´m a Business Development Manager with PHAT Consulting. I´m also MVP Enterprise Security for 11 Years and I was honored as a Regional Director for 2 Years. My Job is my Obsession and beside Enterprise Mobility my main Focus is strategy and the modern workplace.


Friday August 25, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

10:45am

Discussion Panel: ECM - Office 365 & EMS
Discussion panels allow you to meet a group of experts and discuss your questions. Throw in anything on the table you'd like to start a conversation on!

Speakers
avatar for Simon May

Simon May

Principal Program Manager - Intune, Microsoft
Before there was the cloud, in the dark times, Simon was an IT pro for banks, healthcare and utilities. Deftly managing with SMS 1.2, ZenWorks, SMS 2.0 and other amazing endpoint management technologies. Simon stepped into the world of Six Sigma Process management and swiftly foc... Read More →
avatar for Jan Ketil Skanke

Jan Ketil Skanke

Partner and Principal Cloud Architect, Cloudway AS
Jan Ketil Skanke is Partner and Principal Cloud Architect at CloudWay. He is an Enterprise Mobility MVP . He is very passionate about Mobility and Security and the last years he has been focusing on helping partners and customers succeed with Secure Productivity and Mobility sol... Read More →


Friday August 25, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

12:00pm

Sponsor Session
Friday August 25, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

12:00pm

Sponsor Session
Friday August 25, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

12:00pm

Sponsor Session: Flexera Software
Friday August 25, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

12:00pm

Sponsor Session: Royal Applications
Friday August 25, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

12:00pm

Sponsor Session: Squared Up
Friday August 25, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

1:00pm

#Lunch Break#
Lunch and drinks in the expo hall.

Friday August 25, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

2:00pm

Control your data: Azure Information Protection and Cloud App Security
With the digital transformation that organizations are going through, data is traveling to more locations than ever before, increasing user productivity and ability to access data and collaborate with others. In this session we will show you how data classification and protection can help you to get more control over your sensitive data. You will get insights how the visibility in information sharing can be increased and policies can be applied to control your information sharing scenarios. In detail you will learn how Azure Information Protection and Cloud App Security works and how you can setup successful scenarios. We will provide several use cases from the administrative and user experience perspective to show you the power of implementing and combining this technologies for a customer or your company.

Speakers
avatar for Jochen Nickel

Jochen Nickel

Solution Architect Cloud & Identity Management, inovit GmbH
Jochen is the Chairman of the Board at inovit, a focused Microsoft Gold Partner in Identity and Access Management. He is mainly focused on the Enterprise Mobility + Security Suite of Microsoft and author of the book "Mastering Identity and Access Management wit Microsoft Azure".


Friday August 25, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

2:00pm

Mastering Azure Active Directory v2
Azure AD has been around for many years, for most users it started with a Office 365 or Azure subscription, and managed in the Classic Azure Management Portal. In the fall 2016, Azure AD was announced as Public Preview in the new Azure Portal (Ibiza), and are expected GA now in 2017. The old Classic Portal will be discontinued. Many new services are now only available in the new Azure AD portal, and new management scenarios bring identities and devices together, like the new Conditional Access, and the upcoming integration of Intune and Azure AD, and many more will come. In this session your Azure AD knowledge will be upgraded to Azure AD v2 and you will learn all about how to master your Azure Active Directory in the new portal, and how you get started with the Azure AD v2 PowerShell Module replacement for the old MSOL Module.

Speakers
avatar for Jan Vidar Elven

Jan Vidar Elven

MVP Enterprise Mobility, Cloud Architect, Skill
I'm a MVP Enterprise Mobility and Cloud and Datacenter Architect with over 20 years’ experience inside infrastructure and systems management. I mainly work with Cloud and Datacenter Management, specializing in Azure, System Center, Service Management, Operations Management, Ide... Read More →


Friday August 25, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

2:00pm

On-premise automation using SCSM, SMA and PowerShell
Everyone is talking about automation. But what does that mean if business processes or IT infrastructures are automated on-premise? Microsoft offers System Center Service Manager (SCSM), Service Management Automation (SMA) und PowerShell as core components to achive the goal. MVP Stefan Roth and Jonas Feller talk about what problems you could face and what impact does it have starting such a project. This session contains technical and conceptual content as well. In addition we show you some tips and tricks, best practices and talk about experiences we have made in the past.

Speakers
avatar for Jonas Feller

Jonas Feller

Cloud Consultant, itnetX AG
Jonas Feller is working as a Cloud Consultant at itnetX AG, an engineering and consulting company in Switzerland. Jonas has more than 15 years of experience in the IT service and consulting business and he has graduated with a Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in IT. He is an expe... Read More →
avatar for Stefan Roth

Stefan Roth

MVP, itnetX AG
Stefan Roth works as a Cloud Architect at itnetX AG, a consulting and engineering company located in Switzerland. Stefan is focused on Microsoft Technologies, especially Microsoft Cloud Solutions based Microsoft System Center, Windows Azure and Service Management Automation. He's... Read More →


Friday August 25, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

2:00pm

Patches here, patches there, patches everywhere!
This session will demonstrate the various solutions available for applying Microsoft patches to your IT estate. With the evolution of enterprise mobility comes more options available to use for patching in what can often be complex scenarios. We will look at our options from WSUS, SCCM, OMS and more including where these solutions best fit each scenario. Practical demos will show how to work with each solution i.e. how to patch with OMS and how things like the cloud management gateway in SCCM can help.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Egerton

Peter Egerton

Senior Support Engineer, Inframon Ltd
Peter is a Senior Support Engineer and previously Senior Consultant for one of the UKs leading consultancies and has worked with companies across the world on their Enterprise Mobility solutions. Peter is also an active member of the IT community as a community leader of WMUG and... Read More →


Friday August 25, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

2:00pm

Real-World IoT for IT Pros
You've seen those flashy IoT demos (robots, drones, toys, diy), but how can that help you at work? Are you ready for a deep dive into some serious IoT tech you can use at the office? In this session, you'll learn about real world application of the Azure IoT Suite to improve you organizations security posture and drive insights from IoT devices and data, with hands-on demos of key scenarios like: Securing IoT device communication with the cloud, Securely storing and managing big data, Alerting on anomalies in IoT data streams, Delivering insights through data visualizations. If you're an IT Pro who in search of IoT knowledge beyond DIY projects, your search ends here! Join as we explore the IoT capabilities you can use between 9 and 5.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Berg

Lee Berg

Consultant, Concurrency
Lee is a Systems Engineer at Concurrency. He is very active in managing and presenting at local user groups, conferences, and around the world. Lee is focused on Automation, Monitoring, and IoT using various Microsoft cloud services. Lee is a Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter... Read More →
avatar for Pete Zerger

Pete Zerger

CEO, MVP, Lumagate, Inc, Lumagate, Inc.
Pete is an author, speaker, and 11-time Microsoft MVP, focusing on cloud security, architecture, process automation and DevOps. Pete has presented at popular technical conferences around the world including Microsoft Ignite, TechEd and System Center Universe. He has authored many... Read More →


Friday August 25, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

2:00pm

Windows Server - What is next in Redstone 3
A little less than one year ago Microsoft released Windows Server 2016. This Fall Microsoft will update Windows Server to the next Current Branch for Business release with new features and improvements. Join this session for the best of Windows Server. You will get an overview about the new, exciting improvements that are in Windows Server and how they will improve your day-to-day job. In this presentation Thomas Maurer (Microsoft MVP) will guide you through the highly anticipated innovations including Windows Server Containers, Hyper-V features, Nano Server, Storage, Networking, Security and much more!

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Maurer

Thomas Maurer

Cloud Architect, itnetX
Thomas Maurer works as a Cloud Architect at itnetx gmbh, a consulting and engineering company located in Bern/Switzerland. Thomas is focused on Microsoft Technologies, especially Microsoft Cloud Solutions based Microsoft System Center, Microsoft Virtualization and Windows Azure... Read More →


Friday August 25, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

3:15pm

Conference Closing Note
This is it. In this session we close down the conference with facts, fun and lots of prices. Join Master of Ceremonies Marcel Zehner before we open the doors for the closing drinks!

Speakers
avatar for Marcel Zehner

Marcel Zehner

Microsoft MVP, Microsoft RD, itnetX AG
Marcel is the CTO at itnetX, a Microsoft elite partner in Switzerland. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and a Microsoft Regional Director (RD).


Friday August 25, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center

6:00pm

#Closing Drinks#
Conference closing party.

Friday August 25, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
TBD bcc Berlin Congress Center