CSMUG Winter 2013.1 Meeting: People Centric IT

Worried about consumerization or employee owned devices? Maybe you are looking to empower users with more flexible work styles or cope with the demands of integrating contractors into your organization. Microsoft, Calgary Systems Management User Group and the Calgary IT Pro Community Association present an afternoon showcasing the future of People Centric IT and the technologies to drive solutions to these challenges. Join Microsoft MVP Kevin Kaminski and others on a journey through Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, Configuration Manager and Intune.

 

The event is scheduled to take place from 12:00pm and 5:30pm Thursday November 14, 2013 at Bottlescrew Bills 140 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0A3 (courtesy of Inteqna). Lunch and snacks will be supplied (courtesy of CoreTech) along with a prize draw at the end for a Surface 2 Pro and other prizes (courtesy of Microsoft). The event is free and registration can be done via the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/event/8423945247

 

Agenda

Mobility with Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone – Kalvin Falconar, Microsoft

Time: 12:30-1:00

Description:

Mobility has become a widely recognized megatrend. Mobile device use for business has grown rapidly. A high percentage of employees and remote field workers will use at least one mobile device for work and in many cases “bring their own”. The proliferation of small, fast, powerful, ruggedized and highly secure devices enable field workers to be more productive.

The challenge for IT is to evolve rapidly and work with other business leaders to develop and implement enterprise-wide mobile solutions. This includes enabling richer connectivity, better applications and integration, wherever, whenever, while maintaining enterprise-grade security and availability.

  • Demonstration: Windows 8.1 offers dramatic improvements in mobility, management and device choice.  (Bonus content: Five reasons you want to deploy Windows 8.1 over Windows 7.)
  • Demonstration: Rugged, field ready devices, SmartPhones running Windows Phone OS, and Tablets running Windows 8.1 will be showcased.
  • Discussion: What is happening on the immediate horizon with Windows Devices?

 

Enable your IT Infrastructure to be People Centric – Jeff Chin, Microsoft

Time: 1:15 – 2:15PM

Description:

Don’t lose sleep again over desktop and device management. People-centric IT (PCIT) empowers each user to work virtually anywhere on PCs and devices of their choice while providing IT with an easy, consistent, and secure way to manage it all.  Expectations of technology and IT are changing – The lines between personal life and work are blurring; and the people you support want a consistent and personalized experience no matter what device they’re using. Supporting an ecosystem of devices and applications can be expensive, consuming valuable IT resources and exposing security risks.  Microsoft’s approach helps organizations offer a comprehensive solution, built on top of your existing infrastructure to create a consistent and secure self-service and management experience.

 

Welcome to Intune – Kevin Kaminski, CoreTech

Time: 2:30-3:00

Description:

This session is to bring you up to speed on Windows Intune. There will be a brief overview of current capabilities but the session will drill into the mobile device management, application deployment and reporting improvements in this cloud based service.

 

System Center Configuration Manager R2 with Intune – Kevin Kaminski, CoreTech

Time: 3:15-4:15

Description:

With the new product release schedule for System Center product changes are showing up on a yearly basis. This presentation will introduce some of the cloud based offerings to supporting devices and users using Configuration Manager 2012 R2 with Intune. Discover how you can manage Remote access and WiFi profiles along with the related certificates using Configuration Manager. Deploy Firewall and antivirus profiles with better compliance reporting and remediation. The application model in Configuration Manager 2012 will be introduced where much logic that used to be embedded in package wrappers is now managed and reported on at the infrastructure level. See how this can be leveraged to provide advanced behaviors for application deployment.

 

Using Intune you can have different management profiles and capabilities to suit the different management requirements between personal and corporate owned devices. See how Intune can complement an existing Configuration Manager environment to manage remote, mobile, personal or non-domain joined devices.

 

Doing Business Differently with Office 365 – Sheldon Mackarenko, Microsoft

Time: 4:30 – 5:00

Description:

The New Office enables your users to be more efficient, sacrifice nothing and become more productive.  From a fluid experience across devices your users can adopt the new technology intuitively.  More and more organizations are eliminating multiple bolt on solutions for a complete end to end integrated productivity solution.  Find out how Office 365 would allow your team to drive productivity and innovation.

 

Speakers:

Kalvin Falconar, CISSP

Kalvin Falconar holds several certifications in Project Management, Lean Six Sigma, Architecture, and Information Security.  He has worked in IT for over 27 years and as of September 1, 2013 has taken a new role at Microsoft in Western Canada helping organizations respond to the need for mobility in industrial and corporate scenarios.

Jeff Chin, TSP

Jeff has filled many roles over the years from being a developer to joining Microsoft as a Premier Field Engineer. Jeff’s current role at Microsoft helps customers understand and implement the latest technologies enabling the optimized desktop and mobile workforce. His proven track record shows how he is able to understand challenges and requirements of diverse customer environments and produce top notch solutions to suit their demands.

Kevin Kaminski, MVP

Kevin is a seasoned consultant focusing mainly on end user type technologies that range from device management to application delivery. Using his experiences from different organizations he is able to draw upon practical knowledge that he incorporates into his speaking engagements, training material and articles. As an App-V MVP, Kevin delivers and maintains an App-V master’s class with fellow MVP Tim Mangan. He also spends time blogging for MyItForum.com and speaking at various engagements such as BriForum and Microsoft Management Summit. To assist his local IT community he sits as a director on the Calgary IT Pro User Group and manages the Calgary Systems Management User Group.

Sheldon Mackarenko
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