Once again, I will be presenting with the WMUG guys at an event in London on 21/04/17.

Our focus is on Windows 10 and Azure Cloud and there are some great speakers and presentations on offer. MVP’s Robert Marshall, Gerry Hampson and Sam Erskine will be there, along with the awesome 2Pint guys, Phil Wilcock and Andreas Hammarskjöld.

I will be presenting on Power BI and the SCCM Template. I recently published a blog post on setting up the template and this was very well received. The presentation dives a bit deeper into the Power BI solution and how you can get those crucial reports and dashboard into the Cloud and onto the devices of those, in the organisation, that matter.

I’ll also be co-presenting with our event sponsors, Parallels, who will be giving an insightful presentation on how you can manage a Macintosh estate via ConfigMgr using their Mac Management for SCCM product. I’ll be give real-world feedback on the product itself.

As mentioned, the event is based in London, the full details on location and how to register is here at the WMUG web site. This is a free event.

Here is the agenda for the day.

Time Subject Speaker  
09:00 Registration & Coffee    
09:20 Welcome from WMUG WMUG Team Brief introduce to the User Group, who we are, and our goals for the year
09:30 Mac Management – Extend SCCM to fully manage and control Apple Macs Robert Rengstl from Parallels and Paul Winstanley Our sponsor will give us a technical walkthrough on Mac Management using SCCM assisted by none other than Paul Winstanley!
10:15 BREAK BREAK BREAK
10:30 10 top tips for deploying Windows 10 Gerry Hampson

This session is based on quite a lot of Windows 10 deployment experience with enterprise customers in the last 12 months.  I’ve seen a lot of pitfalls along the way. There will be a lot of ConfigMgr thrown in there for good measure.

11:15 Architecting with the latest design components with Build 1702 Robert Marshall Designing ConfigMgr with on-premise and the Cloud in mind
12:00 LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
12:45 Power BI deep dive and introduction to the ConfigMgr Template Paul Winstanley This session will take a deep dive into the elements that exist in Power BI, talk about the Power BI workflow to get information into the Cloud and shared with employees and intro the installation and configuration of the Power BI ConfigMgr template, showing the dashboard and how you can customise it.
13:30

The Wonders of Content Peering with SCCM

Phil Wilcock and Andreas Hammarskjöld

Phil and Andreas will walk us through the latest Client Peering capabilities in SCCM, giving us an insight how the whole thing locks together and yields savings on network utilisation

14:15 Journey to Azure: Your first essential steps and foundation toolkit Sam Erskine There is so much information on what the cloud is supposed to be and how it must be used. But why and what will you use it for you ask? Samuel Erskine (MVP), serial author and gadget geek takes you on this calm cloud adventurous ride at your pace and for you.
This session is about understanding the foundations, basic tips and tricks on getting started with Azure IaaS. You will also learn about the IT Pro Cloud Essentials Program and Dev Test Labs in Azure. Come get your foundation badge so you can hang with the advance Azure gurus in the cloud!!!
15:00 BREAK BREAK BREAK
15:15 Questions for speakers & open discussion All Open mic for the audience to pick discussion points with the speakers
16:00 Mystery Guest   A mystery guest will make an appearance over Skype for Business, giving us deep insights into their domain, and field some questions from the audience
16:45 Thanks and giveaways   Our sponsors Parallels will have some giveaways as a sign of appreciation for those that can attend to the end
17:10 Close    

 

 

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