If you are planning to attend the event in person, please make sure to register using the In-Person link. It helps us get a good idea of how many people we need to feed. :)
Please make sure to register early and show up! Only those of you that actually register and show up will be entered into the drawing for prizes.
DATE & TIME
January 21, 2011, 9:45 AM – 4:15 PM Eastern Time Zone
We would like to thank WinWorkers for sponsoring our first user group of the year and making this event possible!
WinWorkers is an international systems integrator and ISV focusing on systems management, data center automation and virtualization solutions featuring Microsoft System Center technologies. MyDeploy, WinWorkers latest software innovation, delivers software and OS deployment along with self-service functionality in a web-based portal. Learn more about MyDeploy: http://www.winworkers.com/products/mydeploy
AGENDA (Eastern Time)
Michael Vrabel, MVP, MCSE, MCITP, BS, got into Computers late but have had the good fortune of working full time at some great companies doing SMS/SCCM work; Disney, NBC and Northrop in Los Angeles and Dish Network, Quizno’s and others in Denver. He has also worked as an Infrastructure Consultant for the last 15 years most notably; Collective Technologies based in Austin Texas and now Catapult Systems in Denver. The last few years he has been very focused on everything SoftGrid/Appv related.
Aaron Nelson is a Senior SQL Server Architect with over 10 years of experience in Architecture, Business Intelligence, Development, and Performance Tuning of SQL Server. He has experience managing enterprise wide data needs in both transactional and data warehouse environments. Aaron holds certifications for MCITP: Business Intelligence Developer, Database Administrator, Database Developer; as well as MCTS: Windows Server Virtualization, Configuration (meaning Hyper-V). Aaron helps run the AppDev and PowerShell Virtual Chapters of PASS, and volunteers for the local PASS Chapter AtlantaMDF. He also co-runs the Atlanta PowerShell User Group, and helps organize SQL Saturday events in Atlanta.
Mai Omar Desouki is a Senior Solutions Developer at ITEgyptCorp (MCTS 2007 & 2010). She has been working with Microsoft Technology for several years, with the main focus on SharePoint. Her main SharePoint deployments have been for customers in Egypt & Middle East region. She also has done multiple migrations for enterprise customers from MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010.
Simon Skinner, MVP, has been in the computer industry since the early 1990's. Starting out as a programmer in VB, he developed stock control systems for haulage companies. From there he moved into networking and gained a high level of experience and expertise, designing and building web and server farms for increasingly larger organizations. Aware of its increasing importance in the new millennium, Simon turned his attention to System Management with Microsoft SMS and MS MOM. This today is where Simon’s real talent is although evolving to System Centre Operations Manager 2007. Simon has worked with Microsoft demonstrating, planning and deploying SCOM to clients in the UK and France. After starting SecQuorum in early 2006 the company’s core services is with SCOM. We adopted SCOM 2007 in a hosted environment in early 2006 and the service has gone from strength, offering monitoring solutions in various mode to suite most companies.
Pete Zerger is a consultant, author, speaker and Microsoft MVP focusing on Microsoft System Center management and data center automation. He is a frequent speaker at Microsoft conferences and has written articles for technical magazines including Microsoft TechNet and Windows IT Pro. He was a contributor to the R2 supplement for System Center Operations Manager 2007 Unleashed.
Frank Rojas been in IT for 15 years using SMS 2003/ConfigMgr 2007 for the last 6 years, specializing in Operating System Deployment for those 6 years. Currently the global OSD SME for ConfigMgr 2007 at Microsoft.
Brian Huneycutt is currently a developer (more a jack-of-all-trades really) on the Configuration Manager Sustained Engineering team. He started as a Support Engineer at Microsoft in 1999, then went to the SMS team. These days he still partners with CSS (current acronym for Support) on problem investigations, along with development work on hotfixes, service packs, and generally anything that needs either fixing or a very long email.
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