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. :)
In-Person (for those of you in Atlanta that can attend at the Microsoft office): http://atlsmug.eventbrite.com
Virtual (for those of you that would like to participate over Live Meeting): http://www.clicktoattend.com/?id=157249
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
October 7, 2011, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone
We would like to thank Altrinsic Solutions for sponsoring our last user group this year and making this event possible!
Founded in 2005, Altrinsic Solutions is focused on building integrated, deeply automated software solutions to extend, expand and enhance the world’s top management platforms and provide strong return on investment to the customer. The Altrinsic deployment engineering team represents some of the most advanced deployment and migration expertise in the world. Our mission is to make administrators lives easier while providing substantial cost savings to the entire organization. We currently provide the deployment automation solution in over 450 companies worldwide including large government organizations and Fortune 500 companies.
AGENDA (Eastern Time)
Extending ConfigMgr OSD with Deploy Expert, Stephen Holcomb
Deploy Expert (DX ) is a System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) integrated process management solution for hardware independent image deployment (HID) and Windows OS migrations. DX reduces the workload and time required to achieve and maintain an enterprise HID capability by up to 95%. Whether you are deploying Windows 7, XP, 2003 or 2008 Server, the DX solution is seamlessly integrated into the SCCM console presenting administrators with an intuitive GUI that manages a simple 4-step process to automatically perform system hardware inventory analysis, driver pack gathering, deployment solution job integration and change maintenance.
Sneak Peek at Installing System Center 2012 (Top Secret!), Duane Bourgeois
System Center Service Manager 2010 in the Field, Mark Mears
System Center Configuration Manager 2012, Jason Sandys
Windows 7 OSD Deployment, Greg Gilbert
Sustained Engineering Update, Brian Huneycutt
Stephen Holcomb has over seventeen years of IT industry background including extensive experience as a Systems Management Platform integrator and OS depoyment expert. Stephen and his staff have assisted hundreds of organizations with customized, automated OS deployment solutions. Customers include numerous Fortune-class organizations such as Wal-Mart, Boeing, Disney, Cisco, AT&T, multiple US military branches, commercial and other organizations representing virtually every vertical market and major geography. Stephen's vast experience in implementing customized, standardized image deployment solutions, has helped him to identify a market-wide need for fundamentally better processes and technology to automate Windows OS deployment and other key IT initiatives. With this mission, Altrinsic Solutions was founded in 2005, offering the first of several innovative products including Hardware Independent Imaging Solution (HIIS). The features and automation offered in HIIS have been continually extended, refined and advanced and are found in the next generation of OS deployment automation technologies - DeployExpert for Microsoft SCCM.
Brian Huneycutt is currently a developer on the Configuration Manager Sustained Engineering 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 fixing. Among numerous outside activities, Brian is also currently the board chairman for the Carolina Refugee Resettlement Agency.
Jason Sandys, MVP, MCSE, MCITP, BS, is a seasoned IT professional and a Managing Consultant for Catapult Systems Inc. He has over fifteen years of experience in a wide range of technologies, environments, and industries with extensive experience implementing and supporting SMS 2.0, SMS 2003, and Configuration Manager 2007. While constantly trying to improve his own knowledge, Jason is also active in the online support community, is a contributing author on the Configuration Manager 2007 Unleashed book, and is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Configuration Manager.
Greg Gilbert began his career at Coca-Cola in April 1996 as part of the BASIS Technical Support team supporting their legacy systems. In 1999 Greg joined the Workstation Technology Services team leading patch management, global PC software licensing and as the product lead for several applications. He spent two years managing WTS as the team took a lead role in the deployment of BlackBerrys to the first 2,500 users in the company. In 2008 Greg joined the Technical Architecture team spending much of the last two and a half years collaborating with multiple teams to roll out new SAP capabilities and services that connect to SAP. He also led many of the efforts to provide connectivity for 3rd party support organizations. Currently Greg is working to update CCR's PC management infrastructure to deploy and support Windows 7, Office 2010, and Internet Explorer 8. Greg has a BA in Business Economics from Wofford College and lives in Smyrna with his wife and 1 year old daughter.
An 18 year Systems Management/IT veteran, Duane Bourgeois joined Microsoft in 2004 and is responsible for driving the relationships between System Center Engineering and the Sales/Marketing orgs. With a background spanning technical architecture to sales management, Duane engages customer, partners and the Microsoft’s sales force for feedback to drive the Cloud and Datacenter solution strategy. In addition, Duane consults on key customer and partner engagements in addition to driving field sales readiness. Prior to Microsoft, Duane worked for Novell, BellSouth, and Sunbeam Household Products in a variety of sales and technical roles.
Mark Mears is currently a Senior Consultant at Infrascience, LLC located in Alpharetta, GA. He started using SMS in the days of version 1.2. He joined Microsoft Product Support Services shortly after the release of SMS 2.0 supporting SMS 1.2 and 2.0
customers. In 2004, Mark moved on into the world of consulting and specializes in the Systems Center family of products.
He currently supports customers using SCCM/SCVMM and SCSM. When he gets a few minutes away from the computer, he enjoys gardening and traveling. You can email Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for supporting your local SystemCenter Community.