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Monday, November 11
 

8:00am

OSD Basics & Troubleshooting

Description:
OSD Back to the Basics (ConfigMgr Task Sequences) Level 200 This is all about OSD basics and Troubleshooting, we’ll start with the bare minimum to deploy an operating system using at Task Sequence. We’ll talk about the differences between MDT Task Sequence and ConfigMgr Task Sequence. Once the pure basics are behind us, we’ll start adding some of the simple tweaks make your life a little easier, and improve the success of your deployments. Things we’ll cover Basic OSD steps, (Format, Apply Operating System, Domain Join) Task Sequence Variables, leveraging native variables to make the task sequence more dynamic Driver Management Methods, quick over several solutions, native and community Several of the basic steps everyone adds, and why we add them Common issues that break OSD, and quick tips for troubleshooting   If you're already an OSD pro, this might not be for you, but stay tuned, we're planning to create an OSD Deep Drive for 2020.

What you will learn:
  • Understand the basics required to use ConfigMgr OSD for Baremetal Deployments
  • Understand how Content and Policy come into play during OSD
  • Understand basic Task Sequences Steps and Variables to enrich OSD
  • Guideline for where to start troubleshooting, and common issues

Speakers
avatar for Gary Blok

Gary Blok

ConfigMgr Engineer, Big Bank
Working with ConfigMgr since 2012, Altiris before that, all in Workstation Management. Current focus is on WaaS, keeping a very large bank's Windows 10 machines (400k) on the "H2 / Fall" versions of Windows 10, leveraging Task Sequences. Recently joined the Recast Software team... Read More →
avatar for Doug Wilson

Doug Wilson

Solutions and Product Manager, Now Micro
I am a systems management enthusiast by trade, passionate about automation and data reporting by training. End User experience expert with a specialty in modern device management. I have experience in managing and implementing build outs of Configuration Manager and Intune. I also... Read More →



Monday November 11, 2019 8:00am - 9:45am
Royal B
  • Skill Level Troubleshooting

10:00am

ConfigMgr OSD Debugging with Style

Description:
Failure is inevitable. What matters is how you deal with it. In the case of Operating System Deployment, knowing where to look and how to find the root cause of failures is essential for anyone working with OSD. Join Johan and Adam as they take a look under the hood of ConfigMgr to show you how OSD works and share real-world examples for identifying, debugging and preventing OSD failures.

What you will learn:
  • An understanding of the mechanics of OSD in ConfigMgr
  • Tips for highlighting OSD failures to quickly resolve issues
  • Real-world tested OSD diagnostic and debugging strategies

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Hudson

Matthew Hudson

Desktop Engineering Manager, Schlumberger
Matthew is a Microsoft MVP in Enterprise Mobility, working in the Energy Sector. He has over 120,000 machines within his responsibilitie. Microsoft Configuration Manager, Windows OS, MacOS, packaging applications, Intune, Jamf all fall under my team. I have restored a 1929 Model A... Read More →
avatar for Adam Gross

Adam Gross

Microsoft MVP, Blogger, A Square Dozen
Adam Gross is a Microsoft Enterprise Mobility MVP and Desktop Analyst at Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. in The Woodlands, TX where he shares management duties for a ConfigMgr infrastructure which supports ~9000 clients. He’s also a consultant for System Center Dudes where he primarily... Read More →



Monday November 11, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am
Royal A
  • Skill Level Deep Dive

1:00pm

Bios & Firmware Management Deep Dive - Option 1

Description:
Maintenance of systems today is much more than ensuring Windows is patched and you have the latest drivers as part of your OS deployment and in-place upgrade strategy. With issues such as Spectre and Meltdown companies suddenly realised that there was a requirement for patch machines not only at a software level but also at the underlying firmware level. In this session you will learn how to master automation of BIOS management, ensuring you can automate deployment of settings, understand the threats posed for business buy in and also patch your firmware through the use of PowerShell and OEM methods.

What you will learn:
  • Get business buy in strategy for BIOS management
  • Understand the risks associated with firmware upgrades
  • Get real world examples of patching firmware at scale
  • 0

Speakers
avatar for Jörgen Nilsson

Jörgen Nilsson

Microsoft MVP, Consultant, Onevinn AB
Jorgen is working as a principal consultant at Onevinn in Sweden. He has been working as a consultant since 1993 with a focus on Enterprise Client Management and System Management.Involved in many projects and also a Microsoft Certified Trainer, MVP in Enterprise Mobility and delivers... Read More →
avatar for Maurice Daly

Maurice Daly

Microsoft MVP, Senior Cloud Architect, CloudWay
Maurice is a Microsoft Enterprise Mobility MVP and Senior Cloud Architect at CloudWay. His IT career began almost 20 years ago, spending time in both in-house roles and as a external consultant. His primary focus is Systems Center Configuration Manager, OS deployment, application... Read More →



Monday November 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Salon
  • Skill Level Refresher

1:00pm

Mastering Offline Servicing Updates

Description:
You will spend more time in this session than you will spend updating Windows 10 or Server 2019 with the latest Microsoft Updates. This session will provide you with the PowerShell you need to keep these Operating Systems updated with Offline Servicing. No previous knowledge of Offline Servicing is required as long as you know some basic PowerShell.

What you will learn:
  • Spend less than 10 minutes a month updating all your base Operating Systems.
  • Automate the integration of Patch Tuesday updates
  • Reduce Windows 10 deployment time

Speakers
avatar for Gary Blok

Gary Blok

ConfigMgr Engineer, Big Bank
Working with ConfigMgr since 2012, Altiris before that, all in Workstation Management. Current focus is on WaaS, keeping a very large bank's Windows 10 machines (400k) on the "H2 / Fall" versions of Windows 10, leveraging Task Sequences. Recently joined the Recast Software team... Read More →
avatar for David Segura

David Segura

OS Deployment Expert, Baker Hughes
David is an OS Customization and Deployment Expert for Baker Hughes. When not in his office in The Woodlands, Texas, David spends his time with his beautiful wife and two boys.While everyone sleeps, David finds time to work on osdeploy.com and creating PowerShell updates for OSDBuilder... Read More →



Monday November 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Royal D
  • Skill Level Deep Dive
 
Tuesday, November 12
 

1:00pm

Drivers, Drivers, Drivers - I "Love" Drivers!!!!

Description:
Join Maurice Daly and Mikael Nystrom in a session with Windows driver focus. Love them or hate them, drivers are a fundamental component to the Windows OS and management is essential for the health of the machine. Let's face it, NOBODY likes a BSOD mid-way through working on their Excel spreadsheet or machines running at a crawl with bad storage drivers. So, let’s talk about drivers, the selection process (known as ranking) within the Windows OS, strategy for keeping driver package sizes down, driver packages or legacy packages, family packages, UWP drivers (Yes, they are a "thing"), in-place upgrades and for old time sake "Apply All Drivers" (yes you will be asked to leave the room). You will learn about both client and server drivers, as well as choosing the correct method of deploying, upgrading, maintaining and troubleshoot drivers

What you will learn:
  • Learn how to automate driver installation
  • Get real world experience from consultants working with global customers
  • Learn about the Windows driver ranking process
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Speakers
avatar for Mikael Nystrom

Mikael Nystrom

Microsoft MVP, Geek, TrueSec
Mikael Nystrom is a Microsoft MVP and Principal Technical Architect at TrueSec, with an extremely broad field of competence. He has worked with all kind of infrastructure tasks in all kind of environments, enterprise to small business. He is working deep within products such as Microsoft... Read More →
avatar for Maurice Daly

Maurice Daly

Microsoft MVP, Senior Cloud Architect, CloudWay
Maurice is a Microsoft Enterprise Mobility MVP and Senior Cloud Architect at CloudWay. His IT career began almost 20 years ago, spending time in both in-house roles and as a external consultant. His primary focus is Systems Center Configuration Manager, OS deployment, application... Read More →



Tuesday November 12, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Queen Anne Ballroom
  • Skill Level Deep Dive
 
Wednesday, November 13
 

8:00am

Bios & Firmware Management Deep Dive - Option 2

Description:
Maintenance of systems today is much more than ensuring Windows is patched and you have the latest drivers as part of your OS deployment and in-place upgrade strategy. With issues such as Spectre and Meltdown companies suddenly realised that there was a requirement for patch machines not only at a software level but also at the underlying firmware level. In this session you will learn how to master automation of BIOS management, ensuring you can automate deployment of settings, understand the threats posed for business buy in and also patch your firmware through the use of PowerShell and OEM methods.

What you will learn:
  • Get business buy in strategy for BIOS management
  • Understand the risks associated with firmware upgrades
  • Get real world examples of patching firmware at scale
  • 0

Speakers
avatar for Jörgen Nilsson

Jörgen Nilsson

Microsoft MVP, Consultant, Onevinn AB
Jorgen is working as a principal consultant at Onevinn in Sweden. He has been working as a consultant since 1993 with a focus on Enterprise Client Management and System Management.Involved in many projects and also a Microsoft Certified Trainer, MVP in Enterprise Mobility and delivers... Read More →
avatar for Maurice Daly

Maurice Daly

Microsoft MVP, Senior Cloud Architect, CloudWay
Maurice is a Microsoft Enterprise Mobility MVP and Senior Cloud Architect at CloudWay. His IT career began almost 20 years ago, spending time in both in-house roles and as a external consultant. His primary focus is Systems Center Configuration Manager, OS deployment, application... Read More →



Wednesday November 13, 2019 8:00am - 9:45am
Royal A
  • Skill Level Refresher

3:00pm

OSDBuilder

Description:
OSDBuilder has become a very popular solution to customize and maintain WIM files (install.wim, WinPE, and WinRE), and procure Office updates. Do you need to manage Features on Demand, Language Packs, APPX packages, Unattend.XML files, and other aspects of image maintenance? This PowerShell solution has a lot of features that offer a wide variety of automation for the OSD admin. Getting started with OSDBuilder can be a little intimidating, and this session will help the novice get started, as well as the advanced user to be more proficient.

What you will learn:
  • How to automate the modification and updating of all of your WIM files
  • Easily download monthly Office updates
  • How to handle Features on Demand, Language Packs, Windows Features, and more
  • How to handle adding drivers to WinPE and Install.WIM

Speakers
avatar for David Segura

David Segura

OS Deployment Expert, Baker Hughes
David is an OS Customization and Deployment Expert for Baker Hughes. When not in his office in The Woodlands, Texas, David spends his time with his beautiful wife and two boys.While everyone sleeps, David finds time to work on osdeploy.com and creating PowerShell updates for OSDBuilder... Read More →
avatar for Donna Ryan

Donna Ryan

Principal Consulting Engineer, CDW
ConfigMgr, Autopilot, OSD, Star Trek, Cross Stitch



Wednesday November 13, 2019 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Queen Anne Ballroom
  • Skill Level Deep Dive