Houston System Management User Group July 26th


HASMUG July 2012


Join us on Thursday, July 26th 2012 for an exciting and informative half-day event!


HASMUG welcomes you to join us on Thursday, July 26th for sessions presented by Microsoft, RES Software/Pileus, FyrSoft, and members of the HASMUG community. Hosted by: clip_image003 One Briar Lake Plaza 2000 W. Sam Houston Pkwy, #350 Houston, TX 77042 Visitor parking is available in the garage. (Lunch will be provided, mixer to follow) CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!

*FyrSoft will be raffling off an XBOX 360 Star Wars bundle!*





Agenda – Thursday, July 26th 9:30AM - 3:00PM


9:30 – 10:15

Registration/Snack Sponsored by FyrSoft

10:15 – 11:00

The Path to the Dynamic Desktop Brian Marranzini ( RES Software )

11:00 – 11:45

Introducing System Center Webtop 2.0 RC Ryan Brennan ( FyrSoft )

11:45 – 12:30

Lunch Sponsored by ( RES Software & Pileus )

12:30 – 2:30

Community Session!

· 12:30 – 1:15 Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 Overview ( Matthew Hudson )

· 1:15 – 1:30 Break

· 1:30 – 2:15 The TOP 10 New and Improved Features of Windows Server 2012 ( Lee Hall )

2:30 – 2:45

Raffle give-away – XBOX 360 Starwars Bundle and swag provided by our sponsors. Sponsored by ( FyrSoft )

2:45 – 3:00

Open discussion / Conclusion

3:00 – 5:00

Community Mixer (Sherlock’s Baker Street - 10001 Westheimer Rd ) Sponsored by RES Software & Pileus


Session 1: The Path to the Dynamic Desktop



Content Level: 200 Maintaining security, increasing compliancy and reducing costs while supporting the growing trends of consumerization of IT and BYOPC has become increasingly complex with the modern workforce. As organizations deploy Windows 7, adopt Client Virtualization and deploy Citrix or HVD the need to deliver true ‘Self Service Provisioned’ services that are context aware (Identity, Location, Time, Device Mapping and Security) is essential for a User Centric Management infrastructure. In this session attendees will learn how the RES Dynamic Desktop Studio suite of solutions enhance, accelerate and ease Microsoft System Center environment for desktop solutions.

Presenter Bio: Brian Marranzini is a Solution Architect for RES Software focused on helping customers succeed in their hybrid computing environment implementations, implementing IT as a service, consumerization, and virtualization strategies. Prior to RES Brian worked for Microsoft for 11.5 years most recently as a Technology Architect at the Microsoft Technology Center in Malvern, PA responsible for a building out a $10M+ Showcase Data Center and implemented one of the first public clouds for Microsoft utilizing the Hyper-V, and the entire System Center Suite as well as integrating it with a VMware V-Sphere 4 environment. Most of his career has focused on core infrastructure, security, virtualization, Windows Server and desktop management and networking technologies. Brian has been published in numerous technology magazines, is an accomplished speaker, delivering many sessions at large conferences and Microsoft internal trainings and has developed and delivered numerous technology trainings delivered worldwide.




Session 2: Introducing System Center Webtop 2.0 RC



Content Level: 200The System Center Webtop solution is an easy to use extensible solution designed for any business looking to unify information across System Center and other data sources into user friendly rich interactive dashboards. With System Center Webtop businesses now have a solution that can unify the sharing of IT management information quickly and on any platform. System Center Webtop provides dashboard support for any version of System Center solution in use and can also connect with other management tools providing a centralized dashboard for the technologies of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Presenter Bio: Ryan Brennan is a managing partner and co-founder of the largest System Center consulting firm in the US, FyrSoft, based in Houston Texas. Ryan has worked in the IT and Systems Management space over 15 years as consultant and commercial software architect, including co-founding Secure Vantage Technologies a commercial security software firm as well as working successfully across most industry verticals and with many fortune 100 companies. Ryan has developed numerous solution accelerators for the community and is the primary architect for System Center Webtop. Ryan has unmatched expertise across the System Center suite and was recently a Microsoft virtual team member on the System Center 2012 release team.




Session 3: Community Session


A session of user group content! Everyone from the user group is invited to present on topics related to systems management that they've come across at in the trenches.

- Time saving solutions

- Demonstrations

- Workarounds

Scheduled Sessions:


Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 Overview Content Level: 200Service Pack 1 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection Clients for Mac and Linux extends proven System Center management and security capabilities to new platforms and helps streamline your management infrastructure with a single console for managing heterogeneous operating systems. Some key changes with SP1 are Windows 8 support, Mac/Linux support, Windows to Go support for OSD, Application Delivery improvements, as well as improvements in ConfigMgr 2012 hierarchy flexibility. Be the admiration of all your peers and managers with your deep knowledge of how SP1 will improve System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. Don’t miss out!

Presenter Bio: Matthew Hudson is an SCCM Systems Engineer at Schlumberger where he supports their SCCM infrastructure. He has been working professional in IT for more than 20 years and has been working with SMS/SCCM since 2005. Matthew has been a Microsoft MVP in Configuration Manager for the last three years.


The TOP 10 New and Improved Features of Windows Server 2012 Content Level: 200The soon to be released of Windows Server represents the quite possibly the most significant release of Windows Server. It features next general capabilities to power the world’s largest datacenters and most demanding workloads. There are hundreds of new features and enhancements spanning virtualization, networking, storage, user experience, cloud computing, automation, and more but today you will learn the top 10 features and how to leverage them in your organization.

Presenter Bio: Lee Hall has been an architect at Microsoft for 7 years and has 25 years of Infrastructure and Operations experience starting with US Navy’s Bayan Vines. He is TOGAF enterprise architect, ITIL and CISSP certified along with numerous Cisco, Citrix, Novell and Microsoft certifications. Lee is passionate about uncovering IT efficiencies and enhance operations to make IT a strategic asset to business, moving from a cost center to business partner.





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