System Center Virtual User Group Meeting #23

Please join us for System Center Virtual User Group #22. We have a good mixture of PowerShell System Center 2012 R2 and Cloud discussions to keep any geek happy. After registering for this event on the EventBrite site, an email will be sent to you the day before the event with the attendee URL so you can join the live meeting.

Registration Link:

Event Date: Friday Nov 8th 1 pm to 3 pm est


12:30 to 1:00

meeting open

1:00 to 1:05

Intro Scott Moss

1:10 to 1:55

System Center 2012 R2 Build Automation using PowerShell

2:00 to 2:55

The Cloud OS – ‘One Microsoft’ in Action

3:00 to 3:05

Scott Moss


Session Name: System Center 2012 R2 Build Automation using PowerShell

In this session Joe Thompson and Pete Zerger will discuss how to deploy System Center 2012 R2 in a lab, Proof of Concept, or Production environment in a hurry, but don’t know where to start? This session will serve as a “Quick Start Guide” to get you going using the PowerShell Deployment Toolkit (PDT) and Desired State Configuration (DSC). The PowerShell Deployment Toolkit (PDT), available in the Microsoft TechNet Gallery gives you the ability to create a complete Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 environment, while PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) is the new management framework available in Windows Server 2012 R2 PowerShell 4 that can further extend the customizations possible with PDT.

Session Name: The Cloud OS – ‘One Microsoft’ in Action

In this session Christian Booth will discuss those challenges and how we can overcome them to realize the benefits of cloud computing through Microsoft’s new Cloud OS strategy. 

Speaker BIO

Pete Zerger
Pete Zerger is a consultant, author, speaker and seven-time Microsoft MVP focusing on System Center management, private cloud and data center automation solutions. He is a frequent speaker at Microsoft conferences and has written a number of books and articles on System Center technologies, including most recently SC 2012 Orchestrator Unleashed, from Sams Publishing, available in July 2013.

Joe Thompson
Joe Thompson has over 20 years’ experience in datacenter operations focused on Configuration and Patch Management, systems monitoring, automation and integration. Have worked with Operations Manager starting with 2007 in 2010 and Configuration Manager starting with 2007 R3 since 2011. Recently left the corporate world to start my career in Microsoft Systems Management consulting with Infront.

Christian Booth
Christian is a childhood to adult geek in its truest form, Comic books, video games, and Doctor Who- he has gone from running a BBS in his childhood to helping architect and implement some very large and complex datacenters. Christian recently joined Microsoft from being the Director and Lead Technical Architect at Private Consulting firm in Redmond for the last 4 years, where he developed a Microsoft Infrastructure practice from the ground up. Christian has more than 17 years’ experience on the Microsoft platform and how it integrates into large and very heterogeneous infrastructures.
With his extensive background in System Management and Virtualization Christian has been for the last few years running technical deep dives (Lunch and Learns) for Microsoft customers, doing training engagements for MS learning partners, and speaking at majority of the Microsoft and Partner conferences on the west coast. Christian is currently co-authoring a Windows 2012R2 book from Sybex and Co-Hosts a weekly Podcast called “SkillingUp” where he focus on MS certification and not only how to grow your career in the Microsoft technology stack but the soft skills to get ahead. Christian’s podcast is frequented by other MVPs in the community and internal MS Staff.

We look forward to seeing you online!

Thank you,

Scott Moss
Microsoft MVP (System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management)
Vice President Atlanta SMUG
President System Center Virtual User Group

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