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MVP Tech Days Canadian Roadshow

September 22,
Alberta, Canada (Saskatoon, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton)
Join us beginning Monday, September 22, 2013 for an IT Pro Road Show with expert MVP's in your community.

The MVP Community Road Show will focus on Deployment, Virtualization, Mobility and Cloud with action pack session from expert speakers presenting their real world experiences. These speakers include the likes of Dave Kawula,Marcos Nogueria, Anthony Bartolo and Emil Cabot.

We'll gather the community together to share, learn and advance their technical knowledge base with some of the most recognized independent community leaders who share a passion, technical expertise and real-world knowledge of MSFT products.

Below are just a few example of the sessions you will find:

  • Advanced Windows Deployments
  • Microsoft Deployment Tool Kit 2013 from Zero to Hero
  • Best Practices for Virtualizing and Managing Microsoft SharePoint 2013 with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2

This event will cover the Alberta cities of Saskatoon, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. For more information, please click here.
Registration is free, so there is nothing to lose but only knowledge to gain.

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Gartner Symposium/ITxpo

October 5-9 in Orlando, Florida


Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is the world's most important gathering of CIOs and senior IT executives. Our 2014 agenda offers 500+ analyst sessions, workshops, roundtables and mastermind keynotes across five full days. With 10 role-based tracks and 11 industry tracks, the agenda targets your specific title responsibilities and ways to adapt new ideas and strategy to your industry, along with insight on what's next in IT.

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OSD Week Event

October 20-24, New York (1E NYO)
OSD Week returns Monday, October 20, 2014 with Configuration Manager industry experts, Johan Arwidmark and Dave Kawula.

This training will focus on the design, installation and configuration of the application and OSD features in Configuration Manager 2012 for Windows 7/8. This course is geared towards IT Pros with the requirements being a basic understanding of Active Directory, WSUS and SQL with basic knowledge of CM 2012, 2007 or 2003, being helpful but not required.

You will learn how to:

  • Optimize your infrastructure to support OS migration
  • Scale out Configuration Manager 2012 architecture to meet your organizations unique needs
  • Build core concepts critical to creating a stable deployment solution and deployment automation
  • Simplify our Configuration Manager 2012 architecture using Nomad
  • Reduce support costs and enable users to take an active role in scheduling their migration with self-service capabilities using Shopping

One five day commitment - an invaluable amount of knowledge.

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November 3rd-5th
Kalahari Resort, Sandusky, OH

The IAITAM 2014 Fall ACE kicks off Monday evening, November 3rd, at 6:00pm with an opening networking reception. This Pre-Conference Event is the perfect networking opportunity for you to catch up with old friends and make new business acquaintances as we kick-off IAITAM's fall conference.

Starting early Tuesday, November 4th, you will find yourself in the midst of three action-packed, knowledge-laden days. IAITAM will treat you to mornings, afternoons and evenings filled with dynamic keynotes, education, networking, entertainment and delectable fare. Plot your own course through the nearly 100 educational sessions, covering ITAM best practices, case studies, standards, licensing and how-to information suited for all experience levels.

The IAITAM 2014 Fall Annual Exhibition Fair hosts ITAM industry Sponsors and Exhibitors ready to impart knowledge and advice or discuss industry tools and services. Providers from around the globe will be on-hand to answer all of your ITAM questions.

 For more information about the event, click here

Midwest Management Summit (MMS)

November 10th-12th
Radisson Blu at the Mall of America, Minneapolis, MN
The Midwest Management Summit is a 3-day conference purposely capped to just 500 attendees so that nobody gets lost in the crowd. Hosted by the Minnesota System Center User Group, a community of systems management professionals, the conference strives to meet these goals: top quality real-world content and presenters, intimate size and affordable
Speakers have time to meet and talk to you. No rushing people out of a session to get the next speaker going. Time to absorb what you see and talk it over with speakers and other attendees.

A true learning experience. Real networking. Real-life issues discussed.

The aim is to focus on technical training across all System Center Microsoft products, current and upcoming releases, new features and technological trends, and the real-world challenges to success. MMS 2014 will be offering 3 days of training with dozens of sessions, product demo's, networking and other social elements.

Speakers are handpicked from communities all over the world; most of them are Microsoft MVP's. Plus, you will hear from some of the most well-known speakers in the industry like Wally Mead, Steve Rauchi, and Travis Wright as well as some new folks with new ideas.

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Webinar: Is unused software costing your organization millions of dollars?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Software license audits are inevitable but paying for unused software isn't. The startling fact is that in most organizations over 30% of the software purchased and deployed is rarely or never used. In a 20,000 seat organization this can equate to $4,000,000 in savings over 3 years - or $30 per PC per year.

Join us on September 25th at 11:00AM EDT/4:00PM BST to learn how our proven methodology for software reclaim can potentially save you millions by:

  • Analyzing your existing SCCM database to determine software usage/waste
  • Establishing entitlement, unit cost, and maintenance for each of the identified titles
  • Determining license and maintenance savings and cost avoidance

With 1E's Software Reclaim as a Service, in less than 30 days we can show you not only where and on how many PCs software is deployed, but also how to manage your software proactively to sucker-punch your auditors with real data. As part of this service, 1E will assist you in re-claiming one software title from a vendor of your choice.

Register for our upcoming webinar to learn how easy it is to get started.

Stop paying for software you don't need; Stop entering Software Audits blindfolded; Stop Truing Up… Start Truing Down.

ConfigMgr 2012 Migration – What do you understand about boundaries?

Learn and understand how to best meet your business requirements and make efficient use of your network infrastructure for your System Center 2012 Configuration Manager deployment.

In System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, a boundary is a network location on the intranet that can contain one or more devices that you want to manage. Boundaries can be an IP subnet, Active Directory site name, IPv6 Prefix, or an IP address range, and the hierarchy can include any combination of these boundary types.

Learn to design your Configuration Manager 2012 migration by diving deep into understanding boundaries:

  • What are Boundaries and Boundary Groups
  • Configuring Boundaries and Boundary Groups
  • Considerations for CM Performance
  • How Nomad simplifies CM Boundary management

SCCM 2012 Migration Best Practices

Why do business as usual, when with Microsoft ConfigMgr 2012 you can have a simpler, scalable and more capable IT environment? But migrating a whole IT infrastructure can be time consuming and a proverbial minefield of pitfalls. Learn more about the best practices for ConfigMgr 2012 Migration in the three part Webinar series.

In the first part, 1E’s experts passed on their knowledge of the discovery process ahead of your ConfigMgr 2012 migration.

In the Design phase, 1E experts discussed how to build a successful ConfigMgr 2012 design by taking into account the needs discussed in the Discovery phase as well as the new features/options available in the latest version of ConfigMgr.

In the third part The POC & Pilot, 1E experts looked at how to test the design and deploy it into production.

Optimizing the Software Estate at Your Federal Agency

According to the recent GAO Report, the federal government plans to spend at least $82 billion on IT products and services, such as software licenses, in fiscal year 2014.

Federal agencies engage in thousands of licensing agreements annually and effectively managing those licenses is critical to prevent over and under licensing, which if left unchecked can have huge financial implications.

So the real question is...

Is your agency able to identify and remove software that is no longer being used?

Imagine a world where you can obtain full visibility into your software estate, proactively reducing licensing costs while saving money. 1E can help make this world your reality.

Please watch the recording and learn how to:

  • Proactively identify unused software
  • Provide an automated, policy driven agentless reclamation utility
  • Optimize IT configuration for compliance and cost reduction/savings

Intelligent Software Distribution in the Modern Workplace

Traditional approaches to software and patch deployment using SCCM are costly, complex and manual.

The good news is we can help!

With 1E you can deliver the software that your users want at the point of need, at any time, while achieving huge savings across your SCCM infrastructure and actively improving your network performance.

Distribute the largest software packages, even full OS images, during the working day, without affecting your business's use of the network.

Get software to the point of need reliably and in the fastest way possible, even to locations with poor connectivity and bandwidth limitations.

Easily extend your SCCM infrastructure to support remote locations, without the need for any distribution point or site servers.

Minimize your ConfigMgr Footprint and Maximize Reliability and Performance

Learn how to deliver the greatest business value with your ConfigMgr 2012 upgrade.
Maximize reliability and performance while simultaneously minimizing your footprint:
  • Design your ConfigMgr 2012 hierarchy with the absolute bare minimum DPs and Secondary sites
  • Reduce the deployment timelines by 2/3rd of the traditional methods
  • Improve your patching and software distribution success

Best Practices in Configuring your ConfigMgr 2012 Implementation for OSD

ConfigMgr 2012 unified infrastructure empowers users and simplifies administration. So the question is not should you upgrade, but how will you upgrade quickly and efficiently without disrupting your business or end-users.
The challenges of a System Center upgrade and learn ConfigMgr 2012 OSD best practices:
  • Operating System Deployment Process design
  • WIM Creation
  • Task Sequence design
  • Operating System Deployment

Don’t just deploy a new Operating System, Deliver Business value

How can an operating system upgrade deliver value to both your business and end-users?
As a first step, reduce the number of applications that need to be migrated. Second, allow users to schedule their own migration and pick what applications they need.
Learn how to migrate painlessly and deliver value to your business.
  • Deploy the right applications to end-users as part of the migration
  • Eliminate unused software by replacing it with applications that will improve productivity
  • Upgrade end-users machines with minimal disruption and at their convenience

4 Key Actions You Can Take to Accelerate Your Windows Migration

The second of a three part webinar series designed to help streamline your migration.  
You'll learn how our customers are abandoning manual processes for 100% automation. 
Discover how the following four actions can accelerate your migration today:
  • Rationalize your applications before remediating them
  • Maximize and design your migration processes to deliver zero-touch integration
  • Identify and fix infrastructure and client health issues
  • Empower end-users to customize and deploy a new OS

Don’t just Migrate to Windows 7 - Transform your End-User experience

In just under three weeks, Windows XP Extended Support expires.
  • There will be minimal security updates for a limited time
  • Any new vulnerabilities in Windows will leave you exposed
  • Continued use of XP by businesses will attract the attention of hackers

Zero touch Windows 7 migration

1E is pleased to share the technical background behind our Zero Touch Windows Migration solution. In a 3 part series Paul Thomsen, Associate Product Manager, will dive into the technology that many 1E customers have used to upgrade from Windows XP in record time and at minimum cost:

Tips and tricks of a SAM Framework

Join Rory Canavan, Director ITAM Services at 1E to learn tips and tricks in establishing a SAM Framework; specifically concerning the processes that comprise that framework.
The presentation will touch on the following aspects:

Software License Optimization

Get immediate visibility into PC and server application usage, quantify the waste and make immediate cost reductions in software costs.

What’s new in ConfigMgr 2012 R2?

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 offers a great deal of new and promising additions. This webinar provides a ‘techies’ view into some of the valuable features admins are sure to appreciate.

Achieve recording breaking Windows 7 deployments

As part of a project to upgrade its entire estate of 80,000 desktops, a US telecoms organization recently deployed Windows 7 on more than 30,000 PCs in just one month with the help of 1E.

Windows 7 Migration: Application Management Considerations

Join Jeff Wyrich in our next series of technical webinars covering the pre-migration topics of an OS migration. After the success of ‘Building efficient ConfigMgr environments’ and ‘Designing Highly Available ConfigMgr environments’.

Designing highly available ConfigMgr environments

With ConfigMgr managing several areas of the desktop management piece the ConfigMgr infrastructure needs to available 24x7. There are several ways to achieve this in ConfigMgr 2012.

Building Efficient ConfigMgr 2012 Infrastructures

The ConfigMgr 2012 architecture has changed the game when it comes to designing a systems management infrastructure to support your enterprise. The conventional, multi-tier SMS/ConfigMgr infrastructure design that has been in practice since SMS 2.0 is no longer the most efficient way to build a ConfigMgr 2012 infrastructure. No single ConfigMgr 2012 hierarchy design may be appropriate for every enterprise, but there are some guiding principles that will help get the most from the new ConfigMgr.

2013 Top Three Trends in Software Asset Management

Learn about the next generation of software asset management (SAM) applications which go beyond helping software vendors…the next generation is about helping you, the customer, identify and reallocate unused licenses on your PC estate.

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and 1E better together

Improve Software Deployments via Configuration Manager. If you haven’t migrated to ConfigMgr 2012 already, you are either in the review / re-design phase or you are happy staying put on ConfigMgr 2007 for now.

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