IT Camp–Systems Management Coming to Waltham MA Oct 28th 2011–Must Attend Event

IT Camp – Systems Management – Free Training

Friday, October 28, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (ET)

Microsoft Office’s – 201 Jones – Road Sixth Floor – Waltham, MA 02451

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You are not going to want to miss this event. Notice the hands on lab, you can build your own private cloud!

Please register so we have enough food for everyone!

Please help us spread the word. At this IT Camp, the agenda is up to you! We will have professional speakers flying in; ready to teach about systems management in the morning. They will have a list of topics for us to “vote on”. The topic that gets the most votes win. That will be the sessions covered. We will be running two or three tracks throughout the day. Each track will have a theme. One of the tracks is a hands on lab. Bring your computer and you can participate in the labs.

Track 1: Systems Management

System Center, AD, PowerShell, Group Policy, DNS, Etc

Track 2: Virtualization

Hyper-V, System Center, RDS, App-V, Etc

Track 3: Hands On

Bring your hyper-V ready computer to participate (Build Private Cloud??)

*** Download software and bring with you, we will help you install it… See below for download links.

Track Managers: 1-Maisy (Moderator); 2-Dave Vantine (Moderator) 3-Yung Chou (instructor), Ron Thibeau (Moderator), Dan Stolts (Instructor/moderator)… Do you want to co/sponsor this event? send me a note


During the day and at lunch we will fill the afternoon sessions board with other topics. We will vote on the topics and if we have someone that can lead the discussion, that session will be put on the schedule.

Because these sessions are not pre-planned, don’t expect to see a lot of PowerPoint presentations. In addition to the track managers, we will be looking for at least two volunteers for each session. One to lead the session and one to take notes. The session leader can choose how to run the session, for example the leader may make a presentation or chair a group discussion on the topic or create a panel discussion. In any case, we encourage the leader to coax the group to stay reasonably on topic and cover as many of the requested ideas included in the topic.  See Below for sample presentation list.


The note taker needs to have his or her own laptop, and we will provide a USB key so that you can deliver the notes to us, which will then be posted on the wiki. Use notepad or word or whatever, as long as you use PC bound people can read the file it is OK. Leaders and note takers will get a special thank you gift for their participation.

Since this is a community generated event, the agenda is subject to change. But here is what we *think* is going to happen:

  • 8:30 Registration Sign-in 
  • 8:45-9:00 Introduction / Instructions
  • 9:00-9:45 Morning Session 1- Keynote
  • 9:45 Instructions for Idea & Topic Generation & Vote
  • 9:45 – 10:15 Networking, Topic Discussion
  • 10:30 – 11:15 Morning Session 2
  • 11:30 – 12:15 Morning Session 3
  • 12:1512:45 Lunch Session – “Skyrocket Your Career While You Build Your Community”
  • 12:45 Count the Votes and schedule afternoon sessions.There are three session slots for each time period and four time periods. Each time slot will be around 50 minutes (exact length to be determined).
  • 1:00pm Afternoon Session 1 topic to be determined (three tracks)
  • 1:00 – 4:00 Afternoon Session Timeslots
  • 4:15 – 5:00 Synopsis of the Camp Day Sessions – Plan next Camp
  • Raffle / Wrap-up / Cleanup

Hands On Labs!!!  Bring Hyper-V Ready Machine to load Hyper-V, SCVMM, Build Private Cloud or whatever…

See below or registration site for links to download the bits


Speaker List

Dan Stolts – MA

Yung Chou – NC

Joey Snow? – WA

Jason Ferron (MVP) MA

Blain Barton – FL

Symon Perriman? – WA

Lee Benjamin – MA





More Morning Session descriptions will be up soon.


Morning Session Titles To Choose From…


·          Inside Hyper-V Everything you could want to know about Hyper-V

·          Top 10 things every IT Admin should know about Windows Server 2008 R2 + SP1

·          How Big Will Cloud Really Be? Cut The Marketing Crap And Get The Real Story!

·          SCVMM Advanced Virtualization Management

·          SCVMM 2012 – Introduction  

·          Managing and Monitoring SharePoint & Critical Infrastructure with System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)

Dan Stolts

·          What Is Cloud

·          What Is Private Cloud

·          What is Fabric

·          Building Your Private Cloud Lab

·          Expanding Private Cloud with Windows Azure

·          Virtualization vs. Private Cloud

·          Windows Azure for IT Pros (i.e. non-programmers)

·          Windows Azure Basic Admin for IT Pros

·          Building Your Own App-V Lab

·          Building Your Own VDI Lab

·          RDS/VDI/App-V in Action

·          Boot-to-VHD Step-by-Step

·          P2V as Easy as 123  

Yung Chou

·          Office 365

·          Consumerization of IT

·          Hyper-v

·          More coming soon

Blain Barton

** Many more coming in the coming days!


*** Others will likely be added first thing in the morning
























Download and bring with you, we will help you get it running!

If you have a high-speed network, please download the bits before you come. We will have a couple sets of DVD’s on hand for those that do not have high speed access. PLEASE, download so we do not have people waiting to copy the bits off our very limited on hand quantities.

Thanks to O’Reilly for helping us with ideas on how to run an event like this

We should have a fair amount of swag, and a whole bunch of knowledge to sharing so hope to see you all there Smile