The first Community Evaluation Program session of 2012 is scheduled for the 18th of January (9:00 AM Pacific). This session will be about the deployment of Configuration Manager 2012 by Microsoft IT, the largest deployment of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager until now.
During this session members of the deployment project will tell us how the team planned, deployed, migrated and now managing the 200.000 clients (target will be 280.000 clients). They will share the overall project scheduled migration strategy, client deployment experience, software center implementation, settings management, the new app model, integrated management and security and more. If you ask me a very valuable session if you plan to migrate to Configuraton Manager 2012 this year.
The speakers are:
Shitanshu Verma is Lead Operations Engineering in Management Platforms and Service Delivery (MPSD) organization which provides Software Delivery Service to Microsoft IT using System Center Configuration Manager. Shitanshu is primarily responsible for Platform Engineering and Operations related to System Center Configuration Manager deployment and managing the Microsoft IT Configuration Manager hierarchy with almost 400 Configuration Manager servers worldwide and ~300,000 Configuration Manager clients. Shitanshu has worked on enterprise management technology for the past 10 years with the last 7+ years at Microsoft.
Karthik Jayavel is a Service Engineer focused on Configuration Manager 2012, including settings management (formally DCM), power management, mobile device management, and other configuration management items. One of his focus areas is on automating remediation of client settings and server settings as well as integrating Configuration Manager with Operations Manager and Service Manager. Karthik has worked in IT for 15 years and prior to joining Microsoft, worked in Systems Management since 2000.
Marc Hurley is Operations Lead for the Software Delivery Service in the Management and Platforms Service Delivery organization at Microsoft. He is responsible for the operational components behind software delivery service which provides applications to over 250,000 desktops at Microsoft. Marc has been heavily involved in Microsoft’s transition from System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) 2007 to ConfigMgr 2012. Prior to joining Microsoft, Marc worked in systems management and virtualization technologies for over 10 years, including supporting global systems for a top automobile manufacturer and a major Hydro Electric company.
You can still join the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Community Evaluation Program by applying via the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3DRZSW5