EMUG :Windows 8.1 in the Enterprise for IT Professionals CANITPRO IT Camp

Partnering with Microsoft Canada, EMUG is pleased to present a full day IT CAMP onWindows 8.1 in the Enterprise.


Want to get hands on experience working with Windows 8.1 in an enterprise environment? Interested in learning about the features? Thinking about acronyms like ZTI, BYOD, MDM, VDI, MBAM, or OWA-DM? How does System Center and Intune help us with these?  Want to know some tips and tricks? Understand secure boot and how to image a tablet?

If so, join us as Adam McDougall and Henry Bosch present a day packed with Windows 8.1 features and hands on labs relevant to Windows in the enterprise.

Some event highlights:

  •         What’s new to Windows 8.1.

o   Let’s talk changes, tips, tricks, and Sysadmin goodness!

o   Is the a place for Windows 8.1 right now? We know there is.

  •         Windows 8.1 deployment

o   Let’s talk SCCM, and both Lite Touch and Zero Touch deployment methods

  •         Access anywhere!

o   Let’s look at VDI scenarios, and Windows To Go!

o   Learn about UE-V (User Experience Virtualization) and App-V

o   What is “Workplace Join” anyways?

  •         User and device management

o   What’s new in Windows 8.1 that both empowers users, and makes our jobs doable?

  •         Security and Recoverability

o   What is DaRT and why is it dead center for Windows 8.1 recovery?

o   Secure Boot – not just steel plating!

Adam McDougall recently joined Alberta Blue Cross as a senior systems administrator. He is currently learning his new environment, and tends to shoot coworkers and his boss with his nerf gun. Previously Adam has been a guest speaker for the Microsoft TechDays conferences and specializes in Microsoft Hyper-V and Windows Deployment strategies (neither of which he uses at Blue Cross J ).

Henry Bosch recently became team manager of the Microsoft team at Alberta Blue Cross. Prior to that he was Technical Lead of the same team, responsible for care and feeding of the Microsoft technology stack. When he’s not bothering Adam, he’s trying hard to keep the two oddly shaped points in his hair from growing larger!

Both Henry and Adam have young families, and spend as much time as they possibly can with their awesome wives and children.

When:                 Friday February 21st, 2014

Session starts at 10am and ends at 4pm.

Registration and breakfast snacks begin at 9:30am.

Lunch will be provided.

Where:               Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Nexen Theater (building Y)

Room Y240 (Second Floor, South West side of building)



Parking:             Available for purchase at NAIT in zone QB (see map)


Cost:                   $16.89 ($15.00 + $1.89 Eventbrite Fee)

Fee is to help offset costs of this event.


*NAIT does not allow food inside the Nexen Theater. Contained beverages are allowed.

Note: You will need to bring a laptop or tablet for this event in order to access the online hosted hands on labs. A wired connection is recommended if possible, and a power bar/small extension cord is not a bad idea.  Your laptop/device must meet the requirements here:https://portal.holsystems.com/Support/SitePages/Requirements.aspx

A system check should be done prior to the event here:https://vlabs.holsystems.com/vlabs/RequirementsChecker/

If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us atpresident@emug.ca.


Henry & Adam!