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IT/Dev Connections
October 15 - 18, 2018
Fairmont DallasDallas, TX


Do you need insight on how to manage a hybrid cloud infrastructure? 

If so, you belong at IT/Dev Connections. 

With 130+ sessions, you can get deep insights on AWS and Azure while also keeping up to date on all the other technologies you use, such as containers, SQL Server, Blockchain, and more. 

Dive deep into cloud-based technologies with us! 


Mastering the Move to Modern Management Using ConfigMgr

Want to lessen the risks when migrating to modern PC management? In this session, we will demonstrate how to do so with VMware Workspace ONE through co-management with ConfigMgr for your Windows 10 devices. This session will focus on moving workloads (devices, users, apps, collections) and use cases to modern management so you can reduce time spent on mundane IT tasks and focus on driving value for your business. 

Meet one of the speakers, Josue Negron >> 

WORKSHOP: Migrating to Windows 10 - Notes From the Field

Windows 10 now runs on well over 700 million devices in organizations of all sizes – but managing migrations is still tricky business. You’ll learn to build customized rock-solid deployments using tools like Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch. Expect to walk away with a game plan for your successful Windows 10 migration.

Meet the speaker, John Arwidmark >> 

Single Sign-On Showdown: ADFS vs Pass-Through Authentication

Don’t miss this cage match, with ADFS and Azure AD Pass Through Authentication (PTA) going head to head. Both ADFS and PTA are good methods for providing single sign-on to Azure AD (and other services) from domain-joined machines, but which is better? We'll dive deep into topics such as security, reliability, scalability, feasibility and more, with live demos. We will even do a demo migration of ADFS to PTA. Which will win? Come to find out! 

Meet the speaker, Max Fritz >> 

Automating Azure with PowerShell - Beyond the Azure PowerShell Module

Azure and PowerShell are a big deal, no question about it. However, are you aware that PowerShell capability in Azure IaaS extends well beyond what can be performed with the Azure PowerShell module? This session will detail the many ways in which one can engage with Azure and Azure virtual machines using PowerShell. This session will detail demonstrate the following features: Azure PowerShell Module, Azure VM DSC extensions, Azure VM Custom Script Extension and Azure Automation. 

Meet the speaker, Neil Petersen >> 

Disaster Recovery – How to NOT do it

Disasters happen. And while companies spend large sums of money and resources planning for them, many still fail miserably when disaster strikes. This session walks through the ins and outs of an actual disaster response and discusses the lessons learned. We’ll also examine technology from Microsoft Azure that can be used to make sure that this scenario doesn't happen to you. Come to this session for an intimate look at what happens when your company doesn't plan for disaster recovery beyond a disk backup. 

Meet the speaker, Derek Martin >> 

Michael Wiley

Premier Field Engineer


I love the depth of both IT Pro and Developer sessions. Since more and more of us are doing both these days, I am very excited at events where I can learn from both sides.