Announcing Atlanta TechStravaganza 2012

I have been working hard with the leaders of some of the other Atlanta user groups as well as some very helpful Microsoft employees to organize this years Atlanta TechStravaganza. I am happy to announce this year’s event on Friday June 1st, 2012. Last year’s event was such a great hit that we decided to keep the same format. There will be three tracks with four sessions in each track. And of course there is a track dedicated to Windows PowerShell.

Back again this year with two sessions is the fan favorite Ed Wilson, Mr. Scripting Guy himself. This year we introduce Glen Gordon, Developer Evangelist for Microsoft to talk about what’s new in Windows 8 and Server 2012. And finally we have Hal Rottenberg and Jonathan Walz with PowerScripting Live, a live PowerShell roundtable that will be featured on an upcoming PowerScripting Podcast.

Don’t delay. Attendance is limited so make sure to reserve your seat now and I look forward to seeing you on June 1st. For more information visit

TechStravaganza 2012


Centennial Park

Grant Park

Piedmont Park


Track 1 System Center

Track 2 Windows Server

Track 3 PowerShell

8:00 – 8:50

Registration, Breakfast, Announcements , (sponsor) Presentation


Keynote – Jeremy Moskowitz:

Managing Desktops from the Cloud: Inside Microsoft’s Windows Intune Service


Get “AMP”ed with SCOM
Greg Cameron

VDI Implementation, Scalability and Performance metrics
Jeff Stokes

Use PowerShell to manage the remote Windows 7 workstation Ed Wilson


System Center 2012 Licensing
Melissa Seeker

Group Policy: Where it rocks (and where it needs a boost).

Jeremy Moskowitz

What’s New in Windows 8

Glen Gordon


Lunch, Prize Giveaway, 1E Presentation


Configuration Manager Servicing and Tools
Brian Huneycutt

Active Directory Forest Disasters: How they occur and how to recover

Gary Olsen

PowerShell Best Practices

Ed Wilson


Common Migration blockers for Configuration Manager 2012
Rodney Jackson

Overview of VMware vSphere Editions and vSphere Active Directory Integration

Cindy Manderson

PowerScripting Live!

Jon Walz
Hal Rottenberg


Closing Comments and Grand Prize Giveaway