TechEd Europe 2014 – Sessions and Sample Files

Tomorrow (Monday October 27), TechEd Europe 2014 starts in Barcelona. In this post you find all my sessions as well as sample files from those sessions (updated as the event goes along).

From TechEd 2013 in Madrid, handing out a book in reward for a good question.


Sessions list for TechEd Europe 2014

Here is the my list of sessions at TechEd Europe 2014 in Barcelona. I would love to see you there, and don't hesitate to say hi!

Sample files will be added to each sessions, so watch out for updates.

PRC08 Using Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager in the Real World: Notes from the Field

Monday, October 27 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Room: Hall 8.0 Room F5

Join Johan Arwidmark and Kent Agerlund, two of the world's foremost Configuration Manager 2012 R2 experts in a dazzling series of seminars on how to use Configuration Manager 2012 R2 in the real world. Learn about the changes in Configuration Manager 2012 R2, how to build a Configuration Manager 2012 R2 infrastructure, how to migrate from Configuration Manager 2007, and upgrade to Configuration Manager 2012 SP1. Learn how to deploy applications and updates, and how to deploy and manage Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 operating systems. You also learn how to integrate Configuration Manager 2012 R2 with Windows Intune, for mobile device management. Kent and Johan share their notes from the field, and their tips and tricks for making System Management using Configuration Manager 2012 R2 even better. If you are working with Configuration Manager 2012 R2, or thinking about moving to Configuration Manager 2012 R2, this is the seminar that you cannot afford to miss.


PRC08 Slides 

Sample Files


WIN-B324 Real-World Windows Deployment: Notes from the Field

Tuesday, October 28 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM Room: Hall 8.0 Room B2

The uber-demo spaceship has landed… Join Johan Arwidmark in an hour (plus) live demo on how to build a Windows deployment solution, based on MDT 2013. Learn about the new features in Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013. Learn about deploying to EUFI enabled hardware. Work with drivers, updates, applications, configuring BitLocker-all for the enterprise network. This is notes from the field, lessons learned from real-world Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 deployment projects.

Check to see if the TPM is enabled (by Tim Mintner)


WIN-B412 Advanced Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 Customizations: Dueling MDT Enhancements 

Wednesday, October 29 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM Room: Hall 8.1 Room L

Meet Johan Arwidmark taking Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 (MDT) to its outer limits. Learn about the new features in MDT 2013 and how to customize it to fit your organization's needs. You can expect a lot of live demos, tips, and tricks.

The script that exported task sequences was gathered from the following post: (by Trevor Sullivan)

The script that imported task sequences was gathered from the following post: (by David O'Brien)

The New-TaskSequence.ps1 script that created native task sequence in ConfigMgr 2012 was gathered (and then modified a bit) from the following post: (by James Bannan)


WIN-B314 Windows 8.1 Deployment Using Free Tools from Microsoft

Thursday, October 30 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM Room: Hall 8.0 Room B1

If your job duties include deploying Windows 8/8.1 and you would like to do this using the FREE tools provided by Microsoft, this session is for you. During the session we cover the basic steps to install the solution and configure it. We explain things like reference images, Windows Deployment Services, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), Lite Touch, new computer scenarios, refreshing old computers, and how to replace old computers while keeping the user data and re-installing applications.


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