Devices and Management Track

Next Generation Desktop
Sponsored by AppSense

End-user computing is changing forever – the number of devices or desktops, applications and amount of data that users are demanding is exploding. And with changing operating systems and device / desktop delivery, the challenge for IT to manage this change while providing a solid user experience is unparalleled.

That’s where this session comes in. You’ll learn what you need to know about optimizing and securing your desktop environment with AppSense to deliver the best experience to your end users. We’ll focus on:

  • Improving User Experience
  • Enhancing Performance
  • Simplifying Management
  • Increasing Security
  • Lowering Cost per Workspace

Patching the Right Way
Sponsored by Secunia

Vulnerable software is one of the most common ways that hackers use to penetrate organizations.  Additionally, many IT administrators around the world are making this easier for hackers by patching only a handful of applications, without a security approach in mind.  By only focusing on patching the top programs, organizations are leaving themselves at risk for a security breach. In this session, we’ll discuss the current state of vulnerable software, the importance of patching all third party applications, and how to keep your company from being hacked.

Application Management and Self Service
Sponsored by Flexera Software

Application Management Lifecycle. The session will cover application rationalization, compatibility testing, packaging and management. Also Flexera will discuss AdminStudio solution for application management / workflow and App Portal to allow users to request through a self-service portal.

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP)
Sponsored by Project Leadership Associates – Phil Schwan

MDOP virtualization technologies help personalize the user experience, simplify application deployment, and improve application compatibility with the Windows operating system (UE-V/App-V/MED-V). Additionally, MDOP helps you manage and secure your device, enabling monitoring, and deployment of key Windows features (MBAM/AGPM). Using MDOP shifts desktop repair from reactive to proactive, saving time and removing challenges associated with troubleshooting and repairing system failures (DaRT).

Modernizing your App Delivery with Microsoft and Citrix
Sponsored by Citrix and Ingram Micro

With the transition from Windows Server 2003 to 2012 R2 and the increasing popularity of mobile Workstyles, corporations are faced with a set of new challenges when it comes to evaluating and updating their legacy applications.  Join Dan Faltisco as he discusses these challenges and the unique ways that Microsoft and Citrix are working together to help you modernize and mobilize your application delivery processes.

Unified Device Management
Sponsored by Project Leadership Associates – Phil Schwan

System Center Configuration Manager with Windows Intune – better together, you can extend your device management to the cloud by integrating System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Windows Intune to manage corporate-connected Windows PCs, Macs and Unix/Linux Servers on premises along with cloud-based mobile devices running Windows, Windows Phone, Apple iOS, and Android, for a complete comprehensive management solution through a single administrative console, infrastructure, and reporting system. During this session we will also cover, patching or updating 3rd party software including Java, Adobe, Mozilla, and thousands more through System Center Configuration Manager.