Austin 2017

April 18, 2017
Microsoft Corporation – Austin, TX

8:30 – 9:00 AM
Registration, Breakfast and Networking

9:00 – 10:00 AM
True Business Continuity: Employees, Outages, Failures, Oh My!
Presented by Eric Torres, Channel Development Manager, Datto

In this educational session, we will uncover the most recent innovations in business continuity technology, and the best ways in which you can protect your business data. We will also explore the most common and unexpected types of disasters impacting your businesses uptime and the true hard cost of that time. The average small-medium business will experience 17.82 hours of down time per year – do you know how much money that will cost you?  Using our 8 question calculator, we’ll run through real examples in order to show you how to monetize these risks.

Presentation Deck: True Business Continuity: Employees, Outages, Failures, Oh My!

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Security on the Cloud
Protect your Azure cloud investment by adding advanced security controls and a proactive security team to your Azure instances.
Presented by Jennifer Duman, Director of Technology Partnerships, Armor

While operating in the Microsoft Azure public cloud has many cost, time and flexibility advantages, it’s important to remember that securing your environment on this platform is solely your responsibility. Armor reduces the burden of these challenges for your organization by sharing both risk and responsibility. Purpose-built to achieve a secure and compliant posture for your data, Armor Anywhere makes it easy to balance security, cost-effectiveness and cloud agility.
Presentation Deck: Armor Anywhere Security on the Cloud
You Tube Presentation

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Citrix XenApp on Microsoft Azure
How Citrix can help you start – or finish – your journey to the cloud.
Presented by Andrew Schmidt, Ingram Micro

Moving to the cloud sounds great until you start looking at the applications you use every day. Whether the issue is product version or features, sometimes the cloud version isn’t an acceptable alternative – if there is a cloud version at all. Citrix can help you seamlessly deliver Windows applications from Azure to replace on premises infrastructure, extend the capabilities of cloud based solutions or provide new ways for employees to work.

Presentation Deck: Citrix and Microsoft – A Tale of Two Clouds

12:30 – 1:00 PM
Lunch and networking

1:00 – 2:30 PM
Creating a Secure Productive Enterprise with Enterprise Mobility + Security, Office 365, and Windows 10
Empower your mobile workforce with greater protection and control of access, devices, and data
Presented by Chris Clark, Solution Architect, FlexManage

Cloud workloads like Office 365 are creating a new threat landscape where identity is becoming the new control plane. Many organizations need to control access to these new services while keeping employees productive as possible. Unsecured company data can cost you millions of dollars in lost research, regulatory fines, or litigation fees – but protecting your information shouldn’t make it harder for your workers to get their jobs done. Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) makes it easy to protect sensitive information and keep your employees productive. During this session, you will learn how EMS, Office 365, and Windows 10 work together to address this new security reality.

Presentation Deck: Creating a Secure Productive Enterprise

2:45 – 3:45 PM
Ensure Your Organization Finds the Right Information with the Power of SharePoint Search
Presented by Keith Wilder, Solution Architect, FlexManage

SharePoint Search, out of the box, is powerful. With a little care and nurturing it can blossom into a full-fledged enterprise search solution. Rich features like refinements, synonyms, best bets, scoped and targeted search results, and others are easy to implement, but require deliberate planning. In this session, we will show some ways to improve your SharePoint search capabilities and discuss the major building blocks to achieve effective results.

Presentation Deck: Ensure Your Organization Finds the Right Information with the Power of SharePoint Search

3:45– 4:00 PM
Wrap up, evaluations and raffle drawing