While not a tool designed specifically for network or enterprise security, Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) 2012 can certainly be used as part of an overall strategy in securing an environment (large or small). With the rise of publicly disclosed breaches, "security" should be at the top of every IT engineer's and administrator's list because everyone is either part of the solution or is part of the problem. This session will explore what's built into ConfigMgr to help secure an environment and will also present some semi-custom solutions, ideas, and options (including leveraging other tools) that can make ConfigMgr a valuable tool in the fight to secure an environment against those evil-doers.
Monitoring infrastructure is a crucial function in any datacenters. Due to the complexities involved, IT administrators have traditionally either requested services from consultant firms or bought pre-packaged Management Packs to monitor their infrastructure. Come learn what new options are available for IT administrators that make it possible to create robust management packs that adapt to the needs of your business.
Keeping track of all the various resources used by a solution is a daunting task. Azure Resource Manager enables you to group multiple resources into a single logical group. With the ability to save the group as a template, we can reuse it for future solutions. In this session we'll explore how the Azure Resource Manager can be used to better manage our Azure solutions. We'll dive deep into creating resources and manipulating the Resource Manager templates. In the end, you'll be able to unlock new, powerful ways to manage your Azure resources.