Dog Food 2012 is in the Bag!!

November 12, 2012

Josh Harrison presenting on Web and Azure development:

Josh H presenting

I wanted personally thank all the attendees who make time every year to attend the Dog Food Conference. As there are so many MS solutions; we hope the 90 plus sessions helped you in making smart, strategic decisions and that you had time to network. Another thanks to all the sponsors and speakers who commit their time and talents; the Dog Food Conference would not exist without you.

Another thank for all the food and cash donations to the Life Care Alliance and the Mid-Ohio Food bank.

We will be compiling all the slide decks over the next week.

Tony Maddin presenting on Managed Metadata

Tony Presenting


Dog Food Steering Committee:

Steering Committe

Thanks again..Danilo


Cincinnati: Win 8, System Center 2012 and Veeam integration overviews Oct 18th

October 22, 2012

We wanted to thank you all for your time and attention for last week’s overviews

SIS also thanks all the speakers;

James photoMoots, Darren

Brinksneader, Justin Kittle, Tony Sims and Aaron Hamilton.  We appreciate our training partner,  Arien Clevenger of Tandem Solution for manning the registration desk.

Some follow ups and announcements at welcome session:

  1. Slide decks are here, we are uploading them as soon as we get from the presenters.
  2. Quick list of all 8 System Center 2012 products
  3. Annual no cost MS conference in Columbus, Dog Food Conference.  Big focus on server admins, CISO and core infrastructure optimization going forward

Schedule: October 18, 2012  Microsoft Cincinnati office


Multi Purpose Room Mt Adams
8:45 AM Cloud and Datacenter management with System Center 2012, Virtual Machine Manager

Tony Sims , MS

Windows 8 overview

Aaron Hamilton, MS

9:55 AM SCCM 2012 Overview

Justin Kittle, SIS

DPM 2012 Overview

Tony Sims, MS

11:00 AM System Center Operations Manager 2012 Overview, improvements with cross platform monitoring

Darren Brinksneader, SIS

Veeam backup and replication to support Microsoft Hyper V

James Moots, Veeam


1:00 PM SC Service Manager, the new help desk and CMDB solution

Tony Sims, MS

Overview for the Veeam Management Pack for SCOM

James Moots, Veeam

2:10 PM MDOP overview, App V 5.0 and “Change the device, keep the experience” across Windows 8 and 7 with UE-V

Aaron Hamilton, MS

SC Orchestrator, Runbook automation for the datacenter and non-MS platforms

Tony Sims, MS

  • Darren Brinksneader presenting on SCOM 2012:

Darren B

Agendas for Dog Food 2012 November 8-9 in Columbus

October 8, 2012
  • Dog Food 2012 agendas at this link

 Twitter Hash Tag: 

  • #DogFoodCon

We appreciate your patience as the community and partners drove majority of the conference this year.

Dog Food Conference website will be updated through out the week

As the scheduling conflicts come up; we will update as appropriate.

We open up registration October 12 (This Friday) at 10:15 AM Eastern


  • The Microsoft Building at Polaris.  8800 Lyra Dr, Columbus, OH 43240

~Danilo Casino

Dog Food Conference 2012 – Nov 8-9th

September 2, 2012


    Dog Food 2012 will be on November 8-9, 2012 at the Columbus Microsoft Office.  Please mark your calendars and try to attend.  We expect around 45 topics over the 2 days.

This year the track owners pick around half the topics this year, and the steering committee and key MS stakeholders will pick the other half.  We encourage any IT pro, developer or DBA to submit a topic at the link below.  If there is a topic you would like to see; hit the suggestion button.

– If there is a topic you would like to see; please enter hit the “Suggestion” button

– If you want to present, please start the process with the “Submit Process”

We will update the conference website shortly:

A big thanks to the steering committee, track owners and MS folks  who volunteer their time for this conference to give back to the IT Community.

Dog Food Steering Committee
Vice President, Community Outreach
Vice President, Community Outreach
Sponsorship Lead, Project Manager
  • Michele Caldwell, ICC
Marketing Lead, Project Manager
Project Manager
  • Danilo Casino, DF Co-founder
Dog Food Treasurer, Registrar
  • Michael Voss, SIS
Dog Food Web Designer
  • Brenda Hibner & Tim Hibner, Quick Solutions
Dog Food Graphics
  • Dan Shultz, Improving Enterprises
Facility Coordinator
  • Debbie Carrier
 Track Owners
– Key MS stakeholder– ALM Track lead
  • Dan Shea, Mike Austin
  • Brian Cassidy,DF Co-Founder
  • Daniel Gray, Improving Enterprises
  • Jeff Hunsaker, Cardinal Solutions
  • Alexei Govorine, MS
– Win Phone, Mobility
– Lync, Web Conferencing, Exchange and IM
  • Michael Austin, MS
– SharePoint
  • Mario Fulan and Veenus Maximiuk
– Infrastructure: Windows, System Center 2012, Identity Management
– .NET
– Azure, SOA
– Azure



– SQL, Project Server, Visio, BI, Dynamics

  • Mike Wood, MS MVP
  • Brian Prince, DF Co-founder


  • Mario Fulan, Danilo Casino

June 15: Kentucky – Lync 2010 and Exchange 2010 Overview

June 13, 2011

Please join us for overviews on Exchange 2010, Lync 2010 and Unified Communication.  Exchange 2010 will assist with lowering IT costs with a flexible and reliable platform; enable users with anywhere access to communications and manage risk with protection and compliance capabilities.  Lync 2010 integrates VOIP, IM, presence, PC to PC calling, web and audio conferencing.

  • In the July-August time frame, core-cal owners will get Lync Standard and Forefront Endpoint Protection (desktop Anti-Virus) added to this suite

Registration Links:

Speaker – Carl Solazzo of Microsoft

  • The morning session and afternoon session will be the same content.

Location: Kentucky AOC

100 Millcreek Park

Bldg 11

Frankfort, KY  40601

June 15: Morning Agenda:

  • 8:30 to 9:00: Welcome Time
  • 9:00 to 10:00  Exchange 2010 Overview
  • 10 Minute break
  • 10:10 to 11:10 Lync 2010 Overview
  • 10 Minute Break
  • Deep dive for those who want to stay

June 15: Afternoon Agenda:

  • 12:45 to 1:00 PM: Welcome Time
  • 1:00 PM to 2:00  Lync 2010
  • 10 Minute break
  • 2:10 to 3:10 Exchange 2010
  • 10 Minute Break
  • Deep dive for those who want to stay

June Overviews: Exchange, Lync, System Center and Identity Management

June 4, 2011

Please join us as we have Microsoft specialists scheduled in June at the Columbus office; we will be covering many areas of Exchange 2010, Core IO with System Center for servers and desktops and Identity Management

Registration Links:




MS Speaker

June 21, 2011

Location: Columbus Microsoft office

Registration Link


  • The optimized Windows 7 desktop: SCCM, MDOP
  • Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) and Zero Touch Deployment
  • Scott Villinski

  • System Center Suite, 7 products to optimize all facets of MS Servers
  • Jamie Peebles
June 22, 2011

Location: Columbus Microsoft office

Registration Link


  • Exchange 2010 and Lync 2010
  • Carl Solazzo

  • Windows 7 slates and tablets
  • Windows Phone 7
  • Scott Villinski
  • Bill Steele
June 29, 2011

Location: Quick Solutions Training Center

Registration Link


  • Forefront Identity Manager 2010
  • Frank Cale
  • Barry McAnulty

June 21, 2011, Tuesday:

  • 8:20 to 8:45 Welcome Time
  • 8:50 to 9:50: Using SCCM and MS Desktop Optimized Package to assist with Windows 7 upgrades
    • 10 Minute break
  • 10:00 to 11:00: Continue with MDOP, Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM)
    • 5 Minute break
  • 11:05 to 11:55:  Finish Desktop Deployment
    • Lunch
  • 1:10 to 2:10: Active Directory Overview
    • 10 minute break
  • 2:20 to 3:20: System Center Suite overview
    • 10 minute break
  • 3:30 to 4:30: Finish System Center Suite overview


  1. Scott Villinski
    1. MS Optimized Desktop lead
  2. Jamie Peebles
    1. MS Datacenter Specialist

June 22, 2011, Wednesday:

  • 8:20 to 8:45 Welcome Time
  • 8:50 to 9:50:  Exchange 2010 will assist with lowering IT costs with a flexible and reliable platform, enabling users with anywhere access to communications, and managing  risk with protection and compliance capabilities
    • 10 Minute break
  • 10:00 to 11:00: Continue with Exchange 2010, Start Lync and Unified Communications
    • 5 Minute break
  • 11:05 to 11:55:  (If needed) finish Lync and Unified Communications
    • Lunch
  • 1:00 to 2:00: Windows 7 tablet and slate overview
    • 10 minute break
  • 2:10 to 3:10: Windows Phone 7 overview


  1. Scott Villinski
    1. MS Optimized Desktop lead
  2. Carl Solazzo
    1. MS Exchange and Lync Specialist
  3. Bill Steele
    1. MS Developer Evangelist

June 29, 2011, Wednesday


  • 8:20 to 8:45 Welcome Time
  • 9:00 to 10:00: Windows Forefront Identity Manager overview
  • 5  Minute break
  • 10:05 to 11:05 Finish Forefront Identity Manager


  1. Frank Cale
    1. MS SSP
  2. Barry McAnulty
    1. Identity Management Technology Specialist