IT/Dev Connections 2014 Speaker Highlight: Johan Arwidmark

IT/Dev Connections 2014 Speaker Highlight: Johan Arwidmark

Part of an ongoing series, we're highlighting the excellent speakers selected by the community to present phenomenal and extremely valuable content at IT/Dev Connections 2014.

Today's speaker highlight is Johan Arwidmark

Johan Arwidmark is the Chief Technical Architect with Knowledge Factory. He is a consultant, author and all-around geek specializing in Systems Management and Enterprise Windows Deployment Solutions.

In addition to his consulting role, Johan present trainings and speaks at several conferences each year, including MMS and TechEd around the world. He is also actively involved in communities like and, and he has been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for eight years.

Johan is known for an energetic and humorous style, tackling complex concepts using simple "Real World" scenarios and lots of live demos. His areas of expertise include: Enterprise Windows Deployment Tools and Solutions, ConfigMgr, MDT, WinPE, USMT, and WDS.

Johan's IT/Dev Connection session:

Full-Day Workshop: Using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager in the Real World: Notes from the Field

Join Johan Arwidmark and Kent Agerlund, two of the world's foremost System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager experts, in a dazzling seminar 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, and how to manage Microsoft and non-Microsoft devices. Learn how to deploy applications and updates, as well as how to deploy and manage Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 operating systems. Learn how to integrate Configuration Manager 2012 R2 with Windows Intune for mobile device management. Kent and Johan share their notes from the field, as well as their tips and tricks for making systems management using Configuration Manager 2012 R2 even better. If you're working with Configuration Manager 2012 R2, or thinking about moving to Configuration Manager 2012 R2, you can't afford to miss this seminar.


Recently, we asked Johan to give us a little information about himself. Here's what he shared:


WITPRO: Give us a brief introduction to yourself.

Johan: Deployment Geek who happen to like working with ConfigMgr.


WITPRO: Describe the sessions you are presenting and why you feel the topic is important.

Johan: At IT/Dev Connections I’m presenting a workshop together with Kent Agerlund on how to setup and use a ConfigMgr 2012 R2 platform. During the session we share our notes from the field, tips and tricks and workarounds for known issues. If you are using ConfigMgr or planning to use it, you can save hours if not days of frustration by attending this workshop.


WITPRO: What should attendees expect to be able to take away from your sessions?

Johan: A massive set of tips and tricks to make the best us of the ConfigMgr 2012 platform.


WITPRO: What is your primary reason to be excited about IT Connections?

Johan: Speaking about Deployment and ConfigMgr is very dear to my heart (and I like Vegas ).


WITPRO: What is the one key technology you believe is changing IT right now?

Johan: PowerShell.


WITPRO: Do you think Satya Nadella can rebuild Microsoft into a Cloud powerhouse?

Johan: I’m pretty sure he can, I mean Microsoft kind of already is, but I’m confident companies will have on-premise resources for quite some.


WITPRO: To get to know the real you, give us one thing about yourself you believe will be of most interest to attendees.

Johan: I have a new video blog – where they can learn about what’s going on in the MDT and ConfigMgr space.



IT/Dev Connections runs from September 15 – 19, at the Aria Resort in Las Vegas. IT/Dev Connections has been designed specifically for IT.

And, there's still time to register!  Here's some important resources to check out:


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