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Tuesday, May 3 • 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Do You Want to Build a Home Lab?

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Do you want to build a home lab? ... C'mon, let's go and play! ... I'll never test in prod again ... because that's a sin ... it's like prod has gone awaaaaay! ... ...

How many of us test our changes in production? How many of us have an actual lab or development environment to test changes and new features? Do you learn by watching computer-based training or just reading Microsoft Docs? Having worked in many small and medium-sized environments, we know that a good lab or development environment just isn't available for many organizations. And for many, the thought of building their own environment is super daunting. This doesn't have to be the case - home labs are a very affordable way to test new ideas, get your feet wet in new technologies, or even shore up some skills in a product you already work with. Join us as we talk about:
  • What equipment do you need to get started (or what you might already have)
  • The important pieces to understand (Hypervisors, Virtual Networking, etc.)
  • Overcoming knowledge obstacles (a.k.a. fears)
  • Automating the creation of your labs (build, destroy, rebuild)
  • The fastest MEMCM Lab build this side of Azure
  •  Building an Intune Autopilot lab

What you will learn:
  • What you need to get started with your own home lab
  • How to build a MEMCM Lab in less than 60 minutes
  • Building an Intune Autopilot Lab
  • Automating the creation of your home lab for maximum destruction opportunities

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Nathan Ziehnert

Lead Infrastructure Engineer, Big Bank
CM Engineer at Big Bank. I have a passion for Windows desktop environments and simplifying the work that desktop administrators do on a daily basis - with a little fun added in to what we all do. I maintain a blog to share my experiences in the field and you may from time to time... Read More →
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Ben Whitmore

MVP | Senior Cloud Consultant, CloudWay
Ben Whitmore is a Senior Cloud Consultant at Cloudway and an MVP on Enterprise Mobility. He actively works in the community sharing his knowledge, hosting user groups and presenting. He is a contributor at https://MSEndpointMgr.com and runs his own blog https://byteben.comBen has worked in the IT industry for over 20 years and has a strong focus on Microsoft technologies and a passion for innovation and automation... Read More →

Tuesday May 3, 2022 3:00pm - 4:45pm CDT
  Systems Management, Home Lab
  • Skill Level Tips and Tricks