TechMentor Demonstration Theater

The TechMentor Demonstration Theater provides a great way to learn more about products and solutions offered by our 2012 sponsors. Located in McKinley, near the exhibits, the demonstrations are easy to drop in on for a quick dose of interesting tech talk.

Tuesday, August 21 – Lunch and Exhibits

Time Demo Session

12:45 – 1:05pm

SQL Server User Research - Drew Voegele
Have you ever wanted to talk to someone behind the technology you use? Now’s your chance. Microsoft User Research conducts end-user research on all Microsoft products. Complete a signup form to be contacted for user research studies that match your experience and interests. Impact tomorrow’s technology, plus get a choice of Microsoft gratuity as a thank you for your time. Help Microsoft understand your needs, and help shape the future of technology.

1:10 – 1:30 pm

Cool Free Tools to Make Hyper-V Recoveries Easy - Chris Henley
Backup is one thing, but recovery is everything. Chris Henley, Veeam Evangelist, will demonstrate how easy full VM and file recovery can be with Veeam Backup Free Edition. Chris will also debut a new feature in beta: Veeam Explorer for Exchange that provides recovery of emails from your Veeam backups.


Tuesday, August 21 – Exhibitor Reception

Time Demo Session

5:00 – 5:20 pm

Disaster Recovery & Data Protection: Keys to Becoming a Business Continuity Expert - Kimber Barton
This session will present key StorageCraft tools used for effective disaster recovery and protection of your organization’s data and services. Plan to discuss the advantages of on-site and off-site backup, methods for disaster recovery of systems and data, and how to leverage virtualization technology in your organization. Join Kimber Barton, Senior Sales Engineer at StorageCraft, as he walks through StorageCraft technologies and addresses how to formulate a clear strategy that minimizes downtime and maximizes business continuity for your organization when a disaster occurs.

5:25 – 5:45 pm

Ease your backup pain! - Martin deLannoy
Martin deLannoy of Idealstor LLC will demonstrate the simplicity of backing up to disk for offsite storage using the Idealstor Backup Appliance with various backup software programs including Paragon and Ibac.

5:50 – 6:10 pm

Successful Deployments and Rollouts with Fewer Hands on Deck
J. Peter Bruzzese
Microsoft support for XP and Office 2003 will end and with the release of Windows 8 and Office 2013 your next rollout is inevitable.  When it’s all said and done your end-users will curse your name because they have to learn something new.  ClipTraining can change your fate! Join us for an engaging demonstration by J. Peter Bruzzese to see how our easy-to-use support training solution will reduce your stress and make you the hero you rightfully are.


Wednesday, August 22 – Lunch and Exhibits

Time Demo Session

12:45 – 1:05pm

JAMS Job Scheduler: Leveraging .NET and PowerShell - Daniel St. Jean
JAMS, the world’s first .NET based batch job scheduling solution, tackles one of the greatest challenges businesses face - the integration of complex business processes across multiple applications and platforms. In this session you will learn how JAMS can increase the reliability and efficiency of batch automation in enterprise environments.

1:10 – 1:30pm

Top 5 Tips for Effective Ad Hoc Reporting by Business Users - Scott Willeke
With the increasing trend towards ad hoc reporting by business users, IT teams and tool vendors are struggling to adapt existing reporting tools designed for technical users. Based on his more than a decade of experience of building award-winning tools for both kinds of users, Scott will highlight what really works for business users, thus increasing the chances of end user adoption.

  • I really enjoyed TechMentor and picked up a lot of great information that I will be able to use at work. -- Ken Montes, US Army Soldier Support Institute
  • This is my only tech conference every year. I love the topics and the interaction with the industry experts. -- Angie Price, Weinlander Fitzhugh
  • The track on Windows Deployment will change the way my organization does business. -- Phillip White, University of Alabama
  • Intense technical training, engaging experts and an amazing venue – what else can I say? -- John O'Neill, Molded Fiber Glass Companies

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Speaker Highlights

Don Jones
Partner and Principal Technologist
Concentrated Technology

Greg Shields
MVP, vExpert
Concentrated Technology

Mark Minasi
Mark Minasi
IT Consultant, Author, Speaker

Mark Russinovich
Technical Fellow, Windows Azure Product Team
Microsoft Corporation

Bruce Rougeau
Bruce Rougeau