Location and Dates

Location: Indianapolis, IN
Conference: March 22nd & 23rd
Training Opportunity:  March 24th & 25th

Featured US Keynote

David PogueHost of NOVA ScienceNow & Yahoo Tech Columnist


Hotel Information

Wyndham Indianapolis West
2544 Executive Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46241

317-248-2481 | Hotel Website | Hotel Reservation (Discounted Event Price)

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About the Conference (March 22nd & 23rd)

Join us at the 2016 FileWave Alliance Conference where we will unveil our next major release, FileWave 11. This premiere event will also include a keynote presentation from David Pogue, Host of NOVA ScienceNow and Yahoo Tech Columnist. With over two decades of writing, technology evaluation, and entertainment experience, Pogue merges his musical background with his scientific knowledge to deliver unique presentations that educate and captivate audiences.

Additionally, the conference will provide opportunities to participate in many in-depth conversations with the FileWave development team and other FileWave users. Enterprise and education technology leaders will share their experiences while FileWave Developers and Engineers provide strategies on a variety of topics, such as:

  • Engage
  • RESTful API
  • DEP
  • Filesets & Fileset Recipes
  • FileWave CLI Automation
  • VPP
  • AutoPKG
  • Device Tracking

Also, back by popular demand, be sure to join us for casino night the evening of the 22nd for food and fun!


FileWave Training Opportunity (March 24th & 25th)

This year the FileWave conference will offer two full days of training. These days will be jam packed with sessions for both just getting started and advanced users alike. Our new FileWave-101 track will be for Admins just getting started with FileWave, while our FileWave Advanced track will help grow seasoned FileWave Admins' skills to the next level. Take a look at our proposed outline below:

Day 1 Morning Sessions (All Participants)
Upgrading Your FileWave Server
Let's talk about backups and upgrades! This session will focus on prepping your existing infrastructure for upgrades to version 11.
FileWave 11
Get an in-depth look at the new features of FileWave 11. Our Engineers will talk about getting the most out of FileWave 11's new integrations and Fileset types. Got Questions? Sure you do…we've got the answers.

Day 1 Afternoon Session 1 (Choose Preferred Track: FW-101 or FW-ADV)
(FW-101) Prepping Your Environment for FileWave
Get ready to get ready for FileWave. Let's talk about network configurations, server configurations, virtualization, firewall ports, certificates and more! This session is designed to help you maximize the efficiency of your FileWave setup.

(FW-ADV) Automation Lab
This lab will walk you through some example automations using the FileWave Admin Command Line Interface. Setup scripts for automating simple tasks, importing data, or even using 3rd party tools like AutoPKG to build Filesets.

Day 1 Afternoon Session 2 (Choose Preferred Track: FW-101 or FW-ADV)
(FW-101) FileWave Best Practices
Get a handle on your FileWave environment.  This session will cover best practices for testing, deployment and organization of both your Filesets and clients.
(FW-ADV) Mastering Inventory
Advanced inventory queries using grouping and logic. Get an in-depth understanding of how powerful the query builder in FileWave really can be! Leverage your new found skills to create genius-level smart groups and automate your inventory reporting to make your supervisors happy.
Day 2 Morning Session 1 (Choose Preferred Track: FW-101 or FW-ADV)
(FW-101) Filesets Lab
Start your morning off right with a healthy dose of custom Fileset creation. Let's take a look at how to build and manage complex Filesets, how to leverage custom scripts, and how to update and maintain those Filesets into the future.
(FW-ADV) The FileWave backend...and you
Taking a look at the inner workings of your FileWave server can be a daunting experience. Let's fix that. Learn how FileWave leverages PostgreSQL and other frameworks to give you an amazingly robust set of tools. We'll also take a look at "What happens when..." for a number of common FileWave operations.
Day 2 Morning Session 2 (Choose Preferred Track: FW-101 or FW-ADV)

(FW-101) Imaging Basics
Ladies and gentlemen, start your IMAGES! Deploy and configure your IVS installations, build Windows and OS X images, and talk about network needs and optimization.

(FW-ADV) Server Migration Lab
Has your FileWave server outgrown your current setup? Ready to move from one supported OS to another? From planning and preparation to execution, this session will cover everything needed to perform a successful migration from start to finish.
Day 2 Afternoon Session (Choose Preferred Track: FW-101 or FW-ADV)

(FW-101) Building and Configuring your test environment
Let's face it, you're gonna break stuff! This session will show you how to set up a safe and controlled environment. We'll cover all sorts of test environments for both clients and MDM, imaging and VPP.
(FW-ADV) Advanced Imaging Lab
So you can setup an IVS and push out images, now what? This session will focus on hands-on image creation and deployment with full customization for your images. Learn how to leverage new features and functionalities to maximize your imaging abilities.
*Note: Course topics and schedule are subject to change.


Conference & Training Registration

Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot for the conference and the additional training opportunity. Special early bird pricing ends February 19th! For groups of four or more, please call 317-863-6284 for group pricing. We look forward to sharing and collaborating with you in March!


Registration Closed


Hotel Accommodations

Rooms will be offered at a discounted price of only $99 per night. To make a reservation at the Wyndham Indianapolis West, simply click the button below to receive the discounted rate, or call 1-317-248-2481 and mention the FileWave Alliance conference to get the discounted rate.

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