The Intel Developer Forum is just around the corner - starting September 13th! I've compiled a list of the Intel vPro sessions to make conference planning easier - you can also use the very cool My IDF forum planner that the IDF team launched this year. And if you can't make it to IDF this year, then no worries, I'll post links to the session slide decks after the conference.

 

EMBS003: Improve the Manageability and Security of Your Embedded Devices With Intel® vPro™ Technology

Intended Audience: Embedded Developers, OEMs, ODMs, Embedded Users, Developers who want to implement manageability and security into embedded devices

 

The extensive proliferation of embedded devices makes it critical to be able to manage these remotely and provide a level of security that prevents attacks and intrusions from rogue elements.

 

Session Topics:

  • Overview of Intel® vPro™ Technology

  • Support process used to enable Intel vPro technology in embedded devices

  • Discussion of Demo-Reference Kits available for the different Intel vPro Technology ingredients

  • Usage models that take advantage of Intel® Active Management Technology, Intel® Virtualization Technology and Intel® Trusted Execution Technology

 

Type: Lecture Session

 

Speakers:

  • Brad Corrion Product Segment Architect, Intel Corporation

  • Micheil L. Lee Application Engineer, Intel Corporation

PROL001: Intel® vPro™ Technology in the Real World: Pushing the Limits with Innovative Software

Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) provides a fixed set of out-of-band manageability features that work independently of the operating system (OS) and work even when the computer is sleeping. In this lab, we take a look at how to make use of Intel AMT well beyond its intended design, and we examine how these new usages increase the value of deploying and activating Intel® vPro™ Technology. Specifically, we discuss creative uses of many Intel AMT functions: Serial-over-LAN, IDE Redirection, Agent Presence, Third-Party Data Storage: and increased performance with a new Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor and next-generation Intel AMT features. These functions are readily available to a large installed base of Intel vPro Technology users. We also show how these creative uses are secured with existing Intel AMT authentication and privacy mechanisms.

 

Topics include:

  • Looking at the latest Intel AMT features

  • Demonstrating how each feature of Intel AMT can be used for many usages

  • Getting started with developing applications for Intel AMT and leveraging existing code

  • Making use of Intel AMT beyond its original intended design

  • Different ways of settings up Intel AMT

 

This is an advanced session and attendees should have basic knowledge of network and manageability concepts.

 

Type: Lab

 

Speakers:

  • Ylian Saint-Hilaire Senior Software Architect, Intel Corporation

PROL002: Repeat: Intel® vPro™ Technology in the Real World: Pushing the Limits with Innovative Software

Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) provides a fixed set of out-of-band manageability features that work independently of the operating system (OS) and work even when the computer is sleeping. In this lab, we take a look at how to make use of Intel AMT well beyond its intended design, and we examine how these new usages increase the value of deploying and activating Intel® vPro™ Technology. Specifically, we discuss creative uses of many Intel AMT functions: Serial-over-LAN, IDE Redirection, Agent Presence, Third-Party Data Storage: and increased performance with a new Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor and next-generation Intel AMT features. These functions are readily available to a large installed base of Intel vPro Technology users. We also show how these creative uses are secured with existing Intel AMT authentication and privacy mechanisms.

 

Topics include:

 

  • Looking at the latest Intel AMT features

  • Demonstrating how each feature of Intel AMT can be used for many usages

  • Getting started with developing applications for Intel AMT and leveraging existing code

  • Making use of Intel AMT beyond its original intended design

  • Different ways of settings up Intel AMT

 

This is an advanced session and attendees should have basic knowledge of network and manageability concepts.

 

Type: Lab

 

Speakers:

  • Ylian Saint-Hilaire Senior Software Architect, Intel Corporation

PROP001: Deployment and Evaluation of Desktop Virtualization in End User Environments

Desktop virtualization architectures are rapidly evolving and are proving to be of significant value to IT shops. This panel will feature discussions with an industry leading independent software vendor, a system integrator and an end-user.

 

Topics include:

  • Investigate different client virtualization architectures spanning the breadth of client virtualization technologies

  • See demonstrations of Intel’s End-user Integration Lab and tools

  • Discover which tools can be leveraged to accelerate large scale deployments

  • There will be time to ask questions to the panel of experts.

 

Type: Panel

 

Speakers:

  • David Buchholz Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation

  • Raghu Moorthy Program Manager - End User Integration Capabilities, Intel Corporation

  • Greg Stelzer Director of End User Integration Capabilities, Intel Corporation

  • Aaron Cockerill Senior Director of Product Management, Citrix XenDesktop

  • Thomas Vetterani Manager Solutions Development & Market Quality, CompuCom Systems

PROS001: Technical Overview of Next Generation Intel® vPro™ Technology

Intel® vPro™ Technology is entering its fifth generation in 2011. This session provides a technical overview of the evolving Intel vPro Technology architecture.

 

Topics include:

 

  • Architecture overview of Intel vPro Technology: A look under the hood

  • New features for 2011 platforms

  • Deployment considerations

  • Innovation opportunities with Intel vPro Technology

 

Type: Lecture Session

 

Speakers:

  • Lisa Watts Director of Business Platform Strategy , Intel Corporation

  • Yasser Rasheed Engineering Manager, Intel Corporation

  • Jeff Marek Director of Business Client Engineering, Intel Corporation

  • Thomas Vetterani Manager Solutions Development & Market Quality, CompuCom Systems

PROS002: Intel® vPro™ Technology: Extending Control and Security through Software Partners

This session will demonstrate how to optimize manageability and service desk operations with Intel® vPro™ Technology, demonstrated through various partner solutions.

 

Topics include:

 

Discussion on the major usages that deliver optimum client management with Intel vPro Technology:

  • Utilize secure, reliable remote power-on to provide off hours patch management

  • Integration into the latest power management features available

  • Increase your Windows* 7 deployment scenarios and improve efficiency

  • New auditing and compliance management

  • Investigation into lowering helpdesk costs with the latest solutions

  • Overview of the latest helpdesk features: hardware-based KVM and access to laptops outside the firewall

  • Lower operating costs by resolving more issues remotely with diagnostic tools

  • Overview of key security features focusing on Intel® Anti-Theft technology

  • Dive into the key components of usages

  • Demonstration showing the intelligence of workflows to take advantage of managing and reporting across all your systems with Intel Anti-Theft technology

 

Type: Lecture Session

 

Speakers:

  • Matt Royer Sr. Technical Integration Engineer, Intel Corporation

  • Joshua Moss Ecosystem Enabling Manager, Intel Corporation

PROS003: Desktop Virtualization and Security

Desktop Virtualization is a vital component of an end-to-end cloud computing solution. This session highlights recent advancements in the Desktop Virtualization ecosystem to deliver hardened security capabilities that protect cloud-computing assets and ensure that recovery from security incidents is timely.

 

In this session you will:

  • Discover how ecosystem partners are working to broaden availability of essential components of Desktop Virtualization

  • Review Components including Intel® Virtualization Technology for IA-32, Intel® 64 and Intel® Architecture (Intel® VT-x), Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT), Intel® Trusted Platform Module (Intel® TPM) and Intel® WB1400 1 x STM-4/OC-12 or 4 x STM-1/OC-3 Channelized SONET/SDH Framer

  • Hear about emergency response services based on Common Vulnerability Scoring Systems (CVSS) that can be helpful in restoring the compromised component of a cloud computing solution to a known good state


Type: Lecture Session

 

Speakers:

  • Thomas James Director, Dynamic Virtual Computing Office, Intel Corporation

  • Michael Condry Senior Security Technologies Strategist, Intel Corporation

  • Ned Smith Staff Security Architect, Intel Corporation

PROS004: Intel® Core™ vPro™ Processor Solutions and You

Want to see client manageability on steroids? You already know that the Intel® Core ™ vPro™ Processors allow IT to maintain, manage, and protect your business PCs. But, do you want to see how to take remote manageability, diagnostics and repair to the next level? This session will cover examples and reference designs that leverage the out-of-band use cases (KVM Remote Control, IDE-Redirection, Serial-Over-LAN, Power Control, etc ) to deliver complete solutions for real IT challenges.

 

Demonstrations in the session will include:

 

  • Drop in solutions that work with existing management capabilities. You can do that.

  • Keeping users productive while you rebuild their client. You can do that.

  • Enhanced Remote Repair solutions with and without KVM Remote Control. You can do that.

  • Automate IT Out-of-Band business processes with Microsoft* Windows* PowerShell. You can do that.

 

Type: Lecture Session

 

Speakers:

  • Michael Seawright Director of Client Computing, Enterprise Sales, Intel Corporation

  • Thomas Vetterani Manager Solutions Development & Market Quality, CompuCom Systems

  • Carl Jones Engineering Manager, Intel Corporation

  • Matt Royer Sr. Technical Integration Engineer, Intel Corporation

PROS005: Small and Medium Business: Solutions with Intel® vPro™ Technology

Intel® vPro™ Technology delivers value to small and medium business environments. Come hear a team of Business Client Platform Division experts introduce the latest platform capabilities, development tools and integration into managed and unmanaged Small and Medium Business (SMB) environments.

 

Topics include:

  • New Intel® Technologies and Services aimed at SMB environments
  • Intel vPro Technology integration into Microsoft* small business server products

  • Reduce development and implementation time and costs by taking advantage of reference SDKs and application samples

 

Type: Lecture Session

 

Speakers:

  • Teri McFaul Small Business & Market Development, Technical Marketing Engineer, Intel Corporation

  • Abdul Bailey Digital Office Advanced Development Platform Software Architect, Intel Corporation

  • Suzanne Fowler Platform Architect, Intel Corporation