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PuppetDB gives users fast, robust, centralized storage for Puppet-produced data. The 1.0 version landed at Puppetconf 2012, and now we're one year older and one year wiser. It's been deployed in thousands of sites, people have written libraries and tools on top of it, and there's been plenty of activity in the past year. We've tightly integrated it into Puppet Enterprise. We've added new features like report storage, event querying, import/export, better HTTP endpoints, and unified querying. And though we've added features, we've also made PuppetDB faster and consume less disk space.

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The recently released Puppet Enterprise 3.0 introduced several powerful orchestration engine capabilities, including dynamic discovery and progressive deployment. This introductory-level talk will provide an overview of these and other orchestration engine features, the common use-cases they address, and how you use them.

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Your entire datacenter doesn't need to be lovingly hand-crafted Puppet manifests. Focus your time and energy on the specific, business enabling challenges. Puppet Labs runs the Puppet Forge, a community-driven collection of modules that let you do anything from build an entire OpenStack PaaS to provide you with an awesome new resource type. Come learn what the Forge is all about, where it's headed and how to build the next great module that will live amongst the 1300+ contributed by your peers.

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Since Puppet grew up in the *nix world, there is a common misconception that it can't be used to effectively manage Windows. This talk hopes to dispel confusion on the matter and demonstrate that Windows can be managed effectively and easily with Puppet. Along with basic how-tos and tips on working with Windows systems using Puppet, Windows specific issues and caveats will be discussed with effective mitigations.

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I'll lead an entertaining and informative session about the updated and new features in Puppet Enterprise 3. This talk provides a guided tour through both the Dashboard and the text-editor interaction with Puppet infrastructure including MCollective and Live Management, Windows support, and some awesome under-the-hood tricks you can use in your modules.

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When beginning a Puppet deployment are many decisions and trade-offs to make around code promotion, source code control, workflows, and resource modeling. These decisions will have a long-term impact on the viability of your Puppet deployment. In this session Michael will walk through some of those decisions along with how to begin your Puppet rollout.

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