big hat group

Enterprise Grade Solutions

Real-world Expertise.
Microsoft Systems Management.
Application and OS Virtualization.


Cloud-based IT services can transform the way your business operates. Organziations that invest in cloud-based solutions become more resilient and adaptable in a rapidly evolving IT landscape.


Business that adopt Application and OS Virtualization save time and money with the right implementation. Often the road is complex because legacy applications require out-of-date OS and application environments. Big Hat Group can help.


More and more, users are interacting with a wider range of smart devices that provide unique services, tactile user experiences and context-sensitive data that businesses increasingly need to support to remain competitive.


Enterprise-scale organizations manage large, dynamic and complex IT networks. System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) can reduce operating costs and improve performance across the entire organization.

Industry Leaders

With over 15 years of experience in delivering Enterprise-grade solutions, Big Hat Group has produced solutions for businesses in Healthcare, Telecommunications, Oil and Gas, finance, and more. We solve BIG problems.

Courses in App-V

Big Hat Group regularly hosts public classes in App-V 5.1 based on our Advanced training course that was designed and built from the ground up by App-V MVPs. We call it Gridmastertraining. Private sessions are available.

What We Offer.
Our Skills.

Big Hat Group was founded with the intent of being a specialized consultancy to ensure that our focus would be on services that provide value through transforming an organization’s infrastructure through project-based engagements.

Each member of the Big Hat Group is a recognized industry leader, capable of producing high quality deliverables. We work with our clients to effectively transition them into a new system architecture and workflow that, will save them time and money.

Our skills have been built through many years of consulting engagements from various industries across Canada and abroad, varying in size from 600 to 100,000 users.

Our diverse experiences mean that we can better tailor our solutions to match each client’s particular project requirements.

Who We Are.
Our Passion.

Our consultants have a long history with Microsoft Windows, System Center, Virtualization and other supporting management technologies.

Our focus remains on delivering excellence, which is why we use certified professionals that have the ability to bring not only experience to the table, but also a strong support network with tremendous knowledge throughout the industry.

Leading the consulting services team is, eight time MVP for Application VirtualizationKevin Kaminski. As early as 1997, Kevin was researching and exploring Enterprise IT packaging, administering Systems Management Server and automating system management through Windows NT.

A long time has passed since then, and Kevin has become sought after for his deep understanding of Application and OS packaging as well as his involvement with the IT community.


App-V 5.0 Masters Class

Our courseware is designed to go over many real world scenarios so the student can get a better understanding of what considerations need to be accounted for when packaging and delivering isolated applications using App-V 5.0.
Beginning at the conceptual level, the course quickly dives into the architecture and the administration of App-V applications. The course covers dozens of topics with many real-world scenarios.
With every course update the sequencing guide is made up of over 360 pages of information and detailed labs to make you an expert sequencer by going over many of the common scenarios found while using App-V 5. We believe we have the deepest coverage when it comes to App-V sequencing with the large breadth of subjects we present.

App-V 5 Masters Class

10 half day sessions.

Monday, 11 January 2016 at 8:00 AM Friday, 22 January 2016 at 1:00 PM (MST)

App-V 5.1 Masters Class

5 full day sessions.

Monday, 22 February 2016 at 8:00 AM Friday, 26 February 2016 at 5:00 PM (MST).

I’ve taken both the App-V 4 and App-V 5 master classes offered by Big Hat Group and what attracted me to this training was the focus on real world scenarios and labs that go beyond the simple demonstration of the features of App-V. The material dives into the unique behaviours of the product and how to effectively deal with scenarios that are buried in message boards and blogs across the internet. I found these courses to be essential in expanding my skill set to be not only competent with App-V but have deeper insights into how the technology functions.

Roderick MacCormack

Senior Infrastructure Consultant

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