Windows Server 2012 on mva

August 17, 2012 at 7:12 am in Uncategorized by arnepeleman



Windows Server 2012 brings the experience from building and operating public clouds to delivering the most dynamic, available, and cost-effective server platform for the private cloud. It offers businesses and hosting providers a scalable, dynamic, and multitenant-aware cloud infrastructure that securely connects across premises and allows IT to respond to business needs faster and more efficiently.
After completing the following courses on Windows Server 2012, you will have an understanding of Microsoft’s vision for cloud computing, and how Windows Server 2012 can provide the foundation for your datacenter and private cloud. These courses will cover how Windows Server 2012 delivers value in four key ways including how it takes you beyond virtualization, delivers the power of many servers, opens the door to every app on any cloud, and enables the modern workstyle.

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Experience Days Content

June 28, 2012 at 6:36 am in bemms, sysctr by arnepeleman

Best of MMS & Experience Windows Server 2012


Thank you for attending the Best of MMS and Experience Windows Server 2012 on June 7th
We hope you had an excellent time!

To make sure you get the most out of the sessions, we’ve published the videos and the presentations.

Don’t forget to also download:

Microsoft Private Cloud Evaluation Software

Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC)

Looking forward to meeting you again soon!

Your TechNet Team



MMS2012 Keynote 1

April 17, 2012 at 5:04 pm in Uncategorized by arnepeleman

This morning Anderson delivered the opening keynote to nearly 5,000 IT professionals, highlighting how customers around the world are already using System Center 2012, available today for evaluation and purchase.

A replay of his keynote is available here.

News highlights include:

  • System Center 2012 is generally available now for evaluation and purchase.
  • Windows Server “8” has been officially named Windows Server 2012. The new “cloud optimized OS,” due out later this year, will make the Microsoft private cloud even more powerful.
    Windows Server 2012 will be available later this year.
  • New Microsoft Certification Program for the Cloud


Until January 31, 2013, Exam 70-659 may be taken in place of 70-247 to count towards the Private Cloud certification.

More to come.

Kind Regards

Arne Peleman

Tracking MMS Tweets on the web

April 16, 2012 at 4:20 pm in Uncategorized by arnepeleman

If you have access to the web and want to follow the MMS twitter army.

Here’s direct links to a couple special Hashtags:

MMS 2012:

Kind Regards,


Arne Peleman

Private Cloud Road Show

April 14, 2012 at 8:10 am in Uncategorized by arnepeleman

Join the Private Cloud Roadshow in Brussels (25 April) and Ghent (26 April)

Join experts Kurt Roggen (MVP) and Mike Resseler (MVP) for the Private Cloud Roadshow.

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In this half day you will learn more about private cloud infrastructure setup and how you can monitor this. Learn how to create your private clouds and how to deploy standardized applications or services into these clouds. And as a final session you will learn how you can provide automation in your private cloud.

There are 2 options to attend (same content, different location):

25 April 2012 in Brussels

26 April 2012 in Ghent

This TechNet event is free of charge and Microsoft will be giving away one Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone in each location.

Detailed agenda:
13:00 : 13:30 Welcome & Coffee
13:30 : 14:30 Building your Private Cloud Infrastructure
Learn how to build your Private Cloud infrastructure, by dealing with Fabric Management (Compute/ Hypervisors, Storage, Network), which will serve as the basis for the Private Cloud that you will be creating. We will discuss how to deploy, configure and manage each of these different elements in your datacenter.
14:30 : 14:50 Break
14:50 : 16:30 Creating, Monitoring & Operating your Private Cloud
Learn how to create your private clouds and how to deploy standardized applications or services into these clouds. Learn how to monitor your clouds and how to can handle change requests. All this key area’s will be addressed to give you an idea of what is happening in a private cloud after it is up, running, and into production.
16:30 : 16:50 Break
16:50 : 18:00 Automating & Delivering Services in your Private Cloud
Learn how you can provide automation in your private cloud. Discover also how your cloud services can be offered and consumed using different self-service portals and what their differences are.
18:00 : 19:00 Networking & Drinks

System Center 2012 RC Released

January 17, 2012 at 6:05 pm in Uncategorized by arnepeleman

Today Microsoft announced the Release of System Center 2012.

Please go watch the recording of the web cast to learn more!

You can Download all evaluation software.

With System Center 2012 RC versions available Microsoft has also implemented some licensing changes.

Here you can download the System Center 2012 licensing FAQ
More licensing info

I will point out some most important changes for you.

Currently the various System Center products (SCCM, SCOM, SCSM, DPM, …) can be purchased individually or as bundles.

This is what changes with system center 2012

Server Management Licensing

With System Center 2012 there will be 2 Flavors.

  • Standard: For lightly or non-virtualized private cloud workloads
  • Datacenter: Maximizes cloud capacity with unlimited Operating System Environments (OSEs) for high density private clouds

System Center 2012 server management licensing maximizes your private cloud value while simplifying purchasing.

  • License required only for endpoints being managed. No additional licenses needed for management servers or SQL Server technology
  • Consistent licensing model across editions. Processor based license, covering up to two processors targeted at most common hardware configuration
  • Same capabilities across editions differentiated by virtualization rights. All server management licenses include the same components and the ability to manage any private cloud workload
Client Management Licensing

System Center 2012 client management licensing provides simple, cost-effective options to manage and protect client systems. Client management licenses are available in three offers:

  • System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager is available on a per-user or per-OSE basis as well as in the Core CAL and Enterprise CAL suites.

  • System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection: System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection (the next version of Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010) is available as a per-user or per-device subscription as well as in the Core CAL and Enterprise CAL suites. The subscription includes all antimalware updates and product upgrades during the subscription period.

  • System Center Client Management Suite: The System Center 2012 Client Management Suite is available on a per-user or per-OSE basis as well as in the Enterprise CAL suite. It is composed of Data Protection Manager, Operations Manager, Service Manager, and Orchestrator.

Core CAL and Enterprise CAL Suites will continue to be the most cost effective way to purchase client management products.

In my opinion a good move from Microsoft. You get an entire suite for the price of a single product.

Kind Regards

My Top 10 sessions TechDays 2012

January 16, 2012 at 1:32 pm in Uncategorized by arnepeleman

Microsoft Techdays 2012 Belgium: 14-15-16 february 2012

My Top 10 sessions for Techdays 2012

  1. Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012
  2. Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012
  3. Windows 8 Hyper-V: Scalability
  4. Windows 8 Hyper-V: Availability
  5. Windows 8 Disk Dedupe
  6. Private Cloud Day Session 1- Building your Private Cloud Infrastructure
  7. Private Cloud Day Session 2- Creating & Configure your Private Cloud
  8. Private Cloud Day Session 3- Monitor & Operate your Private Cloud
  9. Private Cloud Day Session 4- Automating & Delivering Services in your Private
  10. Private Cloud Day Session 5- A Solution for Private Cloud Security

Hope to see you on the TechDays.

Kind Regards

TechDays 2012: 80% of agenda online and 1 more week to benefit from 15% discount

December 16, 2011 at 8:49 am in Uncategorized by arnepeleman

Just 1 more week to benefit from a 15% discount on your ticket for TechDays 2012: the Early Bird pricing ends on December 21. Registrations are coming in strong, so be sure to secure your spot before we sell out!

Top Speakers

Developer Track
Alex Turner

Brian Keller

Jeff Prosise
IT Pro Track
Corey Hynes

John Craddock

Adam Hall

We are happy to confirm speakers like:

– In the Developer track: Alex Turner, Brian Keller, Bart De Smet, Gill Cleeren, Jeff Prosise, Maarten Balliauw, Matt Milner, Ben Riga, Steve Sanderson, Nikhil Kothari, Rob Miles, Tarek Madkour, Wade Wegner

– In the IT Pro track: John Craddock, Kurt Roggen, Ilse Van Criekinge, Adam Hall, Corey Hynes, Kim Oppalfens, Mike Resseler, Dan Holme 

International speakers are teamed up with our local experts to give you a top content mix.

TechDays program: 80% of agenda is finalized

This year promises to bring a lot of new content from Microsoft. Looking at the next versions of tooling, languages, OS and management you know this is not a standard TechDays event. Our content is split into current and upcoming technology.

Deep Dives (February 16)

Peter Himschoot and Jurgen Postelmans (U2U) will be delivering a full day .NET 4.5 and Visual Studio (Dev11) Futures for Web Development Deep Dive covering all the latest and greatest in .NET 4.5, focusing on Web Development with ASP.NET, HTML5 and WCF.

Rhonda Layfield will be delivering a full day deep dive covering all the different tools and techniques to deploy Windows 7, she will also cover the upcoming Windows OS deployment tools.

Mike Resseler & Tom Shinder will deliver a full day covering private cloud topics, including Management and Operations of your private cloud infrastructure.

About TechDays 2012

Join our 10th anniversary edition in a new location (Kinepolis Imagibraine – Braine l’Alleud) and learn about:
• Windows & Internet Explorer
• Windows Server 8 & Hyper-V
• Windows Phone 7 development
• System Center 2012 & Windows Intune
• Tooling and languages with Visual Studio, C# and VB Futures
• Next generation apps
• Cloud development with Windows Azure Platform
• Web development with HTML5, JavaScript and ASP.NET
• …


Hope to see you at the TechDays 2012!

Questions? Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook or simply via e-mail.

System Center Advisor

November 21, 2011 at 10:52 am in Uncategorized by arnepeleman

What’s new in November?

  • Exchange! Advisor is pleased to announce the roll-out of Microsoft Exchange analysis. We have added 24 alerts to monitor the performance and configuration of Exchange in your environment.
  • In the midst of all that Exchange work, we also beefed up our troubleshooting documentation for the agent and gateway, including some information about those connection issues you’ve been seeing. You can check out the updated information in System Center Advisor Troubleshooting .

Tech 2012 Days Early bird Discount

November 15, 2011 at 10:14 am in Uncategorized by arnepeleman

Register now for the Belgian Techdays 2012 and profit from the 15% Early Bird discount.