Ipad Mini + TechedEU ticket giveaway!

June 12, 2013 at 8:46 pm in Uncategorized by Dieter Wijckmans

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Due to our generous sponsors we are able to give away a lot of prizes at Best of MMS 2013.

At the event we’ll be raffling a full ticket to TechEdEU and an Ipad Mini under the attendees so make sure to be there and take your shot at winning one of these great prices.

There are still some seats left but hurry because presale will end soon!

Register today as seats are limited at Eventbrite:

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*Note you need to be present at the event to collect your prize.

Take a look at this impressive list of Sponsors who make Best of MMS 2013 possible!

Best of MMS 2013 agenda

May 30, 2013 at 10:32 pm in Uncategorized by Dieter Wijckmans

We are pleased to announce the full agenda for the Best of MMS 2013 event in Antwerp on the 19th of June.

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Don’t miss out on the biggest community driven offline System Center specific event in Belgium!

More info here: http://scug.be/events/2013/05/27/best-of-mms-19062013/

Register today as seats are limited at Eventbrite:

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Timeslot 

DataCenter Track 

Client Track 

Orangerie

08.00 – 09.00

 

Welcome and registration

 

09.00 – 09.15

 

Keynote

 

09.15 – 10.15

Availability Strategies for a Resilient Private Cloud(Didier van Hoye – MVP) 

 

Your private cloud should be designed to be protected from downtime. This session will cover the breath of features available to reduce and protect from both planned and unplanned downtime, such as: live migration, storage migration, Failover Clustering, Cluster Aware Updating, and Hyper–V Replica.

 

Mobile Device Managment with ConfigMgr\Intune: a complete overview  (Nico Sienaert)

 

During this session you will get a complete overview of how you need to configure MDM with Configuration Manager. We will show you the device experience, discuss technical capabilities and share some tips and tricks. If you want to learn all the Ins & the Outs about Microsoft’s MDM solution you need to see this session.

 

10.15 – 11.15

Monitoring Azure with SCOM 2012 and use GSM to monitor your websites globally. 

(Dieter Wijckmans)  

So you have decided to move your entire business (or at least parts of it) to the cloud. Good for you! But how are you going to monitor all these servers hosted in the cloud? SCOM 2012 SP1 will give you the answer. Since SP1 it’s possible to monitor your servers with your good old familiar SCOM console right from your desk! Added bonus is the fact that you now can use the Global Service monitor to make sure your sites are available from different continents! This combination is taking the monitoring of you virtual servers to a whole new level. Join this session to see it all in action and what exactly is necessary to get you going. 

Clear out the fog in your cloud monitoring!

 

 

What’s new in the future release of unified device management with Configuration Manager and Windows Intune

(Wally Mead)

 

During this session Wally will cover what is new in unified device management with Configuration Manager and Windows Intune. This includes discussing further details on the upcoming Configuration Manager 2012 R2.

 

11.15 – 11.30

 

Break

 

11.30 – 12.30

Service Manager – Cloudy with a chance of IaaS – (Kurt van hoecke – MVP / Stijn Callebout)

You must have heard already; It’s all about the cloud! Private cloud, hybrid cloud…Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). There are different ways to deploy your infrastructure; the manual way, via predefined options in a portal, Orchestrator runbooks or you integrate a complete process around your IaaS solution and use System Center Service Manager. This session will provide you an overview of the IaaS provisioning landscape and focus on leveraging Service Manager to bring the cloud to the people. Learn how Service Manager, Orchestrator and Service Provider Foundation can help building your IaaS solution. We will explain and demo a solution where we combine the deployment of your infrastructure to SCVMM and Windows Azure.

 

Configuration Manager 2012: Data Collection(Kim Oppalfens)

 

In this session, you will see how to go beyond the basics of data in Configuration Manager and exploit the power of the valuable data it collects.

 

 

12.30 – 13.30

Lunch Break

13.30 – 14.00

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14.00 – 15.00

What’s New in System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager (Kurt Roggen – MVP) 

Windows Server 2012 introduces a cloud optimized OS. This session provides an overview of how a customer can build out a private or hosted cloud solution using Windows Server 2012, System Center 2012 SP1, Virtual Machine Manager.

 

What’s new in the future version of Configuration Manager for on-premise management.

(Wally Mead)

 

In this slot Wally will present you what is new in Configuration Manager 2012 for on-premise management. Following the official announcements beginning of June, Wally will also discuss further details on the upcoming R2 product release.

 

Do not miss this one time opportunity to learn the latest and greatest on Configuration Manager from the godfather of SMS himself!

 

 

15.00 – 16.00

Upgrade Or Start From Scratch? Real Life Experiences From The Trenches. (Marnix Wolf)

 

The big question remains: Should I upgrade from SCOM 2007 or start from scratch with SCOM 2012. This session will be packed with notes out of the field and personal experiences during numerous upgrades. Don’t miss out this opportunity to get tips and tricks from an upgrade veteran!

ConfigMgr 2012 High Availability and Disaster Recovery
(Tim De Keukelaere)

 

During this session we will give an overview on how to build a robust and high-available Configuration Manager 2012 infrastructure. Additionally we will discuss possible disaster scenarios, how to prepare for them, and how to ensure quick recovery in case disaster does strike.

 

 

16.00 – 16.15

Break

16.15 – 17.15

Best Practices For Runbook Authoring and Managing Orchestrator (Valerie siroux / Jan Van Meirvenne)

 

This session will cover how to author and organize runbooks created in Orchestrator so they can be easily reused, tested, and debugged. It will also cover some of the challenges customers face when managing the environment and best practices to follow. 

“Notes from the Field” of Configuration Manager 2012 Sp1 Implementation and Upgrades 

(Kenny Buntinx)

During this session the focus will be on recent product upgrades and installations such as Software Updates, OSD, Windows 8/2012 , SQL 2012 and other known issues.

 

 

17.15 – 18.15

Deploying Windows Azure as Service on Windows(Alexandre verkinderen)

 

“This sessions is going deep dive into Windows Azure services on Windows. We will discuss the requirements, architecture and infrastructure needed to be able to setup WASW. After this sessions you will be have all the insights needed to be able to offer  high scale, multi-tenant website hosting services that are simple to deploy and administer, operating tens of thousands of sites in a single web farm. Create extensible ‘Infrastructure as a Service’ offerings for customers to provision and manage VMs. Customize and extend the portal experiences using the REST-based Service Management API to include branding, billing, custom service integration as well as integration into existing portals.”

 

 

 

Scug.be ConfigMgr Solution Showcase  

(Kenny Buntinx – Kim Oppalfens – Tim De Keukelaere – Nico Sienaert)

 In this session, Belgian ConfigMgr experts  will demonstrate how to take ConfigMgr to the next level. Attend this session to see how ConfigMgr experts are using the product and providing solutions you won’t find in a book or in the documentation such as “CMTrace For The WIN!” – “Client Health , the unexpected” – “Managing Software Updates; the good, the bad & the ugly” – “MDT; necessary evil or not with configmgr”  

 

18.15 – 19.30

Networking Drink

 

Special thanks to our sponsors

May 29, 2013 at 8:53 pm in Uncategorized by Dieter Wijckmans

As this event is community driven it would not be possible to organize it without the help of our sponsors.

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All gold sponsors have a session slot during lunch were they will showcase their solutions and products.

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Best of MMS Speakerlist

May 27, 2013 at 9:03 am in Uncategorized by Dieter Wijckmans

Scugbe is proud to announce the list of speakers who will bring you the best content in 2 seperate tracks at Best of MMS 2013 which will be held in Antwerp the 19th of June.
They are all experts in the field and will bring you the content they have brought back from the 2013 MMS.
For the agenda check our events page here: Central Best of MMS 2013 page
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Wally Mead

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Kenny Buntinx

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Didier Van Hoye

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Dieter Wijckmans


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Nico Sienaert

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Kurt Van Hoecke

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Kim Oppalfens

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Mike Resseler

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Kurt Roggen

 

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Tim De Keukelaere

 

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Valerie Siroux

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Marnix Wolf

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Alexandre Verkinderen
   

 

Bio

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Wally Mead

Wally has been with Microsoft for over 20 years, working with Systems Management Server and Configuration Manager for 17 of those years, starting with SMS 1.0. He has helped in the development of Microsoft Official Curriculum on SMS and Configuration Manager since SMS 1.0. He currently works as a senior program manager in the Configuration Manager product group, working with TAP customers, presenting at conferences, creating hands-on labs and virtual images, and helping manage the Configuration Manager community for the product group.

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Kenny Buntinx
Kenny’s focus is on the Microsoft System Center products and he’s an expert in Systems Center Configuration Manager. He has a vast experience with Client & Server management and Deployment scenarios and uses his expertise to help his clients achieve their goals. Kenny also has a considerable amount of experience with packaging and thus with Hands-on Administration.Kenny is a certified consultant and always strives to deliver the most optimal quality. As Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) he’s often asked to present at events. Kenny is co-founder of the System Center User Group Belgium, which shares a wealth of knowledge about System Center.
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Didier Van Hoye
Didier has been working in IT since 1996 and is currently employed as Microsoft Infrastructure Architect at the Agency for Geographic Information in Flanders (AGIV). Day-to-day he’s working on Windows infrastructures, like Exchange Server, SQL Server, the System Center Suite, etc. Didier creatively uses Hyper-V, failover clustering, NLB and Storage Area Networks to offer high performing and cost efficient solutions to his customers.
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Dieter Wijckmans
Dieter is in his early 30s and is a big fan of technology. He’s been active in the IT industry for over 10 years, 8 of which as a freelance consultant. As an ITIL certified professional he mainly helps companies streamline their processes and use the right tools to support these processes. He’s an experienced helpdesk migrator and helpdesk team leader and therefore knows which challenges big companies are confronted with when they adapt their processes to support their activities and more efficiently organize the work of their support staff.His main focus is on System Center Operations Manager and System Center Service Manager, but he’s also well acquainted with the other products of the System Center suite and other technologies. He’s been active in very diverse environments with different processes, company cultures and styles.
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Nico Sienaert
Nico is Lead Infrastructure Consultant at Getronics and v-Technology Solution Professional at Microsoft. Within these roles Nico has a strong focus on the Optimized Desktop and Datacenter Strategy. Nico is part of Microsoft Extended Expert Team (MEET) and active SCUG member.
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Kurt Van Hoecke
Kurt has been working for the past 15 years in ICT. He started as a support engineer and evolved into a consultant profile. He’s currently employed at Inovativ Belgium as Managing Principal Consultant. Inovativ mainly focuses on Microsoft System Center technologies.On a personal level, Kurt is mainly interested in the System Center products, in particular SCCM and SCOM. Currently he’s working a lot with Service Manager and Orchestrator too. Kurt has been working with SCSM ever since the beta release of SCSM 2010 and was closely involved in several SCSM integration projects. His findings and procedures are available on the SCUG SCSM blog.
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Kim Oppalfens
Kim is an MCT who received the MVP award back in April 2005. He’s the business owner of OSCC (Oppalfens System Center Consultancy). He’s a highly requested speaker and guest on national and international events where attendees can ask him questions. He’s passionate about technology and likes to help others on public forums or playing around is his well equipped ‘Best practices lab’ where he regularly tests new ideas and products.
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Mike Resseler
Mike Resseler is mainly focused on the entire System Center suite, combined with the MOF and IO framework. He has over 10 years of experience in the IT industry. He is a Senior Technical Consultant he specifically focusses on delivering projects with added value, and share his knowledge with the customers through training sessions and on-the-job training. He blogs for the System Center User Group Belgium and presents on many occasions about the system center products on events such as MMS, Teched and Techdays. Mike has been awarded the MVP for System Center Data Protection Manager in 2010 and 2011 and is now a System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP.
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Kurt Roggen
Kurt Roggen works as Technical Consultant with a strong focus on Datacenter Management and Private Cloud, specializing in Active Directory & Group Policy Management, Server Virtualisation and related System Center management products. Kurt is Practice Leader for the Advanced Infrastructure practice at DevoTeam Belgium.As speaker, Kurt has participated at various Microsoft events. Kurt is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer, where he shares his field experience with customers. Kurt has been awarded by Microsoft with the title of Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Management Infrastructure.
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Tim De Keukelaere
Tim is a freelance consultant with over 10 years of experience in the field, mainly in Wintel environments. He has a broad technical knowledge on various enterprise products and Operating Systems, and a strong focus on systems management products. His main area of expertise is designing and implementing systems management tools and processes.With a clear focus on Systems Management Tim’s focus from a product perspective is mainly on System Center Configuration Manager. Additionally he has proven experience implementing and configuring System Center Operations Manager. As a passionate technologist he also has a broad interest in the other products part of the System Center stack.
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Valerie Siroux
Valérie is a System Engineer working for Ferranti Computer Systems. Her main focus is on the System Center Suite, in particular System Center Data Protection Manager and System Center Service Manager.Valérie is working on several System Center implementations. She’s not only involved in the actual implementation but even more in the business needs which she translates to solution architectures.
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Marnix Wolf

Marnix Wolf is a long time blogger with one of the most leading SCOM blogs on the web: http://thoughtsonopsmgr.blogspot.be/

For his work in the System Center community he received the MVP award for the 4th year in a row (System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management).

Besides writing many postings for his blog he’s also a contributing author for the book System Center 2012 – Operations Manager UNLEASHED for which he wrote the chapter ‘Complex Configurations‘.

He’s a senior consultant working for Insight24, a Dutch based company which has a holistic approach to System Center implementations from a Technical, Informational and Organisational point of view.

Marnix has given different sessions as speaker at numerous System Center events like MMS (2012 and 2013, the Birds of a Feather sessions), WMUG (a new Dutch Windows Management User Group of which Marnix is a co-founder).

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Alexandre Verkinderen

Alexandre has a strong focus on everything around the Microsoft System Center product family and an industry expert in the systems management area. He has a wealth of systems management expertise, and uses this expertise to help his customers to achieve an easier to manage ICT environment. Alexandre is an ITIL- certified engineer and strives to deliver quality on every single assignment he has. Additionally he believes strongly in sharing knowledge amongst his peers, for this particular belief he founded the System Center User Group Belgium. SCUG shares a wealth of System Center knowledge through its online webpresence at http://www.scug.be but also through at least 4 events a year where SCUG members or international industry experts present on Systems Management topics. As an industry expert and MVP Alexandre is a frequent speaker and ask-the-expert guest at both national and international events. In line with the continued education principle Alexandre can also be found at both national and international industry events to stay on top of what is moving in the industry, watch industry trends, and analyze how this might benefit its customers.