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System Center Indian Summer night: The speakers!

9:41 am in events by Dieter Wijckmans

A Scugbe System Center evening is cool for talking to your peers and fellow System Center experts… But it’s nothing without good sessions provided by top notch speakers. They commit to give you sessions straight from the field backed up by their knowledge they gained during their work with System Center. The 1st of October we managed to get again 2 speakers who will share their knowledged with you and of course be available afterwards to answer questions…

Meet your hosts for this evening!

a1dc88c3d12900b548d489576abf1486_400x400 Jan Van Meirvenne has been passionate with IT ever since he saw the Jurassic Park movie on TV. 17 years (2010) later he decided to rectify the biggest mistake in the movie: not using decent management software. Diving head first into the System Center stack ever since his internship he quickly gained a valuable amount of knowledge, becoming an expert on Operations Manager and Orchestrator, while also not being shy of toying with Service Manager and Configuration Manager if the opportunity arises. Being a hobbyist-developer he loves to extend and improve on the standard platforms and offer a deep level of customization possibilities to his customers. Using this versatile and broad knowledge, Jan aims to deliver the right solution for the problem or need at hand with a high quality standard.
JasonSandys Jason Sandys, ConfigMgr MVP, is currently a Technology Evangelist and Principal Consultant for Catapult Systems Inc, and has nearly 20 years of experience in a wide range of technologies, environments, and industries with extensive knowledge in implementing and supporting all things SMS and Configuration Manager beginning with SMS 2.0.

Jason is also active in the online support community, is a co-author of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Unleashed (Sams 2012), was a contributing author to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Unleashed (Sams, 2009), and is a frequent presenter at Microsoft TechEd, MMS, and various nation-wide user-groups.

So make sure to join us on the first of October!

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System Center Indian Summer night: The sessions!

9:37 pm in events by Dieter Wijckmans

On the 1st of October we will have another cool evening for you organized to get in touch with fellow sysctr admins and enthusiasts to exchange ideas and experience. Of course from our side we have lined up 2 top speakers again who will give you an in depth session on a Sysctr related topic. Based on their experience they gained in the real world they highlight new features and techniques to even further enhance you System Center knowledge.


The first session of the evening will be organized by Jan Van Meirvenne.

SCOM authoring 2012: picking the right tool for the right job

With the 2007 authoring console becoming obsolete, there are few new options to create management packs from scratch but the VSAE. How easy is it to use our obtained skills with this new tool? Do I need to hire a developer (oh the agony!), or is this something that I can use? This session will provide you a glimpse of the power and features of this all new way of building your monitoring workloads, without requiring you to jump ship and go total developer.

This is a must go session if you are struggling with authoring for authoring SCOM now the console is gone!

The second session of the evening will be organized by Jason Sandys:

HTTPS Client communication and IBCM

HTTPS client communication enables other features within ConfigMgr including IBCM and Mac OSX support and also increases the security of client communication. The pre-requisite for HTTPS client communication and implementing HTTPS client communication is simple, right? Well, as many have found out, the added complexity of a PKI and certificates makes this task much more complex than it appears at first. This webcast will cover the not-so-basics along with the multiple possible pitfalls when implementing HTTPS client communication in ConfigMgr.

A not to miss session if you want to strenghten your communication with devices which are out and about.

Make sure to reserve your seat on our eventbrite page as seats are going fast and are limited!

Scugbe: System Center Indian Summer night 01/10/2014

10:18 pm in events by Dieter Wijckmans

We must face it… The summer has officially ended and now we can only hope for a nice Indian Summer…


We at the Belgian System Center User Group however worked hard during summer and planned our next evening meeting: this will be held on the 1st of October at the Microsoft offices in Brussels.

It will, as usual, give you the opportunity to come and meet with fellow System Center administrators and influencers but this time there’s more!

We’ve managed to book a top notch international speaker who’s a well-known long time MVP Enterprise Client Management: Jason Sandys (

But this evening will of course not be complete without another session of another speaker. The other session will be provided by Jan Van Meirvenne who will take you through the do’s and don’ts of System Center Authoring, another not to miss session!


18:00u – 19:00u Registration and drinks
19:00u – 20:00u SCOM authoring 2012: picking the right tool for the right job
(Jan Van Meirvenne)
20:00u – 20:45u Pizza + refreshments
20:45u – 21:45u HTTPS Client communication and IBCM (Jason Sandys)
21:45u – 22:00u Prize drawings ( Thule Backpack , Ticket to Midwest Management Summit  – )
22:00u – …. Beers at “De Uiver” Zaventem:

Register here at eventbrite:


Please be aware that this is a free and 100% community driven event. A lot of effort and spare time from a lot of people is put into it.

Most of our UG events sell out, but unfortunately there are always “no-shows”.

Each one of these no-shows is a waste of effort and budget     from our UG.
Therefore: If you do register and cannot come for whatever reason, please cancel your ticket on time and leave the opportunity for someone else.
Event registrations are closely monitored so we can manage our time, effort and budgets in a most optimized manner.

Enjoy the Indian Summer and see you on October first!