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Announcing Lowlands Unite 2019: 02/10/2019 in Antwerp

5:45 am in events by Dieter Wijckmans

We are so thrilled to finally announce the date for the Lowlands Unite Belgium 2019 Edition!

After a succesfull previous lowlands unite in 2017 & 2018  we at BEEMUG and have started the preparation for the Belgium 2019 edition.

This time we choose the Bluepoint venue in Antwerp to host a full 2 track day to bring you the latest and greatest knowledge related to from on-premise to the Cloud in a 360 view using Microsoft technologies.

This year we again made sure we have the best speakers to bring you yet again an awesome day filled with knowledge and most of all your chance to mingle with peers and even product teams to ask your questions directly.

Lowlands Unite is all about connecting with fellow engineers / colleagues  and making this an interactive event.


Our first announced guest is already a very special one: John Vintzel of Microsoft

John is a principal program manager lead at Microsoft focussing on MSIX and will deliver a session on the future of MSIX.

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John’s bio in a nutshell:

  • John Vintzel,Principal Program Manager Lead, Microsoft
  • Used to work on Windows Phone
  • Used to work on Windows app packaging

So are you ready for cool sessions and mingling with peers while enjoying a nice drink?

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity and register today!

The agenda (subject to change):

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Lowlands Unite 2017: Agenda ECM track

9:20 am in events by Dieter Wijckmans

W are at full speed now organizing the Lowlands Unite 2017 Belgium edition. The next step is here! Showing you what we came up as an agenda in the ECM track. We have again top notch speakers and even special guest David James (MSFT) to answer all your questions on the current ECM issues and where Microsoft is going with ECM in the future.


Don’t miss out on this great opportunity and register today!


Client Track



08.00 – 09.00 (60 Minutes)

Welcome and  registration



09.00 – 09.15




09.15  – 10.15

(60 Minutes)

Session title : "New blips on the Configuration Manager radar"

Tim De Keukelaere

With the rapid releases sometimes it is difficult to keep up with the latest and greatest in features and updates for Configuration Manager Current Branch.
This session will give an overview of those features that you may have missed and how you can start using them in your environment. Mixed with a sneak peek on what features to expect in the near future and this should be the perfect session to kick off your day.

10.15  – 11.15

(60 Minutes)

Protecting Cloud Identities using the Enterprise Mobility suite (EMS) and Azure MFA

Ronni Pedersen

The vast majority of security breaches take place when attackers gain access to an environment by stealing a user’s identity. Over the years, attackers have become increasingly effective in leveraging third party breaches and using sophisticated phishing attacks. As soon as an attacker gains access to even low privileged user accounts, it is relatively easy for them to gain access to important company resources through lateral movement.

In this demo heavy session, you will learn how Azure Identity Protection, Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (Azure MFA) and the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) suite can help you to protect and secure corporate data and identities in the cloud.

11.15 – 11.30

(15 minutes)




11.30 – 12.30

(60 Minutes)

Sponsor slot – 1E

Real-time Configuration & Security Management at Scale

Navin Bagga

As experts in systems management, and with over 20 years of experience in making SCCM work better, we have launched a new product, Tachyon, the fastest platform to query and control all your endpoints. It transforms urgent ad-hoc issue identification and resolution time from hours to minutes.

You achieve this by holding a conversation – live with every endpoint – as if you were at every device. This gives you the confidence and agility to move at the pace of any IT incident, security threat or compliance risk.

In this session we show how to:

•        Slash troubleshooting and resolution times – Find and fix application, configuration and operating system faults across all of your endpoints

•        Faster security investigation and response – Find and remediate the machines on your network that have been cyber-attacked by organized crime

•        Immediately action urgent business requests – Rapidly respond to regulatory compliance, security and software asset management (SAM) audits

12.30 – 13.30

(60 minutes)

Lunch Break



13.30 – 14.30

(60 minutes)

Ins and outs of the Configuration Manager release and shipping  process for Current Branch (CB) and Technical Previews (TP).


David James (Msft)

David James will discuss as director of engineering how the team does internal engineering to ship TP every month, and CB every 4 months, and why they have things like prerelease in the product. How to prioritize bugfixes in the weekly war-room discussions.

14.30 – 15.30

(60 minutes)

How to Manage Office 2016 on today’s clients




All about Deploying Office 2016, old school or click to run, what are the things you have to have an eye on it, how to manage the language packs, what’s about the Versions and Builds, just all about it. Manage it with SCCM or Intune.

15.30 – 15.45

(15 minutes)




15.45 – 16.45

(60 minutes)

Configuration Manager roadmap and Q&A

David James (Msft)

David James will talk about longer term roadmap investments, and why the team is doing things like cluster patching, real time scripts, Intune and SCCM integration, CMG , mixed with Question and answers.

16.45 – 17.45

(60 minutes)

Servicing your new Windows workplace like a boss.

Kenny Buntinx – Tim De Keukelaere

Servicing your windows clients and servers in a modern world requires some thorough rethinking of existing tools and processes. Based on real world experience and examples we will outline how to deal with challenges that Windows 10 , Windows Server and Office 365 introduce into your environment. From deployment and configuring to patching and servicing, learn how to manage & maintain your windows products like a boss. In this session you will learn to update , patch and servicing them from a 360 degrees angle.

17.45 – 18.30

(60 minutes)

Networking Drink



Hope to see you on the 19th of October

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SCUG Pre Summer Night: 15/06/2017: Agenda

8:27 pm in events by Dieter Wijckmans

A time for a well earned vacation with family and friends. But… Not before we had one last evening before we go and relax!tumblr_n3pr6hgxll1sbafcao1_500-9736_thumb

This evening will again give you the opportunity to mingle with peers, learn something and meet your local community leaders to ask the questions right at the experts.

The formula is still straight and simple: we deliver  one session in the field of CDM and one in ECM with a lot of room to network.

The agenda for this evening:

18:00u – 18:30u


Registration and drinks

18:30u – 19:30u

Kurt Van Hoecke

Jan Van Meirvenne

Continous management

19:30u – 20:30u


Food + refreshments

20:30u – 21:30u

Kim Oppalfens

Collection evaluation revisited

21:30u – ….


Beers at a local pub

We are also starting a new concept! Listening to your feedback we are regularly going to change locations for the event to give everyone the opportunity for (at least once) get there without facing heavy traffic.

This edition: cheops is so kind to host the event at their offices and sponsor catering:


Continuous Management (Kurt van Hoecke + Jan van Meirvenne)

The IT landscape is in a process of transformation. Cloud-based computing has entered the mainstream market and is changing the way we build and deliver services. With that transformation comes new capabilities and requirements. This includes the need for a management platform that can provide insights into new types of services that can change at an incredible rate.

Collection evaluation revisited (Kim Oppalfens)

All management activities in ConfigMgr target collections and thus collections are arguably the most important object to know about and get right. The split up of device and user collections in ConfigMgr 2012 was just a side-effect of much deeper changes under-the hood. In this session our goal is to dive under that hood and see what truly happens when you modify or update collections including incremental collections, collection query rules, collection evaluation, and limiting collections to name just a few.
What you will learn:

  • · Don’t use a CAS
  • · Collection evaluation in depth
  • · Incremental collection evaluation limits
  • · Proper limiting collection usage
  • · How to kill your DB – or better yet, how not to kill your DB with collection evaluation
  • · How to monitor collection evaluation and what to do when it goes wrong

This session will provide a timeline, past -present -future, on how the Microsoft management platform is evolving to cope with these trends.

So please register your seat ASAP as seats are limited and come and enjoy a night before going on that long overdue vacation.

ScugBE: Sysctr night: Pre summer night 15/06/2017 in Antwerp

7:25 pm in events by Dieter Wijckmans


Summer is right around the corner!

A time for a well earned vacation with family and friends. But… Not before we had one last evening before we go and relax!


This evening will again give you the opportunity to mingle with peers, learn something and meet your local community leaders to ask the questions right at the experts.

We’ll have one session in the field of Cloud and Datacenter Management and one on Enterprise Client Management.

We are also starting a new concept! Listening to your feedback we are regularly going to change locations for the event to give everyone the opportunity for (at least once) get there without facing heavy traffic.

This edition: cheops is so kind to host the event at their offices and sponsor catering:


So please register your seat ASAP as seats are limited and come and enjoy a night before going on that long overdue vacation.

SCUG new year evening: Save the date 26/01/2017

10:50 pm in events by Dieter Wijckmans


WOW! We hardly recuperated from the new year madness or we are already planning our first SCUG evening of the year! 

The next SCUG evening will be held in the Microsoft Belux HQ and will again be a great opportunity to learn about the latest and greatest in the System Center / Azure area. Apart from the 2 sessions delivered by top notch speakers a SCUG evening is a great way to mingle with peers and get your questions answered by a wide variety of top experts in their particular field.

Those who already attended know I need to say no more… Just free up your schedule… Take that red marker and draw a fat circle around 26/01/2017.


The program will come online shortly but  a sneak peak below:

Session 1: (Tim De Keukelaere / Kenny Buntinx): What’s the latest and greates in Microsoft ATA all about.

Session 2: (Filip Theyssens / Dieter Wijckmans): Asset management done right in System Center Service Manager.


For those who can’t wait. Register below and start the countdown! 10 – 9 – 8 ….

Scugbe: Sysctr Night winter edition 23/11/2016: Sponsor SCOOSP

11:49 pm in events by Dieter Wijckmans

Organizing events which are free to attend are not free to organize unfortunately. Therefore we and other user groups rely on generous sponsors who support organizing these events by contributing in the costs.

This evening in particular is sponsored by SCOOSP. This company is specialized in bringing you an easy to use self service portal for all your automation on top of Orchestrator, SMA and Azure automation.

More info on their website:


You don’t have a ticket yet for our Sysctr Night winter edition on 23/11/2016 in Brussels?

Book it here. But please hurry as seats are limited!


SCUG Evening 23/11/2016: Winter edition

2:34 pm in events by Dieter Wijckmans

YES! We are organizing a SCUG Evening again on 23th of november in Brussels!


Those who have already attended a SCUG evening know that it’s a great evening to hang out with friends and colleagues, get 2 top notch sessions regarding the ever changing world of ECM (Enterprise Client Management) and CDM (Cloud and datacenter management), mingle with local MVP’s, peers etc

The agenda will be online very shortly but this is a first headsup to block your schedule and get your ticket already booked!

Oh and by the way… We will foresee drinks and food.

Book your free ticket below!

ECM/CDM day (19/04/2016): Meet the sponsors

3:02 pm in events by Dieter Wijckmans

Organizing these kind of events can be a real challenge for a user group. It’s because of companies helping us sponsoring the event it is possible to get top notch speakers and great venues.

We would like to extend a thank you to all our sponsors who contributed in making the organization of this event possible.

A special thank you goes out to our Gold track sponsors:


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CDM track Veeam veeam_logo

Our Silver sponsors:


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Cheops Cheops
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Want to secure your ticket?

Register below!:

ECM/CDM day (19/04/2016): Agenda

9:43 am in events by Dieter Wijckmans

Wow! Ticket sales just started and they are selling fast!


We are very proud to announce the almost full agenda for this unique edition of the ECM/CDM day! Not only do we have in the ECM track  2 Configuration Manager product team members flying over from Redmond we have on the CDM track a full list of local AND internationally well-know speakers coming over to make this a true NOT TO MISS event.

Check the agenda below and secure your ticket FAST as it is on a first come first serve base.

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 We are happy to announce that Veeam will be our track sponsor for the CDM track. On the ECM side we are welcoming Flexera as track sponsor.
It is with the help of these great sponsors that we as a user group are able to offer you events like these.

Get your ticket here:

ECM/CDM day (19/04/2016) what to expect?

2:43 pm in events by Dieter Wijckmans


The System Center User Group Belgium has the privilege to invite you to the ECM/CDM day which will be held in Antwerp on 19th of April 2016. This is the biggest event only focused on System Center in the Benelux.

We are organizing this event already for the 3th time after a series of “best of mms” events.

ECM track: Unique experience in Europe

We managed to give you a unique opportunity in Europe to witness 2 System Center Configuration Manager Product Managers who fly in from Redmond to talk you through the new Vnext products.


Aaron CzechowskiSr. Program Manager, Microsoft Client Management



Jason Githens – Principal Program Manager Lead at Microsoft

Besides getting insights in the latest and greatest about Vnext you will of course have the opportunity to interact with them directly and ask your SCCM specific questions right at the team developing the product!

The moderated Q&A session at the the end of the day will give you the chance to give feedback and talk about your daily challenges working with the product.

CDM track: local and international top speakers

On CDM side we have gathered the best of the best to give you a full day on the latest and greatest regarding the ever growing, moving fast CDM products. Just to drop a couple of names who have already confirmed to speak at the event:

  • Samuel Erskine (MVP)
  • Mike Resseler (MVP)
  • Dieter Wijckmans (MVP)
  • Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen (MVP)
  • Bob Cornelissen (MVP)
  • More names to come soon!

We will have a great mix of top notch speakers bringing you up to speed with all the latest and greatest that is coming out fast from Redmond. The full agenda will come online shortly but sessions will treat OMS, Nano Server, OMS automation,… A not to miss track if you want to stay up to date on the current cloud technologies and how you can use them in your environment.


  • Date: 19/04/2016
  • Location: ALM Antwerp
  • Ticket price: 75€
  • During ticket purchase you need to give us a preferred track. Your ticket is not exclusively reserved for 1 track but we need this for organizing the rooms. Feel free to actually roam between different tracks as much as you want.
  • Seats are limited and on a first come first served base
  • Your reservation will be final upon paying the registration fee
  • No refunds will be given for no shows during the event.