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Lowlands Unite 2017: Registration is open!

9:51 am in Uncategorized by Dieter Wijckmans

Hear hear. Registrations opened for Lowlands Unite 2017 Belgium edition. This Belgian event is in cooperation with and is a unique concept to exchange speakers between the dutch and belgian user groups. Mix this with international speakers and you know you’ll have an event you don’t want to miss…

The agenda’s for both tracks are live.

This year we are holding the event in Mechelen at a renovated old brewery:

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Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to get insights in the new techonlogies, notes from the field en mingle with experts and peers during our networking drink with the finest beers from Mechelen.

Register below and see you on the 19th of October!

Lowlands Unite 2017: Agenda CDM track

9:39 am in Uncategorized by Dieter Wijckmans

We 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 CDM track.

CDM is becoming more and more a balance between on prem and cloud services. A lot of questions of attendees are around this subject. That’s why we have lined up a great mix of both on prem and azure specialist to answer some of your questions during the sessions and (probably) answer the rest during the breaks and networking drink.

Get insights from the field how you can easily take your datacenter to the next level on all fields.


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

Timeslot CDM Track Speaker Abstracts
08.00 – 09.00 (60 Minutes) Welcome and  registration    
09.00 – 09.15 Keynote Dieter Wijckmans Why Cloud services in your datacenter for your organization will become key
09.15  – 10.15 Rest Azured, Microsoft Cloud Demystified Kenneth Van Surksum

There is a lot of misconceptions about Microsoft’s public cloud offering Azure, especially for IT infrastructure administrators but also for it’s consumers. In this session, Kenneth van Surksum will demystify some of the most common questions when talking about public cloud, like:


·       Will moving our on-premise infrastructure to the cloud solve many of the problems we are facing today?

·       Can developers just consume Azure, or should they align the IT infrastructure department before starting to develop, and if so why?

·       Is Cloud computing a next generation virtualization platform?

·       Will we once we move all of our infrastructure to Azure be relieved migration headaches?

·       And much more….


Kenneth will share his experiences from implementing Azure solutions at customers with the audience. The goal of this session is to make people, who want to start working with Azure aware of the caveats so that they don’t make the obvious mistakes.

(60 Minutes)  
10.15  – 11.15 In the land of the blind, OMS is king Dieter Wijckmans So you are working with OMS. Pumping a lot of data in and seeing all the solutions being populated with cool graphs and animated when there’s something coming up. Ready to take visualizing your data a step further? Wouldn’t it be cool to have full control over what, when and where you present your data? Join this session to find out all the different options to visualize OMS data from OMS dashboard to Power-BI and back. Be creative and show the stakeholders just exactly what they want to see and really become the king in the land of the blind.
(60 Minutes)  
11.15 – 11.30 Break    
(15 minutes)
11.30 – 12.30 Sponsor slot – Savision Kevin Lee

Dieter Wijckmans (MVP)


Ever wondered what’s it like to have all the info you need by just clicking through a well layed out dashboard? Ask any SCOM admin how hard it is to come up with just the info needed to generate the perfect dashboard. Savision LiveMaps got you covered. Join this session to find out the latest and greatest in dashboarding and showing just that info needed to save the day!
(60 Minutes)
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch Break    
(60 minutes)
13.30 – 14.30 What if… you would manage your security like an airport? Peter Geelen o The people with a bit of traveling experience, know that security is like in airport operations…
 o Airport security operations are strongly regulated, by the same processes and procedures  … that apply to IT.
 o The number of accidents per operation is lower than any other means of transport…
 o What if … you run your cloud and data center like an airport?
(60 minutes)
14.30 – 15.30 Achieving Productivity without an on-premises infracstructure: Mission Impossible? Sander Berkouwer The daily announcements from Microsoft on cloud-based opportunities for organizations might give you the idea that your organization might be able to achieve productivity without an on-premises infrastructure, too. How do you, as a system administrator for a large organization, embrace these new possibilities and get rid of the square footage, cooling needs, firewalls and even your Domain Controllers? Can you go 100% cloud?
Dive into the full stack of Microsoft cloud possibilities and impossibilities with Sander Berkouwer (Directory Services and Enterprise Mobility MVP). With his ‘Trust, but verify’ view on these items, he’ll share his real-life experiences with bringing organizations to the cloud, embracing a dual cloud provider strategy and the often-overlooked exit strategies you’ll need to have.
Find out why Group Policies, VPNs and typical file servers are rapidly becoming remnants of a long-gone era in systems management and productivity. In the process, gain an end-to-end overview, featuring the latest and greatest Windows and Azure technologies to achieve the goals on your organization’s horizon.
(60 minutes)
15.30 – 15.45 Break    
(15 minutes)
15.45 – 16.45 Ransomware vs Sysadmin Erik Loef Ransomware is constantly evolving, let’s take a look at the evolution of Ransomware, especially last 2-3 years.
Demonstration of what happens when you click on the wrong document and how different Ransomware systems work
Let’s show the dark side of the ransomware (how do the criminals operate with ransomware as a service)
And what can you do as a sysadmin to mitigate these threats. Many tips & tricks wille be shared for this!
(60 minutes)
16.45 – 17.45 Managing Windows Containers with Docker  Els Putzeys  Containers are the latest buzz in IT technology. Containers enable you to isolate your applications from the underlying OS improving the deployment and reliability of those applications. Windows Server 2016 provides two kinds of native containers: Windows Server Containers and Hyper-V Containers. These containers are created, managed and maintained with Docker.In this session you will learn about containers: what they do, why they are useful, how they work.
(60 minutes)
17.45 – 18.30 Networking Drink    

(60 minutes)

Reserve your ticket here!

Save the date: Lowlands Unite Belgium Edition: 19/10/2017 Mechelen

10:21 pm in Uncategorized by Dieter Wijckmans


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

After a successful edition in Amsterdam last April organized by we at have started the preparation for the Belgium edition.


Make sure to block 19/10/2017 in your agenda for our full day event planned at a unique location called Lamot @ Mechelen ( .

This day will be a 2 track filled day with knowledge on ConfigMgr, Enterprise Mobility, Hybrid Azure , security and Identity related to Enterprise Management . Your ticket will give you access to both tracks.

Our first announced guest is already a very special onet: David James from Microsoft.  David is the director of product engineering and will deliver two sessions on the current and future releases of Configuration Manager.

David’s bio in a nutshell:

  • David James, Partner Director of Engineering, Configuration Manager, Microsoft
  • Studied Computer Engineering and Music Theory/Composition at University of Utah.
  • Joined Microsoft in 2000 to work on SMS Installer, and eventually SMS 2.0 SP2.
  • Has worked on every version of SMS/SCCM since.
  • Was an engineering manager in Intune, 2012-2015.
  • Outside of work, like to code, and dabble w/ music, and hang out or play w/ my kids.


If you are working with Configmgr or Hybrid Intune you should definitely attend as Djam wants to hear your feedback to make the product even better with every Current Branch release or Technical Preview .

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

Block the date and keep an eye on your mailbox and our website

More info and Agenda coming soon  !

Hope to see you in Mechelen 19th of october!!!

The Scugbe Team

IMPORTANT: Scugbe Winter edition date change (23/11/2016)

9:38 am in Uncategorized by Dieter Wijckmans

Due to logistic changes we had to change the date from 24/11/2016 to 23/11/2016.


The session topics / speakers / venue all stay the same but we couldn’t wait any longer so we have our meeting 1 day earlier.

If you already booked your ticket and can’t make it: No worries. Just cancel your ticket. We’ll understand. If you didn’t book a ticket yet please do so and join us on the 23th of November in Brussels.

ECM/CDM day 19/04/2016: Win your Microsoft Band 2!

1:05 pm in Uncategorized by Dieter Wijckmans

We are entering the final preparations for the SCUGBE ECM/CDM day in Antwerp on the 19th of April and have a small surprise to announce.

We will be raffling great prices at the event ONLY for attendees present.

Among these prices we are giving away 2 Microsoft Bands of the second generation not available in Belgium (yet).

The reviews online are raving about this device as it could well be the best marriage between a smart watch and a fitness tracker yet. We will raffle one of in each track.


Besides the Microsoft bands we will have other prices available for attendees.

So don’t only come for:

  • The great local and international speakers
  • The opportunity to mingle with peers
  • The possibility to ask your question at the ECM product managers which are exclusively joining the event
  • Getting insights in the next big things in Cloud and Datacenter management
  • The networking drink afterwards with a fine selection of Belgian beers on us. Cheers!

But also come for your chance to win your Microsoft Band!

Check the full agenda here:

Register today here:

SCCM product group meet = CANCELLED

3:17 pm in Uncategorized by Dieter Wijckmans


We just got word that the SCCM product group will not be able to make it to Brussels on the 9th of December due to the Brussels lockdown.

Due to this message we are cancelling the meetup on the 9th of december.

We are looking for a new data for the meet to be rescheduled. Please keep an eye on this website for more details.

Thanks for your interest in the event and hopefully see you again next time!


This was Scugbe System Center Night Fall edition

9:17 am in Uncategorized by Dieter Wijckmans


Yesterday we had the perfect setting for our System Center night fall edition: light rain, chilly winds,… The perfect setting to just get indoors with a lot of System center peers and attend 2 top notch sessions about System center related topics.

Well this is not my perfect evening setting but still it is getting close. We were very delighted we had a full house and would like to thank all the attendees for taking the time to come over and participate.  We at scugbe enjoyed the fact that there was a lot of interaction in the audience and that so many of you joined our drink afterwards at the uiver in Zaventem. They just didn’t knew what hit them when we landed with 25 in the pub…

Thanks at Microsoft Belux as well to sponsor the venue and catering. Support which is much appreciated!

Make sure to bookmark: and follow us on twitter @scugbe to stay current on the future events!

Some photos to convince you to come back next time or free up the time to join your first user group meeting of Scugbe:




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ECM day: 05/03/2015: Special thanks to our sponsors

2:14 pm in Uncategorized by Dieter Wijckmans

The ECM day is right behind the corner. Can you feel the excitement building? We sure do!


We have already spent a lot of time and effort getting  the ECM day on the road and are confident this event will be one of the top events for ECM content this year you can’t pass on.

Just take a look at the content and the speaker list and you know you need to reserve your seat to not miss out on this great event.

Eventbrite - SCUG.BE Enterprise Client Management Day

A special thanks towards our sponsors of this event is in place here. It’s the dedication and the commitment of our sponsors that make events like these possible financially:

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ECM Day 05/03/2015: Meet the speakers

9:43 pm in Uncategorized by Dieter Wijckmans

The ECM day in antwerp is almost around the corner, tickets are selling fast and our speakers our gearing up to bring you a day packed with great session on all the new features and possibilities on the Enterprise Client Management side.


It’s time to introduce our great lineup of top notch national and international speakers who will deliver their great session on the 5th of March. There are still tickets available but they are going fast so make sure to register today!

Kent clip_image002 Kent Agerlund works as a consultant; author, trainer and event speaker specializing in System Center Solutions at Coretech. Kent frequently speaks at conferences like TechEd, MMS and is the main author of Mastering Configuration Manager 2012 training and the books Mastering Configuration Manager 2012 and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Mastering the Fundamentals. He is also actively involved in communities like TechNet forums, local user groups, and is awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for his work with Microsoft Enterprise Client Management. On stage Kent is known for mixing “Real World” scenarios into his presentation with lots of demos.
Kaido clip_image004 Kaido Järvemets is a developer, consultant, trainer specializing in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager and PowerShell Solutions at Coretech.

Kaido frequently speaks at European conferences and had his US debut as speaker at MMS April 2013. Kaido is well-known in the Configuration Manager communities where he’s a key player in the PowerShell game. Kaido host one of the most complete Configuration Manager PowerShell library’s in the world with hundreds of free code samples ready to download and implement – Kaido has been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Microsoft Enterprise Client Management for his work with Configuration Manager from 2011 – to present.

Peter clip_image006 Peter is a Senior Technical Consultant with Microsoft Partner IT-Concern with a primary focus on the System Center Suite and Microsoft Exchange. Peter is awarded three times as a Microsoft Enterprise Client Management MVP (Configuration Manager/Windows Intune).

Peter writes blogs and sharing his knowledge on his blog Peter is also one of the founders and leads of the Windows Management User Group Netherlands.

Author of Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and Mastering System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, books from Sybex.

Peter speaks at local and international group meetings, conferences like TechEd (Australia / New Zealand), IT/Dev Connections, Midwest Management Summit (MMS), TechDays Netherlands and ExpertsLive Netherlands.

Nico clip_image008 Nico Sienaert (@nsienaert) is working for Getronics as Innovation Manager. Nico has +13 years of experience in the IT industry.

He’s focusing on Cloud Computing, Enterprise Client Management and Mobility.

Nico is rewarded by Microsoft as MVP and executes some work for Microsoft as v-Technology Solutions Professional.

He’s a frequent speaker on national and international events.

Kenny clip_image010 Kenny is a highly qualified , certified and energized consultant with more than 15 years of experience and strives to always deliver high quality when managing and delivering projects. He has a strong focus on the Microsoft System Center product family and is an industry expert in the System Center Enterprise Client Management space. A deep technical background with a track record in “Enterprise Client Management” architecture and “Unified Mobile Device Management” expertise.

Additionally he believes strongly in sharing knowledge amongst his peers and therefore co-founded the System Center User Group Belgium.

As an industry expert and Most Valued Professional (MVP) , he is a frequent speaker and ask-the-expert guest at both national and international events.

Tim clip_image012 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 technologies and Operating Systems, and a strong focus on workplace and mobility. His main area of expertise is designing and implementing systems management tools and processes.

As a workplace and mobility enthousiast Tim’s focus from a product perspective is mainly on System Center Configuration Manager and Intune. Additionally he has proven experience implementing and configuring System Center Operations Manager. He also has a broad interest in the other products part of the System Center stack.

Kim clip_image014 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.

This was Scugbe Sysctr night 19/03

10:57 pm in Uncategorized by Dieter Wijckmans


Yesterday Scugbe held it’s second system center night of 2014 in Brussels. The turnout was great and the atmosphere even better. The evening consisted out of 2 sessions delivered by top notch speakers and new upcoming talent which is given a chance to take the stage.

As usual we insist in thanking everyone involved to make this event possible. First of all we would like to thank Microsoft Belgium for their support in supplying the venue + catering for the event, our sponsors who make this possible with their support, the speakers who put all the effort and time into the event and last but not least you, the attendees, who free up some time to come over and enjoy the evening.


As always we are giving you access to the slide decks to review them at your convenience on slideshare:

Pictures of this event can be found on our facebook page:

Finally it’s you who is in the driver seat to check out the links above and suggest new content for next sessions. As during the session of Bart there were more questions about different aspects of the reporting a follow up session will be planned in the near future.

Make sure to drop us a line on facebook, twitter (#scugbe) or email a member to tell us what was good but more important what still needs to be improved.

See you all next time! Keep an eye on our Scugbe events site: http://scugbe/events to be the first to know about new events.