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

April 12, 2016 at 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:

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

March 21, 2016 at 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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Want to secure your ticket?

Register below!:

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

March 17, 2016 at 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?

March 10, 2016 at 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.

Save the date: ECM/CDM day: 19/04/2016–ALM Antwerp

February 19, 2016 at 10:59 am in events by Dieter Wijckmans



Scugbe presents ECM/CDM day 2016

19/04/2016 – ALM Antwerp

Hi from the Scugbe team!

Just a quick heads-up to make sure you keep 19/04/2016 blocked on your agenda for our ECM/CDM full day event planned in ALM Antwerp.
This day will be a 2 track filled day with knowledge on ECM/CDM. Your ticket will give you access to both tracks.
We have a full day planned and even have ECM product team members over from US!
So want to be part of this great event to attend cool sessions and mingle with peers while enjoying a nice drink?
Block the date and keep an eye on your mailbox and our website

Some pictures of the last edition can be found here:

More info coming soon 
Hope to see you there!

The Scugbe Team

SCCM product group meet = CANCELLED

November 25, 2015 at 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!


CANCELLED: 09/12: Exclusive meet with the SCCM product team

November 19, 2015 at 4:02 pm in events by Dieter Wijckmans



The System Center User Group Belgium has done it again!

We are excited to invite you for a unique opportunity in Europe to welcome 4 System Center Configuration Manager Product managers from Microsoft Redmond to talk about the new Vnext products .

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They will show you the latest and greatest about Vnext. At the end of the day a moderated Q&A will give you the opportunity to interact directly with the product managers discussing your daily challenges while working with the product.

Don’t miss out on this unique chance to ask all your question directly at the team creating the very same product you are working with!

Be aware that this is an exclusive event that has limited seats (75) available on a first comes first serves basis.


  • Location: Aula Getronics, De Kleetlaan 12B, 1831 Diegem
  • Day: 09/12/2015
  • Lunch + drinks offered!
  • Tickets: See below (via eventbrite)

The schedule for the day:

  • 10.00AM to 10.30 AM – Registration
  • 10.30 AM to 12.00PM – Windows 10 as a Service with ConfigMgr
        • In this session we are going to cover Windows 10 as a Service from Configuration Manager perspective. We are going to talk about different Windows branches (CB, CBB, LTSB) and how you can use Configuration Manager to upgrade to these with new Windows 10 servicing feature and more.
  • 12.00 PM to 01.00PM – Lunch
  • 01.00PM to 02.30 PM – ConfigMgr as a Service with ConfigMgr
        • In this session we are going to cover how ConfigMgr releases will be aligned going forward, the new updates and servicing feature that keeps Configuration Manager up-to-date, upgrade options to get to the new Configuration Manager release and more.
  • 02.30PM to 03.30 PM – ConfigMgr Chalk Talk (what do you want – state of the union type)
        • What are your pain points today in Configmgr 2012 today and what do you want to see improved ? This is your opportunity to ask questions and give feedback to the team that is building the future of Configmgr.

More info can be found on our website:

This was Scugbe System Center Night Fall edition

October 23, 2015 at 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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Scugbe: Sysctr night Fall edition 22/10/2015: Meet the speakers

October 14, 2015 at 8:55 pm 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 22nd of October we managed to get again 3 speakers who will share their knowledge 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.
TDK_Headshot 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.

Tim is an ECM MVP since 2014.

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.

DWI_Headshot Dieter is in his mid-30s and is a big fan of technology. He recently received an MVP award for System Center Cloud and Data management.
He’s been active in the IT industry for over 10 years, 12 of which as a freelance consultant.Dieter works at Coretech Benelux as managing 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 an active member in his local Sysctr community and a board member of System Center User Group Belgium.
He’s always trying to find the right balance between manageability and practical relevance.
His motto illustrates his way of working: Don’t overthink it… It’s doing common things uncommonly well that brings success.

Come for the content, stay for the pizza and drinks:


So make sure to join us on the 22nd of October!

Register today as seats are limited:

Note the “end date” mentioned below is just the end of the ticket sale:

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SCUGBE: System Center Night fall edition: 22/10

September 30, 2015 at 8:26 am in events by Dieter Wijckmans

We must face it… The summer has officially ended… Long live the Fall!


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 22nd 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!

This evening will follow our well known concept: 2 sessions covering different Sysctr related topics.


18:00u – 19:00u Registration and drinks
19:00u – 20:00u Meet the new kid in cloud-town: OMS
(Jan Van Meirvenne)
20:00u – 20:45u Pizza + refreshments
20:45u – 21:45u Combine the force of SCOM and SCCM to create the ultimate tool (Tim de Keukelaere / Dieter Wijckmans )
22:00 – … Beers at “De Uiver” Zaventem:

Reserve your ticket through eventbrite (seats are limited and on a “first comes first served” base)

*** The event is held on 22/10/2015 *** (The data in the form below just indicates the end of the ticket sale)

exclamation-point 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.