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MMS 2011 is only 1 week away and SCUG.BE will be there…

4:17 pm in BOF, mms, MMS-2011 by Kenny Buntinx [MVP]

Yes, MMS 2011 is in front of the door and it will be an exciting week. The complete SCUG team from Belgium will be there!

Myself (MVP SCCM), Kim Oppalfens (MVP SCCM) , Kurt Vanhoecke (SCSM), Alexandre Verkinderen (MVP SCOM) , Yves Janssens ( SCSM & SCOM ) & Mike Resseler ( MVP SCDPM ) will attend MMS in Vegas.


My schedule is made and I will have a more or less complete System Center Configuration Manager 2012 week.

I will also do some additional side work at MMS 2011 this year. Here is a little overview:


I will assist Wally Mead in the following proctoring labs :

  • Ballroom A Wed 2:15PM – 3:30PM Lab Proctor IA05 ILL: Migrating from Configuration Manager 2007 to Configuration Manager 2012
  • Ballroom A Thu 8:30AM – 9:45AM Lab Proctor IA05 ILL: Migrating from Configuration Manager 2007 to Configuration Manager 2012


I will delivering the following “Birth of a feather”session together with Panu Saukko :

The ConfigMgr R3 release covers some very cool new features including power management for your clients. This will reduce your energy consumption which saves you costs and you build a Greener IT environment. But talking about the feature is something different than implementing it. In this Birds-of-a-feather session we will talk about best practices for implementing the R3 power management features, build on the experience that we had with our customers during the R3 TAP program.

I will also be available in the “Ask the experts” panel to answer your in-depth questions about ConfigMgr .

This session continues to be one of the most popular at MMS each year, where we bring together a panel of community experts to answer your burning management questions. As in previous years, any and all questions are acceptable, as you try to stump the carefully crafted community expert panel. Get help with your biggest technical issues back home or find out more about the latest product releases. Rod Trent, owner of, the largest internet systems management community, will moderate the session.

If you are an Belgian IT Pro , please let me know . It would be great to know and maybe meet up in Las Vegas.

See you all over there !


Kenny Buntinx

MMS 2011 is only 5 weeks away and Birds of a Feather session on ConfigMgr R3 Power management : Lessons learned from the field

8:50 pm in BOF, configmgr2007, ConfigMgr2007 R3, mms, MMS-2011, Power Management, R3, SCCM 2007, SCCM 2007 R3 by Kenny Buntinx [MVP]

Hi All,

I have recently deployed Configuration Manager 2007 R3 RTM in production at my TAP customer. Those who attended my presentation at the Belgian System Center Day “” have seen already the best practices & lessons learned on implementing R3 Power Management .

I just proposed a birds of a feather session on ConfigMgr R3 Power management : Lessons learned from the field together with our Finish Configmgr MVP Panu Saukko (who also did a large R3 TAP implementation).

We are hoping to get enough votes to put on an ultra-slick, seriously hardcore ConfigMgr 2007 R3 Power management : Lessons learned from the field BOF session at MMS 2011.

I am still trying to get enough votes to raise this up so that it can take place.


A short clip from his blog posting to wet your appetite:

  • R3 Power Management Overview
  • R3 Installation flow
  • R3 In-Depth Power Management Implementation notes
  • R3 Power Management Caveats
  • R3 Power management Tips & Tricks
  • R3 Power management Advanced Reporting


If you want to see this session go through then vote for this session thru the roof by performing the following procedure:

· Log into CommNet (

· Click on “BOF Survey” in the left Nav

· In the “Commonly Requested Topics” dropdown select “ConfigMgr R3 Power management : Lessons learned from the field”

· Press “Submit”


Hope it Helps ,

Kenny Buntinx and Panu Saukko