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Meet the SCUG Experts at the TechDays

8:30 am in experts, techdays by Kenny Buntinx [MVP]

During this years TechDays you will notice that we have a Ask The Experts (ATE) booth.

During the three day conference you will find our experts at the ATE booths and will answer your questions. This is your opportunity to talk & learn from experts.

Below you find a list of System Center infrastructure experts that will be your hosts at ATE booth. Each break you will find some of the experts working at the booth.

Expert MVP Expertise
Alexandre Verkinderen SCOM System Center Operations Manager
Kim Oppalfens SCCM System Center Configuration Manager
Kenny Buntinx SCCM System Center Configuration Manager
Mike Resseler SCDPM System Center Data Protection Manager
Kurt Vanhoecke   System Center Service Manager
Kurt Roggen Windows Hyper-V
System Center Virtual Machine Manager


Please have a look at the other infrastructure MVP’s at Arlindo Alves blog if you have other questions at :




See you all at the Techdays !!


Hope it Helps ,


Kenny Buntinx

Video TechDays 2010: WMI for the SCCM Admin

10:20 am in ConfigMgr, ConfigMgr 2007, ConfigMgr 2007 R2, ConfigMgr SP2, configmgr2007, ConfigMgr2007 R3, SCCM 2007, SMS, techdays, WMI by Kenny Buntinx [MVP]


Since its first debut System Center Configuration manager and its predecessors have been relying heavily on the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) architecture. WMI is omni-present is System Center Configuration Manager, from queries over dynamic collections, through hardware inventory and storing client and Management Point settings and policies, under the hood you will find WMI just about anywhere. Given this omni-presence it should come as no surprise that the stability of WMI at your Site Systems and clients is crucial to a stable System Center Configuration Manager implementation. Knowing WMI, by consequence, is a great asset to any System Center Configuration Administrator. In this session you will learn the ins-and-outs of the WMI architecture in general and how it applies to System Center Configuration Manager. You’ll learn about the available namespaces and classes and the extended WMI Query language (WQL) that is specific to System Center Configuration Manager. This session will cover the tools available to have a peak at WMI yourself as well as to the WMI-related tool called policy spy that comes with the System Center Configuration Manager toolkit. By the end of this session you’ll know what the WMI architecture looks like, how System Center Configuration Manager uses it, and how you can use that knowledge to your advantage, be it to be able to better troubleshoot System Center Configuration Manager issues, better understand the product, or to automate tasks through scripting or programming. In the end this session will make you a better System Center Configuration Manager administrator.


Speaker: Kim Oppalfens – MVP SCCM


SCUG.BE interviewed THE Jeff Wettlaufer at Techdays 2009 in Antwerp

9:11 pm in chopsticks, ConfigMgr, ConfigMgr 2007, ConfigMgr 2007 R2, Interview, Jeff Wettlaufer, SCCM 2007, SCCM 2007 R2, SCCM v.Next, techdays by

SCUG.BE interviewed the Jeff Wettlaufer (Sr. Technical Product Manager, System Center) at Techdays 2009 in Antwerp!





Have Fun,

The SCUG.BE Team


Sccm presentation at Microsoft Techdays

1:32 pm in ConfigMgr, ConfigMgr 2007, events, personal, sccm, SCCM 2007, techdays, Training by Kenny Buntinx [MVP]

Hi All,

For the third year in a row I will be delivering a presentation at the Microsoft Techdays in Belgium. This years presentation will resolve about ConfigMgr aka SCCM 2007 R2 tasksequences, and what you can do with them. I will cover as much of the in’s and out’s of Tasksequences as possible, explain what has changed since R2, and point out any pitfalls whenever appropriate.

The techdays promises to be another top-conference, with confirmed speakers like Steve Riley (Security Expert), Scott Schnoll (Exchange Expert), Ronald Beekeleaar (Virtualisation & isa expert), and Jeff Wettlaufer from the ConfigMgr product team. If you are interested in this blog, then the presence of Jeff should be a neat surprise. Afaik, this is the first time that the event will have someone from the SCCM product team to present.

In an economic climate where travel & expenses are tough to get, the Microsoft Techdays team did an astonishing job in getting a great line-up. I am definitely looking forward to it.

So why should you attend?

  • Top speaker line-up of knowledgeable people in the subject area
  • 6-month free technet plus subscription if you register as one of the first 250 participants as of today.
  • I will be there the entire time, feel free to pull me over and ask me any questions you may have (This is the cheapest consultancy you’ll ever get out of me :-)
  • In days where training budgets are tight, going to the larger conferences like Teched and MMS might be tough, the Techdays can provide for a cost-effective alternative that provides great value for money.