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4:23 pm in Uncategorized by mikeresseler


Microsoft Belux is about to launch a new campaign called EASE

EASE stands for:

  • Explore the newest technology
  • Solve problems with Technical Insight
  • Advance your career to the next level
  • Engage with your local IT community

The idea behind the campaign is to help us in finding the resources needed to advance in our career.

The landing pages can be found here:

Dutch: De aanbevolen Key Resources van TechNet voor IT Professionals

English: Our Recommended Key Resources from TechNet for IT Professionals

French: Exprimez votre potentiel avec Microsoft TechNet

So if you want to explore information about the newest technology, solve the problems you are encountering, advance your career and engage with the user groups and local it community, then make sure you get to the landing page and retrieve your information.

Enjoy the information, and make sure that you read my story at the bottom of the landing page 😉



TechDays 2011: Final Chance to Register with Early Bird Pricing!

6:50 pm in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

Soon it will be Techdays 2011 in Belgium.  Techdays Belgium is the opportunity to see some great sessions from top speakers all over the world, and some local speakers as well.

I’m honored to say that I will be presenting myself, together with Alexandre Verkinderen from the System Center User Group Belgium.

More information about my session will follow, but you can already find the abstract on the Techdays website:

If you haven’t registered yet, then do it now, because the early bird ends on February 28th.

Hereunder you can find the communication from Microsoft about it…

Time is running out to enjoy a special Early Bird pricing and attend this year’s TechDays. With a fantastic speaker line-up, we are sure this is a not-to-miss event. Early Bird Pricing will end on February 28th, so don’t miss out on this unique opportunity and save up to €125!


TechDays Main Conference on April 26th and 27th

During the main conference on April 26th and 27th, 6 Developer and IT-Pro tracks bring you a mix of new technology and in-depth content on current technology with over 60 sessions planned. Have a look at the session listing and you will discover which sessions have been confirmed so far. You will also notice that we have invited some top notch speakers who are eager to share their expertise.

TechDays Deep Dives on April 28th

On the third day of TechDays, April 28th, we host a Deep Dive day with 4 different tracks for developers and IT-Pros. As a developer you can choose between two tracks that go in-depth and focus on Best Practices.


Visual Studio 2010 Application Lifecycle Management Deep Dive sessions :


Visual Studio 2010 ALM by Brian Keller


Advanced Debugging with Visual Studio 2010 by Ingo Rammer


Implementing Lean Software Delivery with Kanban and Team Foundation Server 2010 with ALM Ranger Adam Gilmore


Practical Guidance on Visual Studio Database Projects with ALM Ranger Jens Suessmeyer


Windows Azure Platform Deep Dive sessions :


Ubiquitous Communication with the Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus by Christian Weyer


Windows Azure AppFabric Access Control Service Deep Dive session by Vittorio Bertocci


Real World Azure: Elasticity from on-premise to Cloud (and back) by Christian Weyer

As an IT Professional you have the option to choose between 2 solutions based tracks:


DirectAccess Day with John Craddock where you will learn more about:


IPV6 technology going from deployment to management


Securing your infrastructure with IPsec


Deploying DirectAccess with Forefront UAG


Deployment of Network Access Protection (NAP)


Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Day with Corey Hynes where you will learn more about:


Implementing Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager


Implementing Pooled and Private Desktops with XenDesktop


Implementing Application Delivery with App-V


Implementing User State Virtualization

This is just a glimpse of what you can expect. Take a look at the constantly updated session listing to filter and browse through confirmed speakers and sessions.
Next to learning there is also the networking aspect of this conference. We give you the opportunity to connect with Product Managers from Redmond, meet your peers, talk to our user groups and much more.

Hope to see you at the TechDays!

Save your seats for TechDays 2011!



Calling the Belgians for MMS 2011

6:21 pm in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

Hey All,

As you might have read or seen in the media the last days, there is a possibility that a volcano will erupt in Iceland soon.  For those who can remember it, a volcano eruption happened which caused some of us to drive to Madrid Airport and go to Vegas from there.

There were also Belgians who didn’t make it and many many Europeans never arrived at MMS last year.

When I read the news,  and twittered about it, the news got picked up quite fast and Rod Trent from MyITForum wrote a post about it.  (See here:

We all hope that this year MMS won’t be disturbed by volcano’s, but if this would happen, we, from the System Center User Group Belgium would like to be prepared and orchestrate possible “alternative” routes.

So if you are a Belgian, and if you are going to MMS 2011, then sent me an email @ Mike(dot)Resseler(add)infrontconsulting(dot)com with your data so we can keep you informed if necessary. (Let’s hope not)

And at the same time, getting the Belgian System Center fans together is a nice plus :-) and we can keep you informed about the cool things that will happen in Vegas.



Prepping for MMS 2011

12:12 pm in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

As we are now beginning of February, the excitement for the next few months is starting to come.  In a few weeks we will have the MVP summit where I will meet many of my peers, fellow MVP’s and more interesting people and where I will attend great break-out sessions and events.

A few weeks later, I will go the MMS summit where I have the honor of presenting together with David Allen a session on System Center Data Protection Manager.

This is the information about our session:

Title:  BB36 System Center Data Protection Manager 2010: Help, the Datacenter is Down… Let’s Restore

Abstract: Monday morning, 8 o’ clock.  You arrive at your desk and find out that the datacenter is down.  There is no DC, Exchange, SharePoint or SQL anymore…

What to do?  Wait, I have DPM 2010, let’s restore everything and become, again, the hero of the day.

Join us in this session where we will demonstrate how easy and fast we can recover from a total disaster with the help of DPM.  In this theatric session, we will use Hyper-V, BMR and workload recovery to get the services back online.

Why you don’t want to miss this one…

This session will present you with a scenario of a total disaster.  David and myself will then play some different roles and show you what you can do with DPM to recover your entire infrastructure.  We will be using slides, video and live demo’s in this one.  If you are using hyper-v or one of the Microsoft workloads, if you want to see how you can protect these workloads, virtual machines and even physical machines.  And if you want to see how we can recover these machines and workloads you need to come over and watch.


Hope to see you all there