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TechNet Forum Assistant released

1:41 pm in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

Microsoft just released a new gadget for your desktop.  This gadget will improve your experience in finding information in the TechNet Forums and Community. 

This tool is available for download at (Oh yeah, there is one for MSDN too Smile)


Some of the features of this gadget are:

  • Ask Questions

Through this gadget you can ask questions directly to the TechNet Forum Support Engineers.

  • Hot Topics & Resources

The tool directs you to the hottest topics and discussions

  • Receive Personal Updates

The gadget gathers forum threads for you on your favorite forums

How to begin


Click on the settings to fill in your favorites and choose your settings


The image above gives you more information on how the tool works

And now the only thing left is… Download it Smile





System Center Day Event: The Video’s

7:32 pm in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

Hey All,

A couple weeks ago, the Belgian System Center User Group has organized another System Center Day.  And again, it was a fantastic event.  We had some great sessions, nice food and an incredible audience both onsite as on the LiveMeeting.  While we had some technical difficulties (Internet falling out in 2011… Come on Smile) the overall event was a success and was noted in the evaluation scores.  Thank you very much for all the people who filled this in and thank you to all the people who attended live and offline.  It was a very pleasant day, also for the organizers.


With that said, I’m very happy to say that the slides and video’s are online.

The Keynote

For the first time I had the opportunity of delivering the keynote.  This was a very pleasant experience and a big honor for me.  The keynote I delivered talked about the future of IT and how we can address it as IT people.  Besides Private Cloud, I also addressed consumerization and NWOW (the new world of work)

Inside the presentation was also a link to a youtube video which described the vision of Microsoft in a couple of years.  A must see video if you want to catch the most important message of IT in the next couple of years… It’s all about the APP (and how we are managing it Smile)

Slides can be found here:

Video can be found here:

YouTube Video from Microsoft:


The Future of Data Protection

The last session of the day, but of course, since we are talking about Data Protection certainly not the least important one Winking smile.

It is always great to talk about Data Protection and Recovery

Slides can be found here:

Video can be found here:

Enjoy, and don’t forget to download the following applications for creating your own private could Winking smile

Important downloads
System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3
System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1
System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Beta
Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2
Managing Windows Azure Applications