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Best of MMS is coming: 15 june 2011

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For our best of MMS on June 15 we will have a special guest! Chris Childers is coming to Belgium!


chrisChris Childers  has over 15 years of product management and business development experience in growth stage software companies. Chris joined Microsoft as a Senior Program Manager in the System Center team through the AVIcode acquisition. While at AVIcode, Chris held roles in Product Management and Business Development with a focus on building a partner eco-system. Prior to AVIcode, Chris co-founded Artifact Software where he managed the company’s product development and was instrumental in building its first generation product, acquiring early adopter customers and securing funding. Chris also served as Director of Product Management at Sequoia Software and Senior Technical Evangelist at Citrix Systems. When Chris is not working he can be found cycling the back roads of Maryland.



This is our agenda of the day. For the very first time we now have two tracks:

The Tracks



Track 1

Track 2

09:00 – 09:30

Welcome and Registration

Welcome and Registration

09:30 – 09:40



09:40 – 10:40

Introduction to Opalis and a Sneak Peek at System Center Orchestrator

SCDPM: DPM 2012: What goodies are coming

10:40 – 11:40

System Center Configuration Manager 2012

System Center Service Manager 2012 overview

11:40 – 12:30



12.30 – 13.30

Configuration Manager 2012 – Deployment and Infrastructure Technical Overview

Managing your Fabric with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

13.30 – 14.30

AVIcode: Overview of Application Monitoring That You Can Do Today

Managing your Fabric with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

14.30 – 15.00



15.00 – 16.00

Operations Manager 2012: Overview, Setup and Configuration

Windows Intune: PC Management with Cloud Services

16.00 – 17.00

Technical Overview of System Center Advisor ("Atlanta")


17.00 –





More Information


ALM Point Antwerpen
Filip Williotstraat 9
2600 Berchem


June 15, 2011


Register for the in-person event:

Register for the live meeting:


Alexandre Verkinderen

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Belgian Best of MMS: The top 20 “Must Have“ customizations in Operations Manager

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This session will look at the 20 most common configuration changes or customizations that we implement in our consulting engagements. At the end of this session, attendees will leave with the knowledge of how to optimize their Operations Manager installation. This session will walk through the ‘eureka’ configurations that all customers love and utilize on a frequent basis within their environments. If you want to be much more efficient in your day to day work, you will not want to miss this session.


Slides: slides

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Registration for TechEd Europe is open!

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Tech∙Ed Europe returns to Berlin this November 8 – 12, for a full week of deep technical education, hands-on-learning and opportunities to connect with Microsoft and Community experts one-on-one.  Register by 5 July and receive your conference pass for only €1,395 – a €500 savings.



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Community Day 2010

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Community Day is back with the Fourth Edition of this annual community event on Microsoft technologies!

Fourteen Microsoft User Groups combine their efforts to organize this unique networking and knowledge sharing
event. With so many new releases from Microsoft, the theme of Community Day 2010 is of course 2010: a new wave of products and technologies. This means that most sessions will be looking at Visual Studio 2010, Silverlight 4, Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, SQL Server 2008 R2, OCSR2…

Microsoft Community Day will take place on Thursday 24th June 2010 in Utopolis, Mechelen, where we will
bring together over 300 IT Pro’s and developers.

The Microsoft Community Day 2010 is supported by:

  • AZUG
  • IT-Talks
  • Pro-Exchange
  • SCUG
  • Visug
  • WinSec
  • CLUG
  • DotNetHub
  • MyTIC

Practical event details
Utopolis Mechelen (Map)
Address: Spuibeekstraat 5 2800 Mechelen
Event date: Thursday June 24th
Start & end time: 8.30 – 18.30

Community Day on Twitter: #comday2010

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Best of MMS 2010

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Hi all,


The Belgium System Center User Group is pleased to announce his first Best of MMS! This is a full day online event as well as offline with all the Belgium System Center Experts. So if you cannot make it to Microsoft Belgium due to some Volcano’s you can attend via LiveMeeting as well!

Best of MMS 2010 will provide the opportunity to learn more about IT Management solutions from Microsoft and how you can adopt them in your datacenter.
In a year packed with new management product releases, MMS 2010 will provide the latest technical updates on Desktop, Datacenter, Device and Cloud management features and solutions from Microsoft. This year 5 of our Belgian Experts from the System Center User Group will attend this event and bring back all the valuable information and present them to the Belgian IT Professionals.
You have the choice to either attend this event in person or follow it by using live meeting
For more information visit:

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Video Interview: Implementing SCOM in a large Belgium Hospital by Alexandre Verkinderen

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Alexandre Verkinderen, System Center Operations Manager MVP, talks about the monitoring solution he implemented at AZ Sint Maarten, a large Belgium Hospital. Together with Sigurd Corluy, System Engineer from AZ Sint Maarten, who explains why they need a monitoring solution and why they chose for SCOM 2007. The hospital have several business critical applications, like patient registration or patient medical file etc that needed to be monitored and for which a custom made management pack was developed. In their NOC they use Savision LiveMaps to display diagrams about the datacenter and business processes resulting in an easy to understand graphical representation of the health of their racks and business applications.
Both are interviewed by Arlindo Alves, IT Pro evangelist from Microsoft.



Alexandre Verkinderen

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TrendMicro Management pack for Opsmgr 2007 R2

11:59 am in Uncategorized by alkin

I’m develloping a native TrendMicro management pack for Opsmgr 2007 R2 at the moment. I wanted to make this a community MP so any feedback is welcome! Or if you want to help reviewing, authoring,  etc send me an Email.

You can download the mp and MP guide here:


The MP is discovering:

  • officescan clients
  • officescan servers
  • scanmail servers

The mp is monitoring:

  • trendmicro services
  • virus,anti spam alerts
  • scheduled scans/updates
  • etc


Here are some screenshots:


Diagram view for officescan


Task for trendmicro webconsole.


Task for officescanclient te starten


Patch information



Anti spam en virusses graphics



product knwoldege



Recovery tasks




Hope this helps,

Alexandre Verkinderen

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SCUG.BE session on Service Manager

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Service Manager: From Re-active to Pro-active

In this session Maarten Goet, SCOM MVP and participant in the TAP-program for Service Manager, is going to show us what the possibilities are of Service Manager. First he will explain the architecture of Service Manager after which he will deep-dive into the possibilities of Incident-, Change Management and CMDB. With some real life examples Maarten will also show us the possibilities of the SCOM and SCCM connector.

For IT-pros who are working with ITIL, COBIT or the MOF framework, for IT-pros who are interested or searching for a helpdesk system with integration into the system center suite and for IT-decision takers that need to comply with several standards, this is a session you can’t miss.

SPEAKER Mr.  Maarten  Goet , MVP, MCSE – Messaging & Security


Maarten is a System Center specialist and SCOM MVP. He has many years of experience as a consultant in various System Center implementations. His main area of expertise is SCOM and Management Pack authoring. Maarten runs a blog at and regularly speaks at events, this year at MMS 2009 and Teched USA 2009.

Session: Service Manager: From Re-active to Pro-active

Location: Microsoft Belgium,

Date : 21/10/2009

Time: 18u30

Seats are limited so please register fast: Registration

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Community Day Session: Setting up & Configuring SQL Server to support your SCCM & SCOM environment

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Kim Oppalfens and I did a session at community day together:

Setting up & Configuring SQL Server to support your SCCM & SCOM environment

System Center Configuration Manager and Operations Manager both need SQL Server. In this session we will show you what the best practices are for having a smooth running SQL server for our System Center environment. Having a good initial setup and configuration is not the only important thing, doing regular health checks on your SQL server is even more important. In this session we will discuss just about anything you need to know about setting up SQL from the SCOM or SCCM admin perspective. In this session you will learn how to work with the SQL team and set up your scom or sccm to talk with their standard SQL setup. This includes setups with remote sql servers, sql server services running as domain users, and named instances. Additionally we will talk about some SQL related configuration topics, like network libraries, firewall configuration, SQL collations, database recovery models and authentication modes.

At the end of this session you will know everything you need to know about SQL setup to support your scom or sccm environment.

Speaker: Kim Oppalfens & Alexandre Verkinderen


Slide Deck: 


CommunityDay 2009

CommunityDay 2009

CommunityDay 2009

See you next year!

Alexandre Verkinderen

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HP EVA performance management pack V2 for Opsmgr

4:29 pm in Uncategorized by alkin

In a previous blogpost I already mentioned that Alain Cote has developped a HP EVA performance management pack.


Alain has continued to improve his management pack and wow we have an update with:

  • better discovery
  • a controller processor monitor
  • and a report


You can get the HP EVA performance management pack V2 here.


Thanks Alain for sharing this with the community!


Have fun,

Alexandre Verkinderen

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