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TechEd BOF Session Proposal Voting

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My BOF session has been selected for TechEd. Now it’s tome to vote!

 

ABSTRACT:

Come and join us during this BoF on System Center. Time to sit down with fellow System Center users, share your experiences and issues with System Center in the real world and got them solved!
If you have some System center related questions but never dared to ask or found no one to answer them this is a BoF you wouldn’t want to miss! Come join Simon Skinner, Maarten Goet and Alexandre Verkinderen to discuss lessons learned around System Center in general in an Open Forum discussion.

 

You can vote here:

http://bof2010.uservoice.com/forums/81011-teched-bof-session-proposals-voting/suggestions/1131839-shoot-your-system-center-questions-?ref=title

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Belgium System Center Day

2:07 pm in Uncategorized by alkin

Scug.be is very excited to annouce our next event. For this occasion we have some top international speakers like Wally Mead, Travis Wright, Jason Buffington, 4 Belgium System Center MVP’s and other System Center Experts and that’s why the event will also be held in a special place http://events.livingtomorrow.be/

This event will also be your opportunity to socialize with fellow System Center administrators and consultants and exchange knowledge, meet with one of the most popular Microsoft speakers of all time and have a nice lunch with the 4 Belgian System Center MVP’s and the System Center product managers!

 

More information can be found here: http://systemcenterday.eventbrite.com/

 

Have Fun,

Alexandre Verkinderen

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

8:06 pm in Uncategorized by alkin

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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Best of MMS 2010

8:38 am in Uncategorized by alkin

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: http://technet.microsoft.com/nl-be/ff628215.aspx

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System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Unleashed is now available for preorder!!

11:41 am in Uncategorized by alkin

Finally,

System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Unleashed can now be preordered on Amazon at http://tinyurl.com/OpsMgrR2Unleashed. The list price is $39.99, Amazon price is $27.57, and Amazon has availability April 26.

 

Here is the table of contents:

Chapter 1 – Introduction and What’s New

Chapter 2 – Unix/Linux Management: Cross Platform Extensions

Chapter 3 – Operations Manager 2007 R2 and Windows Server 2008

Chapter 4 – Using SQL Server 2008 in OpsMgr 2007 R2

Chapter 5 – PowerShell Extensions for Operations Manager 2007

Chapter 6 – Management Solutions for Small and Midsize Business

Chapter 7 – Operations Manager and Virtualization

Chapter 8 – Management Pack Authoring

Chapter 9 – Unleashing Operations Manager 2007

Appendix A – OpsMgr R2 by Example

Appendix B – Reference URLs

Appendix C – Available Online

 

I’m very proud to be a contributor to this book and I would like to thank Kerrie Meyler for all the effort and all her work  she is putting into this new Unleashed book!

 

If you are attending MMS in Las Vegas this year we will have a meet and greet with the Authors and Contributors of the SCOM 2007 R2 Unleashed book so please step by and say hi.

 

Thanks,

Alexandre Verkinderen

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Unique OpsMgr 2007 R2 Bootcamp training event (Belgium) :

9:38 am in Uncategorized by alkin

Hi all,

I am very proud to be able to announce that we will be able to host a Unique OpsMgr 2007 R2 training event in Belgium.

Is the average training not meeting the depth of technical content you need? Would you like the receive your training from someone that received the prestigious MVP Award? Wished you could receive training from someone that co-authored a book on the topic he is teaching? Are you looking for real 400 level training? Want training from a consultant with plenty of real-life experience? Ever wished you could receive training from the folks that gave those sessions at Teched (Us or Europe), MMS, Techdays ? Here is your chance!

What is being delivered?

The  System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 bootcamp organized by Infront Consulting & RealDolmen.

Description

This class begins with an introduction to Operations Manager 2007 R2 followed by a detailed architectural discussion that explains how to design your Operations Manager 2007 R2 environment details how all of the communication occurs between components. Next students will walk through an advanced installation of Operations Manager 2007 R2 and learn how to install the database, Root Management Server, additional Management servers, a gateway server and run through the deployment of agents. (both Windows and non-Windows) Once the setup is complete, the students will perform other critical post installation configurations. Attendees will also learn about the issues involved in migrating from SCOM 2007 SP1 to R2. The discovery of non-Windows devices and operating systems is also explored as are overrides, diagnostics and recoveries, notification configuration, and the Operations Manager Shell.

When will this take place?

This unique 4day training event will take place from Tuesday the 18th of May till Friday the 21th of May 2010 included.

Class will be from 9 AM till 5 PM, with a break before and after noon and lunch at 12:00 AM.

Where Does it take place?

This event will take place at the training facilities of RealDolmen.

RealDolmen
Industriezone Zenneveld
A. Vaucampslaan 42
1654 Huizingen

tel: +32 2 362 56 17

e-mail: education@realdolmen.com

What is it going to cost?

The course will cost 2150 € (Excl VAT.) for the 4 day training including lunch.

Where do I Sign up?

More info about the event, and details on how to signup for this event can be found here:

http://www.realdolmen.com/Commercial/Default.aspx?id=1776

 

Please be advised that seats are limited!

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MMS 2010

9:30 pm in Uncategorized by alkin

MMS 2010 will be in Las Vegas April 19-23, and registration is now open. The list of planned sessions is available at http://www.mms-2010.com/public/sessions.aspx. There are 28 breakout sessions specific to OpsMgr 2007, and there are some very good ones you won’t want to miss. MVPs that will be presenting OpsMgr-related topics include John Joyner, Maarten Goet, Pete Zerger, Rory McCaw, and David Allen.

Many product managers will also be presenting on OpsMgr 2007 R2 topics. In addition, Brian Wren of Microsoft will be again presenting his sessions on Management Pack Authoring. These went over very well last year.

MMS generally has all the System Center breakout sessions you will find at Tech-Ed, and then some. There are also numerous labs with the opportunity to get hands-on training. In addition, it’s a great opportunity to network with other systems and operations management ITPros, MVPs, and Microsoft PMs. You’ll also find a number of the authors and contributors that worked on System Center Operations Manager R2 2007 Unleashed!

There is a discount for registering prior to March 24 – registration is currently $1,725 and goes up to $1,970 after March 24. For full information, go to http://www.mms-2010.com. Hope to see you there!

 —feed from ops-mgr.spaces.live.com

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MVP RENEWAL and Happy New year

12:33 pm in Uncategorized by alkin

First of all I wish you all a happy new year!

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And second,

 

I just received THE email saying that my MVP award got renewed this year :-)

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Thanks,

Alexandre Verkinderen

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

8:45 am in Uncategorized by alkin

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.

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Grtz,

Alexandre Verkinderen

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Unique Opsmgr 2007 training event (Belgium) : Management Pack Development Course

5:23 pm in Uncategorized by alkin

Hi all,

I am very proud to be able to announce that we will be able to host a Unique Opsmgr 2007 training event in Belgium.

Is the average training not meeting the depth of technical content you need? Would you like the receive your training from someone that received the prestigious MVP Award? Wished you could receive training from someone that co-authored a book on the topic he is teaching? Are you looking for real 400 level training? Want training from a consultant with plenty of real-life experience? Ever wished you could receive training from the folks that gave those sessions at Teched (Us or Europe)? Here is your chance!

What is being delivered?

The  Management pack development course organized by Infront Consulting & RealDolmen

Description

This class is designed to provide attendees with the knowledge they require to create a custom Management Pack. The hands-on labs in this class will walk the attendees through the process of creating a custom Management Pack from the design and planning stages through to the creation of reports. This class will use a ‘popular’ application and step through the MP development process as an exercise that results in a production quality MP that can be used in a production environment. This class will use the Exchange Server 2007 MP developed by Microsoft as an example.

http://infrontconsulting.com/docs/SCOM2007-OpsMgr2007MPDevelopment.pdf

Who is delivering this?

Delivered by a very senior level MVP specializing in the System Center Suite of Products, experience gained with working with large enterprise customers giving them the ability to bring their real-life know-how to their training deliveries.

When will this take place?

This unique 4day training event will take place from Thuesday the 17th of November till Friday the 20th of November 2009 included.

Class will be from 9 AM till 5 PM, with a break before and after noon and a lunch at 12:00 AM.

Where Does it take place?

This event will take place at the training facilities of the “RealDolmen” http://www.realdolmen.com

RealDolmen
Industriezone Zenneveld
A. Vaucampslaan 42
1654 Huizingen

tel: +32 2 362 56 17
e-mail: education@realdolmen.com

What is it going to cost?

The course will cost 2150 € (Excl tva.) for the 4 day training including a lunch.

Where do I Sign up?

More info about the event, and details on how to signup for this event can be found here:

http://www.realdolmen.com/Commercial/Default.aspx?id=1776

Please be advised that seats are limited and that there are currently no plans for repeating this event!

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