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TechNet Event: Best of Microsoft Management Summit 2010

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Best of Microsoft Management Summit 2010

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. MMS is an annual event in Las Vegas where we deliver deep technical content on our latest management solution offering.

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.

Agenda of the day

  • Overview of announcements made at MMS in Las Vegas
  • System Center Configuration Manager vNext
  • The top 20 “Must Have “ customizations in Operations Manager
  • Introduction into Opalis
  • What’s new and what changed in Data Protection Manager 2010
  • What to Expect from Service Manager
  • Technical Overview of System Center Essentials 2010

Full Agenda

Date:
May 11, 2010

Location:
Microsoft Office
Da Vincilaan 3
1935 Zaventem

Register now

SQLUG Event: What is SCOM 2007 R2 and how can it help in managing SQL Servers.

8:22 am in Uncategorized by evilbart

What is SCOM 2007 R2 and how can it help in managing SQL Servers.

Managing SQL Server requires insight in the state and performance of the underlying infrastructure, OS and individual SQL components.
System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 cannot only give you that insight, but it can be reused in a broader application/service monitoring view.
This session focuses on the out-of-the-box capabilities of System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 but also shows you how a distributed application can easily reuse these capabilities to provide an extra step in monitoring.

Registration is now open at http://sqlug.be/nextevent

Manage your Virtualized infrastructure with System Center Essentials 2010

11:08 am in Uncategorized by evilbart

I often get the question if you can use System Center Essentials 2010 (SCE) to manage your Virtual Infrastructure. The answer depends on how many virtual machines you want to manage today and in the future. SCE 2010 includes Virtual Machine management but only a subset of the capabilities of System Center Virtual Machine Manager. Let’s have a look at the differences:

Configuration

Essentials 2010

VMM

Templates

X

X

VM Cloning

X

X

Candidate Identification

X

X

Physical to Virtual Conversion

X

X

Virtual to Virtual Conversion

X

X

Migration across physical machines

X

X

Virtualization Reports

X

X

Monitoring VMs

X

X

Physical resource optimization (PRO)

X

X

Library

X

X

Provisioning

X

X

VM configuration & properties

X

X

VM state

X

X

Checkpoints (Snapshots)

X

X

64 bit guest OS

X

X

Hardware Assisted Virtualization

X

X

Live thumbnail

X

X

Synthetic Network Support

X

X

Import VM (multiple VHD + snapshot)

 

X

Configure advanced network settings

 

X

Inspect Disk

 

X

VMWare Management

 

X

Self-service console

 

X

If you don’t need VMWare management and the self service portal you will be able to use SC2010.

There is also the licensing aspect that you need to take into consideration:

Licensing for Managed Virtual Machines in Essentials 2010
Essentials 2010 is licensed per device. Only physical computers consume server or client management licenses and are required to have a license. However, Essentials is limited to managing up to 50 server operating system environments and 500 client operating system environments. For example, you might have purchased licenses to manage 20 physical servers, are managing all 20 physical servers, and are also managing 30 virtual servers. Because you are managing 50 server operating system environments, you cannot manage any additional physical or virtual servers.

In conclusion you can manage 50 servers being Virtual or Physical and you only need to license your physical servers.

Watch the What’s New with System Center Essentials 2010 webcast for more information.

TechDays 2010: IT Pro Keynote – IT in a transformative time, how can we change the game

6:38 am in Uncategorized by evilbart

Keynote Luc

2010 will definitely be the year of the cloud. During the keynote you will hear about the continuum of cloud services spanning from Iaas to Saas that Microsoft is offering and that will allow organizations to move between cloud computing models with the confidence that their existing investments in their datacenter are safe, and can be leveraged in this new paradigm. Existing applications and services will be able to move to the private or public cloud without the need to learn unproven technologies or introduce unnecessary complexity.

In the second part of the keynote you’ll see how you can increase user productivity by implementing the Microsoft stack

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Speaker: Luc Van De Velde – DPE Director Microsoft Belgium

Guest Speakers: Tony Krijnen, Daniel Van Soest and Arlindo Alves – IT Pro Evangelists Microsoft