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Week in Review – CW21

9:05 am in Configuration Manager, Microsoft Intune by timdk

Quick wrap up on things that caught my attention in the past week. I have a rather short list this time due to the fact I was at Briforum in London for 3 days.

Enjoy the weekend!

Tim

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BriForum London 2014 Debrief

7:53 pm in Community, Events by timdk

Beginning of this week I had the pleasure of delivering a session at BriForum in London. Together with my friend and ECM expert Kenny Buntinx we delivered a session entitled ConfigMgr 2012 R2 and Intune: Setup and Deployment Notes from the Field (with focus on Single Sign-on & ADFS).

BRIForum Session SignIf you attended the session (or had a look at the recording), and you are looking for the scripts and the “Workplace Join Hitman” powershell app we uncovered, please have a look at the post that Kenny published on his blog.

Also we are interested in your feedback and comments on our session – if you have further feedback and/or would like to ask some additional questions please do not hesitate to reach out to Kenny or myself.

As a first time attendee and speaker I would like to add that the entire BriForum experience has been awesome. Plenty of deep-dive technical content, a really nice venue and hotel arrangements. Excellent coffee and food. And, last but not least: I really enjoyed the networking opportunities onsite, the speaker dinner, and the VIG breakfast. What a great community! It has been a pleasure and an honor to be part of this.

For sure the 2015 edition of the event will definitely be on my radar.

Until next time!

Tim

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Week in Review – CW20

9:05 am in Configuration Manager, Events, Microsoft Intune, System Center by timdk

Weekend again – and a few blips on the radar that I wanted to read up upon:

And off course there was TechEd NA – instead of individually listing up everything that caught my attention here are some quick tips:

See you next week!

Tim

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Week in Review – CW19

9:05 am in Configuration Manager, System Center by timdk

Last week I promised to publish a weekly list of interesting “things” I see flying by during a busy work week on which I try to catch up over the weekend. This is my second post in the “Week in Review” category and here are the topics that caught my attention during this week.

That’s it for this week. Happy Reading!

Tim

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Week in Review – CW18

9:00 am in Configuration Manager, System Center by timdk

This is my first Week in Review blog post, so I will start with a quick introduction on what the purpose of these recurring posts will be: while at work at a customer there is a massive amount of information that I see flying by all the time. It comes from different sources: email, RSS, Twitter, LinkedIn, Etc. There is simply no time to track and keep up with all that information at that time. So if at first glance a piece of information seems interesting I add it to a list to review it in detail when more time is available. I try to keep track and clean-up my “to review” list by the end of every week.

As these bits and pieces of information may be interesting for others as well I will be sharing my list on a regular basis. To start of this initiative let’s have a look at the list for calendar week 18:

  • In their Support Announcement for April 2014 article the ConfigMgr team has confirmed that Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 and Configuration Manager 2012 R2 in a SQL upgrade scenario. It is not supported to install a new site with SQL Server 2014. In the same article support for Application Virtualization 5.0 SP2 is announced.
  • Also on the Configuration Manager Team blog is the article outlining the updates to the Configuration Manager Documentation Library for April 2014.
  • Released: KB2923078 – Reporting Services installation fails on System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 that has SQL Server 2014 installed.
  • Released: KB2931044 – Discovery Data Manager slows when it rebuilds .ncf files on startup in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1.
  • Session recordings from the TechDays in The Netherlands have been published on Channel 9. Plenty of interesting items to catch up on! Click here for a full overview.
  • Shockwave in the world of ECM: Wally Mead has left Microsoft after 22 years to join Cireson. One of the first articles about it could be found on PRWeb. Is this an indicator the future of Configuration Manager as a product is at risk? Rod Trent has written an excellent article on the subject.

Happy reading and see you next week!

Tim

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BriForum London 2014 Speaker

6:30 pm in Community, Events by timdk

briforum_london_registernow_030414_300x250In 2014 BriForum is celebrating its 10th year, and I am honored to be one of the speakers at BriForum London 2014.

The 2-day event is taking place on the 20th and 21st of May and will have a fully loaded program including over 30 technical sessions. In a few weeks time I will be on stage in London co-presenting a breakout session with my friend and fellow SCUG member Kenny Buntinx.

Our session is entitled: ConfigMgr 2012 R2 and Intune: Setup and Deployment Notes from the Field (with focus on Single Sign-on & ADFS). This is the session abstract:

This session dives into what you’ll do at the server level to drive Configuration Manager 2012 R2 and Windows Intune integration for mobile device management. The session includes real life experience from the field to setup a subscription, connectors, certificates, Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS 2.0/2.1/ 3.0), DirSync, and workplace join scenarios among all possible different server configurations that enable mobile device management in all its beauty.

As you can see we will be covering quite some technologies and we are planning to show some neat demo’s along the way.

Next to ours there are plenty of other sessions covering various hot topics. Curious? Make sure to have a look at the full conference agenda. And don’t forget: Registration for the event is still open – so you can still attend!

Hope to see you there!

Tim