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IT/Dev Connections 2014 Speaker

7:58 am in Community, Configuration Manager, Events, Microsoft Intune, System Center by timdk

In a few weeks I will be heading to Las Vegas for IT/Dev Connections. This conference is taking place at the Aria Resort from September 15th to the 19th.

With MMS being discontinued, this is an event I have been really looking forward to for the past few months. Next to being a first time attendee I am also honored to be able to deliver 2 sessions in the Windows track.

The Windows track has a great line-up of speakers and sessions, and the keynote for this track will be presented by Brad Anderson, Corporate VP at Microsoft (blog).

These are the session titles and abstracts of the sessions that I will be delivering:

Session 1 : System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Intune: Setup and deployment Notes from the field, with a focus on Single Sign on.

This session dives into what you’ll do at the server level to drive System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Windows Intune integration for mobile device management.

The session includes real-life experience from the field to set up a subscription, connectors, certificates, Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS 2.0/2.1/3.0), DirSync, and workplace join scenarios among all possible server configurations that enable mobile device management.

Learn best practices for setting up AD FS from the field for user authentication and Single Sign-On; prepare for the challenges if you invested in previous AD FS 2.0/2.1 and want to take advantage of AD …

Session 2 : Managing your hybrid Mobile cloud workforce demystified with System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2.

Do you need to manage Windows 8.1/RT, including non-Microsoft mobile devices, with Microsoft’s UDM solution (Configuration Manager 2012 R2 plus Intune)? Do you need to provide functionality for deploying the new Intune extensions (such as email profiles), managing your MDM settings, configuring VPN and wireless profiles, and deploying certificates?

Compliance settings, company resource access, and Intune extensions delivered in Configuration Manager are mostly unexplored territory for the Configuration Manager administrator. In this session we’ll use numerous demos to demystify these features. …

I will be co-hosting these sessions together with my friend and ECM expert Kenny Buntinx. Both are currently scheduled on Wednesday September 17h. You can browse the full session catalog here.

Note that Kenny and myself will not be the only Belgians presenting at the conference. Also in the Windows track there will be 2 sessions from our fellow SCUG member Dieter Wijckmans and a session from Michael Van Horenbeeck. Together we will show some serious Belgian Community Power!

Interested? Registrations for the event are still open. Click here for details.

Hope to see you there!


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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!


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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!


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System Center R2 General Availability

12:10 pm in Configuration Manager, System Center by timdk

In case you missed the announcement last week: System Center 2012 R2 will be available on October 18th.

"In important news today, we are extremely excited that on October 18th, eligible customers will able to download Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, and use the latest update to Windows Intune. This is the same day that Windows 8.1 will be available to consumers and businesses worldwide."

A detailed overview of what is new in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager can be found on Technet.

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TechDays 2013 System Center SP1 Session

12:36 am in Events by timdk

Techdays_attending_180x150Tomorrow the 2013 edition of the Belgian Techdays is kicking off. Together with my fellow members of the System Center User group I will be presenting a session on the improvements and new features in System Center 2012 Service Pack 1. The session is scheduled on Wednesday afternoon at 17.45 so make sure not to miss it.

After this session please also join us for the “Ask The Experts” evening. This is an excellent opportunity to fire away any System Center related questions you may have. It is not very often that you have an entire team of System Center experts available to you, so have some drinks with us and take advantage of the opportunity.

More info on the event and the SCUGbe session can be found on the Techdays website.

See you there!



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ConfigMgr 2012 Day

4:00 am in Uncategorized by timdk

System Center User Group Belgium invites you to Configmgr 2012 day on July 4th 2012 !

It has been a few weeks since the official Configuration Manager 2012 release in Las Vegas at MMS 2012. So it’s time to provide the Belgian Configuration Manager Community a nice off-line event to share information about the new release.

During this event we will be joined by Wally Mead, Senior Program Manager for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. Wally Mead has been with Microsoft for 20 years, he’s been in the Configuration Manager product group for the past 11 years, working on all versions of the SMS/Configuration Manager product. Wally will provide you with 2 in depth sessions and one surprise session that will be worth the whole trip!

The other sessions will be presented by the Belgian Configuration Manager MVP’s and SCUG members with in depth technical knowledge about System Center technologies. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to socialize with fellow Configuration Manager administrators to exchange knowledge and meet with one of the most popular Microsoft speakers of all time and have a nice lunch with the SCUG product experts. Join us for an event designed to stimulate new thinking and forge lasting relationships among a rema rkable group of IT professionals

I expect this is going to be the best ConfigMgr event of the year! If you are unable to attend the Best Of MMS event one month earlier, or you do plan to attend best of MMS but are up for some more deep diving into Configuration Manager 2012, this is an opportunity you cannot afford to miss.

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 from 9:15 AM to 7:00 PM (GMT+0100)

Location: Business Faculty Brussel
St. Lendriksborre 6
1120 Brussels

Click here to register. Do it now before it is too late!

See you there!


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Community Day 2012

4:00 am in Uncategorized by timdk

imageThe Belgian community is organizing the 6th edition of Community Day! With 6 tracks and over 40 session this will be the biggest edition of the Community Day ever!

Community Day 2012 will take place on June 21st 2012 in Utopolis Mechelen and is a free event!

The System Center User Group will be presenting the following sessions:

  • How to automate your server provisioning
    Speaker: Christopher Keyaert
    Slot: Track 5 / IT Pro from 09.30 to 10.30 AM
  • App Controller: Installing, Configuring, Connecting to Private and Public Clouds, Working with VMs and the Library
    Speaker: Alexandre Verkinderen
    Slot: Track 6 / IT Pro from 05.15 – 06.00 PM

Also our fellow SCUG member Nico Sienaert, from Getronics, will be presenting an additional slot:

  • How does System Center deal with IT challenges of tomorrow like cloud, BYOD and Windows 8?
    Speaker: Nico Sienaert
    Slot: Track 4 / Dev & IT Pro from 02.30 – 03.30 PM

Event details, full agenda and registration information can be found here.

See you there!


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Microsoft Experience Days – Best of MMS

11:41 am in Uncategorized by timdk

In the upcoming weeks and months there are quite some interesting events on the agenda for the Belgian IT community. First one which I wanted to highlight are the Microsoft Experience Days which are scheduled on the 6th and 7th of June.

On the agenda for the second day are the following 3 tracks:

1. Private Cloud Launch – System Center 2012

Get an exclusive look into the future of cloud computing and start getting more from your IT infrastructure. Manage your apps more efficiently by locating and solving problems faster. Increase your VM density without increasing costs. And boost your efficiency by shifting seamlessly between the private and public cloud. Whatever your requirements, Microsoft’s cloud solutions give your business the freedom, flexibility and capacity it needs to keep on growing. Join us to experience the future, now.

More details and registration information can be found here.

2. Experience Windows Server 2012

By choosing to attend the "Experience Windows Server 2012" event you’re preparing yourself and your organization for the future. During this one day event you will discover how Windows Server is going beyond virtualization by scaling and securing workload, how it will enable the modern work style by giving people access to information and data regardless of the infrastructure , network, device or application they use to access it. And you will discover the power of many servers with the simplicity of one by efficiently managing infrastructure while maximizing uptime and minimizing failures and downtime.

More details and registration information can be found here.

3. Best Of MMS

This 1-day event will provide you with the best possible opportunity to learn about what’s new in System Center 2012 and with deep dive sessions on infrastructure management, service delivery & automation, application management, desktop & device management – which is an opportunity you won’t want to miss! Join the Belgian Experts (MVP) from the System Center User Group who attended and presented at MMS 2012 in Las Vegas. They will bring you the best content from MMS 2012.

More details and registration information can be found here.

Place to be is the following location:

  • Utopolis
    Spuibeekstraat 5
    2800 Mechelen

Only a few days left to register for this free event, so hurry up!

I will be attending the Best Of MMS track – Hope to see you all there!

System Center 2012 Major Announcement

8:35 pm in Uncategorized by hakkktgfdeUG

Today during a Private Cloud webcast Microsoft has announced their new strategy on System Center. No longer are the System Center products considered as separate entities: System Center 2012 is now a single product. It is a fullblown suite which includes a complete set of System Center products. An overview of what the suite will include: […]