IT/Dev Connections 2014 Speaker

August 21, 2014 Leave a comment

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!


TechNet Webcast–Configuration Manager 2012 Compliance Settings 101 slide deck published

August 4, 2014 Leave a comment

A few weeks ago I delivered a Technet Webcast on Configuration Manager Compliance Settings. This was the session abstract:

Compliance settings, formerly known as DCM, remains one of the often unexplored features in Configuration Manager. During this session we will walk through the new capabilities and improvements of this feature in ConfigMgr 2012, discuss implementation details, and demonstrate how you can  start using it to fulfill actual business requirements.

The content of that webcast has been published on SlideShare by the Microsoft Technet Belux team. Click here to view it.

As always: questions, feedback and comments on this session are welcome!

Until next time!


Week in Review – CW31

August 3, 2014 Leave a comment

Time for my weekly wrap-up of stuff to catch up with:

See you next week!


Week in Review – CW30

July 27, 2014 Leave a comment

Last week I was on vacation so I skipped my weekly review. I am not back in full force yet but did have some time to check the radar and list up some interesting blips. Here they are for this week:


Cumulative Update 5 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 Released

July 23, 2014 1 comment

After the release of Cumulative Update 2 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager end of June Microsoft has now also released the next CU for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1: Cumulative Update 5. This update replaces any of the CU’s that were released earlier.

An overview of the issues that are fixed with this cumulative update and further download details can be found here.

The implementation process for this Cumulative Update will be identical to the previous ones, so until I post the implementation experience from our labs please use this blog post as a reference for implementing the CU.

Week in Review – CW28

July 13, 2014 Leave a comment

A short list of items that caught my interest during the past week. I expect things to slow down a bit further during the holiday period.

See you next time!


Configuration Manager 2007 mainstream support ends today

July 8, 2014 Leave a comment

Today is the end date for mainstream support on System Center Configuration Manager 2007. Extended support runs until 2019. An overview can be found in the table below:


So what does this mean from a support perspective? Again a quick overview:


Source: Microsoft

Until next time!



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