Finally found some time to write up my first post for 2012, so -with some delay- I would like to start by wishing all of you a Happy New Year! I hope 2012 will bring you a lot of professional and personal challenges and successes! For a System Center enthousiast like myself I am convinced this year will have a lot to offer.
One habit at the beginning of a new year is to come up with good intentions. These are the professional ones which I wrote down for myself, in random order:
Deliver System Center Projects
At the risk of stating the obvious: also this year I want to help customers by designing, implementing and optimizing System Center based solutions. System Center is what I do … (at least) eight hours per day … five days per week and occassionally over the weekend.
Probably one of the things I am mostly looking forward to this year is attending the Microsoft Management Summit. After attending TechEd Europe for the past 10+ years, this is the first time I will be attending MMS. I heard a lot of great stories about the event itself and, with the new wave of System Center products about to be released, I believe this year will be even better. If you are also attending and would like to meet up in Vegas, please make sure to leave a message.
I have been participating in the CMCep program since it kicked off. Not only has it been a very interesting experience in learning ConfigMgr 2012 from its first existence onwards, also the social aspect of it has been really great. The wrap-up of the program is planned for February, so the goal is to participate in the remaining sessions and complete the entire track.
The System Center community is very much alive and a fun environment to spend time in! My goal is to further actively participate and contribute to this community. Time will tell how this works out exactly in 2012 … But some ideas are already in the pipeline.
Not always the easiest of the goals to meet, but I do intend to put some extra effort into my blog. I will be posting more about day-to-day questions and problems I run into at customer sites and how to tackle them. Probably I will not always opt for the best or most efficient solution – so I am open for feedback and comments on whatever I may post.
See you around in 2012!