Tomorrow I will be joining a group of international community rock stars at the very first edition of the Lowlands Unite event in the Netherlands.
This full day event has two tracks: one for EMS / ECM and one for Azure / OMS / System Center. I will be presenting in the first track.
Topic for my session will be Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA). This is the session abstract:
Nowadays the topic of cyber-security has moved from IT and the datacenter to the highest levels of the boardroom. Attacks and threats have evolved significantly and have grown substantially in frequency and severity. Research shows attackers reside within a network undetected for months and stay below the radar of the IT security department. In many of those attacks, attackers compromise user credentials and use legitimate IT tools rather than malware to reach their objectives. In this session, we deep dive into Microsoft’s security product addition to the EMS Suite: Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) . ATA helps to uncover and identify security breaches before any damage is actually caused. Learn how to design and implement ATA and see it in action using some real world examples.
Interested? It is not too late to join – registrations for this free event are still open!
More details can be found here.
Hope to see you there!
Topic will be Advanced Threat Analytics (aka ATA). During the session I will cover the product architecture, how to design and setup an ATA infrastructure, and of course show the product in action during some live demos.
Before wrapping up the session my fellow MVP and SCUG member Kenny Buntinx will also talk about Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (aka ATP) which is a related Microsoft security product which also helps to detect, investigate, and respond to advanced and targeted attacks.
Interested in getting to know these 2 products? Registration is still open!
More details here.
ITDevConnections – Session Debrief – The right steps to the right upgrade path from ConfigMgr 2012 and Server 2008
As promised a quick debrief on our ITDevConnections session about upgrading your Configuration Manager infrastructure and all related components.
Here are a couple of articles and tools we brought up:
- For updating the content source locations there are tools and scripts available on Technet Gallery. An good tool is the ConfigMgr Content Source Update Tool from Nickolaj Andersen.
- When upgrading to SQL 2014 or SQL 2016 make sure to look at KB3196320 to avoid performance issues and slow consoles. This was also published on the ConfigMgr Team blog.
- Automate fixing boot images : Building new boot images with the hotfix for WinPe based on 10.0.10586
- For Windows 10 support remember KB3095113 for WSUS 4.0.
Thank you for attending the session and make sure to leave feedback!
Until next time.
This edition I have the following things on the agenda:
- Holy Hybrid – Extending Your ConfigMgr Capabilities into the Cloud
- The Right Steps to the Right Upgrade Path from ConfigMgr 2012 and Windows Server 2008
- The New ConfigMgr Servicing Model in Depth
- Workshop: How You Can Digitally Transform Any Organization
For the pre-conference workshop I will be teaming up with fellow MVP’s Peter Daalmans and Kenny Buntinx. The breakout sessions I will be delivering with Kenny as well.
If you are attending make sure to stop by one of our sessions and say hi!
Tomorrow I will be presenting at ITPROCeed, Belgium’s biggest ITPro Conference.
Together with my partner in crime Kenny Buntinx I will be outlining a few pitfalls to avoid when upgrading to Configuration Manager current branch.
During this session we will bring our little black book with notes from the field. After this session you should be able to steer away from the troubles we have encountered during various upgrades.
There will be time for your specific upgrade questions during the Q&A at the end of the session or you can simply talk to us at the event – we will be around for the entire day so do not be afraid to reach out!
Interested? It is not too late to register!
Hope to see you tomorrow!
Tomorrow I will be presenting at the ECM CDM Day, a full day event organized by the System Center User Group Belgium. I will be on stage early in the morning delivering a session with my fellow SCUG members Kim Oppalfens and Kenny Buntinx.
Our session will be an overview session with a few –very good- reasons to consider upgrading to Configuration Manager Current Branch.
After this session there is plenty of more deep dive content and a unique opportunity to see two Microsoft Product Group Members: Jason Githens and Aaron Czechowski. They will be presenting a few sessions during the day. Last but not least we have another SCUG MVP on stage: Nico Sienaert. He will wrap up the ECM track before the networking drink starts.
More details on the event can be found on the SCUG events page.
Important: Registration will close any time now so if you’d like to join us please act fast!
Hope to see you there!
Tomorrow I will be presenting at a community event hosted by the Windows Management User Group (WMUG) in the Netherlands.
Session: What to expect from ConfigMgr vNext?
Abstract : The next version of Configuration Manager is
soon to be released. In this session we will look at the future roadmap of Configuration Manager and explore the new features, enhancements and infrastructure changes that are coming with the next release. Additionally will also outline how to get to this release from your current environments.
More information on the sessions and the full event agenda can be found here.
Registrations are currently still open. Click here if you want to attend!
Hope to see you there!