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.
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 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!
After a successful first edition in 2014 the next edition of ITPROCeed is only a few weeks away. The concept remains the same: a unique event organized and driven by the top Belgian ITPro user groups and strong support from Microsoft.
I’m happy and honored to be part again of this event and will be delivering two sessions:
- In the first session I am teaming up with the three other Belgian ECM MVP’s: Nico Sienaert, Kim Oppalfens and Kenny Buntinx. In this session we will discuss the changes and new features available in the next Service Pack for System Center Configuration Manager 2012.
- The second session will be with my regular partner in crime Kenny Buntinx and is entitled: delivering traditional file server workloads in a secure manner to modern devices.
And there is a lot more: have a look at the full agenda which spans no less than 5 tracks here.
- Also this year this will be a free event!
- So mark your calendars for June 11th. Place to be is Utopolis in Mechelen.
More details and registration on the event website.
See you there!
Last week I was at the Midwest Management Summit (MMS) in Minneapolis, a three day conference organized by the Minnesota System Center User Group.
At this event I had the pleasure to deliver two sessions for which I again teamed up with my friend and ECM MVP Kenny Buntinx. Based on the feedback received on our sessions so far, we did well again at evangelizing Unified Device Management (UDM) with Configuration Manager and Intune.
Having a lot of time for Q&A made these sessions very interactive and allowed attendees to (hopefully) ask all their questions. If you did attend and have further feedback, questions, or comments please make sure to send them to Kenny and/or myself.
Next to speaking I also had the opportunity to attend some really nice sessions. As my focus is on Enterprise Client Management I was really pleased to see so many sessions on ECM topics on the schedule. Building a schedule for the conference was quite challenging.
Having these sessions delivered by community experts is a big plus as you have the chance pick up a lot of experience (and potential pitfalls) from the field. One really nice example of this would be the session on Pull DP’s with Todd Hemsell. Also the sponsor sessions were a great fit: I attended those from 1E and Secunia and really enjoyed the technical level of these sessions. No marketing fluff.
Another highlight for me was the talk on getting MMS right at home where the user group leads could share experiences. Next to that the event also brought back some of the best ingredients from the ‘old MMS’, for example the Configmgr State of the Union and the Jeopardy Quiz.
Overall this has been a really great event – except for the outside temperatures there are really no negatives I could think of.
Although still to be confirmed I sincerely hope there will be a 2015 edition of this event! I for sure would love to attend!
Tip: looking for session content and want to grab it all in one shot? Check out this script to download the files.
Until next time!
Last week Thursday the first edition of ITPROCeed took place at ALM in Antwerp. This event was an initiative that rose out of the ashes of the Belgian TechDays, which Microsoft decided to discontinue after a successful last edition in 2013.
The organization and setup of this event was powered by the Belgian IT Pro community and it is the effort of the user groups in close cooperation –and with great support from– with Microsoft that has made this first edition of the event a great success.
From an attendee perspective there were 500+ registrations spread over the 4 tracks. The System Center track had the largest number of registrations – which proves System Center is still a very hot topic!
I had the pleasure to be a speaker at this edition and would like to take the opportunity to thank those attendees who attended the session on Unified Device Management I delivered together with Kenny Buntinx. Based on the photos on social media and the reactions on twitter it is always nice to see that people are enjoying our sessions. Furthermore I hope the winners of the Enterprise Mobility Management books by Jack Madden are having a good read as we speak.
For those who attended make sure to check out the ITPROCeed page on Facebook to see whether or not you made it to the photo albums. For those who did not attend make sure to check out what you have missed. For the social media addicts (and analysts) I can recommend the ITPROCeed wall on Eventifier.
I am sure everyone agrees that this first edition was a success. And this is only the beginning: the standard has been set. The bar can be raised. And for that the date of June 11th for the 2015 edition has already been pinned on the calendar.
See you at the 2015 edition of ITPROCeed!
Update 19/06/2014: All ITPROCeed content is now published on slideshare!