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!
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!
Next week I will be speaking at the Midwest Management Summit – or MMS – in Minneapolis. After a very successful first edition of this event last year I am really proud to be part of this event again in 2015.
The formula of this event is pretty unique and very community driven. I am really looking forward to meeting up with a lot of you and have a lot of interesting (and challenging) conversations.
This year I will be delivering a session on combining the forces of Configuration Manager with Operations Manager. Co-speaker for this session will be Dieter Wijckmans – a Belgian CDM MVP and member of the System Center User Group.
Registrations for the event are still open. More details can be found on the event website.
Hope to see you there!
End of this week I will be heading to Las Vegas again for the 2015 edition of IT/Dev Connections. The event is taking place from the 14th to the 17th of September at the Aria Resort.
This year I will be delivering 2 sessions again with my regular co-speaker Kenny Buntinx. Both sessions are in the Enterprise Management and Mobility track:
# 1 – Securely Delivering Traditional Windows File Server Home Folders to BYOD Devices.
Discover the most hidden and underestimated Windows Server 2012 R2 feature, called Work Folders. Work Folders lets you leverage your file server investment while simultaneously providing end users with anywhere access to their data, from their work PCs to their personal devices. In this session you’ll learn about challenges for secure implementation and management not only with traditional home folders but also in the BYOD world. Discover how to deploy and manage Work Folders servers and clients, gain an understanding of how Work Folders operates end-to-end and integrates into your existing infrastructure, and learn how Work Folders takes advantage of capabilities such as multi-factor authentication, Workplace Join, and Selective Wipe to ensure that corporate data remains secure wherever it goes.
#2 – Arming Your Mobile Workforce Warriors for the 21st Century
In today’s world, your mobile workforce will most likely have expanded significantly. Managing your ever-expanding legion of mobile warriors and their arsenal of devices can be a challenging task. During this session we’ll show how Configuration Manager and the Intune extensions can help you manage your troops and arm them with the correct tools for battle. Learn how Intune and System Center Configuration Manager make it easy to manage all your Windows, Windows Phone 8, iOS, and Android devices with a single pane of glass. We’ll walk through how to easily configure devices for your users by pushing Wi-Fi, VPN, certificate, and email profiles as soon as they’re enrolled. We’ll cover configuration and management of device settings; provisioning profiles for email, VPN, and Wi-Fi; and other native features that come through the standard Intune extensions.
Next to Kenny and myself there is a third SCUG.be member presenting at IT/Dev Connections: Dieter Wijckmans is going to rock and roll in the Cloud & Datacenter track. Have a look at his sessions here.
Similar to last year the three of us will be using the #meetthebelgians hash tag during the event. Will you help us get this hash tag listed into the Twitter analytics again for this edition? Make sure to do so, and most of all: reach out if you see us hanging around – we are looking forward to meeting you!
Registrations for the event are still open!
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!