April, 2011

  • Building up the TechDays 2011

    Yesterday the crew started building up the TechDays 2011 and today we continue to be ready for tomorrow.


    The crew room where I will spend a lot of time Smile


    Speaker room with hopefully a good internet connection.


    The Network guys cabling all the booths.


    This will be Ask The Experts booth, go and ask our local experts your tough questions.


    The Microsoft booth, come and see the cool devices that we will showcase there.

    See you all tomorrow.

  • TechDays 2011 WP7 App

    The official TechDays 2011 WP7 App developed by Realdolmen is now available on the Marketplace.
    The app will give you the ability to browse to the current and upcoming sessions. Once the session is started you can give live feedback.

    You can favorite a session and see what your upcoming favorite sessions are.

    Let us know what you think about the sessions, the food, the location, the event. Your feedback counts!

    Download the App

  • Meet our Experts at the TechDays


    During this years TechDays you will notice that we don’t have any user group booths anymore.
    We’ve changed the concept into an Ask The Experts (ATE) booth. During the three day conference you will our experts will be available at the ATE booths and will answer your questions. This is your opportunity to learn from other experts.

    Below you find a list of infrastructure experts that will be your hosts at ATE booth. There will be 3 infra and 3 developer oriented booths.
    Each break you will find some of them working at the booth, have a look at the whiteboard to see which technologies they cover.


    MVP Expertise
    Alexandre Verkinderen SCOM System Center Operations Manager
    Bart Bultinck Small Business Server
    Frederik Vandeputte SQL Server SQL Server
    Johan Delimon Lync Lync & Exchange Server
    Karim Ourtani SQL Server
    Kenny Buntinx SCCM System Center Configuration Manager
    Kim Oppalfens SCCM System Center Configuration Manager
    Kurt Roggen Windows Hyper-V
    Kurt Van Hoecke System Center Service Manager
    Manu Verzelen Deployment
    Mike Resseler DPM System Center Data Protection Manager
    Paul Loonen Identity & Access Management Active Directory
    Peter Geelen Identity & Access Management Identity & Security
    Steve Verschaeve SQL Server
    Tom Decaluwé Forefront TMG & UAG

    Next week I will publish the agenda of the ATE booth.

  • Dutch TechNet events in May


    Dutch Events




    3 mei 2011
    14u00 - 15u30
    Locatie: Live Meeting
    Mike Resseler



    Neem deel aan deze sessie waarin we je uitleggen hoe je Windows Intune kunt gebruiken voor het beheer van je IT-infrastructuur. In een demosessie nemen we de administration console onder de loep. We tonen je hoe je je omgeving up-


    to-date houdt, alle noodzakelijke informatie verzamelt en je eindgebruikers bijstaat.



    Ontdek de kracht van PowerShell


    5 mei 2011
    14u00 - 15u30
    Locatie: Live Meeting
    Kurt Roggen



    Vraag je je af hoe te beginnen aan PowerShell? Ontdek hoe eenvoudig het kan zijn: eens je de basisconcepten van PowerShell onder de knie hebt en met slechts enkele basis commands kan je al snel zeggen "the sky is the limit". In deze

    webcast bekijken we algemene PowerShell concepten aan de hand van een aantal demo's.




    Licenties voor het cloudaanbod van Microsoft
    (deel 2)


    19 mei 2011
    14u00 - 15u30
    Locatie: Live Meeting
    Spreker: Rebekka Van Acker



    In deze Live Meeting over licenties bespreken we het pricingmodel van de 'platform-as-a-service' producten van Microsoft (Windows Azure en SQL Azure). In een vorige Live Meeting (24 maart 2011) kwamen reeds de licenties en de prijzen van de

    'software-as-a-service' producten aan bod.





  • Upcoming French TechNet events in may

    French Events


    Online Services pour la gestion des PC : Windows Intune



    3 mai 2011
    10h00 - 11h30
    Lieu: Live Meeting
    Orateur: Mike Resseler



    Participez à cette session consacrée à Windows Intune : nous vous expliquerons comment ce produit peut vous aider à gérer votre infrastructure IT. Nous prévoyons aussi une démonstration complète de la console d'administration et nous vous

    montrerons comment tenir votre environnement à jour, rassembler les informations nécessaires et apporter une aide efficace à vos utilisateurs.




    Initiation à la Business Intelligence avec SQL Server 2008


    10 mai 2011
    14h00 - 17h00
    Lieu: Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC), Mons
    Orateur: Xavier Nuttens (Wavenet)


    Vos bases de données contiennent une multitude de données que vous aimeriez analyser au travers de rapport, tableau dynamique... SQL Server 2008 offre de nombreuses fonctions décisionnelles qui fournissent des fonctions d'analyse

    souples mais puissantes tel que les solutions OLAP, report services et Power-pivot. Ces services vous permettent d'analyser de grandes quantités de données. Il vous permet de concevoir, créer et gérer des structures multidimensionnelles qui contiennent des données agrégées et détaillées provenant de sources de données multiples.




    Politique de licence des produits et services 'Cloud' de Microsoft (2ème partie)


    19 mai 2011
    10h00 - 11h30
    Lieu: Live Meeting
    Orateur: Rebekka Van Acker


    Durant ce Live Meeting consacré aux licences, nous évoquerons le modèle de tarification de la gamme 'platform-as-a-service' (Windows Azure et SQL Azure). Le 24 mars 2011 on a déjà examiné les modalités de licence et les prix des formules 'software-as-a-service'.



  • New and renewed MVPs for Belgium & Lux announced

    Each quarter Microsoft awards passionate technical community leaders  with the Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award recognizing they are top-tier technology influencers and outstanding community contributors.  Microsoft began the MVP Awards many years ago as a way to recognize members of the general public who devoted their time and technical expertise to helping users in various online technical forums. Over time, the program evolved, and awards are given to members of technical communities worldwide for their contributions to communities including third-party Web sites, user groups, blogs and wikis. MVP Awards are given directly by Microsoft Corp.

    You can find the full list of all 38 new and existing MVP’s for Belgium & Luxembourg on Luc’s blog.
    Congratulations to all MVP’s