We’ve started publishing the confirmed speakers and sessions for TechDays Belgium 2012.
In the past I always used slideshare to share some of my slide decks onto my blog or other places. Now I’ve discovered that there is an easy way to do it using the sydrive and web apps service from Microsoft.
How will we use this is in the future? First of all we created a TechNet skydrive (account) and upload all our livemeeting slide decks onto this. Once this is done we can start sharing not only the plain files but also embedding this into our blogs.
How can you do this?
Step 1 Open your skydrive account upload a deck or select the deck that you want to embed.
Step 2 Embed the slide deck into your blogpost.
Once you selected the slide deck you need to click on Embed (see image on the left)
The following window will then appear. Here you click on generate HTML.
Step 3 Copy the html code into your blogpost.
This will be the result in your blog.
System Center solutions help you manage your physical and virtual IT environments across datacenters, desktops, and devices. Using these integrated and automated management solutions, you can be a more productive service provider for your business. System Center captures and aggregates knowledge about systems, policies, processes, and best practices so that you can optimize your infrastructure to reduce costs, improve application availability, and enhance service delivery.
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While still many people are reluctant to implement Unified Communication solutions, it is already a very mature technology. Find out how Microsoft Unified Communications can bring more value to your communications solutions and why this is something you really want even to replace or surround your existing PBX solution.
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Speaker: Nico Sienaert
About the Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset
DaRT Technical Documentation
DaRT in the TechNet Library
Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack Blog
Feel free to have a look at the list of upcoming events run by the Microsoft Community in Belgium and Luxembourg.
Microsoft welcomes you to learn more about how Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) can help you manage a modernized desktop. It is our pleasure to invite you to a workshop on December 2, 2011 that will go over the powerful new enhancements to MDOP 2011. During the sessions desktop experts will provide practical experiences that can be used right away.
WHEN: TIME: WHERE:
December 2 2011 13:00 - 18:30 Business Faculty Brussels
13:00 - 13:30 Welcome & Registration
13:30 - 14:45 Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM)
14:45 - 15:45 Deployment and Recovery Toolkit (DaRT)
15:45 - 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 - 17:30 Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM)
17:30 - 18:30 Networking and Drink
In depth information and demonstration on the following three MDOP technologies that can help you and your organization immediately:
Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) Streamlines management and extends BitLocker value • Simplify provisioning and deployment • Improve compliance and reporting • Reduce support costs
Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) Enhancing group policy through change management • Enables Group Policy change management • Provides granular administrative control • Reduces risk of widespread failure
Deployment and Recovery Toolkit (DaRT) Powerful tools to accelerate desktop repair on site and remotely • Support for additional deployment methods • Software based remoting functionality • Restrict user access to tools while making them available to IT
According to a 2011 report by IDC1, the impact of MDOP on reducing the cost per PC is significant:
PC Management costs
PC Deployment costs
Since 2007, MDOP has been helping organizations around the world to streamline administration of Windows clients. We hope you can join this session and learn how this 5th generation of MDOP technologies takes client administration to new heights.
Several times a month we organize TechNet Live Meetings: online sessions, lasting typically 1,5h, presented by local tech influencers, broadcast from our Zaventem office (or elsewhere) and free to attend. Each session is recorded and made available online on our video platform TechNet Edge: http://aka.ms/technetedge. In the next few weeks the following webcasts are scheduled:
Lingering objects in Active Directory! 22 November 2011 Timing 14:00 – 15:30 | Type Live Webcast | Language English
Abstract Lingering objects is a problem you do not want to encounter, how to prevent it is important and how to solve it when you do encounter it. In addition, how to distinguish a false positive from a real issue… all of that and more will be addressed in this 400 level session.
Speaker Ward Pauwels
New world of Datacenter: Managing your IAAS Private cloud with System Center 30 November 2011 Timing 14:00 – 15:30 | Type Live Webcast | Language English
Abstract The move to private clouds is part of the evolution of the data center, from a basic warehouse of information to a smarter, more agile delivery of services. Data centers started out as self-contained entities and grew into something complex as you added server after server after server. Virtualization has consolidated the physical server layer, helping companies save on real estate, power and cooling costs. But it creates a new challenge – managing all of the physical and virtual servers. It has become harder to manage what you cannot physically reach out and touch. To help you manage that infrastructure we need to move to the New world of Datacenter and we will explain what it takes to do that.
Speaker Kenny Buntinx
How do you use System Center in the Private Cloud? 01 December 2011 Timing 14:00 – 15:30 | Type Live Webcast | Language English
Abstract SCOM, SCCM, SCORCH and so on are all products within the System Center suite. In this session, we will have a look on how you can start from the business idea of the Private Cloud and use System Center to manage the Private Cloud.
Speaker Mike Resseler
Integrating AD RMS with Exchange, Exchange Online in Office 365 and Windows Phone 7 06 December 2011 Timing 14:00 – 15:30 | Type Live Webcast | Language English
Abstract Integrating AD RMS with Exchange or Office 365 adds an additional layer of security on top of your data whenever it is shared through email by preventing certain user actions like forwarding, printing, saving attachments etc. In this webcast we will go through the details of the marriage between AD RMS and Exchange 2010 SP1 on-prem, Office 365 and Windows 7. We’ll discuss the limitations or Rights Management and go through the steps needed to setup, configure and integrate AD RMS with both on-prem and cloud deployments.
Speaker Michael Van Horenbeeck
Microsoft technologieën voor consumerization 08 December 2011 Timing 14:00 – 15:30 | Type Live Webcast | Language Dutch
Abstract Klanten – zowel interne als externe – worden steeds veeleisender. De IT afdeling dient zich aan te passen aan deze veranderende behoeften. In deze sessie kom je meer te weten over de strategieën en technologieën die aangewend kunnen worden om deze nieuwe manier van werken te omarmen.
Microsoft Technologies for Consumerization explained 08 December 2011 Timing 19:30 – 21:00 | Type Live Webcast | Language English Abstract Customers (internal / external) are getting more and more demanding. IT needs to adapt to these changing needs of our customers. Follow this session to get more information about the strategies and technologies that can be used for embracing this new way of working.
SQL Server 2012 Licensing Update 13 December 2011 Timing 14:00 – 15:00 | Type Live Webcast | Language English
More information on the agenda will follow soon. You may already follow our speaker, Rebekka Van Acker: http://twitter.com/rebekkava
Speaker Rebekka Van Acker
Datacenter & Branch Resiliency in Lync 15 December 2011 Timing 14:00 – 15:30 | Type Live Webcast | Language English
Abstract A phone must always have a Dial tone that is something that has been around for a long while. Even Microsoft Lync can give you the very same experience and even do more interesting stuff with resiliency. Speaker: to be announced soon.
SCSM 2012 Orchestrator / VMM Integration 15 December 2011 Timing 19:00 – 20:30 | Type Live Webcast | Language English
Abstract The upcoming version of Service Manager 2012 will deliver standardized, compliant, and automated IT as a Service. Two aspects where Service Manager has a great added value in the automated IT as a Service is in the CMDB creation/maintenance and the automation through the integration with other System Center products. Service Manager 2012 includes two new connectors to help in this automation, the System Center Virtual Machine connector and Orchestrator connector. This session will run through the configuration of these connectors and will demonstrate where this additional functionality provided by the connectors can be used.
Speaker Kurt Van Hoecke
Kerberos authentication – how it works! 20 December 2011 Timing 14:00 – 15:30 | Type Live Webcast | Language English
Abstract What interaction is happening when users are authenticating or accessing resources, how does a user get his Kerberos tickets and many more Kerberos related questions will be answered in this 400 level session.
System Center ConfigMgr 2012 Advanced Infrastructure – The Ins and Outs
Abstract ConfigMgr 2012 is a new release, with quite a few changes to the underlying infrastructure. These changes range from items that impact day-to-day operations that will have their consequences for all customers to items, to items that are only relevant in multi-site environment over items that could impact your brand new Configuration manager 2012 design. This sessions will talk about the ins and outs of changes in the infrastructure and their consequence.
Speaker Kim Oppalfens
The Microsoft Community in Belgium is also organizing a number of interesting events in the next few months: feel free to have a look at our events page (Dutch | French) to see which events the user groups and other influencers have planned.
Starting today (November 2, 2011) registrations for the Belgian TechDays 2012 are OPEN!
Kinepolis Imagibraine After 3 great years in Metropolis Antwerp we’re moving TechDays to a new location: Kinepolis Imagibraine in Braine l’Alleud (Eigenbrakel). The movie theatre is easily reachable both by car and via public transportation. If you’re coming by train: the Braine l’Alleud train station is very well connected with major cities in Belgium: - Antwerp: direct connection from Antwerpen-Centraal taking approx. 1 hour - Ghent: 1 hour trip from Gent Sint-Pieters, switching trains once at Brussel-Zuid - Brugge: 1,5 hour trip switching trains once at Brussel-Zuid - Hasselt: 1,5 hour trip switching trains once at Brussel-Zuid - Leuven: 50 min trip switching trains once at Brussel-Noord - Mons: 1 hour trip switching trains once at Brussel-Zuid - Namur: 1 hour trip switching trains once at Charleroi-Sud - Liège: 1,5 hour trip switching trains once at Brussel-Zuid - Brussels: 15 minutes from Brussel-Zuid
There is a direct bus line (bus 67 from the TEC company) running from the Braine l’Alleud train station to Kinepolis Imagibraine, taking about 10 minutes.
Coming by car? Kinepolis Imagibraine is just 5 minutes from the R0 highway (exit 24). Driving directions are available here.