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  • Blog Post: IT Infrastructure Software Spotlight – SCVMM and the cloud

    Technology preview of System Center Virtual Machine Manager which is capable of managing Virtual Machines hosted in the cloud.
  • Blog Post: Upcoming TechNet Webcasts on SCOM 2012, App Compat, Windows Intune and Office 365

    Register now for the following TechNet Webcasts: 20 SEP 2011 Prepare yourself to move to SCOM 2012 Timing 14:00 – 15:30 | Type Live Webcast | Language English Abstract Prepare your environment for the next version of SCOM (System Center Operations Manager). This session will give you a start point to...
  • Blog Post: Screencast series on Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0

    One of my colleagues created a 6 part screencast on how to use MAP. The MAP toolkit has been around for years.  MAP is a powerful inventory, assessment, and reporting tool that can securely run in small or large IT environments without requiring the installation of agent software on any computers...
  • Blog Post: SQLUG Event: What is SCOM 2007 R2 and how can it help in managing SQL Servers.

    What is SCOM 2007 R2 and how can it help in managing SQL Servers. Managing SQL Server requires insight in the state and performance of the underlying infrastructure, OS and individual SQL components. System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 cannot only give you that insight, but it can be reused in a...
  • Blog Post: IT Pro Showcase

    If you are already part of the Belgian IT Pro Momentum program you definitely know that we are looking for evidence of what you as an IT Pro has accomplished with one of the following technologies: Windows Server 2008 SQL Server 2008 IIS7 Forefront Edge Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 or Windows Server Virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Server Virtualization Management Pack Beta 2 for Operations Manager 2007

    Yesterday I received a notification mail that we released the Microsoft Server Virtualization Management Pack Beta 2 for System Center Operations Manager 2007. Download the Management Pack (MP) from the connect site . Note that will need to logon with your live ID. Beside the MP you can now also download...
  • Blog Post: May edition of TechNet magazine online

    Windows Administration: Active Directory Backup and Restore in Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2008 and the new Windows Server Backup utility bring many changes and welcome enhancements to backing up. Here is an in-depth guide to backing up and restoring Active Directory in the new server OS. Windows...
  • Blog Post: Top Belgian Students in the Microsoft Virtual Academy

    Do you know the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA)? The academy was founded in March 2011 and aspires to be a free, easy to access training portal for IT professionals who want to elevate their IT skills and advance their career. You can access a variety of training content online, gain points and become...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Briefing Luxemburg - Feb 13 - What’s new in System Center Configuration Manager 2007?

    What’s new in System Center Configuration Manager 2007? This session will start with an introduction to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (aka SCCM 2007), formerly named Systems Management Server or SMS for short. The introduction should help new SCCM administrators understand what features...
  • Blog Post: Best of MMS 2013 organized by Belgian System Center User Group

      It has been a few weeks since the official Microsoft Management Summit 2013 had place in Las Vegas. So it’s time to provide the Belgian System Center Community a nice off-line event to share in-depth System center knowledge/presentations. During this event we will be joined by Wally Mead, Senior...
  • Blog Post: System Center Capacity Planner SP1 & DPM 2006

    A few weeks ago I did a presentation on System Center Capacity Planner 2006 and Data Protection Manager 2006. Last week we released the SP1 for System Center Capacity Planner 2006 . So what's new in SCCP 2006: Compatibility with Windows Vista Support for low speed WAN links Enhancements...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Dutch and English TechNet live meetings

    26/10 - Optimized Desktop series: Windows Server and Windows 7 better together Windows Server 2008 R2 heeft tal van features specifiek voor het werken met client computers die draaien op Windows 7. In deze sessie maken we kennis met oplossingen zoals branch caching, Direct Access, Applocker...
  • Blog Post: Architect Forum: Connecting your Business Objectives with IT initiatives

    As Infrastructure Architects, you obviously are passionate, knowledgeable and experienced in IT infrastructure technology and want to keep in touch with the upcoming technology trends. Evenly important, and increasingly important in these crisis period, is that you need to clearly connect business objectives...
  • Blog Post: System Center Service Manager Beta 1 available on connect

    You can from now on download the System Center Service Manager Beta 1 from connect.microsoft.com site. Product documentation Beta Guide walkthrough of 50 different scenarios Quick Start Guide for setup and configuration of Service Manager SDK download including sample Solution Packs and preliminary authoring...
  • Blog Post: New Infrastructure Planning and Design guides

    I had this in my mailbox for a while now but because of the high workload I had lately I didn’t manage to blog about it. Now that I do have a bit of spare time I wanted to inform you about a few new Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides. Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 The...
  • Blog Post: TechReady:: Keynote Bill Gates and more

    I did not have really lot's of time yet to blog about the things I learned here in Seattle, there so many interesting sessions that I need to attend which makes it difficult for me to find some time to blog about it. We just had the keynote session from Bill Gates and Kevin Schofield who is the General...
  • Blog Post: TechEd IT Professionals – Early bird registration

    You might already know that I am together with my my colleague Dave Northey the track owner for the Windows Server track at TechEd IT Professional EMEA. On Tuesday we had our track owners meeting in London where every track owner had to present their track. We spent the hole day going through all the...
  • Blog Post: Dive into the summer with TechNet : Microsoft Virtualization Technology (Part 2)

    We kicked off the TechNet Summer 3 weeks ago where we invited you to dive into the Microsoft Virtualization Technology (Part 1) and Desktop Deployment.   Now it's time for the 3rd topic: Microsoft Virtualization Technology (Part 2) Microsoft has a virtualization strategy that will help you virtualize...
  • Blog Post: Want to play with Technology without installing?

    Back in November I wrote a blogpost about the VHD test program. Now we have added new products onto this program and we call it "Run IT on a Virtual Hard Disk". If you want to play with some of our latest technology without spending the time to install all needed software than this exactly what you need...
  • Blog Post: Data Protection Manager V2: Part 1 Installation

    Just downloaded the DPM V2 Beta1 bits and started the installation of it. Before you can install DPM the pre-requisite software needs to be installed: Microsoft Management Console 3.0 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=55423 Hotfix 891957. http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=48584...
  • Blog Post: Keynote day 2 Brad Anderson. You. Empowered to Embrace Consumerization by Alexandre Verkinderen

    Tuesday morning, second day of MMS brings us the first keynote of the Microsoft Management Summit 2011: YOU. Empowered by the Cloud. The day 2 keynote at MMS was focused on empowering IT, and the consumerization of IT - how can IT enable users to use at work the devices they use at home. The keynote...
  • Blog Post: RSS Bandit on Vista it works :)

    I was working with Eric Denekamp about a System Center Operations Manager 2007 session during the Dev & IT Pro days . Because I asked Eric his bio I found out on his blog (which has been added to my subscription list) that my until know preferred RSS feed reader. Yeah RSS Bandit I didn't used it...
  • Blog Post: Power Management Tool for IT Administrators

    Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) 2007 has launched a new Desired Configuration Management (DCM) pack that fully complies with ENERGY STAR configuration guidelines! This ConfigMgr 2007-based solution makes it easier for IT Professionals to ensure that PCs are configured with the...
  • Blog Post: Notes From the field: Virtualization, Data Protection Manager and Operations Manager

    As promised I'm writing another post about what feedback I receive from our IT Pro's in the IT Pro Momentum Program . Hyper-V: Installing W2K8 and Hyper-V was very easy.  We’re heavily using Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 and Virtual Machine Manager, and there’s virtually no learning curve...
  • Blog Post: SCUG – Sept 16: Security Auditing & ACS Optimization

    The Belgian System Center UG organizes their first get together around Security Auditing & ACS Optimization. Learn how your organization can maximize their investment in System Center to support security and regulatory compliance auditing requirements using Operations Manager and the Audit Collection...