Hello IT Pro community in South Africa.

The Premier Field Engineering team has become involved in the community evenings by providing relevant technical and Ops training sessions to IT Pro User Group.

These sessions are 90 minutes long and occur on every 2nd Tuesday of each month (except December and January due to summer holydays).

Attending these sessions is free of charge and anyone interested in learning can participate and contribute to what is expected to be valuable discussions.

We would like you not only attend but also to step up and present on your strongest topics when you feel ready.

Our next session will be on Tuesday, 9th September 2014 at 6PM
@ Microsoft SA Offices - 3012 William Nicol Drive, Bryanston, SANDTON, GP
(arrive 30mins earlier to get together. There is snacks and drinks available in order to help you socialize with yours and other communities.)

Disaster Recovery in ConfigMgr 2012.

As Configuration Manager 2012 Is being deployed more readily, and clients are managing their environments with more ease, it is imperative to know what to do when the unthinkable happens and you lose a server.
Many believe that this is a relatively simple process, others have sleepless nights trying to formulate the right process and identify potential risks. Either way, a fair amount of planning and consultation will need to be carried out in order to ensure a smooth, quick recovery that will suit your business needs and Policies.
What Options do we have for backing up and recovering our environments? What are some of the scenarios we can use to recover a Site Server (whether it be a CAS, or a Primary)? How do I actually do a site recovery, and verify that the Sites are communicating after a recovery? 
This session with Leon Potgieter, from Microsoft Premier Field Engineering, will explore the detail around the planning, implementation and post implementation tasks related to recovering of a Configuration Manager Site. We will delve into the steps required for Pre/post recovery verification, as well as demo a Site restore.”