Configmgr 2012 day with Wally Mead

It has been a few weeks since the official System Center Configuration Manager 2012 release in Las Vegas at MMS 2012. So it’s time to provide the Belgian ConfigMgr Community a nice off-line event to share in-depth information on this new release.

During this event we will be joined by Wally Mead, Senior Program Manager for System Center Configuration Manager (aka The Godfather of ConfigMgr). Wally Mead has been with Microsoft for 20 years, starting in the Microsoft training group where he got his first exposure to systems management with SMS 1.0. He’s been in the Configuration Manager product group for the past 20 years, working on all versions of the SMS/Configuration Manager product. He worked with TAP customers beta testing Configuration Manager 2012, as well as developing hands-on lab materials for conferences like MMS 2012 and TechNet Virtual Hands-on labs.

Wally will provide you with 2 in depth sessions and one surprise session. That surprise session will be worth the whole trip and you cannot miss that one.
The other sessions will be presented by the Belgian ConfigMgr MVP’s or other SCUG members with in depth technical knowledge with surrounding System Center technologies. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to socialize with fellow ConfigMgr administrators and consultants and exchange knowledge, meet with one of the most popular Microsoft speakers of all time and have a nice lunch with 2 Belgian ConfigMgr and 4 Cloud and Datacenter MVP’s. We hope you will join us for an event designed to stimulate new thinking and forge lasting relationships among a remarkable group of IT professionals.


09:15 – 09:45 / Welcome and Registration

09:45 – 10:00 / Keynote

10:00 – 11:00 / Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012: Plan, Deploy, and Migrate from Configuration Manager 2007 to 2012 by Wally Mead

Session Abstract: (Building on the Deployment and Infrastructure Design session, this technical session walks you through planning and deploying a Configuration Manager 2012 hierarchy, including migration from an existing Configuration Manager 2007 hierarchy. Learn about the various migration scenarios, tools such as Package Conversion Manager (PCM) and Physical-to-virtual (P2V), and share best practice guidance as your customers go to Configuration Manager 2012.)

11:00 – 12:00 / System Center Configuration Manager 2007 vs 2012 Battle by Kim Oppalfens and Nico Siennaert

Session Abstract: Finally ConfigMgr 2012 arrived! During this presentation we will focus on the most important improvements of the product. We will showcase you the new capabilities by organizing the ultimate battle of the year: CM07 versus CM12. Let’s get ready to rumble!

12:00 – 13:30 / Lunch Break

13:30 – 14:30 / How to look at monitoring in & outside of System Center Configurtion Manager 2012 by Tim De Keukelaere

Session Abstract: So you have successfully implemented Configuration Manager 2012 in your environment? Now it is time to see how to maintain and monitor the infrastructure and its various components. During this session we will show how to do monitoring inside and outside of Configuration Manager. We will go through the new monitoring capabilities built into the product and also how to proactively monitor your infrastructure using Operations Manager 2012.

14:30 – 15:30 / Patch and Settings Management in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 byWally Mead

Session Abstract: With the release of Desired Configuration Management in Configuration Manager 2007, organizations were given the ability to define models of Operating System, Application, Update levels, and more. This approach to managing systems now evolves in Configuration Manager 2012 to provide a state-based foundation of the Application Model, User Centric computing, and model-based compliancy. In this session we cover the next release of DCM, called Settings Management, and demonstrate why this is such an important feature for organizations today trying to lower their costs. This session also covers Software Update Management, which builds on Configuration Manager 2007, providing many popular enhancements from customer feedback to this important feature.

16:00 – 17:00 / SCCM 2012 Automatic approval workflow with SCSM 2012 by Kenny Buntinx and Kurt Vanhoeke

Session Abstract: Join Kenny Buntinx, MCP SCCM and Kurt Van Hoecke, a SCSM expert, to find out how you can integrate the Microsoft Application Approval Workflow solution accelerator into your System Center environment. During this session we will explain the building blocks of the solution and show how you can grow from the classic application provisioning to end-user self-service provisioning that integrates in your Service Request process. This session is demo time; Configuration Manager Application Catalog, Service Manager Service Requests and Orchestrator Runbooks are demonstrated in this session.

17:00 – 18:00 / Wally mead – Surprise Session ! Unique session in Benelux !

Session Abstract: Sit back and relax ! Wally will present a surprise session that will nail yourselves to your seat. This session will be unique for the Benelux . Don’t miss it !!

18:00 – 19:00 / Networking and Drink

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About Christopher Keyaert

Christopher Keyaert is a Consultant, focused on helping partners to leverage the System Center and Microsoft Azure cloud platform. He is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Cloud and Data Center Management and a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT).
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