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Belgium System Center Day

System Center User Group Belgium

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 from 8:30 AM to 11:00 PM (CET)

Vilvoorde, Belgium

Belgium System Center Day

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Scug.be is very excited to annouce our next event. For this occasion we have some top international speakers like Wally Mead, Travis Wright, Jason Buffington, 4 Belgium System Center MVP's and other System Center Experts and that's why the event will also be held in a special place http://events.livingtomorrow.be/ 

This event will also be your opportunity to socialize with fellow System Center administrators and consultants and exchange knowledge, meet with one of the most popular Microsoft speakers of all time and have a nice lunch with the 4 Belgian System Center MVP's and the System Center product managers!


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 Agenda:

TimeSlot

Speaker

Title

08.00 - 08.30

 

Welcome & Coffee

08.30 - 09.00

Alexandre Verkinderen and Kenny Buntinx

Keynote

09.00 - 10.15

Travis Wright

Implementing, Customizing, and Extending System Center Service Manager

10.15 - 10.30

 

Break

10.30 – 11.30

Kurt VanHoecke & Ricardo Noulez

Pre-assessment of System Center Service Manager

11.30-12.30

Kim Oppalfens

SCCM and that overrated Dos-box replacement

12.30 - 13.30

 

Hot Lunch/Walking dinner

13.30 - 15.00

Wally Mead

Software Distribution in Configuration Manager v.Next – Similarities and Changes.

15.00 - 16.00

Kenny Buntinx

R3 power management : Lessons learned from the field

16.00 – 16.15

 

Break

16.15-17.15

Jason Bufington

System Center Data Protection Manger 2010 in the datacenter.

17.15-18.15

Alexandre Verkinderen & crew

System Center in the Datacenter

18.15 – …

 

Drink

 

Speakers:

Wally Mead, Microsoft

Wally has been with Microsoft for 17 years, and working with Systems Management Server since SMS 1.0 was in development. He started in the training group developing and delivering training courses on SMS 1.0 through 2.0, then moved to the SMS product group to assist TAP customers in the SMS 2003 and Configuration Manager TAP programs. He still works with customers through hands-on labs, presentations, and demonstrations at industry events, as well as working with customers in TAP programs, and monitoring the System Center Configuration Manager TechNet forums.

 

Travis Wright, Microsoft

Travis Wright is a Senior Program Manager on the Microsoft System Center Service Manager product team. His current focus is on enabling strategic customers and partners both inside and outside of Microsoft to take full advantage of the common System Center platform and in particular Service Manager. As the community lead for Service Manager, he is actively sharing knowledge, driving adoption, and jumpstarting community efforts on TechNet forums, CodePlex projects, the Service Manager Engineering Team Blog and presenting regularly at industry events. Travis and his team were the Program Managers for the common platform shared by System Center Operations Manager/Service Manager/Essentials including the model-based database, data warehouse, SDK API layer, and the infrastructure for notification, security, and management pack (including authoring tools), and reporting. Travis used to work on the Operations Manager team going all the way back to the beginning on Operations Manager 2000. He has been at Microsoft as a Program Manager since 2002 and before that was a Software Engineer at aQuantive (before it was acquired by Microsoft). He can be reached at twright [at] microsoft [dot] com Follow me on twitter: http://twitter.com/radtravis

 

Jason Buffington, Microsoft

Jason Buffington is a senior technical product manager in Microsoft System Center, focusing on Operations Manager and Data Protection Manager.

Jason has been working in the networking industry since 1989, focusing mainly on data protection and storage technologies - including roles at Cheyenne/CA for ARCserve and NSI DoubleTake. He is previously a Certified Business Continuity Planner, MCSE, MCT, and was awarded as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) before joining Microsoft.  Jason has spoken around the world at numerous Microsoft events, and his work has been published in several industry journals. Jason studied computer science at Texas A&M University.   Check out Jason's first book at http://www.DataProtectionBible.com

Jason lives in Dallas Texas, telecommutes to Redmond, tweets as @JBuff and blogs at http://JasonBuffington.com.

 

 

Kim Oppalfens (MVP, SCCM Expert)

Kim Oppalfens is an MCT that was awarded MVP begin April 2005. He was born the 22nd of may in the Year 1975.

He is an independent consultant owning his own company OSCC which stands for Oppalfens System Center Consultancy. As the company name implies the primary focus is around designing, implementing & migrating to products in the Microsoft system center family. He was awarded the prestigious Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in April 2005 and has been re-awarded every year since then. Additionally Kim has been an active Microsoft certified trainer since 2000. He likes to stress that he is happily married, and is the proud father of Lennart and a little baby daughter called Lauren which was born on the 23rd of may in 2008. To top this all of, Kim is a self-proclaimed overall nice guy with a great sense of humor.

 

Kenny Buntinx (MVP,SCCM Expert)

Kenny has a strong focus on the Microsoft System Center product family and an industry expert in the Systems Center Configuration Manager 2007 area.
He has a wealth of Client & Server management and deployment expertise, and uses this expertise to help his customers to achieve an easier to manage ICT environment and set so called “Best Practices”.
Kenny has also a pretty strong packaging background, which afaik, makes him unique when it comes down to "Hands on" administration experience.

Kenny is a certified consultant and strives to always deliver high quality. Additionally he believes strongly in sharing knowledge amongst his peers and therefore co-founded the System Center User Group Belgium. Http://www.scug.be shares a wealth of System Center knowledge through its online web presence but also through offline events where SCUG members or international industry experts present on Systems Management topics.

As an industry expert and Most Valued Professional (MVP) Kenny is a frequent speaker and ask-the-expert guest at both national and international events. Kenny can also be found at both national and international industry events to stay on top of what is moving in the System Center area, watch industry trends, and analyze how this might benefit its customers.

 

Alexandre Verkinderen (MVP, SCOM Expert)

Alexandre has a strong focus on everything around the Microsoft System Center product family and an industry expert in the systems management area. He has a wealth of systems management expertise, and uses this expertise to help his customers to achieve an easier to manage ICT environment.

Alexandre is an ITIL- certified engineer and strives to deliver quality on every single assignment he has. Additionally he believes strongly in sharing knowledge amongst his peers, for this particular belief he founded the System Center User Group Belgium. SCUG shares a wealth of System Center knowledge through its online webpresence at http://www.scug.be but also through at least 4 events a year where SCUG members or international industry experts present on Systems Management topics.

As an industry expert and MVP Alexandre is a frequent speaker and ask-the-expert guest at both national and international events. In line with the continued education principle Alexandre can also be found at both national and international industry events to stay on top of what is moving in the industry, watch industry trends, and analyze how this might benefit its customers.

Kurt Vanhoecke (SCSM Expert)

I'm working more or less 15 years in the ICT environment. Started as a support engineer and progressed to a consultant profile. I have created my own company 5 years ago and from then I'm working as a freelance consultant on different projects. My focus is on the Microsoft System Center products; SCCM, SCOM and now heavily working with Service Manager. Findings and procedures that I have worked out are available on the SCUG SCSM blog.

 

Mike Resseler (MVP, SCDPM Expert)

Mike Resseler is mainly focussed on the entire System Center suite, combined with the MOF and IO framework.
 
He has over 10 years of experience in the IT industry.  He is a Senior Technical Consultant for Infront Consulting where he focusses on delivering projects with added value, and share his knowledge with the customers through training sessions and on-the-job training.
 
He blogs for the System Center User Group Belgium (http://scug.be) and presents on many occassions about the system center products.
 
Mike has been awared the MVP for System Center Data Protection Manager in 2010.
 
You can follow Mike on twitter (http://twitter.com/mikeresseler) and read his blogs on http://scug.be/blogs/mike and http://scug.be/blogs/scdpm

 

Have questions about Belgium System Center Day? Contact System Center User Group Belgium

When & Where

Indringingsweg 1
1800 Vilvoorde
Belgium

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 from 8:30 AM to 11:00 PM (CET)


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System Center User Group Belgium

The main goal of the UG is to share experiences and knowledge with each other. We want to provide the Belgian System Center community a single point of entry through our website. Besides the website we also want to provide the necessary resources and infrastructure to deliver technical quality content, created for users by users. Furthermore we want to organize meetings, sessions and hands-on labs on a regular basis.

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