If you are planning to attend the event in person, please make sure to register using the In-Person link. It helps us get a good idea of how many people we need to feed. :)
In-Person (for those of you in Atlanta that can attend at the Microsoft office): http://www.clicktoattend.com/?id=154973
Virtual (for those of you that would like to participate over Live Meeting): http://www.clicktoattend.com/?id=155030
Please make sure to register early and show up! Only those of you that actually register and show up will be entered into the drawing for prizes.
DATE & TIME
April 22, 2011, 9:45 AM – 4:15 PM Eastern Time Zone
We would like to thank Shavlik for sponsoring our second user group this year and making this event possible!
Shavlik's SCUPdates for SCCM provides Total Coverage. SCUPdates extends SCCM beyond current Microsoft products to patch today’s most attacked applications, including Adobe Reader and Acrobat in a Single Workflow. It also leverages SCCM workflow - no application to install or agent to deploy. Sync the SCUPdates catalog with SCCM and you’ll have a single SCCM workflow for deploying updates for Microsoft operating systems, Microsoft applications, AND non-Microsoft applications. Single push. Single reboot. Single set of reports.
AGENDA (Eastern Time)
v.Next Year - What You Need to Know About the Upcoming 2012 System Center Releases
Did you miss MMS 2011? Don't feel left out. Catch Dan Newton's presentation on all the new things in the System Center 2012 releases!
- What’s new in SCCM 2012, including new hierarchy model, new application delivery strategy, migration strategy and more.
- What’s new in SCOM, including client updates, new network monitoring features
- What’s new in s SVVM, including new Server App-V, new service templates and more
- Opalis (now SC Orchestrator) – data flows and automation
- Concero – new VMM portal
- Advisor – MS feeds BPA on the fly
- AviCode – Intelligent application troubleshooting
The buzz of the cloud is everywhere, but what does it mean and how can I manage it with System Center 2012? This session will focus on explaining the Cloud and Cloud services as well as how System Center 2012 can help you deliver a Private cloud. We will explore the new features of SCVMM 2012 and its expanded Hypervisor support to help drive your Private Cloud. We will also look at a new product called Project “Concero” that can help deliver the Azure and SCVMM Clouds in a single end-user web-based console.
3rd-Party Software Patching Using SCCM and Shavlik SCUPdates
Shavlik will be presenting a very informative session on 3rd Party Software Patching using SCCM and Shavlik's SCUPdates. SCCM does a great job of distributing software and deploying updates for the latest Microsoft operating systems and Microsoft applications like Office 2007. What about Adobe Reader and hundreds of other vulnerable applications? Shavlik SCUPdates address a major business pain (keeping up with 3rd party updates) and puts time back into your schedule. Here is a way to leverage a single SCCM workflow for deploying updates for both Microsoft and non-Microsoft applications. Greg Wright and John Rush will be here from Shavlik Technologies.
DCM vs ACS: An Audit Compliance Comparison
In this session, the pros and cons of both SCCM Desired Configuration Management (DCM) and OpsMgr Audit Collection Services (ACS) will be presented. Are these competing features of the System Center platform or complimentary to one and another? Find out as 6-time Microsoft MVP, Duncan McAlynn, presents "DCM vs. ACS: An Audit Compliance Comparison" and walk away with a clear understanding of how each of these technologies can play a part in your overall security compliance strategy.
Operations Manager 2012 Overview
With the public announcement of OpsMgr 2012 at MMS 2011 this last April, come and see the Overview of OpsMgr 2012 delivered by 2 seasoned Sr. Program Managers on the OpsMgr team. You’ll get a preview into: Huge Infra TCO reductions (No more RMS!!!), Network Topology Discovery and Monitoring, Deep Application Monitoring, and Dashboards. Barry Shilmover and Baelson Duque will be taking any feedback or questions you have as well.
Dan Newton, has been consulting focusing on Microsoft infrastructure technologies for over 10 years.Dan has worked with many of Atlanta’s fortune 500 companies and other enterprise customers throughout the US. Recent project highlights include:
- Server virtualization design and deployment to support over 300 servers across 10 server Hyper-V cluster
- Design, develop and deployment of migration from SMS 2003 to SCCM 2007 for SMS hierarchy comprised of over 350 SMS server support over 70,000 clients
Greg Cameron is a Senior Datacenter Technology Specialist with Microsoft Corporation. He has been with Microsoft for over 8 years working with Hosting, Telco, Cable and Media & Entertainment customers across the country helping them realize business value with their IT assets In his current role he focuses on how customers can realize the benefits of Public and Private Clouds. Working with these large and varied customers has helped him build a depth and breadth of experience in business and technical challenges and the value IT brings to the business. Prior to joining Microsoft, Greg was the Global Server Manager for GE Power Systems in charge of the Operations team. He has also served as an Officer in the United States Navy and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He currently lives in Suwanee, GA with his wife and 3 kids.”
John Rush is a Senior Engineer for Shavlik Technologies. He is a veteran IT administrator who currently is a subject matter expert in software patch management for Windows (OS and other applications) and 3rd Party application.
Duncan McAlynn, SecureVantage
Baelson Duque started at Microsoft a Systems Engineer and shortly thereafter, became a Tools Engineer building tools for Microsoft Game Studios Operations team that managed zone.msn.com. There he owned the Monitoring Infrastructure where Baelson pioneered MOM 2000 as the Operations Monitoring Platform. Baelson is now a proud member of the System Center Operations Manager Program Management team bringing with him over 5 years of Operational Expertise from many levels in the IT Operations stack. Baelson has been with the OpsMgr PM Team for over 7.5 years designing many features from core modules in the Infrastructure to the OpsMgr MP to the Distributed Application Designer and various MP Templates. Baelson is currently a Sr. Program Manager responsible for the Next Gen UI Framework to support Dashboards in OpsMgr 2012.
Barry Shilmover is a Senior Program Manager on the System Center Operations Manager team. He focuses on some of the Management Pack investments at Microsoft, assisting internal teams to develop and release their Management Packs, as well as the Base OS Management Pack. Barry speaks at several internal and external conferences as a Subject Matter Expert on SCOM. Before coming the SCOM team, Barry was the PM for the Unix/Linux monitoring functionality in SCOM 2007 R2.
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