ExpertsLive (Wien) Cafe Recap

Letzte Woche hatte ich das Vergnügen am ExpertsLive Cafe in Wien 2 „Vorträge“ halten zu dürfen. Das ExpertsLive Caf’e geht aus den Usergroups rund um Stefan Koell, Stefan Denninger, Roman Stadlmaier und Patrick Wahlmüller hervor. WP_20170523_16_40_38_Pro

Ein Vortrag wurde von Helmut Otto über die Konfiguration von Azure Stack gehalten. Er gab wertvolle Tipps zu Konfiguration und zum Betrieb von Azure-Stack und zeigte auf wie die Infrastrukturen bei den eigenen Kunden konfiguriert werden.

Ich habe im Anschluß etwas zum Management von Powershell Projekten mit Hilfe von Visual Studio erzählt. Der Abend wurde geschlossen mit einer von mir durchgeführen Whisky Verkostung.

Ein paar Impressionen hat Michael Seirer für uns hochgeladen.

 

 

Zwei Sessions auf der ExpertsLive.at

Die Koffer sind gepackt und in 2 Stunden geht es los zur System Center Usergroup in Wien (@scug_at). Ich werde dort 2 Vorträge halten. Der erste wird sich wieder darum drehen, wie man große Powershell Projekte mit VSO verwalten und automatisiert zur Verfügung stellen kann. Der zweite fokussiert eher den entspannten Teil des Abends. Ich habe eine Reihe Whisky’s gekauft und werde mit den Teilnehmer eine kleine Reise durch die Welt dieses edlen Gebräu’s unternehmen. Vielen Dank an Matrix42 (@Matrix42_global) für das sponsern der Veranstaltung.

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System Center Community Meeting in Köln 2017-03-23

Yes we did it again. The Usergroup meeting in Cologne was a huge success for all participants. Jürgen has done a Session about the implementation of SCCM and Matrix42 Enterprise Manager for SCCM at the „Landeszentrum für Datenverarbeitung“. After that i hold a session about „Continous integration of Powershell scripts“ with Visual Studio Online. I liked the location and enjoyed the whole evening. I am happy to say, that we will repeat this at September 28th in Frankfurt. Save the date !!! More infos will follow soon.

 

If you are interested in the Powershell Session content, feel free to Download the Powershell Build Package from here and have a look to the recording.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJtn8jILCEzaBIC4RdluuvA

Presentations:

Powershell lifecycle management

Einführung SCCM_EM_in der Steuerverwaltung Baden-Württemberg [Kompatibilitätsmodus]

 

SC/Powershell/Azure User

Wieder mal ist es mir eine Freude, der „System Center/Powershell/Azure (Stack)“ (Notiz an Stefan: Du brauchst einen anständigen Namen für die Veranstaltung) beizuwohnen. Interessanterweise scheint es wirklich zu helfen, sein Meeting auf Meetup zu veröffentlichen, die Teilnehmerzahl ist gegenüber zuvor deutlich gestiegen.

Stefan hat in seiner Opening Session dann auch angekündigt, dass die Usergroup Treffen nun in Zukunft vielleicht den Brand Experts Live übernehmen werden.

 

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Second Speaker for SCUG Rhein/Main

I am really happy and proud to announce that Jürgen Winterhalter from OFD (Oberfinanzdirektion) Karlsruhe will join our community Event in Cologne. He will explain, how SCCM and Matrix42 Enterprise Manager for SCCM was implemented there and how the operating of this both systems will done there.

Thank you very much to Mr. Winterhalter and our sponsor RIS Consulting for organizing that and the time invested.

Feel free to register here.

The System Center news and facts CW46

17 days are gone since the last System Center Facts and news round about System Center. So lets what’s happened the last two weeks:

New System Center Version 1610

Yeah the most important message first: Yesterday Microsoft released a new version of SCCM with version number 1610. Of course without any warning and al ittle bit surprising. An overview about the new features you will find here: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2016/11/18/now-available-update-1610-for-system-center-configuration-manager/

Specially the Client peer cache is very interesting. I am really excited what 1E’s and Adaptiva’s answer will be.

Currently it’s possible that you have to activate your SCCM Environment for Fastring. You can do that with this Powershell Script.

Of course, we shortly release a version of Matrix42 Enterprise Manager for SCCM which will support 1610.

System Center 2012 R2 SP1 CU4 released

Of course, not only CB, also SCCM 2012 is an very important version for us. Microsoft currently release CU4 for SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 (and also SCCM 2012 SP2).

All offical information can be found here.

End of Support for 1511

Do not forget, no one will celebrate Christmas, when your company is running out of support. The Support for SCCM 1511 will end at 08th of December.

Here are all Support end dates:

SCCM CB 1511   – End of Support = 8th Dec 2016  – Already out of Security and Critical Updates servicing support !
SCCM CB 1602 – End of Support  = 11th March 2017 – Already out of Security and Critical Updates servicing support !
SCCM CB 1606 – End of Support  = 22nd July 2017 – Already out of Security and Critical Updates servicing support !
SCCM CB 1610 – End of Support = 18th November 2017 – Fully supported!

Tip: Cleanup SCCM Cache for all files older than X

I found this absolut interesting article for all customer who are using small SSD discs. With this article you can build a configuration baseline to cleanup the CCMCache for all files older than X days. Thanks to Eswar for sharing that.

Cortana and Wunderlist

ok ok, not an SCCM topic, but soooo cooooool. Good things come to these who wait. Cortana can finally integrate with Wunderlist. For me the most important feature of Cortana, because i hated it, that Cortana had its own Todo List and i was not able to cry through my house to let add Cortana something to my Wunderlist ToDo-List. Here are more details.

SCCM Community Meeting in Munich 2016-09-16

WE DID IT AGAIN:

System Center Community Meeting in Munich was a great success. In the Paulaner Brauhaus we had 2 great sessions with André and Thomas.

André gave us an overview about his most favorite ConfigMgr Pearls and OSD Tweaks. In details:

  • How to increase the block size for TFTP to speed up WinPE Download Performance
  • How to install a WIM directly from the share
  • Creating dynamic Task Sequences based on Collections
  • How to trigger WSUS Scan & Deployment
  • Optimize driver management with a script of Kent Agerlund
  • At least he presented some ConfigMgr Tools

After that, Thomas Maurer gave us an overview about Windows Nano Server and Windows Container/Hyper-V Container. I short words: A great session about the future of windows Server. You wil find the details in the Powerpoint Presentations i will attach to this Blog entry.

The presentation of Thomas can be downloaded here.