Speaking at TechNet TechTalk

Within a couple of weeks, I have the honor to speak at the Microsoft TechNet TechTalk event in Copenhagen. The main focus of this event, is to provide a technical update, on the latest version of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 and new features in the “Update 1” released earlier this month.

Looking forward to another great event…

More information is available here (in Danish):
http://blogs.technet.com/b/rasmush/archive/2014/04/24/technet-techtalk-pr-230-sentere-windows-update.aspx

Event Facts:

Date: 21. may 2014 (08.30 til 17.00)
Location: Microsoft Denmark, Hellerup
Language: Danish and English
Technical Level: 200-300
Registration: TechTalk

General Session/Keynote:

Time

Session

09.00 – 10.15

Windows Update – Whats new in Windows 8.1 ”Update”.

Speaker: Rasmus Hald, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft

10.15 – 10.45

Break

10.45 – 12.00

Windows Mobility Services – Work Folders, Workplace Join, Direct Access.

Speaker: TBA

12.00 – 13.00

Lunch

Breakout Sessions:

Time

Track 1: Windows Server Services

Track 2: Windows Client Management

13.00 – 14.15

Technical Deep Dive session:

TBA

Technical Deep Dive session:

Windows 8.1 Deployment in real life

Speaker: Ronni Pedersen
Microsoft MVP: Enterprise Client Management

14.15 – 14.45

Break

Break

14.45 – 16.00

Technical Deep Dive session:

Microsoft RDS/VDI using Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

Taler: Kim Kaae

Technical Deep Dive session:

Mobile Device Management m/ Windows Intune

Speaker: Jens Ole Kragh

16.15 – 17.00

Social event

System Center User Group Meeting – May 2014

Welcome to yet another meeting in the Danish System Center User Group. We are very excited to announce our next event and offer you the opportunity to come and meet with fellow System Center administrators and influencers. The main focus of this event, is Windows Azure and Hyper-V.

Special Guest Speaker: Brian Mason, Microsoft MVP: Enterprise Client Management.

This event will have a limited number of attendees compared to some of our previous events, and please note that this event is hosted by Microsoft Danmark.

During this event you can expect to see lots of live demos of

Please note that we will allow a maximum of 3 persons from the same organization. Reason for that; is that we wish to have as many different organizations and companies represented as possible.

Event Sponsor: Veeam. 

Agenda

08:30 – 09:00 Breakfast and Registration
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome and introduction of our sponsors
09:15 – 10:15 Session 1: Windows 8.1 Deployment (Ronni Pedersen)
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:30 Session 2: Veeam Session
11:30 – 12:15 Lunch
12:15 – 13:15 Session 3: ConfigMgr 2012 R2 in the Enterprise – Part 1 (Brian Mason)
13:15 – 13:30 Break
13:30 – 14:30 Session 3: ConfigMgr 2012 R2in the Enterprise – Part 2 (Brian Mason)
14.30 – 14:45 Break
14:45 – 15:30 Session 5 (Q and A Session)
15:30 – 16:00 Prize drawings, softdrinks and beers.

Practical information

Date: 23th. of May 2014.

Time: The event will start 09:00 and end 16:00. Doors will be open from 08:30. Please show up for registration 15 minutes before the event begin.

Address: Teknologisk Institut, entrance 1 (Main building), Gregersensvej, 2630 Taastrup.

Refreshments: Breakfast, Coffee, Tea, Water, Soft drinks and Sandwiches.

Registration:

System Center User Group Meeting – May 2014

New Windows 8.1 Deployment labs on TechNet

Three brand new deployment labs, created by Johan Arwidmark, are now available on the TechNet Virtual Labs platform.

Creating a Windows 8.1 reference image
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9845755

Deploying Windows 8.1 with MDT 2013 (Lite Touch)
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9845757

Deploying Windows 8.1 with Configuration Manager 2012 R2 and MDT 2013 (Zero Touch)
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9845756

Enjoy.

+Ronni Pedersen

Windows 8.1 Update released on MSDN

The Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows RT 8.1 Update has been released on MSDN, and will be avalible to all users from Windows Update next week.

And finaly Microsoft has fixed what Windows 8 should have been from the start. This is truly a great update that improves the user experience when using Windows on a desktop without touch.

More information on the Windows Experience Blog:
http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/windowsexperience/archive/2014/04/02/windows-8-1-update-important-refinements-to-the-windows-experience.aspx

If you can’t wait until next week and wants to install this awesome update now, here is the recommended install order of the hotfixes that are included in the download:

1.  KB2919442
2.  KB2919355
3.  KB2932046
4.  KB2937592
5.  KB2938439
6.  KB2949621

Happy patching….

But it doesn’t stop there…. The next update (update 2 or whatever the name will be be), will bring back the the start menu as we know it…

Windows 8.1 Update released on MSDN

Note. This screenshot is not from the Windows 8.1 Update release in april 2014. It from the next update, and the release date has not been announced yet

Enjoy.

+Ronni Pedersen

IT Camp: Windows 8.1 in the Enterprise

Next week I’ll be delivering free tecnical training with Rasmus Hald from Microsoft.

It’s a full day with both hands-on and notes from the fields on deployment of  Windows 8.1 in the Enterprise for IT Professionals. The main focus will be administration and deployment of Windows 8.1.

About the event:

Date: 11. march 2014 (08:30 to 17:00)
Location: Microsoft Danmark, Hellerup
Techinal Level: 300
Language: Danish
Price: Free

Instructors: Ronni Pedersen (MVP) & Rasmus Hald (MSFT)
Registration: Hellerup 11/3-2014 (Code: 116D0E)*
* limited seats avaliable

Agenda:

  • Introducing Windows 8.1
  • People Centric Management
  • Flexible Work Styles
  • Windows Store Apps
  • Unified Management
  • Flexible Desktops
  • Deployment

Access to hands-on labs requires that you bring your on laptop.

Enjoy.

+Ronni Pedersen

SCCM 2012 SP1/R2 – Clients for Additional OS updated

The “Clients for Additional Operating Systems” download allows you to manage Apple Mac, UNIX and Linux computers using ConfigMgr 2012 SP1/R2.

The following clients are now supported:

Mac Client:
The following Mac versions are supported in this release:

  • Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
  • Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)
  • Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
  • Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)

UNIX/Linux Client:
The following UNIX and Linux versions are supported in this release.

  • AIX Version 7.1, 6.1, 5.3
  • Solaris Version 11, 10, 9
  • HP-UX Version 11iv2 , 11iv3
  • RHEL Version 6 , 5, 4
  • SLES Version 11, 10, 9
  • CentOS Version 6, 5
  • Debian Version 6, 5
  • Ubuntu Version 12.4 LTS, 10.4 LTS
  • Oracle Linux 6, 5

ConfigMgr 2012 R2 – Clients for Additional Operating Systems:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39360

ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 – Clients for Additional Operating Systems:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36212

Microsoft Outlook 2007: Disable the prompt for RSS feeds

Today I had to make a new ConfigMgr application for an “old” version of Microsoft Office. I almost forgot how to customize this version of Office, so I just used my normal Office 2013 deployment guide, with the default settings I normally recommend for office 2010 and 2013.

But in Microsoft Oulook 2007 the user also gets an anoying pop-up about RSS feeds, so even if this is an old version of office I’ll share the fix here… (At lest I’ll know where to find the solution, if I get the question again) Microsoft Outlook 2007: Disable the prompt for RSS feeds

To remove (and disable) RSS feeds in Microsoft Office 2007 perform the following steps.

  1. Start the Office Customization Tool (OCT), by running setup.exe /admin.
  2. Navigate to Features/Modify user settings/Microsoft Office Outlook 2007/Tools | Account Settings/RSS Feeds, and enable the Turn off RSS feature.
  3. Save the MSP file, and you should be good to go…

Microsoft Outlook 2007: Disable the prompt for RSS feeds

This can also be fixed by using Group Policies or Settings Management, but I always perfer to have my default perfered settings configured directly in each application.

/Enjoy.

+Ronni Pedersen