Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 RTM is available

ConfigMgr 2012 was officially announced at MMS 2012 in Las Vegas earlier today. If you want to start playing around with the product, you should take a look a Johan Arwidmarks updated version of the Hydration Kit to install a virtual test lab (Fully automated). Both VMware and Hyper-V is supported.

Learn more and download the Hydration Kit here:

http://www.deploymentresearch.com/Blog/tabid/62/EntryId/57/The-Hydration-Kit-for-ConfigMgr-2012-RTM-is-available-for-download.aspx

SCUG.dk User Group Meeting: Session update

The scheduled breakout session on “Deploying Windows 7 using MDT 2012 and ConfigMgr 2012” with Johan Arwidmark, wil be replaced with the following session:

Title:
Inside Windows 8 – Deployment Tools Update

Abstract:
What’s new in Windows 8 Deployment – Join Johan Arwidmark guiding you through the new features, including Windows 8 WDS, ADK, WinPE 4.0, Performance Assessment and much more.

Speaker:
Johan Arwidmark | Chief Technical Architect | Knowledge Factory

System Center User Group Meeting – October 2011
http://scug.dk/content/SystemCenterUserGroupMeeting-October2011.aspx

SCUG.dk User Group Meeting, November 2010

Earlier this month, the System Center User Group Denmark hosted a System Center focused event held in Copenhagen.

Wally Mead from the Configuration Manager product Group in Redmond, Greg Jensen Marketing Director and Johan Arwidmark (Deployment Geek) where invited speakers for the event and around 110 user group members showed up for this full event day.

The event was very popular and we’ve received lots of great feedback.

PowerPoint slides from the event can be downloaded here:

http://scug.dk/blogs/configurationmanager/archive/2010/11/05/powerpoint-slides-from-the-november-2010-scug-dk-user-group-meeting.aspx

See you again next year.

SCUG.dk User Group Meeting, November 2010
SCUG.dk User Group Meeting – November 2010
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SCUG.dk User Group Meeting Agenda

08:30 – 09:30 Breakfast and Registration
09:15 – 10:00 Keynote: Future of the Data Center & Desktop
10:00 – 10:15 Introduction to SCUG.DK
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:30 What’s new in Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Update 1
11:30 – 11:45 Break
11:45 – 12:45 ConfigMgr 2007 R3 Techincal Update
12:45 – 13:15 Break and Lunch
13:15 – 14:15 ConfigMgr v.Next: Migrating from ConfigMgr 2007
14:15 – 14:30 Break
14:30 – 15:30 ConfigMgr v.Next Application Management
15:30 – 16:00 Q&A, prize drawings, softdrinks and beers.

Session Details

 

What’s new in Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Update 1

Speaker: Johan Arwidmark

MDT 2010 integrates with ConfigMgr 2007 to provide additional functionality over and above the standard OS deployment features. In this session you will learn to master the added functionality, as well as learn about the new enhancements in MDT 2010 Update 1, including support for ConfigMgr R3’s OEM pre-staged media and user-driven installations (UDI) . You can expect a lot of tips & tricks and live demos in this session.

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 Technical Update

Speaker: Wally Mead

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 is the latest release of our flagship System Center product. This session will give a technical overview of the latest features included in the new R3 release. Topics will include Power Management, Scale and Performance improvements, and OS Deployment enhancements.

ConfigMgr v.Next: Migration from ConfigMgr 2007

Speaker: Wally Mead

Configuration Manager v.Next is coming soon and for those of you running the current platform — Configuration Manager 2007 — there are some considerations you may want to make in your design. In this session you will get an overview as well as technical details of the v.Next setup process, with focus on an existing Configuration Manager site migrating to the v.Next platform.

ConfigMgr v.Next: Application Management

Speaker: Wally Mead

The next release of Configuration Manager is now in Beta! This release promises to improve application management significantly, for organizations of any size. The most used capability in the history of SMS and Configuration Manager has been updated to support your organization however, wherever and on whatever device is right for you. To this end, the Application Model has been designed to provide different deployment types (MSI, Script, AppV, Mobile and more) to different scenarios. Using this model, conditions, rules and predefined relationships can be dynamically calculated at delivery to determine the best application experience for the user on the hardware and connection they are using. In this technical overview of the new Software Distribution capability, we will cover the key concepts including: Deployment Types; Deployments; Requirements; Conditions; and the associated functionality required to support your new generation workforce. Demonstrations will play a key role in the session, including that of the new Silverlight Software Catalog.

Speakers BIO

 

Greg Jensen, Microsoft

Senior Director Technical Product Marketing

Greg will be carrying the client management conversation and keynote participation.

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.

Johan Arwidmark, Knowledge Factory

Johan Arwidmark is a consultant and all-around geek specializing in Enterprise Windows Deployment Solutions.

Johan speaks at several conferences each year, including MMS and TechEd around the world. He is also actively involved in deployment communities like deployvista.com, itproffs.se and myitforum.com, and has been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Setup & Deployment.

Johan is known for an energetic and humorous style, tackling complex concepts using simple, Real World, scenarios and lots of live demos. His areas of expertise include: Enterprise Windows Deployment Tools and Solutions, MDT, WinPE, USMT, WDS, and ConfigMgr 2007.

Unleash the Power of MDT 2010 Lite Touch, November 23-24

Want to learn more about deployment from some the top deployment masters?

Johan Arwidmark and Mikael Nystrom (Microsoft MVP’s in Setup & Deployment) will be in Copenhagen on November 23 – 24, presenting the “Unleash the Power of MDT 2010 Lite Touch” class. In just two days you will learn what you need to build a superior deployment solution based on MDT 2010 Update 1.

  • 2 days with real information from real world deployment experts
  • A workbook packed with guidance and additional material
  • Videos of the demos that you can play over and over again

For more information and registration: “Unleash the Power of MDT 2010 Lite Touch