TechNet Chopsticks Replay: System Center User Group in the Spotlight

In this post I want to put the Belgian System Center User Group in the Spotlight.


Now that you know more about what this UG is all about let’s replay some of their Chopsticks:


Using System Center Operations Manager to monitor your SharePoint environment (Dutch)

System Center Operations Manager 2007 is THE end to end Monitoring Solution. In this session we will discuss what you, as SharePoint guys, find relevant to be monitored.
System Center Operations Manager uses a SharePoint Monitoring toolkit for monitoring the SharePoint Environment. This toolkit consists of a set of System Center Operations Manager 2007 management packs designed to help IT pros monitor their WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 and 2007 SP1 environments. These newly released packs were engineered to take advantage of SCOM 2007’s features, including new and improved reporting, additional actions, new views, and integrate IIS and SQL health rollup for a better understanding of the system-level dependencies of the SharePoint environments.
And last but not least: System Center Operations Manager can also emulate end user experience by monitoring a Web Application. We will show you how to monitor a Web Application, even if it is require credentials, and how to record a browser session.

image SCUG: Getting Started with out of band management

Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 added this brand new feature called out of band service management. In my opinion a worth-while addition, yet it competes with the NAP feature for the position of least used SCCM 2007 feature, whereas it deserves a place up there with the feature hotshots like software distribution and os deployment. The main reason it isn't up there in the popular feature list is most likely because the provisioning of systems to support out of band service management can be a little bit tricky. During this session we'll show you how to get provisioning going. We'll talk about the 3 different ways of provisioning, and show you the easiest way to get going. If you have ConfigMgr 2007 SP1 running and have machines with Intel Vpro capabilities then you can't miss this session

At Techdays 2009 in Antwerp SCUG interviewed Nigel Cain ( Program Manager - Operations and Service Management group) and asked him some questions on System Center Service Manager:


SCUG.BE interviewed the Jeff Wettlaufer (Sr. Technical Product Manager, System Center) at Techdays 2009 in Antwerp!

SCUG.BE interviewed Jeremy Chapman (Senior Product Manager in the Windows client enterprise team) on windows 7 deployment:


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