TechEd 2014 US will happen in a few days. From May 4-8 2014, tons of excellent sessions and content will be presented during the conference and I am really looking forward to learn new stuff, meet friends and of course enjoy some nice steaks
Because the city of Houston will be full of geeks this week, The Houston Area Systems Management User Group (HASMUG) uses that chance and planned an exciting additional learning day on Friday, May 16. They call it the TechEd 2014 Day 5. More information can be found here –> http://www.hasmug.com/te14d5/ or on Twitter using the tag #TE14D5.
I am honored that I was invited to present at this event together with more than 10 of my System Center, Hyper-V and Azure MVP buddies. I will show different customer requirements we had during the last years by different Service Manager customers and how we solved those. Here we go with the session details:
Customer Requirements First – Service Manager Customizations Without Limits
One of the strengths of Service Manager is that it allows you to customize almost everything. In this session SCCDM MVP Marcel Zehner will present a collection of useful real-world customizations that he and his team built for customers during the last years.
Come join me and learn what customizations are possible with Service Manager and get some nice ideas for your or your customers Service Manager infrastructures. Looking forward to get in touch with you in Houston!
After not attending for many years, I will be back at TechEd 2014 North America this year. The reason why is because this will be the first year after the death of MMS. Microsoft merged MMS into TechEd so there will be plenty of management sessions this time.
I will have a presentation at the Cireson booth and talk about some cool SCSM stuff. Come over and have a chat with me –> Cireson Booth, Tuesday, May 13th, 2:30pm
I will travel with some mates of my company, Stefan Roth (ex scomfaq), Stefan Johner (scsmlab.com), Martin Wüthrich and Christian Herzig (sccmfaq.ch). So there will be quite some itnetx power in Houston! Looking forward to a great week and meet nice folks and of course my MVP friends!
A customer of mine recently asked me if it’s possible to easily see (and later also use reports for), how many times an incident was moved between support groups. There are different approaches for this and in this post I will describe a simple solution for that.
Today I was re-awarded with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award for System Center Cloud & Datacenter Management. Looking forward to another year of interesting talks, meetings, conferences, contributions and more. Within this group you have the option to learn new stuff every single day and exchange with well-known experts from around the world – absolutely unique!
Special thanks to my MVP leads Christian Booth (@chbooth) and Katrin Letzel (@katko)! Great to be part of this group!
This year I will attend the E2EVC in Brussels between May 30 – June 1, 2014. E2EVC is a non-commercial, virtualization community Event. The main goal is to bring the best virtualization experts together to exchange knowledge and to establish new connections. E2EVC is a weekend crammed with presentations, Master Classes and discussions delivered by both virtualization vendors product teams and independent experts.
If you also attend this conference drop me a message to make sure we can enjoy some beers!
Ah and by the way, I will present 2 sessions at the conference together with Stefan Johner. Make sure you don’t miss those!
Session “Windows Azure Pack W(r)AP-Up or “How to extend the Windows Azure Pack”
WAP is actually hyping and is a great infrastructure not only for service providers but also for enterprise IT departments. You might already know what WAP is, so we will not cover that again. However, you should join this session if you want to learn about the capabilities to extend the delivered Windows Azure Pack features. Marcel and Stefan will demonstrate how you can connect WAP to other surrounding management systems by using SMA runbooks or by adding your very own resource providers to extend the admin and tenant portals with complete new functionalities. Join us and start your WAP extension journey today
Session “Extend Microsoft System Center with your very own identity management solution”
When using Microsoft System Center it very often comes to the point where customers are asking for integrated identity management. We all know that there is FIM, but this does not always cover what you need. Sometimes it’s easier and more flexible to fully integrate that solution directly into your System Center infrastructure. During the last years, Marcel and Stefan have built multiple identity management solutions using System Center Service Manager and System Center Orchestrator for different customers. Join this session and learn how to extend the Service Manager CMDB to allow identity management by using self-service approaches for processes like “employee joiner”, employee leaver” and many more.