MNSCUG June 2016 Meeting Notes

Fred took these notes

Notes from Kent's session:

  • The server needs access to specific internet sites in order to get the 1602 upgrade.
  • Make sure to preserve the account that was used to install 1511 / 1602.


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December 2015 Meeting Notes

MMS Recap

  • Great to be around the community of System Center people
  • It's what MMS used to be
  • Like the break out sessions after the main session - very interactive
  • Liked the openness of the speakers. Since there is no recording, etc., it seems that experts were more forthcoming
  • After parties were great
  • Birds of a Feather - the one on one was very enjoyable
  • Perhaps a brown bag session

MMS Suggestions

  • More tables [where?]
  • Sunday preconference - some of it was repeated in the main conference [we can only do so much there but we'll try harder]
  • Publish the 'who's who' of people that are attending or presenting. (Microsoft product group, etc.) [Featured speaker list should do this]
  • Ask the Experts - include not only MVP's but product group people (example: EMS)
  • Present on the SCCM App Model
  • Perhaps some level 100 or 200 sessions
  • more DEVOPS
  • Case study session
  • End to End real world
  • ITSM sessions
  • Soft skills?
  • Effective communication
  • Effective leadership
  • ITIL?
  • Process?

Find out how to download all the sessions - PowerShell script
Um, MMS 2016 is almost here!

Golden Nugget gained

  • Perhaps NO level 200 or 100 sessions
  • Windows 10 service
  • OMS
  • Server 2016 will allow VM's inside of a VM
  • Virtual TPM
  • SMA
  • How other companies apply technology
  • Michael Nystrom - storage spaces on Server 2016
  • SCCM do's and don'ts

Sponsor: Flexera
Application management using best practices of services management
AdminStudio Suite - Package management. Push applications directly to SCCM
Workflow Manager - SLA and application lifecycle - tie into SCSM or other Service Management platforms
AdminStudio - inventory and rationalization of software
App Portal - End user self service application, imaging, hardware, etc. Licensing.

Windows 10 - Nash
PSA: IE 11 and below are EOL in Jan
.Net < 4.5.2
Install KB2775511 - you can import this into WSUS and then SCCM will recognize it the next time it syncs.
Install Windows Management Framework 4

Updates - push out recommended updates. Not just Critical and Security. Microsoft tests their updates on machines that are fully patched.

Nash said 'writted' instead of 'wrote'

April 2016 All Day Meeting

Our next user group meeting will be April the 20th, from 8:30am to 4:30pm at Microsoft's Edina HQ building - 6th Floor, Lake of the Woods room. Please register in advance so we can get a proper count for food and drink. On deck we have:

Eventbrite - MNSCUG April 2016 Meeting

An abbreviated agenda:

8:30 – Coffee\Donuts
9-12 – Terrill and something OSD related
12-1 – Lunch with Crumbaker on 1E stuff (Gold sponsor)
1-4:30 – Rachui on something CM or SCOM related

Once again, we're happy to announce that 1E is sponsoring MNSCUG as a gold sponsor this year. Their support makes it possible to bring in big speakers like this. 

MNSCUG January Meeting - The SCU Simulcast

We are NOT meeting at Microsoft, Edina as they are full that day. Instead, we're meeting at ITT Tech in Eden Prairie.  It is System Center Universe time again!  We will be telecasting this great event all day.  In previous years this event has been stellar so I expect this year will be no different.  The lineup looks amazing.

That food and drink (coffee) will be provided by local heros and long time supporters of MNSCUG, Now Micro.

Please register by clicking on the image below so that we can properly guess the right amount of food and drink for the day.

SCU 2016