mdm seriesUnfortunately my Windows IT Pro sessions about the Microsoft’s Mobile Device Management solutions were cancelled due the lack of booked “seats” in the virtual classroom. Sad that it won’t go through, I put a lot of effort in it. But the good thing about that it is cancelled is that I am able to share everything with you on my blog. :)

So what I am planning to do is to write a series of blogs and record a series of short webcasts to show you how to build a complete Mobile Device Management solution with Exchange 2013, Configuration Manager 2012 R2 and Windows Intune. All together managed from Configuration Manager 2012 R2.

In this blog I will give an overview of the Exchange ActiveSync Connector and refer a lot to earlier blogs about this feature within Configuration Manager 2012 R2.

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res-wm2014-00It’s almost Easter so a quick blog about RES Workspace Manager 2014 and ConfigMgr 2012 R2. ;) After describing the integration of  RES Workspace Manager 2014 with Configuration Manager 2012 R2 application model, how a deployment is initiated and how App-V ConfigMgr 2012 R2 and RES Workspace Manager 2014 are better together. It’s now time to have a look at another feature of RES Workspace Manager 2014 that supports Configuration Manager 2012 R2. RES Workspace Manager 2014 is also to deploy applications and packages while logging on, logging off, refreshing the Workspace Manager agent or while reconnecting to a session. Let’s see how this works.

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wmug_nl_klJust a couple of minutes ago we announced during our second meeting of this year our next Windows Management User Group Netherlands meeting. On May the 22nd we have invited Enterprise Client Management MVPs Kent Agerlund and Brian Mason to talk with us about Patch Management.

Kent is joining us from Denmark to talk with us about third party software updates with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. Kent works for Coretech and travels around the world to do consulting jobs, teach people everything about Enterprise Client Management and speaks on conferences like TechEd, IT/Dev Connections and the Microsoft Management Summit.

Brian works for a large financial services company called Wells Fargo in the United States of America. Brian manages with his team more than 360.000 clients. He will learn us the do’s and don’t about Software Updates (via Configuration Manager) in a real enterprise environment. Brian speaks a lot at his user group and spoke in the past at conferences like the Microsoft Management Summit.

See for more information our WMUG NL website: http://wmug.nl/2014/04/08/22-mei-wmug-nl-bijeenkomst-3-2014-patch-management-software-updates/

 

wmug_nl_klJust a couple of minutes ago we announced during our second meeting of this year our next Windows Management User Group Netherlands Webinar. On May the 6th we have invited Enterprise Client Management MVPs Johan Arwidmark to talk with us about OSD – MDT 2013 & ConfigMgr 2012 R2 highlights.

Johan Arwidmark is the Chief Technical Architect with Knowledge Factory. He is a consultant, author and all-around geek specializing in Systems Management and Enterprise Windows Deployment Solutions.

In addition to his consulting role, Johan present trainings and speaks at several conferences each year, including TechEd around the world. He is also actively involved in communities like deploymentresearch.com and myitforum.com, and he has been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for eight years.

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, ConfigMgr, MDT, WinPE, USMT, and WDS.

See for more information our WMUG NL website: http://wmug.nl/2014/04/08/wmug-nl-webinar-3-2014-osd-mdt-2013-configmgr-2012-r2-highlights-hosted-by-johan-arwidmark/

So honored to be awarded for the third time in a row as an Enterprise Client Management Microsoft MVP! So cool that I have received this award again and to be part of the Enterprise Client Management (Configuration Manager & Windows Intune) community. Thanks to all of you that visit my blog, without you this wasn’t even possible!

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WMUG NL Sessions on April the 8th

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wmug_nl_klA couple of weeks ago we announced our new Windows Management User Group Netherlands meeting for the 8th of April. The subject of the evening is Deployment. As from today we have also the sessions descriptions filled in. Kenneth van Surksum and me are going to talk about “Application deployment across several devices with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager”, Arie de Haan is going to talk about “Mobile Application Management using Symantec App Center” and Steven Duckaert from Nutanix is presenting a technical session about the Virtualization solution of Nutanix.

If you like to join us, please go to http://wmug.nl/2014/03/30/programma-wmug-bijeenkomst-8-april-bekend/ hope to see you in Utrecht the 8th of April!

Also block your schedule for May the 22nd, we have booked some  (international) top speakers for this afternoon (14h-19h) to talk with us about Software Updates in the Enterprise. More on this very soon!

Windows-Intune-3While preparing my Windows IT Pro Microsoft’s Mobility Options in Exchange, Configuration Manager & Windows Intune sessions I noticed in Windows Intune something that I haven’t seen before. Besides locking your mobile devices down with settings, installing apps and wiping in the device you are now also able to reset the passcode of a mobile device or lock it remotely with Windows Intune.

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Today the first Cumulative Update for Configuration Manager 2012 R2 has been released. Cumulative Update 1 will fix issues related to the following areas:

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  • Administrator Console
  • Mobile Device Management
  • Reporting
  • Application Virtualization
  • Internet-based clients
  • Software Center
  • Operating system deployment
  • Endpoint Protection
  • Application management
  • Supported operating systems (Mac OS X 10.9)
  • Site systems
  • Windows PowerShell
  • Wake-up proxy

Download and read more about the update here.

res-wm2014-00After some extremely busy weeks I finally found some time to write a blog again. In my earlier blogs about RES Workspace Manager 2014 I explained the support of this current version with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Microsoft App-V version 5. I my first blog about the support of Configuration Manager 2012 R2 in RES Workspace Manager 2014 I mentioned that you are able to deploy the application with RES Workspace Manager 2014 without actually deploying it to a collection in Configuration Manager 2012 R2.

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windowsitproOn the 23rd of April I will be hosting three online technical training sessions for WindowsITPro about Microsoft’s Mobility Options in Exchange, Configuration Manager, and Windows Intune. During those three sessions I will show the attendees what Mobile Device Management options Microsoft currently provides in Exchange Server 2013, Windows Intune, and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. Learn how these solutions can be used together to get a grip on your daily growing mobile workforce.

Get more information about the event here!

Hooray! :) After months of work, my new book is finally available on Amazon. This book, which I wrote together with Santos Martinez and Brett Bennett is about the new version of Configuration Manager 2012 R2 and will cover all of the new features.

Invaluable coverage on all aspects of System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Completely updated for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, this comprehensive book provides intermediate and advanced coverage of all aspects of the product, including planning and installation, migrating from previous versions of Configuration Manager, deploying software and operating systems, security, monitoring and troubleshooting, and automating and customizing.

  • Provides numerous real-world scenarios to show you how to use the tool in various contexts
  • Explores planning and installation and migrating from SCCM 2007
  • Walks you through deploying software and operating systems, security, monitoring, and troubleshooting
  • Demonstrates automating and customizing Configuration Manager 2012 R2 with scripts

This essential book provides you with all the information you need to get savvy with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.

You can find the table of Contents here.

Order the book here at Amazon and learn all about System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager! On Amazon you are also able to find a preview of the book!

Front cover MCM 2012 R2