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Like every year I would like to wish you and your family a healthy and successful 2017! I hope that all of your and your family’s whishes may come true. Also this year I would like to start this brand new year with looking back at the year we lived in yesterday. What a year it was!

The year 2016 was again a very good year for me full of community, good friends and a lots of fun in the Enterprise Mobility / Enterprise Client Management world. It was the year of:

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Up next AZSMUG and IT/Dev Connections

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itdev-logoToday I will be flying to the US to speak at two great community driven events; The Arizona Systems Management User Group in Phoenix of Mike Terrill and IT/Dev Connections in Las Vegas. Like every year IT/Dev Connections is like coming home, a well-organized event driven by a superb community! It is the first time for me to speak at the AZSMUG, very excited!

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BriForumNext week I will be speaking for the third time at BriForum. This time the event will be held at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. At this three day event I will be speaking about how to secure your apps and data with Microsoft Enterprise Mobility +Security and during the second session we will be looking what management options for Windows 10 are the best for you. Really looking forward to be back at BriForum, unfortunately the last one. ūüôĀ

The last one since co-founder Brian Madden announced that he is taking a break after BriForum and leaving the IT industry (for a while) and TechTarget. It’s a pity that I only was able to join BriForum three times, around this event is a real great and active community is in place. A community¬†with not only a focus on Microsoft but also Citrix, VMware and other end user computing, desktop virtualization and enterprise mobility related products. Different views, different focuses but all great minds ūüôā

Brian Madden kicks off during the speaker dinner

Brian Madden last year at the speaker dinner in Denver


So the 20th BriForum will be a memorable last edition.. Keep you posted next week, and if you are in Boston be sure to stop by and say hi!

presentatie-aftrapYesterday I had the privilege to speak¬†during the System Center Summer Night – BBQ edition from the System Center User Group Netherlands. During this session I talked about¬†why Microsoft “moved” Configuration Manager to¬†the servicing model, how companies should adopt it and work with it and shared some do’s and don’ts while updating Configuration Manager to for instance Current Branch.

During the session I got some questions about the telemetry data that Microsoft is gathering and using to make ConfigMgr even better :). As promised you find below the link I was referring to:

mms2016-01After a couple of weeks moving homes and finishing Kent Agerlund and my book, time for a quick blog about the Midwest Management Summit. In only 10 days from now I will speaking and attending the Midwest Management Summit in the Mall Of America in Minneapolis. For the third year in a row I will be speaking at this great community driven three day conference.

On May the 16th (a day after my birthday) I will be presenting together with fellow Enterprise Mobility MVP John Marcum at the ¬†Taming BYOD with EMS, ConfigMgr & Intune ‚Äď Hands On Labs 4 hour pre conference session. During this four hour session we talk about the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite stand alone and run through labs that cover the EMS Hybrid scenario with System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch. The session is sold out already.

My second session will be together with Chris Nackers, together with Chris I will be talking about  Use Microsoft EMS to Protect your Mobile Data and Mobile Apps , a session full of Mobile Application Management, Enterprise Data Protection and Mobile Information Management with Microsoft Intune, Azure Active Directory Premium and Azure Rights Management Services. If you are at MMS, be sure to join us!

During MMS Kent Agerlund and me will release our newest book about the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite. More on this next week!


mms2016-01For the third year in a row I will be presenting at the Midwest Management Summit in Minneapolis. This year the conference will be held in May instead of November.

The last week sessions are added almost daily and one of the sessions which is approved is a preconference session together with fellow Enterprise Mobility MVP John Marcum, this 4 hour hands on lab session will be all about managing Mobile Devices using ConfigMgr and Intune.

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vnext00The end of the year is nearly there, Vnext of System Center Configuration Manager will be shipped before the end of the year as promised.

So it is time to have a look at some of the nice features that System Center Configuration Manager 2016 will bring. In this blog we will have a look at the new updates and servicing feature of Configuration Manager.

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mmsAfter a full, interesting, awesome and very busy MVP Summit in Seattle this year I flew with many other MVPs to Minneapolis for the Midwest Management Summit. The Midwest Management Summit is organized by the Minnesota System Center User Group with the help of many volunteers, in other words a real community event!

And what a nice event it is! Like last year very laid back and after the session is done there is no rush to make place for the following speaker, no the attendees have the option to have a Q&A for 45 minutes.

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This month I was able to present two community related sessions. On the 8th of October Kenneth van Surksum and me¬†were invited to present a session on behalf of our Windows Management User Group Netherlands, during the AppManagEvent in the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht. Our session was about “Application deployment across several devices with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager”. The session of 45 minutes was a nice one with lots of nice questions.

Last week I had the pleasure to fly to Oslo in Norway to present a session about the Enterprise Mobility Suite during the System Center User Group Norway meeting at the Microsoft office. This meeting was the second of the but how cool to see that it is already a really nice community with a great show up!

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Currently we have crazy busy times, so busy that I was not able to write a review about IT/Dev Connections and my sessions together with Kenny Buntinx and Greg Ramsey. Like last year IT/Dev Connections was a pleasure to attend and to be able to present two sessions.

The Convention Center in the Aria Hotel is a really nice venue with nicely setup rooms to host the sessions.

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mmsThe (if you ask me) community for community event this year will be again the Midwest Management Summit in Minneapolis this 9-11 November. Last year this event was organized for the first time by the Minnesota System Center User Group and it was a huge success! See here my wrap-up blog of the first edition. So if you want to attend a real knowledge event with many speakers and MVPs from around the world be sure to attend this November in the Mall Of America, it is getting sold out!!

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