Free tool Coretech Application Creator gets a new name – Coretech SCCM Manager 1.0.3

This utility is developed based on many years of experience with Microsoft System Management Server now System Center Configuration Manager. Our mission is to streamline every aspect of the package creation process thus making the daily administration of the system smarter. In the latest version you’ll also find functionality to prestage computers and configure variables used in the image deployment process.

This utility is Freeware, making it illegal to change or sell, but legal to use in any purposes.

 

http://blog.coretech.dk/confmgr07/coretech-sccm-manager-103-%e2%80%93-freeware-download/

Be a MMS 2009 “Virtual” attendee

Today, the MMS folks announced how you can “attend” MMS 2009 without “attending” MMS 2009.  Pretty cool!

If you are unable to attend MMS 2009 in person this week, a new MMS 2009 Online” registration option has been created which provides access to the valuable session content being presented at this year’s MMS 2009 event – right from your desktop. 

MMS 2009 Online – Features
MMS 2009 Online” is an opportunity to access the MMS 2009 CommNet both during and after the event, just like attendees who are present at the event.  This option provides access to key content including:

·         Live Webcast of the MMS 2009 Keynotes*

·         Video Recordings of Breakout session topics**

·         Downloadable PowerPoint slide decks from the Breakout sessions

·         Hands-on Lab Manuals

·         Sample files shared by Speakers

·         Access to the MessagePoint system for online discussions with other attendees

·         Copy of the MMS 2009 Post-show DVD set mailed shortly after the event (a $275 value)

·         Copy of the MMS 2009 Hands-on Lab Walkthrough DVD mailed after the event (a $125 value)

·         Access to all MMS 2009 Online content for 3 months after the event closes

Registration as an “MMS 2009 Online” Attendee costs $350 and provides online access to over 140 breakout topics as recordings and PowerPoint slide decks as well as 76 Hands-on Lab manuals.  The Post-show DVD set provides indexed recordings of all available Breakouts plus bonus materials and supplementary files from session speakers and Event Sponsors.  The Hands-on Lab Walkthrough DVD provides video recordings of the most popular lab topics offered at the event with audio commentary providing step-by-step explanations of the key procedures covered.

*Note that the live webcasts of the MMS 2009 keynotes are not restricted to registered “MMS 2009 Online” Attendees.  Access to all other content is restricted to in-person and on-line attendees up to 3 months post-event.

**Breakout session recordings for most topics will be posted within 24 hours of the live session.

Full Session Details
Full details of the sessions being offered at MMS 2009 this week are provided on the event site Sessions Page and in a downloadable Session Details PDF.

 “MMS 2009 Online” Registration
The MMS 2009 Online registration package is available for only $350.  If you would like to register as an attendee of “MMS 2009 Online” click on the following link:

·          "MMS 2009 Online" Attendee Registration Site

The username and password you create during registration will give you immediate access to all the online content available to attendees at the event – and without leaving your desk!

LAST MMS 2009 breakout room session change

Timeslot

New Room

Code

Title

Speaker(s)

4/29/2009 2:15PM – 3:30PM

San Polo 3403

SO17

Protecting Applications with Data Protection Manager 2007 with SP1

Jason Buffington

4/29/2009 2:15PM – 3:30PM

San Polo 3401A

SU31

Ask the Community Experts

Brian Mason; Donnie Taylor; Ed Aldrich; Garth Jones; Greg Ramsey; Michael Schultz; Paul Thomsen; Richard Dixon; Rod Trent; Sherry Kissinger; Tev Sanders

Last Minute MMS 2009 Breakout Session Room Changes

Timeslot

New Room

Code

Title

Speaker(s)

4/27/2009 3:00PM – 4:15PM

Titian 2304

SN01

Solution Accelerator for Windows Optimized Desktop

Chanel Chambers; Luis Camara Manoel

4/27/2009 3:00PM – 4:15PM

Veronese 2405

SS30

Internet Safety for Kids: Predator and Protection Tactics

Laura Chappell

4/28/2009 11:45AM – 1:00PM

Bellini 2001B

SY07

Advanced Topics in Software Updates Management for Configuration Manager 2007

Rick Duong

4/28/2009 11:45AM – 1:00PM

Titian 2201B

SO01

Overview of Operations Manager 2007 R2

Baelson Duque; Lorenzo Rizzi; Shilpa Ranganathan; Steve Wilson

4/29/2009 10:15AM – 11:30AM

Bellini 2001B

SY02

What´s new in System Center Configuration Manager SP1 and R2

Jeff Wettlaufer

4/29/2009 10:15AM – 11:30AM

Veronese 2401B

SN03

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010: The Next Generation

Michael Niehaus; Tim Mintner

4/29/2009 2:15PM – 3:30PM

San Polo 3401A

SO17

Protecting Applications with Data Protection Manager 2007 with SP1

Jason Buffington

4/29/2009 2:15PM – 3:30PM

San Polo 3403

SU31

Ask the Community Experts

Brian Mason; Donnie Taylor; Ed Aldrich; Garth Jones; Greg Ramsey; Michael Schultz; Paul Thomsen; Richard Dixon; Rod Trent; Sherry Kissinger; Tev Sanders

4/30/2009 10:15AM – 11:30AM

Bellini 2105

SC07

Introducing Policy Change Management with AGPM 3.0

Lilia Gutnik

4/30/2009 10:15AM – 11:30AM

Titian 2304

SC11

Introducing Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V)

Ran Oelgiesser

Madison’s Trent breaks 45-year-old school record

Some more Track and Field love.  Alex makes the front page of the local newspaper's web site:

 

FrontPage

http://www.middletownjournal.com/

Now, I’m going to have to run out and pick up the actual newspaper!

From the article:

 

Madison’s Trent breaks 45-year-old school record

Madison High School’s Alex Trent set a new school record in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.35 seconds at the Waynesville Invitational Friday night, April 24.

His time broke a 45-year-old mark of 22.6 seconds set by Alan Daniel in 1964. The record was tied by Jim Cox in 1971 and tied again by Tony Cox in 1976.

It was the longest standing record at Madison. Trent also won the 400 dash in 49.78 seconds at the meet.

Track Season resounds with a huge bang tonight!

And, when I say BANG, I mean it.  If you’ve been following my “Track and Field” tag over the years, you read about my oldest son’s speed.  As a Junior last year, he went to state in the 400m only to miss the championship heat by a hair.  This year he’s back at it, and is actually faster than he was last year.  Even though its the beginning of the season, he’s already faster now that he was at the same time last year.  His coach has been working him hard since this is Alex’s Senior season of high school.

Tonight he finally, officially broke the 50 second barrier in the 400m.  His actual time was 40.73 seconds!   OK…but that’s not the huge BANG I’m talking about.

This year, his coach has him running a lot of different races.  On one hand, the team doesn’t have speedwise on the boys team.  On the other hand, his coach is preparing him for a potential college scholarship for Track.  Alex has been running the 200m this year, and tonight ran the 100m for the first time in competition.  Alex came in 2nd in overall time in the 100m.  Alex happened to be in the slow heat, though, so he had no one to run against to push him, and he lost the overall race by mere 10th of a second.  If he had someone to actually run against, he probably would have won.  Yeah, yeah.  I know, proud papa talking.

But, here’s where the BANG comes in.  Tonight Alex ran the 200m.  Not only did he break his own school record with a time of 22.35, but he broke the Waynesville schools stadium record that had been held for 45 years!

Phenomenal!  We’re really looking forward to the season as it progresses, because Alex actually gets faster as the season progresses.  His school record for the 400m is only a few 10th of seconds away, he’s pushing himself in the 100m, and the 200m country high school record is only 2 seconds away.

We’ll see what happens, but I’m getting excited!

In memory…Steve Pruitt

I’m finishing up the myITforum.com awards for MMS 2009 (given at the annual myITforum.com Party) and ran across this again: 

StevePruitt

Steve won this community award last year.  It really makes me a bit sad, seeing it.  But, Steve has left a great legacy in this community, and I think he helped instill his same type of dedication and insistence of sharing in others.  Steve had a great testimony.  I’ll always think about him.

Please be in continued prayer for his family.

We just really never know how things will happen, or what will happen in a year’s time.  This community has become such a family over the years, glued together by myITforum.com and the Microsoft Management Summit.  That’s also a funny thing to me, that a silly conference and a silly web site could bring so many people together in such a huge way – it just doesn’t make sense sometimes.  Those who don’t participate in this community miss out on a great deal.  People who sit back and think that myITforum.com is just a web site, miss the big picture.  Those are the folks who think a pretty web site makes a community.  There’s more than just articles, blogs, and web pages.  Here, there’s real people from all over the world who feel like they are a part of something.  There’s people who really care about the health and wealth of this community.

And this just brings me back to Steve.  We lost a great member this past year.  Yet, there are others who are and may be in the same predicament.  Be good to each other, folks.  Have fun at MMS.  Enjoy this community.

Who’s who at this year’s Ask the Experts Session at MMS 2009

Each year we hold an annual Ask-the-Experts session at MMS, and each year the session is packed with folks who stop in, ask a question, and get an answer from our Experts.  This is year is no different, and we’ve packed the panel with folks you’ll definitely want to try and “stump” with your questions.

In all seriousness, this is always rated as one of the best sessions because you actually get to interact with the speakers.  You get to bring in your burning questions about System Center products and then go back to work after MMS and fix all your toughest issues.  Of course, no one has to know how you fixed all of your standing issues.  We won’t tell.

On this year’s panel:

  • Greg Ramsey (Dell, MVP)
  • Donnie Taylor (Dell)
  • Tev Sanders (Microsoft)
  • Michael Schultz (Microsoft)
  • Richard Dixon (Microsoft)
  • Sherry Kissinger (Wells Fargo, MVP)
  • Garth Jones (Enhansoft, MVP)
  • Brian Mason (Wells Fargo, MVP)

 

…and, of course, your host, me: Rod Trent (System Center Community Lead).

Jump out and grab the session details:  http://www.mms-2008.com

See you there!