Next CTSMUG Meeting – Nov 13th – Tim Mintner to present on MDT 2010 !

OK all you OS Deployment Peeps – Come to Austin on Nov 13. Tim Mintner is going to give us a very deep dive on MDT 2010.  Come on Houston, San Antonio, Dallas – this will be well worth the trip.  I have a tent – you can stay in my back yard J.


“but I don’t use MDT” you say???  Well, maybe you should take a look anyway J  and, don’t forget the MDT Extensions for CongfigMgr!


Let’s see if we can make this our most-attended meeting ever!


We’ll even pull something out of the swag bag for the person who travels the longest distance for the day.


Side Note:  we’re looking to have an OSD day in early December – stay posted.

Side Note 2:  Looks like we’ll be having a PowerShell meeting on Nov 6th also – details coming soon.

Side Note 3: Sorry the 13th is the Friday of patch week – that’s the best we could do for room availability…..


·         Central Texas Systems Management User Group – November 13th 2009

Register for our next CTSMUG meeting Friday, November 13th 2009!

Our very own Tim Mintner will be presenting the entire day for a deep dive on Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010.

For those of you that don't know Tim, he's a former Microsoft MVP, and is currently transitioning from his role on the Microsoft Deployment Tookit team in Redmond to Xtreme Consulting group where he’ll be the lead Deployment Principal Consultant, where he’ll be based out of Austin. Tim has 15+ years of OS Deployment experience.


9:30 – 10:00 Welcome and Coffee
10:00 – 11:30 MDT 2010 – Intro and Intermediate

11:30- 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 3:30 MDT 2010 – Advanced, and MDT Extensions for ConfigMgr
3:30 – Post-Meeting Social at Dave and Busters

Register early! This meeting may be a sell-out!


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Ohio System Center User Group – January, 2009 Meeting

Ohio System Center User Group hosted by Bennett Adelson.

From the Microsoft Solution Center at Bennett Adelson, we invite you to join us for the Ohio System Center User Group. This group’s focus is on the Microsoft suite of applications for managing and maintaining the infrastructure environment bundled under the System Center umbrella. This suite includes Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr), Operations Manager (OpsMgr), Virtual Machine Manager, Reporting Services, Mobile Device Manager, and Data Protection Manager. Please join us in the Microsoft Solution Center for introductions to the technology, technical deep dives, as well as advanced topics to extend and support your solutions. This is a great opportunity to join with your peers in the Ohio area and learn from the presenter and each other.

January, 2009 Meeting: Desired Configuration Management (DCM) Presented by Kevin Parr, Microsoft

Monitoring configuration changes across the network is a growing IT challenge. Configuration errors account for the vast majority of unplanned downtime for servers and workstations alike. What’s more, organizations face intense pressure to comply with increasingly rigorous regulatory requirements. With the constantly changing nature of technology, many organizations must dedicate vast amounts of IT time and resources to ensure their systems remain compliant.  During this user group session we will provide an overview of DCM, a demo on this feature and talk about how you can leverage it to reduce configuration related incidents and reduce your cost for compliance reporting.

Kevin Parr is a Principal Technology Specialist focusing on Microsoft's System Center technology solutions covering Enterprises in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.  Prior to joining this role, Kevin was a Senior Consultant working in Microsoft Consulting Services for six years focusing on large scale deployments around management solutions.

When: January 26th, 5:45 – 7:30 pm

Where:  Microsoft Office

6050 Oak Tree Blvd. Suite 300

Independence, Ohio 44113

Who: Lead by Jason Condo, Bennett Adelson with Guest Speaker Kevin Parr – System Center Technical Specialist, Microsoft

What: Desired Configuration Management (DCM) in System Center Configuration Manager 2007

To register and for any questions, please reply to  We look forward to you joining us!

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MN System Center User Group meeting November 19th

MN System Center User Group

This month we have another excellent opportunity as we have two presenters from Microsoft.  Geoff Choi will focus on App-V, formerly called Soft Grid, and talk about how this will revolutionize the way we currently deploy software.  Tim Benjamin will then focus on the integration of App-V in SCCM R2 and compare the different integration paths that we will all have to consider.  Do you use the App-V streaming capabilities in R2 or do you consider the full blown App-V Management Servers in your environment.  Microsoft has made great strides with App-V, so don't miss out on an opportunity to get up to speed quickly.


Please note that we are meeting on a Wednesday this month, 11/19.  We will be at the Microsoft Office in Bloomington.  Pizza and Beverages will be provided starting at 4:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. and typically ends no later than 7:30. 


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