MSMUG - Madison Systems Management User Group

Madison Systems Management User Group

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Our next meeting will be May 11th (Friday) at 1:00 PM.  We'll do a MMS review for those that weren't able to attend. We'll cover what was discussed at MMS and what product announcements were disclosed. We can also just do general discussion as we don't have any demo's scheduled for this meeting. We do have a Avecto demo on deck, so we'll probably do that in June.

I have secured funding and will be bringing Michael Niehaus to town for a July meeting.  Michael Niehaus is the lead developer for MDT and a fantastic presenter. We will be having a full-day session in July where he will be going over MDT 2012 and ConfigMgr 2012.  I'll send out the date once it's scheduled.  Looking like mid-July right now.

We will be meeting at Sub-Zero again. The conference room is at the Northern most building, there is a parking lot on the north side, so if you went in the main entrance by the building with the green roof, you actually need to go back out and take the street to the right (north).  A few people got confused last time, don't feel bad, everyone gets confused at that campus.

Sub-Zero, Inc. | 6061 Basswood Drive | Fitchburg, WI 53719

MSMUG LinkedIn Group

New website/newsletter should be live by the end of May, it's in the process of being worked on right now.

See you in a few weeks!


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Our next meeting will be Feb 24th, 2012. AppSense will be on hand to deliver some demos on their products.

We will start at 12pm on Friday the 24th.  Sub-Zero has been kind enough to host again for us.  Lunch will be provided courtesy of AppSense.

Sub-Zero, Inc. | 6061 Basswood Drive | Fitchburg, WI 53719


Please register here so we can properly account for food.


AppSense will be providing an overview of their User Virtualization platform that includes Environment Manager, Application Manager, and Performance Manager.  Discussion and demonstration will focus on:

- Seamlessly migrating personalization settings  to Windows 7 desktops

- Migrate users to physical or virtual Windows 7  desktops

- Share user settings across Windows XP,  Windows 7 , Remote Desktop Services, and App-V

- User elevation to solve application compatibility issues

- User rights management to address security concerns in relation to local admin rights

- Automation of manual management tasks

- Eliminate complex scripting tasks

- Provide contextual user experience across multiple platforms independent of delivery mechanisms.

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Register here to attend!

MSMUG will be having an all-day session on January 19th.  This will be in conjunction with the System Center Universe event.

Please register for the event at the above link, so that I can make sure we have enough food/drink for everyone.  Food and beverage will provided all day.

Join the Madison Systems Management User Group for System Center Universe 2012, a one-day globally available technical event featuring Microsoft product gurus like Wally Mead and Travis Wright who will focus on the System Center 2012 products, features, and new capabilities resulting from these releases.

View the live simulcast and engage in the conversation during the event via the SCU2012 twitter stream. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided throughout the day for all attendees.



-System Center Configuration Manager 2012

-System Center Operations Manager 2012

-System Center Service Manager 2012


-System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

-System Center Orchestrator 2012

-System Center Data Protection Manager 2012

-System Center as a Suite

-Ask-the-Experts Panel Q&A

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AZ Systems Management User Group presents: Greg Ramsey-ConfigMgr MVP

This is from AZ Systems Management User Group:

Hello Everyone,

I am really excited to announce that we will have Greg Ramsey in person presenting at our next user group meeting. Here are the details:

Greg Ramsey, Configuration Manager MVP, will be presenting (in person) on using PowerShell with ConfigMgr and he will show you how to make some of those day to day tasks a lot easier.

Greg Ramsey is a systems engineer specializing in global systems management for Dell IT. He has a B.S. in Computer Sciences and Engineering from the Ohio State University and is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. Greg coauthored SMS 2003 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach (Apress, 2006) and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Unleashed (Sams, 2009). Greg is cofounder of the Ohio SMS Users Group, and the Central Texas Systems Management User Group.

For this meeting, we are creating an online meeting for those that cannot attend in person but would still like to attend. Also, we are extending this online meeting to members of other User Groups.

Online registration:
Registration site:
Event Code: 158309

Online details will be emailed the day of the meeting so check your email account that is associated with your Windows Live ID

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Thanks to Heidi for sending out the email.

Thank you to those of you that were able to make our last Desktop User Group meeting we had a great turnout with a lot of shared information!  As a continuation from our last meeting we have two volunteers that are willing to share a demo and some more good information.  Sherry Kissinger and Chris Nackers, will go over new features and changes in the System Center Configuration Manager 2012.  Be ready to ask your questions or share more information. 


10:45  - 11:00 am       Registration & Networking

11:00  - 11:15 am        Introductions

11:15  - 12:15 pm        MS Config Manager Presentation & Demo

12:15  - 12:30 pm        Lunch Sponsored by Intel

12:30  -   1:00 pm      Open Discussion & Networking

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I’ve linked the LinkedIn group in the “MSMUG Sites” list on the bottom left, but here is the link as well.


MSMUG LinkedIn Group

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After a long hiatus, I’m proud to say that MSMUG will be back shortly.  I’m looking at putting together some dates for a possible late September 2011 meeting. 


Stay tuned!

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Our June MSMUG meeting will be held at ATC on Friday, June 18th, 2010 1pm-4pm

W234 N2000 Ridgeview Parkway Court

Waukesha, WI 53188

Thanks to ATC for hosting our June meeting!

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Welcome to the MSMUG Blog, this is where you find information regarding the Madison Systems Management User Group.

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