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Thank you for supporting SCU! Here you can find recorded SCU Network presentations in addition to the content from our previous SCU 2013 and 2014 events!

SCU2014 Video Playlist

To view the recorded presentations, check out the check out the video playlist.
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PowerPoint Presentations 2014

To download the speakers' PowerPoint presentations, click here.
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Past SCU Network Recordings

How to Hit a Moving Target - Vulnerability Intelligence for 3rd Party Patching, presented by Meaghan McKeown
Do you know what software applications need updating in your system today? Once you identify, how are you creating and deploying these patches in your system? With nearly 86% of vulnerabilities coming exclusively from 3rd party software applications, it's more important than ever to patch everything in your environment.

In this session we will go through how vulnerability intelligence can help you prioritize what patches are most important for your environment based on your security risks. Plus, we will demo how you can create and deploy third party patches through Microsoft's System Center Configuration Center 2012.
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Managing Distributed Applications in Azure Hybrid Cloud, presented by Vic Nyman
Hybrid cloud is the next step in virtualization. Learn how using BlueStripe's FactFinder with System Center 2012 you can manage complex distributed applications that span across Azure, the Windows and non-Windows systems in the datacenter, and third-party services.
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Jumpstart Monitoring Your Environment (Mission 1): BASE, presented by Dieter Wijckmans
This is mission 1 in a series to get the monitoring of your environment to warp speed as quick as possible. To build your monitoring you need to configure your Basic Availability of Server Environment (BASE) monitoring. This session will be packed with tips and tricks from various SCOM solar systems I've visit to make sure the monitoring of your environment will be up and running in no time.
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BlueStripe and System Center - Managing Distributed Applications Across Azure and the Datacenter , presented by Dave Irwin
BlueStripe's FactFinder and System Center 2012 together provide the complete solution for managing distributed applications. Learn how you can add dynamic application topology maps and response-time alerts to Operations Manager, populate your Service Manager CMDB, and incorporate response-time alerts to your Orchestrator runbooks.
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Proper Management Pack Lifecycle Explained, presented by Dieter Wijckmans
So are you an IT Rambo or an IT Pro when it comes to implementing management packs in your SCOM environment. Find out what your IT Rambo score is in the field. In this session, we'll go over the proper way to manage your management pack lifecycle so you'll have less hassle down the road. Every management pack should be considered a small project so I'll be showcasing an easy trick to get you going.
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New OSD features in ConfigMgr 2012 R2, presented by Johan Arwidmark
Join Johan Arwidmark in a 30 minute lightning demo covering the new OSD features in ConfigMgr 2012 R2. Learn about the new ADK version, the new dynamic variables and other new OSD features in ConfigMgr 2012 R2.
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Jumpstart monitoring your environment (Mission 2): Monitoring Disk Space, presented by Dieter Wijckmans
This is mission 2 in a series to get the monitoring of your environment to warp speed as quick as possible. A common black hole in a lot of SCOM universes is the Disk monitoring. It can be tricky at first to configure and understand. The force is to understand the different ways to check and handle the different scenarios. This session will guide you through the different options to make sure you know way ahead when there's no room to store any space dust any more.
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Jumpstart monitoring your environment (Mission 3): CPU, memory, scheduled tasks,...,
presented by Dieter Wijckmans
This is mission 3 in a series to get the monitoring of your environment to warp speed as quick as possible. To make sure your server starships are free of any issues you need to make sure that they'll have enough fuel to keep them running. Make sure to check the different resources on your machines (CPU, memory, scheduled tasks, etc.) A good solid check on these parameters will assure your environment will be ready for the ongoing adventures in your solar system.
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The Benefits of Combined IT Service Management and IT Asset Management, presented by Gord Watts
IT Service Management (ITSM) and IT Asset Management (ITAM) are separate disciplines that provide significant value independently. When combined, they deliver even greater value and organizational impact. While these two disciplines are typically implemented in separate areas of the organization with entirely different business objectives and mandates, their processes are highly interrelated. They also share much of the same technology and data to support their implementation. Enormous synergy and economies of scale can be realized by combining and consolidating the overlapping processes, technologies and data.
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Complete Patch Management: The Antidote to Security and Operation's Nightmares,
presented by Meaghan McKeown
Known vulnerabilities continue to be exploited causing business around the globe significant losses. Though security specialists agree that security patching is the solution to most of these threats, few organizations succeed in implementing an effective strategy. Secunia invites you to discover the concept of Complete Patch Management and see it applied from a System Center 2012 user perspective.
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Configuration Manager 2012 Client Health, presented by Tim De Keukelaere
As part of any Configuration Manager implementation project a great deal of time and effort is spent to ensure clients get properly installed across the entire estate. But how about a few weeks or months later? Can you still guarantee all clients within your environment are still healthy and actively functioning? In ConfigMgr 2007 this was a tough question to answer and a hard objective to achieve. During this session we will discuss how the Client Health features in Configuration Manager 2012 help in ensuring clients stay healthy and manageable.
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Let SCOM be your Imperial Advisor AKA System Center Advisor, presented by Dieter Wijckmans
Take full benefit of the vast amount of knowledge of Microsoft to control your universe like a true Jedi. In this session we'll go over the integrated System Center advisor service and how it can benefit your organization to check on best practices and see the issue coming way ahead before they even occur. Take full benefit of the knowhow of Microsoft to get your environment running like a well-oiled machine.
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Application Management with Configuration Manager in the Enterprise,
presented by Nash Pherson
During this Webinar, systems management expert, Nash Pherson, will walk through application management best practices for Microsoft's Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) in the enterprise. He will discuss methods for making silent, supportable, clean, and complete application deployments for the Java Run Environment, and demonstrate how Secunia's Corporate Software Inspector (CSI) simplifies this process and enables enterprises to keep applications up-to-date with ConfigMgr Software Update Management.
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Managing 3rd Party Applications,
presented by Milan Koppen
Today, 86% of application vulnerabilities are found in non-Microsoft products, and most breaches use already known vulnerabilities as the attack vector. Because patches are available within 24 hours of disclosure, patching does make a difference. The trick is knowing what to patch!

Attend this Webinar and see a live product demonstration on how to patch your 3rd party applications through System Center Configuration Manager and Secunia Corporate Software Inspector (CSI).
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SCU2013 Video Playlist

To view the recorded presentations, check out the video playlist.
To view the recorded presentations, check out the video playlist.

PowerPoint Presentations 2013

To download the speakers' PowerPoint presentations, click here.
To download the speakers' PowerPoint presentations, click here.