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SCU 2015 Video Playlist

To view all recorded presentations from this year's event, check out the video playlist.
To view all recorded presentations from this year's event, check out the video playlist.

PowerPoint Presentations 2015

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To download the speakers' PowerPoint presentations, click here.

2015 - 2014 SCU Network Recordings

Hyper-V Security Best Practices, presented by Symon Perriman
Hear the tips and tricks to protect Hyper-V datacenters of all sizes by fixing numerous security vulnerabilities that you are already exposed to, but never even knew about.

Join 5nine’s virtualization expert Symon Perriman (former Microsoft worldwide virtualization lead) to learn the best practices for protection and compliance for Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) and Azure Pack (WAP). Regardless of whether you're an SMB, large enterprise, hosting or VDI provider, you will learn how using solutions such as 5nine Cloud Security can help provide the protection and compliance that you require.

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Tackling Third-Party Vulnerabilities with Shavlik Patch for Microsoft System Center, presented by Shavlik
Today, it's not Windows that represents the most vulnerabilities, but instead it's the applications that run on Windows that expose businesses to holes in computing security. The National Vulnerability Database reports that 86% of reported vulnerabilities come from third party applications. With Shavlik Patch for Microsoft System Center, administrators have the ability to automate the patching of third party applications within the System Center Configuration Manager console, providing confidence that third party application vulnerabilities are covered just as much as OS vulnerabilities.

Key Benefits:

• Total Coverage – Extends Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) beyond Microsoft products to patch today’s most attacked applications including Adobe Reader, Apple iTunes, QuickTime, Java and more.

• Reduce Time to Patch – Shavlik Patch puts time back in the day of system administrators. The Shavlik Data Team does the work of keeping up with thrid-party updates so your administrators don’t have to.

• Single Workflow – SCCM users now have a single workflow for deploying patches to both Microsoft and third-party software applications leveraging your existing SCCM infrastructure with no additional application to install or agent to deploy. You’ve invested a lot in SCCM; why not patch third-party applications with it in the exact same manner as you patch Microsoft?

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Patch Management Made Easy, presented by 1E
Good security is good systems management and that requires an understanding of the top four mitigation controls that can stop at least 85% of cyber-attacks. Join us for a webinar where we'll review the recommended strategies from this report and address why automating patch management of your OS and third-party applications should be an important part of your security strategy.

You'll learn how you can:

• Ensure OS and application security by patching quickly and efficiently

• Patch across the entire enterprise in minutes, not days

• Discover how 1E automates the four mitigation controls

Take this important step towards improving the health, lifespan & security of your PC estate.
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Solving Real-World Problems with SCOM Dashboards, presented by Steven Dwyer, Savison
Over the course of the last year, there has been increased focus on dashboarding solutions for System Center Operations Manager. Update Rollup 2 for 2012 R2 introduced many novel and easy to use widgets, the latest Exchange 2013 management pack included very detailed dashboards and diagrams, and new entrants to the space unveiled fast, web-based dashboarding products.

A successful dashboard must effectively communicate the right information to the right people as quickly as possible. Through Savision’s partners and customers, we have seen a wide variety of dashboards tailored to different use cases and end users. This webinar will focus on different dashboarding scenarios that we’ve seen in the real world and will discuss how they can be leveraged to improve the efficiency and transparency of your IT organization.

The webinar will be heavy on demonstrations and will include the debut of Savision’s newest product – an HTML5 dashboarding tool with an in-line, WYSIWYG authoring experience. No need to edit XML files, write PowerShell scripts, or dive into the data warehouse with SQL; simply point and click and see a live version of your dashboard be built before your eyes.
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The Suite - Analysis and Dashboards, presented by Mohmed Dalwai, Provance
The Suite for Microsoft System Center Service Manager includes Analytics and Dashboards that increase operational effectiveness with insight and visibility into important trends and critical performance measures. Turn the data in your Service Manager CMDB into powerful, actionable knowledge.
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The Suite - Analyst Web Console, presented by Patrik Sundqvist, Provance
The Suite for Microsoft System Center Service Manager includes the Analyst Web Console that lets you perform common tasks you can ordinarily only accomplish with the Service Manager management console application, using just a web browser. The PowerPack collection is comprised of three powerful add-ons accessible from both the Microsoft System Center – Service Manager console and the web-based analyst console. Together they allow work items to be created before selecting a type, at a glance visibility into all work items assigned to the console user, and rapid work item assignment based on pre-defined relationships.
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The Suite - Self Service Portal, presented by Dieter Gasser, Provance
The Suite for Microsoft System Center Service Manager includes a fast, lightweight, highly customizable self-service web portal that allows any user to submit and manage IT requests from a variety of browsers. Also highlighted are Send Mail, Billable Time, Entity Explorer and Clone User Roles applications from The Essentials, a collection of FREE utilities included with The Suite.
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The Suite - IT Asset Management, presented by Greg Singleton, Provance
The Suite for Microsoft System Center Service Manager includes IT Asset Management that lets you manage hardware and software assets across the entire life cycle to take control of IT costs, increase efficiency and reduce risk. Data Management greatly speeds and simplifies the process of getting data into and out of Service Manager, while simultaneously improving the consistency and accuracy of data. Also highlighted are the Auto-Close and extended Service Manager PowerShell cmdlet set from The Essentials, a collection of FREE utilities included with The Suite.
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Secunia CSI and Microsoft WSUS, presented by Meaghan McKeown, Secunia
Attend this webinar and learn about Secunia Corporate Software Inspector (CSI) and its integration with WSUS. Find out how our solution helps your organization close the gap of patch management of non-Microsoft applications with WSUS. With our solution you can expand your patching program efficiently, and improve your security posture by eliminating one of the most common entry points for cybercriminal: software vulnerabilities.
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Secunia CSI and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, presented by Meaghan McKeown, Secunia
Attend this webinar and learn about the Secunia Corporate Software Inspector (CSI) and its integration with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager.

Find out how our solution helps your organization close the gap of patch management of non-Microsoft applications with Microsoft ConfigMgr. With CSI you can leverage your investment and improve your security posture by eliminating one of the most common entry points for cybercriminal: software vulnerabilities.
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Deep Dive Session - How to Use the BlueStripe Performance Center to Deliver Dynamic Application Availability and Performance from Operations Manager, presented by David Irwin
The BlueStripe Performance Center for Microsoft System Center gives System Center users a single view for managing application availability and performance. Your IT organization can have live application service level monitoring dashboards and dynamic application and server dependency maps for deep triage, all with direct workflow integration within Operations Manager.

This 30 minute session will provide a quick introduction to Performance Center’s capabilities with System Center, and an overview of what you need to do to put the Performance Center into action. Session is intended for a technical audience, and will include discussion of deployment requirements, implementation process, and steps for getting started.
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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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2013 SCU Network Recordings

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.