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atlanta systems management user group 10/11/2010


The Atlanta Southeast Management User Group and System Center Virtual User Group invites you to attend the next SMUG meeting scheduled for October 11th, 2010 for a day of great presentations, discussions, and networking.

Because this is a hybrid user group meeting there are two ways to register:

If you would like to attend IN PERSON at the Alpharetta Microsoft Campus please register here.

If you would like to attend VIRTUALLY please register here. [link not available yet]



October 11, 2010

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Lunch provided by Veeam.

“The nworks Management Pack provides continuous monitoring of the largest, most demanding virtual environments. It features a centrally managed, distributed architecture for horizontal "no limits" scalability and automatic failover and load balancing for high availability. Optimized, user-configurable data publication methods and use of consecutive sample monitors, optimized performance providers and other advanced features of System Center deliver maximum information with minimal overhead.”








Opening and Introductions

9:50 AM

10:00 AM

Aaron Nelson

Uncovering Performance Gremlins in SQL Server

10:05 AM

11:00 AM

Scott Moss

Top 10 SCOM Hotfixes

11:05 AM

11:30 AM

Marcus Oh

Orchestrating Maintenance Mode with Opalis

11:30 AM

12:00 PM

Brian Pavnick

Connecting the Dots with nWorks MP for VMware

12:15 PM

1:00 PM

Denzil Ramsey

SCVMM Self Service Portal / vNext

1:05 PM

2:00 PM

Brian Huneycutt

Top 10 SCCM Hotfixes

2:05 PM

2:30 PM

Ted Sendler

OpsMgr R2 – Common Issues and Troubleshooting

2:35 PM

3:00 PM

Wally Mead

SCCM v.Next

3:00 PM

3:55 PM




Aaron Nelson

Aaron Nelson is a Senior SQL Server Architect with over 10 years experience in architecture, business intelligence, development, and performance tuning of SQL Server.  He has experience managing enterprise-wide data needs in both transactional and data warehouse environments. Aaron holds certifications for MCITP: Business Intelligence Developer, Database Administrator, Database Developer; as well as MCTS: Windows Server Virtualization, Configuration (meaning Hyper-V).

Scott Moss

Scott has been working in the IT industry for more than 14 years. The majority of his time served in IT has been at various Telecommunications institutions, as well as a 3 year work release program in the Lottery industry. The past 5 years he has been focused on Systems Monitoring using MOM 2005 and Operations Manager 2007. Scott was also awarded the Microsoft's MVP Award 2010 for Operations Manager. For the past two years he has been vice president of the Atlanta Southeast Management User Group and President of the System Center Virtual User Group. He is also a blogger and forums contributor.

Marcus Oh

Marcus is a Lead Systems Administrator for a large telecommunications provider, running directory services and management infrastructure for ~30,000 systems. He has been a MVP for the last six years in System Center specializing in Configuration Manager and Operations Manager. Marcus has written numerous articles for technology websites as well as his own blog. He co-authored Professional SMS 2003, MOM 2005, and WSUS.

Denzil Ramsey

Denny is a Datacenter Technology Specialist focused on Microsoft Datacenter Virtualization and Management solutions. Denny has been with Microsoft for 5 years in several roles including Networking Technology Specialist, Exchange Premier Field Engineer and Technical Account Manager working with customers like Home Depot and Coca-Cola. Before joining Microsoft, Denny spent 7 years a Cox Communications where he managed the Windows Core Infrastructure team supporting Exchange, Active Directory, Systems Management and Windows Server infrastructure.

Brian Pavnick

Brian Pavnick is a Solutions Architect at Veeam Software who specializes in integrating Microsoft System Center technologies with VMWare's VI. Prior to Veeam, he has worked over 10 years as a Sr. Systems Administrator acquiring skills in operating, implementing, and project managing Microsoft Server Infrastructure Technologies. Throughout his career, he has specialized in Systems Management for Microsoft Server technologies. This includes OS deployment, patch management, system profiling, system and application monitoring, data security, and disaster recovery. Brian is a Microsoft Certified IT Professional in Enterprise Administration.

Brian Huneycutt

Brian is currently a developer (more a jack-of-all-trades really) on the Configuration Manager Sustained Engineering team. He started as a Support Engineer handling consumer desktop support issues at Microsoft in 1999. After having his fill of "No, there is no double right click, just a double left click" and "I'm sorry sir, I cannot help you with your ISP's login password issue" he escaped transitioned to the SMS team, where he quickly learned the value of the SMS logs. Once firmly entrenched in the SMS world, he worked through all levels of support, ending up as an Escalation Engineer ("What do you want to debug today?") prior to moving to the product team. These days he still partners with CSS (current acronym for Support) on problem investigations, along with development work on hotfixes, service packs, and generally anything that needs either fixing or a very long email. Those fleeting moments of free time are split between family, tooling around town in a little Triumph Spitfire, or making sawdust in the garage / workshop.

Ted Sendler

Ted is a Support Escalation Engineer on the System Center Support Team at Microsoft. He is primarily focused on issues dealing with MOM 2005, Operations Manager 2007, Service Manager 2010, System Center Essentials 2007 and 2010 , and Opalis.

Wally Mead

Wally has been with Microsoft for 17+ years. He started in the training group and helped develop the training course for the original release of SMS 1.0. He has then been involved with all versions of SMS, and now Configuration Manager, from developing and delivering training, or assisting customers on newsgroups and forums, or directly with them through the TAP program. He now is a Senior Program Manager in the Configuration Manager Product Group, responsible for community efforts, such as forums, managing the MVPs, presenting at conferences, and working with TAP customers.


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