Monthly Archives: August 2015

SCU Europe 2015

SCU(Here are more of my pictures)

System Center Universe Europe 2015 is over and I had to process a lot impressions. I did that in the picture above. It also should give you a glance of what happened at this conference.

The conference was located in Basel again and the three days (August 24th-27th) were packed with 4 parallel sessions each. The venue was great, good to reach and the WIFI was stable :-). There were around 420 attendees, 50 more than last year. So the conference is still growing.
There was a lot of great content about System Center, OMS, Azure Automation, Windows Server 2016, IoT, PowerShell, etc.
As System Center is not only connecting to on-premise but also Cloud ressources the topics spread over all related areas.

As I love technology my favorite sessions were:

  • “IT Pro to IT Scientist” from Sam Erskine and Lee Berg, who presented IoT and minimum sized lab environments
  • The “Closing Note” from Marcel Zehner and André Pflaum, who presented PowerShell and IoT with their Tesla cars 😉

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This year there were more SCOM related session – what I really liked, because this is still my main topic.
I want to highlight these sessions:

  • “Speed Dating SCOM – Make it sexy” from Stefan Roth and Stefan Koell
  • “What’s New in OpsMgr 2016?” from Kevin Greene and Damian Flynn

The “Ask the Experts” area has been extended this year and also “Early Morning discussions” have been added. So everyone had the chance to talk to people from the community and gather as much information as possible. The Networking Party and the Closing Party were two additional options to extend your social network. Sorry to everyone who missed me at the closing party, I was already overpowered by the information I had to handle from the three days.

I want to especially thank Marcel Zehner and all itnetX guys for the very good conference preparation and management and also a big thank to all presenters. I know that these conferences live from your work and that you spent a part of your life to prepare it.

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SCU Europe 2016 will move to Berlin next year. So save the date August 24th-26th, 2016.