System Center Universe Coming to Melbourne in 2016

The biggest community event for System Center would have to be System Center Universe (SCU). This conference is currently conducted in 3 different continent: North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Next year, it is coming down to Melbourne as part of the SCU APAC event. The SCU Australia event is going to take place on the 11th March 2016 at Crown Casino, Melbourne. Other than the Australian based System Center, Cloud and Data Center Management MVPs (including myself), we are also going to have some globally recognised MVPs as speakers, which will be announced at a later stage once the

Presenting in Microsoft Ignite Australia

Microsoft Ignite Australia is going to take place in Gold Coast, QLD between 17 – 20 November 2015. I am really honoured to co-present a session with the legend Pete Zerger on Azure Automation. Our session is scheduled for 1:30pm Tuesday 17th Nov. You can find the details of the session here: https://msftignite.com.au/sessions/session-details/1667 So if you are attending Ignite Australia and would like to learn more about Azure Automation, please make sure you come to our session. Hope to see you all in the sunny Gold Coast next week.

Squared Up Hit The Road

Recently Squared Up has announced they will be travelling around Europe to meet their customers in person: https://squaredup.com/squared-up-hit-the-road/ The road trip is going to start in less than 2 weeks, the first stop will be Utrecht, Netherlands. If you are in the area, and would like to learn more about Squared Up dashboard for OpsMgr, please register and reserve your spot now at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/system-center-community-event-tickets-18451967331 Squared Up will provide food and drinks, and I’m sure it will be a lot of fun. After the Netherlands event, the second stop would be Gothenburg, Sweden on 7th October for Approved Consulting’s SCOM day

Spend Your Money Wisely

As what I’d like to consider myself as – a seasoned System Center specialist, I have benefitted from many awesome resources from the community during my career in System Center. These resources consist of blogs, whitepapers, training videos, management packs and various tools and utilities. Although some of them are not free (and in my opinion, they are not free for a good reason), but large percentage of these resources I value the most are all free of charge. This is what I like the most about the System Center community. Over the last few years, I got to know

MVP Calling for Help From the Community

OK, I don’t blog about my personal life on this blog at all, and I don’t think I have ever blogged anything that’s not technical or my career related on this blog. Well, this is going to be the first non-technical post on this blog. If you follow my blog for System Center and OpsMgr related content, you must have also heard the name Bob Cornelissen(Blog, Twitter) before. Bob is a fellow System Center Cloud and Datacenter (SCCDM) MVP from the Netherland. Bob is also one of the authors for the Mastering System Center 2012 Operations Manager book. Bob is

Next Step in My Career

  Back in September 2011, after a short and unpleasant contracting experience, I joint a large Australian retailer as a senior systems engineer, focusing on their System Center infrastructure. I chose this company because the office location is close to home, the role was interesting (have a VERY large System Center environment to play with), and my wife and I were expecting a baby so I thought a permanent role suited me better. Now looking back the 3.5 years I have spent there, I have involved in multiple System Center implementation and upgrade projects, written countless amount of management packs,

This Concludes My Year 2014

It is one day away from the holiday season of the year. And I have worked HARD over the last few days so I can post my last technical post for the year 2014 before holidays. First of all, I’d like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 2014 has been a fantastic year for me. Here are some of the highlights for me in 2014: I’ve been awarded as a Microsoft System Center Cloud and Data Center Management MVP for the first time in 1st July 2014. This is truly my biggest accomplishment of the year.

What Have I Been Up To

This blog has been a bit quiet lately. This is because I have been very busy, and it’s just all the things I’ve been working on have not been eventuated yet. I just want to quickly post a short update here to share some information with everyone. ConfigMgr 2012 Client Management Pack Update I have spent the last couple of weeks updating the ConfigMgr 2012 Client Management Pack. I thought it would only take me few days but it turned out it has taken a lot longer than what I expected (2 solid weeks with over 10 hours each day

This Blog Gets A Major Facelift

I have kept the same theme on this WordPress blog since day 1. It has been 4 years and I started getting sick of it. Especially that picture of an old iPhone on the top of the page. I finally got around to update the theme today. I’ve also changed the site title to a more suitable one: “Tao Yang’s System Center Blog”. Special thanks to my wife – The background picture was taken by her using her Nikon D90 in Fiji few years ago. Bye bye to the old look, Sometimes I wish there are more artistic gene in

An Alternative for Surface Pro Docking Stations

I bought my Surface Pro 2 last November – third week after it was released in Australia. I only got it on the third week because I was on holidays in China when it was released and all the resellers ran out of stock when I came back. I also bought a type cover 2 the same time. I really wanted to get the power cover and the docking station, but they weren’t released back then. I thought I’d get the type cover for now and get the power cover and the docking station when they became available in Australia.

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