System Center Universe 2016

The summer is over and one thing I really enjoyed this summer (beside the vacation, of course), was the annual System Center Universe (SCU) conference. This time, the SCU conference was held in Berlin. The venue was great, the city is beautiful and the content was just awesome. Lots of information about System Center, PowerShell, Nano Server, Azure Stack, etc.

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The conference got bigger this year: there were 5 parallel tracks and it felt also bigger in terms of attendees. I believe all sessions will be available on channel9 again.

On the second day in the morning I had the honor to join my good friend Stefan Roth to deliver a fun talk about Azure Automation and putting together different cloud services to an elaborate quote generator using tweets. As last year, SquaredUp had a great sponsor session showing their newest SCOM Dashboard tool combined with Whiskey tasting.

But it’s not only the conference and the content which makes SCU fun and interesting. The networking events, the parties and all the people attending make this conference a real highlight. We had great discussions, a lot of fun and an awesome time with friends we only see once or twice a year. It almost feels like a big reunion.

There’s also some sad news to share: this was the last SCU conference in Europe. But the good news is, there will be a successor: Experts Live. It’s basically the same concept under a new name. Next year, the Experts Live Europe will be in Berlin at the same venue end of August.

Marcel Zehner and the whole itnetX staff, who organized this awesome event, did a great job, as always! I’m really looking forward to it and I hope I can be part of it again.

Photo credits: http://seirer-photography.com/

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