IT/Dev 2014 Higlights

Here are my highlights from IT/Dev last week…

 

Kent and Johan's PreCon on ConfigMgr: Touched on a number of handy tips and tricks.  Links to all the goodies at located here.  http://blog.coretech.dk/kea/links-from-the-configmgr-2012-r2-precon-itdev-connections/

 

CM Database still one file?: Ah poo, I setup my SQL database and it has all the data in one file.  Now what?  John Nelson has a blog post on correcting this and distributing your data into 4 files.  http://myitforum.com/myitforumwp/2011/11/03/sql-for-smsconfigmgr-tip-distribute-data-evenly-from-1-sql-file-to-multiple-sql-files/

 

WSUS DB Cleanup: Kent covered the value of keeping the SUSDB clean for optimal query performance and minimal client data download when syncing the update catalog to the client.  http://blog.coretech.dk/kea/house-of-cardsthe-configmgr-software-update-point-and-wsus/

 

Optimize Those Databases:  Steve Thompson discussed common pitfalls of the database maintenance tasks for CM.  Bottom line, don't trust the built in process.  More on his blog post here,

http://stevethompsonmvp.wordpress.com/2013/05/07/optimizing-configmgr-databases/

 

Microsoft One:  Mary Jo Foley discussed Microsoft's current business strategies.  On premise, clouds, AD, phone, .Net, and many others were discussed along with questions from the audience.  Follow her perspectives here: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/.

 

Mimikatz:  How secure are your windows systems?  Try Mimikatz to understand what the bad guys can see when they get in by using this tool to help you identify security gaps:  https://github.com/gentilkiwi/mimikatz

 

SQL Query Superstardom for Beginners:  A fantastic introduction to the do's and don'ts for the 'accidental' DBAs that we can me have become as System Center admins.  What is sargable anyway?  (There is also a great presentation on indexing strategies)  Find out here.  http://thesqlagentman.com/presentationfiles/

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