Just as everyone I look back at 2012 to reflect on everything that happened for me this year.
For me, 2012 is a crazy year. I’ve done quite a number of projects and I was able to develop myself more and more as a Consultant/Architect. This especially true for ConfigMgr 2012 and more or less for OpsMgr 2012, other technologies received less attention from me. I’m more focusing on writing and helping organizations taking the right decisions to use the technology rather than operating the technology itself.
The main drive for this busy year was of course the release of System Center 2012 in April. While I was not able to attend at MMS 2012 I learned that during this event, Microsoft would release the RTM version of the System Center 2012 Suite.
Since my main focus is limited on ConfigMgr and OpsMgr its release meant the following for me:
- Introducing ConfigMgr 2012 and OpsMgr 2012 to organizations who do not use this technology at all
- Migrating to 2012 versions from existing implementations of the 2007 versions
- Replace other vendor solutions
The 3rd item of the list was really interesting. Products such as Altiris or RES Automation Manager were simply pushed aside with ConfigMgr 2012. To a certain degree it’s unbelievable to see how many implementations were destroyed after finishing projects which consisted of designing and implementing ConfigMgr 2012.
Keep in kind though that I’m not interested in what product is the best, I only focus on political decisions organizations took to have these products replaced by ConfgMgr 2012.
Fortunately, my fast development also woke up the folks at the Dutch branch of Microsoft Consulting Services. This resulted in the opportunity to do a project in their name as a Partner. I guess I don’t need to tell you how honored I am to do this project together with Microsoft. I expect this project to last Q1 2013 completely. Of course I couldn’t have done it without the support of my manager Giovanni Perini and my account manager Remco Smith of BPMi. For that I’d like to thank them and I’d like to thank Microsoft for the opportunity to work together with them.
The year is almost over, I took a few days off until the end of the year and I look forward to a very fruitful and productive 2013 with great opportunities and challenges…