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News Brandy Favilla is currently the Community Engagement Manager at New Horizons of Minnesota ( In this position, she helps people define and build their careers through educational events. Brandy focuses on networking with members of the Information Technology community to form partnerships in education. She strives to maintain New Horizons’ reputation as a high-quality learning center throughout the Twin Cities and beyond. Some of her accomplishments include chairing the committee for both the TechFuse and MindSurf Conferences hosted by New Horizons, co-chairing Twin Cities Code Camp and Twin Cities SharePoint Camp, Co-host of the Twin Cities Developers Guild, VP of PR for TechMasters (, Communications Chair of PACT (, Programs chair for IAMCP, President of the Business Intelligence User Group ( and actively participating in the SharePoint User Group ( *the thoughts and opinions in this blog are my own and do not reflect the opinions of New Horizons of Minnesota
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For this month’s MN System Center User Group meeting on Wednesday 1/21, we have the privilege of Lu Patrick presenting a session titled:" Monitoring Configuration Manager 2007 with Operations Manager 2007".  Lu is one of the Instructor at New Horizons of Minnesota and she focuses on SCCM/SCOM, VB and PowerShell scripting.  This month we will be meeting at the New Horizons of Minnesota building, about a mile North East of the Microsoft building, and they will provide pizza and beverages. 

Tentative agenda:

Networking & Refreshments 4:30 to 5:00 pm 
Monitoring CM 2007 with OM 2007 5:00 to 6:30 pm Lu Patrick
Open Round table discussions on OM and/or CM 6:30 to 7:00 pm User Group members

Please sign up for the event with the link below so we can order the right amount of food.  This is one of the topics that has repeatedly come up in discussions.  

Bit more details on this topic from Lu:
You’ve gone through the process of implementing a Configuration Manager 2007 hierarchy. Your proof of concept was flawless and now you’re in production. Applications are deploying and operating system refreshes are becoming more automatic. You’ve actually caught up with software updates. Everything is running smoothly…except for that site status critical state that crops up occasionally. Oh, and your site backup task seems to take forever to complete. And there are still some challenges in managing those mobile devices. And it’d be good to know what effect that last hardware inventory change had on your site hierarchy. And…
But there aren’t enough hours in your day. How do you stay on top of this product? Monitor it with Operations Manager 2007!
OpsMgr has a comprehensive management pack for Configuration Manager. This session will cover what’s monitored, what adjustments you might want to make to the default settings of the management pack, and some interesting add-ons to the base Configuration Manager management pack.

Thank you New Horizons of Minnesota for offering your facility, food, and Lu's time for this presentation.

Directions to New Horizons of Minnesota -  

Link to Lu Patrick’s profile -

Posted on Tuesday, January 20, 2009 9:29 AM Twin Cities IT and Developer Events | Back to top

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