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Training–Geek Week in Sweden

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on March 26, 2014

For a couple of years, Johan Arwidmark and I have been delivering a very special kind of training that we call Geek Week. But, we have NEVER done it in Sweden where we actually lived. So, finally after many requests we are running the Geek Week in Sweden. During one entire week we will go trough the entire System Center Suite from a Windows Client  perspective and that means, ConfigMgr, SCVMM, OpsMgr, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1, MDT, WDS, Orchestrator and then some. It is a very special week. So, lets switch into “Swedisch”….



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Nice to Know–Free Crash Courses for Windows Server and System Center

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on June 14, 2013

Yep, that is correct. Johan Arwidmark and I deliver a training called Geek Week, a massive 5 day training when we use the entire System Center 2012 suite, plus Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. The goal is to learn how to use all these lovely components in harmony to be able to deliver the correct service to the end users. Now we know that is much to learn in one week, I mean this is the closest you can come to a IT based “Top Gun” class. To make it easier for all attendees (and of course for all our friends as well, Johan and I decided to create a bunch of short videos which will cover the fundamentals in all of them so that our Geek Week attendees can watch them before the arrive, that we we will all be on the same level of knowledge and we can spend some more time on the advanced(fun) stuff. If you are curious of the Geek Week, you can read more about that here.

The first video is about System Center 2012 Orchestrator and you can watch it here


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Hydration Kit V3 is out

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on January 4, 2013

HYDV3This hydration kit is basically what we use internally to build labs, POC,s and demo environment. It does require Hyper-v on Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012. With this kit you can deploy ready made VMs in a very short time. The kit handles to deploy

Windows Server

Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 in various readymade configurations like, Domain Controller, Fileservers, Print Server, Management Server, Remote Desktop Servers and some more

Windows Client

Windows 7 and Windows 8 with or without Office 2012 or Office 2013

System Center 2012 SP1

System Center 2012 SP1, Configuration Manager, Data Protection Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, Operations Manager, App Controller and Service Manager (In the SM case, you can chose between Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2008 R2, in the later it will also install SharePoint and the Self Service portal

SQL Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 with SQL Server 2012 installed

If you need support and help my best bet is the FB group we have

the kit can be downloaded from!ArbcTRNPMGOFlDW11OOuh2FZhA1R



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Next Generation Geek Week, Geek Week II

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on June 29, 2012

Johan Arwidmark and I decided to do yet another Geek Week, but since Microsoft is stepping it all up and shifting into System Center 2012 and Windows Server 2012/Windows 8 we also need to shift. So the next geek week will be based on System Center 2012 with client deployment and management in focus. So, we will do Config Manager, MDT, OpsManager, VMM, Service Manager, Orchestrator, Windows 7/8, Server 2008R2/2012, Hyper-V, Active Directory and much, much more. Watch the recording we did at TechEd Europa to learn a bit more…


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Deployment Geek Week in Redmond – December 12-16, 2011

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on November 22, 2011

It’s time for Johan Arwidmark and me to deliver the “Geek Week”, this is by far the most exiting training I have ever done, it is fun, it is very technical and I have never ever had so many “-Aha, I did not know you could do that?”

The reason why it is so fun for us and in many cases “exiting” for our attendees is that it is “complete”, that means that we cover everything more or less, we start out with general Windows 7 Deployment, ref images, Windows Deployment Services, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, Lite Touch, Zero touch, Applications, MAP and ACT and that is only the first 2 days and you build most of this. So what will happen next then? Since the world is not perfect and deployment people normally know less of the “Dark Side” (That is Server Side) we start putting up different solutions for app-compat issues, so we will setup System Center Virtual Machine manager, learn Hyper-V, Scripting Hyper-V, Deploy Terminal Servers, Learn GPP/GPO, learn things around File, Print, Cluster, Active Directory and everything that you really need know about. Not only will you learn, you will learn by doing, since you are building the entire infrastructure around this. We also spend time on troubleshooting of course

We normally stay at the same hotel, that means all of us, so is just happens to be a bar there. So after class there will be a bunch of doing down in the hotel to continue the “class” over a drink.

It is hard to describe this event, but at least I tried. We don’t run those events very often so you might want to join in, I’ll guess we will run the next event in the summer of 2012 or even later than that.

Anyway, you can read what other are saying about this here Microsoft Pinpoint

and you can read more and sign up here –

Really hope to see you there.


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