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OMAC MSMUG: Working Together for a Better Future ISA Expo 2006 Houston October 2006 Agenda What is MsMUG? What does MSMUG do? Why MsMUG? Who is MsMUG? How can I become part of MsMUG? MsMUG Microsoft Manufacturing User’s Group

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OMAC MSMUG: Working Together for a Better Future

ISA Expo 2006

Houston

October 2006


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Agenda

  • What is MsMUG?

  • What does MSMUG do?

  • Why MsMUG?

  • Who is MsMUG?

  • How can I become part of MsMUG?


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MsMUGMicrosoft Manufacturing User’s Group

  • Formed in 1999 to address issues that arise when applying Microsoft technology in manufacturing.

  • Our mission is to define and resolve these issues, such as version management, system integration, maintenance, and supplier responsibility.


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Objective

  • To achieve this goal, we seek to develop a set of best practices that will aid in the use of Microsoft operating systems in manufacturing environment; provide input to Microsoft on the special needs of this environment; encourage and influence software suppliers to support these best practices; and provide user input to the OPC Foundation on changes and improvements to OPC.


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Why MsMUG?

  • We all face the same core issues

  • We all use same/similar components

  • There are answers out there to be shared

  • Secure & reliable infrastructure should not be a competitive issue.

  • We partner with other Users, Vendors and Microsoft.

  • We can either hang together or hang separately


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Manufacturing Summit

  • Mid Jan 2007

  • At Microsoft HQ in Redmond

  • Topics?

White Paper

Integration

Best Practices

Vista

MsMUG

Office 2007

Vendors

Leverage

Patching

OMAC

Embedded OS

OPC UA

Security

SharePoint

Analytics


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Who is MsMUG?

  • MUGSecure – focused on increasing Windows operating system reliability and security by developing Best Practices for configuring Windows in a control system environment.

  • MUGPatch – concentrates on best practices for upgrade validation with OS patches

  • MUGOPC – concentrates on the expanding need to update user issues into OPC standards

Highlight on MUGOPC


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MsMUG OPC Users

Bill Cotter Team Leader


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Team Contacts

  • Tom Burke (OPC Foundation President)

  • Paul Hunkar (OPC Foundation Director of Certification)

  • Randy Kondor (OPC Foundation Managing Director of Marketing, VP Marketing Matrikon)

  • Jim Luth (OPC Foundation Technical Director)

  • Rashesh Mody (OPC Foundation Chief Architect, CTO Wonderware)


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Goal

  • Help the OPC Foundation to make OPC work better for USERS

  • Find ways to collect information on products that work well or do not work well

  • Discuss ways to expand compatibility testing


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Beyond Product Certification

  • Discuss interest in ways to collect information on products that work well or do not work well

    • Training

    • Best Practices

    • Angie’s List / Better Business Bureau

    • Rambling Thoughts?

    • Collecting and Publishing Product Information

    • Vendor & End User Cooperation

    • Brain Storming….


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Compatibility testing

  • Discuss ways to expand compatibility testing

    • 3rd Party Labs

      • $$$

    • End User Staging and Labs

      • OPC promotes vendor cooperation to donate products and resources for ultimate validation

    • Brainstorming?


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Next Meetings

  • Face to face Opportunities

    • ISA October - Now

    • MS/OPC Meeting Spring Jan 23-26 -2007?

    • End User Volunteers to host meeting on-site

      • Real world opportunity

      • Compatibility lab?

  • 1st Monday of ODD numbered months


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MsMUG information

  • Meetings

    • Bi-annual in-person

      • ISA Expo – early Fall

      • ARC Forum – early Spring

    • Audio/Web Conference

      • 1st Tuesday even-numbered Months 10AM CT

      • Information distributed via discussion list

  • 3 Discussion lists

    • 1) Secure 2) Patch 3) OPC

    • Info & Subscribe @ http://www.omac.org/msmug

  • Questions

    • Email: [email protected]


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OMAC MSMUG

Working Together

for a Better Future

Thank You


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