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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

OMAC MSMUG: Working Together for a Better Future

ISA Expo 2006

Houston

October 2006

agenda
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
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.
objective
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.
why msmug
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
manufacturing summit
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

who is msmug
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

msmug opc users

MsMUG OPC Users

Bill Cotter Team Leader

team contacts
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
beyond product certification
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….
compatibility testing
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?
next meetings
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
msmug information
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
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OMAC MSMUG

Working Together

for a Better Future

Thank You

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