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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
Agenda • What is MsMUG? • What does MSMUG do? • Why MsMUG? • Who is MsMUG? • How can I become part of MsMUG?
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 • 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? • 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 • 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? • 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 Bill Cotter Team Leader
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)
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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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@example.com
OMAC MSMUG Working Together for a Better Future Thank You