March NWSCUG Meeting Cancelled

Hi NWSCUG. Due to rescheduling of presenters, we have to cancel our March meeting. Sorry for the late post – we posted on LinkedIn last week, and I (Greg) forgot to post on our blog :(.

See you on April 21st!

 

Greg

 

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NWSCUG Meeting for Friday, February 17th 2017!

Our next meeting is Friday, February 17th at 10 am at the Microsoft Bellevue location (Lincoln Square Microsoft Office 22nd Floor 700 Bellevue Way Bellevue, WA 98004 ).

9:00 – 9:40 Unofficial Gathering at Top Pot Donuts
10:00 – 11:00 – USING PowerShell with ConfigMgr – Greg Ramsey
11:00 – 11:15 – Break
11:15 – 12:15 – Managing ConfigMgr in the Cloud – Jason Githens
12:15 – 1:00 – Lunch and Mingle – Sponsored by Microsoft
1:00 – 1:45 – Road map for SCOM and OMS – Mahesh Narayanan
1:45 – 2:00 – Break
2:00 – 2:45 – Open Discussion, Q & A

 

USING PowerShell with ConfigMgr – will demonstrate real-world PowerShell scripts that have been used with ConfigMgr. This session focuses on USING PowerShell with Task Sequences, Applications, Configuration Items, and good-old Package and Programs. You will learn how to extend inventory, capture user information, and more.

Managing ConfigMgr in the Cloud –  Jason will be discussing current branch adoption, featured delivered through that channel to date, telemetry that Microsoft has received and roadmap/future investments including the path from traditional to modern management of Windows.
Greg Ramsey, Enterprise Mobility MVP, is the Enterprise Tools Strategist at Dell, Inc. He has a B.S. in Computer Sciences and Engineering from Ohio State University, and has coauthored many books over the years. Greg is also a board member of Northwest System Center User Group. Greg enjoys his weekends biking, hiking, and enjoying live music.
Jason Githens is the Program Group Manager for Systems Center Configuration Manager, also working with InTune. Jason has been with Microsoft for 12 years, all in the client managment space.

 

Mahesh Narayanan is the Principal MP Manager for System Center Operations Manager and monitoring solutions in Operations Management Suite (OMS) Mahesh has been in the industry for 17 years with expertise in private cloud data center technologies, software defined networking (SDN), core networking, network management and could-based management services for IT Operations Mangement area. Mahesh has been with Microsoft for 11 years working in Windows Server, System Center and OMS.

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NWSCUG Meeting for Friday, January 20th 2017!

Our November meeting has been rescheduled to January 20th!

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Our next meeting is Friday, January 20th at 10 am at the Microsoft Bellevue location (Lincoln Square Microsoft Office 22nd Floor 700 Bellevue Way Bellevue, WA 98004 ).

Our very own Paul Thomsen and Wally Mead will be presenting.

9:00 – 9:40 Unofficial Gathering at Top Pot Donuts
10:00 – 11:00 – Managing Windows 10 – What is Microsoft’s Direction? – Paul Thomsen
11:00 – 11:15 – Break
11:15 – 12:15 – Protecting Against Ransomware with Microsoft, Community & 3rd Party Technologies – Duncan McAlynn and Heat Software
12:15 – 1:00 – Lunch and Mingle – Sponsored by Heat Software
1:00 – 1:45 – What’s New in Configuration Manager current branch 1610 – Wally Mead
1:45 – 2:00 – Break
2:00 – 2:45 – Open Discussion, Q & A

Managing Windows 10 – What is Microsoft’s Direction? – Paul Thomsen
Microsoft recently published a blog posting on “modern management”. What is ConfigMgr’s role in that? What is “modern management”? Paul will interpret Microsoft’s meaning and lead a community discussion.

What’s New in Configuration Manager current branch 1610 – Wally Mead
The product group has just released the latest product release for production, that being 1610. In this session, we’ll talk about what’s new in the product that may affect you. There certainly are some new things that will affect you all, as well as new features you may or may not choose to take advantage of.

Protecting Against Ransomware with Microsoft, Community & 3rd Party Technologies
Duncan McAlynn will discuss the threats we are facing today with ransomware, APTs, DDoS attacks and advanced phishing schemes to demonstrate how new and evolved Microsoft, Community-provide and third-party solutions can help protect and defend your critical systems. During this session, we’ll be discussing and demonstrating Microsoft-provided solution accelerators and add-ons, community extensions and third-party products that address the susceptibility of your corporate systems to these ever-evolving threats.

Duncan McAlynn is a CISSP-certified, six-time Microsoft MVP and member of the FBI InfraGard division that has a laser focus on helping our nation’s corporations and government agencies expand their use of Microsoft System Center technologies to improve their security posture and compliance through his 20 years of experience consulting with organizations on SMS & SCCM.

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