NWSCUG Meeting for Friday, January 19th

Our next meeting is Friday, January 19th at 10 am at the Microsoft Bellevue location (Lincoln Square Microsoft Office 22nd Floor 700 Bellevue Way Bellevue, WA 98004 ).

And boy, what a treat we have for you! David James (ConfigMgr Director of Engineering) will be our speaker for the day! Prepare yourselves for a whirlwind discussion around ConfigMgr – Where we are, where we’re going, how we get there. Have you ever had a question you wished you could ask the product team directly? This is the time to Bring IT! In fact, feel free to send us your questions in advance at info@nwscug.org !

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9:00 – 9:40 Unofficial Gathering at Woods Coffee (1st floor of Lincoln Square)
10:00 – 11:30 – ConfigMgr in the Modern World  Part 1 – David James
11:30 – 1:00 – Lunch – ** see below
1:00 – 2:30 – ConfigMgr in the Modern World  Part 2 – David James
2:30 – 3:00 – Q & A, and moderated discussion

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**Lunch – Since we will have David presenting for the entire meeting, there is no sponsor for our lunch. Therefore, we will be doing an informal lunch get together at Maggiano’s which is in the same building. This will not be a provided lunch so you are free to eat elsewhere or even bring your own.

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NWSCUG Meeting for Friday, October 20th

Our next meeting is Friday, October 20th at 10 am at the Microsoft Bellevue location (Lincoln Square Microsoft Office 22nd Floor 700 Bellevue Way Bellevue, WA 98004 ). Our very own Michael Niehaus will be presenting about Windows Autopilot. Jeffrey Sutherland and Nazmus Sakib will present on Device Guard, and our very own Randall Smith will lead a recap on Microsoft Ignite.

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9:00 – 9:40 Unofficial Gathering at Frost (1st floor of Lincoln Square)
10:00 – 11:00 – Modern deployment with Windows AutoPilot – Michael Niehaus
11:00 – 11:05 – Break
11:05 – 11:45 – Microsoft Ignite Recap – Randall
11:45 – 12:45 – Lunch and Mingle – Sponsored by Flexera
12:45 – 1:45 –Beyond Microsoft Patches: The Art of Patching the Right Things at the Right Time – Flexera
1:45 – 2:00 – Break
2:00 – 3:00 – Device Guard – Nazmus, Jeffrey and Dune

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Modern deployment with Windows AutoPilot – A key component for moving to modern IT is to move to a modern deployment mechanism and away from traditional imaging.  In this session, we’ll talk about Windows AutoPilot, which enables this modern deployment scenario, and talk about new announcements made at Ignite around this.

Beyond Microsoft Patches: The Art of Patching the Right Things at the Right Time – Keeping up with the patching of non-Microsoft applications is a pain for you, but leaving those applications unpatched will get you in trouble with security teams and leave your company exposed to unnecessary risk. Flexera will discuss how we can help you automate and accelerate patching of non-Microsoft applications using your Microsoft infrastructure.

What you will learn:

  • Why patching non-Microsoft is important
  • How to simplify the process of identifying and prioritizing patches
  • How to leverage you Microsoft infrastructure to patch all non-Microsoft applications

Deploying and managing Windows Defender application control in the real world – With over hundreds of thousands of new malicious files created per day, the fight against malware using traditional techniques (i.e.: signature based detection) is a never-ending game of whack-a-mole. Windows 10 fundamentally changes the game for enterprise security with Device Guard which offers next generation application control. In this session we provide prescriptive guidance to help you guide customers as they plan, deploy, and manage Device Guard enabled devices. We show you where Device Guard can be easy to deploy and where is can be difficult. We also provide insights into our roadmap that is designed to make it easy and for everyone down the road. Note: This session is part of the core Windows Security session set.

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NWSCUG Meeting for Friday, September 15th 2017

Our next meeting is Friday, September 15th at 10 am at the Microsoft Bellevue location (Lincoln Square Microsoft Office 22nd Floor 700 Bellevue Way Bellevue, WA 98004 ). Our very own Roman Yuferev (Viacode) will be presenting about how to be efficient with SCOM->OMS data, and managing the data flow. We also have Evgeny Ternovsky (Microsoft) presenting about OMS Log Analytics v2.

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9:00 – 9:40 Unofficial Gathering at Frost (1st floor of Lincoln Square)
10:00 – 11:00 – Managing the Data Flow between SCOM and OMS. Stop overpaying for your OMS subscription! – Roman Yuferev
11:00 – 11:05 – Break
11:05 – 11:45 – ConfigMgr with Randall
11:45 – 12:45 – Lunch and Mingle – Sponsored by Viacode
12:45 – 1:45 – Sponsor session from Viacode
1:45 – 2:00 – Break
2:00 – 2:45 – Introducing Azure Log Analytics v2 – Evgeny Ternovsky

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Managing the Data Flow between SCOM and OMS. Stop overpaying for your OMS subscription! Microsoft Operations Management Suite is amazing to deal with large amount of raw data such as metrics, events, alerts and logs, but what if you want to optimize the cost of ownership for the OMS? We will show how to integrate SCOM and OMS to collect data from SCOM and manage amount and granularity of this data for the efficient usage of your IT budget.

Introducing Azure Log Analytics v2 – Azure Log Analytics, part of the Azure monitoring services, enables you to collect and correlate data from multiples sources and provides actionable insights about your IT environment. Using these insights, you can reduce the mean time to resolution of issues and get time back to focus on your next big innovation. In this session, we’ll present an overview of Azure Log Analytics, and focus on the recently-released v2 version, now offering an extremely powerful new query language, a new advanced query portal, extensive integration with Power BI and Azure Logic Apps, machine learning capabilities, and much, much more!

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