NWSCUG Meeting for Friday, April 21st 2017!

Our next meeting is Friday, April 21st at 10 am at the Microsoft Bellevue location (Lincoln Square Microsoft Office 22nd Floor 700 Bellevue Way Bellevue, WA 98004 ).

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9:00 – 9:40 Unofficial Gathering at Top Pot Donuts
10:00 – 11:00 – What’s New in Microsoft Certification – Selina Winter
11:00 – 11:15 – Break
11:15 – 12:15 – What’s New in ConfigMgr CB 1702 – Wally Mead
12:15 – 1:00 – Lunch and Mingle – Sponsored by Adaptiva
1:00 – 1:45 – Reduce the Stress of OSD with Adaptiva
1:45 – 2:00 – Break
2:00 – 2:45 – Open Discussion, Q & A

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What’s New in Microsoft Certification – Learn about the exciting changes Microsoft recently made to the MCP technical certification program.  Get all of the details on our Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certifications, including upgrade paths.  Find out how we are addressing common roadblocks to make the certification process less confusing and less stressful with clear steps on how to get started, how to prepare, and how to get recognition.

What’s new in ConfigMgr CB 1702 – Our very own Wally Mead is back and excited to present about 1702. Bring your questions and your war stories.

Reduce the Stress of OSD with Adaptiva –  Is the pressure to deploy Windows 10 across your organization stressing you out!? A recent survey found that 64% of IT professionals plan to begin a Windows 10 operating system deployment (OSD) across their enterprises in 2017. Fears over tight migration deadlines, unpredictable costs, and lost productivity can make the move to Windows 10 seem overwhelming, at first.

In this session, Adaptiva will help reduce the stress of OSD by providing automation strategies and best practices that hundreds of enterprises use to deploy secure Windows 10 OS worldwide using SCCM. Learn practical SCCM techniques to deliver massive OSD files faster—without negatively impacting your network and while reducing infrastructure costs and migration timelines. Hear case studies on how some of the largest companies in the world in retail, banking, and engineering are easily moving from legacy BIOS to UEFI and to Secure Windows 10 with Secure Boot, Device Guard, and Credential Guard. You will leave this session with the step-by-step blueprint you need to plan, secure, deploy and maintain Windows 10 in your organization.

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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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