NWSCUG for May 15th 2020

Greetings NWSCUG!

Due to local guidance, we are moving our May 15th meeting to a fully digital channel! For this meeting you’re invited to remain in your PJs, or dress it up on business casual, and join from your home or work. This meeting is open to all humans globally!

Simply register like you always do, and the day before the meeting we’ll send a Teams invite to all registered attendees.

We’ve partnered with AZSMUG to bring you a great lineup for May!

Agenda below:

9:30 – 10:00 – Welcome and virtual coffee talk

10:00 – 11:00 – Deploying Office 365 ProPlus Like a Pro – Part 1 – Mike Terrill and Gary Blok

11:15 – 12:15 – Deploying Office 365 ProPlus Like a Pro – Part 2 – Gary Blok and Mike Terrill

12:30 – 1:30 – MVP & Friends Round Table

1:45 – 2:45 – All My Devices Left Me. I’m Scared. What Do I Do Now? – Bryan Dam

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Deploying Office 365 ProPlus Like a Pro

Deploying Office 365 in the enterprise is not short on challenges, especially in environments that have limited bandwidth or users on slow VPN connections without the ability to use the CDN, CMG and/or split tunneling. Next comes user experience, shifting to a self-service model, what is the best way to deliver a 2.5GB payload to the end user but have it ready when it comes time to click the install button? Also, what is the best way to add additional products, like Project and Visio, with out making the user sit through another 2.5GB download for each? Lastly, figure out how to handle supporting additional channels as well.

All My Devices Left Me. I’m Scared. What Do I Do Now?

Things have certainly gotten real in the last few months and many of us have been forced to scramble to support remote work on a level we’ve never seen before. A lot of great information has been shared and in this session we’ll try to make sense of all of it and work through which options might work for your organization.

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Notes, Slides, and Recordings from our March 20th Meeting

What a great March meeting! In retrospect, it was a bit of a marathon since we took advantage of an MVP round table over lunch, but it was well worth it!

We managed to record all of the sessions, and are ready to share all slide decks and recordings!

Here’s the playlist!

  1.  Troubleshooting Autopilot – Spencer Shumway (slides, and recording)
  2. Stay Compliant with M365 Compliance Score – Angela Hwa (slides and recording)
  3. MVP Round table with BryanAdam and Friends! (recording)
  4. Patch My PC: Automate Third-Party Application Creation, Management and Updating in SCCM (recording)
  5. Manage your WIM files with WIM Witch – Donna Ryan (slides and recording)

Please connect to our presenters over twitter and thank them for their time!

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NWSCUG for March 20th 2020

Greetings NWSCUG!

Due to local guidance, we are moving our March 20th meeting to a fully digital channel! For this meeting you’re invited to remain in your PJs, or dress it up on business casual, and join from your home or work. This meeting is open to all humans globally!

Simply register like you always do, and the day before the meeting we’ll send a Teams invite to all registered attendees.

Agenda below:

10:00 – 11:00 – Troubleshooting Autopilot – Spencer Shumway

11:15 – 12:15 – Stay Compliant with M365 Compliance Score – Angela Hwa

12:15 – 1:15 – MVP Round table with Bryan, Adam and Friends!

1:15 – 2:15 – Patch My PC: Automate Third-Party Application Creation, Management and Updating in SCCM

2:15 – 3:15 – Manage your WIM files with WIM WitchDonna Ryan

Register Now!

 

Stay Compliant with Compliant Score – Angela Hwa

In the ever changing world of government regulations and information security changes, it is challenging to keep your organization compliant to the different rules and regulations? Find out how Microsoft M365 Compliant Score is making it easier for you to manage your compliant postures against GDPR or ISO 27001.

Troubleshooting Autopilot – Spencer Shumway 

Learn how to troubleshoot Autopilot deployments by doing “pre-flight”, reviewing logs and more!

Automate Third-Party Application Creation, Management and Updating in SCCM  – Patch My PC 

Join Justin Chalfant from Patch My PC for a 100% live demo showing how easy extending SCCM to automatically create, update, patch and deploy 325+ third-party applications can be! Learn how to offload the tedious work of packaging, deploying, and troubleshooting third-party applications in your SCCM environment. Best of all, it integrated into the existing SCCM software update and application model! Also, we will be showing our new Win32 Application management feature for Microsoft Intune!

What You Will Learn:

  • Understand how to integrate third-party patching into SCCM with Patch My PC
  • Scan your current SCCM database and automatically detect and enable detected products for patching
  • See how to deploy third-party updates in SCCM using the same deployment method as Microsoft updates
  • Learn about third-party update improvements in Configuration Manager 1806+
  • Learn about custom actions including closing apps before updating, running custom pre/post scripts, removing desktop shortcuts, and disabling self-updates

 

Manage your WIM files with WIM WitchDonna Ryan

Offline Image Servicing is a process that stream lines some of the image customization tasks regularly performed by administrators. The process saves time during imaging by incorporating customization directly to the Windows image, negating the need for additional Task Sequence steps. It also ensures systems are built fully complaint with their Windows updates.
WIM Witch, a GUI driven tool, performs most offline image servicing tasks. By leveraging a GUI, WIM Witch makes the servicing process easy to understand and perform. The presentation will cover all of WIM Witch’s features, including automating bulk updating tasks with command line functions, customizing the build process with PowerShell, and how to handle language packs.

MVP Round table with Bryan, Adam and Friends!

Join Bryan, Adam and other MVPs in a round table. We’ll solicit questions and have a conversation over lunch!

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