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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NWSCUG Meeting for Friday, October 21st 2016

Our next meeting is Friday, October 21st at 10 am at the Microsoft Bellevue location! Our very own Randall Smith and Wally Mead will be presenting. We’ll also recap Microsoft Ignite and IT/Dev Connections.

*You’ll find us on the 22nd floor of Lincoln Square located at 700 Bellevue Way NE in Bellevue, WA. This is part of Microsoft’s new offices. Parking in Lincoln Square can be validated at the Microsoft Reception Desk.

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The agenda is as follows:

9:00 – 9:40 Unofficial Gathering at Top Pot Donuts
10:00 – 11:00 – ConfigMgr Gotchas, Lessons Learned – Randall Smith
11:00 – 11:15 – Break
11:15 – 12:15 –  Bringing Security into Patching with Configuration Manager – Flexera
12:15 – 1:00 – Lunch and Mingle – Sponsored by Flexera
1:00 – 1:45 – Configuration Manager status in System Center 2016 Release – Wally Mead
1:45 – 2:00 – Break
2:00 – 2:45 – Ignite and IT/DevConnections Review, Q & A

Register Now for our October Meeting!
Coffee at Top Pot! – Bring your questions, battlefield notes, and conversation to Top Pot for an informal meetup before the meeting.

ConfigMgr Gotchas, Lessons Learned – Our very own Randall Smith will discuss items like:
-How to recover from a failed upgrade to 1511 from SCCM 2012/R2.
-Things to watch for while monitoring logs during the recovery and following upgrade.
-Post Recovery items you need to check to ensure what you think is going in in the background and what is really going on in the background.

Sponsor Session – Bringing Security into Patching with Configuration Manager – Corporate Software Inspector lets your team know what to patch for maximum impact and consistent risk reduction. You get complete visibility of your systems, stay current and reduce the cost of your patch process significantly. This new perspective on patch management, allows Corporate Software Inspector to support the entire Software Vulnerability Management lifecycle.

Configuration Manager status in System Center 2016 Release – Microsoft recently released System Center 2016, which as you know, Configuration Manager is a member of. What is the System Center 2016 release of Configuration Manager? How does it differ from the version that is not included in System Center 2016? We’ll explore those questions and answers as part of this. We’ll also discuss the most recent update to the current branch release of Configuration Manager.

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