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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NWSCUG Meeting for Friday, June 16th 2017

Our next meeting is Friday, June 16th at 10 am at the Microsoft Bellevue location (Lincoln Square Microsoft Office 22nd Floor 700 Bellevue Way Bellevue, WA 98004 ). Our very own Ted Neubauer will be presenting this month about Client Health, and Aaron Czechowski will talk about Windows 10, as well as a well-received session from MMS, “Leading Change”.

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9:00 – 9:40 Unofficial Gathering at Frost (1st floor of Lincoln Square)
10:00 – 11:00 – Managing Windows 10 with Configuration Manager – Aaron Czechowski
11:00 – 11:05 – Break
11:05 – 11:45 – Leading Change- Aaron Czechowski
11:45 – 12:45 – Lunch and Mingle – Sponsored by Cireson
12:45 – 1:45 – The Cireson Portal for ConfigMgr – Wally Mead
1:45 – 2:00 – Break
2:00 – 2:45 – How to: Improve and Maintain ConfigMr Client Health – Ted Neubauer

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Managing Windows 10 with Configuration Manager – Aaron will discuss and demo new features for Windows 10 lifecycle management.

What you will learn:

  • How to enhance your Windows 10 security strategy using Configuration Manager
  • What versions of Configuration Manager can manage which versions of Windows 10
  • What you need to do to stay current with Windows 10

Leading Change
Change is a fact of life. Change is a source of anxiety for many people, but it doesn’t have to be. In this session we’ll discuss how leading change is a useful tool of the trade.

What you will learn:

  • The value of change
  • How to lead change when its needed or inevitable

Improve and Maintain ConfigMgr Client Health – Our very own Ted Neubauer will present on how he has conquered ConfigMgr Client health management at his company. Ted will share his story, and we’ll have some time for open discussion/Q&A on this topic also.

The Cireson Portal for ConfigMgr – Our very own Wally Mead will present and demo the Portal. The Portal is an easy to use, web-based experience for access anywhere, anytime. Enhancing and complementing the native Configuration Manager Console, our intuitive Portal delivers increased productivity and efficiency to both admins and other IT team members, while minimizing risk and improving security with role-based administration.

Aaron Czechowski (@AaronCzechowski) is a Senior Program Manager with Microsoft in the Enterprise Client Management product team working on Configuration Manager and the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit. He specializes in Windows deployment, Windows as a service, and ConfigMgr as a service. His hobbies include Scouting, hiking and geocaching.

Ted Neubauer is the Sr Client Technology Services Engineer at Premera Blue Cross. Ted has been at Premera for 16 years and began working with SMS 11 years ago. His responsibilities include SCCM Infrastructure Administration, Application Packaging & Deployment, Tier 3 support & “other duties as assigned”. Ted’s leisure time is spent motorcycling, woodworking and spending time with his family.

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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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