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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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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