NWSCUG for July 16, 2021!

Greetings NWSCUG!

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Join us again on July 16th online for another great NWSCUG afternoon! For this meeting, you’re (once again) 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 invitation to all registered attendees.

We’ve partnered with AZSMUG and TCSMUG to bring you a great lineup!

Agenda below:

11:00 – Coffee Talk!

11:30 – 12:20 – Tips for Enterprise PowerShell Scripting (Performance, debugging and security) – Jeff Scripter and Adrian Rodriguez

12:30-1:30 –  Easy Solutions to 5 ConfigMgr Problems – Sponsored by Recast SoftwareBryan Dam and Garth Jones

1:45 – 2:45 – WUfB: The WSUS Killer We’ve All Been Waiting For? – Bryan Dam

3:00 – Wrap-up Q&A

Tips for Enterprise PowerShell Scripting (Performance, debugging and security) – Jeff Scripter and Adrian Rodriguez

Come join us while we share some of the lessons learned while working in some of the world’s largest companies. We will be reviewing some techniques that anyone can use to improve their PowerShell scripts to make them more performant and robust while maintaining a solid security posture.

We will also dive into tools and tricks you can use to more easily debug your scripts. This session should provide useful information for all skill levels.

WUfB: The WSUS Killer We’ve All Been Waiting For? – Bryan Dam

Since its initial release Windows Update for Business has confused many. Where do I download it? What are the requirements? We’ll spend an hour working through what it is, what it can do, and why you might just be able to finally give WSUS the dirt nap it’s longing for.

Easy Solutions to 5 ConfigMgr Problems – Sponsored by Recast SoftwareBryan Dam and Garth Jones

There are many ways to inventory user space, but the results often become dated quickly. If you’re not careful, you won’t be getting the latest information. This is one of the ConfigMgr problems Bryan Dam and Garth Jones, MECM MVPs, will discuss in their session, “Easy Solutions to 5 ConfigMgr Problems.” They will show you how Recast Software’s solutions, Right Click Tools and Endpoints Insights, will help make your life a bit easier. In case you need more convincing, they’ll also share with you how they would approach these problems old-school.

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NWSCUG TCSMUG and AZSMUG Meeting Recap for May 2021

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May 2021 Meeting

Congratulations to our winners of the all-access passes to ViaMonstra Online Academy, and a huge thank you to ViaMonstra for donating them!

Once again, a THANK YOU to our sponsors and to our speakers to take time out of their day (and evenings) to share!

Greg

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NWSCUG for May 21st, 2021!

Greetings NWSCUG!

Register Now!

Join us again on May 21st online for another great NWSCUG afternoon! For this meeting, you’re (once again) 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 invitation to all registered attendees.

We will also be raffling THREE All Access Passes to ViaMonstra Online Academy!

We’ve partnered with AZSMUG and TCSMUG to bring you a great lineup!

Agenda below:

11:00 – Coffee Talk!

11:30 – 12:20 – A Holistic Approach to ConfigMgr Client and Server Health – Johan Arwidmark and Anders Rødland

12:30-1:30 –  Software Updates – Behind the Scenes! – Meghan Stewart

1:45 – 2:45 – Windows Device Identity – Jason Sandys

3:00 – Wrap-up Q&A

A Holistic Approach to ConfigMgr Client and Server Health – For ConfigMgr admins and operation teams the struggle for better ConfigMgr health is very real. The harsh truth is that unless you are managing a small lab with like 50 clients, you are very likely to never reach 100 percent client health (sorry). There will always be machines that simply will not fully cooperate for one reason or another. In this session, you learn about techniques and solutions to improve the number of health clients in your environment, as well as making sure the server-side cooperate as well.

Software Updates – Behind the Scenes! Meghan will dive deep into the bowels for WSUS to help you understand how the WSUS hot dogs are made. Bring your questions!

Windows Device Identity – A session to discuss the current state of Windows devices and their identities including when to use each, why to use each, and the recommendations from Microsoft. Current gaps and the road map ahead will also be discussed.

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