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.

Register Now for our October Meeting!

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.

About Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey is a systems engineer specializing in global systems management for Dell IT. He has a B.S. in Computer Sciences and Engineering from the Ohio State University and is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. Greg coauthored SMS 2003 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach (Apress, 2006), Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Unleashed (Sams, 2009), Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Unleashed (Sams, 2012), and Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Administration Cookbook (Packt Publishing, 2012), and Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2 Unleashed (Sams, 2012). Greg is cofounder of the Ohio SMS Users Group, and the Central Texas Systems Management User Group.
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