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.

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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