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.

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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