NWSCUG for March 15th, 2019

Greetings NWSCUG! No reason to Beware the Ides of March this year, we’ll see you in Bellevue! Anton will be presenting “all things on app approval” – he’ll go through the admin and end-user experience, as well as how to leverage automation. Raghu will show how to easily deploy a ConfigMgr TP lab in Azure. Ivanti is our sponsor, and their session description is below.

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9:00 – 9:40 – Unofficial Gathering at Woods Coffee (1st floor of Lincoln Square)
10:00 – 11:00 – Application Approval with ConfigMgr – Anton Varshavskiy
11:15 – 12:15 – Building Your ConfigMgr Lab in Azure – Raghu Kethineni
12:15 – 1:15 – Lunch – Sponsored by Ivanti
12:45 – 1:45 – Sponsor session – Ivanti Patch for System Center Configuration Manager 2.4 – Rob Streeter
2:00-3:00 – How I Learned How to Stop Worrying and Love Multiple Intune Administrators – Steve Hosking

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How I Learned How to Stop Worrying and Love Multiple Intune AdministratorsSteve Hosking

It’s late on a Friday, one of the team members on your project makes a change that “should just work”, then goes on a weeklong holiday. What happens next is a lost weekend trying to understand what that change was, why the change was made and trying roll that change back. Even with change management processes in place, we all understand this story. What if we could actively monitor Intune for changes and send out notifications of those changes to key stakeholders for approval?
Using nothing but PowerShell, Microsoft Graph & Azure DevOps we can create a solution to do just that.


Sponsor session info:

Ivanti Patch for SCCM 2.4
Our latest release of our market-leading patch management solution, Ivanti Patch 2.4 for Microsoft System Center, is here. With Ivanti Patch 2.4, you’ll maximize your investment in System Center and reduce risks from unpatched third-party applications with incredible ease.

New and Improved Features in Ivanti Patch 2.4 for SCCM include:
· Package editing
· Metadata publishing
· Ability to import/patch CVE file from vulnerability scanner (Rapid7, Qualys, etc.)
· Smart filter support
· Timestamp server support
· Driver support for Dell and HP
· Support for SCCM1902

Our newest version has the ability to import csv files from the vulnerability scanner and create a custom patch list against CVE files for 3rd party applications. When most reported vulnerabilities come from third-party apps and you have compliance mandates to uphold, patching isn’t optional. So we make it easier. Ivanti Patch for SCCM, (powered by Shavlik), is a plug-in to SCCM that automates the process of discovering and deploying your third-party app patches through the SCCM console.



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See you in March!

Hello NWSCUG! We are canceling our February meeting – We’ll see you on March 15th (the ides of march).

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NWSCUG for January 18 2019

Happy 2019! And an update to our January Meeting – Our Sponsor will be MMS 2019 at MOA, and we’ll be giving away one free registration pass!

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We have another great meeting planned for January – Software updates, PXE boot and troubleshooting, and what’s new in ConfigMgr 1810.

9:00 – 9:40 Unofficial Gathering at Woods Coffee (1st floor of Lincoln Square)

10:00 – 11:00 – To Boot Or Not To Boot: The selective nature of the SCCM PXE Server – Kerwin Medina

11:15 – 11:45 – What’s new in ConfigMgr (Randall Smith)

12:00 – 12:45 – Lunch – Sponsored by MMS 2019 at MOA

12:45 – 1:15 – Sponsor session – MMS Desert Edition Recap (Greg Ramsey and Kathy Williams)

1:30-2:30 – ConfigMgr Software Updates – a Conversation – Dune Desormeaux


We’ll see you on Friday, January 18th 10 am at the Microsoft Bellevue location (Lincoln Square Microsoft Office 22nd Floor 700 Bellevue Way Bellevue, WA 98004 ).

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To Boot Or Not To Boot: The selective nature of the SCCM PXE Server

Join Microsoft SCCM Developer and mystery man Kerwin Medina as he takes us into the guts of SCCM PXE. In addition to learning how to setup the SCCM PXE Server, learn how it makes a decision on whether or not to boot a client, as well as troubleshooting SCCM PXE. Bring your questions!

ConfigMgr Software Updates – a Conversation

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Software Updates is a big part of ConfigMgr. Our very own Dune Desormeaux is the Software Update Product Manager (you can decide whether or not that’s a promotion)! Bring your questions and your feedback on software updates, and Dune will do the same. We’ll have a great two-way conversation to learn what Microsoft is doing to improve software updates, as well as help them understand our challenges and provide feedback.


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