Meetings

June 2018 MEMUG

Friday, June 22nd, 3:00pm – 5:00pm MST

Join us for a tour of the Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) in Denver and an update from our friends at Patch My PC about their new automated publishing service. Pizza and soda will be provided courtesy of Patch My PC.

Advance registration is REQUIRED.


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Join us for a tour of the Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) in Denver this month! Get some first hand experience on what the Microsoft Technology Center can offer you and your business – trust us you won’t want to miss this event. Invite your co-workers and your bosses too – they’ll be glad you did!

The tour will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction and Exploratorium: Introduction to the Denver Microsoft Technology Center
  • Data Center: See the on-premises data center and discuss its current and potential usage
  • MTC Envisioining Center: Visit our Envisioning Center and get an overview of the facility and its capabilities. Discuss how we use the Envisioning Center to tell the story of digital transformations.
  • MTC Engagement Rooms: See each of our MTC Engagement rooms and discuss their purpose and capabilities.
  • Vail and Q/A: See our room designed mainly for workshops and hackathons. Discuss MTC Engagement types. General MTC Q&A.

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See how easy third-party patch management can be in Microsoft SCCM. Justin Chalfant will show Patch My PC’s new automated publishing service. We’ll show you how you can integrate over 120 third-party patches into SCCM in under 10 minutes!

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May 2018 Meeting Recap

For those of you who weren’t able to attend the meeting (we don’t blame you – it was a holiday weekend) but want to catch the materials from the Pester presentation, you’re in luck!

Here is a link to the PowerPoint for you to download: Pester

And here is the link to the Microsoft guide that much of this presentation was based on: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/heyscriptingguy/2015/12/15/getting-started-with-pester/

Hope to see you all at our tour of the Microsoft Technology Center in June!

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May 2018 MEMUG

Friday, May 25th, 3:00pm – 5:00pm MST
Note: attendees are now required to register at Microsoft front desk for facility access. Please plan to arrive early for the registration!

Note: Due to a scheduling conflict, we will be moving the MTC tour to our June meeting. Stay tuned for more details and make sure you’re telling your co-workers and your bosses about this opportunity! For more information about Microsoft’s MTCs – follow this link.

We’ll have two presentations this month:

1) PowerShell Unit Testing with Pester. Have you ever written a complicated script and went to make changes to it later only to find that your changes broke your script? Not anymore. In this presentation Nathan Ziehnert, Senior Lead Consultant from Catapult Systems will introduce you to unit testing your PowerShell scripts with Pester. An essential skill for anyone in DevOps and a definite resume booster for anyone looking for jobs requiring PowerShell experience.

2) What’s New in Windows 10 1803 Roundtable. Join us as we discuss what’s new in Windows 10 1803 hosted by Nick Moseley, Technical Solutions Professional from Microsoft.

As with most meetings we’ll be at the Microsoft office in DTC:

Microsoft Technology Center in DTC
7595 Technology Way, Suite 400

Denver, CO 80237
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April 2018 MEMUG

Friday, April 27th, 3:00pm – 5:00pm MST
Note: attendees are now required to register at Microsoft front desk for facility access. Please plan to arrive early for the registration!

Adam Bresson, Adaptiva’s Director of Product Marketing, will be presenting on:

Deploy Windows 10 Quickly with Adaptiva’s
Windows 10 Accelerator Program

Are you excited about Windows 10? So is Adaptiva! We created the Windows 10 Accelerator Program to help enterprises rapidly plan and test, deploy, and maintain Windows 10. In this session, we will show you some of the Program’s exclusive Microsoft MVP videos, training and guides and provide techniques for using Adaptiva OneSite, Adaptiva Client Health for Windows 10 and community tools to speed your Windows 10 migrations. Let Adaptiva take the stress out of moving to Windows 10 today.

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7595 Technology Way, Suite 400
Denver, CO 80237
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March 2018 MEMUG

Friday, March 23rd, 3:00pm – 5:00pm MST
Note: attendees are now required to register at Microsoft front desk for facility access. Please plan to arrive early for the registration!

Join Justin Chalfant from Patch My PC (https://patchmypc.net/third-party-patch-management-sccm-scup-catalog) to see how to easily add support for updating of over 100 common third-party applications in your Microsoft SCCM environment. In this session, we will talk about:

  1. What our solution looks like to implement
  2. How to publish and deploy third-party updates in SCCM
  3. Reporting dashboards included within our subscription
  4. Overview of improvements in the current preview of System Center Updates Publisher
  5. Free home application updater tool: https://patchmypc.net/overview
  6. Q&A
  7. Raffle of an Xbox One S 500GB console, courtesy of Justin from Patch My PC!

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7595 Technology Way, Suite 400

Denver, CO 80237
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February 2018 Meeting Recap

Hey all!

Unfortunately this month we had a number of people who couldn’t attend – so we’ve decided to postpone the show-and-tell for a future date. The good news for you is that means you still have a chance at winning a gift card!

Thanks to all who attended and for sharing experiences, issues you’re currently working through, and our rousing discussion on paid time off.

See you all next month!

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February 2018 MEMUG

Friday, February 23rd, 3:00pm – 5:00pm MST
Note: attendees are now required to register at Microsoft front desk for facility access. Please plan to arrive early for the registration!

This month we’re proud to host a community “show and tell”…with gift card(s) for the voted best of show!  So come to see cool things done by folks in the MEMUG group…and if you have something to showoff, bring that too!  You may just win a gift card.

Some items mentioned that might be showcased include:

  • PowerShell scripting of applications needing alternate authentications
  • Custom SQL reports for SCCM
  • BIOS to UEFI conversion across the major OEMs using SCCM task sequences
  • Automating package deployments with Azure Automation

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7595 Technology Way, Suite 400

Denver, CO 80237
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Resources for January 2018 MEMUG

Windows AutoPilot is a suite of capabilities designed to simplify and modernize the deployment and management of new Windows 10 PCs. With Windows AutoPilot, IT professionals can customize the Out of Box Experience (OOBE) for Windows 10 PCs and enable end users to take a brand-new Windows 10 device and—with just a few clicks—have a fully-configured device ready for business use. There are no images to deploy, no drivers to inject, and no infrastructure to manage. Most importantly, users can go through the process independently, without making any decisions and without needing to involve IT.

Co-management of Win10 with SCCM and Microsoft Intune

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January 2018 MEMUG

Friday, January 26th, 3:00pm – 5:00pm MST
Note: attendees are now required to register at Microsoft front desk for facility access. Please plan to arrive early for the registration!

Join Nick Moseley of Microsoft to learn about modern management of Windows 10.  In this session he’ll cover:

  1. An overview of Windows AutoPilot for modern management
  2. Demo of Windows AutoPilot, including prerequisites setup such as Azure AD, Microsoft Store for Business, and device ID registration
  3. Co-management of Windows 10 with ConfigMgr and MDM (in Microsoft Intune)

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7595 Technology Way, Suite 400
Denver, CO 80237
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Resources from Nov/Dec 2017 MEMUG

For those that missed the session on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: What Enterprises Can Expect, below are the links and references.  The presentation content itself was based upon the public blog post on What’s new in Windows 10, version 1709 IT Pro content.  Many thanks to the sponsorship from the local team at Beacon Hill.

Additional references included:

Haven’t deployed Windows 10 yet?  Or need a place to “safely” test it’s features and capabilities?

  • Windows Analytics Upgrade Readiness – a free service that helps you identify compatibility issues that can block an upgrade and that proactively suggests fixes.
  • Windows 10 virtual labs – hands-on labs featuring step-by-step instructions and virtual machines so you can try out the latest security, deployment, and management options with no setup or additional software required.
  • Windows 10 Deployment and Management Lab Kit – a pre-configured virtual lab environment and step-by-step lab guides to help you review and test an in-place upgrade as well as traditional deployment methods such as with ConfigMgr.

Additional reading on the new security capabilities in Windows 10 1709.

 

 

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