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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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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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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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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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Nov/Dec 2017 MEMUG

Friday December 8th, 3:00pm – 5:00pm MST
Note that we are returning to the Microsoft office in DTC!

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: What Enterprises Can Expect

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (release 1709) is bringing a lot of new things for enterprises. The upcoming release promises smoother operations, enhanced productivity, and more security capabilities. Join us for an overview of the new business-friendly features coming in the 1709. Whether you have already migrated to Windows 10 and are planning for the upgrade, or preparing to migrate from Windows 7 to The Fall Creators update, this session will review what enterprises can expect in the new release.

Pizza and beverages sponsored by Beacon Hill Technologies, a leading staffing firm headquartered in Boston with offices in Downtown Denver and DTC.

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October 2017 MEMUG

Friday October 27th, 3:00pm – 5:00pm MST

Note the location change!!  Many thanks to Catapult Systems for hosting MEMUG while the Microsoft office is closed for remodel.

October’s session will feature two speakers with two separate topics.

Topic #1

Mike Vrabel, Senior Consultant, Microsoft Consulting Services presents a 90-minute discussion on Windows 10 security.  Demos will include showing off the newest release of SCCM 1706 as well as security features available in Windows 10 that can be controlled and deployed via SCCM.

  • MBR2GPT tool will be shown and shown how it works to convert from legacy BIOS to UEFI (necessary to take advantage of Win10 security capabilities)
  • Device Guard policies controlled through SCCM
  • Enabling Credential Guard using a task sequence

Time permitting there will be a conversation and demos around:

Topic #2

Nathan Ziehnert, Senior Lead Consultant at Catapult Systems, will provide an overview of Advanced Group Policy Management (from the MDOP toolset).  The agenda will include:

  1. Overview of AGPM
  2. Choices and options for Service Accounts in AGPM
  3. Migration of service accounts + demo
  4. Deep dive into policy flow and storage + demo

Location: Catapult Systems office in the Denver Tech Center
5299 DTC Blvd (Suite 650), Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone: 720-457-7245

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