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
Microsoft Technology Center in DTC 7595 Technology Way, Suite 400 Denver, CO 80237 Bing Map
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.
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.
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.
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.
Microsoft Office in the Denver Tech Center
7595 Technology Way, Suite 400
Denver, CO 80237 Bing Map
Quick announcement that we will again combine the November and December MEMUG meetings. The 2017 winter holiday MEMUG will be held on December 8th, from 3-6 PM. Stay tuned for more details on that session.
The October 2017 MEMUG session drew great interest and a large crowd. Many thanks to our speakers, Mike (on Win10 security) and Nate (on AGPM). Outlined below are resources and additional tips that Nate asked to be passed along to everyone.
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.
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:
GPO management, including ending support of Security Compliance Manager v4 (which supported Windows 10 and SCCM 2016)
A deep but brief conversation about what an exported GPO looks like
Beyond Microsoft Patches: The Art of Patching the Right Things at the Right Time
Keeping up with the patching of non-Microsoft applications is a pain for you, but leaving those applications unpatched will get you in trouble with security teams and leave your company exposed to unnecessary risk. Flexera will discuss how we can help you automate and accelerate patching of non-Microsoft applications using your Microsoft infrastructure.
What you will learn:
Why patching non-Microsoft is important
How to simplify the process of identifying and prioritizing patches
How to leverage you Microsoft infrastructure to patch all non-Microsoft applications
Microsoft Office in the Denver Tech Center 7595 Technology Way, Suite 400 Denver, CO 80237 Bing Map
Due to an unexpected personal emergency with our speaker Mike, the agenda is being changed to preview Device Health from the Windows Analytics suite. Come learn and see a live demo of the rich information you can receive on the reliability and stability of your Windows 10 client systems.
Friday August 25th, 3:00pm – 5:00pm MST
Please note the location change!! Many thanks to Catapult Systems for hosting MEMUG while the Microsoft office is closed for remodel.