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November/December 2018 Meetup – Windows Virtual Desktop

Monday, December 3rd, 2:00pm – 4:00pm MSTAdvance Registration IS REQUIRED

“Finally, all of my server infrastructure is in Azure.” You breathe a sigh of relief. “Now what?” you ask yourself on a flight to Redmond, WA. Then it hits you… if your laptop can operate from the  clouds… why can’t all of your workstations live in the cloud?

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Join us to learn about Windows Virtual Desktop, the best virtualized Windows and Office experience delivered on Azure. Windows Virtual Desktop is the only cloud-based service that delivers a multi-user Windows 10 experience, optimized for Office 365 ProPlus, and includes free Windows 7 Extended Security Updates. With Windows Virtual Desktop, you can deploy and scale Windows and Office on Azure in minutes, with built-in security and compliance.

  • Overview of Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) and architecture considerations
  • Setting up WVD in Azure
  • Demo of WVD full desktop and application streaming

Nick Moseley from Microsoft (and one of our faithful leaders) will be presenting! Also food and drink will be provided courtesy of Microsoft!

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October 2018 Meetup – The One About MSIX

Friday, October 26th, 3:00pm – 5:00pm MST(Please register in advance so that we can estimate attendance)

It’s coming! For any of you unfamiliar with the next generation of packaging, MSIX is going to take all of the best parts from App-V, MSI, ClickOnce, UWP, and Appx and roll them into one new standard to rule them all. Since it’s still in its infancy this is the best time to learn and to be able to provide feedback – get ahead of the curve!

Do you want to learn how you can convert your installers into MSIX?

Do you want to learn what is coming down the road in ConfigMgr for MSIX support (including automated conversion of applications)?

Then don’t miss this session!

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September 2018 Meetup – Get Your Head in the Cloud (Management Gateway)

Friday, September 28th, 3:00pm – 5:00pm MST(Please register in advance so that we can estimate food and drink)

It’s time to get your head in the clouds… and no, we don’t mean we’ll be having a sick vaping contest. Justin Chalfant of Patch My PC and https://setupconfigmgr.com is going to give us an introduction to Cloud Management Gateway in Configuration Manager.

Do you want to extend your ConfigMgr environment to support off network devices?

Do you want to know how easy it is to do with Cloud Management Gateway? (Like ridiculously easy)

Then this session is for you! Justin will be covering how you can set up the cloud management gateway in Configuration Manager to manage clients on the internet. He’ll cover essential aspects of CMG such as certificates, site system roles, Azure prerequisites and much more!

Did we mention that Patch My PC is also sponsoring pizza and drinks? Yeah… there will be pizza and drinks too.

 

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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Thanks to our September sponsor:

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July 2018 MEMUG

Friday, July 27th, 3:00pm – 5:00pm MST (or whenever we want the party to end)

It’s time again to gather around a beverage and share our favorite (or most horrifying) war stories. Did “your friend” accidentally deploy software to the wrong battlefront? Did you get down in the trenches of OSD and come out on the other side alive with awesome tips and tricks that you can’t wait to share? Have you been deep in the war room strategizing your next moves and want to solicit some advice? It’s all welcome and we expect conversations of all types to be happening around the table.

We’ll meet at Great Northern Tavern (which is just 2 klicks away from the Microsoft office) for eats and drinks. Happy Hour begins at 3PM and runs until 7PM (but we’ll “officially” end at 5PM).

Please register in advance so that we can get an appropriately sized table!

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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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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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Denver, CO 80237
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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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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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Denver, CO 80237
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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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