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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:

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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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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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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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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

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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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September 2017 MEMUG

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

Note the location change!!  The Microsoft office has reopened for September during the remodel.

Join us as Flexera sponsors and presents upon:

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

 

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