March 2019 Meetup – Pizza and Beer

Friday, March 22nd, 3:00pm – 5:00pm MSTAdvance registration is REQUIRED

Pizza and beer – is there any better combination? This month you can have both – and learn some things about Azure!

Join Nathan Ziehnert (Senior Lead Consultant at Catapult Systems) as he talks about Azure Log Analytics and Logic Apps. We can promise it’s a pretty unconventional use of Azure – his Kegerator is internet connected.

Beer and pizza will be provided.


Catapult Systems
5299 DTC Blvd, Suite 650
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

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February 2019 Meetup – Windows 10 Servicing

Friday, February 22nd, 3:00pm – 5:00pm MSTAdvance registration is REQUIRED

Do you feel overwhelmed with the speed at which Microsoft delivers updates to Windows and Office? Do you suffer from anxiety due to the number of machines you have which are two versions behind and quickly approaching end of life?

Instead of popping a Xanax join us for a session with two Windows Servicing experts who will guide you through your anxiety and bring you to a place of Zen.

  Joel Frauenheim is a 20 year veteran of Microsoft working on a variety of software engineering roles supporting many different products. He is responsible for the systems that create, publish and distribute WaaS (Updates).  He looks forward to understanding how to optimize the system to improve the velocity and experience for enterprise customers.
Dave Backman is a 25-year veteran in the IT Industry, primarily in the Infrastructure and Desktop Engineering space, who has recently joined WSD to help evangelize Windows 10 and help customers understand the Modern Desktop and move their journey forward.

The goal for the session will be to better understand our customer needs and improve the service offering for future releases.  The benefits of meeting will be inclusive of:

  • Better understand the new Servicing model and approach for both Windows and Office
  • Better understand the roadmap of Windows 10, WaaS and Windows Analytics
  • Get insights into how to work around any issues or challenges you may be faced with in landing Windows as a Service
  • Understand how other customers have successfully embraced Windows as a Service
  • Provide direct feedback on how to improve the service offerings
  • Get deeper insights into the Supplemental Servicing model for WaaS
  • Get insights into optimizing your delivery model in your ecosystem and what the future holds with regards to improvements in the delivery mechanisms
  • Learn about best practices and lessons learned from other customers on how to land and deploy WaaS
  • Receive some prescriptive guidance around deployments and how to build out your ring strategy
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January 2019 Meetup – David James

Friday, January 25th, 12:00pm – 4:00pm MSTAdvance registration is recommended

David James is coming to town! This is your chance to hear it straight from the source – current and future state of ConfigMgr with plenty of Q&A. Food and Speaker sponsored by Patch My PC.

David James is the director of product engineering and will deliver a session on the current and future releases of Configuration Manager with plenty of time for Q&A. If you are working with ConfigMgr or Hybrid Intune, you should attend as DJAM wants to hear your feedback to make the product even better with every Current Branch release or Technical Preview.

David’s BIO in a Nutshell:

  • David James, Partner Director of Engineering, Configuration Manager, Microsoft
  • Studied Computer Engineering and Music Theory/Composition at the University of Utah.
  • Joined Microsoft in 2000 to work on SMS Installer, and eventually SMS 2.0 SP2.
  • David Has worked on every version of SMS/SCCM.
  • Was an engineering manager in Intune, 2012-2015.
  • Outside of work, like to code, and dabble w/ music, and hang out or play w/ my kids.

Speaker and Food sponsored by:

Easily extend Microsoft SCCM to patch over 300 third-party updates across 165+ of the most common enterprise products. Let us handle the tedious work of packaging, testing, deploying, and troubleshooting application updates in your SCCM environment.

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August 2018 Summer Break!

Hey MEMUGers,

With all the storms we’ve had lately in Denver it seems to have spawned our own perfect storm among the MEMUG leadership team. A vacation, a business trip, and a baby have caused all of the available facilitators to be unavailable leaving us without a location for the month of August (and nobody to facilitate discussion).

With that said we still encourage all of you to get together with each other – maybe grab some pizza or do happy hour together. If you are available to do that we recommend going to “Great Northern” for happy hour from 3PM – 5PM. Or you can use the twitter post here to organize among yourselves.

We’ll be back in September!

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June 2016 MEMUG

Friday June 24th, 3:00pm – 5:00pm MST
Import note: “temporary” location change to the Catapult Systems office (address info at bottom)

This month’s group is being sponsored and presented by Shavlik!  Not only is Shavlik sponsoring the food, there will also be a raffle for a fantastic Bose SoundLink Mini!!soundlink_mini_si_lg_2
The session’s focus and agenda will include:

  1. Improving and securing devices, networks and data through enhanced patch management with SCCM
  2. Addressing the struggles of many IT organizations to measure and communicate metrics around their security posture thorough SCCM

Shavlik Patch for Microsoft System Center adds non-Microsoft third-party patch to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) to maximize your investment and to reduce risks from unpatched third-party applications.


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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October 2015 MEMUG

Friday October 23rd, 3:00pm – 5:00pm MST

Senior Premier Field Engineer Justin Chalfant will review Microsoft best practices for creating reference images for use with MDT or Configuration Manager. We will review why MDT 2013 Update 1 is typically recommended by Microsoft for creating reference images with many points from this whitepaper: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn818437.aspx.

Topics covered will include:

  • Setting up MDT 2013 Update 1 deployment share
    • Review deployment share folder structure
  • Changing the CustomSettings.ini (Rules) to be tailored for build and capturing instead of deploying images
  • Adding the install.wim for Windows 10 ISO into MDT 2013 Update 1
  • Creating a build and capture task sequence for Windows 10
    • Adding a pause step to make default user customizations
    • Enabling Windows update steps
    • Installing applications
  • Whether to use Microsoft Updates or WSUS to install updates on your capture VM
  • Setting up WSUS to decline superseded updates to reduce the amount of update content downloaded
  • Setting up WSUS to automatically download any new updates for future months
  • Creating boot media for running your MDT build and capture
  • Running build and capture task sequence on client Hyper-V virtual machine
  • Q&A

Microsoft Office in the Denver Tech Center
7595 Technology Way, Suite 400
Denver, CO 80237
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Poll for June 2015 MEMUG

For the June 2015 MEMUG session (on Friday 6/26), Wally Mead of Cireson will be presenting on Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager vNext in addition to other related ConfigMgr topics.  In advance, we need an approximate estimate number of attendees for planning purposes.  Please complete the vote below by May 31st.

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