Monthly Meeting Info

Important Update: August 2017 MEMUG

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.

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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August 2017 MEMUG

Friday August 25th, 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.

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:

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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July 2017 MEMUG

Friday July 28th, 3:00pm – 5:00pm MST

Note the location change!!  Catapult Systems is hosting MEMUG during the remodel of the Microsoft office.

  • Have you already been hacked?
  • Are employees going rogue?
  • Is malware slipping through your protection?
  • Are your accounts just waiting to be compromised due to poor configurations?

Joe Kuster of Catapult Systems will be covering how to deploy Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics to answer these questions and more. He’ll be reviewing lessons learned from world-wide deployments, how you can get some quick security wins in your environment, and demonstrate ATA’s ability to detect advanced attacks through behavioral analysis.

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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June 2017 MEMUG

Friday June 23rd, 3:00pm – 5:00pm MST

Catch a Live Demo of Parallels MacOS Cross-Platform Solutions

Join us Friday, June 23rd, for a demo from Parallels Sales Engineer, Danny Knox, going over Parallels Mac Management for SCCM.  We’ve prepared useful real-life scenarios, and solutions to common problems that arise when working with Macs in business environments. In addition, we will be providing free pizza and soda as well as some swag giveaway items during the session.

Parallels ® Mac Management (PMM) extends Microsoft ® SCCM’s robust, centralized management capabilities to Mac. This arrangement streamlines Mac management for IT administrators, who can fully manage Mac computers using existing resources in mixed Windows/Mac environments where investments have already been made in Microsoft SCCM.

Parallels, worldwide leader in cross-platform technologies, provides the easiest-to-use, most versatile solutions for integrating MacOS devices on a comprehensive IT network.

If you’d like more information about Parallels Mac Management for Microsoft SCCM, please feel free to contact our sales team.

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April / May 2017 MEMUG

Special announcement for the April and May 2017 MEMUG sessions!!  We’re excited to collaborate these month’s user group with the Microsoft Tech Talks event “Windows 10 Creators Update (aka 1703)”. Please note the date and time changes for the MEMUG event; it will be on Wednesday May 10th, between 6 PM and 8:30 PM. 

Access to this month’s session will require registration (in advance preferred) – https://aka.ms/mttdenvermay.

Microsoft Tech Talk: Windows 10 Creators Update

Date: Wednesday May 10th, 2017 | Time: 6:15 PM – 8:30 PM | City: Denver, CO

Abstract: The session will cover the following aspects of what is new with Windows 10 Creators Update.

  • Windows 10 Deployment best practices
  • What’s new with Windows 10 Creators Update
  • What’s deprecated or removed with Windows 10
  • Understanding Windows as a Service
  • Why you should be moving to Windows 10

Speaker: Joe Raleigh is a Windows 10 Technologist for the Desert Mountain region that assists businesses in the transition, securing and management of modern technology platforms. Joe use to be a field engineer working with some of Microsoft’s largest and most challenging customers, helping them transition to Windows 10.

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March 2017 MEMUG

Friday March 24th, 3:00pm – 5:00pm MST

Title: Windows 10 Deployment and Management
Presenter: Mike Terrill, Technology Architect, 1E
Sponsor: 1E

In this meeting, you will learn where to begin in your Windows 10 journey by considering the various upgrade paths that our available and how that fits into your environment and business needs. Mike will highlight the information needed to determine the types of migration paths that you can use in your environment. Learn which deployment methods are necessary for your environment – new computer, wipe-and-load, in-place upgrade, computer replacement and break/fix). Already have some Windows 10 deployed? Great, learn what it takes to keep those systems patched and get them to the next Feature Update.

About speaker: Mike’s career has been focused around systems management and operating system deployment for almost 20 years (ever since SMS v1.2). He is a Microsoft Enterprise Mobility MVP and runs the Arizona Systems Management User Group. He specializes in the design, architecture and installation of Configuration Manager and Windows operating system deployments. As one of many engagements in his 7+ years with in 1E Professional Services, Mike architected and deployed System Center 2012 Configuration Manager in several Fortune 100 companies (including a Windows 7 migration in a 450,000+ seat environment). Mike is now a Technology Architect for Windows Migrations and User-centric Application Management at 1E. In this role, Mike provides technical direction for 1E technologies, assuring their qualities in efficiently managing hardware, systems, users and other end points.

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February 2017 MEMUG

Friday February 24th, 3:00pm – 5:00pm MST

Mike Vrabel (of Microsoft) will cover:

  • Windows 10 security features in SCCM current branch (1610)
  • The available tools provided by Microsoft to protect against malicious code execution on client workstations.
  • Variety of demonstrations

He’ll drill into each solution with a goal of determining which tools or groups of tools are appropriate for specific customer scenarios based on first hand experience of work within government accounts.

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Resources from January 2017 MEMUG

The January 2017 MEMUG session drew great interest and a large crowd.  Many thanks to Kevin Fason (from the community) for demoing Upgrade Analytics on how he uses it to help his organization plan and prepare migration to Windows 10.  Outlined below are resources and additional tips that he asked to be passed along to everyone.

Tips

  • Above all, be patient once you run the script in a workstation. There are a lot of moving parts. Generally data shows up in the portal within 48 hours but can take longer.
  • When you make changes in the console it will take a day for the snapshot to update and the “buckets” to appear and populate.
  • You can sort by multiple headers by using commas such as below. Note the headers are caps and your query will be case sensitive.
Importance="Not reviewed" Type=UAApp IsRollup=true RollupLevel=Granular | sort AppVendor desc, AppName desc, AppVersion desc
  • Another neat query is this that sorts by reason
Type=UAApp | measure count() by Issue

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January 2017 MEMUG

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

Are you planning to move to Windows 10, but are not sure what applications exist within your environment, or if they are compatible and ready for Windows 10?  Join us for this session to learn with Nick Moseley and Kevin Fason about a new and free service from Microsoft to help with application readiness.

  • What does Microsoft mean by this new “Windows as a Service” model
  • Overview of Windows Upgrade Analytics (WUA) and how will it benefit your organization and simplify deployment efforts
  • Setup and deployment of WUA
  • Live demonstration of a WUA environment
  • Tips and tricks for using the information

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