Our next user group meeting will be on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM at Microsoft's Edina HQ building - 6th Floor, Lake of the Woods room.  Please register in advance so we can get a proper count for food and drink. Food and drinks will be provided.

Our speakers for this month are Matt Fritz and Ryan Ephgrave.

Max Fritz will be presenting on Azure Active Directory! He'll be covering SSO, identity, MFA, and ATA. Max's bio: IT consultant with broad experience in messaging and collaboration tools. Self proclaimed geek. Can't stop talking about the technology I love. I am passionate about all things Office 365 and Azure Active Directory, especially in the education space and believe technology should be about simplifying and improving life for both end users and Administrators. I spend my days helping organizations make the best use of cloud technologies such as Exchange Online, OneDrive, SharePoint Online, Azure Active Directory, PowerBI, EMS, and more.

Ryan Ephgrave will be presenting on Azure Automation runbooks and integration into OSD task sequences! Ryan is systems consultant and author of the Now Micro Right Click Tools. He also runs the blog EphingAdmin.

Our sponsor this month is Concurrency!


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See you there!

Fred took these notes

Notes from Kent's session:

  • The server needs access to specific internet sites in order to get the 1602 upgrade.
  • Make sure to preserve the account that was used to install 1511 / 1602.


Target has 3 new openings for automation engineers related to OS Updates / Patching, starting with Windows and then expanding to other platforms.  If interested, the official postings are at:

Automation Engineer: http://bit.ly/1R9cWdC Sr. Automation Engineer: http://bit.ly/1R9dlN6 Lead Automation Engineer: http://bit.ly/1TZzGP1

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About API Group, Inc.
APi Group Inc. is a family of 43 independent companies spread over the US, Canada, and the UK in the life safety, industrial, and specialty construction industries. APi Group, Inc. is headquartered in New Brighton, Minnesota and was rated the number 6 specialty contractor by Engineering News-Record in their annual list of Top 600 Specialty Contractors.


APi Group, Inc. is an energetic organization providing leadership to a diverse family of companies dedicated to delivering innovative solutions to the construction industry. Proudly tracing our roots back to 1926, our organization is committed to our employees, and it is no surprise that our long-standing success is built on the teamwork of our workers contributing around the world. We believe the individual efforts of our employees uniting as a team make APi a great place to work and achieve. APi Group, Inc. is a company that employees want to associate with until retirement, and we make sure to invest in their development for proficiency in the industries we serve. We provide a solid financial foundation for our award-winning companies, top-notch training for our workforce, and we deliver dependable service to our clients and general contractors.

Job Description: Client Technologies Analyst

Hi MSCUG members,

I just placed a candidate with this Manager and he is looking to hire another talented SCCM Administrator. If you are open to exploring this opportunity please message or call me direct at 612-216-8438.

The Manager is looking for candidates who are more experienced as an SCCM Administrator on the Server side as opposed to the Desktop side. Additional assets include having the SCCM Certification and 3-5 years of experience using SCCM in a large corporate environment patching servers.

This is a permanent opportunity that will move fast, your information will go directly to the manager and an interview will be set up for next week.

Warm Regards,

Chris Massey
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Role: Enterprise SCCM Administrator
Client: Provided upon conversation
Location: Twin-Cities, MN
Duration: TBD – Possible Contract to Hire
Rate: Competitive Market Rate – W2, C2C, and 1099
Overview: The consultant will be on-site, in New Brighton, MN, as the Senior SCCM Administrator and the over-all go to SME. This is a Microsoft Enterprise Level SCCM project consisting of over 3K+ user’s and 600+ virtualized servers, spread over 40+ US Nation-wide locations.
Qualified candidates will possess the required listed skills below:

  • Bachelors and/or SCCM Certification
  • 8+ years Direct Microsoft SCCM Enterprise Level Project experience
  • EMS & E3 level O365 environment experience
  • Background working with MS Dynamics
  • Citrix to XenApp transitional experience
  • Azure Cloud background
  • Strategic cloud experience
  • Must have strong written/verbal communication skills

Contact: Benjamin Stadtler 651-415-2210 | ben.stadtler@impactgroupmn.com

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