August 2015 - MNSCUG Meeting - OpsMgr August

Our Tuesday, August 11th meeting at the Microsoft's Edina HQ building - 6th Floor, Lake of the Woods is going to be bonkers! This is going to be an unprecendented all day meeting (9am - 5pm) focused entirely on Operations Manager.  We will have Microsoft MVP and multi book auther Cameron Fuller in town to speak with us about the future of OpsMgr.  From lovely Brussels, we will have Microsoft MVP Dieter Wjickmans presenting! The owner and principal consultant of SCOMskills, Jonathan Almquist and MMS 2014 presenter Nathan Foreman will also be doing sessions.   Folks, this is a stellar lineup.  Please forward this invite to your respective monitoring / server teams, it's a must attend event.  There may never be another one like it.


Here is what we have for an itinerary for the day -

8:30am – 9:00am – Coffee and Socializing
9am - Intro / Overview
9:10am – 10:20am Cameron Fuller – OpsMgr Top 5
10:20-10:30 – break
10:30 – 11:30 Dieter Wjickmans (Remote) TBD
11:30 – 12:15 Lunch w\ Savision – Business Service and Cloud Management for System Center
12:15 – 1:30 Jonathan Almquist - Monitoring gap analysis and application modeling
1:30 – 1:40 break
1:40 – 3:00 Cameron Fuller – OMS!
3:00 – 4:00 Nathan Foreman – 4 Easy Monitoring Scenarios you can setup in a day
4:00 – 5:00 Q and A \ Panel Discussion with all present speakers.

Savision, is our newest Silver sponsor!  Without their support this event would not have been possible.  A huge thank you to them!


Please register in advance to help with the food and drink count. Register

NWSCUG July 2015 Meeting Notes

The Northwest System Center User Group (NWSCUG) is in full force now that Greg Ramsey from Dell moved up to Seattlle. With Microsoft right there, they're getting great speakers and great content. Luckily they're also sharing it on their website. Take a look at this month's notes and be amazed. Bookmark their site and use them as a great online extension for learning. Here is the link to this month's notes which also includes a recording.

MNSCUG July 2015 Meeting Notes

Thanks so much to  Cyber Advisors for providing beverages and food

MNSCUG elections in October. We're always looking for fresh blood!

Thanks to Joe Kaster for answering the Powershell question on the MNSCUG site.

Next Month:  All day meeting on SCOM.  August 13th, 2015

MMS 2015 - Will sell out.  Register now!

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May 2015 - Meeting Notes

May 11th @ the MTC.  Presenters - Wally Mead, Secunia (Sherry Kissinger) and Matthew Teegarden. 

4 MVPs were in attendance.  Wally, Brian, Sherry and Nash.  There is was a PowerShell challenge at the bottom.  Figure it out and I will buy you a beer.  *I owe Joe Kaster a beer. 

Wally Mead AM session-

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MNSCUG May 2015 Meeting with Wally

Our next MN System Center User Group meeting will be MONDAY, May 11th 9am - 4:30pm at Microsoft's Edina HQ building - 6th Floor, Lake of the Woods.


This month's meeting is an all day meeting sponsored by Secunia. Secunia returns as a gold sponsor to MNSCUG so we're very happy to have their support. They'll also be buying pizza and drinks for lunch while we watch Sherry Kissinger (Microsoft MVP) and Meaghan McKeown from Secunia talk about real-world 3rd party patching.

We start the morning at 8:30am with some coffee and meet & greet time back at Microsoft's MTC building, 6th floor.

At 9am, Wally Mead from Cireson will start with CM. We all know Wally from 20 years of webcasts and training sessions on SMS\CM. Now with Cireson, Wally is still second to none on his knowledge of CM. We're not holding him to anything specific to discuss at any certain time of the day. He'll come to share all he knows in the format of his choosing with plenty of ongoing discussions with attendees.

We'll break for lunch around noon where you can grab pizza and a drink and get back to your seats to hear Sherry and Meaghan.

Next up is our current MNSCUG VP (& MCT, MCSE - Systems Engineer with Concurrency) Matthew Teegarden show us exactly how to setup the Ola indexing script for SQL and then go into software update management.

Wally will start back up around 2 until the end of the day. Thanks to Cireson, another gold sponsor for lending Wally to us for the day!

Now to help Secunia with food count for lunch, please Register.

OSD April Notes

We had a great meeting in April with some real OSD rockstars.  It was an action packed full house. 

Here are some notes -

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July 2015 - MNSCUG Meeting - Jason Sandys

Our next meeting is July 15th 4:30 to 7:00pm at the Microsoft's Edina HQ building - 6th Floor, Lake of the Woods and we are super excited to have long time Microsot MVP and a powerhouse in the Microsoft community Jason Sandys in town all the way from Texas.  He will be covering all things involving internet based client management (IBCM) and more.  There will be time for Q&A as well, so don't miss this opprotunity to learn from one of the best.  


Cyber Advisors, a great and local IT consulting firm will be sponsoring food and drink for the meeting. 


Please register in advance to help with the food and drink count. Register

June 2015 - MNSCUG Meeting - Roundtable

Let's keep on rolling!  Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 18th 4:30 to 7:00pm at the Microsoft's Edina HQ building - 6th Floor, Lake of the Woods.  This meeting is going to be a round table format.  Got questions that you want answers to?  Curious how other organizations are tackling problems?  Bring your questions and be prepared for lively discussion!  These meeting are always super insiteful.  Let's spark it up! 


Tek Systems will be sponsoring food and drink for the meeting.  Got staffing needs?  Try these guys!


Please register in advance to help with the food and drink count. Register


The notes from the previous meeting, including the solution to a PowerShell challenge (Joe Kaster rocks) can be found here.

Save the dates:
  • Wednesday July 15th 4:30 - 7:00pm - Super speaker Jason Sandys will be presenting on Internet Client Management.  Awesome.
  • Tuesday August 11th, 9am - 5pm (OpsMgr August!) - A full day dedicated to OpsMgr with Cameron Fuller, Jonathan Almquist, and Nathan Foreman presenting.  Are there any OpsMgr topics you would like to see covered at this event?  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Local CM Job Open

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March 2015 Meeting - Notes

Thanks again to Parallels for sponsoring, presenting and for the surprise iPad 2 give away!  For those who were not able to get a card from Carlos or want to know more information, here is his contact info.


Carlos Capó
Phone: 1-425-306-3640 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Speaker Chris Nackers, Microsoft MVP.
Topic - Macintosh Management with ConfigMgr

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