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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April 2015 MNSCUG Meeting - OSD DAY!

MNSCUG gold sponsor (and MMS 2015 platinum sponsor) 1E is sponsoring our April 17th 2015 meeting which we're calling OSD Day; bringing the greatest OSD gurus from around the world.

Johan Arwidmark Michael Niehaus
Mike Terril Troy Martin

The MTC is currently full so well meet at CPD (fka Benchmark) instead. With limited seating available, you will want to register as soon as registration opens. Follow #MNSCUG for an announcement of the opening. Doors open at 8:30, sessions start at 9am and go all day.

1E is providing lunch as well as loaning us their 2 finest OSD engineers for the day! If you didn't catch them at Connections or MMS last year, you're in for a treat.

Johan and Niehaus simply need no introduction. The best of the best!

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 CapĆ³
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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January 2015 Meeting Notes

Fred took notes:

For first meeting of 2015 we had a surprise visit from the original MNSCUG founder, Tim Benjamin. Since founding the user group over a decade ago he has since gone on to become a Data Center Technical Specialist with Microsoft. He addressed the group for about an hour giving us some entertaining MNSCUG history as well as his take on the industry at large. Lots of insightful information was shared with the group. It was a nice surprise to have him in attendance and for him to take time to answer questions from the crowd. He also had some really thought provoking questions and challenges for the group relating to cloud adoption, security and mobile device management.

I believe we will be seeing more of Tim this year and that is a good thing.

The rest of the meeting was a classic round table. There were a lot of topics discussed covering a very wide range of topics. ConfigMgr daily tasks, MBAM, Build and Capture, Mobile Management... and on and on. And of course we talked about Java and how much everyone loves it.

By the way, few of you filled out the survey and so far the results lean heavily toward CM and OSD. All other subjects were off the charts low. If you haven't filled out the survey, you still can here.