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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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 ArwidmarkMichael Niehaus
Mike TerrilTroy 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!

Mark your calendars now!

Feb 2015 Meeting: SCU

This month's meeting is sponsored by local favorites and newest 2015 Bronze sponsor NowMicro!  NowMicro is the premier IT provider of cutting-edge technology products, solutions, and services.  They will be showing off the Enterprise edition of the Right Click Tools.  Lunch will be provided as well as refreshments (adult or otherwise)! Thank you NowMicro! 


Please note:  You must register for this event using the Eventbrite link below.  Anyone not registered will not be able to partake in food or drink without harassment.


Coffee and doughnuts will be provided in the morning by the MN System Center Users group.  


Lunch and afternoon refreshments will be provided by NowMico


This is all day event on Feb 4th!  (9am - 5pm) See detailed information below.  We will be voting on what tracks\session we want to view! 





One Day. One Universe. One Cosmic Event. Back for its FOURTH year, it's SCU 2015!

Join us for this globally-available interactive experience spanning 6 continents. This year, SCU will feature TWO FULL breakout tracks, allowing for more speakers, content and subject matter deep dives. Hear from an all-star cast of presenters including Microsoft technical visionaries and MVPs while interacting with worldwide user group communities such as myITforum during the live event. At SCU 2015, you will gain insider knowledge around System Center, Microsoft Azure, Enterprise Mobility Suite, Windows Server and more!!

Post event, continue your worldwide engagement with SCU-sponsored communities and user groups as well as SCU Network broadcasts. Don't miss your chance to get in on the action! View the live simulcast and engage in the conversation. Lunch and beverages will be provided for all attendees, thank you NowMicro!

Brad Anderson | Wally Mead | Anders Bengtsson | Cameron Fuller (MVP) | Dieter Wijckmans (MVP) | Jason Sandys (MVP) | Johan Arwidmark (MVP) | John Savill (MVP) | Kent Agerlund (MVP) | Kirk Munro (MVP) | Maarten Goet (MVP) | Matt Hester | Marc van Eijk (MVP) | Pete Zerger (MVP) | Roman Yuferev | Symon Perriman | Travis Wright (MVP)

MNSCUG: we will simulcast at the MTC (MS HQ in Edina) and we'll simply vote on which session to view each hour.>

Please note:  You must register for this event using the Eventbrite link below.  Anyone not registered will not be able to partake in food or drink. 

Eventbrite - February 2015 MNSCUG Meeting

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.

March 2015 MNSCUG Meeting - 2nd Floor

Our next MN System Center User Group meeting will be Wednesday, March 18th from 4:30pm - 7:15pm at Microsoft's Edina HQ building - 2nd Floor Suite 275, Lake of the Woods.


Microsoft MVP Chris Nackers will show how to manage Macs with SCCM out of the box: the good, the bad, the ugly.


Then our new silver sponsor, Parallels, will show how they can make Mac management easier and better. Parallels is a developer of desktop and server virtualization software include Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac as well as the remote access iPad app Parallels Access.


If there is enough time, Nackers will show off some EMS. What is EMS? If you don't know, that's reason enough to come to this meeting as it's becoming huge.


Please register Here so that we have a count for food and beverages.


And mark your calendars for OSD Day: April 17th!