• Using OSD Builder for Windows 10 Offline Servicing

    Live Stream- Online Event

    REGISTRATION LINK: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/247233291440987403 As always, this user group meeting will be recorded and made available online after the meetup thanks to our sponsor 2Pint Software Join David Segura for a session on using OSDBuilder to customize and maintain Windows 10 images. You will learn how to manage Features on Demand, Language Packs, APPX packages, Unattend.XML files, Drivers for WinPE, WinRE updates, and other aspects of image maintenance. You will also learn a few tips and tricks on troubleshooting OSDBuilder.

  • FWSMUG November 2019 Webinar

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    Signup Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8004121795916004365 Speakers: Donna Ryan Phil Wilcock Andreas Hammarskjold Sessions: Session 1: WIM Witch - Donna Ryan Offline Image Servicing is a process that stream lines some of the image customization tasks regularly performed by administrators. The process saves time during imaging by incorporating customization directly to the Windows image, negating the need for additional Task Sequence steps. It also ensures systems are built fully complaint with their Windows updates. WIM Witch, a GUI driven tool, performs most common servicing tasks. By leveraging a GUI, WIM Witch makes the servicing process easy to understand and perform. The presentation will cover all of WIM Witch’s features, including automating bulk updating tasks with command line functions. Topics to be discussed: Reasons to service an image How to service with WIM Witch Command line functionality for automation How WIM Witch compares to other tools Road map for WIM Witch ----------------------------------------15 min break ---------------------------------------- Session 2: Them Distribution Blues - Phil Wilcock Andreas Hammarskjold A Masterclass in Software Distribution gotchas. This session is a massive 'how to' diagnose and (even better) avoid some of the most annoying and disasterous issues when getting contentfrom A to B. Hash mismatch?, Missing Content? No Peer-to-Peer going on? We will look at software distribution - from Site to DP to Client, including lots of real-world examples of what went wrong and why and how you can avoid the same pitfalls. What you will learn: Lots of best practice to take away Some hilarious stories! (names have been changed to protect the guilty) Scripts to impress your friends.. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 15 min Q A ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks to 2Pint Software for providing the GoToWebinar subscription!

  • October webinar with Jörgen Nilsson

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    Please use the GoToWebinar link to sign up: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3110965198050844939 Join FWSMUG for the Oct webinar with Jorgen Nilsson Jorgen is working as a principal consultant at Onevinn in Sweden. He has been working as a consultant since 1993 with a focus on Enterprise Client Management and System Management. Involved in many projects and also a Microsoft Certified Trainer, MVP in Enterprise Mobility and delivers trainings mostly Configuration Manager. Also an appreciated speaker at various users groups events like Microsoft Techdays, Microsoft Management Summit(MMS), TechED, Techorama, MMS - Minnesota and TechCommunity. Agenda: Session 1: 5 Major features in Configuration Manager that will rock your world! 11am-12pm CST Major features that we could only dream about a couple of years are coming! The innovation in Configuration Manager is going faster and faster! We will deep-dive into 5 major new features for example: -Direct application deployment without collections -Administration Service HTTPS -Configuration Manager real-time These changes are major changes to the product which enabled new scenarios and possibilities. 15 min break Session 2: A look into the Configuration Manager Technical Preview 12:15pm - 1:15pm CST What is currently being developed by the Configuration Manager team? We take a deep dive in the latest Technical Preview and the big new features in there, MBAM integrated in Configuration Manager and Teams! How about those features? Q+A 1:15pm - 1:30pm CST

  • FWSMUG presents Back to School with Systems Management

    Live Stream- Online Event

    Whew, we survived Summer and most of the kids are back in school. If your summer was anything like ours, it was super packed and left little time for deep dives into our favorite technologies. Join FWSMUG for a long-awaited reunion just like when you saw your friends for the first time after a long summer break. What we will cover: What's new in ConfigMgr, Intune, and Desktop Analytics (keynote) Desktop Analytics primer Speakers: Aniket Sapre Aniket is a Software Engineer who has been in Microsoft for 5 years. Aniket started his career in Microsoft with the Windows Application Compatibility team. He is currently working with the Desktop Analytics team that helps IT Pros stay current on Windows 10. Chris Jackson Chris Jackson is a Senior Cybersecurity Architect and Microsoft’s Worldwide Lead for Cybersecurity, specializing in Windows and browser internals. Jackson is a widely recognized expert in the fields of cybersecurity and application compatibility, assisting in the design of products and creating technical documentation, training, and service offerings used inside and outside of Microsoft based on years of real-world experience with Enterprise customers and Independent Software Vendors. He is the author or co-author of numerous technical papers and articles, and a featured speaker at major industry conferences around the world. Jackson publishes a popular blog at http://www.appcompatguy.com. Top Secret keynote speaker :) Agenda 11:00 – 11:30: Keynote 11:45 – 12:30: Chris Jackson, session #1 Microsoft Edge Enterprise Roadmap With the new version of Microsoft Edge just releasing in Beta, how does this affect your browser strategy? In this session, we review what’s currently in the product, and what’s on the way, in order to help you map out the best strategy for deploying, managing, and using Microsoft Edge! 12:45 – 1:30pm: Aniket Sapre An Overview of DesktopAnalytics. A service that provides insight and intelligence for you to make more informed decisions about the update readiness of your Windows clients. 1:45pm – 2:30pm: Chris Jackson, session #2 Introducing the Windows Security Configuration Framework Security configuration is hard. Where do Security Baselines fit in? How can you benefit from the experience of others? In this session, we’ll discuss the framework we’ve recently introduced, the scenarios it is targeting, and discuss how we might evolve it going forward! This event is totally F R E E, and is made possible by the volunteer organizers, presenters, and amazing sponsors. Sign up here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4711949784464364299

  • September 2018 Meetup - Patching, OSD, ConfigMgr, Reporting and Compliance

    NIU Naperville Meeting and Conference Center

    Join us for a half-day Meetup covering third party patching, Windows 10 OSD / Servicing, ConfigMgr Updates, as well as Reporting, Compliance & More. If you're ConfigMgr admin or consultant, this Meetup is for you! This event will be both onsite at our location in Naperville, as well as live streamed for those that cannot join in person. For those joining onsite, we'll serve lunch from 11:30, and the first sessions starts 12:30. To access the live stream, register here: https://online.truesec.com The following speakers are confirmed: - Justin Chalfant – Engineering Lead with Patch My PC - Ami Casto - Microsoft MVP - Jordan Benzing - Executive Consultant with TrueSec - Johan Arwidmark - Microsoft MVP and CTO with TrueSec 11:30 - 12:30: Lunch 12:30 - 1:20: Session #1 - Third party patch management - with Justin Chalfant Come learn how to a simplify third-party patch management in Configuration Manager. With Patch My PC’s Third-Party Update catalog, you can publish over 270 third-party updates across 150+ unique products automatically. Justin Chalfant will show you what it looks like to set up their third-party patch management solution, and we will review the new features around third-party updates in Configuration Manager 1806. Justin will also cover the free software update dashboard reports available from Patch My PC. 1:30 - 2:20: Session #2 - Where Did My OS Go?? Reporting, Compliance & More - with Jordan Benzing A look from the managers perspective, running through how to report on OS deployment states, project compliance and more... 2:40 - 3:30: Session #3 – Windows 10 Servicing, ConfigMgr, and OSD Updates - Ami Casto and Johan Arwidmark Join Ami and Johan sharing the latest updates around Windows 10 servicing, and what you can do to minimize Windows 10 servicing failure rates. You also learn about the latest ConfigMgr 1806 changes. A special thanks to our sponsor Patch My PC, please visit them at https://patchmypc.net

  • Cloudy with a Chance of PowerShell

    Live Stream- Online Event

    Join us for our first live stream only NSCUG meetup! We'll be broadcasting live from our friends at West Monroe Partners downtown Chicago. There are three shiny sessions to attend: Session #1 - Branching Your Way to Glory – Source Control for the System Administrator Presenters: Frank Lesniak and David Wiggs Using PowerShell? Great! This session will show you how to take it to the next level and collaborate with members of your team more effectively. During this session we will review fundamental principles of source control, and how they can add value to system administration/configuration efforts. You will learn how to configure Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) so that it can be leveraged in combination with Visual Studio Code (VSC) to create the ultimate PowerShell development platform for any administrator. We will also share a script that configures application and user settings for integration between VSTS, VSC, and PowerShell. At the end of the session, you should be: - Familiar with how you can use VSTS as a code/script repository, and VSC as an integrated development environment (IDE) - Knowledgeable of how to create feature branches, commits, pull request, and review policies - Conversant in licensing implications with VSTS for large team sizes Session #2 - Windows 10 and ConfigMgr Update Presenters: Ami Casto and Johan Arwidmark Join Ami and Johan sharing the latest updates about Windows[masked], Windows Deployment in general, and Windows 10 management using ConfigMgr Current Branch. In this session you learn about Windows 10 servicing updates, Windows 10 customization, task sequence tips, and an introduction to modern vs. traditional Windows 10 deployment. You also learn about the latest improvements in ConfigMgr Current branch 1802 as well as ConfigMgr Technical Preview 1803. Session #3 - Securing Mobility - The Dilemmas of a BYOD Mobile Workforce Presenter: Tom Gould Your boss just walked into your office and told you to deploy mobile device management by the end of the month. Yikes! Do you know where to begin? Do you know the disruption and impact that users will experience if it is not deployed correctly? Good thing you’re here, because during this session you will learn the basics of MDM to ConfigMgr co-management and considerations for deployment. After this session, you will have a good understanding of: - MDM landscape and ecosystem, including critical terms like MDM vs. MAM vs. others - MDM provider landscape and why Microsoft Intune - Pros and cons and technical capabilities / limitations of Intune - Lessons learned from the field, deployment consideration, and pitfalls

  • Secure all the things!

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    Join us for a half-day Meetup covering enterprise security. If you're an IT pro or decision maker, this Meetup is for you! We have now three confirmed, and awesome, speakers for our November 10 Meetup: - Jason Sandys: ConfigMgr MVP. His session is about setting up PKI and Certificates for System Admins - For example to be used with ConfigMgr. - Bryan Dam: ConfigMgr Admin. His session is about Software Updates in the real world - Kent Agerlund: ConfigMgr MVP. His sessions about ConfigMgr Health Session #1 - PKI and Certificates for System Admins – Jason Sandys “Certificates and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) provide the basis for security in our ever-shrinking, Internet connected world. Even with their importance though, most Windows and System Center administrators are afraid of and avoid PKI. Conceptually, neither are not very complicated and neither should be feared. This session will introduce foundational PKI concepts, how every administrator can easily deal with the certificates in their environment, and why PKI is not something to be feared. Additionally, we'll discuss how the two key System Center components -- Configuration Manager and Operations Manager -- utilize PKI certificates. We'll also look at the pitfalls, traps, and head-ache inducing issues that do exist and how to avoid or resolve them.” Session #2 - Patching: Why So Hard? – Bryan Dam Configuration Manager is Microsoft's premier tool for deploying patches to over 100 million enterprise devices worldwide. After 25 years, 14 releases, and 16 service packs they must have perfected this … right? Through one man's foolish attempt at 100% compliance we'll answer that question, discuss common problems, their solutions, and hopefully get some UserVoice votes out of the deal. Session #3 – ConfigMgr Health – Kent Agerlund Join Kent Agerlund present real-world tips and best practices to ensure a healthy ConfigMgr environment, and thereby build that foundation for a secure environment. In this session you learn about tools and processes to troubleshoot ConfigMgr Health, both client and server side.

  • NSCUG - Drink beer and talk about ConfigMgr! With Johan Arwidmark

    NIU Naperville Meeting and Conference Center

    Join us for the first official meetup of NSCUG in Naperville on July 21! We will have cool speakers, great content, and awesome swag. The NIU Conference Center is on Diehl Rd off I-88 http://www.niu.edu/conferenceCenters/naperville/directions.shtml Agenda: 12:00-12:30pm Box Lunch + Welcome 12:30-1:30pm Windows 10 Insider Preview for Business - how to find the features for IT Pros and how to stay up to date. Presented by Ami Casto 1:30pm-1:45pm Break 1:45pm-2:45pm Session Presented by Flexera 2:45pm-3:45pm Session presented by Adaptiva 3:45pm-4:00pm Break 4:00pm-5:00pm Windows 10 Deployment Update - Presented by Johan Arwidmark With two years into Windows 10 deployments and migrations, there are lots of new things to think about. Join Johan Arwidmark for a session filled with notes from the field, tips and tricks, gotchas, workaround for known issues, and more. In this session, you learn about the latest ConfigMgr Current Branch updates, updated Windows 10 hardware support, application compatibility, infrastructure and network requirements, as well as core deployment scenarios including imaging, updates, and drivers. YES, there will be live demos in this session. 5:00pm-6:00pm Beer session and prize drawing!