• Azure security defenses you ought to know

    Rusty Macdonald Branch Library - Activity Room

    How Cloud Security is different & Better. * Demo: Azure Advisor, Azure Security Center * Demo: Security Playbook & Identity and access management * Advanced Threat Protection for your data * Q&A Join us at 7pm for insight into cloud security in Azure, snacks, and prizes with Microsoft MVP Deepak Kaushik. Welcome time is at 6:45pm, so come a little early, get some snacks and socialize. We hope to see you there!

  • Managing BitLocker with Group Policy (or SCCM)

    Rusty Macdonald Branch Library - Activity Room

    With the most votes from our recent poll, we'll be going through how to configure and enable BitLocker with Group Policy (or SCCM) without requiring Microsoft MBAM. We're at the Rusty Macdonald Library this time (right beside the Lawson Heights Mall). We'll be in the meeting room and space is limited so please RSVP. Welcome time is 7pm, and we'll start at 7:15pm. We'll have snacks and refreshments available. See you there!

  • macOS in Business - VPP, DEP, Caching, and Management

    Alice Turner Branch Library - Auditorium

    VPP, DEP and Caching….. Oh My! In this session with Shawn Peters we will do a quick run down of Apple’s VPP (Volume Purchase Program), then dig deeper into Apple’s DEP (Device Enrollment Program) and some of it’s newer features. We’ll finish off with Apple’s Caching Server and how you can save your internet pipe from iOS/OS X updates and Apple App updates. Mac management with Jamf Now and Jamf Pro In this session with Kyle Erickson we'll do a quick overview of Jamf Now, as well as it's more capable sibling Jamf Pro. These tools can help you manage your macOS clients and simplify your support. Welcome time is 6:15pm, and we'll start around 6:30pm. We'll have food and drinks, and look forward to seeing you there!


    Konica Minolta Business Solutions

    SPECIAL KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Derek Derkach, Konica Minolta Saskatchewan Sales Manager Tyler Grose, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Consultant - Prairies Bruce Maxwell, IT Analyst Horizon School Division Chris Nienaber, SITPRO Team Lead, & IT Analyst Horizon School Division AGENDA 6:00 PM: Meet & Greet 6:30 PM: Presentation 7:30 PM: Demo on Papercut MF PLEASE REGISTER BY MARCH 1, 2018

  • Accounting Software Showdown - FreshBooks and Wave

    Alice Turner Branch Library - Auditorium

    Are you running a small business (or would you like to)? Do you occasionally do IT Professional work outside your regular job? Do you assist clients with their business needs? This Meetup may be for you. Two presenters will be talking about various cloud accounting software and how you can make the most use of them. It's cold outside but we'll have food and drinks available in additional to some cool prizes. Please RSVP by Tuesday evening if at all possible, however RSVP's are open until 3pm on Wednesday the 7th. Welcome time is at 6pm, and we'll begin closer to 6:30pm. Speaker: Jeff Shirley, Owner of Rivercity Technology Services - Freshbooks Partner and user since 2015 It's TAX SEASON! Are you providing billable services to customers? or are you considering starting your own consulting business? Then you don't want to miss this informative session on using Freshbooks for keeping your billing organized and your time tracking managed! Freshbooks allows you to not only manage your client accounts for receivables and invoicing, but also track all your time, your hardware expenses, your contractors, your staff, and each project you do. Eliminate lost billable time and add hours back to your day thanks to the efficient and powerful tools in Freshbooks. Get a few helpful tips from an expert user. As a side note, I will also expand into Square, and our experience using their service for mobile payment, followed by a quick overview of what we have seen happening in the marketplace with SAGE and QuickBooks at SMB's....from migration headaches to a shift to a preferred software choice. Speaker: Chris Nienaber, Owner of Fringe Consulting - WAVE accounting user since 2013 Are you tired of your accounting software costs affecting your businesses bottom line? Do you find industry leading accounting software to cumbersome to use or loaded with features you don't. It may be time to try WAVE accounting. Not only is it Canadian…It's free eh! With wave you can create efficient quotes, one time or recurring invoices, take pictures of receipts and upload them to your phone, receive EFT or credit card transfers directly to your bank account and auto import transactions from your favourite financial institution for easy categorisation and tracking. You can even accept payments from your phone. WAVE also offers a paid for payroll module for up to 9 employees. It's perfect for the small business owner trying to maintain low overhead.

  • Ask Me Anything - Kyle Erickson - University of Saskatchewan

    Alice Turner Branch Library - Auditorium

    [Ask Me Anything - Kyle Erickson - University of Saskatchewan] * What do we manage? * What tools are we using? * How are we using them today? * What are we hoping to change in the next year or beyond? Come and get an idea of what the University of Saskatchewan is using to manage thousands of Mac’s, PC’s, mobile devices, etc. Ask questions on why we chose what we did, what we’d change if we could, and what the next year or two looks like for us. If you liked the demo’s on the PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit and securing your network, hopefully this session will give you a better idea of how those and more are in use today by our team. [Time] Welcome time is 6:00 PM. Presentations start at 6:30 PM. [Location] We're meeting at the Alice Turner Library Branch. [Capacity] Please manage your invitations. If you cannot attend, please cancel via Meetup or emailing [masked]. Room capacity is limited so please RSVP. [Food & Refreshments] Food & Refreshments will be available.

  • Introduction / Protecting Against Pivoting Within your Network

    Round Prairie Branch Library

    2017/2017 Introduction - Chris Nienaber & Kyle Erickson • Tentative Schedule for the 2017/2018 Year • What would you like to see? • Discuss website, what members want to see added, useful information. • Discuss social media feeds, ie. Twitter feeds. • Discuss voluntary membership fees and reasoning • Open floor on ideas and suggestion to increase membership numbers • Requests for members to submit topics they might be interested on presenting on Protecting Against Pivoting Within your Network - Kyle Erickson With the increasing risk of malware moving through networks of machines, preventing pivoting is critical especially with shared/domain credentials. Learn how to use the built-in Windows firewall to isolate your machines from one another, while securing and authenticating traffic for IT. Location We're meeting at the Round Prairie Library Branch. This location has limited parking, so please park along Hunter Road. There is also parking available near the businesses in the same lot such as Tim Horton's, or in the Sobey's parking lot across the street. Welcome time is 6:00 PM. Presentations start at 6:30 PM. Capacity Please manage your invitations. If you cannot attend, please cancel via Meetup or emailing [masked]. Room capacity is limited so please RSVP. Food & Refreshments Pizza & Refreshments will be available.

  • Using Desired State Configuration and Building an SCCM Hydration Kit

    Cliff Wright Branch Library

    Using Desired State Configuration for Server Deployment - Kevin Sharp Ever wondered how your test server got to look different from the production server? This session will show you how to use Desired State Configuration to deploy and maintain how your server infrastructure with DSC using both a push and a pull methodology. Building an SCCM Hydration Kit (Build 1611) - Chris Nienaber Have you ever wanted a fast and easy way to deploy an SCCM test lab? This is the session for you. Chris will go over building a bootable ISO that can be used to stage an SCCM environment using a process called hydration. This will enable you to build a test lab for testing or training purposes in no time at all. Location: Cliff Wright Meeting room (near the library entrance insideLakewood Civic Center) Welcome time is 6:00. Presentations start at 6:30 PM Pizza and refreshments will be available. Please manage your invitations. If you cannot attend, please cancel via meetup or emailing [masked]

  • VEEAM 9.5 - New Features

    Frances-Morrison Library

    Veeam 9.5: New Features Got Veeam? Need Veeam? Veeam Availability Suite combines the industry-leading backup, restore and replication capabilities of Veeam Backup & Replication™ with the advanced monitoring, reporting and capacity planning functionality of Veeam ONE™. Veeam Availability Suite delivers everything you need to reliably ensure and manage your VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V environments. Josh Wagman from Veeam will be joining the SITPRO community to discuss new features in version 9.5. Other topics will include the Virtual Lab and SureBackup functionality in the product. Welcome time is 6:00 PM, meetup to start at 6:30 PM. The meeting will occur in the auditorium on the lower level. There will be pizza and refreshments served at this event. Veeam is the meeting sponsor for this night. Saskatoon IT Pro User group thanks Veeam for providing the location and sponsorship for the March 22nd event.

  • Saskatoon IT PRO Users Group January 26th Event

    Our January 26th Event is at Horizon, 360 1st Avenue North, Saskatoon. Welcome time is 5:30 and the event runs from 6:00-9:00 PM. Free parking available on the street or in the Horizon parking lot. This evening event will feature the following speakers and topics: Microsoft Azure & Azure Machine Learning for Developers. Join Rahat Yasir as he discusses how to create VMs and web applications using Microsoft Azure. He will also be discussing other items such as: • Microsoft Azure Machine Learning • Cortana Intelligence Suite • Microsoft Cognitive Services • Microsoft Azure Mobile Services Performance Optimization and Remediation in VMware Join Chris Baranski from Horizon as he discusses how to optimize your VMware virtualization platform. There will be pizza and refreshments served at this event. Horizon is the meeting sponsor for this night. Saskatoon IT Pro User group thanks Horizon for providing the location and sponsorship for the January event.