• Microsoft Cloud User Group - London - 21st March 2019

    Microsoft Reactor London

    Interested in the Microsoft Cloud? Are you learning about Microsoft 365 (Office 365, EM+S and Windows 10) or Microsoft Azure? Fancy networking with peers and learning about the latest developments? Join us in London on the 21st of March from 6PM for an evening of learning and sharing experience. Everyone is welcome. We subscribe to the Diversity Charter - read it at https://diversitycharterblog.wordpress.com Agenda: 6:00 pm – Arrival and networking 6:15 – Reducing the number of clicks with Microsoft 365 Admin Centre, Chirag Patel Your organisation has been using Office 365 and Microsoft constantly delivering new and improved apps, services and improved functionalities all the time, but your IT administration burden doesn't get easier! This demo based session will look at the latest experiences of Microsoft 365 Admin centre covering all apps on how you can tailor it to align with your IT team roles and responsibilities. 7:00 – Driving Adoption of Office 365 – Sustainable and Measurable – Greig Valentine This session is aimed at how a change management led adoption of Office 365 leads to sustainable, measurable learning & adoption of Microsoft technologies empowering the change to adoption. 7:45 – Drinks/Food/Coffee/Break 8:15 – How to get your cloud project past the IT Security Team (and save time and money) - Alex Magnay So you’ve got a plan to make/save/both the company money, and you think it would be a perfect fit for some cloud infra or software service. But the IT Security Team won't let you extend the corp network or upload data without every cyber security product they saw at IP EXPO! Your cloud project is sunk before it’s begun. Now what? Alex Magnay will help you find some common ground and common language to negotiate with the IT Security Team. Alex will walk through a risk-based approach to developing and deploying your cloud service while implementing the right amount of security controls to stay safe. 9:00 – Finish Wrap up and head for a brief drink for more networking.

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  • Microsoft Cloud User Group - Manchester - 26th February 2019

    Welcome to the first MSCUG Manchester meetup for 2019 :) If you fancy speaking at any of our events get in touch. [masked] More info on our venue here https://bruntwood.co.uk/our-locations/manchester/neo/ Event Address - Neo, 9 Charlotte Street, M1 4ET 6:00 pm – Networking 6:30 pm – Teams Coexistence with Skype for Business - Mark Vale - Microsoft MVP Office Apps and Services Talking about how to configure your Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams to work together harmoniously, understanding Teams upgrade modes and Migrations to Teams. 7:00 pm – Windows Autopilot - Delivering Windows via the Cloud - Andrew Bettany - Microsoft MVP Andrew Bettany, Windows MVP showcases how Windows Autopilot allows IT to move away from traditional imaging. Removing IT provisioning complexity and reducing costs, Windows Autopilot offers a simpler process, that automatically enrols devices into Azure Active Directory, allowing them to be managed by Mobile Device Management via the cloud. 7:45 pm – Break, networking and Pizza :) 8:15 pm – Migrating to Cloud: Where to start and common mistakes - Paul Latham - Cloud Solution Architect - Microsoft Paul Latham, Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft talks about how he sees our customers approaching their cloud migration journey, what works well and what doesn't work so well. Paul will talk about what needs to be in place, how to discover and assess your applications and where to start with migration, including a demonstration of Azure Migrate our free first party discovery and assessment tool. 8.55 pm - 9.00 pm – Wrap up and finish Join us down to the pub for more networking after the event if you like.

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  • Microsoft Cloud User Group - Manchester - 6th November

    Welcome to the final MSCUG Manchester meetup for 2018 :) If you fancy speaking at any of our events get in touch. [masked] More info on our venue here https://bruntwood.co.uk/our-locations/manchester/neo/ Event Address - Neo, 9 Charlotte Street, M1 4ET 6:00pm – Networking 6:30pm – All that is new with Win32 app delivery from Microsoft Intune - Peter Egerton - Enterprise Mobility MVP “In this session Peter will take us through the recently announced Win32 application delivery capabilities from Microsoft Intune and you will learn what you need to use this, how to use it and how it works. This is a significant step in the evolution of the product and the part it plays in the Microsoft Modern Management story” 7:15pm – Break, networking and Pizza :) 7:45pm – Zero to Mobile Hero - Intro to Xamarin and Azure DevOps - Luce Carter - Developer Technologies MVP "You can be faced with a nightmare of Xcode, Android Studio, Objective C, Swift and other options. This means not only learning multiple languages and frameworks but also having to support two different codebases for the same application. But Xamarin Native and Xamarin.Forms offer a powerful, cross-platform development solution for .NET developers looking to target smartphones, tablets, TV’s, computers and IoT devices. In this talk, Luce shares what Xamarin is including Native and Xamarin.Forms for both C# and F#, how to get started creating a simple HelloWorld app from scratch and a more complex example (will involve at least one Azure service including Cognitive Services for facial recognition). Also how to use Azure DevOps for Continuous Integration and some awesome examples of apps written using Xamarin including ones used to save lives! Luce will take examples from (link: http://xamarin.com/customers) xamarin.com/customers as well as show this demo about how Xamarin was used alongside other technologies to aid with Skin Cancer prediction. This talk will include slides, demos, code samples, live coding and the audience will walk away feeling like they too can create a mobile app in just a few minutes and carry their work around with them in their pocket or backpack!" 8:15pm – Automating Windows Servicing using Microsoft solutions & Community tools - Simon Binder - Enterprise Mobility MVP Have you looked at the servicing model of Windows 10 and thought: "Is Microsoft mad, my organization will never cope with this?!" If so, this session is for you! (and no, they are not!) I'll walk your through how to create an automated solution for WaaS using Intune & ConfigMgr. To spice it up, OMS, Azure Automation and community tools are added to the mix. With this you'll have tools, knowledge and inspiration to start building a solution that suit both your need environment. 8.45pm - 9.00pm – Wrap up and Finish Wrap up and head to the pub for more networking.

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  • Microsoft Cloud User Group London - 11th October 2018

    Microsoft Reactor London

    Interested in the Microsoft Cloud? Are you learning about Microsoft 365 (Office 365, EM+S and Windows 10) or Microsoft Azure? Fancy networking with peers and learning about the latest developments? Join us in London on the 11th October 2018 from 6PM for an evening of learning and sharing experience. Everyone is welcome. We subscribe to the Diversity Charter - read it at https://diversitycharterblog.wordpress.com Agenda: 6:00 pm – Arrival and networking 6:15 – Carolina de Sá Luz - Microsoft TSP Microsoft 365 Security - Session Details - Cloud App Security provides a comprehensive, intelligent security solution that brings the visibility, real-time control, and security. 7:00 – Alexandra Rijnoveanu - Business Applications Architect and Storyteller at Microsoft - Session Details - In the age of Digital Transformation, people need new ways of working together to make vital business and technical decisions. This session will showcase creative methods you can use to bring teams together for collaboration and consensus on technical solutions. Alex is an architect and storyteller with a passion for creating positive change in the world, with the help of technology. She is based out of the Microsoft Technology Centre in the UK where she helps inspire businesses to transform and overcome challenges and industry-specific constraints. During her free time, she supports the success of others through mentorship or community building and she also uses her skills to help charities with their technical and strategic challenges. 7:45 – Drinks/Food/Coffee/Break 8:15 – Microsoft Ignite - Ask me anything Get the latest updates on Microsoft Ignite 9:00 – Finish Wrap up and head for a brief drink for more networking.

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  • Microsoft Cloud User Group - Manchester - 31st July

    Welcome to the third MSCUG Manchester meetup for 2018 :) This event was originally planned for the 7th August but unfortunately I've had to move this forward a week. Apologies for this and any inconvenience caused. If you fancy speaking at any of our events get in touch. [masked] More info on our new venue here https://bruntwood.co.uk/our-locations/manchester/neo/ Event Address - Neo, 9 Charlotte Street, M1 4ET 6:00pm – Networking 6:30pm – Graham Walsh - Pexip Migrating from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams – How to include Video Collaboration meeting rooms in this journey In this session, we will discuss the current range of certified devices/solutions for Skype for Business and how they will play out in the world of Microsoft Teams. In addition, we will cover what video interop solutions are available today for Skype for Business and again, how that will map out to Microsoft Teams 7:15pm – Break, networking and Pizza :) 7:45pm – Sarah Lean - Microsoft Azure Cost Management by Cloudyn During this session I will take you through how Azure Cost Management by Cloudyn can help you monitor your cloud spend, track spend versus budget, maximise resource utilisation and share some of the best practices/tips that I've come across while using the product. 8:15pm – Razwan Choudry | Microsoft MVP & Dynamics Community Moderator Delivering Customer Self Service solutions with Dynamics 365 8.45pm - 9.00pm – Wrap up and Finish Wrap up and head to the pub for more networking.

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  • Microsoft Cloud User Group - London - 12th July 2018

    Microsoft Reactor London

    Interested in the Microsoft Cloud? Are you learning about Microsoft 365 (Office 365, EM+S and Windows 10) or Microsoft Azure? Fancy networking with peers and learning about the latest developments? Join us in London on the 12th July from 6 PM for an evening of learning and sharing experience. Everyone is welcome. We subscribe to the Diversity Charter - read it at https://diversitycharterblog.wordpress.com Agenda: 6:00 pm – Arrival and networking 6:15 pm – Stefanie Jacobs - Microsoft TSP - “Grasping the compliance nettle – GDPR and other fun topics at dinner parties” 7:00 pm – Alan Eardley - CPS Head of Solution Design - “How did we do? Feedback Made Easy” – using Microsoft Forms/Flow/Office 365 and PowerBI How did we do? Feedback Made Easy Capturing feedback is important in so many situations: customer satisfaction, ideas, employee happiness. All of this feedback is valuable to organisations as it can inform them of how they can improve. It is most useful when the process for capturing the feedback is as simple and intuitive as possible to ensure a lot of responses, and the responses can be analysed in order to provide value to the organisation. In this session we will build a solution that will capture feedback, execute a review process and present the data in a rich visual dashboard. We will be using Microsoft Forms, Flow, Office 365 and PowerBI to build a solution that can be used internally or externally and that can be easily capture and present the results of the feedback. 7:45 pm – Drinks/Pizza/Networking 8:15 pm – Angela Bos - Microsoft - Microsoft Teams Recap and Direct Routing 9:00 pm – Finish Wrap up and head for a brief drink for more networking.

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  • Microsoft Cloud User Group - Birmingham - 14th June 2018

    The Priory Rooms Meeting & Conference Centre

    Interested in the Microsoft Cloud? Are you learning about Microsoft 365 (Office 365, EM+S and Windows 10) or Microsoft Azure? Fancy networking with peers and learning about the latest developments? Join us in Birmingham on the 14th June from 6 PM for an evening of learning and sharing experience. Everyone is welcome. We subscribe to the Diversity Charter - read it at https://diversitycharterblog.wordpress.com Agenda: 6:00 pm – Arrival and networking 6:30 – Ian Woolner - Teams in Education Teams in Education and how its creating collaboration between Higher Ed and Enterprise. 7:15 – Jason Wynn - Direct Routes for Microsoft Teams Find out more about the architecture behind Direct Routes and how this will impact your on-premises telephone systems and how to integrate them into Office 365 8:00– Drinks/Networking

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  • Microsoft Cloud User Group - Manchester 1st May 2018

    Welcome to the second MSCUG Manchester meetup for 2018 :) If you fancy speaking at any of our events get in touch. [masked] More info on our new venue here https://bruntwood.co.uk/our-locations/manchester/neo/ Event Address - Neo, 9 Charlotte Street, M1 4ET 6:00pm – Networking 6:30pm – Jonathan Dorfman - IR Session to be confirmed 7:15pm – Break, networking and Pizza :) 7:45pm – SharePoint Form Solutions - Dougie Wood - Valto Ltd In this session we discuss real world SharePoint solutions for example "Paperless Forms" where a business wants accident reporting, this could include a "PowerApp" that allows employees to submit a accident via an app on their iPad, the data is then stored within SharePoint. A Workflow alerts the Operations manager of an accident etc. 8:15pm – Azure Stack in the field - Daniel McDermott - Avanade What we’ve learnt from deploying and operating production Azure Stack Integrated systems out in the wild. 8.45pm - 9.00pm – Wrap up and Finish Wrap up and head to the pub for more networking. • Important to know This event is kindly sponsored by IR - https://www.ir.com/ IR is the a leading global provider of proactive experience management solutions for critical IT infrastructure, payments and communications ecosystems. More than 1,000 organisations in over 75 countries - including some of the world’s largest banks, airlines and telecommunications companies rely on IR Prognosis to provide business critical insights and ensure continuity-critical systems deliver high availability and performance for millions of their customers across the globe. Since we started providing real-time, fault-tolerant management in 1988 for business-critical computer systems and applications running on HP NonStop server technology, our products have stood the test of time.Today IR Prognosis experience management solutions for payment hubs, unified communications ecosystems and contact centers are trusted by Fortune 500 companies to keep their business running.

  • Microsoft Cloud User Group Birmingham - 19th April 2018

    The Priory Rooms Meeting & Conference Centre

    Interested in the Microsoft Cloud? Are you learning about Microsoft 365 (Office 365, EM+S and Windows 10) or Microsoft Azure? Fancy networking with peers and learning about the latest developments? Join us in Birmingham on the 19th April from 6PM for an evening of learning and sharing experience. Everyone is welcome. We subscribe to the Diversity Charter - read it at https://diversitycharterblog.wordpress.com Agenda: 6:00 pm – Arrival and networking 6:30 – Penny Coventry - You don’t have to feel so lonely: Microsoft Teams In this introductory session to Microsoft Teams, Penny will review the functionality available and how it relates to Office 365 Group and SharePoint team sites. She will then discuss when to use Outlook, Skype and Microsoft Teams. 7:15 – Ed Baker – Everything you wanted to know about PowerShell but were too afraid to ask. Join Ed as he covers Windows PowerShell, PowerShell for Azure and the new PowerShell Core. He’ll answer burning questions such as: Where do I get it? What do I do with it? How can I save myself time using PowerShell? How will PowerShell help me in my daily tasks? Time to break out of your shell and get empowered! 8:00– Coffee/Break 8:30 – Steve Goodman – What’s new in Office 365 We finish the evening with a round up of the latest and most important updates across the Office 365 suite, including the latest Teams announcements. 9:00 – Finish Wrap up and head for a brief drink for more networking.

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  • Microsoft Cloud User Group London - 14th of March

    Microsoft Reactor London

    7:00pm – Networking 7:15pm – Graham Hosking - Microsoft TSP - Latest Teams announcements and new features 7:45pm – Break - Pizza will be provided 8:15pm – Gareth Jones - Azure Backup & Site Recovery 9:00pm – Finish Please note the address is: 70 Wilson Street London EC2A 2DB The nearest train/tube station is Liverpool Street or Moorgate and is a short walk from either.