IT-Pro User Group

The IT-Pro Users Group is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping IT Professionals keep their skills on the cutting edge of the industry.

Established in 1993, we are an official Microsoft user group but also support most other operating systems and technologies. The goal of the group is to pool our knowledge and resources so our members stay informed about technology, security, best practices, innovations and procedures. Everything an IT pro needs to keep their career moving forward.

Membership is FREE.

Our meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each quarter (March, June, September, and December), from
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
at MTTI in Seekonk, MA

Next Meeting:

Dec 2016 IT-Pro User Group Meeting: Office 365 Cloud PBX & Kaspersky

Dec 21 2016 - 06:30 pm-09:00 pm

Office 365 Cloud PBX & Kaspersky

Officer Nominations & Elections Tonight!!

6:15pm Dinner provided by Kaspersky
6:30 – 7:00 Introduction, Nominations, & Voting
7:00 – 7:45 Keynote Presentation by Mike Dixon
7:45 - 8:00 Break
8:00 – 8:30 Sponsor Presentation by Mark Villinski
8:30pm Prize Giveaways

Keynote Presentation:

PBX and PSTN in the Cloud with Office 365

Mike Dixon of Wellington Street Consulting will be speaking about using the new Cloud PBX and Cloud PSTN in Office 365 Enterprise offerings.

With Skype for Business Cloud PBX, users can globally manage calls right within Office 365 and eliminate separate PBX systems for information workers. This provides users with access everywhere, so they can make, receive and transfer calls from mobiles, tablets and PCs from nearly anywhere with Internet access. It also provides consolidated management, so the Office 365 administration portal is the central location to manage users for communications, email and content.

With more than 20 years of IT experience, Mike Dixon is one of the Boston region’s leading experts in Microsoft Office 365, including SharePoint and Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly known as Lync).
He is one of the founders and chief organizers of the Boston Office 365 User Group, a community focused on sharing knowledge around Office 365’s ever-growing, always-changing suite of technologies. He is a regular invited speaker on Office 365-related topics at various industry events and conferences.

Event Sponsored By: Kaspersky Lab

Mark Villinski of Kaspersky Lab will be presenting:

Unlock the Key to Repel Ransomware

Your screen freezes and a dialogue box pops up to tell you that your computer is locked and your files will all be gone forever if you don’t pay up. Since many victims are willing to pay the ransom, this type of cryptomalware is on the rise, netting millions of dollars for cybercriminals looking for a substantial return on their minimal investment.

During this session you will hear from Mark Villinski, Kaspersky Lab, on what they as a security vendor are seeing in this growing area of focus for both security vendors and cybercriminals. . Areas of focus will include:

  • Common ransomware scenarios and delivery mechanisms
  • Trends in this growing form of cybercrime
  • Recommendations to help your organization avoid being a victim

To help us get a head count for dinner, please
Register Online at Eventbrite

Duration: 02:30 hours.
Location: @ MTTI - 1241 Fall River Ave (RT 6), Seekonk, MA - Classroom 9(CST/NI classroom) Computer Service Technician/Network Installer classroom

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The meetings start with a 15-minute President’s Forum, which includes club business, technology information, and “Members Asking Members” which is an open floor for IT problems and solutions. A guest speaker follows this. We have an IT expert or a technical representative of a major manufacturer do presentations and sometimes club members.

IT-Pro User Group has a listserv to help our members stay in touch. It allows members to seek help from other members on tough questions. Special announcements and meeting reminders also channel through it.

IT-Pro User Group meetings are open to all IT professionals and others interested in IT technologies.

Future Meetings

  • Dec 2016 IT-Pro User Group Meeting: Office 365 Cloud PBX & Kaspersky
    Dec 21 2016

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