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Dec 2017 IT-Pro User Group Meeting: TBD

Dec 13 2017 - 06:30 pm-09:00 pm
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


Previous Meetings & Events

Sep 13 2017

Turbocharging Windows Administration with PowerShell

6:15pm Dinner provided
6:30 – 7:00 Introduction & Members Helping Members
7:00 – 7:55 Keynote Presentation by Bryan Cafferky
7:55 - 8:00 Break
8:00 – 8:30 Sponsor Presentation
8:30pm Speaker Q&A and Prize Giveaways

Keynote Presentation:

Turbocharging Windows Administration with PowerShell

PowerShell has become the backbone of Windows Administration and expanded to include Linux and all popular cloud platforms. This presentation will explain and demonstrate the most critical features of PowerShell and the most useful commands for systems administration. We'll walk through examples while getting familiar with the PowerShell Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Demonstrations include querying and modifying resources on multiple machines simultaneously (PowerShell Remoting), using built-in job execution and scheduling, and how to navigate resources like the Windows registry as if it were a file system. If you are involved in systems administration, you absolutely need to know PowerShell and here’s your chance!

About Bryan Cafferky...
Bryan (@bryancafferky) is a 2016 Microsoft Cloud and Data Center Management MVP and 2017 Data Platform MVP. His specialties include cloud and on-premise automation with PowerShell, ETL, data architecture, and analytics. He is the author of Pro PowerShell for Database Developers by Apress, available on Amazon. He leads the PASS Chapter, The RI Microsoft BI User Group, and the Southern New England R User Group. He is a Data Solutions Consultant with decades of experience and frequently presents at technical events. He has been working with the SQL Server stack since 1997 and implemented projects in the banking, insurance, e-commerce, utility, and health care industries. He holds a bachelor of science in computer information systems and a Masters in Business Administration.


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Jun 14 2017

Everything You Didn't Know about Microsoft's Cloud Offerings - Azure AD, Office 365, Hyper-V, Hybrid Cloud

Microsoft MVP Robert Borges and Bill Dwyer will team up to talk about various private and public cloud technologies, including the things you didn't think of. We will talk about Office 365 administration, setup, reliability, and synchronizing your existing Active Directory users. We will also talk about Hyper-V and Azure virtual machines and hybrid environments, including migration, hybrid cloud, failover technologies, and licensing.

6:15pm Pizza Dinner - Provided by Bay State Integrated Technology  
6:30 – 7:00 Introduction & Members Helping Members  
7:00 – 7:45 Keynote Presentation  
7:45 - 8:00 Break  
8:00 - 8:30 Sponsor Speaker  
8:30 pm Prize Giveaways  

Pizza will be sponsored by Bay State Integrated Technology, Inc.

Mar 08 2017

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.

Dec 21 2016
[download presentation] Officer Nominations & Elections Tonight!! 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

Sep 21 2016
Microsoft MVP, author, and blogger, Bill Wilder will be presenting:

Meet Azure, Your Next Data Center

Bill WilderIt is nearly impossible to find a company today that does not rely on the cloud, at least for applications like email, CRM, or document management. But the cloud want more of your workloads, including all of your applications and databases and more. In this talk, join long-time Azure MVP Bill Wilder, founder of Boston Azure, book author (Cloud Architecture Patterns, O’Reilly Media, 2012), and CTO of Finomial (a born-in-the-cloud SaaS company serving the hedge fund industry), for an overview of what the Azure cloud offers – and why it will increasingly make business sense for you to make it your data center.  
Event Sponsored By: PAESSLER PRTG

Infrastructure Monitoring Best Practices

How do you monitor and respond to issues in your infrastructure? What is unified monitoring and why is it important? What factors should you consider when choosing a monitoring solution? Join Paessler, the creators of PRTG Network Monitor and Paessler's Sales Engineer, Greg Ross, for a live session where they will discuss network monitoring best practices and how you can use PRTG Network Monitor to set up a world-class monitoring strategy for your organization. To help us get a head count, please Register Online

Jun 15 2016

[download presentation]

Jack Daniel of Tenable Network Security will be joining us to talk about

The State of Information (In)security

Jack DanielThis presentation will highlight usable information from a variety of sources, including the Verizon DBIR, to provide not only an overview of the state of security, but practical advice for efficiently improving security regardless of your current security situation. The presentation will also include a review of VERIS, the incident investigation framework used by organizations around the world and the framework behind Verizon DBIR data analysis.
Sponsored by:

Tanium: 15-Second Visibility and Control over every endpoint in even the largest networks.

TaniumJohn Boulmetis of Tanium will be live demo of the Tanium platform focusing on Asset information as well as Incident Response and Hunting scenarios followed by some Q&A.


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