October 2018 – Microsoft Ignite Recap

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Date: Friday October 19th, 2018

Time: 11:30a-1:00p

Topic: Microsoft Ignite Recap

Microsoft’s biggest community event of the year, Ignite, kicks off at the end of September.  The event will include over 700 deep-dive sessions, 100+ workshops, and thousands of networking opportunities.  Join us as Jeremy Miller and Matt Varney lead a panel discussion of some the biggest announcements and takeaways from the week so you can prepare your company for what’s next from the Microsoft world!

Speakers:

Jeremy Miller, Enterprise Architect KCTCS

Jeremy is an Enterprise Architect focused on designing secure and scalable solutions. He has a broad background in designing and supporting both cloud and on-premises systems. Jeremy’s past experiences include working with Microsoft technologies in complex environments ranging from SMB hospitality to EDU to multi-national manufacturing companies. In his downtime he enjoys cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats, trying new beers, eating great food, and experiencing new adventures.

Matt Varney, Intranet Administrator KCTCS

Matt Varney is a technology architect specializing in enterprise IT strategy and solutions. Matt is the Intranet Administrator for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and its 8,000 employees. His 18 years of technology experience has made him an expert in both the technical and organizational aspects of IT. He likes nuts-and-bolts work like SharePoint farm and Office 365 administration, but he also enjoys creating the business process and people conditions necessary for effective implementations. With an emphasis on the big picture, Matt is at his best when working with employee groups and teams, helping them find hidden value in the processes and digital artifacts they thought they knew. On a personal note, he’s a fan of fine bourbon, winning basketball and horse racing.

Location: 

Awesome Inc
348 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507

Agenda:

11:30am – Check-in, networking, and time to grab lunch (provided)
12:00pm – Welcome and feature presentation

NOTE: There is free parking beside, and behind the building.  Check out the parking map.

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April 2018 Meetup

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Date: Friday April 20th, 2018

Time: 11:30a-1:00p

Topic: Keeping Windows 10 up-to-date in a distributed business

Work for a business that has different locations and you have started deploying Windows 10 and have questions? Join David Baldwin from 1E for a tour of your options for getting Win10 deployed and keeping it current. We’ll talk through Modern Management, Co-Management and Traditional management techniques as well as a deeper dive into OSD with SCCM and how to get the most from OSD with a data-driven task sequence. We’ll finish with a walk-through of 1E’s Windows Servicing Suite (WSS) and what it can do for your organization.

Speaker: David Baldwin

DavidBaldwinDavid Baldwin is a Senior Solutions Engineer with 1E and been with the company for the past three years. He started managing 400 desktops and laptops with the predecessor to SCCM (ConfigMgr), SMS in 1998. He’s worked for small and large companies over the years always managing desktops and/or the ConfigMgr infrastructure itself. He has also worked for several Midwest consulting companies doing both CM architectures as well as running Windows XP, 7, 8.1 and 10 migrations for companies small and medium. He hails from Central Ohio where he and his wife operate a small farm. David can be reached at David.baldwin@1e.com or @davidwbaldwin on Twitter.

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