August 2019 – Yo, That’s WAC!

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NOTE: We are back at Awesome Inc this month!

Date: Friday August 16th, 2019

Time: 11:30a-1:00p

Topic: Yo, That’s WAC!

Windows Admin Center is FREE to use. Let’s look at it!
Windows Admin Center (WAC) comes free with Windows Server and allows you vast visibility and control over your environment.
This HTML5-based UI can be set up in minutes and can manage a wide variety of servers, roles, and functions. There are new releases every six months, and paired with an extensible API, WAC is always going to be getting new features.
We’re going to tempt fate and demo it live, so come wish us luck!

 

Bring your questions!

Speaker: Brent Earls

Brent Earls is the Chief Technology Officer at Mirazon, a local IT consulting services company. Brent has been with Mirazon for 12 years and has his MCSE, MCITP, VCP and VCAP. He has a degree in information systems from the University of Louisville.

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

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.

February 2018 Meetup

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Date: Friday February 16th, 2018

Topic:

Topic: What’s New in Windows Server 2016

Come have lunch and hear from Brent Earls as he discusses new functionality and key gotchas with Windows Server 2016.

Speaker: Brent Earls

BrentEarls-Mirazon.jpgBrent Earls is a Chief Technology Architect with Mirazon, an IT solutions provider in Louisville, KY. Brent manages the research and development team at Mirazon as well as architecture and design, including large-scale client implementations or escalations. Brent has his VCAP, and MCTIP and has been supporting and implementing Windows since 2000.

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