Deployment and Governance of PowerBI for the Enterprise

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Join us for a webinar via Microsoft Teams Live Events to learn about experiences using the PowerBI in the real world!  A link to the event will be sent to all registered attendees prior to the event!

Date: Friday May 15th, 2020

Time: 12:00p-1:00p

Topic:

Deployment and Governance of PowerBI for the Enterprise

Abstract:

Join us as Zach Willand discusses aspects of PowerBI that may help new administrators or report builders of the service get started.  Additionally, the talk will highlight the benefits of using app packages, using data flows to reduce strain on refresh time, the costs/benefits of near real-time data vs real-time data, and common data architecture mistakes.

Speaker:

Zach Willand is a Business Intelligence developer at Davis H. Elliot Company. Upon graduating college, Zach was a research analyst in a virology lab at the University of Kentucky where his love of data and analytics began. He then obtained his M.S. in Applied Engineering and Technology Management with a concentration in cyber security. Currently, Zach has been focused on driving organizational improvement by utilizing tools such as Power BI, SQL, and cloud-based solutions like Azure Data Factory and Azure Automation to facilitate better business decisions with meaningful data. Zach was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, but has been living in the Central Kentucky area for the last two decades.

Location: 

Webinar (join URL will be sent prior to the event)

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Real World: Where and how the Microsoft Power Platform comes into play

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Join us for a webinar via Microsoft Teams Live Events to learn about experiences using the Power Platform in the real world!  A link to the event will be sent to all registered attendees prior to the event!

Date: Friday April 17th, 2020

Time: 12:00p-1:00p

Topic: Real World: Where and how the Microsoft Power Platform comes into play

The Power Platform, specifically Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow), are increasingly gaining traction in the enterprise yet they’re often misused, unorganized and a nightmare to maintain. And it is time to stop!

In this talk, listen to HMB’s Director of Microsoft Business Solutions, Trey Mayer, discuss our customer’s journey to the cloud using the Microsoft Power Platform. We will discuss the good, the bad, and ugly and fill you in on lesson learned from nearly 100+ Power Platform production solutions. The session will also dive into learning best practices for staying organized, dev->-test->Prod promotion, and Power Platform governance. This session will primarily focus on the Power Apps Canvas Apps option and Power App triggered Power Automate Flows.

Speaker: Trey Mayer, HMB

Trey Mayer, HMB Inc Director of Microsoft Business Solutions, has been working with the Office 365 since the days of BPOS. With experience ranging from SharePoint, Exchange, and now the Modern version of Office 365 including Microsoft Teams, Bots, Planner, Power Automate, Power BI, Power Apps, and more…Trey is always willing to share his POV and lessons learned from nearly 10 years in the real world. Under Mayer’s direction, The Microsoft Business Solutions Practice has numerous engaged clients ranging from Fortune 50, State and Local Governments, Education, Non-Profit, and Private organizations across many different sectors. Mayer is also active in the community as both an organizer – previously Executive Committee and Steering Committee for DogFoodCon in Columbus, OH and CodePaLOUsa in Louisville KY – and a seasoned speaker.

 

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Data Protection in the Modern World

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Date: Friday March 20th, 2020

Time: 11:30a-1:00p

Topic: Data Protection in the Modern World

In today’s IT landscape, the threat model is constantly changing and drastically. The theft of data for purposes of accessing personal customer information is no longer the main driving motivation of bad actors – they are turning to threads aimed at large financial gain. In addition to attacks aimed at holding data for ransom, attacks can also be founded in political activism with the distinct purpose of data destruction in order to interrupt or destroy business. Join us to learn about these threats and how you can increase the probability of recovering your most critical business data in light of these new threat models.

We will review:

  • Overall threat landscape today
  • The cost these threats wreak on business
  • Application dependency mapping to identify risks
  • Assessing current backup infrastructure
  • Strategies to protect your backup data where it cannot be deleted or modified

Parking information can be found on the Lexington Public Library website –https://www.lexpublib.org/parking

Lunch will be provided, courtesy of Dell!!

Speaker: Chris Compton, Dell

Location:

Lexington Public Library, Central Library (ROOM A, downstairs)
140 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507

Agenda:

11:30am – Check-in, networking, announcements, and time to grab food
12:00pm – Feature presentation

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Identity & Security – Improve your Security posture by Going Password-less!

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Date: Friday February 21st, 2020

Time: 11:30a-1:00p

Topic: Identity & Security – Improve your Security posture by Going Password-less!

Would you like to understand the Microsoft approach regarding passwords in the future?  What does going “password-less” mean for you users, and how to enable it?  Join us for a discussion with Jacques Guibert De Bruet, a Microsoft Senior Premier Field Engineer for Azure Security and Identity!

Lunch will be provided courtesy of our sponsor, Dell!

Parking information can be found on the Awesome Inc website – https://www.awesomeinc.org/parking

Speaker: Jacques Guibert De Bruet, Microsoft

Location: 

Awesome Inc
348 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507

Agenda:

11:30am – Check-in, networking, announcements, and time to grab food
12:00pm – Feature presentation

How to Use Teams: A Primer for Everyone!

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Date: Friday January 10th, 2020

Time: 11:30a-1:00p

Topic: How to Use Teams: A Primer for Everyone!

If you have Office 365 you have Microsoft Teams, the ultimate collaboration platform. Bring your heads of department and end users to this presentation to learn how Teams can revolutionize your workday. We’ll demonstrate the interface, discuss feature sets and provide some real-life examples of how Teams is used. Lunch will be provided and this presentation will also be available via Teams Live Events livestream.

Lunch will be provided courtesy of our sponsor, Dell!

Parking information can be found on the Lexington Public Library website – https://www.lexpublib.org/parking

Speakers: Ben Powell, Microsoft & Jeremy Miller

Location: 

Lexington Public Library, Central Library (ROOM A)
140 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: The Lexington Public Library Parking Garage is accessible from both Main and Vine Streets, and the Library provides two hours of validated parking.  Attendees should have their Lexington Public Library Parking Garage tickets validated at the first floor service desk.