Step Up Your Collaboration Game with Microsoft Whiteboard

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Join us for a discussion about how to get started with Microsoft Whiteboard collaboration.  The scenarios described will be focused on the classroom, particularly in a hybrid setup, but the tips for getting started with Microsoft Whiteboard can be used across business verticals and meeting platforms to digitally collaborate or share in your virtual meetings.

Date: Friday August 28th, 2020

Time: 12:00p-1:00p

Topic:

Step Up Your Collaboration Game with Microsoft Whiteboard

Abstract:

Writing and drawing on a physical whiteboard in a classroom for lecture notes or to demonstrate a concept is an everyday classroom activity.  With fully remote learners, or hybrid courses and teams how do you keep those who are not physically with you engaged?  The Microsoft Whiteboard app is a great option to digitally ink your thoughts and simultaneously share them with in person and remote people alike!

In addition to showing how to get started with Whiteboard, we’ll demonstrate how this can be used with virtual meeting platforms such as Microsoft Teams to ensure your content is inclusive of both those physically present and those who are virtual.

Location: 

Microsoft Teams Meeting (join URL will be sent prior to the event)

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Journey to the Cloud with MEMCM Co-Management

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Join us for a webinar via Microsoft Teams Live Events to learn about co-management with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager!  A link to the event will be sent to all registered attendees prior to the event!

Date: Friday June 19th, 2020

Time: 12:00p-1:00p

Topic:

Journey to the Cloud with MEMCM Co-Management

Abstract:

Join us as Daniel Ratliff discusses real world scenarios of going from on-prem management of your Windows endpoints to the Cloud. Get some details on Azure AD, Intune, and learn what a large organization went through to get there.

Location: 

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

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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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February 2019 – Achieving Teams Greatness: A Lesson in Administration & Governance

 

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Date: Friday February 15th, 2019

Time: 11:30a-1:00p

Topic: Achieving Teams Greatness: A Lesson in Administration & Governance

There is plenty of guidance for getting started using Microsoft Teams, but how should administrators prepare for a successful rollout? What if you’ve already started using Teams and are realizing the administrative needs?  Without proper preparation and understanding, Teams (and Office 365 Groups) can become the wild west and leave you wondering how to dig out of a mess. This session will explore a variety of administration and governance topics that will lead you on the path to a healthy environment and prevent things from getting out of control.

Speaker: Jeremy Miller

Jeremy Miller with a beach in the background

Jeremy is an Enterprise Architect and Microsoft MVP 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 hospitality to EDU to multi-national manufacturing companies ranging from 300 – 750,000 users. In his downtime he enjoys cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats, trying new beers, eating great food, and experiencing new adventures.  You can find him on Twitter @millh0use or on his blog at https://itspartlycloudy.com.

 

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.

January 2019 – Diversity & Inclusivity in Information Technology

 

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Date: Friday January 18th, 2019

Time: 11:30a-1:00p

Topic: Diversity and Inclusivity in Information Technology

Ashley McKenzie, a Senior Account Executive at Adobe Systems, Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio will be joining CKYMUG to discuss the topic of diversity in Information Technology including what Adobe is doing to create a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Speaker:

AshMcKenzie

Ashley McKenzie, Adobe Systems Inc

Ashley McKenzie is a Senior Account Executive at Adobe Systems, Inc., and a strong supporter of women & diversity in technology.  She previously spent six and a half years working as a Client Representative at IBM.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Integrated Strategic Communications from the University of Kentucky, and her Master’s degree in Business Informatics from Northern Kentucky University.  Ashley has also been a “Big Sister” in Big Brother/Big Sisters of the Bluegrass for over 11 years, and advocates for more “Big Sisters” to become part of the program.  She lives in Walton, Kentucky with her husband Sheldon, her three daughters, Izzy, Mia, and Laila, and her dog Dobby.

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.

November 2018 – Tapping the Power in PowerShell

Date: Friday November 16th, 2018

Time: 11:30a-1:00p

Topic: Tapping the Power in PowerShell

Target Audience:Developers and IT Pros

Level: 200/300

SP Version(s):SharePoint Online, SharePoint Server 2010+

PowerShell has been around in some form since 2005, but it was only with SharePoint Server 2010 that PowerShell became an official part of the SharePoint administrative landscape. Nowadays, PowerShell is the preferred mechanism for administrative management of SharePoint farms, both on-premises and in the cloud with SharePoint Online. In this session, we’ll be taking a more advanced look at PowerShell and how it can be used to execute and script administrative actions for SharePoint. We’ll look at some common SharePoint activities that are carried-out through PowerShell, as well as some of the newer PowerShell capabilities like desired state configuration (DSC). We’ll also look at some PowerShell watch-outs including some behaviors that can sometimes cause trouble with SharePoint. Administrators and developers alike will leave this session with a variety of concepts and script samples that can be used to immediately improve operations within their own SharePoint environments.

Highlights

  1. A review of baseline PowerShell operations, concepts, and SharePoint cmdlets
  2. A look at advanced PowerShell capabilities (like DSC) and how they can be leveraged

Numerous script samples that can be adapted for use in most SharePoint environments

Speaker:

SeanMcDonough

Sean McDonough, CTO Bitstream Foundry

Sean is the Chief Technology Officer for Bitstream Foundry, a Cincinnati-based provider of SharePoint solutions, services, and consulting. Microsoft certified MCP, MCTS, and MCPD, Sean has over two decades of experience developing software, building infrastructures, and solving technical problems. Unable to take anything except the deep dive into any role, Sean has acquired a diverse and expansive skill set as consultant, product manager, solution architect, team lead, administrator, and platform evangelist through the years. Some might label his passion for all things tech related as borderline ‘obsession’, but it is equal only to his desire to share those discoveries and experiences with others as author, blogger, and frequent speaker/instructor at technical conferences, user groups, and similar events all over North America. Sean is also a Microsoft MVP. He can be reached through his blog (http://SharePointInterface.com) or on Twitter (@spmcdonough)

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.

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.