May 2021 – Using Azure Policy & Initiatives with Azure Security Center for Organizational Governance & Compliance

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Topic:

Using Azure Policy & Initiatives with Azure Security Center for Organizational Governance & Compliance

Abstract:

Challenges arise within a cloud environment when resources can be created that may affect, cost, security, or regulatory jurisdictions. Role-based access control (RBAC) and the principles of least privilege provide levels of restriction to users and groups within the environment as to what resources they can access or create, but they do not set parameters on where they can be created, the level of cost, or the security requirements. Azure policies are created, assigned, and utilized to govern the resources within your Azure subscription. Policies should be put in place based on the business, security, and financial requirements of the organization. This session will explore these three areas and examples of each that can be assigned and monitored.

Speaker:

Dwayne Natwick

Dwayne is an Azure MVP, MCT Regional Lead, and a Cloud Training Architect Lead at Opsgility and Skill Me UP, where I author content and provide live training. I have served many roles over my 30 years of IT experience, including solution engineer and product manager. I am 13x certified in multiple Azure and M365 roles, including Azure Solution Architect Expert, Azure Administrator Associate, Azure Security Engineer Associate, Azure AI Engineer Associate, and M365 Security Administrator Associate.

When:

Friday May 21st, 2021

12:00p-1:00p EST

Where: 

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

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April 2021 – 5 Ways to Manage Tasks and Projects with Office 365 and Dynamics 365

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Topic:

5 Ways to Manage Tasks and Projects with Office 365 and Dynamics 365

Abstract:

Understand all the project and task management offerings from Microsoft, how they work together, and which one(s) might be right for you.

Microsoft offers so many different task and project management applications that understanding them all and selecting the right one(s) can be a challenge. In this session you’ll learn about Microsoft Project, SharePoint Task Lists, Microsoft Planner, To-Do, Outlook Tasks and Dynamics 365 Project Operations. Together we will explore the benefits and downsides of each, how they work together, the scenarios when each might make sense, and how to build a project dashboard in SharePoint. Attendees will also learn how to use often overlooked SharePoint features to better manage their projects.

Key Takeaways

  • Case studies in success … and struggle … with project management solutions
  • Understand all the project and task management options offered by Microsoft
  • Learn the downsides in some of the apps that might leave you frustrated
  • Take away a practical process for selecting a project and task management solution
  • Learn how to manage projects using SharePoint

Speaker:

Geoff Ables

Bestselling author, Microsoft MVP, MCT, and international keynote speaker, Geoff Ables is a thought leader on digital customer and employee engagement. Geoff co-authored the “Dynamics CRM 2011 Administrator Bible” and his most recent book, “The LUCK Principle,” delivers fresh insight and inspiration into creating people-centric digital workplaces. Geoff is an avid motorcycle and spirits enthusiast and has appeared as a guest on “The Impractical Jokers.”

When:

Friday April 16th, 2021

12:00p-1:00p EST

Where: 

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

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March 2021 – “Microsoft 365 & Bellarmine” vs “The Pandemic”

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Topic:

“Microsoft 365 & Bellarmine” vs “The Pandemic”

Abstract:

Ever look at all the tools available in the Microsoft 365 suite like Teams, SharePoint, Forms, Bookings, Power Automate, etc. and wonder if they are powerful enough to handle real challenges? Well, the team at Bellarmine University used these tools to rapidly develop systems that empowered and supported their pandemic response team in their effort to keep the university community safe. In this session you’ll see how Bellarmine quickly solved real problems using Microsoft 365 and hopefully be inspired to tackle some of your challenges using these same tools.

Speaker:

Eric Satterly, CIO Bellarmine University

Eric Satterly is an Information Technology evangelist experienced in leading and aligning IT efforts with institutional direction. He has a varied work background ranging from entrepreneurial, start-up environments to highly structured, corporate operations. Throughout his career, he has been successful in developing, communicating and implementing Information Technology strategies.

When:

Friday March 19th, 2021

12:00p-1:00p EST

Where: 

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

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Five Azure Services Every Developer Should Know

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Topic:

Five Azure Services Every Developer Should Know

Abstract:

Getting started with Azure can be daunting for new developers. With dozens of various platforms, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with choices! Where should I host my applications? Where should I store my data? How do I manage my applications? Despite the numerous amounts of specialized choices available on Azure, there are core platforms that meet the majority of the requirements for the majority of use cases. In this talk, you’ll be introduced to these platforms, their use cases, and some best practices for working with them. Along the way, we’ll implement and deploy a solution to Azure that takes advantage of them.

Speaker:

Josh is an industry veteran of more than 20 years with a passion for the cloud and Azure. From developer and architecture roles to management and leadership he has worn many technology hats over his career. He is currently the Global Azure Lead for the AppDynamics Cloud Team at Cisco. He has spent most of his career sharing with the technology community and has been awarded a Microsoft MVP in Azure for his work. He is based out of Raleigh North Carolina with his beautiful wife and two children. You can reach Josh on Twitter at @joshcarlisle or through his website at https://www.joshcarlisle.io.

When:

Friday February 19, 2021

12:00p-1:00p EST

Where: 

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

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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.