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Upcoming meeting for Thursday April 21st, 2016. Room 1004 Education Bldg.
Join Chris Nienaber as he discusses:
Third-Party Patch Management using SCCM 2012 R2, SCUP 2011, and IExpress
Chris will go over the installation and configuration of SCUP 2011 as a third party patch management solution for SCCM 2012 and how to create and deploy custom updates using this powerful tool. Topics that will be covered:
- Installing and Configuring SCUP 2011 with SCCM 2012
- Describe the differences between using a Self-Signed and PKI certificate with SCUP
- Packaging custom updates using the built in windows tool IExpress
- Configuring SCCM and WSUS to see custom SCUP updates
- Deploying custom SCUP updates
- Q & A
ALSO ON APRIL 21, 2016
Join us for a tech presentation on the Ruckus technology. Ruckus is # 1 in carrier side & the largest independent WLAN manufacturer. The focus is upon being best of breed to allow you to use whatever you want for switching while providing the best user experience at a fraction of the cost due to the intentional innovation of the ruckus approach.
Topics covered will include:
- Xclaim https://www.xclaimwireless.com/
- Ruckus unleashed controller-less https://www.ruckuswireless.com/products/system-management-control/unleashed
- Ruckus core technology explained & why you get better performance with typically 20-50% less Aps https://www.ruckuswireless.com/technology/beamflex.
- Ruckus http://cloudpath.net/ the secure certificate based on boarding that is WLAN agnostic and works on wired side too!
Technical aspects covered by Ruckus SE Sean Gerber who has extensive experience with various WLANs and the nuances of each.
Next SITPRO Meeting is scheduled for March 10, 2016. Room 1004 Education, University of Saskatchewan. Note this meeting start time will 30 minutes later than usual due to room availability. Welcome time, 7:00 PM. Meeting will convene at 7:30.
On the agenda
Securing and Hardening Windows Servers. Mark Beblow is a compliance engineer with Tenable Network Security and his presentation will discuss how to secure and harden your Windows Infrastructure.
Also join Anthony Bartolo, as he provides some insight as to what to expect at the launch of Windows Server 2016. Anthony will walk through the top 5 changes coming to Microsoft’s latest server offering and how these changes will further enable the organization(s) you support. Topics to be discussed include:
· Hyper-V Security
· Container Utilization
· Storage Enhancements
· Management Capabilities
· Active Directory Enhancements
And possibly even more. Join us if your thinking of upgrading your current server deployment.
Registration link for the February 23 meeting is below.
Upcoming Meeting List
Tuesday February 23rd – 7:00-9:30 PM, Rm 1004 Education Bldg,UofS Campus.
Jeff Shirley, Owner at Rivercity Technology Services Ltd. (http://www.rivercitytech.ca) will do a short demo on Sophos hardware firewalls and how they can be used to secure your network. This demo will show you fundamental settings, setup, rules, and features in a Sophos appliance, including integrated email a/v scanning and endpoint protection. Learn how to better protect networks in the 10-50 user scale with IDS, IPS, and advanced security technology working for you before data enters your network.
Next Jeff will demo Freshbooks, a service we use that you may find useful if you or someone you know is a consultant. RCT is a Certified Partner with Freshbooks, and offers a 3 hour bootcamp to get you setup and ready to go!
We will also talk about cool new features in Microsoft’s Office 2016, and talk about our Corporate Training offerings coming up including MOC courses like SharePoint and SQL.
Thursday March 10- 7:30-9:30 PM, Rm 1004 Education Bldg,UofS Campus. – Note this is a slightly later event due to room availability.
Anthony Bartolo from Microsoft will be in attendance to discuss how to modernize your datacenter with Windows 2016. We will also have Mark Beblow return for a segment on “Securing and Hardening Windows Servers”.
First meeting of 2016 will occur on Tuesday, January 26th, in Room 1004 Education Bldg. 6:30 PM Welcome Time. Meeting starts at 7:00 PM
Veeam – Gurus from Veeam will be in attendance and discussing the new Veeam v9 which became publicly available on January 12th. There are lots of new features in this new version. If you use Veeam already, come to hear about the new features and ask the experts all your tough questions. If you don’t use Veeam, maybe its time to consider the capabilities of this product.
Mark Beblow – This presentation will review Tenable’s core controls for creating an effective security policy, and the benefits that will be realized by implementing the controls. Mark has an extensive background in the security field and his presentation will help you identify the strengths and weaknesses of your organization so you can take action to prevent malicious activity.
Just a quick note. We will be having a SITPRO meeting in November. It is scheduled for Wed November 25th, Room 1004 Education, UofS Campus, 7-9:30 PM. We are still finalizing the lineup and are hoping to have an agenda out to everyone, no later than November 20th. One of the features for this month will be the Windows 10 Open Mic.
“What is Windows 10 Open Mic you speak about????”
Bring in a couple of your favorite Windows 10 tips and/or tricks, come on up to the front, introduce yourself, and do a quick two minute demo on your tip or trick and why you use it. (User group leaders will provide the Windows 10 device for demonstration purposes). Each person who does a demo will be entered into a draw for a $50.00 gift certificate.
Couple minute demo for a chance to win $50.00. Sounds like a good deal to me. So plan ahead, bring in your Windows 10 tips and tricks to the November 2015 SITPRO meeting.