The June 2017 Minnesota System Center User Group meeting will be Wednesday, June 14th from 4:30 to 7pm at the MTC in Edina.  3601 76th Street West. Edina, MN 55435 6th floor

We will be partnering with the Minnesota Office 365 User Group to bring you a special crossover meeting. The Office 365 UG President, Max Fritz of Now Micro, will be working with former MNSCUG President, Steve Jesok of Ameriprise, to walk you through managing Office 365 deployment and upgrade methods, on-premises(Configuration Manager) and OMS, along with using Office 365 Professional Plus Upgrade Analytics. We will cap off the end of the meeting with a roundtable discussion, so bring your questions!

A special thanks to Microsoft for sponsoring with food and the Minnesota Office 365 User Group for providing the beer!

 

 

  

 

MNSCUG April 2017 Meeting

 

The April 2017 Minnesota System Center User Group meeting will be Wednesday, April 19th from 4:30 to 7pm at the MTC in Edina.  3601 76th Street West. Edina, MN 55435 6th floor

April will feature two distinctive presentations, both by Microsoft MVPs. Our MNSCUG President, Ryan Ephgrave of Concurrency, will show you some new automation capabilities using Microsoft Graph to automate functions in Intune, Azure AD, and more. Fred Bainbridge of NowMicro will show you how Windows Upgrade Readiness can help with your Windows 10 rollouts.

 

A special thanks to Microsoft for sponsoring with food! We love our sponsors!

 

 

Looking for a technically proficient systems administrator or systems engineer with experience using most features of SCCM. SCCM work entails about half of job duties. Experience with other technologies that would be a bonus include: AD, SCOM, Office 365, password management software (like Thycotic Secret Server), print server management, supporting AD integration of multiple companies, and anti-virus. This is a permanent position for a growing company in Shakopee, MN.

Please contact Todd Weigand with inquiries. Todd can be reached at 952-903-4431 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please mention that you heard about the position on MNSCUG.

 

The March 2017 Minnesota System Center User Group meeting will be a FULL DAY EVENT on Tuesday, March 14th from 8am to 5pm at the MTC in Edina. 3601 76th Street West. Edina, MN 55435 6th floor 

Presentations start at 9. Come early for coffee, donuts, and networking.

We all know the struggles of managing hard to reach clients. This month our speakers will show you some ways to make this task simpler. PKI(Public Key Infrastructure), IBCM(Internet-based Client Management), CMG(Cloud Management Gateway), Cloud DPs, WebAPI, and more. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn about these solutions from Hank Thompson(CHS), Matthew Teegarden(LifeTouch), and Fred Bainbridge(NowMicro).

We also have a special guest speaker coming to town. Steve Rachui is a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer specializing in Configuration Manager. He has been fixing the most troublesome issues with this software since the SMS days. Steve will talk about Boundary Changes in 1610, Managing Duplicate Hardware Identifiers, Windows Information Protection Integration, and Application Deployment Tips & Tricks. Be prepared to learn from the best!

A special thanks to our loyal sponsor 1E for renewing their Gold Sponsorship yet again! Troy Martin will be in town to show us their newest product, Tachyon. We love our sponsors! Please check them out.

 

If you haven't already registered for MMS, the clock is ticking. Tickets will sell out SOON!

 

 

MNSCUG January 2017 Meeting

The first Minnesota System Center User Group meeting of 2017 will be Wednesday, January 18th from 4:30 to 7pm at the MTC in Edina. 3601 76th Street West. Edina, MN 55435 6th floor

 

Mark Godfrey (MN.IT Services) and Nash Pherson (Now Micro) will be our presenters taking you on a marvelous tour through the world of workstation security. AppLocker, XTS-AES 256 BitLocker, Credential Guard and more. Learn best practices and methods to secure your organization's workstations.

 

A special thanks to Now Micro for providing food and beverages! We love our sponsors! Please check them out.

 

 

 

CM job! Who needs a job?

Our Fortune 500 client is looking to hire a Systems Engineer whose primary responsibility will be working with SCCM. Below are a few notes about the role:

  1. Someone that is really deep into SCCM and not just doing deployments and packaging. They need to be able to work on and do configurations.
  2. Good scripter in PowerShell, VB Script or even capable in Java or Javascript.
  3. Willing to look at someone who has worked on Desktop or server side of SCCM as long as Sr. level.
  4. Skills used outside SCCM will be DHCP, TCPIP, DNS, and Active Directory with Group Policy.

If this seems like something that you would be interested in feel free to reach out to me directly or let me know when a good time would be for us to chat.  My name is Andy Schmad and I'm an IT Recruiter with Modis in Omaha, NE.

Andy Schmad 402-996-2133 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MNSCUG March 2017 Notes

Notes from our March 2017 meeting are below. Click arrow to proceed.

Thanks to 1E for their gold sponsorship.

 

 

 

The February Minnesota System Center User Group meeting will be Wednesday, February 15th from 4:30 to 7pm at the MTC in Edina.  3601 76th Street West. Edina, MN 55435 6th floor

MNSCUG members will be sharing their favorite tools used in their jobs, along with short demos on usage. We have a number already confirmed including:

Matthew Teegarden (@TheEmptyGarden) - RuckZuck

Ryan Ephgrave (@EphingPosh) - Task Sequence Deployment Monitor and Deployment Reporter

Steve Jesok (@SteveJesok) - PowerBI Desktop

Do you have a favorite tool that you would like to share with the local community? It would only require about 10-15 minutes consisting of a demo and why you like said tool. Please send submissions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A special thanks to Cyber Advisors for providing food (Buffalo Wild Wings) and beverages! We love our sponsors! Please check them out.

If you haven't already registered for MMS, the clock is ticking. Tickets WILL sell out!

 

 

MNSCUG December Notes

 Notes from our outstanding December 2016 meeting are below.

Speaker -

Kent Agerlund - COPENHAGEN.  HE IS FROM COPENHAGEN

 

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