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Written by admin
Monday, 17 March 2014 15:00
San Francisco, CA
Microsoft Office 
Meetings are now being held at Microsoft’s new newest SF office
680 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Next meeting
Tuesday September 6, 2016 @ 6:30pm

Los Angeles, CA
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Sacramento, CA – PowerShell UG
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Sept 6 – GPG keys and local encryption

Written by Doug Spindler
Friday, 02 September 2016 14:54

In our next meeting, our presenter will be speaking about GPG keys and local encryption. He will go through the processes of using a Raspberry Pi with a true RNG in order to generate a GPG key pair, properly storing the keypair, generating subkeys to be used with multiple Yubikeys, and if time permits, he will show the benefits of the Unix local password manager “Pass”. He will be presenting slides, but you are more than welcome to bring a laptop and follow along.

Aug 2 – Tonight’s meeting/Docker training has been cancelled–Medical emergency Free Azure/Docker training – Learn how to virtualize virtual apps in Server 2016

Written by Doug Spindler
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 11:32

Bring your laptop and learn about Docker and the Microsoft/Docker partnership so you can build, ship, and run Windows and Linux distributed applications.  Our friends over at at Learn IT! will be providing the training so you can learn about Windows Server Containers and Docker so you can create virtualized virtual apps.

Docker for Windows workshop

Docker has finally arrived for Windows! With Windows Server 2016, Windows users finally have the ability to create containers natively. Docker containers are a disruptive technology redefining concepts of virtualization, deployment, and service oriented architecture. Docker is often described as a lightweight virtual machine (VM). But it so much more and the impact is enormous! Leave the seminar with an understanding of an important new technology innovation in Windows.

This will be covered in the seminar.

  • Brief introduction to Docker and Hyper-V Containers
  • How to create:
    o Docker terminology
    o Create container images
    o Execute containers
    o Orchestration
    o Use a Linux container
  • Walkthrough of Microservices

July 5 – Free hands-on Azure traning for Pac IT Pro memebers

Written by Doug Spindler
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 15:18

Starting in July at our regular Pac IT Pros meetings will be offering Azure training for IT Pros.  To participate bring a laptop.  You’ll need an free Azure account.  (Don’t know how to create an Azure account?  No problem come at 6:00 and will help you create an account.)  Every month we will cover a different Azure topic.

Topics covered will include
Creating a Servers in Azure.
Azure Active Directory
Azure AD Connect: Integrating your on-premises identities with Azure
Creating Storage blobs
Azure Networking
Azure tenants
Azure Hyper-V
Moving VM’s between Hyper-V and Windows Azure
Azure Site Recovery
Azure Container Service 

Feel free to make suggestions,

June 7 – Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Written by Doug Spindler
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 14:29

Join us as we discuss the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).  No new news from Microsoft since the release of TP5 last month.  In addition to discussing IoT and security of IoT devices and what that means to us as IT Pros this will be an open form meeting for you to discuss your IT topics and issues.