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Monday, 17 March 2014 15:00
San Francisco, CA
Microsoft Office
835 Market Street, Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tuesday October 7, 2014 @ 6:30pm RSVP
Los Angeles, CA
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Sacramento, CA – PowerShell UG
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October 7 – Windows 9 err I mean Windows 10 first look

Written by Doug Spindler
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 17:39

Microsoft just released the Tech Preview of Windows 10.  Just us as we explore the new features  and share with you what Microsoft is allowing us to share with you about Windows 10 and Server Next.  There are many features including the upgrade path you will want to learn about.


Sept 2 – Special Presentation on Windows Server and Microsoft Azure – Start 5:00pm

Written by Doug Spindler
Thursday, 31 July 2014 11:41

To many an IT Professional Microsoft has become a giant company selling the same products they’ve been selling for the past twenty-five years.  If that’s what you think you’re mistaken.  Microsoft is the sleeping giant that has just awoken from its many years of slumber with bold and innovative products never offered before.  For server Microsoft has made many changes under the hood and really souped it up.  You have got to attend to see what sleeping giant has done to Windows Server 2012R2, Hyper-V, Storage and in the Cloud.  Join your fellow IT Professional for discussion and dinner on the features you have got to know about in Windows server and Microsoft Azure.

4:00 – 5:00  (60 m.)   | Registration, Mingling and Introduction – The Sleeping Giant Has Awoken
5:00 – 6:00  (60 m)    | Server 2012R2 – It’s all souped-up and ready to perform.
6:00 – 6:30  (30 m)    | Dinner and Q&A
6:30 7:30  (60 m)    | Get your Head in the Clouds with Microsoft Azure.
7:30 – 8:30  (60m)     | Your Schizoid environment – On prem Windows servers with Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Services.
8:30 9:00  (30m)   | What are you waiting for?  Support for Server 2003 Ends next year.


August 5th – Microsoft and Cisco Unified Computing System

Written by Doug Spindler
Thursday, 17 July 2014 23:24

By enabling better automation of processes and management, Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) allows data center managers to achieve greater agility and scale in their server operations while reducing complexity and risk. Join us as we discuss UCS PowerTool, the PowerShell library for UCS, and demonstrate how Cisco UCS PowerTool interfaces with the Cisco UCS XML API (which provides an interface for Cisco UCS hardware inventory, monitoring, alerting, and automation of Cisco UCS using PowerShell). Real world examples detailing programmatic bare metal deployment and ongoing systems monitoring and management of Cisco UCS using Cisco UCS PowerTool will be demonstrated.

Presenter bio:   Jason Shaw is a UCS (Unified Computing Systems) Technical Marketing Engineer with Cisco Systems who focuses on systems management, automation, and partner integration.  Jason’s responsibilities include educating customers, partners, and field staff on the management benefits of using the Cisco UCS platform in the datacenter.  Jason works closely with UCS Product Management Teams to drive product direction and roadmap.

July 1, 2014 – Sam Bowne – Exploit Development for Mere Mortals

Written by Doug Spindler
Sunday, 22 June 2014 17:47

When a program crashes, that’s just a bug.  But when a hacker takes remote control of your computer, that’s a disaster.  This presentation shows how to weaponize a simple crash of a vulnerable application and turn it into a remote control exploit, using Kali Linux, Metasploit, the Immunity debugger, and some very simple Python code.  The result is System-level remote control of a Windows 7 computer.  Nothing about it is difficult anymore–you don’t need to be an expert on machine language or Windows internals to do it.