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Monday, 17 March 2014 15:00
San Francisco, CA
Microsoft Office 
555 California Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94104
Bank America Building
Used the Montgomery BART station
Tuesday February 3, 2015 @ 6:30pm RSVP
Los Angeles, CA
See meetup site for meeting location
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Sacramento, CA – PowerShell UG
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January meeting canceled due to Microsoft’s move

Written by Doug Spindler
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 13:30

Microsoft is moving to a new office at 555 California Street.  The move will not be complete in time for our January meeting,  Join us on Tuesday February 3 at Microsoft’s new San Francisco location for our next meeting.

December 2–Virtual Tour of Microsoft’s Security Response Center + Changes in disk drive technology

Written by Doug Spindler
Monday, 01 December 2014 16:04

This is our last meeting of the year.  Join us for a virtual tour of Microsoft’s Security Response Center and a discussion the type of work that’s done at the center and some of the computer crimes investigated and its impact on you are your job.  (Yes it’s far worse than you can believe.)

The topics we’ll be discussing are the changes to secure data on disk drives.  Are you up on all of the changes and the new lingo?  By now you should be familiar with hard disk drives (HDDs) and Solid State Disk Drives (SSDs) but do you know about SEDs, Microsoft’s eDisk, Opal 1, Opal 2, 512e, 4K native or why SSDs have GSM radio receivers?  Then do you know about the new dual hybrid drives, it’s an SSD, no it’s a spinning drive, no it’s two drives in one drive package.  We’ve got a lot to talk about when it comes to disk technology.

How Microsoft is Transforming the way we do IT

Written by Doug Spindler
Sunday, 26 October 2014 16:51

1) Microsoft IT will share how we are transforming to embrace two major trends in the technology industry—the consumerization of IT, and adopting cloud-based services. While in many ways these are two distinct topics, the way we design and operate our IT infrastructure intersects across both areas. Microsoft IT will cover initiatives underway that will empower our workforce to use the device that best suits their needs, including using Intune, SCCM and integrating Yammer and Skype.

2) Microsoft IT will share how we deployed Windows 8 to the enterprise.  Microsoft IT will cover preparation work for application compatibility, user training and readiness, and the tools and methods we used to deploy the image to the end user machines.

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.