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September 5 – Next Meeting

Written by Doug Spindler
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 14:47

Topic to be announced

August 1 – HoloLens – Meeting at 555 California Street – be sure to RSVP

Written by Doug Spindler
Monday, 12 June 2017 11:46

This month is all about Microsoft’s HoloLens. At this month’s meeting Microsoft will be showing off the HoloLens.  Ever wanted to put one on and give it a try?  At this month’s meeting you will be able to do just that and talk to Microsoft HoloLens app creators and learn about the HoloLens. How you […]

July 4 – No meeting–Fourth of July holiday

Written by Doug Spindler
Monday, 12 June 2017 11:45

May – St. Anthony Tech Fair on May 13th

Written by Doug Spindler
Monday, 01 May 2017 14:07

In May Pac IT Pros will be supporting our community and the St. Anthony Tech Fair on May 13th.  Your IT skills or  retired computers are needed. You can find out more about the Tech Fair page and details about the event. Links to Repair and Workshop sign-up forms. Links to electronic materials are social […]

April 4 – Introduction to Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Administration for IT Pros

Written by Doug Spindler
Sunday, 19 March 2017 11:49

THIS MEETING WILL BE TAKING PLACE AT MICROSOFT”S OFFICE AT 555 CALIFORNIA STREET.  YOU MUST RSVP TO ATTEND. How much do in you know Azure Resource Manager (ARM) administration and SaaS, PaaS and IaaS?  As an IT Professional you have been managing and administrating on prem Microsoft servers, Active Directory, disk storages, the networks, firewalls […]

February 24 TechDays: Training on Containers

Written by Doug Spindler
Friday, 13 January 2017 14:23

Pac IT Pros together with Learn iT! are proud to present TechDays: Training on Containers – Windows Server 2016 containers Docker containers. Whether you are a developer or devops, IT Manager you containers is where the IT is headed. This is a must know technology. Docker has already revolutionized virtualization in areas of scalability, portability, […]

Janurary 10 – HACK DAY AT THE REACTOR

Written by Doug Spindler
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 11:28

Start the New Year off right by learning how you can improve your company’s workflow. Sit down with Microsoft technical experts who will help you automate your most repetitive tasks through open source technology. Spend the afternoon with us coding side by side where we will show you how you could automate your build process, […]

Dec 13 – Holiday Party and Lightning Talks

Written by Doug Spindler
Friday, 04 November 2016 12:50

Note the date, December 13 which is the second Tuesday.  Festivities begin at 6:00 at Microsoft’s Reactor/Community Space at 680 Folsom Street San Francisco, CA. RSVP to attend at https://www.meetup.com/bayazure/events/236029924/?rv=ea1&_af=event&_af _eid=236029924&https=on Pac IT Pros members join your fellow IT Professionals and the members of other Bay Area IT groups for a holiday party and five […]

Nov 1 – Azure Workshop

Written by Doug Spindler
Monday, 31 October 2016 12:17

Bring your for more hands on training on Azure.

Oct 4 – News from Ignite @! This meeting will be at 555 California Street

Written by Doug Spindler
Thursday, 29 September 2016 17:56

October meeting will be at 555 California Street.  (This meeting only)  Building security requires RSVPing (see link above) to attend. Meeting topic – News from Microsoft’s Ignite.  Did you get Windows 10 Anniversary edition?  How did the update go?

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

May 3 – What’s new in Server 2016 TP5

Written by Doug Spindler
Monday, 02 May 2016 22:01

IT Pros, last week Microsoft released the fifth and final test-preview for Server 2016.  In this meeting we will take a look at the new features and functionally that’s in Server 2016. Release date for Server 2016 should be in the next four of five months.

April 5 – A New Perspective on Patch Management

Written by Doug Spindler
Thursday, 17 March 2016 13:37

Join us for dinner at 6:00 as we discuss the cryptowall attack against St. Joseph Health System and ways to help prevent this and other cyber terrorism attacks against your users.  Isn’t it time we out smart the cyber criminals by making our computer systems harder to attack with minimal IT administration effort?  Join us […]

Mar 1–What’s New from Microsoft

Written by Doug Spindler
Friday, 26 February 2016 17:15

Join us for a Microsoft What’s New From Microsoft meeting – Windows Server 2016, Windows 10 and Cloud/Azure. This is a Microsoft sponsored meeting with free food and free giveaways.

Feb 2 – What does Microsoft mean when they say, If you are not running Windows 10 by July 2017 don’t expect patches or support anymore

Written by Doug Spindler
Monday, 01 February 2016 16:52

Meeting topic – What does Microsoft mean when they say, If you are not running Windows 10 by July 2017 don’t expect patches or support anymore. There are a lot of details to Microsoft’s July 2017 deadline and it does not apply to all computers. But if you are working with corporate customers and you […]

Jan. 5 – Windows 10 Activation, Dell Recovery Media, and how ad companies track you

Written by Doug Spindler
Sunday, 27 December 2015 15:30

First meeting of 2016 – Proposed topics include, Windows 10, How Windows OEM “automagic” Product Key activations worked in Windows 7/8/8.1.  Secure Boot, and UEFI.  Dell is sending out defective Windows 10 recovery media.  Live demo of Windows 10 product key extraction utilities.  Can’t read your Windows 7 OEM product label?  Does this mean you […]

Dec. 8 – Holiday party with the Azure and PowerShell professionals with Lightning Talks

Written by Doug Spindler
Monday, 30 November 2015 12:48

We are going to do a combined event with the Azure Meetup + Bay.NET + Pac IT Pros + PowerShell meetup for our holiday party. The date will be Tuesday, December 8th at 6:30 pm, with the talks starting between 6:45 and 7 pm. To attend you must register to attend  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-party-for-sf-meetups-azure-net-po wershell-it-pro-f-tickets-19713528695 I’d like […]

Nov. 3 – Windows 10

Written by Doug Spindler
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 15:25

Meeting topic – Are you upgrading to Windows 10?