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June 2 – Recap of Ignite, Windows 10 and Azure

Written by Doug Spindler
Sunday, 31 May 2015 12:13

Pac IT Pros members join us for the June 7th meeting which is being catered by Subway thanks to Microsoft.  Enjoy a Subway sandwich as we talk about announcements and sessions from Microsoft’s Ignite, Windows 10 (which is rumored to be released this summer) and Microsoft’s Azure.  FREE books for everyone who attends Introducing Windows […]

2015 Microsoft Virtual Conference May 14-15, 2015

Written by Doug Spindler
Friday, 08 May 2015 17:09

The MVP Virtual Conference (MVP V-Conf) is a new, virtual, 2-day event that showcases how the best and brightest independent technology experts are using Microsoft technologies today. Tune in and see what the community of power users are saying about the mobile-first, cloud-first world of possibility with Microsoft re-imagined. These sessions will be presented by […]

Special meetings in April and May

Written by Doug Spindler
Thursday, 09 April 2015 13:04

Due to Microsoft’s Ignite conference and the RSA conference look special event meetings will be held on April and May.  Notifications of the events will be emailed.  Next regularly scheduled meeting will be in June.

April 7 – Automating Group Policy Management with PowerShell

Written by Doug Spindler
Thursday, 12 March 2015 15:09

In this session, 12-time Group Policy MVP and Founder of SDM Software, Darren Mar-Elia, will show how you can use PowerShell to automate most tasks related to Group Policy management. We’ll dive into the basics around reporting, creating, linking and permissioning GPOs, as well as what you can do in the box around managing GPO […]

March 3 – Azure, Azure and Azure + FREE Azure book

Written by Doug Spindler
Monday, 23 February 2015 20:42

Pac IT Pros members join us at Microsoft’s new San Francisco facility, 555 California Street, on March 3rd.  Meeting topics will include What new in Azure for IT Pros and a discussion on the horrible security vulnerabilities which surfaced last week. For parking use St. Mary’s Square Garage  433 Kearny Street  San Francisco, CA  Rates […]

January and February’s 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 March 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

May 6, 2014 – Joint meeting with Norcal PowerShell MeetUp – Building PowerShell GUI Solutions

Written by Ed Horley
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 13:50

May 6 – Joint meeting with Norcal PowerShell MeetUp – Building PowerShell GUI Solutions

April 1st, 2014 – Secunia – 3rd Party Patching w/ System Center & Sami Laiho- Proactive Security in Windows environments

Written by Ed Horley
Monday, 17 March 2014 22:15

April 1st, 2014 – Secunia – 3rd Party Patching w/ System Center & Sami Laiho- Proactive Security in Windows environments

Meeting Schedule

Written by admin
Monday, 17 March 2014 15:00

Meeting Schedule – San Francisco is the first Tuesday of the Month

March 4, 2014 – PowerShell UG – Understanding Desired State Configuration

Written by Ed Horley
Thursday, 27 February 2014 19:57

March 4, 2014 – PowerShell UG – Understanding Desired State Configuration

Special Event – Wednesday February 26 – Pass the Hash (PtH)

Written by Doug Spindler
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 21:59

Pass-the-Hash attack – How Attackers use password hashes to gain unauthorized access and How to Stop Them  Note location: CCSF Chinatown campus 808 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94108  Fourth floor.  (5-10 minute walk from Montgomery BART station.) Presented by Nathan Ide from Microsoft. Pass-the-hash transforms the breach of one machine into a total compromise of […]

Feb 4th, 2014 – Spiceworks and DirectAccess

Written by Ed Horley
Monday, 03 February 2014 11:24

Meeting Date and Time February 4th, 2014 – 6:30pm Topic: Spiceworks and DirectAccess We will have two of our own members presenting to the group this month. One on Spiceworks and the other on DirectAccess. Jochen van der Muehlen will be presenting Spiceworks: The free IT Community, Help Desk, and Network Monitoring software used by over […]

Jan 7, 2014 – Collaboration – the UberGeekGirl way

Written by Ed Horley
Sunday, 29 December 2013 18:37

Jan 7, 2014 – Collaboration – the UberGeekGirl way

Dec 3rd, 2013 – Microsoft Cloud OS MVP Roadshow

Written by Ed Horley
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 14:18

Dec 3rd, 2013 – Microsoft Cloud OS MVP Roadshow