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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?  

Oct. 6 – Web Site Monitoring of Services

Written by Doug Spindler
Friday, 21 August 2015 18:52

Do you know how to setup a web server in IIS, but have always wondered how to setup a website in Linux? Have you always wanted to setup a web server, but you don’t want to use Windows and you don’t know where to start in Linux? Have you ever been interested in using the […]

Sept 1 – Presentations on Office 365, Server 2016 TP3 and Windows 10 over dinner

Written by Doug Spindler
Saturday, 08 August 2015 18:26

Microsoft’s providing dinner while we discuss Office 365, Windows 10 and the TP3 of Server 2016.

Aug 4 – Windows 10 has been released – Your thoughts

Written by Doug Spindler
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 15:51

Windows 10 was released last week.  What are your thought?  Found any new features you would like to share or complain about?

July 7 – Countdown to the Release of Windows 10

Written by Doug Spindler
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 13:17

July 7 – Countdown to the Release of Windows 10.

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 […]