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Power-Shellebration

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Are you ready to Power-Shellebrate?

Jeremy Sublett, PowerShell expert and Senior Partner of Composable Systems, will be talking PowerShell. He’ll hit on some of the basics with a brief overview then dive into server administration scenarios, interact with APIs and cloud-based products, and programming with new features.

Jeremy Sublett, Mirazon Engineer

Jeremy has over 20 years of extensive knowledge in the software architecture and development. Jeremy is a managing partner at Composable Systems, a custom software firm with such honors as Louisville Fast 50, Best Places to Work in Kentucky, and Inc. 5000.  Jeremy has enjoyed serving the community for many years by speaking for technology community groups and events throughout Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Tennessee. While not working, he spends time with his two boys, and enjoys mountain biking and aviation.

Step-by-Step BCDR Planning

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Join Eric Hentschel and Matt Kern of StorageCraft for a step-by-step guide to making a backup, disaster recovery and business continuity plan that won’t make you look like a turkey! Get buy-in, keep your environment simple, put your plan somewhere accessible, sort your data into people, pets and pigs, and keep your backups secure!

Eric and Matt will review:

  • Getting buy-in
  • Simplifying your environment for ease of recovery and management
  • How to create an accessible plan system your team can work off of during a disaster
  • Sorting your people, pets and pigs in terms of data importance
  • Securing your backups
  • Training on your BCDR plan
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About Eric and Matt:

Eric and Matt each have over 30 years of experience in the technology sector with a majority of that time devoted to data storage, data protection, and data recovery. Whether you need on-site or in-the-cloud capabilities, a file or full-blown disaster recovery solution, a general unstructured file target or a high-performance all-flash storage solution, Eric and Matt have the years of experience to help you through the plan and build phases of your project and provide the configuration your organization requires for success.

 

 

 

Datacenter and Server Migrations

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Join Mirazon Chief Technical Architect Brent Earls, as he walks through datacenter and, subsequently, server migrations. He’ll talk about planning ahead, like budgeting and making your project plan, before reviewing technical methodologies and recommendations, covering networking, servers, environmentals and moving day tips. Costumes encouraged!

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About Brent:

Brent is Mirazon’s Chief Technical Architect, responsible for large-scale implementations, client escalations, and company-wide best practices for Mirazon solutions. Brent has worked at Mirazon for over ten years, and is a VCAP and MCSE, to name a few of the letters in his email signature.

Cybersecurity Workshop: Incident Response

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Join Shawn Waldman of Secure Cyber Defense, LLC for an up-to-date review of the cybersecurity threats out there and then walk through an incident response workshop. In the workshop, we’ll work through your incident response process with real-world scenarios. Bring your questions!

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About Shawn:

Shawn is the founder and president of Secure Cyber Defense LLC, located in Miamisburg, Ohio. He’s a 20-year IT veteran and served in law enforcement as a police officer in the late 90s.
Shawn is a subject matter expert when it comes to FBI criminal justice compliance and speaks across the country on the topic of cyber security. He’s worked with the US Secret Service and the US AirForce, teaching on the topic of cyber security.

Getting Hip to the Hypervisors: Hyper-V vs. VMware

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Getting Hip to the Hypervisors

Join Mirazon’s virtualization Jasons on a level-headed comparison of two of the major players in the type-one hypervisor arena: Hyper-V and VMware. 

Jason & Jason will cover:
  • Basic commonalities
  • Management
  • Updating
  • Licensing
  • Storage
  • Software-Defined
  • Networking
  • Security

About the Jasons:

Jason Thomas (left) and Jason Powell (right) have been been Mirazon consulting engineers for quite a few years now, dealing in both VMware and Hyper-V environments. Before Mirazon, they were both system administrators at their respective employers, using VMware every day.

Delve into Flow

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LouMUG and LouSPUG are joining forces to bring you LouSMUG!

Russell Patrick, SharePoint Consultant at Composable, will spearhead our Microsoft Office 365 discussion featuring some of the newest apps, Delve and Flow.

 

About Russell:

Russell is the key SharePoint Consultant at Composable Systems. Working in SharePoint for five years in three different capacities, Russell can answer almost everything on the topic. He is also involved with LouMUG, the Louisville Microsoft Users Group, and wishes to bring SharePoint Saturdays back to the Ville in the future.

 

 

SD-WAN, SD-WHAAAAT?

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An Intro to SD-WAN

Join our friends Virtual Telecomm and Cincinnati Bell to learn what software-defined wide area networking is, what it can do for you, and how to navigate the SD-WAN market today.

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Agenda:

  1. Introductions
  2. Why companies are moving to SD-WAN
  3. SD-WAN Basics
  4. SD-WAN Competitive Vendor Differences
  5. Live Demo of SD-WAN Real Time Voice Quality
  6. Q&A

About the speaker:

Matt Douglass, Senior Director of Solution Engineering, has been with CBTS since 2008.Matt leads a group of 10 Sales Engineers that focus on Metro Ethernet, MPLS, Internet, SIP Trunking, Unified Communications as a Service – UCaaS, Network as a Service – NaaS, and SD-WAN. Before leading the SE group Matt was Director of Unified Communication for CBTS. Prior to joining CBTS Matt was a principal in EGIX, a regional telecommunications CLEC that was acquired by CBTS in 2008.

 

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BrewMUG Social

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May’s LouMUG meeting will be at 3rd Turn Brewery to kick off summer! We’ll snack on appetizers, one refreshment will be on us, and we’ll have some stations centered around Microsoft Office 365 tools. Stop by any time between 4:30 and 7 on Thursday, May 25.

Stations include:
  • CloudPBX voice experience
  • Intune mobile device management (MDM)
  • Teams and Office 365 usage monitoring
  • Project and Planner project management tools
  • Office 365 Admin portal onboarding and new services

 

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The Microsoft UC Experience — The 2017 Version

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This month we’re talking about the Microsoft UC Experience and we know just the man for the job, Daryl Hunter, Mirazon Solution Architect and Unified Communications Practice Lead.

He’ll cover a brief historical review of the Microsoft UC stack and then focus our conversation around the Microsoft Office 365 Cloud PBX/Cloud Vice ecosystem. We’ll talk about how you can get from “here” to “there” – whatever that may mean to you . As time (and feature rollouts) permit, we’ll do some live Office 365 interoperability demos of some of the newest Cloud Voice functions.

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Daryl Hunter, Mirazon Engineer

Microsoft: MCITP (Enterprise Administrator, Lync Server Administrator 2010)

MCSE Communication (Lync 2013)

MCSA Office 365, Server 2012/2008

Water & Wi-Fi

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“Ugh, I’ll just use my cell data, I guess.” If you’re hearing people at your site saying this, this is for you.

We’re going to talk about RF, Wi-Fi design, and what’s coming down the pike in the world of wireless networks. You’ll leave LouMUG with ideas you can implement immediately to improve your Wi-Fi. Bring your questions and don’t hold back!

Greg will cover:
  • RF Fundamentals
  • Wi-Fi Design Tips
  • The future in the world of Wi-Fi

Bring donations to WaterStep and receive an extra raffle ticket!

You can donate here and bring proof, donate monetarily onsite (they accept cash, credit or check), or bring new or gently used shoes or suitcases/duffle bags.

About Greg Kamer:
Greg Kamer
Greg has been in the technology industry for thirteen years. His experience is varied and his geek cred is strong (MCSE, MCSA, MCP, MCTS, WiSE, RCSA-SE, WiSE-SZ, CWNA, DCIE and more!). Currently, he is working almost exclusively with Wi-Fi for Ruckus Wireless and has been for the last four and a half years. He has had multiple public speaking engagements and, apparently, likes to hear himself talk.
When not doing work he enjoys reading (SciFi, theology, philosophy and tech books), hanging out with the family, gaming, drinking bourbon and discussing geeky tech things.