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LouMUG BrewMUG Networking Event

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BrewMUG

Annual LouMUG BrewMUG Networking Event

Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 23rd and get ready to dive into an evening filled with networking, knowledge sharing, and celebration as we kick off the summer season in style at our annual BrewMUG event! Here’s what you can expect:

  • Networking Galore: Connect with fellow tech enthusiasts, developers, IT professionals, and industry experts in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Forge valuable connections that could lead to exciting collaborations and career opportunities.
  • Free Food & Drinks: Indulge in delicious eats and refreshing beverages on the house! Savor tasty bites while you mingle and exchange ideas with like-minded peers.
  • Prizes & Giveaways: Be prepared for some exciting surprises and special announcements throughout the evening. Who knows what treasures await you at BrewMUG? You’ll have to join us to find out!
  • Bringing in the Summer Season: Say goodbye to chilly nights and hello to the warmth of summer as we kick off the season in style. Let the lively atmosphere and vibrant energy of BrewMUG set the stage for an unforgettable summer ahead.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to blend technology, community, and fun at BrewMUG 2024. Reserve your spot today and get ready to raise a glass to innovation and camaraderie! Cheers to an epic night ahead!

LOCATION
Noble Funk Brewing Co.
922 S 2nd St
Louisville, KY 40203

Thank You to Our Sponsors for Making this Event Happen!

Flight Plan: Elevating IT Security & Efficiency with Microsoft Copilot Solutions

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Flight Plan: Elevating Security & Efficiency with Microsoft Copilot Solutions

Prepare for takeoff with this month’s LouMUG as we chart our “Flight Plan: Elevating Security & Efficiency with Microsoft Copilot Solutions.” Explore how Copilot for Microsoft 365 and Copilot for Security enhance productivity and security, ensuring a smooth journey ahead. Over 30 minutes of this workshop will include demos with guided instructions. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE (i.e. laptop) that has a modern browser.

Join us as we navigate through its features, access details, and crucial considerations. Trust us, you won’t want to miss this flight.

If you’d like to follow along with the demos shown during this presentation, please BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE that has a modern browser.

Register today to map out your flight plan!

Key Takeaways:

  • What is Copilot?
  • What is Copilot for Microsoft 365?
    • Productivity capabilities, large language models, Microsoft graph, and Microsoft 365 tools
  • What is Copilot for Security?
    • Natural language insights, vulnerability detections, risk prioritization, and remediation recommendations
  • How to gain access to these tools
  • Privacy, security, and compliance
  • GEN AI DALL-E exercise
  • BYOD demos
  • Q & A

Make sure to bring your questions AND your appetite! We look forward to you attending!

Other Resources

Introducing Microsoft 365 Copilot – your copilot for work

https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2023/03/16/introducing-microsoft-365-copilot-your-copilot-for-work

What is Microsoft Copilot for Security?

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/copilot/security/microsoft-security-copilot

Empower your workforce with Copilot for Microsoft 365 Use Cases

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/training/courses/ms-4004

LOCATION
Foundation For A Healthy Kentucky
1640 Lyndon Farm Ct., #100
Louisville, KY 40223

Raffle Prize

Register and attend for a chance to win this month’s raffle prize!

About the Presenter

Jacques Guibert de Bruet

Microsoft Technical Trainer

Microsoft

Jacques “Jack” is a Lifelong learner, a Microsoft Evangelist, and a Microsoft Certified Trainer. He holds current certifications in Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure, Quantum Computing, Copilot AI, and Security Compliance and Identity (SCI) – all while training enterprise customers. Some of his interests include 3D printing of buildings and artifacts, electrification of cars and trucks, and finally (if he has time) console and PC gaming. Feel free to reach out if you want to accelerate your career by earning in-demand certifications!

Your Lucky Charm: Cyber Insurance Compliance

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Cyber Insurance Compliance

Your Lucky Charm: Cyber Insurance Compliance

Join us at this month’s LouMUG event and discover the pot of gold at the end of the cybersecurity rainbow! We’ll be talking all about cybersecurity insurance compliance and how you can best prepare for the application process and stay within the insurance compliance requirements. After all, everyone deserves to have a lucky charm in today’s cyberworld. Register today to attend!

Key Takeaways:

  • What does cybersecurity insurance cover?
  • What is NOT covered by cybersecurity insurance?
  • Factors in determining cybersecurity insurance eligibility/premiums
  • How industry and business type/size affect cybersecurity insurance and compliance
  • Your data sensitivity and volume in relation to cybersecurity insurance
  • Controllable factors in determining cybersecurity insurance
  • Security measures, policies, and preparation
  • Q & A

Make sure to bring your questions and your appetite – we look forward to seeing you there!

LOCATION
Foundation For A Healthy Kentucky
1640 Lyndon Farm Ct., #100
Louisville, KY 40223

Raffle Prizes

Register and attend for a chance to win this month’s raffle prize!

About the Presenter

Tim Lewis

Security Practice Manager

Mirazon

Tim Lewis

Hello, my name is Tim Lewis. I have been an information technology consultant since 2003. I became interested in joining the team at Mirazon based on recommendations from other IT professionals and Mirazon’s reputation in the information technology community. I joined the team in October of 2007.

My experience is with server, workstation, network and virtualization systems including Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix and VMware. I began my career in information technology after graduating from Ivy Tech State College in 2002 with a degree in computer information systems. I currently hold professional certifications with Microsoft, Fortinet, and VMware. My professional goal is to provide the best service and technical expertise while gaining more knowledge and skills.

I am a married father of two sons. I enjoy road trips, hiking and fitness.

DuRand Bryant

Consulting Services Manager

Mirazon

DuRand Bryant

My name is DuRand Bryant, and I have been with Mirazon since December, 2006. I started my career in information technology in 1994. I have done work as a support analyst, a network administrator, and a technical support manager for a company with 650 users.

Since joining Mirazon, I have done extensive work with Exchange Server, Windows Server, Office 365, and several virtualization tools. In January of 2015, I moved into a new role at Mirazon as Consulting Services Manager, where my primary focus is helping the engineering team improve their skills and the level of customer service they provide.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my beautiful wife and our children.

M365 Magic

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M365 Magic

M365 Magic

Join us at this month’s LouMUG event, where we will discover the magical power of Microsoft 365 and unravel the secrets to successful intranet, Teams, SharePoint, and OneDrive deployment. This is for IT administrators and department heads/management alike! So, bring yourself, a guest or two, and your appetite as we get ready to explore the magical world of M365.

Believe us… It’s no fantasy.

Register today to see the magic!

Key Takeaways:

  • Intranet Essentials: How the modern Intranet is more important than ever and is a combination of Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, and other tools.
  • Planning is Key: Discover key questions to ask when organizing and planning your internal information infrastructure.
  • Governance: Begin thinking about how to manage your data within Office 365 in terms of security, privacy, and usability.
  • When to Use What: Microsoft often makes multiple tools to do the same thing. Discover guidelines on when to use what among the Office 365 applications.
  • Quick Tips: We will spend the last part of the meeting showing a few quick tips to enhance your daily productivity. Bring your own tips as well!

Why Attend? Gain strategic insights for a transformative Microsoft 365 deployment. Reserve your spot now by clicking the link below, and we look forward to seeing you there!

LOCATION
Foundation For A Healthy Kentucky
1640 Lyndon Farm Ct., #100
Louisville, KY 40223

Raffle Prizes

Register and attend for a chance to win this month’s raffle prizes!

About the Presenters

John Ross

Partner and Co-Founder

Mirazon

John Ross

My name is John Ross and I am one of Mirazon’s owners and co-founders. I believe what drives me most is change. I typically like to do new things, see new things, learn new things. IT has been a very good career in that respect.

My wife, Billie, and I have been married for 30’ish years, and we have a grown daughter and a teenage son. Billie and I work together on various projects – both for Mirazon and for Mirazon’s customers. These projects focus primarily on internal company communications and business process definition / automation utilizing various components of Microsoft 365. Because of our varying skillsets, we are able to address these projects all the way from technical implementation and security needs to process definition and usability.

john.ross@mirazon.com

Billie Ross

Microsoft 365 Productivity Specialist

Mirazon

Billie Ross

My name is Billie Ross and I joined Mirazon during the summer of 2010. I am married to one of the owners, John Ross; we have been happily married for more than 30 years.

I currently split my time equally between developing our internal SharePoint portal, helping customers develop their own SharePoint intranets, and serving as an executive assistant to the board. This covers everything from coordinating updates to our trademark, updating portal information, and other various internal project management tasks as they arise.

billie.ross@mirzon.com

A Journey Through Microsoft/Office 365 Security

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Microsoft/Office 365 Security

A Journey Through Microsoft/Office 365 Security

Join us for this month’s LouMUG event, where we will be talking all about Microsoft/Office 365 Security! We will journey through the ins and outs of security defaults, hike our way to MFA & Conditional Access, climb to the summit of making the most of your licensing, and more. Don’t miss out on this comprehensive discussion that will empower you with the knowledge to enhance your organization’s security measures.

Register today to join the journey!

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding Security Defaults
  • MFA & Conditional Access
  • How to respond to an emergency
  • Make the most of your licensing
  • Increase your posture over time with Secure/Compliance Scores
  • Q&A for O365 General Administration + Windows 11

Make sure to bring your questions AND your appetite! We look forward to you attending!

LOCATION
Foundation For A Healthy Kentucky
1640 Lyndon Farm Ct., #100
Louisville, KY 40223

Raffle Prize

Register and attend for a chance to win this month’s raffle prize!

About the Presenters

Kyle Haas

Systems Engineer

Mirazon

Kyle Haas

Systems Engineer Kyle Haas has been with Mirazon for six years. After graduating from Bellarmine University and working as a food scientist, he realized his true passion was with technology. After consulting with small businesses independently for a few years, he joined the Mirazon team. Now Kyle spends his days administering Windows and virtualization environments and, on the odd and unfortunate occasion, slaying ransomware.

In his spare time, Kyle makes a mean fermented hot sauce (among other tasty adventures left over from his food scientist days). He also has a deep interest in the German language and culture and has lived abroad there.

Tech For Good: LouMUG Service Event At WaterStep

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Tech For Good: LouMUG Service Event At WaterStep

It’s that time of the year when we come together not just to explore the latest in Microsoft technologies but also to give back to our community. We are excited to announce an upcoming LouMUG event where we will be participating in a service event at WaterStep, focusing on sorting shoes for a great cause.

WaterStep is a local non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing clean and safe water to communities in need around the world. One of their initiatives is the Shoe Program, which collects and repurposes gently used shoes to fund water projects.

By participating in this event, we will be contributing to both environmental sustainability and humanitarian efforts.

What To Expect:

  1. Shoe Sorting: We’ll be sorting and organizing donated shoes, which will be shipped to various parts of the world to be sold. The proceeds from these shoe sales go directly towards funding clean water projects.
  2. Guest Speaker: We will have Pam Alaimo, the Development Coordinator from WaterStep, share insights into their mission and the impact of the Shoe Program.
  3. Networking: This event provides a great opportunity to connect with fellow LouMUG members who share a passion for technology and community service.

Please RSVP as soon as possible to help us coordinate logistics and ensure we have enough volunteers for this event. You can sign up using the button below.

Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you at this special service event. If you have any questions or need further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

More Ways To Get Involved:

Location
WaterStep
625 Myrtle St
Louisville, KY 40208

BooMUG – Tales From Nightmare On Cyber Street

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Tales From Nightmare On Cyber Street

Tales From Nightmare On Cyber Street

Join us for this month’s LouMUG event, where we will delve into the intricate fabric of today’s contemporary cyber world threat landscape. Our discussion will encompass strategies aimed at proactively safeguarding against cyber threats, chilling narratives of ransomware’s nefarious exploits, and comprehensive security methodologies designed to fortify your organization, its workforce, and vital IT infrastructure.

Don’t get spooked. Get secure. Hack-proof your Halloween haunts.

Register below to attend!

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand today’s dynamic threat landscape, associated risks, and prevailing trends.
  • Proven strategies to outpace the ever-evolving realm of cybersecurity threats.
  • Gripping accounts of ransomware’s ghoulish exploits
  • Insights into implementing a stratified security approach
  • Q&A

Make sure to bring your questions AND your appetite! We look forward to you attending!

LOCATION
Flexential
752 Barret Ave
Louisville, KY 40204

Raffle Prize

Register for a chance to win this month’s raffle prize! Thanks to our sponsor, Barco, the winner will receive the following!

About the Presenters

Tim Lewis

Security Practice Manager

Mirazon

Tim Lewis

Tim Lewis has been an Information Technology consultant since 2003 and with Mirazon since 2007, working in the network, systems, storage, virtualization and security space. He currently manages Mirazon’s Network and Security Operation Centers. In his spare time he enjoys backpacking, fitness and movies.

Brent Earls

Chief Technology Officer

Mirazon

Brent Earls

Brent Earls is the Chief Technical Officer at Mirazon. On any given day, Brent may be designing highly available storage area networks for a prominent university and then pivoting to helping a coworker troubleshoot a printer problem at a small local firm – a day in the life of a Mirazon engineer is varied. In his spare time he enjoys woodworking, and he just finished building out a full library in his home office, complete with track lighting and a murphy bed.

Navigating Wi-Fi 7

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Navigating Wi-Fi 7

Navigating Wi-Fi 7

Join us for this month’s LouMUG event where we’ll be talking all about Wi-Fi 7, along with what it can bring to you and your business. We’ll cover everything from specs and benefits, to what you need in order to deploy Wi-Fi 7, to how it will affect your network backbone and industry timelines –  all from industry-leading experts.

Register below to attend!

Key Takeaways include:

  • What Wi-Fi 7 gets you
  • Wi-Fi 7 specifications
  • Benefits of moving to Wi-Fi 7
  • What you need from a network and cabling perspective
  • How Wi-Fi 7 will affect the network backbone
  • Industry timelines
  • Q&A

Make sure to bring your questions AND your appetite! We look forward to you attending!

LOCATION
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 227
3330 Pinecroft Dr
Louisville, KY 40219

Raffle Prize

Register for a chance to win this month’s raffle prize! Thanks to our sponsor, Ruckus, the winner will receive the following!

About the Presenters

Chris Ruozzo

Systems Engineer

Ruckus

Chris Rozzo

Chris Ruozzo is a System Engineer at Ruckus Networks helping with network design and configuration for many different verticals. Specializing in Wifi, Switching, and having over 15 years in the industry, Chris uses his experience to help pair clients with solutions that help solve their problems and drive business objectives.

Branden Shaulis

Systems Engineer

Ruckus

Branden Shaulis

Branden is a Channel Systems Engineer for Ruckus Networks. The love of everything technical has led him to a career in enterprise networking. Previously he has held Sr Systems Engineer and Director positions in the VAR world and the position of IT Director in the K-12 Education space. When not nerding out, Branden makes time for the local hike and bike trails, camping, and simply enjoying the great outdoors.

TechFest – Louisville

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TechFest – Louisville

There will NOT be a LouMUG event in August – instead we will be at TechFest!

TechFest educates, connects, and entertains the audience of CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, VIPs, CEOs, entrepreneurs, professionals, programmers, data analysts, designers, IT managers, makers, government officials, and more by bringing national and regional speakers and vendors together to cover a variety of topics.

We hope to see you there!

Get 35% off your tickets by using the code: AMPLIFY

Making Cent$ of Budgeting and Dell Demo Truck

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Making Cent$ of Budgeting Panel Discussion, Dell Demo Truck, and Power Automate Demo

Join us for this month’s LouMUG event, where we’ll be bringing back the Dell Demo Truck, facilitating a panel/group discussion about budgeting, and demoing Power Automate! We will cover everything from how your business budgets to how you can advocate for your department’s proposed budget. Come join the discussion and check out the Dell Demo Truck, along with a Power Automate demo (more details on that below)!

Register below to attend!

Some of the discussion prompts will include:

  • How your business budgets – capex vs opex
  • Business goals and projected growth the next 1,3,5 years, including new initiatives or acquisitions
  • Analysis of existing state, needed changes and priorities, including the “weakest link” and single points of failure
  • Desired lifecycles of hardware
  • Understanding TCO beyond just next year’s budget
  • Commonly overlooked things that need to be in your budget: BCDR initiatives, inflation planning, outsourced support, backup power/facilities costs
  • How to advocate for your department’s proposed budget and communicate business risk

Make sure to bring your questions AND your appetite! We look forward to you attending!

LOCATION
Foundation For A Healthy Kentucky
1640 Lyndon Farm Ct
#100
Louisville, KY 40223

August LouMUG Has Been Cancelled – Meet Us At TechFest Instead!

We will NOT be hosting a LouMUG event on August 25th – instead, we will be at TechFest!
Click the link below to purchase your ticket, and use the code LOUMUG to get 50% off.
We hope to see you there!

GET YOUR DISCOUNTED TICKETS >>

Raffle Prize

Register for a chance to win this month’s raffle prize! Thanks to our sponsors, the winner will receive the following!

About the Panel & Demos

Dell Demo Truck

The Dell Client Demo Truck is a mobile truck stocked with various types of Dell equipment. The truck offers a fantastic chance to experience and interact with Dell products up close and personal—including laptops, servers, storage solutions, monitors, and more.

Power Automate Demo

Rachel Rothwell
Director of Data and Analytics
GeriMed

Rachel Rothwell will be doing a Power Automate demo so we can all learn more about what it is, what it does, and how you can use it to your advantage – as well as demonstrating how users with little to no programming experience can use Power Automate to simplify their workday by eliminating manual, tedious tasks.

Rachel is the Director of Data and Analytics at GeriMed, a long-term care PSAO. She graduated from WKU in 1998 with a BA in Television Broadcasting but somehow ended up in the tech field. She lives in Louisville with her son, husband, two cats, and dog.

 Making Cent$ of Budgeting Panel

Craig Stein
Partner
Mirazon
DuRand Bryant
Consulting Services Manager
Mirazon
DuRand Bryant
Brent Earls
Chief Technology Officer
Mirazon
Brent Earls
Fred Moore
Systems Engineer
Mirazon
Rachel Pasha
Senior Manager of Information Security & Compliance
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