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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
Premier Packaging

Teams Devices, Intune & Conditional Access

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Teams Devices, Intune, & Conditional Access

Join us for this month’s LouMUG where we will be accompanied by Daryl Hunter from Microsoft Global Customer Success. Daryl – or DW to friends like you – will demystify some Teams Devices deployment considerations. The bulk of the conversation will focus on the top-of-mind considerations on your Teams Phone & Meeting Rooms Devices journey and will be happy to address some of your favorite stump the chump questions along the way. Sign up to save your spot and come early for the good seats!

Key Takeaways:

  • Playbooks
    • Identity
    • Authentication
    • Management via Intune Compliance & Azure Active Director Conditional Access, and more…
  • Best practices
  • Tips and tricks on how to make the most out of Teams Phone & Deices
  • Resources for IT administrators just like you to further your exploration and upskilling on the topic
  • Q & A

Make sure to bring your questions and your appetite – register below to attend!

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 Presenter

Daryl Hunter

Tech Strategy – Global Customer Success

Microsoft

Daryl Hunter – or DW to friends like you – is part of the Microsoft Global Customer Success Organization. He is in a Worldwide Technical Strategy role focused on driving the best voice, meeting, and devices experiences for his customers. He has been a part of the Unified Communications ecosystem for 20+ years, loves talking about telephony, speaks native SIP, and is totally not a robot. Daryl is excited to return as a LouMUG speaker this year after a couple year hiatus.

BrewMUG Networking Event

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BrewMUG Networking Event

Join us for this month’s LouMUG BrewMUG event! We will have a great time kicking off summer by getting to know each other more while enjoying some delicious food and indulging in a nice craft beer…or two!

Register below to reserve your spot!

We look forward to you attending!

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

A Journey Through The Cloud

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A Journey Through The Cloud

Join us for this month’s LouMUG event where Fortinet’s Jeremiah Johnson will be talking all about the cloud! We will dive into current cloud security trends and challenges, the “Shared Responsibility Model,” and the “7 R’s” of migration strategy

Bring your appetite, as we will be hosting TWO FOOD TRUCKS – Crave Street Kitchen and SpotzGelato!

Register below to reserve your spot!

Key Takeaways:

  • Retire
  • Retain
  • Rehost “Lift and Shift”
  • Relocate
  • Repurchase
  • Replatform
  • Refactor “re-architect”

We look forward to you attending!

Because of the limited space, make sure to secure your spot before it fills up!

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

Raffle Prize

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

About the Presenter

Jeremiah Johnson

Cloud Systems Engineer

Fortinet

My name is Jeremiah Johnson and I’ve been with Fortinet for two years! I have 17 years of InfoSec experience, have been an analyst, customer support, professional services engineer, as well as an SE. – I’m always happy to trade “war” stories.

I’m married with two kids, and we LOVE Disney! For fun, I enjoy mountain biking and I run the Southern Ohio Forest Rally – one of the largest American Rally Association events in the United States. I also enjoy spending my time volunteering between our church, 4-H, the masonic lodge, and our local school.

Incident Preparedness Panel Discussion

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Incident Preparedness Panel Discussion

Join us for this month’s LouMUG event where we’ll be facilitating a panel and group discussion about incident preparedness! We will dive into what it takes to prevent an incident from becoming a disaster, how best to prepare for those disasters, best practices, and more!

Register below to attend!

Some of the discussion prompts will include:

  • How to diagnose, troubleshoot, and triage problems
  • Documentation – DR plans, Business Continuity plans, Contingency plans
  • DR metrics
  • How to manage an incident – classifying issues, knowing when to escalate a problem, and who to communicate to
  • Quality assurance / SPOFs
  • Knowing who in your organization does what (backups, updates, etc)
  • and much, much more…

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

About the Panel

Demetrius Diaz

Emcee

Mirazon

Demetrius Diaz

John Ross

Discussion Leader

Mirazon

John Ross

DuRand Bryant

Consulting Services Manager

Mirazon

DuRand Bryant

Jason King

Managed Services Manager

Mirazon

Jim Czerwonka

Managing Partner at

Pinnaclecom, LLC

Dustin Lamkin

Systems Engineer

Mirazon

Fred Moore

Systems Engineer

Mirazon

Kyle Haas

Systems Engineer

Mirazon

Kyle Haas

Immutable Storage

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Immutable Storage

Join us for this month’s LouMUG event where we will be talking about Immutable Storage led by Brent Earls! We’ll talk about backup strategies, immutable storage, and how to best defend against ransomware and malicious actors in today’s world. Learn all about what immutable storage can do for you and your IT infrastructure.

Register below to attend!

Key Takeaways Include:

  • Why our backup strategies need to change for today’s problems
  • What are the drawbacks of conventional backup procedures?
  • What object/immutable storage can do for your backups and security
  • How Veeam 12 can leverage object backups
  • Is Object First right for you?
  • Q&A

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

 

Because of the limited space, make sure to secure your spot before it fills up!

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 Presenter

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.

Moving Off Of ADFS

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Moving Off Of ADFS

Join us for this month’s LouMUG event where we will be discussing Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) led by Tony Morrow and Kevin Oppihle. We will cover the ins and outs of migrating off of ADFS, including a live walk through of the process. Register below to attend!

Key Takeaways Include:

  • ADFS – What it is, and why you had it
    -Do you still have it, but don’t know?
  • Why you should move off of ADFS
  • How to move off of ADFS
    -Who it impacts and when you’ll notice changes
  • License requirements
  • MFA and what to expect when migrating to Azure MFA
  • Live Demo

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

Because of the limited space, make sure to secure your spot before it fills up!

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 Presenters

Tony Morrow

Bellarmine University

Principal Solutions Architect

Tony is the Principal Solutions Architect at Bellarmine University’s Information Technology Department. With 10 years of experience he is considered a jack-of-all-trades, assisting with managing the University’s network, security, and wireless infrastructure; server and virtual environment; and designs solutions using PowerShell whenever possible. Tony is an avid technology nerd and race car fan with more knowledge than any one person should have.

Kevin Oppihle

Mirazon

Systems Engineer

Kevin is a Systems Engineer at Mirazon, and has been for 14 years. His main focus over the last few years has been assisting clients with business acquisitions and divestitures, and its impact to their IT infrastructure. On a personal note, Kevin is an active member of my church and community, and enjoys traveling with his wife, when time permits. He also enjoys trying to improve his basic Spanish, continuing his IT education, and completing more certifications to be a well-versed engineer.

 

 

 

SASE

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SASE

Join us for this month’s LouMUG event where we will be discussing Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) led by Jason Cable from Fortinet. We will learn all about this innovative technology and what Gartner describes as “The Future of Network Security in the Cloud.”

Key Takeaways Include:

  • What is SASE?
  • Common use cases/architecture
  • Licensing
  • FAQs
  • Q&A

Register and attend for a chance to win our raffle prize – a Microsoft Surface Pro 8 Tablet – 13″! Make sure to bring your questions AND your appetite! We look forward to you attending!

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 Presenter

Jason Cable

Fortinet

Systems Engineer

I am a sales engineer with Fortinet. I have been in IT for 14 years, most recently in Engineering roles at Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana, and KFC. I currently live in Charlestown, IN with my wife, and two kids. As a family, we enjoy college football, and going to Disney.

Microsoft Security – Upcoming Roadmap Features & Tales From The Wild

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Microsoft Security – Upcoming Roadmap Features & Tales From The Wild

Join us for this month’s LouMUG event where we will be discussing the new features of Microsoft security, along with a few of them that you may be overlooking. In addition, we will look at the successes/failures of other organizations and the opportunities you should be taking advantage of.

Key Takeaways Include:

  • Updated Device Restriction Configuration
  • New Laps – coming 1st QTR 2023
  • Windows Update Reporting refresh
  • Upcoming Premium Intune Features
  • Security Successes (is that a word?) and failures opportunities

Make sure to bring your questions AND your appetite (like we won’t all be appeasing our appetites that following week – Happy Thanksgiving)!

We look forward to you attending!

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 Presenter

Josh Gatewood

Patriot Consulting Technology Group

Senior Microsoft Cloud Security Solutions Architect

Josh is a Senior Microsoft Cloud Security Solutions Architect at Patriot Consulting Tech. He works to help clients review and harden their cloud security posture and performs training for companies on products within the Microsoft stack.

Josh has over 15 years of experience working with complex enterprise IT administration and is passionate about how Azure is the best of all the clouds. Additionally, Josh has a Masters from Sullivan University and is multi-cloud certified from both GCP and Azure. In his free time, you can find him running at Beckley or volunteering in the community. He goes to Adventure Christian church in Jeffersontown, Kentucky and has a dog name Ellie.

BooMUG – Incident Response Management

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Incident Response Management Workshop

What goes bump in the night for IT personnel? Well… we’re going to talk about it. While cybersecurity incidents can be a haunting experience, knowing you have a defense against the grim reaper can make the world of a difference.

Join us for a ghostly workshop put on by the LouMUG team where we will examine the coordination, collaboration, information sharing, and response capabilities of your organization’s reaction and response to a significant (ghoulish) cyber incident. This workshop is an opportunity to discuss and present multiple options, possible solutions, and/or suggested actions to resolve or mitigate a cybersecurity incident. It is meant to be a fang-tastic, interactive event where varying viewpoints/opinions are welcomed and expected!

Bring your team, along with any and all incident response materials you have, and get prepared to fight the cybersecurity monsters.

Details of the workshop include:

  • Responding to a cybersecurity scenario using your knowledge of existing plans, capabilities, and insights derived from your training and experience.
  • Work together with your team to navigate the proper steps that should be taken in response to said scenario.
  • Address what went right, any ideas or issues that may have emerged from the exercise discussions, and next steps your team and organization should take.

You will also have the opportunity to tour Flexential’s data center while you’re here!

We are going to have a fun, interactive – BUT SPOOKY – Halloween time. Join the LouMUG team by dressing up in your Halloween costume and you’ll get an extra entry for this month’s raffle prize!

COSTUME CONTEST & Raffle Prize

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

If you decide to join the LouMUG team and dress up in your Halloween costume, you’ll get an additional entry for the raffle!

About the Presenter

Tim Lewis

Mirazon

Security Practice Manager

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.