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The Surface Hub: Built for Teamwork

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Microsoft’s Hottest Collaboration Tool

The Surface Hub: Built for teamwork. Do you need digital tools to unlock creativity? Want to know how to make your meetings more engaging and productive?

Microsoft’s Ben Powell will join us this month to review the Surface Hub:

  • What is it the Surface Hub?
  • Hardware overview
  • Skype Meetings integration
  • Project your PC, wirelessly
  • Collaborative Whiteboard
  • Full productivity with M365 built-in
  • Expanded experience with Microsoft Store apps

About the Presenter

Ben Powell

Ben Powell is a Technical Specialist at Microsoft, focusing in the voice, video and collaboration space. He has spent the past 12 years working in the UC and conferencing space, including Microsoft, Tandberg, Cisco, and Polycom. He is a Louisville local, but is originally from the Washington, D.C. area.

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Breaking Cyber Security News: Latest Threats and Updates!

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Spectre, Meltdown, 0-Days, Cryptolocker… 

Join us next week to hear Secure Cyber Defense‘s Shawn Waldman discuss the latest threats out there today, methodologies for protecting your organization, and more!

  • Update on Spectre and Meltdown
    • Current exploit attempts and current updates
    • Where do we go from here?
  • Another Adobe Zero-Day in the Works
  • Update on Cryptolocker Threats
    • The latest variants
    • How to combat ransomware
  • How to set up a cyber intel system with Twitter and Slack
  • Why you SHOULDN’T be proud of your network device uptime
  • Q&A

About the Presenter

Shawn Waldman

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 done work with the US Secret Service and the US AirForce teaching on the topic of cyber security.

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Hosted Voice and Cloud Telephony

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Curious about the latest VoIP solutions? Confused about the state of local Internet Service Providers?

Then this month’s LouMUG is for you!

Virtual Telecomm’s Jason Hulsewede is joining us this month to review:

  • VoIP/Cloud Telephony applications
  • Best practices for a robust VoIP solution
  • Call center considerations
  • ISP carriers in the Louisville market
  • ISP acquisitions and Fiber/WAN offerings



About the Presenter

Jason Hulsewede

Jason Hulsewede is a Partner with Virtual Telecomm and has been in the Telecommunications and Technology Industry since 2003.  His company represents all the Major Telecommunication Carriers providing Cloud Telephony (Hosted VoIP), Internet and Wide Area Network services.  Jason is a graduate of the University of Louisville and lives in Louisville with his wife Kate and two children, Holland and Buck.


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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.

About the Presenter

Jeremy Sublett

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


About the Presenters

Eric Hentschel and Matt Kern

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!

About the Presenter

Brent Earls

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!


About the Presenter

Shawn Waldman

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 – Jason Thomas and Jason Powell – on a level-headed comparison of two of the major players in the type-one hypervisor arena: Hyper-V and VMware. 

The Jasons will cover:

  • Basic commonalities
  • Management
  • Updating
  • Licensing
  • Storage
  • Software-Defined
  • Networking
  • Security

About the Presenters

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 the Presenter

Russell Patrick

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.




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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.


  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 Presenter

Matt Douglas

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.