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Providence VMUG (VMware User Group) @ New England Institute of Technology (Room S330)
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come check out Providence VMUG as we discuss security and logging.  All our meetups are free and open.


We have a great lineup of guests for our moderated panel on IT Security and VMware will introduce us to LogInsight.  Most VMware customers don’t know this, but for each instance of vCenter Server that you own you are entitled to a free vRealize Log Insight license.

12:00 Lunch
12:30 Opening Remarks
12:45 First Presentation “LogInsight”. Presenter: Steve Flanders, Consulting Architect, VMware. Steve is part of Log Insight’s Customer Oriented Research and Development team and responsible for customer relations, field enablement, engineering guidance, and technical expertise.
1:45 Second Presentation “Tips from the Trenches” Presenter: Luigi Danakos, Social Media Marketing Manager, HPE
2:15 Break and Topic Brainstorm
3:00 Third Presentation “VMworld Wrap Up” Presenter: Guy Bowers, SE, VMware. All the new announcements out of VMworld US and Europe.
4:00 Fourth Presentation Security Panel. Moderator: Jim Peluso. Panelists:
Chris Logan, Senior Healthcare Strategist, VMware
Ed Ziots, IT Audit Manager, Citizens Bank
Joshua Wright, Senior Security Analyst, Counter Hack LLC and Sr. Instructor, SANS Institute
Ed Haletky, Analyst and Managing Director for The Virtualization Practice, LLC
5:00 Closing Remarks, Raffles and vBeer!


Kubernetes: Production Grade Container Orchestration @ Google
Nov 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join us for an incredible meetup, hosted by Google in Kendall Square!

We have 2 awesome presenters lined up, with details below. Food and beverages will be served!

First Talk:

“Let’s Play Real Chaos Monkeys”

Description: Kubernetes is a powerful, open source, container orchestration / cluster management tool created by Google. It drew upon all the lessons learned from a near-decade of using containers at Google. Kubernetes handles a number of failure scenarios gracefully, from a crashed process, to a failure of a cluster node. We’ll show this through a real Raspberry Pi computing cluster that runs Kubernetes – and play a real-life chaos monkey by pulling the plugs!

In this session, we’ll look beyond container orchestration with Kubernetes, but also demonstrate its failure handling by pulling the plugs on random nodes from a Raspberry Pi computing cluster: – Overview of Kubernetes – Process resource isolation to prevent a run-away process affecting another – Use Replication controller to ensure a crashed process is restarted – Who wants to pull a network or power plug from a computing cluster? Let’s play real chaos monkeys.

Second Talk:

“Deploying a Secure Kubernetes Cluster with Ansible Tower”

Want to save yourself 6 hours of configuration to deploy a Kubernetes cluster in a secure configuration? With Ansible Tower by Red Hat, Andrew Huffman will demo the work he’s done automating the configuration process from start to finish in under a half hour. When the demo is over a new Kubernetes cluster will be fully deployed and ready to run containerized work loads securely on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Windows Server 2016 and Azure @ Microsoft Corporation
Nov 18 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Boston Area Windows Server User Group ( is sponsoring a training class “Windows Server 2016 and Azure” for their members and to the local technology community.

Join Dan Stolts and the experts of Windows Boston for an all day, hands-on training Session. Come to this event to learn about Windows Server 2016, what 2016 will mean for our datacenters and what 2016 and Azure have in common. Have you installed Windows Server 2016 yet? Bring a laptop or server and get it installed and configured. Don’t have a machine but want to learn how to stand up servers in the cloud, no problem. Bring an Internet (HTML5) ready device (laptop, etc), setup an Azure Free trial ( [setup a new free Microsoft Account if you have already used your trial]) Please setup your Microsoft Account and Azure Trial in advance.

The event will be held at Microsoft’s NEW facility at 5 Wayside Road, Burlington, MA on Friday November 18th. There will be a nominal fee of $50.00* to help cover costs. All proceeds go to the Boston Area Windows Server User Group to help them bring more to the local technology community. Registration information at the bottom of this notice.

In the morning, learn what’s new in Windows Server 2016 and how to use Azure Resource Manager, templates and even github to build out entire systems on Azure in a snap. Then walk through our labs as you get hands on with deploying to Azure or deploying Windows Server 2016 to your own hardware. You will not want to miss this great opportunity to catch up with the latest and greatest capabilities coming to our datacenters.

You can download windows server 2016 from If you would rather use an image from MSDN or other, no problem, just make sure you bring it and everything your computer will need to boot the install. You can also do a dual boot if you like. If installing Windows Server on hardware, please backup your machine in advance and confirm it is a good and complete backup before coming.

Windows Server 2016 and Azure

Friday, Nov 18, 2016, 8:00 AM

Microsoft Corporation
5 Wayside Road Burlington, MA

17 Members Attending

The Boston Area Windows Server User Group ( is sponsoring a training class “Windows Server 2016 and Azure” for their members and to the local technology community.Join Dan Stolts and the experts of Windows Boston for an all day, hands-on training Session. Come to this event to learn about Windows Server 2016, what 2016 will m…

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Boston Code Camp 26 @ Microsoft New England R&D Center
Nov 19 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Code Camp is a one day mini-conference.  You can see information about past events on our web site. Code Camp brings regional computing professionals together for the opportunity to immerse themselves in seminars, presentations, group exploration, and networking. Participants will be able to engage in their preferred technology, as well as to sample other options, with a focus on extending information exchange and enhancing the cross pollination of ideas. Watch the website for information about speaker submissions in September 2016 and attendee registration in October 2016.

AnDevCon San Francisco
Nov 29 – Dec 1 all-day

AnDevCon, November 29-December 1, San Francisco (Burlingame), is the technical conference for software developers building or selling Android apps.  It will offer three days of technical sessions.  More than 1,000 software developers, engineers and entrepreneurs will attend AnDevCon and choose from 70+ classes.  Visit more than 35 exhibitors!  Receive a $200 discount off the prevailing rate of the 3-day pass by inserting the code ANDROID when prompted at

AnDevCon is the technical conference for professional software developers and engineers developing for the Android platform.

With 3 packed days, you will take your Android development skills to the next level with in-depth Android development tutorials and classes.


From mobile app development training to embedded Android and the Internet of Things, AnDevCon offers the most comprehensive program with countless sessions and networking opportunities. Roll-up your sleeves, dive into code, and implement what you learn immediately.

Azure and Office 365 DevCamps for WWPS Partners @ Microsoft Burlington Office
Nov 29 – Nov 30 all-day

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Azure and Office 365 DevCamps for WWPS Partners


Microsoft is dedicated to helping its partners develop the skills and capacity to leverage its technology platforms.   We are offering Microsoft partners selling solutions to Public Sector organizations access to free, face-to-face, 300-level, hands-on training focused on Microsoft Azure and Office 365 development:

Azure and Office 365 DevCamps for Microsoft Public Sector Partners

We are holding DevCamps around the world to support partners who want to learn more about coding on these Microsoft platforms using .NET, Node.js, and Java. These 300-level courses are crafted as a combination of lecture and lab that put you on track to explore new Microsoft integrations, Modern Cloud Apps, Infrastructure as Code, Azure Active Directory, and much more!

This is an invite-only event with no cost to register for this training- just bring your device and yourself!

Please register today to secure your spot for the WWPS DevCamp in Boston to be held on November 29-30, 2016.

Click HERE to secure your spot- seats are limited so please register soon!

Thank you!

WWPS DevCamp
Microsoft Burlington Office

5 Wayside Road, Burlington, MA 01803
November 29-30, 2016 9:00AM-5:30PM

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SPTechCon San Francisco
Dec 5 – Dec 8 all-day

SPTechCon, December 5-8 in San Francisco (Burlingame) is the world’s premier independent event for SharePoint and Office 365. The format includes 80+ technical classes, workshops and breakout classes with content geared to IT professionals, business managers and developers.  It features top Microsoft MVPs, expert MS speakers and solutions from 35+ exhibitors (exhibits admission is FREE!).  Receive a $200 discount off either the prevailing price of a 4-day or 3-day pass by inserting the code BUGS when prompted on the reg page at  Register early for even more savings!

SPTechCon: The SharePoint Technology Conference is returning to the San Francisco Bay Area, December 5-8, 2016! SPTechCon offers more than 80 classes and panel sessions — presented by the most knowledgeable instructors working in SharePoint today — to help attendees improve their skills and broaden their knowledge of Microsoft’s collaboration and productivity software.SPTechCon will shine a light on SharePoint 2016, the latest on-premises server release from Microsoft. But there will also be plenty of excellent information, tips and tricks for working with SharePoint 2013 and 2010, as well as Office 365, with practical information you can put to use on the job right away! Whether you’re looking to upgrade to a more current version, making a move to the cloud, or simply need answers to those daunting problems you’ve been unable to overcome, SPTechCon is the place for you!

SPTechCon offers classes and panels for IT professionals, business decision makers, information workers, developers and software and information architects. Each presenter at SPTechCon is a true SharePoint expert, with many drawn from Microsoft’s tech teams or holding Microsoft MVP status. Come join us!


Boston TechBreakfast: December 2016 @ Microsoft NERD - Horace Mann Room
Dec 6 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs share learn from their peers through show and tell / show-case style presentations.

And yes, this is free! Thank our sponsors when you see them :)

Agenda for

Boston TechBreakfast


8:00 – 8:15 – Get yer Food & Coffee and chit-chat
8:15 – 8:20 – Introductions, Sponsors, Announcements
8:20 – ~9:30 – Showcases and Shout-Outs!

NoSQL for Newbies Lunch and Learn
Dec 6 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Have you heard of NoSQL and are wondering what’s behind the buzz? If so, join us on December 6th for a NoSQL for Newbies Lunch and Learn. We’ll provide an overview of the different flavors of NoSQL database technologies in today’s market such as Document, Triplestore, Name Value, Columnar and Graph. In addition, we’ll discuss…

— Why you would use NoSQL
— When you would use NoSQL
— How you would use NoSQL

In addition, we’ll hand out copies of ‘Enteprise NoSQL for Dummies’ book, present use cases for each NoSQL approach and discuss the benefits of each. As the title implies, lunch will be served. Hoping to see you there!

NoSQL for Newbies Lunch and Learn

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016, 11:30 AM

Location details are available to members only.

12 NoSQLers Attending

Have you heard of NoSQL and are wondering what’s behind the buzz? If so, join us on December 6th for a NoSQL for Newbies Lunch and Learn. We’ll provide an overview of the different flavors of NoSQL database technologies in today’s market such as Document, Triplestore, Name Value, Columnar and Graph. In addition, we’ll discuss…– Why you would us…

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Office 365 Cloud PBX / Kaspersky @ MTTI
Dec 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

IT-Pro User Group

Wednesday December 21 @ 6:30pm

Eventbrite - IT-Pro User Group: Office 365 Cloud PBX / Kaspersky Lab


6:15pm  Dinner provided by Kaspersky

6:30 – 7:00  Introduction, Nominations, & Voting

7:00 – 7:45  Keynote Presentation by Mike Dixon

7:45 – 8:00  Break

8:00 – 8:30  Sponsor Presentation by Mark Villinski

8:30pm  Prize Giveaways

 Sponsored by:


Speaker 1:  Mike Dixon of Wellington Consulting

PBX and PSTN in the Cloud with Office 365

Mike Dixon of Wellington Street Consulting will be speaking about using the new Cloud PBX and Cloud PSTN in Office 365 Enterprise offerings.

With Skype for Business Cloud PBX, users can globally manage calls right within Office 365 and eliminate separate PBX systems for information workers. This provides users with access everywhere, so they can make, receive and transfer calls from mobiles, tablets and PCs from nearly anywhere with Internet access. It also provides consolidated management, so the Office 365 administration portal is the central location to manage users for communications, email and content.

With more than 20 years of IT experience, Mike Dixon is one of the Boston region’s leading experts in Microsoft Office 365, including SharePoint and Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly known as Lync).
He is one of the founders and chief organizers of the Boston Office 365 User Group, a community focused on sharing knowledge around Office 365’s ever-growing, always-changing suite of technologies. He is a regular invited speaker on Office 365-related topics at various industry events and conferences.


Speaker 2:  Mark Villinski of Kaspersky Lab

Unlock the Key to Repel Rensomware

Unlock the Key to Repel Ransomware

Your screen freezes and a dialogue box pops up to tell you that your computer is locked and your files will all be gone forever if you don’t pay up. Since many victims are willing to pay the ransom, this type of cryptomalware is on the rise, netting millions of dollars for cybercriminals looking for a substantial return on their minimal investment.

During this session you will hear from Mark Villinski, Kaspersky Lab, on what they as a security vendor are seeing in this growing area of focus for both security vendors and cybercriminals. . Areas of focus will include:
• Common ransomware scenarios and delivery mechanisms
• Trends in this growing form of cybercrime
• Recommendations to help your organization avoid being a victim

Eventbrite - IT-Pro User Group: Office 365 Cloud PBX / Kaspersky Lab

VTUG Winter Warmer 2017
Jan 19 all-day


11th Annual Winter Warmer Agenda

January 19, 2017



For more than a decade VTUG has been bringing quality speakers and education to you at Gillette Stadium for the Annual Winter Warmer?!?  This year is no different…  VTUG is happy to announce keynotes from Docker, Amazon, Microsoft, VMware, to start with and along with a ton of surprises planned for the Winter Warmer 2017.  Over the next few months more information will be forthcoming;  but for now, here is the tentative agenda