Systems Management User Group for the Seattle and Portland Metro Areas….

Good Day Folks!

By now you should have noticed that the focus of the posting to my blog has been directed towards products in the System Center suite and Windows InTune. I have had systems management as a technical focus area (TFA) for about a year now and this will continue to be my TFA for the foreseeable future. This has actually been a stretch for me and a great learning experience as I had very little experience with any of these products and technologies a year ago.

One of the things that I think would help myself as well as those who perform systems management is having a local community to meet with occasionally to talk about these technologies and how we use them. I have been unable to find any management user groups in the Seattle and Portland areas, although it appears there have been attempts to get them going in the past (see the User Groups tab at It doesn’t appear that either group is currently active so I am reaching out to see if there is any interest in rekindling these groups or starting new ones. I obviously want to focus on the Microsoft side of systems management technologies, but I am interested in learning about other products out there as well.

If you work with any of the following Microsoft products, and you would like to see a formal user group put together, please let me know and I will be happy to get the ball rolling for this. Additionally, if you are interested in leading a group in the Seattle or Portland areas *or* you know of a meeting space that could be used on a regular basis, I would enjoy hearing from you.

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