Category Archives: Past Events

August 14th ~ Amy Babinchak on Azure AD – Online, Members Only

August 14th ~ Amy Babinchak on Azure AD – Online, Members Only

Our August meeting marks the first meeting in the new time slot and new format designed by our membership! 

This meeting will be an “Online” meeting, and will begin on-time at 11:30am and will last 90 minutes – concluding by 1:00pm.  We have chosen the Zoom platform for our online meetings and we encourage you to test your system in advance to make sure you can easily connect on Wednesday.

So grab your lunch a little early and join the session early to be ready to go.

(To formally kick off v3.0 of Technology Wizards and our new meeting format, we are excited to have a very familiar friend conducting the featured presentation portion of our meeting – Amy Babinchak of Third Tier.  (Kudos to Rusty Lee for securing this presentation!)

Azure AD presented by Amy Babinchak, Third Tier

AzureAD is a powerful tool. It’s not just about usernames, groups and passwords. It’s foundation is identity, but the tools we have available to us in AzureAD go far beyond what was capable in the AD of old. When Microsoft decided to create its cloud products, it didn’t just recreate what was on-premise in the cloud. It invented something entirely new. In this session Amy will open your minds to using Azure AD as the primary or only AD. Amy will show you features like MFA, dynamic group membership, conditional access and more that will change the way you manage your clients.

Amy Babinchak

Amy is the owner of three IT related businesses: Harbor Computer Services, Third Tier and Sell My MSP and has been working in the small and medium business IT field for more than 20 years. Amy is a technical person with advanced skills in networking design, management and implementation. Amy values technology for what it does for people, and the success it brings to business. Amy has also been a Microsoft MVP for 15 years, currently awarded in what Microsoft calls Office Apps and Services but what the real world knows as 365, and has received numerous leadership awards, and is a valued member of various boards guiding business growth, acquisitions, and partnerships.

You can join Amy’s Ransomware and Security group on Facebook, like ThirdTier on Facebook and/or connect with her on LinkedIn.

Our Technology Wizards Great Idea / Tech Talk will be presented by Mark Hicks, Petra Technologies

This is a new 2-5 minute segment that features one of our members sharing a business, marketing or technical tip that they have found to be very helpful or valuable in their business.  Mark Hicks has volunteered to be our inaugural presenter for this new feature. We need volunteers for our September, October and November meetings.

Ken Shafer
President, Technology Wizards

Reminder: Technology Wizards meetings are intended for current Technology Wizards members or potential members.  Potential members must be owners or employees of a/an IT services business whose main purpose is to support small business using Microsoft products and services in some capacity.

June 12th ~ Members Only Meeting

This month our regular meeting is replaced with a “Members Only” Strategic Planning Session. All members are highly encouraged to participate. Please check your email or Slack for details. Continue Reading

March 13th Meeting ~ Egnyte Connect MSP

Our next Technology Wizards meeting will be Wednesday, March 13th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm at the Microsoft PacWest office located at 1414 Northrup (in the Pearl district). Egnyte – Aaron Biancrosso, Bryan Vanderhoof Please join us for a complete technical demonstration on Egnyte Connect MSP! Egnyte Connect is an Enterprise caliber cloud file server (CFS) that… Continue Reading

February 13th Online Meeting ~ Auvik Network Management

This month’s meeting will be online for members only. Please check your email for details. Auvik Networks and FranklyMSP – Colin Houston, Steve Petryschuk With software applications and data now in the cloud, networks are the gateway to everything your business clients need to function. Clients want you to take full responsibility for keeping them… Continue Reading

December 12th Meeting ~ Board Elections, DNS, Favorite Tools

Our next Technology Wizards meeting will be Wednesday, December 12th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm at the Microsoft PacWest office located at 1414 Northrup (in the Pearl district). Technology Wizards Board Elections We will begin our monthly Technology Wizards meeting on Wednesday with our annual Board Elections.  We will be electing the 5 members who will serve on the Board beginning in… Continue Reading

October 10th Meeting ~ WatchGuard – Security Threats & Solutions – Johan Bloomhart

Our next Technology Wizards meeting will be  – Wednesday, October 10th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm at the Microsoft PacWest office located at 1414 Northrup (in the Pearl district). WatchGuard – Security Threats and Solutions – Johan Bloomhart Join WatchGuard as we discuss the latest threats in Cyber Security and how WatchGuard can mitigate these threats through advanced network security solutions, protecting… Continue Reading