Monday

Wireless Insecurity [Spiceworld 2017 Slides and Video]

Thank you to everyone who took the time to come and see my session on each day. There were at lot of talks offered that looked interesting, so I truly hope that you found mine a good use of your time.

I did record both days, however the first days video was very blurry and the audio was a bit wonky. So though the second session had about 100% more um's... and ah's.. and a few technical hiccups (I'll totally blaming having to present at 9:30 AM after the ACL party) I decided to still go with that one :)

Hope you enjoy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7sV8CanzkY



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New Logo's for Community, Tools, Review and Learn?

Do anyone know where I can find High Res pictures of these..



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Couple Things from Spiceworld

So I was wondering what was the deal with the people in the Bike carts, were they part of the Charter Bus Program.  Also when the Spiceworld App gets released is there a way to put in what the Menu is for each of the days that Spiceworks provides meals.



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Ntegrated Solutions

Was Ntegrated Solutions a sponsor this year(2017)?  I just got a canned email from them and I do not recognize the company at all.  

Anyone else get this(or did it go to your spam folder).  



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MASSIVE Thanks to the 2017 SpiceBuddy Team!!!!

So another SpiceWorld has come and gone. The 10th, with this being the 2nd year in a row withthe SpiceBuddy Program active.

In 2016, like any 'first year' of a brand new program, the SpiceBuddies tried some things...some worked great and some we felt could be improved upon. We were figuring out where we 'fit' into SpiceWorld...

In 2017, we brought to the table a host of new ideas...and again, some worked fantastically and some we are already working to improve for 2018!

The team that came together...well, 'team' is an often-used word that doesn't hold as much weight as I would like in this instance. And we started out as a team, but evolved into something else. Let me try that again....

Thefamily that came together with one purpose,to welcome EVERY Spicehead,blew me away.

Many people have asked me if I 'hand pick' the SpiceBuddy team. Like...



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"Never Mind the Network's health - What About Yours?" breakout session posted!

The video of the presentation "Never Mind the Network's health - What About Yours?" is finally out of editing at up on youtube - https://youtu.be/i3tl18e8HiM is where you can find it.

The PowerPoint deck has also been published on my Googe Drive at http://ift.tt/2yrE09R and it includes all the notes and some sources for the materials mentioned.

Thanks again to all who attended - it was great to hear the questions and talk to you all afterwards.



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Sunday

Austin Texas 2017 Presentation Slides

Has anyone put together a collection of the presentations from the Austin Texas 2017?

I would have liked to have seen these ones!

Brad Call –Wireless Insecurity

Stu Sjouwerman – How to Phish Like the Bad Guys

Anyone able to help?




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Why Don't You

want to meet like minded individuals on your level

get industry relevant information

by pass sales people 

network with IT Pro's

get free beer and food

get free swag

win awesome prizes

get spiceworks news before everyone else

seriously now i need to know why you dont come along, and more specifically what would make you come along and join in

no wrong answers or suggestions here, we have an opportunity here to make this into what we want and need

smaller more local groups?

online corps?

middle of day groups?

breakfast meetings?

it's over to you ................



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Any MSP’s in the group?

http://ift.tt/2hHv6eF

this may well be a good meeting resource for you looks like a specialised SpiceCorps just for you, i may well be attending some of these myself, chime in if you fancy coming along



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how techie is your techiness

Bit of Sunday fun post your results below

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Saturday

Manage Engine needs to talk to Austin Airport

While waiting in the Austin airport, I ran into this electronic billboard and could not stop laughing.  If only they had Manage Engine! However, the billboard just happens to have the Manage Engine ad right on it! 😂




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Friday

Thanks From Raritan!

I just wanted to thank everybody that stopped by our booth at SpiceWorld this week. It was an amazing show and I hope everybody learned how to keep their data center from the upside. 

See You Next Year!





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SpiceWorld 2017 Video -- Caffeine Quest II: The Search for Black Gold

The mission: Caffeine. The stakes: higher than the balcony you’ll leap from to get it (and to escape your nagging users). The chase is on and the hallways are perilous, but there’s no stopping you from getting a drop of that sweet, sweet black gold.

Bonus: You just might unlock a secret level that transports you to the most happening IT conference on earth! http://ift.tt/2gVErxW



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SW2017 Constructive Cricitism Thread

Now that most of us are back in the office, hopefully rested, sorting through our conference materials and starting to get emails from vendors following up...

What do you wish would change for next year?

We've had several celebratory threads, and I see some recommendations popping up there. Let's keep those positive, and provide some constructive and collaborative thoughts and opinions here. Don't just complain - just as you should when approaching management, suggest a solution to the issue or problem you experienced!

If I didn't think so much of Spice Works and the tremendous effort that went into SpiceWorld I wouldn't even bother investing time to suggest ways to improve the experience. I appreciate it, so I'd love to see it get even better!

So I'll start:

Crowdsourced Presentations

I was a bit disappointed that 2 sessions I attended were...



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Best community to belong to

During spiceworld, I spoke to a lot of people. I came to the conclusion after hearing stories, which included Spiceworks user sharing ransomware keys to get someone out of a jam; that this is the best community to belong to. A community where everyone is simply helping everyone succeed by sharing their knowledge and experience. Hats off to all of you!



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Lockdown! Be the Warden of your Microsoft Domain [Slides]


I want to give a big thanks to everyone who voted for my session this year, as well as those who I was able to meet up with at SpiceWorld and share their comments about it. The feedback is appreciated and lets me know that what I'm sharing is helpful.

As promised, here is a link: https://goo.gl/CpbnXB

Not only does this contain the slide deck (with notes on all the slides), it also has all my references with more details, notes for building the presentation and a Google Form to submit any questions you have that weren't asked during the session.

As for the audio recording, I will get that uploaded over the weekend. I'll update this post and post a reply to let anyone who has subscribed to know when it's ready. I haven't listened to the quality of the recording yet, so hopefully it's adequate.



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Kudos to the Spiceworks Team and the Spice Buddies

Spiceworld was very fun this year. I got a chance to move out of my comfort zone and was surprised it didn't kill me. :)

Thanks everyone and hope to be back next year.



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Can we get slide decks of sessions at SpiceWorld?

Like the title says.

I know some speakers gave links to their slide decks, but for the ones who didn't can we get a copy of them? Specifically looking for the PoweShell ones and the "One Man Show" talk.



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Thursday

Get your SpiceWorld 2018 tickets for only $99 by October 20, 2017!

Hey SpiceHeads, we've gotten some questions on if the SAVEMYSEAT price was good until this Friday or next Friday. So I just want to confirm with all of you that you can register for SpiceWorld Austin 2018 with the discount code SAVEMYSEAT for only $99 up until midnight of Friday, October 20th, 2017!

And if you saw the livestream, you know that the first 1,000 registrants will receive a special edition SpiceWorld comic book!

Make sure to register now while you can!

http://ift.tt/2hEahkj



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Spiceworld Hyatt Breach?

Has anyone else had their credit card compromised at Spiceworld this week? I stayed at the Hyatt Place and just read from Brian Krebs that Hyatt had another breach, but it gives previous dates. Just looking to confirm suspicion that Hyatt has not actually solved the issue.



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Spiceworks Swag: Was 2017 the Year of the Fidget Spinner?

I didn't get one from NEC as Plinko went the kozy way for me.

How was your swag haul this year?



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SpiceWorld conference 2017

Does anyone know where to view the Welcome to SpiceWorld conference 2017 Video?




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SpiceWorld 2017 PowerPoints

Hey guys! Anyone know where to get the PowerPoints used? 



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SpiceWorld Austin 2017 is a wrap. What was your favorite part?

The 10th SpiceWorld Austin is in the books. We'd had a heck-of-a good time and we hope you did as well. 

It's hard to believe, but we're already thinking about next year, so tell us your thoughts on this year's event so we can make 2018 even better. Thanks for your thoughts - we hope to see ya next year.

  • What was your favorite part of SpiceWorld? 
  • What'd ya think of all the sessions?
  • How were the sponsors?
  • What can we improve on?

And remember, you can register for SpiceWorld Austin 2018 with the discount code SAVEMYSEAT for only $99. That's the lowest price you'll find anywhere. And the first 1,000 registrants will receive a special edition SpiceWorld comic book! 



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SpiceWorld - Mitnick Session - Recording Available?

By far, my favorite event at #SpiceWorld2017 was Kevin Mitnick.  Is there a recording of that session available?  I was on the front row watching in person, but I'd love to watch it again!!



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My First SpiceWorld Ever!

I think it's safe to say that I HAD SO MUCH FUN. It was fantastic meeting many of you, and I was ecstatic to receive a ton of high fives and fist bumps. One of my favorite experiences about online communities are the moments where you are able to place faces with names and have actual conversations with people you've been "talking" to for a long time.

This was a fantastic conference, and I am incredibly grateful for all the wonderful memories I can carry with me until the next one. My heart is very full.

I didn't take many pictures, but here are a few that stick out.











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Spiceworld 2017 On Demand Video?

Hi Everyone!

Just got back from an awesome Spiceworld! Thanks to everyone for making it great!

Quick question: Is there a place I can go to see recordings of the main sessions in the ballroom (i.e. Kevin Mitnick's talk)?



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AUS Airport TSA... The Nightmare

When going through TSA pre-check make sure to take out your axe from KnowBe4 and actually put in checked luggage. . LOL since IT Pro's usually have multiple electronic all devices to take out.😂😂😂..

Safe Flights for all Spiceheads, see you next year..

The Guy with the Big Orange Hat, Felix




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IPv6 Session Slides

I received several requests for my slides after the presentation. The link below will take you to the slides and the router configs used during the presentation.

I have included a topology diagram as well.

https://1drv.ms/f/s!AnUotDM6OroLvhSLqAwIhDx3jjfk

For those who attended thanks for the great feedback! 

Feel free to PM me anytime.



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Wednesday

SpiceWorld Austin 2018 is a wrap. What was your favorite part?

The 10th SpiceWorld Austin is in the books. We'd had a heck-of-a good time and we hope you did as well. 

It's hard to believe, but we're already thinking about next year, so tell us your thoughts on this year's event so we can make 2018 even better. Thanks for your thoughts - we hope to see ya next year.

  • What was your favorite part of SpiceWorld? 
  • What'd ya think of all the sessions?
  • How were the sponsors?
  • What can we improve on?

And remember, you can register for SpiceWorld Austin 2018 with the discount code SAVEMYSEAT for only $99. That's the lowest price you'll find anywhere. And the first 1,000 registrants will receive a special edition SpiceWorld comic book! 



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SpiceWorld after party

So where is the SpiceWorld after party gonna be?



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Kevin Mitnick session

The Kevin Mitnick session was by far the best session I've watched online from my office.

The longer i watched it the more i was upset for not physically being there... Who was actually there to watch it live. Suppose you got to see more screens then we did online. How was the guy up close in person?



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Rocking the Small Stage

For you Tuesday Small-Stagers, here is the slide deck from yesterday:

http://ift.tt/2wNCrzy

Thank y'all for coming out!



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Any Interest

just putting this out there - as it seems theres a lack of interest on meetings, only had one reply for the november meeting suggestion 

anyone interested in a December meet

anyone interested in a January meet 

Webroot are chomping at the bit to come and meet us, so are a few other sponsors

We have a venue but if anyone has any different ideas I'm open to discussion around dates/times/venue just get in touch



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Thursday Coffee Meet Up

Hey All,

If anyone is going to be in town on Thursday I'd like to plan a coffee hang out on Thursday. I was thinking 1-3 would be a good time if anyone wants to join. What do you all think?



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Tuesday

🌶 SpiceRex roaring into SpiceWorld!

One moment Justinis talking, the next people are petting SpiceRex...

Thanks to all who came for the mobile app presentation! The team has been experimenting with augmented reality, now possible on selectiOSandAndroiddevices. For those that missed it, we offered a sneak peak at a prototype in the Spiceworks app:

Look out for SpiceRex stomping around your desk, server room, or even building! And if you haven't already, make sure to grab the app from theApp StoreorPlay Store.



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Virtualization talk

Anyone want to visit about VMWare ESXi virtualization? Really wanting experienced input regarding using a NAS back end vs vSAN and so forth on a budget (not really a budget, just cheap mindsets). I was really fishing at HP Ent but a guy thanked me twice for stopping by as I was still attempting to find my answers, so the hunt continues.



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Logging Software Restriction Policy software

This post is a request from the Jimmy T's Lockdown - Warden of your Microsoft Domain session.

in re: creating a log of the software used in your domain for your Software Restriction Policy (SRP) - whitelisting policy, I was asked to share our process. I spoke to my colleague who headed up this project, and here's what he had in his notes:

  • Build a SRP GPO and set it to Explicit Allow so that users aren't hindered while you're collecting
  • Identify the users to be captured and apply GPO. Don't necessarily need everyone, e.g. if some people have the same PC image
  • Set SRP logging to verbose via registry as outlined by this link:Verify Software Restriction Policy.
    • I remember we had to do this in small batches -depending on your environment, this can output a whole lot of data pretty fast.
  • Use basic PowerShell concatenation and filtering methods to...


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Windows imaging at spiceworld

Any windows imaging people here. Wanna meet up and talk shop?



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Help make Spiceworks better, and get some sweet swag!

Happy Tuesday at Spiceworld!

Hopefully by now you've been to the Welcome Session, made a couple of new friends, and possibly even snapped a pic with SpiceRex. The Product Design team and I havealready had the chance to speak with dozens of you, and we've love to catch up with many more. And we've got some special swag for you, celebrating how you make IT better. There are two ways you can get it:

First, we'll be on the 4th floor concourse, in the corner near the escalators, today from 12:30 to 3(ish), doing user interviews, showing off prototypes, and picking your brains. We've got several folks already signed up, but you can just stop by and say hey!

The second way to snag this limited edition swag is to be on the lookout for members of the product design team. (You'll recognize us by our smiling faces below!) We'll be on the showroom...



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IT Rawkstar

IT Rawkstar




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Swaggin'Wagon

Grabbin' some swag




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Tune in LIVE from SpiceWorld starting at 9:00 a.m. CT.

We'll be going LIVE from SpiceWorld at 9AM. You can tune in to hear from Spiceworks CEO, Jay Hallberg, and other Spiceworks product experts. And we'll show the Spiceworks blockbuster video at the very start, so tune in now.

Tune in to the SpiceWorld live stream >>



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Spiceworld Live Stream

Is there somewhere we can watch a live stream of Spiceworld events like in previous years?  I haven't been able to find anything so far.



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SpiceBuddy Scavenger Hunt SpiceWorker Pics!!!

Thread is now OPEN...Post your SpiceWorker selfies here!



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SpiceBuddy Scavenger Hunt Spicehead Pics...

Thread is now OPEN...post your Spicehead selfies here!



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SpiceDuck does SpiceWorld!


SpiceDuck is making his debut at this year's SpiceWorld! He got a liiiiittle too into the SpiceWorld party mentality!




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Backpack?

Heard they've given out backpacks at registration,   Is that the case this year or should I bring my own for my laptop?



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Spice baby

He is spiced out, hugging spice rex in his Swaggin'Wagon




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Be one of 20 winners!


Hello SPICEWORLD IT PROs!
Stop by booth #47 at the conference, dorian.cyberpower and naomi.cyberpower will be there along with other product specialists, CyberPower goodies and fun games! We are looking forward to meeting everyone attending the show! If you are a current customer of CyberPower please do stop by and introduce yourself.

SPICEWORLD UPS GIVEAWAY
In celebration of CyberPower's 20 years in business we are giving away 20 UPS Systems at SPICEWORLD.

For those IT PROs unable to attend SpiceWorld you can message naomi.cyberpower to be entered in to the raffle! Please use subject line "Celebrating 20" on your message.

If you are attending the show stop by booth 47 for a chance to win! IMPORTANT! Please let us know where you want the unit shipped, your email address and the UPS System of your choice.

Win One of the Following UPS...



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