Upcoming UG Meetings of interest – Ottawa Area

My buddy Garth asked me to post this up on the Blog to see if we can drive some registration and interest on an upcoming UserGroup meeting here in Ottawa. I've been working with Garth for almost 3 years as he runs the Infrastructure focused OWSUG group. I encourage you to check it out. I also have been working with Todd Lamothe - an avid IT Pro who put our FREE steady state solution to work on his XP workstations at the public library in the county of Lennox & Addington. If you haven't heard of Steady State - it's a cool solution that returns a machine back to it's "frozen" state that it returns to once a user logs off. I chose the word "frozen" for two reasons - it's DARN cold here in Central Canada these days and also because the product is similar in nature to DeepFreeze. Todd has also been playing with the V2 of the solution which works with Vista machines.

Check it out!

Rick Claus - IT Pro Advisor
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February 21st 2008 User Group Meeting

Overview of Windows SteadyState, How to give your computer a short term memory


The topic of this presentation will be Microsoft Windows SteadyState, the product formerly known as the Microsoft Windows Shared Computer Toolkit. Through discuss and demonstrations, we will be covering installation and configuration in a standalone & Active Directory Domain environment domain environment. We will discuss common situations and look at how SteadyState can meet these needs.

Presenter Bio

Todd Lamothe is a member of the Ottawa Windows Server User Group (OWSUG) and its associated study group and is also on the board of the newly formed SQL Pass Ottawa Chapter. Todd is a Microsoft Certified System Administrator and also a Microsoft Certified Trainer. Todd is a Systems Administrator for the County of Lennox & Addington – Information Services Department; supporting their Libraries and Museums and the approximately one hundred computers and servers they have throughout their 12 points of service. He also provides support for the Leeds & Grenville and Prince Edward County public Libraries as well as other departments within the County of Lennox & Addington including Ambulance Services and Property Services. Todd started using Windows SteadyState in the County of Lennox & Addington libraries when the program was in Version 1.1. He was part of the closed beta team for version 2.0 and now is working with 2.5.


5:00 p.m.  Event registration
5:30 p.m.  Presentation
7:30 p.m.  Q & A
8:00 p.m.  Door Prizes

Microsoft Canada Co.
100 Queen Street Suite 500
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J9

Notes:  Pizza and Pop will be served, Please RSVP to help us order enough of both.

RSVP: http://www.clicktoattend.com/?id=124678


Garth Jones
Chief Architect

Enhancing Your Business

Comments (3)

  1. Sean Kearney says:

    So…er… Free tickets to Ottawa Rick? 😉


  2. Air Ambulance says:

    And how was the meeting? Are you going to organize the next one?

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