Cincinnati, OH – Windows Multipoint Server 2011 Build Lab Event

Learn how to install and deploy WMS 2011 in a workgroup and a domain environment!  There will be various “Thin” and “Zero” clients to try connecting with your server after you’ve built it. BYO server or desktop system WITH a discreet graphics card (required by WMS 2011).  Check www.microsoft.com/multipoint for hardware requirements.  You may also virtualize…


Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC) Early Registration Discount closes on May 18th!

The Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC) 2012 is back after a 10 year hiatus!  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn directly from the engineering team and industry experts with exclusive content on Exchange 15 … Early registration (and the associated $200 discount) closes on Friday, May 18th at 5PM PT.  Why attend MEC, you ask? …


Become Bilingual! Learn to Integrate SQL Server with Oracle

In today’s enterprise environments, it is becoming increasingly necessary to integrate data from a variety of sources. As SQL Server continues its march into the enterprise, the days of focusing 100% on one platform are over. At a bare minimum, we need to be able to communicate with DBA’s for other platforms. Terminology as simple…


Using Office 365 & Lync Online for Virtual User Group Meetings

Lately, I’ve been seeing more and more interest from User Groups in conducting virtual community meetings due to the busy lives of members and the ability to easily record meetings for members that are unable to attend.  Microsoft User Group Support Services (UGSS) provides member organizations with a FREE annual subscription of the Office 365 E3 plan…


System Center 2012 Service Manager Technical Documentation now Downloadable

The System Center team has recently released a downloadable set of the new technical documentation for System Center 2012 Service Manager.  Included in this downloadable set is: Planning Guide – last updated April 1, 2012 Deployment Guide – last updated April 1, 2012 Administrator’s Guide – last updated April 1, 2012 Operations Guide – last updated…


Detroit, MI – May 5th – You Show Me Your Apps and I’ll Show You Mine!

Join the IT Pro community at the Detroit IT Users Group on Saturday, May 5th from 9AM to 11:30AM for a joint exploration of the many devices, phones, tablets and slates that are available today and the many apps that run on them. Bring along your favorite apps and devices to share! Details: Registration required.  Register…

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Detroit, MI – May 4th – Ice Cream Social with a Topping of Tech Talk

A bit of a surprise visit and a real delight … If you’ll be in the Detroit area on Friday, May 4th at 5PM, please feel free to join Small Business Server MVP, Marina Roos for a casual gathering at Ray’s Ice Cream in Royal Oak, MI.  It’s likely to be a fun and lively treat combining a…


On The Road Again! :-)

After four years of living in Redmond, WA and consulting at Microsoft Corporate in the worldwide Enterprise & Partner Group (EPG), it’s time to move back East!  I’ve met some great friends and strong Microsoft partners working in Redmond, but I’m excited to have recently accepted a role with Microsoft’s Developer & Platform Evangelism (DPE)…


Don’t see what you’re looking for? Here’s your chance to suggest a topic!

This blog is intended to serve as a resource for YOU: IT Professionals in the Heartland!  Have an idea for a new topic that you’re really interested in?  Suggest it below in the Comments and I’ll be happy to incorporate into future blog posts and/or other online events! Thanks for reading, Keith

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