From the desk of the President, Ben Serebin
Looking forward to seeing folks at our 3 year anniversary meeting this upcoming Tuesday, March 11. In addition to a free open to all meeting, free food, great learning environment, we have a great raffle item this month.
You must RSVP. Please do so before Monday 2pm EST. If in doubt, RSVP. For those not attending, Live Meeting information is below.
RSVP Details for March Meeting
1) please RSVP as soon as possible or by Monday 2pm EST. If in doubt, rsvp due to building security.
2) due to the popularity of the group, I can no longer manually process RSVP emails. The best option is ClickToAttend. I'll notify all MeetUp folks as well.
3) Use Microsoft's Click To Attend. You do NOT need to sign-up for a hotmail, msn, etc, you can use your existing email address.
NYExUG Partner Sponsor: NeverFail Group
Neverfail is a leading global software company providing Continuous Availability and Disaster Recovery for critical Windows-based applications. Continuous Availability brings together High Availability, Disaster Recovery and Data Protection software with best practice monitoring and automation. Neverfail’s predictive approach protects businesses during planned maintenance and IT outages. Regardless of the type of problem, from a single component failure to a full site disaster, critical business applications will continue operating without disruption. With Neverfail, users remain continuously connected to applications such as Exchange, SQL Server, File Server, IIS, SharePoint, RIM BlackBerry and IBM Lotus Domino. More information can be found at www.neverfailgroup.com.
March Meeting Sponsor - StealthAUDIT for Exchange
- Decrease downtime and outages through in-depth configuration compliance and proactive monitoring of your Exchange infrastructure
- Provide a fast and efficient method of collecting and reporting on critical information needed to manage the application properly
- Reduce total cost of ownership by automating manual tasks, consolidating toolsets, and increasing the efficiency of administrators
March - StealthAUDIT Vendor Demo. Exchange Auditing/Reporting Software. Sponsored by StealthAUDIT.
April - Microsoft Unified Communications (Microsoft's VoIP and more solution) technical deployment presentation by Stephen Chirico, Sr. Tech. Solutions Professional.
May - Microsoft's Behind the Scenes Look at Exchange Hosting Services by Keith Keeler. (fyi: they don't host Exchange). Don't miss this, I expect this to be like our Dogfood lab backup meeting.
6pm - "Doors" Open
6pm on - Pizza Arrives
6:30pm - Main Presentation
8:30-9pm End time (typically)
Meeting Location - Address
Microsoft NYC Office
6th Floor, in the Place Conference Room (at receptionist, go left, right, and left down hall)
The meetings occur every 2nd Tuesday of every Month. All meetings are held at Microsoft, 1290 Avenue of the Americas (between 51st/52nd) in New York.
March 11 Meeting - 3 Year Anniversary - Xbox 360 Raffle
To celebrate, I'll be giving away an Xbox 360 System Raffle Item (thanks to REEF Solutions for this). Anyone that attends and is present at the end of the meeting is eligible to win. In addition to the software thanks to Microsoft on that. You don't want to miss this!
New NYExUG Logo and Shirts
It finally happened. We have a new logo and shirts (t-shirts in black/white/blue, long sleeve shirts in black, and polo's in blue). Drop me an email to buy one or come to the meeting, and I'll have some available.
LiveMeeting information - Will Start at 6:45pm.
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