Inspired by the London Geek Dinner, the first Louisville Geek Dinner held in June 2006 was a HUGE success with a great turnout and lots of networking (pic on Flickr).
Great News! Ben & Erica Thomas have graciously offered to host a second Louisville Geek Dinner in November!
Autumn LOUISVILLE GEEK DINNER details:
Note: Ben is also looking for volunteer podcasters and videobloggers to cover the event. So this is an excellent good opportunity to cover a local tech event for your blog, podcast or videoblog and compare notes with other Bloggers.
If you went to one of the stops on the SBS Partner Group Tour in September, you undoubtedly saw the video where Michael Fitzsimmons showed you the new Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
Want to take the new version of WSS for a spin yourself? Sure you do. And now you can take your free test drive using TechNet Virtual Labs with no setup or installation on your part.
You get a downloadable manual and a 90-minute block of time for each module. You can sign up for additional 90-minute blocks anytime.
BONUS: You could win a Microsoft Xbox 360!
Take any TechNet or MSDN Virtual Lab or Labcast before 31 December 2006, submit a completed evaluation, and be automatically registered to win an Xbox 360! (See official rules for details.)
FREE Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Virtual Labs:
- What’s New in Windows SharePoint Services Feature Walkthrough
Learn about the new and enhanced features in Windows SharePoint Services (version 3) such as site creation, site administration, adding Web Parts, the permissions trimmed UI, list settings, navigation, list and library security, notifications, and email integration.
- Introduction to Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
After completing this lab, you will be able to describe the user interface changes, configure the document collaboration features, wikis, blogs, and RSS feeds, project task tracking, e-mail integration, Outlook 2007 integration, discussions and surveys in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.
- Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services Installation and Configuration
Learn about the enhanced backup and restore options, the multi-level Recycle Bin, the new browser-based user interface, and new options for the command line (stsadm.exe) interface.
- Implementing and Administering Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
After completing this lab, you will be able to describe the changes to the Central Administration site, create and manage SharePoint sites, configure permissions at the site, list, and item levels and configure security policies.
Source: TechNet Virtual Labs