Tonight the Kentucky Small Business Server User Group (KYSBSUG) is scheduled to have our 59th consecutive monthly meeting. The topic is “Windows 7 – First Look”. Unfortunately, we’re in the midst of an ice storm in Louisville, which makes driving (and even getting electricity) rather difficult. I checked in on Kevin Royalty up in Cincinnati and apparently they’ve got even worse conditions than we do (they’ve got 10” of snow and ice so far).
Here are some pictures of the conditions near my house in Louisville:
The show must go on though, if possible. And to be on the safe side, instead of risking life and limb on the icy roads tonight, we’re switching to a Microsoft Live Meeting format. Here’s the registration link:
The Live Meeting seats are limited and will be made available on a first-come first-served basis. The actual Live Meeting URL will be emailed out to all registered attendees at 6:00 PM Eastern (GMT –5). If you don’t get an email at 6:00, we don’t have power. 🙂 We hope to see you there!
02/02/2009 UPDATE: You can now download a ZIP file with the entire Windows 7 presentation. Instructions:
- Simply right-click and save this file (40.5 MB) to your hard drive.
- Unzip the file.
- Double-click the ReplayMeeting.htm file to replay the meeting.
Microsoft Press is celebrating their 25th anniversary with “Free E-Book of the Month” offers. The current offer is:
Title: Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions
Author: Mitch Tulloch with the MS Virtualization Team
File size: 14.4 MB
Download URL: Click here
Description: This guide will teach you about the benefits of the latest virtualization technologies and how to plan, implement, and manage virtual infrastructure solutions. The technologies covered include: Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2009, Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization, and Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.
Source: Microsoft Learning and Keith Combs blog
I got an email from Microsoft that I’ve just received the Small Business Server Most Valuable Professional [SBS-MVP] award for 2009. Yay! 🙂
Also re-awarded with the SBS-MVP this January are several others, including:
- Stuart Applegate – Brisbane, QLD, Australia
- Steven Banks – Seattle, Washington, USA
- Mick Malloy (aka Super Gumby) – Sydney, NSW, Australia
- Dave Nickason – Rochester, New York, USA
- Eriq Neale – Denton, Texas, USA
- Kevin Royalty – Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
- Oliver Sommer – Detmold, Germany (who got moved to EBS-MVP)
- Kevin Weilbacher – Tampa, Florida, USA
- and the newest SBS-MVP, Philip Elder Edmonton, AB, Canada
Also, sadly Michael Jenkins is retiring from the MVP program, but he’ll still continue to be heavily involved and very active in the SBS/SMB community. Thanks for all of your hard work Michael.