Live Event – SBS 2011 Loadfest (Sat Jan 29, 2011)

The Cincinnati Networking Professionals (CiNPA) SBS SIG is hosting a Windows Small Business Server 2011 LoadFest, and since our regular KYSBSUG event was canceled due to bad weather, we’re crashing the party! Smile

Note: Even if you can’t attend in person, you can watch the LIVE streaming webcast. Scroll down to the bottom for info on the webcast.

In-person Event Details
Title: Small Business Server 2011 LoadFest
Date: Saturday January 29, 2011
Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Eastern
Venue: Hamilton County Community Mental Health and Recovery Services Board
Address: 2350 Auburn Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45219
Cost: FREE, but registration is required
Map: Click here
Registration: REGISTER TODAY 

What to bring:

  • A server (physical or virtual)
  • dual or quad core processor
  • 8GB RAM minimum
  • 250gb drive (or a pre-prepared equivalent virtual environment)
  • Monitor
  • Power cords
  • Power strip
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Small network switch with CAT5 cable
  • A copy of SBS 2011 Standard from the Microsoft Action Pack, TechNet MSDN, Volume Licensing, or the SBS 2011 Trial (available here).

Note: This is a 6+ GB download, so it’s best put it on a flash drive and not a dual layer DVD. Details for creating a bootable SBS 2011 flash drive are on the blog in a previous post.

Also bring your laptop for taking LOTS of notes.

Matt Hester from Microsoft is attending, and is going to pick up some of the food costs.

Streaming Webcast Details
Time: Sat Jan 29, 2011 9AM – 6PM Eastern
URL: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/kysbsug
Location: Your personal computer

Note: The remote streaming will happen in 2 parts (9AM – 1PM & 1PM – 6PM). We’ll try to answer questions via the Q&A as time allows. But please keep in mind that on-site attendees will get the primary focus and support, since this is a hands-on event. The streaming is a courtesy (not a remote lab)

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Videos – Free SBS 2011 Standard Training

The folks on the Windows Small Business Server team at Microsoft have recently released a batch of training videos called “Learning Bites”. These short videos (typically under 5 minutes each) focus in on specific tasks and demos on SBS 2011 Standard.

SBS 2011 Standard “Learning Bites” Videos

Title of Video Length Released
SBS 2011 – Overview 26:05 01/14/2011
SBS 2011 – Technical Decision Maker Overview 50:49 01/14/2011
SBS 2011 – Administrative Console 5:00 01/14/2011
SBS 2011 – Backup Wizard 4:57 01/14/2011
SBS 2011 – Computer Properties 3:45 01/14/2011
SBS 2011 – Connect Computer 2:43 01/14/2011
SBS 2011 – Connect to Internet Wizard (CTIW) 2:05 01/14/2011
SBS 2011 – Groups and User Roles 4:37 01/14/2011
SBS 2011 – Health Reporting 3:33 01/14/2011
SBS 2011 – Internet Address Management 4:06 01/14/2011
SBS 2011 – Managing Remote Web Access (RWA) 3:15 01/14/2011
SBS 2011 – Using Remote Web Access (RWA) 3:16 01/14/2011
SBS 2011 – Managing Storage 3:16 01/14/2011
SBS 2011 – Managing Updates 3:59 01/14/2011
SBS 2011 – Managing Users 4:22 01/14/2011
SBS 2011 – Security 2:30 01/14/2011
SBS 2011 – Shared Folders 4:12 01/14/2011

 

As additional videos are released, you can find them here:
http://www.microsoft.com/showcase/en/us/search?phrase=SBS%202011

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Whitepaper – SBS 2003 to 2011 Migration Doc

Whitepaper title: Migrate to Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard from Windows Small Business Server 2003
File name: SBS7_Migrate2003.doc
Date Published: 01/12/2011
Language: English
File size: 724 KB
Pages: 83
Version: 1.0
Download URL: Click here

Description:

This guide explains how to install Windows SBS 2011 Standard in Migration Mode on a new server, and then migrate the settings and data from the old server that is running Windows Small Business Server 2003 to the new server that is running Windows SBS 2011 Standard. This guide also helps you demote and remove your old server from the network after you finish the migration process.

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SBS-MVP Redux

I got an email this morning from the Microsoft MVP program, and it looks like I’ll be on the SBS MVP roster for another year.

2011 Microsoft MVP Award Letter - Small Business Server

This is the fourth year I’ve received the MVP award, which is really cool.

Congrats to all the folks awarded today. Once again, I feel like the least qualified person in the room. I always look to Despair.com to provide some humbling reminders to help me keep things in perspective. (A couple of really good ones spring to mind.)

INDIVIDUALITY

Individuality from Despair.com

CONSISTENCY

Consistency from Despair.com

And lastly, one I think about when writing my cartoon…
 
INEPTITUDE

Ineptitude from Despair.com

You can view the whole collection of demotivational posters here. They’re really cool!

This should be an interesting year. Smile

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