FREE SharePoint Saturday in Louisville – July 28, 2012

SharePoint Saturday Louisville

Event: SharePoint Saturday – Louisville, Kentucky
Date: Saturday July 28, 2012
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Venue: Louisville East Marriott
Address: 1903 Embassy Square Boulevard, Louisville, KY 40299

Cost: FREE

Registration URL:


  • FREE event
  • 4 tracks
  • 5 sessions per track
  • Goodie bag
  • Light breakfast
  • Full lunch
  • Free parking
  • A whole bunch of SharePoint learning and other stuff
  • Stay after to socialize at the separate, but attached "SharePint" event in the Marriott’s Charr’d Bourbon Kitchen and Lounge. It’s FREE, too!


Join SharePoint architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 for ‘SharePoint Saturday’ event.  SharePoint Saturday is an educational, informative & lively day filled with sessions from respected SharePoint professionals & MVPs, covering a wide variety of SharePoint-orientated topics.  SharePoint Saturday is FREE, open to the public and is your local chance to immerse yourself in SharePoint!

Follow SharePoint Saturday Louisville on Twitter: @spslouisville

Props: Thanks go to Fred Soward for the heads-up about this event!

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Mailbag – Spot The Fake E-mail

From the mailbag:

“Is the email below a valid email from you guys?”

Exhibit A:



It’s fake.

If you’re not in IT, that e-mail may (at first glance) seem legit.

Here is some helpful info to assist end users in spotting a fake:

What's wrong with this email picture?

  1. “mailbox” is not the name of your administrator.
  2. “” is not your domain name.
  3. Bad grammar.
  4. “Quota/Limit” is not a registered trademark ®
  5. Camel Caps: Who Writes Email Like This?
  6. Mouse-over the link (without clicking on it) and you’ll see that it’s going to some website called “”.

Seriously, man. These are deals, bro...

Teach a man to fish…

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Download – Windows Multipoint Server 2012 Beta

imageTitle: Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 Public Beta
File name: EN-US_WMS_PREM_InstallDVD.iso
Date Published: 07/16/2012
Language: English
File size: 3.4 GB
Version: 1.0

Description: WMS 2012 Public Beta English ISO
Available in English, Brazilian Portuguese & Spanish

Note: To download this public beta you need to access the Microsoft Connect site.

Go to, look for the “WMS 2012 Public Beta” and click on Join.

WMS 2012 Public Beta

Additional Resources:

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Download – Windows Server 2012 Essentials Beta

Windows Server 2012Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re already heard that the Windows Server 2012 Essentials product has been announced and that the beta is now available for public download and trial. The code name was “SBS8”, spotted in a TechEd 2012 North America presentation (WSV04) description on June 14, 2012.

Quite simply, this product is the successor to what we have traditionally known as SBS. If you’re familiar with the SBS products of the past, think of this as SBS 2011 Essentials redux. In other words, no more on-premise Exchange baked in, no WSUS, no SharePoint, 25-user max, no CALs to buy, and client backup included. There are some important changes though, including a metro interface, storage spaces and  ‘transmog’ (more on that below).

There has been plenty of gnashing of teeth, people saying they knew it was coming, and every other emotion under the sun. Everybody has their own needs and own feelings about the change, and that doesn’t make anyone right or anyone else wrong. As lawyers are always fond of saying, “it is what it is.”

So, with that said, here is the link to download the beta and get your learn on.

ISOTitle: Windows Server 2012 Beta Essentials
File name: WindowsServer2012Essentials-Beta-English-Install.iso
Date Published: 07/11/2012
Language: English
File size: 4.0 GB
Version: 1.0


Windows Server 2012 Beta Essentials (formerly Windows Small Business Server Essentials) is a flexible, affordable, and easy-to-use server solution designed and priced for small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices that helps them reduce costs and be more productive.

Windows Server 2012 Beta Essentials enables small businesses to protect, centralize, organize and access their applications and information from almost anywhere using virtually any device. Additionally, Essentials has the ability to grow as your business grows, providing an elastic solution that allows you to purchase and then perform an in-place conversion (called a ‘transmog’) to Windows Server 2012 Standard if your business needs change over time.

System Requirements

  • CPU: 64-bit 1.4 GHz single core or 1.3 GHz multi-core (minimum) to 3.1 GHz multi-core (recommended) or faster processor.
  • Memory: 2 (minimum) to 8 (recommended) GB RAM or more
  • Disk: 160G disk space
  • Client OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OS X version 10.5 to 10.7

More Information

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