KYSBSUG June 2010 – Office 2010

KYSBSUG June 2010 Meeting #76 – What’s New in Office 2010
Presenter: Tim Barrett
KYSBSUG - Kentucky Small Business Server User GroupDate: Wednesday June 23, 2010
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Eastern
Venue: Money Concepts
Address: 323 Townepark Circle, Louisville, KY 40243
Map: Click here

IMPORTANT: Due to a scheduling conflict, we’re meeting on the 4th Wednesday this month, not the typical 3rd Wednesday.

Description:
Office 2010 is currently available through volume licensing, and it’ll be in the big box stores mid-June. Have you used Office 2010, and are you ready to talk to customers about what’s new? Join us and take a tour of the new features that’ll help businesses work faster and smarter, and leave with resources to answer client and employee questions about Office 2010.

Doorprizes:

Registration URL:
Due to limited seating, registration *is* required.
Click here to register today!

Register today!

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KYSBSUG May 2010 – VMware

VMware logo We’ve talked at KYSBSUG about Hyper-V, and now we’ve got two excellent speakers to present the other ‘elephant in the room’ – VMware.

VMware offers both for-free and for-fee tools to handle virtualization needs both large and small. Come see how VMware stacks up to Hyper-V, Citrix, and the other virtualization competitors. Can you virtualize SBS with VMware? Should you? Come find out!

KYSBSUG May 2010 – Meeting #75 – VMware
Presenters: Michael Patrick & Craig Stein from The Mirazon Group
Date: Wednesday May 18, 2010
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM Eastern
Venue: The Mirazon Group
Address: 312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 111, Louisville, Kentucky 40222
Map: Click here
Registration URL: Due to limited seating, registration *IS* required.
Click here to register today!

Important: This meeting is at a different venue this month (not at Money Concepts). Check the map link if you’ve not been there before.

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KYSBSUG Show Notes – Hard Drive Recovery

Data go 'bye-bye' sometimesThe Kentucky Small Business Server User Group (KYSBSUG) meeting #74 last week on Hard Drive Recovery had a fantastic turnout! I’d like to thank all who attended and a special thanks to Craig Mayfield for a killer presentation!

Here are the links for the resources mentioned in the presentation:

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KYSBSUG April 2010 – Hard Drive Recovery

Data go 'bye-bye' sometimes There are two kinds of people in the world:

  1. Those who HAVE lost data
  2. Those who WILL lose data

If you’re an IT pro, you probably have a stack of “dead” hard drives lying around. But just how ‘dead’ is dead? Would you like to know some tips and tricks that may just save you from an R.G.E.
(Résumé-Generating Event)? Keep reading.

KYSBSUG April 2010 – Meeting #74 – Hard Drive Recovery
Presenter: Craig Mayfield, from Craig On-Site coming in from Lexington, KY
Date: Thursday April 22, 2010
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM Eastern
Venue: Money Concepts
Address: 323 Townepark Circle, Louisville, KY 40243
Map: Click here
Registration URL: Due to limited seating, registration *IS* required.
Click here to register today! 

IMPORTANT: Due to a scheduling issue, we’re meeting on the 4th Thursday this month, not the typical 3rd Wednesday.

Description:

Join IT Consultant Craig Mayfield to learn what he has discovered about Hard Drive Recovery.  Topics include the Myths, the Truths, What To Do, and When to call a Professional in Recovering Data from broken hard drives. Craig will demonstrate how he has successfully recovered data from a completely dead hard drive.  This will be an eye opening presentation that could save you or your customers lots of money.

REGISTER TODAY FOR THIS FREE LIVE EVENT!

Click here to register for this FREE event.

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Two KYSBSUG Events in March, 2010

It’s been a busy month in Louisville already with TechNet and MSDN here last week on March 4, 2010. And we’ve got some more stuff coming your way:

**First March 2010 Meeting**
Howl At The Moon 6-YEAR KYSBSUG ANNIVERSARY
Date: Wednesday March 17, 2010
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 PM Eastern (or whenever everybody leaves)
Venue: Howl At The Moon
Address: 4th Street Live, Louisville, KY
URL:  Click here

Parking: 423 South 5th Street
(Usually $3-$5, or free after 6PM)

Door Prizes: There are no door prizes for this meeting, but there are lots of low/no cost stuff to enjoy

  • Free cover charge for KYSBSUG attendees
  • Free buffet 5:30 – 7:30 PM
  • Attendees receive first two drinks for $0.50 / each (well drinks, long island teas, domestic beer, house wines, house margaritas, DeKuyper cordials)
  • ½ off all drinks until 9 PM

Registration for this event is NOT required for this event, but you must be over 21 to enter the venue.

**Second March 2010 Meeting**
Matt Hester - Microsoft KYSBSUG Meeting #73 – Windows Server 2008 R2 IT Pro Tour
Presenter: Matt Hester, Microsoft TechNet Presenter (in person)
Date: Monday March 29, 2010
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM Eastern
Venue: Money Concepts
Address: 323 Townepark Circle, Louisville, KY 40243
Registration: We will be providing dinner and door prizes, so registration IS required.
Registration URL: Click here

Description:

Here’s your chance to connect with your local IT Pro Community AND meet Matt Hester, your local IT Professional Evangelist! Now that the dust has settled and the boxes are mostly unpacked from Matt’s relocation to Ohio.  He wants to meet you and get to know you! What a better way than with Windows Server® 2008 R2, giveaways and food!!

Matt Hester will be talking about the many administrative benefits of Windows Server® 2008 R2, including improvements to Active Directory, PowerShell, Group Policy and much more.  He will also talk about his experiences with his recently published book Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration Instant Reference. Ultimately, this evening is for you – so bring your questions, prepare to have some fun and expect to learn more about Windows Server® 2008 R2.  This should be a fun and exciting evening!

Matt will have a couple copies of his book to give away and other fun stuff. Be sure to attend and learn more of what Windows Server® 2008 R2 has to offer!

This is your chance to give feedback on how Matt and Microsoft can help your local community efforts. We hope you’ll join us for an evening of fun and peer-to-peer networking with your local IT Pro Community!

Special Thanks:

We’d like to thank the folks that helped bring this month together.

I hope to see many of you this month as we wrap up our 6th year of free monthly meetings, and jump right into our 7th year! 🙂

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KYSBSUG Meeting #71 – Passwords

Invitation – January 2010 KYSBSUG Meeting #71
Meeting Date: Wednesday January 20, 2010
Time: 6:30 PM Eastern
Location: Money Concepts
Address: 323 Townpark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY 40243
Topic: “Password Security and Password Cracking

Dana Epp - Microsoft MVP Guest Presenter: Dana Epp, MVP (Enterprise Security)
Founder & President of Scorpion Software (makers of AuthAnvil)

Website: http://www.scorpionsoft.com/
MVP: https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Dana.Epp
Blog: http://silverstr.ufies.org/blog/

Description: Dana Epp is an industry-recognized expert in security and Microsoft MVP (2006-2010). Dana will talk about local and remote password security in SBS and SMB networks. He’ll also talk about topics such as two-factor authentication and tell you how you can implement this technology for your employees and customers.

Following Dana’s presentation, we’ll have a hands-on lab to demonstrate some of the tools on the market and methods to test (and break) passwords.

6:30 – 6:45 – Local events & introductions
6:45 – 7:30 – Dana Epp presentation (via GoToMeeting)
7:30 – 7:45 – Dana Q&A
7:45 – 8:20 – Hands-on Lab
8:20 – 8:30 – Door prize drawing and wrap-up

Door Prize: This month our door prize is an NFR copy of Windows 7 Ultimate.

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KYSBSUG Meeting August 19, 2009 – Office 2010 First Look

This is a friendly reminder about the August KYSBSUG Meeting tonight:

KYSBSUG logoGroup: Kentucky Small Business Server User Group (KYSBSUG)
Meeting #: 66
Meeting Date: Wednesday August 19, 2009
Time: 6:30 PM Eastern
Location: Money Concepts
Address: 323 Townpark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY 40243
Map: Click here for map on Bing.com

Presenter: Tim Barrett
Topic: Office 2010 – First Look

Description: Tonight we’ll take you on a tour of the new features of the 2010 applications and point you to resources to learn more about the next wave of Microsoft Office.

Registration URL: Registration is not required for this event.

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Show Notes – July 2009 KYSBSUG Meeting

Here are the links from the July 2009 Kentucky Small Business Server User Group (KYSBSUG) meeting:

TOPIC: “Multimedia Smackdown – Ripping DVDs and Other Cool Stuff” 

TV Tuners / Streaming

DVD to WMV / AVI / DivX / XviD

MP3 Devices / Editing

Other Links (thx David Hunter)

Thanks to all those who attended and contributed links. If you have a favorite Video / MP3 / DVD editing tool, please feel free to post a link in the comments.

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KYSBSUG 5-Year Anniversary

Kentucky Small Business Server User Group (KYSBSUG)This week, Thursday March 19, 2009 marks the 5-Year Anniversary of the Kentucky Small Business Server User Group (KYSBSUG). Where did the time go?

It’s pretty amazing to look back at all the events and topics we’ve covered in the last 60+ months. Some of the highlights we’ve met on include:

  • Backup & Disaster Recovery
  • Linux for SBSers
  • Vista Loadfest
  • FolderShare for Remote Workers
  • SBS Hacks
  • SQL 2005 Launch Event
  • Windows Mobile Boot Camp
  • DD-WRT
  • Office 2007 / Vista Road Show
  • Windows 7
  • SBS 2008
  • Essential Business Server (EBS) 2008
  • Windows Home Server (WHS)
  • Windows SharePoint Services (WSS)
  • Response Point
  • And vendor presentations like ConnectWise, Level Platforms, eFolder, New Horizons, etc., just to name a few.

Over the years we’ve had numerous well-known speakers, including: Amy Luby, Ronald Grattopp (Microsoft), Brian Von Axleson (Microsoft), Chris Rue [MVP], Kevin Royalty [MVP], Allen Miller, and many more. We’ve had study groups, round table meetings, and Live Meetings with visitors from all around the USA, Canada, and even as far away as Belgium.

In short, we’ve really done a lot in the last 5 years, and we’d like to invite you to celebrate with us! There will be food, door prizes, and lots of networking opportunities. Please register today!

Evening – KYSBSUG 5-Year Anniversary
Date: Thursday March 19, 2009
Time: 5:30 PM Eastern (GMT –5)
Venue: Fifth Quarter Steakhouse
Address: 1241 Durrett Lane, Louisville, KY 40213
Phone: (502) 361-2363
Map: http://tinyurl.com/bhrmqb
Registration Link: http://www.clicktoattend.com/?id=136756

IMPORTANT: This venue was chosen because it’s only a few blocks away from the Microsoft events that are happening earlier that day (which you should also attend):

Morning – Microsoft TS2 – 03/19/2009, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern
Topics: Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS), EBS 2008 & SBS 2008
Venue: Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport (formerly Executive West Hotel)
Register: http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032402683

Afternoon – Microsoft SB2 – 03/19/2009, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM Eastern
Topics: Solution selling w/ Vista, EBS 2008 & SBS 2008
Venue: Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport (formerly Executive West Hotel)
Presenter: Ronald Grattopp
Register: http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032402690

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Invitation – KYSBSUG 2009 Feb Live Meeting

KYSBSUG SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 have been out for several months, but are you using it yet? Are your customers?

Join us for this presentation and learn what’s new in SBS 2008, where the pricing sweet spots are, and gotchas to watch out for. We’ll talk about the training that’s available to get you up to speed, books, and a little bit about Hyper-V and SBS. Time has been allotted at the end of this presentation for extensive Q&A.

The good news is that you don’t even need to get in your car – we’re bringing this meeting to you via Microsoft Live Meeting so as many people that want to can attend!

Date: Wednesday 02/18/2009
Start time: 6:30 PM Eastern (GMT -5)
End time: 8:00 PM Eastern (or whenever there are no more questions)
Presenter: Tim Barrett
Topic: SBS 2008 / EBS 2008
Seating in the Live Meeting is limited to the first 50 people, so sign up ASAP!

Registration URL: http://www.clicktoattend.com/?id=135942

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