2014 Microsoft Events

Here’s a list of Microsoft events for the first half of 2014:

Source: US Partner Training January 2014 Hot Sheet

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Training – Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Jump Start

I have been VERY impressed with the Microsoft Jump Start courses! It’s great to hear that they have another one coming later this month – perfect timing before General Availability (GA) hits for Windows Server 2012 R2.

Microsoft Virtual AcademyTopic: Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Jump Start:
New Choices

Date: Tuesday September 24, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM Eastern (9-5 PDT)
Venue: Online – Microsoft Virtual Academy
Cost: FREE

JumpStartDescription: IT leaders struggle with the costs and complications associated with data growth and are looking for new solutions and tools to help them scale and keep costs down. Come to this Jump Start to find out how the new tools in the R2 release of Windows Server 2012 can help you move workloads to less costly and more robust and scalable storage solutions. Learn more about Automated Tiering, Data Deduplication, Scale-Out File Server, shared VHDX files and Hyper-V live migration over the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol (SMB Direct and SMB Multichannel).

Prerequisites: Having a solid understanding of Windows Server 2012 storage concepts. Preview Windows Server 2012: Storage and What’s New in Windows Server 2012 R2 Jump Start.

Registration: Registration for this event IS required.
Register today!

http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/liveevents/windows-server2012-r2-storage-jump-start-new-choices

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KYSBSUG May 2013 Meeting – Hyper-V Replica

The votes are in, and the topic has been decided by you.
Mark your calendars for this week

Date: Thu May 9, 2013
Time: 6:30 PM Eastern – 8:30 PM Eastern
Venue: Money Concepts
Address: 323 Townepark Circle, Louisville, KY 40243

Topic: Hyper-V Replica in Windows Server 2012
Presenter: Tim Barrett

Description: This month we’ll show how to setup Hyper-V Replica in Windows Server 2012 and we’ll show Hyper-V replica in action.

Registration: Registration for this event is NOT required.

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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:
http://www.sharepointsaturday.org/louisville

Details:

  • 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!

Description:

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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SMB MVP Tour Thoughts from Louisville

We’d like to send a big ‘thank you’ out to all who attended the SMB MVP Tour event in Louisville on Thursday Jan 19, 2012. We had a ton of help from Jeff Slyn, Lee Johnson, and many other local KYSBSUG members which was MUCH appreciated! Kudos as well to the friendly staff at Republic Bank in Springhurst for the awesome venue and assistance. To Dave from Penn Station – lunch was awesome! HP, Microsoft & SBSMigration.com – this amazing tour wouldn’t exist without you. Last, but certainly not least, thank you Mr. and Mrs. “Handy” Andy Goodman, Kevin Royalty & to Jane Takeuchi and Steven Goddard from Microsoft. Thank you all!

What did the attendees think about the content? Listen and find out:

Benjamin Hill Benjamin Hill Computer Consulting, LLC

Benjamin Hill

 

Michael PatrickThe Mirazon Group

Michael Patrick

 

To find out if the tour is coming to your area, check out the official links.

Website: http://mvptour2011.sbsmigration.com

Twitter: @SMBMVPTour

Facebook: SMBMVPTOUR

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SMBMVP Tour Comes to Louisville Thu Jan 19, 2012

The international SMB MVP Tour / Roadshow / Geekfest comes to Louisville, Kentucky next week. There’s even a video about it!

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY

SMB MVP Tour stop in Louisville, KY on Thu Jan 19, 2012

Date: Thursday January 19, 2012, 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM Eastern
Free lunch is provided by Penn Station.

THERE ARE STILL SEATS AVAILABLE!

Louisville registration URL for this FREE event:
http://mvptour2011.sbsmigration.com/event_selector.php?event_id=205

The presenters for Louisville are:

  • Kevin Royalty [SBS-MVP]
  • Tim Barrett [SBS-MVP]

The Tour will also be in Ohio a few days earlier…

COLUMBUS, OHIO

SMB MVP Tour stop in Columbus, OH on Mon Jan 16, 2012

Date: Monday January 16, 2012, 9AM – 1PM Eastern

Columbus registration URL:
http://mvptour2011.sbsmigration.com/event_selector.php?event_id=208

See you there!

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KYSBSUG #94 – Digital Home

KYSBSUG logoKYSBSUG December 2011 – Meeting #94
Topic: Digital Home
Presenter: Tim Barrett
Date: Wednesday December 28, 2011
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Eastern
Venue: Money Concepts
Address: 323 Townepark Circle, Louisville, KY 40243

Cost: FREE

Description:
The topic this month is “Digital Home”, demoing integration between Xbox 360, Windows 7, Windows Home Server, Windows Phone 7 & iPad. We’ll discuss the video and audio formats & apps used, network configurations, and show how to access your digital media inside or outside the home or office.

Sneak peek at the presentation:One of the slides in the Digital Home presentation - KYSBSUG #94

We’ll go through this virtual Digital Home and explain it one room at a time, explain which equipment is needed, best practices for setting it up, and leave plenty of time for Q&A.

Registration:
Registration is NOT required for this event.

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SMB MVP Community Roadshow in Louisville 1/19

Registration is OPEN, and you are cordially invited!

SMB MVP Community Roadshow logoEvent: SMB MVP Community Roadshow
Sponsored by: HP, Microsoft & SBSMigration.com
Local Host: Kentucky Small Business Server User Group
(KYSBSUG)
Date: Thursday January 19, 2012
Doors open: 12:00 noon Eastern
Start time: 12:30 PM Eastern
End time: 4:30 PM Eastern

Venue: Republic Bank & Trust building
Location: Across from The Summit shopping center
Address: 9600 Brownsboro Rd, Louisville, KY 40241
Room: Large conference room, lower level

Lunch: FREE
Parking: FREE
Registration: FREE
Registration URL:
http://mvptour2011.sbsmigration.com/event_selector.php?event_id=205

Map (click for directions):
Map of SMB MVP Community Show in Louisville

Street View:
Republic Bank Building - Street View

Event Description:
The SMB MVPs are delighted to bring their International SMB MVP Community Roadshow to Louisville on Thursday January 19, 2012.
This is a chance to hear first-hand from your peers in the field how they are implementing the New SMB Stack from Microsoft and see it actually demo’d on current shipping HP hardware. This is not a canned sales pitch, this is a live demo by some of the SMB MVP’s on real world scenarios they are deploying today.

Each stop on the tour will be a little different as the presenters change as the tour progresses and they also have the flexibility to shape the discussion to fit the local audience.

This is a free event, but seating is limited so you must register to attend.
REGISTER TODAY! Smile

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KYSBSUG #91 – 3CX with Allen Miller

KYSBSUG - Kentucky Small Business Server User GroupKYSBSUG September 2011 – Meeting #91 – 3CX
Presenter: Allen Miller from AMCC
Date: Thursday September 8, 2011
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM Eastern
Venue: Money Concepts
Address: 323 Townepark Circle, Louisville, KY 40243
Registration URL: Due to limited seating, registration *IS* required.
Click here to register today!

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SMB MVP Community Roadshow Starts 6/1/2011

An international tour for SMB IT Pros is about to start rolling, and the first stop on the tour is in Cincinnati, Ohio next week.

Title: SMB MVP Community Roadshow Sponsored by HP and Microsoft
Date: Wednesday June 1, 2011
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Eastern
Venue: Cincinnati State – Evendale
Address: 10110 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241
Cost: FREE

Registration URL for Cincinnati: http://cinpa201106.eventbrite.com/

Topics:

  • SBS 2011 Standard
  • SBS 2011 Essentials
  • Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials
  • Windows MultiPoint Server 2011

Some of the MVPs presenting / attending:

  • Amy Babinchak
  • Jeff Middleton
  • Kevin Royalty
  • Tim Barrett
  • Possibly more! Smile

This is the first stop on a HUGE tour that will be hitting locations in the USA, Canada, Europe and down under in Australia! The tour will be coming to Louisville as well – more news on that date and time soon.

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