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 & – 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.


Twitter: @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!


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.


Louisville registration URL for this FREE event:

The presenters for Louisville are:

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

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


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

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

Columbus registration URL:

See you there!

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Remaining SBS 2008 Tour Dates

I’ve had a couple folks today ask about other stops on the SBS 2008 Tour.

Here are the remaining dates and the URL to register:

  • Downers Grove, IL – Tuesday, September 16
  • Irving, TX – Wednesday, September 17
  • Minneapolis, MN – Thursday, September 18
  • South Field, MI – Wednesday, September 17
  • Waltham, MA – Thursday, September 18
  • New York, NY – Friday, September 19
  • San Francisco, CA – Monday, September 22
  • Irvine/Los Angeles, CA – Tuesday, September 23
  • San Diego, CA – Wednesday, September 24

Registration URL: Click here to Register at the event of your choice

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2008 SBS Partner Group Tour Registration Open

2006_sbs_tour_kysbsug Good news for SMB Resellers interested in getting the scoop on SBS 2008 – Microsoft has recently announced the SBS 2008 Partner Group Tour, so go ahead and block the date on your calendar (these are typically evening events).

Unfortunately, the tour can’t come to every city, but there are 14 stops planned so far.  Here’s the current list of cities and dates, as of 7/27/2008:

Date City Partner Group Lead
Sat 9/16/2008 Redmond, WA Steven Banks
Tue 9/19/2008 Atlanta, GA Rick Butler
Wed 9/20/2008 Charlotte, NC Mark Crall
Thu 9/11/2008 Miami, FL Scott Cayouette
Fri 9/12/2008 Houston, TX Tim Loney
Mon 9/15/2008 Cincinnati, OH Kevin Royalty
Tue 9/16/2008 Chicago, IL Cynthia Slade
Wed 9/17/2008 Dallas, TX Russell Clements
Wed 9/17/2008 South Field, MI Tavis Patterson
Thu 9/18/2008 Waltham, MA Scott Galbraith
Fri 9/19/2008 New York, NY Robert Patterson
Mon 9/22/2008 San Francisco, CA Steven Lai
Tue 9/23/2008 Irvine, CA Dave Seibert
Wed 9/24/2008 San Diego, CA Jim Muglia


*Dates and cities are subject to change.

Registration isn’t open yet, but when the ticket window opens, we’ll let you know ASAP.  The closest stop to us is Cincinnati, OH on Monday September 15, 2008. Hope to see you there! 🙂

UPDATE: 08/18/2008 – Registration for the Cincinnati event is now open. Click here to register today!

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2006 SBS Tour Photos

SBS Tour in LouisvilleThe pictures I took at the SBS Tour in Louisville last week on 18 September 2006 are now online on Flickr.  Our presenters were Ron Grattopp from the TS2 team and Paul Fitzgerald who is the Lead Program Manager for SBS.

If anyone else has event pictures that they’d like to share from the Louisville event or one of the other 12 cities, Flickr is a lot easier than emailing pictures back and forth, and it’s free for a basic account.

Direct link for the Louisville pics:

Also, when uploading my pictures to Flickr, I saved them under the tag “2006 SBS Tour”.  That way if anyone else uploads pictures to Flickr with the same tag (be sure and enclose the tag in quotation marks), all the pictures from the entire tour will show up in one single location:

(If the Louisville link above breaks, just go here and click ‘2006 SBS Tour’ on the right). 

Happy uploading! 🙂

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September 2006 SBS Tour Registration

SBSers getting their learn onSeveral folks have reported that they had some difficulty registering for the Vista / Office 2007 / SBS 2003 R2 September 2006 SBS Partner Group Tour.

I’m happy to report that the issues have been resolved, and you should be able to register for the event now – sorry for the confusion!

Detailed information for the Louisville, KY / New Albany, IN stop on the tour can be found here:

And here is a complete list of registration links and dates for all cities on the tour (in chronological order):

  1. Seattle / Redmond, WA
    Wednesday, September 06, 2006
  2. Portland, OR
    Monday, September 11, 2006
  3. Sacramento, CA
    Tuesday, September 12, 2006
  4. San Diego, CA
    Wednesday, September 13, 2006
  5. Irvine, CA
    Thursday, September 14, 2006
  6. Louisville, KY / New Albany, IN
    Monday, September 18, 2006
  7. Detroit / Southfield, MI
    Tuesday, September 19, 2006
  8. Indianapolis, IN
    Wednesday, September 20, 2006
  9. Denver / Aurora, CO
    Thursday, September 21, 2006
  10. Boston / Waltham, MA
    Monday, September 25, 2006
  11. New York, NY
    Tuesday, September 26, 2006
  12. Charlotte, NC
    Wednesday, September 27, 2006
  13. Tampa, FL
    Thursday, September 28, 2006
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