Upcoming Events

O’REILLY Webinars: Learn from Experts Online for Free
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am


InterDrone Las Vegas @ Paris Hotel - Las Vegas
Sep 7 – Sep 9 all-day

September 7-9, 2016
Paris Hotel, Las Vegas

“I want to cast this moment for you in the arc of history. To let you see that this is a Movement, and what looks to me like the Dawn of the Internet.”
“This is big.”
Chris Anderson, CEO 3D Robotics
speaking at InterDrone, 2015

“The commercial drone sector has come of age in Las Vegas. Commerical Drone companies needed a proper coming out party – and they got it at InterDrone.”
Greg Nichols, Editor, ZDNet

Meet Azure, Your Next Data Center @ MTTI
Sep 21 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

IT-Pro User Group


Upcoming Meeting:

Wednesday September 21 @ 6:30pm
Meet Azure, Your Next Data Center



6:15pm  Dinner provided by PAESSLER

6:30 – 7:00  Introduction & “Members Helping Members”

7:00 – 7:45  Keynote Presentation by Bill Wilder

7:45 – 8:00  Break

8:00 – 8:30  Sponsor Presentation

8:30pm  Prize Giveaways


Speaker 1:  Bill Wilder of Finomial

Meet Azure, Your Next Data Center

Bill WilderIt is nearly impossible to find a company today that does not rely on the cloud, at least for applications like email, CRM, or document management. But the cloud want more of your workloads, including all of your applications and databases and more. In this talk, join long-time Azure MVP Bill Wilder, founder of Boston Azure, book author (Cloud Architecture Patterns, O’Reilly Media, 2012), and CTO of Finomial (a born-in-the-cloud SaaS company serving the hedge fund industry), for an overview of what the Azure cloud offers – and why it will increasingly make business sense for you to make it your data center.


Speaker 2:  Gregg Ross

Gregg Ross of PAESSLER will be demonstrating their advanced system monitoring technology. 


Meetings are held at MTTI in Seekonk, MA   [Directions]


See Other Upcoming Meetings

The IT-Pro Users Group is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping IT Professionals keep their skills on the cutting edge of the industry. Established in 1993, we are an official Microsoft user group but also support most other operating systems and technologies. The goal of the group is to pool our knowledge and resources so our members stay informed about technology, security, best practices, innovations and procedures. Everything an IT pro needs to keep their career moving forward.

Our meetings are held quarterly on the third Wednesday, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at

How PowerShell and DSC Empowers DevOps and the Cloud @ Microsoft
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Dan Stolts from Microsoft and ITGuru.com comes to Boston PowerShell User group with a full session on Desired State Configuration! DSC is a new management platform in Windows PowerShell that enables deploying and managing configuration data for software services and managing the environment in which these services run.

DSC provides a set of Windows PowerShell language extensions, new Windows PowerShell cmdlets, and resources that you can use to declaratively specify how you want your software environment to be configured. It also provides a means to maintain and manage existing configurations.Practical applications

Following are some example scenarios where you can use built-in DSC resources to configure and manage a set of computers (also known as target nodes) in an automated way:

Enabling or disabling server roles and features
Managing registry settings
Managing files and directories
Starting, stopping, and managing processes and services
Managing groups and user accounts
Deploying new software
Managing environment variables
Running Windows PowerShell scripts
Fixing a configuration that has drifted away from the desired state
Discovering the actual configuration state on a given node

AnDevCon San Francisco
Nov 29 – Dec 1 all-day

AnDevCon, November 29-December 1, San Francisco (Burlingame), is the technical conference for software developers building or selling Android apps.  It will offer three days of technical sessions.  More than 1,000 software developers, engineers and entrepreneurs will attend AnDevCon and choose from 70+ classes.  Visit more than 35 exhibitors!  Receive a $200 discount off the prevailing rate of the 3-day pass by inserting the code ANDROID when prompted at www.andevcon.com

AnDevCon is the technical conference for professional software developers and engineers developing for the Android platform.

With 3 packed days, you will take your Android development skills to the next level with in-depth Android development tutorials and classes.


From mobile app development training to embedded Android and the Internet of Things, AnDevCon offers the most comprehensive program with countless sessions and networking opportunities. Roll-up your sleeves, dive into code, and implement what you learn immediately.

SPTechCon San Francisco
Dec 5 – Dec 8 all-day

SPTechCon, December 5-8 in San Francisco (Burlingame) is the world’s premier independent event for SharePoint and Office 365. The format includes 80+ technical classes, workshops and breakout classes with content geared to IT professionals, business managers and developers.  It features top Microsoft MVPs, expert MS speakers and solutions from 35+ exhibitors (exhibits admission is FREE!).  Receive a $200 discount off either the prevailing price of a 4-day or 3-day pass by inserting the code BUGS when prompted on the reg page at www.sptechcon.com.  Register early for even more savings!

SPTechCon: The SharePoint Technology Conference is returning to the San Francisco Bay Area, December 5-8, 2016! SPTechCon offers more than 80 classes and panel sessions — presented by the most knowledgeable instructors working in SharePoint today — to help attendees improve their skills and broaden their knowledge of Microsoft’s collaboration and productivity software.SPTechCon will shine a light on SharePoint 2016, the latest on-premises server release from Microsoft. But there will also be plenty of excellent information, tips and tricks for working with SharePoint 2013 and 2010, as well as Office 365, with practical information you can put to use on the job right away! Whether you’re looking to upgrade to a more current version, making a move to the cloud, or simply need answers to those daunting problems you’ve been unable to overcome, SPTechCon is the place for you!

SPTechCon offers classes and panels for IT professionals, business decision makers, information workers, developers and software and information architects. Each presenter at SPTechCon is a true SharePoint expert, with many drawn from Microsoft’s tech teams or holding Microsoft MVP status. Come join us!