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Nov
19
Sat
Boston Code Camp 26 @ Microsoft New England R&D Center
Nov 19 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Code Camp is a one day mini-conference.  You can see information about past events on our web site. Code Camp brings regional computing professionals together for the opportunity to immerse themselves in seminars, presentations, group exploration, and networking. Participants will be able to engage in their preferred technology, as well as to sample other options, with a focus on extending information exchange and enhancing the cross pollination of ideas. Watch the website for information about speaker submissions in September 2016 and attendee registration in October 2016. www.bostoncodecamp.com

Nov
29
Tue
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.

ACCELERATE YOUR ANDROID DEVELOPMENT!

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.
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Azure and Office 365 DevCamps for WWPS Partners @ Microsoft Burlington Office
Nov 29 – Nov 30 all-day

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Azure and Office 365 DevCamps for WWPS Partners

 

Microsoft is dedicated to helping its partners develop the skills and capacity to leverage its technology platforms.   We are offering Microsoft partners selling solutions to Public Sector organizations access to free, face-to-face, 300-level, hands-on training focused on Microsoft Azure and Office 365 development:

Azure and Office 365 DevCamps for Microsoft Public Sector Partners

We are holding DevCamps around the world to support partners who want to learn more about coding on these Microsoft platforms using .NET, Node.js, and Java. These 300-level courses are crafted as a combination of lecture and lab that put you on track to explore new Microsoft integrations, Modern Cloud Apps, Infrastructure as Code, Azure Active Directory, and much more!

This is an invite-only event with no cost to register for this training- just bring your device and yourself!

Please register today to secure your spot for the WWPS DevCamp in Boston to be held on November 29-30, 2016.

Click HERE to secure your spot- seats are limited so please register soon!

Thank you!

WWPS DevCamp
Microsoft Burlington Office

5 Wayside Road, Burlington, MA 01803
November 29-30, 2016 9:00AM-5:30PM

Contact us! WWPSDev@microsoft.com

Dec
5
Mon
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!

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Dec
6
Tue
Boston TechBreakfast: December 2016 @ Microsoft NERD - Horace Mann Room
Dec 6 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs share learn from their peers through show and tell / show-case style presentations.

And yes, this is free! Thank our sponsors when you see them :)

Agenda for

Boston TechBreakfast

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8:00 – 8:15 – Get yer Food & Coffee and chit-chat
8:15 – 8:20 – Introductions, Sponsors, Announcements
8:20 – ~9:30 – Showcases and Shout-Outs!

NoSQL for Newbies Lunch and Learn
Dec 6 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Have you heard of NoSQL and are wondering what’s behind the buzz? If so, join us on December 6th for a NoSQL for Newbies Lunch and Learn. We’ll provide an overview of the different flavors of NoSQL database technologies in today’s market such as Document, Triplestore, Name Value, Columnar and Graph. In addition, we’ll discuss…

— Why you would use NoSQL
— When you would use NoSQL
— How you would use NoSQL

In addition, we’ll hand out copies of ‘Enteprise NoSQL for Dummies’ book, present use cases for each NoSQL approach and discuss the benefits of each. As the title implies, lunch will be served. Hoping to see you there!

NoSQL for Newbies Lunch and Learn

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016, 11:30 AM

Location details are available to members only.

12 NoSQLers Attending

Have you heard of NoSQL and are wondering what’s behind the buzz? If so, join us on December 6th for a NoSQL for Newbies Lunch and Learn. We’ll provide an overview of the different flavors of NoSQL database technologies in today’s market such as Document, Triplestore, Name Value, Columnar and Graph. In addition, we’ll discuss…– Why you would us…

Check out this Meetup →

 

Dec
21
Wed
Office 365 Cloud PBX / Kaspersky @ MTTI
Dec 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

IT-Pro User Group

Wednesday December 21 @ 6:30pm

Eventbrite - IT-Pro User Group: Office 365 Cloud PBX / Kaspersky Lab

Agenda:

6:15pm  Dinner provided by Kaspersky

6:30 – 7:00  Introduction, Nominations, & Voting

7:00 – 7:45  Keynote Presentation by Mike Dixon

7:45 – 8:00  Break

8:00 – 8:30  Sponsor Presentation by Mark Villinski

8:30pm  Prize Giveaways

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Speaker 1:  Mike Dixon of Wellington Consulting

PBX and PSTN in the Cloud with Office 365

Mike Dixon of Wellington Street Consulting will be speaking about using the new Cloud PBX and Cloud PSTN in Office 365 Enterprise offerings.

With Skype for Business Cloud PBX, users can globally manage calls right within Office 365 and eliminate separate PBX systems for information workers. This provides users with access everywhere, so they can make, receive and transfer calls from mobiles, tablets and PCs from nearly anywhere with Internet access. It also provides consolidated management, so the Office 365 administration portal is the central location to manage users for communications, email and content.

Bio:
With more than 20 years of IT experience, Mike Dixon is one of the Boston region’s leading experts in Microsoft Office 365, including SharePoint and Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly known as Lync).
He is one of the founders and chief organizers of the Boston Office 365 User Group, a community focused on sharing knowledge around Office 365’s ever-growing, always-changing suite of technologies. He is a regular invited speaker on Office 365-related topics at various industry events and conferences.

 


Speaker 2:  Mark Villinski of Kaspersky Lab

Unlock the Key to Repel Rensomware

Unlock the Key to Repel Ransomware

Your screen freezes and a dialogue box pops up to tell you that your computer is locked and your files will all be gone forever if you don’t pay up. Since many victims are willing to pay the ransom, this type of cryptomalware is on the rise, netting millions of dollars for cybercriminals looking for a substantial return on their minimal investment.

During this session you will hear from Mark Villinski, Kaspersky Lab, on what they as a security vendor are seeing in this growing area of focus for both security vendors and cybercriminals. . Areas of focus will include:
• Common ransomware scenarios and delivery mechanisms
• Trends in this growing form of cybercrime
• Recommendations to help your organization avoid being a victim


Eventbrite - IT-Pro User Group: Office 365 Cloud PBX / Kaspersky Lab

Jan
19
Thu
VTUG Winter Warmer 2017
Jan 19 all-day

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11th Annual Winter Warmer Agenda

January 19, 2017

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For more than a decade VTUG has been bringing quality speakers and education to you at Gillette Stadium for the Annual Winter Warmer?!?  This year is no different…  VTUG is happy to announce keynotes from Docker, Amazon, Microsoft, VMware, to start with and along with a ton of surprises planned for the Winter Warmer 2017.  Over the next few months more information will be forthcoming;  but for now, here is the tentative agenda

 

 

 

Apr
10
Mon
SPTechCon Austin
Apr 10 – Apr 13 all-day

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The 9thth spring version of SPTechCon, April 2-5 in Austin, is part of the world’s premier independent SharePoint/Office365 event series, with 1,000+ delegates and 30+ exhibitors!  It is for IT professionals, SharePoint power users and developers. Choose from more than 70 classes and tutorials presented by more than 40 expert speakers and Microsoft MVPs. Use code PARTNER for a $50 conference discount off the prevailing rate of a 3-day or 4-day pass.

 

 

SPTechCon: The SharePoint Technology Conference is returning to Austin, TX, April 2-5, 2017! SPTechCon offers more than 80 classes and tutorials — 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 training opportunities 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!

May
8
Mon
O’Reilly Open Source Convention @ Austin, TX
May 8 – May 11 all-day

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O’Reilly OSCON: The open source community’s annual gathering

Since 1999, the O’Reilly Open Source Convention has brought together talented people from diverse backgrounds who are doing amazing things with open source technologies. We share new techniques and approaches, proven best practices, and practical skills. No matter what your technical experience level, you’ll learn from the useful stories and hard-won experience delivered by our talented and expert speakers.

Open source is now found everywhere—from the bottom of the programming stack to the very top—so we’re focusing on these topics as a means to consider and solve critical, real-world problems:

Join us May 8–11 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX for OSCON 2017. Learn how open source can be a strategic business advantage, master specific tools and technologies, and even become a contributor to open source projects.

There’s no event quite like OSCON—the best place on Earth to sharpen your skills and discover new techniques, making you better at what you do and igniting your love of all things digital.