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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

:

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

 Sponsored by:


 

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.

Jun
2
Fri
PowerShell in Action @ Microsoft Burlington
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

PowerShell in Action

PowerShell in Action – June 2, 2017 – Microsoft Burlington

Join us for a day of PowerShell.  Just as it is a tool for you to do amazing things, we are going to use it as a tool to explore amazing technologies.  If you are looking to learn PowerShell, we have an entire track dedicated for you.  If you already know the basics, go deep and learn more in our full professional track.  There will be sessions on Azure, Containers, Nano Server, and hands-on lab sessions where you will be able to put the practices you learn to use on your own equipment.  Don’t forget to Bring a laptop and power supply.  Also, for security to get in the building, you will need to present an official ID.

Whether you are on the Dev or the Ops side, there is plenty here to learn.

Purpose: Introduce and Dive Deep into PowerShell leveraging the latest and greatest technologies such as Windows Server 2016, Office 365, Nano Server, Containers, DevOps, Azure Cloud

Target Audience: Those that work in the IT sector.

  1. Professional System Administrators, security professionals, virtualization professionals, or others that are part of the “Operations” side of the business.
  2. Developers (generally enterprise, but all are welcome) who want to learn how they can make their life better by learning PowerShell, Containers, DevOps and other technologies
  3. Those that what to learn introduction or deep dive on the technologies covered in this event.
  4. Early career IT or Dev

Audience Expectations: Learn about PowerShell and how to leverage PowerShell for managing,  automating other technologies that are growing rapidly.  Most of the content presented will have some element or lessons in PowerShell. Take home the lab guide, a USB drive with all content and scripts.

 

Platinum Sponsor: Microsoft 

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Keynote Presentation by: Tim Mangan

A Walk-through of a real-world example of PowerShell to automate VM Management and application packaging

Tim ManganThe Windows ADK for the 1703 release includes PowerShell based scripts for automation in a Hyper-V environment. Although intended for App-V packaging, these scripts make a great example for general automation of VMs including the following:

  • OS Image creation
  • Unattended VM creation and OS installation
  • Creating a local account in the VM and enabling remote management
  • Setting VM Parameters (ex: memory, CPU, NIC, AutoStart)
  • Creating a checkpoint
  • Reverting and starting the VM
  • Copying files into the VM and injecting commands

Event Information

We will focus on Automating via PowerShell but also cover DevOps practices, Containers, Windows Server 2016 Nano and how Azure helps deliver and leverage all of these technologies. There will be a fee to cover expenses (USB drives, Drawing prizes, Snacks, Drinks, Lab Guides, etc.) (equivalent to other all day classes for $1200).  Wow, we landed a great partner and sponsor, Microsoft!  As a result, we are now able to offer a new reduced Price,  $25.00!!!! (was $50).  Still looking for other sponsors too :)

All Attendees Will Get

  • A full day of training on PowerShell and many other great and new technologies
  • USB Thumbdrive with all content scripts, slides, additional resources, etc.
  • Printed and bound Lab Guide so you can do more labs on your own
  • Door prizes and the opportunity to win great drawing prizes

Overall breakdown of the day…

  • Introductions
  • Keynote: Tim Mangan
  • Breakouts (two tracks): Professional | Getting Started
  • Lunch & Hands-On Labs (Thanks to Microsoft)
  • Hands-On Labs
  • Raffle Drawing Prizes

All-Star Speaker Lineup …

  • Tim Mangan
  • Gene Laisne
  • Robert Borges
  • Dan Stolts
  • Lee Benjamin
  • Warren Frame
  • Bill Wilder
  • Jason Haley
  • Jeffery Hicks
  • More…

Topics and Technologies…

  • PowerShell
  • Containers
  • Hyper-V
  • Nano Server
  • PowerShell on Linux
  • Azure
  • Docker
  • DevOps
  • Office365

 

Jun
11
Sun
WITI Summit @ San Jose, CA
Jun 11 – Jun 13 all-day

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The Women In Technology International (WITI) Summit, June 11-13, is the annual gathering of tech-savvy women, held in the heart of Silicon Valley. Executive women, entrepreneurs, and technology thought leaders from around the world converge to collaborate on innovative solutions to common business challenges; explore new business opportunities that underscore how technology is powering change; and build and expand strong connections in a welcoming networking environment of women committed to helping each other succeed. 1,200+ attendees from around the world. Use code PARTNER for $100 discount off the prevailing rate of a 3-day pass.

3 Days. 200 Speakers. Infinite Opportunities.

The Most Important Event for Women in Technology Returns to Silicon Valley June 11-13, 2017. At WITI’s 23rd Annual Summit, Executive Women, Entrepreneurs, and Technology Thought Leaders from Around the World Converge to…

  • Collaborate with Peers on Innovative Solutions to a Variety of Common Business Challenges
  • Explore New Business Opportunities that Underscore how Technology is Powering Change
  • Build and Expand Strong Connections in a Welcoming Environment of Women committed to Each Other’s Success