This year THE PICNIC is bigger and better than ever! More crowds, including the SMB Nation customers (we appreciate you!), WSTA, PSSBS groups plus IT professionals from different walks of life. Better catering sponsored by WatchGuard and VERIO!Top-shelf locally brewed Bainbridge beer and wines. Van transportation for people riding the ferry over!
A celebration of the past decade of technology and a look to the future of IT! Hosted by long-time SMB author Harry Brelsford at his house on South Beach, Bainbridge Island. It’s the BEST PICNIC EVER!
Don’t let life pass you by – it’s your vacation afternoon – take it back!
Join us at Microsoft’s Redmond headquarters for the “home-field” event of the SMB MVP Worldwide Roadshow. This is one you will not want to miss!
We’ve joined forces with our friends to the south in Portland, The Technology Wizards (www.technologywizards.com), to bring in nine Microsoft MVPs for two power-packed days, Friday in Portland, and Saturday in Redmond. For the Redmond event, arrive at 9 AM for coffee and pastries and a chance to mingle with the MVPs before our 10 AM event start time. If you’re feeling the need for travel, sign up for Portland and Redmond’s events and join us for the train ride Friday evening back to Seattle!
Presentations will cover:
SBS 2011 Essentials
SBS 2011 Standard & Premium Add-on
Windows MultiPoint Server 2011
Windows Storage Server 2008 R2
Migrations (Jeff Middleton is in the house!)
HP Servers & PCs
Expanded discussion and Q&A time!
Continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks will be provided. The Redmond event is sponsored by PSSBS, HP, Microsoft, and SBS Migration. Admission is free. Registration is limited to 125, so register today!
The event will be at Microsoft’s Redmond Campus - Redwest Building E Emerald Auditorium - 5600 148th Avenue N.E.REDMOND, WA 98052. This is the same building we were at for Mark Russinovich’s Zero Day Malware Cleaning with the Sysinternals Tools event in July.
We will have a person at the main entrance of Redwest E to direct you to the Emerald Auditorium. For Bing directions to Redwest E Building, use the following link: http://binged.it/olOevZ
This event replaces our September 15th meeting.
Join Greg Starks, Hewlett-Packard’s SMB Solutions Program Manager, and Steve Banks, Small Business Server MVP, for an afternoon of geeking out with an HP ML350 G6 and HP ProLiant MicroServer. We’ll be spending time with the escrow build of Small Business Server 2011, showing off some great tips and tricks of Greg’s in setup and use of iLO on the ML350. We’ll have some great HP/Microsoft giveaways, and you’ll be in the perfect location to hang out for Qwest’s prime-rib dinner and SMB reseller training immediately following the HP event.
The event will be at Symform’s corporate offices:
999 N. Northlake Way, Suite 211
Seattle WA 98103, (206) 906 9212
This Thursday, December 9, 2010 from 4-6 PM. Please RSVP at http://events.linkedin.com/PSSBS-HP-Geek-Fest-Afternoon-Greg-Starks/pub/504113 so we have an idea of who to expect.
Following the HP event, we will be having Qwest reseller training and dinner. Register for the dinner and training at http://www.smbnation.com/go/qwest
Thursday morning the 9th, also catch Greg and the HP/Microsoft Coffee Coaching team live at http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Ftraining.partner.microsoft.com%2Flearning%2Fapp%2Fmanagement%2FLMS_ActDetails.aspx%3FUserMode%3D0%26ActivityId%3D722132&h=37580
Bring your lunch (usual soft drinks, coffee and juice will be provided) and join the Puget Sound Small Business Server User Group for a half-day (10 AM - 2 PM) of SQL training as it relates to Small Business Server environments. Mike England, Senior Database Administrator for Best Buy, will be presenting from 10 AM - 1 PM, with questions and answers from 1 PM - 2 PM. We will be meeting at our normal location at Microsoft’s offices in Lincoln Square in Bellevue, Washington - 700 Bellevue Way NE - Lincoln Square, Bellevue, WA 98004 (http://www.pssbs.org/about).
We will be collecting $20 a person at the event to compensate Mike for his time. There is a US Bank ATM on the first floor of Lincoln Square if you need to grab cash on your way. We will meet on the 1st floor of Lincoln Square and take the elevators up to the meeting room, so please be there by 9:45 AM. Call Steve at 206-255-3214 if you arrive late or have questions Saturday morning.
Steve Banks, SBS MVP
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It’s a “hybrid world” in SMB IT today!
SMB Nation Fall 2010 is where the cloud meets on-premises IT. This 8th annual community confab brings together long-time community members including MVPs with day-to-day “computer guys and gals” for a three-day weekend of professional development. This is the one conference you should attend to prepare yourself to grow into the next generation of SMB technology to better serve your customers.
Attend over 30+ educational sessions in GeekSpeak, BusinessSpeak, & CloudSpeak tracks to learn about:
• What’s in store for 2011?
• Health care technology (the time is now – deadlines approaching – DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS)
• Hybrid sever solutions – the reality of today and immediately seize the opportunity
• Pivot to cloud computing solutions – be an early adopter and profit!
• Achieve new, deeper levels of customer intimacy
• Next generation sales methodologies – new speakers, new thinking, new and improved results
• Much MORE from the industry’s TOP SPEAKERS and BEST TRAINERS. You will get to learn directly from over 20 of the industry’s most experienced, influential and well-known experts in the SMB space.
• “How To” knowledge you can use the following week to make more money!
To be honest – changing times require changed behaviors. Consider this your Executive “Pocket MBA” weekend to improve yourself and elevate your “A game” in a hybrid world.
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See you October 22-24, 2010 in Las Vegas!
PS - Don’t forget our infamous “Hallway 101″ peer-to-peer networking where life-long connections are made and the real knowledge transfer occurs! Think of it as an instant peer group!
PPS - Don’t forget our amazing Pre-Day events from leading experts!