2016-01 ITProGuru Events Newsletter – 2016 Brings Many New Events

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Edition: 2016 Vol 1

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A New Look
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2016 brings in a new look and a new dedication to make sure you do not miss any great events. We have new tools and new capabilities to bring you all the information you need to keep up with technology.

All Events are free unless specifically designated otherwise.

Microsoft Events
TechNet on Tour
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Cloud Infrastructure

2/02/16 Boston, MA
2/24/16 Philadelphia, PA
3/29/16 New York, NY
More Locations Registration

Windows 10 and EMM

Coming March 2016
3/29/16 New York, NY
Registration opening soon

Hybrid Cloud

Coming April 2016
TBD/04/2016 Cambridge MA
Registration opening soon

Certification Jump Start

Coming May 2016

Featured Online Training
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Microsoft Virtual Academy




ITProGuru Blog

More Resources

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Third Party Events

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2016 Brings Many New Events

We have many event series coming up in the next 6 months:

  • Cloud Infrastructure (Azure) will be on tap for Feb/Mar.
  • Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility Management will be delivered in March.
  • Hybrid Cloud, where we dive into Windows Server 2016 is coming in April.
  • Certification Jump Start on the 70-534 Architecting Azure Solutions Certification. All attendees are expected to take home the Microsoft Press book. *Pending sponsorship
  • Many More Adhoc events will happen too but dates are TBD

Azure, Windows Server 2016 and EMM Events Coming to help solve the Talent Gap

Some of the same challenges CIO’s face today have been the top challenges of the last four years running. Gartner has released their 2016 Top CIO Priorities and Challenges (http://www.gartner.com/imagesrv/cio/pdf/cio_agenda_insights_2016.pdf) and yet again talent, or lack thereof, tops the list. “Talent has now been recognized globally as the single biggest issue standing in the way of CIOs achieving their objectives.” Topping the talent gap is:

  • Information /Analytics
  • Business Knowledge Acumen
  • Security and Risk Management

“Talent has now been recognized globally as the single biggest issue standing in the way of CIOs achieving their objectives.”

To help combat this talent gap our speakers will deliver relevant content at all of our upcoming events. Registration (once available will be at): http://www.technetevents.com/

TechNet on Tour | Cloud Infrastructure

What’s new with Microsoft cloud Infrastructure and OSS for modern IT Pros

It’s time to embrace cloud infrastructure, maximize your current resources and enhance datacenter flexibility to deploy new technologies. Ready to learn more?

Attend this free, full-day training session and discover first-hand how to integrate cloud solutions with your existing, on-premises datacenter – without sacrificing security, control, reliability and scalability. You’ll see how advanced Azure infrastructure services enable you to provide reliable data access, while maximizing productivity across platforms. Training will include Microsoft, Open Source (OSS), GitHub, and more.

Join Microsoft experts and learn how to:

  • Keep up with datacenter changes in a cloud-first world
  • Enhance virtualization performance in the cloud for different workloads
  • Enable faster and easier deployment using Azure Resource Manager templates and GIT
  • Design compute and storage infrastructure to improve performance and enhance security through Azure Networking infrastructure
  • Boost secure data access with identity solutions via Azure Active Directory
  • Minimize errors and save time with advanced automation using PowerShell and DSC extensions in your infrastructure
  • Registration (once available will be at): http://www.technetevents.com/

TechNet on Tour | Certification Jump Start

70-534 Architecting Azure Solutions

70-534 The Certification class will cover the 70-534 Architecting Azure Solutions. All attendees are expected to go home with a copy of the Microsoft Press Book. The events have not been locked yet but it is looking like they will happen May-June and include Philadelphia, Chicago, LA and online. If any organizations or groups would like to plan and organize a dedicated event, send an email request to ITProGuru@Microsoft.com.

70-534 Event Coming SoonA typical agenda looks like the following:

Trial | Brainstorming Team Technology Workshop

If you are in the North East US … do you have any interest in a Team Workshop for your business or group? Send an email to itproguru@microsoft.com

Teach your team how to “think outside the box”, “understand how to leverage technology to solve business challenges or execute on opportunities”. Now taking applications. This is a free training but I need either a large number of people from a single company (30’ish) or for smaller groups, we can do multi-company workshops where each company is a team. Workshop formats available: 60 mins, 1/4 day, 1/2 day, 1 day, multi-day.


Community Events
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Boston User Groups

Jan 27 all-day Boston Ignite – Big Data  @ District Hall
Feb 21 all-day  SPTechCon Austin Feb 21-24
Mar 17 all-day  SQL Saturday Boston – Thursday  @ One Cambridge Center
Mar 18 all-day  SQL Saturday Boston – Friday  @ One Cambridge Center
Mar 19 8:30 am  SQL Saturday #500 – Boston  @ One Cambridge Center

February User Group Meetings:

Feb 1 7:00 pm  Informal Android Developer Meetup
Feb 3 6:00 pm  Monthly Windows Boston Meeting
Feb 3 7:00 pm  MacTechGroup Meetup
Feb 4 3:00 pm  FOSS User Group Meeting  @ Natick, MA
Feb 4 6:00 pm  Agile New England  @ Constant Contact
Feb 4 6:30 pm  Power BI – John Miner
Feb 28 6:00 am  HTML5 Brunch, Season 6
Feb 10 6:15 pm  Data Compression – How does it w…
Feb 15 6:00 pm  Monthly HackNight
Feb 15 7:00 pm  Informal Android Developer Meetu…
Feb 17 6:00 pm  Save This Date
Feb 17 6:30 pm  Boston Linux & Unix User Group M…  @ MIT Building E-51, Room 335
Feb 17 7:00 pm  IT-Pro User Group  @ MTTI Seekonk
Feb 18 6:00 pm  Virtualization Group – Boston
Feb 18 8:29 pm  Greater Boston Association of In  @ Phillip’s Old Colony House
Feb 29 6:00 pm  Join Us for Feb #APMUG Meetup
Feb 29 7:00 pm  Informal Android Developer Meetup

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