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News Brandy Favilla is currently the Community Engagement Manager at New Horizons of Minnesota (www.nhmn.com). In this position, she helps people define and build their careers through educational events. Brandy focuses on networking with members of the Information Technology community to form partnerships in education. She strives to maintain New Horizons’ reputation as a high-quality learning center throughout the Twin Cities and beyond. Some of her accomplishments include chairing the committee for both the TechFuse and MindSurf Conferences hosted by New Horizons, co-chairing Twin Cities Code Camp and Twin Cities SharePoint Camp, Co-host of the Twin Cities Developers Guild, VP of PR for TechMasters (www.techmasters-tc.com), Communications Chair of PACT (www.pactweb.org), Programs chair for IAMCP, President of the Business Intelligence User Group (www.ncbisig.org) and actively participating in the SharePoint User Group (www.sharepointmn.com). *the thoughts and opinions in this blog are my own and do not reflect the opinions of New Horizons of Minnesota
Twin Cities IT and Developer Events Postings by Brandy Favilla
What is Agile? Agile Project Management is a process that emphasizes teamwork, flexibility, adaptation and constant feedback. The goal of this process is to lower costs through making the right decisions at the right time. Why should I learn Agile? from ccpace.com: Agile stresses the view of the organization as a fluid system. By adopting Agile, your ......

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Jun 09
Over the next couple of months, Donald Donais will be giving three different FREE presentations on Windows 7. These sessions will deal with some of the main changes with Windows 7. The first seminar on July 2nd will concentrate primarily on getting to know what is different about Windows 7. What makes this client operating system different than Windows ......

...and we are accepting applications for Speakers and Sponsors NOW! MindSurf 2009 will take place on September 24th at the Radisson in Plymouth. We are excited about the new venue and new topic waves, but we are most excited to connect with business people across the metro and hope to make a big impact on them by giving them tools and resources to increase ......

Headway Program Getting hired as an IT professional in today’s market is tough. The good news is there’s a new program IT pros can access to improve the odds of gaining employment in this extremely competitive market. The Headway program was created as a collaborative effort between New Horizons of Minnesota, EXIN and itSMF USA. The goal of the Headway ......

When: 5/20/2009 11:30:00 AM Register Are you tired of using a manual checklist to create new desktop images? Would you like to find a way to reduce desktop imaging and deployment costs while implementing best practices? In this FREE 90-minute webcast, Microsoft Consulting Services and Virteva will share their desktop deployment processes and methodologies ......

Word 2007 Level 1 May 6 Office 2007 New Features May 8 Access Level 2 May 11 - May 12 Distinguishing Yourself in a Competitive Market May 11 Change Management: How to Initiate and Implement Change May 12 Word 2007 Level 2 May 13 Office Workshops May 14 Dreamweaver Level 1 May 18 Crystal Reports Level 1 May 21 - May 22 Introduction to XML May 28 - May ......

You're Invited! Please join us on May 19th as we provide an overview of two new Accelerators for Microsoft Dynamics CRM: Event Management and eservice. When: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 Registration: 8:30 - 9:00 AM Event: 9:00 - 11:00 AM Networking/Q&A: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where: Microsoft 8300 Norman Center Drive, Suite 950 Bloomington, MN 55437 Map ......

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Apr 09
Register Now: $299 rate through May 8, 2009 Students attend for only $50. (Must be enrolled full time and present valid ID) Check with UMSA member and affiliate organizations for a discount code! Conference DVD Special Offer: Register by April 30 and you can purchase the 2009 conference DVD with PPTs /audio presentations for just $69. (Regularly $129; ......

We are happy to announce that the third Iowa Code Camp will be on Saturday May 2nd. We are looking forward to making this the most successful Code Camp yet, building on the wild popularity of the previous two. But we need your help. The success of our Code Camp is measured by the growth of the individuals that participate. Speakers, organizers, attendees, ......

Email me today at bfavilla@nhmn.com to make a deal! April 22 Acrobat 8 Level 2 April 22 Excel Level 1 April 23 - April 24 Photoshop Level 2 April 27 - May 1 Business Analysis Theory & Practice April 27 - April 28 SharePoint Designer 2007 Fundamentals April 27 - May 1 PMP 1-2-3: A Guide to Preparing for the PMP Certification April 28 Time Management ......

User Groups, Trainings, and Community for users of Microsoft Dynamics CRM User Groups Quarterly user groups meet in February, May, and August and culminate at our annual two-day Summit each year in November. Features of our user group are: Customer Spotlight Large group discussions on specific topics Lunch and networking Technical breakout sessions ......

May 19, 2009 1:00pm - 5:00pm Registration opens at 12:30pm Learn more and register! 12:30 – 1:00 Registration and Open Vendor Fair 1:00 – 1:15 President Welcome; Meeting Announcements 1:15 - 1:30 Vendor Sponsor Presentation 1:30 – 2:30 Panel Discussion: How can members get more out of their current ITIL investment that will improve Company ‘bottom lines?’ ......

Date: Thursday April 23 Time: 3-5pm Location: Microsoft's office, Bloomington MN Topic: High Availability in Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Speaker: TBD Topic: We're going to talk about High Availability options in Exchange Server 2007 SP1 - SCC, LCR, CCR, and SCR. We'll discuss each and dive a little more into each so that you can effectively implement any ......

This month's System Center User Group meeting will feature John Nelson and Brian Mason from Wells Fargo. They are speaking on the first day of MMS about SQL Performance Tips, but if you can't make it to MMS, you can see that very same presentation on Thursday 4/16 at the Microsoft Bloomington office. This event does not cost anything, but we're going ......

April 30th Microsoft Office - Minneapolis LOW I and II 8300 Norman Center Drive - Suite 950 Bloomington, Minnesota 55437 Microsoft ArcReady 9:00am - 11:45 pm WHAT IS ARCREADY? A forum for aspiring and practicing architects to discuss industry trends An overview of Microsoft’s roadmap as it relates to software architecture A mechanism to solicit your ......

There is no better time that today to invest in yourself! Check out our upcoming class list, and email me to play "let's make a deal!" Access Level 1 April 9 - April 10 VMware ESX Server 3.5 and VirtualCenter 2.5 - Advanced Course April 13 - 16 Word 2007 Level 1 April 14 Implementing Cisco Data Center Network Infrastructure 2 April 14 - 17 Mastering ......

Webinars are a great way learn vital skills in a convenient way. Our new webinar series will bring you the tips and tricks you need to increase productivity right to your office or home. Learn More >> Microsoft Word...Use it Right! April 20 2:00pm - 3:30pm Have you ever wondered why Microsoft Word does what it does? Attend this 90-minute webinar ......

We have a number of upcoming IT and Business Application courses, and I am willing to make a deal! Email me to get signed up and to start the bargaining! 6215 Implementing and Administering Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server Apr 23 - 24 1327AI Citrix Password Manager 4.5: Administration Apr 23 - 24 Mastering SharePoint Server 2007 Administration ......

Minnesota SharePoint User Group SharePoint and Business Intelligence You're invited. Please join us on Wednesday, April 8, as we explore Business Intelligence leveraging the SharePoint platform. In this session we will cover the various Business Intelligence integration points with SharePoint 2007 including: Excel Services PerformancePoint Server 2007 ......

Today, more than ever, effective communication skills are the key to personal and professional growth. TechMasters is a new Toastmasters chapter in Twin Cities, dedicated to helping technology professionals improve their skills in: Public speaking Making Presentations Communicating with non-technical people Impromptu speaking skills Techmasters provides ......

Join Magenic Technologies and New Horizons of Minnesota for the 6th Bi-Annual Twin Cities Code Camp Event. Spend a day with other coders and learn from each other on a variety of topics that impact your world. View the complete schedule, sessions details and bios of presenters at the code camp website The address for code camp is: Computer Science and ......

The first ever Ignite Minneapolis event is right around the corner. Admission free. Beer is free. Wednesday, April 22 Solera, downtown Minneapolis RSVP now! 6:00 – Doors Open, social hour 7:00 – Presentations Begin 8:00 – Break 8:15 – Presentations Continue 9:00 – Event Conclusion What is Ignite? Ignite is a community-driven event comprising a series ......

March 23
7:00pm


Uptown Bar, Minneapolis

This is a social get together for iPhone application developers.

Please RSVP to Dan Grigsby (dan@unpossible.com) if you are planning on coming.

April 21, 2009 3:00 PM - 5:15 PM Minnesota SQL Server User Group Drive Your Way to the DMV Speaker: Jason Strate, Digineer Dynamic Management Views (DMVs) and Dynamic Management Functions (DMF) have been around since the release of SQL Server 2005. But for many people DMVs and DMFs are still a mystery. Step under the hood and review some of the main ......

Two day free training event called XamlFest at the Bloomginton, MN Microsoft offices from Tuesday, April 14th 2009 to Wednesday, April 15th, 2009. This will be a classroom style event led by fellow Microsoft’s very own John Pelak. This event will be going in depth on the XAML markup language and how it is used in both WPF and Silverlight 2.0 applications. ......

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