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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 July 2008 Entries
Small Business Server MN User Group August 12th Meeting
Small Business Server MN User Group August 12th Meeting Registration link: http://www.digitalconcourse... Location: Microsoft Office In Bloomington Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 Time: 5:00 - 9:00 P.M. Topics and Presenters: SYNNEX and HP Frank Gross from SYNNEX Corporation will share the benefits of doing business with the 3rd largest IT distributor in the nation. Established in 1980, SYNNEX is a Fortune 350 company offering computer systems, ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 30, 2008 8:06 PM

Minnesota SharePoint User Group - August 13, 2008
Minnesota SharePoint User Group Topic for August: SharePoint Open Forum When: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 Registration: 8:30 - 9:00 AM Event: 9:00 - 11:00 AM Networking/Q&A: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:Microsoft Office 8300 Norman Center Drive, Suite 950 Bloomington, MN 55437 Meeting Room: Lake of the Woods I and II Registration link: https://www.clicktoattend.c... Please join us on Wednesday, August 13th for a unique opportunity to collaborate with others on methods used ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 30, 2008 3:21 PM

SharePoint Seminar at Sovran
SharePoint 2007 Seminar When: August 6, 2008 Time: 9am - 11am Location: Sovran, Inc. 2915 Commers Drive Suite 100 in Eagan Cost: FREE To register: Contact Cammy at cmonnens@sovran.com or call 651-905-5529 What is Microsoft SharePoint 2007? How can it be used to improve organizational effectiveness within your business? How does this collaboration and content management server provide IT Professionals with platform and tools needed for server administration, application extensibility and interoperability? ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 29, 2008 5:01 PM

Request for Speakers: New Horizons of MN Career Development and Job Fair
Request for Speakers: New Horizons of MN Career Development and Job Fair Combined Job Fair and Education Fair in one event! When: November 25, 2008 Where: The Northland Inn in Brooklyn Center Please contact Brandy Favilla, Event and Solutions Manager, with any questions or to receive the full speakers packet. bfavilla@nhmn.com or 952.896.6834. What is this event? New Horizons of MN is excited to bring you a new opportunity to educate, inform and build connections in our community. The New Horizons ......

Posted On Monday, July 28, 2008 8:18 PM

Request for Sponsors and Recruiters: New Horizons of MN Career Development and Job Fair
Request for Sponsors and Recruiters: New Horizons of MN Career Development and Job Fair Combined Job Fair and Education Fair in one event! When: November 25, 2008 Where: The Northland Inn in Brooklyn Center Please contact Brandy Favilla, Event and Solutions Manager, with any questions or to receive the full sponsorship packet. bfavilla@nhmn.com or 952.896.6834. What is this event? As the new, premier Business/Recruiting event for Minnesota’s businesses, New Horizons of Minnesota’s goal is to draw ......

Posted On Monday, July 28, 2008 8:11 PM

Request for Speakers: New Horizons of MN MindSurf 2008 Conference
Request for Speakers: New Horizons of MN MindSurf 2008 Conference An Educational Wave of Technology, People and Ideas When: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 Location: The Westin in Edina If you are interested in speaking, please contact Brandy Favilla (bfavilla@nhmn.com or 952-896-6834) for a full "Request for Speakers" application packet. Speaking slots are not based on sponsorship levels, so everyone is encouraged to submit one or more topics for consideration. What is MindSurf? New Horizons of MN excited ......

Posted On Monday, July 28, 2008 8:01 PM

Request for Sponsors: New Horizons of MN MindSurf 2008 Conference
Request for Sponsors: New Horizons of MN MindSurf 2008 Conference Please contact Brandy Favilla, Event and Solutions Manager with any questions or to request a full sponsorship packet. bfavilla@nhmn.com or 952.896.6834. An Educational Wave of Technology, People and Ideas When: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 Location: The Westin in Edina Official event website and registrations begin the first week in August. We are excited to bring you a new opportunity to educate, inform and build connections in our ......

Posted On Monday, July 28, 2008 7:53 PM

Constructive Accountability with Positive Results - August 20
Constructive Accountability with Positive Results Date: August 20 Time: 9:00am – 11:00am Location: New Horizons of Minnesota, Edina Registration Link: http://www.nhmn.com/Courses... Overview: One of the most important factors in developing employee engagement is establishing workplace accountability. With accountability, you get better results, improved teamwork and focus on organizational goals. Without it, you get low productivity, finger-pointing, missed deadlines and poor ......

Posted On Thursday, July 24, 2008 6:00 PM

SQL on Saturday - September 20
We are planning the First Bi-Annual SQL on Saturday event for September 20th. We are officially opening the submissions for speakers at this time. The audience for this event is SQL Administrators and SQL Developers, so the topics should fit one or both audiences. Topic choices can include (but not limited to) SQL BI tools, cool SQL plug ins that you have found to work, SQL Performance Tuning, SQL Querying, the list is endless. If you or someone in your company is interested in presenting, please ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 22, 2008 9:49 AM

SQL User Group Meeting - August 19, 2008
Considerations of Using Excel Data Sources in SSIS 2005 & Designing a Secure SQL Server 2008 Solution Date: August 19, 2008 Time: 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM Visit www.mnssug.org to register Topic One: Considerations of Using Excel Data Sources in SSIS 2005 Speaker: Mark Vaillancourt, Digineer When connecting to Excel, SSIS uses the Jet provider, which expects an Access database by default. Since Excel is not a database, nor does it tend to act like one, particularly with respect to data type consistency ......

Posted On Monday, July 21, 2008 9:55 AM

Solving Business Problems in MDX - November 10-12
Solving Business Problems in MDX http://www.nhmn.com/Courses... November 10-12 Location: New Horizons of MN (www.nhmn.com) based in Edina MN Class Overview This three-day, instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to write MDX expressions, calculations and queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services in order to implement the most demanding requirements for a Business Intelligence project. This course was written by Chris Webb, a mentor ......

Posted On Thursday, July 17, 2008 11:00 AM

Architecture & Integration Summit - October 29-30
Architecture & Integration Summit October 29 & 30, 2008 Minneapolis MN Website: http://architectureandinteg... The International Association of Software Architects (IASA) and the Integration Consortium (IC) join forces to explore and discuss the best ideas for IT architecture and integration. Unlike previous IASA IT Architect Regional Conferences & IC Regional Summits, the Minneapolis event is renamed the Architecture and Integration Summit. The first day consists of in-depth ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 16, 2008 3:49 PM

BizTalk User Group Meeting - July 17, 2008
July 17, 2008 - BizTalk User Group Meeting Location: Microsoft Office Presenter: Andy Morrison, Randall McClure, Krishna Velesetti and Jeff Dreke Title: BizTalk Table Topics For the July BizTalk User Group we're going to try a different format. Digineer will be leading "table topic" discussions on the following topics: · R3/Oslo/Futures: What does it mean for BizTalkers? · WCF Adapters/WCF Line of Business Adapter SDK · Operations and Deployment · ESB/Patterns The "table topics" will be lead by discussion ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 15, 2008 9:55 AM

MN Unified Communications User Group Meeting - August 14
This is your official invitation to the next MNUCUG meeting! Date: Thursday, August 14, 2008 Time: 4-6pm Location: TBD (Either Microsoft's office or New Horizons - Details will follow in a few weeks) Topic: Exchange Archiving Presenter: Mimosa Systems - Speakers TBD This topic was covered last meeting, but we are going to go more in-depth this time. Mimosa will be sharing some of their archiving knowledge, and also be providing information about how their product fits into this important piece of ......

Posted On Monday, July 14, 2008 1:50 PM

Collaboration Technology Interest Group (aka: Week3) - July 16
This is a friendly reminder that this Wednesday, July 16th, from 9:00 – 11:00am the first Collaboration Technology Interest Group (aka: Week3) session will be held at the Maple Grove Community Center. We have had a good number of registrants, but have plenty of spots open. Free Wi-Fi is available. For more information continue reading or click here to learn more. This event is free and space is still available, you may visit the registration page by clicking here. July 16- Collaboration Triage - ......

Posted On Monday, July 14, 2008 1:45 PM

Classes the week of July 21 at New Horizons of MN
Classes the week of July 21 at New Horizons of MN New Horizons of MN, located in Edina MN, has the following classes running next week. Most classes are offered either as a public class here at our facility or as a remote class, which is the same instructor led class, but instead of coming in to our office, you take the class from anywhere. For more information on what remote learning is, please visit http://www.nhmn.com/Service... IT Courses 1456AI Citrix Access Suite 4.0: Build/Test ......

Posted On Monday, July 14, 2008 10:18 AM

PACT Meeting - July 11 - my Notes
PACT (Professional Association for Computer Training), located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is one of the oldest professional computer training associations in the United States. We meet the second Friday of every month to provide information, discuss options, and discover answers regarding issues and technologies facing today's ever-changing organizations. PACT is your opportunity to take three hours a month to focus on your professional growth and development. At monthly meetings you will hear your ......

Posted On Friday, July 11, 2008 10:52 AM

VSTS User Group Meeting - July 16, 2008
VSTS User Group Meeting - July 16, 2008 Date / Time: Wednesday, Jul 16th @ 5pm Location: Microsoft Office Topic: Model Driven Applications using Visual Studio Code name Rosario Description: Join us for an exploration of the new UML based modeling capabilities being built into the next version of Visual Studio. Presenter: Clint Edmonson - Microsoft Clint is an Architect Evangelist in Microsoft’s North Central District, working with aspiring and seasoned architects to understand Microsoft’s latest ......

Posted On Friday, July 11, 2008 10:08 AM

PMI - MN Professional Development days Conference
PMI - MN Professional Development days Conference PMI-MN Local Chapter hosts a 4 day conference for Project Management Professionals. If you are interested in finding out more about it this year, check their website. www.pmi-mn.org Dates: September 22-25 Times: 8am-5pm Location: Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center Education Days: September 22-24 11 one day classes 4 two day classes 3-day PMP Certification Prep Class Symposium Day and Vendor Fair: September 25 16 sessions Registration deadlines: ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 9, 2008 1:44 PM

UpSwing Business Expo - September 23
UpSwing Business Expo Date: September 23, 2008 Time: 5:00 PM Location: Nicollet Island Pavilion 40 Power Street Minneapolis, MN 55401 Attendance Fee: Business Card Exhibit Fee: $215 to $345 Description: Since 1997, SHARP UpSwing has been providing a unique venue for business leaders to connect and showcase their products and services. The UpSwing Business EXPO was inspired by the need for a stronger B2B event for small business professionals with an understanding that networking and visibility are ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 8, 2008 8:56 AM

Twin Cities Developers Guild Meeting - Tuesday, July 8
The Twin Cities Developers Guild is having their first meeting (and kickoff cookout) tomorrow evening (Tuesday, July 8, 2008) at New Horizons of Minnesota. The cookout begins at 5pm and the meeting begins at 6pm. Come out and have a burger or brat with us and stay for our featured speaker (see below). If you can't make it this month, be sure to catch next month when we'll have Rocky Lhotka introducing CSLA Light (CSLA in Silverlight.) All we ask is that you RSVP to developersguildevents@gmail... ......

Posted On Monday, July 7, 2008 11:14 AM

Free Seminars the week of July 14
Free events/Seminars in the Twin Cities the week of July 14. SharePoint Server 2007: ECM (Enterprise Content Management) http://www.nhmn.com/Courses... 7/15/2008 - 7/15/2008 Virtualization Overview http://www.nhmn.com/Courses... 7/16/2008 - 7/16/2008 Mentored Learning Preview http://www.nhmn.com/Courses... 7/17/2008 - 7/17/2008 Silverlight/WCF User Group: Web Analytics and SEO for Silverlight Applications http://www.ilmservice.com/s... ......

Posted On Monday, July 7, 2008 8:27 AM

Classes the week of July 14 at New Horizons of MN
New Horizons of MN, located in Edina MN, has the following classes running next week. Most classes are offered either as a public class here at our facility or as a remote class, which is the same instructor led class, but instead of coming in to our office, you take the class from anywhere. For more information on what remote learning is, please visit http://www.nhmn.com/Service... Class list: 2793 Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services http://www.nhmn.com/Courses... ......

Posted On Monday, July 7, 2008 8:14 AM

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