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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
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Agile is here!
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 organization will be more flexible to change. It also stresses the importance of adaptability by limiting up-front planning and placing emphasis on ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 24, 2009 9:23 AM

Windows 7!
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 XP? This seminar titled “Welcome to Windows 7” will touch base on: New user interface Aero System Improvements: Problem Step Recorder, Boot from VHD, ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 16, 2009 7:36 AM

It's that time again! MINDSURF IS HERE...
...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 their productivity and make them a more valuable employee. If you are interested in learning more about MindSurf 2009 or applying to be a speaker, ......

Posted On Friday, June 5, 2009 12:56 PM

New Horizons of Minnesota Subsidizes ITIL Certification for Unemployed IT Pros
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 program is to provide an affordable option for unemployed IT professionals looking to expand their skills and earn the ITIL v3 Foundation Certification ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 20, 2009 7:46 AM

Desktop Deployment in the Real World - FREE Webcast
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 as well as lessons learned, covering the following topics. 1. Best Practices and Lessons Learned Performing OS Deployments This session will use ......

Posted On Monday, May 11, 2009 3:58 PM

Great Classes - Coming Up - Great Price!
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 29 Dreamweaver Level 2 May 28 Visio Level 1 May 28 8:00am - 11:30pm Visio Level 2 May 28 12:30pm - 4:00pm Effective Business Writing June 3 MS Project ......

Posted On Monday, May 4, 2009 3:41 PM

Accelerators for Microsoft Dynamics CRM: Event Management and eservice.
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 of Location The eService Accelerator provides businesses the ability to deliver self-service capabilities to their customers while tracking and managing ......

Posted On Friday, May 1, 2009 10:42 AM

Secure360
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; a 45% discount!) Order DVDs at the conference. See Pre-Conference events for additional professional development opportunities Keynotes: Howard Schmidt ......

Posted On Thursday, April 23, 2009 8:04 AM

Iowa Code Camp 2009
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, sponsors…everyone plays a unique role in making the Iowa Code Camp an exciting opportunity, a learning experience and overall – a great place to ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 22, 2009 4:00 PM

Classes gaurenteed to run, at a GREAT deal!
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 Tools for Peak Performance April 29 Office Worksop April 29 InfoPath 2007 - Creating InfoPath Forms April 30 Half day: 12:30pm - 4:00pm PivotTables: ......

Posted On Monday, April 20, 2009 10:50 AM

BI Special Interest Group Meeting - March 12
Date: March 12, 2009 Time: 3:00pm - 6:30pm (Resistration begins at 2:30pm) Learn more and Register! ANNOUNCING BI SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP: We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our BISIG meeting at Microsoft Corporation, 8300 Norman Center Drive, Suite 950, Bloomington, Minnesota, 55437 from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm. We hope you will plan to attend this meeting where we have lined up two very exciting and informative speakers. 3:00 - 3:15: BI SIG Updates & Announcements 3:15 - 4:30: SharePoint ......

Posted On Monday, March 2, 2009 3:14 PM

CRM Net(work)
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 and roundtable discussions Trainings Users come together one a month for two-hour hands-on trainings provided by consultants on our CRM team. Community ......

Posted On Monday, April 20, 2009 8:55 AM

itSMF MN Vendor Fair
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?’ 2:30 – 3:30 Networking – Vendor tables open to all participants 3:30 – 4: 30 Panel Discussion: How can members ‘package’ process improvements and ......

Posted On Monday, April 20, 2009 8:31 AM

MNECoG Meeting - Thursday April 23
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 of these options in your environment or to your clients. Learn more and Register ......

Posted On Monday, April 13, 2009 11:10 AM

Great Education, at an even better deal!
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 the Art of Thinking on Your Feet April 15 Office 2003 Workshops April 15 Word 2007 Level 2 April 16 Captivate April 16 - April 17 SQL: Fundamentals of ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 7, 2009 9:30 AM

Upcoming classes, at a great deal!
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 Apr 20 - 24 6451 Planning, Deploying and Managing Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager 2007 Apr 20 - 24 6232 Implementing a Microsoft ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 1, 2009 8:49 AM

NEW Business Applications Webinars!
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 to learn the basic functionality that all users should know to efficiently work with Microsoft Word. You'll discover how easy it really is to create ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 1, 2009 1:16 PM

Minnesota SharePoint User Group
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 SQL Reporting Services (SSRS) SharePoint filters Dashboards KPI lists and more! This session will include a number of demonstrations and tips on how ......

Posted On Monday, March 30, 2009 8:43 AM

TechMasters Twin Cities
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 a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, ......

Posted On Monday, March 30, 2009 8:37 AM

Twin Cities Code Camp
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 Engineering building on the University of Minnesota campus University of Minnesota 4-192 EE/CS Building 200 Union Street SE Minneapolis, MN 55455 Objectives: ......

Posted On Thursday, March 26, 2009 9:54 AM

itSMF Minnesota March 2009 Event
Service Portfolio Management, Service Catalog and Request Management Version 3 of ITIL added a new, more comprehensive dimension to the tried and true "Service Catalog." It's called a Service Portfolio and it's introduced in Service Strategy. ITIL tells us that the Service Portfolio represents the commitments and investments made by the service provider across all customers and is created, managed, and supported through the Service Portfolio Management process. The Service Portfolio contains three ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 10, 2009 1:54 PM

SharePoint 2007 - Business Intelligence Deep-dive - April 23
Registration link: http://www.nhmn.com/Courses... Date: April 23 Time: 9-11:30 Course Overview This session will explore the various Business Intelligence options available from Microsoft and how they integrate with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. This session will include a number of demonstrations and tips on how to get started using SharePoint for business intelligence. This seminar is available live on the web using VoIP (PC audio). Telephone audio is not ......

Posted On Thursday, February 26, 2009 9:45 AM

Minneapolis and Saint Louis: Build Your Skills: Best Practices for .NET Developers Events
Both Minneapolis and Saint Louis will be hosting a Build Your Skills event. This full day event will introduces developers to a range of the best practices that developers can use to create better applications in a shorter amount of time. Presented by independent developers with a proven track record of having “been there, done that”, each session will provide insight into what it takes to write applications that run faster, are easier to maintain, and are of the highest possible quality. During ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 25, 2009 8:09 AM

ArcReady - March 25, 2009
ArcReady For our next ArcReady, we will explore a topic on everyone’s mind: Cloud computing. Several industry companies have announced cloud computing services . In October 2008 at the Professional Developers Conference, Microsoft announced the next phase of our Software + Services vision: the Azure Services Platform. The Azure Services Platforms provides a wide range of internet services that can be consumed from both on premises environments or the internet. Session 1: Cloud Services In our first ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 24, 2009 10:44 AM

SQL User Group Meeting - Feb 17, 2009
Management Data Warehouse (MDW) & Performance Monitoring When: February 17, 2009 Time: 3:00 PM - 5:15 PM Register www.mnssug.org Session 1: SQL Server 2008 Data Collection and the Management Data Warehouse Speaker: Lara Rubbelke, Microsoft One of the more powerful new features for database administration, diagnostics, and trending is the SQL Server 2008 Management Data Warehouse. The new Management Data Warehouse leverages a data collector framework to centralize and store SQL Server system and ......

Posted On Friday, February 6, 2009 11:21 AM

Business Writing Workshop for Job Seekers - Feb 3
Business Writing Workshop $80 Feb 3 from 8:00am - 4:00pm http://www.nhmn.com/Courses... When looking for employment, one of the things that can set us apart from the rest of the competition is our ability to write. Prospective employers often use resumes, cover letters, and thank you notes as examples of how we communicate. This one-day instructor-led workshop you will discuss business writing, and how to use effective writing as a way to get noticed. 3 things you will ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 27, 2009 6:19 AM

Let's Make a Deal - Classes Confirmed to Run
Do you need training on SQL Server, System center, Citrix Edgesite, Exchange, Server 2008 or ITIL Practitioner? This is the deal you have been waiting for...as budgets are being cut, let us help you with your education. These classes listed below are confirmed to run, but still have open seats. Let's make a deal. Email me to begin the process! Citrix: Feb 16-20 CSA-20101I Implementing Citrix XenApp 5.0 for Windows Server 2008 http://www.nhmn.com/Courses... Feb 26-27 1800AI ......

Posted On Friday, February 6, 2009 9:38 AM

Citrix EdgeSite 4.5

Do you need Citrix EdgeSite 4.5 training?  We have a class running on Feb 23-27 that is confirmed to run and has open seats.  Let's make a deal.  Email me for information. 

Details:

1800AI Citrix EdgeSight 4.5: Administration, Performance Monitoring and Load Testing
http://www.nhmn.com/Courses/CrsDetail.aspx?C=CTCTX-1800AI

 

Posted On Friday, February 6, 2009 9:24 AM

Developers Guild Meeting - Feb 10
February 10, 2009 - Guild Meeting, featuring Shawn Wildermuth When: 6:00 PM. Where: New Horizons of Minnesota (4510 West 77th Street - Edina, MN 55435) MAP Website: www.TwinCitiesDevelopersGui... Shawn Wildermuth Topic: Introducing Silverlight While Silverlight has a lot of people buzzing, many others think its just another Flash in the pan. But for web developers who are sick of fighting the browser, Silverlight represents a fresh step forward to create compelling applications on the web. In ......

Posted On Thursday, February 5, 2009 11:26 AM

Silverlight User Group Meeting - February 17
Topic: Implementing Presentation Patterns that Truly Work Across Platforms, Adam Grocholski Date/Time/location: Tuesday, February 17th, 2009. 12PM-2PM at Microsoft Registration Link: http://www.ilmservice.com/s... Abstract: Today's marketplace demands that our applications be available on multiple UI platforms (Windows, Web, RIA, Mobile). Is it possible to design our applications in ways that increases the effeciency of implementing them across UI platofrms? Yes, with ......

Posted On Monday, February 2, 2009 3:50 PM

TechFuse 2009 Conference - SPECIAL PRICING FOR GEEKS WITH BLOGS VIEWERS
Hi Everyone... If you are interested in attending the Biggest IT Conference in the Twin Cities, special pricing is now available to you if you mention this site. Regular rate is $399. I can offer you $249!!!!!!! There are 26 sessions in 9 different tracks in all areas of IT, including Infrastructure, Collaboration, Business Intelligence, System Center, Developers and MORE. Take advantage of this special pricing and register today! (Don't forget, you have to mention this ad to get this low rate!) ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 28, 2009 9:26 AM

**NEW** Business Softskills Workshops
You have the technical skills to achieve maximum performance in your career, but what are you doing to nurture your business soft skills? Introducing a new seminar series at New Horizons of MN to stay ahead in this unstable economic time. How do you manage Change? Are you a great problem solver? How do you deal with conflict resolution? Pick up these skills and more by signing up for this new seminar series focused on helping you get ahead and stay on top. Register today! What are you waiting for? ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 28, 2009 7:59 AM

OCS 2007 R2 Seminar - Feb 13
Convergent Solutions Group Presents: Next-Generation Voice and Conferenceing with Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Event Code: 135099 Event Date: 2/13/2009 Event Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Welcome Time: 8:30 AM Central Time Location: Microsoft Corporation 8300 Norman Center Dr. Suite 950 Bloomington, MN 55437 USA driving directions Registration Link: Join us today for an event near you. Go to https://www.clicktoattend.c... to register. General Event Information ___________________________... ......

Posted On Friday, January 23, 2009 2:35 PM

CloudCamp - April 18
April 18 CloudCamp http://www.cloudcamp.com/?p... 9am-3pm University of MN Campus CloudCamp is an “unconference” that brings together developers, architects, IT business interests, and venture capitalists in an open format to explain and explore cloudcomputing technologies. Attendees Will: - Meet others in the Twin Cities engaged in cloud-computing - Learn and share with other cloud-computing innovators - Lead or attend discussions about different types of cloudcomputing - Learn about or share ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 21, 2009 11:07 AM

TechFuse 2009 Conference - March 17, 2009
Join us for TechFuse 2009 on March 17! It’s back and even bigger than last year! With 36 sessions and two keynote presentations to choose from, TechFuse 2009 is the most cost-effective way for IT and Developer pros to get up-to-date, 200-300 level education on the topics that matter to your role. TechFuse will provide you resources on the latest developments in IT and Developer trends, technologies, application implementation issues, products and services from tons of local professionals. Website: ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 20, 2009 6:09 PM

Confirmed to Run Courses with Open Seats
It's "Lets Make A Deal" time! If you see something on the list that interests you, PLEASE contact me. (bfavilla@nhmn.com) Visual Studio 2008 Connected Systems: Windows Communication Foundation http://www.nhmn.com/Courses... Jan 28-30 (Remote Learning Available) Implementing and Managing Windows Server 2008 Clustering http://www.nhmn.com/Courses... Feb 4-6 (Remote Learning Available) Outlook 2007 Level 1 http://nhmn.com/Courses/Crs... ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 20, 2009 10:09 AM

System Center User Group Meeting - January 21
For this month’s MN System Center User Group meeting on Wednesday 1/21, we have the privilege of Lu Patrick presenting a session titled:" Monitoring Configuration Manager 2007 with Operations Manager 2007". Lu is one of the Instructor at New Horizons of Minnesota and she focuses on SCCM/SCOM, VB and PowerShell scripting. This month we will be meeting at the New Horizons of Minnesota building, about a mile North East of the Microsoft building, and they will provide pizza and beverages. Tentative agenda: ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 20, 2009 9:29 AM

Cisco Technology Showcase - Jan 22
UC 7.0 and Wireless Jan 22 (Happy New Year! Cisco will be hosting the first Technology Showcase of 2009 on January 22 from 10am-12:00), in the Cisco Bloomington Office. (After such great response for December's showcase, we will once again be covering the topics of Unified Communications 7.0 and Secure Wireless. Please follow the link below to get registered for the event. If you are interested, sign up early as the spots are limited.http://www.cisco.co... ......

Posted On Monday, January 19, 2009 9:30 AM

Sitecore User Group Meeting - Jan 27
Tuesday, January 27th 2009 10:00 am -12:30 pm Meritide invites you to attend the first Minnesota Sitecore Users Group hosted at our offices in St. Paul. You'll see several product demos and have an opportunity to get your questions answered by Eric Dzik and Michael Casey from Sitecore http://www.meritide.com/ http://www.sitecore.com Contact: petes13pts@msn.com or cassandra.telmosse@meritide... ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 13, 2009 7:43 PM

PDMA Monthly Meeting - Jan 21
PDMA Monthly Meeting Topic: Networking in Difficult Times: Moving from Networking to Resources When: January 21, 2009 Where: Campus Club, 4th Floor of Coffman Union, U of MN Time: 5:30-6:00 Registration 6:00-7:30 Interactive Session Cost: $30 PDMA Members $35 Non-Members Click to sign-up: http://www.pdma.org/events_... This multi-modal approach is designed to guide participants from a more superficial level of networking associations to a deeper level of collaboration. This ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 13, 2009 7:40 PM

itSMF Minnesota January 29 Meeting
itSMF Minnesota presents a MOF 4.0 Webinar Event Date: Thursday, January 29, 2009 Time: 12:00-1:00 pm CST RSVP: http://mn.itsmf.org Topic Overview: Please join is for an enlightening webinar highlighting an important and economical IT Service Management choice available to all concerned about their IT Service Management journey: Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) 4.0! What is MOF? MOF 4.0 is not just another version of other best practice frameworks. It is a collection of best practices, principles, ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 13, 2009 7:09 PM

Upcoming Events in the Twin Cities
January 12 IIBA Professional Development Days Conference January 12 Twin Cities Developers Guild www.twincitiesdevelopersgui... January 13 - 14 MACO Winter Conference (Government event) January 13 TechMasters www.techmasters-tc.com Jan 13 CTA Luncheon - High speed wireless Eagan Community Center www.ctamn.org January 13 - MSDN Developer Conference www.msdndevcon.com Jan 14 SharePoint User Group Meeting www.sharepointmn.com January 15 BizTalk User Group www.mnbiztalk.com Jan 15 Code Freeze http://www.umsec.umn.edu/ev... ......

Posted On Friday, January 9, 2009 8:12 PM

Websphere User Group - Wednesday January 21
Wednesday, January 21, 2009. 12:30-4:00PM WHERE: Net Perceptions Building Fifth Floor DeVry University Training Room 7700 France Avenue Corner of France Avenue and Minnesota Drive Bloomington, MN TOPIC: WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition (WMQFTE) V7 Product Overview and Demonstration SUMMARY: WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition (WMQFTE) is IBM's entry into the Managed File Transfer space. Built upon WebSphere MQ v7.0, WMQFTE will take advantage of the inherit features and functions that WMQ provides ......

Posted On Friday, January 9, 2009 5:11 PM

SharePoint User Group Meeting - January 14, 1009
Website: www.sharepointmn.com Registration link: https://www.clicktoattend.c... Topic: Back to the Basics: Making the Most of WSS v3 Please join us on Wednesday, January 14, for an engaging discussion on Windows SharePoint Services v3. With the current economic landscape, companies are concerned about how they invest their money and how to get the most out of what they've already invested in. With this in mind, we'd like to focus this month on the SharePoint tools and products ......

Posted On Thursday, December 18, 2008 10:41 AM

PhizzPop - January 15, 2009
January 15, 2009, Minneapolis, MN Watch the top agency talent as they show us their Expression Studio and Silverlight skills, or show us your design and development talent by submitting an entry to the PhizzPop Online Challenge. Microsoft is partnering with MIMA, the Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association, to put together the biggest Design Challenge this city has ever seen! Registraiton Link: http://www.phizzpop.com/mai... ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 16, 2008 11:14 AM

Overnight Website Challenge - Looking for Developer Teams now!
Only a bunch of programmers would come up with this great idea. For the second year in a row Sierra Bravo, a web development firm based in Bloomington, Minnesota, will sponsor its Overnight Website Challenge. Non-profit organizations apply for consideration for the Challenge and the chosen NPO's get 24 hours of free web design services provided by volunteer programmers. The purpose of the event is to highlight how web technology can help non-profits further their missions and assist 10 deserving ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 16, 2008 10:53 AM

Chippewa Valley .NET User Group Meeting - December 11
Main Presentation: December11th - Discovering the Possibilities with SharePoint Development Presenter: Ryan Oliveira Location: Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) Room ECB 176 Date: Thursday, December 11th, 2008 Time: 5:00 PM Sponsor: Solutia, Consulting http://www.solutiaconsultin... Prize(s): Sharepoint Training CD, Books NEW PARKING INSTRUCTIONS Park in the P9 Lot off of College Drive, and go in door 3B. Do NOT park in the lot by the front of the building. (See the link to the CVTC parking ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 9, 2008 9:19 PM

Silverlight: Innovate Your Business (Webinar)
Registration Link: http://www.nhmn.com/Courses... Overview: Harness web applications built in Silverlight 2.0 to deliver browser rich, accessible content to clients and customers. Silverlight 2.0 is not just a browser plug-in, but a web programming platform built on the powerful .NET Framework. This powerful architecture allows companies to build rich internet applications while still maintaining their .NET developer base. Silverlight 2.0 leverages the separation of ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 9, 2008 8:32 AM

PACT Meeting - December
Topic: "Change... When It Happens To You" Presented by Sara Lykken We probably all agree that change is inevitable. We experience change whether it be a job layoff, a merger, a canceled contract, a change in a personal relationship or just the change in season and the snow covered roads we need to navigate. However, the quality of our lives is determined , not by what happens to us, but by how we handle change when "It" Happens! During this fast paced personal development workshop you will learn ......

Posted On Monday, December 8, 2008 10:01 PM

Small Business Server User Group Meeting - Dec 9
Meeting Topics: Cyber Crime and Software Inventory Minnesota Cyber Crime Task Force We are privileged to have Doug Dvorak of the Minnesota Cyber Crime Task Force(MCCTF), a joint FBI and U.S. Secret Service task force that includes members of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and local law enforcement. FBI agents assigned to the Computer Analysis Response Team (CART) also operate out of the task force. The mission of the MCCTF is to investigate violation of Federal law where the Internet and computer ......

Posted On Monday, December 8, 2008 9:52 PM

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