Friday, December 9, 2011

MS Event, Private Cloud

Microsoft Private Cloud Event
Microsoft Office Fort Lauderdale
6750 N Andrews Ave, Ste 400
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

09 December, 2011

Microsoft Events just keep getting better.  Blain & John put a lot of prep work in on this one, and it showed.  Take a look at the photo's of the Event.  Note the links on some of the screen shots where you can get more information.  If you missed this event, you missed a lot.  The event has been fully booked for over a month, so I know that it was difficult to get in and you'll see from the foto's, it was SRO!
Thanks again, Blair & John !

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

PBIT Meeting, 08 Nov 11

Due to some restrictions, there were limited photo's during this months meeting. I am going to use John Vighetto's comments here with minor editing:

"I wanted to thank Detective Carlos Cajigas as well as his fellow officers, Peter & Paul, for a really interesting and informative presentation. Having seen how files on a hard drive were altered/deleted and to be thought removed, and then to see how relatively easy it is to recover these files was impressive. To also see how easy it is to track down where a particular picture (in this example) was taken and then use Google Earth to zero in on the location was very interesting. I will definitely be turn off the geo-tagging on all my mobile devices!

Due to the sensitive nature of the presentation, video was not allowed.

I’m sure that everyone who attended enjoyed last night’s presentation based upon the questions and conversations afterwards.

Also want to always thank Lynne and Windstream for their support and generosity in allowing us to have our meetings at their facilities.

If anyone that was at the presentation last night did not receive the CD that Carlos handed out with the Raptor program, please contact me offline and I can provide you a link to download the ISO file. In this zipped file, it will also include a copy of the Casey Anthony report as well as Carlos’ contact information should you wish to contact him for additional questions.

As far as next month’s meeting, it was voted that instead of a regular meeting we would meet at a local restaurant to celebrate the holiday season. More on where and what to follow." - John Vighetto


Also noted is that Carlos Cajigas indicated that we could also consider him / his group (West Palm Beach Computer Forensics) as a professional resource. More contact information will become available later.

This was an incredably informative meeting for all. Thanks to everyone involved in doing this. A few more photo's are available HERE.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Deerfield Beach Mobile Cafe

Deerfield Beach Mobile Cafe - 11/01/2011 - 6:30 PM - WP7 - Phone Camp Teaser - Joe Healy - Microsoft

It's always a blast when Joe comes to town and with all the events, news and products around WP7 this will be a great time to catch up! Due to another event, we have to hold this months' Cafe at the Deerfield Hilton on the corner of Hillsboro and I95 in the Captains Room near the restaurant.

Ok, that was the Hype. But you know that Joe never fails to please. See the pic's and a few more details HERE.

Dell Tech Summit, HardRock Cafe, Hollywood, Fla

This was the invitation:

The best of Dell’s field technical resources will be flying in from around the country for one big day at the Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, FL. These Enterprise Technologists will not be presenting on only Dell, they will be presenting on the technology that drives our businesses today. Partnered with Sherlock Technology, FISG, Advocent, Sonicwall, and Trend Micro, we will be inviting all of South Florida’s customers out to enjoy a day of giveaways and IT. We are projecting about 100-150 people to attend and will have 3 different classrooms to pick from at any given time. 1 Hour Sessions below that will work on a rotating schedule for customers to attend 3 different courses with a lunch in between.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011
11:00AM – 3:00PM

Hardrock Casino
1 Seminole Way
Hollywood, FL 33314

Hosted By:
Dell, Advocent, FISG, Sherlock Tech,
SonicWall & Trend Micro

The Event went on pretty much as advertised.
You can see the pictures and other details

Yes, you probably missed something if you didn't make it.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

PBIT October Meeting with Tage Tatman,

A really great meeting and presentation to kick off the new season. Note that PBIT gatherings will be in the WindStream East location (by I-95) in the future. For those of you that did not read John Vighetto's summary, I will quote that here:
It was good to see some people who haven't been to the meetings in a while. Not sure if it was the topic or the now new location for the meetings; either way, the presentation was well done.

Thanks to Tage Tatman of for presenting last night. In addition to what was posted on the group website, we also found out that his company refurbishes Cisco, Juniper, and a few other major manufacturer's communication devices, as well as sell completely refurbished, fully certified legacy equipment (and his company covers the equipment for a full year). If people want, I can post Tage's contact info; just let me know.

As always, a special thanks to Lynne for allowing us to have our meetings at the Windstream office. By the way, they now has wireless available.

Although the meeting after the meeting only had a few people, the topics of conversations are always entertaining, and informative (we also found out that Duffy's has some additional specials, both food and drink, that are now available).

Please note that from now on, we are holding our meetings at Windstream's other office (the one we were at last night; with the wireless).

Happy "over the hump" day,
John Vighetto
Vighetto Networking, Inc.
Sent from my iPad 2

You can see the photo's and screen shots HERE.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

SuperComputing and Parallel Programing

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Deefield Beach Coders Cafe: Thinking in Parallel - Adnan Boz
10/04/2011 - 6:30 PM - Casa Maya Grill - Deerfield Beach Cove

Adnan gave us a very informative talk on his group and Parallelism in Supercomputing. There's a lot more to come here. Stay tuned and watch for meeting / 'meet-up' notices!

See pictures and screen shots: HERE

Thursday, July 28, 2011

ACT! 2012 Roadshow

ACT! 2012 Roadshow
Thu Jul 28 2011, 08:00 – 12:00 (EDT)
Sheraton Ft. Lauderdale Airport

KiConsultants' Danielle Major (AKA known as the undisputed "Queen of ACT!") organized this event with a Sage / Act presentation team. This event was intended for people new to ACT! as well as to present the new features of the upgraded product to current users.

The Company team first presented the product. Danielle then showed users how she could assist their businesses in having ACT! dance on the head of a pin.

See photo's of the event, a few screen shots of the highlights and contact information HERE.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

South Florida IT Camp

Event: South Florida 2011 IT Camp

Date: Saturday, July 23, 2011 from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)

Nova University
3301 College Avenue
Carl DeSantis Building
Ft. Lauderdale, 33314-7796

For more information click here: South Florida 2011 IT Camp

This was a really great, new-format IT event. Nova University facilities can't be beat.

I also have to say that all of the Presenters that I encountered were extremely

knowledgeable and very passionate about their subject area. See photo's of the event by clicking HERE.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

July 13 Meeting of the South Florida Technology Network

Part 2, Storagecraft Presentation.

Our guest presenter this month was Kevin Uttich and a Sales Engineer from StorageCraft who will be presenting on their Shadow Protect Server & Workstation products, Image Manager Enterprise, IT Edition, “New” Shadow Protect Virtual and also their very much Improved MSP plan too.

A really great presentation with live restores etc. Thanks to Kevin and Brett from Storagecraft.

Note that additional screen shots in the Photo Section were added by request of last nights' presentation.

Check out the photo's of this event HERE.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Palm Beach IT Users Group

Our guest presenter this month was Kevin Uttich and a Sales Engineer from StorageCraft who will be presenting on their Shadow Protect Server & Workstation products, Image Manager Enterprise, IT Edition, “New” Shadow Protect Virtual and also their very much Improved MSP plan too.

A really great presentation with live restores etc. Thanks to Kevin and Brett from Storagecraft as well as Lynne Keane from Windstream for hosting the event.

Check out the PHOTO'S HERE.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Deerfield Beach Coders Cafe

Deerfield Mobile Cafe: Using JavaScript for Mobile App Development - Stephen Gilboy -

07/05/2011 - 6:30 PM - Casa Maya Grill - Deerfield Beach Cove

Using your existing JavaScript skill set, you will be able to create native applications for Apple iOS and Google Android! With help from Appcelerator Titanium Studio, I will demonstrate how to turn your JavaScript into working applications on the devices. I will demonstrate creating native controls (pickers, switches, etc) from JS objects and interacting with device.

Rey Bango was scheduled for this meeting but had an unavoidable family commitment come up so we will get him back later this year. Thanks to Stephen for filling in!!


Stephen is the Senior Developer at and deals with the full range of web applications, from architecture to SQL to UI


This was another really great and very animated meeting. Feel free to contact Steve for any further clarifications. His card is posted with the pictures attached. Click Here !

Thursday, June 23, 2011

MS Office 365

Microsoft presentator, 'JJ' Antequino.

Here is the course discription:
TS2 Office 365 & Online Services Partner Roadshow

This one day, in person training is for partners looking to learn more to get started selling Office 365. Attend this training to take advantage of the growing interest in Office 365 and Microsoft Online Services opportunities and get in depth-knowledge on how to drive successful sales engagements based on the Microsoft solution sales process. This includes an overview of the partner opportunity, value proposition, differences in plans, review of pricing and licensing followed by guidance for why to consider up-sell & cross sell, services attach opportunities.

In addition, partners will learn the value of Microsoft's Online Services including Windows Intune and Dynamics CRM Online and how to get started transforming their business with helpful programs, readiness roadmaps and sales/ marketing resources. Lastly, partners will learn to prepare for Office 365 customer deployments through recommended deployment phases; plan, prepare and migrate.

This summary was very excellently executed. Thank You, 'JJ'.

Check the pic's & more info HERE.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

IAMCP presentation on MS Office 365

Jon Sastre represented the IAMCP in providing this presentation. Following is the description of the contents of the presentation. It was well provided.

The Office 365 Partner Opportunity

In today's competitive global market, businesses of all sizes need technology that enables flexibility and that cost-effectively adds value to their organization. Cloud-based services provide a way to meet these objectives. They deliver feature-rich productivity tools to users and help to relieve the burden of managing and maintaining business systems-freeing up IT departments and businesses to focus on initiatives that can deliver true competitive advantage. Microsoft Office 365 for professionals and small businesses is a subscription service that combines the familiar Microsoft Office Web Apps with a set of web-enabled tools that are easy to learn and use, that work with your existing hardware, and that come backed by the robust security, reliability, and control you need to run your business. Microsoft Office 365 lets you work from virtually anywhere and on almost any device whether you are a professional or a small business.

Your presenter will be: Penny Delgadillo, Senior Product Manager for Microsoft's Information Worker Group. Penny has been a champion of Office 365 since its inception. With 5 years invested in Microsoft, Penny is an integral part of leading the Online Services team to success working with partners.

Thank You, Jon Sastre.

Hit this link to see PHOTO's of this event

Thursday, June 9, 2011

June, 11 Meeting of the South Florida Technology Network

Ok, this is Kerio Sales Rep, Mike Vanderhoff along with our Scott Cayouette.

Here is Scott's invitation to our group for the Meeting:
Please join the South Florida Technology Network - IT Pro User Group at our June 8th, 2011 Meeting. Our “New” home is the Technological University of America – located at 3700 Coconut Creek Parkway (Just west of Pompano Beach Turnpike Exit) in Coconut Creek, FL 33066.

Come out and Meet your peers, Network and possibly learn a few things too.

Meeting starts at 6:30 PM for food and 7 PM for General Meeting. Free Pizza & Soda if you Register. Call/Email me or go to so I can get a good idea of who will be there.

Speaker/Vendor Guest: Kerio Technologies –

Presenter(s): Michael Vanderhoff and also Mark Durant from Kerio who will demonstrate their Kerio Connect E-mail Server program for SMB, their Operator VOIP product, in addition to some of their other products and discuss their very Good channel program too.

Our next meeting is Wednesday, July 13, 2011 with StorageCraft

If you have any questions, please get in touch with me. I hope to see you there.

Scott Cayouette
IPW Networks
Microsoft Small Business Specialist
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Additionally, The Kerio people also brought Jennifer Reiss, Field Account Exec. for Florida, SYNNEX Corp. Please see the linked PHOTO'S of the event for more information on this.

Deerfield Beach Coder' Cafe, June, '11

A real great SRO presentation from Tom DuPont on CodeSmithTools. Here is the invite info:
Deerfield Coders Cafe: 06/07/2011 - 6:30 PM - Generate Your Code! - Tom DuPont - Code Smith

Code generation is a powerful practice that allows you produce higher-quality, more consistent code in less time. This helps remove the mundane and repetitive parts of programming, allowing developers to focus their efforts on more important tasks, and saving companies time and money. Code generation enables you to efficiently: Reduce repetitive coding, generate code in less time with fewer bugs, and produce consistent code that adheres to your standards.

Special note: Everyone in attendance will receive a free copy of CodeSmith Generator Professional!

Tom DuPont lives in Dallas, Texas, where he is the Vice President of CodeSmith Tools, LLC. But don’t let the title fool you, Tom is a total code monkey! He specializes in .NET development with C#, ASP.NET MVC, and even that crazy JavaScript stuff. Tom has a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas. In his spare time Tom enjoys long rides across the country on his motorcycle.

Click on this link to see Photo's of the event !

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Deerfield Coders Cafe - 05/03/2011

Deerfield Coders Cafe: - 05/03/2011 - 6:30 PM - Deerfield Hilton (this month only) - Mobile Web Development with Java and Eclipse - Dave Wilson - SunPass

Overview of web design principles. Discussion of how to use WURFL to determine mobile device features. Demonstration of Eclipse, Java, and JBoss as a development environment. Case study of how the desktop site was turned into a mobile site.

Dave Wilson is a native Floridian who has worked as a software developer for over 20 years, first in C, and later in Java. He has worked in CAD, telephony, embedded, mobile, business, and mobile development, but the high point of his career was Unix OS development at Encore Computer with Dave Noderer. More information at See the pictures of this event HERE.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

PBIT meeting, 12 Apr 11, Topic AppAssure Backup

I'd like to start with Quoting John's e-mail after the meeting, which is much more eloquent than I can present:

"I wanted to thank everyone who made it to last night's meeting for the AppAssure presentation. We had a decent turnout, with almost standing room only (actually, Chuck was standing most of the night).

We had some new faces, and some old ones that we haven't seen for some time.

As always, thank you Lynne for supplying us with a meeting space, and AppAssure for the pizza and soda. Also wanted to thank Brian for bringing and handing out the swag!

Finally, the meeting after the meeting always stirs up some very interesting conversations.

Just a reminder to all; if there's a product or vendor that you would like to see at one of the meetings, please let us know know either by posting it here or send us an email offline.

John Vighetto
Vighetto Networking, Inc.
Sent from my iPad 2"

Thank you, John.

Please click HERE to see pictures of the meeting.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Deerfield Beach Coders' Cafe

Deerfield Coders Cafe - 04/05/2011 - 6:30 PM - Deerfield Coders Cafe - Mobile Marketing - Tag You're It! - Tracy Wittenkeller -

Presenter, Tracy Wittenkeller, gave us a background on the PDA scannable 'QR Codes' that we now see almost everywhere. Then he gave us an introduction to the Microsoft 'Tag' equivalent which is also available to developers for use. Check out the photo's, CLICK HERE !

Friday, March 11, 2011

FLAIT Meeting at the Technological University of America

The Technological University of America's Provost/Vice President Kia Makki & Director of Marketing and Outreach provided our group with an introduction and tour of their facilities in Coconut Creek, just next to the North Campus of the Broward Community College. In addition to their various degree offerings in the IT area, TUA also offers specific training programs for most IT certification areas. Please contact Terry Suess at 954 529 6110 ( for any inquiries that you may have in this area. Please CLICK HERE FOR PHOTO'S of this event.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Palm Beach IT Users Group

This was the March 08 meeting of the Palm Beach IT Users Group. Hosted by Windstream.

This meeting, Windstream was introducing their new Hosted VOIP and Data Bundle. Technician Scotty Webb was on hand to explain the various details. Jennifer & Lynne were on hand to explain marketing and sales. Check out the PHOTO'S HERE.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Fla Dot Net Activities

Above, Sam Abraham setting up for his presentation. This was both challenging and delightful. Our normal presentation inside was double-booked by a political event. The 'Casa Maya' manager gracefully offered us the outside patio and full support at that location. This included tablecloths over his front window for a projector screen to replace the flat-screen TV that we would normally use inside. Also, we had just had our first rainstorm in several months, which gratefully paused a few hours for Sam's presentation. Here was the 'Menu'.

Deerfield Beach Coders Cafe - 03/01/2011 - NuGet for MVC and Microsoft WebMatrix - Sam Abraham - Software Developer

NuGet (formerly known as NuPack) is a free, open source developer focused package management system for the .NET platform intent on simplifying the process of incorporating third party libraries into a .NET application during development. NuGet is a member of the ASP.NET Gallery in the Outercurve Foundation. In this session we will:
  • Discuss the concept, vision and goal behind NuGet
  • See NuGet in action within an ASP.Net MVC project
  • Look at the NuGet integration in Microsoft WebMatrix
  • Create a NuGet package for our demo library
  • Explore the NuGet Project site
  • Configure a NuGet package feed for a local network
  • Solicit attendees input and feedback on the tool
Sam Abraham is a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS ASP.Net 3.5/4.0) He currently lives in South Florida where he leads the West Palm Beach .Net User Group ( and actively participates in various local .Net Community events as organizer and/or technical speaker. Sam currently serves as secretary of the South Florida Chapter of the International Association for Software Architects (IASA) and is a member of the INETA Speaker’s Bureau. He also serves as Director of Electronic Communications and as Mentoring Project Manager at the South Florida Chapter of the Project Management Institute ( Sam finds his passion in leveraging latest and greatest .Net Technologies along with proven Project Management practices and methodologies to produce high quality, cost-competitive software. Sam can be contacted through his blog:

Thanks to our friends at Consultis for sponsoring this event!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Windows Small Business Server 2011 and Office 365 Partner Event - Fort Lauderdale

Windows Small Business Server 2011 and Office 365 Partner Event - Fort Lauderdale, 7 February, 2011.

Event ID: 1032476553

Microsoft – Ft. Lauderdale Office

6750 N Andrews Ave, Suite 400
Fort Lauderdale Florida 33309
United States

Event Overview

Power Up Your Business and Uncover New Revenue Opportunities

Join us for a view of Windows Small Business Server 2011 and Office 365. Learn how SBS 2011 and Office 365 can help you grow your business by addressing the IT needs of small and midsize business customers. The first 25 registrations for each event will qualify to receive SBSC store gift voucher at the event!*

This exclusive event will cover:

· An overview of Small Business Server 2011. Reach new customers with SBS 2011 Standard and the brand new SBS 2011 Essentials product!

· An overview of Office 365. The cloud is on your customers’ minds. We will discuss what Microsoft is doing with in the cloud to help you and your customers think about the cloud.

· Sales focused discussions specifically for VARs, including how to overcome common sales objections.

Time (EST) Topic

6:00-6:30 pm

Welcome and Introductions

6:30-7:45 pm

SBS 2011 Overview – Essentials, Standard and Premium Products

7:45-9:00 pm

Office 365 Overview – E,K, and P Offerings Explained

9:00-9:15 pm

Wrap Up and Next Steps

J.J. Antequino from Microsoft Presented this event. As always, 'J.J.' is SBS & SOHO peoples #1 man. Hey, JJ, thanks, this was a really great presentation!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

South Florida Code Camp, 12 Feb, 11

Florida .NET User Groups presents:

Florida .NET User Groups

Event Code: 150628


08:00 AM - 05:30 PM

Welcome Time: 07:30 AM

Time Zone: Eastern

Event Language: Not Specified

Nova Southeastern University

3301 College Avenue

Carl DeSantis Building

Davie, FL 33314


driving directions

General Event Information

Featured Products/Topics: Windows Mobile, Microsoft® Silverlight™ Streaming by Windows Live™, .NET 4.0, ASP.NET, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 , .NET 3.5, Visual Studio 2008, .NET 3.0, Silverlight, Expression Studio, Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Communication Foundation, Windows Workflow Foundation, .NET Framework, Visual Studio Team System, Visual Studio Professional Edition, Visual Studio Tools for Microsoft Office System, Visual Studio Standard Edition, Visual Studio Express Editions, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Enterprise Reporting, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Mobile, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Microsoft Internet Information Services , Microsoft SQL Server, Business Intelligence, Business Process Management, Microsoft Platform, Reporting Solutions, Windows Live Mobile, Photosynth, Live Mesh, Expression Studio, Expression Web, Expression Design, Expression Blend, Expression Media

Recommended Audiences: Technology Executives, IT Managers, IT Professionals, Vice Presidents, CEO, CIO, CTO, Teachers, Business/Reporting Analysts, IT Directors, Microsoft Partners, Microsoft Business Solutions Partners, Solution Architects, Software Developers, Students, Technical Decision Makers, Developers, Information Worker

Eighth Annual South Florida Code Camp. A free, all day geekfest primarily targeted at Microsoft .net developers but many topics are covered from begeinner to expert, code to cloud and web to SQL.

See the pictures by clicking HERE

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Deerfield Beach Coders Cafe, 1 Feb, 11

Deerfield Beach Coders Cafe - 02/01/2011 - 6:30 PM - Scalability and Sharding Technology in Azure - Herve Roggero - SQL Azure MVP

Herve has written a framework / api that allows "sharding", splitting data automatically and in parallel across multiple databases either locally or in the cloud (ie: Azure). This addresses some very difficult application scaleability issues.

Herve Roggero, SQL Azure MVP, is the founder of Blue Syntax Consulting, a company focused on Microsoft Azure technologies. Herve's experience includes software development, architecture, database administration and senior management with both global corporations and startup companies.

Everyone has been enjoying the sessions at the cafe, very relaxed and great food! Thanks to Consultis for sponsoring!