Friday, May 11, 2012

SFTN Mtg, Microsoft Ft. Lauderdale Hq, 10 May 12

It's been since last July since I've been able to do the SFTN group.  Back then they were still at the TUA in Coconut Creek.  The group now meets at the Ft. Lauderdale Microsoft Hq. bldg.  It co-meets with the IAMCP.  This month's meeting was presented by Jon Sastre, head of the local IAMCP group.  We had a lot of hard content on transitioning our 'Office' and other product lines to an 'Office 365' / Cloud format.  This is a very different ball game and it's very important that we learn the new rules.  Jon proved to be very knowledgeable  and an excellent speaker in this area.  Thank you also for the abundant refreshments, before and after the presentation.   See photo's and a few screen shots by clicking HERE.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Palm Beach IT Users Group mtg, 8 May

Quoting from Group Leader, John Vighetto,
I wanted to thank Carlos, Paul & Pete for their great presentation last night. Paul did a really good job of explaining what the Forensics division is currently up against with regards to cyber-crime, and all 3 gentlemen kept the presentation not only informative, but entertaining. Once again, thank you!

Special thanks to David Simpson of Windstream Communications who stepped in for Lynne this month to allow us to once again have our meeting at this facility.

I also wanted to thank everyone who came last night. We saw some new faces as well as some old ones that have not seen in some time.

John Vighetto
Vighetto Networking, Inc."

As John has said, Peter, Paul and Carlos put on a really great presentation.  This entire event was fully interactive on both sides and we really picked up a lot.  We also got a CD with some basic tools that were used in the forensic process.  Please check out the photo's with a few of the technical screen shots HERE.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

  Surfs Up !
 The following description of tonight's presentation from the FlaDotNet newsletter:

'How do you handle growing number of sql transactions? I will be going over scaling the database layer: scaling-out vs. scaling-up. In the next segment I will present the out-of-the box scale-out solution for SQL Azure: Federations. Together we will go over the concept of Federations in SQL Azure, Management of Federations. This segment will contain demos showcasing how to create and manage federations using the Azure Portal. I will conclude with comparison of Azure Federations with other technologies for building multi-tenant database solutions.


Alex Koval is a CEO and President of Codemasters International, a premier provider of Software Development services.

Being a technical leader for many years, Alex pursued his dream of assembling a team of talented software professionals he met over the years. He started Codemasters International LLC ( in 2008 applying his best knowledge of technical leadership, team building, as well as industry best practices. The company offers quality software consulting services for Small and Medium businesses at affordable rates. Today Codemasters International is a global company of 30+ employees with offices in US, Russia, and Ukraine.

Alex Koval is happily married to his wife Anna. In his free time he enjoys family, friends, sports, and travel . Alex gives back to the community by organizing the meetings for the TulaDev.NET user group ( as well as being a speaker for Florida User groups and Code Camps.'

Click HERE for the pictures of this event and slide shots.