Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Palm Beach IT Users Group mtg, 8 Apr 14

Quoting from our Co-ordinator, John Vighetto:

"I want to thank everyone that took the time to come out last night and see where we will be meeting from now on.

We had a great tour of Windstream’s switch room, which was conducted by Matt Pinto and Randall Ives. Very impressive layout!

Ms. Emily Hoch gave a very informative presentation on Windstream’s hosted Exchange solution, Disaster Recovery module, and the Mimecast product that provides email continuity and unlimited archiving.

For the paid annual members, I will have a recorded session for future viewing on our website.

I want to also thank Jennifer for continuing to host our user group meetings, as well as for providing us dinner from TooJays.

Some of us had our traditional MAM (Meeting After the Meeting) at Hurricane Bar & Grill. All I’m going to say is that we ended up closing the place down last night!"

I was very impressed with Windstream's Switch Room (DC).  As a former 'NOC-Rat' , I am very familiar with this area.  Sorry, we were very appropriately not allowed to take pictures in there. 

Presenter, Emily Hoch was very professional & knowledgeable.  Her use of a slide deck was minimal and avoidance of Power Point was refreshing.  Folks, if you want the meat and potatoes, you just gotta be there!

As John had stated, our MAM closed down the Hurricane Bar & Grill so this was a very productive evening Great drawing also !  Thanks John.

Check out the Photo Essay HERE !

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Coders Cafe - 04/01/2014 - 6:30 PM - Casa Maya, Deerfield Beach

Above, Presenter, Jason Milgram responding to questions from the audience.

"Coders Cafe - 04/01/2014 - 6:30 PM - Casa Maya, Deerfield Beach - How to Migrate your On-Premises Workloads to Windows Azure and Increase your Company's ROI - Jason Milgram -

Kick-start your enterprise cloud strategy today. Windows Azure provides on-demand infrastructure that scales and adapts to your changing business needs. Whether you are creating new applications or running existing applications we provide best-in-class price-performance and end-to-end support. --Learn how Windows Azure can support both legacy and state-of-the-art applications through flexible Infrastructure Services. --See how you can automate key IT tasks such as Deployment, Imaging, and Monitoring for your line of business applications. --Understand the value proposition and cost savings of on-demand, pay-as-you-go IT infrastructure based on Windows Azure."

Jason gave very enlightening  and sometimes humorous presentation on how to bring your clients out of the dark ages and into the Cloud with Windows Azure.  See the Photo Essay HERE