Saturday, December 19, 2015

Deerfield Beach Coders' Cafe 17 December 2015

Coders Cafe - 12/17/2015 - 6:30 PM - Cendyn Spaces, Boca Raton - Open Space Talk - Dave Noderer

Open Space Talk. We made a list of topics and plan to discuss them as a group. A little different, more informal, and definitely informative. I've collected some topics but discussion will be driven by what the attendees want to talk about. If you want to add to the list ahead of time contact me:
  • Virtual development - minimal local resources, ideas and experiences
  • Mobile apps dev - Native vs Hybrid (Xamarin) vs javascript (cordova) vs app builders
  • Open source projects - What are you participating in?
  • Device show and tell, laptops, phones, IOT
Thanks to Carolyn, Steve and Rick at Gravity IT Resources as sponsors of Coders Café this year! You can find them at:

See the Photo Essay !

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Palm Beach IT Users Group Annual Holiday Party!

Palm Beach IT Users Group
08 Dec 15, Roxy's Pub, 309 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, Fl
Annual Holiday Party!
From our Group Leader:
I want to thank everyone that showed up last night. We had a small, but nice turnout, and I think everyone there had a great time.

Before the end of this year I will have some important news about the future of this user group, so stay tuned and periodically check the group website for additional information.

John Vighetto
Vighetto Networking, Inc.


Saturday, October 24, 2015

Deerfield Beach Coders' Cafe 20 October2015

 You didn't expect that, did you?  Read on.....

Coders Cafe - 10/20/2015 - 6:30 PM - Using Visual Studio 2013/2015 TFS to implement Agile Development / SCRUM - Barkha Herman

TFS makes it simple to implement SCRUM and Kan Ban by incorporating Agile practices seamlessly. Go beyond source control, built automation and bug tracking using hosted TFS with tons of out of the box goodies.

Barkha Herman has over 20 years of experience on the Microsoft Stack and is currently involved in several projects that use TFS to implement Scrum.

Sponsored by Gravity IT Resources:

Check out the PHOTO ESSAY to see the slides and events!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Palm Beach IT Users Group, 13 Oct 15

This month, a review of Windstream's Virtual PBX systems that you may offer your clients.  A few words from our group leader:

I wanted to thank everyone who attended last night's presentation. Special thanks to Donna Clark and Lawrence Grabau of Windstream who presented their Windstream Virtual PBX product. They covered all the aspects of the phone system as well as all of the great features that are included with the system. Once again, thank you both for your time!

For anyone wishing to receive information on this product, please contact our user group host, Jennifer Cohen-Louth, and she can provide you with the necessary information. Also a special thanks to jennifer for continuing to hos our meetings at her Windstream office!

John Vighetto
Please see the Photo Essay for slides and other info.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Deerfield Beach Coders' Cafe 22 September2015

Coders Cafe - 09/22/2015 - 6:30 PM at Cendyn Spaces Boca - Practical Microservice Architecture for .Net - Rob Scaduto - Third Wave Technology

More and more organizations are moving away from large monolith applications toward smaller, purpose-built microservices that more closely model their internal structure. Microservices are the talk of the town, but what exactly are they and what practical problems do they solve? In this talk, we will discuss the benefits of microservice architecture and provide real-world examples on how to successfully design and build microservices on the .NET platform.

Rob is the President and CTO of Third Wave Technology, a boutique software development consulting firm. He and his team work with their clients to build amazing software that delivers business value rapidly and predictably via their proven agile software development process. Before coming to Third Wave, Rob was the President and CTO of iS3, the makers of the popular STOPzilla anti-malware software.

Sponsored by Gravity IT Resources:
Register at:
Check out the Photo Essay to see what happened and fill in your notes.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Palm Beach IT Users Group Meeting at and sponsored by: Comcast 3450 Northlake Blvd, Ste 100 09 September 2015

From the desk of PBIT Group leader, John Vighetto,
I would like to thank Matt Somach and Josh Beene for not only presenting to the group, but hosting the meeting as well. Josh explained all of Comcast's fiber-based business opportunities to the members and reviewed why this is going to be the trending solution for reliability, connectivity solution, and also why this would be the best solution from a pricing stand point.

Both Josh and Matt reviewed Comcast's partner program in great detail, providing some of the newer members valuable information.

There were great questions posed last night regarding fiber, and Josh was able to answer them easily and with great detail.

Thanks to all who showed up last night, too. Hoping it was just as informative for you as it was for me.

John Vighetto
Vighetto Networking, Inc.
Riviera Beach, Florida 33404
Comcast continues to give us important and critical business content in our meetings.  Thank you, Matt and Joshua for a great presentation.
Please see the Photo Essay for screen shots and the Brochure. 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Deerfield Beach Coders' Cafe 13 August 2015

Coders Cafe - 08/13/2015 - Cendyn Spaces, Boca Raton - 6:30 PM - Advanced AI with Project Teddy - David Crook - Microsoft Technical Evangelist

Two technical evangelists on a quest to build an open domain conversational engine, code named: Project Teddy. Project Teddy uses crowd sourced annotations of twitter conversations, Hadoop, Azure, Machine Learning, MVC, F#, C# and embedded systems. This presentation gives an overview of project Teddy in its current state, where it is going and insights discovered. We will walk through the architecture and show off some of the code.

Sponsored by Gravity IT Resources and Microsoft DX East Region. Check out Azure and Visual Studio 2015

David is a Microsoft Technical evangelist based in Pompano Beach, Florida. As a technical evangelist, David primarily focuses on technical presentations leveraging the Microsoft Stack focused on data analytics and machine learning. David also sits on the board of advisors at Wake Tech, where he was an adjunct professor for 1 year. Prior to becoming an evangelist, David was a developer consultant with Microsoft Consulting Services where he was an ALM Ranger and focused on Development Operations with Hybrid Data Centers and Agile Methodologies. 

Check out the PHOTO ESSAY  !!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

This month's presentation was by Adam Schwartz over Linux Desktop and Server Operating Systems.  Your current machine doesn't want to upgrade to Win 10?  Do not despair, it may run for years more on Linux.  You can also run Linux with Windows in a dual-boot or Virtual Machine status. Check out Group Leader John Vighetto's comments:

I want to thank Adam Schwartz for an excellent presentation on the Linux operating system. Adam briefly went through the history of Linux came to be, it’s components, many of the different variations/versions currently available, and went through partial installation in a virtual instance to show everyone how easy it actually is to install, setup and configure.

Due to the many questions asked and the enthusiasm of the people who attended, we will be planning a future Linux “load fest” where people can bring their laptops and either a blank CD to burn an ISO of a flavor of Linux or a USB flash drive to install a test version of Linux to boot from either the CD or flash drive. More of this to follow.

Thanks as always to Jennifer of Windstream for continuing to host our user group meetings, and from the sound of it (actually there was no sound but silence), everyone enjoyed the dinner from C.R.Chicks once again.

Thanks to everyone that attended, and to those who couldn’t attend but watch the presentation live on GoToMeeting.

If anyone in the group wishes to see a presentation on a specific topic, vendor, technology, etc., please contact me at your earliest convenience and I will try to get this lined up for one of our presentations as quickly as possible. Remember, this is not my group, it’s ours; but I need input from everyone for new topics.

Until next month, hoping everyone has a great time, make a lot of money, work smarter not harder, but most of all, have fun in what you do!

John Vighetto
Vighetto Networking, Inc.
Thanks to John, Jennifer and Adam for an awesome evening. I had no idea how much information is out there and Adam showed how it can be compatible with any other operating system plus all the options to get this content. While the "load test" is beyond my skill set and knowledge base, it's important for me to understand what my clients and prospects are working with or considering.

Thanks to this group, many years ago I knew what a thin client was way before some of my co-workers. :)

Your Ultra All-Inclusive Telecom Problem Solver,

Lynne Keane
Keane Telecom Solutions, Inc.

Check out the Photo Essay, complete with more text and many useful links.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Palm Beach IT Users Group, 15 July 2015

One of our very own, Todd Trahan of SERT Data Recovery (, will be presenting to the group. He’s a local company who has already recovered a few members’ data, and he will be showing us what we can do to prevent further data corruption (or even more loss) on a damaged drive.

This month we will be meeting on Wednesday, July 15th at Windstream Communications, 7121 Fairway Drive, Suite 101, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33418. Meeting time is still at 6:30 pm, with the presentation starting promptly at 7:00 pm.

Please register at so we can accommodate everyone for dinner. For the paid members that can’t make it but would still like to view the presentation, please contact me offline for the GoToMeeting link.

Mark your calendars, you don’t want to miss this meeting!
Comments after the meeting:
I want to thank everyone who attended last night’s presentation by Todd Trahan of SERT Data Recovery. Judging by the amount of questions that were asked and by how late we stayed, I can safely say that it was well worth everyone’s time. Todd reviewed in detail the process his company has to go through to recover data from a flash drive, hard drive or solid state drive. He also provided us helpful tips and useful guidelines to not only educate ourselves, but our clients as well. Glad we have a data recovery expert as one of our members!

Thanks to Lynne Keane for recommending to pick up dinner from C.R. Chicks, and last, but certainly not least, thanks to Jennifer for continuing to host our user group meetings at Windstream Communications.

John Vighetto
Vighetto Networking, Inc.
Thanks to you John as well as Jen and Todd, not to mention Dave Lord for making the trek up here to blog the events.

Todd delivered a tremendous presentation that truly educated me on the complexity of restoration and why "no one should try this at home". I learned just as much about what someone should not do to give them a better chance of restoration. It was obvious how passionate Todd is about assisting businesses in trouble.

Your Ultra All-Inclusive Telecom Problem Solver,

Lynne Keane
Keane Telecom Solutions, Inc.
Haven't had so much fun since Norton Utilities and Interleave tweaking!  Thanks everyone!

Viewers:  (IMHO) If you were NOT at this presentation, please read all of the slides carefully.  Some of them may make your ears burn (but I always do that....)  There was a lot of discussion on each of these points and they are well grounded.
Think about, If you bash up a couple of fenders on a car and the repair cost is almost or more than 'book' value - it is a total.  Yes, it can still be fixed.  A 'new' WD 1 t Blue currently runs at < $50.-- and a 2t is < $ 150.  Now, what is your hourly rate that you are charging.  If possible, image to a new drive before running corrective software - esp ChkDsk/ .  Also, RAID is NOT a backup.

Great presentation, Todd.  Thank You !

Check out the Photo Essay HERE !

Deerfield Beach Coders' Cafe 13 July 2015

Deerfield Beach Coders' Cafe
13 July 2015
980 North Federal Highway, Suite 110
Boca Raton, FL 33432    855.545.1290

From the notice:
Coders Cafe - 07/13/2015 - Cendyn Spaces, Boca Raton - 6:30 PM - Visual Studio 2015 Debugging + OzCode - Alon Fliess Chief Architect & Founder - CodeValue

Visual Studio hosts a powerful and capable debugger, but many developers are unaware of some of its most powerful features. In this session we’ll take a deep dive into the Visual Studio debugger as it applied to .NET programs and see some of its interesting and powerful features. We’ll take a look at some of the new features in the Visual Studio 2015 debugger as well. We’ll talk about debugging strategy and leveraging the scientific method to become much more efficient at solving bugs. We’ll also see the OzCode Visual Studio extension that can help streamline and enhance the debugging experience, making debugging much simpler, more efficient and even fun!, a word not often associated with debugging. Super-useful tips for using the debugger will be given throughout the session. Your debugging experience will never be the same.

Alon Fliess is the Chief Architect & Founder of CodeValue. CodeValue is the home of software experts. We build software tools, foundations and products for the software industry. We offer mentoring, consulting and project development services. Alon is also a Microsoft Regional Director (MRD). Alon is an expert in many technologies, including Windows internals, C++ Windows programming (Win32/WinRT), .NET with C#, Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing, Internet of Things (including hardware devices such as Raspberry PI, Arduino, Netduino, Intel Galileo and others and Azure IoT services such as Azure Event Hub and Stream Analytics). Check out his Windows Store Game:

Join us at Cendyn Spaces in Boca Raton, FL on Federal Hwy south of Glades. Sponsored by:Gravity IT Resources and the authors of OzCode. 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Palm Beach IT Users Group, 09 June 2015

From John Vighetto, group leader

I wanted to thank everyone who was able to join us last night. There were several discussions that were entertaining, and from what I saw from the group's interaction with each other, people had a good time.

As always, thank you Jennifer for hosting our user group meetings!

John Vighetto
Vighetto Networking, Inc.
A very enlightening meeting, exploring the many nuances of the new Win 10 screen and its capabilities.  The Slides may seem a bit bare, but there was extensive discussion on each of them.  Check out the PHOTO ESSAY  HERE .

Friday, June 5, 2015

Deerfield Beach Coders' Cafe 04 June 2015

Coders Cafe Special - 06/04/2015 - Cendyn Spaces, Boca Raton - 6:30 PM - Rock’in with Russ! How We Built the Jethro Tull App Using Xamarin Forms - Russ Fustino

Join Microsoft MVP and Raygun Community Evangelist Russ Fustino in this hot off the metal session as he shares insights into the trials, tribulations and joy of building the Endorsed Jethro Tull App. Share the excitement as Russ “tells all” about creating his Jethro Tull app. The app is now published for Android and iOS, Windows Store and Windows Phone. How did he do it? Is Xamarin Forms the real deal? See how he used Raygun during the development cycle to help debug errors and some weird bugs for the Xamarin Forms Endorsed Jethro Tull app.

Russ Fustino is a Microsoft MVP and Raygun Community Evangelist. He is a well known speaker and developer world wide and especially in Florida.

Cendyn Spaces in Boca Raton, FL on Federal Hwy south of Glades. Sponsored by and Gravity IT Resources

 This was the Plan for the June 4th meeting.  How did it go?  Check out the PHOTO ESSAY and see for yourself !  (IMHO, really great new venue and facilities ! )

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Deerfield Beach Coders Cafe - 05/19/2015 - 6:30 PM - Microsoft Azure Web Apps - Dave Noderer - Computer Ways, Inc.

Join us to take a pass through the new Azure Web Apps. Renamed from Websites recently but with some interesting features. Will touch on creation, language support, scaling, deployment slots, backup and Visual Studio online. If you have been wondering what all this Azure cloud stuff is.. stop by and see it in action.

Did you miss it?  Check out the Photo Essay to catch some of the Highlights!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Palm Beach IT Users Group Mtg, 12 May '15

I would like to thank everyone that made it out to the presentation last night. Nick Wolf of Datto presented some very lucrative opportunities to the group, as well as showcase the new features and products that they will be coming soon.

Thank you Nick for presenting the Datto product line in conjunction with the Storage Craft features. Thank you also for providing food and beverages for the group! For anyone wishing to contact Nick directly, here’s his contact info:
Nick Wolf

Last, but certainly not least, thanks always to Jennifer of Windstream for hosting our user group meetings (thanks to Lynne Keane as well for assisting in the coordination of getting the food to the proper suite)!

John Vighetto
Vighetto Networking, Inc.

Please click on Photo Essay to see more of the meeting and details!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Palm Beach IT Users Group, 14 April 2015

Meeting at and sponsored by:
3450 Northlake Blvd, Ste 100
Palm Beach Gardens, Fl 33403
From PBIT Group Leader, John Vigetto:
It was great to see the turnout of people that we had. Also good to see new faces who have joined the group (Lester Malaga of Laptop Online) and former members coming back (Sam Bennet).

Chris of Memory for Memory provided a detailed and informative presentation with regards to the amount of recycling that should be done by everyone. Chazz of the Worth Avenue Group explained how we all can benefit from insuring our electronic devices through his company as well as provide us with residual income. Thanks to the two of you men for your presentations!

I also want to thank Matt Somach of Comcast for providing us with a place for our meeting last night. He was able to coordinate this at the last minute and we sincerely appreciate his efforts and generosity.

Last, but certainly not least, I want to thank Lynne Keane for the suggestion of using a local restaurant in town (Giorgio’s) for our meal last night. I think everyone enjoyed the pleasant surprise of not having to eat Panera box lunches one more time!

I will be posting our next month’s meeting within the next few days. Visit our website for more information at

John Vighetto
Vighetto Networking, Inc.
And fro our colleague, Lynne:
Awesome event last night. Thanks John for all you do to put together these events!

Your Ultra All-Inclusive Telecom Problem Solver,

Lynne Keane
Keane Telecom Solutions 
Check out the Photo Essay and see what happened. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Deerfield Beach Coders' Cafe 17 March 2015

Deerfield Beach Coders Cafe - 2015-03-17 6:30 PM - Whats New in ASP .net 5 - Cecil Phillip

ASP.NET 5 has been called one of the most substantial updates to the framework since moving from classic ASP. In this session we’ll look at some of the updates and new concepts added to improve the developer experience. We’ll also discuss what this new release means for your existing investments in ASP.NET. Along the way, we’ll cover topics like MVC6, CoreCLR, NuGet and the new dependency injection system.

Cecil Phillip, originally from St. John's, Antigua, is a Software Developer residing in South Florida with many years of experience building applications on the .NET Framework. You can often find him hanging out with other members of the dotNet Miami User Group or speaking at various developer events within the state. Currently, he specializes in building solutions utilizing C#, ASP.NET, Xamarin, NodeJS and Azure. He has a passion for software architecture, interoperability, and testing. You can follow Cecil on Twitter via @cecilphillip. 

See the Photo Essay - HERE  !

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Palm Beach IT Users Group, 10 March 2015

Comments from the Group:
Well, for those of you who did not attend last night’s meeting, you missed a great presentation! Danielle, as always, presented the ZOHO CRM package like no other! Not only is this product easy to use (and configure), but it’s rich in features that you would have to spend a fortune on with one of its competitors like Autotask or Connectwise. For more info, please contact Danielle directly by visiting her website at Do yourself the favor of starting to use this product with Danielle’s assistance, or have her migrate you off one of the other competing products and not only save money, by time and stress as well. Thank you Danielle for showcasing this for us!

I would like to also thank our host, Jennifer Cohen-Louth of Windstream Communications, for continuing to allow our group to have our meetings at her office. Thanks Jennifer!

Not only did we have a surprise visit from our user group founder, Dave O’Keefe, but he also was bearing gifts (actually, it was a huge birthday cake). Thanks for the cake Dave; it was really delicious and always great to see you!

Last, but not least, I want to thank Dave Lord for being our user group “paparazzi” or (media mogul) who constantly posts not only our meeting presentation, but the pictures on his blog as well.

Ok, now that the sugar rush from the cake is finally wearing off, I realized that I forgot to ask the people who attend last night what other type of food they would like for dinner instead of Panera’s. Please post some suggestions here so that I can mix it up for next month’s meeting. Please note: if you were not at the meeting, you can’t suggest a different choice for dinner.

With that, I would finally like to thank everyone who made the effort and showed up for Danielle’s presentation. I’m sure that no one left without learning something new.

John Vighetto
Vighetto Networking, Inc.

Danielle had great presentation last night.    I looked at your website this morning, ..... but you probably already know that.    Group.....she has some serious tracking via the zoho apps!!!
Thanks, I learned alot.   Now to find time to put that into practice....
Pat Patterson
Corporate Workflow Solutions  


10:25 AM (6 hours ago)

to flait
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to everyone that came out ... and even those that wanted but couldn't!
I appreciate being able to talk about and share my passion for CRM and Zoho...  I am a true Zoholic!
Thank you to Jenn for hosting the meeting and John for putting it together.  Dave, you are soooooo appreciated with the writeups and blog postings!
Feel free to reach out to me for additional information on the CRM, Helpdesk/zSupport/Ticket System, zProjects, zDocs, zMail, zBooks, zStalker ( :)  ) or any of the other Zoho products!  I am thrilled to spread my enthusiasm!!
additional info:  itDuzzit has an integration for Autotask and zoho crm:
there are some third party integrators for zoho crm and quickbooks online as well - not really for the desktop edition.

Danielle Major

Thanks to John and Jen for making these meetings happen and Danielle for the valuable information. I took lots of notes and look forward to implementing them. The MAM was great too as the Zoho discussion continued as well as other pc and non-pc topics as well to liven things up even more.

Happy belated birthday to John and Danielle!

Your Ultra All-Inclusive Telecom Problem Solver,

Lynne Keane
Keane Telecom Solutions
(561) 531-0136
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Well, It was quite an evening !  And here is the Photo Essay  !

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Palm Beach IT Users Group Meeting at and sponsored by: Windstream 7121 Fairway Drive, Suite 101 Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33418 17 February 2015

From PBIT Group  Organizer, John Vighetto:
I wanted to thank everyone who made it out tonight, as well as all who shared their little “secret” with all of us. I also want to thank Jennifer for consistently hosting our meetings at Windstream Communications; thanks once again Jen.

It was good to hear from people about what they want to see at future meetings. For everyone who did not have the opportunity to participate, we want to hear from you too. Please either post back to this email or send me a private message on what vendor, technology, or new & emerging geek thing you think the group would like to see a presentation on. I’ll then be able to generate a list for us to pick from, and it would be sincerely appreciated by all.

One last thing; I’m posting a picture that Adam had a small discussion about and was entertaining (See below). Until next month, hope everyone has a great time working in IT!

Congratulatulations to  Pat for winning the external USB DVD burner, and to Robert for winning the D-Link security web camera.

See some of the action in the Photo Essay, HERE

Monday, February 9, 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Palm Beach IT Users Group , Windstream 7121 Fairway Drive, Suite 101 Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33418 13 January 2015

Well, for the first presentation/meeting of the year, this was the first time in a long time that everyone that registered had the opportunity to show up! Thanks to all that came out.

Brian did an excellent job of covering all of the modules of the GFI Max Service Desk, and his presentation was not only very detailed, but extremely informative. He compared GFI to other current RMM systems out there and it’s a very reasonable solution for many of the people in the group. Thanks again for the presentation Brian!

Also want to thank, as always, Jennifer of Windstream for hosting our meetings at her office. We couldn’t do it without you!

Glad to see that Kenan Klos of Klos Consulting sent one of his techs (Joseph Riling) to check out the presentation and the group.

Finally, for those of you that paid for this year’s annual membership; thank you. For those of you that didn’t, please bring your membership dues next month or you will not be allowed into the meeting. For the people that just paid for last night’s meeting: if you want to bring the balance of $180 to the next meeting you can be paid in full for the year and save yourself $40 (just saying).

Check back on our website because we will hopefully have the new site up and running very soon (I know that many of you have heard me say this the entire year last year, but it’s actually happening)! See you next month.

John Vighetto
Vighetto Networking, Inc.
3965 Investment Lane
Suite A-9
Riviera Beach, FL 33404
No no, thank you for the blue M&M’s 
Had to be there to know. 
Remember - What happens in the meeting . . . stays in the meeting.


Brian Caisse
Caisse Consulting Inc.
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Microsoft Small Business Specialist
SpiceCorps Leader of West Palm Beach
P: 772-485-4588

It was great to be back and see everyone. Nice place for MAM too!
Lynne Keane
SB Atlantic Communications
Sales & Service of business phone systems
Cabling for voice and data
Until DAVE posts it!!!
-Eyas M. ------------
Maybe not, camera trouble.


Brian Caisse
Caisse Consulting Inc.
I thought that but you have to be there to know the stories about the M&Ms. I don't think any of the original story and later ones that go with the pictures made the audio recording. :)

Lynne Keane
SB Atlantic Communications
and so, we finally come to the heavily edited Photo Essay !