You know... this might be reason enough to move to Texas.... this is absolutely fabulous event in Texas.. we met the gang in Texas earlier this year and had great fun!
Dallas Fort Worth Small Business Server Group
September 28, 2006 Meeting
Business Session: 5 - 7 pm
Technical Session: 7 - 9 pm
Featured Speaker: SBS-MVP Jeff Middleton, Founder of SBSmigration.com
We meet at the Microsoft offices in Las Colinas (really Irving) in building LC1 (the southern most building) usually in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR). To get in, you'll need to have a photo ID and your vehicle information if you are parking your vehicle in Microsoft's lot.
Come have some pizza and drinks, meet some peers for conversation and networking, and stay for the evening presentations and discussions with our regular members, guest and several presentations on both the business and the technology topics. We have two presentations time blocks for this month.
DFW-SBS Business Meeting 5:00 - 7:00 pm.
5:00-5:10 Gather Intro TS2 and Microsoft Community Charles Van Heusen (Thank you Charles!)
5:10-5:45 X-Treme Disaster Recovery, Lessons Learned (Jeff Middleton)
5:45-6:15 SMB Nation talk, featuring Bill Leeman, Eriq Neale, Patrick Dolan
1) Why did you go to SMBNation
2) Did it meet your expectations?
3) Who did you learn the most from?
4) Was it worth your investment in time and money
5) Did you get or learn something that you can take to your business and make money?
6:15-6:30 Ideas on Partner Orgs, SMBTN (Patrick Dolan) & SBSMentor (Wade Devore)
6:30-7:00 Transition to Technical Content,
Find a Partner and Introduce each other to the group.
DFW-SBS Technical Meeting 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
Speaker: Jeff Middleton, SBS-MVP and Founder of SBSmigration.com
Disaster Recovery & Migration Concepts and Myths
Jeff Middleton will fly in for a full evening of events, including 2 hrs of practical and technical insights on Migration and Disaster Recovery topics, plus Q&A discussion. Come hear about the experiences he's gained in 20 yrs in operating his own one-man local IT Pro firm in New Orleans, his more recent perspective in providing 2nd level support to IT Pros worldwide via SBSmigration.com, as well as the remarkable lessons in technology failure and success in the recovery of his New Orleans based customers surviving Hurricane Katrina.
Earlier this month, Jeff's Disaster Recovery presentation at SMB Nation 2006 was voted in by attendees for an encore delivery on the last day. Jeff's no nonsense approach on this subject expanded an outline of his "Myths, Mystery and Magic of SBS Disaster Recovery" delivered this summer at Tech Ed 2006 (USA), as well as SMB Nation Amsterdam and New York. He is the founder and creative force behind the Swing Migration approach for transparent replacement of SBS servers, a respected SBS-MVP, an author and very popular speaker at conferences and local community groups worldwide.