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News Brandy Favilla is currently the Community Engagement Manager at New Horizons of Minnesota (www.nhmn.com). In this position, she helps people define and build their careers through educational events. Brandy focuses on networking with members of the Information Technology community to form partnerships in education. She strives to maintain New Horizons’ reputation as a high-quality learning center throughout the Twin Cities and beyond. Some of her accomplishments include chairing the committee for both the TechFuse and MindSurf Conferences hosted by New Horizons, co-chairing Twin Cities Code Camp and Twin Cities SharePoint Camp, Co-host of the Twin Cities Developers Guild, VP of PR for TechMasters (www.techmasters-tc.com), Communications Chair of PACT (www.pactweb.org), Programs chair for IAMCP, President of the Business Intelligence User Group (www.ncbisig.org) and actively participating in the SharePoint User Group (www.sharepointmn.com). *the thoughts and opinions in this blog are my own and do not reflect the opinions of New Horizons of Minnesota
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Agile is here!
What is Agile? Agile Project Management is a process that emphasizes teamwork, flexibility, adaptation and constant feedback. The goal of this process is to lower costs through making the right decisions at the right time. Why should I learn Agile? from ccpace.com: Agile stresses the view of the organization as a fluid system. By adopting Agile, your organization will be more flexible to change. It also stresses the importance of adaptability by limiting up-front planning and placing emphasis on ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 24, 2009 9:23 AM

Windows 7!
Over the next couple of months, Donald Donais will be giving three different FREE presentations on Windows 7. These sessions will deal with some of the main changes with Windows 7. The first seminar on July 2nd will concentrate primarily on getting to know what is different about Windows 7. What makes this client operating system different than Windows XP? This seminar titled “Welcome to Windows 7” will touch base on: New user interface Aero System Improvements: Problem Step Recorder, Boot from VHD, ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 16, 2009 7:36 AM

It's that time again! MINDSURF IS HERE...
...and we are accepting applications for Speakers and Sponsors NOW! MindSurf 2009 will take place on September 24th at the Radisson in Plymouth. We are excited about the new venue and new topic waves, but we are most excited to connect with business people across the metro and hope to make a big impact on them by giving them tools and resources to increase their productivity and make them a more valuable employee. If you are interested in learning more about MindSurf 2009 or applying to be a speaker, ......

Posted On Friday, June 5, 2009 12:56 PM

New Horizons of Minnesota Subsidizes ITIL Certification for Unemployed IT Pros
Headway Program Getting hired as an IT professional in today’s market is tough. The good news is there’s a new program IT pros can access to improve the odds of gaining employment in this extremely competitive market. The Headway program was created as a collaborative effort between New Horizons of Minnesota, EXIN and itSMF USA. The goal of the Headway program is to provide an affordable option for unemployed IT professionals looking to expand their skills and earn the ITIL v3 Foundation Certification ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 20, 2009 7:46 AM

Desktop Deployment in the Real World - FREE Webcast
When: 5/20/2009 11:30:00 AM Register Are you tired of using a manual checklist to create new desktop images? Would you like to find a way to reduce desktop imaging and deployment costs while implementing best practices? In this FREE 90-minute webcast, Microsoft Consulting Services and Virteva will share their desktop deployment processes and methodologies as well as lessons learned, covering the following topics. 1. Best Practices and Lessons Learned Performing OS Deployments This session will use ......

Posted On Monday, May 11, 2009 3:58 PM

Great Classes - Coming Up - Great Price!
Word 2007 Level 1 May 6 Office 2007 New Features May 8 Access Level 2 May 11 - May 12 Distinguishing Yourself in a Competitive Market May 11 Change Management: How to Initiate and Implement Change May 12 Word 2007 Level 2 May 13 Office Workshops May 14 Dreamweaver Level 1 May 18 Crystal Reports Level 1 May 21 - May 22 Introduction to XML May 28 - May 29 Dreamweaver Level 2 May 28 Visio Level 1 May 28 8:00am - 11:30pm Visio Level 2 May 28 12:30pm - 4:00pm Effective Business Writing June 3 MS Project ......

Posted On Monday, May 4, 2009 3:41 PM

Accelerators for Microsoft Dynamics CRM: Event Management and eservice.
You're Invited! Please join us on May 19th as we provide an overview of two new Accelerators for Microsoft Dynamics CRM: Event Management and eservice. When: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 Registration: 8:30 - 9:00 AM Event: 9:00 - 11:00 AM Networking/Q&A: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where: Microsoft 8300 Norman Center Drive, Suite 950 Bloomington, MN 55437 Map of Location The eService Accelerator provides businesses the ability to deliver self-service capabilities to their customers while tracking and managing ......

Posted On Friday, May 1, 2009 10:42 AM

Secure360
Register Now: $299 rate through May 8, 2009 Students attend for only $50. (Must be enrolled full time and present valid ID) Check with UMSA member and affiliate organizations for a discount code! Conference DVD Special Offer: Register by April 30 and you can purchase the 2009 conference DVD with PPTs /audio presentations for just $69. (Regularly $129; a 45% discount!) Order DVDs at the conference. See Pre-Conference events for additional professional development opportunities Keynotes: Howard Schmidt ......

Posted On Thursday, April 23, 2009 8:04 AM

Iowa Code Camp 2009
We are happy to announce that the third Iowa Code Camp will be on Saturday May 2nd. We are looking forward to making this the most successful Code Camp yet, building on the wild popularity of the previous two. But we need your help. The success of our Code Camp is measured by the growth of the individuals that participate. Speakers, organizers, attendees, sponsors…everyone plays a unique role in making the Iowa Code Camp an exciting opportunity, a learning experience and overall – a great place to ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 22, 2009 4:00 PM

Classes gaurenteed to run, at a GREAT deal!
Email me today at bfavilla@nhmn.com to make a deal! April 22 Acrobat 8 Level 2 April 22 Excel Level 1 April 23 - April 24 Photoshop Level 2 April 27 - May 1 Business Analysis Theory & Practice April 27 - April 28 SharePoint Designer 2007 Fundamentals April 27 - May 1 PMP 1-2-3: A Guide to Preparing for the PMP Certification April 28 Time Management Tools for Peak Performance April 29 Office Worksop April 29 InfoPath 2007 - Creating InfoPath Forms April 30 Half day: 12:30pm - 4:00pm PivotTables: ......

Posted On Monday, April 20, 2009 10:50 AM

BI Special Interest Group Meeting - March 12
Date: March 12, 2009 Time: 3:00pm - 6:30pm (Resistration begins at 2:30pm) Learn more and Register! ANNOUNCING BI SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP: We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our BISIG meeting at Microsoft Corporation, 8300 Norman Center Drive, Suite 950, Bloomington, Minnesota, 55437 from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm. We hope you will plan to attend this meeting where we have lined up two very exciting and informative speakers. 3:00 - 3:15: BI SIG Updates & Announcements 3:15 - 4:30: SharePoint ......

Posted On Monday, March 2, 2009 3:14 PM

CRM Net(work)
User Groups, Trainings, and Community for users of Microsoft Dynamics CRM User Groups Quarterly user groups meet in February, May, and August and culminate at our annual two-day Summit each year in November. Features of our user group are: Customer Spotlight Large group discussions on specific topics Lunch and networking Technical breakout sessions and roundtable discussions Trainings Users come together one a month for two-hour hands-on trainings provided by consultants on our CRM team. Community ......

Posted On Monday, April 20, 2009 8:55 AM

itSMF MN Vendor Fair
May 19, 2009 1:00pm - 5:00pm Registration opens at 12:30pm Learn more and register! 12:30 – 1:00 Registration and Open Vendor Fair 1:00 – 1:15 President Welcome; Meeting Announcements 1:15 - 1:30 Vendor Sponsor Presentation 1:30 – 2:30 Panel Discussion: How can members get more out of their current ITIL investment that will improve Company ‘bottom lines?’ 2:30 – 3:30 Networking – Vendor tables open to all participants 3:30 – 4: 30 Panel Discussion: How can members ‘package’ process improvements and ......

Posted On Monday, April 20, 2009 8:31 AM

MNECoG Meeting - Thursday April 23
Date: Thursday April 23 Time: 3-5pm Location: Microsoft's office, Bloomington MN Topic: High Availability in Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Speaker: TBD Topic: We're going to talk about High Availability options in Exchange Server 2007 SP1 - SCC, LCR, CCR, and SCR. We'll discuss each and dive a little more into each so that you can effectively implement any of these options in your environment or to your clients. Learn more and Register ......

Posted On Monday, April 13, 2009 11:10 AM

Great Education, at an even better deal!
There is no better time that today to invest in yourself! Check out our upcoming class list, and email me to play "let's make a deal!" Access Level 1 April 9 - April 10 VMware ESX Server 3.5 and VirtualCenter 2.5 - Advanced Course April 13 - 16 Word 2007 Level 1 April 14 Implementing Cisco Data Center Network Infrastructure 2 April 14 - 17 Mastering the Art of Thinking on Your Feet April 15 Office 2003 Workshops April 15 Word 2007 Level 2 April 16 Captivate April 16 - April 17 SQL: Fundamentals of ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 7, 2009 9:30 AM

Upcoming classes, at a great deal!
We have a number of upcoming IT and Business Application courses, and I am willing to make a deal! Email me to get signed up and to start the bargaining! 6215 Implementing and Administering Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server Apr 23 - 24 1327AI Citrix Password Manager 4.5: Administration Apr 23 - 24 Mastering SharePoint Server 2007 Administration Apr 20 - 24 6451 Planning, Deploying and Managing Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager 2007 Apr 20 - 24 6232 Implementing a Microsoft ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 1, 2009 8:49 AM

NEW Business Applications Webinars!
Webinars are a great way learn vital skills in a convenient way. Our new webinar series will bring you the tips and tricks you need to increase productivity right to your office or home. Learn More >> Microsoft Word...Use it Right! April 20 2:00pm - 3:30pm Have you ever wondered why Microsoft Word does what it does? Attend this 90-minute webinar to learn the basic functionality that all users should know to efficiently work with Microsoft Word. You'll discover how easy it really is to create ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 1, 2009 1:16 PM

Minnesota SharePoint User Group
Minnesota SharePoint User Group SharePoint and Business Intelligence You're invited. Please join us on Wednesday, April 8, as we explore Business Intelligence leveraging the SharePoint platform. In this session we will cover the various Business Intelligence integration points with SharePoint 2007 including: Excel Services PerformancePoint Server 2007 SQL Reporting Services (SSRS) SharePoint filters Dashboards KPI lists and more! This session will include a number of demonstrations and tips on how ......

Posted On Monday, March 30, 2009 8:43 AM

TechMasters Twin Cities
Today, more than ever, effective communication skills are the key to personal and professional growth. TechMasters is a new Toastmasters chapter in Twin Cities, dedicated to helping technology professionals improve their skills in: Public speaking Making Presentations Communicating with non-technical people Impromptu speaking skills Techmasters provides a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, ......

Posted On Monday, March 30, 2009 8:37 AM

Twin Cities Code Camp
Join Magenic Technologies and New Horizons of Minnesota for the 6th Bi-Annual Twin Cities Code Camp Event. Spend a day with other coders and learn from each other on a variety of topics that impact your world. View the complete schedule, sessions details and bios of presenters at the code camp website The address for code camp is: Computer Science and Engineering building on the University of Minnesota campus University of Minnesota 4-192 EE/CS Building 200 Union Street SE Minneapolis, MN 55455 Objectives: ......

Posted On Thursday, March 26, 2009 9:54 AM

itSMF Minnesota March 2009 Event
Service Portfolio Management, Service Catalog and Request Management Version 3 of ITIL added a new, more comprehensive dimension to the tried and true "Service Catalog." It's called a Service Portfolio and it's introduced in Service Strategy. ITIL tells us that the Service Portfolio represents the commitments and investments made by the service provider across all customers and is created, managed, and supported through the Service Portfolio Management process. The Service Portfolio contains three ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 10, 2009 1:54 PM

Chippewa Valley .NET User Group Meeting - December 11
Main Presentation: December11th - Discovering the Possibilities with SharePoint Development Presenter: Ryan Oliveira Location: Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) Room ECB 176 Date: Thursday, December 11th, 2008 Time: 5:00 PM Sponsor: Solutia, Consulting http://www.solutiaconsultin... Prize(s): Sharepoint Training CD, Books NEW PARKING INSTRUCTIONS Park in the P9 Lot off of College Drive, and go in door 3B. Do NOT park in the lot by the front of the building. (See the link to the CVTC parking ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 9, 2008 9:19 PM

Silverlight: Innovate Your Business (Webinar)
Registration Link: http://www.nhmn.com/Courses... Overview: Harness web applications built in Silverlight 2.0 to deliver browser rich, accessible content to clients and customers. Silverlight 2.0 is not just a browser plug-in, but a web programming platform built on the powerful .NET Framework. This powerful architecture allows companies to build rich internet applications while still maintaining their .NET developer base. Silverlight 2.0 leverages the separation of ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 9, 2008 8:32 AM

PACT Meeting - December
Topic: "Change... When It Happens To You" Presented by Sara Lykken We probably all agree that change is inevitable. We experience change whether it be a job layoff, a merger, a canceled contract, a change in a personal relationship or just the change in season and the snow covered roads we need to navigate. However, the quality of our lives is determined , not by what happens to us, but by how we handle change when "It" Happens! During this fast paced personal development workshop you will learn ......

Posted On Monday, December 8, 2008 10:01 PM

Small Business Server User Group Meeting - Dec 9
Meeting Topics: Cyber Crime and Software Inventory Minnesota Cyber Crime Task Force We are privileged to have Doug Dvorak of the Minnesota Cyber Crime Task Force(MCCTF), a joint FBI and U.S. Secret Service task force that includes members of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and local law enforcement. FBI agents assigned to the Computer Analysis Response Team (CART) also operate out of the task force. The mission of the MCCTF is to investigate violation of Federal law where the Internet and computer ......

Posted On Monday, December 8, 2008 9:52 PM

IAMCP Holiday Party (International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners)
If you are a Microsoft Partner and are not a member of this group, please join us on December 18th to find out more about the group. The format of the meetings has changed, so if you've been before and decided not to come back, please reconsider and join us for the 2009 season. We have alot of great things in store! When: December 18th from 4:00 – 6:00 Where: Major’s Sports Café 6440 Wayzata Boulevard Golden Valley, MN 55426 Why: The local chapter of the IAMCP would like to provide an opportunity ......

Posted On Monday, December 8, 2008 9:36 PM

MMS 2008 - Microsoft Management Summit - LOOKING FOR THE DVD
HELP!!!  Did anyone attend the MMS 2008 - Microsoft Management Summit - I am looking for a copy of the DVD that was given to all attendees.  Please email me with information

Posted On Saturday, December 6, 2008 12:19 AM

TechFuse 2009 Conference - Now Accepting Applications for Speakers
Our TechFuse 2008 Conference on February 26, 2008 drew in over 425 people for a one day conference, focusing on Microsoft Technologies. Featured tracks in 2008 included SQL Server 2008, System Center, Visual Studio 2008, SharePoint 2007 and more. TechFuse 2009 Conference is going to be held on March 17, 2009 (you bet, the luck of the Irish!) at the Northland Inn in Brooklyn Center. We have selected our tracks (with feedback from our internal instructors and our students) and they are: Virtualization ......

Posted On Friday, December 5, 2008 8:49 PM

BI User Group Q4 Meeting - December 11
We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our Q4 BISIG meeting at Microsoft Corporation, 8300 Norman Center Drive, Suite 950, Bloomington, Minnesota, 55437 from 3:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m. We hope you will plan to attend this meeting where we have lined up two very exciting and informative speakers. Registration URL: www.ncbisig.org Times: 2:30 - 6:00 Agenda: 2:30-3:00 Registration 3:00-3:15 BI SIG Updates & Announcements (Hear about how the organization is growing and changing to better serve ......

Posted On Thursday, December 4, 2008 1:59 PM

Windows Small Business Server 2008 Seminar - December 11
Mytech Partners invites you to join us for a special event...the launch of Windows® Small Business Server and Essential Business Server 2008. As one of 15 Microsoft partners worldwide who participated in technical evaluation for over a year, we are offering you an exciting opportunity to be one of the first to experience how this affordable and integrated server solution helps you protect your business data and increase your employees' productivity. Mytech Partners will also be featuring Essential ......

Posted On Thursday, December 4, 2008 11:57 AM

(IIBA) Business Analyst Professional Development Days
Business Analysts' Professional Development Days 2009 In Cooperation with IIBA Minneapolis - St. Paul Registration Link: http://guest.cvent.com/EVEN... Make plans now to join other Business Analysis professionals at the Business Analysts's Professional Development Days 2009. PDD 2009 will be held January 12-15, 2009 at the Ramada Mall of America. We invite you to network with other business analysts, participate in our workshops, and attend ......

Posted On Thursday, December 4, 2008 11:56 AM

December 2008 ISES Program
Come and share the holidays with ISESat our annual “Jingle Mingle” celebration event.Skyway Classic Events and Aarcee Classic Events will be hosting the event at their Bloomington location and are looking forward to having an opportunity to share their excitement about the merger of Aarcee, Skyway and Classic Events. You will find out about the merger, have a chance to peruse their newly expanded Bloomington showroom and then it’s on to a party tent with incredible food and beverages as well as dancing ......

Posted On Thursday, December 4, 2008 10:53 AM

Twin Cities SharePoint Camp - January 24, 2009
The 2009 date has been set for January 24, 2009 from 8:00 - 4:30 at New Horizons of MN. Details are being finalized and as soon as the registration page is open, we will post the information here SharePoint Camps are about the SharePoint community at large. They are meant to be a place for developers, administrators and any SharePoint user to come and learn from their peers. Topics are always based on community interest and never determined by anyone other than the community. Registration link: http://www.nhmn.com/Courses... ......

Posted On Monday, December 1, 2008 9:07 AM

CTA Luncheon - December 9
Annual Holiday Networking Event Where: Eagan Community Center When: Tuesday, December 9, 2008, Special Time: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Speaker: Sue Lindgren, YESS! Registration Link: http://www.ctamn.org/cde.cf... Are you as effective as you could be? Do you know what is holding you back or getting in your way so you can be effective? What is Emotional Intelligence? Event Notes: • Afternoon Event (3 p.m. to 6 p.m.) • Plenty of Networking Delight • Appetizers • Cash Bar (registration includes ......

Posted On Monday, December 1, 2008 8:23 AM

SharePoint User Group Meeting - December 10
You're invited. Register at www.sharepointmn.com Please join us on Wednesday, December 10, for another opportunity to collaborate with experts on methods used to maximize the potential of the Microsoft Office SharePoint platform. Previous MNSPUG presenters will team to facilitate an open forum around the platform. Be sure to bring your questions and experience to participate in this dynamic discussion. Several subject areas within the SharePoint platform will be covered, including: • Planning • Development ......

Posted On Monday, December 1, 2008 8:20 AM

MSDN Developer Conference - January 13, 2009
We’re bringing the PDC to you! For just $99 you’ll get the best of the PDC in your own backyard and hear all of the exciting announcements around the Azure Services Platform and Windows 7. Other sessions include the latest developments in .NET, Silverlight, Surface, Parallel Programming, Live Mesh, and more. Register today to stay current in an ever-competitive job market, enhance your skills and gain access to the next generation of tools and technology. Speakers include: Shannon Braun, Scott Colestock, ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 19, 2008 1:08 PM

CTA Luncheon - November 11
Topic: Contact Center Applications Where: Eagan Community Center When: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 Panelists: Tom Falkowski, Director, Patient Access, Allina Hospitals & Clinics; Deb Gabriel, Lead, Consumer Experience, Carol. The Care Marketplace; Tim Husted, Director of Workload and Resource Management, Carlson Wagonlit Travel; Michael Sanderson, Director of Contact Center Services, UnitedHealth Technologies; Joe Schwartz, Senior Workforce Manager, Fingerhut The alphabet soup of Contact Center ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 4, 2008 10:58 AM

SilverLight User Group Meeting - November 18
Topic: Migrating a Data Aware WPF Application to Silverlight 2.0 Presenter: Mike Benkovich, Microsoft Date: 11/18/2008 Time: 12pm - 2 pm Website: http://www.ilmservice.com/s... Abstract: One of the great things about WPF and Silverlight is that they’re both built on top of XAML and with Silverlight 2.0 you can leverage the latest data manipulation capabilities of LINQ. In this session we’ll take a look at a basic WPF application that pulls data from a web service. We will explore VB.NET’s ......

Posted On Sunday, November 16, 2008 11:35 AM

MIMA Monthly Meeting - Nov 12
MIMA POWER BREAKFAST If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and content is king, Wednesday's event is quite literally going to be THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY OF KINGS. Huzzah! How fitting that Ginny Redish, the reigning queen of content, will be at the helm. If you're so much as planning to write one subject line in the next two decades, don't miss Ginny Redish. Seriously. She's awesome. Topic: WEB CONTENT Join the acclaimed author of Letting Go of the Words for a morning session ......

Posted On Monday, November 10, 2008 1:34 PM

When I was 5, I wanted to be a(n) __________________

Where will I be next?  Ask me about the Sunflower there!I'm going to be launching another blog site on Monday and need your help!  Please complete the blank in the sentence above to be included in the launching of the website.  Email your responses to me at:  bfavilla@nhmn.com

Thanks!

Posted On Thursday, November 6, 2008 2:28 PM

Twin Cities Developers Guild Meeting - November 11
Where: New Horizons (4510 West 77th St. Edina, MN 55435) When: Tuesday, November 11th at 6:00 PM Website: www.twincitiesdevelopersgui... Session: Learn about how the Dependency Inversion Principle (DIP), Dependency Injection and Inversion of Control Containers help you get your system under test more effectively and how it can help you decouple your code. You will also be introduced to a small subset of dependency breaking techniques that will help you break ground into setting your system up ......

Posted On Thursday, November 6, 2008 9:25 AM

Excel PivotTables Seminar - December 12
PivotTables: Build, manipulate and chart data http://www.nhmn.com/Courses... When: December 12, 2008 Time: 12:30 - 4:00 Where: New Horizons of MN, 4510 W 77th St Suite 210, Edina MN 55435 Overview: In this hands-on seminar you will learn to understand, build, manipulate and chart data using PivotTables. It is common place in many business roles to be able to effectively and efficiently move through large amounts of data. This can be a cumbersome and intimidating process. ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 5, 2008 9:54 AM

TechMasters-Twin Cities
This morning I attended our weekly TechMasters meeting and, as always, I leave that meeting very inspired. The goal of the group is to help members improve their public speaking skills, both in prepared speeches as well as impromptu. We have 15 members as of today (after just 5 weeks of meetings), and we need 20 to official charter. I personally joined the group to improve my impromptu speaking. I was a trainer for years, and have since moved into other roles, and the old saying is very true... "If ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 4, 2008 10:14 AM

IAMCP Breakfast Meeting - November 21
The upcoming IAMCP breakfast meeting is Friday, November 21st, 2008. This meeting is guaranteed to help you drive revenue as a partner! If you have already RSVP'd, thank you for your response! If you have yet to RSVP for Friday's event, please go to the website directly at www.iamcp.com and register to attend. We will be providing a light breakfast (bagels, donuts and coffee) and need to know how many will be in attendance to plan accordingly. We look forward to seeing you there. This month plan ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 4, 2008 9:14 PM

Northwest Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals - November 5
Don’t forget that our monthly meeting will take place this Wednesday, November 5. Details are below. To register check out our new Web site at www.nwaitp.org. We meet at the Outback Steakhouse on I-494 in Bloomington west of the Mall of America. Wednesday evening, November 5, 2008 Please note the date change! Topic: Re-inventing IT and the IT Professional For the past fifty years company owners and their executive teams have invested in information technology with the goal of making their organizations ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 4, 2008 11:01 AM

SharePoint 2007 - Business Intelligence Deep-dive - April 23
Registration link: http://www.nhmn.com/Courses... Date: April 23 Time: 9-11:30 Course Overview This session will explore the various Business Intelligence options available from Microsoft and how they integrate with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. This session will include a number of demonstrations and tips on how to get started using SharePoint for business intelligence. This seminar is available live on the web using VoIP (PC audio). Telephone audio is not ......

Posted On Thursday, February 26, 2009 9:45 AM

Minneapolis and Saint Louis: Build Your Skills: Best Practices for .NET Developers Events
Both Minneapolis and Saint Louis will be hosting a Build Your Skills event. This full day event will introduces developers to a range of the best practices that developers can use to create better applications in a shorter amount of time. Presented by independent developers with a proven track record of having “been there, done that”, each session will provide insight into what it takes to write applications that run faster, are easier to maintain, and are of the highest possible quality. During ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 25, 2009 8:09 AM

ArcReady - March 25, 2009
ArcReady For our next ArcReady, we will explore a topic on everyone’s mind: Cloud computing. Several industry companies have announced cloud computing services . In October 2008 at the Professional Developers Conference, Microsoft announced the next phase of our Software + Services vision: the Azure Services Platform. The Azure Services Platforms provides a wide range of internet services that can be consumed from both on premises environments or the internet. Session 1: Cloud Services In our first ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 24, 2009 10:44 AM

SQL User Group Meeting - Feb 17, 2009
Management Data Warehouse (MDW) & Performance Monitoring When: February 17, 2009 Time: 3:00 PM - 5:15 PM Register www.mnssug.org Session 1: SQL Server 2008 Data Collection and the Management Data Warehouse Speaker: Lara Rubbelke, Microsoft One of the more powerful new features for database administration, diagnostics, and trending is the SQL Server 2008 Management Data Warehouse. The new Management Data Warehouse leverages a data collector framework to centralize and store SQL Server system and ......

Posted On Friday, February 6, 2009 11:21 AM

Business Writing Workshop for Job Seekers - Feb 3
Business Writing Workshop $80 Feb 3 from 8:00am - 4:00pm http://www.nhmn.com/Courses... When looking for employment, one of the things that can set us apart from the rest of the competition is our ability to write. Prospective employers often use resumes, cover letters, and thank you notes as examples of how we communicate. This one-day instructor-led workshop you will discuss business writing, and how to use effective writing as a way to get noticed. 3 things you will ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 27, 2009 6:19 AM

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