Jan 7th Meeting, Town Hall

The first 2011 SMCKC meeting is scheduled for Friday, Jan 7th from 7:30am till 9:00am at Kansas City Cafe. Instead of a presentation, the meeting will be held as a Town Hall. Currently on the agenda is reviewing survey results, outlining the 2011 strategic plans, discuss the coming elections and awards. There will also be opportunities to form new initiatives and committees, and to speak with other members we haven’t been able to chat with.
RSVP at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=184144658264751


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Time: January 11, 2011 from 11am to 1pm
Location: Microsoft Corporation
Organized By: Dennis Chepurnov
Event Description:
Microsoft and Valorem Consulting invite you to attend and participate in Kansas City’s Cloud Computing User Group Community. This month's meeting will be a discussion of Office 365.

What is Office 365? Microsoft Office 365 delivers the power of cloud productivity to businesses of all sizes, helping to save time, money and free up valued resources. Office 365 combines the familiar Office desktop suite with cloud-based versions of our next-generation communications and collaboration services: Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Lync Online.
Join us to network and learn how local businesses are making the move to the cloud.

RSVP online: http://www.clicktoattend.com/?id=152768


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It’s been a tremendous year for KC IT Professionals – various events, creating partnerships and community building. We just surpassed 4300 members last week! On that note, it’s time to celebrate with the last KC IT happy hour of the year: Thursday , December 16th @ The Well in Waldo (74th and Wornall).

For more info & registration, see: http://www.kcitp.com/?p=937

A big thanks to our sponsors: Groundlevel Studio & StartKC !!!

I want to thank everyone in KC IT for your continued support & involvement! Ive got many things in store for 2011 so stay tuned!

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Additional Announcements:

- Sponsorship opportunities are open for this event as well as future ones , please contact me for more details!

- We're now on Facebook! "Like" our page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kansas-City-Information-Technology-Professionals/106496192750111


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Event Overview
Web and cloud may be all the rage, but many developers are still doing hardcore client development. If you are among them, this Boot Camp is for you!

In this full-day event, we will explore how to maximize your impact on the Windows client. Our interactive sessions will include topics from throughout the Windows development platform. We will look at application compatibility and transitioning your applications to Windows 7, integrating with the Windows taskbar, developing for IE9, utilizing the cool functionality in the Sensors and Location Platform so that your application better responds to its current environment, leveraging the multitouch capabilities (especially in kiosk scenarios), and creating Silverlight 4 out of browser applications.

This event is a unique opportunity, partnering classroom learning with hands-on-labs and leveraging experts to advise you so we can help you “win” with Windows 7.

Please bring a laptop with the following software installed:

• Windows 7
• Visual Studio 2008 or 2010: http://www.microsoft.com/express/Downloads/
• Windows API Code Pack: http://bit.ly/bGKULt
• Windows 7 Training Kit for Developers: http://bit.ly/cXaJ1u
• IE9 (note that this is a pre-release build): http://bit.ly/b9HBZu
• Silverlight 4 (optional): http://bit.ly/dvR7Hb

Register at https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032472064&culture=en-US


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Dec 2nd, KC Clubs United Holiday Party
SMCKC is one of the clubs taking part in the KC Clubs United Holiday party.
This is another great event that lets you network with some awesome folks and organizations AND helps our KC Community.
The venue and alcohol has been donated. There is a $5 fee for admission and a $10 fee if you wish to have an all you can drink bracelet. ALL PROCEEDS go to Operation Breakthrough’s Holiday Programs. This program provides food and gifts for underprivileged children.
Drinks and Event Details can be found at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=119409614787784

Other Events The American Advertising Federation of Kansas City (AAF-KC) has two events coming up this week that are worth noting. On the morning of Dec 1st, AAF-KC has a morning meeting at Kansas City Cafe at 8:00 AM. They have assembled a local panel of community managers, including Leigh Mutert from H&R Block; Jessica Wilson, from Assessment Technologies Institute; and Patrick Padley from Nicholson Kovac. Then the following evening, Dec 2nd, AAF-KC has another panel of speakers and local social media practitioners on how SM is changing the way people and businesses connect. That meeting will be held at Austin Walsh’s Studio on 2001 Grand Blvd starting at 5:30 PM.
Both events have registration fees. Please check the event pages for more details:
• Community Manager Panel, http://www.aafkc.com/events/index.asp?startday=12/1/2010
• How SM is changing the way people and businesses connect, http://www.aafkc.com/events/index.asp?startday=12/2/2010

Visit Social Media Club KC at: http://socialmediaclubkc.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network


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Dec 11th, VIP Screening of True Grit
SMCKC wants to say THANK YOU to all of its members for a fantastic 2010 and becoming one of the largest chapters not only in the United States but around the world. We are celebrating 1500 Members!
Paramount in helping us celebrate this great achievement has graciously invited SMCKC Members to a PRIVATE VIP Screening of True Grit on December 11th at 7pm at eh Screenland Armour Theatre!
Make sure you pre-register here to get on the list early! Just say you will attend and if you want more than one ticket, let me konw in the comments! By registering here you will receive another email from us on how to register for tickets using GoFobo!
Find out more about True Grit here: www.truegritmovie.com
For more information contact Dan Henderson at dan@mrkcmortgage.com or @mrkcmortgage on Twitter!


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Dec 3th, December Breakfast
This Friday, December 3th, Robert Patterson and Dave Fluegge are presenting a SM case study on their work for the Colorado Tourism Office. Robert and Dave are both from MMG, a marketing firm who work exclusively for travel, hospitality and entertainment companies. The results from the brand platform “Let’s Talk Colorado” has continued to break records. Here is a link to get a sample of the case study.
SMCKC monthly breakfast takes place at the Kansas City Cafe on Grand Street. Doors open at 7:30 for breakfast, which ranges from $5-$10. Brief announcements and presentations will begin at 8:00. Please RSVP at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=164205053615253. The Kansas City Café can seat 90 people, so sign up early.


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Hello All !
Our next meeting will be held:
6:30 PM, Wed, December 15, 2010
Centriq Training Center
8700 State Line Rd, Leawood, KS
(West side of State Line Rd, directly across from Ward Parkway Mall)
Food and door prizes will be provided by : *Many Sponsors*


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There will be only one Heartland Users Group Meeting in December 2010. The Access SIG will host a Christmas Party on December 15th at 6:30 PM at JCCC, Regnier Bldg, 2nd Floor. There will be refreshments, a door prize, and a Q & A session.

There is a new Access SIG plan for 2011. Lisa Friedrichsen has recommended a book "Access Solutions: Tips, Tricks, and Secrets from Microsoft Access MVPs [Paperback] By Arvin Meyer and Douglas J. Steele. Lisa has ordered four copies and these will be available during the December 15th meeting.

She has chosen a list of topics to be presented during the year. Each of us may volunteer to chose two or three from the list and make a presentation to the Access SIG. These techniques are very new, innovative and will add to our skills set using the Access 2010 platform. If we have 12 volunteers, we will have enough scheduled presentations for the entire year of 2011. Billie Lenz used this technique several years ago and it worked well. This will be discussed and decided during this meeting.

Those of us who have not renewed our modest annual dues of $25 may bring a check or cash to fund our activities for 2011. See you there. Earl Long


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When: Tuesday, November 23rd 2010: 6:00PM
Where: Microsoft Offices - 10801 Mastin Blvd., Suite 620 Overland Park, KS 66210

Topic: Enterprise Agility
Abstract: Scrum and XP have found a strong following in the development community. But most non-development groups (such as Web Administrators, Production Support, Security, Testing, and Users/Stake Holders) inside the enterprise are far from agile, nor are they trying to move to be more agile. This session starts with a refresher on Scrum, and then uses real experiences from large enterprise development projects to show how to effectively work with those teams. Instead of trying to "convert" them, we discuss strategies to adapt to their needs while remaining agile in the development realm.

Presenter: Phil Japikse - Telerik
Phil Japikse has been working with .Net since the first betas, and developing software for over 20 years. Phil is a Microsoft MVP and also holds MCSD, MCDBA, CSM, and CSP certifications. Phil is an international speaker and a passionate member of the developer community, speaking at Code Camps and Days of .NET all across the country as well as serving as the Lead Director for the Cincinnati .Net User’s Group.

Phil works as the Patterns and Practices Evangelist for Telerik (www.telerik.com), is a Firefighter/Paramedic, and a volunteer for the Ski Patrol. You can follow Phil on twitter viawww.twitter.com/skimedic and read his blog at www.skimedic.com/blog.


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Hey all! We have our next meeting set up for Dec. 7th 6:30 pm at Centriq Training. First off, I'll be getting back from Autodesk University with some brief updates on what the other groups are up to and some of the stuff that went on at the conference. Then we have Jim Lammers of Trinity Animation showing the process they use to create 3d assets for the show Archer that's on FX. I'll also have some shirts to give away and also talk about thoughts on a modeling challenge we're looking to do early next year.

Please RSVP ASAP to admin [AT] aaugakc.com if you plan to come.


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Connect Strategy with Success at Oracle Technology Day

Today, business factors such as increased competition, business expansion, and dynamic market conditions demand your continuous attention. Improving your ability to adapt and react quickly can only make your business stronger.

Join us for an Oracle Technology Update Seminar focused on making your business more flexible and responsive while lowering costs. You’ll learn how Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, Oracle Database 11g Release 2, Oracle Exadata v2 and Oracle Exalogic can meet—and exceed—your IT performance needs.

You’ll discover new ways to:


Reduce the costs of servers and storage
Improve service quality and security for your users
Deliver fast, reliable, and secure applications while reducing management costs
This will be a unique opportunity to meet with Oracle experts and peers to discuss implementing a comprehensive platform for your business and IT processes—connecting strategy with success across your entire enterprise.

All sessions will include Oracle OpenWorld updates.

Click here to view complete event agenda and session descriptions.
Click here to register for this free event.


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11/16/2010 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: New Horizons Computer Learning Center
Metcalf South Shopping Center
Silvia Siren will do a presentation on "Fun with Pictures"

She talked about cameras and pictures before, this time we'll explore different camera settings and sites that allow you to do some creative things and they're of course FREE!! Bring you camera if you have questions and any ideas you want to share!

The second presentation will take a previous discussion to a practical level, We have discussed a number of programs/utilities in the past to protect/rid our computers of nastiness everybody seems to want to place on our equipment but we may not have covered a methodology for using these aids. Tonight, let us review what types or specific utilities we need but most importantly, put together an approach to keep unwanted programs off our computers. Finally we will discuss an approach method for when our best prevention practices fail to keep the bad guys off our machines and removal is not a simple run a utility or two and the bad guy is gone.

As usual, there will be a question and answer session and other topics discussed you may find interesting so come and bring your expertise.
Also, if you have found some interesting utilities that may be of interest to the rest of us bring those also.

In January Larry Gordon will present Google Apps. Be sure to mark your calendars for 1/18/2011.

If you have some interesting topics for future discussions/presentations or of you can update some presentations you have presented in the past then bring that to the meeting or email me at diabill@sbcglobal.net.

Hope to see you there.

Where: New Horizons Computer Learning Center
Metcalf South Shopping Center
96th & Metcalf, Overland Park, KS
(Please enter the door of Metcalf South on the lower level of the
shopping center on the West - You will find New Horizons inside the
center area.)
Room: 6 see a map at
www.newhorizonskc.com
Bill Diamond
diabill@sbcglobal.net


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The regular meeting of the Access SIG, on 11/17/2010 from 6:30 PM will be in the usual place, the Johnson County Community College, Regnier Bldg, 2nd Floor.

Presentation 1 - Jim Watkins (but I don't know the topic yet. You know it will be excellent)
Presentation 2 - Hong Chen, Demo of his Personal Investment Database


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FREE CLASS DETAILS:

http://www.eventbrite.com/s/1W0r
(Registration link)
November 10: 6 – 9 pm

Going Agile! is a dynamic "snack class" part of an Agile project management series taught by a certified and practicing ScrumMaster. All classes are held at KU Edwards Campus (Overland Park, KS) and taught in the evenings from 6 p.m - 9 p.m. Beverages and light snacks provided for students.

In Part 1 of this intense snack series, Going Agile!, students learn first about the similarities and differences in the triad of popular project methodologies today within organizations: Waterfall, Agile, Prince2. Most organizations are practicing one of these project methodologies so the question remains: What does it take to make a successful transition to an Agile project methodology? Through immersive Agile discussion and exercises, you’ll learn to harmonize Agile project methods with mainstream project processes within your organization.Applying successful project management methods are a top priority today for any Project Manager, Business Analyst, IT manager, Director or C level professional. You cannot afford to miss this free Part 1: Going Agile! Please register through the Eventbrite registration tool. If you have any questions about this snack class or other classes brought to you by Streamline Nation, please contact solutions@streamlinenation.com.

PS: Would sure welcome your input and experiences into the class discussion


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Share Point Presentation by Keith Krieger Tuesday Nov 9th
Implementing, Training, and Managing Governance in a 3000 Employee SharePoint Environment. 7:00 PM Regnier 2nd Floor.


Keith Krieger is currently Program Director, Technical Training, Staff and Workforce Development at Johnson County Community College. His role is to help 2500 faculty and staff leverage the technology resources at JCCC.

He has conducted most of the web design and development curriculum at the Center for Business and Technology at JCCC.
He also provides technology consulting to businesses in the Kansas City metropolitan area, including web site design for profit and non-profit organizations.

He has trained thousands of people in computer applications across the country since 1993. These engagements include time as a training manager with Productivity Point International in Kansas City, as a speaker and presenter on Microsoft Office and Adobe products with Rockhurst College Continuing Education/National Seminars, and as an independent trainer.


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Subject: KC Web Pros: check out - KCAIUG Meeting at SKW in NKC NOV 9th!!!!
http://www.kcaiug.missouri.edu/html/nextmeeting.htm

THE ESRI "The Microsoft of GIS" KC-Metro Users Group

MEETING at
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Shafer, Kline & Warren, Inc.
November 9th, 2010
Meeting Time: 4-6pm

Meeting Location:

Shafer, Kline & Warren, Inc.
1700 Swift Street Suite 100 North Kansas City, MO 64116
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Follow the above-listed URL to see the Map & Directions to SKW!!!

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MEETING AGENDA:

•Enterprise GIS for City of North Kansas City, MO

•Mobile Field Inspection, Data Collection & Reporting for Energy clients

•Map Books: Data-driven pages

•Tour of SKW’s NEW NKC Office Location!

•KCAIUG Elections

•Post-meeting social at Chappell’s
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Phil Japikse will be coming from Telerik to talk about Enterprise Agility. I am coordinating with MS to use the MS Offices for that meeting.


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The meeting is tomorrow night, November 9th at Centriq. We will be watching the Anders Helsberg Presentation and giving out some prizes.

Please register at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1025542425

The Future of C# and Visual Basic
Anders Hejlsberg

Come hear technical fellow Anders Hejlsberg describe the roadmap for C# and Visual Basic in vNext and beyond. See how these languages are evolving to address developer needs, and get an update on projects underway.

We are still scheduled to have our regularly scheduled meeting November 23rd, provided I can get the MS offices for our meeting (right now looking pretty good).


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Come join the itSMF KC LIG on Nov 18th! We’re excited to be hosting a service management round table (particularly around the ITIL framework) specifically focusing on IT within higher education. We anticipate a huge turn out from itSMF members and non-members.

itSMF Kansas City Area LIG Event!
Topic: Service Management in the IT Academic World
When: November 18, 2010 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM CT
Location: University of Missouri Kansas City, University Center
5000 Holmes, Kansas City, MO

RSVP: Registration is required & Details>> http://kancty.itsmfusa.org/

Please register in order for us to accommodate lunch for everyone.

Agenda
* – 1:00 Networking, Lunch
* – 1:30 Vendor Sponsor ITPreneurs Presentation
* – 2:30 Round Table Discussion – Suzanne Van Hove & guests
* – 3:00 LIG Announcements & Prizes

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Pat Yoder
itSMF KC LIG
Membership Chair


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Microsoft Road Show - The Full Testing Experience
Meeting New Business Challenges with Dynamic Quality Assurance
Kansas City 11/18/2010

We all know that Quality matters. It’s a top of mind issue for every business, but delivering quality software has always been a daunting task. Often times quality is cut short by project time overruns and multiple rework cycles between development and QA that seem to go on forever.

Are you frustrated???...well there is a better way!!!

Visual Studio Test Professional 2010 makes a real impact on software quality. It’s an integrated testing solution that delivers a complete plan-test-track workflow. It allows the user to quickly identify quality related bugs and easily report them with rich actionable information. Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate allows the developer to address these issues with ease, reducing the time it takes to solve a problem by almost 60%. This translates into tremendous cost savings, greater level of productivity, and higher quality standards throughout the development lifecycle.

Team Foundation Server 2010 provides full traceability of test progress, from requirements through deployment with real-time quality metrics AND COLLABORATION. The NET EFFECT is the team is able to make informed, timely decisions, driving down the risks common to every software development project.

Register here:

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032463843&Culture=en-US


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SharePoint Saturday Kansas City
Overland Park, KS 12/11/2010
http://www.sharepointsaturday.org/kc/default.aspx


Join SharePoint architects, developers, and End Users that work with SharePoint for ‘SharePoint Saturday’, on Saturday, December 11th, 2010. SharePoint Saturday will be an educational, informative & lively day filled with sessions from respected SharePoint professionals & MVPs, covering a wide variety of SharePoint-orientated topics. SharePoint Saturday is FREE, open to the public and is your local chance to immerse yourself in SharePoint!


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On November 9th, the .Net SIG will have a PDC-like presentation. Probably a video and discussion from one of the sessions at PDC 2010 last week. The event will be held at Centriq.


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I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the KCDNNUG meeting Monday,
11/8 at 7:00 at Leawood Pioneer Library. Agenda is below.

AGENDA

Member minute - a chance to introduce yourself and tell us your DNN
news.

Report from DNN Connections - Dylan Barber will report on the hot
topics and exciting announcements from DNN Connections, going on right now Las Vegas.

DNN + JavaScript - Tips and tricks, including jQuery and DNN widgets


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Next Tuesday is the monthly aauga in kc meeting. I was originally going to do Maya and Softimage stuff, but unfortunately didn't have time to get up to speed on those. Instead I'm going to show the Software Advantage Pack for 3ds Max. Some of the components of that update are also in Maya as well, so there will be a little bit of cross over. Also, my colleague Austin Reed from HNTB will show the process for creating 3d prints to output to z-corp 3d printers. We'll also have a couple examples of what these prints can produce.


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WHERE: Centriq Training, 8700 State Line Road, Leawood, KS
WHEN: 6:00 PM
TOPIC: Database Change Management with RoundhousE!

Many would not argue that you need to version your code, and few would argue that you should version your code in a way that can lead you back to a specific point in source control history. However, most people don’t really think of doing the same with your database. That’s where RoundhousE comes in. RoundhousE versions your database how you want. Not to mention it’s one of the most intelligent database migrations tools out there, it also helps you keep your scripts in source control in a way that makes sense. We’ll walk through the tool and its features and then open for questions. You’ll see how it can make database change management extremely simple for you and how it makes auditors and DBAs smile. RoundhousE – you know you want to learn more…
SPEAKER: Rob Reynolds
Rob has been programming in .NET since the early days of 1.0. In his day job he is a senior developer at a bank where the doors are always locked and there’s no money inside! Rob is a C# MVP, an MCSD for .NET, holds a bachelor’s degree in MIS from Kansas State University, is active in the Topeka .Net User Group, a regional INETA speaker, an eagle scout, and a veteran officer of the US Army Reserve. Rob enjoys spending time with his wife and kids when his wife hasn’t locked him in the basement to work on any of the OSS projects he manages.
Sponsor: Aureus Group


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Kansas City SQL Server User Group Members,

This is a reminder that the Kansas City SQL Server User Group will be meeting this Thursday October 28, 2010 @ 2:30PM. This month Bill Fellows will be speaking on some of new and many times underused TSQL Features in 2005 and 2008.

Bill Fellows, @billinkc, has been interested in development since his Apple ][ days. His interest in database systems was sparked when he crashed the corporate ERP system in 1999 with a well crafted SQL statement. Since then, he hasn't crashed any databases but he has been developing against SQL Server in a variety of languages since the 7.0 days.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Meeting Details: http://kansascity.sqlpass.org/

Have you heard about the KC IT user group fair? The Kansas City SQL Server Users Group will be one of ~30 specialized IT groups participating in this event on November 1st from 4-8pm @ JCCC. Come down and see what the technology community has to offer & get involved! For info & registration, see: http://www.kcitp.com/2010/10/13/kc-it-user-group-fair/

Lastly, I'd also like to thank everyone that made it to the SQL Saturday event held earlier this month, especially all the sponsors and volunteers. The event was an enormous success and we're already looking forward to next year's event!

Here's what a few of the SQL Server community bloggers had to say about SQL Saturday #53:

Thomas LaRock
"... they would be number one for all the SQL Saturday’s I have attended to date."

Arie Jones
" This was probably my #1 SQL Saturday..."

Kathi Kellenberger
" If you were lucky enough to be a part of SQL Saturday #53 yesterday, you could have seen presentations by out of town SQL Server gurus Tom LaRock (SQL Rockstar), Steve Jones, Sudhir Gajre, Wendy Pastrick, Chris Shaw, Karen Lopez and many more."

Chris Shaw
" I have not been to a better location for an event of this size where the fee was 0."


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Meeting Topic: Continuing on the topic of Team Building - Inspect and Adapt using Retrospectives

Initially we had penciled in an Agile Demo for this month but logistics precluded that from coming to fruition. In light of this change we'll plan on meeting Thursday evening October 28th. at the Pizza Shoppe and continue on the topic of team building in an agile environment with respect to sprint and project retrospectives.

Martin Olson will lead a discussion on planning and executing retrospectives as a regular part of the agile process. We'll consider questions like; What are some basic things that should be included in a retrospective? What factors derail or disrupt a retrospective?
When should retrospectives occur? How do you get the most out of the time spent planning and executing a retrospective?

Per our normal operating procedure, personal observations, experiences and challenges are encouraged. Hope to see you Thursday!


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Our next meeting will be held:
6:30 PM, Wed, October 27, 2010
Centriq Training Center
8700 State Line Rd, Leawood, KS
(West side of State Line Rd, directly across from Ward Parkway Mall)
Sponsor: TBD
Food and door prizes will be provided by : TBD

In order to ensure that we have enough food for you, please let Ray Harris know if you will be attending. Thanks very much !

This month's topic is:

Software Development From The Trenches (speaker: Lee Brandt)
We'll talk about Best Practices that we use and what options are available for software process, tools, patterns and guidance. After almost fifteen years of software development, I have discovered the one constant in the industry: change. Trends change in everything from the methodology we use to develop software to the tools we use. We've seen the shift from desktop/thin-client app! s to the web and back again. In this informal talk, we will discuss what's going on in software development today, the tools, the methodologies and the platforms. We'll even talk a little bit about where they might go.
Lee Brandt's BIO:
Lee has been programming professionally for more than a decade and currently works as a Project Lead Consultant with AdventureTech He speaks regionally about software development practices and has mentored teams on improving their approach to lean software development through achieving technical proficiency. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, one of the leaders of the Kansas City .Net User Group, and serves as the Regional Mentor for .Net user groups in Kansas and Missouri.
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Our website URL is: http://www.kcwebpros.com


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Windows/Freeware: Oct 18th from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: New Horizons Computer Learning Center
Metcalf South Shopping Center

In the upcoming session we will continue with the discussion about Windows 7. We will look at tools that are available in Windows 7 and where you find the locations Microsoft has buried familiar features. Many of the tools and tweaks we used in Windows XP are still there and look very similar once you get into them but the entry point is a little difficult to find. Also, Microsoft has added new features and we will get into as many of those as we can. If you have specific features you are having difficulties with please email them to me at diabill @ sbcglobal.net so I can be ready to discuss each one in the detail needed. For those of you who have been using Windows 7 or Windows Vista, bring your expertise and help us find the features that have made the new operating systems useful to you. For that matter let us know the things you do not like and see if it can be changed either back to the formal way or tweaked more to your liking.

As usual, there will be a question and answer session and other topics discussed you may find interesting so come and bring your expertise.
Also, if you have found some interesting utilities that may be of interest to the rest of us bring those also.

If you have some interesting topics for future discussions/presentations or of you can update some presentations you have presented in the past then bring that to the meeting or email me at diabill @ sbcglobal.net.

Hope to see you there.

Where: New Horizons Computer Learning Center
Metcalf South Shopping Center
96th & Metcalf, Overland Park, KS
(Please enter the door of Metcalf South on the lower level of the
shopping center on the West - You will find New Horizons inside the
center area.)
Room: 6 see a map at
www.newhorizonskc.com
Bill Diamond


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The 10/20 Access SIG is going to have two of our best presenters providing yet more knowledge:

Presentation 1: Janet Gelsinger of Hallmark
Topic: Using DATE functions in calculated fields and how to populate a last update name and last update date in code.
Presentation 2: Billie Lenz
VBA Topic


PS: I will also have a box of books....some are old, but yet more new ones too.


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In order to help build the local technology community, KC IT Professionals is hosting a FREE user group fair on Monday, November 1st from 4-8pm at JCCC‘s Capitol Federal Conference Center! We’ve invited over 30 specialized IT user groups (.net, SQL,linux, vmware, etc) in the KC area to set up tables & provide information about their entity.

I encounter many people that just aren’t aware of how many great user groups there are in the area. This is your chance to discover & get involved with people who share similar interests!

You will need to register for this event in order to attend, and check in at the registration desk at the entrance of the event space. Members of KC IT Professionals have registration priority, so it’s highly recommended that you become a member of KC IT Professionals on linkedin. We plan to have many more exciting events and knowledge exchange opportunities in the near future, so click here to join!

Here are some of the groups that will be attending (note, this list will be updated in the lead up to the event):

KC .NET user group
Agile KC
Cowtown Computer Congress KC
KC Dot Net Nuke
Heartland User Group
KC ISSA (Information Systems Security Association)
KC IASA (International Association of Software Architects)
KCAIUG (Kansas City Arc/Info Users Group -, focused on GIS)
KC Web Pros
KC VMWare User Group
KC IT Professionals
KC Quality Assurance Association
KC Sharepoint Users Group
KC SQL Server Users Group
Kansas Unix and Linux Users Group
BarcampKC
WordPress KC
KC Office Geeks

Please note that this event is only for IT practitioners.
For more information and to register please go to:
http://www.kcitp.com/2010/10/13/kc-it-user-group-fair/


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SharePoint: Oct 12th at 7 pm JCCC Regnier 2nd Floor
Connectivity Services with SharePoint 2010
Presenter: Ameet Phadnis of eTek Global

Business Connectivity Services enhances the SharePoint platform's capabilities with out-of-box features, services and tools that streamline integration to external data. SharePoint Designer provides out of box functionality to develop solutions with Business Connectivity Services. Visual Studio 2010 assists in building complex BCS solutions. This session explains architecture of BCS, External Content Types, Building Associations, Displaying external data in Web Parts, SharePoint External Lists, External data, Importing in User Profiles and external data search. This session also explains Outlook integration with BCS. The session will demo HR employee management Database integration with Outlook and SharePoint 2010.

www.hugkc.org


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Event Overview
Agenda:

Description:

Join your Microsoft IT Evangelists for a free, half-day Firestarter event and hear firsthand how to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows® 7. See how to quickly get up and migrating both Windows 7 and Office 2010 with simple deployment tools, then exploring advanced deployment scenarios using the MDT 2010.

Session 1: Can We Bust This Myth? "It’s impossible to upgrade a Windows XP computer to Windows 7"

In this fun, interactive session, we'll outline the available methods for moving your Windows XP machine to Windows 7 – while maintaining user data and settings and ensuring required applications are installed in the process. Can we bust this myth in 75 minutes or less? Join us and see for yourself!

Session 2: Free Quick and Dirty Deployment Tools

If you’re a tech of action and want to move now this session will show you how to get your hand dirty with free Microsoft deployment tools.

Planning: When planning your migration to Microsoft Windows 7 & Office 2010, specific knowledge about each PC on the network and its readiness for migration is essential. Here we will show you the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit which gathers essential infrastructure information to answer the question “Are my PCs ready for Windows 7 & Office 2010?”

Office 2010 Customization: After you create a network installation point, but before you install Office 2010, you can use the Office Customization Tool (OCT) to create a Setup customization file which enables unattended custom installations.

Quick and Dirty Imaging: In this section we detail how to create and use the ultimate technician deployment tool. That’s right the bootable USB drive with imaging tools. These tools enable you to sit at a machine and take or deploy an image at will.

Session 3: Automate your Windows 7 deployment using the MDT 2010

You don't have a handful of machines to deploy, you have hundreds – and you want to automate the process. The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit offers a configuration database that enables methodological automation of deployment configurations, allowing you to automatically assign properties based on target computer locations, makes and models, plus computer values. Take a deeper look at this MDT 2010 capability and learn how it can simplify your organization's deployments.

For more information or to register, visit > www.technetevents.com/firestarter OR CALL 1-877-MSEVENT.

Click here for more info:
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032461966&culture=en-US


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WHERE: Centriq Training, 8700 State Line Road, Leawood, KS

WHEN: 6:00 PM

TOPIC: Stop Drowning in Technical Debt!

Technical Debt is a metaphor introduced by Ward Cunningham to describe the result of “Quick and Dirty” Software Design. Eventually, software projects will incur either accidental or strategic Technical Debt. What is the price of accumulating to much technical debt? How do we measure our Technical Debt? How do we pay down our Technical Debt? This session will provide the answers to these questions through a balance of presentation and real-world examples using various code analysis and metrics available within Visual Studio 2008.

SPEAKER: Dennis J. Bottjer
Dennis J. Bottjer is a solutions architect, consultant, teacher, blogger and speaker. As a three time Microsoft ASP/ASP.NET MVP, he specializes in SharePoint and Web Development. Dennis has over 12 years of industry experience with an emphasis on the Financial and Banking Sectors. As an associate for a Fortune 100 Financial Services Company, Dennis was a key contributor during the development of an underwriting system and fulfillment system. Dennis builds community by regularly participating in user groups and community events. He has been a user group president and is currently an INETA.org membership mentor. Dennis lives in Tulsa, OK with his wife Carrie, daughter Kate, son Will and three cats.


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Meeting Topic: About Teams and Team Building


We read a lot about how to do Agile - from ways to make better burn down charts to the latest and greatest tool on the market. But when do we work on our teams and making them better? Join is at the next Agile KC meeting where Erik France will help us focus on building better teams. Erik will explore some of the things that have worked for his organization in the past and some of the things that have not. Given the complexity of the topic and the situational nature of teams and team building, audience participation will not only be encouraged but required for a productive session. So bring a couple of colleagues from your organization and take a stab at critiquing what you're doing well and what you might want to change from a team perspective.
Hope to see you on the 30th.
http://groups.google.com/group/KC_Agile?hl=en&pli=1


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Our next meeting will be on October 5th 6:30pm at Centriq Training again. Please RSVP to “admin AT aaugakc DOT com”. This month we have Matt Kaustinen of Boomer Labs showing some of his latest and greatest plugins.
Also, I’ll be doing a demo of Max2Ae which allows you to paste 3ds Max keyframe data directly in After Effects. You can also bring in many light types, object position, and some particle support.

In addition, there will be some more pizza and soda. There will also be 6 shirts this time and we’re going to do a take on an old Price is Right favorite using the PhsyX engine again.

Meeting will be at Centriq Training:
8700 State Line Road
Leawood, KS 66206

For more info: http://www.aaugakc.com/2010/09/20/meeting-tues-oct-5th-630p/


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Kansas City Excel Users Group September 2010 meeting is cancelled and the group suspended until I can get someone interested in assuming leadership of the group. Sorry for the late notice, I will be in Houston longer than I expected.....most likely indefinately! (Michael Newby)


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Come strengthen the largest Kansas City area IT community and create real life connections from this virtual group! Bring your 30 second pitch + business cards and start building your network BEFORE you need it!
Not much of a networker? What else could be easier than to discuss your passion for technology amongst others who have similar interests? Rest assured, it’s a very friendly atmosphere…everyone is looking to make new connections! For more info, see our blog post
You are invited to the following event:
KC IT Professionals: September Happy Hour Networking Event (9/21)

Date:
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (CT)

Location:
The Well
7421 Broadway Street
Kansas City, MO 64114

Can you attend this event? Click here to register at EventBrite


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Our next meeting will be held:
6:30 PM, Wed, September 22, 2010
Centriq Training Center
8700 State Line Rd, Leawood, KS
(West side of State Line Rd, directly across from Ward Parkway Mall)
Sponsor: CJK Software
Food and door prizes will be provided by : CJK Software

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In order to ensure that we have enough food for you, please let Ray Harris know if you will be attending. Thanks very much !

This month's topic is:

Getting Employed in Challenging Times (speaker: John Krzysztow)
Struggling in a tough economy to get employment requires a strategy or plan. What is your strategy or plan? John will explain techniques and tasks that will help attendees start on their plan. He will draw from some attendees on what has worked for them. It will be and informative and collaborative meeting to help attendees get on the Fast Track to Employment. !
John Krzysztow's BIO:
John is a couple decades veteran in IT. He worked in several technology positions for RCA Computer Division, Unisys and (DEC) digital equipment corporation. John started Cjk Software Consultants, Inc in 1993 after accepting DEC's transition opportunity to start a custom software company. He received an ASC from Dean Junior College and BAC from Clark University in MA with a double major Math/Computer Science in 1991. He has observed and benefited from user groups in MA and KC. He is also on Technology Advisory commitees for Van Horn High and Olathe High Schools. John is also a Toastmaster. He has led several IT non-profit organizations and user groups in KC. He is anxious to start and grow this group as well.
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Our website URL is: http://www.kcwebpros.com


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Greetings, KCIIBA Members and Friends

Please join us for the next meeting of the Kansas City Chapter of the IIBA. Serena Software will be our sponsor and keynote speaker this month, and will share best practices for using protopying to communicate with stakeholders during enterprise analysis and business analysis activities.

WHEN: Thursday, 9/16/2010 at 6:30pm
WHERE: Centriq Training, 8700 State Line Rd, Leawood, KS

Please RSVP by emailing recruiting@kansascity.theiiba.org or via our website: http://kansascity.theiiba.org/index.php/general/rsvp?view=ckforms&id=6

We hope to see you there!


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Windows/Freeware: 9/21/2010 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: New Horizons Computer Learning Center
Metcalf South Shopping Center

We will be disussing more information about Windows 7 and information about laptops and batteries. If you know questions you want the answer to please email them to me at diabill@sbcglobal.net so I can ensure I have the best answer I can find.

As usual, there will be a question and answer session and other topics discussed you may find interesting so come and bring your expertise.
Also, if you have found some interesting utilities that may be of interest to the rest of us bring those also.

If you have some interesting topics for future discussions/presentations or of you can update some presentations you have presented in the past then bring that to the meeting or email me at diabill@sbcglobal.net.

Hope to see you there.

Where: New Horizons Computer Learning Center
Metcalf South Shopping Center
96th & Metcalf, Overland Park, KS
(Please enter the door of Metcalf South on the lower level of the
shopping center on the West - You will find New Horizons inside the
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15th at 6:30 pm JCCC Regnier 2nd Floor
Presentation #1 is on something new from Access 2007, Split Forms by Jim Watkins.
See the creation of a Split form in Access 2007. Yes, I said split forms. No, you don't need scissors. Double your viewing pleasure and double your database fun w/ split, split, split forms. (my apologies to Wrigley's)

Presentation by Jim Watkins, MCP CCP CDP, Vice President of Heritage Computer Consulting and Services, Inc. 7700 Wedd #100, Overland Park, KS 66204 (913) 529-4227 www.hccsinc.com E-mail: hccs@hccsinc.com.

Presentation #2 is on an advanced Access topic by Bill Diamond.

PS - Lisa has a stack of computer books donated by publishers which are piling up in her office. She might bring a few dozen to give away. Catch - You must be a paid up member to have first choice. I will collect any volunteer membership payments at the meeting before any books are given away.


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SharePoint: Sep 14th at 7 pm JCCC Regnier 2nd Floor
Move to SharePoint 2010 for all its greatness
Presenter: Leonard Mwangi
You have SharePoint 2007 or even 2003, wants to move to SharePoint 2010 for all its greatness. What do you do? Leonard Mwangi a Microsoft Information worker will take you through the upgrade process and things to consider before and during the migration process. The session will mainly demo focused with the following agenda:-

• What you should know before the upgrade (best practices)
• Different upgrade methods
• Downtime mitigation ideas
• Demo
o Database upgrade process
o Visual Upgrade UI
o PowerShell upgrade
o Upgrade improvement


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Kansas City SQL Server User Group Members,

This is a reminder that the Kansas City SQL Server User Group will be meeting this Friday August 27, 2010 @ 2:30PM. This month Leonard Mwangi will be speaking on SQL Server BI solutions.

Leonard Mwangi is a Principal Consultant with e Tek Global Inc. concentrating mostly on Information Worker Solutions and applications Integration. Leonard has over 8 years of experience in IT Industry and has been working with SQL Server since SQL 7.0 and SharePoint since SPS with end-to-end client solutions. Leonard is also a regular contributor for MS forums and a presenter at different Special Interest Groups regarding SQL Server and SharePoint.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Don't forget SQL Saturday is coming up in just over a month here in Kansas City, sign up here for a day of free training and networking with some of the top SQL Server experts in the country.

http://www.sqlsaturday.com/53/register.aspx
Meeting Details: http://kansascity.sqlpass.org/


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I thought this month we might have an open spaces meeting.

The way it would work is:
1. Everyone will be given 10 minutes to put topics on the board on a sticky note.

2. We will take a few minutes to let everyone on the (3 or 4) topics they'd like to discuss.

3. The top n topics (depending on our attendance) will be picked, we will
break into groups to discuss those topics. (probably 20 mins or so)

4. Each group will have a moderator (usually the person who submitted the
topic) who keeps the discussion on track and a secretary (could be same
person) who writes down the main points (target 7 points) of the
discussion.

5. Then each group will take just a few minutes to present to the group what their group talked about and what conclusions or points they recorded.

e.g.
Topic: I submit: How can I reduce my carbon footprint?
I will moderate the discussion and just keep in on topic, and John will
right down the salient points as they come up.
After all discussions are done, I will present out discussion an points:
"We were discussing how to reduce your carbon footprint. These are the
suggestions we cam up with:
Recycle, drive a hybrid, buy locally grown food, install
long-life/low-engery lighting, Energy-star appliances, turn appliances,
lights and A/C off while at work."

If no one submits any topics I will bring some to kind of "seed" the list. :0)

We'll get started about 6:00.
Food will be provided by Robert Half International.
Hope to see you all there!


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Come to our September meeting, 9/14 at 7:00 at Leawood Pioneer Library. Topic is DNN skinning. Bring your skinning questions and your favorite skin examples. Hope to see you there!


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The next Agile KC meeting will be at 6:30 PM on Thursday August 26, 2010 at the Pizza Shoppe.

Martin Olson will present his reflections on Agile 2010 that occurred in Orlando Florida at the beginning of the month (www.agile2010.com) and will also show an innovative method to get your entire team involved in a decision without saying a word. If you're intrigued, please plan on attending and see what it's all about.

The second half of the meeting will be centered around the group answering your questions about implementing an agile process in your organization and specifically looking at any problems you are encountering. These sessions have been very valuable in the past for novices and experts alike. So bring your hardest problems and your best solutions and join us on the 26th.

Hope to see you there!


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Join Better Software Magazine, Rally, and ATSC as we discuss proven approaches and best practices for Agile transformation. This complimentary collaborative half-day event is ideal for software and IT managers and directors who are looking to understand:


How to build a roadmap for adopting Agile and Lean practices within your organization

What other successful Agile organizations are doing to adopt and scale Agile practices

The appropriate metrics for measuring your organization's Agile success

How to empower your teams through a variety of Agile training and consulting approaches

How Agile enables distributed development for your own teams and any outsourced resources

How Agile ALM solutions enable quality, collaboration and visibility for development teams
This event is ideal for software and IT managers or directors and their teams.
For more info go to: http://forms.sqe.com/forms/KansasAgileTransformationWorkshopSQE


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ITEC Conference 2010 - A single day focused on the changes in the IT landscape including more conference sessions, more peer networking, and more answers!

http://city.goitec.com/kc/


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The August 19th meeting for the Excel User Group has been cancelled.


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Greetings, KCIIBA Members and Friends!

The next meeting of the KCIIBA will be held on Thursday, August 19th, 2010. This month, Sharon Weaver, President of JSW Consulting and VP of Recruiting for the KCIIBA, will lead a facilitated discussion about BA Roles and Responsibilities called BA 101. During this session, attendees will learn about a number of different roles on the Business Analyst spectrum.

The meeting will be held at 6:30pm at Centriq Training at 8700 State Line Road in Leawood, KS.

We hope you will join us for this session. To RSVP for the meeting, please visit http://kansascity.theiiba.org/index.php/general/rsvp?view=ckforms&id=6 or email recruiting@kansascity.theiiba.org

Thanks,

Diana K. Alt
President
Kansas City Chapter of the IIBA


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Windows/Freeware: 8/17/2010 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: New Horizons Computer Learning Center
Metcalf South Shopping Center

Due to the violent weather last meeting attendance was greatly affected so we decided to call it off and carry the subject to this month's meeting.

An interesting question from a group member established this months meeting discussion. The question concerned a modem that was not working and asked if the modem could be faulty and if it could be replaced or were there other suggestions for resolving the problem. The member was later able to fix the situation and I hope the solution is brought to this month's meeting.

The question however started me thinking. How do you start fixing a hardware item problem? That line of thought led me to a broader question. What if you want to keep your present equipment but it needs updated to accelerate performance, increase storage amount or add a feature it presently does not have? Is a laptop very much different from a desktop? Come to this month's meeting and join this discussion. Most everyone has had hardware failures or wanted to update present equipment. All should have opinions, questions and experiences in this area.

If you know questions you want the answer to please email them to me at diabill@sbcglobal.net so I can ensure I have the best answer I can find.

As usual, there will be a question and answer session and other topics discussed you may find interesting so come and bring your expertise.
Also, if you have found some interesting utilities that may be of interest to the rest of us bring those also.

If you have some interesting topics for future discussions/presentations or of you can update some presentations you have presented in the past then bring that to the meeting or email me at diabill@sbcglobal.net.

Hope to see you there.

Where: New Horizons Computer Learning Center
Metcalf South Shopping Center
96th & Metcalf, Overland Park, KS
(Please enter the door of Metcalf South on the lower level of the
shopping center on the West - You will find New Horizons inside the
center area.)


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SharePoint: Aug 10th at 7 pm JCCC Regnier 2nd Floor
Forms Authentication in SharePoint 2010.
Presenter: Ameet Phadnis
Assistance with the demo: Ambar Nirgudkar

In this presentation we will be discussing
a. Options for SharePoint Authentication.
b. Forms Based Authentication with LDAP and SQL Server Authentication.
c. Security for Extranet and Web Applications.
d. Bonus demo will be allowing CAPTCHA image validation with Forms Based Authentication.

Ameet Phadnis, MCTS has over 14 years of IT industry experience with major focus on Microsoft Technologies. He is the President of e Tek Global a premier Microsoft Gold Partner company based in Overland Park, KS. Ameet has presented at SharePoint Connections, SharePoint Users Group in Kansas City and India. He has worked with major companies like Farmland Industries, CSC, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP, Lathrop & Gage etc. He has been working in SharePoint since 2005 and has worked on various complicated applications using SharePoint.


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AAUGA stands for Autodesk Animation User Group Association. It is an Autodesk sponsored national user group that has chapters in other cities (Austin, Boston, Chicago for instance) and now has a KC chapter (www[DOT]aaugakc[DOT]com). Even though the name Autodesk is in the title, the meetings don't always have to be 100% Autodesk related. We will eventually get to the point of having Lightwave, Rhino, C4D, and Adobe stuff.

Our first meeting is going to be Tuesday Sept. 7th from 6:30-8:30pm. Subsequent meetings will be the 1st Tuesday of every month. Pizza and soda will be provided but PLEASE RSVP by emailing me at admin[AT]aaugakc[DOT]com or comment on the blog post at www[dot]aaugakc[dot]com (must be registered to post) so we know about how much to get. Loose agenda 6:30-7 pizza and meet some people, 7-8 3ds Max 2011 new features by yours truly, Chip Weatherman of HNTB, (mainly slate material editor and some of the graphite modeling tools and if anyone else has something they want to see or show, let me know), and 8-8:30 future of the group.

Meeting will be at Centriq Training:
8700 State Line Road
Leawood, KS 66206


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The newest chapter IASA Kansas City (IASAKC) will hold its inaugural event at the Johnson Count Library in Overland Park, KS, on September 8th. The free event will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, and will introduce the community to the IASA mission, activities and offerings.
To register for the event please visit www.iasa982010.eventbrite.com.
For information on KCIASA visit www.iasakc.org.


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Access: Aug 18th at 6:30 pm JCCC Regnier 2nd Floor
First Session - Cindy Wilson will bring an event registration database that she has developed over time & focus the talk on using union queries to combine info between tables found in a subform & those from the master lists?

Second Session - What the heck is Event Driven Programming? Do I need a ticket to participate in these Events? The demo will be using VBA in Access 2007. This demonstration will include Building Cascading Combo Boxes; VBA Code examples using the Before and After Update event; VBA Code examples using the On Click event.

Presentation by Jim Watkins, MCP CCP CDP, Vice President of Heritage Computer Consulting and Services, Inc. 7700 Wedd #100, Overland Park, KS 66204 (913) 529-4227 www.hccsinc.com E-mail: hccs@hccsinc.com.

Heritage Computer Consulting & Services, Inc.
7700 Wedd Suite 100
Overland Park, KS 66204
913-529-4227
FAX 913-660-0362


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Join us for a day of Windows Phone 7 hands-on training. You’ll learn how to build Silverlight-based applications that take advantage of the many Windows Phone 7 platform features.

We’ll introduce all the basic concepts required to get started building Silverlight applications including the Windows Phone 7 platform and frameworks as well as the designer and developer tools. We’ll also cover the process for submitting your application or game to the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace. Bring your laptop! Topics covered will be reinforced with an opportunity to explore hands-on-labs using your own laptop. Windows Phone 7 experts will be on hand to help you explore Windows Phone 7 development.

For more info go to https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/Register.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032456045&CountryCode=US&IsRedirect=false


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First Mo-Kan RUG (Revit User Group) meeting!!

There have been numerous requests to start a Revit user group that covers all three Revit products - Architecture, Structure and MEP. A group of three of us have gotten together to do just that – to start a group that is driven by the user's needs, wants, and insure members input and some control over group's topics and discussions. This will be the first of what will be monthly Revit User Group (RUG) meetings for any and all Revit users of the greater Kansas City area. Food and drinks will be provided, and hopefully some give aways. So come prepared to meet other users and us (Angela, Heathe and William) and our sponsors (no sales pitches), and we'll set the stage for what we plan to be fun, but informative and edifying get togethers.

Meet at: ITT Tech, 9150 East 41 Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64133 (816) 276-1400

Date & Time: July 29th @ 5:30pm – 7:00pm


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The SQL Server Users Group will be postponing the July 29 meeting until August 27. If you have any questions or would like to present and/or assist with meeting preparation, please contact Andrew Cross at crosan@gmail.com, we’re always looking for volunteers and welcome your ideas!


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Kansas City SQL Server User group is excited to announce that we're hosting a SQL Saturday event on Oct 2nd, hosted at the Cerner Riverport Campus! This is a free training event for SQL Server Professionals, and we will have several nationally known SQL experts to give presentations, including a couple MVP's.

This is our first SQL Saturday, and we need your help to make this successful!! Register here: http://sqlsaturday.com/53/register.aspx

- We need local speakers to deliver presentations on SQL Server. Do you want to present a SQL Server related topic? Submit your session here: http://sqlsaturday.com/53/callforspeakers.aspx

- Want more info about the event? Go to: http://sqlsaturday.com/53/eventhome.aspx

- Would your coworkers/friends be interested in the event? See the flyer at the website above, and post it in your company's common area (break room, etc). Feel free to forward this message on to them


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Topic: Business Intelligence in SharePoint 2010 & SQL 2008 R2 including Excel Services, PerformancePoint, PowerPivot and Dashboards.

Speaker: Leonard Mwangi, eTek Global Inc.

Leonard has been working with SharePoint since the release of SPS 2003 and has been working with different clients helping them architecture, implement and maintain an in-control SharePoint environments and provide an end-to-end solutions including custom workflow solutions, he has presented in different SharePoint meetings including User Groups, SharePoint Saturday and SharePoint Connection.

eTek Global Inc. is a leading Microsoft solution provider in Kansas City and surrounding areas. They specialize in Information work solutions including SharePoint oriented Intranets, Extranets and Internet portals, SQL Server Architecture, Performance Turning, Reporting Solutions, Data Warehousing Solutions (Analysis and Data Mining), ETL Solutions and custom .Net Development. eTek Global also provides SharePoint add-ins to help close the gap between the out-of-box solutions and real-life client needs.


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Meeting Topic: Individual Personas – Understanding who’s on your team and how do they work?

As any agilist understands the leading statement of the Agile Manifesto (www.agilemanifesto.org) states that value should be placed on ‘Individuals and interactions over processes and tools’. As anyone who has spent more than three days in the business world knows getting ‘Individuals and interactions’ to function correctly is hard work, especially when compared to processes and tools! So how does one successfully promote individuals and interactions on teams? Why is it important to do so?

Come to the next Agile KC meeting on July 29, 2010 at the Pizza Shoppe and find out; or at least find out Martin Olson’s thoughts on the topic. Martin will lead a discussion about the importance of the team \individuals and interactions from an agile perspective and will also lead a session on identifying different types of personalities that one can encounter and how to deal with them. Bring your war stories too and compare your emotional scars with others in the community.

Hope to see you there!


Martin Olson is a principal at Silicon Prairie Solutions, Inc. and has been leading agile teams since 2002. He recently wrapped up two simultaneous 3000+ hour projects where the teams were remotely located as were the customers. In addition to providing Scrum Master services, Martin also leads agile coaching and training sessions.


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Access Meeting July 21st at JCCC Regnier 2nd floor 6:30 pm - Two presentations:

Presentation 1: Sylvia Siren of Olathe Medical - Naming Conventions
Presentation 2: Janet Gelsinger of Hallmark - Data Modeling
See you there: Lisa FriedrichsenAccess SIG Leader


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Windows/Freeware SIG July 20th at 6:30 pm. New Horizons Computer Learning Center Metcalf South Shopping Center

Various topics related to Windows 7 operating system, antivirus and other internet security and utility issues.
If you have some interesting topics for future discussions/presentations or of you can update some presentations you have presented in the past then bring that to the meeting or email me at diabill@sbcglobal.net.

Hope to see you there.
Where: New Horizons Computer Learning Center
Metcalf South Shopping Center
96th & Metcalf, Overland Park, KS
(Please enter the door of Metcalf South on the lower level of the
shopping center on the West - You will find New Horizons inside the
center area.)
Room: 6 see a map at
www.newhorizonskc.com
Bill Diamond
diabill@sbcglobal.net


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Subject: LinkedIn Event: SharePoint - Monthly Meeting JCCC
John Krzysztow found SharePoint - Monthly Meeting JCCC on LinkedIn Events and thought you might be interested in going!

http://events.linkedin.com/SharePoint-Monthly-Meeting-JCCC/pub/310380

SharePoint - Monthly Meeting JCCC
Wed, Jul 13
SharePoint - Laying the Foundation, Overland Park, KS, US
Keywords: SharePoint, SQL Server, Exchange, Active Directory, Design. Architecture
In this Session Randy Neth will be laying the foundation for SharePoint Server and SQL Configuration Tips, How To's & New Features.

He will discuss:
* Proper Storage Planning
* Backups/ Recovery
* Antivirus
* Encryption
* Data Compression
* Backup Compression...


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Epiq Systems is sponsoring world renown software architect Udi Dahan on July 21st at 7PM. Udi will be talking about CQRS: Command Query Responsonsibility Segregation. More and more developers are starting to use messaging patterns and domain models in their N-Tier architectures. Many are surprised by the added complexity and beginning to wonder - was it worth it? Join Udi as he describes the missing pattern which brings simplicity back to distributed systems architecture.

Sign up to attend for free at http://kcdnug.eventbrite.com/


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There is a meeting on Tuesday June 22nd. We're doing an extended install-fest for those who didn't get signed up in time for the "official" one at the Microsoft offices. It will be at 6:00 at Centriq (as usual). Hope to see you all there!
www.kcdotnet.com


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SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held Oct 2 2010 @ the Cerner Corporation Riverport Campus ( 6711 N.E. Birmingham Rd., Randolph, MO 64117) . Admittance to this event is free, but we do charge a lunch fee of 10.00 so that we can provide a lunch - not pizza! Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleages know about the event.

http://www.sqlsaturday.com/53/eventhome.aspx


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The Heartland Developers Conference in Omaha will be held September 8th through 10th this year. Check this out for more information: http://hdc.eventbrite.com/


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The St. Louis .Net User Group will be hosting a Day of .Net on August 20 and 21st. The event costs only $200. For more information, go to http://www.stlouisdayofdotnet.com/


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Hello All !
Our next meeting will be held:
6:30 PM, Wed, Jun 23, 2010
Centriq Training Center
8700 State Line Rd, Leawood, KS
(West side of State Line Rd, directly across from Ward Parkway Mall)
Sponsor: RiverPoint
Food and door prizes will be provided by : RiverPoint
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In order to ensure that we have enough food for you, please click *REPLY* to this email, and let Ray Harris know if you will be attending. Thanks very much !

This month's topic is:

Dynamically Populating a Pre-existing PDF Document. (speaker: Kurt Loudon)
Docs such as a gov't form or corporate client form or any form that end-user not allowed to change and thus needs to be filled-in without changing the form itself AND your organization won't buy Adobe software to manipulate PDF Forms directly.
Kurt Loudon's BIO:
Kurt W. Loudon serves as a Data Systems Architect for Shafer, Kline & Warr! en, Inc. Kurt is responsible for Business Development, Project Management, and Technical Lead for Database & Application Development and Design in the Energy Division located in the North Kansas City office.
Kurt is a 20-year technical expert in the diverse field of information technology. Design and development of databases, GIS, & Web systems are his main areas of expertise, using cutting-edge technologies and methodologies to deliver first-class products and services in formats such as ArcSDE, Oracle, MS SQL Server, MS Visual Basic, ColdFusion, ASP, MS Access, Satellite Forms, ER/Studio, Erwin, ArcIMS, and more! Kurt has a bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Missouri – Columbia. He also has earned a master’s in Public Management & Policy from the top-ranked Heinz School at Carnegie Mellon University. Kurt has been instrumental in designing, developing, and implementing the integration of GIS, database, web, and asset management technologies ! for the following clients: City of Westminster CO, Kansas Dept! . of Health & Environment, Department of Defense, Union County Conservation District, Department of Homeland Security, Tele Atlas, USDA, City of North Kansas City MO, Oklahoma Natural Gas, State of Missouri Rural Homeland Security-Region A, and more.
Kurt also has specialized IT/GIS experience in Homeland Security projects. Create & maintain Data Warehouse that manages “Points Of Interest” (POI) GIS data for clients. Kurt created customized Data Mining computer programs to create these POI data deliverables known as Places2Protect and People2Notify for the Department of Homeland Security, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, various State government customers and Tele Atlas. For the Joint Program Office/U.S. Navy – Kurt designed & developed a Data Warehouse that manages classified military and utility infrastructure data. For Region A, State of Missouri – an eight county consortium in west-central Missouri – Kurt is creating a GIS Needs Assessment & Analysis! for a Rural Homeland Security Data Warehouse and IT/GIS System.
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Our website URL is: http://www.kcwebpros.com


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The Kansas City Developer's Conference is less than two weeks away. This one day, FREE, event, on Saturday June 19th gives you the opportunity to learn the latest trends in software development from some great presenters. Head over to http://kcdc10.ning.com/ to learn more.


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Access Meeting June 16th at JCCC Regnier 2nd floor 6:30 pm - Two presentations:

Presentation 1: Earl Long of KCFairtax.org
Earl will provide examples of how to use the handy IIF function in Access queries, forms, and reports.
Earl will also discuss grouping and sorting records in a report -- what's the difference, and why do we care?

Presentation 2: Kay Shallenberg of Sprint
Kay will present the database she developed that imports Outlook email and attachments, and manages them in an Access database. This allows her to use Access tools such as queries and reports to find and analyze information in the emails.


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Windows/Freeware SIG June 15th at 6:30 pm. New Horizons Computer Learning Center Metcalf South Shopping Center

This month we will talk about some of the interesting features of Windows 7.

As usual, there will be a question and answer session and other topics discussed you may find interesting so come and bring your expertise.

If you have some interesting topics for future discussions/presentations or of you can update some presentations you have presented in the past then bring that to the meeting.

Hope to see you there.
Where: New Horizons Computer Learning Center
Metcalf South Shopping Center
96th & Metcalf, Overland Park, KS
(Please enter the door of Metcalf South on the lower level of the
shopping center on the West - You will find New Horizons inside the
center area.)
Room: 6 see a map at
www.newhorizonskc.com


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In this session we will evaluate BI in SharePoint 2010 & SQL 2008 R2 including Excel Services, Performance Point, PowerPivot and Dashboards.

http://events.linkedin.com/SharePoint-Monthly-Meeting-JCCC/pub/310380
http://hugkc.org/dnn49/SharePoint/tabid/56/Default.aspx
Speakers Bio:

Leonard has been working with SharePoint since the release of SPS 2003 and has been working with different clients helping them architecture, implement and maintain an in-control SharePoint environments and provide an end-to-end solutions including custom workflow solutions, he has presented in different SharePoint meetings including User Groups, SharePoint Saturday and SharePoint Connection.

Company Bio:

eTek Global inc. is a leading Microsoft Practices solution provider in Kansas City and Surrounding areas, we specialize in Information work solutions including SharePoint oriented Intranets, Extranets and Internet portals. SQL Server Architecture, Performance Turning Reporting Solutions, Data Warehousing Solutions (Analysis and Data Mining) & ETL Solutions. Custom .Net Development.

eTek Global also provides SharePoint add-in to help close the gap between the out-of-box solutions and real-life client needs.

Visit us at www.etekglobalinc.com for more information.


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Hello All !
Our next meeting will be held:
6:30 PM, Wed, May 26, 2010
Centriq Training Center
8700 State Line Rd, Leawood, KS
(West side of State Line Rd, directly across from Ward Parkway Mall)

Sponsor: Robert Half Technology
Food and door prizes will be provided by : Robert Half Technology
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In order to ensure that we have enough food for you, please let Ray Harris know if you will be attending. Thanks very much !

This month's topic is:

Presentation: Websites, So Easy (and cheap) a Caveman Can Do It! (speaker: Michael D. Newby)

This presentation will cover the basics of getting started to create your own website. A discussion of the technologies and lessons Michael learned in creating his websites: www.recursivecreativity.com and www.excelusersgroup.org. It might surprise you how little it costs, the free resources available and things you s! hould consider before getting started.

Short outline:
o Web Hosts (1&1, GoDaddy, etc.)
o Domains, domain names
o Using Templates (free and Commercially available)
o Web Pages, Web Technologies (basic discussion of what I use; there are too many to discuss all)
o Cascading Style Sheets, HTML, ASP.NET
o Validation
o Basic Scripting (JavaScript)
o Search Engine Optimization, Google, Bing
o Backups
o Web Site Management Software overview
o FTP
o E-mail


Michael's Bio:
Michael's background is in accounting and finance but has always leveraged technology to facilitate reducing the level of effort and the man hours involved in all processes. Michael is a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), has led the local Windows Freeware User Group and regularly presents at User Groups on a wide variety of subjects.


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WHERE: Centriq Training, 8700 State Line Road, Leawood, KS
WHEN: 6:00 PM
TOPIC: Stop Drowning in Technical Debt!

Technical Debt is a metaphor introduced by Ward Cunningham to describe
the result of “Quick and Dirty” Software Design. Eventually,
software projects will incur either accidental or strategic Technical Debt. What is the price of accumulating to much technical debt? How do we measure our Technical Debt? How do we pay down our Technical Debt? This session will provide the answers to these questions through a balance of presentation and real-world examples using various code analysis and metrics available within Visual Studio 2008.

SPEAKER: Dennis J. Bottjer
Dennis J. Bottjer is a solutions architect, consultant, teacher, blogger and speaker. As a three time Microsoft ASP/ASP.NET MVP, he specializes in SharePoint and Web Development. Dennis has over 12 years of industry experience with an emphasis on the Financial and Banking Sectors. As an associate for a Fortune 100 Financial Services Company, Dennis was a key contributor during the development of an underwriting system and fulfillment system. Dennis builds community by regularly participating in user groups and community events. He has been a user group president and is currently an INETA.org membership mentor. Dennis lives in Tulsa, OK with his wife Carrie, daughter Kate, son Will and three cats.

SPONSOR: Volt Technical Resources
Volt delivers integrated workforce consulting, technology management consulting, and database services that will improve your company's
performance:
Human Capital Solutions
Data Management
IT Infrastructure & Support
Telecommunications
Outsourced Project Solutions
Customer Care Resources
Directory Printing


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Event Overview
Nothing demonstrates the power of Visual Studio 2010 than getting hands-on with the product! Join us after the Launch 2010 Highlights session, and take Visual Studio 2010 for a test drive. At this free event, you’ll learn about Visual Studio 2010, see some cool demos and load an evaluation copy of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate on your laptop machine. We’ll provide you with instructor-led training on installing Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate including hands-on training covering the products' main basic features - PLUS, we’ll introduce you to Windows Azure and walk you through the process of building an Azure application.

Every Attendee will receive:
· an evaluation copy of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate and Visual Studio Team Foundation Server.
· a free, temporary, full-access account to work with Windows Azure for a period of 1 week
(accounts will be emailed to all registered attendees 24-48 hours in advance of each event).

Register today! Space is limited to 25. Register and attend and you’ll be entered into a raffle to win a full version copy of Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate along with some other great prizes.

Food & Beverages will be provided.
Go here: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032452957&Culture=en-US for more information


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When: May 20, 2010
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Johnson County Community College
Regnier Center, Room 255
12345 College Boulevard
Overland Park, Kansas 66210

Please check Event monitors when entering building due to the possibility of room changes.

Speaker: Michael D. Newby
Resources: No material has yet been submitted for discussion. Thus, any resources will be posted after meeting.
Description: This will be the kickoff meeting for the Kansas City Excel Users Group.
Points for discussion:
1.Question and Answer session.
2.The different versions of Microsoft Excel.
3.Demonstration of some basic and high level development.
4.Functions. Too many people overuse VBA and the key is to know when and when NOT to use VBA. The mistake I see a lot is that people try to write VBA code for user defined functions (UDF).....and the function already exists in Excel.
We will close with a discussion of what users expect and would like to get out of the group.


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Access Meeting
May 19th at JCCC Regnier 2nd floor 6:30 pm - Two presentations:
Presentation 1 - A brand new Access database is born for church record management by Toni Berry, Access student of Lisa Friedrichsen's

Presentation 2 -- Using Access as a tool to import, archive, and manage emails with attachments by Kay Schallenberg of Sprint


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Windows/Freeware SIG
Meeting Date: 5/18/2010 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Where: New Horizons Computer Learning Center
Metcalf South Shopping Center
This month we will talk about freeware for 64 bit processors and how to determine if your equipment has a 64 bit processor. Both Intel and Microsoft are transitioning to 64 bit processing as well as peripheral suppliers with new/updated drivers. We will investigate where development of 64 bit software is presently and if 64 bit applications will run on 32 bit processors.

As usual, there will be a question and answer session and other topics discussed you may find interesting so come and bring your expertise.
I have received some information there are questions on some of the freeware we have discussed in the past. Also if you have found some interesting utilities that may be of interest to the rest of us bring those also.

If you have some interesting topics for future discussions/presentations or of you can update some presentations you have presented in the past then bring that to the meeting or email me at diabill@sbcglobal.net.

Hope to see you there.
Where: New Horizons Computer Learning Center
Metcalf South Shopping Center
96th & Metcalf, Overland Park, KS
(Please enter the door of Metcalf South on the lower level of the
shopping center on the West - You will find New Horizons inside the
center area.)
Room: 6 see a map at
www.newhorizonskc.com


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Meeting Topic: ScrumBut and Fragile; What to do when your Agile introduction stalls

It's a fact. Most organizations that claim they are "Agile" are not.
They have adopted practices that are convenient, but fail to embrace the essential. They accept improvements not breakthroughs. These organizations believe they have adopted Agile Programming and Scrum, but actually they have adopted "ScrumBut" and "Fragile." Are you one of them? Need a reality check?

Come by and get your ego bruised at the next AgileKC meeting to be held at 6:30 pm Thursday May 20, 2010 (05/20/10) at the Pizza Shoppe in Overland Park, KS (5285 W. 95th St which is on the south side of 95th street just east of Nall Avenue). For $8 you get all-you-can-eat pizza and soft drinks.

We'll start with a brief reminder of the nine core practices separating saints and sinners, followed by a moderated conversation on topics of concern to fragilists:

* You've plateaued; How do you push the rock up hill?
* Death bed confessions; Where have you failed utterly?
* How to say something useful and avoid felony arrest
* Allies and enemies; If you want a friend on this job, get a dog

By the end of the evening, expect to know how to use an Agile "dashboard" to identify those things that have to happen to move forward.

Get the word out. Invite friends and foes.
Hope to see you on the 20th!


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The annual election of directors and officers was held April 21. 2010 at JCCC Regnier Center. The new officers and directors of HUG are:

President - Bill Diamond
Vice President - John Kyzysztow
Treasurer - Earl Long
Secretary - Curtis Wilson

SIG Leaders:
Access - Lisa Friedrichsen
Share Point - John Kyzysztow
Windows/Freeware - Bill Diamond
WebMaster - Bruno Vizcarra


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HUG SharePoint Meeting on May 11th at 7 PM. Regnier 2nd Floor. ECM & SharePoint2010 by Sandeep Khandelwal

Topic: ECM & SharePoint 2010
Come and learn on ECM capability in SharePoint 2010.

Speaker Bio:
Sandeep has been working with SharePoint since early days of STS. He specializes in implementing medium to large scale SharePoint farm, creating custom solutions using InfoPath form & Workflow, building BI dashboards using PerformancePoint & Excel Services, integrating LOB applications with SharePoint and migrating Lotus Notes databases to SharePoint. Also, whenever time permits, Sandeep presents at SharePoint conferences and local SharePoint users group.

Company Bio:
IntegrationNow is a leading SharePoint solution provider specializing in intranet, extranet and internet solutions built on SharePoint platform. Services includes WCM, branding, customization, custom workflows, browser based InfoPath forms development, BI dashboarding, integrating with SAP, Siebel, Oracle Financials and implemenation of highly scalable ECM solutions.


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Here is a list of some of the groups having meetings in May 2010 and beyond:
05/06 CCCKC
05/06 KC Design Core
05/11 Arc Info
05/11 Ruby
05/12 Java
05/13 DotNetNuke
05/13 ISACA
05/15 PHP
05/20 Excel
05/25 .Net Sig
05/26 DAMA
05/26 Drupal
05/26 KC LIG
06/03 MSDN 2010
06/03 SAS
06/03 Technet 2010
06/11 VMWare
07/29 SQL Server


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We had initially discussed maybe having a regular meeting to do an installfest for VS 2010, but we just won't be ready in time. I apologize for any inconvenience. Please feel free to still get together at a local bar or something. :)


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Hello All !
Our next meeting will be held:
6:30 PM, Wed, Apr 28, 2010
Centriq Training Center
8700 State Line Rd, Leawood, KS
(West side of State Line Rd, directly across from Ward Parkway Mall)
Sponsor: RiverPoint
Food and door prizes will be provided by : RiverPoint

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In order to ensure that we have enough food for you, please let Ray Harris know if you will be attending. Thanks very much !

This month's topic is:

Real World Insurance Company Incubator Project (speaker: Robert Whitman and Incubator Team)
Robert Whitman and his project team will be discussing their business website project for an insurance company. They will discuss the interaction with the client, the business requirements, how they derived their solution, the combination of web technologies, how they split out the responsibilities, and what each person did to solve the client's needs. Come attend to hear about real world needs, and real world solutions.
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Our website URL is: http://www.kcwebpros.com


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This is a reminder that the Kansas City SQL Server User Group will begin meeting again April 29, 2010. Since our last group function, we’ve had discussions with many of the members about our existing meeting structure, and have been presented with several possible solutions we’d like to experiment with:

Daytime meetings –
We’ve had several members request daytime meetings due to family or other evening obligations, while we realize that a 2:30 – 5:00pm schedule may not be feasible with some work schedules we would like to try this schedule and amend it if necessary to benefit as many as possible.

Quarterly Meetings –
One of the other changes you’ll notice from the site is that we’ve reduced the meeting frequency from monthly to quarterly. Prior user group presidents that I’ve spoken with have expressed the difficulty involved in finding bodies that are willing to present on a topic. My primary intention for having quarterly meetings is that I know of at least four people (myself included) that would be willing to present a featured topic at some time during the year, as soon as topics have been chosen, these will be updated on the website well in advance of the meeting. I also intend to make a signup sheet available on the user group website. This signup sheet will essentially be looking for people that are willing and able to present on a given topic and their availability. If we have enough interest, I would certainly like to take another look at resuming monthly or semi-monthly meetings.

Tips & Tricks presentation –
In the vein of finding more speakers we’re also going to try to make speaking to the group more accessible and hopefully a little less intimidating. The first 30 minutes of the meeting I’d like to fill with one or two speakers presenting on some tidbit of information they’ve recently come across in their day-to-day work. Ideally this topic would have produced sort of an ah-ha moment. I figure if you didn’t have a solution off the bat, there are probably a dozen other people in the room that your solution could benefit and would love to hear about it.

Meeting Location –
Yet another change is regarding the meeting location. The folks at Microsoft have graciously offered to host these daytime meetings at their Overland park location as posted on the website. We’ve met at the Microsoft office in the past for evening meetings, but due to building security, this has required someone to wait in the downstairs lobby and let people in as they got to the building, this is obviously less than ideal. Daytime meetings are not affected by their security protocol. Also, it seems to be much easier finding a sizable room at Microsoft for a daytime meeting than finding large classrooms at JCCC while the daytime students are still on campus.

We also intend to distribute surveys to group members in order to get feedback on these changes and to get ideas on how to improve the group going forward. We have a great group of people that are all interested in helping this group to grow and succeed. I want to thank everyone for your contributions to the user group and look forward to working with you all throughout the year.

Meeting Details: http://kansascity.sqlpass.org/


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Meeting Date: 4/20/2010 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Where: New Horizons Computer Learning Center
Metcalf South Shopping Center

This month we will talk about updates. Most of us are aware of Windows Update but how about Microsoft Update. Also, how about other uodates for system hardware and non-Microsoft apps. Some applications have update capability built into the app but what about drivers and apps that you have to manually find the updates for. What if you need security uodates for an app that does not provide update functionally as a built-in resource. We will look at a free application which helps you to discover updates that are available for your system and even lets you know when security is involved and gives you one click feature to get and install the update.

As usual, there will be a question and answer session and other topics discussed you may find interesting so come and bring your expertise.
I have received some information there are questions on some of the freeware we have discussed in the past. Also some have found some interesting utilities that may be of interest to the rest of us so bring those also.

Hope to see you there.

Where: New Horizons Computer Learning Center
Metcalf South Shopping Center
96th & Metcalf, Overland Park, KS
(Please enter the door of Metcalf South on the lower level of the
shopping center on the West - You will find New Horizons inside the
center area.)
Room: 6 see a map at
www.newhorizonskc.com


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Access SIG - Wed April 21st at 6:30 pm Regnier 2nd Floor

Presentation 1: Lisa Friedrichsen of Johnson County Community College
The two personalities of combo boxes.
Combo boxes are popular form controls. Users love them because they facilitate fast and accurate data entry.
However, combo boxes can be used to either enter data or find data. In this presentation we'll create combo boxes for both purposes, and uncover the properties that govern each.

Presentation 2: Bill Diamond of CFCA, Christian Foundation for Children & Aging
When printing labels in Access we have a couple of problems. The one we all face is what to do with the sheet of partially printed labels. Add it to the collection or go through a Sherlock Holmes analysis to figure just how many labels we need for the last sheet and search through our collection to find one meeting our needs or at least close. What if we could pull any sheet from this collection and use it as our first sheet. This limits our collection to only one sheet from now on. Next we have a problem from time to time of getting more information on the label than it appears it can hold. We will show a technique whereby we can squeeze space to add more lines to our label by tricking Access into doing what it is not supposed to do. The code and procedures necessary will be given out after the presentation.


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TechNet Events Present: Launch 2010 Highlights

Join your local Microsoft IT Pro Evangelism team to find out first-hand what Microsoft® Office® 2010 and SharePoint® 2010 mean for the productivity of you and your people—across PC, phone, and browser. Learn how this latest wave of technologies provides revolutionary user experience and how it takes us into a future of greater productivity. Come and explore the tools that will help you optimize desktop deployment.
Click here to register:
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032446406&culture=en-US


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MSDN Events Present: Launch 2010 Highlights

Join your local Microsoft Developer Evangelism team to find out first-hand about how the latest features in Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 can help boost your development creativity and performance. Learn how to improve the process of refactoring your existing code base and drive tighter collaboration with testers. Explore innovative web technologies and frameworks that can help you build dynamic web applications and scale them to the cloud. And, learn about the wide variety of rich application platforms that Visual Studio 2010 supports, including Windows 7, the Web, Windows Azure, SQL Server, and Windows Phone 7 Series.
Click for to register: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032446891&culture=en-US


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