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.

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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


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 [email protected], we’re always looking for volunteers and welcome your ideas!


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:

- We need local speakers to deliver presentations on SQL Server. Do you want to present a SQL Server related topic? Submit your session here:

- Want more info about the event? Go to:

- 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


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.


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 ( 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.


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


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 [email protected].

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
Bill Diamond
[email protected]


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!

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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