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

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,
• How SM is changing the way people and businesses connect,

Visit Social Media Club KC at:


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:
For more information contact Dan Henderson at [email protected] or @mrkcmortgage on Twitter!


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 The Kansas City Café can seat 90 people, so sign up early.


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*


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


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 (, is a Firefighter/Paramedic, and a volunteer for the Ski Patrol. You can follow Phil on twitter and read his blog at


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] if you plan to come.


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.


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 [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]


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


(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 [email protected].

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


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.


Subject: KC Web Pros: check out - KCAIUG Meeting at SKW in NKC NOV 9th!!!!

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

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

Follow the above-listed URL to see the Map & Directions to SKW!!!


•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


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.


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

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).


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>>

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

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


Pat Yoder
Membership Chair


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:


SharePoint Saturday Kansas City
Overland Park, KS 12/11/2010

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!


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.


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


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

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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