Given the inclement weather and how it continues to deteriorate, I'm
going to make the command decision to cancel tonight's meeting. We'll
meet in March and I'll update the web site with the date and time.
Please forward this to those that you know that might not check for
these messages on a regular basis. Stay warm, stay safe and we'll see
everyone in March.


Location: Centriq Training - 8700 State Line Road, Leawood, KS 66206
Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Topic: The F# Functional Programming Language
Speaker: Leslie Koorhan
Sponsor: Modis IT

Be there or be oblong!


Save the date for our next HDI Heartland Chapter event which will be our first virtual meeting presented via video web conference.
• When: Tuesday, March 8th, 3:00 - 4:30
• Topic: Change Management - A fool with a tool is still a fool, presented by Numara Software


Our next meeting will be held:
6:30 PM, Wed, February 23, 2011
Centriq Training Center
8700 State Line Rd, Leawood, KS

(West side of State Line Rd, directly across from Ward Parkway Mall)
Sponsor: PowerIT (Mike Boatright)
Food and door prizes will be provided by : PowerIT (Mike Boatright)
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:

Detailed Discussion of Teach Kids To Fish For Life Website (speaker: John Krzysztow)
John will have his full INCUBATOR team on hand for the Teach Kids To Fish For Life website ( The incubator team will discuss the website purpose, the project requirements, the development life cycle, and all details about how they created this website as a team.
John K! rzysztow'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.
Our website URL is:


The next Agile KC meeting will be at the Pizza Shoppe at 6:30 PM on
Thursday February 24, 2011. Please check the website
if you need a map or directions.

The meeting topic: Behavior Driven Development (BDD) Interested in BDD? How does it fit with TDD? Within the SCRUM framework? What is BDD?

Come out to see some tools, tricks and tips on how to leverage these questions and fit it within the SCRUM framework to help answer the ultimate question of "What is done?". Patrick will show some of the tools and tricks that he has acquired over the years to leverage these into the SCRUM tool set.

Who is Patrick Liekhus?
Patrick has been a team member in the Kansas City market for over 15 years leading several SCRUM oriented teams through various industries. Patrick likes to refer to his role on the teams as a "coding architect" where he leverages the patterns and practices into hands-on applications. Patrick is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) as well as Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD).


Bloggers face a lot of legal issues. More and more citizen journalists are facing defamation and invasion of privacy lawsuits. The presentation will discuss some of the legal issues confronting bloggers, how to avoid common pitfalls, and how to ensure legitimate speech is protected.

Presentation by Donald R. Simon, J.D./LL.M.. Donald is a former intellectual property attorney and now business consultant. His firm concentrates in assisting media- and arts-based entrepreneurs.
Register at:


The February 16th. Access SIG meeting 6:30 PM in the Regnier Bldg, 2nd Floor, Johnson County Community College.

Level 1:
Lisa Friedrichsen of JCCC will present: Using Hyperlink fields and labels

Level 2:
Jim Watkins of Heritage Computing will present: Tip #42 Document Management Using Access
(from the Access Solutions by Microsoft MVPs textbook)


Windows/Freeware New Horizons Learning Center on ground floor of Metcalf South Shopping Center at 6:30 pm February 15th. In December we talked about a number of products we could use to keep a computer clean of viruses and malware and approaches we could take when our machines were became so infected that just running a cleanup utility was not enough.

This month we will go into the steps to put together tools to battle a situation that may have become dire. We will physically build the tool chest that can be used when the normal approach just can not get the job done. Bring your USB stick and a couple of blank CDs. This will be good practice if you ever encounter a PC that becomes so corrupted it appears the only way out is to completely reformat the hard disk and just start over.

As usual, we will deal with any Windows questions. All we ask is if you can send the question before hand to so we can have the best response to your need.

In March we will talk about wireless routers and the door prize will be a Linksys E3000 dual band router. Bill Diamond SIG Leader


Share Point at JCCC, Regnier 2nd Floor 7 pm Feb8th.
Strategy and Direction of the Share Point Group for 2011. What does the User Group have in store for 2011. This will be an informal meeting where SharePoint enthusiasts can share their thoughts and desires. This will help us address the meetings to what is most important to HUG SharePoint Users. Bring your thinking caps, wish list, and knowledge to help us plan the future of HUG SharePoint 2011 Users Group.


Time: March 8, 2011 from 11am to 1pm
Location: Microsoft Office
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. Join us to network and learn how local businesses are making the move to the cloud.

Exciting Giveaways for Group Members!Click here to register:

See more details and RSVP on Kansas City Cloud Computing User Group:


The KC Java User Group will next meet on February 9th.


TechNet Events Presents: The Transformation of IT - From Virtualization to the Cloud
Event ID: 1032476570
Microsoft Overland Park Office Marvel MPR
10801 Mastin Blvd
Suite 620 Overland Park Kansas 66210
United States

Register by Phone: 1-877-MSEVENT (9AM-7PM EST. M-F)
Meal: Yes

Presenter(s): Kevin Remde
Language(s): English.
Product(s): Microsoft cloud services and Microsoft technologies.
Audience(s): IT Generalist.

Event Overview(times are approximate)

Session 1: Cloud Computing Essentials for IT Pros
75 minutes, 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Cloud computing is emerging as a promising IT service delivery vehicle. But is the question “To cloud or not to cloud”? For IT professionals and your IT organizations, it is crucial to recognize the opportunities and play a key role in the transformation from existing infrastructure-focused IT into a service-oriented, user-centric, and IT-as-a-Service environment. Are you ready for the challenge to lead and transform your IT organization?

This session will clarify the myths and provide pertinent information on cloud computing from a business and IT professional’s viewpoint. We will review the architectures and examine the service delivery models of cloud computing while stepping through business scenarios and operations of employing public cloud and private cloud.

Session 2: Your Public Cloud: What, Why, and How
60 minutes, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Instead of having to worry about the plumbing, the public cloud gives IT the power to focus on the business, and gives you ability to scale up or down resource capacities based upon business demands. With a pay-just-for-what-you-use business model, IT won’t be wasting money on providing services you once thought you might need but never got around to using.

This session demonstrates employing the public cloud; allowing your information workers to do their jobs while IT is realizing benefits on a daily basis. We will cover topics ranging from the Windows Azure Platform-as-a-Service, to our next version of our online services: Office365

Session 3: Your Private Cloud: What, Why, and How
60 minutes, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Cloud computing - with its attributes such as pooled computing resources, automated management, scalability, and on-demand provisioning - is a unique and powerful opportunity to transform enterprise IT from a device-dependent and infrastructure-focused deployment into more of a business-user-centric, service-oriented delivery vehicle. For enterprises, the roadmap of truly dynamic IT-as-a-Service is by means of a common management framework and a private cloud.

This session presents the criteria, examines strategies, and walks through the processes of assessing and constructing your own private cloud, with demonstrations on delivering and managing Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) in an enterprise setting.

To register, go to


To everyone that RSVP'ed,
Needless to say, since there's supposed to be a huge snow storm tonight/tomorrow, I'm postponing Tuesday's meeting. Since this is a short month and most people will probably need to make up work this week and we would have a hard time finding another venue anyway, the next meeting will be March 1st, (4 weeks from today).

If you did RSVP to this Tuesday's meeting, please RSVP again for March just so I can be sure. It will be the same topic from Larry Springer on being a freelance artist and also some Cinema 4D and some of the projects he's worked on.

Thanks for your understanding,


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