Journey to the Cloud Event
Event ID: 1032486060
Kansas City Union Station 30 W. Pershing Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64108
United States
Meal: Yes
Product(s): Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and Windows Intune.

You need your people to be connected and collaborative when in and out of the office. We can show you how Microsoft® Office 365 brings together cloud versions of our most trusted communications and collaboration products with the latest version of our desktop suite for businesses of all sizes.

Please join us for our Journey to the Cloud event on June 7 and let us give you a preview of Office 365 and the benefits it offers, such as:

•Anywhere-access to email, documents, contacts and calendars on nearly any device.
•Work seamlessly with Microsoft Office and the other programs your users already count on every day.
•Business-class features including IT-level phone support, guaranteed 99.9% uptime, geo-redundancy, and disaster recovery.
Stay for lunch to learn about CRM and Intune, Microsoft products already in the cloud.

Audience(s): Infrastructure Specialist, IT Manager, Marketing - Partners, NonProfessional Developer, Non-Tech Influencing BDM and Tech Influencing BDM.

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Kansas City IT Professionals is excited to present the Zaarly launch party on Wednesday, June 1st from 5:30 – 8:00pm @ Think Big Partners’ Bizperc (18th and Baltimore, Kansas City, MO).

What is Zaarly???

It’s a service that makes it easy to buy & sell with people around you. Get what you want from your local community: goods, services or a way to earn cash. Think of it as a real time, location based marketplace!

Born out of a Startup Weekend in Los Angeles, the idea (pitched by Bo Fishback) quickly turned into a phenomenon. They secured $1m funding in less than 3 weeks, including investment from Ashton Kutcher.

Learn more about Zaarly, the event & register here:


Come join us Wednesday, June 22 from 7:30a-9:00a for an overview of uCern, Cerner's enterprise 2.0 social platform where Cerner Associates and Clients connect and collaborate.

Time: June 22, 2011 from 7:30am to 9am
Location: Cerner Innovation Campus
Organized By: SMCKC

Event Description:
Come join us Wednesday, June 22 from 7:30a-9:00a for an overview of uCern, our enterprise 2.0 social platform where Cerner Associates and Clients connect and collaborate. We’ll share a bit about our history, our development and community management strategies, our vision for the future and demonstrate the program itself.To learn more about us and this platform please visit: (uCern utilizes Jive Software)Cerner Innovation Campus10234 Marion Park Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64137Guest Parking available, enter security gate and follow signsBreakfast will be available for purchase in Innovation’s Connections Cafe

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May 24th: .Net

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When: Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 6pm
Where: Centriq Training, 8700 State Line Road, Suite 200, Leawood, KS 66206

What: Script#: JavaScripting with C# - This talk will show some of the capabilities of Script#, also known as ScriptSharp. According to the projects website:

“Productivity and better tooling are primary motivators behind Script#. At the same time, a fundamental design tenet and driving philosophy behind the design of Script# is to produce script that resembles hand-written script that is aware and faithful to the script runtime environment found in browsers. Specifically the compiler does not introduce unnecessary layers of abstraction or indirection. The idea is you’re simply writing script in a better and pragmatic way, rather than trying to port a .NET application to the browser, which is more likely to produce impractical results.”

Time permitting, I will look a BCL Contrib-ScriptSharp an extension library to Script#, Js-Test-Driver a JavaScript unit testing tool, and JsInject a dependency injection library, and how BCL Contrib-ScriptSharp helps integrate these with Script#.

Who: Sky Morey - Chief Software Architect: Digital Evolution Group


June 28th: SMCKC & SMCLK Meets #KCKGoogleFiber
Join this VIP event featuring members of the team that brought Google Fiber to Kansas City and those working with Google to roll out in the coming months. This will be a fun and casual opportunity to network with those in-the-know on this project.

Kansas City T-Bones are providing a tent with food and beverages for purchase. Included on the panel of local experts is Brent Miles, President of the Wyandotte County Economic Development Council; Greg Kratofil, lawyer at Polsinelli/Shughart representing Google; and tentatively representatives from Google.
Following the happy hour, stay for the game and watch the KC T-Bones take on the Winnipeg Goldeyes. Ticket to the event is admission to the game! T-Bones tickets are just $6.50 for berm seats, $9 for bleachers.
Many thank you to the Kansas City T-Bones (@tbonesbaseball), CommunityAmerica Credit Union (@CommunityAmerCU), and Stephanie Sharp at Sharp Connections, LLC (@4stephaniesharp) for pulling this event together. Be sure to follow these partners, we appreciate their support (and they’re drawing for cool prizes at the event for those that follow after this announcement)!
RSVP details forthcoming. Information will be posted at


May Happy Hour on May 25th
Join us at the Rieger Hotel Grill & Exchange on May 25 to learn how local restaurants are using social media. The $5 cover includes access to the panel discussion, light snacks and happy hour drink specials.


The next SMCKC breakfast meeting will be on June 4th. Tom Erickson (@JoCoSheriff) and Adam Crowe will present as the featured speakers in June. Their topic is “Disasters 2.0: Social Media Use in Emergencies and Disasters.” As always, this should be interesting! Be sure to attend.


Our next meeting will be held:
6:30 PM, Wed, May 25, 2011
Centriq Training Center
8700 State Line Rd, Leawood, KS
(West side of State Line Rd, directly across from Ward Parkway Mall)
Sponsor: CJK Consulting
Food and door prizes will be provided by : CJK Consulting

In order to ensure that we have enough food, please click REPLY to this email and indicate if you will be attending. Thanks very much !

This month's topic is:

Modern Approaches to Website Creation (speaker: Coty Beasley)
Coty will dissect the major functional elements of web design and development. He will present new approaches to developing those major elements. He will explain how that transforms into a well designed web site and the benefits of that design. He will emphasize the benefits of the modern approaches and how it helps the user experience and maintenance of the web site.
Coty ! Beasley's BIO:
Interested in science and technology from an early age, Coty Beasley received his first computer at age seven. By studying the components, he started to figure out how the pieces fit together and drew conclusions about the whole system. Growing older, he become more interested in the concept of problem solving in technology, studying aesthetics and how society interacts with information. A pursuit in graphic design ultimately lead to managing marketing endeavors for a handful of small businesses, addressing their branding issues and finding ways to break into markets through digital exposure and print. Today he works as a freelancer and consultant for small businesses, specializing in information architecture and usability. By creating interactive experiences and infusing existing marketing with a web presence, his clients are able to gain more exposure and ultimately more targeted, quality customers. His passions are to promote informed views of t! he web community to the masses and to help progress the direct! ion of standardization in the industry.

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May 17th 6:30 PM - 9 PM
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

This month we will catchup on a number of things. We will look at revised ratings for Windows security utilities, Windows 7 updates and other general Windows subjects. Since we are at the start of the summer traveling season we can look at ways of powering our laptops when a AC socket is not available. Maybe you are considering buying a camera and would like to discuss what features you should look for or compare features and price to best fit your needs to your budget. Another need might be how to get your pictures off your camera to your computer particularly without having to drag a suitcase of camera accessories to accomplish this goal. You can add your own needs to this list. Be sure to show up and lend your voice to any discussion.

As usual, there will be a question answer period where we can discuss other issues as you see fit. Please email known questions to Bill Diamond at [email protected] before hand.
Bill Diamond
Windows/Freeware SIG leader


This months Agile KC meeting will be at the Pizza Shoppe on 95th St.
in Overland Park (see for a map) at 6:30 PM on May 26,

The meeting topic is 'Get Kanban'

Have you ever tried to explain the concepts of minimal work in progress to someone and they just didn't see why it mattered? Or tried to stress the importance of tracking the work as it moves through the development cycle only to see the other team members and stake holders eyes glaze over? Well this month's Agile KC meeting might make the difference you've been looking for. Troy Tuttle has agreed to lead a round or two of the Get Kanban board game.

From their website, the game description is as follows; "The getKanban Board Game is a physical board game designed to teach the concepts and mechanics of Kanban for software development in a class or workshop setting. It has been described as the most effective way to teach Kanban. It’s hands-on, engaging, and fun."

The reviews from those that have played and watched are well received. So if you have some process stragglers lurking about your organization, invite them to the Pizza buffet on the 26th and watch the magic happen. We'll save some time at the end of the meeting to discuss Kanban's fit in different organizations and try to answer any questions that come up.

Troy Tuttle is a pragmatic Agilist, Kanban practitioner, and systems thinker with more than a decade of experience in the software development industry. He emphasizes team improvement through visualization and limiting work-in-process. Troy encourages adopting Agile technical practices including: continuous integration, automated deployments, automated testing (TDD/BDD), and better software design and code quality.


May 18th - Access SIG - 6:30 pm JCCC Regnier Bldg 2nd Floor
Two presentations.

Session #1 - Patrick N. Gorman will make a presentation for Access beginners. These are always interesting for those who have been using Access for many years because the entry level information is frequently a new capability in a newer version of Access. This presentation will focus on Features and benefits of data analysis with Access. Techniques with queries. Using Access 2010.

Biographical sketch for Patrick Gorman - Extensive experience and working knowledge of many technology solutions and software including HP servers and storage solutions, HP Blade technologies, HP-UX, Linux, VMware, Perl, MS-Access, Excel, Word, VISIO, Visual Basic, VBA, OpenView, ServiceGuard, HTML, .ASP, and ODBC. Holds an ITIL foundation certificate and expertise working in Configuration Management.

Session #2 - Earl Long - Creating Tables for Web Applications. An Introduction to Calculated Fields. Access 2010 introduces a new concept of calculated fields in tables. This allows the developer to move program and application logic out of forms and into the back-end Web server. Access 2010 has many new features that bridge the gap to easier Web based Access applications. This is just one of them


May 10th - Share Point at 7:00 pm JCCC, Regnier 2nd Floor
John Krzysztow: What do you want to know about SharePoint?
SharePoint is a lot of things to many businesses. What problems can SharePoint solve? What does a successful implementation do for a business? Can I get started on my own?
How do you get started?
Biographical Sketch for John Krzysztow - 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 downsizing 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 participated on Technology Advisory committees 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.


On June 11th and 12th, Kansas City will host its first WordCamp. This event brings together Wordpress experts all over the country and locally to share their Wordpress expertise and experience. Three session tracks are offered: Designer, Developer and Publisher. Limited tickets are available. Visit for additional event information.


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