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24 hours in a Private Cloud #24hipc

The event “24 hours in a Private Cloud” is online now.

GITCA have a virtual booth and we encourage you to visit!


Twitter #24hipc

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Thanks BlackBerry, SMBnation and SMB Technology Network:SMB150

Business Technology Partners Pty LTD (BTP) and the Global IT Community Association (GITCA) take great pleasure in the joint announcement that Michael Jenkin has been nominated for a place in the the world’s top 150 IT professionals working in the SMB sector.

Michael Jenkin, a Microsoft Certified Professional and a five time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award (2004 – 2008) has been nominated for the 2012 SMB150 . Mr. Jenkins represents a small handful of Australian IT professionals who devote their time and energy to the SMB sector. Mr. Jenkins not only excels at his work in the IT industry but volunteers his time to many worthwhile causes and has been involved in a number of IT-related events.

Mr. Jenkins has worked in the Information Technology arena for over 20 years and in this time he has developed a large array of skills. Throughout the years, he has found ways to bring his solutions and experiences to the wider community, especially as a volunteer coordinator. From leading the IT team in the Australian Scout Jamboree to his current position with GITCA, he strives to find community outlets for his talents.

In the SMB sector, Mr. Jenkins works hard to develop effective and efficient solutions. He is a Small Business Specialist with Business Technology Partners Pty Ltd and was an MVP in Small Business Server. He also runs a community based SMB website and works hard to help people around the globe.

Mr. Jenkins received an unexpected nomination for the SMB150 award, which has motivated him to act as a global ambassador for IT in Australia. His other Australian peers may be small in number, but they are all key in moving Australia’s SMB sector forward. Mr Jenkins contributes his success to many of these professionals and considers his nomination to be a reflection on all of their efforts..

The SMB150 awards, a collaboration between SMB Nation and SMB Technology Network, is sponsored by Research in Motion. They have supplied BlackBerry Playbooks for all the SMB 150 winners as a part of their sponsorship.

About Research In Motion
Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999. Today, BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. For more information, visit or

About SMB Nation
SMB Nation is a media integration and events community, targeted at the small and medium business (SMB) channel partner/reseller/consulting/VAR community. SMB Nation spreads the knowledge of SMB technology trends through its conferences, books, print magazine, online services, and worldwide seminars, workshops and accredited Pocket MBA certificate (an academic partnership with Aspen University). As an active participant in the technology community, SMB Nation has a long history of enthusiastic advocacy and evangelism. The SMB Nation tribe exceeds 54,000 followers worldwide. For more information, visit, and

The SMB Technology Network (SMBTN) has its roots in partner groups focused on IT solutions & services for the SMB (Small Medium Business) space. Their focus includes Windows platforms including SBS (Small Business Server). In 2005 they combined a series of independent IT Professional groups in Southern California and around the U.S. into a single umbrella group, consolidated as SMBTN. Each group holds monthly meetings to discuss the latest IT business trends. In addition, the group has partnered with Microsoft at various events, further penetrating the SMB space. The SMBTN group continues to expand into new regions, chapters and members across the U.S. For more information, visit

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To register for Wednesday’s meeting  

This month August 2011

The next meeting of ADNUG will be held on
WEDNESDAY 10th August at 5.45pm at
SA Innovation Centre ,  Level 2,  Westpac House,
91 King William Street, Adelaide .

Visitors welcome.  


 5.45 pm Finger food and BYO Drinks. 

Join with us for pizzas – members free –visitors $5.

6.15 pm What’s New

Recap of new announcements

6.20 pm Simon Holman–Expeed Technologies– JQuery and ASP.Net

jQuery is a lightweight open source JavaScript library (only 15kb in size) that in a relatively short span of time has become one of the most popular libraries on the web.

A big part of the appeal of jQuery is that it allows you to elegantly (and efficiently) find and manipulate HTML elements with minimum lines of code.  jQuery supports this via a nice “selector” API that allows developers to query for HTML elements, and then apply “commands” to them.  One of the characteristics of jQuery commands is that they can be “chained” together – so that the result of one command can feed into another.  jQuery also includes a built-in set of animation APIs that can be used as commands.  The combination allows you to do some really cool things with only a few keystrokes.

About Simon Holman

Director at Expeed Technology.

ASP.NET and MSSQL Hosting including shared, reseller and virtual private server solutions
ASP.NET web application development


7.00 pm Bill Chesnut–Mexia Consulting– BizTalk and the Cloud, Can the kids play together?

– We will have a look at what is new in BizTalk Server 2010 and then look at how BizTalk to leverage some of the new feature of Windows Azure to make Enterprise Integration easier.


About Bill Chesnut

Bill is Principal Consultant with Mexia Consulting located in Melbourne Australia. Bill started his career in IT back in 1983 with the US Defence as an IBM Systems Programmer. He switched to the Microsoft Windows platform in 1994, and has been involved with Windows development ever since. Bill has worked on numerous enterprise projects using Microsoft C/C++, Visual Basic and SQL Server. Most recently, Bill has been driving various application integration projects using BizTalk Server 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2006 R2 to connect a variety of Microsoft Business Solutions applications with other systems. Bill is also a Microsoft Certified Training and has been actively training BizTalk developers since the release of BizTalk 2004. Bill is very involved in the Microsoft User Group Community as leader of the Melbourne .Net User Group. Bill has also been working closely with Microsoft to run the BizTalk User group in Melbourne. Bill is also the primary organizer of the BizTalk Saturday BizTalk Hands on Days around Australia and New Zealand.

7.40 pm Meeting close

 Australian Dot Net Users Group ADNUG

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If you are a member of a GITCA group, I need your help. I need your feedback. What do you want to see provided in financial year 2012 ?
What resources do you need ? What events do you need funded ?

Let me know as we are looking at ways to help you in FY12

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GITCA News wanted !!

Are you a GITCA registered usergroup ? Are you in Asia Pacific ?

Have you had anything awesome happen within your group? Has your group worked in any special projects ? Would you like everyone else to know about an event you are hosting ?

Let me know and I will Tweet and post it !

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