MVP Tour

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The following is a list of all entries from the United States category.

Join us in Columbus on January 16th!

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We’re starting 2012 in Columbus, Ohio with Tim (no geek left behind) Barrett and Kevin (Mr. HP server guru) Royalty.  January 16, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Microsoft Columbus Office at 8800 Lyra Dr. 4th floor!

Secure Remote Access in a Connected SMB World – The Next Generation of Server Solutions

One of the unique things about the tour is that each stop can customized content and lenght of time of the content.

So when Brad Dinerman who heads the National Information Security Group – Boston Chapter asked for customized content regarding SMB security issues, it was no problem.  Off to Boston was sent Amy Babinchak (formerly Firewall guru ISA MVP) and Dana Epp (Enterprise Security MVP) to the Boston venue.

Secure Remote Access in a Connected SMB World – The Next Generation of Server Solutions –  The world is changing. Anywhere, anytime access for small businesses is here to stay. Be it with new on-premise and cloud based hybrid solutions offered by Small Business Server (SBS) Essentials 2011 with Office 365, or extraordinary shared remote desktop solutions with Windows Multipoint Server 2011, our options to deliver the right solution for the right needs has become much easier. But extending such remote access to increase productivity and maintain flexible work environments for staff comes at a cost. We have to learn what risks this may expose, and learn how to mitigate the risk to an acceptable level for each business case. From everything including a rich browser based file access experience for all your corporate data held on a server in Remote Web Access to remote applications capable of running almost anywhere inside and outside of your network, knowing how these solutions have been built and what security risks we should consider can help us to be forewarned, and forearmed. Join the SMB MVP Tour as we explore how Microsoft and HP are delivering interesting new ways to extend business productivity securely inside the corporate network, and from almost anywhere in the cloud. See the latest Windows Server Solution stack from Microsoft running on the latest client and server solutions from HP

You’ll find out about what two factor solutions are available for the SMB space as well as a frank discussion regarding the real risks out here from those that not only protect SMBs but have to protect their own company assets and intellectual property as well.


See you in Vegas!

Jessica has let her hair down and she and the Gnome are ready to party … um I mean learn about SMB solutions at

See you in Vegas!

Listen to Teresa Bell talk about what she learned

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Listen to Teresa Bell talk about what she learned at the SMBMVP Roadshow
To find out when an event will be in your area, check out

Thanks to Rayanne Buchianico for filming this.

Portland and Seattle are next!

Coming up September 16th and 17th the Gnome is heading to Portland and Seattle!

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Register for Portland here:

Register for Seattle here:


September 14th the SMB MVP roadtour will be in New York:

After Florida the Gnome is heading to the big apple!

September 14th the SMB MVP roadtour will be in New York:

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Register for New York Here:

Catch the Gnome tomorrow in Coconut Creek!

Jessica, the SMBMVPtour newscaster is having fun in Walt Disney World while the Gnome is gearing up for his Florida tour!

Catch him tomorrow in Coconut Creek!!

Jessica’s earlier report about the Florida events can be found on YouTube:

07 September 2011
United States, Florida
Fort Lauderdale/Palm Beach/Miami/Martin
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South Florida Technology Network
08 September 2011
United States, Florida
Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay SBS User Group

On the road again

Here I am in the Chicago airport getting ready for the flight.  Next up will be the Florida wing of the tour. 

Don’t forget to see what I’m up to next with this link:

Up next on September 7th — Fort Lauderdale/Miami

Up next on September 7th — Fort Lauderdale/Miami

07 September 2011
Attendee Fee:
06:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Metro Area:
Fort Lauderdale/Palm Beach/Miami/Martin

Please join the South Florida Technology Network and the Palm Beach IT Pro Association for an Informative and Fun event featuring Microsoft MVP’s who will be presenting a Windows Small Business Server 2011 Roadshow. This event is geared to the Small Business IT Professional in the greater South Florida area.

Venue Information

Event Venue:
Technological University of America
Venue Directions:
The Technological University of America is located just West of the Pompano Beach/Coconut Creek exit on the Florida Turnpike. TUA is also accessible from Interstate 95 via local rds of either Copans Rd from the North or Atlantic Blvd from the South. Please go to
3700 Coconut Creek Parkway
Coconut Creek, Florida
United States

Looking for a room in Rosemont?

Mark Moreno reports  “For all those going to the event in Chicago aka the Rosemont, IL at the Hyatt O’Hare … here is a nice little tid bit if you are traveling. I used and got a room at the venue for $46.00 a night. Rockin’ savings. I love”

The Gnome loves a bargain!  Thanks Mark for that tip!