July 19, 2012 PSSBS Meeting

If you are in the greater Seattle area, join us as we discuss the recent announcements around the Small Business Specialist Community, Small Business Server 2011, and Windows Server 2012 Essentials. http://www.pssbs.org/meetings/july-19-2012-pssbs-meeting/

HP & Microsoft Coffee Coaching Session on HP’s Server offerings with SBS 2011

If you are a Microsoft Partner currently working with Windows Small Business Server 2003, SBS 2008, or SBS 2011, be sure to tune in to this Wednesday morning at 8:00 AM PDT, July 18, 2012. Details are below: During Microsoft WPC 2012 in Toronto, Microsoft announced the release of Windows Server 2012 Essentials edition beta. On July 18th, 2012 at 8:00 am US Pacific Time join Lucy Ellis (HP) and David Fabritius (Microsoft) for a live webcast that will cover Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials features and benefits, customer scenarios, HP Product portfolio and transition plans. We’ll do a Q&A … Continue reading HP & Microsoft Coffee Coaching Session on HP’s Server offerings with SBS 2011

September 17, 2011 SMB MVP Community Roadshow

Join us at Microsoft’s Redmond headquarters for the “home-field” event of the SMB MVP Worldwide Roadshow. This is one you will not want to miss! We’ve joined forces with our friends to the south in Portland, The Technology Wizards (www.technologywizards.com), to bring in nine Microsoft MVPs for two power-packed days, Friday in Portland, and Saturday in Redmond. For the Redmond event, arrive at 9 AM for coffee and pastries and a chance to mingle with the MVPs before our 10 AM event start time. If you’re feeling the need for travel, sign up for Portland and Redmond’s events and join us … Continue reading September 17, 2011 SMB MVP Community Roadshow

MVP Nation 2011 – March 3rd and 4th in Seattle Washington

Steve here. Time to take a second to help out Harry over at SMB Nation with a quick commercial service announcement for his conference, and to help you by recommending some great training and association. Check out the agenda for the inaugural MVP Nation, to be held March 3rd and 4th, 2011, up here in Seattle, and seriously consider signing up and attending, and do it today. Harry has great technical content and speakers lined up, and the cost is low. If you are in the Seattle area, you could skip the hotel, stay at home, and get a great conference in without … Continue reading MVP Nation 2011 – March 3rd and 4th in Seattle Washington

I’ll see you at MVP Nation 2011

I’ll be presenting at the inaugural MVP Nation this year in Seattle on a couple different panels. If you’re going to be there, make sure you find me and say hi. Below are the session descriptions provided by MVP Nation. Dates of the event are March 3rd and 4th, 2011. You can find more information on it at http://www.mvpnation.org. HT4: How To Start A Thriving User Group/Peer Group Especially during changing times, the need for in-person affiliation remains stronger than ever. While the web supports on-line bonding amongst “friends,” professionals also realize that the need for the give-and-take of live … Continue reading I’ll see you at MVP Nation 2011

History repeats itself. Install this hotfix if you run AV on SBS 2011

Slow Network Performance on SBS 2011 I can’t believe we are having a re-run of two years ago, but if you have deployed SBS 2011, you need to run this hotfix if you are running antivirus software on your Small Business Server. Go to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2493361/ to get it. For some reason unknown to me, the Windows Server Team felt that something released in Server 2008 SP2 wasn’t important to put back into Server 2008 R2. I’m glad I have low blood pressure normally, because it just raised a few notches when I found this out.