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Monday
Nov 24, 2008
Corvallis .NET User Group: PDC2008 Highlights
Iovino's

This month we have a special guest, Stuart Celarier a Microsoft MVP, coming down to Corvallis to give us a presentation on PDC '08! Want to hear about the coolest stuff that came out of the Professional Developers Conference 2008? Come to the November CDNUG meeting!

Time/Place:

Monday, November 24th, 2008 @ 6:00 PM

Location: Iovino's

RSVP at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/1306576 or email: [email protected] (helpful for food ordering))

Schedule:

6:00 - 6:30: Networking Opportunities & Dinner (free food!)

6:30 - 7:30: "PDC2008 Highlights", Stuart Celarier, Microsoft MVP (http://visualstuart.net/)

7:30 - 7:45: Q&As / Discussion

7:45 - 8:00: Giveaways: Books and cool stuff!

Please forward this to any other .NET professionals that may be interested!

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Tuesday
Sep 15, 2009
Scott Hanselman - .NET 4.0, VS 2010
Kelley Engineering Center (OSU)

Scott Hanselman is coming to CDNUG in September!

Scott is a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft and is always up on the latest tech coming out of Redmond. He also has a popular Podcast called Hanselminutes and blogs at http://www.hanselman.com/blog/.

This month is sponsored by the Business Solutions Group (BSG) at OSU and will be hosted on campus. Go to room 1003 in Kelley Engineering.

Hope to see you there!

Time/Place:

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 @ 6:00 PM

Location: Oregon State University Corvallis, Oregon

RSVP here!

(Or you can email: [email protected] (helpful for food ordering))

Schedule:

6:00 - 6:30: Networking Opportunities & Dinner (free food!)

6:30 - 7:30: Scott Hanselman, Microsoft ".NET 4.0, VS 2010"

7:30 - 7:45: Q&A / Discussion

7:45 - 8:00: Giveaways: Books and cool stuff!

Please invite any other .NET professionals that may be interested!

Website: http://corvallisdotnetug.ning.com/

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Wednesday
Sep 16, 2009
TiE Oregon - Cloud Computing
Intel Ronler Acres RA1 Auditorium

Cloud Computing ties hardware virtualization and software innovation to offer economic choices for deploying and scaling software services. Cloud Services are being offered in different flavors and for different segments by a variety of vendors.

TiE Oregon is hosting a Cloud Computing flyby, with a panel of evangelists, experts and entrepreneurs representing the key providers as well as usage and deployment perspectives for a spectrum of service layers including IaaS, PaaS and SaaS.

Panelists include: - Arne Kainu, President & CEO, CenterStance
- Jason Mauer, Senior Developer Evangelist Microsoft
- Jinesh Varia, Technology Evangelist, Amazon
- Ryan Williams, Senior Software Engineer, AllMed Healthcare Management

Join us on Sept 16th, to learn, explore and get answers to your questions regarding the technical and operational issues, financial trade-offs and business risks and opportunities offered by cloud computing.

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Thursday
Jan 28, 2010
January Corvallis .NET Users Group Meeting - Silverlight presented by Arian Kulp
Portland Art Museum

January Corvallis .NET Users Group (CDNUG) Meeting:

Arian Kulp will be presenting Silverlight. Do you need Flash-like functionality in the browser, but don't want to learn another language? Need rich user interaction on your web site? Want to have your own video player? Come learn about Silverlight, how to use it, and where it makes sense to use it.

Arian Kulp is a Microsoft Certified Professional and your can find him at http://www.ariankulp.com/

Hope to see you there!

Time/Place:

Thursday, January 28th, 2010 @ 6:00 PM

Location:

TBA

RSVP here!

(Or you can email: cdnug.info AT gmail.com (helpful for food ordering))

Schedule:

5:30 - 6:15: Networking Opportunities & Dinner (free food!)

6:15 - 7:30: Arian Kulp "Silverlight"

7:15 - 7:45: Q&A / Discussion

7:45 - 8:00: Giveaways: Books and cool stuff!

Please forward this to anyone that may be interested!

Visit the Corvallis .NET Users Group at: http://corvallisdotnetug.ning.com

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Thursday
Feb 25, 2010
February CDNUG Meeting - .NET 4.0 Parallel Programming presented by Mateus de Carvalho
High 5 Sports Bar & Grill

February Corvallis .NET Users Group (CDNUG) Meeting:

Mateus de Carvalho will be presenting the new .NET 4.0 Parallel Programming. Come learn about how easy the new version of .NET makes parallel programming.

Mateus de Carvalho is a Software Engineer/Architect at University of Oregon and your can find him at http://www.uoecs.org/StaffDetails.aspx?StaffId=6 and http://www.linkedin.com/in/oakcool

Hope to see you there!

Time/Place:

Thursday, February 25th, 2010 @ 6:00 PM

Location:

High 5 Sports Bar & Grill 1644 Main Street Philomath, Oregon United States

RSVP here: http://corvallisdotnetug.ning.com/events/february-cdnug-meeting-net-40

(Or you can email: cdnug.info AT gmail.com (helpful for food ordering))

Schedule:

5:30 - 6:15: Networking Opportunities & Dinner (free food!)

6:15 - 7:30: Mateus de Carvalho ".NET 4.0 Parallel Programming"

7:15 - 7:45: Q&A / Discussion

7:45 - 8:00: Giveaways: Books and cool stuff!

Please forward this to anyone that may be interested!

Visit the Corvallis .NET Users Group at: http://corvallisdotnetug.ning.com

The Corvallis .NET Users Group is a Special Interest Group (SIG) of the SAO Corvallis. Visit http://www.sao.corvallis.or.us/ to learn more about how you can support CDNUG with membership to the SAO!

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Tuesday
Apr 13, 2010
Scott Hanselman on .NET
Montgomery Park

Scott Hanselman, a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft, will be speaking on .NET and other technology topics.

Many of you know Scott or have heard him speak. He is always both informative and entertaining. If you don't already subscribe to his blog, you should.

WebMD is hosting this event and will be providing lunch. It would really help our planning if you could send a quick e-mail to [email protected] if you plan to attend. This will help us plan for lunch.

The meeting will be in the large ballroom on the first floor. Parking is available on the west side of the building. Carpooling is encouraged.

General Schedule: 9:00 - start 10:00 - break 10:15 - restart 11:15 - end talk, open for questions 11:45 - break for lunch 1:00 - done and out

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Thursday
Jun 17, 2010
A Very Special PADNUG Event
Microsoft Portland

A Special Event hosted by the Portland Area .NET Users Group. This venue may change and more details are coming.

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Monday
Nov 8, 2010
Portland Macintosh Users Group hosts Microsoft
Ecotrust (Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center)

Come see what the new features are in Microsoft's "Office for Mac 2011". Our meeting starts with a Macintosh question-and-answer session. Open to everyone.

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Tuesday
Nov 9, 2010
Using Windows 7 - Portland PC Users Group - Visitors Welcome
Gateway Elks Lodge

Using Windows 7 What is New & What You Need to Know to Get More Done A Microsoft guest speaker will demonstrate key features that will make your computing easier. A good question and answer session follows.

This is a real Users Group with both computer professionals and hobbyists. You will feel at home. Enjoy our special guest speaker, enjoy the venue and enjoy the company of other PC users.

Great venue: free parking, digital projector with huge screen, WiFi, etc. Sample newsletter on home page of our website. Venue: Gateway Elks Lodge in the Gateway district. 711 NE 100th Ave, just N. of Glisan St. Non-Elks welcome – just sign in as guests. Thank you to the Elks for letting us use your meeting room on Tuesday! No charge tonight. Bring a friend.

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Tuesday
May 31, 2011
OCCA Meeting - Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Red Lion Hotel Portland - Convention Center

Scott Hanselman will be presenting WebMatrix, a new free tool from Microsoft that allows you to create, customize and publish websites that can grow with you, from design and installation to deployment and maintenance. It is one of the simplest tools for creating web sites that has come along in a long, long time. To get started you can select an application from the built-in gallery, containing such applications as DotNetNuke, Umbraco, WordPress, Drupal or Joomla. Or you can create your own masterpiece from scratch, written in either PHP or ASP.Net.

Scott has made presentations to the OCCA before, and has always been well received and appreciated.

Scott Hanselman works out of his home office for Microsoft as a Principal Program Manager, aiming to spread good information about developing software, usually on the Microsoft stack. Before this, for over 6 years, he was the Chief Architect at Corillian Corporation, now a part of Checkfree. He was also involved in a few Microsoft Developer things for many years like the MVP and RD programs and he'll speak about computers (and other passions) whenever someone will listen.

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Friday
Nov 18, 2011
Microsoft: Pathway to the Private Cloud
Microsoft Portland

Microsoft Technet presents a 1/2 day interactive presentation on Virtualization and Private Cloud. We will have two presentations for the day.

Session 1 - Get Ready for Tomorrow, Today - Hyper-V Virtualization for the Cloud

Virtualization is one of the critical elements of networks operations of all kinds. Virtualization is a key to cloud operations. Joins us as we discuss the key components of virtualization that provide the operational foundation for both Public and Private Cloud.

Session 2 - Private Cloud 201: Microsoft Private Cloud Tools and Technologies

So you have heard the private cloud story from a 101 level and you want to know more. Join us as we discuss Private cloud in greater detail with a focus on the tools and technologies that make Private Cloud such an appetizing It and business opportunity for business both large and small.

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Microsoft IT Camp
Microsoft Portland

Join us for an informal event where the true agenda is up to you! The camp leader (Chris E. Avis - IT Evangelist/Microsoft) will lead off with a brief intro to the camp then open the floor up for discussion topics. We will then work through those topics until the end of the session (or until we just get tired of talking!).

This will be very interactive and works best with participation from everyone. We look forward to having you join us for this new informal event.

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Wednesday
Jan 18, 2012
Portland SharePoint Users Group
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

A User Group focused on Microsoft SharePoint, mostly from an admin/developer perspective. Users of all levels welcome.

This group is not about advancing the marketing agenda of any one company. We see our responsibility as that of providing free SharePoint education by providing knowledgeable people to give presentations about SharePoint topics. We ask that all speakers give presentations that show thought leadership and are not sales pitches. We seek to promote the awareness of best practices in the use of SharePoint. Our goal is to provide the Portlandia SharePoint community with presentations from well-known SharePoint luminaries such as SharePoint MVPs and Microsoft staff, vendors in the SharePoint partner ecosystem, and members of the local community including people from local companies that have implemented SharePoint and can talk about it.

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Saturday
May 19, 2012
SharePoint Saturday Portland - You must register to attend.
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

SharePoint Saturday is a free educational event focused on Microsoft SharePoint. The event is open to the public and offers something for SharePoint users of all experience levels. SharePoint Saturday is a unique event because it is an event that anyone can attend, and it won’t interfere with your work schedule. Unlike other trade shows and educational events, this event is planned with a community focus: to identify the needs of the local SharePoint community and provide the solutions, you will not get a day of sale pitches. We bring in experts, consultants, and Microsoft MVPs from around the country to share their experiences, tips, and best practices. This is also a great opportunity for you to meet the Portland SharePoint community, ask questions, network, or share your experiences. We hope to have lots of giveaway items as well. Join us!

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Tuesday
Aug 28, 2012
Windows 8, is it right for business?
Red Lion Hotel Portland - Convention Center

Agenda: 6:00--6:20 Networking 6:20--7:00 No-host dinner 7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements 7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A):

Windows 8, is it right for business?

Bruce will be presenting the value and business case for Windows 8. He will describe and demonstrate the new Windows user experience, running on devices you can purchase today with 11-inch to 23-inch screens. The devices will be available during and after the presentation for a hands-on experience by the OCCA audience. He will also provide tips for developers and IT consultants that will allow them to convey the Windows 8 advantage to their customers, who may be wondering whether they should upgrade. Presented by Bruce D. Kyle is an architect evangelist for Microsoft in the Developer & Platform Evangelism team and serves the Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain regions in the United States. Bruce has worked for Rogue Wave Software, Carnegie Mellon University, John Deere, and several Internet startups before joining Microsoft. Bruce has been a software tester, developer, programming writer, and solutions architect. Bruce presents to local developers about Microsoft products including Windows, SQL Server, Office, Windows Azure, .NET, and Visual Studio.

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Tuesday
Nov 6, 2012
PADNUG November Meeting - Highlights from //build/
Intel Hawthorn Farms 3 (HF3) Campus

Please join us Tuesday night for the PADNUG November meet-up!

Despite some civic event going on this coming Tuesday, we've got some of your favorite presenters coming to bring you highlights from the //build/ Conference!

WHERE: Intel Hawthorne Farms 3 (HF3) 5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy Hillsboro, OR 97124 Map: http://binged.it/IntelHF3Map

WHEN: Tuesday 11/06/2012 6:00 p.m. Pizza 6:30 p.m. Presentation ~8:30 p.m. After Words at On the Border Mexican Grill

WHO: Stuart Celarier Darren Freimuth MJ Johnson Chris Sells Kelly White

TOPIC: //build/ is happening RIGHT NOW and not everyone in the group went :(. So, what we can do is bring several of the folks that are going to //build/ in to the meeting and get everything out of their brains that we can!

We'll start with each panelist giving a brief description of what he found that was 'cool'. Then, we will open up the floor to questions and interaction with the audience! I fully expect some demos, too!

This should be a great lead-in to our "Code with the Experts" event on Saturday, November 10! It was a great event in Redmond so sign up to attend here in Portland: http://bit.ly/CodeWTExpertsPDX

As usual, thanks go out to our Premium Sponsors that help make these meetings possible:

azad, inc. Technology Consulting | Engineering | Project Management http://www.azad.com/

Cinetopia Why watch a movie in coach when you can see it in first class? http://www.cinetopia.com/

CompuCom The leading IT outsourcing specialist http://www.compucom.com/

EnGn A Generator Group Company http://www.theengn.com/

Infragistics Design / Develop / Experience http://www.infragistics.com/

jenkon New World. New Solution. http://www.jenkon.com/

Microsoft Helping you realize your full potential http://www.microsoft.com/

OrcsWeb Remarkable Service. Remarkable Support. http://www.orcsweb.com/

O'Reilly Spreading the knowledge of innovators. http://www.oreilly.com/

pluralsight Hardcore developer training http://pluralsight.com/training/

TEKsystems People you can trust. Results you can count on. http://www.teksystems.com/locations/teksystems-united-states/portland

Telerik Deliver more than expected http://www.telerik.com/

VanderHouwen & Associates, Inc. VHA specializes in the placement of Software Developers. http://www.vanderhouwen.com/

Vircon, Inc. Technical Solutions That Mean Business http://www.vircon.com/

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Cheers, Rich (Jesse is at //build/ :)) PADNUG President

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Saturday
Nov 10, 2012
Code with the Experts (XAML/C#)
Ambridge Event Center

REGISTER at http://bit.ly/CodeWTExpertsPDX

Are you excited to try your hand at building a Windows 8 App?

Join us on November 10 for "Code with the Experts" and make your dream a reality! Visit with Windows 8 experts and enjoy great food, awesome conversation, and wonderful prizes!

We want to invite you, your friends, co-workers, and any other developers to this special event. It is the perfect time to get started on your Windows 8 App. Don't worry if you don't yet have an idea for an App - we can brainstorm with you or match you with an idea for a Windows 8 App. Additionally, if you would like to work with someone on a project we will be ready to pair you with other developers. Bring your storyboard, your ideas, and your thinking cap!

We'll spend the morning with the experts enpaneled to answer your questions. After the provided lunch, we'll spend the afternoon coding solo or in pairs.

We'll also have door and raffle prizes. Most exciting is a special surprise for all developers who are working towards publishing a Windows 8 App. All this AND we'll have the experts to help guide you through some of your challenges and roadblocks.

Bring your laptop loaded with Windows 8 and Visual Studio Express ready to code or use one of our preloaded "Windows 8 To Go" USB sticks. (Limited number available)

All attendees will receive a raffle ticket to win some cool prizes. For every guest you bring to this Code with the Expert event, you will receive an extra entry to the raffle!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

REGISTER at http://bit.ly/CodeWTExpertsPDX

Meet the XAML/C# experts:

Stuart Celarier | http://visualstuart.net/ Principal Consultant, Neudesic Microsoft Regional Director Microsoft MVP

Rich Claussen | http://richhubbins.theclaussens.com Lead Software Engineer, Welch Allyn President, Portland Area .NET Users Group

Chris Sells | http://www.sellsbrothers.com VP of the Developer Tools Division, Telerik Author

Kelly White | http://kelly.whitepdx.com President, Silvertail Software

Build it with help from the experts. Register today.

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Tuesday
Dec 4, 2012
December PADNUG Party and Windows Phone - Monetization with In-App Purchases
Intel Hawthorn Farms 3 (HF3) Campus

As we normally do in December, we will be having a little bit of EXTRA fun for the meeting!

First, we will be having a much broader food choice than our normal pizza! We'll have a selection of pastas and salads to make your mouth water. Don't worry, though - we'll have a few token pizzas for the die-hards among us :).

Second, Kelly White will be presenting "WinPhone 8 In-App Purchases". This is the critical monetization mechanism for developers today on mobile devices. Windows Phone 8 adds comprehensive support that opens a new world of opportunity to developers. He'll discuss this feature in depth during this session, including demos for implementation and testing!

Third - and I'm really excited about this - our swag pile this month includes a BRAND NEW MICROSOFT SURFACE!!! Seriously!

Finally, we’ll wrap up our evening with After Words at the new BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse at the corner of Cornell and Cornelius Pass Road.

Do NOT miss out on this meeting!

WHERE: Intel Hawthorn Farms 3 (HF3) 5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy Hillsboro, OR 97124 Map: http://binged.it/IntelHF3Map

WHEN: Tuesday 12/04/2012 6:00 p.m. Italian Buffet 6:30 p.m. Presentation ~8:30 p.m. After Words at BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse

As usual, thanks go out to our Premium Sponsors that help make these meetings possible:

azad, inc. Technology Consulting | Engineering | Project Management http://www.azad.com/

Cinetopia Why watch a movie in coach when you can see it in first class? http://www.cinetopia.com/

CompuCom The leading IT outsourcing specialist http://www.compucom.com/

EnGn A Generator Group Company http://www.theengn.com/

Infragistics Design / Develop / Experience http://www.infragistics.com/

jenkon New World. New Solution. http://www.jenkon.com/

Microsoft Helping you realize your full potential http://www.microsoft.com/

New Relic A new kind of app performance management solution from a new kind of company http://newrelic.com/

OrcsWeb Remarkable Service. Remarkable Support. http://www.orcsweb.com/

O'Reilly Spreading the knowledge of innovators. http://www.oreilly.com/

pluralsight Hardcore developer training http://pluralsight.com/training/

TEKsystems People you can trust. Results you can count on. http://www.teksystems.com/locations/teksystems-united-states/portland

Telerik Deliver more than expected http://www.telerik.com/

VanderHouwen & Associates, Inc. VHA specializes in the placement of Software Developers. http://www.vanderhouwen.com/

Vircon, Inc. Technical Solutions That Mean Business http://www.vircon.com/

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Tuesday
Mar 5, 2013
March PADNUG - Mobile First Responsive Design by Jason Grigsby
Intel Hawthorn Farms 3 (HF3) Campus

Mobile first and responsive web design aren’t simply two great tastes that go great together. No they represent much more than that. Mobile first responsive web design is the responsible way to build responsive designs.

Mobile first responsive web design is the best way to build something that is both responsive from a layout AND a performance perspective.

But if mobile first is the right way to do responsive design, then why are so few people doing it? In this presentation, we’ll dig into why mobile first responsive design matters and the five techniques necessary to make it work.

Jason Grigsby was one of the project leads on the Obama iPhone Application and helped design the user interface for the Wall Street Journal’s Blackberry application. He founded and organizes Mobile Portland, a local mobile development user group. Jason built his first web page in 1995. He has spent the last 11 years building web sites professionally before being bitten by the mobile bug prompting him to throw caution to the wind and start a new company focused on mobile and web development. He blogs at CloudFour.com (http://cloudfour.com/) and can be found on Twitter as @grigs (http://twitter.com/grigs).

WHERE: Intel Hawthorne Farms 3 (HF3) 5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy Hillsboro, OR 97124 Map: http://binged.it/IntelHF3Map

WHEN: Tuesday 03/05/2013 6:00 p.m. Pizza 6:30 p.m. Presentation ~8:30 p.m. After Words at Morgy's Pub

As usual, thanks go out to our Premium Sponsors that help make these meetings possible:

azad, inc. Technology Consulting | Engineering | Project Management http://www.azad.com/

Cinetopia Why watch a movie in coach when you can see it in first class? http://www.cinetopia.com/

Infragistics Design / Develop / Experience http://www.infragistics.com/

ISITE Design a digital agency http://www.isitedesign.com/

Jenkon Transforming the Sales Organization http://jenkon.com/

Microsoft Helping you realize your full potential http://www.microsoft.com/

New Relic A developer's best friend http://newrelic.com/

O'Reilly Spreading the knowledge of innovators. http://www.oreilly.com/

Pluralsight Hardcore developer training http://www.pluralsight-training.net/microsoft

TEKsystems People you can trust. Results you can count on. http://www.teksystems.com/locations/united-states/oregon/portland.aspx

Telerik Deliver more than expected http://www.telerik.com/

VanderHouwen & Associates, Inc. VHA specializes in the placement of Software Developers. http://www.vanderhouwen.com/

Vircon, Inc. Technical Solutions That Mean Business http://www.vircon.com/

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Saturday
Apr 20, 2013
SharePointLandia
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

SharePointlandia is a free educational event focused on Microsoft SharePoint.

The event is open to the public and offers something for SharePoint users of all experience levels.

SharePointlandia will offer over 24 educational sessions and multiple content tracks: • End Users • Developers • Administrators • Business Users

Register for the event here: http://sharepointlandia2013.eventbrite.com/

We bring in experts, consultants, and Microsloth MVPs from around the country to share their experiences, tips, and best practices. This is also a great opportunity for you to meet the local SharePoint community, ask questions, network, or share your experiences. We hope to have lots of giveaway items as well. Join us!

This event is a part of the Portland SharePoint User Group, more information on the workshops, speakers and sessions will be posted on our website: http://portlandsharepointusergroup.org/splandia2013

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Thursday
May 9, 2013
Office 365: The New Office and Rights Management
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

Topic: Compliance in the Cloud

Looking to learn about how to use the "New Office" – Microsoft Office 365? Concerned with security and compliance? This workshop will focus specifically on the security trust and compliance features included in the new Office 365. At the end of this session, you will be more familiar with its various capabilities and understand how the service uses litigation hold techniques to manage compliance archives and document searches.

At this workshop, we will cover the following topics:

Office 365

  • What is the Office 365 family of products?
  • How does Office 365 licensing work?
  • Business view on using Office 365
  • On-site ROI vs. cloud ROI

Collaboration

  • How you collaborate in the cloud
  • Demonstration: How to use Office 365 collaboration tools

Office 365 Security

  • Office 365 trust and security
  • How do archives work?
  • What is legal hold?

Using Office 365 to protect your business

  • Rights Management Services
  • Document archive - how it works
  • Office 365 encryption options
  • Demonstration: Rights Management Services in Microsoft Outlook

Document discovery

  • How document discovery works
  • SharePoint document discovery site
  • Sampling emails for compliance review
  • Demonstration: Integrated Document Discovery site

Next steps

  • Summary of Office 365 features
  • Moving to Office 365
  • Office 365 Migration offer

Featured Products Business Productivity Online Suite, Lync Online, Microsoft Exchange Online, Office 365, Office Web Apps, Online Services, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint Online

Recommended Audiences Business decision makers, C-level executives, information workers, technical decision makers, etc.

About the Host, KAMIND Inc.
KAMIND Inc. (KAMIND) is an information technology (IT) cloud consultant specializing in Microsoft Office 365 and Windows Intune software. Using these cloud-based services, KAMIND helps organizations refocus their IT resources on projects that generate true business value, reducing overall IT service costs and increasing employee productivity. As a Tier 3 Microsoft Cloud Accelerate Partner and a Black Belt Windows Intune specialist, KAMIND has more than 3,500 seats deployed in more than 250 customer locations.

KAMIND deploys scalable solutions that give each user the flexibility to utilize the cloud in his or her own way. And by integrating these cloud services with an on-site Microsoft Volume License, KAMIND can further leverage Microsoft solutions to improve efficiency and operations and reduce the cost of doing business.

In addition to Microsoft products and services, KAMIND also publishes educational material and hosts frequent seminars to teach local businesses and entrepreneurs about how to access data in the cloud.

http://www.kamind.net

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Office 365 – The New Office and Rights Management
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

Topic: Collaboration in the Cloud

Looking to learn about how to use the "New Office" – Microsoft Office 365? Concerned with security and compliance? This workshop will focus specifically on the security trust and compliance features included in the new Office 365. At the end of this session, you will be more familiar with its various capabilities and understand how the service uses litigation hold techniques to manage compliance archives and document searches.

At this workshop, we will cover the following topics:

Office 365

  • What is the Office 365 family of products?
  • How does Office 365 licensing work?
  • Business view on using Office 365
  • On-site ROI vs. cloud ROI

Collaboration

  • How you collaborate in the cloud
  • Demonstration: How to use Office 365 collaboration tools

Office 365 Security

  • Office 365 trust and security
  • How do archives work?
  • What is legal hold?

Using Office 365 to protect your business

  • Rights Management Services
  • Document archive - how it works
  • Office 365 encryption options
  • Demonstration: Rights Management Services in Microsoft Outlook

Document discovery

  • How document discovery works
  • SharePoint document discovery site
  • Sampling emails for compliance review
  • Demonstration: Integrated Document Discovery site

Next steps

  • Summary of Office 365 features
  • Moving to Office 365
  • Office 365 Migration offer

Featured Products:

Business Productivity Online Suite, Lync Online, Microsoft Exchange Online, Office 365, Office Web Apps, Online Services, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint Online

Recommended Audiences:

Business decision makers, C-level executives, information workers, technical decision makers, etc.

About the Host, KAMIND Inc.

KAMIND Inc. (KAMIND) is an information technology (IT) cloud consultant specializing in Microsoft Office 365 and Windows Intune software. Using these cloud-based services, KAMIND helps organizations refocus their IT resources on projects that generate true business value, reducing overall IT service costs and increasing employee productivity. As a Tier 3 Microsoft Cloud Accelerate Partner and a Black Belt Windows Intune specialist, KAMIND has more than 3,500 seats deployed in more than 250 customer locations.

KAMIND deploys scalable solutions that give each user the flexibility to utilize the cloud in his or her own way. And by integrating these cloud services with an on-site Microsoft Volume License, KAMIND can further leverage Microsoft solutions to improve efficiency and operations and reduce the cost of doing business.

In addition to Microsoft products and services, KAMIND also publishes educational material and hosts frequent seminars to teach local businesses and entrepreneurs about how to access data in the cloud.

http://www.kamind.net

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Tuesday
Jun 4, 2013
Turn Your Mobile and Web Apps Up to 11 with Windows Azure Mobile Services
Intel Hawthorne Farms Building 3 (HF3), Auditorium

Join Kirill Gavrylyuk of Microsoft to see how they've extended the Windows Azure cloud platform to provide a new service that makes it incredibly easy for mobile apps on all the major platforms, including iOS and Android, to leverage the power of Windows Azure. Kirill will explain just how easy it is to add structured storage, authentication, push notifications and more to your apps and how Windows Azure takes the pain and cost out of managing and operating a your backend services. There'll even be a live demonstration so you can see for yourself how easy it is for any type of business to connect their apps with Mobile Services.

WHEN: 6:00 p.m. Pizza 6:30 p.m. Presentation ~8:30 p.m. After Words at Morgy's Pub

As usual, thanks go out to our Premium Sponsors that help make these meetings possible:

azad, inc. Technology Consulting | Engineering | Project Management http://www.azad.com/

Cinetopia Why watch a movie in coach when you can see it in first class? http://www.cinetopia.com/

Infragistics Design / Develop / Experience http://www.infragistics.com/

ISITE Design a digital agency http://www.isitedesign.com/

Jenkon Transforming the Sales Organization http://jenkon.com/

Microsoft Helping you realize your full potential http://www.microsoft.com/

New Relic A developer's best friend http://newrelic.com/

Omnibility Helping organizations of all sizes manage their critical relationships http://www.omnibility.com/

O'Reilly Spreading the knowledge of innovators. http://www.oreilly.com/

Pluralsight Hardcore developer training http://www.pluralsight-training.net/microsoft

ServerLogic We're Passionate About IT! http://serverlogic.com/

TEKsystems People you can trust. Results you can count on. http://www.teksystems.com/locations/united-states/oregon/portland.aspx

Telerik Deliver more than expected http://www.telerik.com/

VanderHouwen & Associates, Inc. VHA specializes in the placement of Software Developers. http://www.vanderhouwen.com/

Vircon, Inc. Technical Solutions That Mean Business http://www.vircon.com/

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Tuesday
Aug 20, 2013
Quality Enablement through Agile Testing
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

Producing high quality software, closely aligned with the constantly changing requirements of business stakeholders is more important than ever. Especially in an Agile development setting, every team member has to ensure that their work is of the highest quality – all the time. Testers can verify quality but not ensure it – proper QA procedures and a quality mindset are essential for high performance development teams.

During this event, your local Microsoft Developer Technology Specialist will provide you an inside look at Black Box Testing, show you the capabilities of Microsoft Test Manager, and address the Developer’s experience in quality enablement through white box testing. Furthermore, we’ll cover how quality is an accountability and addressable by the entire development organization.

You’ll also have an opportunity to learn the value of Build, Deploy, Test, and Lab Management from our ALM Partner, Crosslake Technologies, and gain exposure to enterprise cloud based cross platform application testing with Perfecto Mobile. We look forwarding to seeing you there!

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Tuesday
Aug 27, 2013
The Benefits of cloud services for small business and consultants
Red Lion Hotel Portland - Convention Center

Free and open to the public The Red Lion charges the OCCA for using their ballroom. Please help us defray this cost by buying food and beverages. Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month (except December).

RSVP to meetup.com/itpro-70 Agenda: 6:00--6:20 Networking 6:20--7:00 No-host dinner 7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements 7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A):

The Benefits of cloud services for small business and consultants

Agenda:

Introductions and expectations. Questions any time. Interruptions are OK and expected.
What are Cloud Services Anyway?
How can offering Cloud Services benefit small business (client)?
How can offering Cloud Services benefit a computer support business?
Data programs email, storage, backup, etc.
Voice programs hosted PBX, hosted paperless fax
Individual hosted applications
How to plan for migration to the cloud without killing your client's business
Who is the Target Market
Referrals can pay off
Q & A

Presented by Tom Rich, owner Worry-Free Workplace Http://www.Worry-FreeWorkplace.com Guiding Small businesses to the Cloud

Tom began in the computer industry in 1978 (Portland Byte Shop). He started Mt. Hood Computer Services in 1980 to support the computer needs of Small Businesses.

Certifications over the years: Novell CNE, Microsoft MCSE, Citrix CCEA Microsoft Partner since 2003 Microsoft Small Business Specialist since 2004 Started Worry-Free Workplace April 1, 2013

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Tuesday
Sep 24, 2013
Working with Windows 8
Red Lion Hotel Portland - Convention Center

Tim Chalmers will lead a discussion on Windows 8. All attendees are encouraged to participate. Some topics which will be addressed are:

• What our customers need to know, (besides forget about it)

• How to ease the transition

• What we love,

• What we hate,

• What we have not figured out yet

• How to fix whats broken

• What to watch for.

• New Task manager

• Reset Windows

• Nondestructive re-install

• Windows 8.1 changes

• Bring your questions about Windows 8 that you would like to have answered.

• Bring your answers that you can share when we pass the mouse.

Presented by Tim Chalmers: Owner of Your Computer Consultants, Inc. Providing IT services for small businesses and individuals.

Your Computer Consultants, Inc. Specializes in Onsite Problem Solving, Systems and Networks using Microsoft products.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 @ 6 PM Red Lion at the Convention Center 1021 NE Grand Avenue, Portland, OR 97232

Agenda: 6:00--6:20 Networking 6:20--7:00 No-host dinner 7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements 7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A)

RSVP to meetup.com/itpro-70

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Friday
Aug 22, 2014
Portland F# Meetup
Incomm Digital Solutions

Let's meet up and chat about F# in the web world.

Ryan Riley (@panesofglass) is a proud member of the Fightin' Texas Aggie class of ‘01, a Visual F# MVP, and Engineer for Tachyus, a start-up using F# to profoundly revolutionize the oil & gas industry. He runs the Community for F# virtual user group and serves on the management committee for the Open Web Interface for .NET (OWIN) specification.

F# on the Web

Most people think of F# as good at math or complex problem solving. It is actually a fantastic for a very wide array of tasks, including web programming, which helped the start-up Tachyus go from 0 to production in 12 weeks. In this talk, we'll compare and contrast a web application written in familiar C# patterns with various features provided by F#, including function composition, computation expressions (async), type providers, and active patterns. We'll also cover differences in application design patterns.

Since Ryan is remote, we're going to host this in Google Hangouts, so even if you're not able to physically make it to the hangout, come join us! It is going to be a great time. Looking forward to see everybody there!

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Thursday
Oct 9, 2014
Nintex User Group
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

Join us at Microsoft's Portland office to help jump start a newly formed Nintex User Group. This group will facilitate a collaborative environment for Nintex users, developers, and business process automation professionals. This is a great opportunity to network and advance your technical skills.

Kicking off this meeting, Steve Dark from Marquam Group will dive into the technical elements of Nintex workflow, Nintex Forms, and the general SharePoint workflow platform. Steve will demo a complex HR solution designed to handle employee onboarding and offboarding at an organization with over 1,000 employees. Steve is a business automation expert and customs solutions developer at Marquam Group. He has been working with business technology solutions for over a decade and has engaged clients in several automation implementations.

In addition to meeting other Nintex Users in our area, we are looking for presenters, board members, and folks from the greater SharePoint community. Bring your questions related to your Nintex Workflow and Forms implementations and uses.

This group is completely free, please register so we know how much food to order. Lunch and refreshments will be provided by Marquam Group.

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Wednesday
Oct 29, 2014
Bringing a Secure Cloud to Your Enterprise
Online Webinar

The Cloud’s business model allows your organization to leverage existing infrastructure and platform investments for greater convenience, but developing a secure Cloud strategy involves numerous considerations and planning. Join us for this free webinar on October 29th, 2014 at 11am PT where we we will explore Microsoft Azure and Cloud Security.

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Tuesday
Dec 2, 2014
PADNUG - HELL FREEZES OVER .NET IS OPEN SOURCE AND RUNS EVERYWHERE ZOMG!
Intel Jones Farm Conference Center (JFCC)

Come out to our December Super Awesome Holiday Blowout Extravaganza! In case you have been hiding away from all sources of information, .NET is going open source! Much of the framework is going on GitHub and Microsoft is creating CLR for Mac and Linux.

And, Visual Studio Community - functionally equivalent to Pro - is available for free to open source devs and students!!

...and what do you know? Scott Hanselman is ENTHUSED!

Scott will share more about the direction that Microsoft is taking!
>> http://hanselman.com/

As a bonus, we'll have Rex St. John the IoT evangelist from Intel Mashery showing off (and giving away!) some of the Intel's Edison "computer on a SD Card" dev platform.
>> http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/do-it-yourself/edison.html

We will also be giving away *TWO* of the brand new Microsoft Bands! These are the hottest fitness devices *and* they connect to iPhone, Android, and WinPhone!
>> http://microsoft.com/microsoft-band/

You know we'll have Qdoba for food... and AfterWords will be sponsored!

This may be our best gathering yet!

6:00 p.m. Qdoba and Networking
6:30 p.m. Business and Intro Presentation
7:00 p.m. Scott Hanselman!
~8:30 p.m. AfterWords at Thirsty Lion SPONSORED!

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Wednesday
Jan 21, 2015
Portland SharePoint User Group
Microsoft Office

The Portland SharePoint User Group meets monthly at the Microsoft office in NW Portland. Lunch is provided.

Topic this month: Tackling your Strategic Planning in 2015 with SharePoint for Project Management

We will be showing how to take a strategic plan and turn it into a Strategic Portal, developing a Project Intake, then using Agile Methodology to create User Stories and supporting metadata leading to a Task Backlog. Then taking those items and turning them into real tasks that can be worked as Sprints. Our goal is to show you how SharePoint can be an effective Project tool without needing to buy an expensive tool, and get the job done right. In the end we will have a fully operational system, that will used in Production

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Tuesday
Feb 17, 2015
Nintex User Group
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

Nintex is a very popular 3rd party tool that provides forms and workflow capability on Microsoft's SharePoint platform. If you're considering business process automation on a Microsoft platform, this is a great meeting to attend.

Nintex's technical rockstar Vadim Tabakman will be presenting at the User Group. In this meeting, Vadim will be discussing technical elements of Nintex Forms and Workflow, along with fielding questions from users.

Vadim is a Nintex Technical Evangelist and Nintex Developer with over 7 years' experience in SharePoint and Nintex technologies. He understands how SharePoint, business process automation and forms can join forces successfully in numerous industries and business scenarios to drive business adoption and exceptional success in SharePoint projects. Vadim brings an excellent technical perspective to the discussion of how to use SharePoint workflow and forms to solve business needs.

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Thursday
Feb 26, 2015
Celebrate Entrepreneurs for National Entrepreneurs Week
Microsoft Store

Microsoft is proud to celebrate entrepreneurs and offer our dedicated partnership in bringing your ideas to life Attend our free event on Thursday, February 26 for 8:00AM to 10:00AM.

Get inspired and informed with keynote speaker Jewel Mlnarik, sharing success stories, presentations from successful business and partners on their rise to the top, and interactive demos of the technologies that could take your business to the next level. All attendees will receive 10% off software and 5% off everything else in the store.* Enter in to win a door prize and enjoy a variety of breakfast treats at your Pioneer Place Microsoft Store.

Space is limited, so sign up today.

*Valid until August 31, 2015. Available in select Microsoft retail stores in U.S. [including Puerto Rice] and Canada. Offer not valid online. Not valid on prior orders or purchases, cannot be transferred or otherwise redeemed for cash or gift cards. Not combinable with other offers. Offer only valid on select products. Exclusions include but are not limited to the following: gift cards, pre-ordered products, Volume Licensing, contract phones, Surface Pro 3 devices, and Surface Pro 3 accessories. Limited to stock on hand. Discount applies before taxes, shipping and other fees. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Microsoft reserves the right to modify or discontinue offers at any time. Limit 1 coupon per person. Not for resellers. Quantity limits my apply. See a store associate for details. Promo code:1129.

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Thursday
Mar 12, 2015
Portland SharePoint User Group
BridgePort Brew Pub

Instead of a regular monthly meeting talking about SharePoint, this event is networking and discussion focused.

Join us at Bridgeport for happy-hour networking and SharePoint discussions. This is a great opportunity to bring your SharePoint questions and talk to other users on a 1-on-1 level. Appitizers, refreshments, and swag will be provided by our sponsors!

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Friday
Apr 10, 2015
Portland SharePoint User Group - April meeting: SharePoint 20 Questions – A Q&A panel of local experts
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

The April meeting will focus on addressing common questions SharePoint users and professionals are asking. We’ll kick off the meeting with a panel of professionals talking about their perspective on these topics, and then address questions from the audience. Audience members are welcome to provide their perspective on these topics as well.

  • What 3rd party products are people using? What works and what doesn’t work?

  • Where are you hosting SharePoint? Do you use Hybrid?

  • How are you managing security?

  • How are you doing auditing (records, approvals, document management)?

  • How are you handling themes, templates and branding with 2013/O365?

  • How are you handling user training? What does your training plan look like?

  • What do you do for BI and dashboards and reporting on SharePoint?

  • Are you looking to embrace Office 365? What is Office 365’s SharePoint Online good for?

What questions do you want answered? Post questions on our Meetup.com page to have them answered at the meeting. We’ll also have an anonymous question jar at the event.

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Wednesday
Apr 29, 2015
PADNUG: Build 2015 Keynote Viewing Party
Microsoft Office

Come join us to watch the keynote address of the Microsoft Build 2015 Conference Day 1, streamed live from San Francisco!

Microsoft has been getting a lot of press lately for revitalizing their business and taking a leadership role in innovation in many key areas [0]. There have been several announcements in the run up to the Build 2015 Developer Conference, from Docker support and Nano Servers [1], to Surface 3 and Azure Service Fabric. Whether your interest is in Windows 10, cloud computing, developer tools, open source, or DevOps -- it is safe to say that Microsoft has more than likely saved up some exciting announcements for the Day 1 keynote at Build [2]. Come join your peers and watch the live stream at the Microsoft Portland office. Stay after the keynote for a free box lunch, discussion, and conversation.

And, of course, there is free wi-fi so you can stay connected with your day job back in the office.

Coffee and morning treats sponsored by Neudesic. Box lunch sponsored by the Microsoft Regional Directors program.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited so please RSVP today.

Agenda 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM : Registration, coffee, morning snack 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM : Build 2015 Keynote streamed live 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM : Lunch and discussion

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Tuesday
May 19, 2015
PAzUG: "Java on Azure – Tips, tricks and tools"
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

Brian Benz will show you the latest tools for developing with Java on Azure, including the latest updates to our Plugins for Eclipse and IntelliJ, options in Windows and Linux for authentication, security, and continuous integration, an introduction to the Azure Java Developer Center, the Azure SDK for Java, and other tools and materials we've developed for Java developers with help from the community. Expect lots of working examples showing tips and tricks for building, deploying, connecting, and maintaining Java applications on Azure, including multi-tier, and multiplatform Web applications that access data, servers and services in the cloud.

About the Speaker: Brian Benz is a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation. These days Brian spends his time helping open source software developers and customers recognize the value and benefits of working on the Cloud with Microsoft Azure, open source software and devices.

Lunch will be provided by Riverbed

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Wednesday
May 20, 2015
Portland SharePoint User Group: "Get Organized with SharePoint Search"
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

SharePoint search is the key to simplifying how we locate and access business content.

With SharePoint 2013 it's now much easier to build custom search pages that help users to quickly find the information they need so users no longer have to know where the data is located!

In this month's presentation, Simon will review the key search concepts in SharePoint 2013 and go through the steps required to turn metadata into easy-to-use search pages with custom filters.

Speaker Bio:

Simon is an independent SharePoint consultant who loves helping businesses to figure out what SharePoint can do for them. Simon focuses on solution design including requirements definition, information architecture, site configuration, search, SharePoint workflows and InfoPath. He also teaches Business User, Power User and Site Admin classes for SharePoint Innovations.

He has more than 25 years’ experience helping customers to implement business solutions for intranet portals, document management, workflow, 3D CAD, beta-program management and engineering data management.

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SharePoint User Group: Microsoft IGNITE Debrief and Discussion
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

Join us after the regularly scheduled SPUG meeting for a panel discussion on the Microsoft IGNITE conference. Panelists will share their major takeaways from the conference and answer questions from the audience. Microsoft IGNITE is the large annual educational conference where Microsoft discusses the future and vision of their enterprise solutions. At this conference Microsoft will be discussing many details about SharePoint 2016.

Did you attend the IGNITE conference and want to be on the panel? Email us at [email protected]

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Tuesday
Jun 2, 2015
June PADNUG - Let's Talk About the Internet of Things
Intel Hawthorn Farms 3 Auditorium (HF3) Campus

In this course Microsoft's Jeremy Foster gives an introduction to the world of IoT - the Internet of Things. We’ll get definitions for various IoT terms and some bold predictions of the future where the internet is not so much a collection of devices as it is a collection of sensors and gadgets attached to people, vehicles, houses, and a lot more. And we’ll also get the basics of how to write software for these devices using the familiar and rather high level JavaScript language on Node.js. This means that instead of writing difficult code in languages such as C or Wiring, modern IoT hackers can write easy code and have access to the vast number of node modules that already exist. As an example project, you’ll meet Tweet Monkey and see what little it takes to put together your own maker project.

  • WHERE: Intel Hawthorne Farms 3 (HF3)
    5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy
    Hillsboro, OR 97124
    Map: http://binged.it/1s9UR5T

  • WHEN: Tuesday 06/02/2015
    6:00 p.m. Pizza and Networking
    6:30 p.m. Business and Intro Presentation
    7:00 p.m. Main Presentation
    ~8:30 p.m. After Words at Thirsty Lion

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Tuesday
Jul 7, 2015
NashMicro: Windows 10, IoT, Raspberry Pi, oh my! by Pete Brown
Emma Bistro

Pete Brown and Bala Sivakumar from Microsoft will be in town for A3E/NAMM 2015 where they are presenting about the future of audio / music on Windows 10. Join them for a fun and open discussion and demos covering IoT, makers, creative media, and more, all focused around C#, .NET, and the latest information on Windows 10.

For complete details and to RSVP, visit our MeetUp page.

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Wednesday
Aug 26, 2015
Portland Azure User Group (PAzUG): "Azure Web Apps"
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

In this session, first we will overview Microsoft Azure and how it fits into PaaS, IaaS and SaaS offerings. Next we will discuss the option of deploying web applications to a PaaS feature named ‘Azure Web Apps’. We will discuss the differences between Azure Cloud Service web applications (web/worker roles) and Web Apps. We will delve in to continuous deployment, diagnostics, monitoring and WebJobs.

This will be presented by Ivan Bondy, Senior Microsoft Consultant and Microsoft Certified Master, and Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer as a Azure Solutions Architect.

Ivan will also be raffling off some high-quality SharePoint books, and there will be some Windows 10 tshirts.

Catering will be provided by Riverbed.

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Wednesday
Sep 16, 2015
"SharePint" happy hour with the Portland SharePoint User Group
On Deck Sports Bar

Join us for happy-hour networking and SharePoint discussions.

This is a great opportunity to bring your SharePoint questions and talk to other users on a 1-on-1 level. People of all experience levels are welcome.

Appetizers, refreshments, swag, and great raffle items will be provided by our sponsors!

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Saturday
Nov 14, 2015
SharePoint Saturday Portland - "SharePointlandia!"
Tektronix Bldg 38

This is a free, all-day educational event about Microsoft SharePoint.

We expect a variety of educational SharePoint sessions for:

•End Users

•Power Users

•SharePoint Administrators

•Developers

•Project Managers

•Architects

•IT Strategists & Executives

What educational sessions would you like to see at this event? The Portland SharePoint User Group is hosting a survey of those who register, this way we can pick sessions most interesting to you - please take a moment and complete the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G3FNG3W

We expect over twenty educational sessions on all aspects of SharePoint, lots of great giveaways, as well as free local beer for those who wish to attend the SharePint event afterwards. There's something for everyone at all experience levels of SharePoint.

SharePoint Saturday is a unique event because it is absolutely free, anyone can attend, it won't interfere with your work schedule, and it's planned with a community focus in mind.

We bring the experts, consultants, and Microsoft MVPs from around the country to share their experiences, tips, and best practices. You won't get a day of sales pitches, instead you will receive training and the opportunity to network with other SharePoint users. Since this is open to anyone, there will be guests from all over the Northwest.

This is a great opportunity for you meet other SharePoint and Microsoft professionals in the Portland community, ask questions, network, and share your experiences.

Stay tuned to the website for more information about speakers/sponsors.​

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Tuesday
Dec 1, 2015
Nintex User Group - "Top 10 Nintex Features You Should Be Using"
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

The Nintex User Group meets quarterly to talk about process automation on Microsoft SharePoint with the 3rd party tool Nintex. Check us out on Meetup.com.

This presentation is titled "Top 10 Nintex Features You Should Be Using"

What are the lesser known features of Nintex or the ways to better utilize them?

Sean Fiene with Nintex will be joining us to lead this presentation. Sean is a senior Software Engineer with Nintex and has loads of experience with the platform. This meeting should be valuable to new users of Nintex and to experienced developers. Coming out of SharePoint Saturday Portland we expect a few new faces.

Agenda:

• 11:30-noon: General Nintex Q&A.

• Noon-1pm: Sean Fiene's presentation.

Lunch is provided by Marquam Group

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Monday
Dec 7, 2015
Portland HoloLens Meetup
Oregon Story Board

Our first monthly Portland HoloLens Meetup! The first speaker will be Andy Mingo, the director of the Digital Media Program at Clackamas Community College, recipient of the Microsoft Research HoloLens grant. Come learn about the exciting plans for the grant, as well as the upcoming class on mixed reality development to be hosted at Oregon Story Board.

Please eat dinner before attending. There will be no food service at the meetup.

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Monday
Jan 11, 2016
Portland HoloLens Meetup
Oregon Story Board

Our speaker for the January 2016 Meetup will be Garin Gardiner, Fusion 360 Product Manager, from Autodesk. Garin's work on Fusion 360 for HoloLens was recently featured in the video Partner Spotlight with Microsoft. Garin will share his insights into building software for HoloLens.

Please eat dinner before attending. There will be no food service at the meetup.

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Thursday
Mar 24, 2016
pdxrlang meetup: R at Microsoft and R in Visual Studio
Mozilla

We'll have two talks from Microsoft/Revolution Analytics:

  • Joseph Rickert on R at Microsoft
  • John Lam on A Lap Around R Tools for Visual Studio

Doors open ~6 pm, talks start at 6:30 pm

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Tuesday
Apr 5, 2016
"SharePoint 101" with the Portland SharePoint User Group
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

Are you interested in learning the fundamentals of SharePoint? Join the SharePoint User Group in this free end-user training. This three-hour training includes:

• Intro to the SharePoint User Interface • Using SharePoint Lists • Fundamentals of Document Libraries • How to use SharePoint 2013 Search

You will need to bring a modern laptop with WiFi.

Note: we are offering two identical sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Due to limits on the class sizes, please send no more than 2 people from a company. A wait list is enabled, if a bunch of people are interested we will look to host these more frequently.

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Thursday
Apr 14, 2016
Azure User Group: Connectivity solutions for Express Route Azure & O365.
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

Presentation at the Azure User Group:

In this presentation Dustin McCumber with Level 3 will discuss the Cloud Connect service provided by Level 3.

Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions offer a private network ecosystem that connects your enterprise with cloud and data center providers globally providing improved application performance, increased security and more flexibility which enables you to realize all the benefits of the cloud without compromising productivity or revenue.

Dustin will provide technical details about the options of these services: connection types, architecture, configuration, and prerequisites. Dustin is the Principal Solution Architect at Level 3.

Agenda:

• 11:30am-12pm, General Azure Q&A, catering served.

• 12pm-1pm, main presentation.

Catering provided by sponsors.

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Wednesday
Apr 20, 2016
Advanced REST API & SharePoint: Manage Permissions with Workflows.
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

Presentation at the Portland SharePoint User Group:

In this technical session Nicholas Miller will demonstrate how to build a workflow that manages List/Library item permissions via REST API. Attendees should have familiarity with the SharePoint REST service and Web Service Calls using the REST API in SharePoint Designer. Nicholas will provide a brief review of the REST API and Web Services, discuss necessary preparation for building Workflows using Web Services, then demonstrate the build process. Nicholas will then build or show a version of using the REST API call to get User Access based on a Central Mapping list and finally discuss other use cases of the REST API Web Service calls.

This demonstration is focused on SharePoint Online.

Do note that this session may go until 1:30pm.

Nicholas Miller is the SharePoint Developer at Holiday Retirement located in Portland.

Catering provided by sponsors.

Register here: http://www.meetup.com/Portland-SharePoint-User-Group/events/222773280/

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Monday
May 9, 2016
Portland HoloLens Meetup
Oregon Story Board Website
Wednesday
May 18, 2016
SharePint - Networking with the SharePoint User Group
White Space

Are you interested in talking to other SharePoint Users?

People of all SharePoint experience-levels welcome.

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Monday
Jun 6, 2016
Portland HoloLens Meetup
Oregon Story Board

A Portland-based gathering of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs for Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Holographic.

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Wednesday
Jun 22, 2016
Microsoft Flow hackaton
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Microsoft has a tool in preview called "Flow" - you should check it out: https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/ in theory this tool will eventually roll out to Office 365 users and be an end-user option for creating simple workflow and systems integration beyond the SharePoint workflow platform. For example, maybe you want a Tweet to be logged in CRM then have a task show up in Slack - Flow might be a solution here.

But, how does it work? How easy is it to use? Is this a replacement for SharePoint Workflow? Is this a potential enterprise tool that will put Nintex or K2 out of business?

In initial research, lots of the Portland SharePoint community had trouble getting their Flow to work correctly, but there must be some way to do it! Let's uncover these things together. At this casual meeting we'll be doing group R&D around Flow. Bring your laptop and sign up for the Flow trial.

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Monday
Jul 18, 2016
Portland HoloLens Meetup
Oregon Story Board

A Portland-based gathering of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs for Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Holographic.

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Thursday
Jul 28, 2016
Develop useful and lasting applications on private and public Azure clouds
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

This presentation will focus on how Azure and Azure Stack enable developers to “write once” and have the flexibility to deploy in private or public clouds. Developers can create applications based on a variety of technologies such as Windows, Linux, .NET, PHP, Ruby or Java all of which can be deployed and operated the same way across on-premise, hosted and public Azure deployments. Atmosera will provide some insights into the upcoming Azure Stack release and how best to take advantage of all its features to create a consistent platform regardless of how it is deployed. In this presentation you will learn:

  1. How Azure Stack enables seamless deployments on both public and private Azure clouds.
  2. Limitations to take into consideration.
  3. Specific use cases for addressing application latency, backups, and Disaster Recovery (DR) across hybrid clouds.

Speaker: Scott Harvey, Vice President of Engineering at Atmosera Scott Harvey leads Atmosera's engineering team driving innovation and efficiency into the products and services Atmosera offers. Scott is focused on defining and executing the development of new hybrid services including the evolution towards an increasingly software-defined cloud service platform. Scott previously held leadership positions at APCON, Overture Networks, Fujitsu, Siemens, and Gilbarco. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University, and one US Patent. https://www.linkedin.com/in/5036090017

Agenda: 11:30am registration and lunch - general Q&A 12:00pm presentation 12:30pm discussion and networking 1:00pm event ends

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Monday
Aug 15, 2016
Portland HoloLens Meetup
Oregon Story Board

A Portland-based gathering of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs for Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Holographic.

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Thursday
Aug 25, 2016
Portland Azure User Group - Networking event
North 45 Pub

This is an informal get together with no specific presentation, but it's perfect time to talk with other Azure professionals in Portland to ask questions, share experiences, and grow your network. People of all experience levels are welcome to join!

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Monday
Sep 12, 2016
Portland HoloLens Meetup
Oregon Story Board

A Portland-based gathering of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs for Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Holographic.

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Wednesday
Sep 21, 2016
SharePoint & Power BI: Better Together
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

This meeting will cover how to use Microsoft Power BI to extract and display SharePoint list data, including user profiles. Christine Payton will be presenting.

Agenda: 11:30am-12pm: Food served, General SharePoint Q&A 12pm-1pm: "SharePoint & Power BI: Better Together"

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Thursday
Sep 29, 2016
"SharePoint 101" with the Portland SharePoint User Group
Marquam

Are you interested in learning the fundamentals of SharePoint? Join the SharePoint User Group in this free end-user training. This three-hour training includes:

• Intro to the SharePoint User Interface • Using SharePoint Lists • Fundamentals of Document Libraries • How to use SharePoint Search

You will need to bring a modern laptop with WiFi.

Please register on the Meetup.com page.

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Monday
Oct 10, 2016
Portland HoloLens Meetup
Oregon Story Board

A Portland-based gathering of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs for Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Holographic.

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Thursday
Oct 13, 2016
"Azure Automation and Logic Apps" Portland Azure User Group
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

October meeting of the Portland Azure User Group:

Classic silo-driven IT delivery models are being challenged by the agility of a Cloud-first world. In this session led by Jordan Smith – Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure TSP from Microsoft, we will explore how Azure can enable automated and rapid workload provisioning utilizing industry standard REST APIs.

We’ll discuss subscription architecture and security, the storing and retrieval of secrets, automation workflow, ARM template authoring with automation in mind, and demonstrate the provisioning of an n-tier application architecture using a simple API call.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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Thursday
Oct 27, 2016
Microsoft SharePoint 101 - Learn the fundamentals of SharePoint
Marquam

Please register on the Portland SPUG's meetup page for this event, as we will be sending out announcements leading up to the training.


This is an end-user training designed around how to use the basic tools of SharePoint. We will be using a Office 365 SharePoint Online environment (in "classic" mode), so the content covered in this session is applicable to SharePoint 2013.

This three-hour training includes:

• Intro to the SharePoint User Interface • Using SharePoint Lists • Fundamentals of Document Libraries • How to use SharePoint Search

You will need to bring a modern laptop with WiFi.


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Monday
Nov 14, 2016
Portland HoloLens Meetup
Oregon Story Board

A Portland-based gathering of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs for Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Holographic.

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Monday
Dec 12, 2016
Portland HoloLens Meetup
Oregon Story Board

A Portland-based gathering of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs for Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Holographic.

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Monday
Jan 9
Portland HoloLens Meetup
Oregon Story Board

A Portland-based gathering of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs for Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Holographic.

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Tuesday
Jan 17
Portland Azure User Group: "Using Azure as a Target Platform for Application Availability & Disaster Recovery"
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

At this meeting of the Portland Azure User Group we will be talking about extending Azure's Disaster Recovery capabilities with a 3rd party tool called Zerto.

Learn how Zerto 5.0 software supports replication to Microsoft Azure with enterprise class features that fully automate the recovery of VM’s in minutes or seconds. Learn how to build Virtual Protection Groups for guaranteed consistency and how to recover files and VM’s from increments to seconds protecting you from logical failures, ransomware attacks and other disaster events.

11:30am-12pm, Lunch, announcements, general Azure Q&A.

12pm-1pm, main presentation.

Please RSVP on our Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Azure-User-Group/events/236076098/

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Monday
Feb 6
Portland Azure User Group - "Azure, SQL Server, and Encrypting Private Data"
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

Encryption has traditionally been the hardest part of data security, with key management being the hardest part of encryption. Join Patrick Townsend, Founder & CEO of Townsend Security, as he discusses these technologies and how they no longer deserve the reputation they have earned for being difficult and expensive.

This session will cover:

• Encryption and key management simplified

• Securing data in Azure

• Encrypting data on SQL Server

• Encryption and key management in the cloud

• Encryption best practices Meeting compliance requirements

Agenda:

11:30am - Catering served, general Q&A

12:00pm - Main presentation.

Catering provided by Townsend Security

PLEASE RSVP HERE: https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Azure-User-Group/events/236360645/

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Monday
Feb 13
Portland HoloLens Meetup
Oregon Story Board

A Portland-based gathering of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs for Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Holographic.

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Tuesday
Feb 21
Portland Azure User Group: "Using Azure as a Target Platform for Application Availability & Disaster Recovery"
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

Learn how Zerto 5.0 software supports replication to Microsoft Azure with enterprise class features that fully automate the recovery of VM’s in minutes or seconds. Learn how to build Virtual Protection Groups for guaranteed consistency and how to recover files and VM’s from increments to seconds protecting you from logical failures, ransomware attacks and other disaster events.

Brian Drew, Zerto Systems Architect
Brian joined Zerto most recently from Dell / EMC where he specialized in Storage solutions and provided subject matter expertise on a wide variety of virtualization projects. Living and working in the Seattle area, Brian also worked for IBM, Microsoft & Amazon in a variety of IT and consulting roles and was also a Chief Warrant Officer in the US Army where he was a helicopter pilot.

11:30am-12pm, Lunch, announcements, general Azure Q&A.

12pm-1pm, main presentation.

Please RSVP Here: https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Azure-User-Group/events/237682024/

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Wednesday
Mar 15
"If you could re-do your O365 deployment, what would you do differently?" Panel Discussion at the Portland SharePoint User Group
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

This meeting is a panel discussion about Office 365 deployments and lessons learned. What went right? What would you do differently?

Details about the panel discussion are here: https://www.meetup.com/Portland-SharePoint-User-Group/events/237742875/

Please register for the event on Meetup.

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Friday
Mar 17
Securing the Windows Domain using Multi-Factor Authentication and Multi-Modal Biometrics
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

The Enterprise is under attack, and knowing the identity of your users is a critical part of any network security plan. David Harding, CTO of ImageWare Systems, Inc., will discuss using multi-factor, out-of-band, multi-modal biometric identity authentication to control access into the network security perimeter. Topics will include biometric identity management, centralized vs. decentralized biometric storage and matching, and enablement with the Windows domain architecture.

Please register here: https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Azure-User-Group/events/238122283/

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Monday
Apr 10
Portland HoloLens Meetup
Oregon Story Board

A Portland-based gathering of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs for Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Mixed Reality.

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Monday
May 15
Portland HoloLens Meetup
Oregon Story Board

A Portland-based gathering of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs for Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Mixed Reality.

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Thursday
Jun 8
"Automating HR Processes" @ Portland Nintex User Group
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

The Portland Nintex User Group meets quarterly to talk about the Nintex product. Nintex is a 3rd party tool for Microsoft SharePoint & Office 365 that allows for complex business process automation.

Schnitzer Steel Industries has adopted Nintex to enhance primarily HR processes such as employee onboarding, offboarding, performance, discipline, wellness, and surveys as well as other processes throughout the company, including compliance, auto and metal recycling, and point of sale-generated alert management. David Dean, SharePoint/Office 365 Architect, will be discussing our benefits utilizing Nintex for HR processes and demo previews of HR processes and highlight some tips and tricks that Nintex provides to make it a flexible tool for HR business requirements as well as get a glimpse of Nintex Hawkeye data. This presentation is designed for a mixed audience of IT and HR professionals who may be interested in these type of processes and capabilities utilizing Nintex.

This event is targeted to IT professionals and HR Managers who are seeking to reduce HR costs or increase HR compliance through automation.

Please register here: https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Nintex-User-Group/events/239908279/

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Monday
Jun 12
Portland HoloLens Meetup
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

A Portland-based gathering of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs for Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Mixed Reality.

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Wednesday
Jun 21
Project Management in SharePoint @ Portland SPUG
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

"Project Management in SharePoint"

Can it be done? Should it be done? Is your company ready for it? This meeting is geared towards power users/analysts/admins and will cover a broad spectrum of all things project management using SharePoint. Neil Potter, Business Analyst at A-dec has nearly 5 years of experience vetting/implementing/managing and training project management solutions using SharePoint. Neil will walk us through some of his experiences and will also demonstrate how his company is currently using out-of-box SharePoint to manage projects.

Please RSVP for this meeting over at the Meetup.com page.

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Friday
Jul 7
The Hackster Microsoft Roadshow
Holliday Inn Portland West

The Hackster Microsoft Roadshow is an exploratory, first look workshop into how IoT leverages cloud technologies.

This four hour workshop is designed primarily for people working in the tech industry in companies with IoT projects and/or may find themselves needing to expand their knowledge beyond the local device and understand downstream architectures in the cloud. This workshop addresses how data from a device may be received and subsequently processed. This class is not about the device, it is about device data and cloud back ends.

This is a lecture-lab style course in which topics are presented by the instructor. Labs are completed by students during the workshop, or students may finish labs after the conclusion of the workshop. This workshop presumes no knowledge of Azure cloud products. It does presume some knowledge with making an IoT device using an Arduino or Raspberry PI and/or other such related “maker” experiences and skills.

THE INSTRUCTOR

Kent Stroker is a Senior Consultant at Microsoft IoT OEM.
THE WORKSHOP

In this workshop, we hope to introduce students to Azure Cloud, the Azure IoT portfolio, and streaming analytics and dashboards. We'll provide hands-on experience building a basic “cold” and “hot” path IoT, cloud-based, back-end processing architecture.

Here's a preview the first event that happened in Charlotte, North Carolina on Monday, June 12th on YouTube: 1st half, 2nd half

Every participant attending this event will receive IoT completion certificates.

WHAT TO BRING

Since we want to make the most of our time at the workshop, please follow the instructions to prepare for the workshop before arriving. You can download everything from the github page here. It is strongly advised for students to print a copy of the lab handout for easy reference during the workshop.

Bring a laptop running Windows 10 that has wireless network capability. YES, you can use a virtual machine running on your mac or linux computer! Don't forget your power supply!

Do the following on your laptop:

Enable Developer Mode Enable Windows feature “Windows Subsystem for Linux” Make sure you can invoke a bash shell from a Command Prompt window Install Node.js v6.10.3 LTS from www.nodejs.org Install Visual Studio 2017 Community Edition (it's free!)

Create a Microsoft Azure subscription. Azure accounts are free for the first 30 days and come with $250 credit.

OPTIONAL

It's a good idea to plan on being able to provide your own hotspot connectivity. Packing an extension cord is often a good idea. A mouse is often nice too.

COURSE TOPICS Lab 1: Azure Cloud IoT Hub Lab Lab 2: Store Messages to Table Lab Lab 3: Data Visualization Web App Lab

INSTRUCTOR COMMENTS

This is a very cram packed 4 hours, come prepared to learn at a fast pace. Also, understand that this course will not make you an expert in Azure IoT, rather this is a first look at the depth and breadth of the Microsoft IoT technology stack and introduces to some of the major pieces of a typical IoT cloud architecture. You should come away from this workshop with a sense of “knowing what you do not know” and eager to learn more. There are many avenues for learning more and we will wrap the workshop with next steps and learning resources you may wish to explore. Look forward to seeing you at one of these workshops this summer!

PRIVACY NOTICE This event is jointly operated by Microsoft and Hackster. Any data collected may be used by both Microsoft and Hackster. Please read their full privacy statements. Microsoft’s is here and Hackster’s is here.

FAQS

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

You must be at least 18 to attend this event.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking onsite.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email [email protected] or post your questions on the meetup page here.

What's the refund policy?

Tickets are free, but please let us know 48 hours before the event start if you can't make it, since we have to arrange catering and we'd like to be able to open your ticket to someone else.

Do I need to have a Windows machine to attend this event?

No, it's easy to run Windows on a virtual machine on your Mac or Linux computer.

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Tuesday
Jul 11
PADNUG - Kirk Davis and Paul Fryer: Building .NET Serverless Applications with AWS!
Intel Hawthorn Farms 3 (HF3) Campus

A serverless approach to computing is one where services required to run a system are managed and automated. Developers don’t need to worry about running server instances and you pay only for the time code is actually executing, instead of servers hosted by the hour. Learn how to build .NET based serverless applications with Amazon Web Services (AWS). We’ll build an ASP.NET Core API and deploy it to AWS’s function as a service, Lambda and API Gateway. Then we'll deploy a single page application (SPA) with AngularJS using AWS’s storage service, S3 and content delivery network, CloudFront. This entire serverless application will be built, deployed and ready to serve at scale during the demo.

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Thursday
Jul 13
System Center Configuration Manager and Power BI
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

At this presentation Trey Udy with Marquam will be discussing how he built a Power BI solution template for System Center Configuration Manager. This template, originally built by Microsoft and enhanced significantly by Trey, gives large organizations insights and analytics into OS-level configurations of hundreds to thousands of systems in their DevOps or cloud-based environment.

Trey will discuss where this particular SCCM solution fits into IT management, how the underlying data models work, considerations of building off of pre-built templates, and how you can get started.

Microsoft publishes details on their SCCM & Power BI solution on Github here: https://microsoft.github.io/BusinessPlatformApps/appdoc.html?file=Source/Apps/Microsoft/Released/Microsoft-SCCMTemplate/README.MD

Agenda:

11:30am - Catering served, general Q&A

12:00pm - Main presentation

Please RSVP so we get an accurate idea for catering.

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Monday
Jul 17
Portland HoloLens Meetup
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

NOTE: As of June 2017, we have moved the monthly meetup to the Pacific Northwest College of Art just a few blocks from OSB. Thank you to Oregon Story Board for being a fantastic host for the past 1.5 years! We greatly appreciate it.

July 2017 Agenda:

  • Overview of HoloLens news and announcements

  • Other Presentation(s) TBD - if you have any ideas for speakers, please email [email protected]

  • Open Mic / Q & A

  • Networking

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Thursday
Jul 20
Understanding Power BI Administration @ Office 365 PDX meetup
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

Curious how to manage Power BI as an Office 365 administrator? Do you need to understand how User Governance and Permissions interact? Want to know the various features in your Office 365 tenant and in the Power BI application that you need to be aware of? At this meeting Trey Udy address these questions and talk about the Power BI road map.

Agenda:

11:30am - Lunch served and general Q&A

12:00pm - Main presentation.

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Tuesday
Aug 1
PADNUG - Donovan Brown and Dave Harrison: DevOps Pipeline in One Hour!
Intel Hawthorn Farms 3 (HF3) Campus

Donovan Brown – the Principal DevOps Program Manager from Microsoft - will be repeating his bravura VS Live performance with a no-slide extravaganza. We’ll be building out four – yes four! - DevOps pipelines from scratch in 1 hour. ASP.NET, ASP.NET core, Node.js, and Java to both Docker and Azure App Service. Crazy, crazy stuff – you’ll never get a better start to finish view of building out DevOps in practice for your release management pipeline! Donovan has an active and highly followed blogsite at http://donovanbrown.com/. Donovan is a very heavy hitter at MSFT in DevOps on a worldwide scale – and has a solid national rep of being a very engaging, knowledgeable, and entertaining presenter.

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Monday
Aug 14
Portland HoloLens Meetup
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

NOTE: As of June 2017, we have moved the monthly meetup to the Pacific Northwest College of Art just a few blocks from OSB. Thank you to Oregon Story Board for being a fantastic host for the past 1.5 years! We greatly appreciate it.

August 2017 Agenda:

  • Overview of HoloLens news and announcements

  • Other Presentation(s) TBD - if you have any ideas for speakers, please email [email protected]

  • Open Mic / Q & A

  • Networking

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Wednesday
Aug 16
SharePint with the Portland SharePoint User Group
On Deck Sports Bar

Join the Portland SharePoint User Group to talk SharePoint over beers and food at our "SharePint" event. This is an informal get together with no specific presentation, but it's perfect time to talk with other SharePoint professionals in Portland to ask questions, share experiences, and grow your network. People of all experience levels are welcome to join!

Please RSVP on the Meetup.com page.

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Tuesday
Sep 19
Getting Started with Power BI @ Office 365 PDX
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

Is your organization looking at Power BI? This is a free end-user training on how to use Power BI.

Bring your laptop to this hands-on tutorial on Microsoft Power BI. At this meeting of Office 365 PDX we’ll be talking about how end-users can get to work with Power BI. This class is all about the end-user experience and how contemporary businesses will be utilizing this analytics tool. We will dive into analytics, viewing dashboards, reports, understanding natural language query, and the other cool features. No prior experience with Power BI is necessary, this session is not very technical, and we’ll be handing out log-in information to get you hands-on in a pre-built environment. Just bring a modern laptop with wifi and an up-to-date web browser.

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Wednesday
Sep 20
SharePoint 2013 REST APIs and JQuery @ Portland SharePoint User Ggroup
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

SharePoint 2013 introduced many enhancements to the web-based APIs, in fact most of the functionality that is surfaced in the browser is utilizing these APIs under the hood. This workshop will dive into some possibilities for calling these APIs from JavaScript/JQuery. Example: viewing/inserting/editing list items, checking membership of a permission group, viewing user profile data, or starting a workflow.

Audience Level: Medium-to-Advanced Developer

Speaker: Bob Anderson, SharePoint Team Lead at Mentor Graphics

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Wednesday
Oct 18
Ignite Debrief Panel Discussion @ SharePoint User Group
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

Details about this meetup here: https://www.meetup.com/Portland-SharePoint-User-Group/events/242411402/

At this panel discussion we'll talk about the highlights of Microsoft Ignite and the key takeaways for SharePoint professionals.

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Tuesday
Nov 7
Microsoft Cloud Professionals Happy Hour
BridgePort Brew Pub

Interested in expanding your professional network and talking to other IT professionals working with Microsoft Cloud technology? Join us on Nov 7th @ BridgePort Brewery for this multi-user group event. Come to ask questions, share experiences, and grow your network.

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Saturday
Nov 18
MS EXCEL - ADVANCED EXCEL FORMULAS & FUNCTIONS
Union Bank Tower

Want to take your career to the next level?

Practical, Hands-on Training for Advanced Excel Formulas & Functions

Microsoft Excel is perhaps the most important computer software program used in business today. That's why so many workers and prospective employees are required to learn Excel to enter or remain in the workplace. Unfortunately many college students, recent grads, and professionals haven’t mastered Excel or have the adequate Excel skills employers are seeking. According to Payscale, “ 80 percent of job openings require spreadsheet and word-processing software skills. Yet so many people never even give Excel a chance because it has an intimidating stigma around it.”

If you walk through the finance or accounting department at any major corporate office, you will see computer screens filled with Excel spreadsheets outlining financial results, budgets, forecasts, and plans used to make big business decisions. Marketing and Product profesionals using Excel to list customer and sales targets; managing thier sales force and planning future marketing plans based on past results. Pivot tables to quickly and easily summarize customer and sales data by category with a quick drag-and drop. HR professionals using giant spreadsheets full of employee data and understand exactly where the costs are coming from and how to best plan and control them for the future. Supply logistic professional to manage inventory and forecasts demand. In essence, you can turn an entire department around just because you know how to manipulate data in order to get an aggregate view.

STRUCTURE OF COURSE:

Advanced functions and formulas Logical functions Conditional functions Financial functions Text functions Date functions Array formulas Lookups and data tables Using lookup functions Using MATCH and INDEX Creating data tables Advanced data management Validating cell entries Advanced filtering Advanced charting Chart formatting options Combination charts Graphical objects PivotTables and PivotCharts Working with PivotTables Rearranging PivotTables Formatting PivotTables PivotCharts Exporting and Importing Data Exporting and importing text files Getting external data Analytical Tools Goal Seek Scenarios Macros and Visual Basic Running and recording a macro Working with VBA code

BENEFITS

Not only are many business professionals using Excel to perform everyday functional tasks in the workplace, an increasing number of employers rely on Excel for decision support.The ability to analyze data is a powerful skill that helps you make better decisions. Microsoft Excel is one of the top tools for data analysis and the built-in pivot tables are arguably the most popular analytic tool.

MAKE YOUR RESUME STAND OUT

They are NOT seeing if you simply have Excel as a skill. They are diving deeping when it comes to determining which candidate to interview and hire. They look for Pivot Table, VLOOKUP, Macros, VBA, Conditional Formatting, Charting and Filtering…These are far more telling of your ability to an employer then writing Excel. Someone who writes VLOOKUP, Pivot Table, Filtering demonstrates an ability to analyse data and so has eliminated a potential barrier in the mind of the hiring manager reviewing your resume. In essence, use actual Excel functions in your Resume!

INCREASE YOUR EARNING POTENTIAL

Did you know that Excel know-how can instantly increase your job prospects as well as your starting salary? Excel is a transferrable skill that any hiring manager understands is critical. Research shows job applicants who know MS Excel make $22.66 per hour on average compared to the $20.14 per hour their peers make who don’t know the program. That’s roughly an extra $20 per eight-hour workday and $100 per work week, simply for knowing how to use a single computer program. Moreover, full-time employees in certain industries can see a starting salary bump of anywhere from $1,000 to $7,000 per year based on their Excel skills. That’s not chump change you can ignore.

INSPIRING ENTREPRENEUR?

A majority 63 percent of twenty-somethings want to start their own business. How will you stay organized, track data, or forecast your finances if you’re not spreadsheet-savvy? Many millennials simply want their first job. But, what about your performance once someone hires you? The biggest complaint employers have about millennials is that they lack basic hard and soft skills.These skills include things like teamwork and problem solving, but also basic administrative skills like MS Word and Powerpoint. Once you’re hired, you want to meet the basic requirements of your role without stressing.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Martin Jetton has 30+ years of advanced supply chain analytics, predictive analytics, and statistical consulting experience. He's currently a Principal at the Liberty Advisor Group, where he works in advanced supply chain analytics. In his previous role, he was the Senior Predictive Consultant at Corios; where he developed predictive models and scorecards, forecast trends, identify uncertainties, and assign the ideal strategies to maximize performance. The firm’s clients are in the banking, brokerage, credit, utilities and healthcare industries.

WHO SHOULD COME?

People whose work is completed through MS Excel; Software Engineers, Finance Professionals, HR Professionals, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Technology Professionals.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS?

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT US AT [email protected].

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Tuesday
Dec 5
PADNUG - Scott Hanselman's Annual Intro to the Latest in Microsoft Dev!
Intel Jones Farm Campus (JFCC Auditorium)

Each December, PADNUG endeavors to put on an event that goes above and beyond the normal. This year is no exception:


We've got Scott Hanselman showing the latest in Microsoft's development tools!
http://hanselman.com/ We have food catered by Qdoba! We will have some amazing swag to give away! How can you not be at this event??

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