CWUG officially moves to Mondays – Meeting this Monday May 19th

May 16th, 2008
by Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)

That’s right, the Chicago Windows Users Group is now officially meeting on Mondays.
Which can have a number of implications, one certainly of which is – we’ll be meeting on Mondays! :)

This coming meeting we’ll have some great sessions, with the master of Server – Jeff Gettis covering territory on Windows Server 2008 (Should be an amazing time!). Dan Rey presenting on the Windows Easy Transfer Companion (beta) in a hands on lab. And last but not least, Brian Vanderjack with an interesting and compelling session on Project management. This will be Brian’s first time presenting in front of the CWUG audience though he is no shy soul in front of an audience nor let alone in front of students. Brian is not only a professional project manager for a living, PMP but also teaches Project Management courses with the University of Phoenix, so it should be a treat to have a man of his caliber in front of the group of us!

I look forward to seeing you all at this months CWUG and to have a great time!

Below are the details of the meeting via the email Blast, and sign up information!

Thanks to Michael Niehaus for his presentation on the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008 (previously Business Desktop Deployment or BDD 2007) and Bart Tubalinal and Tony Coppa for their presentation on SharePoint at our downtown Chicago meeting! Don’t forget we’re switching to the 3rd Monday evening every month for our in person meeting and will be in Downers Grove for May and June and back in Chicago for July. We will also be adding Live Meeting presentations that you can attend from virtually anywhere over the summer months (CWUG points awarded for participation on the Live Meetings as well!). Meeting sign up for Monday’s meeting included below.

When: Monday, May 19th

5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Food/Networking
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Room Introductions
6:00 – 6:15 p.m. Welcome/Windows Vista Gadget Contest
6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Jeff Gettis – Windows Server 2008 Migration
7:15 – 7:30 p.m. Break
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Dan Rey – Windows Easy Transfer Companion (beta) Hands on Lab
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Brian Vanderjack – Introduction to Project Management

Where: Microsoft Corp. 3025 Highland Pkwy., Suite 300, Downers Grove, IL 60515, (630) 725-4000

For May, Chris Urban’s Management Track will be this Thursday at 6 p.m.:

Module 6 Preparing for and Managing Software Distribution

Lesson 1: Overview of the Software Distribution Processes

Lesson 2: Preparing the Site for Software Distribution Objects

Lab A: Preparing a Site for Software Distribution

Lesson 3: Configuring Software Distribution Objects

Lesson 4: Creating and Configuring Collections

Lesson 5: Creating and Configuring Packages and Programs

Lesson 6: Distributing and Advertising a Program

Lesson 7: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Software Distribution

Lab B: Deploying and Application Using Software Distribution

Module 7 Deploying Operating Systems Using Configuration Manager 2007

Lesson 1: Overview of Operating System Deployment

Lesson 2: Task Sequences in Operating System Deployment

Lesson 3: Capturing an Operating System Image

Lab A: Capturing a Reference Computer Using Configuration Manager 2007

Lesson 4: Deploying an Operating System

Lesson 5: Configuring Operating System Image Deployments Using PXE

Lab B: Deploying Operating Systems Using PXE

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Monday, June 16th Downers Grove

Annual CWUG Computer Donation Drive

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator

Sync Toy 2.0 (beta)


Monday, July 21st downtown Chicago

Windows Live – production software and a look at betas

Windows Vista Gadget Contest Submission Deadline

Be sure to check out the user group’s website and Facebook group at:

CWUG Portal:

Facebook group (open to members of the Chicago, IL network):

We’re adding another Team Microsoft ride this summer in a little less than a month! Join Team Microsoft for the Trek 100 on Saturday, June 7th (9:30 a.m. for the 20 or 42 mile rides) or the CowaLUNGa Bike Tour 2008 on Saturday, August 2nd. When you sign up just join Team Microsoft – we’ve already had a couple people register for both rides.

“Team Microsoft is a group of Microsoft employees, partners, customers, friends and family who all have the same goals: to give big, have fun and ride hard.”

So start biking, attend a meeting either virtually this week or in person next Monday in Downers Grove and enjoy the rest of spring!

The CWUG Crew

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