Here are the details as published in the CWUG Regular mailing:
Plan to spend the evening of Thurs, May 21st with a laptop, RC software and the most technical and talented group of IT Professionals gathered in one place. We are gearing up for a Release Candidate Loadfest – bring a laptop, blank DVD and/or 4 gb (or higher) USB thumbnail drive and leave with either the Release Candidate of Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 (hopefully you are already running one of these today; learn ways to run the other version). We’re planning a packed agenda of presentations – Microsoft’s Daniel Savage will present System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 and Microsoft’s Rob Nottoli will present Windows Server 2008 R2. Attendees can join us at either the Microsoft Downers Grove or Chicago office. Your registration is your entry into our biggest giveaways of the year (but you must be present at one of the meetings to win). Please share with your technical teams.
1. Event URL : http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032416349&Culture=en-US
Event Title : CWUG May Meeting Chicago. There is a restaurant open in the basement of the AON Center. Food is not provided at this meeting.
2. Event URL : http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032416350&Culture=en-US
Event Title : CWUG May Meeting Downers Grove. Because there isn’t a restaurant open or conveniently located, food is provided.
5:00 – 5:30 Networking
5:30 – 6:00 Room Introductions
6:00 – 6:15 Meeting Kick Off
Session 1: SCOM 2007 R2 Presentation
15 minutes: Break and Q&A for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
Session 2: Windows Server 2008 R2
Giveaways are planned – one of which will be running the Release Candidate of Windows 7 (and another that could back up a PC running or in preparation of the Release Candidate).
Chris Urban’s book is out! Announced at MMS 2009, Mastering System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 is available at http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-047017367X.html.
CWUG’s Christopher Kusek has been “On The Bus” and is attending Tech Ed 2009 this week https://www.pkguild.com/
For all the Microsoft Partner Program participants, check out the US Central Region Partner Team’s Blog at http://blogs.technet.com/uspartner_centralregion/default.aspx and attend CWUG’s May meeting for some great partner opportunities in May and June.
Save the date for the biggest CWUG event of 2009 (yet….) – Thursday, May 21st.
The CWUG Crew
To take things a step further, I will also have Microsoft Certification Vouchers available for people looking to take an exam before June 30th, 2009! The vouchers entitle you to two chances to take an exam for $25.00 total, which is just great!
There is a caveat around this, in order to use a voucher you have to actually use it, and for every one who takes an exam, you will be entered into a drawing for a special prize for taking advantage of your education and certification! :)
So, get ready for the fun and adventure on Thursday, and get your Certification hat on! Every one of you who takes it to bear has a good chance of winning a major prize! See you Thursday! (Oh, and I’ll be in Downers Grove for whoever is counting/asking :))