I’ve been attending Microsoft’s Windows Server 2008 ("Longhorn") Academy every month since mid summer here in Dublin to learn more about this new product. The sessions were run by Microsoft’s Dave Northey
and were very succesful. At the end, Dave announced that he wanted to establish a user group using people from the academy that were interested. He looked for volunteers to join and a leader. Muggins here volunteered to lead and it was all said and done after a show of hands.
So, what’s the mission?
My aim is to get people interested in the product, how it can make their jobs easier and how it can solve business problems. The most common question we’re going to hear is "Why should I deploy Windows 2008?". There’s lots of good reasons and I intend to not only share them but have experts demonstrate real world problems and solutions. We’ll grow the group steadily and bring it on tour around the country to make it more accessibe. There will be a managed online presence where people can interact and continue the learning, teaching and sharing process. And I think there might just be one or two pints drank along the way :)
If this sounds like it might be of interest to you then give me a shout (website <at> highwaycsl.com). I’m going to be kicking this thing into high gear next month and I’m really looking forward to seeing the group membership grow in numbers and in influence.
More details will follow pretty soon!
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