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  • Blog Post: User Group Support Services is now live!

    We have just launched a new web site which should really help you with your user group. Check out User Group Support Services at http://ugss.codezone.com Here is some more information on what UGSS provides.. User Group Support Services exists for one reason and one reason alone – YOU ! Our mission...
  • Blog Post: More Fireside chats, more interesting people...

    So who's heard of Andy Sernovitz? Here is as good a place as any to find out more about him - http://andysernovitz.com/ . Andy is one of the key movers and shakers in the hot area of social media, and he will be hosting a "Fireside chat" later this month (the 26th of January) on "Word of Mouth" marketing...
  • Blog Post: Live Meeting and User Groups

    You may not know this, but we have been providing Live Meeting accounts to user group leaders for a couple of months now. It's something that has been very successful - as an example, here is a comment we received from www.developers.ie . Just to inform you that the .Net Coffee Break Show, a series...
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    Have you ever considered taking a certification exam? Here's your chance to practice, in a very fun way. Choose an avatar, select your expertise, and pit yourself against a worldwide community in a quest for Tech IQ supremacy, a top spot on the leaderboard-and ultimate bragging rights! "Are You Certifiable...
  • Blog Post: User Group Leader Assistance Kits

    We've just started shipping "User Group Leader Assistance Kits" to user group leaders in the USA. We will be offering these kits to user group leaders in the rest of world starting 1st December. Any user group leader who is registered with UGSS ( http://www.usergroupsupportservices.com or http://www...
  • Blog Post: Upsize or Migrate to SQL Server Today

    SQL Server 2008 has launched the new Migration Solution Center . This site provides customers with prescriptive guidance and a clear process for executing successful migrations or upsizing your existing databases to SQL Server. On this site, the freely downloadable SQL Server Migration Assistants...
  • Blog Post: Register to attend Tech•Ed North America 2009 | May 11-15 | Los Angeles, CA

    Our new IT Strategy and Business Alignment track is specially designed to help IT Managers find efficiencies in productivity and cost from Microsoft experts and industry analysts like Art Wittmann, Managing Director of Information Week Analytics. Dive deep into product roadmaps for Cloud Computing, Virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Tell us what you think!

    We are launching a broad survey of user group leaders and members, and I would love to get your input on what Microsoft can do to better support the user group community. If you would like to contribute, you can find the survey HERE . There is no personal data collected unless you specifically enter...
  • Blog Post: Who is this bloke, and why should you care?

    I've just created this blog so that I can not only pontificate about user groups and Microsoft, but also so I can get your ideas on how we (note - we , not me ) can make things as good as possible. I desperately need your feedback and suggestions! Along with a cast of hundreds, I'm responsible for...