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  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Culminis launch User Group Support Services

    The UGSS platform went live today! Here is the full announcement... MICROSOFT AND CULMINIS ANNOUNCE USER GROUP SUPPORT SERVICES WHAT ARE USER GROUP SUPPORT SERVICES User Group Support Services (UGSS) offers a free set of tools specific to user group management and content built specifically...
  • 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: A new leader for TAGM...

    As many of you know, one of the key roles of the TAGM group I'm part of is to connect with and support the technical user groups around the world, working with the Microsoft field and more importantly with associations such as Culminis, INETA, PASS and others. A few examples of the things we provide...
  • Blog Post: Are you going to Tech.Ed Los Angeles in May?

    Are you going to Tech.Ed Los Angeles in May? Together with the Microsoft team, Culminis and INETA have been putting in massive amounts of work to make sure that there are useful and exciting things for you to do at the event as user group members. If you are going, there are meetings, parties, competitions...
  • Blog Post: Say hello to the new Culminis!

    By now I'm sure you will have heard of the significant changes taking place in the organisation of Culminis. Microsoft is delighted to see the way that the global IT Professional community is progressing. Over the preceding years Culminis has been a driving force in the growth of the IT Pro community...
  • Blog Post: System Center Community Lounge at MMS 2009

    Are you an active member of the IT systems management community, or want to find out how to become more active? Are you interested in System Center products and solutions? Find out more at the System Center Community Lounge at the Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas April 27 th – May 1...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the UGSS Regional Leads

    As part of the changes currently taking place with User Group Support Services, I'm pleased to be able to announce that we now have four out of five UGSS Regional Leads in place. The main role of the regional leads is to help user group leaders be as successful as possible. It doesn't matter if you are...
  • 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: Free TechNet Plus Direct subscriptions go out to Culminis, INETA and PASS user groups.

    We just sent out the first 121 free TechNet Plus Direct subscriptions to members in Culminis, INETA and PASS user groups around the world. Each user group that is a member of any of these three associations is eligible for one subscription. This is a tremendous offer from the TechNet team, and I'd love...
  • Blog Post: New UGSS Event Content

    User Group Support Services has posted new Developer and IT Pro content for you to use at your user group events! Below are the new titles for the month of March: Developer Content: DEVSQL-201 Building Applications with SQL Server 2008 DEVMOB-200 Developing for Windows Mobile Devices IT Pro...
  • 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: Tell Microsoft what to do...

    We are going to be working on a number of global programs over the year in support of the User Group community, and it’s very important that we get as much input as possible from you as to the right way to approach each program. To this end, we have set up a number of “steering groups” including Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Do you have an interest in Microsoft System Center products and solutions?

    The Microsoft System Center team is pleased to announce the creation of the System Center Influencers Program. With this program user group leads and user group members will be able to: v Access key content : Get access to the latest System Center technical training content to help you enhance your...