About our Topic:
Windows Server 2016 brings a huge number of new capabilities and after a year of discussions in the Microsoft Technology Center there are certain features that resonate the best with customers. In this session Pierre will go through those top ten including:
- Server core
- and more!...
A core theme throughout all the areas will be security with a focus on some game-changing capabilities that finally enable the protection of workloads even from the administrator.
Special Event Note:
Be sure to renew your CIC Membership before December 31 2016 to lock-in current rates through to December 2017!
*Microsoft Store Holiday Special Deal of the Day:
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM - 9 PM (presentation begins at 7 PM)
Place: Microsoft Store - Chinook Mall
Cost: Current CIC Members: FREE
Guests & Future CIC Members: $25.00*
New Regular Members (joining Dec 2016): $5.00
Renewing Regular Members (by Dec 31 2016): $65.00**
New Student Mbrs w/ ID (joining Dec 2016): $2.00
Renewing Student Mbrs (by Dec 31 2016): $24.00
Renewing Members (after Jan 1 2017): $120.00
Renewing Student Mbrs (after Jan 1 2017): $24.00
Payment: Visa/MasterCard via Eventbrite (Note: S/C & Eventbrite fees apply)
Cash/Cheque at the door.
* Guest fees for members joining within 30 days of attending are applied to membership dues.
** Current members: Renew your CIC membership by Dec 31 2016 to lock-in current rates through Dec 31 2017!
Note: Light food and refreshments are provided for attendees.
About our Presenter:
Pierre Roman (@pierreroman, https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/canitpro/)
As a Technical Evangelist for Microsoft Canada, Pierre Roman engages with IT professionals in the Canadian Technical Community on behalf of Microsoft. He is part of a team that drives awareness, education and training, online and through in-person events. He also engage directly with Canada's professional communities, including IT managers, infrastructure specialists and architects as well as systems integrators and community leaders.
With over 25 years of experience in the IT industry, he brings a well-rounded view of all facets of the IT lifecycle. His experiences enable him to relate to his audiences and cultivate relationships at all levels (from the nuts and bolts guy/gal to management.)
He’s a husband, a dad, a hockey fan, a gadget freak and a geek.
About our Sponsors:
Q9 – Venue
For almost two decades we’ve been Canada’s leading provider of outsourced data centre services. Whether you need rapidly scalable infrastructure, or peace of mind from the latest network threats, our experts can help your business meet the challenges of an ever-changing IT landscape. Your mission-critical applications deserve best-in-class service. If you’re looking for rock solid data centre infrastructure and exceptional service quality – it’s time we talked.
True North Group Inc – Various
True North Group Inc. provides exclusively Canadian integrated cloud, managed IT and security services as well as professional IT consulting to small and mid-market enterprises. True North Group has provided door prizes at many events as well as contributions toward CIC’s operational funding.
Microsoft – Office 365 + Operational Funding
Microsoft supplies the Calgary IT Pro Community Association with a free 25-seat Office 365 E3 subscription for the leadership team and committees. As well, Microsoft has agreed to fund a portion of CIC's operating expenses for 2016.
iTech - Platinum Sponsor
iTech is Canada’s leading portfolio of IT technology conferences and exhibitions focusing on Infrastructure, Cloud, Security, Data Centre, Virtualization & Mobility.
At iTech you will have the opportunity to; discover new cutting edge products & services, network & meet new people in the industry, stay up-to-date on the latest technology trends, see technology in action through live demonstrations, attend conference seminar sessions, research information to enhance your IT strategy, enjoy this Local event right in your backyard!
When & Where
Calgary IT Pro Community Association
The Calgary IT Pro Community Association [“CIC”] is a registered not-for-profit society incorporated April 28 2008 under the Alberta Societies Act.
The purpose of the Calgary IT Professional Community Association [“CIC”] is to provide information technology professionals and consultants in Southern Alberta with opportunities for professional development, social networking and sharing knowledge with peers in a non-competitive environment.
Our vision is to become the leading IT professional user group community in Canada
Our mission is to present quality technical programs, offer unique special-interest groups for technical and business practice areas, cultivate strategic partnerships with leading vendors and encourageactive member participation through volunteer engagement and social interaction opportunities.
Our values hinge on honesty, integrity and trust in everything we do.Our members strive to honour every commitment they make to the best of their ability and to meet or exceed expectations when delivering on those commitments.
We value balance in one’s work, family and community – providing good service and expertise for fair compensation so that families are supported and nurtured and our communities are enriched through the work and volunteer efforts of our members.
Membership in CIC is open to anyone interested in joining and contributing to the organization. Regular meetings are usually held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. You are encouraged to attend and participate actively.
Membership dues for 2017:
Regular Members: $120 (Jan 01 – Dec 31)
New Regular Members: $10.00/month through Dec 2017
Students w/ ID: $24 (Jan 01 – Dec 31)
New Student Members: $2.00/month through Dec 2017