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News Brandy Favilla is currently the Community Engagement Manager at New Horizons of Minnesota ( In this position, she helps people define and build their careers through educational events. Brandy focuses on networking with members of the Information Technology community to form partnerships in education. She strives to maintain New Horizons’ reputation as a high-quality learning center throughout the Twin Cities and beyond. Some of her accomplishments include chairing the committee for both the TechFuse and MindSurf Conferences hosted by New Horizons, co-chairing Twin Cities Code Camp and Twin Cities SharePoint Camp, Co-host of the Twin Cities Developers Guild, VP of PR for TechMasters (, Communications Chair of PACT (, Programs chair for IAMCP, President of the Business Intelligence User Group ( and actively participating in the SharePoint User Group ( *the thoughts and opinions in this blog are my own and do not reflect the opinions of New Horizons of Minnesota

Twin Cities IT and Developer Events Postings by Brandy Favilla April 2009 Entries
Register Now: $299 rate through May 8, 2009 Students attend for only $50. (Must be enrolled full time and present valid ID) Check with UMSA member and affiliate organizations for a discount code! Conference DVD Special Offer: Register by April 30 and you can purchase the 2009 conference DVD with PPTs /audio presentations for just $69. (Regularly $129; a 45% discount!) Order DVDs at the conference. See Pre-Conference events for additional professional development opportunities Keynotes: Howard Schmidt ......

Posted On Thursday, April 23, 2009 8:04 AM

Iowa Code Camp 2009
We are happy to announce that the third Iowa Code Camp will be on Saturday May 2nd. We are looking forward to making this the most successful Code Camp yet, building on the wild popularity of the previous two. But we need your help. The success of our Code Camp is measured by the growth of the individuals that participate. Speakers, organizers, attendees, sponsors…everyone plays a unique role in making the Iowa Code Camp an exciting opportunity, a learning experience and overall – a great place to ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 22, 2009 4:00 PM

Classes gaurenteed to run, at a GREAT deal!
Email me today at to make a deal! April 22 Acrobat 8 Level 2 April 22 Excel Level 1 April 23 - April 24 Photoshop Level 2 April 27 - May 1 Business Analysis Theory & Practice April 27 - April 28 SharePoint Designer 2007 Fundamentals April 27 - May 1 PMP 1-2-3: A Guide to Preparing for the PMP Certification April 28 Time Management Tools for Peak Performance April 29 Office Worksop April 29 InfoPath 2007 - Creating InfoPath Forms April 30 Half day: 12:30pm - 4:00pm PivotTables: ......

Posted On Monday, April 20, 2009 10:50 AM

CRM Net(work)
User Groups, Trainings, and Community for users of Microsoft Dynamics CRM User Groups Quarterly user groups meet in February, May, and August and culminate at our annual two-day Summit each year in November. Features of our user group are: Customer Spotlight Large group discussions on specific topics Lunch and networking Technical breakout sessions and roundtable discussions Trainings Users come together one a month for two-hour hands-on trainings provided by consultants on our CRM team. Community ......

Posted On Monday, April 20, 2009 8:55 AM

itSMF MN Vendor Fair
May 19, 2009 1:00pm - 5:00pm Registration opens at 12:30pm Learn more and register! 12:30 – 1:00 Registration and Open Vendor Fair 1:00 – 1:15 President Welcome; Meeting Announcements 1:15 - 1:30 Vendor Sponsor Presentation 1:30 – 2:30 Panel Discussion: How can members get more out of their current ITIL investment that will improve Company ‘bottom lines?’ 2:30 – 3:30 Networking – Vendor tables open to all participants 3:30 – 4: 30 Panel Discussion: How can members ‘package’ process improvements and ......

Posted On Monday, April 20, 2009 8:31 AM

MNECoG Meeting - Thursday April 23
Date: Thursday April 23 Time: 3-5pm Location: Microsoft's office, Bloomington MN Topic: High Availability in Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Speaker: TBD Topic: We're going to talk about High Availability options in Exchange Server 2007 SP1 - SCC, LCR, CCR, and SCR. We'll discuss each and dive a little more into each so that you can effectively implement any of these options in your environment or to your clients. Learn more and Register ......

Posted On Monday, April 13, 2009 11:10 AM

System Center User Group meeting
This month's System Center User Group meeting will feature John Nelson and Brian Mason from Wells Fargo. They are speaking on the first day of MMS about SQL Performance Tips, but if you can't make it to MMS, you can see that very same presentation on Thursday 4/16 at the Microsoft Bloomington office. This event does not cost anything, but we're going to try something different for food and beverages. This month a few of us will bring some pizza and drinks and we'll have a spot for everyone to chip ......

Posted On Monday, April 13, 2009 10:54 AM

ArcReady, MSDN Unleashed, and TechNet - All in 1 day!
April 30th Microsoft Office - Minneapolis LOW I and II 8300 Norman Center Drive - Suite 950 Bloomington, Minnesota 55437 Microsoft ArcReady 9:00am - 11:45 pm WHAT IS ARCREADY? A forum for aspiring and practicing architects to discuss industry trends An overview of Microsoft’s roadmap as it relates to software architecture A mechanism to solicit your feedback An opportunity to showcase the work you do! WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Architects and Senior Developers who are interested in becoming an architect. ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 8, 2009 3:56 PM

Great Education, at an even better deal!
There is no better time that today to invest in yourself! Check out our upcoming class list, and email me to play "let's make a deal!" Access Level 1 April 9 - April 10 VMware ESX Server 3.5 and VirtualCenter 2.5 - Advanced Course April 13 - 16 Word 2007 Level 1 April 14 Implementing Cisco Data Center Network Infrastructure 2 April 14 - 17 Mastering the Art of Thinking on Your Feet April 15 Office 2003 Workshops April 15 Word 2007 Level 2 April 16 Captivate April 16 - April 17 SQL: Fundamentals of ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 7, 2009 9:30 AM

NEW Business Applications Webinars!
Webinars are a great way learn vital skills in a convenient way. Our new webinar series will bring you the tips and tricks you need to increase productivity right to your office or home. Learn More >> Microsoft Word...Use it Right! April 20 2:00pm - 3:30pm Have you ever wondered why Microsoft Word does what it does? Attend this 90-minute webinar to learn the basic functionality that all users should know to efficiently work with Microsoft Word. You'll discover how easy it really is to create ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 1, 2009 1:16 PM

Upcoming classes, at a great deal!
We have a number of upcoming IT and Business Application courses, and I am willing to make a deal! Email me to get signed up and to start the bargaining! 6215 Implementing and Administering Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server Apr 23 - 24 1327AI Citrix Password Manager 4.5: Administration Apr 23 - 24 Mastering SharePoint Server 2007 Administration Apr 20 - 24 6451 Planning, Deploying and Managing Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager 2007 Apr 20 - 24 6232 Implementing a Microsoft ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 1, 2009 8:49 AM

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