Event Notices From February 16
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C/D/H Offers Application Virtualization ‘Smackdown’: World renowned virtualization aficionados Eric Inch and Jason Cooper will combine their collective 30 years of experience to provide a side-by-side comparison of the heavy hitters in application virtualization. On one side: Microsoft App-V, part of the Desktop Optimization Pack and the Johnny-come-lately, streaming application packages to desktops and servers with ease. On the other: VMware ThinApp, the 800-pound gorilla with a huge install base, incredible features, and a clear advantage over the up-and-comer. The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23 at C/D/H’s Grand Rapids office, 15 Ionia S.W., Suite 270, and 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 at its office in Royal Oak, 306 S. Washington, Suite 212. The cost is $25 and a networking reception follows. More at www.cdh.com.
C/D/H Presents SharePoint 2010 migration program: The IT consulting firm C/D/H presents “Migrating to SharePoint 2010” from 1 to 4 pm. Wednesday, March 23 at its Grand Rapids office, 15 Ionia S.W., Suite 270, and Thursday, March 24 at its Royal Oak office, 306 S. Washington, Suite 212. Join C/D/H, the only Microsoft Gold Portals and Collaboration partner in Michigan, as we explore best practices for migrating to SharePoint 2010, including benefits, top issues, success stories and more. We’ll also cover migrating to Office 365. The cost is $25 and a networking reception follows. More at www.cdh.com.
C/D/H Presents ‘Views from the UC Summit’: We’ve been to the Summit, and we’re sharing what we’ve learned! The Unified Communications Summit is an “invitation-only” event for the top 150 UC consultants in the country. We’ll share with you what we’ve learned about Microsoft Lync, Cisco Communications Manager Business Edition, Avaya Aura, IBM, NEC, and Siemens. The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 at C/D/H’s Grand Rapids office, 15 Ionia S.W., Suite 270, and Thursday, April 28 at its Royal Oak office, 306 S. Washington, Suite 212. The cost is $25 and a networking reception follows. More at www.cdh.com.
C/D/H To Offer Details On Office 365: Announced in October and coming out in mid-2011, Office 365 is the next step in the future of productivity, bringing together online versions of Microsoft Office, SharePoint, Exchange, and Lync based on 2010 product lines. C/D/H is deploying beta Office 365 now, come learn from our hands-on experience. The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 at C/D/H’s Grand Rapids office, 15 Ionia S.W., Suite 270, and Thursday, May 19 at its Royal Oak office, 306 S. Washington, Suite 212. The cost is $25 and a networking reception follows. More at www.cdh.com.
Compuware Sets Webinar On ROI In The Cloud: Detroit-based Compuware Corp. Wednesday announced a Webinar featuring Forrester Research Inc. senior analyst Mike Gualtieri. The Webinar, titled “ROI in the Cloud – Myth, Magic, or Measureable?,” will discuss the top four qualities required of cloud applications — user experience, availability, performance and scalability — that enable optimal ROI. The Webinar begins at 1 p.m. Eastern time Thursday, Feb. 24. Also speaking will be Compuware’s Imad Mouline, chief technology officer of the company’s application performance management business. To register, visit http://bit.ly/hLf47h. Attendees will also receive a complimentary copy of Forrester’s new independent research report: “The Seven Qualities of Wildly Desirable Software” (January 2011).
$5 Million Homeland Security Grants Topic of February 24 Event: The Michigan Homeland Security Consortium, an organization representing the homeland security and defense industry invites company representatives to its next Lunch & Learn on Thursday, Feb. 24, to be held at Automation Alley in Troy. The event will features representative of Macomb Community College explaining the focus of their grants and seeking input from Southeast Michigan companies involved in the homeland security and defense sectors. Topics will include growth of the industry and the skill sets needed by companies hiring employees. Macomb Community College received $5 million in grants to support the growth and future development of the defense and homeland security industry. These grants task the college with providing technical training to area residents to prepare them for jobs within these growing sectors. “These grants allow displaced and veteran workers to benefit from training that will prepare them for employment in the defense and homeland security industry sectors”, said Jennifer Tisdale, Project Specialist for the Macomb Regional Procurement and Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). “This is a great opportunity for businesses in the SE Michigan community that are involved or considering the homeland security or defense sectors to attend and learn about the opportunity to their company.” The event runs from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham in Troy. The cost is $20 for MHSC and Automation Alley members and $40 for others. Registration is required. Visit www.mihsc.org and click on events to register.