C/D/H Hosts SharePoint User Group: The Southeast Michigan SharePoint User Group will meet Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Microsoft’s Southfield office, 1000 Town Center, Suite 1930. The program features “Highlights of the SharePoint Conference.” SharePoint Conference 2011 is the only official Microsoft Conference in North America this year to feature experts from Microsoft and around the world. This fall a panel of C/D/H consultants, just back from SPC, will hit the highlights and answer questions about important topics, like cloud services, best practices, real world project insights, and of course, news about upcoming features and releases! Whether you can’t attend SPC or you’re attending and just want to join the discussion, don’t miss this event. More at www.cdh.com.
C/D/H Sets Technology Briefing Events: Learn the latest about today’s most talked about technologies from C/D/H in events Nov. 16 at the Grand Rapids office, 15 Ionia SW, Suite 270, and Nov. 17 at the Royal Oak office, 306 S. Washington, Suite 212. Both events run from 1 to 4 p.m. and cost $25. Virtualization experts Eric Inch and Jason Shroll will provide a side-by-side comparison of the two main enterprise desktop virtualization solutions. VMware, the leader in server virtualization with vSphere, provides a compelling virtual desktop suite and excellent end user experience with VMware View. Citrix, the long-time leader in presentation services, expands its offering for virtual desktops with XenDesktop, and a collection of other technologies, to provide an enterprise solution for any company. Register for Grand Rapids http://www.cdh.com/registration?selectedSeminar=93. Register for Royal Oak http://www.cdh.com/registration?selectedSeminar=95.
Klein To Moderate Panel On Data Center Markets: Online Tech announced Tuesday that Mike Klein, Online Tech’s President, has been selected to moderate a five-person panel discussion “Secondary Cities & Beyond” at the IMN (Information Management Network) Conference to be held Nov. 9 and 10 in Los Angeles, Calif. Klein’s panel will discuss the differences between Tier 1 data center markets such as New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, and secondary markets found in states like Michigan, Iowa, and Nebraska. While the requirements for redundancy and availability don’t change across these markets, the supply and demand dynamics are certainly different. Panel members will share the market dynamics as seen in their home markets of Michigan, Iowa, Nebraska, Oregon, and Northern California. The IMN conference brings together senior executives from some of the most prominent data center owners, tenants, investors, capital and service providers to discuss the evolving data center market. The conference will focus on the growing demand for data centers and colocation and the threats and opportunities cloud computing brings to the market. For more information on Klein’s discussion panel or the IMN Conference, visit http://www.imn.org/Conference/IMN-Real-Estate-Development-for-Data-Centers-Conference/Agenda.html. Online Tech operates SAS-70 and SSAE-16 compliant data cetners in Michigan. More at www.onlinetech.com.
ITS Offers Symantec Webinar: Grand Rapids-based ITS Communications Inc. is offering a Webinar, “Rapid Reporting with Symantec IT Analytics 7.1,” on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. Eastern time. Ever have an IT manager drop by and ask you “how many of application X do we have?” Did they want that data right away? After this free Webcast, you will be able to respond with confidence. We will cover common applications and use cases for the IT Analytics Solution with IT Management Suite 7.1. ITS will show you how to leverage the power of Cubes, Dashboards and advanced IT Analytics reporting features to more rapidly respond to common requests about applications, hardware and your client management infrastructure. Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/401826457.