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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 February 2009 Entries
SharePoint 2007 - Business Intelligence Deep-dive - April 23
Registration link: Date: April 23 Time: 9-11:30 Course Overview This session will explore the various Business Intelligence options available from Microsoft and how they integrate with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. This session will include a number of demonstrations and tips on how to get started using SharePoint for business intelligence. This seminar is available live on the web using VoIP (PC audio). Telephone audio is not ......

Posted On Thursday, February 26, 2009 9:45 AM

Minneapolis and Saint Louis: Build Your Skills: Best Practices for .NET Developers Events
Both Minneapolis and Saint Louis will be hosting a Build Your Skills event. This full day event will introduces developers to a range of the best practices that developers can use to create better applications in a shorter amount of time. Presented by independent developers with a proven track record of having “been there, done that”, each session will provide insight into what it takes to write applications that run faster, are easier to maintain, and are of the highest possible quality. During ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 25, 2009 8:09 AM

ArcReady - March 25, 2009
ArcReady For our next ArcReady, we will explore a topic on everyone’s mind: Cloud computing. Several industry companies have announced cloud computing services . In October 2008 at the Professional Developers Conference, Microsoft announced the next phase of our Software + Services vision: the Azure Services Platform. The Azure Services Platforms provides a wide range of internet services that can be consumed from both on premises environments or the internet. Session 1: Cloud Services In our first ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 24, 2009 10:44 AM

SQL User Group Meeting - Feb 17, 2009
Management Data Warehouse (MDW) & Performance Monitoring When: February 17, 2009 Time: 3:00 PM - 5:15 PM Register Session 1: SQL Server 2008 Data Collection and the Management Data Warehouse Speaker: Lara Rubbelke, Microsoft One of the more powerful new features for database administration, diagnostics, and trending is the SQL Server 2008 Management Data Warehouse. The new Management Data Warehouse leverages a data collector framework to centralize and store SQL Server system and ......

Posted On Friday, February 6, 2009 11:21 AM

Let's Make a Deal - Classes Confirmed to Run
Do you need training on SQL Server, System center, Citrix Edgesite, Exchange, Server 2008 or ITIL Practitioner? This is the deal you have been waiting budgets are being cut, let us help you with your education. These classes listed below are confirmed to run, but still have open seats. Let's make a deal. Email me to begin the process! Citrix: Feb 16-20 CSA-20101I Implementing Citrix XenApp 5.0 for Windows Server 2008 Feb 26-27 1800AI ......

Posted On Friday, February 6, 2009 9:38 AM

Citrix EdgeSite 4.5

Do you need Citrix EdgeSite 4.5 training?  We have a class running on Feb 23-27 that is confirmed to run and has open seats.  Let's make a deal.  Email me for information. 


1800AI Citrix EdgeSight 4.5: Administration, Performance Monitoring and Load Testing


Posted On Friday, February 6, 2009 9:24 AM

Developers Guild Meeting - Feb 10
February 10, 2009 - Guild Meeting, featuring Shawn Wildermuth When: 6:00 PM. Where: New Horizons of Minnesota (4510 West 77th Street - Edina, MN 55435) MAP Website: www.TwinCitiesDevelopersGui... Shawn Wildermuth Topic: Introducing Silverlight While Silverlight has a lot of people buzzing, many others think its just another Flash in the pan. But for web developers who are sick of fighting the browser, Silverlight represents a fresh step forward to create compelling applications on the web. In ......

Posted On Thursday, February 5, 2009 11:26 AM

Silverlight User Group Meeting - February 17
Topic: Implementing Presentation Patterns that Truly Work Across Platforms, Adam Grocholski Date/Time/location: Tuesday, February 17th, 2009. 12PM-2PM at Microsoft Registration Link: Abstract: Today's marketplace demands that our applications be available on multiple UI platforms (Windows, Web, RIA, Mobile). Is it possible to design our applications in ways that increases the effeciency of implementing them across UI platofrms? Yes, with ......

Posted On Monday, February 2, 2009 3:50 PM

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