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NPA Dayton Area Chapter Meeting Info

DAYTON, OHIO – June 9, 2005. The next Dayton Area Chapter meating of the Network Professional Association (NPA) is scheduled for June 15, 2005.

Meeting Date: Wednesday June 15th
Time:   7:00 - 9:00 PM
New Horizons Computer Learning Center
1890 Commerce Center Dr.
Fairborn , OH 453241
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Topic: "ASK MICROSOFT" Open Q&A Session
Speaker: Matt Hester & Bill Steele - Microsoft Inc.

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( Pizza and Drinks will be provided courtesy of Microsoft )

"Ask Microsoft" (Open Q&A Session)
Matt Hester & Bill Steele from Microsoft, Inc.

Microsoft Representatives Matt Hester (Irving, TX) and Bill Steele (Great Lakes District), will be our featured presenters on Wednesday June 15th.

Topics were bantered about and finally as everyone thought that most of the times what happens at the end of a presentation was the best part of the evening... so an open Q/A session has been planned.

Matt Hester is a TechNet Presenter on the Microsoft Seminar Sales Team (SST).  Prior to joining the SST Matt was a Messaging and Collaboration Technology Specialist.  Matt has several years' experience with Microsoft core infrastructure products (Windows, Active Directory, Exchange… etc.) and is a Microsoft Exchange Server Insider.  He has additional expertise in the business value of technology including using Meta and Gartner tools.  Prior to joining Microsoft, Matt taught MSCE curricula at MCT for over eight years.

William (Bill) Steele, MCSD, is the Developer Community Champion supporting the Great Lakes district. Bill has more than 15 years of experience as a software developer, working with developers, IT managers and organizations. Prior to joining Microsoft, Bill worked for Regional Consulting Firm, where he developed applications that managed the internal operations of business in areas such as IT service management, transportation logistics and financial management.

Pizza and drinks will be provided courtesy of Microsoft.

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Upcoming Events of Interest

Thursday June 16th - Microsoft Technet Briefing
Speaker: Matt Hester
Thursday June 16th  8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Theater - Regal Hollywood 20 @ Fairfield Commons
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Get a first look at the next version of Microsoft's SQL Server product. From security enhancements to service availability and replication of data, this TechNet Briefing is a must see for IT Professionals managing company data. In addition to the SQL topic, a technical overview of Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Microsoft's Windows Server 2003 will provide an opportunity for you to see and hear about new performance, reliability and security enhancements.

Upon conclusion of the TechNet Briefing, each audience member gets an attendee kit with valuable resources as a thank you for attending and participating gift. In addition to the technical information delivered by the Microsoft presenter, attendees often meet and exchange ideas and solutions before the sessions begin, during breaks, and post event. This is an excellent networking event for IT Professionals. We look forward to seeing you.

Target Audience: IT Professional Generalist and Infrastructure

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