Ottawa Windows Server User Group Newsletter

Newsletter for

August, 2007


In this issue, you’ll read:

Upcoming User Group Meetings on Sept 11th

Upcoming Study Group Meetings 70-620 Vista

Are you interested in a Self-Study, Study Group?


September 11th 2007 User Group Meeting

Topic: Simplified Desktop Deployment for Small and Medium Businesses

In this presentation, Mitch Garvis will demonstrate how businesses can leverage new deployment technologies in Microsoft Windows Vista and Office 2007 to simplify and standardize desktops in your environment.  Learn the basics of Light Touch Implementation and how it can benefit you, whether you are the in-house IT Pro for your company, or a consultant administering networks for your clients.

Mitch Garvis holds numerous Microsoft certifications including MCSA, MCITP, MCDST, and MCTS. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, and has been recognized for his community work with the prestigious Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award.

As founding president of the Montreal IT Professionals Community, Mitch learned both the value and rewards for helping his peers. After several years as a consultant and in-house IT professional for several companies in Montreal, he now works with InFront Consulting Group delivering training on behalf of Microsoft to its partners throughout the United States and Canada. He has also contributed to the creation of several exams for Microsoft Learning. Mitch is not married, has no kids, and has never been to Cleveland.

Microsoft Canada Co.
100 Queen Street Suite 500
Ottawa, Ontario

5:00 p.m.  Event registration
5:30 p.m.  Presentation
7:30 p.m.  Q & A
8:00 p.m.  Door Prizes

Notes: Pizza and Pop will be served, Please RSVP to help us order enough of both.



Ottawa Windows Server User Group

Fall 2007 Certification Study Session


MCTS: Configuring


Client (Exam 70-620)


Interested in getting certified on Microsoft’s latest operating system?


Join the OWSUG certification study group as we dive deep into the next generation Windows technology!


Session runs Monday nights starting September 10th to December 10th & December 17th social event.

Cost $250, includes MS Press training kit book, exam voucher and contribution to December 17th social event.

10 positions remaining, first come first served – priority given to people serious about writing the exam before Christmas

  • All participants are expected to contribute to discussions and presentations
  • This is not a course

Contact for info on how to sign up.


Ottawa Windows Server User Group

“Self-Study” Study group

What is a “Self Study” study group? It is a group of people that study independently of each other but on a timetable. This allows each member to put aside the time that is convenient to them but give them the ultimate goal of joining all members on a weekend final study session. They will have access to a forum, where all study members can ask questions and post answers.

Since this is a new idea, there is a lot still to be determined but the user group will help is a number of ways, if possible.

–         Try to arrange discounts on training book

–         Try to arrange discounts on exam vouchers

–         Provide forums for use by the study group

–         Help arrange for weekend final study session

–         Help arrange a social event for the study group

We are looking to try something new, are you interest in studying and passing any of the following exams?

70-290 Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment

70-291 Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows server 2003 Network infrastructure

70-293 Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure

70-294 Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure

70-431 Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Implementation and Maintenance

70-443 Designing a Database Server Infrastructure using Microsoft SQL Server 2005

70-444 Optimizing and Maintaining a Database Administration Solution using Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Are there other exams we should be looking at? Let us know.

If you are interested please contact

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