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One More Chance to Attend SMB Nation for $399 September 2, 2009

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Due to the excellent response we received on the block of tickets we purchased for SMB Nation on behalf of our members, we have purchased an additional block of tickets and expanded our involvement in the event. Specifically, we will be co-sponsoring the following two pre-day certification training events:

  • Trend Micro’s Worry-Free Security Certification Training
  • Speakeasy VOIP Certification

SMBTN Business and Community members in good standing may register for either of these pre-day events and still get the SMBTN price of $399 for SMB Nation Fall 2009 if you register by midnight on September 18, 2009.

Click Here to Register for this Event. Space is limited so don’t delay! You must act before September 18, 2009 to take advantage of this offer.

We hope you will consider joining us for SMB Nation Fall 2009. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact SMBTN Member Services.

Speakeasy VOIP Certification offered at SMB Nation September 2, 2009

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speakeasyWant to show a return on your investment in SMB Nation? Here is an easy way to do it. Sign up for the 1-day Speakeasy VOIP Certification pre-day on October 1.  Each month, SMBTN sends its participating Business Members thousands of dollars in commissions for Speakeasy voice and high-speed Internet services. Speakeasy has been continuously ranked amongst the top ISP’s in the country in customer satisfaction. Commissions are paid to business members in good standing for as long as the customer maintains service with Speakeasy. Its a great way to build quality services and recurring revenues into your business model.

Speakeasy’s Certified Voice Partners are trained experts in Voice sales and installation, delivering market-leading telecommunications services to their small business clients while generating additional revenues for their own firms. Training will include a comprehensive overview of Speakeasy’s products and services, coverage of Speakeasy network advantages and Voice selling skills, as well as installation and configuration of IP Phones and Routers.

Register for the training TODAY!

Attend SMB Nation Fall 2009 for $399! August 3, 2009

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In appreciation of the support our membership has shown us over the past five years, we have obtained a special block of 100 tickets to SMB Nation Fall 2009 that will permit current SMBTN Business and Community members to attend the event for just $399 per person. Note that this is a limited time offer that expires on August 21, 2009 or when our block of tickets is sold out, whichever comes first.

Click Here to Register for this Event. Space is limited so don’t delay! You must act before August 21, 2009 to take advantage of this offer.

We hope you will consider joining us for SMB Nation Fall 2009. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact SMBTN Member Services.

Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security Professional Certification August 3, 2009

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Over the past year, Trend Micro and the SMB Technology Network have collaborated on a security certification program specifically for SMB technology providers. As a result, Trend Micro is offering you the opportunity to get certified on their SMB product line and be amongst the first of your peers to earn your designation as a Worry-Free Business Security Professional.  All attendees who complete the certification process are eligible for special benefits, including (e.g. priority technical support).

The certification training will be held October 1st, 2009 from 8:00 am to 4:15 pm, as a pre-day event for SMB Nation Fall in Las Vegas, NV. An appreciation dinner will follow at 7:00 pm.

Agenda

8:00 – 9:00 Continental Breakfast (included)

9:00 – 9:30 Keynote Speaker (TBA)

9:30 – 10:00 Channel Marketing

10:00 – 12:00 Worry-Free Business Security

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (included)

1:00 – 1:30 Worry-Free Remote Manager

1:30 – 2:00 InterScan Messaging Host Security

2:00 – 2:30 Afternoon snacks (included)

2:30 – 3:00 Trend Micro SecureSite

3:00 – 4:00 Message Archiver

4:00 – 4:15 Closing

7:00 – 9:00 Awards and Appreciation Dinner (included)

Register Now for the Trend Micro Pre-Day Event and SMB Nation Fall. Note that we have a limited number of discounted admissions for current SMBTN members for SMB Nation Fall at $399. This offer expires on August 21, 2009, or when those tickets are sold out. If you are not an SMBTN member or simply want to sign up for the certification training event, please contact William Kam at Trend Micro.

SMBTN/Microsoft SBS 2008 Build Day in Irvine, CA June 11, 2009

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Don’t miss the SMBTN/Microsoft SBS 2008 Build Day.  It’s in Irvine this Saturday, June 13th at the Quickstart facility. If you have not registered for this event but want to attend, you may signup here.

Here’s some further details.  Please read them all.

  1. Registration is at 8:30am ($25 cash onsite)
    1. We have 90 folks registered so please come early
    2. Muffins / Juice / etc will be provided for breakfast
    3. Presentation starts at 9:00am.
    4. No laptop/PC is required of you to bring
      1. The speakers/presentations will be using a central high-powered PC connected to 4 projectors across 2 rooms so everyone can view, learn and ask questions.
      2. You are welcome to bring a laptop loaded with VM if you desire (but not needed).  You can pre-download a trial of SBS 2008 or bring your Action Pack version in to follow along.  However we will be unable to troubleshoot your laptop unique problems.
        1. You though are welcome/encouraged to ask any questions.
        2. Lunch will be provided
        3. If you are sight-challenged, sit in the front of the room to better view the projector wall or you may watch within the room via LiveMeeting on your laptop.
        4. The day is schedule to end around 4:30pm.

 Here is the planned agenda:

Start

End

Topics

8:00 AM

  Doors open

8:30 AM

9:00 AM

Registration / Breakfast

9:00 AM

9:10 AM

Introductions

9:10 AM

9:20 AM

What is Small Business Server 2008?

9:20 AM

9:35 AM

Answering the Answer File

9:35 AM

9:50 AM

Hardware Requirements & Recommendations

9:50 AM

10:00 AM

Network Requirements & Changes from SBS 2003

10:00 AM

10:15 AM

Break

10:15 AM

10:45 AM

Edge Security for SBS 2008 – Amy Babinchak

10:45 AM

11:05 AM

Post Install Tasks & Wizards

11:05 AM

11:35 AM

Management Console

11:35 AM

11:45 AM

Creating Users

11:45 AM

12:00 PM

Computer Connect

12:00 PM

12:15 PM

Heroware

12:15 PM

1:15 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

1:45 PM

Securing SBS/EBS Networks & Best IT Practices – Dana Epp – MVP

1:45 PM

2:00 PM

Backup – Is the built in tool enough?

2:00 PM

2:20 PM

Migration – What are my options?

2:20 PM

2:35 PM

Break

2:35 PM

3:05 PM

SBS 2008 Q&A – Susan Bradley – MVP

3:05 PM

3:35 PM

Virtualizing SBS

3:35 PM

3:40 PM

Netgear

3:40 PM

3:45 PM

Glen Osako (Microsoft)

3:45 PM

4:00 PM

Survey, Giveaways & Closing

 Location:         QuickStart Training Facility

                        16815 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 100

                        Irvine, CA 92606

                        (1/4 mile south of Tustin District – old Helicopter base)

                        NOTE: The building sets back about 200 ft from the road