UC Birmingham User Group… The Count down begins…

Hello Readers,

So the count down now begins for the first UC Birmingham User Group meeting happening on the 13th August. I am seriously looking forward to this meeting as so far there has been a lot of new interest in the group and attendees travelling from far and wide. As UCBUG we are aiming on bringing the very best sessions from Community Speakers, MVPs and Microsoft Employees to every meeting. Whether its about Exchange, Office 365, Lync or Private Cloud, UCBUG will cater for all so everyone leaves on the night learning something and make new professional contacts at the Networking segment (basically we all go to the Pub)

It is very much mine, Steve and Jason vision to grow out UC Birmingham User Group so one day we will able to host a full day event with Vendors stands, Sessions from all aparts of UC and deliver you the attendee an awesome where you have Lync’d and Exchanged with other IT Professionals/Vendors so when you go back to the Office365 you can tell you colleagues about us.

Have you got your ticket for our first event?


Remember this meeting is completely free unless you want to buy me a pint in the pub afterwards.

What happening on the evening?

The session layout for the night is as followed

6:00 Refreshments

Refreshments will be provided (soft drinks and cakes

6:20 Introduction

Introduction from Andrew Price about UC Birmingham User Group and run through of evening line up

6:30 Neil Phillips from MSV Consultancy – Windows Intune Cloud Based Managment

During this presentation attendees will learn more about the Windows Intune offering from Microsoft. Covering topics from endpoint protection and windows updates to software distribution all from a cloud based management platform.

Bio – Neil is an experienced System Center consultant with almost 10 years’ experience in IT. Coming from a support background, progressing into technical oriented positions and then finally into consultancy, he has good knowledge of most aspects of the IT industry. Neil is also a qualified Microsoft Certified Trainer, allowing him to easily break down complex technical jargon and engage customers in a friendly personable way. He holds a number of the latest technical qualifications which allow him to keep ahead of the curve when liaising with clients and students alike.

7:15 – Break/Networking

Refreshments will be provided (soft drinks and cakes)

7:45 Steve Goodman and Micheal Van (Hybrid) Horenbeeck from The UC Architects – Real-world approaches for multi-forest Exchange Hybrid deployments

Exchange Online migrations in complex Active Directory environments have often been thought challenging. However it’s possible to make this simple in any kind of topology, including more challenging multi-forest organizations. In this session we will walk you through each common multi-forest toplogy and deep-dive into the nuts and bolts holding them together. By the time you get out of this session, they’ll be no topology to stop you!

8:50 Wrap up, Raffle then Networking at local pub

Free Goodies

As always we will be giving away a KEMP VML200 kindly donated by KEMP Technologie

Our Sponsors

I would also like to thank EventZero and KEMP Technologies for this support of the User Group. With their support it allows us to take the User Group to the next level and really push our vision.

The Priory Rooms and Parking

PLEASE NOTE: Currently on Bull Street there is a lot of road works to expansion the Midland Metro Line. You might not be able to see the venue clearly but its located opposite all the shops and set back into a court yard.

Londonderry House NCP Discounted Rate

Visitors to The Priory Rooms have the discounted rate of only £5.10 for 24 hours parking at The Londonderry House NCP on Dalton Street, B4 7LX.

The NCP provides secure parking and is only a short walk from our conference centre. Visitors just need to collect their discounted ticket from The Priory Rooms reception at the end of their meeting. Then when you wish to leave the car park enter your original ticket, followed by our ticket for the discount to apply.

It would mean that 8 hours parking which would normally cost £20.00, would be only £5.10!

For directions to The Londonderry House NCP click here.

Please note that only pre-booked organiser and disabled parking is available on site. Delegates should make their way to one of the local public car parks

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