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Denver – May 16th, 2014


Microsoft Denver
University of Denver, 2199 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO 80208
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The SMB Nation Emerging Technology Tour is a place for technology professionals to come together for an intensely educational learning event. Join us for this exciting day packed full of networking, education, hands on training, and useful tools.


  Time   Details
7:30 – 8:15

8:15 – 8:30

  Welcoming Address
8:30 – 9:00

  Avoid AV Storms
  Speaker: Andrew Bagnato
9:00 – 11:00

  Automation and Scalable Management with PowerShell (Part 1)
  Speaker: Jeff Hicks
11:00 – 11:20

  Sponsor Intro
11:20 – 12:20

  Exhibit Hall
12:20 – 1:20

  Keynote Lunch: Trend Micro’s Small Business Solution
  and MSP Program

  Speakers: Terry Park and Iris Graves
1:30 – 3:30

  Automation and Scalable Management with PowerShell (Part 2)
  Speaker: Jeff Hicks
3:40 – 5:40

  Migrating your SBS Exchange to Exchange 2013
  Speaker: Dave Shackelford
5:40 – 5:55

6:00 – 8:00

  Standards and Procedures That Will Instantly Increase Your Profits
  Speaker: Karl Palachuk
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Automation and Scalable Management with PowerShell

The Microsoft management tool of choice in automation and management is PowerShell. Regardless of your specific product needs – PowerShell gives the Admin and IT Pro a consistent management platform to automate routine and complex reoccurring tasks, perform real-time scalable management and improve business efficiency. In this two part series, let PowerShell guru Jason Helmick remove the mystery of PowerShell and get you started on a successful path in automation. These fast paced sessions will demonstrate practical solutions as you learn to use PowerShell to take control of your environment.

About Jeffery Hicks

Jeff Hicks is a multi-year Microsoft MVP in Windows PowerShell, a Microsoft Certified Trainer, and an IT veteran almost 25 years of experience, much of it spent as an IT consultant specializing in Microsoft server technologies. Jeff works today as an independent author, trainer, and consultant. He writes the popular “Prof. PowerShell” column for and is a regular contributor to a number of online resources such at the Petri IT Knowledgebase and 4SysOps. He has created training videos on a number of PowerShell topics for Pluralsight and is a regular speaker at conferences and user groups, often speaking about PowerShell, Active Directory, Group Policy and anything else than can make IT Pros more efficient and productive. In addition to co-authoring the popular “Month of Lunches” PowerShell books with Don Jones, Jeff was also the chief editor for PowerShell Deep Dives.

Standards and Procedures That Will Instantly Increase Your Profits

Long-time blogger Karl Palachuk presents a two-hour session that’s guaranteed to make you money. Every business can improve by making a few key changes. Karl shows you how to improve your business dramatically with a few key standards and procedures. When you change the rules of the game, you change the game.

SOPs bring Consistency, Quality, and Reproducibility to your business. These are the key elements in delivering high quality service that’s also highly profitable. And good SOPs are not just something that billion-dollar corporations need. Every business can provide better service and make more money with good Standard Operating Procedures.

Join us and learn the fifteen most powerful SOPs you need to transform your business today!

About Karl Palachuk

Karl W. Palachuk, MCSE, is the Senior Systems Engineer at America’s Tech Support. He is the author of nine books and the owner of multiple businesses. His books include “Managed Services in a Month” and “The Network Documentation Workbook”. Karl is a frequent trainer and speaker in the SMB Community. His popular blog can be found at SmallBizThoughts.Com. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Gonzaga University and a Master’s Degree and Ph.D Candidacy Degree from The University of Michigan. He has many Microsoft certifications and has more than twenty years’ experience as an I.T. professional.

Migrating your SBS Exchange to Exchange 2013

Migration from an SBS version of Exchange to the latest version of Exchange can be daunting: the new GUI tools seem incomplete, some simple tasks require PowerShell, and there is enough of a paradigm change that things you thought you knew how to do can seem difficult. In this session we will cover the installation, configuration, and migration to Exchange 2013 from an SBS 2008 server, focusing our time on the challenging bits. We’ll cover some time-saving shortcuts and some critical questions to ask when planning your projects. As a result, you’ll have much more confidence engaging your own upcoming migrations.

About Dave Shackelford

Dave Shackelford loves an interesting AD or Exchange problem, and considers the opportunity to teach on those subjects a special treat. He is an MCSE, MCT, and was an Exchange MVP for eight years. Seen mostly near Seattle and sometimes in SoCal, Dave mentors and assists other consultants and IT Pros with their Exchange deployments, migrations and troubleshooting. He has created 30+ hours of Exchange and SBS video training for Train Signal and has been a contributing author for several Windows and Exchange books. He is a senior member of the ThirdTier.Net engineering team.

Avoid AV Storms

Most companies deploy virtual environments in order to get the most out of their hardware (maximize utilization). Traditional security was designed to be deployed in a one-to-one fashion, relying heavily on existing computing resources (CPU, RAM, Storage) and often taking full advantage of all resources available. In virtual environments with multiple machines and signature based protection, when a scan runs or signatures are updated (typically daily) and simultaneously, it has the potential to consume all resources available, creating what is called an AV storm. This presentation will explore the modern VM security landscape and the introduction of Agentless Security and associated efficacy.

About Andrew Bagnato

Andrew Bagnato is a Senior Systems Engineer within the Enterprise Solutions Group for Internet security company Webroot. Over the past nine years, Andrew has worked with Webroot’s Enterprise, OEM, and MSP businesses in a core technical advisory capacity. He has been deeply involved in the security industry for fifteen years, and today helps customers understand and mitigate their desktop threat risk. He is an avid participant in the security community and drives awareness of current threats by speaking with user communities and at conferences. Most recently, Andrew has been speaking about the fundamentals of ‘next gen’ endpoint security threats, highlighting CryptoLocker in particular, and how these can be countered through technology and user education.

Trend Micro’s Small Business Solution and MSP Program

Small business’s security pain points and how Trend Micro’s small business security solutions can help solve the pain points including our MSP program.

About Terry Park

Terry is a product manager for Worry Free Business Security Standard and Advanced. He has been with Trend Micro for over six years as a product manager and managed SMB product lines. He specializes in SMB content security challenges and solutions.

About Iris Graves

Iris Graves has been with Trend Micro for over 4 years and is responsible for small business marketing in the USA. She has an MBA in marketing and has developed, helped develop multiple programs at Trend Micro including the lead pass to resellers program.


From the East
(Denver International Airport)

  • From the airport, take Pena Boulevard to I-70 west (exit to the left)
  • Take I-70 to I-25 south (Exit 274)
  • Take I-25 to University Boulevard (Exit 205)
  • Turn right on University Boulevard
  • Campus runs along the right-hand (west) side of University Boulevard, between Buchtel Boulevard and Harvard Avenue
  • To reach the heart of campus, turn right on Warren Circle (Warren Circle is also designated Daniel L. Ritchie Memorial Way)


From the West

  • Take I-70 to 6th Avenue east (Exit 261)
  • Take 6th Avenue to I-25 south
  • Take I-25 to University Boulevard (Exit 205)
  • Turn right on University Boulevard
  • Campus runs along the right-hand (west) side of University Boulevard, between Buchtel Boulevard and Harvard Avenue
  • To reach the heart of campus, turn right on Warren Circle. (Warren Circle is also designated Daniel L. Ritchie Memorial Way.)


From the North and South

  • Take I-25 to University Boulevard (Exit 205)
  • Turn south on University Boulevard
  • Campus runs along the right-hand (west) side of University Boulevard, between Buchtel Boulevard and Harvard Avenue
  • To reach the heart of campus, turn right on Warren Circle (Warren Circle is also designated Daniel L. Ritchie Memorial Way)


By Light Rail

You can reach campus from
RTD light rail lines E, F and H.
Exit the train at the University of Denver station, which is at the north end of campus.


By Bus

You can reach campus via three
RTD Bus Routes:

  • Route 21
    runs east/west from Lakewood to Aurora
  • Route 24
    runs north/south along University Boulevard, from C-470 to 41st Avenue
  • Route 79
    runs east/west from south Denver to Aurora

Nearby Restaurants


Brooks Steak House
6538 S Yosemite Cir
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

A top restaurant of Wine Enthusiasts, serving great wines and flavorful dishes. Upscale.

Cool River Café
8000 E. Belleview Ave. Suite C 10
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Upscale dining with a robust menu ranging from American to seafood to southwestern fare. Elegant bar and unique atmosphere with live music, pool tables. Upscale.

Del Frisco’s
8100 E Orchard Rd.
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Award Winning Steak, Seafood and Wine List. Best known for its USDA Prime Beef and Australian Cold Water Lobster Tail. Upscale.

5085 S Syracuse St.
Denver, CO 80237

Tasty steaks, seafood. Former Bronco’s coach’s first restaurant featuring NFL Superbowl rings and trophies. Upscale.



Pizza Republica
5375 Landmark Pl. #113
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Fresh ingredients and regional pizzas make this a local favorite.

Il Fornaio
8000 East Belleview Ave.
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
303-221- 8400

Authentic Italian restaurant and bakery. Homemade pastas, antipasti, soups, salads, wood-fired pizza, and rotisserie roasted meats. Upscale.



Bara Sushi
8000 E Belleview Ave. D50
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Full sushi bar. Asian cuisine with favorites including the lunch bento box and dinner specials. Midscale

Jing Restaurant
5370 Greenwood Plaza Blvd.
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Voted the best Chinese restaurant in the region. Serving contemporary Asian cuisine. Upscale.



Bonefish Grill
4948 S Yosemite St.
Greenwood, CO 80111

Vibrant seafood restaurant open for dinner only. Upscale.

McCormick & Schmicks
8100 E Union Ave.
Denver, CO

Seafood & Steak restaurant with locations across the country. Fresh fish of the day, bustling atmosphere. Upscale.

Area Hotels

Courtyard by Marriott Denver Cherry Creek
1475 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222

Hotel Phone and Reservations
303-757-8797 or 1-888-236-2427
Fax: 303-758-0704
Contact: Anthony Franker, Reservations Coordinator
Contact Phone: 720-974-3020

Hotel Website
As the closest full-service hotel to the University of Denver, the Courtyard by Marriott Denver Cherry Creek is located less than 2 miles away. We are not your typical Courtyard, offering a restaurant and lounge as well as 6,000 square feet of meeting space including the Skyline Ballroom with stunning views of downtown Denver and the Rocky Mountains. All rooms, both those with either a king or two queens, have a 32″ flat-screen television, a microwave and refrigerator and complimentary wireless internet access. Guests will enjoy free parking, an indoor heated pool and hot tub and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

Embassy Suites Denver Southeast
7525 E. Hampden Ave., Denver, CO 80231

Hotel Phone and Reservations
Sales fax:303-696-8580

Hotel Website
Conveniently located close to Denver, Aurora, the Denver Tech Center and Cherry Creek, the Embassy Suites Denver – Southeast hotel is the ideal choice for business and leisure travelers. As our guest, you’ll enjoy plush appointments and beautiful surroundings in our suites. Each Denver, Colorado hotel suite features a private bedroom and separate living room. All of our suites are fully equipped with: two televisions with video games, cable, and Pay-Per-View; high-speed Internet access; two telephones each with its own line and voicemail; wet bar area with refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker; and dog-friendly rooms (upon rest and availability).

Hampton Inn & Suites Denver Cherry Creek
4150 E. Kentucky Ave., Glendale, CO 80246

Hotel Phone and Reservations
303-692-1800 or 1-800-HAMPTON
Contact Name: Debra Brandt, Director of Sales

Hotel Website
Whether you’re traveling for vacation or business, you’ll want to find a hotel in Denver that offers all the comfortable amenities you long for. You’ve come to the right place: the Hampton Inn & Suites Denver-Cherry Creek hotel. We’re conveniently located off Colorado Boulevard just minutes from downtown Denver and the University of Denver.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver Tech Center
7801 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, CO 80111-2508

Hotel Phone and Reservations
Contact Judy Reese for graduation and group specials
Phone: 303-253-3993

Hotel Website
Just six miles from the DU campus and two blocks from the Orchard light rail station, the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Denver Tech Center is located in the heart of the Denver Technological Center with balcony, mountain-view rooms of the Rockies! Our dynamic, full-service hotel has all the amenities you need including complimentary parking, indoor and outdoor pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center and complimentary Internet access. Located just 10 miles south of downtown Denver, we are close to exciting attractions such as Fiddlers Green Amphitheater, Park Meadows Mall, Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Pepsi Center and Coors Field. A warm, homemade cookie is waiting for you when you arrive so book now!

Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center
7800 East Tufts Avenue, Denver, CO 80237

Hotel Phone and Reservations
303-779-1234 or 800-233-1234
Fax: 303-850-7164
Reservations Contact: Vanessa Ballard, Reservations Coordinator
Local phone: 303-714-4679

Hotel Website
Just 10 minutes from the University of Denver and the Ritchie Center, the AAA Four Diamond-Awarded Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center is also just one block away from convenient travel to DU and downtown Denver via Light Rail. Our full service property features complimentary standard high-speed Internet in each guest room, Hyatt’s signature grand bed, 32″ flat screen TVs, iHome docking stations, indoor pool, Stay Fit @ Hyatt fitness center and four dining options including Perk’s coffee shop and Root25 Taphouse and Kitchen. A $5 million renovation complete in April 2013 includes a redesigned lobby, guest reception, public spaces and the re-concept of our restaurant with the introduction of Root25 Taphouse and Kitchen.

Embassy Suites Denver Tech Center
10250 East Costilla Avenue, Centennial, CO 80112

Hotel Phone and Reservations
Contact: Elle Moser, Sales Manager
Contact Phone: 303-705-5921

Hotel Website
Located 10 minutes from the DU campus, the Embassy Suites DTC is the only all-suites hotel that offers a full cooked-to-order breakfast, nightly manager’s reception and two-room suite – all for the price of a regular hotel room. As part of the Hilton Family, HHonors is always an added bonus. We look forward to hosting your next stay with us. Call us TODAY!

Denver Marriott City Center
1701 California Street, Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-297-1300
Hotel Phone and Reservations

Hotel Website
Whether coming to town for reunions, sports events or family visits, think no further than the Denver Marriott City Center. The hotel is conveniently based in the heart of the city, just minutes from the University of Denver. You’ll also enjoy popular venues from museums, shopping and dining, to The Pepsi Center, Colorado Convention Center and the 16th Street Mall – all close by.

For business or pleasure, the Marriott offers award winning service, comfortable accommodations and recently renovated fitness center and indoor pool areas. And now, members of the University’s community and their families can take advantage of special rates. For additional DU offer information, please visit our website.

Holiday Inn Denver-Cherry Creek
455 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80246

Hotel Phone and Reservations
303-388-5561 or 1-888-388-6129
Fax : 303-388-7936
Contact Name: Shannon McAllister, Sales Manager
Contact Phone: 303-388-5561

Hotel Website
The newly renovated Holiday Inn Denver-Cherry Creek is located just three miles from the University of Denver and one mile from the beautiful Cherry Creek Shopping District. The DU rate includes a complimentary full hot breakfast buffet for two. We offer a complimentary shuttle to the University of Denver (Monday through Friday), as well as surrounding attractions within a three-mile radius. The Holiday Inn is a full-service hotel with fine dining at the Front Range Grill, signature drinks and appetizers at Olive’s Martini Bar and Starbucks Coffee at Selections Espresso Bar & Deli. We have the largest indoor pool in the Cherry Creek area, as well as a full-updated fitness room. We also offer complimentary Wi-Fi and complimentary covered parking.

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Denver Cherry Creek
1680 South Colorado Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80222

Hotel Phone and Reservations: 303-691-2223 or 800-690-9799
Contact Name: Meghan Moss, Sales Manager
Hotel Phone and Reservations
303-691-2223 ext. 3002

Hotel Website
Fairfield Inn & Suites Cherry Creek has just completed a renovation! A unique high-rise hotel located just minutes from the University of Denver, the Cherry Creek Mall & Shopping Center, Denver Tech Center and Downtown Denver. A stand-out among Cherry Creek hotels, we offer a free on-site secure parking garage and free hot breakfast each morning. Our modern rooms and suites feature luxury bedding, 32-inch flat-screen TVs, free WiFi and a view of the Denver skyline or the Rocky Mountains. Guests enjoy amenities unparalleled by other Cherry Creek hotels, including daily hot breakfast with scrambled eggs and waffles, local room service options and a comfortable lobby with convenient amenities such as a 24-hour market, lounge seating and business center. Easily drive or take the light rail from Fairfield Inn Cherry Creek to Elitch Gardens, Coors Field, the 16th Street Mall, and Sports Authority Field, home of the Denver Broncos, or walk to one of Cherry Creek’s many restaurants.

Red Lion Hotel Denver Southeast
3200 S. Parker Road, Aurora, CO 80014

Hotel Phone and Reservations
303-695-1700 or 303-695-1700
Contact: Dustin Miller
Fax: 303-369-7529

Hotel Website
As the only preferred DU hotel offering complimentary airport transportation from DIA for all of our guests, the newly renovated Red Lion Hotel Denver Southeast will be your home away from home. The 478 Guest Room property offers a full array of amenities, including complimentary wireless Internet, complimentary business center, onsite Enterprise Rent-A-Car, full-service restaurant and lounge, fitness center and pool. Located steps away from the RTD Light Rail that can whisk you away to the DU Campus or Downtown Denver. Complimentary transportation to and from DU can also be arranged with prior notice.

Hilton Garden Inn Denver Cherry Creek
600 S. Colorado Boulevard, Denver, CO 80246
Hotel Phone and Reservations
Fax: 303-754-3341
Special group rates available. Please contact hotel for details.

Hotel Website
The excitement of downtown & the leisure of Cherry Creek fuse together in a location offering guests incredible amenities in a brand new modern state-of-the-art 210 room hotel. The hotels features and many amenities embrace the convenience and functionality that guests expect. Amenities include free wireless internet, amazing guestroom views, Panera Bread, Garbanzos, Rio Cafe, The Great American Grill- our onsite restaurant, Zink Bar and Patio featuring an outdoor Colorado fire pit & amazing daily happy hour, indoor pool & whirlpool, state-of-the-art meeting space, complimentary business center and fitness center. Let our staff welcome you to Denver with warm genuine service and style.

JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek
150 Clayton Lane, Denver, CO 80206

Phone: 866-706-7814
Contact: Rick Johnson
Hotel Phone and Reservations
Fax: 303-316-4697

Hotel Website
Conde Nast Traveler 2013 – “Top 10 Hotels in the West.” The JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek is in an exceptional location within close proximity to the University and downtown Denver. This AAA, Four-Diamond luxury hotel provides easy access to over 300+ unique shops, restaurants and spas. Revitalize the body and mind in each of the newly renovated 196 spacious guest rooms, many offering stunning mountain and downtown views. Indulge the senses at Second Home Kitchen + Bar, voted Best American Restaurant, or at the Spa at Cherry Creek, voted Top 20 spas in Colorado. The JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek epitomizes approachable elegance.

Comfort Suites Denver Tech Center
7374 South Clinton Street, Englewood, CO 80112

Hotel Phone and Reservations
Fax : 303-708-0391
Contact Name: Alana Dietrich, Front Desk Manager
Contact Phone: 303-858-0700

Hotel Website
Newly renovated, and winner of the coveted APEX Award for best renovation and re-design, Comfort Suites Denver Tech Center in Englewood, Colorado, offers distinguished accommodations marked with sophisticated amenities. Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, HD flat screen TVs and DVD/CD players, plush bedding, and a microwave and refrigerator in each suite. Guests also enjoy free deluxe breakfast. Enjoy unlimited access to our full service business center, state-of-the-art gym, guest laundry, hot tub and indoor, heated swimming pool. The property also offers Meeting Room space with A/V equipment.

Marriott TownePlace Suites Hotel – Denver Downtown
685 Speer Blvd., Denver, CO 80204

Hotel Phone and Reservations
Contact Name: Jamie Baronfeld, Area Sales Manager
Phone: 303-248-9722
Fax: 303-296-3456
Rates: 20 percent off regular rates

Hotel Website

We are an All Suite hotel and all rooms include a living area and fully-equipped kitchen and the following amenities:

  • Complimentary Grab & Go Breakfast (Daily)
  • Complimentary High Speed Internet Access (wired & wireless)
  • Complimentary Parking
  • 24-hour business center, guest service, and fitness center
  • Access to Bally’s Total Fitness

Marriott TownePlace Suites Hotel – Denver Southeast
3699 S. Monaco Parkway, Denver, CO 80237

Hotel Reservations: 303-759-9393
Contact Name: Marsha Graham, Regional Sales Manager
Hotel Phone and Reservations
Fax: 303-691-3595
Rates: 1-6 days-$84; 7-29 days-$79; 30 plus days-$49

Hotel Website
Apartment-style living with your budget in mind. Stay one night or a year in our spacious studios, one and two bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens, large work spaces and free wireless internet. Enjoy our complimentary “Grab and Go” breakfast, free parking, on-site business services, 24-hour staffing and housekeeping based on length of stay. When it’s time to relax, enjoy our outdoor pool, BBQ, exercise room, nearby restaurants and the Regal Cinema. For your convenience, there is a guest laundry on premises and a grocery store next door. Adjacent to the Southmoor Light Rail station with easy access to DU and downtown Denver.

The Ritz-Carlton, Denver
1881 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202

Hotel Phone and Reservations
303-312-3800 or 800-542-8680
Contact Name: Cody Thompson, Executive Reservations Coordinator
Local Phone: 303-312-3827

Hotel Website
The Ritz-Carlton, Denver is a four-time recipient of the coveted AAA Five-Diamond award, the first and only in the Mile High City, and was recently awarded four stars by Forbes Travel Guide. Primely situated downtown, the hotel’s location offers easy access to the theatre and business districts, 16th Street Mall, Coors Field and the famed LoDo area. The property boasts 202 guest rooms – the most spacious in the city – including 47 suites and 32 Club Level rooms, highlighted by a sophisticated Ritz-Carlton Suite. The cosmopolitan destination also features the Forbes four-star winning Ritz-Carlton Spa, Denver and ELWAY’s Downtown, the hotel’s signature restaurant boasting USDA Prime steaks, an award-winning wine program and new outdoor terrace.