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Emerging Technology Tour Successes
“Thank you for always being so great to us! We love working with you and the rest of the SMB Nation team!!!”

Washington DC – June 27th, 2014

Venue

Microsoft Washington, DC
5404 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 700, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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.

Agenda

  Time   Details
7:00 – 8:15

  Registration
8:15 – 8:30

  Welcoming Address
8:30 – 9:00

  Keynote
9:00 – 11:00

  Automation and Scalable Management with PowerShell (Part 1)
  Speaker: TBA
11:00 – 11:15

  Break
11:15 – 12:30

  Keynote Lunch
12:30 – 2:30

  Exhibit Hall
2:30 – 4:30

  Migrating your SBS Exchange to Exchange 2013
  Speaker: Dave Shackelford
4:45 – 6:45

  Standards and Procedures That Will Instantly Increase Your Profits
  Speaker: Karl Palachuk
7:00 – 9:00

  Automation and Scalable Management with PowerShell (Part 2)
  Speaker: TBA
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Sessions

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.

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.

Directions

Metro

    If you are taking the Metro, ride the Red Line to Friendship Heights. When getting off the escalator follow the signs to Western Avenue and then to the Wisconsin Circle. Come up escalators and make a right you will be facing the (Office Building). Then come across the street and bear to the right.

Driving Directions

From Virginia

    If you are driving, take 495 across the Cabin John Bridge towards Maryland. Take the River Road Exit towards DC. Follow River Road approx. 5 miles to Western Ave., there will be a traffic light at this intersection. Make a left at the light and follow Western Ave. to Friendship Blvd; you will see our building (The Wisconsin Place/Bloomingdale’s) directly in front of you. Make a left onto Friendship Blvd and look for the parking garage on the right that says Wisconsin Place and park on P3 or P4.

 

From Maryland

    If you are coming from Baltimore, you may want to take 495 West and take the Connecticut Ave. Exit southbound. While on Connecticut you will reach a traffic circle. Take the Military Road Exit and follow until you see the Wisconsin Place sign on your right side. Cross the light and make a right onto Friendship Blvd. There will be a parking garage on your right hand side park on P3 or P4.

Airports

    There are 3 airport options – Baltimore / Washington International, Dulles International, and National. BWI is in Baltimore and probably the least preferred. Dulles offers the only direct flights to/from the West coast and is located in Virginia, but is quite a distance from the office. A shuttle is available between the airport and the Metro (our subway), but people typically either rent a car or take a cab – cabs are expensive to/from Dulles. National is located right outside DC in Virginia and is easily accessible to the Metro, and a cab ride costs $20.

From Reagan National Airport

    Follow signs to Key Bridge. Go across Key Bridge and the first street you’ll see is M Street. Make a right on M Street. Make a left onto Wisconsin Avenue and go straight approximately 4 miles. Make a left turn at Jenifer Street (Booeymonger on the corner). Jenifer Street will turn into Friendship Blvd (keep straight across the light) and park in the 3rd entrance which is Wisconsin Place (P3 or P4) on the right hand side.

    From the Metro stop at Reagan National Airport – take the blue line north. Transfer to the red line at Metro Center station. Take the red line towards Shady Grove and get off at the Friendship Heights stop. When getting off the escalator follow the signs to Western Avenue and then to the Wisconsin Circle. Come up escalators and make a right you will be facing the (Office Building). Then come across the street and bear to the right.

From Dulles International Airport

    Take the Dulles Access Road to 495 East. Then take the River Road Exit towards DC. Follow River Road approximately 5 miles to Western Avenue. There will be a traffic light at this intersection. Make a left at the light and follow Western Avenue to Friendship Blvd; you will see our building (The Wisconsin Place/Bloomingdale’s) directly in front of you. Make a left onto Friendship Blvd and look for the parking garage on the right that says Wisconsin Place and park on P3 or P4.

Area Hotels

Embassy Suites Hotel – Chevy Chase Pavilion
4300 Military Road Northwest
Washington, DC
(202) 362-9300

Courtyard Chevy Chase
5520 Wisconsin Ave
Chevy Chase, MD
(301) 656-1500

Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co LLC
4445 Willard Avenue # 800
Chevy Chase, MD
(301) 547-4700

Marriott ExecuStay Apartments
Archstone Wisconsin Place – Chevy Chase

4440 Willard Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD
(800) 735-7829

Destination Hotels & Resorts
5335 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC
(202) 274-1802

Embassy Suites
3001 University Terrace NW
Washington, DC
(202) 362-9300

Choice Hotels
5550 Friendship Boulevard
Chevy Chase, MD
(301) 657-7640

Residence Inn Bethesda Downtown
7335 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD
(301) 718-0200

Days Inn Washington Connecticut Ave
4400 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest
Washington, DC
(202) 244-5600

Hyatt Regency Bethesda
One Bethesda Metro Center
7400 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD
(301) 657-1234

Hilton Garden Inn
7301 Waverly Street
Bethesda, MD
(301) 654-8111