We are pleased to invite you to the first meeting of the Microsoft Unified Communications User Group for Educational Institutions.

 

This is an independent group that encourages communication between users of (and people interested in) Microsoft Unified Communication products and services.  Sentri understands the value of peer to peer networking and knowledge transfer, and encourages all IT Professionals who are responsible for enabling communications and collaboration within their institutions to attend this User Group and develop a deeper understanding of the Unified Communications platform from Microsoft.

The MUC User Group meetings will host guest speakers from Microsoft, Experts in the UC Space, and Messaging and Collaboration Architects.  Also, presentations from educational institutions that have deployed, or are in the process of deploying, Microsoft Unified Communications will be given. 

The objectives of the groups are:

  • Discuss Deployment best practices
  • Review lessons learned
  • Discuss end-user adoption challenges
  • Review on-premise deployment of Messaging vs. Live@EDU
  • Review Microsoft future roadmap and application strategy

The goal of this meeting is to establish a knowledge and information sharing network which allows and promotes the exchange of ideas, tips and tricks, and discusses latest communication technology trends and their impact on education.  The meeting will be open for discussions and or questions at all times.  We want to promote shared ideas, experiences, and collaboration between attendees.

The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 29th at Polycom Headquarters in Andover MA.   The Second meeting will be held on June 18th at the Microsoft Technology Center in Waltham MA.  Thereafter the members of the User Group will take turns hosting the meetings.

The intended audience for the Sentri MUC User Group is:

  • Educational Institutions who have already deployed Microsoft UC (Voting Members)
  • Educational Institutions who own the Microsoft UC licenses as part of a campus agreement, but have not deployed the technology (Voting Members)
  • Educational Institutions who are planning on Deploying Microsoft UC technology (Adjunct Members)
  • Educational IT and Telecom professionals who are interested in learning more on how Unified Communications is influencing change in communications strategy and education (Participants).

Please feel free to forward this invitation to your colleagues who fit the profile above.  Space is limited, so please register today.

First Meeting:

Date:         Wednesday, April 29th

Time:         10:00AM - 2:00PM (lunch will be provided)

Location:    Polycom Inc.

Polycom Inc. (Freedom Trail Room)

100 Minuteman Rd,

Andover MA 01810

Sentri, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, is one of the first partners in New England to achieve Voice Specialization in the Microsoft Unified Communications competency of the Microsoft Partner Program . Sentri focuses on Educational Institutions and deploying Voice over IP, Microsoft Unified Communications solutions, SharePoint and Microsoft Dynamics CRM (for help desk, admissions, advancement and career counseling). 

Recognized by Microsoft as experts in this area, Alex Beletsky co-founder and Principal of Sentri has been invited to participate as a thought leader in the Microsoft CIO summit in Redmond Washington April 5-7 2009, and will be presenting at ACUTA with Sprint and Microsoft on Advanced Communications at the April Conference in Atlanta.

Please register today via the Microsoft click to attend link below.  You can also register by sending an email to cswartz@sentri.com and indicate your interest in attending.     

Register Here: LINK TO REGISTRATION