We are really excited to announce the formation of some new Microsoft User groups (Auckland and Christchurch) in New Zealand. 

Topic: Highlights from MMS2010 – the Microsoft Management Summit

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New Zealand is a long way from Las Vegas, so we thought we’d bring highlights of this year’s Microsoft Management Summit MMS 2010 - to you. The session will be presented by Nathan Mercer from Microsoft NZ, who was fortunate enough to attend the 5 day conference “Manage the Future – Desktop to Cloud”.

The session will cover the latest technical updates on Desktop, Datacentre and Cloud management features and solutions from Microsoft; including the major themes and topics this year - the releases of Data Protection Manager 2010, System Centre Essentials 2010, Service Manager 2010, as well as the future of Operations Manager, Configuration Manager, and Virtual Machine Manager. We will have giveaways and prizes for attendees as well as plenty of demos.

Date: Thursday 13 May 2010

Venue: Canterbury Innovation Incubator (CII), 200 Armagh Street, Christchurch

Time: 5:30PM ending at 7PM including drinks and nibbles

The CII is diagonally opposite the Centennial Leisure Centre, and parks are usually available along Armagh Street or Oxford Terrace.  If the roller door at the venue is down, please enter through the small “hobbit” door within the roller door itself.  Contact Nathan on 021-375503 if you have trouble accessing the venue.

If you are interested in attending, please register for this event indicating your attendance, or total number of attendees if bringing others.  This assists our catering – thank you.

Date: Wednesday 19 May 2010

Venue: Microsoft, Level 12, 157 Lambton Quay, Wellington (Midland Park)

Time: 5:30PM ending at 7PM including drinks and nibbles

If you are interested in attending, please register for this event indicating your attendance, or total number of attendees if bringing others.  This assists our catering – thank you.

Date: Tuesday 11 May 2010

Venue: Microsoft, Level 5, 22 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland

Time: 5:30PM ending at 7PM including drinks and nibbles

If you are interested in attending, please register for this event indicating your attendance, or total number of attendees if bringing others.  This assists our catering – thank you.

Nick.