We had 15 people, plus myself and Steve Mohr (the user group leader) attend our first Philadelphia Area BizTalk User Group meeting tonight. We discussed what the format of the group should be, what kind of information everyone is interested in, and how everyone will contribute to the group.
One new member suggested that everyone should, at the next meeting, commit to something he/she will do to support the group - and ask for something that he/she wants from the group. Everyone thought this was a good idea and next month we should see some real ownership of the group by the group.
We'll be meeting on the first Wednesday of each month at 7pm in the Microsoft Malvern office (45 Liberty Blvd, Ste 210, Malvern, PA 19355). Traffic and location was fine for this time of day.
It looks like we'll be initiating a group newsletter with meeting info, tips and tricks, links to docs, webcasts, tools, and other resources, etc. One member "volunteered" to host a web site to support the group, and when that's ready I'll post about its location.
I'll also post when we have the presentation topic for next months meeting, along with registration info.