PacITPros is starting a new Association for IT Professionals who are or are planning to become a Small Business Specialist. This association will focus on topics and issues of concern to small businesses, such as building your business, attracting new customers, advertising, selecting employees, etc. It will also cover small business technical concerns such as Microsoft’s Small Business Server, security, remote support for customers, back-up solutions, etc. Our plan is to have monthly meetings in several cities on the West Coast. I have created a survey on Survey Monkey for those interested to indicate their preferences. Please take a moment to respond. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=701902499121
Bay Area Association of Database Developers (BAADD, www.baadd.org) offers two Northern California SQL Server User Groups. Both groups are also local chapters for the Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS, www.sqlpass.org )
- The San Francisco SQL Server User Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Microsoft – One Market Street, 2nd Floor, in San Francisco, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
- The Silicon Valley SQL Server User Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Microsoft – 1065 La Avenida, Building 1, Mountain View, 6:30 p.mm-9:00 p.m.