Category Archives: Past Events

May 9th Meeting ~ Blockchain – What is it and why should I care as an IT Service Provider?

Our next Technology Wizards meeting will be Wednesday, May 9th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm at the Microsoft PacWest office located at 1414 Northrup (in the Pearl district).

Blockchain – What is it and why should I care as an IT Service Provider? David Hamm, MSP, Harry Brelsford, SMBNation

Yet another meaningless buzzword? Or something of real value to IT and service providers? Hamm has organized and will lead a panel on Blockchain that will blow your mind; this is going to be a lecture you will need to replay again to absorb it the second time. Blockchain is a security paradigm that is incredibly disruptive and this is your chance to get in on the ground floor. It’s going to be a ten year run for MSPs. Time to move fast-fast…Silicon Valley style!

Blockchain is far more than Bitcoin, or even cryptocurrency. It’s more than just the latest buzzword being talked about in business magazines and meetings. At the end of this you should have a better answer to two important questions: What is Blockchain? Is blockchain technology the new internet?

NOTE – This part of our presentation will begin at 12:00pm, and will only last about 90 minutes – so please plan to arrive early. 

Additional Topics:

Additional discussion topics could include Changes to GPOs, SSL Certificates – replacements needed as well as Websites need them due to search engine ratings and access, Server Configurations, Antivirus on the Server, eMail Filtering/Scanning offsite/onsite or both, Firewall and UTM Configurations, and many others.

Ken Shafer
Technology Wizards

Reminder: Technology Wizards meetings are intended for current Technology Wizards members or potential members.  Potential members must be owners or employees of a/an IT services business whose main purpose is to support small business using Microsoft products and services in some capacity.

February 14th Meeting ~ Ask the Microsoft Expert: Azure, Office 365 and more

Our next Technology Wizards meeting will be Wednesday, February 14th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm at the Microsoft PacWest office located at 1414 Northrup (in the Pearl district). Ask the Expert: Azure, Office 365 and more, Bhargav Shukla, MVP, MCM, MCSM,  and Keith Mayer, Microsoft Sr. Technical Evangelist This will be a great follow up to Mat Morgan’s presentation in January.  The… Continue Reading

January 10th Meeting ~ Microsoft Azure for Small Businesses – Mat Morgan

Happy New Year!! Our first Technology Wizards meeting of 2018 will be Wednesday, January 10th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm at the Microsoft PacWest office located at 1414 Northrup (in the Pearl district). Microsoft Azure for Small Businesses – Mat Morgan, Microsoft Azure Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft Microsoft Azure is transforming how companies large and small can take advantage of the latest… Continue Reading

December 13th Meeting ~ Condusiv Software plus Board Elections

Our next Technology Wizards meeting will be Wednesday, December 13th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm at the Microsoft PacWest office located at 1414 Northrup (in the Pearl district). Technology Wizards Board Elections We will begin our monthly Technology Wizards meeting on Wednesday with our annual Board Elections.  We will be electing the 5 members who will serve on the Board beginning in January 2017. … Continue Reading

November 8th Meeting ~ Manuel Palachuk ~ Creating Competitive Advantage

Our November Technology Wizards meeting will be Wednesday, November 8th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm at the Microsoft PacWest office located at 1414 Northrup (in the Pearl district). Getting To The Next Level – Creating Significant Competitive Advantage This presentation intends to reveal the answer to the most prominent obstacle in front of any entrepreneur – creating competitive advantage. By defining… Continue Reading

October 11th Meeting ~ Spooky Discussion Group

Ok, it won’t really be spooky (though you can come in costume if you want to), I’m just trying to catch your attention. October 11th is the 2nd Wednesday of the month, which means Technology Wizards will be having its monthly meeting from 12 pm to 3 pm at the Microsoft PacWest Office (1414 Northrup, in the Pearl District).… Continue Reading

August 9th Meeting ~ Intermedia

Our August Technology Wizards meeting will be Wednesday, July 9th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm at the Microsoft PacWest office located at 1414 Northrup (in the Pearl district). Intermedia – Mike Moceri and Jason Stevens Our recent discussion thread on VoIP Service providers generated significant interest in hearing more about the full line of products and services offered by Intermedia (which includes much,… Continue Reading

July 12th Meeting ~ Broadvoice – Jared Mullenberg

Our July Technology Wizards meeting will be Wednesday, July 12th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm at the Microsoft PacWest office located at 1414 Northrup (in the Pearl district). With the beginning of July, we also begin a new Technology Wizards membership year.  If you haven’t yet, please renew your membership prior to the end of our July meeting on Wednesday to maintain your membership… Continue Reading