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Free May Lunchinar – (Almost) Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About IT Certifications!

Join us for our next free Lunchinar this coming May 19 from 11:30 am-1:00 pm as Bob Coppedge presents a topic near and dear to every IT professional’s heart, Certifications!

For this presentation Bob will focus on the stable of certifications offered by industry leader, Microsoft, but will also touch briefly on those offered by other manufacturers, as well as ones that are not manufacturer specific. Among the questions that are certain to be vigorously discussed and possibly even debated will be:

  • Do certifications increase your employability?
  • Do certifications bring higher compensation from employers?
  • What certifications and positions are most in demand?

Of course, tied in with the topic of Certifications will be a broad discussion of current technologies including, but not necessarily limited to:

  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Small Business Server
  • SQL Server
  • Windows Server
  • Visual Studio
  • Windows (7, Vista, XP)
  • Office
  • And more!

If you are in the IT field you won’t want to miss this informing overview on the state of IT Certifications in 2010. Enjoy free food, a great networking opportunity and great conversation. But you must register!

Call John at 234.380.1277 or send an email to and we will be more than happy to reserve a seat for you. Put this date on your calendar NOW!

Bob Coppedge, Simplex-IT’s President and chief technology guru, addressed an eager (and hungry!) group of IT professionals on Wednesday, March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, 2010. On the agenda was Microsoft’s Business Productivity Online Standard Suite, or BPOS.

Microsoft Business Productivity Online Standard Suite is a set of messaging and collaboration solutions hosted by Microsoft, consisting of Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Office Live Meeting, and Office Communications Online. Bob discussed the pros and cons of utilizing such an approach, particularly for the small-to-medium organizations with which Simplex-IT frequently partners. Interest on the part of the attendees was high, largely due to the low cost of entry and ease of administration presented by these new online software services. Especially in these times, anything companies can do to keep recurring costs low and predictable is most welcome!

If you couldn’t make our meeting but would like to learn more about Microsoft’s BPOS, you can click here and go to the official site. Alternately, you could call us at 234.380.1277. Or drop us an email. We would love to tell you more!

This was Lunchinar #14 for Simplex-IT. As an opportunity to learn about new technology, network with others in the IT field and enjoy some good food, these events are gaining a quiet reputation among those who attend. If you would like to be informed of these and other news from our world, sign up for our eNewsletter, a link for which you will find on our Home page.

And now a word from our sponsor: Next month’s Lunchinar is going to be on Managed Services, a topic we at Simplex-IT are particularly well-qualified to discuss. Managed Services focuses on turning your IT strategy from reactive (“Run it till it breaks, then scramble and (hope) to fix it!”) to a more effective and efficient proactive approach (We monitor the network and its activity to ensure peak operating efficiency; we can view problems as they are evolving, prior to becoming problems, and take the appropriate steps to mitigate or eliminate them, all BEFORE the system breaks!). We hope to see you there!

Hello, all, John here. Welcome to my first BizBlog. I get to tell you about a virtual presentation that Simplex-IT and Microsoft are co-presenting on Hosted Exchange!

If you are interested in learning more about Microsoft Hosted services, with a focus on Hosted Exchange, join us as we dive deep into the capabilities of Microsoft’s set of offerings, focusing primaraily on Hosted Exchange. Topics covered will include costs, security, migration and integration with existing Active Directory domains.

When:  Tuesday, March 23, 2010 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM.

Here’s the good news – The event is free! And, this is a virtual meeting, so join us from your desktop. You don’t even have to travel!

Here’s what you need to do: Follow this link – , fill out the brief registration you will find there and you will receive all the detailied information on how to connect in a reply email. It’s that easy!

“See you” there!