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Meeting Description

Date: October, 2010:
Microsoft in the Cloud

Update - Here are the slides from Chris's presentation in October... We are happy to announce the first in a two part series - In October we have Chris Avis from Microsoft, and in November we have Dave Karlson from Google, both coming to share information about the cloud.

At the years have gone by, user options for backing up their critical data have spun off in a million different directions, but one of the most intriguing has been storing content 'out there' - a.k.a. 'in the cloud'.

What are the options out there, and what are your concerns?

The security issues alone are enough to raise questions, and at the OCCA meetings in October and November, you will have a chance to hear from these two experts at Google and Microsoft.

October Meeting: Microsoft Cloud Computing

We'll be havign a presentation on the new developments, advantages and challenges of Cloud Computing.


Microsoft IT Evangelist, Chris Avis.

Chris Avis started his career at Microsoft in 1994 as a contract customer service representative during the Windows 95 launch. At the time, he did not know who Bill Gates was or what Microsoft did prior to applying with the company. Why? He was a hard core Apple user and had been since the late 70's.

Chris left the company as a contractor in 1996 and returned 1 year later as a full time employee supporting networking technologies for Windows NT 4.0 Server and client connectivity.

Shortly afterwards, he started supporting the Small Business Server product. In 2002, Chris took on the role of IT Evangelist and speaking to IT Professionals about the great products and technologies Microsoft had to offer.

Since then Chris has embraced live events and social media ( blog and Twitter) as a way to get the word out to IT Professional in the US and around the world.

When not geeking out on technology, Chris enjoys camping, hiking and traveling. He is also an avid Guitar Hero and World of Warcraft player.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010
6:00 to 8:30 PM


Red Lion Hotel Portland - Convention Center
1021 NE Grand Avenue
Portland, OR 97232


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