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The Place to Start-up or Start Over! October 2, 2016
Issue 11-9
Get Geeky: Ignite Conference TECHNICAL Report

Let's cut to the chase folks. Grant has just completed attending and covering the Microsoft Ignite conference in Atlanta where he met many of our community members. 

Here are his reports for you to read: 

Day 1: Azure and Adobe

Day 2: Digital Transformation and Sneek Peeks

Day 3: Getting my Nerd On!

Visit to meet Grant live!

Grant Thompson (left) and Harry Brelsford (right) - Office 365 Nation guys at a recent MLB baseball game - Go Seattle.

BTW - Harry covered the LIFT Social analytics conference here if you'd like to learn more about social media measurements and performance! This week Harry is covering the GeekWire conference in Seattle.

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The Case for Being Educated in Office 365 and Azure! 

Harry here. I’m pleased to announce the Tour de Cloud stops in California in early October followed by Florida. You can learn more at here

First the “why” followed by “what” and finally “how” you can participate. I need your help – please sign up!

•    Irvine – October 3rd
•    San Diego – October 5th
•    Sacramento – October 7th
•    Fort Lauderdale – October 13th

Tour de Cloud is an independent, outside-looking-inside, traveling roadshow that tells it like it is with Microsoft product stack solutions including Azure and Office 365. It’s the authentic lectures on this workshop tour that attracted me and ultimately led to my support for this effort. What we need today is third-party workshops that critically assess the technical and business aspects of Microsoft’s offerings. If you have more questions than answers concerning Azure and Office 365, this is your opportunity get answers!

Tour de Cloud is a one-day technical workshop focused on Azure and Office 365. The presenter, Grant Thompson, is a day-to-day consultant, MSP, IT Pro in the “real world” with his MG Technology business in Seattle. He is not a Microsoft employee and is widely considered a credible, bona fide subject matter expert on these topics. He prides himself on answering each and every question – even if it’s email in the middle of the night! The training is “scenario-based” so Tour de Cloud has adopted the “storytelling paradigm” that offers an end-to-end solutions approach. That is, you start in the morning and complete a solution by the afternoon. Does that make sense?

Tour de Cloud is complimentary – in part because community supporters are making this roadshow possible. You can discover more and register here.

If you have any questions – please call me, Harry, at 206-201-2944.

Looking forward to hearing your feedback on Tour de Cloud – enjoy the ride!

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Announcing SQLSoft3’s Microsoft Azure Extravaganza in October and November

SQLSoft3, SMB Nation, and Microsoft, have turned October and November into SQLSoft3’s Microsoft Azure Extravaganza with FREE Azure Webinars, deals on Guaranteed-to-Run Azure classes, and Azure certification assistance with discounted Microsoft Certification Exam Vouchers.

Be a life learner and study Azure!

The biggest challenge that people have, besides pronouncing the word "Azure" correctly, is finding a way to get a leg up on what Microsoft Azure is, recognize what it can do for them, and get started with Microsoft Azure. To make this Microsoft Azure understanding possible, SQLSoft3 is offering:

    Not for charge 30-minute and 60-minute Azure webinars
    Special deals on Guaranteed-to-Run Azure Classes


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