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The West Michigan Network Technology Users Group, or WMNTUG is an organization comprised of computer professionals dedicated to advancing awareness and education in the use of "Network Technology" and related applications.


 April 16, 2014 Meeting

Windows 8.1 and Windows Devices presented Live by Microsoft
Come learn about Windows 8.1 and Windows devices from Kim Carey, Windows Devices Solution Specialist at Microsoft.  Ask Microsoft your burning questions, as long as it's not too technical ;) 



January 15, 2014 Meeting

 Cool Tools and Toys
Come celebrate the new year of the West Michigan Network Technology User Group and share your Cool Tool or Cool Toy you have recently been in contact with.

Open Discussion

Comcast Security Home Security
Come hear from Vincent May of Comcast about new solutions in home security that Comcast has added to their product list.


November 20, 2013 Meeting

15 year Anniversary of the WMNTUG
Come celebrate our 15th year of the West Michigan Network Technology User Group sharing and learning about networking technology.  Lots has changed over the years and lots has stayed the same J  Tonight we will have some special food treats and even more special door prizes

Open Discussion:
We will have an overview of new features and what’s new in Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2. 


Previous Meeting - October 16, 2013 Meeting

UniTrends Presents: How to Avoid a 2 Page Disaster Recovery Plan and Become Proactive with your Recovery!

High Level overview of the Enterprise Backup (Virtual) appliance solution and Recovery Series (physical) appliance options. The presenter will be Unitrends Sr. Systems Engineer Tom Jackson. He will go over the Web 2.0 console and show you how Backup and Recovery can be easily managed and tested proactively. And avoid a Cover Page and Resume for your DR plan.


Previous Meeting - September 18, 2013 Meeting

Veeam® Backup & Replication™ v7

Veeam® Backup & Replication™ v7...
    Veeam® Backup & Replication™ v7 will be here and we want you to hear the news about the future of data protection! Veeam® Backup & Replication™ v7 takes Modern Data Protection™ to the next level with features and enhancements that disrupt today’s market for data protection.
Come see the latest innovations from Veeam – including:
    - Rapid search and restore from Microsoft SharePoint backup
    - Archival of disk backups to tape
    - Enhanced backup and recovery for vCloud Director
    - U-AIR®, SureBackup and On-Demand Sandbox™ for Hyper-V
    - And more!

Join us to see the latest in Modern Data Protection — Built for Virtualization™.

Andy Barhorst from Veeam will be our presenter...
     Andy Barhorst is a System Engineer for Veeam Software where he works with partners and end users providing expertise in the virtualization arena. Andy has worked in a few different roles in the IT industry but his career has been virtualization centric. He first began as a Systems Administrator for the Ohio Department of Youth Services where he managed their VMware infrastructure. He later transitioned into another role as an IT consultant working for All Lines Technology where he assisted customers with virtualization infrastructure issues.
Over the course of Andy’s career he has transitioned from being a Veeam customer to a Veeam partner and now is a Veeam employee.
During Andy’s free time he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing and watching sports. He currently resides in Columbus, OH where he is a big fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Reds.

Veeam Primer Presentation...
    To get our September meeting attendees primed for the Veeam v7 presentation we will have Rafael DelCastillo describe how he used Veeam to move the Grand Rapids Press datacenter from downtown GR to their new facility in Walker. During this migration of over 200 servers and terabytes of data Rafael did not experience one glitch while using Veeam no production availability was experienced. Looking forward to hearing more about this real-world experience? Join us!

Join the WMNTUG Yahoo Group...
    We have created a WMNTUG Yahoo Group so members can engage in topics of interest, post current technology information or ask for assistance with issues or projects. You can sign up by using the link at the top right of our website or visit http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/wmntug/ . Join our Yahoo Group and stay in touch with your WMNTUG friends.
You may want to join our WMNTUG Facebook or WMNTUG LinkedIn groups, too!




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Meeting Info

Crossroads Conference Ctr
6569 Clay Avenue SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49548


Location on the Map!

Crossroads Conference Center is conveniently located at the M-6/US-131 interchange next to the Holiday Inn Express. North off of 68th St. at the traffic light.

Held the 3rd Wednesday
of almost every Month

Please note:
August = Annual Event at Craig's Cruisers
December = no meeting for holidays

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