“What can your data do for you?”

Empower people with robust BI tools to get business insights faster and easier — all through the tools they use every day.

• Powerful, familiar tools to make BI accessible and engaging
• Easy access to data, big and small
• A complete data platform spanning on-premises and cloud

This event is part of the Microsoft Cloud OS Roadshow, we look forward to seeing you come out for the evening presentation! A snack and coffee will be available. Stay connected with your peers and informed about innovative and powerful Microsoft cloud solutions by attending this event. And you know we are good for a door prize or two!!

April 8, 2015 – Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Maximum attendees: 75

Parking for a fee is available in the underground parking behind the College of Agriculture, or at meters on campus. Note , parking is NOT free in the evenings.

Please note our NEW location at College of Agriculture, Room 2E25 (go in main doors, up the stairs, it to the EAST past the Kloppenburg art exhibit)

Bio: Felipe Ferreira is a SQL Server MVP and a self-proclaimed geek. Felipe admits his curiosity gets him in trouble because he often finds himself “working” on weekends. A lover of data, research, and studying, he has learned a lot of what he knows by teaching himself. Currently working as a Database Consultant for Pythian Group and holds over 15 Microsoft certifications. Felipe has worked in several projects all over the world in the past 10 years, specially in the government, retail and financial services areas. His main focus area is Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence.

He is a frequent speaker on Microsoft events, having spoken in several events like Microsoft Teched Brazil, dozens of SQL PASS SQL Saturday events and the largest SQL Server event in Europe, SQLBits. Addicted to adrenaline, Felipe can be found skydiving and bungee jumping in his spare time.

Registration Link:


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Ask Me Anything – Windows 10 & The Importance of Identity Management

February 19, 2015 Leave a comment

When: April 30th, 2015

One of the biggest challenges to creating a single user identity for each user is to get all the various identity attributes together and consistent across an environment. Users perform their day-to-day activities from anywhere, using more than one device and OS. IT professionals are beginning to shift from device-centric management to people-centric management. The upcoming Windows 10 offering will amplify this and further enable end users to seamlessly transfer from one device to the next. Join the upcoming discussion regarding the importance of Identity Management in light of the upcoming OS offering.

Use link below to register and get location details.


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Stay Tuned….

January 20, 2015 Leave a comment

Hi Everyone:

Just a quick heads up. We will be having a couple events in the next few months. We are working on an event for late February or early March and will be sending out details in the next few weeks. Thanks for your patience.

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Canadian MVP Days Community Roadshow 2014 – In Saskatoon September 22, 2014

Join Canadian Microsoft MVP’s (Most Valuable Professionals) for a one day IT Pro Road Show. Expert Speakers will present based on their real world experience in short action packed sessions. Content will focus on the following topics:

  • Cloud
  • Mobility
  • Virtualization
  • Deployment

Registration is free and rolls into Saskatoon September 22, 2014. Seating is limited to 150 people, so make sure to reserve your spot now!!!



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April 24th – Windows 8 .1 Ask Us Anything

Location:  RM 1004 Education Bldg  University of Saskatchewan Campus 

When: Welcome time is 6:30PM and the presentation will begin at 7:00PM. Everyone is welcome!

Supper and Refreshments will be provided.

CANITPRO.NET, Microsoft Canada’s IT Professional resource blog, has gone to great lengths to provide resources to support the deployment, management and utilization of the Windows 8.1 offering. However, further inquiries are sent to us via social venues, like Twitter or email, in regards to Microsoft’s latest client offering. To provide further support, we will be conducting a user group tour across Canada to personally address IT Professionals questions about Windows 8.1.
Join Anthony Bartolo for a 90-minute discussion around the features, functionality, and pretty much any other question you have surrounding the Windows 8.1 offering. Live demos will be provided in response to questions to further enable the audience to better understand what is possible with Windows 8.1.

So, come ready with your questions surrounding Windows 8.1 as we look forward to the conversation. If you wish, please email us your questions ahead of the session at CDN-ITPro-Feedback@microsoft.com

This event is sponsored by Microsoft Canada.


Register at the link below:


IMPORTANT This room only holds only 60 people so be sure to register. This room is going to be used for all events so keep this in mind.
If you are going to park the closest pay parking is now LOT 4.

See you there,

You Saskatoon IT Pro Group Team Leaders

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Office 2013 – What’s New and MDM Options (Mobile Device Management)

Office 2013 – What’s New?

Presented by:  Jeff Shirley of the Saskatoon Business College and SITPRO Team Lead

Join us on March 13th for a short demonstration of powerful new features in Office 2013.

Mobile Device Management Options

Presented by: Shawn Peters of the Horizon School Division
This session will go over some options to manage your mobile devices.  From wireless and security settings to managing your company apps.

There will be refreshments and prizes ! 
Welcome time is 6:30PM and the presentation will begin at 7:00PM. Everyone is welcome!
Location: Education Bldg RM 1004 University of Saskatchewan Campus . 

The closest pay parking lot is LOT4.

Register at the link below:


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February Meeting Cancelled

January 29, 2014 Leave a comment

Hi Everyone.

We’ll be cancelling February’s meeting (February 8th was the tentative date). The next one will be Thursday March 13, 2014.  Details to follow. We have some exciting information about an upcoming event(s) at the end of April and will be sending out details in the next couple weeks.  Your support of our user group is appreciated. 

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