Windows Server 2008 R2
is currently closed.
Thank you to
those who attended and made this event possible.
If you are
interested in a Firestarter event in your area, please feel free to use the
form below for your request.
Below is the
registration form to sign up for the Pittsburgh Firestarter event, to be held
from 10:00am to 3:30pm on December 16th, 2009. Registration will start at
Firestarter event is a deep dive, Launch event intended to give attendees an
overview of what is new with Server 2008 R2. This event will be
primarily focused on demonstrating key features in the hopes that, once you
see how it's done, it will be easier for you to adopt and implement these
features yourself. Thus making this upgrade well worth the investment.
Space is somewhat
limited, so please register as soon as possible to be certain you get a seat.
There will be coffee and munchies (Panera Bread) provided. Giveaways for
attendees will be available.
The event location
will be at the downtown Microsoft Office:
30 Isabella St., Second Floor
Alcoa Business Services Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
The downtown office,
unfortunately, has no free parking (it is downtown after all), but there are a
number of parking garages near the location (one is especially convenient
behind the Alcoa building itself). Feel free to click the link above to
give them a call or get directions.
To request an Event:
(to reach you in case of bad weather or other catastrophe)
Please tell us how you learned about this event:
Coworker told me
Friend told me
Microsoft told me
Saw it on the web
My User group told me
Original event location:
Location: 30 Isabella St., Second
Floor, Alcoa Business Services Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Start time: 10:00 am (9:30 am registration)
End time: 3:30pm
Product: Windows Server 2008 R2
Audience: IT professionals
visiting from out of town:
The Microsoft offices
are located on the North Side of the city. Hotels are available in the
area, but due to the fact that the location is downtown, there are no economy
lodgings. The closest hotel (as in walking distance from the event
location) to the Microsoft Offices are the SpringHill
Suites. For a suggestion of a relatively close, less expensive
hotel, there is the Priory Hotel.
Renovated from a hostel for traveling Benedictine monks, the rooms vary quite
a bit, and the place is considered a bed & breakfast. Driving to the event location from the The Priory is suggested, as the hotel
is not considered a good choice for walking.
Feel free to contact
the hotels directly for specials and (possibly) better rates than those listed
at their sites. Anyone who
knows of a good hotel for this event that is not listed at the link below,
please contact cacallahan on twitter, and the hotel will be gratefully added
as an option for attendees. There are also numerous restaurants near the
the event location, so food should not be an issue.
for a list of nearby hotels (compliments of google maps)
from the airport to the Microsoft Offices.
This event is a volunteer venture driven by the MVP presenter, CA Callahan,
as a community service.