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Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2

Dear IWUG’rs

You were expecting us to drop by didn’t you? Well, we have lots of news this time around so make sure you read this email in its entirety and get registered for these awesome events.

First of all, did you hear all the news from TechEd last week? Microsoft showed next versions of Windows 8(8.1), Server 2012 (R2), System Center 2012 (R2), SQL (2014) and much more. If you haven’t already, you can check out all the sessions on-demand by going to

We are also really excited to show you Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2 at our next event on Thursday June 27th . Yes we had to postpone our scheduled meeting by a week so we can show you the latest and greatest information flowing through Redmond on June 26th. Come join John Westfall and Bob Roudebush as they show you the next generation of client and server OS’s. Click here to register for this event.

You know, IWUG is all about you. We want to deliver content that you care about.  We have a quick poll/survey on future topics that we could present at IWUG. Please take a few minutes to take this poll. We will be picking the top 5 topics for our next sessions for the rest of the year. Please go here  and rate your favorite topics.

We are excited to announce that Microsoft is bringing the first full line retail store in Indiana on June 29th. We have invitations from Microsoft for IWUG for the Grand Opening Ceremony as well as a Musical Performance with Kelly Clarkson that evening. So go ahead register and have a fun time at the store opening as well as an exclusive concert. All happening at The Fashion Mall at Keystone. Click here to RSVP.

When: Thursday, June 27th,[masked]:00PM - 8:30 PM (ET)

Where: Duke Parkwood Four - 1st Floor Conference Room, 500 East 96th Street, Indianapolis, IN

Parking: Parking is available in the Duke parking lot. Parking is free.

Admission: Admission is no charge.

Food: Join us at 6:00PM for pizza and soda. Get there on time to enjoy your fair share!


Bob Roudebush - Technology for technology’s sake is not the answer. When applied properly, in the right amounts, technology can dramatically improve a company’s ability to provide their product/service, build relationships with customers and simplify day-to-day processes. For over 15 years, I have worked to help companies understand how technology can revolutionize their business without breaking their budgets.

Proven leader with over 15 years of technology marketing, sales, implementation and strategy consulting experience. A high-energy, creative approach to problem solving and a unique understanding of the intersection between what a product and service does and why customers should care. Exceptional leadership abilities, written communication skills and a passion for technical sales and product evangelism. Vast experience in public speaking, including presentations to audiences of all sizes at numerous industry events such as Microsoft TechEd, VMworld and DevConnections.

John Westfall, Optimized Desktop Specialist at Microsoft focusing on Windows Client, Config Manager, MDOP, and Windows Intune. John is a pre-sales technical resource for Enterprise accounts covering the Indiana and Central Illinois customers in the Midwest district at Microsoft.

Prior to joining Microsoft, John managed the Datacenter Technology team at Parkview Health in northeast Indiana. John led numerous infrastructure projects during his 9-year tenure at Parkview Health including Windows deployments, VDI, Datacenter management and LOB device strategy for his internal customers, including leading a full-scale datacenter migration!

6:00 - 6:30 Pizza / Social Time
6:30 - 6:45 Introduction/ IWUG Announcements / Speaker Intro
6:45 - 8:15 Event Presentation
8:14 - 8:30 Q&A; / Door Prizes

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  • matthew k.

    i missed the presentation what is the new version like?

    September 26, 2013

  • Stephen O.

    I thought both presentations were well done. Hard to fit all that Windows 2012 R2 info into 45 minutes. I imagine the lack of meeting space was due to more people showing up for a wide-reaching topic.

    June 28, 2013

  • Brad Y.

    I liked the Windows 8.1 presentation, but don't use Windows Server so I wasn't interested in it.

    1 · June 28, 2013

  • Lillian R.

    Loved Windows 8.1

    June 28, 2013

  • Jason S.

    Too small a venue

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • Jason S.

    Too small a venue

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • John M.

    Trying to convince more of my students to attend and become members of IWUG>

    June 26, 2013

  • Jason P.

    Cheers to .1 upgrades.

    June 17, 2013

  • Ben S.

    Looking forward to it!

    June 13, 2013

  • Justin J.

    I'll be there for my first meeting :)

    June 11, 2013

  • Neowat, S.

    Great! Maybe we can find out why McAfee is treating Hyper-V like and infection and taking up 90+% of my CPU utilization.

    June 11, 2013

  • Mike T.

    Looking forward to it. Should be interesting.

    June 11, 2013

  • Nancy C.

    I would go but I have tickets to Jimmy Buffet. :)

    2 · June 11, 2013

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