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CINPA Telephone Contacts - (513) 426-7100

Weather Closings will follow Cincinnati State Technical & Community College

The regular CiNPA monthly meeting is held at Cincinnati State Technical & CommunityCollege on Reading Road in Evendale at 7:00 p.m. on the 1st Wednesday of the month. Meetings are free for members and $5/month at the door for non-members.  Annual membership is just $35/year. Go to Join for complete assistance on becoming a member.

ATTENTION - DANPA (Dayton Area Network Professionals Association) is now part of CINPA - welcome!

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1E - Ultimate Windows 7 Deployments - Sept. 5, 2012

Using Configuration Manager 2012 and 1E - Ed Aldrich

Windows 7 migration can be difficult. This session shows how to address your most challenging scenarios, using ConfigMgr 2012 and 1E technologies. Learn how to delegate to a low rights coordinator with no need for pre-created collections or console access. Deploy a refresh or bare metal build with a single task sequence, using cached content saving user data locally, all without a server and zero impact to business traffic on your network. Discover how one customer migrated 90,000 systems in four months, 39,000 of which were done in one month alone!


Keith Mayer, MSFT - Aug 1, 2012

What’s New in Windows 8, Windows Server 2012
and Office 2013 for IT Pros

Session Description:  Over the next 12 months, Microsoft will be refreshing every major product across desktop, datacenter, cloud and phone!  Attend this session for an early preview of the new technical features that every IT Pro should know to begin planning for the next versions of Windows, Windows Server and Office! 

Presenter Bio:  Keith Mayer is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft focused on Windows Infrastructure, Data Center Virtualization, Systems Management and Private Cloud. Keith has over 17 years of experience as a technical leader of complex IT projects, in diverse roles, such as Network Engineer, IT Manager, Technical Instructor and Consultant. He has consulted and trained thousands of IT professionals worldwide on the design and implementation of enterprise technology solutions.  Keith is currently certified on several Microsoft technologies, including Private Cloud, System Center, Hyper-V, Windows, Windows Server, SharePoint and Exchange. He also holds other industry certifications from IBM, Cisco, Citrix, HP, CheckPoint, CompTIA and Interwoven.  You can learn more about Keith at and connect with Keith on his blog at


CINPA July Social - 7/11 6:30pm @ Buona Vita in Dayton KY

The first Wednesday of July falls on a holiday so to get in the summer spirit we are having a social evening at a restaurant.  Please feel free to bring your friends, spouse, partner, etc. to introduce them to CINPA.

AND please sign up online because we need a good head count


Storage Craft @ SBS SIG 6/20/12 w Mark Crall


It’s not about backup - it’s about recovery, and how fast can you get there.   Come join us as we demonstrate the power, simplicity and recovery speed of StorageCraft’s backup, recovery and off-site replication technologies.

StorageCraft Technology Corporation provides best-in-class backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions for servers, desktops and laptops. StorageCraft delivers software products that reduce downtime, improve security and stability for systems and data and lower the total cost of ownership. For more information, visit

Mark Crall, Senior Channel Account Manager for StroageCraft, is a veteran business executive with 14 years of experience in the computer, software and services industry. From running his own successful IT Services company, to managing the business development and channel community programs for a large SaaS company.  In 2011 and 2012 Mark was named one of the top 150 most influential people in IT SMB by, and separately honored as one of CRN Magazine’s 2011 Channel Chiefs. He has also been tapped as both an expert panelists and keynote speaker at scores of live and broadcast industry events.


Meet Keith Meyer, MSFT - Windows Server 2012 - June 6, 2012

What’s New in Managing Microsoft Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 makes single and multi-server management a breeze with huge advances in OS, GUI Management and PowerShell features!  Attend this session at our next meeting with our new IT Evangelist, Keith Mayer, to learn and see what’s new in managing servers with Standards-based Management, Robust Automation and Multi-machine Management Experience.  We’ll explore the new Server Management tool, PowerShell 3.0, Server Core and the new Remote Server Admin Tools for Server 2012.

Keith Mayer is our new IT Pro Evangelist at Microsoft, supporting Heartland. Keith has over 17 years of experience as a technical leader of complex IT projects, ranging in roles from Network Engineer, IT Manager, Senior Technical Instructor and Enterprise Consultant. Most recently, Keith has spent the past 4 years working at Microsoft Corporate HQ in Redmond WA as a consultant in the Enterprise & Partner Group where he led the development and delivery of global training programs for Microsoft’s 30 largest World-wide System Integration and Consulting partners. Keith is currently certified on several Microsoft technologies, including System Center, Hyper-V, Windows Server 2008, SharePoint and Exchange, as well as holding certifications from IBM, Cisco, HP and CheckPoint. After relocating to the Heartland district in May, Keith will be based in Columbus Ohio.

Come for a special Meet and Greet. It will an especially informative meeting with Keith’s recent arrival from Redmond. I’m sure he has a lot to tell us and we’ll have just as many questions.