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Loadfest 2008
When: Starts: September 27, 2008 09:00 AM Ends: 05:00 PM Time Zone: (GMT-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada) Welcome Time: 08:45 AM

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Announcing Loadfest 2008!

The IAMCP and Southern Alberta Microsoft User Community present Loadfest 2008!

September is now here, making it a perfect time for you to get the inside scoop on new technologies like Windows Server 2008 and Hyper-V, Small Business Server, SharePoint Server, Response Point and other leading Microsoft technologies at Loadfest 2008!

Loadfest 2008 will be a free event for IT Professionals, IT Directors, System Engineers and Microsoft Partners who are looking to connect with their peers whilst gaining valuable hands-on experience with some of the latest & greatest products from Microsoft.

Join leading Microsoft Partners and employees as they share their experiences with these new technologies! In addition having an opportunity to network with your peers, you’ll be able to attend special breakout sessions, see some great demos, and have a chance to win prizes! Don't miss out on this awesome experience to gain an advantage on these Microsoft solutions! Join us at Loadfest 2008 on September 27th!

Notable Speakers and Presentations

Rodney Buike from Microsoft is making the trip out from Toronto to show IT Professionals in Calgary when is coming with relation to Microsoft technologies. Get the technical brief on Small Business Server 2008, especially now that it is been released. Also, Rodney will show us Hyper-V and Windows Server 2008. Get 3 hours of technical training on SBS and Windows Server. Play with these great products and ask technical questions to the people that can answer the questions you have.

Are you curious about Response Point? Come and see Microsoft’s latest small business telephone system! Jeff Loucks is a Microsoft MVP with Response Point and he will be delivering a technical demonstration on Response Point during Loadfest 2008.

Lunch is sponsored by our friends at AuthAnvil and Scorpion Software. This technical lunch and learn will show you the technical side of AuthAnvil and how to deploy a higher level of security for your networks and clients. Dana Epp (Microsoft MVP) is sponsoring our luncheon and he will be available to address questions and talk technical about AuthAnvil.

Popcorn Technologies will be giving a demo on MOSS (SharePoint Server) and how to fit MOSS into your environments.


In addition to some hands-on experience, you’ll also see some great presentations. Here’s a quick list of some of the sessions that you’ll see during the day:

8:30 AM – Meet & Greet (Sponsored by the International Association of Microsoft Partners)

9:00 AM – Windows Small Business Server 2008 Technical Demo

10:40 AM – Microsoft Office SharePoint Server

12:00 PM – AuthAnvil Luncheon

1:00 PM – Windows 2008 Server and Hyper-V

2:40 PM –Response Point


Popcorn Technologies (6016 3rd Street SW, Calgary, AB)

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September 27th from 8:30 AM to 5 PM (Mountain)

About the IAMCP

IAMCP Canada was formed in 1994 to provide Partners a greater voice into Microsoft and to facilitate mutual growth and business development.

The IAMCP has members and chapters worldwide. Chapters are organized and led by member volunteers in cities around the world. Chapter membership fosters personal relationships that lead to mutual business opportunities. The large number of member companies provides a rich array of non-competing service providers with whom you can offer an expanded portfolio to your clients. It also provides a great opportunity for those member companies without direct Microsoft Partner Account Management to work more closely with the local Microsoft office.

Visit to learn more about the IAMCP in Canada.

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Learn more about the hosting companies
IT Matters Inc.
About IT Matters Inc.


IT Matters is a professional services organization located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Our focus is on providing Calgary business with professional IT systems that are built on proven technologies in today's marketplace.  With our focus on delivering these solutions using industry standard best practices you business can rest assured that your critical technology investments will just work.


IT Matters is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Small Business Specialist and winner of many industry awards including the Microsoft Small Business Specialist award and the Business Ethics award from the Better Business Bureau of Southern Alberta.


IT Matters prides itself on having the best IT talent on our team and this will ensure to you that you are getting the best quality of care and service from your IT partner.

When and Where
Starts: September 27, 2008 09:00 AM
Ends: 05:00 PM
Time Zone: (GMT-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)
Welcome Time: 08:45 AM
Popcorn Technologies
6016 3rd Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 3M7
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