SMB Nation Europe (December 5th, London) open for registration!

Hi – I am pleased to announce we are open for registration!

 SMB Nation Europe 2008 – Conference Information
Featuring an ”independent” Small Business Server 2008 event!

• Harry Brelsford (Bio at
• Jeff Middleton (Bio at

Microsoft London (Cardinal Place)
100 Victoria Street

Delegate Registration HERE for SMB Nation Europe 

December 5, 2008 – Microsoft Central London
8:30am-9:30am Delegate Registration
9:30am – 10:00am Microsoft Introduction
10am – Noon How SBS 2008 Saved The Economy (Brelsford)
Noon – 1:30pm Lunch and HP (Essential Business Server, HP Partner Program)
1:30pm – 3:00pm Migration Techniques for 2008 (Middleton)
3:00-3:30 Afternoon Break with AutoTask!
3:30-5:00 Migration Techniques for 2008 Platforms (Middleton)
5:00pm End of Day

Delegate Pass = $200 USD
Save $50 USD with EARLY BIRD ($150 USD total cost to delegate) until November 15, 2008!

Speech Content
Title: Business Development: How SBS 2008 Saved The Economy! Your Next Blue Ocean…
By: Harry Brelsford
Date: December 5th
Time: 10:00AM – Noon (GMT-0)

Attend this fast-paced analytical “pocket MBA” lecture on Small Business Server 2008 business development approaches specifically related to Blue Ocean Strategy. You will learn:
• SBS 2008 Pillar and Foundation Messaging
• Being the Trusted Business Advisor (TBA)
• Assessment(s) with the Microsoft Small Business Assessment (SBS 2008 Case Study and Group Exercise)
• Trusted Business Advisor Certification
• Multi-vendor enablement in SBS 2008 ecosystem
• Goal: A defined set of SBSers capable of delivering business-centric IT solutions.
• SBS 2008 and Red Ocean\Blue Ocean
• SBS 2008 and a method for developing and implementing sustainable Blue Oceans
• Partner Panel
• Summary

Title: Migration Techniques for 2008 Platforms

By: Jeff Middleton
Date: December 5th
Time: 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Gain a practical and strategic view of the technical issues from Jeff Middleton, the Founder of This session will educate you about the good and bad ahead for deploying SBS 2008 or EBS 2008 to existing or new customers. This technical assessment will be a guide to what you can expect to include in the scope of your customer proposals, staff preparations, and the underlying skills that will be essential to your success with production deployments.

2008 Platforms: SBS 2008 versus EBS or Windows
• The WESS Product Family Overview
o From 1 to Many: Choosing your Server Platform Directions
o Suite Value vs Technology Comparisons
• The “Essential” Product Elements
o Windows 2008, x64, & Hyper-V Story
o The WESS Application Family in SBS and EBS
o Elemental Differences from SBS 2003 R2 to SBS 2008
• Migration & Transition Project Challenges
o The Microsoft Concepts
o The Swing Migration Concepts

Deployment Optimization: Predictability, Time, Quality
• The Transition Timeline & Value Budget
• The Value-Add of Quality & Predictability
• Establishing Roll-Back, Pause or Completion Goals
• What’s implied in EBS & Multi-Server Deployments?

Discussion: Techniques, Traps, and Scope Concerns for SBS 2008 Deployment
• Essential Elements in the Migration Path
• Where is the Automation?
• Learning the Project Path with Practice
Q&A: Strategies, Technologies and Preparations

Delegate Registration HERE for SMB Nation Europe 




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4 responses to “SMB Nation Europe (December 5th, London) open for registration!

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  3. Harry – Looking forward to seeing you and Jeff in London! 🙂

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