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Sunshine at Portland Cloud Intelligence Conference

Buck Woody PhotoSeattlites love Portland. All we need is a good excuse like an NBA game or a conference to make the 3-hour drive south. Late last week I found that with Cloud Intelligence. It was well worth my time. Hosted by QuickStart, a large West Coast training provider, Cloud Intelligence is a real “meat on them thar bones” rich cloud content event. Starting with a kick-off speech by the highly-rated Buck Woody, the Cloud Intelligence event essentially took attendees from A-to-Z in a day on anything and everything concerning Microsoft Cloud technology.

Interestingly, the audience was mixed. It was comprised of many in-house IT Pros in addition to resellers and channel partners. I spoke with people from government, health care and other verticals. There were even developers in the audience.  The content was divided into four levels:

  • 100 General Overview
  • 200 Overview with some technical depth
  • 300 Somewhat technical
  • 400 Very technical presentation

What was interesting was that there was very little of the “money maker” talk often associated with SMB Nation and other MSP events. Why? Because Quickstart lives in the technical wheelhouse as a training center and its event efforts reflect that.

See the schedule for the remaining Cloud Intelligence events below. To sign up, use this codeSMB249  and click HERE

Here is the remaining tour schedule so you can catch Cloud Intelligence at a city near you soon:

Anaheim, CA    

March 13,2012

New York City, NY

March 20, 2012

Mountain View, CA

March 29, 2012

Columbus, OH    

April 3, 2012

Houston, TX

April 4, 2012

Kansas City, MO    

April 12, 2012

St. Louis, MO

April 13, 2012

Seattle, WA

April 17, 2012

Cincinnati, OH

May 4, 2012

Phoenix, AZ

May 8, 2012

San Diego, CA

May 11, 2012

Minneapolis, MN

May 16, 2012

Philadelphia, PA

May 2012 TBA


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