A co-leader (Tim Kelsey) and I have been planning on starting a Team System Users Group in Omaha for several months now. The initial web site is finally up at www.otsug.org and we are excited to have our first speaker, Bill Maurer, scheduled for January 22nd, 2008. Bill will be presenting on the new features and updates in VSTS 2008. Time permitting, he will also cover some of what’s coming in “Rosario“.
With the addition of the Team System Users Group, there will now be no less than four Microsoft technology-oriented user groups in the Omaha area, including:
- Omaha Team System Users Group
- Omaha .NET Users Group
- SQL/BI Users Group – SQL Server/Business Intelligence
- BizTalk Users Group
We will be holding the initial meeting at Farm Credit Services of America (my employer – and a user group sponsor). Depending upon the preferences of the user group attendees, we will either continue having the meeting at this location each month or we will move the meeting around Omaha (much like the current .NET Users Group). I will be placing a survey on our site in the next few days to get everyone’s feedback and preferences.
I am looking forward to the inaugural meeting and all that follow. I have no doubt we will have some great speakers presenting on some great topics and will learn a great deal from each other about all things Team System.
If you are in the Omaha area and would like to join the Omaha Team System Users Group, please visit our site at www.otsug.org and click on the “Join the group” link. Also, if you’re in the Omaha area or are just passing through and would like to present at one of our user group meetings, please submit the User Group Speaker Proposal document located in the Shared Documents section of the web site.