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Thu NOV 03, 2005
Beantown.NET, "UML Applied for .Net", 5:30, Addesso Systems, Boston
Visual Basic Pro, "Framework Base Class Libraries", 6:15, Microsoft, Waltham

Mon NOV 07, 2005
.NET Users, "Visual Studio 2005 Cabana Night", 6:30, Microsoft, Waltham
Cent NH Linux Users, topic TBD, 7PM, @NHTI, Concord NH

Tue NOV 08, 2005
Autodesk Users, "Revit & Autocad topics", 6PM, Cubellis, Boston
Eclipse developers, "Eclipse platform architecture", 7-9 pm, IBM Rational Office, Lexington
NE M Users (NEMUG), "WorldVistA goals and activities", 7PM, Wellesley Gateway Bldg
Boston.PM (Perl Monger), "John Norton's Spiro JAPH", 7pm, MIT Room E51-376
Gr Boston Network Users Group "Overview Of Wireless Security", 7-9 pm, Mt Ida College, Newton
RI .NET Users, "Framework 2.0 Base Class Libraries", 6PM, R Williams U, Portsmouth RI
BostonCHI, "Ajax? Web 2.0? What's All the Hullaballoo?", 7PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington
Business Productivity UG (BizProd) "combining capabilities of Office apps" 7-8:30, Microsoft, Waltham
Windows Technical Forum "Windows VISTA Beta (aka Longhorn)", 6:30-8:30, Microsoft, Waltham

Wed NOV 09, 2005
Back Bay LISA, "How to Really Scare Microsoft", 7pm, MIT E51-145
Exchange Server, "Secure Messaging Topic", 6:30, online virtual meeting
SW Quality Group, "Ask the Expert", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington
Boston Macintosh User Group (BMac), "Annual Games Night", 7-9 pm, MIT Building E51
Sys Eng Admin Tech (SEA-TUG), "topic TBD", 6PM, Redhook Brewery Portsmouth
Boston Avid Group "Case Study & Symphony Nitris", 6:30-9, Cramer, Norwood
Macromedia Boston, "Flash and Data Visualization", 6PM, MIT Bldg E51 (Tang Ctr) rm 151
NH SQL Server User Group, "SQL Server 2005 Launch", 7pm, New Horizons, Nashua

Thu NOV 10, 2005
Data Mgmt Assn, topic TBA, 9AM-Noon, Bank of America, Waltham
NE C# Users, "C# 2.0 Generics", 5:30, So NH Univ Culinary Arts Bldg
NE SQL Server, "SQL Server Auditing & Security", 6PM, Microsoft, Waltham
Final Cut Pro, "FC Pro 5/ Final Effects/Film Plug-ins", 6:30, BU Ctr for Digital Imaging Arts, Waltham
Rhode Island Macintosh Users Group "Q's and A's Tiger" 7:30 pm, Davies Career Technical High School
No Shore Comp Soc, "Galaxy Internet Services", 7PM, Higgins Middle School, Peabody

Sat NOV 12, 2005
Visually Impaired and Blind "Victor Classic Plus DAISY book player" 1-4,  Nat'l Braille Press, Boston

Tue NOV 15, 2005
So NE Network Users, "Windows Sofware Update Server", 7PM, Roger Williams Coll, Prov RI
Boston SPIN, "Coping with Litigation in IT Project Failures", 6-8:30, MITRE Corporation, Bedford
Storage Networking, "Disaster Recovery for the Masses", 6PM, Microsoft, Waltham

Wed NOV 16, 2005
Access Day, "Introduction to Access", 9:30AM-Noon, Microsoft, Waltham
Access Day, "Intro to VBA Pt 2 of 5", 1-4PM, Microsoft, Waltham
Access Day, "Access Developer", 4-8:30PM, Microsoft, Waltham
MacWoburn, "TBA", 7-9 PM, Woburn Senior Center
Boston Linux & Unix "Time Management for System Administrators", 7PM, MIT Bldg E-51, Room 315
DataCAD Users, "DBUG's 18th Anniversary Meeting", 6PM, World Trade Center, Boston
Club Pocket PC - Boston, "next meeting", 6:30 PM, Microsoft, Waltham

Thu NOV 17, 2005
NE Java Users (NEJUG), "Java Puzzlers", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington
GBC/ACM "Introduction to Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)", 7-9,  IBM, Waltham
NE Info Security and Windows Server, "SQL Server 2005, Active Directory" 6:30 pm, Microsoft, Waltham
Boston-IA, "Testing Software with JAWS and ZoomText", $, 7-9 pm, Bentley College, Waltham

Fri NOV 18, 2005
No Shore Comp Soc computer clinic, 7PM, Peabody Municipal Light

Sat NOV 19, 2005
The Retro-Computing Society of RI  "Data General NOVA 840", Atlantic Mills, Providence
Rhode Island Macintosh Users Group "Open Forum" 10 am-1 pm, Davies Career Technical High School

Mon NOV 21, 2005
Boston Java Meetup, "profiling: experience, tools, results", 7:00 PM, Boaton

Tue NOV 29, 2005
Boston Water User Group, "Next Meeting", 7 pm, One Broadway, Cambridge
Ind Comp Consultants $, "Secrets of Rapid Networking", 6PM, Rebecca's Cafe, Burlington $
PC Users Group of RI, topic TBD, 7PM, NE Inst of Tech, Warwick RI

Thu DEC 01, 2005
VB Pro/Beantown .NET, "INETA - Visual Studio 2005 Community Event", 6:15, Microsoft, Waltham
GBC/ACM, "Immersive Virtual Reality", 7-9, MIT Room E51-345

Wed DEC 07, 2005
Worcester Linux Users, changed to "December 15 Wednesday" (sic)
NH SQL Server User Group, "TBD", 7pm, New Horizons, Nashua

Tue DEC 13, 2005
Autodesk Users, "Building systems, Dimensioning, Hatch and Text", 6PM, S.E.A., Cambridge
Final Cut Pro December Social, 6:30, location TBA
Gr Boston Network Users Group "Overview Of Storage Area Networks", 7-9 pm, Mt Ida College, Newton,"Eclipse platform architecture", 7-9 pm, IBM, Lexington

Wed DEC 14, 2005
Back Bay LISA, topic TBD, 7pm, MIT E51-149
Boston .NET User Group "Annual Holiday Party Potluck" 6-8pm, Microsoft, Waltham
SW Quality Group, "Top Ten Opinions About Testing", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington

Thu DEC 15, 2005
NH .NET User Group, topic TBD, 6pm, BU Corp Educ Ctr, Tyngsboro
Worcester Linux Users, topic TBD, 7PM, Access Grid Room, WPI Campus
NE Info Security "... in the Next Decade & Securing the Desktop" 6:30 pm, Microsoft, Waltham

Sat DEC 17, 2005
The Retro-Computing Society of RI  "open house at the new facility at Atlantic Mills", Providence

Tue DEC 20, 2005
So NE Network Users, "A preview of Vista", 7PM, Roger Williams Coll, Prov RI
Storage Networking, "Backup & Recovery Crash Course", 6PM, Microsoft, Waltham

Wed DEC 21, 2005
Boston Linux & Unix, "Beowulf: The Latest Scoop", 7PM, MIT Bldg E-51, Room 315

Thu JAN 05, 2006
Visual Basic Pro, topic TBD, 6:15, Microsoft, Waltham

Wed JAN 11, 2006
Boston .NET User Group, "Visual Studio 2005 Community Launch Event", 6PM, Microsoft, Waltham
SW Quality Group, "Proactive UAT", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington

Wed JAN 18, 2006
MacWoburn, "SanFrancisco Macworld in Review", 7-9 PM, Woburn Senior Center
Boston Linux & Unix, "Maddog's World Tour", 7PM, MIT Room TBD

Thu JAN 19, 2006
GBC/ACM, "Conveying the Scent of Information", 7PM, location TBD

Thu FEB 02, 2006
Visual Basic Pro, "Real-time monitoring with AVICode", 6:15, Microsoft, Waltham

Wed FEB 08, 2006
SW Quality Group, "Preparing for Your Next Job", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington

Wed FEB 15, 2006
Boston Linux & Unix, "Overview of Plone, a Content Management System", 7PM, MIT  Room TBD

Thu MAR 02, 2006
Visual Basic Pro, topic TBD, 6:15, Microsoft, Waltham

Wed MAR 08, 2006
SW Quality Group, "Software Quality, CMM and LEAN", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington

Thu APR 06, 2006
Visual Basic Pro, "Personalized Sites with ASP.NET and VB", 6:15, Microsoft, Waltham

Wed APR 12, 2006
SW Quality Group, "Testing for Different Dev Processes, Industries", 6PM, Sun Micro, Burlington

Wed JUN 14, 2006
SW Quality Group, "Introduction to Function Points", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington

Wed JUL 12, 2006
SW Quality Group, "Annual Hot Topics Night", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington

Events, Conferences, Education and Training:

NOV 08-10, 2005
Migrating to Linux for Device Software seminar, Westford Regency Inn, Westford MA

NOV 15-17, 2005
Build Boston, Seaport World Trade Center

NOV 16, 2005
FREE Microsoft SQL Server and Visual Studio 2005 First Look, 6-9pm, Microsoft, Waltham

DEC 15, 2005
SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005 Launch, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

APR 03-06, 2006
LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

MAY 30-JUN 03, 2006
USENIX Annual Technical Conference, "Training, Technical Sessions, workshops, more", Boston

JUN 11-16, 2006
Microsoft Tech Ed 2006 Convention, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

JUL 30 - AUG 03, 2006
SIGGRAPH 2006 International Conference, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center


MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science events open to the public

The IEEE Boston Section posts local courses at

Qualware Instructional Services  Burlington

Cambridge Center for Adult Education  Call (617) 547-6789 or check the courses
available at

DevelopMentor Training Classes, Cummings Park, Woburn.

Future Media Concepts provides training in all areas of digital media

Pinnacle Training has continuing Microsoft-related courses at Westborough and Braintree

Apple seminars  MA NH RI

Microsoft New England: Local Event Calendar

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