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Future Meeting Plans

We are looking at having a meeting in London in January to look at Hyper-V and Core Server. Check back in the New Year for more details.

Communities

The UK User Group community events home page is dedicated to bringing you the upcoming events that are jointly held by the various User Groups.
A recently established user group focusing on Windows Vista and the .NET 3.0 framework.
The first PowerShell user group in the world. Meetings are great with a very good involvement from Microsoft.

Blogs

Head of Microsoft UK's evangelism team Eileen write a very informative blog around the themes of Messaging, Mobility and Real Time Collaboration.
Windows platform evangelist in Eileen's team at Microsoft UK James also blogs on a number of other subjects including virtualisation and photography.
Blogs on Security and Management for the Microsoft UK evangelism team.

General

Want a GUI interface for your PowerShell scripts and a community to share your ideas with? Then PowerGUI is the place for you.
Scotty first met John Craddock and Sally Storey several years ago and attends presentations of theirs whenever he can because they do such a great job of explaining the key seldom discussed topics of AD so well. In particular check our their book Active Directory Forestry below.
re-invent.com are our hosting provider, setup was easy and quick, worth evaluating if you are looking for Windows hosting.

Books

Active Directory Forestry
Investigating and Managing Objects and Attributes for Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003. Cannot recommend this book enough for anyone interested in a no nonsense look at the way AD works under the surface or wants to learn more about LDAP access to AD.
Learn more from Amazon.co.uk.
Protect Your Windows Network
Steve Riley and Jesper Johansson are two of the most informed and knowledgeable Windows security professionals and this book is one of those must reads for everyone looking to protect a Windows environment in the 21st centaury.
Learn more from Amazon.co.uk.
Windows PowerShell in Action
Bruce Payette a member of the PowerShell team at Microsoft has produced a very good book for those new to PowerShell covering the basic and advanced topics in a comfortable and approachable style.
Learn more from Amazon.co.uk.

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