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CINPA Telephone Contacts - (513) 426-7100

Weather Closings will follow Cincinnati State Technical & Community College

The regular CiNPA monthly meeting is held at Cincinnati State Technical & CommunityCollege on Reading Road in Evendale at 7:00 p.m. on the 1st Wednesday of the month. Meetings are free for members and $5/month at the door for non-members.  Annual membership is just $35/year. Go to Join for complete assistance on becoming a member.

ATTENTION - DANPA (Dayton Area Network Professionals Association) is now part of CINPA - welcome!

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Attention: Objects in mirror are different than they appear - also, not all items are in chronological order.

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If your company would be interested in doing a presentation at our monthly meeting we welcome your topics on IT Hardware, Software, Services or other relevant issues.  Please contact Allen Miller, CINPA President, to let us know of your interest.


May 1, 2013 - Microsoft - Essential Cloud Services

Back by popular demand - Keith Mayer our Microsoft IT Evangelist will present on Leveraging Essential Cloud Services for Business.  Keith is a great advocate and can open your eyes to many possibilities for your company or your clients'.

Brad Green – Microsoft Wireless Mouse 4000
Kevin Royalty – USB Hub
Eric Kornau – Go Geek or Go Home T-Shirt
Gary Shell – Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration Instant Reference Book
Sharon West – Office 2010 Deployment and Training Kit with thumb drive


April 20, 2013 - WS2012E Build Lab

SIGN UP and/or get more information about this valuable event at 

Winners of the giveaways were:

Microsoft Backpack – Greg Beckmeyer
Xbox 360 Game – Kinect Joyride – George Placke
Cloud Power T-Shirt – Mai Taun
Office 2010 Deployment Kit – Klaus Grismayer
Windows Server 2008 Administrator Pocket Consultant – Matt Scheuer
User Community Pencil Box – Steve Weisgerber


Microsoft - April 3, 2013

See and Do: Build Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks in the Cloud with Windows Azure

Microsoft has released a preview of the new Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering.  This new offering provides the capabilities to build Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks in the Windows Azure cloud, and can be really useful for several scenarios, such as: building virtual lab environments, piloting new software in the cloud, disaster recovery and backup,  deploying hybrid IT applications that connect on-premises datacenter workloads with cloud-based VM’s … and MORE! 

At this event, you’ll learn the steps for installing and configuring Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks in the cloud.  You’ll also have the opportunity to work through these hands-on steps yourself by following along with the presenter.

Session Requirements:  To participate in the hands-on portion of this event, please sign-up prior to the event for a completely FREE, no obligation 90-Day Trial subscription to Windows Azure at

In addition, you will need to bring a modern laptop that is capable of running the following software:

  • ·         Modern operating system, such as Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux and Mac OS X
  • ·         Modern web browser, such as IE 9, IE 10, Chrome, Firefox and Safari
  • Remote Desktop client software.

o   Windows 7 and Windows 8: Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection client software is pre-installed.

o   Macintosh: Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection client software is available at   

o   Linux: 2X Remote Desktop client software available is available at

Presented by: Keith Mayer, IT Pro Technical Evangelist @ Microsoft (


Novell - March 6, 2013

Joe Marton of Novell – Who is Novell today?  What products do they offer?  Come and find out.  Joe will cover these topics and give us a great overview of the Novell roadmap.


Virtual (Really) - February 6, 2013

MTM is sponsoring this evening and the presenter will be

Rob Arnett - CCA, CDCUCD, MCP, MCTS, CSSA - Virtualization Architect

The Virtual Desktop Experience without the Virtual Desktop Cost!

In companies across the US and the world, Virtualization is one of, if the, the biggest project they have slated for this year. Most of these companies have been doing these projects for the last several years. The term “Virtualization” used to be combining multiple servers on a single physical host. The upsides of this are obvious from a numbers point of view. Simply stated:

I need 20 New Servers.

20 x 1 DL380 with Dual Quad Core Processors, 8GB of RAM and Dual 500GB Hard Disk with a cost of about $8000.00 per server, means I have a budget needed of $160,000.00

Same scenario but utilizing Virtualization.

I need 20 New Servers.

2 x 1 DL380 with Dual 10 Core Processors, 96GB of RAM and Dual 136GB Hard Disk with a cost of about $18,000.00 and a 8 TB SAN with a cost of about $24,000.00, means I have a budget needed of $42,000.00.

Now of Course this is just the Hardware cost we are talking so far, and you will have all the Microsoft cost, XenServer or vSphere, but you have about $118,000.00 to work with from the Original budget. This is why all these companies are taking advantage of Virtualization.

The same reason companies are taking advantage of Server Virtualization, are the same reasons we can help you use Virtualization to address your Desktops. Not only can we address the desktops, but we can make the environment a more functional and versatile world for the End Users to live in, and see the same kind of cost saving we are seeing above.

Please join us for ways to Virtualize Your Desktops.