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TechNet Canada User Groups

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Benefits of Joining a User Group

  • Connect with your peers on a global scale, sharing insights, tips, tricks and techniques.
  • Attend local events to hear technical experts and user group leaders speak, network in person with your peers, and share your experiences.
  • Learn more about your field through seminars, online chats, newsletters, and other information-sharing.
  • Take your career to the next level by staying informed of the issues and in tune with the challenges developers face every day.

Virtual User Groups

SMSUG.ca

Virtual User Group for IT Professionals interested in SMS. If you find there aren't enough SMS admins in your area or you are having difficulty finding peer support then SMSUG.ca is for you. Included on the site are an event calendar, webcasts, blogs, articles, support and informational forums relating to SMS, SCCM, SQL and scripting. Visit us today.

Virtual PowerShell User Group

Virtual user group for IT Professionals interested in PowerShell.

Alberta

Calgary ITPro Community (CIC)

The Calgary ITPro Community (CIC) provides a central location for IT Professionals in the Calgary area to culminate and share resources, ideas, and experiences.

Calgary SharePoint User Group
Calgary SQL PASS

The Calgary SQL PASS provides a central location for IT Professionals in the Calgary area to culminate and share resources, ideas, and experiences.

Edmonton Microsoft User Group

IT Professionals who are interested in learning and sharing information surrounding the latest technologies. The group allows IT Professionals to network and share your ideas and experiences with others in the industry. Join our free group today!

Edmonton PASS

The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) is an independent, not-for-profit association, dedicated to supporting, educating, and promoting the Microsoft SQL Server community. From local user groups and special interest groups (SIGs) to webcasts and the annual PASS Community Summit – the largest gathering of SQL Server professionals in the world – PASS enables knowledge sharing, in-depth learning, access to the Microsoft SQL Server team, and the ability to influence the direction of SQL Server technologies.

Atlantic

Halifax SharePoint User Group
Dev East User Group

DevEast.com provides information and resources for developers in Atlantic Canada.  In particular this site is used to publish announcements and updates about Dev East events in Halifax and Moncton.

British Columbia

ISSA Vancouver

The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals. It provides educational forums, publications and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill and professional growth of its members.

Vancouver Chapter of PASS

Vancouver Chapter of PASS - It is a community website of SQL Experts and users. The membership to the Vancouver Chapter is free and the plan is to hold monthly meetings where various topics related to SQL will be presented for the benefit of all members. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to register as a member on our web site http://vancouver.sqlpass.org/, as the meeting announcements are sent to registered members only.

Vancouver Technology User Group

Created as the Vancouver Area NT Users Group in 1996, the group changed it's name to the Vancouver Technology User Group in 2002. Since the VANTUGs inception, the interest from the membership has been centered around learning both about the newer technologies as well to seek out other members that may have knowledge to share.

The Vancouver Island Computing Expert (Eclectics) users group

The Vancouver Island Computing Expert (Eclectics) users group is a community of IT Professionals who share resources, ideas, and experiences.

Manitoba

Winnipeg IT Pro User Group

The Winnipeg IT Pro User Group is a community of IT Professionals who are interested in learning and sharing information surrounding the latest technologies. The group allows IT Professionals to network and share your ideas and experiences with others in the industry. Join our free group today!

Winnipeg SharePoint User Group

The Winnipeg SharePoint User Group is a community of IT Professionals who share resources, ideas, and experiences.

Ontario

BizTalk User Group (BTUG)

A new international BizTalk User Group has been formed to support the Microsoft BizTalk Server user community. The goal of the BTUG website is to provide a central on-line resource for user group members for all things BizTalk related. On-line registration is free to anyone interested in learning more about BizTalk, only takes a few moments, and provides full access to all resources managed by the web site such as whitepapers, web casts, knowledgebase articles, etc. For anyone interested in establishing their own local BTUG chapters please send email to: webadmin@btug.biz.

ISSA Ottawa

The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals. It provides educational forums, publications and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill and professional growth of its members.

ISSA Toronto

The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals. It provides educational forums, publications and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill and professional growth of its members.

London-ForestCityAsp.NET(@FCDNUG)
OttawaSQL.net Professional Association for SQL Server

OttawaSQL.net is group of Ottawa area IT professionals that share an interest in exploring the data perspective on Microsoft business solutions, products and technologies. The objective is to provide career networking opportunities while examining data management from a variety of roles such as: Architect, Developer, Systems Administrator, IT Manager, Consultant, Auditor and Entrepreneur. The technical focus of the group is on Microsoft SQL Server but also includes: SharePoint Server, Performance Point Server, Identity Lifecycle Manager, Windows Workflow Foundations, LINQ and ADO.NET. OttawaSQL.net is an official chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS).

Ottawa Windows Server User Group

Our primary purpose is to help System Administrators in the National Capital Region to become familiar with and more proficient in their use of Microsoft Back Office technologies.

Toronto Architect User Group –url: http://www.architectureug.com/Arcug/default.aspx

Toronto Area Security Klatch (TASK)

The Toronto Area Security Klatch, TASK, provides a forum for experts to encourage discussion and share expertise in understanding the latest trends and security threats facing computer networks, systems and data.

Toronto IT Pro Community

The IT Professionals Community of Greater Toronto is a not-for-profit computer technology user group dedicated to helping the IT Professional, as well as those with aspirations of becoming IT Professionals. Its mission is to offer IT Professionals in the Greater Toronto Area a centralized group for professional development, the ability to be connected to software vendors, and to network with each other both in person and on-line.

Toronto SQL Server User Group

The TSSUG is a non-profit technical forum for people who work with Microsoft SQL Server. The group provides people with a common place to network with peers, share ideas and information as well as keep current with changes taking place in SQL Server development.

Waterloo Wellington IT Professional User Group

The Waterloo Wellington IT Professional User Group (WWITPRO) is a non-profit forum for IT people who work with Microsoft server technologies. Our goals are to educate IT professionals by bringing expert speakers to the Waterloo and Wellington area on topics of administrating and managing Microsoft and Microsoft-related technologies, to create an environment that encourages networking and interaction between IT professionals, and to raise awareness of the IT profession in the region.

Quebec

ISSA Montreal

The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals. It provides educational forums, publications and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill and professional growth of its members.

Montreal IT Pro User Group

MITPro is a non-profit organization and technical forum for the advocacy of Microsoft Windows Server System, particularly Windows Server 2003 and Longhorn operating systems. We are building a community by connecting, supporting and promoting IT Professionals who have the skills to successfully implement a Microsoft product or technology as part of a business solution in an organization. This is your opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds in the IT Pro world including other user group members who have extensive experience with interoperable computing, and the advancement of open standards and networking protocols.

Quebec City Security User Group

The purpose of this group, sponsored by the team of infrastructure and safety of the CHUQ, is to promote the computer security like supporting the division of knowledge and experiments in this field. New members are welcome!

Saskatchewan

Regina IT Pro User Group

The Regina IT Pro User Group provides an opportunity for IT Professionals in the Regina area to gather and share resources, ideas, and experiences. The group provides technology professionals, students and home enthusiasts insight into the Microsoft technologies used as part of our work life and personal life. This is facilitated through access to the best knowledge resource there is: peers.

Saskatoon IT Pro Users Group

Saskatoon IT Pro Users Group is a community of IT Professionals who share resources, ideas, and experiences.

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