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UCVUG Kickoff Meeting


Thursday, May 21, 2009 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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The Microsoft Unified Communications Virtual User Group (UCVUG) will be hosting it's first meeting on May 21st, 2009 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time. This event will be broadcast online via Microsoft Live Meeting. Please register if  you plan to attend so that we can get a count of how many attendees to plan for.




 - UCVUG Welcome - Dustin Hannifin

 - New Features in Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 - Jeff Schertz

 - Evangelyze SmartSIP Solution (Connect OCS to standard SIP phones and almost any ITSP)- Mike Stacy

 - Prize Drawing and Closing



Speaker Bios


Jeff Schertz

Jeff Schertz is a senior consultant for PointBridge, focused on unified communications. He has over 10 years of experience in the IT industry ranging from family-owned businesses to global product development and manufacturing firms, with a current focus on designing and developing directory and messaging solutions for converging business environments. Prior to PointBridge, Jeff has consulted on projects from targeted global messaging migrations to supplying complete IT solutions for small businesses. He has also held system administration positions for school districts, software developers, consumer product manufacturers and data/voice service providers.

He is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Microsoft Office Communications Server MVP who attended Illinois State University as a computer information sciences major.  He currently resides in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs and enjoys playing guitar, working on cars, and is an active member of sportbike racetrack associations. You can learn more about Jeff through his PointBridge blog at:

Headquartered in Chicago, PointBridge is one of the fastest growing Microsoft partners in the central U.S. The firm is a Microsoft Gold Certified partner and was recently named the 2008 Microsoft Citizenship Partner of the Year Global finalist and was also recognized as the 2007 Microsoft U.S. Central Region Partner of the Year.


Mike Stacy

Mike Stacy is the Director of Professional Services for Evangelyze Communications. Mr. Stacy is a Microsoft Office Communications Server Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award winner and a recognized industry leader in the design and deployment of Microsoft Unified Communications solutions. A former UC/Messaging Technology Specialist at Microsoft, Mr. Stacy brings extensive experience across a variety of industries, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies. Prior to joining Evangelyze Communications, Mr. Stacy was the Unified Communications Practice Director for Resolute Solutions Corporation. Mike Stacy's blog can be found at:


Evangelyze Communications (EC) is a global voice and unified communications products and professional services organization that specializes in Microsoft Unified Communications IP telephony products and services. EC is comprised of award-winning and internationally-renowned experts, whose research, development, and publications have been widely distributed and highly regarded within the Information Technology industry, enabling the organization to become a leading global Microsoft Voice Partner as part of the Microsoft Voice Specialized Partner (VSP) Program and as a Value Added Reseller (VAR).  EC's elite professional services division provides pre-sales and technical consulting to Global 500 and Fortune 500 organizations with the vision and realization of Voice and Unified Communications products and solutions that provide business value, not just technological advancements. The Evangelyze Communications Research & Development division is focused on investing in development of new voice communications and collaboration technologies and continues to build on this success with the development of innovative voice & unified communications products and services, increasing market share to Microsoft and its partners worldwide, while increasing EC brand recognition.




We will have a random drawing for the following prizes:

1 - Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Resource Kit

1 - Microsoft LifeCam Webcam

1 - Microsoft Xbox Title TBD


To be eligible you must sign up for a free membership on the ucvug website ( and logged onto the live meeting during the drawing.


Live Meeting Info

Below you will find the required information for logging into Live Meeting for the UCVUG Kickoff Meeting tomorrow. We will begin promptly at 7:00PM Eastern Time on Thursday May 21st. Please sign on a few minutes ahead of time to ensure your computer is setup to use Microsoft Live Meeting. Please note that this meeting will be recorded for future playback. We look forward to seeing you at the first ever UCVUG meeting!! 

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Attendee Entry Code:   3's76X+{p




Disclaimer Info:

UCVUG is not associated with Microsoft. We are an independent user group who's views may not necessarily reflect those of Microsoft.

Have questions about UCVUG Kickoff Meeting? Contact UCVUG

When & Where

Virtual - Live Meeting

Thursday, May 21, 2009 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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