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Next Meeting: March 12th, 2009 at 7pm

Date: March 12th, 2009
Time: 7pm
Place: EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
Room 403
University of Washington Campus
Subject: Libre Texting / WhiteBerry
Presenters: Mohsen Banan

I’ll be showing use of a Nokia 810 running linux
on a PDA and doing what Blackberry does and lots
more. All of that, with open source software that any
system administrator can reproduce for his


As an engineer, Mr. Banan has over 20 years experience. He is a recognized expert in the design and implementation of distributed systems, especially message handling systems and mobile data networks. Mr. Banan has run Neda Communications as a successful and profitable company since 1991.

Mr. Banan has accumulated a large body of publications. Some of his most recent and influential publications include RFC-2524, RFC-2188, Internetwork Mobility (published by Prentice-Hall), and the ground-breaking industry white paper Operation WhiteBerry.

Mr. Banan holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering (Magna Cum Laude) from Seattle University and an MS degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Washington.

System Administrators with Active Directory Experience Wanted for Microsoft Usability Study

From Microsoft:

Microsoft is conducting a usability study to gain insight into what you would like to see in the next version of Active Directory Users and Computers and how this tool impacts your job function. We want to learn from you, the experts, to determine what needs to be improved in our software. This is a great opportunity for you to provide feedback and help ensure the features you want, make it into ADUC’s next version.

We are recruiting individuals who:

• Have experience working with Active Directory Users and Computers

• Are available for a 2 hour study session between July 28 to August 1, 2008

• Can make it to Microsoft’s main campus in Redmond, Washington

We highly value your feedback and will be offering you a gratuity option in appreciation of your time and participation.

If you are interested or know someone who might be interested in participating, please email us at with ADUC in the subject line.