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Just listened to HSS show 220. I have registered for the meet-up and I am looking forward to attending in September if at all possible. An overseas trip may interfere, unfortunately, I won't know for a few months yet. Should we assume it is free again this year? Or should we be prepared to kick-in a nominal charge / donation for bagels and lunch?


Lots of great ideas out there already. More than humanly possible in a one-day event, I am sure. But perhaps a few more could be thrown into the pot for consideration:


UPS and auto-shutdown software demo (pull the plug!) (Powerchute?)


Crashplan on WHS2011 and 2012E


Drobo / Synology / QNap comparison and discussion


Discussion comparing Surface Pro and at least one other Win8 Pro tablet or convertible


Already listed, but another vote for DrivePool / Drivebender comparison and discussion


Discussion on remote access methods using native 2011 / 2012E technology and with third party tools


Collect and share (anonymous) information on what people who attend are using in their WHS / NAS world, how many drives, how big, what brands and like / dislike, what model UPS and how big, how much used space,  how much storage in the cloud and where (only significant space, not everyone's 2G in something just to check it out); remote access tools (iOS, Android, whatever), etc.


A presentation by someone who has moved off WHS V1 or 2011 entirely onto a NAS solution. What are they doing for file backup on and off site? What are they doing for bare metal restore, or living without it? That sort of thing.


A discussion on video owning / streaming / ripping / viewing or extender options / etc.; I just listened to the episode that mentioned Ultraviolet and VuDu and Wal-Mart disk-to-digital and would like to hear more about all that


Better understanding of the network access in the meeting room would be nice. Maybe a hand-out when we pick up our registration material / badge / whatever? A common place to dump pictures taken at the meet-up?

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Me (your second favorite surface geeks co-host) and the wife (Mrs. Shownotes as Dave calls her) will be in Indy for this.  Looking forward to meeting all of you, and talking tech.  


and CandianGeek, you will not be the lone Candian as my wife is born and bred...

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A class or discussion on setting up pfsense and plugin options for pfsense. A meet and greet Friday evening or Saturday morning. A discussion on home network setup. This discussion could go into suggestions to better improve home networks. I also like jsox's suggestions as well.

I am planning on driving to Indianapolis Friday and open to suggestions to hotel rooms for my stay Friday and Saturday. 

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I am planning on driving to Indianapolis Friday and open to suggestions to hotel rooms for my stay Friday and Saturday. 

A safe bet is somewhere near the Fry's in Fishers, Indiana.  We used a hotel near there for the 2nd Meetup.

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I booked the Conrad in downtown Indy.  Don't know much about the area, but I am sure it can't be to far from where we end up.  

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I think that one would be......the hotel Dave used last year was just fine and convenient.

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I booked the Conrad in downtown Indy.  Don't know much about the area, but I am sure it can't be to far from where we end up.  


I have been looking for recommendations for a place to stay for the meetup. I will look into the Conrad downtown Indy. Is anyone else that is going to the meetup planning on staying here?


Any other suggestions for a place to stay?

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Ping Dave on the name of the hotel we used last year.  Just off the interstate, lots of places within walking distance to eat, and the Fry's is 1 minute away.  Anything downtown is going to be 30 minutes away I would think.

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Has a placed been finalized? I know it is going to be in Indianapolis. I am looking for a place to walk/stagger back easily.

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