December 12, 2011 14:00 ET

SolidQ and SSWUG.ORG Announce In-Person IT Training Programs in U.S. Cities

Information Technology-Focused Content Provider Partners With Leading Consulting Firm for Campaign

TUCSON, AZ--(Marketwire - Dec 12, 2011) - SSWUG.ORG, a website that provides educational resources and information on subjects in the information technology (IT) field to more than 570,000 members, today announced a partnership with SolidQ, a global provider of advanced consulting, mentoring and education solutions for Microsoft's data management, business intelligence, collaboration and development platforms.

Starting in Jan. 2012, the two organizations will be providing in-person training seminars and classes with hands-on labs in cities throughout the United States on Microsoft-developed products, such as SQL Server, SharePoint, PowerPivot, Visual Studio and the .NET Framework.

"Our objective with this partnership is to combine SolidQ's understanding of Microsoft's Enterprise product suite with SSWUG's deep market knowledge and community reach," said Douglas McDowell, chief executive officer of SolidQ North America and a Microsoft SQL Server Most Valuable Professional (MVP).

The initial event will be an advanced, two-day seminar on designing reports with SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 R2. The seminar will be held in Seattle, Wash. on Jan. 12-13 and taught by Paul Turley, a SolidQ expert and Microsoft MVP. Other cities planned to host seminars from SSWUG.ORG and SolidQ in the first quarter of 2012 include Denver, Co., Atlanta, Ga., Phoenix, Ariz. and Washington, D.C.

"IT professionals, such as database administrators and business intelligence analysts, are always searching for cutting-edge content to help succeed in their jobs and stay up on the latest technology," said Stephen Wynkoop, founder of SSWUG.ORG. "In this partnership, both of our organizations are expanding our reach to provide high-quality, educational training sessions in a classroom setting."

Those who want to register for the in-person IT training programs from SSWUG.ORG and SolidQ can visit to learn more and start the process.

Founded in 1999, SSWUG.ORG is an industry-leading website that provides educational resources and information on data management, collaboration software, development tools and cloud computing to more than 570,000 members. Events and instructional videos are regularly offered and in-depth articles are posted daily onto the site. For more information, visit

About SolidQ:
SolidQ is a global provider of consulting, mentoring and training services for Microsoft's data management, business intelligence and collaboration platforms. With a team of more than 80 MVPs, PhDs, authors, speakers and recognized industry experts, SolidQ has been delivering proven results for more than 10 years. For more information, visit

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