Did you know that?

  • More than a thousand of your colleagues throughout Ottawa and the surrounding area belong to one or more of the Local IT Pro Groups listed below!
  • All Ottawa IT Pro Groups are not-for-profit organizations that focus on all aspects of technology from software to hardware.
  • Each IT Pro group is a group of  peers, who meet on a monthly basis to learn and discuss new and existing technologies with industry leaders.

Why should YOU join IT Pro group?

  • We are committed to bringing you seminars and lessons on topics of interest that our members request;
  • We offer special programs such as study groups and more to come;
  • By helping our efforts you will be making a difference in the community; and
  • It’s absolutely free so WHY NOT!?



  • The Ottawa Windows Server User Group holds monthly meeting on various topics and has an associated study group
  • To find out more visit www.owsug.ca or contact info@owsug.ca.


  • OttawaSQL.net is a group of Ottawa area IT professionals that share an interest in exploring the data perspective of Microsoft business solutions, products and technologies.
  • The technical focus of the group is on Microsoft SQL Server but also includes: SharePoint Server, Performance Point Server, Windows Workflow Foundations, LINQ and ADO.NET and more!
  • To find out more visit www.OttawaSQL.net .


  • We are a community of developers in Canada’s Ottawa/Gatineau region with a keen interest in Microsoft’s .NET development platform.
  • To find out more visit www.ottawacommunity.net .


Up Coming Events:

April 22nd, 2008 (Lunchtime)

ODNC Lunch & Learn: Effective N-Layering in ASP.NET

This presentation will focus on tools and techniques associated with the rapid development of ASP.NET applications. It will begin by introducing the concept of N-Layering as explained by Martin Fowler in his book “Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture”. It will then demonstrate the creation of an N-Layered ASP.Net application with specific focus on 3 real-world scenarios;

1)       ASP to ASP.NET migration where the client does not want the back end (Database) to change

2)       ASP.NET Spaghetti Code refactoring using the existing stored procedures

3)       ASP.NET’s effective use of the ObjectDataSource or LINQ with the Microsoft Entity Framework

You can register for this event by sending an email to events@OttawaCommunity.Net.


April 24th, 2008             

OttawaSQL.net and ODNC Present
Topic 1: “Business Intelligence Foundations with SQL Server
Integration Services” Presented by Christian Cote
Topic 2: “Architecting an ETL Framework with SQL Server Integration
Services” Presented by Christian Cote
You can register for this event by sending an email to


May 29th, 2008

OttawaSQL.net and OWSUG Present
Topic 1: “SQL Server 2008 & Windows Server 2008 High Availability
Technologies” Presented by David E. Myers and Todd Lamothe
Topic 2: “SQL Server 2008 Spatial Data & Microsoft Virtual Earth”
Presented by Lynda Rab and Steve Syfuhs

For more information, please contact info@owsug.ca .