Registration open for Boston Area SharePoint Users Group on 5/11/11

BASPUG_195square_initialsRegistration is now open for the May 11th, 2011 meeting of the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group, at the Microsoft NERD center in Cambridge, MA.

The presenter for our next meeting is Carlos Valcarcel, FAST Technical Specialist at Microsoft. He will be presenting "Architecture: Fast Search Server 2010 for SharePoint".

With the new release of SharePoint comes a plethora of new features: linear scalability, support for more languages, better relevancy, and support for 100 million documents in total per farm just to name a few. Yet, Microsoft’s acquisition of Fast Search and Transfer in 2007 has changed where SharePoint enterprise search is going. After a brief overview of SharePoint 2010 we will look at Fast Search Server 2010, what its feature set looks like and the reasons for using it over SharePoint search.

About Carlos
Carlos has been in software development since the mid-80’s working in financial services, insurance and technology. He has worked with C, C++, Java, J2EE, Spring, Eclipse and Python in various locations around the United States and Australia. During his time as an independent consultant he presented sessions on software development and distributed system architecture in the US, UK, Germany and France. In 2004 Sams Publishing published his first book, Eclipse Kick Start (for Eclipse version 3.0).

He has been with FAST, A Microsoft Subsidiary, since March of 2007 in a pre-sales technical role.


Food and beverages will be provided at the event.

We will be handing out raffle tickets at the BASPUG meetings.

We will be meeting at the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center, located in Cambridge, MA. For more information on the facility, as well as directions, please visit here:

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Event meetings are organized by Geoff Varosky of Grace-Hunt, Eugene Rosenfeld of Black Blade Associates, Ryan Tacy of HP, and Talbott Crowell of Third Millenium.


About Geoff Varosky
Geoff Varosky is a Senior Architect for Insight, based out of Watertown, MA. He has been architecting and developing web based applications his entire career, and has been working with SharePoint for the past 15 years. Geoff is an active member of the SharePoint community, Co-Founder and Co-Organizer of the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group, co-founder for the Boston Office 365 Users Group, co-organizer for SharePoint Saturday Boston and speaks regularly at SharePoint events and user groups.

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