Registration Open for Boston Area SharePoint User Group (BASPUG) on June 9th, 2010


Registration is now open for the meeting of the Boston Area SharePoint User Group (BASPUG) taking place on June 9, 2010, at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge, MA, from 6-8PM.

We will have Craig Pilkenton, a Senior SharePoint Consultant with EMC, presenting “SharePoint 2010 Administration with Windows PowerShell”.

Food will be provided for free for the BASPUG from AvePoint.

For raffles this meeting, Black Blade Associates will be raffling off a license for their SharePoint Zip product. Lightning Tools will be raffling off 2 licenses for BCS Meta Man. We will also be raffling off one free 2009 SharePoint Conference content pass, as well as X-Box Games, Books, Shirts, and more!

For more information, and to register, please visit

Please help spread the word on twitter, blogs, and by any other medium! Follow us on twitter at @BASPUG, and by twitter hashtag #BASPUG. Join our LinkedIn group here: 

We hope to see you there!


Boston Area SharePoint Users Group Registration Now Open!


I am pleased to announce that we have opened up registration for the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group inaugural meeting, being held on May 12th, 2010 at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge, MA.

Chris Bortlik, a SharePoint Technology Specialist with Microsoft, will be presenting a session to kick off the user group, as well as coinciding with the official launch of Office and SharePoint 2010, also taking place on May 12th, “Introducing SharePoint 2010”. Come and learn more about the new product, network with others, enjoy some free food, and participate in the free raffle!

Please sign up today by visiting and clicking on the Register Now link on the site, or, right here:

Fore more information on this event, and the group itself, please head on over to

Also, please help us spread the word! Follow us on twitter @BASPUG and by using the hash-tag #BASPUG. We also have a group on LinkedIn.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Introducing the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group


I mentioned yesterday about the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group that we are putting together, however, I wanted to fully dedicate a blog post to it, and use this as a placeholder until we have the actual website up and running, so, if you came to, then you probably got directed to this post. Welcome!

The Boston Area SharePoint Users Group was founded by Geoff Varosky of Grace-Hunt, Ryan Tacy of AvePoint, Eugene Rosenfeld of Black Blade Associates, and Talbott Crowell of ThirdM. We wanted to bring together like minds to network and share their experiences, triumphs, and tribulations around Microsoft SharePoint. To provide a community platform for Boston area SharePoint users, administrators, developers, architects, to share their knowledge with the community. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center in Cambridge, MA.

We are currently in the process of developing the real website, so, stay tuned here for more information, as well as @BASPUG on twitter, for more up to date information regarding the Users Group.

We will be holding our first meeting on May 12th, 2010, from 6pm – 8pm EST at the Microsoft New England Research & Development (NERD) Center. Our speaker will be Chris Bortlik of Microsoft, presenting “Introducing SharePoint 2010”. Our first meeting will also coincide with the official launch of Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010. Watch the live launch event during the day, and come and see SharePoint 2010 in action at night!

A little bit about Chris…
Chris Bortlik works at Microsoft as a SharePoint technology specialist. He works with Enterprise customers and partners in the Northeast in a pre-sales technical role. Chris speaks frequently at Microsoft events (including the SharePoint Conference) and is a contributing author of the upcoming "Essential SharePoint 2010" book. He also publishes a blog on TechNet at:  Prior to joining Microsoft in 2008, Chris was a customer for 14 years working in technical IT architect, development and management roles – primarily leading .NET and SharePoint related projects.

Food for our inaugural meeting, as well as the first few meetings, will be sponsored by AvePoint. The meetings will also not stop to a dead halt at 8pm, that is just when we need to be out of the facility. After the user group meetings, we will most likely announce and adjourn to a local watering hole, to continue on our discussions and networking, which may or may not be sponsored.

We will be handing out raffle tickets at the BASPUG meetings (when we have items to raffle that is!). Black Blade Associates will be raffling off a license, valued at $2000 for their SharePoint Zip product, at each and every meeting of the BASPUG!

We will also be working with some publishers as well to extend discounts, be able to raffle off free books, and more, to the members of the BASPUG.

The BASPUG will meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, from 6pm to 8pm EST, starting May 12th, 2010.

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

Join our group on LinkedIn today to connect with the rest of the BASPUG members, and spread the word!

Follow news about the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group on twitter by following us @BASPUG, and by using the hashtag #BASPUG

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