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Registration Open for Boston Area SharePoint Users Group on 1/11/12

Registration is now open for the January 11, 2012 Boston Area SharePoint Users Group Meeting in Waltham, MA.

January 11th, 2012 Meeting Information – Waltham

PRESENTER
The presenter for our next meeting is Scott Jamison, Chief Architect and CEO for Jornata. He will be presenting "Making SharePoint 2010 ROCK by Increasing Findability".

Session Abstract
Want to make it easier for users to locate the right content, whether they’re browsing or searching in SharePoint? In this session, Scott shows you real-world ways to get the most out of key features like metadata, content search, people search, cloud tags, status feeds, list views, and content contribution.

About Scott
Scott Jamison is a SharePoint MVP and MCM. He’s also the Chief Architect and CEO at Jornata, a top-tier SharePoint consulting firm.

MEETING SPONSOR – CubisOne
CubisOne provides consulting and IT services to clients globally. CubisOne delivers unmatched business value to customers through a combination of process excellence, quality frameworks and service delivery innovation. By leveraging our onshore, offshore and onsite capabilities, our customers enjoy decreased costs, increased profitability.


RAFFLE PRIZES

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

LOCATION
We will be meeting at the Microsoft Waltham office, located on the 6th floor, at 201 Jones Road, Waltham, MA.

LINKED IN

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


FACEBOOK

We are also on facebook! http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Boston-Area-SharePoint-User-Group/113652405354617


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


WEB
Visit the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group website at http://www.bostonsharepointug.org

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Registration Open for Boston Area SharePoint Users Group on 12/12/11

BASPUG_195square_initialsRegistration is now open for the December 12th, 2011 meeting of the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group.

Please note the date change for this month’s meeting!!

December 12th, 2011 Meeting Information – Cambridge

PRESENTER
The presenter for our next meeting is Richard Harbridge, Senior SharePoint Evangelist for Allin Consulting. He will be presenting "Is Your SharePoint Really Healthy? What’s The Right Prescription?"

Session Abstract
In many organizations SharePoint is a critical enterprise platform. As an organization matures the platform must mature and grow along with it to ensure it can continue to meet/exceed the needs of the business. If the SharePoint implementation is unhealthy or has problems these will compound overtime and may lead to solution, project and potentially even platform failure. This talk is about how to ensure that never happens.

What we will discuss in this session:

  • A “SharePoint Health Check” which help will identify how “Healthy” your SharePoint Implementation is in the following areas:
    • SharePoint Infrastructure
    • SharePoint Performance
    • SharePoint Security
    • SharePoint Integration
    • SharePoint Search
    • SharePoint Taxonomy
    • SharePoint Governance
    • SharePoint User Adoption
    • SharePoint Usability
    • SharePoint Development
  • A “SharePoint Prescription” You will learn about many SharePoint Best Practices that can help make your SharePoint environment healthier based on the above mentioned areas.

About Richard
Richard Harbridge is an internationally recognized expert in Microsoft SharePoint and is a technology and business evangelist with deep expertise in information architecture, enterprise content management, and technology strategy. He has defined, architected, developed and successfully implemented well over a hundred SharePoint solutions from small implementations on a single server to over 80,000+ user implementations in international organizations.

As a sought-after speaker he often shares his insights, experiences, and advice around collaboration, knowledge management, social computing, ROI, governance, user adoption and training at many industry events.

Richard hopes to see you/speak with you at the Boston Area SharePoint User Group as it’s an amazing community where many people exchange and share experience, knowledge, and relationships to help us all become even better at our jobs and the things we are passionate about.

MEETING SPONSOR – Certeon
Certeon is the Application Performance Company. aCelera, our suite of software WAN optimization products delivers fast and secure data transfer for any user accessing any application, on any device, across any network.

As enterprises aim to make their IT infrastructure flexible for business agility, contain IT costs and deal with regulatory changes, they are adopting a number of initiatives:

  • Centralization of servers to data centers
  • Consolidation of hardware using virtualization
  • Reduction in the number of data centers
  • Increasing globalization with more telecommuters, road warriors and other remote workers
  • Transition to network based backup and disaster recovery network replication
  • Leveraging public cloud services

The IT infrastructure is going through an evolution and the Wide Area Network (WAN) is now the backbone of both private and public cloud services. Each of the initiatives listed above further drives more and more remote access to data. If nothing is done, user productivity drops as WAN links are clogged and costs go up as IT tries to increase WAN links as consumption rises.

In this new world WAN optimization is not an option but a necessity. At Certeon we believe WAN optimization should not be considered as a point solution to solve pain at a couple of remote sites; instead it should be thought of a strategic initiative for the entire infrastructure. When deployed across the board at all points of access, CIOs and IT administrators will no longer have to worry where the data and where the user are. Data will be available instantly at LAN like speeds anywhere in the world.

Our mission is to deliver best of breed WAN optimization and application acceleration technology at a cost that is value based such that enterprises and cloud providers can afford to deploy it at every point of access in the network. No longer should you have to worry about the network or where the data is located, you should have instant access to it no matter where you are. Our software is scalable to be installed in the largest enterprise or a cloud provider’s infrastructure.

Only a software solution can deliver the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) that CIOs are searching for. Some examples of how costs can be saved from software versus hardware based solution include remote installation to anywhere in the world, leveraging commodity hardware and corporate standards for sparing and maintenance, and maximizing consolidation initiatives like virtualization to reduce cooling, power and rack space costs.

SUSTENANCE
Food and beverages will be provided at the event.

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

  • Black Blade Associates will be raffling off a license, valued at $2000 for their SharePoint Zip product.

  • Lightning Tools will also be raffling off a license for their BCS MetaMan (or other) product.

  • CubisOne will be raffling off a license for their SharePoint Power Pack iChat product ($1000 value).

  • We also have books, T-Shirts, and more!

    LOCATION
    We will be meeting at the Microsoft New England Research and Development center at One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA.

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

FACEBOOK
We are also on facebook! http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Boston-Area-SharePoint-User-Group/113652405354617

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

WEB
Visit the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group website at http://www.bostonsharepointug.org

Registration Open for Boston Area SharePoint Users Group on 11/9/11

BASPUG_195square_initialsRegistration is now open for the November 9th, 2011 meeting of the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group, at the Microsoft Waltham office located on the 6th floor at 201 Jones Road, Waltham, MA.

November 9th, 2011 Meeting Information – Waltham

PRESENTER
The presenter for our next meeting is Manmeet Chaudhari, Sr. Project Advisor for Advisicon Inc. She will be presenting "Project Management" – showcasing Project Server 2010 and its integration with SharePoint 2010.

Session Abstract
This session will introduce the integration of collaboration strategies and features of Microsoft Project Server 2010 for participants in a project management office (PMO)/project portfolio management (PPM) environment.

It will also showcase what Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 has to offer with features such as Project Sites and Workspaces, version control, task synchronization between Project Server 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010, governance workflows, tagging, wikis, discussion boards, integration of connectivity with remote team, and business intelligence for dynamic reporting.

About Manmeet
I am a Senior technology consultant with a career history in diverse aspects of information technology, enterprise level IT, business analysis implementation and training. I have led the delivery of complex business processes and enterprise solutions to fortune 100 companies in Asia-Pacific, India and North American markets.
My expertise is in providing technology consulting services with life cycle implementations for a variety of industries including Health Care, Airline, Financial, Manufacturing, and Energy.
I am proficient in architecture design, development, and delivery of business intelligence using business portals & collaborations systems. In depth knowledge of Microsoft based technologies including SharePoint, Business Intelligence platforms such as Project and Portfolio Server and various software development methodologies.
I have been awarded as Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 3 consecutive years since 2009 for my contribution towards the Microsoft Project community.
(I am based out of Cambridge and I am a home worker).

MEETING SPONSOR – Commvault
Headquartered in Oceanport, New Jersey, CommVault is a publicly traded data management software company passionately committed to giving companies a better way to organize, protect, and access business information.
CommVault was founded in 1996 and first made its mark with the industry’s leading backup software product. But what we ultimately provide for our 13,500+ customers goes far beyond backup. Our unique Solving Forward® philosophy and one-of-a-kind Simpana® software deliver complete data management solutions with infinite scalability and unprecedented control over data and costs.

CommVault has recently been positioned in the "Leaders" quadrant in Gartner’s 2011 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Disk-Based Backup/Recovery. And leading technology companies worldwide have formed strategic partnerships with us, including Dell, HDS, HP, Microsoft, NetApp, VMWare, Novell, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, and Bull.

A wealth of accolades and revenue growth greater than three times the software industry average further reflect the industry’s need and enthusiasm for CommVault’s revolutionary approach to data management.

To learn much more about CommVault, our Solving Forward philosophy, and Simpana Software, download a brochure from the menu to the right, tour the rest of our Web site, or simply contact us. We’re confident you’ll like what you discover.

SUSTENANCE
Food and beverages will be provided at the event.


RAFFLE PRIZES

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

LOCATION
We will be meeting at the Microsoft New England Research and Development center at One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA.


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


FACEBOOK

We are also on facebook! http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Boston-Area-SharePoint-User-Group/113652405354617


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


WEB
Visit the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group website at http://www.bostonsharepointug.org

Registration open for Boston Area SharePoint Users Group on 8/10/11

BASPUG_195square_initialsRegistration is now open for the August 10th, 2011 meeting of the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group, at the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center (NERD) in Cambridge, MA.

August 10th, 2011 Meeting Information

PRESENTER

The presenter for our next meeting Paul Schaeflein of Schaeflein Consulting. He will be presenting "I need to make SharePoint look like that!"

AUDIENCE: Developer (Level 200)

SESSION ABSTRACT
How do we deploy custom branding to SharePoint? We will start with the assets provided by our designer and fit them into a predictable, repeatable process. We will also discuss techniques to enforce the brand, enhance the navigation and put some professional touches to the solution

ABOUT PAUL
Paul Schaeflein (MVP, MCPD) is a solution architect/developer with experience in all versions of the SharePoint platform. Paul is a top-rated speaker, having presented at the Microsoft SharePoint Conference and TechEd conferences, as well as user groups. Paul has more than two decades experience in architecting, designing and developing software solutions. This experience covers a vast range of technologies, languages and industries. Having developed many line-of-business applications, Paul has a firm grasp on the challenges that corporate developers face when integrating them into a corporate portal.

MEETING SPONSOR – Rackspace

Fanatical Support® has made Rackspace the world’s leader in hosting. We deliver enterprise-level hosting services to businesses of all sizes and kinds around the world. We got started in 1998 and since have grown to serve more than 99,000 customers, including over 80,000 cloud computing customers. Rackspace integrates the industry’s best technologies for each customer’s specific need and delivers it as a service via the company’s commitment to Fanatical Support. Our core products include Rackspace Managed Hosting, The Rackspace Cloud™ and Rackspace Email & Apps. There are currently over 2,900 Rackers around the world serving our customers. More information at http://www.rackspace.com.

SUSTENANCE
Food and beverages will be provided at the event!

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

LOCATION
We will be meeting at the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center (NERD) at One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA.

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

FACEBOOK

We are also on facebook! http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Boston-Area-SharePoint-User-Group/113652405354617

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

Registration open for Boston Area SharePoint Users Group on 7/13/11

BASPUG_195square_initialsRegistration is now open for the July 13th, 2011 meeting of the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group, at the Microsoft Office in Waltham, MA.

July 13th, 2011 Meeting Information

PRESENTER
The presenter for our next meeting is Scott Jamison, Managing Partner and CEO of Jornata. He will be presenting "SharePoint 2010 Usage and Adoption Best Practices"

SESSION ABSTRACT
This session will cover best practices for usage and adoption of SharePoint 2010. We’ll answer questions for both the SharePoint adoption team and users alike….

For the adoption team:
• How can I get my employees excited about using this new collaboration technology (champions, incentives)?
• How do I make sure all the employees in my organization understand and feel comfortable using SharePoint?
• How can I make sure that SharePoint fits into existing business processes, and makes people’s jobs easier?
• How do I manage the behavioral change required to integrate SharePoint into the way people work?

For users:
• What collaboration methods and site templates are most appropriate for which types of situations?
• What should I ask myself before setting up a SharePoint site?
• How should I manage content?
• What should I think about when tagging?
• Etiquette for social interactions?

ABOUT SCOTT
Scott is Managing Partner and CEO of Jornata a Boston-based Gold Partner and SharePoint consulting firm. Scott is a world-renowned expert on knowledge worker technologies and collaborative solutions and is an experienced leader with almost 20 years directing managers and technology professionals to deliver a wide range of business solutions for customers. Scott is a recognized thought leader and published author with several books, including Essential SharePoint 2007 and Essential SharePoint 2010. Scott received his master’s degree in Computer Science from Boston University, with post-graduate work at Bentley’s McCallum Graduate School of Business. Scott is a SharePoint Certified Master.

MEETING SPONSOR – KnowledgeLake
KnowledgeLake provides an affordable, platform based solution for managing your company’s unstructured content right within SharePoint. More capable than even the more expensive legacy ECM applications, KnowledgeLake is an enterprise scalable and comprehensive SharePoint ECM solution for searching, securing, routing and annotating your company’s mission critical electronic content. The KnowledgeLake Solution is fully integrated with SharePoint, so it is easy to implement, easy to administer, presents low risk, and is cost effective. For more information please visit http://www.knowledgelake.com


SUSTENANCE
Food and beverages will be provided at the event!

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

LOCATION
We will be meeting at the Microsoft Waltham office, located on the 6th floor, at 201 Jones Road, Waltham, MA.

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

FACEBOOK

We are also on facebook! http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Boston-Area-SharePoint-User-Group/113652405354617

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

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.

PRESENTER
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".

SESSION ABSTRACT
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.

MEETING SPONSOR
TBA

SUSTENANCE
Food and beverages will be provided at the event.

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

LOCATION
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: http://www.microsoftcambridge.com

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

FACEBOOK

We are also on facebook! http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Boston-Area-SharePoint-User-Group/113652405354617

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

WEB

Visit the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group website at http://www.bostonsharepointug.org

ORGANIZERS

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.

Registration open for Boston Area SharePoint Users Group on 1/12/11

BASPUG_195square_initialsRegistration is now open for the January 12th, 2011 meeting of the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group, at the Microsoft NERD center in Cambridge, MA.

PRESENTER
Our presenter for our next meeting is Scott Jamison, Managing Partner at Jornata. He will be presenting "SharePoint 2010 Usage and Adoption Best Practices".

SESSION ABSTRACT
This session will cover best practices for usage and adoption of SharePoint 2010. We’ll answer questions for both the SharePoint adoption team and users alike….

For the adoption team:

• How can I get my employees excited about using this new collaboration technology (champions, incentives)? 
• How do I make sure all the employees in my organization understand and feel comfortable using SharePoint?
• How can I make sure that SharePoint fits into existing business processes, and makes people’s jobs easier? 
• How do I manage the behavioral change required to integrate SharePoint into the way people work?

For users:

• What collaboration methods and site templates are most appropriate for which types of situations?
• What should I ask myself before setting up a SharePoint site? 
• How should I manage content? 
• What should I think about when tagging? 
• Etiquette for social interactions?

About Scott
Scott is Managing Partner and CEO of Jornata, a Boston-based Gold Partner and SharePoint consulting firm. Scott is a world-renowned expert on knowledge worker technologies and collaborative solutions and is an experienced leader with almost 20 years directing managers and technology professionals to deliver a wide range of business solutions for customers. Scott is a recognized thought leader and published author with several books, including Essential SharePoint 2007 and Essential SharePoint 2010. Scott received his master’s degree in Computer Science from Boston University, with post-graduate work at Bentley’s McCallum Graduate School of Business.  Scott is a SharePoint Certified Master.

MEETING SPONSOR
TBA

SUSTENANCE
Food and beverages will be provided at the event.

RAFFLE PRIZES
We will be handing out raffle tickets at the BASPUG meeting for the following items.

LOCATION
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: http://www.microsoftcambridge.com

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

FACEBOOK
We are also on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Boston-Area-SharePoint-User-Group/113652405354617

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

WEB
Visit the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group website at http://www.bostonsharepointug.org

ORGANIZERS
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.

Registration open for Boston Area SharePoint Users Group on 12/8/10

BASPUG_100square_initialsRegistration is now open for the December 8th, 2010 meeting of the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group, back again on our home turf at the Microsoft NERD center in Cambridge, MA.

 

PRESENTER

Our presenter for our next meeting Is Marc Anderson, President and Founder of Sympraxis Consulting. He will be presenting "Developing in SharePoint’s Middle Tier".

SESSION ABSTRACT

While most of the market focus in SharePoint development lies with .NET skills and techniques, there is a rich middle ground which has been rapidly gathering a following. Developing in the Middle Tier with SharePoint Designer, Data View Web Parts (DVWPs), jQuery, and the SharePoint Web Services using SPServices, you can build rich solutions with no risk of deploying managed code to your SharePoint servers. 

In this session, Marc will show examples of Middle Tier development techniques and answer your questions about when Middle Tier development may prove to be a highly viable alternative to traditional .NET development.

About Marc

Marc is the Co-Founder and President of Sympraxis Consulting LLC, located in the Boston suburb of Newton, Mass. He has more than 25 years of experience in technology, professional services, and software development. Marc is the developer of the jQuery Library for SharePoint Web Services (aka SPServices) and a faculty member at the USPJ Academy focused on Middle Tier Development with SharePoint. Read Marc’s blog at http://sympmarc.com.


MEETING SPONSOR
TBA

SUSTENANCE
Food and beverages will be provided at the event.

RAFFLE PRIZES

We will be handing out raffle tickets at the BASPUG meeting for the following items.

LOCATION
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: http://www.microsoftcambridge.com

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

FACEBOOK

We are also on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Boston-Area-SharePoint-User-Group/113652405354617

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

WEB

Visit the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group website at http://www.bostonsharepointug.org

ORGANIZERS

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.

Registration open for Boston Area SharePoint Users Group on 11/10/10

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Registration is now open for the November 10th, 2010 meeting of the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group, back again on our home turf at the Microsoft NERD center in Cambridge, MA.

PRESENTERS

Our presenters for our next meeting are Richard Harbridge, a Senior SharePoint Evangelist at Allin Consulting, and Mark Bramhall, CTO at Allin Consulting. They will be presenting "SharePoint 2010 Integration and Interoperability: What you need to know".

Session Abstract

There are countless challenges when dealing with business data. A few of note are:

  • Higher Overhead for IT to Service User Requests
  • Multiple Places to Search Results in Reduced Applicable Contexts
  • Multiple Places to Administer, Manage, and Maintain
  • High Data Integration Costs (100% Custom and Often One Offs)
  • Silos or Islands of Business Data Lead to Redundant Data or Processes
  • Multiple Interfaces Creates User Dissatisfaction and Increased Training Costs

Microsoft SharePoint is a platform than can help significantly reduce the challenges mentioned above by using an interoperable platform of connected services. In our session we will explore SharePoint’s new Interoperability underpinnings as well as the BCS to determine how they can be leveraged effectively in real world scenarios.

What we will be talking about:

  • SharePoint’s Important Interoperability
  • What is the BCS?
    • External Content Types
    • External Columns
    • External Lists
    • Extensibility and Tooling
  • Other Ways SharePoint Leverages the BCS
  • Demonstration of BCS
  • The Limitations of BCS

About Richard

Over the past 7 years I have had the pleasure of working extensively with SharePoint as an end user, developer, administrator, architect, business analyst, and consultant. In this time I defined, architected, developed, and implemented well over a hundred SharePoint solutions from small implementations of WSS on a single server, to 80,000+ user implementations in international organizations.
About Mark

Mark has over 40 years’ experience in Information Technology. As Chief Technology Officer, Mark is responsible for the evaluation and implementation of new technologies as well as being a core member of development teams that build client systems.  He has helped client’s assemble and deploy large, distributed application systems in the fields of healthcare, finance, distance learning, and entertainment.


MEETING SPONSOR
TBA

SUSTENANCE
Food and beverages will be provided at the event.

 

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

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!

Lightning Tools will also be raffling off a license for their BCS MetaMan product. Lighning Tools has also stepped up to provide this as a raffle item at each of our meetings!

We also have books, XBOX Games, T-Shirts, and more!

 

LOCATION
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: http://www.microsoftcambridge.com

 

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

 

FACEBOOK

We are also on facebook! http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Boston-Area-SharePoint-User-Group/113652405354617

 

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

 

WEB

Visit the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group website at http://www.bostonsharepointug.org

 

ORGANIZERS

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.

SPTechCon & October 21st BASPUG re-cap and materials

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I know, I know… I still need to publish my post on this past SharePoint Saturday Boston… however, since SPTechCon is slightly more fresh in my mind, and, because I promised materials to one of the lucky folks who attended my sessions by the end of the day, SPTechCon has taken the driver’s seat.

All I can say is what a great conference! Unfortunately, I was meeting people and companies, and talking to session-goers, catching up with friends, and meeting new ones, for the entire event, that the only sessions I was able to make it to, were my own!

I would first like to extend my thanks, yet again, to David Rubinstein, Stacy Burris, Kathy Bruin, and the rest of the BZ Media team, for not only taking me on as a speaker, but, for also graciously hosting the October meeting of the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group! With the conference in town, and by David’s suggestion months earlier, we managed to put together a fantastic panel of speakers from some of the SharePoint rock stars that were on hand at SPTechCon. We wanted to put together a focused panel on the new hotness, SharePoint 2010. While the conversations drifted a bit, we had a very energetic crowd, and very energetic panel. The free drinks at the attendee exhibit hall exception MAY have had something to do with that…

The panel consisted of none other than Bill English of Mindsharp, Andrew Connell of Critical Path Training, Joel Oleson of Quest, Heather Solomon of SharePoint Experts, Dux Raymond Sy of Innovative-e, and Mark Miller of EndUserSharePoint.com. (I’ll get the video posted soon enough!).

My next set of thanks is going to the BASPUG attendees and speakers – thank you all so much for making yet another highly successful meeting of the BASPUG! We had over 70 in attendance, and there was barely a seat available! To each and every one of our speakers, you are always welcome back in Boston to the users group!

Some of the comments from the BASPUG I’d like to share.. a few images below – LOTS of talk about the #BASPUG. Thank you all!

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To close out the BASPUG @ SPTechCon, here is the slide deck from that night. Video, as mentioned above, still to come!

Next, I’d like to thank all of those who attended my two sessions at SPTechCon. The first session, bright and early before Steve Fox’s keynote, was “Just Freakin’ Work! Overcoming Hurdles and Avoiding Pain” with Mark Rackley. We had almost a full room, even with the change in time, as well as for being quite early at 8:15am.

Below is our slide deck from that presentation.

My next session closed off the conference at 4:00 on Friday, and I delivered to a great crowd, “Creating Custom Actions in SharePoint 2010”. Thank you again for all who attended, and let me know if you have any questions here in the comments, so I can share them with the rest of the world, or rather, the small portion of people that view my blog 🙂 Below is my deck from that session.

Thank you again everyone at the conference. I have to say, in all honesty, that this was one of the best conferences I have ever had the privilege to attend!

Looking to see these sessions again? Join me in February next year at SPTechCon San Francisco!

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