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Slides from February 13, 2018 BASPUG Meeting

Thank you all who came out last night to see my presentation at the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group last night!

As promised, here are my slides from the presentation, hosted on SlideShare:

And here is a link to the blog post which contains all of the steps we demoed during the presentation: https://sharepointyankee.com/2018/01/23/creating-a-chat-bot-with-microsofts-qna-maker-and-azure-bot-service/

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Boston Area SharePoint Users Group February 13, 2018 Meeting

Hey, guess what? I’m speaking at the BASPUG in February… come join me! We’ve moved to a new night – Tuesday, works better for everyone who helps out with the group.

Read the below for more information, and click here to register!

The Boston Area SharePoint Users Group (BASPUG) was founded 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, of all experience levels, even brand new to SharePoint, to share their knowledge with the community.

Geoff Varosky will be presenting “Easily Integrating a Chat Bot into SharePoint”

Session Abstract

​Chat Bots are very commonplace these days. They have been around for years, but advances in AI technology have allowed for a large growth and advances in this area. Microsoft has in preview a service called QnA Maker, that will allow you to create and build a Chat Bot that you can easily integrate into SharePoint using the Azure Bot Framework, all without writing a single line of code. Join me, and I’ll walk you through step-by-step on this process, along with discussing how and where Chat Bots can be used to provide better adoption and support to your users.

About the Speaker

​Geoff Varosky is a Senior Architect for BlueMetal, a division of 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 13 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 New England.

MEETING SPONSOR – BlueMetal

​Modern technology, craftsman quality. We’re an interactive design and technology architecture firm matching the most experienced consultants in the industry to the most challenging business and technical problems facing our clients. We seek to understand your business strategy and technical foundation to craft modern applications that holistically blend strategic vision, creative design, architecture, and innovation, to exactly meet your needs and ensure your success.​​

SUSTENANCE

Food and beverages will be provided at the meeting free of charge from our meeting sponsor. Food arrives at about 6PM. We generally have pizza (with and without meat), as well a salad, water, and sodas.​​

RAFFLE PRIZES

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

LOCATION

The meeting will be held at the BlueMetal Boston Office at 9 Galen St, Suite 300, Watertown, MA.​ Parking is FREE, and available in the main lot, and behind the building along the river.
Walk in the main building entrace (not the side of the bus stop), go to the back, take the elevator up to the 3rd floor, and the BlueMetal office is right in front of the elevator.

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 BlueMetal and James Restivo of Crow Canyon Systems.

 

Please visit The Boston SharePoint Area Users Group page for more event details!

Boston Office 365 Users Group coming in May!

With Microsoft’s focus on Office 365, and it being the largest product in history for them (surpassing SharePoint on-premises licensing), a few great minds here in the Boston area started talking a few months ago, about creating an Office 365 users group (not just covering SharePoint Online, but Lync, Exchange, Yammer, and whatever else gets tossed out onto the buffet line that is Office 365!).

Well, we have done just that, and are having our inaugural meeting on Thursday, May 22nd, at the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center (N.E.R.D.) from 6pm to 8pm. We will have Chris Bortlik, a Microsoft Office 365 Technology Specialist, kicking us off with his session “Introduction to Office 365”. See below for an abstract and bio for the session.

We will be having regular monthly meetings on the third Thursday of each month, so stay tuned for more as we build out our schedule of great speakers and topics going forward!

Our website is up (work in progress), but please sign up for our mailing list to be notified about future meetings and information about the group! http://www.bostono365usergroup.com/

Abstract

Office 365 is the fastest growing product in Microsoft’s history. Come to this session to learn what Office 365 is and how your organization can get started leveraging it today. During this talk we will cover the following topics:

  • Office 365 functional overview, focusing on Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Yammer, Lync Online, Office Online, mobile applications, and Office 365 ProPlus
  • Office 365 architecture fundamentals, including identity management, authentication options, browser, and device requirements
  • Office 365 admin center
  • Office 365 service descriptions
  • Staying up to date with Office 365 service announcements and updates
  • Office 365 FastTrack deployment model
  • Key Office 365 training links and resources

Bio

Chris Bortlik works at Microsoft as an Office 365 technology architect. He works with Enterprise customers and partners in the Northeast in a technical role focused on SharePoint, Office, Exchange, Lync, Yammer, and other parts of Office 365. Chris is an “Insider” within Microsoft and works closely with the Office 365 product team. He holds the SharePoint MCITP and MCTS certifications. Chris speaks frequently at Microsoft events (including the SharePoint Conference); is a contributing author of the "Essential SharePoint 2010" book; and a coauthor of the “Essential SharePoint 2013” book. Chris also blogs regularly on TechNet: http://blogs.technet.com/cbortlik  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. You can follow Chris on Twitter @cbortlik

Registration open: Boston SharePoint Users Group November 28th Meeting

BASPUG_195square_initialsThe​ Boston Area SharePoint Users Group (BASPUG) was founded 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, of all experience levels, even brand new to SharePoint, to share their knowledge with the community. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at either the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center in Cambridge, MA.

Jason Himmelstein will be presenting "ITPro’s taking the SharePoint 2013 Red Pill"
Session Abstract

With every new version of SharePoint come changes that either rock our world or make us scratch our heads and say "WHAT THE WHAT?!?"

If you are bold enough to want to adventure past the surface and are ready for the good, the bad, the great & the somewhat scary, join us as we deep dive into the rabbit hole of ITPro changes that are coming with SharePoint 2013.

Come on this journey as we:

  • explore changes to the service applications (including search)
  • what is new for visual upgrade
  • how SQL 2012 changes the storage scenario
  • take a look at the maturity of the Office Web Apps
  • examine how the new App Model will impact us
  • discuss the new workflow model
  • discuss what the "Claims First" model is going to do to our world.

By the end of this session you should be as excited for SharePoint 2013, but as to keep in mind twisted take on what Morpheus said: "Unfortunately, no one can just be told what the SharePoint 2013 is. You have to see it for yourself."​

About the Speaker

Jason Himmelstein, MCTS, MCITP, is the SharePoint Practice Director for Sentri, Inc. and has been working with Microsoft Server technologies since 1998 when he was supporting Motorola in Austin, TX.​ He went to work for the University of Texas for 5 years where he developed expertise in Active Directory and Exchange. He left UT to go on the road doing work for Dell in a partnership with Microsoft doing architecture, design and implementation of Active Directory and Exchange. He started working with SharePoint in 2007 as an Enterprise Architect for Raytheon Company.

DATE

Wednesday Nov 28, 2012.

TIME

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

LOCATION

Robert Half Technology
125 High Street, 20th Floor
Boston, MA 02110

Photo ID and registration are required!!

MEETING SPONSOR – K2

​K2® offers three software products to help you increase business efficiency and simplify work. K2’s visual tools allow people of various technical and non-technical backgrounds to create applications that automate processes and streamline operations. And when something in the business changes, modifying the applications to keep up is easy.

K2 tools are built on Microsoft technology and because K2 users actually complete work in the Microsoft programs they already know — like SharePoint and Visual Studio — little training is required and user buy-in is quick. In fact, K2 provides more Microsoft integration points than any other software product in the space.

SUSTENANCE

​Food and beverages will be provided at the meeting free of charge from our meeting sponsor.

RAFFLE PRIZES

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

Registration open: Boston SharePoint Users Group August 8th Meeting

BASPUG_195square_initialsThe​ Boston Area SharePoint Users Group (BASPUG) was founded 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, of all experience levels, even brand new to SharePoint, to share their knowledge with the community. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at either the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center in Cambridge, MA, or at the Microsoft office in Waltham on Jones Road.

PRESENTER
The presenter for our next meeting is Christian Buckley, a SharePoint MVP and Director of Product Evangelism for Axceler. He will be presenting "Building End User Productivity into your SharePoint Planning".

Session Abstract
SharePoint Myth #1 is that out of the box will give you everything your teams need to be productive. SharePoint Myth #2 is that you need to customize to make your teams productive. But how can this be? While these things may sound mutually exclusive, the real problem is your approach to solving your business problems. Far too many SharePoint plans begin with a specific outcome in mind (deploy SharePoint) rather than a clear picture of the business problems to be solved. When you understand the business problems, you can begin to plan out your solutions. This session will outline some of the leading productivity solutions in SharePoint 2010 (with a peek into 2013) and cover some planning best practices to help your team get more out of SharePoint – more quickly.

About Christian
Christian Buckley is Director of Product Evangelism for Axceler, where he drives partner and community development. Christian previously worked at Microsoft as a Senior Program Manager on the enterprise hosted SharePoint platform team (now part of BPOS), and also managed an engineering team in advertising operations. Prior to Microsoft, Christian was managing director of a regional consulting firm in the San Francisco East Bay, participated in several startups, and worked with IBM, HP, Cisco, Matsushita, Solectron, Seagate and other large hi-tech and manufacturing firms to deploy collaboration and supply chain solutions. He is co-author of three books on IBM Rational Software configuration management and defect tracking solutions, and can be found online at www.buckleyplanet.net and www.twitter.com/buckleyplanet

MEETING SPONSOR – K2
K2® offers three software products to help you increase business efficiency and simplify work. K2’s visual tools allow people of various technical and non-technical backgrounds to create applications that automate processes and streamline operations. And when something in the business changes, modifying the applications to keep up is easy.

K2 tools are built on Microsoft technology and because K2 users actually complete work in the Microsoft programs they already know — like SharePoint and Visual Studio — little training is required and user buy-in is quick. In fact, K2 provides more Microsoft integration points than any other software product in the space.

SUSTENANCE
Food and beverages will be provided at the event. Pizza generally arrives 15 minutes before the start of the meeting.

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

ORGANIZERS
Event meetings are organized by Geoff Varosky of Jornata, Eugene Rosenfeld of Black Blade Associates, Dan Diachenko of Baufest, and Talbott Crowell of Third Millenium

Registration open: Boston SharePoint Users Group July 24th Meeting

The​ Boston Area SharePoint Users Group (BASPUG) was founded 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, of all experience levels, even brand new to SharePoint, to share their knowledge with the community. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at either the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center in Cambridge, MA, or at the Microsoft office in Waltham on Jones Road.

Meeting Information

ABSTRACT

The SharePoint Technology Conference is back in town, and we will once again be co-hosting our meeting with them and the Granite State SharePoint Users Group at the conference.

This process involves two registrations – one here through EventBrite so that we can track how many people are planning to attend, as well as registration with SPTechCon.

To be able to attend, you MUST register through the SPTechCon site here:
https://www.cvent.com/events/sptechcon-boston-2012/registration-814c3acf95db4758b4b7fd5d51734b1a.aspx

And you must select EXHIBIT HALL ADMISSION ONLY through that link. This will be a free registration. If you do not do this, the SPTechCon staff WILL turn you away.

PRESENTERS

We will have a panel of speakers on general SharePoint topics. We will update the list on our site as the event draws closer.

MEETING SPONSOR – The SharePoint Technology Conference (SPTechCon) www.sptechcon.com

The SharePoint Technology Conference, July 22-25 in Boston, is the world’s premier independent event for Microsoft Office SharePoint. The format includes 90+ technical classes, workshops and breakout classes with content geared to IT professionals, business managers and developers. It features top Microsoft MVPs, dozens of expert MS speakers and solutions from 50+ exhibitors (exhibits admission is FREE!). Boston SPUG members and newsletter subscribers can receive a $200 discount off either the 4-day or 3-day pass by inserting the code SPUG when prompted on the eRegistration page linked from www.sptechcon.com.

SUSTENANCE

Join the conference at 5:15PM on July 24th for free food and drinks at the SPTechCon attendee exhibit reception.

MEETING TIME

The BASPUG panel will be from 7PM to 9PM in the Staffordshire room.

RAFFLE PRIZES

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

LOCATION

We will be meeting at the The Westin Copley Place Hotel, located at 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA. For more information on the facility, as well as directions, please visit here: http://www.sptechcon.com/Boston2012/hotelandtravel.html

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 Jornata, Eugene Rosenfeld of Black Blade Associates, Talbott Crowell of Third Millenium, and Dan Diachenko of Baufest.

Boston Area SharePoint Users Group March 14, 2012 Meeting

BASPUG_100square_initialsMarch 14th, 2012 Meeting Information – Waltham

The Boston Area SharePoint Users Group (BASPUG) was founded 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, of all experience levels, even brand new to SharePoint, to share their knowledge with the community. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at either the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center in Cambridge, MA, or at the Microsoft office in Waltham on Jones Road.

PRESENTER
The presenter for our next meeting is Jason Keller, President of TekDog Inc. He will be presenting "Building Out of the Box Business Solutions".

Session Abstract
Sometimes living in the box can be sexy too. SharePoint 2010 offers a powerful and flexible platform that can be quickly adopted to automate business processes without the need to write code. In this presentation TekDog’s own Jason Keller will walk through a client business problem and how TekDog solved the problem using native SharePoint functionality. This presentation will walk through the business problem and how to develop a quick solution in SharePoint using List, Libraries and Views.

About Jason
Jason Keller is the president of TekDog Inc., of Columbus, Ohio. Jason has over 14 years of experience in IT and has been working with Microsoft SharePoint technologies since 2001. Jason’s SharePoint experience includes roles as a Technical Instructor, Business Analyst, SharePoint Consultant, Project Manager and Solutions Architect. Jason also specializes in Business Process Automation and works on a daily basis with clients to understand their business needs to architect SharePoint and Workflow solutions that resolve business inefficiencies and bottlenecks. Jason has a deep passion for SharePoint technologies and for sharing the knowledge of how SharePoint can help businesses run more effectively and efficiently.

MEETING SPONSOR – F5 Networks
F5 Networks, the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), ensures the secure, reliable, and fast delivery of applications. F5’s framework enables innovation that helps organizations enhance IT agility. F5’s vision of unified application and data delivery redefines the management of resources, streamlining application delivery and reduce costs. For more information, visit www.f5.com.


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.

LINKEDIN
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 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

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

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