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
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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

Boston SharePoint Salon–Power View and Visualization

The Boston Area SharePoint Users Group, SharePoint Saturday Boston, and The SharePoint Technology Conference Boston. We have a lot of SharePoint around here. And just when you think that there cannot possibly be any more local SharePoint events… think again.

Next  Thursday, October 27th, the 3rd meeting of the Boston SharePoint Salon will be taking place at Eastern Standard in Boston.

We’re a small group of SharePoint professionals, to get together with a topic, and just talk. No presenters, no sponsors – just a SharePoint get together with food and drink.

Interested in going? Go here for more information… I’m just spreading the word.

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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.

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