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February 16
Ben Niaulin's Build Killer Visuals talk on Vimeo from Feb 12, 2014

Ben Niaulin.pngWe are starting a new practice of recording the presentations using a GoPro and uploading it to Vimeo.  Ben Niaulin is our guinea pig (funny pun because Guinea used to be called French Guinea), but guinea pigs are from south america and Ben is from Canada, but I digress.  We recorded the entire 45 minute talk and uploaded it in HD to Vimeo, so enjoy, and please provide us feedback.  Thanks for watching!

Watch Ben Niaulin's Build Killer Visuals on Vimeo now!

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February 13
2/12/2014 Meeting Resources

We've postd pictures from the meeting on our Facebook page. Cehck them out here:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boston-Area-SharePoint-User-Group/113652405354617

February 25
2/20/13 Meeting Resources

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It was great having Chris McNulty back to speak at the BASPUG last week. We had a great turnout, and our membership keeps on climbing!

Thanks again to Chris McNulty for speaking at the BASPUG, and for our sponsors for making these meetings happen!

BASPUG Meeting Slide Deck: http://www.slideshare.net/BASPUG/022013-baspug-meeting-deck

Chris McNulty’s Presentation on Data Visualization in SharePoint 2013: http://www.slideshare.net/BASPUG/baspug2013-ssas

We’ll be posting the next meeting information soon!

November 20
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.

August 29
20% Off for the SharePoint 2013 Developer Roadshow from Critical Path Training

Coming to Boston: The Great SharePoint Adventure Roadshow 2013

Looking for SharePoint 2013 developer training but on a limited budget?

Can't be out of the office for an entire week?

Are you a .NET developer who wants a quick introduction to SharePoint 2013 development?

Then mark your calendar for October 16-17, 2012!

The Great SharePoint Adventure 2013 is a 2-day seminar explores the new development opportunities with Microsoft's SharePoint Server 2013. In this roadshow students will get up to speed on all the new development opportunities in SharePoint 2013. New topics such the new SharePoint App Model and security (OAuth and S2S) for apps as well as Remote Event Receivers are covered and explained in great depth. Students will also learn about the new workflow architecture and integration of Windows Azure Workflow to the SharePoint platform. In addition students will learn about the improvements and development opportunities in the areas of Business Connectivity Services and in SharePoint Server 2013.

The format of the event will be dynamic lectures and live demos presented by SharePoint MVP Ted Pattison. Each student will receive code samples plus a class manual containing the presentations and detailed hands-on labs that match the content covered. The labs are a great way to reinforce all of the new material you learned!

The Great SharePoint Adventure 2013 will be held October 16th and 17th at the Microsoft Technology Center in Cambridge, MA.

Topics covered in the Great SharePoint Adventure Roadshow will include:

  • Understanding SharePoint 2013
  • SharePoint Development Practices & Techniques
  • Developing SharePoint App Models
  • SharePoint Security
  • Client-Side SharePoint Development
  • Developing Workflows
  • Business Connectivity Services
  • SharePoint Search
  • Download the entire agenda

Seats in The Great SharePoint Adventure Roadshow 2013 are only $699 each. However, if you use the discount code RS-BASPUG you will save 20% off of the registration price! Online registration is now open, or you can contact our sales staff with any questions regarding this exciting new class.

Also interested in our SharePoint 2013 boot camps? We'll be back in December with our 5-day developer and administrator deep dive classes. Andrew Connell will be delivering the 5-day version of the Great SharePoint Adventure 2013 the week of December 3 and Maurice Prather will be teaching the SharePoint 2013 Administrator's Survival Camp the following week. These classes are being offered for the beta price of $1995.Register online or contact our sales staff to save your seat.

August 01
Registration open: Boston SharePoint Users Group August 8th 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.

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

July 20
7/11/12 Meeting Resources

What a great meeting! We had a bit of a late start due to traffic, however, we ended up going quite long, as the group had great interaction with our speaker over adoption of SharePoint.

Thanks again to our speaker, Bill English, for making a stop in Boston from Toronto, before heading home!

Thanks again to our users and sponsors – this group would not exist otherwise!

Here is a link to the meeting slide deck: http://www.slideshare.net/BASPUG/baspug-meeting-deck-from-71112

And here is a link to Bill English’s presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/BASPUG/baspug-meeting-71112-presentation-from-bill-english

July 16
SharePoint 2013 Public Beta ready for download!

Microsoft released the public beta for SharePoint 2013. Download here:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30345

Here's a bunch of other SharePoint 2013 content
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/search.aspx?q=SharePoint%202013&p=1&r=40&t=32

…including:

  • Microsoft Office Web Apps Server Preview
  • SharePoint Designer 2013
  • Duet™ Enterprise for Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and SAP
  • Language packs
  • Architecture documents
  • Lab guides

Enjoy!

July 12
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.

June 28
Registration open: Boston SharePoint Users Group July 11th Meeting

UPDATE: Please note that this event location has changed. It is taking place in Microsoft's Waltham Office, on 201 Jones Rd, Waltham, MA.

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 Bill English, SharePoint MVP and CEO of Mindsharp. He will be presenting "SharePoint Maturity and User Adoption: Assessing your Deployment from Two Complimentary Viewpoints".

Session Abstract
SharePoint’s rapid adoption in the business community has created interesting challenges, one of which is understanding the proficiency of the organization’s use of this platform.  In order to better understand SharePoint proficiency, Bill English, CEO of Mindsharp, will discuss an organization’s use of SharePoint both from a maturity model as well as an adoption model.  These models integrate to help you:

  • Understand why your organization may not be getting everything it can from SharePoint
  • Understand potential paths to success if you have been disappointed with your SharePoint deployment
  • Understand how users naturally adopt new software platforms with ideas on why you should ensure your adoption practices align with natural adoption practices

This session is not a technical drill-down session.  Instead, we’ll all be challenged to think more strategically and critically about our SharePoint deployments.

Demos:  There are no demos with this presentation

Critical Decision Points Discussed:

  • How to improve user adoption processes
  • Tradeoff elements in the scope of your SharePoint deployment
  • Understand how to grow your deployment  in a successful manner

About Bill
Bill English is an industry leader, author, and educator specializing in SharePoint Products and Technologies. As Chief Executive Officer of EBA Companies (Mindsharp and The Best Practices Conference), Bill draws on his experience in business management to teach and consult about integrating SharePoint functionalities to business processes and information organization needs. Microsoft has acknowledged Bill’s professional contributions to the SharePoint community by awarding him the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for eleven consecutive years. Since 2000, Bill has authored 14 books on Exchange and SharePoint products, including the Administrator’s Companion for SharePoint Server 2010 by Microsoft Press.  Bill lives in Minnesota with his wife and two children, where summer is the six best days of the year!

MEETING SPONSOR - Axceler
Axceler specializes in software for Microsoft SharePoint and Lotus Notes. Axceler has delivered award winning products since 1994. Axceler's ControlPoint was recently named the Best SharePoint Product of 2011.

Axceler offers:
ControlPoint - the award-winning governance product to control your SharePoint environment
Davinci Migator - lower the cost and shorten the time necessary for your SharePoint migration
FileLoader - enable a quick and easy move of your Microsoft Windows folders into SharePoint 

Axceler is based in Woburn, MA with offices in Southern California, London and Australia. See their contact information page for office locations and phone numbers.​​

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's Waltham Office at 201 Jones Rd, 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

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 Millennium

 

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Sponsors / Affiliates We would like to extend special thanks to...

Jornata Third Millenium Black Blade Associates Baufest fpweb Microsoft International SharePoint Professionals Association (ISPA) Global IT Community Association (GITCA)

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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 those brand new to SharePoint, to share their knowledge with the community.

Contact Us We want to hear from you!

Email us or better yet, join us for our monthly meetings at the Microsoft offices in Cambridge and Waltham. We usually meet the second Wednesday of each month.

Cambridge: 1 Memorial Drive
Waltham: 201 Jones Road
E-mail: info@bostonsharepointug.org