Tuesday, 22 February 2011

BPC Session confirmed!!

One of my sessions has been confirmed for the European SharePoint Best Practices Conference in April.

 

 

My session is on the first day (COM603) and will be covering Office365 (the next generation of BPOS):

 

In this session Matt will expand on the new offering from Microsoft for SharePoint 2010 online which is now branded Office 365. You will have heard the hype but is this new service something that you should consider? Find out the what, why and how of this new offering.

 

 

This should be a great session as I’m sure that it is a topic that will spark the interest of the attendees (although I am on at the same time as some really good speakers and sessions!!).

 

I’ll be around for the entire conference, so feel free to grab me if you’d like to chat through anything, I  will be blogging/tweeting (as you’d expect) so will see you on the back-channel I’m sure Winking smile

Monday, 7 February 2011

SUGUK Slides from Feb 3rd

Once again I was honoured to be invited to speak at the user group, especially speaking alongside John Timney (MVP).

 

As I have developed somewhat of a reputation for speaking at SUGUK and barely mentioning SharePoint I’d thought I’d continue in the same vein Winking smile

 

My first SUGUK presentation was on publishing SharePoint extranets using ISA 2006 (is it really that long ago!?!?), since then I’ve presented on several topics including social networking, business readiness and configuring authentication providers… So, for this one I thought an overview of where the Forefront Suite can fit into a SharePoint deployment/strategy and how it can add value.

So, related to SharePoint this time Winking smile

 

More info on the evening is available, as always, on the SUGUK site: http://suguk.org/forums/thread/25936.aspx

 

My session covered the wins available in Forefront, and quickly skirting over the elements of the suite that aren’t really relevant (e.g. Client Security).

I then went on to cover some of the basics of presenting to the user groups with a bit of call to action – if you’d like to present at a future session, please get in touch with the regional coordinators via www.suguk.org and if you’d like any help preparing just drop me a line, I’m more than happy to help!

 

The slides are available below:

 

 

 

If you open it in a larger window (icon on the bottom right of the embedded control) you’ll see the animations too!

 

Please get in touch: http://www.mattgrovesblog.com/p/about-me.html if you have any questions, I’d really like to hear your feedback (via the channel of your choice!).

 

Big thanks to Mark and Tony (once again) for organising, hosting and providing the food!!

 

UPDATE:

 

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