Puget Sound SharePoint Users Group – Sept 2009 SPRINT Event

The Puget Sound SharePoint Users Group is holding their second SharePoint Sprint event this weekend, September 26, 2009.

The first event was a great success, as the working groups determined their scenarios and goals for the day and worked together to construct the infrastructure and functionality that they wanted in their solution.

This event will be very similar, with new scenarios designed to showcase user, administrator, and developer solutions.

The SharePoint Sprint will be held at the SQLSoft+ office in Bellevue, WA, on Saturday, September 26, 2009, from 8:30AM – 5:00PM.

Please register here if you’d like to attend. 

A big thank you to the sponsors of this event – K2, CorasWorks, SQLSoft+, O’Reilly Publishing, WROX Publishing, and Microsoft.

KMWorld Trend-Setting Products of 2009

KMWorld publishes a list of Trend-Setting Products each year, and I’d like to mention the award winners that are integrated to some degree with SharePoint. 

The full list is here:Trendsetting-2009

I started listed the companies that had integrations with SharePoint, but the list became too long.  (Oh, Snap!)  So, I’ll just point you again to the great list of Trend-Setting products for 2009 from KMWorld.

PDC and the Business Intelligence Workshop

If you’ve tried to contact me over the past month or so, then you know that I am living and breathing preparations for the SharePoint Conference 2009

That’s the big October event this year.  So, you might ask – what’s the big November event? 

PDC 2009.  logo_pdc09 SharePoint is going to have a bit more of a presence at PDC 2009, which makes sense, seeing as how SharePoint is attracting more and more developers, and is now considered a platform choice for application development. 

Business Intelligence is a large piece of the SharePoint platform and a featured workload.  (Primarily in the Insights capability in the image below.)

One of the Pre-PDC 2009 workshops is “Developing Microsoft BI Applications – The How and The Why”.  This is a full-day workshop which will help developers understand how to build applications on the BI platform of SharePoint 2010 and SQL Server, as well as provide guidance about why leveraging a Business Intelligence-enabled platform such as this provides solutions that are less costly to build, support, and maintain.

Register Now

Please join Andrew Brust and Don Demsak, the instructors for the workshop by Registering for PDC 2009 and the Business Intelligence workshop here. 



SharePoint Conference is going to sell out

Check out the update about SharePoint Conference 2009 today on the SharePoint team blog

There is a list of some new sessions, and the scuttlebutt is that the conference will be selling out in the next few weeks.  It’s going to be a packed house.  Please tell everyone who is interested to register now… 

There is going to be great information, great sessions, great fun – (Have we announced who the Rock and Roll band is going to be for the Concert night yet?) – great SharePint, great partners, great fun, etc. 

Join us in Las Vegas for the biggest SharePoint event … so far.

Use SharePoint Conference 2009 to Drive Your Business

We are approaching the last month and weeks before SharePoint Conference 2009.  This is going to be one of those “once-in-a-lifetime” events, and I’m looking forward to seeing all of the great partner solutions that have been in development on the private SharePoint beta for the past few months.  From the solutions that I have seen, there is going to be some amazing announcements and demonstrations in Las Vegas next month!

There are *still* a few remaining opportunities for SharePoint organizations to buy a sponsorship or to do some additional marketing at the SharePoint Conference.  Please review the description of remaining marketing opportunities at the conference, and let us know what you are interested in, and how we can help your business have an impact at the SharePoint Conference 2009! 

These opportunities continue to dwindle as they get sold, so the best selection is now!

KnowledgeLake is giving away a VIP trip to SPC09

You may already be going to Las Vegas this october for the SharePoint Conference 2009, but are you traveling IN STYLE?  

KnowledgeLake, a Gold Certified Microsoft partner, and one of the Platinum Sponsors of the SharePoint Conference 2009 is giving away a VIP Trip to the conference!

Visit the KnowledgeLake promotional site, complete a survey, and you’ll be registered for the promotion. 

Here’s your chance to do the SPC as a VIP!

Enterprise Governance Solutions

For those of you who are not aware of Gabor Fari, I’d like to introduce him.  Gabor is a Microsoft Solution Specialist for Enterprise Content Management in the Life Sciences industry.  Gabor has a rich background in content management and focuses on helping his customers find their way in today’s jungle that is enterprise content management.

Gabor recently published a blog entry titled “Enterprise Content Governance”.  In this blog entry, he describes Vamosa’s integration with SchemaLogic, and further envisions and describes a possible integration with NextPage.

Read Gabor’s blog entry, and check out the video from Vamosa, and let me know what you think about this combination that Gabor is suggesting for Enterprise Content Governance. 

    Vamosa + SchemaLogic + NextPage + SharePoint.