Hawkes Bay Sharepoint User Group

By tonyhughes Hughes, in , posted: 5-Feb-2009 09:36

Fantastic! - Pity I cant make the first event - I have an AGM to be at.
Cucumber Software and Gen-i Hawkes Bay are pleased to announce the newly formed Hawke's Bay SharePoint User Group. Similar groups exist in Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Wellington and Christchurch. As either a current or potential user of Microsoft's Windows Sharepoint Servicers (WSS) or Microsoft Office Sharepoint Services (MOSS) platform, we are inviting you to attend our first kick off meeting, to be held in conjunction with the Hawke's Bay .Net Developer Group Meeting. We are delighted to have Chandima Kulathilake ("Chan") from Wellington to present the following abstract to you: SharePoint Planning and Governance (Practical Steps for Ensuring that you get the most out of your Deployment)
Chan's background and brief description of the presentation content can be found below with the venue details.
While our initial meeting will be held alongside the .Net Developer Group, going forward these Sharepoint User Group meetings will be held separately and on a monthly basis. The format is relaxed with the key objective of promoting knowledge share and real world experiences in the use of the SharePoint platform from a business value proposition viewpoint and to demonstrate how Sharepoint can support information delivery and management goals in your organisations. Drinks and nibbles will be supplied at each meeting by Microsoft. The group will be facilitated by Cucumber Software in conjunction with Gen-i Hawke's Bay. Monthly presenters will include our peers locally as well as presenters from throughout New Zealand and abroad. If you have any questions or feedback, don't hesitate to get in touch with:
Shane Redlick
Cucumber Software Ltd
021 82 1237
shane -- cucumbersoftware.com
John Stabler
Gen-i Contact
0274 452452
john.stabler -- gen-i.co.nz
Meeting Time and Venue
  • Thursday 12 February
  • Doors open at 3pm for Drinks, Nibbles, Networking. Presentation start 3:30pm, finish estimated 4:45pm
  • Eastern Institute of Technology (Hastings end of Gloucester Street, Taradale), C Building, room C117
  • No Cost to attend

Please RSVP before Tuesday 10 February.
Presentation abstract:
SharePoint just installed as a product adds little or no value. And once installed and configured it is essential for organisations to understand the planning, roles, responsibilities and ongoing review required to leverage the initial investment in SharePoint. Governance for SharePoint is applied both from a systems and process point of view by using built in tools and adopting a flexible business enabling framework. In this session Chandima will share with you essential Governance planning steps for SharePoint deployments of any size. You will learn how to avoid some of the most common mistakes of SharePoint and how to approach your overall solution architecture and deployment in a modular framework that can scale from small to enterprise.
Chan's bio:
Chandima is an Enterprise Solutions Consultant and a Microsoft Certified SharePoint expert based in Wellington, New Zealand. He has been working with SharePoint technologies since 2001 and have over twelve years of experience in the IT industry. He specialises in providing Architecture and deployment guidance for SharePoint projects. He is also the founder and director of Knowledge Cue Ltd, a company that specialises in Consulting and Training for SharePoint.
He is a speaker at International and local Microsoft conferences on architecture, deployment and governance best practices for SharePoint. He has been awarded with Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award in 2007 and 2008 for his contributions to the worldwide SharePoint community and also coordinates the local Wellington SharePoint User Group events. He is also the New Zealand regional lead for International SharePoint Professionals Association. Chandima Blogs at: http://www.chandima.net/Blog
Knowledge Cue: http://www.knowledgecue.com



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Comment by RedJungle, on 5-Feb-2009 11:38

I'll be there. Will be interesting to see how many attend.

Comment by danielfaulknor, on 6-Feb-2009 11:56

I may be there.. pity its on my birthday..

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