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SharePoint User Group Meetings in UK (Newcastle and Reading) in September


I got this e-mail today from the UK SharePoint User Group.  They have two meetings coming up, one in Reading and one in Newcastle.  Since SBS includes WSS and you can easily load WSS v3 onto it too, here are the details:

Newcastle - 10th September

MOSS MVP and general all round nice guy Spencer Harbar will be presenting an evening of goodness for all that attend.

Arrive 6:30 for a 7pm start

1st Presentation: MOSS Server Farm Architecture & Design.
This session introduces the fundamentals of MOSS Farm design including server roles, topology constraints and design goals which are paramount for delivery of a secure, available and scalable MOSS hosting platform. Each server roles’ unique characteristics will be covered with their associated trade-offs. In addition, three common models will be presented with a discussion of their strengths and weaknesses.

20 minute food and drinks break

2nd Presentatoin: Top 10 Tips for your SharePoint Development Environment.
This session will present 10 essential tips, tricks, tweaks or utilities for making your SharePoint Development easier and quicker.
All tips can be used equally in a Virtual Machine or on a “real” server. Many of the tips are also useful for systems administrators working with SharePoint 2007

location: BT, Unit 7, room 3, Innovation Place , Delta Bank, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE11 9DJ

Please post your full name here if you with to attend.


Reading - 17th September

The famous Patrick Tisseghem is over from Belgium so it seemed like a great opportunity to arrange a meeting.

1800 - 1830 arrive

1830 - 1930 - OBA, Office Business Applications Explained - Patrick Tissegham
This talk provides an overview of Office Business Applications. OBAs connect Line of Business (LOB) systems with the people that use them through the familiar user interface of Microsoft Office. They enable businesses to extend the Microsoft Office clients and servers into business processes running in LOB applications such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Supply Chain Management (SCM). You'll get an overview of the major concepts, the 6 OBA services and the different patterns involved. This of course juiced with plenty of demos.

1930 - 2000 - drinks and pizza

2000 - 2100 - Security Fundamentals in Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies 2007 - Stephen Lamb (MS)
This session describes the end-to-end security system in SharePoint, including Windows authentication, pluggable forms and Web Single Sign-On (SSO) authentication, SharePoint groups, system-wide and fine-grained authorization control, developer control over identity and permissions, administrative security options, and upgrade considerations.

If you'd like to attend please reply and post your full name here


Both of these meetings come from the leader Nick Swan [email protected], so let him know if you want more, or go to the web site http://suguk.org/ for more info in general.




Posted Wed, Sep 5 2007 6:01 AM by David Overton

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