Slides and Scripts from BuckeyeSPUG August 2010 Presentation

    This month I had the pleasure of presenting at the BuckeyeSPUG (formerly Central Ohio SPUG) meeting here in Columbus, OH.  This is the first time I was the main presenter at our user group, having done small presentations along with other presenters in past meetings.  The attendees had some great questions and hopefully learned some new tricks to use on their SharePoint 2007 farms.  Thanks to everyone who came out.  Below are the slides and demo scripts for those interested.


Slides and Scripts: click here

Recap SharePoint Saturday Columbus 2010 with Slides and Demo Scripts

SharePointSaturdayColumbus     This past Saturday I am very pleased to say that SharePoint Saturday Columbus 2010 (SPSColumbus) was a success.  I’m happy to say that for many reasons, not least amongst 1) I had an awesome team help me plan this event, 2) the session I presented went really well, and 3) the early feedback I’ve gotten from those who attended has been very positive.  This marks the first SharePoint Saturday in Columbus and second in Ohio (SPSCleveland was last Novermber.)  It’s great to see SharePoint Saturdays expanding across the US and now even to Europe (SPSUK).

The Team

I can’t talk about SPSColumbus being a success without mentioning my team.  Jennifer Mason, Sean McDonough, Nicola Young, Michelle Caldwell, Joe Hartsel, and myself have been meeting almost weekly for the past four months to take this event from just an idea in our minds to a complete event.  I can honestly say this event wouldn’t have been a fraction of how great it was without all of their time, hard work, and commitment.  To them a great thanks goes out.

Numbers and Twitter

In terms of numbers we are still tabulating the final results but we had just under 100 attendees, 24 speakers, and about 15 people representing sponsors putting us around 140 total.  This was great to see as past SharePoint events in Columbus draw anywhere from 50-80 attendees.  The twitter traffic and general buzz was really high yesterday which was great to see (SPSColumbus Twitter results.)

Photos, Slides, and Scripts

Aside from ensuring the event ran smoothly throughout the day, I also gave my “Managing SharePoint 2010 Farms with PowerShell” presentation and also snapped a few pics.  Check out Marcy Keller’s first batch of photos here for a much more professional looking album.  Below are my albums (FB and Live), slides, and demo scripts.


Facebook album with tagging and captions (click here)

MS Live album, larger size (click below)


Slides and demo scripts (click here)



SharePoint Saturday Columbus was a big success in my mind and I’m so glad to be a part of it.  It’ll be nice to have part of my daily life back now that the SPSColumbus is completed.  I do have a few other side projects that will continue to keep me busy the next two months, but I’m hoping to keep up with some technical blog posts now that I have a few week break until the next conference I’m speaking at (SPTechCon Boston.)  If you attended SPSColumbus and had any feedback (positive, negative, or otherwise) please feel free to send it my way via email or comment here.  Thanks and happy SharePoint-ing.


-Frog Out

Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Columbus 2010 and User Group

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This coming Saturday Aug 14th I will be speaking at SharePoint Saturday Columbus 2010 and next Thursday Aug 19th I will be speaking at the local Central Ohio SharePoint User Group (COSPUG) monthly meeting.  If you’ve been following me lately you may have overheard that I’m the lead event coordinator for SharePoint Saturday Columbus.  That alone has consumed almost all of my time for the past 3 months, even more so the last month.  It has truly been a wild ride so far but the event is coming together really well.  I’ll save more about it for my recap post after the event is over.  For now I just wanted to give a quick update about these two speaking engagements (nice to be speaking in-state as opposed to out-of-state the past 8 months.)  Below are the abstracts for my talks.  If you are in the Columbus area feel free to stop on by for either event.  Hope to see you there.


Where: SharePoint Saturday Columbus 2010

Title: Managing SharePoint 2010 Farms With PowerShell

Audience and Level: IT Admin, Beginner

Abstract: “Having you been using STSADM (or worse hand editing processes) to manage your SharePoint 2007 farms? Are you hearing about needing to learn PowerShell to manage SharePoint 2010 farms? This session will serve as part introduction to PowerShell and part overview of how you can use PowerShell to more efficiently and effectively manage your SharePoint 2010 farm. This session is targeted to farm administrators and IT pros and no previous experience with PowerShell is required.”


Where: Central Ohio SharePoint User Group (COSPUG)

Title: Real-World Deployment of SharePoint 2007 Solutions

Audience and Level: IT Admin, Intermediate

Abstract: “All I have to do is run some STSADM commands to deploy my SharePoint solutions, right?” If you are saying that to yourself, then you are missing out on some of the more advanced processes you can employ to deploy and maintain your SharePoint solutions and farm. In this session, we will cover lessons learned from three years of deploying and automating SharePoint solutions. This will include using a combination of STSADM, PowerShell, SharePoint API and a number of other tools in a real-world situation to deploy an entire suite of custom SharePoint solutions. This session is targeted to farm administrators and developers. Prior experience with SharePoint solutions, STSADM and minimal PowerShell experience is suggested.


-Frog Out



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