Tuesday, March 31, 2009

SharePoint training from the best

Steve Smith and Ben Curry are coming to the SharePoint Conference and will be holding a five day hard core SharePoint Workshop. This is not for the faint hearted! Learn from the best in an interactive and engaging session where it is all about hands on and hats off.

When? The week after the conference 06/07 until 11/07
How? send a mail to chan@knowledgecue.co.nz to express your interest
Where? TBA

Course outline and registration will be online soon. Watch this space!

Cool SharePoint Themes

Microsoft has published a whole set of new and funky sharepoint themes
you can download them here

For those of you who have been playing with the SPG, you will notice that the Contoso theme is part of the update package for the Training Management Solution.

Finally, if you wish a faster and more comfortable way of using your themes, install the WSP file that Daniel Brown created and activate the themes on Farm level.
Daniel was so kind to installl the themes and make features out of them, packaged it all into a wsp and added a readme for instructions.

These themes make life a lot easier to customise the look and feel of your sharepoint installation. Either use them out of the box or pick the one you like best and adjust it with a few tweaks to your needs.

Monday, March 23, 2009

SharePoint conference Site Life

The SharePoint Conference is coming together nicely! Bookmark the above url to keep up to date on sessions, topics, speakers and everything that will be going on around the conference.

And yes, obviously I'll be holding a few sessions myself. Not telling which ones though :-)

Debbie, Chan and Mark are workring hard to pull off an event that will have the SharePoint community buzzing for ages to come. So make sure to sign up soon, because you can be sure that it will sell out in no time.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

March Wellington SharePoint User Group Session

See a WSS project site designed and built before your eyes in 60mins

A team of three will simulate and demonstrate the configuration of a common project site within SharePoint from analysis to completion.

  • See the IA and taxonomy for the project site designed and documented.
  • See the site columns, content types, lists and libraries configured for the site.
  • See the content views and project dashboard configured to bring it all together.

Date: Thu 19th March
Start: 6PM
RSVP: wlgspug@sharepointservices.net.nz
Venue: Microsoft NZ (Wellington), Level 12 Vodafone Tower, 157 Lambton Quay, Wellington

Late arrivals: Pls txt 021 775172
Presenters:Lulu Pachuau (http://www.lushai.com/) , Mark Orange (http://www.intergen.co.nz/ ), Chandima Kulathilake (www.chandima.net/blog/ )

Bye Bye ACE Training

Just to let you all know that I won't be found in the training rooms of ACE no more.

But no need to panic! I am still available to give training through my new association with Knowledge Cue. Just in a corporate and not public class room environment. Chan approached me last year and wondered if I was keen on contracting a bit to help out with the lack of SharePoint skills in this city. It fits in perfectly with all the other things going on in my life like Jigsaw, the new magazine we're publishing in Wellington. So expect to see me either working on the new issue of the mag, battling with advertisers, holding SharePoint Workshops, Creating new Solutions and Features, coaching and mentoring archiects and BAs or taking photos of some of the cool events around Wellington.

So if you're looking for some SharePoint training that is worth its weight in Gold, check out www.knowledgecue.co.nz

Thursday, March 12, 2009

New Zealand SharePoint Conference 2009

It is here! Wellington is slowly becoming the hub of SharePoint knowledge for the Asia Pacific region!
Beginning of July will see the creme de la creme in SharePoint come together to host two days of unforgettable WSS and MOSS excitement. Included in the programme will be Best Practices, Development workshops, Information Architecture Workshops, WCM Workshops and much much more. As there will be people in the know, expect to get one or the other hint at what is coming up in the next version 14 of SharePoint that will totally blow you away.

New Zealand SharePoint Conference 2009
July 2nd and 3rd Wellington – New Zealand