Archive for October, 2010

Sweden SharePoint User Group – We’re alive!

October 25th, 2010 by Tobias Zimmergren

Author: Tobias Zimmergren | | @zimmergren


The past couple of weeks I’ve been buried in work daytime, and been working just as much night-time with the new SSUG site and the things that will be launched on the site soon.

I’m happy to announce that the first stage in the configuration and setup of is now completed, and you can go right ahead and sign up with your normal Windows Live ID account. is alive!

The site is now live, as can be seen here:


Sign up and win an MSDN Ultimate Subscription with VS 2010!

(This applies to Swedish residents only, as this is a local SSUG competition – but feel free to sign up anyway)

On Friday the 29th of October, I will have a prize-draw of all the signed up members – and one lucky winner will get an MSDN Ultimate Subscription for free. All you need to do is click the "Sign In" button in the top right corner, fill in your user profile with your name and e-mail and that’s it!

Sign up to enter the contest:

Where’s all the content?

I got a question about 5 minutes after we went live; "Where’s the content, and I can’t do anything".

I know this, and as stated we’re currently building the specific features to make this site a great experience for all SharePoint folks to enjoy.

As soon as things falls into place, new functionality and features will open up for more collaboration.

Planned things I’m working on:

  • Discussion forum (TOZIT SharePoint Discussion Forum)
  • Favorites / Friends (A better overview of the folks you’d like to follow on the site)
  • Events & easy signup (A better way to sign up for events than exists out of the box)
  • And more, but the extras will be a surprise :-)

What happens next?

There’s a lot of fun events in the planning, both for the SSUG group and other – and we’ll have them announced shortly on the new site. To register for an event, you’ll need to be a member of the SSUG site.

Meeting in Stockholm is to be planned for November 2010.
Meeting in Gothenburg is to be planned for November 2010.
Meeting in Malmö is in the plans for 2011, where we will kick-start the new year with meetings in Malmö as well.

If you’ve got any questions, just pop me an e-mail or send your request to

Enjoy the awesomeness with this Live ID configured SharePoint 2010 site!

SEF 2010 – A recap

October 22nd, 2010 by Tobias Zimmergren

Author: Tobias Zimmergren | | @zimmergren


SEF 2010 (SharePoint & Exchange Forum) is over for this year and it was – like always – a blast.

At SEF 2010 there were some really cool sessions covering some very interesting areas like Lync (OCS 14), Exchange, Windows Phone 7 and of course SharePoint!

All the speakers at SEF 2010

SEF 2010 Highlights

Part from all the cool stuff presented in terms of Lync, Exchange and SharePoint – there were some cool presentations and previews for developers and consumers alike of the Windows Phone 7 OS from Microsoft.

This was by far one of the coolest things ever. I even started to write some official applications for the Windows Phone 7 that communicated with SharePoint 2010 – because it was rather easy and very cool indeed.

You can look out for the SSUG (Sweden SharePoint User Group) WP7 application shortly, to get up to speed with news and events about the SSUG happenings in Sweden!

Pure awesomeness, indeed!

My session downloads

My session about getting an introduction Silverlight development in SharePoint 2010 can now be downloaded here!

Code samples and a fresh tutorial will be posted here in the blog soon.

SEF 2010 in pictures

Wictor Wilén, Tobias Zimmergren, Eric Schupps, Joel Oleson, Penny CoventryTobias Zimmergren at the Vasa Museum  Joel Oleson and Tobias Zimmergren at the Vasa Museum

If you haven’t been to SEF before, you’ve been missing out! There’s some great pictures from the conference here:

Enjoy, and see you again next year folks!

SEF 2010 approaching

October 11th, 2010 by Tobias Zimmergren

Author: Tobias Zimmergren | | @zimmergren


Next week (October 18th and 19th) it’s time for the Swedish conference SEF 2010 (SharePoint & Exchange Forum) which is organized by HumanData.


My Session

This year I will only be having one session where I’ll be talking about how to get introduced to SharePoint 2010 and Silverlight development. If you’re attending SEF 2010 and want to learn how to get started with Silverlight development on the SharePoint 2010 platform, this session is for you!

All Sessions

For a complete guide over the available sessions, speakers and when it’s time for beer – check out the schedule here:


There’s a great lineup of national and international speakers attending the conference to share their bright sessions about their topics.

A list of these awesome speakers can be found here:


See you there, ‘nuff said!

Microsoft MVP award renewed for 2010

October 1st, 2010 by Tobias Zimmergren

Author: Tobias Zimmergren | | @zimmergren


I was just (re)awarded the prestigious Microsoft MVP award for the third year in a row for my contributions to the SharePoint community.

A quote from the Microsoft MVP site about the award:

We seek to recognize the best and brightest from technology communities around the world with the Microsoft® Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award.

These exceptional community leaders come from a wide range of backgrounds. They are teachers, artists, doctors, engineers, as well as technologists, who actively share their high-quality, real-world technical expertise with the community and with Microsoft.

With the MVP Award, we thank these inspiring individuals for representing the voice of thousands in the community through the powerful and independent feedback they give us, and for helping our customers maximize the potential of their software.

SharePoint MVP

For the third time in a row, I am awarded with the awesome Microsoft MVP award for my contributions in and around the SharePoint community.

The past couple of years has been very intense and awesome in terms of SharePointizing the world – and it’s my plan to keep up with the awesomeness for a while longer!

I think we have the absolutely most awesome tech-community engagement in the world in our category. It’s a friendly, tech-focused but social community. With the increased popularity of Twitter and a few other social platforms as of late, getting to know people in the community has been rather straight forward – don’t be a stranger!

Thank you Microsoft, and thank you the Microsoft MVP program and foremost – thank you, the SharePoint community!

See you around!

Twitter: @zimmergren