Posts Tagged ‘SSUG’

Time goes by fast. Especially when thinking back at when we started our User Group in Sweden. We started the Sweden SharePoint User Group (www.ssug.se & www.facebook.com/sharepointsweden) back in 2007. We’ve had it running for a solid 6+ years and are soon entering our 7th anniversary. Pretty cool if you ask me. So here’s a few details and notes about that.

Sweden SharePoint User Group History

I (Tobias Zimmergren) founded the Sweden SharePoint User Group (SSUG) back in 2007 together with Wictor Wilén and Göran Husman.

Members

Back in 2007 at our very first meeting we were only about 15 people showing up. This was of course due to the natural reasons that nobody knew we existed and that we hadn’t really promoted the user group that well for our first meeting.

As time passed by and we had a few meetings every other month, members grew and the interest for our User Group really picked up. The following years the adoption of SharePoint became more and more common in organizations, which naturally led to more people picking up an interest in our group as well. Today we have more than 1100+ members that have registered their interest in the group. AWESOME.

So, where have we been hanging out?

During all the years we’ve been pulling our efforts for actual offline and on-site meetings. We rarely to never do any online sessions or recorded webcasts. The most obvious reason for this is that we want people to show up at our meetings, network, have fun, (obviously drink beer) and while doing all of this be able to grow their own professional network.

We started out in Stockholm by hanging out at various companies and letting them sponsor our meetings by setting up a room, arranging food and beverages and mostly have at least one session delivered by one of their SharePoint professionals. Today we have meetings in Stockholm and Malmö regularly and we’re expanding the group (again) to Göteborg.

As time flew by, we also set up a few different web sites for our members to use as a discussion point. We ended up realizing that nobody actually used those resources since you have MSDN and Stackexchange. We then decided to only use our new Facebook page for discussions and interactions (www.facebook.com/sharepointsweden) and our EventBrite page for event registration and overview (www.ssug.se). The rest of the action happens when we meet, and not online – so be sure to show up at a future meeting in order not to miss out.

Why would you attend the SSUG meetings?

In Sweden we are pretty confident that this is the most relaxed and easygoing way to network and learn about SharePoint – FOR FREE. All the hours, days, weeks and months of work that we put into this is on a voluntary basis in order to keep it neutral and in a relaxed atmosphere.

Some of the top reasons why I personally attend (and organize) our meetings are:

Networking
You get a chance to meet old and new friends in the same field as yourself. Invaluable connections for your future adventures in SharePoint land.


Learning
You get a chance to learn and pick up new stuff about SharePoint.


Customer showcases
We try to have some sessions about customer showcases where you can see SharePoint being implemented in an organization and hear about the challenges, benefits and so on.

Social
There’s no doubt that these events are one of the most social of events where geeks meet up. SharePoint is about sharing and collaborating – we make sure to do that when we meet. I mean who doesn’t like beer anyway?

Fun & relaxed
We always change the venue and keep it simple and relaxed. Grab a beer, listen to SharePoint and chit chat with fellow SharePointeers. Keeping it simple and making it awesome.


Awesome
I don’t need to explain this one, do I?

Summary

We have fun. That’s key. So watch out for one of the following SharePoint geeks as they may be spreading awesomeness or simple rant about random SharePoint topics at an event near you in the future :-)

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Sweden SharePoint User Group – March 14th, Malmö

February 21st, 2013 by Tobias Zimmergren

Introduction

The Sweden SharePoint User Group (SSUG) have planned a new meeting in Malmö, taking place on March 14th in central Malmö.

In order to show up you need to register for the event (http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5577741174/)

Event Details

It’s time for the next awesome Sweden SharePoint User Group (SSUG) event in Malmö – We’re all excited about the new and shiny SharePoint 2013, so the topics for this night will obviously rhyme well with those lines:

17:30 – Mingle & Beer

18:00 – Welcome to SSUG (Tobias Zimmergren)

18:05 – Welcome to Bouvet (Mathias Hansson, Bouvet)

18:10 – Session 1:
How can we design environments and tools that support knowledge sharing and innovation in organizations?
- What are the most effective and efficient ways of sharing knowledge in organizations working with complex tasks
- How can SharePoint be implemented in order to support knowledge sharing
- Examples from kongsberg Group, Statnett and Bouvet
Speaker: Åsmund Mæhle, Bouvet

18:45 – Break: Food & Beer

19:00 – Session 2:
Connecting the Enterprise around SharePoint 2013
Search Based Applications is one of the many buzzwords used when talking about the new SP2013 platform – but how can it be done? Steen will showcase how to integrate data & documents from LOB systems, file shares and Office 365 into SP2013. Providing the user with context based relevant and up to date business critical information from across the enterprise, is key to building Search Based Applications. Highlights in the presentation include:
- Bi-directional integration between all SharePoint versions, file shares and databases
- Intelligent rules driven meta data transformation and enrichment
- Ability to look-up meta data in-flight from external databases – Build integration jobs , schedule and run them in batch
Speaker: Steen Jakobsen, Surfray

For any questions regarding this meeting, please contact Tobias Zimmergren, tobias@tozit.com

See you there – awesome!

Please note that you are required to register for the event in order to be allowed in. In case we have more signups than the capacity of the facilities, you will be put on a waiting list – this also means that if you sign up and doesn’t show up without cancelling your registration we may have to allow someone else your seat at the next event to be fair to everyone.

Sign up here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5577741174

Cheers!

Sweden SharePoint User Group (SSUG) – Updates and information

September 21st, 2012 by Tobias Zimmergren

Author: Tobias Zimmergren
http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren

Introduction

Since we kicked off the Sweden SharePoint User Group (or SSUG) a couple of years back, we’ve managed to keep a great flow and balance in keeping free meetings and sessions throughout the Swedish SharePoint community. Recently I launched (actually re-launched) the SSUG group down in the southern parts of Sweden – and with great success. It’s awesome to see what a huge interest there is for SharePoint in general and our user group in particular.

Popular: Coming events

I’ve re-mapped the domain www.ssug.se to point to our EventBrite page, which is where you’ll find any and all upcoming events with the SSUG group in Sweden.

Stockholm – September 24th, 2012

There is only 50 seats. PLEASE - if you cannot attend and have registered, please unregister. It’s not fair to our host or the people on the waitlist to not show up!

This event is SOLD OUT. 50 out of 50 attendees are signed up, and unfortunately we don’t have more room at this event. You can sign up on the waiting list at the event booking form

  • 17:30 Registration – you need to register here on Eventbrite to get a seat
  • 18:00 Wictor Wilén introduces SSUG and kicks off this season
  • 18:05 Steria welcomes everyone
  • 18:10 Matthias Einig (Steria) will present Application Life Cycle Management in SharePoint
  • 19:00 Beer and something to chew on
  • 19:15 Wictor Wilén (Connecta) will give you an introduction to all the new and shiny stuff in SharePoint 2013
  • 20:00 All good things must eventually end, but we’ll wrap up with a quick Q&A session about SharePoint 2013

Malmö – Oktober 4th, 2012

There is only 50 seats. PLEASE - if you cannot attend and have registered, please unregister. It’s not fair to our host or the people on the waitlist to not show up!

This event is SOLD OUT. 50 out of 50 attendees are signed up, and unfortunately we don’t have more room at this event. You can sign up on the waiting list at the event booking form

  • 17:30 – 18:00: Mingle and meetup
  • 18:00 : Tobias Zimmergren (TOZIT AB) introduces SSUG and kicks the meeting off
  • 18:05 : Carl-Johan Tiréus (Connecta) welcomes us to Connecta
  • 18:15 : One year with SharePoint – Alfa Laval presents their experiences and lessons learned from introducing SharePoint in their organization
  • 19:00 : Food & Beer!
  • 19:15 : Wictor Wilén (Connecta) talks about the most important news in SharePoint 2013
  • 20:00 : The End. Who’s up for a SharePint?

Where can you find us?

Upcoming events: www.ssug.se

Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/SharePointSweden

Author: Tobias Zimmergren
http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren

Introduction

As I’ve talked about before, I’m putting some energy into organizing the Sweden SharePoint User Group (SSUG) in the Skåne region. Yesterday we had our very first meeting (well, actually our second but the first one was about 4 years ago).

We had the pleasure to meet for food, drinks and sessions at Stretch Öresund AB where I had invited Carsten Keutmann (MVP) as a speaker, talking about the Model-View-Presenter pattern for SharePoint developers. Daniel Terborn from Stretch talked about Duet Enterprise and how SAP and SharePoint can be bridged together using Duet.

What went down

We had a pretty nice attendee-count and I’m hoping we can grow this awesome group as time progresses. We landed on around 35-40 people showing up for this first meeting:
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Carsten Keutmann talked about Model-View-Presenter patterns when you create Web Parts in SharePoint 2010 development projects:
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Daniel Terborn talked about Duet Enterprise:
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What’s next

We’ll be planning a next meeting soon. Either we’ll have the meeting pre-summer or post-summer. Speakers and session-suggestions welcome, as always!

See you next time.

Sweden SharePoint User Group – Malmö, May 2nd

April 20th, 2012 by Tobias Zimmergren

Author: Tobias Zimmergren
http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren

Introduction

The Sweden SharePoint User Group (SSUG) is finally kicking off in Malmö again after a long wait. My hope is that we can organize a meeting in Malmö every other month together with a bunch of awesome people in the region. It’s the perfect opportunity if you want to broaden your network and get to know more fellow SharePoint-folks in the region.

SSUG Malmö Meeting, May 2 – Details

This time we’re honored to be sponsored by Stretch Öresund AB who will sponsor with snacks, drinks and office space during the evening.

Agenda

  • 17:30 – 18:00: Meetup and mingle at Stretch Öresund AB.
  • 18:00 – 18:15: Tobias Zimmergren introduces SSUG and Stretch will present their company.
  • 18:15 – 18:45: Carsten Keutman (Creator of WSPBuilder and SharePoint Manager) will talk about developing SharePoint-projects using the MVP-pattern (Model View Presenter)
  • 18:45 – 19:00: Paus! Snacks, beer and mingle!
  • 19:00 – 19:45: Increased productivity with Duet Enterprise. Daniel Terborn from Stretch talks about how SAP and SharePoint can play an important role with Duet Enterprise.

Location

The Stretch-office is located at "Stora Nygatan 61"

(Google Map: http://maps.google.se/maps?q=Stora+Nygatan+61,Malmö )

Sign up / Register

You will need to register your attendance for the event, and this can be done by visiting this EventBrite link: http://tz.nu/HVYAAx 

Questions about the event?

Do you have any questions or comments about the event or SSUG? Contact Tobias Zimmergren and he’ll assist.

      

Regards,

Tobias Zimmergren,
Sweden SharePoint User Group.

Sweden SharePoint User Group – Malmö / Stockholm

January 30th, 2012 by Tobias Zimmergren

Introduction

The Sweden SharePoint User Group (SSUG) is a non-profit organization where we continuously  provide meet-ups and presentations about SharePoint in Sweden.
There’s no doubt that everyone’s been very busy the last year and things aren’t about to change now. As we head deeper into 2012 I’m sure we’ll have plenty of awesome SharePoint-related meetings and conferences to attend!

The group started in Stockholm several years ago when Me (Tobias Zimmergren), Göran Husman, Wictor Wilén and Daniel Bugday decided to join our forces and provide a common ground for people in Sweden that are interested in SharePoint.

We’ve conducted several meetings in Stockholm, a few meetings in Gothenburg and unfortunately only one meeting in Malmö. Things are about to change!

With our new establishment of TOZIT AB in the region, I’ve decided to shorten down the long trips I’ve previously had and focus my attention to this region (Öresundsregionen – Helsingborg/Lund/Malmoe/Copenhagen etc.) – this means more time for the SSUG (Sweden SharePoint User Group) in Malmö as well.

Upcoming Event – Malmö

During late February or early March we’ll have our first meeting since 2008, when myself and Carsten Keutmann did presentations on SharePoint Online and WSPBuilder.

Agenda: TBD

Location: Malmö

Date & Time: During March

Upcoming Event – Stockholm

Update: The details for the SSUG Event in Stockholm have been published, and you can sign up and read more here: http://ssug.eventbrite.com/

Agenda:

  • Mattias Karlsson, Microsoft: Talks about Microsoft PFE
    How does the Microsoft support work? What does a PFE do?
  • Wictor Wilén, Connecta: Talks about the MCM and MCA Programs
    What are the Microsoft Certified Masters and Certified Architect programs? 
  • Session 3: To Be Decided
    TBD

Location: Microsoft HQ, Akalla (Stockholm)

Date & Time: March 15th, 18:00 CET

Sign up here: http://ssug.eventbrite.com/

Sponsors and Speakers

The routines for our meetings is that we’ve got a sponsor to host the meeting (provide meeting rooms, projectors and food/beverages) and we’ve had one or more speakers during an evening.

We’re currently looking for:

  • Meeting Sponsors: Where you provide your offices or conference rooms for our meetings
  • Speakers: Where you talk about whatever interests you in SharePoint. Here’s some of the popular focus areas we’ve had speakers talk about before:
    • Focus: Development
    • Focus: Architecture
    • Focus: End User Adoption
    • Focus: No-Code Solutions
    • Focus: Marketing
    • Focus: Show Cases / How-We-Did-It

See you soon at a local SSUG meeting!

Enjoy.

Sweden SharePoint User Group – May 26th, Stockholm

May 13th, 2011 by Tobias Zimmergren

Author: Tobias Zimmergren
http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren

Introduction

After a bit longer pause than we normally take, it is with great pleasure I now finally announce a new date for the next SSUG (Sweden SharePoint User Group) meeting taking place in Stockholm. Sogeti is kind to be a sponsor for the conference room and food and drinks during this event!

Space is limited, so if you’re planning to attend – register today.

Event details

The event will take place in the central parts of Stockholm at hotel Clarion Sign.

TIME Thursday, May 26th @ 18.00
PLACE Clarion Sign Hotel
REGISTRATION
(Mandatory!)
Click here to register now!
(You need to Sign in or create an account if you haven’t done so yet. More details about creating a user account here)

Please note that the space is limited, so it’s "first come, first served" that applies to this event.

Meeting agenda

The meeting agenda will be updated soon with additional topics. Currently the agenda looks like this;

  • 18.00: Attendance registration, food and mingle!
  • 18:15: Welcome and Introduction, Tobias Zimmergren
  • 18:30: Session 1 – Customer Case:
    - Modern decision making system at Umeå Municipality, Christoffer von Sabsay
  • 19:15: Break
  • 19:25: Session 2: TBD
    - Details TBD
  • 20:10: Break
  • 20:15: Session 3
    - Details TBD

The SSUG site

SSUG is currently hosted on a SharePoint 2010 platform, which is quite fun since that’s what we all work with on a daily basis. For that purpose, I’ve added some minor products to the site that hopefully will fill its purpose by providing you with additional collaboration functionality.

We’ll be updating the site with more cool stuff shortly!

Discussion forum

I’ve launched a peek-preview version of a discussion forum functionality on SSUG that you can try out here: http://www.ssug.se/forum

Any comments, suggestions and feedback can be sent to support [@] tozit.com.

Notification system

I’ve added a new notification system to the SSUG site as well, notifying people about new meetings and important information. If you experience any problem with the notification plugin, please contact us at support [@] tozit.com.

Summary

There’s a few more SSUG meetings planned for the summer which will be announced shortly.

Until then, enjoy!

Sweden SharePoint User Group – We’re alive!

October 25th, 2010 by Tobias Zimmergren

Author: Tobias Zimmergren
http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren

Introduction

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 www.ssug.se is now completed, and you can go right ahead and sign up with your normal Windows Live ID account.

SSUG.se is alive!

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

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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: www.ssug.se

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 info@ssug.se.

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

Sweden SharePoint User Group (SSUG), Meeting in October

September 24th, 2010 by Tobias Zimmergren

Author: Tobias Zimmergren
http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren

Introduction

After a long and well deserved vacation we’re now back with new strength!
It’s time for our first SSUG meeting for the fall!

Please do remember; This is a FREE event – we never have and never will charge anyone for loving SharePoint and sharing the awesomeness :-)

Meeting details

Let’s meet up at Microsoft HQ for our first SSUG meeting this fall! You will have the possibility to mingle around with SharePoint MVPs, folks from Microsoft and of course all our splendidly cool members!

We will of course have snacks and beer/beverages at hand, just like we always do.

Please see the following sections for details about the meeting!

Location

Microsoft AB, the Swedish Microsoft HQ.

Microsoft AB
Finlandsgatan 36
KISTA

Find it:
http://www.hitta.se/ViewDetailsPink.aspx?Vkiid=FRfzEz0DKh9ofdUqflCH4g%253d%253d&vad=Microsoft

Time and Date

October 5th, 2010.

We’ll meet up at 17:30 at Microsoft HQ and sessions will start around 18.00 – so there’s plenty of time for making acquaintances before we begin.

Session agenda

  • 17:30: – Doors open at Microsoft HQ
  • 18:00: Session 1;
    • Lync/OCS 14: Pontus Haglund from Microsoft AB
  • Break
  • 19:00: Session 2;
    • Visio 2010 + SharePoint 2010: Wictor Wilén, Connecta AB

Sign up for the meeting!

As we still haven’t finalized the new membersite for the SSUG group (hold your breath, we’re soon to be finished); you can sign up for the meeting by e-mailing info@ssug.se with the subject “Oktobermöte”.

If you know of anyone interested in attending, please feel free to forward this information!

Summary

A lot of questions have popped up in regards to what’s going on with the member-site, and we’ll shortly announce some news about that – but for now, let’s focus on making this meeting rock as always :-)

Cheers!

Sweden SharePoint User Group – Summer Finale Recap

June 2nd, 2010 by Tobias Zimmergren

Author: Tobias Zimmergren
http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren

Introduction

On May 26th we had our season-finale of the SSUG (Sweden SharePoint User Group) meeting at Scandic Anglais in Stockholm.

It was a great event with three speakers that we had organized:

Presentations

Event sponsors

The sponsors for this event was Sogeti (courtesy of Christoffer von Sabsay), and we thank them for making it possible to host this event at Scandic Anglais in the heart of Stockholm just next to Stureplan.

For our upcoming events we have a list of interested sponsors, and if you’re one of those who would like to sponsor an event in the future – please don’t hesitate to contact anyone of us in the crew. Ping me on tobias@zimmergren.net, Wictor or Göran and we’ll sort it out!

International speakers, we welcome thee!

I’ve been contacted a few times about bringing in some international speakers to the SSUG events. If you’re interested in speaking about something at one of our meetings, ping me and we’ll make some great plans. Awesome!

Plans for the future

Malmö events:
There will be some more frequent meetings in Malmö coming up as well when we get back – so if you’re interested in hosting a meeting in Malmö, please don’t hesitate to contact me on via email.

New platform:
I’m also making some nice plans and designs for the future platform for SSUG, which of course will be SharePoint 2010. I’ve purchased a bunch of new servers and I’ll be working with this project during your vacation to give you all a nice platform to enjoy when we’re back in action after the summer.

We’ll be back!

With that said, thank you for joining us on our meetings

Sweden SharePoint User Group, May 26th, Stockholm

May 6th, 2010 by Tobias Zimmergren

I just published information about the upcoming User Group event in Stockholm here:
http://www.sharepointcommunity.se/events/sweden-sharepoint-user-group-2

This time we’re going to be hosting the event at Scandic Anglais in Stockholm, near Stureplan.

Get going, sign up here and wait for an updated agenda!

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Author: Tobias Zimmergren
http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren

Introduction

Some of my friends, students, clients and fellow Sweden SharePoint User Group members have been asking when and where I will show up for some interesting discussions in Q1/Q2 this year. So I thought I’d lay it out simple and easy, with focus on the big things happening in the coming few months!

Sweden: Sweden SharePoint User Group

As usual you will find me at our awesome Sweden SharePoint User Group meetings. I have a plan to put some of these meetings in Göteborg and Malmö during Q2/Q3 as well, if there is an explicit interest in doing so. Let me know by emailing me (tobias (boink) zimmergren.net) and we’ll get something sorted in Göteborg and Malmö.

Sweden: TechDays 2010, Örebro

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I will be representing the Sweden SharePoint User Group at TechDays Sweden in Örebro. Come meet me there to discuss opportunities, events and beer – all things related to SharePoint.

I will also be throwing 100 t-shirts at people who walk by – so make sure you pop over before they run out!

Link to event: http://www.microsoft.com/sverige/techdays/ 

England: SharePoint Evolution Conference 2010, London

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I will be attending and running around at the SharePoint Evolution Conference in London in mid-april. Meet me and a lot of other awesome SharePoint folks to discuss anything related to SharePoint, beer or golf.

Link to event: http://www.sharepointevolutionconference.com

New Zealand: SharePoint Community Conference 2010

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I will be speaking at the New Zealand SharePoint Conference in June this year, so if you are in the neighborhood – pop by New Zealand and say hi ;-)

[This section will be updated as more details become available]

Australia: SharePoint Community Conference 2010

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I will be speaking at the Australia SharePoint Conference in June this year, so if you are in the neighborhood – pop by Australia and say hi ;-)

[This section will be updated as more details become available]

Summary

These are just a few of the most awesome things I’ll be doing this first half of 2010. There’s a whole bunch of other cool things going on, but these are the main public events going down – so don’t hesitate to pop me an e-mail if you’re going to attend any of them and we’ll grab a few beers!

Sweden SharePoint User Group Meeting in Stockholm

December 4th, 2009 by Tobias Zimmergren

Author: Tobias Zimmergren 
http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren

Introduction

Now that we are free to talk about and disclose information about SharePoint 2010, we’re going to host a final Sweden SharePoint User Group meeting in Stockholm where we’re covering some exciting news about SharePoint 2010.

When?

December 14th. Gather up around 17.30.

Where?

At Connectas offices. They’re providing us with food, beer and a place to host our meetings. Thank you Connecta.

You’ll find the location and office here:
Mäster Samuelsgatan 60
203 64 Stockholm

What?

We’ve got two speakers lined up for this event, talking about various SharePoint 2010 topics:

  • Göran Husman, HumanData
    • Topic: What’s new in SharePoint 2010?
  • Peter Karpinski, Microsoft
    • Topic 1: Issuetracking in SharePoint 2010 – Rapid Application Development
    • Topic 2: Scripted install for SharePoint 2010

Summary & Sign up

If you plan to attend the meeting, you’ll need to sign up for the event here:
http://www.sharepointcommunity.se/events/sweden-sharepoint-user-group-1

Edit: Fixed the link. Thanks Janne!

See you there!

Free Bamboo Solutions products for User Groups

July 23rd, 2009 by Tobias Zimmergren

Author: Tobias Zimmergren
URL: http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com

Introduction

Recently I’ve been having discussions with Bamboo Solutions regarding using their software on our new Sweden SharePoint User Group / Sweden SharePoint Community site which is going to be based on WSS 3.0.

This week I received the good news that Bamboo is now offering all User Groups the possibility to use their products for free on their community sites.

Read more about their announcement here:
http://community.bamboosolutions.com/blogs/bambooteamblog/archive/2009/07/16/user-groups-free-to-do-more.aspx

This is great news for the Swedish SharePoint User Group / SharePointCommunity.se – Time to rock’n'roll!

Have fun!

Sweden SharePoint User Group, May 28th Re-Cap

June 5th, 2009 by Tobias Zimmergren

Author: Tobias Zimmergren
URL: http://www.zimmergren.net

Introduction

On May 28th we held our Sweden SharePoint User Group meeting in Stockholm with great success.

Sponsoring the event for the evening was Precio, who had an arsenal of food and drinks layered up for us to dive into in-between sessions.

With that said, thank you Precio for lending us your time, place and beer.

What was said / Agenda

During the event, we had three main sessions:

  • SPVisualDev by Tony Restaino (Precio)
    • During this session, Tony did a great demonstration of how his CodePlex tool (SPVisualDev) can help you as a developer to complete your tasks a bit faster. A great complement to WSPBuilder!
  • Microsoft Certified Master by Peter Williams (Microsoft Sweden)
    • As the only one in Sweden who is a Microsoft Certified Master on SharePoint, Peter did an awesome job describing what the MCM program is all about.
      If I can get hold of the presentation from Peter I will have this article updated with links to it.
  • Nintex Workflows by Mikael Bolin (HumanData)
    • Giving us a brief overview of what Nintex workflows bring to the table was clearly appreciated.

Post-Session Photos

And the real reason for this post is so I can show you some photos of the event!

MVP Tobias Zimmergren moderating the meeting Tony Restaino presenting SPVisualDev Parts of the audience
Mikael Bolin presenting on Nintex MVP Göran Husman wondering where the beer is SSUG Sthlm 20090528 (36)
Peter Williams, Microsoft, presenting the Microsoft Certified Master program for SharePoint This is why I am attending - beer and snacks SSUG Sthlm 20090528 (11)

Thanks to Tony for shooting some great pictures of the event – please bring this amazing camera next time ;-)

Summary

Remember, attending our User Group meetings is 100% FREE OF CHARGE! You can find more information on www.sharepointcommunity.se and sign up if you’re not a member already. You will then receive an email next time we will organize a meeting!

We organize meetings in:

  • Stockholm
  • Göteborg
  • Malmö
  • (other locations where it may be fun and there is an audience)

If you have any thoughts about future meetings, about being a presenter, about having a meeting in your city, about sponsoring a meeting or about anything at all – please send me an email at tobias@zimmergren.net and I will set it up for you.

Thanks for reading.