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March 17th, 2013 by Tobias Zimmergren
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
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:
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.
You get a chance to learn and pick up new stuff about SharePoint.
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.
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.
I don’t need to explain this one, do I?
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
February 21st, 2013 by Tobias Zimmergren
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/)
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, email@example.com
See you there – awesome!
Sign up here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5577741174
September 21st, 2012 by Tobias Zimmergren
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!
- 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!
- 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
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May 3rd, 2012 by Tobias Zimmergren
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’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.
April 20th, 2012 by Tobias Zimmergren
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.
- 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.
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.
Sweden SharePoint User Group.
January 30th, 2012 by Tobias Zimmergren
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
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/
- 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
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!
May 13th, 2011 by Tobias Zimmergren
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
There’s a few more SSUG meetings planned for the summer which will be announced shortly.
Until then, enjoy!
October 25th, 2010 by Tobias 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 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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy the awesomeness with this Live ID configured SharePoint 2010 site!
September 24th, 2010 by Tobias Zimmergren
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
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!
Microsoft AB, the Swedish Microsoft HQ.
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.
- 17:30: – Doors open at Microsoft HQ
- 18:00: Session 1;
- Lync/OCS 14: Pontus Haglund from Microsoft AB
- 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 email@example.com with the subject “Oktobermöte”.
If you know of anyone interested in attending, please feel free to forward this information!
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
June 2nd, 2010 by Tobias Zimmergren
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:
- Case: Handelshögskolan, Externwebb på SharePoint 2007
- Offlinehantering i SharePoint 2010 och Office 2010
- SharePoint 2010 Licensiering
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
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.
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