Posts Tagged ‘Training’

Author: Tobias Zimmergren | | @zimmergren


The last week that just passed was filled with quite some cool happenings over at the BPCUK Conference in London. If you’ll follow the #BPCUK tag on Twitter you’ll find all the juicy information that you missed out on – there’s no real need for me to repeat it here :-)


As promised, my session deck on Silverlight and SharePoint 2010 can be downloaded here: Download!

Author: Tobias Zimmergren | | @zimmergren


It probably doesn’t surprise anyone that the BPC conference in London is one of the main events to look forward to in the realm of SharePoint conferences.

I will of course be attending this conference and I’ll be delivering an introductory  session about Silverlight and SharePoint.

My session: Developing with Silverlight + SharePoint 2010 = Awesome

I’ll be talking about how you can utilize Silverlight in SharePoint 2010 to create some cool RIA applications hosted inside (or outside!) of SharePoint.

In this session you’ll get acquainted with what Silverlight is and how it plays along with SharePoint 2010 in various ways.

We’ll of course be looking at how to create our very own Silverlight Web Parts and applications and host them inside of SharePoint 2010.

The preliminary agenda of the session looks something like this;

  • Silverlight 101
  • Integrate with SharePoint 2010
  • Preferred deployment methods and developer guidance
  • Developer patterns
  • OOB Experience (Out of Browser) – Bring your Silverlight app to your desktop
  • And much more

Last years conference (Evolutions conference)

Just like you already know there was a volcano that found it suitable to erupt just in time for the conference last year that put a cane in the wheels for a lot of the attendees and speakers.

My flights were cancelled in last minute so I had to find another way of making my way to the conference last year. One day before the conference I basically gave up hope and I just posted a tweet on Twitter saying "Hey, I need to go from Sweden to England, any takers?".

A few minutes later a good friend of mine calls me up saying "Hey, I’m going to The Netherlands to pick up my girl since the flights are cancelled and boats and trains are full. I’m leaving in a few hours by car toward NL. Care to join?"

Alright, why not I thought… We drove from Sweden through Denmark, Germany and finally reached Rotterdam in Holland after a long journey. This is where he picked up his girl and were bound to head back to Sweden again.

I’m dropped off there, in the middle of nowhere, without any means of getting back to Sweden or getting on to England. All the boats and trains were full, remember? 
This is where I’m using Twitter again and post a tweet asking if anyone is in Rotterdam and will be driving to England in the near future.

Marianne tweets me back saying "Hey, we’ve got a spare seat in the car, we’ll pick you up tomorrow at 08.00 outside your chosen hotel". Sweet! Now we’re talking.

We drove from Holland through Belgium and France to finally take the Eurotunnel and reach England.

Even though that trip was a real blast and can’t really be depicted in words here, I really hope that the flights are leaving as scheduled this time!

Steve explaining the long journey


So if you’re attending BPC UK this year and care to join us in our adventures in the SharePoint jungle and the pubs – ping me.

This year I’m counting on the flights and I’m hoping to see as many of you as possible for the conference in London next week.

Until then, be awesome.

Author: Tobias Zimmergren | | @zimmergren


Some exiting news is about to be published and I’m glad to announce that some fantastic plans we’re working on is about to take shape. As stated in the headline of this post, TOZIT AB is now hiring staff in Sweden. We’re looking for sales representatives, consultants and helpdesk colleagues.

TOZIT AB is located in Sweden with it’s main office in Malmö, and operates a lot in Stockholm. The persons we’re looking for initially should be able to work either in Malmö/Öresundsregionen or Stockholm.

At TOZIT we are always looking to deliver high quality projects and resources, but not without having a great time doing so. The first and foremost policy we’ve got is to enjoy every day you work with us.

We invest in our employees making sure they are top of the line and always up to date with what’s new in the SharePoint world. By joining TOZIT AB, we will make sure that you get the latest and greatest training to make sure you’re on top of the latest technology.

#1: SharePoint specialist

If you’re aspiring to be a solid SharePoint professional and want to work together with some of the brightest minds when it comes to .NET and SharePoint, this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss out on.

Job Requirements

  • Basic understanding of SharePoint infrastructure, design and development.
  • Additional merits include:
    • Real world SharePoint project experience
    • .NET development experience
    • .NET and SharePoint Certifications (MCP, MCPD, MCITP, MCTS, MCT, …)

Job Location

This job opening applies to people able to work in one of the following locations:

  • Stockholm
  • Malmö/Köpenhamn/Öresundsregionen

Application Details

Please send your application to if you’re interested in learning more about this position and what we can offer you. Please attach your updated resume (CV) along with any additional data (LinkedIn profile for example).

#2: Senior SharePoint specialist

If you’re a senior SharePoint professional looking for new challenges, perhaps we could fit you in our team.

In this role we will expect you to have a vast experience from the field as a consultant or freelancer and have been working with a lot of real world projects that you can showcase or talk about.

Job Requirements

  • 4+ years of experience with professional SharePoint projects
  • Additional merits include:
    • .NET development
    • Certifications (MCP, MCPD, MCITP, MCTS, MCT, …)

Job Location

This job opening applies to people able to work in one of the following locations:

  • Stockholm
  • Malmö/Köpenhamn/Öresundsregionen

Application Details

Please send your application to if you’re interested in learning more about this position and what we can offer you. Please attach your updated resume (CV) along with any additional data (LinkedIn profile for example).

#3: Technical helpdesk

We’re currently also looking for someone to work with support and helpdesk, where your main responsibility will be to make sure the internal systems work properly and assist the different departments in their daily routines.

Job Requirements

  • You should most definitely be service minded
  • A technical background with Microsoft technologies is preferred

Job Location

This job opening applies to people able to work in central Stockholm only.

Application Details

Please send your application to if you’re interested in learning more about this position and what we can offer you. Please attach your updated resume (CV) along with any additional data (LinkedIn profile for example).

#4: SharePoint sales representative

We’re looking to extend our sales team with one or more additional resources to help out and assist in the sales and finding new leads on projects, and help close new deals with new and existing customers.

Job Requirements

You’re a sales representative with focus on quality instead of quantity and knows how to listen to the clients requirements and can match that with what we can offer. You should have a network to utilize for finding new projects and clients and being able to find new leads.

Job Location

  • Malmö (with the possibility to work in Stockholm sometimes)

Application Details

Please send your application to if you’re interested in learning more about this position and what we can offer you. Please attach your updated resume (CV) along with any additional data (LinkedIn profile for example).


We’re looking to extend our team and the level of services we provide by employing some new colleagues to work with us in our awesome team. If you’d like to work with me and my team and want to have fun while doing so, please don’t hesitate to send your application to us :-)

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!

I am a SharePoint 2010 Ignite instructor in Sweden

November 30th, 2009 by Tobias Zimmergren

Author: Tobias Zimmergren | | @zimmergren


A while back, along with a bunch of other awesome SharePoint people, I attended the SharePoint 2010 Ignite training in Amsterdam. The Ignite-training is an invite-only training for Microsoft Partners, trained by Microsoft staff and approved trainers.

A quote from Microsoft website about the Ignite program:

As part of our overall SharePoint 2010 Readiness efforts we are delighted to announce SharePoint Ignite, a technical readiness program for certified SharePoint partners.  Ignite is a program designed to drive excellence early and deep technical competency for SharePoint 2010 within the SharePoint partner channel.  There are two Ignite offerings, Ignite for the IT Pro and Ignite for the Developer.  Each program consists of 5 days of content, and is geared towards upgrading SharePoint 2007 skilled partners to SharePoint 2010.  In order to attend a training, you will need to be certified on SharePoint 2007. 

Approved instructor

After the training I had some interviews, and all went well – and I’m glad to announce that I am now officially an approved trainer for the SharePoint 2010 Ignite developer training in Sweden!


If you would like to attend any of our SharePoint 2010 trainings in Sweden, don’t hesitate to contact me on

Have a great day!

Come and meet me in Vegas, Amsterdam and Berlin!

October 1st, 2009 by Tobias Zimmergren

Author: Tobias Zimmergren | | @zimmergren


The summer is over, and businesses around the globe are waking up again – and with that, we’ve got a ton of great events to look forward to this fall.

SharePoint Conference, Las Vegas (yeah baby!)

I guess you haven’t missed that it’s time for the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas very soon. (

We’re a great crew showing up at the conference, and I’m looking forward to meeting as many of you guys as possible while there!


I’m going to be in Amsterdam 1-6 November for some SharePoint business and training, so if you’re passing by or are in the neighborhood for some reason, we’re going to have some beers and you’re welcome to join us. Just ping me.

TechEd EMEA, Berlin

I’m going to be in Berlin this year as well, at TechEd EMEA. Feel free to join us for yet another set of beers while there ;-)


If you’re going to be attending one or more of these events, feel free to ping me using the contact form of this blog – and we’ll make sure to get you in on the beer-plans ;-)

A lot of travel, and a lot of beer – all while talking SharePoint. Could it get any better? Really?

Over and out.
/ Z

SharePoint Ramp Up – Part 2

March 1st, 2009 by Tobias Zimmergren

For those of you who have tried the online-training program called MyRampUp, and went through all the exercises for SharePoint developers part 1 – Part 2 is here.

Check this out:

I wrote a bit about the Ramp Up program in this previous article where I outlined the Part 1 of the program.

Part 2 adds the following levels:

  1. Level 1: Page Navigation
  2. Level 2: Page Branding
  3. Level 3: Web Services
  4. Level 4: Custom Content Types
  5. Level 5: User Management

Now I’m off to shoot some fellow SharePoint MVP’s at the summit paintball.


MSDN Ramp Up – Free training online

November 16th, 2008 by Tobias Zimmergren

If you are looking for some free training within any of the many Microsoft technologies, have a look at MSDN’s Ramp Up site. It’s a free community-based learning program where you can choose the training that fits your needs.

Ramp Up overview

These are the different tracks you can currently choose from;

SharePoint for developers track – Part 1

Well, foremost since there’s a new “SharePoint for developers” track availible here


This is a great way to improve your current skillset by adding some additional SharePoint skills (if you don’t have them already). It’s really easy to make this happen in your own pace.

This is the current set of levels in the SharePoint track part1:

  • Level 1: Web Parts
  • Level 2: Data Lists
  • Level 3: Event Handlers
  • Level 4: Workflow
  • Level 5: Silverlight

Silverlight with Ian Blackburn

November 6th, 2007 by Tobias Zimmergren

I’m on the train right now with two of my colleagues, heading to Stockholm to attend a Silverlight course held by Mr. Ian Blackburn himself.

I’ll be sure to post some interesting stuff about Silverlight and SharePoint integration soon, as I’ve made a couple of integrations the past couple of days.


T2617 – Introduction to SharePoint 2007

October 26th, 2006 by Tobias Zimmergren

Monday through wednesday (today) I went the T2617 course held by Göran Husman, Sweden’s only MVP in sharePoint. The overall impression was great, and my thanks goes out to Göran who did a great job as the tutor.

I will in my upcoming post(s) describe some of the subjects covered, and what that really means. I will set up a MOSS 2007 labenvironment on which I’ll make some examples and try to explain some general concepts that are new for 2007.

I’ll update you guys in a couple of days.