February & March 2012 Meeting Announcements

Some exciting new events to announce! Instead of the monthly second Thursday meeting date, our February meeting will be held on Tuesday 2/28 in conjunction with the SPTechCon conference. The March meeting will be held Thursday, March 8th (see below). SharePoint users have also been invited to the AIIM conference in San Francisco on March 20-22. See below for event details.

February User Group Meeting Date: Tuesday February 28, 2012
Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM

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Hilton San Francisco Union Square
333 O’Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: +1-415-771-1400
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The SPTechCon conference chair has graciously invited our user group members to attend the Exhibit Hall Reception for free on Tuesday 2/28, and then host our user group meeting in a hotel meeting room after the reception. Join us for a panel of SharePoint experts – including Bill English – who will be able to answer our questions and discuss all the hottest SharePoint topics:

Ajay Mistry – Microsoft – Panel Moderator
Chris Beckett – SharePoint Bits – Development
Ben Curry – Summit 7 Systems – IT Pro
Cathy Dew – Summit 7 Systems – Branding and User Interface
Bill English – MindSharp – IT Pro
Randy Williams – AvePoint – IT Pro

This meeting will be a joint session of the San Francisco SharePoint User Group and the Silicon Valley SharePoint User Group. Attendance is free, and all interested SharePoint users are welcome to attend (invite your friends and colleagues).
Upon arrival at the Hilton San Francisco, please stop at the SPTech Con registration desk to pick up your badge, which will allow you entry to the exhibit hall and user group meeting. The reception starts at 5:15PM at the Exhibit Hall (until 7:00PM), with the user group meeting to immediately follow. Exhibitors include O’Reilly Media, which has invited our members to visit their booth to see SharePoint books and receive discounts on both printed and digital format E-books.

SPTechCon Conference Information: 
SPTechCon: The SharePoint Technology Conference
The conference runs Sunday 2/26 to Wednesday 2/29
7:30AM – 7:00PM at the Hilton San Francisco
March SharePoint User Group Meeting Date: Thursday, March 8, 2012
Arrival Time: 5:30 PM to 6:00PM
Presentation: 6:00PM to 7:00PM
Doors Close: 7:30PM
Location:  QuickStart San Francisco
Address:    160 Pine Street (at Battery) 
                  Suite 530
                  San Francisco, CA 94111
                  Phone: 415.972.2554
closest BART station is Embarcadero
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Sponsored by Slalom Consulting and Avepoint

March 8th Presentation Topic: Cloud Collaboration Strategies and Technologies

Cloud computing has spawned a new industry with many different technologies and applications including new approaches to document management, workflow, and storage not to mention new approaches to buying and managing software. This presentation will help the user understand cloud-collaboration technologies including document management, records management, preservation, legal, workflow, and storage. Mr. Porter-Roth will also review benefits and risks, as well at touch upon emerging governance issues. Because the cloud-collaboration technologies are changing rapidly, there is no clear strategy or road map that has emerged for adopting these technologies, but we will discuss what are the current options and trade-offs.

Who Should Attend: Information management users and managers; information technology managers; records managers; and executive managers who are interested in learning about cloud-based document/records management applications. The presentation will be from the business side of the table and will be non-technical.

Speaker Bio: Bud Porter-Roth has over 20 years of experience as a document/records management consultant with a focus on electronic document management, document imaging, workflow, and records management. Mr. Porter-Roth is the past president of the AIIM San Francisco Golden Gate Chapter, and is a member of the SharePoint User Group, AIIM, and ARMA.

AIIM Conference March 20-22 in San Francisco:
The association for enterprise content management invites SharePoint User Group members to attend their conference March 20-22 at the Grand Hyatt hotel in San Francisco.

The SF SharePoint User Group is sponsored by Slalom Consulting and Avepoint
Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month.

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