May 2012 Meeting Announcement

Meeting Date: Thursday, May 10, 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, 5th Floor (@ Battery)
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415.972.2554
closest BART station is Embarcadero

Sponsored by Slalom Consulting, Avepoint and QuickStart

Cost: FREE – thanks to our sponsor Slalom Consulting. Please register so we know how much food to order:  REGISTER

“Stump the Panel” and win a prize – courtesy of AvePoint

May 10th Topic: Integrating Azure with SharePoint
Presented By: Shailen Sukul, MCT, MCPD, MCTS, MCITP, MCSD

Shailen Sukul has been working as the Lead Architect on a long running SharePoint-based project at Microsoft called MASS.  The MASS platform is a cutting-edge syndication platform built on SharePoint 2010 and based on the principles of multi-tenancy. It is leveraged by Microsoft Partners and Microsoft Marketing departments. Due to its high popularity, it was decided to leverage Azure for some of the most traffic-heavy operations while retaining the core logic in SharePoint. Shailen will talk about the real world challenges and benefits of being one of the first companies integrating SharePoint and Azure.

Suggested Audience: IT Professionals, Developers, SharePoint Architects and IT Managers.

About Shailen (pronounced Shay-Len) Sukul is a bleeding-edge innovator, Architect, Project Manager, Trainer and Developer; working with the latest Web technologies to create compelling solutions. He loves to present at user groups and write articles and whitepapers based on his work. He works for the EMC Corporation as his day job and on stealth startups as his night job.

He loves to work with the following technologies:
– Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and wave 15
– Microsoft ASP.Net and ASP.Net MVC 4
– NHibernate, Fluent NHibernate CSLA.Net, Microsoft Entity Framework
– MySQL, SQL Server, SQLite, Oracle databases
– Design patterns such as Repository, Abstract Factory, Inersion of Control, etc and its applications to the real world
– CSS 3, Javascript, NodeJS, jQuery and its plugins

Shailen also has an active interest in the pre-sales and sales processes and occasionally helps out with RFPs and estimates, along with managing and working with large offshore teams.

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SharePoint Saturday Silicon Valley
Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM in Palo Alto
SharePoint Saturday Silicon Valley is FREE, open to the public and is your local chance to immerse yourself in SharePoint! It is an educational, informative and lively day filled with sessions from respected SharePoint professionals and MVPs, covering a wide variety of topics focused on Microsoft SharePoint technologies.

Oshman Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way Palo Alto, CA 94303

Event details:

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