MSPUG September – ECM

Has been a busy month for those in the SharePoint community – with the recent TechEd Australia event on the Gold Coast – with a bunch of MSPUG members presenting.

If you want to check out the videos from TechEd – including Elaine van Bergen, Chris O’Connor, Alex Burton, Shyam Narayan, Will Cornwill, Ben Walters and other interstate guests to MSPUG like Brian Farnhill & Mark Rhodes, click here.

And NEXT month is looking busy too – for some lucky folk – planning flights, hotels & cars for the SharePoint Conference in Anaheim (Los Angeles).

I’m sure we’ll all be watching Twitter & Blogs to see what is shown/revealed at the biggest SharePoint Conference for the year – good luck to those presenting – and have a great time.

Closer to home, the Melbourne SharePoint User Group had a great kick-off meeting last month – with a design theme presentation – and a panel discussion.

For our September meeting (Wed. 28th), we’re looking into ECM – Enterprise Content Management, with another interstate presenter – from LobsterPot Solutions :

Jumpstart your folksonomy with text mining

Roger Noble, LobsterPot Solutions

SharePoint 2010 is great at storing documents but organising and tagging them can be a big job.

This session will show you how you can leverage the tools you already have in SQL Server to quickly and easily tag your documents, plus it will demonstrate the benefits of SharePoint’s Managed Metadata service for managing your terms.

As SharePoint uses SQL Server behind the scenes, the power of Text Mining is easily within your reach.

This hands-on session is aimed at Architects and Developers who want to discover how to get started classifying the hundreds or thousands of documents they already own


With the success of the panel discussion last month (Gruen-Transfer style) – we’re doing another session.   Again – along the same lines – relating to ECM.

Scaling ECM Challenges – Open discussion

Service pack one has introduced changes in the recommended sizing for content databases. We will open this session with a quick presentation on the new sizing recommendations and then open the floor for a discussion on challenges in scaling an ECM solution.  Bring along any issues you’d like to discuss whether they relate to infrastructure, configuration, customisation or governance.


Hope you can make it along – make sure to RSVP – we were a little LOW on numbers for catering last month – and many people missed out. 

So – PLEASE, register your attendance – thanks !


Last to note, the October meeting for MSPUG will be the annual ‘SharePoint Saturday’ in Melbourne.   These events just keep getting bigger and better every year – with close to 100 people last year – and 15 sessions across three topic tracks.

The date for SPSMelb is Sat. October 22nd – mark your calendar now.

You can RSVP now – as well as register a speaker submission – if you want to present.

More details here.


That’s all for now – see you at MSPUG on Sept 28th !



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