November MSPUG – Show Me The Data !

Following on from the very successful SharePoint Saturday in Melbourne (with close to 100 ppl in attendance) – we’re resuming normal service again this month for MSPUG.

Date/Time : Wed. November 23rd – from 5.30pm   (6pm sessions commence)

With pretty much ANY computing system, it’s all about DATA, right ?  

  • What data do you need to capture & use ?
  • How do you get it in there ?
  • How to do you find it ?
  • How you use it, etc ?

With that thought in mind, we have a great topic for this month – Data In / Data Out.

We have two great presenters – with a different perspective on the topic for the night – covering some very deep-technical SharePoint subject matter – including Business Connectivity Services (BCS), SQL Azure – and SharePoint Search + FAST.

Here’s the run-down of the sessions.


Building Hybrid Cloud Solutions with Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2010

Nalaka Withanange, Readify

Business Connectivity Services (BCS) in SharePoint 2010 provides new ways to connect and integrate with external data such as your on premise and SQL Azure databases.

BCS enhances the SharePoint platform’s capabilities with out-of-box features in the key areas of presentation, connectivity, tooling and lifecycle management that streamline the development of solutions with deep integration of external data and services.

Learn what’s available out of the box and how to bring your .NET skills to seamlessly integrate and surface business data from your cloud workloads through SharePoint 2010.


Optimising Enterprise Search with SharePoint & Fast

Anthony Butcher & Tucker Hall, BA Insight

Search is often one of the easiest ways to achieve immediate ROI from SharePoint.

Although both SharePoint and FAST search work well out of the box, the key to unlocking the potential of search starts with understanding how it works.

In this session, we’ll discuss the role of SharePoint and FAST search, how to determine which is best for your organization, and how to ensure that end users are finding the content that they need when they need it .

This session is designed for all who want to get a better understanding of Microsoft enterprise search, learn about the differences between standard SharePoint Search and FAST Search for SharePoint, and to learn techniques to create a better search experience for their organization.


As always – PLEASE – make sure you RSVP if you’re planning to attend MSPUG.   Otherwise, we have no hope in estimating the attendee’s – and thus catering.

Click HERE to register your name – it’s free – and will only takes a quick minute :


P.S.  December is approaching – and the MSPUG Christmas is shaping up to be a great one.   Make sure you’re on our mailing list – and we’ll send the details shortly.

To register, just click on the purple button on the home page.

See you at MSPUG on the 23rd…!



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