Since we last met at MSPUG, there has been a new royal baby, a new cricket star (Agar !), and some sad news about Corey Monteith.
Also – more details about preview versions of Windows 8.1 and the flurry of activity to configure and install it – I’m enjoying it on my Surface RT.
Closer to home, we had the Melbourne SharePoint Saturday event – with a sellout crowd ! We ended up juggling people on a waiting list, after the initial ‘cap’ of 150 tickets sold out in the week beforehand.
The Melbourne SPSat was the highest attended for all of Australia – proof that “SharePoint Rocks !” in Melbourne…
Thanks to everyone for coming along – and giving up your Saturday to hear some great sessions.
This month, we’re back to a standard meeting timeslot – on the 4th Wednesday of the month – August 28th.
This format will continue for the rest of the year – except for December’s Christmas party – more on that towards the end of the year.
And of course, TechEd is happening in early September – we might be able to have some presenters do a show/tell for the following meeting – we’ll have to wait and see.
Hope to see you at the meeting – there’s sure to be a great turn-out, with some new attendees coming along after the success of SharePoint Saturday perhaps.
Make sure you RSVP for the August meeting – see you there !
Chris, Elaine & Tim
MSPUG is a not-for-profit user-driven group – we don’t even have a bank account – and so we rely on local sponsors to assist with pizza, prizes, drinks or whichever (such as a launch or Christmas party).
Over the last year or so, we’ve had financial support from AvePoint – and K2 – and recently Data Capture Experts – thanks for your support.
We have a new sponsor, with NIGEL FRANK INTERNATIONAL, “The Global Leader in Microsoft Recruitment” providing our pizza for user group meetings.
The local team are really friendly so if you are in need of their assistance let us know and we will put you in touch.
Thanks again for the support from Nigel Frank – allowing us to continue with MSPUG as a free-and-open user group session.
Presentations for August
Testing SharePoint Apps with Visual Studio (Stefano Tempesta)
Whether you are a developer, tester, administrator or analyst, this session can help you master different types of testing in the SharePoint app life cycle by using Visual Studio Test Manager for creating test plans and test suites.
You will learn about creating a Performance Test Plan for simulating actual user loads, and executing automated test cases. The entire process is completely integrated in Visual Studio and TFS for filing and resolving bugs in one single environment.
Among the outcomes of this session, you will see how to generate and read detailed metrics for evaluating quality of the applications and identifying potential improvements.
PowerShell For Developers (Chris O’Connor)
For most developers, it’s often a case of “Add-SPSolution” – and that’s *IT* for PowerShell.
But, once you delve into it some more, there are some very powerful features/functions – when it comes to installing & configuring SharePoint.
This session will show a few useful approaches on setting up a SharePoint farm, including Content DB’s, Site Collections, Features, Branding, Navigation and other fix-ups & tweaks.