Next BIWUG Meeting

Don't miss the next event of the Belgian Information Worker User Group on September 25th! Based on the feedback from the last Belgian community day back in June, a lot of people wanted to hear about guidelines, best practices and the way to go to have a succesfull deployment and use of both Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 within the company. I'll do a first session that evening covering this and don't miss out the second session too covering a product overview of the brand new version of Microsoft PerformancePoint Server (delivered by the Dolmen guys).

Here is the full agenda and the registration can be done here:

18:00 – 18:30 Registration and Welcome

18:30 – 20:15 Session 1: Guidelines and Best Practices for a Successful SharePoint Deployment within Your Organization

Join this session if you are looking for answers to questions like ‘When is it appropriate to use SharePoint within the organization?’, ‘What are the weak and strong points of SharePoint?’, ‘What are the pitfalls?’, ‘What kind of resources do I need the level of infrastructure but also people (both admins as well as designers and devs)?’, ‘What are the options to make SharePoint do what why business wants it to do? And what effort is that going to take?’. There are of course plenty of other related questions that can be discussed during this session. Patrick Tisseghem and other BIWUG board members will be more than happy to share their experience during an interactive discussion. The session is planned to be high-level and especially interesting for project managers, technical sales, architect and design folks.

20:15 – 20:30 Break

20:30 – 21:15 Session 2: Overview of Microsoft PerformancePoint Server 2007

This session will give you an overview of how Microsoft PerformancePoint Server 2007 can help you in your organization to help improve performance by integrating monitoring, analysis, and planning into a single application (of course based on WSS 3.0 and integrated with MOSS 2007). As with the first session, the level will be 100-200 with plenty of demonstrations of the product capabilities.