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Boston Area SharePoint Users Group October 12th, 2011 Meeting
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Cambridge, United States
The Boston Area SharePoint Users Group (BASPUG) was founded to bring together like minds to network and share their experiences, triumphs, and tribulations around Microsoft SharePoint, to provide a community platform for Boston area SharePoint users, administrators, developers, architects, of all experience levels, even brand new to SharePoint, to share their knowledge with the community. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at either the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center in Cambridge, MA, or at the Microsoft office in Waltham on Jones Road.
The presenters for our next meeting are Jason Himmelstein, SharePoint Practice Manager at Sentri, and Cornelius J. van Dyk, Enterprise Architect at Geologics. They will be presenting "Heavy Metal PowerPivot".
Undoubtedly, PowerPivot is the shiny new toy in the SharePoint toolbox, but installing and configuring this powerful new addition, can be a daunting task. Join us in this session as we help navigate you through the pitfalls and traps to a successful implementation. We’ll show you the best practice for configuration and discuss some implementation choices and the reasoning behind them. When it’s all said and done, we’ll show you some flashy examples of PowerPivot in action.
Jason Himmelstein, MCP, MCTS, has been working with Microsoft Server technologies since 1998 when he was supporting Motorola in Austin, TX. He went to work for the University of Texas for 5 years where he developed expertise in Active Directory and Exchange. He left UT to go on the road doing work for Dell in a partnership with Microsoft doing architecture, design and implementation of Active Directory and Exchange. He joined his current employer in 2007 and has been doing SharePoint as an Enterprise Architect in the Aerospace and Defense sector ever since. Outside of this crazy working world he is a happily married father of 2 boys and a die-hard Texas Longhorns and San Antonio Spurs fan.
Born and raised in South Africa during the 70's I got my start in computers when a game on my Sinclair ZX Spectrum crashed, revealing it's BASIC source code. The ZX had a whopping 48K of memory which was considered to be a lot in the Commodore Vic20 era, but more importantly, it had BASIC built into the soft touch keyboard. Teaching myself to program, I coded my first commercial program at age 15.
After graduating high school at 17, I joined the South African Air Force, graduating the Academy and becoming a Pilot with the rank of First Lieutenant by age 20. After serving my country for six years, I made my way back into computer software.
Continuing my education, I graduated Suma Cum Laude from the Computer Training Institute before joining First National Bank where my work won the Smithsonian Award for Technological Innovation in the field of Banking and Insurance. Soon I met Will Coleman from Amdahl SA, who introduced me to a little known programming language named Huron/ObjectStar. As fate would have it, this unknown language and Y2K brought me to the USA in 1998.
I got involved with SharePoint after playing around with the Beta for SharePoint Portal Server 2003. Leaving my career at Rexnord to become a consultant in 2004, I was first awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award for SharePoint in 2005, becoming only the 9th MVP for WSS at the time. I fulfilled a life long dream by pledging allegiance to the Flag as a US citizen in 2006. I met the love of my life and became a private consultant in 2008. I was honored to receive my sixth MVP award for SharePoint Server in 2010.
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Food and beverages will be provided at the event.
We will be handing out raffle tickets at the BASPUG meetings.
CubisOne will be raffling off a license for their SharePoint Power Pack iChat product ($1000 value).
We also have books, T-Shirts, and more!
We will be meeting at the Microsoft New England Research and Development center at One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA.
Join our group on LinkedIn today to connect with the rest of the BASPUG members, and spread the word!
We are also on facebook! http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Boston-Area-SharePoint-User-Group/113652405354617
Visit the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group website at http://www.bostonsharepointug.org