Just a quick note to remind UK-based folks within reach that there is a UK SharePoint user group meeting in London this Thursday. There are two sessions, one of which is an open Q & A for you to bring your trickiest SharePoint questions - I'll be amongst those on the panel representing the developer side of the house, but the line-up will cover all the bases. Needless to say, if you don't get chance to ask your question during the main session, there'll probably be ample opportunity in the pub afterwards. Michael Noel's session also looks extremely interesting, with a whole host of architecture/infrastructure knowledge condensed into one easily-digestible chunk.
Details from the suguk.org - to sign-up, use the link at the bottom of this post:
Session 1 - Building the Perfect SharePoint Farm: A Walkthrough of Best Practices from the Field - Michael Noel (see books written by Michael)
SharePoint 2007 has proven to be a technology that is remarkably easy to get running out of the box. On the flipside, however, some of the advanced configuration options with SharePoint are notoriously difficult to setup and configure, and a great deal of confusion exists regarding SharePoint best practice design, deployment, disaster recovery, and maintenance. This session covers best practices encompassing the most commonly asked questions regarding SharePoint infrastructure and design, and includes a broad range of critical but often overlooked items to consider when architecting a SharePoint environment. In short, all of the specifics required to build the 'perfect' SharePoint farm are presented through discussion of real-world SharePoint designs of all sizes.
• Learn from previous real world deployments and avoid common mistakes.
• Plan a checklist for architecture of SharePoint environments of any size.
• Build the 'perfect' SharePoint farm for your organization.
Session 2 - SharePoint Q & A Session
Following the session from last year we thought it would be a good idea to have a session where you can bring your SharePoint problems and hassles to and we can debate them as a group. We'll have a whiteboard, a laptop, and lots of clever people to discuss your questions and issues - so bring along your best and toughest!
The meeting is hosted at Microsoft in Victoria - arrive 6pm for a 6:30pm start:
Microsoft London (Cardinal Place)
100 Victoria Street
London SW1E 5JL
Tel: 0870 60 10 100
To register, simply reply to this thread leaving your full name - http://suguk.org/forums/thread/16904.aspx
Look forward to your questions :-)