vSharePoint - July 2013 Edition at Camosun

Hey folks,

We are continuing our plan of trying some different locations and this month we are going to be at Camosun Colleage.  Please be sure to share this event with others http://www.meetup.com/vsharepoint.

I hope you come join us.



  • 11:30 to 12:00 – Meet & Greet. Grab a snack
  • 12:00 to 1:00 – First Presentation
  • 1:00 to 2:00 - Second Presentation



We always have nifty swag to give away.  This month though we have something even better.  We’ll be giving away a new, unlocked Windows Phone. That’s right… we will be playing heads or tails for (yep, another) Nokia Lumia 800.


About the Presentations and Speakers

Colin Phillips, SharePoint Consultant - itgroove (blog: mmman.itgroove.net)

Title: SharePoint Apps for the End User

Overview: There's been a lot of talk about Apps in the new SharePoint 2013, and a lot of people are still confused about what they are, how they can benefit end users, and why you'd even need them.  This presentation will help you understand their value (for both the end-user and the business), how they work in your environment (on premise or in the cloud – Office 365), and will give you a first-hand look at a handful of apps, and how we use them in house (at itgroove) to benefit our own processes.  This presentation is meant for business users to understand what Apps mean to them (sorry developers, we've already done a dev session on apps).

Bio: Colin is a SharePoint Consultant for itgroove. He is a graduate of UVic and has over 12 years’ experience in both software development and IT infrastructure. His background working at both small and large companies (including 5 years at Cognos) has given him a wealth of knowledge. Among Colin’s areas of experience includes workflow, VMware, systems monitoring, XSL/XSLT, JavaScript, and many more. Check out Colin's blog at mmman.itgroove.net


Scott Knight - Camosun College

Title: Camosun's Plan for SharePoint 2013

Overview: This presentation will touch on where we are coming from, based on our deployment of SharePoint 2007 and the lessons learned.  I will discuss the current project management approach being implemented by the college and how it relates to SharePoint.  In addition we will outline the training strategies that Camosun plans on implementing to ensure the success of SharePoint.  Finally, I will discuss the role I see SharePoint taking as it relates to the colleges strategic plan for IT.

Bio: Scott is a Senior Systems Administrator at Camosun College. Scott is involved in the current deployment of SharePoint 2013 as well as the current deployment of Lync 2013.  Scott has been with the college for 4 years.


Parking Notes for Camosun

Short Term: $0.50/15 min
4 hours: $3.00
Full day: $6.00

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  • Colin O.

    Great venue and turnout. Enjoyed the presentations. Agreed that pizza was sub par. Looking forward to August meetup. Any chance of more time for general info sharing Q and A to exchange issues and solutions we've encountered back at the office? Perhaps occasionally if we only have 1 presentation for a meetup we could have a round table after lunch?

    July 25, 2013

    • Sean W.

      Hey Colin. Yep, we will do just that in August. One presentation on records management, a brief vendor demo from Monk and then we will do a q&a session. Great suggestion.

      August 4, 2013

  • Kyle L.

    Great presentations. It would be nice to have the time to mingle and share experiences as many attendees are at a similar place with SharePoint 2013.

    July 26, 2013

  • Tim JP S.

    I appreciated the detailed information on the applications. I thought Scott did an excellent job of presenting Camosun's Project management initiative and how it is impacting the SharePoint 2013 deployment,

    July 25, 2013

  • Sean W.

    Great presentations. Pizza was awful though. :)

    July 25, 2013

  • Sean W.

    Thanks for coming folks. Game on for August!

    July 25, 2013

  • Leesa W.

    Not this time, but looking forward to the next meeting.

    July 22, 2013

  • Rob M.

    Al Butler joining me

    July 15, 2013

  • Ron S.

    I am out of town this week, but hope you do this meet-up again.

    July 1, 2013

  • Margo A.

    Sorry won't be able to make it to this one - still in the UK. Went to great Cloud Computing Conference in London - lots on SharePoint too!

    June 28, 2013

  • Sean W.

    July vSharePoint Details just announced! Hope to see you there. Still looking for another speaker, you must be sick of me by now ;)

    June 28, 2013

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