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vSharePoint - November 2013 at Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena (Downtown Victoria)

Hey folks,

Time to squeeze in one more vSharePoint before it's time to break out the nog.  Please check out the November meeting details below, as well as the meetup site at and our new (Office 365) website at

Free pizza, pop & water will be served.

- Keith Tuomi

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Location Details **Important** (including parking)
Save On Foods Memorial Center (Gate 3)


• 11:30 to 12:00 – Meet and Greet (and grab a bite)

• 12:00 to 1:00 – Keith Tuomi- SharePoint 2013 User Profile Service Overview

• 1:00 to 2:00 – Sean Wallbridge - SharePoint Taxonomy Tour

Yes, as always!

About the Presentations and Speakers

Keith Tuomi, SharePoint MVP, itgroove (Blog

Title: SharePoint 2013 User Profile Service Overview

The SharePoint User Profile Service (UPS) is an evolving facet of SharePoint that allows centralized storage of info about individual users  such as name, department, photo etc. and integrates in various ways with your organizations "people" system - Active Directory.

UPS has been greatly improved in SharePoint 2013, allowing easier setup and configuration, and facilitates SharePoint social features including MySites, Audiences, Social tags and notes. This allows you to get the positive aspects of the Facebook/Twitter/Yammer-style user experience baked directly into your SharePoint portal.

This presentation will be for vSharePoint'ers of all technical levels so have no fear - come on down and learn a bit about one of the areas of SharePoint that brings the "wow" factor into your SharePoint portal. 

Keith is SharePoint Consultant and problem solver with itgroove. He's been focused on Microsoft technologies as a Developer and Web Applications specialist since the beginning of the internet era in the early '90s, with formal training coming from the esteemed British Columbia Institute of Technology.  He is a SharePoint MVP, which is a coveted Microsoft award for community contributions and technical excellence. Keith has wide array of international experience and is also adapt at translating your business needs into bits & bytes.

Check out Keith's blog at

Sean Wallbridge, SharePoint MVP, itgroove (Blog

Title: SharePoint Taxonomy Tour


Almost every client we meet in our SharePoint world requests implementations of "taxonomy" and "metadata" - often times, they are asking because they've been told they should - but aren't even clear what the request means or what it is they are asking for.  This presentation will attempt to clarify what Taxonomy/Metadata is and outline the different ways it is employed both within the site and across sites.


Sean is the President and Principal Consultant of itgroove and is a 5 Time SharePoint MVP and Evangelist. Sean likes to characterize himself as a "SharePoint Jedi" (there are no experts, just those who continue to explore the enormous ways of the SharePoint force) and there is no better way to describe Sean's enthusiasm for SharePoint!

Sean and itgroove ( specialize in bringing an informed, professional SharePoint experience to the small and mid-size companies that form the backbone of business in British Columbia and Canada. In addition to being a SharePoint MVP, Sean has a rich background in the Windows world and carries many certifications including CISSP, MCSE, MCT and MCSA. Sean has lived and worked internationally (Bermuda) and still carries on an international consulting practice from his base at itgroove in Victoria.

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  • Keith T.

    Sean's presentation on SharePoint Taxonomy online at

    1 · November 28, 2013

  • Keith T.

    My presentation about SharePoint User Profile Services is now online on at

    1 · November 28, 2013

  • Margo A.

    Sorry can't be there this week - hopefully in the New Year.

    November 25, 2013

    • Kelly M.

      Aren't you in England, Margo? Or are you back in Victoria? Either way look forward to connecting with you in the future. :)

      November 25, 2013

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