SharePoint SIG 12/8/09 Meeting at JCCC Regnier at 7 PM

What is Business Intelligence? J.D. Wade, a SharePoint Consultant, will connect BI with SharePoint. His description follows:

“In this 200 level session, we will explore the Insights portion of the SharePoint 2010 arsenal. You will see a quick overview to answer the questions “What is business intelligence?” and “Why use BI?” for those new to this technology. You will explore each aspect of the Microsoft Business Intelligence strategy providing a definition of the components, what new for SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010, and see demos of the components. You will understand how all the components fit together in the architecture and understand the use cases for the technology. We will be reviewing the following components: Excel, PowerPivot (Gemini), Excel Services, Visio Services, PerformancePoint Services, Reporting Services, Report Builder, Integration Services, and Analysis Services.”

J.D. Wade, SharePoint Consultant, has been providing infrastructure solutions for various Microsoft products in the St. Louis area for over
13 years. J.D.’s expertise is the design, deployment and troubleshooting of infrastructure and governance for SharePoint as well as interfacing with the surrounding technologies (directory services, e-mail, load balancers, DNS, WAN accelerators, etc.). J.D. has worked on the deployment of several large corporate intranet solutions and deployed the latest versions of SharePoint as part of Microsoft Technology Adoption Programs (TAP).

Arranged by John Krzysztow and Kevin Hughes – See you there


Our next meeting (Christmas Party) will be held:
6:30 PM, Wed, Dec 9, 2009
Centriq Training Center
8700 State Line Rd, Leawood, KS
(West side of State Line Rd, directly across from Ward Parkway Mall)
Sponsor: MANY
Food will be provided by : ALL SPONSORS

In order to ensure that we have enough food for you at the party, please click *REPLY* to this email, and let Ray Harris know if you will be attending. Thanks very much !

This is to ensure an accurate head count for food.

Our Christmas/Holiday/Networking party will be on Wednesday, Dec 9, 2009 at 6:30 PM. (There will not be a formal presentation on Nov 25 nor Dec 23, since those are the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas).

We are asking all of our sponsors to participate in order to maximize our networking potential and resources for job hunting.

We will have a review of all our awesome presentations this year, and actu! al music will be provided as well !

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This month's meeting will be a social/networking/bar camp type meeting. It will be a good chance to just talk and socialize over beers/wines/ cokes.

For those who are interested, we will be meeting at Coach's Bar around the corner from Centriq.

414 W 103rd St, Kansas City, MO 64114
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When: December 10 6:00PM

Where: Johnson County Community College Regnier Center Room 270

6:00-7:15: "Microsoft's Security Development Lifecycle for Agile Development" presented by Nick Coblentz
7:15 - 8:00: Chapter Business to Discuss the 2010 Calendar and Networking

Primary presentation by Nick Coblentz:
Title: Microsoft's Security Development Lifecycle for Agile Development

Microsoft recently added secure development guidance for agile
methodologies within their SDL. During this presentation, Nick will
summarize the new guidance and discuss what makes this guidance
successful for Agile development.

About the Speaker:
Nick Coblentz is a senior consultant within AT&T Consulting Services'
Application Security Practice. He focuses on helping organizations build
mature application security programs and secure development processes.
Nick has provided consulting services to fortune 500 companies within
the retail, financial services, banking, and health care sectors.


After the primary presentation, there will be an organizational
meeting to discuss future directions of the chapter, meeting location,
and upcoming speakers for the coming year. Stephen Craig Evans has
graciously offered to find our speaker and hosting arrangement for
Jan/Feb. 2010.


Presentation 1 -- Jim Swift of Sprint will present a real-world application he is working on, zeroing in on solutions and challenges with cascading queries.

Presentation 2 -- John Krzysztow of Cjk Software Consultants will show various techniques regarding how to integrate Crystal Reports from within Access.

Looks like another great evening of valuable information!

Come ready to share your Access questions, challenges, and triumphs.

Check the TV monitors for final room assignment.

Lisa Friedrichsen, Access SIG Leader

[email protected]


This month we welcome back the founder of the Windows/Freeware SIG, Michael Newby. His tpoic will be Windows Live and the several applications connected with this subject. If you are a Windows Vista or Windows 7 user you may already be aware that Outlook Express is dead replaced by Windows Live Email. This is just the start of this family group. If you have not tried Vista or 7 as of yet, the door prize will be Windows Vista Ultimate, the full version, not an upgrade version.

The subject and the door prize either of which should stir your interest in this meeting but both together should really start the juices flowing. In future meetings Windows 7 may become a door prize as well as a meeting subject.

We still need some volunteers for future presentations and suggestions for future subjects. Bring them to the meeting.

As usual, there will be a question and answer session and other topics discussed you may find interesting so come and bring your expertise.

Where: New Horizons Computer Learning Center Metcalf South Shopping Center 96th & Metcalf, Overland Park, KS (Please enter the door of Metcalf South on the lower level of the shopping center on the West - You will find New Horizons inside the center area.)


Guest speaker is Alex Freeburne

His talk will cover stratgies for leveraging enterprise content to reduce costs and increase a companies ability to compete.
"We have installed SharePoint, now what?"

Alex Freeburne is an IT professional with a career that spans a wide spectrum of IT functions. He has an MBA in Project Management and was twice selected for the Executive Mentoring Program.

His areas of focus have included: Software Development, Datebase Architect, Enterprise Architect, SharePoint administrator/architect.
Early adopter and champion of using SharePoint in enterprise. Worked with key organizations to promote and manage SharePoint content.
Partnered with Microsoft on changes to SharePoint during alpha version.

Currently he is an indepedant consultant working with various entities to increase their ability to compete in a difficult economy.


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