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Portland SharePoint User Group – July 2013 Event

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

This months Portland SharePoint User Group will focus on a lot on Big Data Management, Project Management Systems, and general news and opportunities.  One of the great items is we will finally be recording the sessions.

Opening Announcements

We will discussing the status of our group, speaking opportunities, and a future Microsoft App Hack-a-thon coming up.

We are always looking for helpers, and volunteers, so please Contact Us.

FirstTalk Speaker: Andy Hopkins (Chrysalis | BTS)

    Title:  Got Big Data? Building A Custom Big Data Management Application with SharePoint Search     Topic:  Big Data Management, and SharePoint Search     Description:  Big Data presents a number of information challenges to the business including discovery, sharing, and correlation. Today, Enterprise Search is used to drive navigation, presentation, aggregation, and to present a vision of information access. How does one utilize the full potential of search to address the issues presented by Big Data? In this session, we will examine a real world bioinformatics case study from a developer’s point of view. We will use this case study to explore how one business used SharePoint Search to overcome the Big Data challenges and allowed users to discover and analyze large genomic data repositories. We will review the business problem behind the scenario and study the architectural approach and the decision points along the way. We will look at code samples to better understand how the solution was developed, discuss the integration challenges that were faced, and explore demos to see how the solution components actually perform.

Second Talk Speaker: Tim Runcie (Advisicon)

    Title:  Project Management Systems in SharePoint     Topic:  Come learn about what Microsoft’s strategy is with Project to Portfolio Management tools with SharePoint and SharePoint Online.     Description:  This class will earn 1 PDU for PMP’s and will cover solution approaches used world-wide to address scalability of Project Management. The speaker, Tim Runcie, MCP, MCTS, V-TSP, PMP, MVP is a 20+ year veteran of Project to Portfolio Management, Published Author, Speaker and Trainer. Tim Runcie, the President of Advisicon, has over 15 years of experience in information systems and 12 years of construction project management. His overall background has been in project portfolio planning. He has guided organizations to successfully manage competing initiatives using scarce resources, fixed budgets and interconnected schedules. He is particularly adept at teaching and establishing project methodologies that are adopted into the project management culture of organizations and creating custom tools to expedite and automate the project management process. Tim’s true love is in teaching. When not leading or mentoring organizations, he is actively involved in teaching classes, or developing courses and training programs centered on the disciplines and technologies of project management. To every project, he brings a personal passion for education and a commitment to providing customers with a full set of skills and tools to achieve optimum success.


  1. What: Portland Monthly SPUG Meeting

  2. When: Wednesday July 17th, 2013 11:30am – 1:00(1:30?)pm

  3. Where: Microsoft Portland Office 1414 NW Northrup St. Suite 900 Portland, OR 97209

Parking: Unfortunately we continue to be unable to provide parking validation.

Food and Beverages: Lunch will be provided by SharePoint Innovations– and as in previous months we need to get a headcount of how many folks will attend and want lunches.

Recording this Session: So we have tried a few times in the past to record the session, so once again this will have a camera handy.

Please forward to anyone who may be interested in the Portland SharePoint User Group or this month’s topic.

DONATIONS: We are now taking donations to help support the group and keep growing our offerings.  You can do this as part of getting your tickets, if you need Tax Donation slips please let me know at the meeting, and we will have them handy. As always meetings are FREE to attend and open to anyone interested in SharePoint.  We do ask if you want to donate to the User Group we are a non-profit so it is tax deductible.

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