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September Portland SharePoint User Group

The September Portland SharePoint User Group meeting will be held on Wednesday September 21st, 2011. This month Marquam Group will present on custom workflow solutions.

Please note the parking location at the end of this announcement.

Lunch will be provided by AvePoint and as in previous months we need to get a headcount of how many folks will attend and want lunches. We’ve set up a survey that allows you to change your response so if you initially plan on attending but something comes up you can re-open the survey and let us know. If you plan to attend please be sure to complete the survey by Monday, September 19th at noon since we have to place the lunch order that afternoon. You can find the survey at Please be sure to take a minute to fill out the survey so we can have an accurate lunch count and let the parking lot know how many vehicles to expect.


September Portland SPUG Meeting


Wednesday September 21st, 2011 11:30am – 1:00pm


Microsoft Portland Office 1414 NW Northrup St.

Suite 900

Portland, OR 97209


Custom Workflow Solutions

Sumco, an Arizona based silicon wafer manufacturer, identified the need to replace and enhance several existing, custom-built workflows that were developed over the past several years in order to automate certain business processes. For various reasons, Sumco was unwilling to make further investments in custom workflow development on its existing platform. Instead, Sumco selected Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Enterprise as its preferred future workflow platform. Realizing that out-of-the-box SharePoint workflows would not meet their requirements, and with a full understanding of the issues associated with ongoing support of highly-customized workflows, Sumco turned to Marquam Group and Nintex for a solution.

At the September SPUG meeting, Larry Tenison, Senior Enterprise Architect at Marquam Group, will provide an overview of the Sumco solution, and demonstrate the simplicity of building complex SharePoint workflows using Nintex Workflow 2010. This SharePoint third-party tool adds a drag-and-drop workflow designer, connectivity, and advanced workflow features to the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 platform.


If you plan on driving to the Microsoft office for the SharePoint User Group please follow these parking instructions.

Complimentary parking will be available at the Safeway Parking Garage located on NW 14th between NW Lovejoy and NW Marshall.

The instructions for using the PIN to obtain the parking receipt are as follows:

· Park on the 5th or 6th floor of the Safeway parking garage located on NW 14th Ave between NW Lovejoy and NW Marshall. The entrance will be on the east (right) side of the street closer to NW Marshall. Do not park in a reserved space. If you do you risk receiving a $41 ticket that you will be responsible for.

· At the Pay Station select the $7.95 all day rate

· Then hit the # key

· Next punch in the 7 digit PIN 7418529

· The pay station will print the receipt

· Place ticket on the dash

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