Egypt SharePoint User Group – January 2010 Gathering

I am more than glad to invite you to our first 2010 gathering, in January the 30th.

Event Details:

Date: January 30th 2010

Venue: Dar Al Deyafa – Ain Shams University

11:00am – 12:00 pm

Approaches and best practices : Deploying SharePoint sites through multiple environments – Mohamed Khalil

12:15pm – 1:15 pm

How to build Advanced Web Sites using SharePoint 2010 – Shady Korshed

1:15pm- 2:00 pm

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About the Speakers

Mohamed Khalil (MCSD.Net, MCTS) is Technology Expert at OMS with over 6 years experience working with complex projects on Microsoft technologies. Mohamed is still very much a hands-on developer, and has participated in several large-scale web initiatives including e-commerce, WCM, intranet, back-end integration and workflow projects. Past client engagements include Bank of Scotland Plc, Microsoft Technology Center-UK, Kaplan Financial, AMCOR Artenius , and Bunzel Chemical. With a background in ASP.Net/Content Management Server/Corporate Portals, Mohamed’s current main area of focus is building public websites on MOSS and he continues to learn with every project.

Shady Korshed is a SharePoint MVP who has participated and joined huge successful projects in Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 and MOSS 2007.  Shady is into research, investigation in technologies and he is also ready for a challenging game in chess.

Please Register here


The First Arabic SharePoint Session Ever at SharePoint Saturday, Acknowledgments

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And the SharePoint community continues to prove its uniqueness and awesomeness.

This weekend, at SharePoint Saturday EMEA, I conducted the first ever Arabic SharePoint Saturday session. The session was first scheduled for 9:00 AM GMT+0, but due to some technical reasons (the Hyper-V server hosting my virtual machine had some connectivity issues), it was rescheduled to 11:00 AM. That really depressed me and I expected to have less attendees than the other session running in parallel but I was impressed to see that the number was not affected and the attendees exceeded what I anticipated.

I can still recall the first time I recorded a session from the Egypt SharePoint User Group, June 2009 meeting and made it accessible online. The reaction and the support of the SharePoint community was marvelous and unparalleled! Mark Miller wrote a complete post about it, Mike Walsh showed great support to the idea through his blog and I received wonderful feedback even from non-Arabic speaking SharePoint folks congratulating me and urging me to record more sessions. The same happened was officially launched. The number of retweets, announcements, and blog postsreferring to it really surpassed my expectations.

Before leaving you to benefit from the other great articles available at EndUserSharePoint, I would like to extend special thank-you’s  to some people that really supported and spread the word regarding, Egypt SharePoint User Group and my ARABIC session at SharePoint Saturday EMEA. The list includes but it is not limited to the following folks:

  1. Mark Miller
  2. Hammad Rajjoub and Ronald Widha (DotNetMEPodCast )
  3. Joel Oleson
  4. Hanan AbdelMeguid  ( LINKdotNET CEO )
  5. Emad Alashi
  6. Kailash Kalyani (MSFT)
  7. Ruari Plint  (MSFT)
  8. Saed Shela and Huthaifa Afanah (Palestine SharePoint User Group)

And of course, no tribute to the community is inclusive without my colleagues at, Marwan Tarek and Mohamed Yehia.

For the first time : Arabic session at SharePoint Saturday!!

Throughout my blog, twitter account and Facebook, I had wonderful opportunities to get connected to a lot of nice guys in the middle east and especially in the Arabia and one thing noticed in common is the thirst for SharePoint knowledge. Moreover, I have been lately receiving many requests for more Arabic Content at so cheer up guys, I have good news for you!

As you might know, I’ll be speaking at SharePoint Saturday EMEA on January 23rd. The good news is that for the first time ever, there will be a session delivered in Arabic. I’m really glad to be the speaker and hope to see you all there. (Please spread the word)

Here is a brief description of my session.



For the list of speakers and sessions, click here.

If you haven’t registered yet, click here.