SharePoint Saturday Arabia Online event is back!
Following from last successful event, this online event is scheduled for DEC 11, 2010.
Last March, we hosted the first instance of SharePoint Saturday Arabia and it was a success, thanks to our speakers and sponsors. It was a ten hour event with 15 Speakers, including 8 MVPs, and two simultaneous sessions running every hour. We had 750 registrants and around 150 attendees( Recording from the first event are still available here http://www.endusersharepoint.com/2010/04/05/sharepoint-saturday-arabia-wrap-up-recording-and-bonus-videos/ )
This is the second event and we are hoping for the same success and enthusiasm from our audience.
In the spirit of giving back to the SharePoint Community, the event admission will be free of charge, supported by people volunteering their time to speak on their favorite SharePoint topic.
We are now taking speaker submissions. Please download the speaker submission form. There are some new questions on there that you might not have seen if you have participated in previous SharePoint Saturday events since we are dealing with multiple timezones and continents.
We will take submissions only for 2010 material. Presentations will last one hour with possible Q&A continuing through the live blogging platform.
Register here http://www.sharepointsaturday.org/arabia
A host header is a third piece of information that you can use in addition to the IP address and port number to uniquely identify a Web domain or, as Microsoft calls it, an application server.
In SharePoint 2010, You can apply host headers at two different levels :
- The Web application (IIS Web site) level
- The site collection level
The following code snippet programmatically creates the host-named site collection with the URL
http://training.sharepoint.com in the SharePoint Server 2010 Web application with the URL
SPWebApplication webApp = SPWebApplication.Lookup(new
SPSiteCollection sites = webApp.Sites;
SPSite Site = sites.Add(“http://training.sharepoint.com”, “Training”,
“Training Site”, 1025, “STS#0”, “domain\ayman”,
“Ayman El-Hattab”, “email@example.com”, “domain\marwan”,
“Marwan Tarek”, firstname.lastname@example.org, true);
You can also use PowerShell to achieve the same results, for more info refer to :http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc424952.aspx
Gartner recently published a report by Jim Murphy, Gene Phifer, Ray Valdes and Eric Knipp: the 2010 Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals. In the report, Microsoft not only maintains its Leadership ranking but moves into the #1 position on the report – highest on both the Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision axes – overtaking IBM.
Five vendors dominated portal selections during the latter part of 2009 and into 2010: Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, SAP and Liferay. Microsoft SharePoint is a consideration in more Gartner portal inquiries — over 70% — than any other vendor.
Source: Gartner (September 2010)
A couple of days ago, SAMS announced the release of “SharePoint 2010 Unleashed” book, the successor of “SharePoint 2007 Unleashed”, one of the best-selling SharePoint books. This really means a lot to me since I’ve contributed to the book by writing Chapter 9, “Managing and Maintaining SQL Server in a SharePoint Environment”. I’m really excited about this and looking forward to writing a complete SharePointy book very soon, would you like to join ?
I would also like to thank Michael Noel for this great opportunity and for the great writing tips he provided me with… Thanks Michael and I really wish to see you again in Cairo.
Registration is now open for TechEd Middle East 2011. Tech·Ed is Microsoft’s premier technical education event providing the most comprehensive technical training on Microsoft’s suite of products, technologies, solutions and services and takes place in Dubai, March 8 – 10, 2011.
- Hear about the future of Microsoft’s products and technologies directly from the Microsoft leadership team in the keynote
- Choose from 200 technical sessions delivered by Microsoft and industry experts
- Touch the technology through more than 40 PC-based instructor-led training labs
- Ask your questions at the NEW Ask The Experts forum
- Meet with product experts and see product demos at the Technical Learning Centre
- Explore industry solutions at the Tech·Ed Expo
Benefit from the Super Saver registration fee of only $795 for all registrations before 31 December 2010.
We are a 60+ technology enthusiasts helping Microsoft customers around Middle-East & Africa region. We bridge Microsoft tools & technologies to their businesses. Our aim is to solve customer business problems using Microsoft technologies.
And here is our blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/meacoex/
Since 1991, the PDC has been the epicenter of Microsoft’s biggest platform announcements. This year will be no exception. Leading-edge developers and architects will gather in Redmond this October to hear firsthand from Microsoft’s leaders about the next generation of Microsoft developer technologies.
The PDC isn’t just about content and sessions – it’s an opportunity for you to get hands-on access to the latest technologies, have your questions answered by the people who conceived and built the technologies and plan the features and architecture to support your business goals. If you’re a developer, architect or technology leader involved in making strategic technology decisions for your company or organization, you can’t afford to miss the PDC.
Due to the overwhelming interest in the Redmond event, The MS3arab Community, under sponsorship ofCompuPharaohs are working with Microsoft Egypt, to provide easier opportunity to attend a PDC10 event in Cairo-Egypt.
A new Microsoft Oriented Community. It has been founded by the Microsoft Regional Director-Middle East, Group of MVPs, as well as other industry geeks.