Category Archives: Conferences and Events

Live Online SharePoint Saturday Gulf (#SPSGulf) – Full Schedule Announced

This is just a quick note to let you know that we’ve just announced the full schedule for SharePoint Saturday Gulf (Online). If you haven’t registered, you can still register from here.

Time
(GMT

Arabic Track

English Track 1

English Track 2

10:00 – 10:50 am

Transforming the way we work
Ulrika Hedlund
(BusinessProductivity.com)

11:00 – 11:50 am (GMT+4)

SharePoint 2013 Enterprise Search
Jamil Haddadin (MVP) & Iman Al Maskari

External Collaboration with SharePoint Online and Yammer
Jasper Oosterveld (MVP)

SharePoint Infrastructure Tips and Tricks for On-Premises and Hybrid Cloud Environments
Michael Noel (MVP)

12:00 – 12:50 pm (GMT+4)

Application Lifecycle Management in SharePoint 2013 & Office 365
Ayman El-Hattab (MVP)

Optimizing the release distribution process of SharePoint 2013 to minimize the impact on farm’s availability
Gokan Ozcifci (MVP)

Kinecting with your class: An interactive learning experience for Office 365 for Education
Stefano Tempesta

1:00 – 1:50 pm (GMT+4)

Exploring SharePoint 2013 Cross-Site Publishing
Marwan Tarek

What’s new in SharePoint 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1)?

Knut Relbe-Moe

Introduction to SharePoint Cloud Business Apps
Usama Khan (MVP)

Break
3:00 – 3:50 pm (GMT+4)

Overview of Office 365 and Yammer
Ahmed Mahmoud (MSFT)

SharePoint Branding 101: Concept to Production
D’arce Hess

The Ultimate User Adoption Cookbook: 6 recipes for success!
Eelco Vink

4:00 – 4:50 pm (GMT+4)

Client Side Rendering in SharePoint 2013
Muawiyah Shannak

Keep SharePoint “Always On”
Liam Cleary (MVP)

Self-Service Site Creation in SP 2013, with SharePoint Designer: A Case Study for a Project Management Office
Jim Bob Howard

5:00– 5:50 pm (GMT+4)

SharePoint Server 2013 as a Digital Asset Management System
Ahmed Said

Getting Started with Office 365 and Power BI
Bjoern Rapp (MVP)

Introduction to Intranet Planning
Haaron Gonzalez (MVP)

6:00 – 6:50 pm (GMT+4)

Workflow Manager Tips & Tricks
Mai Omar Desouki

SharePoint Search – An Indispensable Tool
Saifullah Shafiq (MVP)

Winning Strategies for Successful SharePoint Backup and restore
David Toyne

Join from the links below :

Keynote : http://bit.ly/SPSGulfKeynote 
Arabic Track
 http://bit.ly/SPSGulfArabic
English Track 1 : http://bit.ly/SPSGulfEng1
English Track 2 :  ​http://bit.ly/SPSGulfEng2
Password for all tracks: spsgulf

 

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Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Gulf on April 12th

Title: Application Lifecycle Management in SharePoint 2013 & Office 365
Description: There are several methods to customize SharePoint. Developers have the option of creating new cloud applications for SharePoint or maintaining legacy full trust code. Coupled with the complexity many organizations have in terms of managing SharePoint customizations across Office 365 and on-premises implementations, developers and solution architects will need to understand how to adjust application lifecycle management (ALM) techniques to support and deploy quality solutions. This series of blog posts will focus on the establishment of development, testing and deployment best practices for on-prem and cloud applications and solutions. This will also include concepts such as continuous integration & automated testing.
Language: Arabic
Level: 400
Date: April 12th
Time: 12:00 PM (GMT+4)

Register for SPS Gulf from here

Meet SP24 Conference Speakers!

I’m so excited about SP24 Online Conference and I very much appreciate the efforts behind it. During the past two weeks, the team behind SP24 has been publishing some short videos to introduce the conference speakers and sessions. Click on the image below to watch the videos and choose the sessions that you’re most interested in attending.

As you might know, I’ll also be speaking at the conference. Below my session details:

Title: Automated Build-Deploy-Test Workflows for SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 Apps

Description
: With the introduction of SharePoint 2013, there are different methods to customize SharePoint. Developers have the option of creating new cloud applications for SharePoint or maintaining legacy full trust code. Coupled with the complexity many organizations have in terms of managing SharePoint customizations across Office 365 and on-premises implementations, developers and solution architects will need to understand how to adjust application Lifecycle Management (ALM) techniques to support and deploy quality solutions.
In Visual Studio 2013, you can create a build-deploy-test workflow to deploy and test your SharePoint apps & solutions when you run a build. Over several demos, we will cover how to get started with automating the build, deploying the resulting packages to SharePoint Virtual Testing labs using PowerShell, then automatically running automated tests against the SharePoint Applications & Solutions.

Click on one of the pictures below to watch my introductory video.

Speaking @ SP24 Global Conference

I’m really glad to report that I was invited by SP24 Team to speak at the upcoming Global Online Conference.

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Here is more about SP24 Conf :

  • SP24 will start in New Zealand on the 16th April at 9pm GMT .
  • SP24 will last for 24 hours and will follow the sun from New Zealand to Hawaii.
  • SP24 will feature speakers that are voted for by the community.
  • SP24 has 2 tracks, one to appeal to Business Users and one that will excite technicians such as developers and administrators.
  • SP24 is going to be held entirely on-line.
  • Website : http://sp24conf.com
  • Speakers List : https://www.sp24conf.com/Speakers/SitePages/Speaker%20Line%20Up.aspx

Before the team launched the website, they released a promotional video to introduce the concept of SP24. You can check it out here

“Defining an Enterprise Collaboration Strategy using Microsoft SharePoint”, speaking at GITEX Dubai on Oct 22nd

I’m so excited to announce that I’ll be representing AvePoint during GITEX Technology Week, taking place October 20-24 at the Dubai World Trade Center. AvePoint will be located at pod 23 as part of the Microsoft booth (stand B7-10, hall 7). During the week, I’m planning to showcase AvePoint’s solutions for cloud and migration as well as its mobile apps for SharePoint productivity.

I’ll also deliver a session on Tuesday, Oct 22nd :

Topic: Defining an Enterprise Collaboration Strategy using Microsoft SharePoint
Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Time: 12:00pm – 12:30pm
Description: SharePoint is a very powerful technology platform of enterprise-level business services that has taken the world by storm. If SharePoint is that powerful, why are there so many failed deployments? Is it lack of training, governance, lack of business involvement, and lack of strategy, vision and talent? Yes and more!  In this session we’ll dig into analyst studies and then explore solutions including a framework that will align to bring maturity to SharePoint deployments. We’ll explore practical solutions such as gathering real world business requirements and designing a SharePoint strategy & roadmap. We’ll also focus on how to align with business needs and discuss real world ways to address the doldrums of lackluster and failed SharePoint deployments.

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It’s really very exciting for AvePoint to be a part of GITEX Technology Week, since it’s widely considered to be the premier technology event in the MENASA region. It’s a fantastic opportunity for us to interact with our customers in the region and find out what is working for them, and what AvePoint can do to help them further collaborate with confidence.

Read Also:

http://www.avepoint.com/news/2013/10/01/avepoint-to-display-enterprise-collaboration-solutions-at-gitex-technology-week-in-dubai

http://eu.avepoint.com/GITEX/

UAE SharePoint User Group : Developing SharePoint 2013 Apps

It’s my pleasure to announce our first offline session @ UAE SharePoint User Group.

Speakers: Jamil Haddadin & Iman Al-Maskari
Title: Developing SharePoint 2013 Apps
Description:
SharePoint 2013 (Whether on-premises or Online) provides a  flexible platform and introduces the concept of SharePoint modern development. In addition to the conventional development methods, SharePoint 2013 introduces various APIs that allow for remote customization and development thus avoiding the need of local installations. The session will introduce different ways in which apps could be developed and how those apps could be packaged and published for others to use.
Date & Time : October 9th , 7:30 – 9:30 PM (GMT+4)
Location: UAE – Abu Dhabi, Tourist Club, Al Khawarizmi International College, Room 603

Please register from here ..