Puget Sound SPUG Meeting April 15th

The next meeting of the Puget Sound SPUG is this Thursday, April 15th.  Two solid partners are presenting. 

Pizza and networking begins at 6:00PM.

The meeting will be held at the Microsoft office (CIVICA Office Commons) at 205 – 108th Ave NE, Suite 400, Bellevue, WA  98004.  Please park under the building (entrance on 108th Ave NE), and bring your parking ticket to the receptionist to be validated.


6:35 – Lee Garf – Vice President of Product Management at PTC will present – "SharePoint 2010 Based Solutions for Product Development"

Description:  Learn how you can connect the social computing capabilities of SharePoint 2010 with your product development solutions.  Increase innovation, promote idea sharing and requirements gathering, and develop better products.  PTC is an Office 2010 TAP member and has been working with SharePoint 2010 since the Alpha release leveraging the great new social tools to build four new SharePoint applications.

Presenter:   Lee Garf is vice president of product management at PTC, responsible for PTC’s Microsoft SharePoint solutions.  These solutions include Windchill ProductPoint, the first native SharePoint based solution for PLM.  In this role Lee manages all of the product roadmaps, the success of these solutions, and the technical relationship with Microsoft.

7:35pm – Joe Davey, National Director Interactive Services, Slalom Consulting will present – "Leading UI and Social Networking integration using SharePoint 2010 and Silverlight: United States Olympic Committee Pressbox"

The USOC was looking for a new platform for their public facing Pressbox and wanted something that was both visually exciting as well as dynamic, functional and incorporated some of the latest social networking tools.  Using SharePoint 2010 as the content management system for article authoring, image asset management and web content delivery the new solution was a great showcase for SharePoint 2010 and some of the interesting ways you can improve user experience integrating it with Microsoft Silverlight.

Joe will cover:
•    Dynamic search
•    Dynamic Silverlight controls
•    Silverlight integration to SharePoint 2010
•    Web Content Management
•    Any other topics people want to discuss

Slalom Consulting is a national business and technology consulting firm with over 750 consultants and 8 offices across the US.  The Interactive Services group provides Technology Consulting, Creative Services, Application development and specializes in SharePoint, Dynamics CRM, Business Intelligence, .Net development and Silverlight development.

Welcome Slalom Consulting!  Slalom is our newest premier sponsor. Let’s give them a warm welcome at our meeting.

A big thanks to idera for sponsoring our Pizza this month! Idera is also sending us a box of goodies to give away.

Wrox Publishing sent us some books for attendees along with some very sweet Wrox treats. (Yes our tongues will be branded Wrox red from their cherry lollipops.) Thanks Wrox.



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