SPUGME is Back! September 9th, 2014 at 5:30PM

While there are still a few more weeks of our beautiful Maine Summer, the time has come to think about our September SPUGME event!

While we are still solidifying a few details about our speaker, please save the date of Tuesday September 9th from 5:30PM – 7:00PM.  Once again we will be at the VTEC Training Center on Congress Street in Portland.


Register here: May SPUGME

The Road Ahead: Driving SharePoint To New Levels Of Success

The pace of business is accelerating. Disruptive change can be a barrier in the road ahead, or it can be a bumpy reminder of the importance of innovating and evolving the way your organization leverages technology. SharePoint is a constantly evolving platform that is used to share, organize, discover, build and manage business value. With such a flexible platform it’s critical to understand, grow, and leverage SharePoint in new or improved ways to get more out of the organizations investments. Join Richard Harbridge as he provides examples of how businesses are using SharePoint and how some are breaking through to drive more meaningful results.


Presenter Bio

Richard Harbridge is an internationally recognized expert in Microsoft SharePoint and is a technology and business strategist with deep expertise in information architecture, enterprise content management, and social technology strategy. He has defined, architected, developed and successfully implemented hundreds of Microsoft solutions.


Pizza will be provided.

Wake Up! It’s time to Migrate to SharePoint 2013!

Is your organization still running SharePoint 2010, or even (gasp) 2007?

Did you know it’s been more than a year since SharePoint 2013 was released? If you were waiting for early adopters to work out the upgrade kinks, that time has come and gone. While there may still be reasons to stay the course, it’s time to get serious about understanding what your business stands to gain by upgrading and what you need to know to make the upgrade a smooth and enjoyable process for all.

Join Microsoft’s Richard Harbridge, an internationally recognized expert in Microsoft SharePoint, and the Gold Certified Winxnet SharePoint team for an informative webinar.

WHAT: Webinar, Wake Up! It’s time to Migrate to SharePoint 2013!
WHEN: Wednesday April 30, 2014 11am – noon ET
WHERE: your computer, laptop, tablet or phone

This webinar is meant to be the CliffsNotes© for SharePoint 2013 planning, based on dozens of upgrades and installs. It will provide you with:
• an understanding of the business benefits that SharePoint 2013 offers
• things you need to know to prepare for the future of SharePoint (and IT in general)
• advice on how to plan, execute, and manage the upgrade process
• helpful tips and tools for getting to SharePoint 2013 from where you are today

Visit the registration page to sign up!

SPUGME April 8th

Next meeting is on April 8th, and we are excited to welcome John Mongell!

Integrating SharePoint and Dynamics

Experience the power of using SharePoint document storage inside your Dynamics CRM system. John will show you Best Practices and some great End User Scenarios. Recent announcements from SPC14 and Convergence will also be introduced to you with some insight into using Yammer and Social Listening use cases.


John’s Bio:

John Mongell is a Manager in McGladrey’s consulting practice where he designs and develops SharePoint solutions for a variety of industries. He has been published in KMWorld magazine and has many years of experience working on SQL Server, Data Warehouse and ASP.Net solutions within a variety of industries such as Finance, Retail, Insurance, Bio Tech, Software and Entertainment. He is certified in SQLServer and SharePoint 2007, 2010 and 2013. He has delivered premium SharePoint Solutions for AuBonPain, Pfizer, and many, many other happy clients.

Register here!

SPUGME March 11th Meeting

Next SPUGME Meeting:

March 11, 2014

SharePoint 2013 App Model

Presentation Summary: SharePoint 2013 introduces a major paradigm shift in how you build custom solutions in SharePoint. This new technology goes by various names such as “SharePoint Apps” or the “Cloud App Model for SharePoint”. No matter what you call it, though, it means big changes for SharePoint development. The focus of this session is to explain exactly what the new application model is and what it means to you. We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the new model, the impact to your infrastructure as well as the implications for your existing customization investments. You will leave this session with a deeper understanding of the new application model and what it means to the future of your SharePoint infrastructure. This session will include live demos as time permits.

Presenter: Brian Fraser is a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer as well as a Microsoft Certified SharePoint Developer with more than 15 years’ experience building software solutions on Microsoft platforms. Brian has spent the last 8 years dedicated to SharePoint and building custom solutions on the SharePoint platform. Brian is an independent consultant focused on creating solutions based on SharePoint, Office, and related .NET technologies.

Pizza & drinks will be provided.

Register here!

February SPUGME

Date & Time: Feb. 11th, 5:30-7PM
Speaker: David Pileggi
Topic: SharePoint Security: Through the Looking Glass.

SharePoint security can make or break you, your department, your company. How to set up security is one thing, but answering the ‘why’ is something completely different. Have you built your SharePoint solution security centric? Why does this make sense for your company? We dive into SharePoint security to try and answer these questions.

Register Here!