BASPUG Meeting Tonight (9 June) in Cambridge, MA, USA

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If you’re in the Boston, MA, USA area tonight, come to the second meeting of the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group at the Microsoft New England Research & Development (NERD) Center, located in Cambridge.  The first meeting was a great gathering, with almost 100 attendees.  Even if the topic for each meeting isn’t of prime interest to you, it’s a great opportunity to meet others in the local SharePoint community.

From the BASPUG Web site:

Session Abstract

SharePoint 2010 introduces a new services architecture that represent a major change in architecture and design considerations as well as enhanced capabilities scalability, and extensibility over the Shared Service Provider (SSP) of MOSS 2007. This session will provide an overview of the services architecture, the services shipped with the product, how to manage and administer the services, topology considerations as well as considerations for extending service applications.

About Ryan

Ryan Sockalosky works at Microsoft as a SharePoint Technology Specialist. He works with customers to explore how the SharePoint platform can be used to achieve  business and technology needs. Prior to joining Microsoft, Ryan worked as a consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers for over 10 years building repeatable client solutions on the Microsoft platform in areas such as finance, tax, cost reduction, M&A and mutual fund accounting across multiple industries. His role included national leadership for SharePoint strategy planning, system architecture, and solution design.

Food and drinks will be supplied and sponsored by AvePoint. After the meeting, depending on interest, we will adjourn to a local watering hole to keep the discussions going.

We will be handing out raffle tickets at the BASPUG meeting for the following items.

  • 1 License for SharePoint Zip from Black Blade Associates ($2000 value)
  • 1 2009 SharePoint Conference Content Pass (access to all slide decks and recorded presentations – $500 Value)
  • 2 Licenses for BCS MetaMan from Lightning Tools ($1200 value each)
  • Books, X-Box Games, and T-Shirts.


  • 6:00p – 6:30p
    • Sign-in, networking, raffle hand-outs, food, introductions, other events, news, member announcements, and a word from our sponsor(s)
  • 6:30p – 7:30p
    • Presentation
  • 7:30p – 8:00p
    • Raffle, member announcements, networking, open discussion

We will be meeting at the Microsoft New England Research & Development (NERD) Center, located in Cambridge, MA. For more information on the facility, as well as directions, please visit here:

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