SharePoint Saturday Abu Dhabi (#SPSAbuDhabi)

Monday, October 7, 2013

SharePoint Saturday Abu Dhabi (#SPSAbuDhabi) held on 5th of Oct 2013 at  Abu Dhabi - Burjeel Hospital Auditorium.SharePoint Saturday is a free community‐focused SharePoint event dedicated to educating and engaging members of the local technical community. SharePoint Saturday draws upon the expertise of local, national, and international SharePoint IT professionals, developers and solutions architects who come together to share their real world experiences, lessons learned, best practices, and general knowledge with other like‐minded individuals. It was great experience for me to begin a part of SPS AD. Special thanks to Salman Ahmed and Sohail Hanif

Session and Speaker Details

Upgrading the User Profile Service to 2013 by Eric Harlan

Upgrading the User profile service can be just as complicated as the problem child service is to originally configure. In this session you’ll learn the tricks to upgrading the User Profile Service from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013. 

​SharePoint 2013 New API (CSOM and Rest) by Usama Wahab

I will share knowledge about New SharePoint 2013 API set. With code sample and live demos. How they can do all basic function. Explain new Architecture of SharePoint 2013 from developer Point view. How developer can startup on SharePoint and update them self for new exam and certifications for SP 2013. Share free learning resources and give tree monthly Pluralsight subscriptions. (demo) New App Module, types of App Create App, Create all basic Operation with rest and CSOM. Sample code and demo for taxonomy API (Search) and user and Permission as well.

​Communicating the Business Value of SharePoint to Executives by Naomi Moneypenny

Executives are often consumers of business intelligence but not contributors. It can be daunting when faced with how to prove the business value of deploying SharePoint or how to obtain funding and stakeholder sponsorship to get additional resources assigned to maintain, manage and leverage SharePoint and integrate it with other systems. Learn from a fellow CTO how to generate the business cases and ROI that your executives are looking for. In addition, you'll learn how to position SharePoint's capabilities in the spectrum of IT's project portfolio from big data to social software so that existing investments are best leveraged.

​Automate SharePoint 2013 Variations using PowerShell by Mai Omar Desouki

SharePoint Variations gives a Multilingual SharePoint sites which allows copying sites and content from the source variation label to one or more target variation labels.

​The Ultimate SharePoint Infrastructure Best Practices Session by Michael Noel

There are a myriad number of approaches to design and architecture of SharePoint servers, not all of which are ideal, however.  Since the design of a SharePoint environment is subsequently critical to its performance and functionality, it is critical to understand what are the best practices around SharePoint infrastructure design. SharePoint architects need to be aware of the various installation options, the differences between SharePoint search architecture models, how and when to virtualize SharePoint, and ways to optimize the SQL Database tier of SharePoint. This session goes right to the heart of the matter, providing for physical and virtual architecture guidelines and specific configuration settings that can immediately be used to construct best practice SharePoint 2010 environments.  In addition, a high level look at architecture changes in SharePoint 2013 and new models at the data tier in SQL 2012 are outlined.  Real world advice obtained from the presenter’s experience designing hundreds of production SharePoint farms is provided, and the
installation options are discussed frankly.

​​Enterprise Social: Yammer & SharePoint Integration by Naomi Moneypenny

Microsoft paid over $1bn to acquire Yammer, but what does that mean for enterprise productivity? How does that platform integrate together with SharePoint and what is the vision going forward? Many companies are still skeptical of the value of ‘social’ and how it can benefit their bottom line. In this session, Naomi will share an internal case study of Yammer and SharePoint 2010 use, and we’ll do some myth debunking and discuss pros/cons of adopting social/collaboration systems into organizations while still maintaining the integrity of SharePoint as a central repository. We’ll also delve into considerations as to how to compare out of the box SharePoint 2013’s new social features to social collaboration platforms.

​Optimizing SharePoint Landing Page by Zeddy Iskandar

The Landing Page is the first page users will hit. This page usually is not for collaboration, as such things like the Ribbon may not be needed. In this session, we will share tips & tricks that we used when we developed a SharePoint site for a public bank. 
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