SharePoint Saturday Austin, January 21, 2012

I had the privilege of attending SharePoint Saturday Austin on January 21, 2012. I have attended several SharePoint Saturdays since the summer of 2010. SharePoint Saturday Austin was a superior event not to mention that this was their inaugural event. The theme of this event was “Bring the Team.”

I had never been to Austin, Texas and thought I would attend SPSAusTx just for fun. I always enjoy learning more about SharePoint and hanging out with the SharePoint community.

Thanks to @jbhoward @MatthewRAX for putting on an extraordinary event. It could not have been done without the help of countless ambassadors.
The location The AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center was like an all-inclusive vacation. There was the spacious conference center with the fastest Wi-Fi I have ever experienced at any conference. The hotel was located onsite a quick courtyard walk away. The sponsors and classrooms were located conveniently on two floors. The SharePint was held at Gabriel’s Café just a few steps from the Amphitheatre. See what I mean about an all-inclusive vacation?

I found the University of Texas campus welcoming and friendly.

There were seven speaker tracks including Design, Dev, Business, Information Technology, Business Intelligence, and Power User. There were several SharePoint MCMs and MVPs, a highlight being Bill English of MindSharp.

I participated in the Women in Technology panel that was led by my Perficient colleague Suzanne George @SPGenie. I was joined by fellow Perficient colleagues Misty Rodriguez ad Marcy Kellar @MarcyKellar along with Tiffany Songvilay @OfficeOverEasy. There was a lively discussion along with Q & A. We had a packed room with both men and women and I think the result was clarification of many issues that women face in the IT corporate community.

Because of something called #snowpocalypse there were several speakers that were not able to attend the conference. As a result, it was my pleasure to volunteer to fill-in to speak. I gave the presentation “What’s in a List” a session that takes a deep dive in the SharePoint 2010 Ribbon and compare SharePoint list features between versions 2007 and 2010. The presentation can be found here on Slide Share.

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Unable to connect to database. Check database connection information and make sure the database server is running.

Usually when I see this error it is a problem with a database in SharePoint.
Yesterday, I learned the the SharePoint system account was locked. Once the account was unlocked, SharePoint was back up.

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I will be speaking at SharePoint Saturday Los Angeles

Please join us for SharePoint Saturday on April 2, 2011

I will be speaking on the following:
Title: What is SharePoint?

This SharePoint 101 session will offer an overview of exactly what is SharePoint.

We hear a lot about SharePoint in the press, online, and possibly from our coworkers. However, quite often we do not know or understand SharePoint. This session will answer your questions whether you are new to SharePoint, are currently using SharePoint as an end-user, or may be thinking about using SharePoint in your business. The theme of the session is “what does SharePoint mean to me and my organization?” This session will go beyond the Microsoft formal definition of SharePoint and explain why this powerful platform may be useful to you.

Have you registered? http://bit.ly/g9FIWm

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Hello world!

Welcome to my to Nedra’s Share Points!

Site migrations from SharePoint 2003 to SharePoint 2007 can be challenging, especially when you don’t know much about 2003 🙂  First things first, clean up the mess.  Do not migrate empty and unused document libraries and list.  Also, do not move items that have not been touched in six years.

This is a start, my first blog post.  More to come.

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