SharePoint Tech Days 2009 at Khobar

I will be presenting at SharePoint Tech Days 2009 at Khobar.  SharePoint Tech Days 2009 is organized by SharePoint Geeks and will held on 20th of May 2009.  I will be presenting "SharePoint Feature Framework".  It will be great opportunity for me to present in front of new audience.  This event is right after RSUG Public Meeting which is on 14th of May so will have busy weekend in may.  The great thing about the event is that I, Ali Nimer and Muhanad Omar (MVP SharePoint Server) will be traveling together which will be quite a Fun.  Khobar is around 400 KM from Riyadh.  As the Event will begin at 8:30 we have to leave Riyadh early  morning to reach in time.  Lets home it goes well.

If you are living in Khobar please feel free to register and visit us.  for more details and registration click the banner.

Project Plan for Upgrading a MOSS Single Server Installation

Few weeks back I upgraded a SharePoint 2007 Environment from Single Machine to a Server Farm of 2 Front End Server and Project Server 2007  as a separate Application server.  Another Challenge was that environment was in SP1 and customer wanted it to be at latest updates (Infrastructure).  Another important point was Language pack as customer wanted to have Arabic added to the language.  Customers was very much worried about loss of data as content was around 30GB and I have to make sure that everything is planned before I shutdown their environments.  To make sure I do not miss anything I prepared a project plan with all specific steps as checklist.  This project plan helped me in a great way that I was able to complete the upgrade is just 12 hours successfully without any data loss for the customer.     I am attaching the project plan here.  This can be used as an upgrade and can also be used as installation of a brand new MOSS Installation with Project Server 2007.