Riyadh SharePoint User Group Meeting January 2012

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Thursday, February 2, 2012; ends at 4:00 PM (GMT+0300)

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Hi Everyone,

We are back, First of all happy new year and we hope that each and every one of you is doing well. We have been off for a while due to some Microsoft events happening in region so frequently. But we are back and this time we are not going away :).

The Riyadh SharePoint User Group Leads are pleased to announce our User Group meetings to be held on 2nd Feb , 2012 at the Prince Sultan University, Riyadh. This meeting has been named as “SharePoint Search Day”. We will try to cover each espect of SharePoint 2010 Search from the perspective of an Architect, End User, Administrator and Developer. In the end of the day you will surly understand som of the new concepts and technologies involved in SharePoint 2010.

You will also have chance to win some cool prizes T-Shirts, Books and USBs. Our Sponsor Axceler will also demo one of their cool SharePoint 2010 Migration Tool and distribute free gifts to you so stay tuned.

Please note that the Registration is must. It will help you to keep updated about event details.

This is an initial Invitation and the event title, descriptions and place of event might change.

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Ahmed Abuabdou

Lead Solutions Developer at Al-ELM

Ahmed enjoys exploring new operating systems, platforms, technologies and programming languages, and considers programming as a hobby. He has been involved with big e-learning SharePoint portals in Saudi-Arabia and is an active member in RSUG.


Jerry Yasir – SharePoint MVP

Founder and President RSUG, SharePoint Consultant at EJADA

Jerry is SharePoint Server MVP, Trainer, Founder of Riyadh SharePoint User Group (RSUG.NET), Co-Owner of SharePoint Pakistan User Group and Sr. SharePoint Consultant at EJADA, Saudi Arabia. RSUG is one of the biggest SharePoint community in Saudi Arabia with over 1500 members. He holds a Master degree in Computer Sciences and has over 8 years of experience working in Microsoft Technologies including SharePoint, Microsoft .NET and Project Server. He is a regular speaker at Microsoft events and community related events around the world. He is currently responsible of developing and managing many large scale SharePoint implementations in Saudi Arabia.
He is Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and also holds MCPD, MCTIP and MCTS for SharePoint 2010 Admin and Development, and MCTS WSS 3.0 & SharePoint Server 2007, MCPD, MCITP (EPM 2007) and MCSD.NET
He can be found at @ https://jerryyasir.wordpress.com/

Mostafa Absy

Sr. SharePoint Developer – Bank Al Bilad

Mostafa has over 4 years of Experience working on Microsoft Technologies Specially SharePoint and .NET. He specilizes in developing complex solutions using XSLT, JQuery and Content Query Web Part.

Megren Al-Shaiq

SharePoint Team Lead – Bank Al Bilad

A Saudi National, started his IT career in 2002, When he began learning the programming by using VisualBasic 6.0 plus SQL 2000, After that He upgraded to Visual Basic.NET and SQL 2005. He has got Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCP). He is also MCTS for SharePoint 2010, he has extensive skills on the websites development using ASP.NET, ADO.NET and C#, Silverlight and AJAX. Currently He has been working on SharePoint 2010 with extensive experience of Working with InfoPath and SharePoint Designer workflow at Bank Al Bilad. You can find more information about me at http://www.megren.net

Ismail Enjreny Ismail Enjreny

Development Manager, SURE

Has more than 5 years experience within portal and SharePoint, now working as development manager of SURE Technologies in Riyadh – KSA also He is MCITP certified as SharePoint 2010 administrator. also I am proud to announce that my book “Learn SharePoint 2010″ is published now in Arabic Language. My blog is http://SharePoint4Arab.blogspot.com

Event Agenda

Benefits & Features and SharePoint for End Users- Megren
50 Minutes

In this session Megren will explain the concepts of SharePoint Search for End Users, How users can search information, People using Basic and Advanced Search capability. It will also highlight how users can tweak Search and Search results web parts to improve the results and how to use Enterprise search.

11-30 to12:20

Prayer Break (12:20 PM to 12:45 PM)

SharePoint Search Components and Administration – Ismail
50 Minutes

Ismail will explain the components of SharePoint Search like Crawler and Query, Crawl DB etc. He will also explain various feature of search that can be configured using Search service applications.

12:45- 01:25PM

Searching Enterprise Data – Ahmed
50 Minute

This session will provide a way to access your Busines data resides in SQL Server, Oracle etc using SharePoint Search and how you can use it inside Lists. What is the Indexing mechanism and what are the ways to access LOB data.
1:30-2:20 PM

Developing Custom Search Web Parts – Mostafa
50 Minutes

SharePoint Server search includes great object model that developer can use to develop custom components. In this session Mostafa will talk about how you can customize you search results and make customizations that are not possible through the browser

2:20-3:10 PM

Improving Search Relavance – Jerry
45 Minutes

In Search, relevance is about how closely the search results that are returned to the user match what the user wanted to find. Ideally, the results that are returned on the first page are the most relevant, so the user does not have to look through several pages of results to find the best matches for their search. This session will provide tips and tricks to tweak relavance.

3:10-3:55 PM

Note: Closing, Q / A and Raffle Draws and Lunch will be made after all.

Location: Prince Sultan University – Male Section

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Google Map Zoom Out View (PSU in Center)

Google Map Zoom In to PSU Building

Prince Sultan University on WikiMapia

Looking forward to see you. Please be on time :). 11:30 AM Sharp

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