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Richard Harbridge will be presenting "Build, Customize or Buy? When should we use SharePoint, 3rd Party Products, or build outside of SharePoint? "
Determining when to use SharePoint, extend on top of SharePoint, buy third party products, and when to ignore SharePoint all together can be very challenging.
It requires an understanding of SharePoint’s current gaps, weaknesses, and strengths as well as an understanding of how they apply to the evaluated situation.
No one can give you an answer for every situation in your organization, but within this session you can join Richard Harbridge as he explores decisions other organizations have made, why they made them, lessons they learned and how many organizations evaluate these difficult decisions with SharePoint.
About the Speaker
Richard Harbridge is an internationally recognized expert in Microsoft SharePoint. He has defined, architected, developed and implemented well over a hundred SharePoint solutions from small implementations on a single server to over 80,000+ user implementations in international organizations.
As a sought-after speaker he has shared his insights, experiences, and advice around collaboration, knowledge management, social computing, ROI, governance, user adoption and training at many industry events around the world.
He has been involved in the industry since the beginning of his career and is an excellent (and friendly) contact anything relating to SharePoint, Enterprise Content Management, and Social Networking.
Wednesday Jun 19, 2013.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.
We will be meeting at the Microsoft New England Research and Development center at One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA. Parking is available on-location for $10 after 4PM, or on-street. Parking is also available at Firebrand Saints across the street, which has validation if you drink/dine there afterwards.
Portal Solutions helps people share what they know and find what they need by creating solutions with user adoption in mind. We help our customers improve access to timely and relevant information that enables users to improve sales, service, quality, and innovation. We work across a full range of information management needs from strategic planning, to upgrading or enhancing an existing portal, to full design and implementation support. Our solutions make our clients more adept at leveraging and managing their organizational knowledge – driving down the time and cost for knowledge workers to do their job. From responding to customers; streamlining internal operations; accessing critical data precisely when needed; sharing information efficiently to improve overall process collaboration; and communicating with the marketplace in the most productive manner possible – Portal Solutions helps organizations Share. Find. Succeed. For more information, please visit http://www.portalsolutions.net
Food and beverages will be provided at the meeting free of charge from our meeting sponsor. Food arrives at about 5:45. We generally have pizza (with and without meat), as well a salad, water, and sodas.
We will be handing out raffle tickets at the BASPUG meetings.
The Boston Area SharePoint Users Group (BASPUG) was founded to bring together like minds to network and share their experiences, triumphs, and tribulations around Microsoft SharePoint, to provide a community platform for Boston area SharePoint users, administrators, developers, architects, of all experience levels, even brand new to SharePoint, to share their knowledge with the community. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at either the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center in Cambridge, MA.