SharepointPros – Aug 2010 – Infopath Forms + Workflow = Business Applications

Singapore SharePoint Community

12 August 2010

06:45 PM – 9:30PM

Microsoft Singapore Level 22 CF-12

InfoPath 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Productivity

Riwut Libinuko, MVP SharePoint Server

Microsoft InfoPath 2010 provides easier way than ever to design electronic forms. It includes Office Fluent UI which allows us to create powerful, interactive forms without having to write any code.

This session will show how to use InfoPath 2010 and SharePoint 2010 to increase your productivity in solution delivery. Formatted mostly as on stage scenario – demos , we are expecting to expose all new functionalities.

InfoPath Forms + SharePoint Workflows = Business Applications

Hoo Kai Sheng, K2

As an application platform, SharePoint comes with a wide collection of building blocks that enables both business and technical users to create applications to suit varying business needs.

We will be exploring forms and worklows in SharePoint – two commonly seen building blocks in a business application and review how can they be combined to establish high performance SharePoint solutions with the minimal effort possible.

Refreshments will be provided, courtesy of K2 Singapore.

Please RSVP to to confirm your attendance



Up Close with Zane Adams – Deciphering the cloud (17 May 2010)

Up Close with Zane Adams – Deciphering the cloud (17 May 2010)

Special Invite Agenda

Date: 17th May 2010 (Monday)
Time: 7.00pm to 8.30pm (Registration Starts at 6.30pm)
Venue: 1 Marina Boulevard #21-00,MS Singapore–Auditorium Level 21

6.30pm: Registration (Light refreshments will be served)
7.00pm: Cloud Computing Deciphered for IT Pros
8.30pm: Home Sweet Home

Cloud Computing Deciphered for IT Pros

Is Cloud Computing confusing? The answer is No. It is about choice and options. Join us in this special behind-the-doors session with Zane Adam, General Manager, SQL Azure and Middleware. Zane will present Microsoft’s overall cloud strategy and how Microsoft helps customers and partners in building private and public cloud infrastructure. We will hear about the many choices and options available to businesses and individuals, covering what and how SQL Azure, Windows Azure, AppFabric, BPOS and Virtualization stack up in our cloud vision and the path forward.

Skill Level: 100-200

About Zane Adam

clip_image002Zane Adam
General Manager
Product Management
SQL Azure and Middleware
Microsoft Corporation

Zane leads the product management group on SQL Azure, Windows Server AppFabric, Windows Azure AppFabric, BizTalk and related technologies critical to our innovation and industry. He is focused on helping customers and partners in building private and public cloud infrastructure for the future.

Over the last 11 years, Zane Adam held many key roles, most recently as General Manager of Virtualization Strategy at Microsoft Corp., prior to that he was Senior Director in the Windows Server division where he managed the enterprise infrastructure marketing teams for Windows Server, Windows Compute Cluster Server, Microsoft Virtual Server, Windows Server Hyper-V and Windows Storage Server.

He had also worked in Europe as business and marketing officer for Microsoft’s Eastern European HQ. In that role he managed marketing strategy and execution for 16 Eastern European countries that includes the Czech Republic, Poland and Russia.

From 2003 to 2005 Adam worked in Microsoft’s then newly formed Storage Division, where he established and ran the marketing group. Before that he worked on the Embedded and Appliance Platforms Group, where he led a team focused on Web workload and point-of-sales offerings. Adam started his career at the company as a consultant with Microsoft Consulting Services




Real time cube and Proactive Caching

Join Singapore SQL Server User Group this coming 29th Apr.

Renaud Harduin will be talking about Real time cube and Proactive Caching.


SSAS is able to answer to real time BI scenario thanks to pro-active caching. During this presentation, we will see how ESSILOR uses this technology in order automate BI for plants,  analysis and financial BI, keeping a detailed view and aggregated view at the same time (Asymmetric Pattern).


Renaud Harduin

MVP – SQL Server

Renaud Harduin was Business Intelligence Domain Manager for ESSILOR ( where he is in charge of reporting projects for Finance, Distribution and Production. Today, he’s working on new functional aspects as forecast and operational Scorecard. He is now Technical Manager of Order Management Information System for ESSILOR, and kept a BI expertise for European projects.

Blog :

Date:     April 29th, 2010

Time:     7:00PM – 8:30 PM

Registration starts at 6:30 PM

Venue: Auditorium 21st Floor

Microsoft Office One Marina Boulevard

Please confirm your attendance by sending email to


MessagingTalk Hits Multi-Tenant Setup & Migration

Date: 28th April 2010
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00PM
Venue: Microsoft Singapore (Conference Room SINOMB 22CF-12)

Exchange 2007 Multi-tenant setup by Achinta

Demonstration on how to perform Multi-tenant setup for Exchange 2007. Brief introduction on the needs on Multi-tenant setup for Exchange and deep dive into it via demo.

The topic of shared hosting with Exchange Server is not new. Whether your interest is to accommodate more than one company with a simple Exchange configuration, as a result of a merger or acquisition, or to start your own small e-mail hosting business, Exchange Server has all the power to respond to your needs. Achinta will detail the setup configuration for a scenario of an Exchange infrastructure shared by more than one customer/company. For Exchange hosting business, there is a further advanced solution, Hosted Messaging and Collaboration (HMC) version 4.5 which will not be covered. Achinta will be giving a brief introduction on the needs of the multi-tenant (exchange hosting) setup and a demo on how to perform it on Exchange 2007.


Exchange 2003 migration to Exchange 2010 by Triston

Experience sharing on migration from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010. Walkthrough on how to co-exist Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2010. The design, the planning and problems.

The topic of migrating from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 has been circulated around the internet since the beta version of Exchange 2010. This month we are going to bring you one step closer on how to plan your migration from 2003 to 2010 by skipping Exchange 2007. Triston will be sharing with you on his experience about the migration project, how did he plan and execute the migration. What are the problems that he has encountered and how did he overcome them.

For more details:


The Last Mile: Pilot and Deploy Windows 7

Springboard Series Virtual Roundtable

The Last Mile: Pilot and Deploy Windows® 7

Join Microsoft Technical Fellow, Mark Russinovich, on April 29 as he leads a discussion around the process of planning, testing, assessing and rolling out Windows 7 in an enterprise organization.

Mark will be joined by a panel of IT professionals who are currently in the piloting and deployment process, along with Microsoft subject matter experts who can speak in depth about the technologies.  The event will be broadcast live over the web at 9:00 am PDT, and will be available for on-demand viewing following the broadcast. The discussion will be open and candid, with the panel sharing insights, dispelling myths and getting down to the real story around technical adoption of Windows technologies. Specific topics will include the role of the pilot and the critical information it provides, best practices and tips & tricks for ensuring a successful effort, tools and technologies that will help automate the pilot and deployment processes, and conducting a frank post-pilot assessment.  During the event, Mark will field questions coming in via the web from viewers across the globe.

Join us live at 9:00 am PDT:

SGDN – VS2010 & Windows 7 Phone

April UG Meeting

April UG meeting will be held on 16th April 2010 Friday, at Level 21 Auditorium from 1845hrs – late. Light Refreshments will be served before the session.

Transforming Business Ideas into Impactful Solutions with Visual Studio 2010
Dave Mendlen, Senior Director of Developer Marketing
1900hrs – 2000hrs

Whether creating new solutions or enhancing existing applications, the new Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 can help you and your developer to unleash your creativity and bring your vision to life with powerful prototyping, architecture and development tools that target an increasing number of platforms and technologies such as cloud and parallel computing.

Join us in a roundtable discussion with Dave Mendlen, Senior Director of Developer Marketing at Microsoft and learn about many exciting features in Visual Studio 2010 and how it enables you to develop high quality and scalable applications.

Speaker Profile


Dave Mendlen started his career in Microsoft as the lead product planner on.NET and Visual Studio. Prior to his current role, he also served as the speech writer for Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. He was previously the Director of Web Services & also Director of Windows Product Management.

Windows Phone 7 Development
Chris Ismael, Developer Evangelist
2000hrs – 2100hrs

The new Windows Phone is coming!  Learn how you can get started with Windows Phone 7 app development using Silverlight.  This session is targeted for developers who would like to learn how they can start building apps or games for the phone, touching on some phone-specific features, using free versions of Visual Studio 2010 and Blend 4.   There will also be an after-session discussion on Marketplace.
Speaker Profile


Chris Ismael works in Microsoft as a Developer Evangelist.  His work has taken him to various developer communities and speaking engagements both in Singapore and abroad, with topics ranging from Office development and file formats, LAMP/Interop technologies, Live Services, Windows 7 development, and now Windows Phone.  He also runs the Microsoft startup program called BizSpark in Singapore.  He has 6 years of experience in web development prior to working in Microsoft.

To register for the event, click here. Note that there’s currently no email confirmation for the event.

Sharepoint 2010 – Storage Optimization and Business Connectivity Services

SharepointPros.SG are meeting up.

Sharepoint Pros.SG April 2010

Time: 6.45pm | Date: 08 April 2010 | Microsoft Singapore Level 22 – CF12

6.45PM – Sharepoint Storage Optimization

Dino Cavestany, AvePoint

Proper architecture design and intelligent storage management are critical to a successful SharePoint implementation. During this session, we will first discuss how to build an efficient and scalable SharePoint architecture based upon your organization’s unique business objectives, usage patterns, deployment size, and distribution. We will then review strategies for SharePoint storage optimization through intelligent content lifecycle management, automated Binary Large Object (BLOB) offloading, and migration-free SharePoint management of legacy data stores such as file shares.

8.15PM – Introduction to Business Connectivity Services (BCS) in 2010

Steve Sofian, Arvato Systems

Business Connectivity Services is the next generation of Business Data Catalog for accessing external data within SharePoint.  This session will provide an overview on BCS and how external data could be easily viewed and accessed in SharePoint 2010.