New to SharePoint? Come to my session at #SPSUK


On the 12th November see the 2nd SharePoint Saturday in the UK, this year hosted at Nottingham University.

SharePoint Saturdays are a free to attend conference all about SharePoint where you can learn if you are developer, IT Pro, project manager or power user.

Last year I talked about some high level IT Pro architecture but this time I wanted to go back to the basics and will be talking about being a new power user in SharePoint.

Sometimes I feel that we talk about how great it is to create wonderful projects, scaling it out to 100,000 users but we also have new people coming to SharePoint and this is what my session is designed to do.  We are going to look at creating lists, linking them to the term store, then create a document library and fields that will help you to search the document but also auto insert these into the document.


I hope to see you in my session on Saturday.

SharePoint Saturday UK: Slide Deck: Connecting Service Application


On the 2nd October I was presenting at the SharePoint Saturday in the UK at the Hilton Metropol, Birmingham.

The day was filled with great speakers and sessions.  My favourite was the session by Sam Dolan (aka @pinkpetrol) who, in an hour, took a standard SharePoint 2010 site and turned it into a great looking site.  Have a look at his work at

In my session we went through the process of sharing service applications from one farm to another.  We talked and then demo’ed creating a trust between the 2 farms.

I was asked if I had blogged about the process and I have.  Here are the posts.

Connecting SharePoint 2010 Farms with Service Applications: Part 1

Connecting SharePoint 2010 Farms with Service Applications: Part 2

Here are the slides from the day. 

Speaking at SharePoint Saturday UK #SPSUK


The UK will be hosting its first SharePoint Saturday on the 2nd October located in my home town of Birmingham.  With a total of 24 speakers and 30 session this becomes the largest free SharePoint event in the UK.

Many months ago when it was first announced that the conference was coming to the UK I submitted my session and am delighted to be speaking.

I normally speak around SharePoint in the education market but this time I’m talking in the IT Pro category and talking about publishing and consuming SharePoint service applications.

Over the past few months I’ve been involved with implementing 3 new SharePoint 2010 farms with different SharePoint Service Applications being published and consumed to these farms.

During my 1 hour session I’m going to talk about why we did it, how it fits into our company structure but also how you can do it in your environment.  Using the SharePoint Central Admin and PowerShell we’ll configure 2 SharePoint Farms, one to publish service application and the other to consume them.

There are a few spaces left and you can register here SharePoint Saturday UK

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