SharePoint vNext is Now Officially Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

After months of people adding their own best guess as to what the next version of SharePoint will be called and of course the announcement a couple of months back that it would not be released in 2009…the official naming is out. 

The next version of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 will be Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.  No more Office in the name though as Tom Rizzo points out on the SharePoint blog, that has no reflection or impact on the platform’s ability to work with Office applications.  In my opinion, I think it shows how widely SharePoint is integrated with all aspects of a business and not just a productivity suite.

Check out more details here…

Free SharePoint Event in Ottawa

I will be presenting at a Free SharePoint event in Ottawa on April 30th at the Microsoft Office on 100 Queen Street.  The event is just one of several we will be doing as part of an upcoming tour.  Details on future dates / events to follow.

My presentation will center around SharePoint tips and tricks for usage on an Intranet.  As with most of my presentations, the goal isn’t just to show you WHAT SharePoint can do but how you should use certain features to gain better benefits for business.  I will be covering topics such as branding, electronic forms, workflow and reporting along with my usual advice around establishing governance and solid document management procedures.

Plus in addition to seeing my presentation, you can also check out another presentation by Mike Maadarani on Web Content Management and how SharePoint can be used to run your Internet site.

So if you are in Ottawa on April 30th, I invite you to come check us out.  You can read more details and sign up here!

Join us for a FREE SharePoint event in Ottawa

Join us April 30, 2009 for a day of SharePoint information sharing and discovery. Presentations by multi-published author and SharePoint MVP Amanda Murphy (Intranet) and WCM expert Mike Maadarani (WCM). The event is completely free and taking place at 100 Queen Street, Ottawa Ontario (The Microsoft Office).

8:30am – 9:00am Breakfast and Registration
9:00am – 10:15am Session 1 (SharePoint for Intranets)
10:15am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 11:45am Session 2 (SharePoint for WCM)

Details and Signup