The Houston SharePoint User Group has a good line up for next week’s event on October 20.  As usual, they have a two track program – with both tracks appealing strongly to the project manager in me. 

Registration link here

The business track will be Dan Luciano presenting on Project Management for SharePoint…

This presentation will show you how to manage a SharePoint project and how it can be challenging for project managers who are unfamiliar with the challenges associated with the technology stack. 

In this session, the project management process will be broken into phases that highlight the following:

· Best Practices

· Challenges

· Deliverables

Even if you are not a PM, this session will help you understand why the project management process is integral to SharePoint success.

The IT track will be Russell Lindell on BI for SharePoint Developers & Consultants…

SharePoint has a comprehensive BI stack that continues to have tight integration with SharePoint. This session is targeted at SharePoint developers and consultants who are supporting SharePoint in a BI initiative.

Session Topics:

Key BI Concepts

The major components of Microsoft’s BI stack

  • SSIS
  • SSAS
  • SSRS
  • PerformancePoint Server 2007 / Services 2010


The many ways SharePoint integrates with Microsoft’s BI stack. 

Come learn about ETL, OLAP Cubes, Slowly Changing Dimensions and how SharePoint is making these accessible to your end users.


Fortunately or not, I can’t make the event due to a scheduling conflict, and thus successfully evade having to make a decision as to which track to attend.


Microsoft Houston, 2000 West Sam Houston Parkway South, Suite 350, Houston, TX 77042

(remember to bring your parking ticket so we can validate)


6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Eat and Greet

6:30 PM – 6:45 PM Welcome

6:45 PM – 7:30 PM Presentations:

        General – MPR A

        Technical – MPR B

7:30 PM – 7:45 PM Q & A Session

7:45 PM – 8:00 PM Door Prizes

8:00 PM – After Meeting Social – Ragin Cajun (Westheimer & S Gessner)