User Group SharePoint – Keep your SharePoint Always On!

Hello,

It was my first time presenting at Microsoft France for the User Group SharePoint France, the same as BIWUG but in France. It was a real please to present a session and see old faces again.

Well, a big thanks to Alexandre Cipriani and Pierre Erol Giraudy to organise this event. Please find below my session:

Please also find a few pictures taken at Microsoft France

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SharePoint Saturday Cairo Slides and pictures

My Presentation

I had the pleasure to be speaking at the first SharePoint Saturday Cairo, held at Nasr City, Free zone. It was an absolute amazing experience meeting all the Egyptian attendees, other speakers and organizers like Mai Omar Desouki and Mahmoud Hamed! Thanks to all of you!

You can find my session slides on “Keep your SharePoint Always On” on Slideshare. I’m more than glad to share with you a few pictures about the event!

Pictures

 

SharePoint Saturday Cairo

SharePoint Saturday Cairo

SharePoint Saturday Cairo

SharePoint Saturday Cairo

SharePoint Saturday Cairo

 

SharePoint Saturday Cairo

SharePoint Saturday Cairo

Hope to meet you again, in another event – maybe :-)

Curah Newsletter : Selected in the Top 10 contributor list and my official statement about the new platform

Curah Newsletter

Recently I got interviewed by the Curah team about my experience with the new platform of Microsoft. They asked me to give in a few lines what for me Curah meant.

The Curah teams were in the process of collecting testimonials from their curators that they can include in the Curah article that will be shared with Microsoft and communities. Sharing with them my experience with Curah and how it might helped me or my customers was exiting.

Here is my feeling about Curah in a few lines:

Seeing as the Internet is becoming indispensable in our personal and professional life, any needed information is just a click away. However, the most relative information is not always as easy to find.

Publishing technical content and sharing it by social media – your blog or Twitter – can sometimes be insufficient. Searching for technical content is tough, even if Microsoft provides the best technical information for their own products.

Up to now, there has been a real lack of a cloud-based service which centralizes the best of the Web that has been published by the community for the community. For me, I enjoy sharing every SharePoint related TN Wiki article on Curah because I knew that they were used somewhere by someone!

The newsletter will be sent to MVPs and distributed in the different technical communities. I also will publish it on TechNet wiki and will link it to from MSDN\TechNet newsletters. They also sent letters to MVP leads in the mid –August with the ask to send it out to MVPs. The letters should be distributed by the end of August.

The official statement of my feeling:

Curah Newsletter

I’m also proud to announce that I’m in the Top 10 community authors

Curah Newsletter

For your information, here is the complete newsletter:

Curah Newsletter
Curah Newsletter

Speaking at SharePoint Conference Ukraine 2014

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I am honored and excited to announce you again that I’ve been been chosen to speak at SharePoint Conference Ukraine on September 26, 2014. I will be speaking on “Keep your SharePoint Always On !”. Find out more and register for this free SharePoint conference at the SharePoint Conference Ukraine 2014 site.

Keep your SharePoint Always On!

This session is aimed for developers and other SharePoint professionals interested in the implementation of the deployment process of SharePoint 2013 Server. When, why and how to create/update/delete custom solution (app)? What kind of operations must be performed on a on-premises platform to reduce down time? This session includes a Top 10 of best practices from Microsoft Belgium for a SharePoint Release Distribution. This session will answer questions and show you how to optimize the deployment of your solutions to minimize down time and impact on your SharePoint 2013 farm.

Be sure to attend my session or just come say hello at the conference!

Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Cairo

Cairo

It has been a while since the last SharePoint Saturday in Egypt, but it’s back anyway. If you want to be in touch with SharePoint Professionals, ask questions, know the latest news & learn from the Egyptian experts, it’s the place to be.
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Seats are limited – First Come First Serve so make sure you register from here.
Well, I’ll be delivering 2 sessions:

Keep your SharePoint Always On!

This session is aimed for developers and other SharePoint professionals interested in the implementation of the deployment process of SharePoint 2013 Server. When, why and how to create/update/delete custom solution (app)? What kind of operations must be performed on a on-premises platform to reduce down time? This session includes a Top 10 of best practices from Microsoft Belgium for a SharePoint Release Distribution. This session will answer questions and show you how to optimize the deployment of your solutions to minimize down time and impact on your SharePoint 2013 farm.

Optimizing SQL Server 2012 for SharePoint 2013

More than 90% of the content accessed via SharePoint is stored in SQL Server and without the correct configuration of SQL Server it can have a dramatical impact on the performance of SharePoint. Regardless of whether you have a dedicated Database Admin or a SharePoint Admin, there are critical SQL Server configurations that can be made to help optimize SharePoint. Often DBA’s are familiar with how to manage SQL Server, but may not be familiar with some nuances that SQL Server has when integrated with SharePoint. In this session I will demonstrate how some default SQL Server settings negatively impact SharePoint and what changes can be made to improve the performance of SharePoint. This discussion will introduce the Best Practices that will allow your SharePoint administrator and/or your DBA to configure SharePoint and SQL Server to provide optimal performance for your SharePoint implementation.

The location seems quite simple:

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Hope to see you there!

Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Jersey 2014

On September 27 2014, I’ll be delivering a session at the first SharePoint Saturday in Jersey. That’s the Jersey in Europe, part of the Channel Islands – not New Jersey in the States.

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My French-y friends Benoit Jester and Patrick Guimonet are joining me at this first SPS event in Jersey.

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I’ll be animating a the following session: SharePoint Architecture Governance and Best Practices fundamentals. 

Designing a SharePoint Farm can be very huge when business requirements are totally unrealistic for your organization. As a SharePoint Engineer it’s your task to find a way to design, implement and manage the SharePoint Farm.
    
But are you respecting any guideline? Do you exactly now what’s the difference between a Microsoft Best Practice and a Corporate Best Practice? Did you do any fine-tuning on the Application Domain as on SQL Server as well? Should you use a dedicated search server or just Configure Inbound Hybrid Search? Well, in this session we will discuss everything, from SharePoint to the Application Domain, from SQL Server to Windows Server on how to design, implement and manage it.
    
After this session No Next-Next-Finish ideologies should exist anymore.

The whole schedule can be found here and you can still register from here.

Hope to meet you there!

eBook: Les usages et techniques de Yammer et Office 365

Découvrez dans cet eBook tous les aspects de Yammer et de son intégration avec Office 365 :

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  • Pourquoi utiliser Yammer et pour quels usages ?
  • Les aspects sécurité, risques et conformité
  • Développer avec Yammer et Azure
  • Enterprise Graph et Office Graph
  • Le développement Yammer avec ses API
  • La customisations avancées Yammer
  • Retours d’expériences

Publié sur le site TechNet, cet eBook a été écrit par plusieurs experts et MVP SharePoint membres du User Group SharePoint France (UGSF), dont 2 collaborateurs d’ERYEM, avec le soutien d’Alexandre Cipriani, Product Manager Yammer et SharePoint :

  • Alexandre Cipriani [Microsoft]
  • Pierre Erol [SharePoint MVP]
  • Gokan Ozcifci [SharePoint MVP]
  • Nicolas GEORGEAULT [SharePoint MVP]
  • Nabil Babaci [SharePoint MVP]
  • Kevin Treholan [SharePoint MVP]
  • Guillaume Meyer [SharePoint MVP]
  • Soumaya Toumi
  • Michael Nokhamzon
  • Gilles Pommier [Office 365 MVP]
  • Jean-Luc Boucho [Azure MVP]
  • Etienne Legrende

Voici le lien de téléchargement: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Les-usages-et-techniques-2128b80e

La réunion de plusieurs spécialistes (voir la liste des auteurs ci-dessus) Yammer et SharePoint 2013 ainsi que Office 365 a donné naissance à de nombreux échanges qui ont été consignés dans cet eBook.

Constitué de 12 chapitres cet eBook prend toute la théorie de Yammer en charge. Voici les chapitres de cet eBook écrit par les membres du UGSF:

  1. Introduction
  2. Au commencement Twitter et Facebook régnaient en maitre absolus du réseau social
  3. Pourquoi utiliser Yammer ?
  4. Quel Usage
  5. Sécurité, Risque et Conformité
  6. Yammer et Azure
  7. Qu’est-ce que le Graph?
  8. Le développement Yammer
  9. Yammer API
  10. La customisation Yammer
  11. Retours d’expériences
  12. Les annexes