Free SharePoint 2010 Event on May 14th 2010. Places filling up- who should attend this event?

April 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: SharePoint, SharePoint 2010 

Just a quick update to say the ‘Introduction to SharePoint 2010′  event I blogged about yesterday is filling up fast with 70% of places taken since this morning. Do please get in touch and get along by sending me an email to confirm your place(s) to

Who should attend this event?

The main reason for this post is I have been asked this question a dozen times this morning so I thought it might be a good idea to expand on my last post with more clarity!

Reasons for Senior Leaders to Attend

If you are a senior leader in a school SharePoint 2010 is a major step forward in the world of Learning Platforms. SharePoint 2010 provides much easier user adoption through an intiuitive interface and provides powerful business intellegence which can be used to help keep track of school attendance and put student data at the finger tips of staff and parents. Topics covered in the day will include key government agendas including: online reporting to parents, managing absence, community cohesion and personalising learning.

Reasons for E-learning leaders and Heads of ICT to attend

If you are using SharePoint 2007 or thinking of moving to SharePoint from another Learning Platform then this event will be very useful. SharePoint 2010 has significantly improved user interface which means end users are more likely to start using it quickly and efficiently. Along with this out of the box streaming media and enhanced social media features in blogs and wikis make SharePoint 2010 a much improved learning tool.

Reasons for Network Managers to attend

As well as getting a good overview of the capabilities of SharePoint 2010 in general Dave Coleman from Twynham School and Alan Richards from West Hatch will be presenting a session on upgrade and migration techniques. There will also be an opportunity to take away some examples of possible hardware set ups including physical and virtualised models.

As with my previous email the details are as follows:

Microsoft UK have sponsored the event through the provision of their conference facilities

Event Details:

Microsoft Campus, Reading, RG6 1WG

Date: Friday 14th May 2010

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Key topics covered:

Why SharePoint 2010? 10 great features for teachers and students

Social in SharePoint 2010. Capturing students’ interest in social networking to help their learning.

Moving to SharePoint 2010- why, how, when and where?

SharePoint 2010 as a Leadership and Management tool.

Branding SharePoint 2010- how to make SharePoint look like your school, and work for your school!

Using SharePoint 2010 to hit government targets – online reporting to parents, managing absence, community cohesion and personalising learning.

To book places for this event for you and your colleagues please contact me by email

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