In April, the SharePoint Community have organised a SharePoint Tour around NZ with Michael Noel (MVP) from the United States.

Michael Noel (MVP) is an internationally recognised technology expert, best selling author, and well known public speaker on a broad range of IT topics. He has authored several major best-selling industry books that have been translated into over a dozen languages. Significant titles include SharePoint 2007 Unleashed, Teach Yourself SharePoint 2007 in 10 Minutes, Windows Server 2008 Unleashed, ISA Server 2006 Unleashed, Exchange Server 2007 Unleashed, and many more. Currently a partner at Convergent Computing in the San Francisco Bay Area, Michael's writings and extensive public speaking experience across six continents leverage his real-world expertise helping organizations realize business value from Information Technology infrastructure. Michael has authored the following books.

Please check out each regional user group sites and book the dates and times in your Calendar!

Topic: Building the perfect SharePoint farm. A walkthrough of best practices from the field.

SharePoint 2007 has proven to be a technology that is remarkably easy to get running out of the box.  On the flipside, however, some of the advanced configuration options with SharePoint are notoriously difficult to setup and configure, and a great deal of confusion exists regarding SharePoint best practice design, deployment, disaster recovery, and maintenance.  This session covers best practices encompassing the most commonly asked questions regarding SharePoint infrastructure and design, and includes a broad range of critical but often overlooked items to consider when architecting a SharePoint environment.  In short, all of the specifics required to build the 'perfect' SharePoint farm are presented through discussion of real-world SharePoint designs of all sizes.

•Learn from previous real world deployments and avoid common mistakes.
•Plan a checklist for architecture of SharePoint environments of any size.
•Build the 'perfect' SharePoint farm for your organisation.