Friday, May 28, 2010

Photos from the Sydney SharePoint User Group Launch

Here are some photos that we took during the Sydney SharePoint User Group 2010 Launch event. We had a packed room, great speakers and cool prizes to give away. Thanks again to Microsoft for letting us use their venue and to AvePoint for the prizes and catering.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Got your tickets to Australia’s largest SharePoint Conference?

Only a few weeks to go before the SharePoint Conference kicks off in Sydney. The two day event is on June 16th and 17th at the Hilton Hotel in the city. There are three separate tracks, depending on your interest – Business, Technical and Case Studies.

The Keynote speaker for the event is Arpan Shah, the Director of the SharePoint Technical Product Management team at Microsoft HQ in Redmond. With the recent release of SharePoint 2010, this conference is an ideal place to get up to speed on the new platform and hear real-world stories from companies that use SharePoint on a day-to-day basis

For more details and to register for tickets go to


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

SharePoint 2010 Community Launch Event

The official launch date for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 in Australia is Thursday 13th May 2010. In addition to the Microsoft-run events, the SharePoint community is putting on it’s own event in the evening.

There’s going to be prizes (an X-Box 360!), food, drink and some great presentations on the new products. We will also have an Ask The Experts session for you to bring up questions on topics we haven’t covered during the presentations.

This event is going to be held at Microsoft’s offices at 1 Epping Road, North Ryde. You’ll need to register for this no-cost event at the User Group site (

If you are not based in Sydney, chances are your local SharePoint User Group is planning something Similar. Australian based SharePoint user groups can be found at A special site has been set up for the Australian community launch events at (the site is built on SharePoint 2010!)

You can also check the Twitter feed and hash-tags for this event at

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Moving a Site Collection from Release Candidate to RTM versions

I wasn’t sure if this would be possible, but I can now confirm that you can do a site collection backup on the Release Candidate build (14.0.4730.1010) of SharePoint and restore that it to the RTM (Release to Manufacture) build (14.0.4762.1000).

I used Central Admin to do the site collection backup (a new capability). Then I used the Restore-SPSite powershell command to restore the backup to the new server.