It was long drive, Central Illinois to Chicago for the monthly Chicago Microsoft Sharepoint Strategies Group meeting and a longer drive home I might add thanks to the night-time construction traffic. After wandering around a few city blocks (felt lucky to find the car after it was all said and done) I finally made it to the meeting space. The Chicago Microsoft SharePoint Business Strategies Group is a fairly new group that focuses more on the business use of SharePoint and not the normal technical details of the product. Last night NewsGator presented a Social Computing demonstration to a room full of SharePoint business users. Next on the agenda was a basic presentation from eCopy which will scan and dump document images into a SharePoint library. Four of us adjourned to a nearby watering hole and continued the SharePoint discussion until I needed to start the hunt for my car. A four hour ride home thanks to the midnight construction and I am back to the daily SharePoint grind today.
If you are interested in SharePoint and live in the Chicago area you should meet up with this Chicago Microsoft Business Strategies Group. Their site is available at: http://web.meetup.com/69/