Announcing the Central Illinois SharePoint User Group

Please join us for the first meeting of the Central Illinois SharePoint User Group.

The Central Illinois SharePoint User Group provides a venue for anyone who is interested in learning more about Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. We hope to provide a means for organizations within the Central Illinois region to connect and discuss all areas of SharePoint with the help of some great speakers. If you are thinking about SharePoint, starting with SharePoint or have a long history of using SharePoint we hope you will spend the morning with the group and help spread the knowledge.

Topic: Do you Know SharePoint?
Whether you’ve spent two minutes or two years with SharePoint you’ll get tons of little quirks, tricks, and features you never knew existed out of this presentation. We’ll take a journey around the product and point out some of the lesser known features. Did you know you can get your users to enter metadata — without knowing it?

Speaker: Robert Bogue, MCSE (NT4/W2K), MCSA:Security, A+, Network+, Server+, I-Net+, IT Project+, E-Biz+, CDIA+ is the president of Thor Projects LLC. Thor Projects LLC provides SharePoint Consulting services to clients around the country. Robert has contributed to more than 100 book projects and numerous other publishing projects. Robert’s latest book is The SharePoint Shepherd’s Guide for End Users. You can find out more about the book at Robert has been pleased to be a part of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) program for the past 5 years. He was most recently awarded for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. Before that Robert was a Microsoft Commerce Server MVP and before that Microsoft Windows Servers-Networking MVP. Robert is the president of the SharePoint Users Group of Indiana (SPIN, He’s also a member of the board for the Indiana Windows Users Group ( . Robert blogs at You can reach Robert at

When: June 10, 2009
Doors open at 8:30 AM
Presentation at 9:00 AM
Open Discussion after presentation

Where: LRS
2451 W Monroe
Springfield, Illinois

LRS Eucation Center

Contact: Darrin Bishop,


This is the first Central Illinois SharePoint User Group meeting. We have secured enough room, coffee and breakfast snacks for twenty to thirty attendees. Feel free to send an email to if you plan to attend so we can ensure we have enough room ,coffee and food for all. Special thanks to Levi, Ray and Shoup, Inc. for providing the meeting space and coffee. This is a community-driven user group. At the first meeting we will be discussing dates and times for following meetings. If morning meetings to discuss SharePoint will be difficult to attend please let us know. This is the community’s user group and we will make adjustment to best fit the community’s needs. If you are interested in speaking or assisting the Central Illinois SharePoint User Group please send an email to .