Tag Archives: PSUG

PSUG Session, Office 365

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Yesterday, PSUG’s leader: Saed Shela Introduced the Beta Version on “Office 365” to the local community.

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The Session started with What is Office 365, the products included in it for End User, features and added value of it and benefits of Using it for Enterprise companies.

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Then Speaker moved to a live DEMO starting from creating a new account up to setting it for user Desktop and took the attendees in a tour around.

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Finally he talked about the Support, Helpdesk, Privacy and Security of the product, and the plans for pricing and licensing.

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Yes, its pretty cool to use for both Technical and none Technical people Smile

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Some Advantages like Co-Authoring (multiple authors at the same time on the same document), availability on multiple browsers and platforms , Using Lync and SharePoint are some of the features this new product has.

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If you care to know more visit Office 365 Site , you can create your own Beta Account form there.

Or visit Office 365 Facebook Page 

And if you care to attend such session visit our community page on Facebook: PSUG Page

You can also Download the Slides of the Session from HERE

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SharePoint 2010 For Students – Baby Steps (2)

 

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“WHAT THE HELL IS SHAREPOINT ?!”

Ever since I started learning SharePoint, People have been asking me that question, People who have spent years in IT sector and even people who have attended sessions about SharePoint !

so,, my guess would be that everyone is kinda have a hint about what SharePoint is, but they are looking for that one simple sentence that says it all, the one making them feel like they rapped their hand around it and say : “AAH,, So that’s What SharePoint is all about !!”.

well, I don’t wanna play the bad guy here , but .. there is no such sentence Smile simply because SharePoint is not one simple thing, you don’t just go and buy a SharePoint…

so what is it !! It’s a group of Products, a platform , a collection of different technologies, all gathered to help build collaboration solutions.

With SharePoint you can build sites within Minutes ,, with Simple Clicks,, it is designed with built in templates that makes anybody (even not an IT person) Use it,, “

The thing I love about SharePoint is it’s capabilities, the infinite options that SharePoint can offer to its Users , with it you can build your own Intranet, extranet, private social network, professional network, search engine, and public-facing website.

you can even create your own blog using SharePoint, wikies, or document sharing interfaces and  Teams sites ,, Can you imagine editing the same word document with a team colleague at the same time ?!!

every one of these is a huge world by itself, as far as I know, no one has the knowledge of all about SharePoint, but once you have an Idea about what it is you can choose what tools and technologies can help build your solution, and stop worrying about learning and having fun exploring every new about it.

SharePoint and Office are close Friends, so if you don’t have troubles dealing with office, you wont find hard time dealing with SharePoint as an end user.

I think I have to mention that SharePoint is  a server product, you don’t get it and install it on your PC or Laptop ,, it’s installed on  backend systems and shared along a network,

So,, if I have got your attention and you wanna learn more about it, SharePoint MVP Mohamed Saleh Has started  a great series of posts on his Blog called baby steps , pointed to beginners and students who wanna learn about it ,,,

And I have the honor of joining him in this series by cross blogging posts, which means this post is circle 2 in the series, you can find SharePoint 2010 For Students – Baby Steps (1)” on his blog,,

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more details are coming in next posts,,, the Two blogs will Connect with you all the way towards running the SharePoint road ,,, stay tuned Smile 


Finally .. !!!

Guess what .. I finally created a Blog !!.. well to be honest its been there for at least two months,,, and the idea for more than a year.. and now am kicking it off with the start of 2011

why so late ?! generally I love writing I just hate publishing… no offence I just don’t think my writings will interest anyone :) .. am that type of girls who focuses on the very small stuff,, like what a funny move my cat did today ,, or how I smiled watching the driver getting out his hand out the window enjoying the wind on my way to my Job, this morning ,,

My job,, Gosh I love BIT,, I had so much troubles having a passion in my Life until I met My SharePoint and BIT team, so I promised Myself something to count on,,, if I entered that door not smiling for a week on a row,, I would be loosing it and have to do some action.. its been five months now and that did not happen for even two days in a row Smile

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why now ?! well,, I didn’t think I can give until I fill my smallest circle first, but I learned from My community and job that anyone can give,, you never know how a small piece of info can help someone,, another reason is having people to encourage me and push me into doing it,,

My community Smile Palestinian SharePoint User Group [PSUG] its all about giving ,, and what’s more precious than giving information’s !!

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so as a fresh Graduate ,, I started learning SharePoint after graduating,, at first, it felt hard about where and how to start,, but I had mentors and leaders to show me the way “thank god for having them”,, and that’s what I decided to do,, as a community member, I’m going to try to simplify some things for beginners who have the passion to start,, more over am going to try writing technical ones in both Arabic & English to make it easier for all

My post might not have a solid line, as am learning based on projects to work on,, but again,, science has no boundaries or limits,, and you can learn from sides and from core,, as long as you learn !!!

see I told you I talk too much without focusing on one core Smile anyway I hope you like my posts and enjoy learning new stuff,, its my pleasure to have you as readers, that’s what will keep me going Smile

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ooh and by the way,,, HaPpY NeW YeaR EveRyOne ….

                                                                                           yours,

                                                                                       Rand Z. Khalaf