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Presenting in Microsoft Tech·Ed Middle East 2011

Next week on March 8th Microsoft Tech·Ed Middle East will start in Dubai, UAE for three days. Microsoft Tech·Ed is the premier Technology event of the year for IT professionals and developers. It’s the forum to gain the expertise, connections, and insights.

I will be co-presenting with Mohamed Yehia session around FAST Search for Internet Sites



I will be around the venue the whole 3 days and in the MVPs community lounge, come and say Hi.

For details agenda click “Detailed Agenda


TechEd 2011 Session Catalog

TechEd 2011 session catalog published on TechEd site, you can check here.

If you have any preferences for sessions, please complete Tech·Ed Middle East 2011 Session Preference Survey

SPSEMEA Sessions Schedule

Schedule is set now. Please register to have a guaranteed slot for this free, live online event. Here's the hourly schedule so you can start planning out your sessions. Each session is 50 minutes, with a 10 minute break to transition to the next session. All times are GMT+0. There is also a spreadsheet for download so you can slice and dice anyway you'd like.

We're headed into the final days for registration, so we'd very much appreciate it if you could spread the SPSEMEA word to a couple of your colleagues.

Time Title Presenter Country
8:30am Introduction and Keynote Mark Miller USA
9:00am How We Did It: Jeremy Thake Australia
Introduction to Sharevolution, an AppStore for SharePoint Daniel McPherson India
SharePoint Branding from Start to Finish Matthew Hughes UK
Enterprise Search in SharePoint 2010 Agnes Molnar Hungary
SharePoint 2010 Integration with CRM 4.0 (in Arabic) Mai Omar Egypt
10:00am Creating an effective and highly developed Learning Gateway for education with SharePoint 2007 and 2010. Dave Coleman UK
Mobile SharePoint: Driving More Productivity & Collaboration with Windows phone 7 and Mobile Entree Nicolas Georgeault France
Building a branded partner extranet on SharePoint 2010 Foundation Ian Woodgate, Milen Dimov UK
Introduction to FAST Nigel Price UK
InfoPath 2010 and SharePoint Designer Workflows Better Together Jerry Yasir Saudi Arabia
11:00am Collaboration at a European Central Bank Symon Garfield UK
SharePoint App Store – the iTunes for your Business Andrew Woodward UK
The Ribbon UI and Custom Actions in SharePoint 2010 Geoff Varosky USA
Introduction to Business Connectivity Services Brett Lonsdale UK
Records Management Capabilities in SP 2010 Coskun Cavusoglu USA
12:00pm Break All All


From Collaboration to Intranet with business applications in between using SharePoint 2007 Chirag Patel UK
SharePoint and jQuery - What I Wish I Would Have Known a Year Ago Mark Rackley USA
SharePoint Business Value - A Method behind the madness! Ant Clay UK
Managed Metadata - Just how important is it? Fabian Williams USA
Exploring SharePoint Business Intelligence Capabilities Hossam Behery USA
2:00pm Using SharePoint to re-engineer your business processes and cut costs: A Best Buy case study Sarah Haase USA
Beyond HTML: Advanced Scripting for the SharePoint Power User Jim Bob Howard USA
How are Companies Using SharePoint? Derek Weeks USA
Enterprise Content Managment in Action Marwan Tarek Egypt
SharePoint and iPad: My Work in Progress Jose Antonio Morales USA
3:00pm Do-it Yourself Solutions Using SP2010 Composites Mohammed Nabil Egypt
Developing in SharePoint’s Middle Tier Marc Anderson USA
SharePoint 2010 Communities Saifullah Shafiq USA
Understanding Metadata – Working with stakeholders to build the taxonomy Ruven Gotz Canada
Create a Document Library Dashboard Matt Bramer USA
4:00pm Travel Request Form Case Study Laura Rogers USA
Building Office Business Applications Using Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Ayman El-Hattab Egypt
We've Got SharePoint....Now What?!? Eric Riz Canada
Enabling Social Media through Metadata Christian Buckley USA
SharePoint and Usability Testing: Why Aren't We Doing It? Chris Poteet USA
5:00pm Conclusion, Giveaways and Wrap Up

Mark Miller
Toni Frankola
Isaac Stith
Ayman El-Hattab
Natasha Felshman



The keynote address for Live Online SharePoint Saturday EMEA will start at 8:30am London time. Please see the schedule below for the start time in your area. Sessions will begin promptly at 9:00am London time

Live Online SharePoint Saturday EMEA 2011

Live Online SharePoint Saturday EMEA is back on January 22nd, 2011. This is the second annual SPSEMEA and promises to be a huge event with over 30 sessions, 4 simultaneous Live Meeting Channels and a public text chat room open to participants and speakers.

Registration for SPSEMEA begins on January 11 and is free to the global SharePoint Community. There are over 30 SharePoint Evangelists, including 10 SharePoint MVPs, from around the world providing content you would normally only see at a paid SharePoint Conference. Tracks are set for SharePoint End Users and Business Managers on topics for "How We Did It: Real World Case Studies", "No Code/Assembly Solutions", "SharePoint Interface Branding", and "SharePoint for Business". The sessions will be recorded and made available two weeks after the event.

My Session will be Enterprise Content Management in Action where I will go through all the new features in SP2010 for supporting content management and collaboration around it.

We hope you'll join us for Live Online SharePoint Saturday EMEA. Please register in advance to guarantee yourself free access to some of the best presentations available, all aimed at SharePoint End Users.

See you there.

Presenting at Microsoft Egypt Open Door 2, 3 November

Microsoft will be hosting its new annual event Microsoft Open Door at the Fairmont hotel Heliopolis Cairo Egypt for two days 2nd and 3rd of November 2010.

the event will have two tracks Developers and ITPros.


Developers track

ITPro track

I will presenting Microsoft Office 2010: Developing the Next Wave of Productivity Solutions on 3rd November from 10 AM till 11 AM

Developers track schedule

TUE NOV 2nd - Day 1

8:30 AM  10:00 AM Registration

10:00 AM 11:00 AM Keynote

11:00 AM 11:30 AM Break

11:30 AM 12:30 PM Building Modern Line-of-Business Applications with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

12:30 PM 12:45 PM Break

12:45 PM 1:45 PM Overview of the Windows Phone 7 Application Platform

1:45 PM 2:45 PM Lunch Break

2:45 PM 3:45 PM Lap around the Windows Azure Platform

3:45 PM 4:15 PM Break

4:15 PM 5:15 PM IE9 for Developers

WED NOV 3rd - Day 2

9:00 AM 10:00 AM Registration

10:00 AM 11:00 AM Microsoft Office 2010: Developing the Next Wave of Productivity Solutions

11:00 AM 11:15 AM Break

11:15 AM 12:15 PM Overview of Microsoft Web Platform

12:15 PM 12:30 PM Break

12:30 PM 1:30 PM Software Testing with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

1:30 PM 2:30 PM Lunch Break

2:30 PM 3:30 PM Developing Office Business Applications with Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

3:30 PM 3:45 PM Break

3:45 PM 4:45 PM Jump into Microsoft Silverlight and Become Immediately Effective

4:45 PM 5:00 PM Break

5:00 PM 6:00 PM SQL Unplugged

6:00 PM 7:00 PM Introducing Microsoft Lync 2010


ITPros track schedule

TUE NOV 2nd - Day 1

8:30 AM 10:00 AM Registration

10:00 AM 11:00 AM Keynote
11:00 AM 11:30 AM Break

11:30 AM 12:30 PM Realizing a Dynamic Datacenter Environment with Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and Partner Solutions

12:30 PM 12:45 PM Break

12:45 PM 1:45 PM Business intelligence: Creating the right cubes for Microsoft Office Excel and Excel services

1:45 PM 2:45 PM Lunch Break

2:45 PM 3:45 PM SharePoint 2010 : The new era of digital media platform

3:45 PM 4:15 PM Break

4:15 PM 5:15 PM Windows 7 + MDOP: Optimized Desktop Solutions

5:15 PM 5:30 PM Break

WED NOV 3rd - Day 2

9:00 AM 10:00 AM Registration

10:00 AM 11:00 AM Deploying Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization v1 to Solve Windows 7 Application Compatibility

11:00 AM 11:15 AM Break

11:15 AM 12:15 PM Business Ready Security: Exploring the Identity and Access Management Solution 

12:15 PM 12:30 PM Break

12:30 PM 1:30 PM Introducing Microsoft Lync

1:30 PM 2:30 PM Lunch Break

2:30 PM 3:30 PM Upgrading from Microsoft Exchange Server 2003/2007 to Exchange Server 2010: Tips, Tricks, and Lessons Learned

3:30 PM 3:45 PM Break

3:45 PM 4:45 PM Microsoft High Performance Computing Server

4:45 PM 5:00 PM Break

5:00 PM 6:00 PM SQL Unplugged

6:00 PM 7:00 PM Introducing Microsoft Lync 2010


Waiting for you.

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DotNetArabi recording now online

Thanks to my friend Emad ElAshi for his efforts on DotNetArabi.

My recording has been released, I would like to hear from you All your feedback.

Download the session from here


Just Done DotNetArabi Recording about SharePoint Development

Yesterday Saturday Sept. 25th I have done  DotNetArabi episode recording about development on top of SharePoint.

DotNetArabi is a radio program  over the internet talking about technology in general and specifically Microsoft.Net technologies.

دوت نت عربي هو برنامج إذاعي عربي يتكلم عن التكنولوجيا بشكل عام، و عن تكنولوجيا الدوت نت Microsoft .net بشكل خاص


It was a discussion like episode where Emad Alashi (DotNetArabi Founder) was asking about What is SharePoint? What the types of customizations and development can SharePoint developer do with his tools to achieve the business requirements.

I would like thank a lot Emad Alashi for his great efforts for organizing this recording and maintaining the podcasts live and up-to-date.



Presenting at Microsoft Egypt Technology week

Microsoft Egypt is organizing this week full day presentations and hands on labs at their premises in Smart Village – Cairo.

I will handle on Thursday June 16th the SharePoint track, presenting an overview for SharePoint 2010 and helping the audience in the labs.

It is FREE event anyone can attend without previous registration, Waiting for you.

Event Schedule



Track 1

Track 2

10:00 - 10:50

Office 2010 Deployment

Desktop Deployment

11:00 - 11:50

SharePoint 2010


12:00 - 12:50

Business - Ready Security

Management again

12:50 - 02:00



02:00 - 03:20

OCS 2007 R2 + Exchange 2010

Business Intelligence & DW

03:30 - 03:50

MS & the Cloud



Visual Studio Launch Rocks!!

On June 8th 2010, Microsoft Egypt announced the launch of Visual Studio 2010 through a big event host at Grand Hayat Hotel in Cairo.

Event started with keynote speech by Ayman Abdel-Latif - Microsoft Egypt General Manager who demonstrated how VS 2010 increases the developer's productivity and how it will help in cloud services development.

Then Sherif Abbas – DPE Lead went into details about Microsoft Cloud offerings for Microsoft different platforms.

After quick break sessions started with demonstrating Web and Cloud development tools in Visual Studio 2010 by Mohamed Wahbi – Visual Studio Marketing Manager and Mohamed Nar Architect Evangelist.

Mohamed Samy – Architect, he demonstrated in the second session the testing tools in Visual Studio 2010. Followed by him Cairo Microsoft Innovation Center (CMIC) team presented their AMAZING research projects around Language translations, Bing Search engine optimizations for Arabic region and Video processing projects.

Finally I was handed the mic. and presented Visual Studio 2010 powerful tools for SharePoint 2010 development through a series of demos about Visual web parts, Business Connectivity services, Silverlight development for SharePoint and Office development.

It was great day I enjoyed meeting a lot of developers and presenting the power of SharePoint 2010 development on the VS 2010

Some event photos








All Photos 

Presenting @ Visual Studio 2010 Launch day by Microsoft Egypt

On June 8th, Microsoft Egypt will be hosting Visual Studio 2010 event. There will be a set of interesting sessions demonstrating Visual studio 2010 power on the different platforms.

I will presenting the new features in Visual Studio 2010 for developing SharePoint 2010 applications.

Event details

June 8th, 2010

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Grand Hyatt Hotel, Farhaty Ballroom, Egypt

Event Agenda
09:00 - 09:30 Registration & Coffee
09:30 - 10:00 Meet the Experts & Showcase
10:00 - 10:30 Welcome Keynote
10:30 - 11:45 Web and Cloud Development with Visual Studio 2010
11:45 - 12:15 Coffee Break
12:15 - 13:15 Improving Developer-Tester Collaboration with Visual Studio 2010
13:15 - 14:15 Lunch Break
14:15 - 14:45 Regionally relevant innovations from Cairo Microsoft Innovation Center
14:45 - 16:00 SharePoint and Office Development with Visual Studio 2010

Register Now

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