This popped in my mailbox yesterday evening:
“Dear Mohamed Yehia,
Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2011 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in SharePoint Server technical communities during the past year.”
I am very honored and proud to be part of the MVP community who are not only exceptional and passionate technology enthusiasts, but also a group of elite community leaders who spread and share their experiences and knowledge with their peers in the technical community.
I would like to thank all the people who have supported it me, special thanks to Marwan Tarek, Ayman El-Hattab, Shady Abu Yousef and the only and only Kailash Kylani.
The badge is up and its seems that 2011 has opened its arms right from the start.
Wishing you all the best,
SharePoint Server 2010 and SharePoint Foundation 2010 are now available in Arabic, as a SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) and as a language pack as well. It was announced, last week on Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog. The server language pack applies to SharePoint Server 2010, Project Server 2010, Search Server 2010, and Office Web Apps 2010, sweet!!.
Image: Original at SPS Arabia
- Visit the download page of Server Language Pack or SharePoint Foundation Language Pack
- Change the language drop down to Arabic and click download
- Install the native Arabic language on all web servers
- Install the Arabic language pack on all web servers
- Rerun the SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard
Unlike MOSS 2007, SharePoint Foundation 2010 language packs are not required for SharePoint Server 2010.
Check out TechNet for more details about deploying language packs: SharePoint Server or SharePoint Foundation
For a complete list of the available language packs and their release time frame, check out their post Language Offerings for SharePoint 2010 Products
You can get access to Office Web Apps on SkyDrive today.
- Change your location from your account settings to United Kingdom and save.
- Switch to your SkyDrive and you will get the new menu on the left.
Currently, Excel Web App is available. Word, OneNote and PowerPoint are still to come.
Does anybody know exact dates?
This was a trick I learnt from member in EGYSUG, thanks Faisal.
Can’t wait to get my hands on the rest of the apps.
I love the community, not any community but the SharePoint user community, particularly in Egypt, the Egypt SharePoint User Group. I love all attendees, regular members, speakers and of course the organizing committee.
I am proud to be part of this group and to be around such marvelous people.
With every event in EGYSUG, I am privileged to know new interesting people. Its an outstanding, splendid and overwhelming experience. I get the chance to talk to them, assist them, share my expertise with them and most important learn from everybody. I think this what it’s all about, about sharing and learning from others.
All this was yesterday, in our launch SP2010 Launch party. After the introduction by Kailash, Ayman El Hattab presented the new cool Visual Studio tools for SharePoint, Shady Korshed dug into Web Parts development in SP 2010, Hesham Mortada gave us a tour around the all new PowerPivot. After we finally got streaming for the keynote I presented Office Web Apps and Marwan Tarek ended it up with the cool PowerShell cmdlets for SharePoint. We had also quizzes and giveaways for our attendees.
I really enjoyed the event. I hope you did too. See you sooooon!
Thanks for all the attendees and members for sharing your time with us.
Special thanks to the organizing committee.
Please stay tuned to our Facebook group - EGYSUG for photos and updates
You can also find my presentation on slideshare.net > mohdyehia > Office Web Apps
That’s why I love EGYSUG
Egypt SharePoint 2010 Launch Party
Ayman El Hattab - SharePoint 2010 Egyptian Community Launch: Transportation Updates
Kailash Kylani - SHAREPOINT 2010 AND OFFICE 2010 COMMUNITY LAUNCH IN EGYPT
Marwan Tarek - SharePoint 2010 Launch by Microsoft Egypt – I will be there
Shady Korshed - SHAREPOINT 2010 AND OFFICE 2010 COMMUNITY LAUNCH IN EGYPT
Are you excited? Finally the day has come, the day we all have been waiting for, SharePoint 2010 Release.
We have it all : We have buses, we have speakers, we have a big screen and we have great giveaways!!
We will be waiting in Microsoft Egypt, buses will be in Lebanon Square, Mohandesin from 2.00 PM till 2.15 PM
Below is the updated agenda:
16:15 – 16:30 Introduction | Kailash Kalyani [Microoft]
16:35 – 16:50 PowerPivot in SharePoint 2010 | Hesham Mortada [Microsoft]
16:55 – 17:10 Visual Studio Tools for SharePoint 2010 | Ayman El-Hattab
17:15 – 17:30 Web Parts Development for SharePoint 2010 | Shady Khorshied
17:30 – 18:00 Break
18:00 - 19:00 Virtual Keynote | Stephen Elop [Microsoft]
19:00 – 19:15 Office Web Applications | Mohamed Yehia
19:20 – 19:35 Windows PowelShell for SharePoint 2010 | Marwan Tarek
Follow us on twitter #SP2010Egypt, or track all SP2010 Launch Parties
We will try to broadcast the event.
See you all there
Thanks to our sponsors
As expected and follow up from the first event, this one was fantastic and well organized. With the follow up emails and reminders, Rajendera and the rest of SPSIndia team did a great job.
I was in Senegal, connecting to my virtual machine hosted in Western Europe broadcasting to India. It was a slow connection but everything went just fine.
With all the new fun in SharePoint 2010, today I presented “Word on the Server” - The Word Web App and Word Automation Services.
Hope you enjoyed the presentation and the event. You can find the slides on slide share, Word on the Server and the code snippets on my SkyDrive > Public > SPSIndia
I had to the pleasure and honor to be part of this event, as a listener and speaker. I would like to thank SPS India team and the sponsors for such an event. I am sure the team will announce the availability of the resources to stay tuned to the SharePoint Saturday India site - and follow #SPSIndia on Twitter.
Personal note :Meanwhile in Cairo, another great event was exploding on Twitter TEDxCairo, the first TED event in Egypt. Everybody there was teasing with all those tweets and hastags #TEDxCairo. I almost cried.
Au revoir from Senegal (I will be back home next week)
Interested in Business Intelligence and SharePoint? Want to know how to program for PerformancePoint Services 2010?
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Mahmoud Moussa, has started a blogging series to bring up to speed with that. Stay tuned to his blog, SharePoint and Business Intelligence as he has already has two posts for the subject in one day. Feel free to follow him on twitter as well @MahmoudMoussa
Keep up the good work Mahmoud!
I will be speaking in SharePoint Saturday India – Word on the Server, May 8th 2 pm - 3 pm IST (GMT+5.30) around 10.30 Cairo time. This area is not only new to the SharePoint world but also interesting. It really opens a new possibility to the kind of solutions you can do.
What’s different about this events that it is done on two days
- April 24th 2010 - 9 am to 5 pm IST ( GMT + 5.30 ) – agenda
- May 8th 2010 - 9 am to 5 pm IST ( GMT + 5.30 ) – agenda
Moreover the SharePoint Saturday India organizing team would be donating all the sponsorship from the event, to the Institute for Blind, Chandigarh, India. It is a very small step from Indian SharePoint Community to help for the great cause.
Please support the event, for the right cause.
This is a must see and free, Register Now!
Follow on Twitter #SPSIndia
See you all there!