Started a new chapter at work. Clouding around with Microsoft's Private Cloud, Azure and System Center Operations Manager (hello old friend), Virtual Machine Manager, Orchestartor and StorSimple. Datacenter automation here I come!
This past weekend saw the first Community Saturday Cape Town. Although the event has been running a few years now, this year was the SharePoint and SQL Communities combined to form Community Saturday. The feedback I got to date was that it was a really good idea to have both SharePoint and SQL speakers under one roof. I believe both attendees and speakers benefited from this.
But this is not the reason for my post. This year my talk at the event covered how our organisation uses Microsoft's System Centre Operations Manager and AvePoint's DocAve Toolsets in our SharePoint environment. During my talk, and after, I discovered that organisations, and particularly the people running these toolsets, need more help in leveraging their investment in DocAve. I found a few people who indicated that need more information on how to use the system.
As a self-proclaimed DocAve Evangelist and keen user of the system I was saddened by this and have decided on a call to action. I'm happy to report that I am in discussions with AvePoint UK and we will soon be establishing a South African DocAve Community starting with the Cape Town Chapter. The goal is simple. Each one Teach one! Our intention is to create an online space where we can share ideas and then also meet face-to-face at least once a month perhaps at our offices. I believe this will greatly improve the skills of those who invested in this toolset to manage their on-premise SharePoint environments and assist those organisations who are considering toolsets to help them manage SharePoint.
Watch this space for updates.
I'm a Senior IT Professional and Microsoft Evangelist with a combined experience of over 20 years in Retail and Financial Services. I