Friday, August 21, 2009

SharePoint webinar

I’ve decided to try my hand at running a few test SharePoint webinars to determine whether I can make them work at my end and secondly, if they are in fact of interest to anyone. So the first cab off the rank that I’m going to attempt is “Installing Windows SharePoint Services v3 on SBS 2003 Standard”. Here you’ll learn how to do the “standard” Windows SharePoint v3 install onto an SBS 2003 system that currently doesn’t include a full blown version of SQL Server (i.e. SBS 2003 Standard).

The webinar will detail all the prerequisites, take you through a live installation and finally provide some tips and tricks to making the whole process go a lot smoother than what some documentation may tell you. If you also complete a feedback survey at the completion of the webinar I’ll send you a comprehensive set of notes covering the whole process with extensive screen shots.

I have been debating what I should charge for this webinar and whether, in fact, I should charge at all but what I have finally decided to do is:

Current Windows SharePoint Operations Guide Subscribers – FREE
Others – AU $39.95 ex

I believe that the session has plenty of value and I do need to cover the costs of using commercial webinar software so I believe this price does represent fair value to all. If not then contact me (director@ciaops.com) because I’d love some feedback on how to make this idea work commercially.

Now, the next question is when to hold it. Again a hard one but I have decided to try this:

Date : Thursday 27th of August 2009
Time : 10.00am – 11.00am (Sydney Australia time = UTC +10 hours)

This would mean it occurs at around 17:00 on Wednesday for those in the North America and around midnight for those in Europe. Perhaps not ideal, but not having conducted something like this again I’d like to hear feedback (director@ciaops.com) from anyone who can maybe suggest a better time.

So again in summary:

Webinar Title : Installing Windows SharePoint Services v3 on SBS 2003 Standard
Date : Thursday 27th of August 2009
Time : 10.00am – 11.00am (Sydney Australia time = UTC +10 hours)
Cost : AU $39.95 ex for non WSSOPS subscribers
Registration and further information : director@ciaops.com  

As always, I welcome people’s feedback on my hair brained scheme and hope to see you at the webinar.