SharePoint Saturday Boston April 2013

SharePoint Saturday Boston

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 Envision IT is pleased to announce that our President, Peter Carson, will speak at the upcoming SharePoint Saturday Boston event. SharePoint administrators, end users, architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft SharePoint Technologies will meet for the 6th SharePoint Saturday Boston event on Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at the Microsoft Office located at One Cambridge Center in Cambridge, MA, 02142.  SharePoint Saturday is an educational, informative, and lively day filled with sessions from respected SharePoint professionals and MVPs, covering a wide variety of SharePoint-orientated topics.  SharePoint Saturday is FREE, open to the public and is your local chance to immerse yourself in SharePoint! 

Peter's session will be under the Search and Architecture track, and the topic will be Extranets in SharePoint.

Extranets in SharePoint

Microsoft SharePoint delivers a secure platform that allows a tailored approach towards achieving business goals with an Extranet.  Some of the objectives a SharePoint Extranet can support:

  • Build an online community
  • Allow interaction between organization and customers, partners, vendors, and volunteers
  • Reduce supply chain inefficiencies
  • Offer customer self-service strategies
  • Share business resources with partners

In this session, we will cover off the following topics:

  • Extranet scenarios on premise and in the cloud with both Office 365 and Windows Azure
  • Licensing implications
  • For on-premises installations, Microsoft is eliminating the For Internet Sites license requirement, bringing the licensing costs down significantly
  • Likewise in the cloud, Microsoft now provides up to 10,000 external user accounts for Extranets in Office 365, with no additional subscription fees
  • User management and authentication
  • Case studies

Some of the examples we will be showcasing are:

  • As an Internet web site members-only area developed for non-profit organizations (
  • As a series of health care portals ( and
  • As a platform for retail web sites to enable tenants to post promotions and job offerings (
  • As a Volunteer Information Portal for charitable events (Heart and Stroke Foundation)

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