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Baton Rouge SharePoint User Group


Meeting Summaries: Meeting 2 - Cathy Dew - 08052010

Meeting 2
Date:           August 5, 2010
Location:      Associated Grocers, Baton Rouge, LA
Speakers:    Cathy Dew, Cody Gros
Sponsor:      BRSPUG, Microsoft
Meeting Description:
As you begin or continue your SharePoint branding journey, you should be aware of the pitfalls and obstacles that might hinder your progress.  Our speaker for this meeting will tell you what to be on the lookout for as you make your way down the path to customizing SharePoint and what to keep in mind as you look towards the horizon.  Whether you are working with SharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010 or just looking into the future and what is out there, this presentation will give you the basic guiding principles to creating a consistent User Experience.

Cathy Dew will be the featured presenter for this meeting and will discuss Branding SharePoint 2010.
Cathy Dew (MCTS) is a Senior Consultant and Graphic Designer for Summit 7 Systems in Huntsville, Alabama.  Summit 7 Systems is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner which specializes in the Microsoft Business Productivity Infrastructure, including Office SharePoint Server, Office Communications Server and Exchange Server.
Cathy comes from an Advertising Agency and Graphic Design background, so her focus is on User Interface Design and User Experience with sites. She has worked primarily with SharePoint 2007 with a focus on branding and user experience. She has worked on many SharePoint installations to brand SharePoint and make it look “Not like SharePoint”. Cathy worked to start the Birmingham SharePoint User’s Group last year and has been working on growing the community in the area ever since. She has presented at both user groups and conferences.
We will also have community led discussions on the latest topics in the world of SharePoint and delivering collaborative business solutions.   Door prizes will be given at the end of the meeting.