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Allyis’ Rod Stagg to Demo Social Computing Tools For Use in the Enterprise at Puget Sound SharePoint Users Group (PSSUG) Meeting March 19
Stagg to show Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) desktop client created to monitor microblogging and intranet activities of business users

Bellevue, Wash. (March 12, 2009) – On March 19, from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m., the Puget SoundSharePoint Users Group will host its monthly meeting with Allyis’SharePoint Solutions Architect, Rod Stagg as a featured presenter on the topic of social computing within the enterprise.

Stagg, who recently participated in the invitation-only Office 14 Developer Kitchen at Microsoft, will demonstrate real world examples of how to use Microsoft OfficeSharePoint Server 2007(MOSS 2007) as a social computing platform within the four walls of a business.  He will show an example of a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) desktop client that allows users to conveniently monitor intranet updates and microblogging activities of their colleagues.  The application provides status and workflow updates made by enterprise colleagues usingSharePoint based on their user profile, akin to Twitter functionality, but workplace focused.

Stagg will present the application alongside Karthik Ravindran of Microsoft.  Ravindran’s presentation will focus onEnterprise 2.0 trends and opportunities and show attendees how to get started implementing emerging ideas usingSharePoint as a platform.  Additionally, he will discuss business priorities and how companies can use MOSS 2007 to help execute on business objectives.


The event will take place at:

Microsoft PacWest Office
CIVICA Office Commons
205 – 108th Ave NE, Suite 400
Bellevue, WA  98004

To see visit PSSUG, click here:  http://www.psspug.org

To visit Rod Stagg’s blog, click here:  http://rstagg.com


About Rod Stagg

Rod Stagg is a SharePoint Solutions Architect at Kirkland, Wash.-based Allyis, Inc.  Specializing in the design, development and deployment of innovative features using Microsoft SharePoint, Stagg has a specific interest in extending the social computing capabilities of the SharePoint platform.  With nearly eight years experience designing and developing SharePoint solutions, Stagg began his SharePoint work at Microsoft as a Web development engineer.  His portfolio includes work for Microsoft, eBay, and Xerox.  He recently participated in the invitation-only Office 14 Developer Kitchen at Microsoft, working on building social computing experiences for the current and next version of SharePoint .  In 2008, Stagg participated in Microsoft’s Strategic Architect Forum in San Francisco.  Stagg is an active blogger (http://rstagg.com) in theSharePoint community and, in addition toSharePoint, has a passion for Silverlight and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) technologies.


About Karthik Ravindran
Karthik Ravindran is the Director of Emerging Web Solutions in the Platform Architecture Team at Microsoft. He leads a team of solution architects with a focus on materializing solution frameworks for emerging web opportunities that span the consumer, enterprise/business, and web startup edges.  His experience at Microsoft spans services, evangelism, product development, product management, and solutions architecture.


About Allyis

Allyis develops and supports technologies that help businesses operate, share information, and communicate more effectively. We specialize in building next generation solutions that drive collaboration, foster knowledge sharing, streamline processes, surface businesses insights and lead to more informed, agile decision making and business operations. Whether developing an employee intranet to connect a dispersed workforce, designing a knowledge management strategy to surface talent and expertise, or providing content management support, Allyis leverages people and technology to make business more efficient and effective.  For more information about Allyis, please visit www.allyis.com.


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