We will be holding the next Chicago SharePoint User Group meeting on March 18th from 1 to 4pm. The meeting location is the Downers Grove office of Microsoft (3025 Highland Parkway Suite 300, Downers Grove, IL). Following are the topics for the meeting:

Records Retention and Litigation Preparedness: The Legal Side

Jeff Davis

Attorney

Vedder Price

Abstract: Effective records management and proactive eDiscovery practices can have an enormous impact on a company’s ability to successfully defend itself in litigation. Jeff will discuss the recent Pension Committee and other eDiscovery decisions, and will offer recommendations on how to develop legally compliant records management and legal hold programs. He also will discuss how those policies and procedures, coupled with leveraging SharePoint and Microsoft’s Connected E-Discovery Framework, can mitigate the legal risks and reduce the costs associated with eDiscovery.

Jeff Davis is a shareholder at Vedder Price. He concentrates his practice on representing corporations, financial institutions, public bodies and individuals in technology licensing, records retention, eDiscovery, electronic commerce, data privacy, mergers and acquisitions and regulatory matters. He has served as principal counsel for both vendors and users of information technology products and services.

Performance Tuning Must-Haves to Get your SharePoint 2007 Farm Through to SharePoint 2010

Mark Vogt

Manager/Enterprise Architect

Grant Thornton LLP

Abstract: With SharePoint 2010 RTM on the horizon, it’s likely your current SharePoint 2007 farm is now “mature”, and operating at the performance boundaries of its original design. Mark will address some of the must-have techniques for improving performance without adding more hardware or re-architecting. With these tunings in place, you should be able to run your current farm long and well enough to enable smooth transition into SharePoint 2010.

Mark Vogt has been consulting in knowledge management and portal technologies since 1995. His roles include developer, project manager, architect and manager while working with SharePoint technologies since 2000. He is a long time CSPUG member who holds a Master’s degree in Robotics and another Master’s degree in Computer Science. Mark runs blogs and YouTube videos focused on SharePoint, Consulting and “The Big Picture.”

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