For this reason, we have been sponsoring user groups around the world by offering free SharePoint Hosting for their site, sponsoring member meetings and providing giveaway prizes.
St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 22, 2008
Managed hosting provider Fpweb.net is sponsoring SharePoint User Groups (SUGs) around the world. SUGs are an excellent SharePoint community resource and Fpweb.net has made it a goal to help them grow.
The purpose of an SUG is to provide SharePoint users with easy-to-access, local sources for Microsoft SharePoint related information. From forums, to discussions, to knowledge bases and even official documentation, SUGs offer users a great opportunity to increase their SharePoint understanding. Plus, membership and participation is free!
As a company goal, Fpweb.net strives to promote growth in the SharePoint community. As the community expands and improves, it becomes an even greater resource to both customers and employees of Fpweb.net. "We understand that user groups are often sponsor-funded and may lack the resources to maintain an enhanced community site," said Rob LaMear, Fpweb.net President. "For this reason, we have been sponsoring user groups around the world by offering free SharePoint Hosting for their site, sponsoring member meetings and providing giveaway prizes."
With Fpweb.net's free SharePoint hosting, SUGs no longer have to allocate resources for SharePoint licensing, server management, basic web parts, etc. Plus, Fpweb.net offers the Community Kit for SharePoint: User Group Edition, which is a template specifically designed to accommodate user group websites.
In September, Fpweb.net will be sponsoring the Los Angeles SharePoint User Group meeting to encourage member participation and meeting attendance. Fpweb.net will present information on their SharePoint hosting services and, at the end of the meeting, they will give away 6 months of free SharePoint hosting (nearly $600 in value) to one lucky attendee.
Most SUGs host monthly meetings in either face-to-face environments or via webcasts with speaker presentations, product demonstrations, networking opportunities and much more. As active participants in several of these user groups, the Fpweb.net team would like to encourage SharePoint users of any level to join, contribute and take advantage of their local SUG site.
If you are interested in having Fpweb.net sponsor your SUG site or member meetings, please contact Lori Hofmeister, Director of Marketing, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Fpweb.net provides Software as a Service solutions for SharePoint, Exchange, CRM, Project, PerformancePoint, Office Communications Server and SQL. Fpweb.net offers shared, semi-dedicated and dedicated WSS & MOSS hosting environments, housed in SAS 70 Type II data centers with PCI, SOX and HIPPA compliance. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, they serve over 5,000 enterprise customers including Intel, Boeing and the NY Yankees.