The “SharePoint Shepherd” Robert Bogue reports he’s well on his way to creating the next version of his seminal book, “The SharePoint Shepherd’s Guide for End Users,” with a target release date of mid-June. To make this version even better, he’s soliciting community input.

In a note, he wrote: “We’d love to hear about either the SharePoint 2007 tasks that you or the users you work with are commonly needing to remember. Or, if you’ve had time to spend with SharePoint 2010, we’d love to hear about key tasks, concepts or areas that you believe will be critical to users being able to effectively use the 2010 version of SharePoint. Any thoughts that you can share about the challenges you’ve been having with getting your users to be effective are welcome as well.”

Robert says he’ll send a complimentary copy of the 2007 book—or the 2010 book when available—to the 10 best responses. Send your input to me at; we’ll forward them to Robert and publish the best ones here as well!

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Once again, Dux Sy and the folks at Innovative-e are using SharePoint Saturday for the greater good. For their upcoming May 15 event, they’re asking registrants to donate US$20.10 to the Red Cross; as of this writing, they’ve raised more than $900, with about 1,000 people already registered. Even if you’re not attending, you can donate at

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We’re pleased to announce that the program for SPTechCon Boston, to be held Oct. 20–22, is now available on the conference website. {} Choose from more than 80 workshops and technical classes designed for IT admins, software architects, business and power users, and developers. Registration also is open; sign up before May 21 for the best price! We hope to see you there!