SharePoint ShopTalk

Live Q&A Call-in with SharePoint Experts and MVPs

About SharePoint ShopTalk

SharePoint ShopTalk is a live, dynamic discussion held weekly amongst SharePoint Professionals. It is an excellent source for users who need to discuss challenges or are looking for answers to pressing contemporary SharePoint questions. All are welcome to take advantage of this forum that features leading experts in the field.

Panelist Members:

Our Panelist includes an accomplished group of SharePoint Professionals. Meet them today!

Laura Derbes Rogers - SharePoint MVP and Senior SharePoint Consultant, has been working with Microsoft's messaging and collaboration systems since 2000. This includes six years in SharePoint implementation, training, and customization. She has a background in server administration, and has moved toward working with information workers to build business solutions in SharePoint using out of the box capabilities without code. She most commonly works with workflows, InfoPath forms, and data view web parts. Laura's latest SharePoint 2010 book is Beginning SharePoint 2010: Building Business Solutions with SharePoint. She is an enthusiastic member of the SharePoint community, and can be found blogging and tweeting about SharePoint.

John P. White - John holds a Masters degree in Engineering from the University of Guelph and has spent 22 years in the Information Technology space. John's skill set spans both architecture and development and he has been instrumental in delivering projects and applications that have been recognized with both local and global awards from Microsoft and IBM. As a seasoned IT professional, John has accumulated a plethora of legacy technologies like Novell, Lotus Notes and Java. This experience has proven invaluable when architecting systems alongside legacy applications. Over the past decade, he has become increasingly focused on the Microsoft SharePoint and Business Intelligence platforms and has become an expert with the latest that these platforms have to offer. John's work with SharePoint was recently awarded with MVP status from Microsoft. He blogs as actively as possible at


Chris Poteet - An analyst and user experience consultant for Portal Solutions. He often tweets about SharePoint and is the author of the SharePoint blog Siolon.


Paul Olenick - (SharePoint MVP, MSFT V-TSP, MCT) is a Principal Consultant for Arcovis where he leads SharePoint and Enterprise Search engagements for large organizations across multiple verticals including legal, life sciences, financial, utilities, retail, non-profit, and more.  Paul has been dedicated exclusively to SharePoint since 2006 and FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint since its beta release in 2009.  He has helped dozens of clients solve business problems by leveraging SharePoint and Enterprise Search and shares his experiences with the greater community by speaking at events, contributing to books and blogging at 

Peter Ward - SharePoint architect and instructor, has been working in the collaboration space for almost 20 years and with SharePoint technologies for over 8. He works with some of the largest and most profitable companies in the New York metro area, but also the small ones (he refers to this group as the Fortune 5,000,000). Peter is the co-author of a variety of books with other fellow MVP's. Follow his blog at And follow him on Twitter at Peter_1020.


Jim Adcock - A SharePoint Administrator, Analyst and Developer in Austin, Texas, with a passion for helping to make things better for people.  This passion has led him to write about his experiences and understanding on his blogs, Working It Out and, and to public speaking about SharePoint, on topics ranging from Governance to InfoPath. This passion has also led him to a role as Vice President of Launch Pad Job Club and speaking on career management topics.  He previously held a leadership role in the Austin Software Process Improvement Network, and is active in the local user group community helping to promote community involvement and engagement as an essential part of career success.

Carlos Fernandez - SharePoint Consultant for Portal Solutions specializing in customization, configuration, migration and deployment. 
Nilesh Mehta - Nilesh is a Sr. SharePoint and Microsoft Solutions Architect. He has been working with SharePoint Technologies since 2003. Nilesh has been heavily involved with SharePoint Technologies 2007 / 2010 as a specialist and an evangelist. Over the past 7 years, he has implemented multiple SharePoint and Project Server implementations from small to large scale implementations. Most notably are his accomplishments at Pfizer, Morgan Stanley, New York Presbyterian Hospital, HBO, Covanta Energy, etc. Please see his profile on LinkedIn here.

Ed Musters - SharePoint MVP and a SharePoint Architect for Infusion. He has instructed the exclusive Critical Path SharePoint courses for many years. Ed holds all certifications in SharePoint 2010. He has been a featured speaker at DevReach in Sofia Bulgaria, Time for SharePoint in Poland, SharePoint Summit in Montreal, Great Indian Developer Summit in Banalore India, Dev Teach, SharePoint Saturdays, Microsoft Tech Days, and various Code Camps. Ed also enjoys speaking to user groups across the world.