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  • “SharePoint drives me crazy!” – The Intrazone podcast

    “SharePoint drives me crazy!”

    I have been working with Microsoft SharePoint for a long time and have encountered many moments where I thought “SharePoint drives me crazy!” I know I'm not the only one and recently I had the opportunity to join the Microsoft Intrazone podcast to share my story. Two other guests joined the podcast with me: Joanne Klein, SharePoint and Microsoft 365 consultant – Microsoft MVP – and founder of NexNovus Consulting Ruven Gotz, Director, Workplace Experience Lead at Avanade. All three of us have experienced frustration with the product or with situations where SharePoint was a key component. We also have had great success with SharePoint and enabled our clients to…

  • SQL Saturday Chattanooga #SQLSatChatt

    SQL Saturday Chattanooga 2020

    The next great Tennessee tech event is happing June 27th – SQL Saturday Chattanooga! The event is online and registration is free, so it is a win-win. SQL Saturday Chattanooga – Power BI Sharing My session will focus on secure sharing within Microsoft's Power BI. The day will be filled with learning and networking and the sessions span many categories: Advanced Analysis Techniques Analytics and Visualization Application & Database Development BI Information Delivery BI Platform Architecture, Development & Administration Enterprise Database Administration & Deployment Professional Development Make sure you register soon before the event fills up!

  • Railroad Tracks

    SQL Saturday Nashville 2020

    My first event of the year will be one of my favorites – SQL Saturday Nashville on January 18th, 2020. The day will be filled with learning and networking – the sessions span many categories: BI Architecture & Management Database Administration PowerShell BI Analytics and Visualization Cloud Database/Application Development & Deployment Data Science Database & Application Development Professional Development My session will focus on keeping up with all the changes that are happening in Office 365. Make sure you register soon before the event fills up! Sponsorships are also available!

  • Using your on-prem data in a cloud world SQLSatATLBI 2019

    Back to the ATL 2019

    I hope you will join me in Atlanta Georgia on October 19th for SQL Saturday Atlanta - BI Edition!

  • Music City Tech 2019

    Music City Tech 2019

    Music City Tech is one of the largest technology conferences in Middle Tennessee and is happening over three days – September 5th, 6th, & 7th. This year's conference is made up of Music City Code, Music City Agile, and Music City Data – three separate conferences all joined under the banner of Music City Tech. Each conference has its own focus, schedule, and speakers. This year I'm giving two presentations aligned with Music City Data and I will deliver both sessions on Saturday September 7th. Tickets are selling fast and they sell out every year, so get yours today! I hope to see you there! Music City Tech Website  …

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    SQL Saturday Chattanooga 2019

    I am so happy that SQL Saturday Chattanooga is back! I have really enjoyed this event every year and I will be there on June 22nd to speak, learn, and network with everyone! I'll be giving a session on how to use your data, even if it is on-prem, with cloud tools like Power BI and Microsoft Flow. My session is currently scheduled for 9:45 am – I hope you will join me. Make sure you register now! SQL Saturday Chattanooga Website Also check out the two pre-cons scheduled the Friday before – details on the website.

  • SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities April 2019 SPSTC

    SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities April 2019

    I'm excited to announce that I am going back to the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and Saint Paul) to speak at SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities – the April 2019 edition. I will give two sessions at the event – the first being with my co-host of The Coffee Chat on 365 Adoption, Sarah Haase. We will be talking about how you can drive adoption of Microsoft Flow within your organization. We will show you how to use the functionality of Office 365 to empower your users. The second session will be with Drew Madelung and we will be talking about how to create a real-world sharing strategy for SharePoint, OneDrive &…

  • Nashville Office 365 & SharePoint Users Group

    Thank you everyone that attended the Valentine's Day edition of the Nashville SUG! You had great questions and I enjoyed the conversation. Here are the slides for the meeting, including what's new, events, and the presentation – Build reports and securely share them in SharePoint Here is a direct link to the presentation where I talk about the data gateway and show how to use it – MVP Days recording

  • Nashville SQL Saturday 2019

    Join me at Nashville SQL Saturday (#SQLSatNash) on January 12th, 2019. I'll be delivering a session titled Gaining insights with Power BI. We will be looking at what goes into building a great Power BI report, situations you need to be keeping in mind when maintaining your content, and what is available to you for sharing your dashboards and reports. We will also look at the Power BI service settings you need to DISABLE right now! Event registration and info can be found on the site: Nashville SQL Saturday 2019 (SQLSat 815) [UPDATE] SQLSatNash was a fantastic time of learning, networking, and building technical community! Thank you to the many attendees…

  • Attendees Creating a custom Microsoft Flow template gallery in SharePoint

    Creating a custom Microsoft Flow template gallery in SharePoint

    Microsoft Flow is the workflow tool in Office 365 to automate your tasks and business processes, whether your systems are on-premises, in Microsoft's cloud, or even if they are not part of Microsoft's catalog. Flow allows you to create templates to help you not recreate the wheel when you are creating your flows and you can even share those flows with others by exporting the templates. Earlier this year I had the opportunity to work with Sarah Haase (Office Apps & Services Microsoft MVP) on an interesting issue: how to share Microsoft Flow templates within an organization without uploading them to the public Flow template gallery. Sarah put together a blog series…