• 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  …

  • Chattanooga Tennessee Foggy Day

    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…

  • Microsoft Ignite 2018 Keynote Interviews #MSIgnite

    Microsoft Ignite Keynote Interviews with Microsoft MVPs

    The 2018 installment of the Microsoft Ignite conference was a week filled with learning, sharing, and connecting with the tech community. The week got started with a Keynote kicked off by Julia White and delivered by Satya Nadella. I was able to catch up with several Microsoft MVPs before and after the keynote to discuss what they’re looking for forward to at the conference, as well as what they thought about the announcements in the keynote. Check out the interviews video below with Heather Newman, Sarah Haase, Luc Labelle, Mike Maadarani, and Drew Madelung – it was created, edited, and produced all on my mobile phone while at the conference.

  • SQL Saturday Memphis 2018

    SQL Saturday Memphis 2018

    On October 6, 2018, I will be speaking in Memphis, Tennessee at the SQL Saturday event. The day is filled with sessions covering Azure, Python, SQL Server (of course), SQL on Linux, Power BI, and my session: Using Your On-prem Data in a Cloud World. In my session, we will discuss the benefits of using Microsoft Flow, PowerApps, and Power BI, how those benefits translate to being on-prem, and how we can use the data in Office 365 as well. We will setup a data gateway and walk through using it to connect to data wherever it resides! Click here for more details for the #SQLSatMemphis event, including registration and the schedule. [UPDATE]…

  • SQL Saturday Atlanta BI Edition 2018

    SQL Saturday Atlanta BI Edition 2018

    Please join me on September 22, 2018 in Atlanta Georgia for another SQL Saturday event – this time a business intelligence edition! The day will be filled with sessions covering Power BI, Azure BI, SSIS, and my session: Using Your On-prem Data in a Cloud World. In my session, we will discuss the benefits of using Microsoft Flow, PowerApps, and Power BI, how those benefits translate to being on-prem, and how we can use the data in Office 365 as well. We will setup a data gateway and walk through using it to connect to data wherever it resides! Click here for more details for the #SQLSatATLBI event, including registration and the…