I am happy to announce that I’ll be speaking and attending SQL Saturday Atlanta on July 15th. As one of the largest SQL Saturday events in the USA, we always have a great time of learning and meeting new people.
Please join me on June 24th in Chattanooga, Tennessee for the third annual SQL Saturday Chattanooga! We will be discussing SharePoint BI and how Power BI brings a new level of data storytelling to collaboration.
I am excited to be speaking once again at the Nashville SharePoint Users Group. The meeting on May 9th 2017 is in-person and via online meeting and the topic is “Creating & Upgrading SharePoint Workflows”. The details of my presentation are below.
For a long time, we have used workflow for automating business processes in every version of SharePoint, while using various tools to create them: out of the box workflows, SharePoint Designer, Visual Studio, & third-party applications like Nintex and K2.
Now that SharePoint Designer will no longer updated and there is a push to move to the cloud, what are we supposed to do now to automate tasks and business workflow?
What if you aren’t moving to Office 365 and just want to know what tool you should use to create workflows moving forward?
Should you migrate your existing SharePoint Designer workflows to Microsoft Flow or a third-party tool? What would that process look like?
Should you continue to build workflows using SharePoint Designer in SharePoint 2010, 2013, 2016?In our time together, we will review those questions and more so you can be confident in your path forward with process automation, no matter what version of SharePoint you are using or where it is hosted!
[UPDATE] I had a great time with the group tonight. There were some great conversation concerning the gaps between SharePoint Designer workflows and Microsoft Flow. Everyone stay tuned to this space and make sure you register for the May 16th Microsoft Virtual Summit.
The business intelligence landscape in SharePoint has a new and improved story to tell with Power BI! Join me on April 13th at the Nashville Excel & Power BI User Group – I present a session on Power BI Dashboards in SharePoint Online.
The presentation will be heavy on demos as I walk through the BI options in SharePoint – using list views, Excel, and Power BI – to tell great data stories. I will also show the awesomeness of the Power BI mobile app on iOS!
The fourth #SPSNashville will take place on April 8, 2017. I am honored to be working with a great leadership team and this year some of the most talented Office 365 and SharePoint technologists from the around the USA will be joining us for a FREE day of training.
We also have great sponsors who are delivering huge value in the community and will be showcasing their capabilities at our event. Check out our sponsors here.
This year, I will be co-presenting a session with Dan Evans, Microsoft Senior Technical Solutions Architect. Our session will highlight business intelligence (BI) options in SharePoint and Office 365. From Power BI, PowerApps, & Microsoft Flow, we will show you how all of it fits in with SharePoint to make a great BI solution. Our presentation is at 11:15am – join us! Register for SharePoint Saturday Nashville 2017!
It is great to see the SharePoint community organizing again in Louisville Kentucky and I will be speaking at their third meeting! On March 10th, I will make the short drive up to the ‘ville to discuss business intelligence options in SharePoint and Office 365.
I had a great drive up to Louisville Kentucky today! The Louisville SharePoint User Group (LouSPUG) is meeting again after taking some time off, and I was impressed with how well the group is organized (and the food was delicious!).
There were a lot of fantastic questions from the attendees and we had a good discussion about telling data stories. Thanks for having me LouSPUG – I hope to be back again!
I have enjoyed being involved with building tech community in the Nashville area over the last eight years. I truly enjoy meeting new people, fostering relationships with existing connections, and enabling everyone to learn.
This year I am honored to be a finalist for the Nashville Technology Council Community Leader of the Year award. I am in great company – Joumana Rahime & Dr. Charles Apigian are also finalists and are both great members of the Middle Tennessee tech community!
I’m honored and delighted to announce that I’ve been awarded the Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) award for 2016. The award is in the category of Office Servers and Services, which includes Office 365, Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business, and Yammer.
As Microsoft’s MVP site states, MVPs “are community leaders who’ve demonstrated an exemplary commitment to helping others get the most out of their experience with Microsoft technologies. They share their exceptional passion, real-world knowledge, and technical expertise with the community and with Microsoft.”
I have worked diligently to build technical community in the Middle Tennessee area for 8 years and during that time, I never did anything with the goal in mind of becoming an MVP. It was all for the better of the community and my fellow ‘techies.’ The recognition is nice however and I hope my status will benefit my local groups, as well as my customers in the future.
Thank you to everyone who has supported our local technical communities!