• SharePoint Saturday New York City 2018

    SharePoint Saturday New York City 2018

    SharePoint Saturday New York City 2018 will be a fantastic conference and I will be delivering a joint presentation with Sarah Haase this year! We will be giving a new session titled Driving adoption of Microsoft Flow, one solution at a time. In the session, you will learn the essentials of the Microsoft Flow service and how it can be used to drive business value. You’ll also learn how to showcase custom workflow templates for your organization to give your users a jump-start with Microsoft Flow. Registration is open – join us on July 28th!  

  • Minnesota User Group Tour 2018

    The title of this post is a little silly, but I will be speaking at the Minnesota SharePoint Users Group and the Minnesota Office 365 User Group in February! First up on February 14th, I will be presenting an intro session on Microsoft Flow and discussing the Flow road-map. You can find more details and register here: MN SharePoint User Group February The second session will be on February 15th at the Minnesota Office 365 user group. This session will focus on Power BI – with an extra focus on how to administer the service. Details and register here: MN O365 User Group February I hope to see you at both meetings!  

  • Using Your On-prem Data in a Cloud World Nashville 2018

    Nashville SQL Saturday 2018

    Join me at the largest SQL event in Middle Tennessee – Nashville SQL Saturday (#SQLSatNash) on January 13th, 2018. I’m giving a session first thing in the morning – Using Your On-prem Data in a Cloud World. We will be looking at how you can use your data, wherever it is, with Microsoft’s cloud tools. During the session, I will do a live install and take you from the concept, all the way to being able to utilize on-prem SQL data in the cloud. Event registration and info can be found on the site: Nashville SQL Saturday 2018 (SQLSat 698)

  • Cincinnati SharePoint User Group – June 22nd

    On June 22nd 2017, I will again be speaking to the Cincinnati SharePoint User Group and this time around we will be discussing workflow. I will present the options for creating workflows in SharePoint and Office 365, as well as look at the process (and potential pitfalls) for upgrading your SharePoint Designer workflows to Microsoft Flow. Find details on the topic, as well as register on the Meetup page. [UPDATE] Thank you so much to everyone who came out tonight to the meeting – I had a great time and the group participation was wonderful. I mentioned tonight the Known issues and resolutions page Microsoft is maintaining for Flow –…

  • Creating & Upgrading SharePoint Workflows – April 9th 2017

    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…

  • Nashville SharePoint Users Group – October 11, 2016

    I am excited to be presenting at our local SharePoint users group next week! I am presenting “Microsoft Flow: The Successor to SharePoint Designer Workflows”. I will introduce the service and give examples of how it is used to build workflows. I am also trying something new – I will pick out at least one suggestion from the audience to use as the example demo after my presentation! More information, including the registration link, is on the Nashville SharePoint Users Group website. [UPDATE] The presentation slides are here: Microsoft Flow The Successor to SharePoint Designer Workflows Nashville SUG Thank you to everyone who attended tonight & for the great interactive…

  • Use Microsoft Flow to Send SMTP Email

    Microsoft Flow is a new product from Microsoft and I am finding it to be a very useful tool. Flow can be a very convenient resource for sending email alerts when something I set as a ‘trigger’ happens. It is also a superior product to ‘IF This Then That’ products because of Flow’s ability to have many steps and conditions. Flow can be used to send email in several ways, but today I will cover how to set up a custom SMTP connection. Flow is in Preview, so some screens or options shown on this post may change. NOTE: I am going to show how to set up an SMTP…