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  • 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 Now that SharePoint Designer will no longer updated and there is a push to move to the cloud, what are we supposed to do now to automate tasks…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…