• 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!  

  • SPS Montreal 2018

    SharePoint Saturday Montreal 2018

    I am heading to Canada on June 2nd for SharePoint Saturday Montreal! I will be giving a session titled Gaining insights with Power BI. In the session, I will talk about how to build compelling dashboards and how you can get insights from your data. I will also cover managing the Power BI service and how to use the different apps. Registration is open – join us on June 2nd!  

  • SharePoint Saturday Nashville 2017

    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, &…

  • SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities 2017

    I am so happy to announce I will once again be speaking at SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities! #SPSTC is on May 6th and will once again be held at Normandale Community College. You can find out more information about the event on their website. Oh, and Jeff Teper will be there too! Hey @idubbs @SPSTwinCities – I hear you host awesome #SharePoint Saturdays – could I come to the next one on May 6th? — Jeff Teper (@jeffteper) February 7, 2017

  • SharePoint Friday Cincinnati 2016

    I will be speaking in Cincinnati, OH again and this time I will be presenting two sessions at SharePoint Friday (#ShareFriday). The first session is titled “Business Intelligence Using SharePoint and Power BI” and in it we will discuss the SharePoint BI story. The second session titled “Microsoft Flow: The successor to SharePoint Designer Workflows” will be an introduction to the new Flow product. I will also have workflow examples and I will be doing an interactive demo with the audience. You can register to attend (FREE) here: SharePoint Friday Cincinnati [UPDATE] My slides for the two presentations can be downloaded using the links below. Business Intelligence Using SharePoint and…

  • SharePoint Saturday Charlotte 2016

    I am very pleased to announce I will be at SPS Charlotte on September 17th to lead a session titled Business Intelligence Using SharePoint and Power BI. We will be talking about delivering a business intelligence solution using SharePoint, Power BI, and throwing in some Microsoft Flow! UPDATE: I am leading a second session titled Building SharePoint Solutions with Out of the Box Features and No Code. You can register to attend by going to the SPS Charlotte website. If you do attend, please stop by and say hi! [This post will be updated after the event] Here are the slides for my presentations: Business Intelligence Using SharePoint and Power…

  • SharePoint Saturday Nashville 2016

    I will be presenting at #SPSNashville on May 14th on the topic Business Intelligence with SharePoint & Power BI. I will show how to create BI solutions using SharePoint, Excel, Power BI, and a new Microsoft tool Flow. Join us! SPSNashville.org [UPDATE] I had a great time presenting at SharePoint Saturday Nashville. I had a great group of attendees and we discussed SharePoint list interaction with Excel, Power BI, and Microsoft Flow. I am not posting my slides because I didn’t really show content on slides – I used demonstrations the majority of the time to show the power of the tools. Thank you everyone for coming to my BI…

  • SPS Twin Cities 2016

    On April 23rd 2016, I will be speaking at the Spring installment of SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities. There is a great line-up of speakers (too many to name here) and sponsors, so please check out the site for details: SPSTC. I will presenting a session titled “Future-proof SharePoint Solutions” – I am looking forward to showing off demos of SharePoint Server 2016, SPDocKit, and others. If you are at SPSTC, please come by and say hello. [UPDATE] The day before I was to travel to Minneapolis, April 21st, the musical artist Prince died at his home in the Minneapolis area. The people of Minnesota and specifically the Minneapolis area seemed…

  • Organizing a SharePoint Saturday – Promotional materials

    All the posts in the Organizing a SharePoint Saturday series: Organizing a SharePoint Saturday – My Experience Picking a Venue and Date Picking Speakers Managing Sponsors Getting Help and Communication Methods Event Week After Event Follow-up Website After picking a date, my next step is to request a site be created on the SPS Events website. This is the main hub of communication. I put all information for the event on the website and then all subsequent communication for the event will point back to this site. To make it easy for me to include the URL of the site in promotional materials, I purchased a custom domain name for…

  • Calendar

    Organizing a SharePoint Saturday – Picking a Venue and Date

    All the posts in the Organizing a SharePoint Saturday series: Organizing a SharePoint Saturday – My Experience Promotional materials Picking Speakers Managing Sponsors Getting Help and Communication Methods Event Week After Event Follow-up In my experience, picking the “right” venue and event date is of utmost importance. There really isn’t a one size fits all rule for when and where a city’s SPS event should take place. Being a part of the local community and knowing the area is a key ingredient to setting yourself up for success. Venue Selecting a venue can be a tough decision and this year was no exception. Choosing a place with convenient access and…