• IT DEV Connections 2017

    IT/Dev Connections 2017

    [UPDATED] It was a great week in San Francisco! The #ITDEVConnections conference is a high-quality event that focuses on real-world technical sessions and the conference delivered. Both of my sessions had good participation from attendees – I enjoyed answering questions and getting to know everyone. My first session topic was how you can plan and execute a transition from SharePoint Designer workflows to Microsoft Flow. The slides are available via the IT/Dev Connections website, but there was a question regarding the functionality gaps between Designer and MS Flow – in the session I mentioned a website to keep track of the gaps and here is the link: https://ms.flow.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/release-notes/#known-issues-and-resolutions I also mentioned…

  • Cory Williams at SPSCLT

    Talking SharePoint Management Console at SPS Charlotte with Cory Williams

    I sat down with Cory Williams [Twitter] at SharePoint Saturday (SPS) Charlotte to get his thoughts on Office 365 administration. Cory is one of the organizers of SPS Charlotte and was a speaker as well! 00:44 Pay attention to the Office 365 Message Center 01:17 Shameless plug for the REgarding 365 web show Office 365 Message Center: The week that was 01:47 New SharePoint Console 02:04 More dates please! 02:35 Release schedule – when are new features showing up in my Office 365 tenant 02:44 Reminders for new features and changes 03:36 Let’s tie Microsoft Flow into the Office 365 Message Center

  • Memphis PASS User Group – September 14, 2017

    On September 14th 2017, I will be speaking to the Memphis PASS User Group! I will present SharePoint Business Intelligence options, including out of the box features, Excel, and Power BI. Find details on the topic, as well as register on the Meetup page. [UPDATE] Thank you to the great group tonight – I enjoyed presenting and I hope you will have me back to dive deeper into some of the technologies we discussed. Great meeting with @danielglenn discussing evolution of BI at the Memphis Power BI / PASS group tonight — Daniel R. Evans (@danthebiman) September 15, 2017 Here are my slides: Business Intelligence Using SharePoint and Power BI –…

  • SQL Saturday Louisville 2017

    Join me on August 5th in Louisville Kentucky for SQL Saturday! There are some really great sessions lined-up for the event and I will be discussing how to use your on-premises data in the cloud with Microsoft Power BI, PowerApps, and Flow. Register via the #SQLSatLouisville site.

  • 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 –…

  • SQL Saturday Atlanta 2017

    Atlanta SQL Saturday 2017

    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 – Register via the #SQLSatAtlanta site. [UPDATED] Thank you everyone that attended my session – a big group with lots of great questions!    

  • SQL Saturday Chattanooga 2017

    Chattanooga SQL Saturday 2017

    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. Register via the #SQLSatChattanooga site. [This post will be updated after the event]

  • Digital Workplace Conference – Auckland, New Zealand

    During the SharePoint Summit this month, Microsoft shared the road-map for things to come for SharePoint on-premises and SharePoint Online. If you haven’t heard all the announcements, go watch the recording now. After watching and learning about what was coming, I have a few questions I would like to get answered and my friend Darrell Webster has arranged a way for us all to get those answers! Darrell is participating in the Digital Workplace Conference in Auckland New Zealand and has invited a few of his Microsoft MVP friends to be part of a live panel asking questions of Microsoft’s own Mark Kashman. I will join Christian Buckley, Alistair Pugin,…

  • Using PowerApps to Build SharePoint List Forms

    Today Microsoft announced the next step for PowerApps integration with SharePoint – using PowerApps forms within the context of a SharePoint list or library. This is another way PowerApps is becoming a strong successor to InfoPath forms and will give your users a rich viewing, creating, and editing experience right within their SharePoint library or list. This feature will be coming to SharePoint Online & Office 365 this Summer and I expect we will immediately start using the functionality within my client organizations to improve the user experience. I highly recommend watching the new Microsoft Mechanics video “Zero code business process apps in SharePoint with PowerApps and Microsoft Flow” to…

  • SharePoint Dashboards using Power BI – Nashville Excel & Power BI User Group

    I am presenting at the Nashville Modern Excel user group on April 13, 2017 – come join us! My talk will focus on using SharePoint to build business intelligence dashboards with Power BI and Excel. Register on the user group site: Nashville Excel & Power BI User Group [UPDATE] Thank you to everyone who attended my presentation – what a great group!