SharePoint Saturday Charlotte 2016

SPS Charlotte 2016I 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 BI
Building SharePoint Solutions with Out of the Box Features and No Code


Music City Code 2016

Music City Code Music City Code 2016 starts August 18th and runs through the 20th and I am happy to be a part of this great event!

I will be speaking as part of an IT Community Panel at 10:00am on August 20th, along with Lisa DiVirgilio, Branden Schwartz, and Chuck Bryant.

There is still time to join us – register now: Music City Code 2016


We had a great time on the panel and I was so happy to be a part of the IT community in this area! A great addition to the event was having One Squiggly Line create a ‘mind mapping’ visual of some of the talks. Instead of telling you all that was discussed during our panel, check out the visual created during our session:
IT Community MindMap MusicCityCode 2016The #MusicCityCode event is so well run and there are many opportunities to meet new people. I stopped by the ‘Board Game’ Room and learned how to play Hanabi :). You should definitely attend #MusicCityCode next time!

SQL Saturday Indianapolis 2016

SQL Saturday Indy 2016

Please join me at SQL Saturday Indianapolis 2016 on August 13th. This is my second time at the #SQLSatIndy event and it is shaping up to be even better this year!

My session will be during the 9am slot and we will be discussing SharePoint Business Intelligence, Power BI, and Microsoft Flow in my session titled Power BI & SharePoint – A Marriage Made in Redmond.

There is still time to register – come join us!


Thank you everyone for coming out to the session. I loved the questions and thank you for the feedback.

You can get a copy of my slides here: Power BI and SharePoint – A Marriage Made in Redmond

Louisville SQL Saturday 2016

SQL Saturday Louisville 2016
SQL Saturday Louisville 2016

Join me August 6th 2016 for SQL Saturday Louisville 2016!

I will be presenting a session titled Power BI & SharePoint – A Marriage Made in Redmond – I will be showcasing business intelligence options within SharePoint, show how we can use Power BI to enhance our BI capabilities, and then show how Microsoft Flow can take your business solution to the next level.

I am speaking in the first speaking slot – come by and say hi!


Thank you everyone for attending! You had great questions and I really enjoyed our time together!

You can view the slides here: Power BI and SharePoint – A Marriage Made in Redmond


SharePoint Engage 2016

I am happy to announce I will be speaking at this year’s SharePoint Engage conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. The conference runs November 2-3 at the Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham Airport/Brier Creek and you can find out more information about the conference, including the registration details, on the SharePoint Engage 2016 homepage.

I will be speaking on Building Future-Proof SharePoint Solutions with No Code.

I really hope to see you there – when you attend, make sure to say hi! I would love to have a chat and see how you are using SharePoint and Office 365 to drive your business.

I had a great group of attendees in my session – great conversations on enabling users to find value in solutions!
Let’s keep the conversation going – reach out on Twitter!

Slides: Building Future-proof SharePoint Solutions with No Code Engage Raleigh 2016

Convert SharePoint 2016 Trial to RTM License

It is generally a good idea to try software before you purchase or implement it fully. We have already seen a great interest in SharePoint Server 2016 and we have installed the trial version many times to give the ‘try before you buy’ experience to our clients.

Once you decide to go from the trial license to the ‘full’ RTM version, the process to convert your license is simple and is the same as it has been in earlier SharePoint versions. The license conversion starts on the Central Administration site – you can do this via PowerShell, but we will be using the GUI this time.

Select the Convert farm license type link found within the Upgrade and Migration section.

Convert SharePoint License
Convert SharePoint License

On the Convert License Type page, enter your SharePoint Server 2016 Product Key (it will be in the format: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX) and then click the OK button.

Convert License Type
Convert License Type

After waiting a few moments….

Working On It
Working On It

if you entered a valid key, you should see the screen below.

Conversion Operation Successfully Completed
Conversion Operation Successfully Completed

When you return to the Convert License Type, the new type will be shown.

Enterprise Client Access License
Enterprise Client Access License


Cincinnati SUG July 2016

Cincinnati SharePoint User Group

Join me for the July 28th Cincinnati SharePoint User Group meeting! There will be giveaways, food, and I will be talking about building awesome SharePoint solutions without using code. Out of the box SharePoint features will be highlighted, along with store add-ins, and there will be time for Q&A at the end.

Register now: Cincinnati SharePoint User Group July 2016 Meeting


Thank you so much for everyone who attended the session! You had great comments and some good questions! I hope to see you all in October!

Here are my presentation slides: Building SharePoint Solutions with Out of the Box Features and No Code