• Using Your On-prem Data in a Cloud World

    Nashville Modern Excel & Power BI User Group August 2017

    I will once again be joining the Nashville Modern Excel User group to speak. On August 17th I will be speaking on “Using Your On-prem Data in a Cloud World” – walking through the benefits of using your on-premises data with cloud-based tools such as Power BI, Microsoft Flow, and PowerApps. Details can be found on the Nashville Modern Excel Meetup page. [I will update this page after the meeting]

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 Now that SharePoint Designer will no longer updated and there is a push to move to the cloud, what are we supposed to do now to automate tasks…

  • 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, &…

  • SQL Saturday Birmingham 2017

    SQL Saturday Birmingham is on March 18th and I will be there! We will be looking at Power BI and the new features it brings to SharePoint modern pages! You can find out more about the event, as well as register on their website. [UPDATED] The #SQLSatBham event was great – a well-run program! I really enjoyed my time in Birmingham and if you have the chance to attend next time you should! Good crowd #sqlsatbham pic.twitter.com/Ac2uO3sLjc β€” Daniel Glenn (@DanielGlenn) March 18, 2017 My session was fun and I had a great turnout. Talking about how Power BI and SharePoint together can tell a great data story is always…

  • 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…