Sunday, April 19, 2015

"It's Alive!": My Upcoming Presentation at Ottawa SharePoint Meetup Group on April 30



Please join me at the Ottawa SharePoint Meetup Group's April 30th meetup, where I will be presenting "It's Alive!".

You've got to get a million small details right when launching a project, and the pressure is enormous. I will present a list of tips and tricks to assist you with project Go Live, whether you are just starting your project planning, or up against a scary deadline!

We meet at Patty Boland's pub at 101 Clarence in the Ottawa Byward Market where you can enjoy the presentation with good food, drink, and company! If you are planning to attend, please RSVP here so we can arrange enough seats.


Microsoft MVP Virtual Conference

Join Microsoft MVPs from the Americas’ region as they share their knowledge and real-world expertise during a free event, the MVP Virtual Conference.

The MVP Virtual Conference will showcase 95 sessions of content for IT Pros, Developers and Consumer experts designed to help you navigate life in a mobile-first, cloud-first world. Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of Developer Platform, Steve Guggenheimer, will be on hand to deliver the opening Keynote Address. Why attend MVP V-Conf? The conference will have 5 tracks, IT Pro English, Dev English, Consumer English, Portuguese mixed sessions & Spanish mixed sessions, there is something for everyone! Come learn from the best and brightest in the tech world today. All of the sessions will all be delivered by the Americas’ Region Microsoft MVPs. These MVPs are experts who present at premiere conferences, independent community events and local user groups all over the globe.

This is a technical conference focused on helping attendees to learn and develop skills for everything from everyday technical work to wackier weekend projects. Whether it is on the IT Pro, Dev or Consumer side of things, you can bet that the content of MVP V-Conf will be cutting edge, exciting and relevant.

Be sure to register quickly to hold your spot and tell your friends & colleagues. The conference will be widely covered on social media, you can join the conversation by following @MVPAward and using the hashtag #MVPvConf.

Register now and feel the power of community! http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualconference.aspx

Thursday, February 13, 2014

SharePoint 2013 Migration: Stress Free! (SharePoint Federal User Group in Ottawa presentation)

I gave this presentation at the SharePoint Federal User Group in Ottawa recently - based on some recent project work we have been doing I tried to distill the migration tips down into real world tips and tricks. It led to an interesting discussion since lots of people were interested in the topic and had approaches they had tried or wanted to ask about. Here's the presentation on SlideShare:

Monday, July 15, 2013

Webinar: Out-of-the-Box Content, Document, and Workflow Management with SmartDocs, MS Word and SharePoint

Back by popular demand, my colleague Ryan Merpaw is holding another webinar with ThirtySixSoftware, which produces SmartDocs product. This is a great product to help manage content reuse for collaboration and publishing scenarios. All the approved reusable content is hosted within SharePoint team sites and injected into Word when users are writing or reviewing content. We are using it at StoneShare to assist us with generating reusable templates and it is highly effective at that. Learn how it’s done!

This free webinar covers Out-of-the-Box Content, Document, and Workflow Management with SmartDocs, MS Word and SharePoint http://thirtysix.net/events/partner-webinars.aspx

Register Here:
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/269575158

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Webinar: Enhanced Productivity with SmartDocs, MS Word and SharePoint for Content Reuse

My colleague Ryan Merpaw is holding a webinar with ThirtySixSoftware, which produces SmartDocs product. This is a great product to help manage content reuse for collaboration and publishing scenarios. All the approved reusable content is hosted within SharePoint team sites and injected into Word when users are writing or reviewing content.

This free webinar covers Out-of-the-Box Content, Document, and Workflow Management with SmartDocs, MS Word and SharePoint http://thirtysix.net/events/partner-webinars.aspx

Register Here:
Thurs. June 27 @12:00 noon EDT: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/529239118
Wed. July 17 @12:00 noon EDT: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/269575158

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Choosing and Using Cloud Services with SharePoint

Here’s a copy of my presentation for the SharePoint Summit 2013 in Toronto. I spoke about tips and tricks for evaluating and managing cloud services with SharePoint, including some common gotchas and considerations.

Because it was such a wide-ranging topic I tried to anchor it with the story of StoneShare’s own journey to the cloud. I like to keep my presentations “real world” Smile

I hope this is of value to someone – please feel free to contact me on LinkedIn if you have any questions about it.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

SharePoint Summit Toronto 2013

I’ll be speaking at the Toronto SharePoint Summit 2013 again this year. My topic is “A No-Hype Approach to Choosing and Using Cloud Services with SharePoint”.

I’ll be doing a really-practical deep-dive into SharePoint and related cloud services. I’ll talk about best practices, issues, opportunities and risks for using cloud-hosted business and infrastructure services such as Office 365, Dynamics CRM, Yammer, CloudShare, and other popular offerings, with SharePoint. I am putting together a lot of real-world examples and facts that we have found at StoneShare. It’s going to be wide-ranging and cover compliance issues, branding and user experience, popular service offerings, integration and platform decisions, up-front and hidden costs, and business and IT benefits. Phew!

The good folks at Toronto SharePoint Summit also want to get the word out – so if you are interested in attending the conference, come to SharePoint Summit 2013 – Toronto.

Here’s a blurb on the event:

This year in Toronto, there is an exceptional speaker lineup with some of the top industry known SharePoint influencers and MVPs including Andrew Connell as the keynote speaker.

Benefits for your organization include:

- Learning about the SharePoint 2013 platform and its new features

- Understanding the power and potential of SharePoint

- Discovering and exploring the options for deploying SharePoint in the Cloud

- Improving your understanding of information architecture

- Understanding key SharePoint modules and how they can support solving your business problems

- Cases studies of companies that have implemented SharePoint solutions

- Discovering the best development approaches when dealing with SharePoint

You can register here. Hope to see you there!