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SharePoint Fest DC 2015

image003If you’re going to be in the Washington DC area in April of this year and you’re looking for some SharePoint and Office 365 training, then I would highly recommend coming on out to the SharePoint Fest that’s taking place in downtown Washington DC on 8-10 April.

There are a ton of sessions that will be going on being taught by Microsoft MVPs, Practitioners, Technologists and Experts from the community. More information about the event is available here: http://www.sharepointfest.com/dc

Speakers and their associated sessions are located here – http://www.sharepointfest.com/DC/speakers

And as far as discounts and such go, you can still save $200 if you use the code Usher200 at checkout – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sharepoint-fest-dc-2015-registration-13592729219?discount=USHER200

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Northern Virginia Code Camp – October 2014

The Northern Virginia CodeCamp is being held on Saturday, October 11th at the Microsoft office in Reston, Virginia.

Register here, for FREE: www.nvite.com/novacc14/f8f

Visit www.novacodecamp.org for more information.

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Spring Break 2014…

This year, I had the pleasure of spending Spring Break in Orlando, FL at the DevIntersections conference as a part of the SharePoint Intersection. It was nice to get back to Florida and connect with attendees and hear about their experiences as well as share some of the experiences I’ve had with SharePoint, Office 365 and the ever nebulous cloud.

For attendees (and anyone curious) I’ve uploaded the slides to SlideShare.

SharePoint Intersections – SP09 – Introduction to SharePoint 2013 for IT Pros
SharePoint Intersections – SP10 – Getting Started with Office 365 – Identity, Provisioning and Core SPO
SharePoint Intersections – SP11 – SharePoint and IaaS – The OnPrem in the Cloud

Definitely looking forward to the next event in Orlando next year, should be a great time of collaboration and sharing!

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TechGate Conference 2012

If you live in the Northern Virginia / DC area – your weekends are valuable time that you probably don’t want to give up. However every so often an event pops up like a SharePoint Saturday or MADExpo that makes you turn your head and make plans to attend. In this case it’s the TechGate Conference in Reston taking place on 15 September.

It touts itself as the following:

Sessions in cloud computing, software development, system management and virtualization. Featuring top industry speakers from Amazon.com, Microsoft, Telerik, AIS and others. Many MVPs. Mingle with your peers at the Expo Hall with fun activities, prizes to win, food and beverages.

So if you’ve got the time and interested in cloud computing and virtualization, why not go ahead and register, cost is negligible since parking is free though mileage and wear and tear on your car aren’t covered by the sponsors of the event but nearly everything else is 🙂

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Conference Information Management

AIIM Boot Camp – Washington DC

Looks like AIIM is going to have a free “Basic Training” for today’s information professionals on 16 October 2012 at the Capital Hilton in DC.

Looks like the plan is to provide 5 steps to success using social tech and how to leverage big data. All in all, should be an interesting morning.

More details available here:
http://www.aiim.org/events/seminars/schedule/Washington-DC-2012

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SharePoint Saturday New York City – Worst Practices

What’s that? You live in New York City and you weren’t able to make it out to our session back in February at the New York City SharePoint Users Group when Scott Hoag and I presented on administrative blunders?

Well then you should definitely come and attend SharePoint Saturday New York City… and check out our session on Worst Practices. That’s right, Worst Practices – why would we waste your time telling you the best way to do things when we’ll talk about things you definitely want to steer clear of as there are so many more of them 🙂

Course the caveat is whether or not you’re able to get a ticket or get on the wait list to get a ticket. The event is being put on by a few awesome folks in the SharePoint community… so if you’re in NYC, come on out and check it out.

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SharePoint Worst Practices @ SPTechCon [TEASER]

What’s that? You’re thinking about attending SPTechCon in Boston this year? You’ve got a couple days left to save a little extra money… but, irregardless of how much you save, you’ll gain great insight into some of the worst problems you can run into using the SharePoint platform… but what’s more is that you’ll learn more some of the things that you probably should do to correct poor usage of SharePoint. So if you’re around on Wednesday afternoon at SPTechCon, swing on by and check out our session.

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Pitfalls of Migration @ SPTechCon [TEASER]

For those of you that have the ability to make the trek to the SharePoint Technology Conference (aka SPTechCon) later this month, you’re in for a treat for the session “Pitfalls of Migration”. Definitely something to check out if you’re looking for some tried and true knowledge along with wit and humour from two SharePoint Engineers (myself and Scott Hoag.

And if you act now, you can save yourself $500 if you register THIS WEEK (ends July 13) if you use the code USHERRegistration.

So if you’re looking for a session to attend on Tuesday morning from 830-945AM, come join us 😀 And for a quick preview…

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SPTechCon Session Teaser

So a few days ago, Scott Hoag and I got together to finish up working on prepping our slides and presentation materials for the SharePoint Technology Conference in Boston, Massachusetts and figured we’d share a little teaser about our sessions.

Tune in for a treat 😀

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Community Conference

SharePoint Technology Conference – Boston 2012

For anyone that’s interested in saving a little cash and going to a great conference in Boston, you’ll be happy to know that myself and Scott Hoag will be taking our show on the road to the SharePoint Technology Conference this July in Boston. We’re excited to be a part of the event and will be teaching a half day workshop for new IT Pros and Administrators as well as two sessions that we’ve been revamping and tuning content for this conference based on feedback from other user groups, conferences and such – it’s kinda like the Million Dollar Man, we’ve been building something that will rock your socks off… but unfortunately we’ve been informed that the light show and disco ball won’t be able to be rigged in time.

Being a part of this conference is exciting for me for a couple reasons – one being that I’m honored to come back to speak at this conference. I was a speaker at the June 2009 event in Boston – a great experience and privilege to be a part of the event. This time around I’m stoked to be back co-presenting with my friend Scott Hoag who I met in October 2010 and have been working on different IT Pro and Architecture experiments in our free time when not SharePointing or watching AMC’s TWD. If you’re up for some dry humour, witty comments and rockin’ information I think you’ll enjoy our sessions.

Nevertheless, if you’re interested in getting an extra $200 off of the conference admission fee (on top of other early bird discounts) be sure to use the code USHER in your registration and save a little cache, errr cash that is :).

I’m looking forward to a fantastic week in Boston, seeing friends from the community and meeting new folks too! Come find me and introduce yourselves!