Microsoft’s underlying integration between Office 365 and Azure continues to allow Microsoft to develop experiences that tie in with services that we’re highly accustomed to within the SharePoint realm. One of the new capabilities recently added to the gamut of colors to paint your SharePoint environment’s feature set with is PowerApps.
If you’re interested in hearing more about PowerApps, come on out to the Reston SharePoint User Group next week. More details area available here:
This past week I had the pleasure of presenting at the SharePoint Users Group of DC. They’re a terrific group that meets in the McLean / Tyson’s Corner area of Northern Virginia. The focus of the group meeting was to discuss the benefits and gotchas of utilizing Office 365, primarily around SharePoint Online capabilities but expanding to areas such as Exchange integration with Office 365 Groups as well as security and compliance topics. All in all a terrific time to get together and engage with the vibrant DC community. Thanks to Nikkia and crew for having me!
Slides for the presentation are posted and available to snag here:
SUG DC – Getting Started with Office 365
About a year ago, my friend Ed Snider and I started up the Northern Virginia Mobile C# Developer User Group. Mind you that this is not Ed Snider of the hockey world but a much cooler and tech friendly Ed Snider.
Ed takes lead of the group most meetings as he’s the top notch developer and I’m just the snarky architect and IT Pro that learns more from the presenters than probably anyone else in the room 🙂
Ed runs the meetings and has found quite a few awesome speakers over the past year. You’ve done a terrific job with the getting the group up and off the ground!!!
The group’s focus is namely on using C# for cross platform development – namely using Xamarin, but open to native app development across platforms using Mono or other technologies as well.
I’d like to publicly announce and congratulate Ed on becoming a Xamarin MVP as announced today on their blog http://blog.xamarin.com/xamarin-mvps-expand-with-more-awesome/.
Ed can be follow on Twitter under the name @edsnider
Ed’s blog can be followed over at http://www.edsnider.net
If you’re ever out in the DC area and interested in learning more about Xamarin or learning about C# Mobile Dev, come on out and join us – more information is available at http://www.novamobiledev.org
This past Wednesday evening, Scott Hoag and I had the privilege of sharing the evening with the Capital Area .Net SharePoint Special Interest Group, hosted by Excella in the Navy League building in Arlington, VA. The crowd was lively and engaged and we even had Nick Inglis, Mack Sigman, Stacey Draper, David Berry and Cicely Behne in the mix to provide their insight and expertise, supplementing and complementing the gaps that Scott and I left open (it’s the partner ecosystem idea, right? ;)).
Nevertheless, if you were looking for a copy of the slides, they’re available here:
Last night, a colleague and I presented at the DC SharePoint User’s Group that meets yonder in Reston, VA at HireStratey. It’s been a while since I’ve done a talk and for those watching they might realize that this is a slightly updated version of a talk that I gave down at the Hampton Roads SUG two years ago.
So without a lot more text to read through here’s a link to download a PDF of the presentation:
Or to watch it here:
The Federal SharePoint User Group will be meeting on 4 February from 2-5 PM at the Bethesda Microsoft Office. If you’re involved with Federal Clients in the Washington DC area, this is a great opportunity to introduce your clients to new technologies, approaches, products and other organizations that use SharePoint.
For more information about the Federal SharePoint User Group, their site is located at:
What’s that, you live in a distant country that has no SharePoint Users Group but you’re hungry for fellowship with other SharePoint professionals and enthusiasts? Or perhaps you’ve heard about SharePoint and you’ve wondered what exactly it is or what you can do with it?
Well then, check out the Global SharePoint Users Group, organized by professionals in the community looking to further broaden the reach of SharePoint. The purpose of the group isn’t to replace your local users group, but rather to supplement it and provide additional knowledge.
This month, Paul Schaeflein (@paulschaeflein), SharePoint MVP, will be presenting on the topic of PowerShell for SharePoint 2010. Paul has done much for the SharePoint community nationally as well as in the greater Chicago area. He’s got a ton of tips and and tricks to share along the lines of best practices and contextual context for solving development problems with creative and innovative solutions.
So what are you waiting for? Head on over to the GSPUG site for more info or register now at Eventbrite for the Ground Hog’s Day Edition of GSPUG!
Who: Paul Schaeflein and the SharePoint Community
What: Global SharePoint Users Group
Where: Online – EventBrite Registration
When: 2 February 2010, 7 PM EST