SharePoint Saturday NYC 2015

Another year, another July trip to New York City for SharePoint Saturday NYC. It’s like clockwork the way these folks run these events – great crew of organizers. I’m really looking forward to engaging with attendees and hearing their ideas during the session I’m presenting. It’s been two years since I’ve had the pleasure of presenting with Scott Hoag, and this year we’re actually doing a new talk!!! Come join us to hear more about Worst Practices for SharePoint.

Session info:
Worst Practices of SharePoint
In a perfect world, most SharePoint systems are well planned out with defined requirements, stakeholder approval, and methodology approaches with unlimited budgets. The reality of SharePoint implementations, deployments and operations are typically not what might be seen through rosy colored lenses.
For all of the things that can go wrong with your SharePoint implementation, one of the best things we can do is learn from others. From not accepting that implementing an established information architecture and having an available infrastructure are core tenants of every SharePoint installation to managing SLAs with your end users; join us as we share not only what we’ve seen as worst practices but also worst experiences.
Attendees will learn practices on how to properly manage their SharePoint environments, how to work with other IT department leads and plan for a more properly planned SharePoint environment instead of dealing with the headaches that precipitate themselves when systems are hastily thrown together.
Where: Central Park West in the Microsoft Offices of NYC
When: 230 PM Eastern
Slides will be posted up shortly after the event. We look forward to seeing you all!

SPS Events – Baltimore 2014

It’s surprising how quickly time passes when you plunge yourself into the world of technology. Nevertheless, SPS Events Baltimore was a great success – especially considering the competition of the Preakness Stakes up yonder in Baltimore proper. This year we were at the Anne Arundel Community College Campus just north of Annapolis, MD. As Rob Windsor made note of, it’s been a while since I registered for a college class. You see, to be an attendee we had to sign in for the day as a student.

That being said, I gave it the old college try, presenting on two topics that are near and dear to my heart… okay so there are a lot of topics that are near and dear to my heart but these two seem to be ones that keep popping up on my radar.

First up was Getting Started with Office 365. The audience was fantastic and outside of a minor snafu where the VM that I ran the demo out of required a little bit of extra finesse, the session went over well. If you’ve got questions, don’t hesitate to ping me, Office 365 is pretty big and all encompassing – that being said, I don’t know all the ins and outs of the platform, but happy to redirect to those that have expertise in different areas.

After that it was a mental reset moving back to pure SharePoint best, I mean Worst Practices. It was a lively audience with Jason Himmelstein, Brian Alderman, Jared Matfess, and Thomas Carpe in attendance. Great engagement and fun times 🙂

Nevertheless, I look forward to next year’s SPS Events Baltimore – hope you’re able to make it to the next one!!!

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.

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.

SharePoint Saturday Philly

If you’ve not been to Philadelphia for a SharePoint Saturday event – you really should consider checking it out sometime here in the near future.  Why do I say this? Because these folks have it down to a science – David Mann, Peter Senescu, Michael Mukalian and Bill Wolff. It’s a fantastic event that is well put together and I’ve gotta say – packed with speakers that are rockin’ solid.

I was honored to be selected with my colleague Edmond Avanesian and to present on Worst Practices – that’s right, worst practices. Why Worst and not Best? Because everyone tells about the good things to do – why not enlighten folks as to the things to avoid 🙂

So if you’re curious, here’s the slide deck: