Archive for October, 2017

This year I have the great pleasure again of travelling to Chicago to speak at SharePoint Fest! This year’s SharePoint Fest is packed with 45 speakers, 100 sessions, 25 full and half day workshops and over 500 attendees, so if you still have budget for a conference this year, don’t miss it! You can even save 100$ with my speaker code below!

SharePoint Fest Chicago 2017

Here is what I will be speaking on!

Morning Workshop 9:00 am – 12:30 pm, Wednesday – WS 502 – Automate your business processes with tools from today and tomorrow

One of the big advantages of implementing SharePoint in the enterprise is process automation. By using Out of the box workflows as well as easy to create custom SharePoint Designer Workflows, Power Users are able to automate processes, avoid repetitive tasks, and boost team productivity. Furthermore, new tools such as Flow which are exclusive to Office 365 at the moment allow you to easily create workflows, and integrate SharePoint Online with other systems.

In this half-day workshop, you will learn how to use SharePoint Designer and Flow to create workflows that solve real problems and to automate your business processes in SharePoint On-Premises and SharePoint Online.

OFF 105 – Getting Started with PowerShell for Office 365

Take your Office 365 Administrator skills to the next level by learning to manage Office 365 and automate repetitive tasks using the magic of PowerShell.

In this session, you will learn how to use PowerShell for Office 365!

ADM 205 – Integrating SharePoint and Office Online Server

Office Online Server (formerly known as Office Web Apps) allows your users to view and edit Office Documents directly in the browser, without having to download them locally as well as enables the Durable Links functionality with SharePoint Server 2016. Lastly, since Excel Services is not part of SharePoint 2016 anymore, Office Online Server is mandatory in order to enable Business Intelligence features in SharePoint Server 2016.

In this session, we will look more in detail at what Office Online Server is, best practices on how to install it and how to design an Office Online Server Farm. We will also learn how to properly integrate it with SharePoint Server 2016, and lastly, what features it can bring to other Office Servers products such as Exchange and Skype for Business.

You can check out all the sessions at http://sharepointfest.com/Chicago/

Hope to see you there!

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Have you heard about the virtual Collab365 Global Conference 2017 that’s streaming online November 1st – 2nd?

Join me and 120 other speakers from around the world who will be bringing you the very latest content around SharePoint, Office 365, Flow, PowerApps, Azure, OneDrive for Business and of course the increasingly popular Microsoft Teams. The event is produced by the Collab365 Community and is entirely free to attend.

Places are limited to 5000 so be quick and register now.

During the conference I’d love you to watch my session which is called: ‘What do YOU get from SharePoint Hybrid?’

Every time you see a blog post about SharePoint 2016, you see the word hybrid. But what exactly is a hybrid infrastructure and what features does the business user get? In this session, we will look at SharePoint Hybrid from a business user point of view to understand what features we get out of it. We will look at Hybrid Team Sites, Hybrid Search, Hybrid Extranet sites and more!​

If you join me, you will learn:

  • Understand what a Hybrid SharePoint deployment actually means
  • See example use cases where Hybrid is better than going all cloud, or all On-Premises

Topic(s):

  • Hybrid SharePoint
  • SharePoint

Audience:

  • Business Analyst
  • End User
  • Power User

Time (in UTC) :

  • Thursday, November 2 2017 2:00 PM

How to attend:

  1. Register here.
  2. At the time listed above go here to watch my session. (you can also add me to your own personal planner from the agenda.
  3. Be ready to take notes!
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At the end of the month, I will be heading out to Las Vegas, Nevada to speak at the popular Dev Intersections conference along some of the biggest name in the Industry such as Steve Guggenheimer, Scott Guthrie, Scott Hanselman and more!

Dev Intersections

Here is what I will be speaking on:

SESSION: DEEP DIVE INTO DESIGNING A SHAREPOINT 2016 PHYSICAL ARCHITECTURE

SharePoint Server 2016 is the latest release of SharePoint Server and includes awesome features for business users, but quite a few changes for SharePoint IT Professionals. New features such as MinRole, combined with new requirements such as mandatory Office Online Server configuration for Business Intelligence, will change the way that SharePoint Administrators will design their SharePoint farm. In this course, you will learn how to design your SharePoint Server 2016 Farm according to your business needs and Microsoft Best Practices.

SESSION: WHAT DO YOU GET FROM SHAREPOINT HYBRID?

Every time you see a blog post about SharePoint 2016, you see the word hybrid. But what exactly is a hybrid infrastructure and what features does the business user get? In this session, we will look at SharePoint Hybrid from a business user point of view to understand what features we get out of it. We will look at Hybrid Team Sites, Hybrid Search, Hybrid Extranet sites and more!

FULL DAY WORKSHOP: AUTOMATE YOUR BUSINESS PROCESSES WITH TOOLS FROM TODAY AND TOMORROW

One of the big advantages of implementing SharePoint in the enterprise is process automation. By using Out of the box workflows as well as easy to create custom SharePoint Designer Workflows, Power Users are able to automate processes, avoid repetitive tasks, and boost team productivity. Furthermore, new tools such as Flow and PowerApps which are exclusive to Office 365 at the moment allow you to easily create workflow and forms, and integrate SharePoint with other systems. In this full day workshop, you will learn how to use SharePoint Designer, Flow and PowerApps to automate your business processes in SharePoint On-Premises and SharePoint Online.

When registering, make sure to use code CATRINESCU to save 50$ off! You can view all the registration options here: https://devintersection.com/#!/register . Hope to see you there!

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Later this month I will be heading over to San Francisco to speak at IT/Dev Connections 2017! It’s the first time I will be speaking at this event, and I am really excited to speak there with other very talented speakers such as Liam Cleary, Andrew Connell, Max Fritz, Daniel Glenn, Gokan Ozcifci and more!

IT/Dev Connections in San Francisco

Here is what I will be speaking on:

Full Day Workshop: SharePoint 2016: Design, Deploy, Configure and Manage a Stable and Performant SharePoint On-Premises or Hybrid Farm (With Gokan Ozcifci)

In this full day workshop, IT Professionals will learn how to install and configure SharePoint Server 2016 per Microsoft’s best practices, and how to adapt them to their client’s budget. Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 provides a broad array of hybrid capabilities enabling you to cloud-accelerate your on-premises deployment. Learn more about the capabilities in SharePoint Server 2016 and how to best implement hybrid scenarios. In this workshop you’ll learn about: – A comprehensive introduction into SharePoint 2016 architecture. – The whole new Concept in Server Roles (with the MinRole Concept) and with Architectural possibilities in Hybrid deployments. – Guidance, Best Practices and lessons learned from the field covering MinRole, high availability and common topologies scenarios. – A clear focus on patterns, features, stacks and deployment techniques, providing useful information to understand how and when to implement hybrid scenarios with Microsoft Office 365

General Session: Integrating Office Online Server with SharePoint and Exchange

Office Online Server (formerly known as Office Web Apps) lets users view and edit Office Documents directly in the browser, without having to download them locally. It also lets them use the Durable Links function in SharePoint Server 2016. And since Excel Services isn’t part of SharePoint 2016 anymore, Office Online Server is required to use Business Intelligence features in SharePoint Server 2016. On the Exchange side, Office Online Server lets users view Office Documents in the Outlook on the web with high fidelity. When you integrate the three, SharePoint, OOS and Exchange 2016, you can use Modern Attachments On-Premises. This session will cover Office Online Server, best practices on how to install it and how to design an Office Online Server Farm. You’ll also learn how to properly integrate it with SharePoint Server 2016 and Exchange Server 2016.

General Session: Manage Office 365 with PowerShell

Take your Office 365 Administrator skills further by learning to automate repetitive tasks using the magic of PowerShell. In this session, you will learn how to use PowerShell for Office 365, and we will focus on SharePoint online. A basic understanding of PowerShell is recommended to get the most out of this session!

Panel: ATE: Ask the Experts – Enterprise Collaboration Track

This is your chance to get all your questions answered before heading back to work from IT/Dev Connections 2017! Join this session to hammer our expert panel with your burning questions and solve your biggest issues.

I hope to see as many of you as possible there, and if you didn’t register yet, they are running a Flash Sale with 250$ off until October 8th with code EX250OFF! Check out the full conference details at: http://itdevconnections.com/dc17/Public/Enter.aspx

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