SharePoint User Group Meeting October 9th

Date: Thursday, October 9th, 2014
Arrival Time: 5:30 PM to 6:00PM
Presentation: 6:00PM to 7:30PM
Doors Close: 8:00PM

Microsoft San Francisco
835 Market Street (at Powell)
7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

closest BART station is Powell Street

Free pizza and soft drinks provided by Slalom Consulting.

Due to recent after-hours access changes at Microsoft we will need to collect the names of all attendees before the event. Please be sure to register. You can do that by clicking here.

A gift card will be raffled at this meeting – courtesy of Metalogix.

Presentation Topic #1: SharePoint Governance and the Role of the Site OwnerMetalogix – Metalogix

A functional governance plan is essential for a SharePoint farm, but often times the site owners are not accounted for. With farms growing larger it is becoming more important to involve the users who actually own the content as it is impractical to think that IT should know and understand all of the content on each site. The session will focus on key components to a SharePoint governance plan but with a focus on the role of site owners and content owners.

Speaker Bio: Metalogix Speaker – Shaun Nichols

Shaun Nichols is the Lead Solutions Engineer for Metalogix and is based out of the Los Angeles office. He holds an MCITP in SharePoint 2010 and specializes in administration, governance and SharePoint migrations with a focus on 2007, 2010 and 2013.

Presentation Topic #2: Leveraging Mobile and Digital Forms to Enhance your Workflows On Premise and in the Cloud – Nintex

Synopsis : Make your metadata shine through mobile and digital forms and drive adoption by enhancing the user experience through corporate branding and learn to use JavaScript, Cascading Stylesheets and other as your business processes move through your workflow logic.

Speaker Bio: Nintex Speaker – Vadim Tabakman

Vadim is a Nintex Technical Evangelist and Nintex Developer with over 7 years’ experience in SharePoint and Nintex technologies. He understands how SharePoint, business process automation and forms can join forces successfully in numerous industries and business scenarios to drive business adoption and succeed exceptional in SharePoint projects.  Vadim brings an excellent technical perspective to the discussion of how to use SharePoint workflow and forms to solve business needs.

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SharePoint User Group Meeting September 11th

Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014
Arrival Time: 5:30 PM to 6:00PM
Presentation: 6:00PM to 7:30PM
Doors Close: 8:00PM

Microsoft San Francisco
835 Market Street (at Powell)
7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

closest BART station is Powell Street

Free pizza and soft drinks provided by Slalom Consulting.

Due to recent after-hours access changes at Microsoft we will need to collect the names of all attendees before the event. Please be sure to register.

Click here to register.

Starbucks gift cards will be raffled at this meeting – courtesy of R3 Interworks.

Presentation Topic: Using SharePoint On-Premise Versus Hosted Environments

We will be hosting a discussion panel to discuss SharePoint in on-premise versus hosted (including Office 365) environments. What are the pros and cons, considerations, etc., that should be kept in mind. We will also discuss hybrid environments which combine both on-premise and hosted SharePoint instances.

Speakers:

Chris Romp – R3 Interworks
Betsy Wallace – Charles Schwab
Chris Chung – Essention Group
Amit Chachra – Magenic
Bassem Yocoube – Microsoft

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SharePoint User Group Meetings for July & August

The San Francisco SharePoint User Group will not be meeting in July and August. Regular meetings are planned to resume in September. Have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you in the fall!

Thank you,

SFSPUG

SharePoint User Group Meeting June 12th

Date: Thursday, June 12th, 2014
Arrival Time: 5:30 PM to 6:00PM
Presentation: 6:00PM to 7:30PM
Doors Close: 8:00PM

Microsoft San Francisco
835 Market Street (at Powell)
7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

closest BART station is Powell Street

Free pizza and soft drinks provided by Slalom Consulting

Bring your business cards – Starbucks Gift Card raffle sponsored by AvePoint

Click here to register.

Presentation Topic: Using ABBYY as an Adjunct to SharePoint’s Existing Search Capabilities

ABBYY is a 15 year old company that has been primarily known on the front end of the document life cycle – Data Capture. ABBYY’s OCR engine is used by over 100 partners powering their ECM and DMS solutions.  ABBYY has been in deep development on a new search platform based on deep linguistic processing called Compreno which will be introduced in the US early next year. The platform can be used as an adjunct to SharePoint’s existing search capabilities.

Speaker Bios

Tom Garland – product management consultant from ACT Venture Partners working with the ABBYY team on validating Compreno use cases. Tom has worked with many start up companies as an interim executive including EverNote where he was CEO, SVP Marketing at Snaptell an image recognition company sold to Amazon, Tacit software, an enterprise expert location finder company sold to Oracle and Inquira, a self service search company sold to Oracle.

Eugene Pakhomov – product management director at ABBYY for Compreno.

David Bayer – VP Product Management and Marketing for ABBYY. David has been in the search, classification, e-discovery and auto taxonomy generation business for 20 years; including roles at Symantec, Autonomy, Iron Mountain and Stratify.

SharePoint User Group Meeting May 8th

Date: Thursday, May 8th, 2014
Arrival Time: 5:30 PM to 6:00PM
Presentation: 6:00PM to 7:30PM
Doors Close: 8:00PM

Microsoft San Francisco
835 Market Street (at Powell)
7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

closest BART station is Powell Street

Free pizza and soft drinks provided by Slalom Consulting

Bring your business cards – Starbucks Gift Card raffle sponsored by AvePoint

Click here to register.

Question & Answer Session:

For this month’s user group, we thought it would be fun to mix it up a little bit! Rather than a presentation, this month, we’re going to do a forum style session where seasoned SharePoint practitioners answer questions submitted by the audience. So, if you have a question related to SharePoint, come have pizza and bring a SharePoint question or problem to the group. We’ll give out a $50 Amazon gift prize to the most interesting question (as voted by the group).

Bio of Experts
Alex Gorestky: Alex is a partner at Essention Group and has been delivering solutions with SharePoint for over 10 years.
Yoshi Creelman: Yoshi is a Senior Developer at Essention Group.

 

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SharePoint Permissions Presentation

SharePoint Permissions Presentation

Our sincere thanks to Patrick Reeves for presenting on SharePoint Permissions at the April 10, 2014 SFSPUG meeting. For those interested, the presentation deck is shared above.

SharePoint User Group Meeting April 10th

Date: Thursday, April 10th, 2014
Arrival Time: 5:30 PM to 6:00PM
Presentation: 6:00PM to 7:30PM
Doors Close: 8:00PM

Microsoft San Francisco
835 Market Street (at Powell)
7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

closest BART station is Powell Street

Free pizza and soft drinks provided by Slalom Consulting

Bring your business cards – Starbucks Gift Card raffle sponsored by AvePoint

Click here to register.

First Presentation Topic: Helping End-Users Understand SharePoint Permissions

Patrick Reeves is Senior IT Product Manager for Microsoft SharePoint and Windows Web Server at Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E). He started a company-wide SharePoint User Group inside PG&E, and continually trains his internal customers on a variety of SharePoint topics. This month Patrick will share with us one of the all-time favorite topics of SharePoint users everywhere…Permissions! Whether you are an end-user seeking to learn more about SharePoint Permissions, or an experienced SharePoint professional who needs tips on training your end-users on this topic, our April 10th meeting will be interesting and informative.

Speaker bio:
Patrick Reeves has been messing around with computers since he laid fingers on a TRS-80 computer in the late 70’s; and then proceeded to drive the guys at Radio Shack crazy by coming in every day to play with it. His first job in computers was writing 6510 & 6809 assembly code for a small graphics processing shop in the early 80’s, for the Commodore 64 and Radio Shack Color Computer. He has worked at Pacific Gas and Electric Co. for the last twenty years, where he deployed SharePoint Team Services (v1.0) & Microsoft Content Management System in 2002 and has been managing the environment ever since. His current project is migrating a 10TB SP2007 farm to SP2013.
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SharePoint User Group Meeting March 13th

Date: Thursday, March 13th, 2014
Arrival Time: 5:30 PM to 6:00PM
Presentation: 6:00PM to 7:30PM
Doors Close: 8:00PM

Microsoft San Francisco
835 Market Street (at Powell)
7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

closest BART station is Powell Street

Free pizza and soft drinks provided by Slalom Consulting

Bring your business cards – Starbucks Gift Card raffle sponsored by AvePoint

Click here to register.

First Presentation Topic: Managing Change Control in SharePoint

In this session, Chris Chung (founder of Essention Group) will discuss SharePoint’s robust platform for delivering applications because it makes end users easily able to author applications. It is that very benefit that users can create some interesting challenges not present in traditional application development platforms. In this discussion, Chris will cover his experience and talk about better ways to handle application governance (how to limit, monitor and manage users’ access to the features in the application) and change management (how to effectively manage changes, upgrades, deployments, etc., and at the same time minimizing your risk). Having been in the field for a number of years, Chris will present what he’s seen at the implementation level and have an open forum discussion about how to specifically address issues.

Speaker bio:
Chris Chung, Founder of Essention Group – Chris Chung has been working with SharePoint for over 10 years, primarily in consulting projects related to application development, content management, migrations, upgrades, and ongoing application support. Chris is the founder of Essention Group Inc, a consulting practice that has been specializing in SharePoint since 2007.
Click here to register.

SharePoint User Group Meeting February 13th

Date: Thursday, February 13th, 2014
Arrival Time: 5:30 PM to 6:00PM
Presentation: 6:00PM to 7:30PM
Doors Close: 8:00PM

Microsoft San Francisco
835 Market Street (at Powell)
7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

closest BART station is Powell Street

Free pizza and soft drinks provided by Slalom Consulting

Bring your business cards – Starbucks Gift Card raffle sponsored by AvePoint

Click here to register.

First Presentation Topic: Developing Applications in Office 365 SharePoint Online

SP Marketplace started building applications for multi-tenant SharePoint environments in 2011. Today they have over 200 organizations using their business applications. With the advent of Office 365 SharePoint Online, many organizations are moving to the cloud, but many are confused over what can and cannot be done with SharePoint Online. This presentation will cover what limitations there are, how they got around them, and they will provide examples of business applications built for a SharePoint Online environment. Application examples will include an Intranet Portal, Employee Self-Service, HR and IT Help Desk.

Speaker bio:

Darrell Trimble, CEO SP Marketplace – Darrell is a 30 year veteran of the software industry.  He was on the founding executive team in several successful companies including Veritas Software, Vignette and Commerce One. Over the last 7 years, he has been focused on SharePoint applications as a partner in Crow Canyon Systems and most recently as founder of SharePoint Marketplace.

Second Presentation Topic: Using CloudShare to Accelerate SharePoint Solution Dev

Moving your development to the Cloud has many advantages above and beyond the standard cloud ones. Fewer environment variables, faster releases, and being more opportunistic about the solutions you build. Learn about the benefits of Cloud Based Development and Testing, and find out how CloudShare’s service differs from the other public clouds and how it can specifically enhance the quality and delivery of SharePoint projects.

Speaker bio:

Chris Riley, CloudShare – Chris is the voice of the market for CloudShare (a cloud service built specifically for development and testing). He specializes in SaaS, Product Management, Marketing, and Business Development, as well as taking abstract technology to end-user reality. Chris holds degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Business Administration from Regis University in Colorado, and certifications from AIIM in SharePoint, Capture, Information Architecture, and ECM.

Surya Penmesta’s Presentation – SharePoint 2013

Introduction to SharePoint 2013 Presentation

Given by Surya Penmesta at Netwoven from the 1/9/14 SFSPUG meeting.

Watch the presentation here

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