December Happy Hour 12/12/13

Save the date! We will get together for a Holiday “SharePint” Happy Hour at a local bar or restaurant on Thursday, December 12th. This will be an informal get-together and give us all a chance to socialize and relax. All members of the SharePoint community welcome. We’ll find a location in San Francisco and update this page as soon as possible.

Date: Thursday, December 12, 2013
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location: TBD

 

SharePoint User Group Meeting Nov 14

Date: Thursday, November 14, 2013
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

The 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

BOGO Presentation Topics!

Topic #1: Single Sign on with Active Directory Federation in Office 365/SharePoint Online

In this presentation we would like to share our knowledge and experiences with bringing an Office 365 site up and running with Active Directory synchronization and Federation for the true single sign on experience from within an organizations internal network.

Presented By: Amit Chachra, Principal Lead Consultant at Magenic Consulting and Allen Yu, Senior Systems Engineer with an Insurance Ratings Bureau in San Francisco.

Topic #2: End to End Solution Using SharePoint, InfoPath, SharePoint Designer & Reporting Services

A client had someone build an Opportunity Management solution in Access 2007.  When they wanted to upgrade to a web based solution SharePoint beat out Dynamics CRM & Salesforce as the solution platform.  We will take a look at what the solution looks like and why a platform like SharePoint can be used to provide an end to end solution.

Presented By: Vanessa Toves, Solution Architect, Owner at Shiftlogik

July 2013 SFSPUG Meeting

SharePoint 2013 Has Already Made You the Search Expert in Your Organization

Date: Thursday, July 11, 2013
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
Map 

Free pizza and soft drinks provided by our food sponsor Slalom Consulting

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

REGISTER: http://sfspugjuly2013.eventbrite.com

Topic:  Learn how SharePoint 2013 Has Already Made You the Search Expert in Your Organization
Up until the SharePoint 2013 release, advanced search tuning and configuration were strictly the domain of search experts. After all, writing nested FQL expressions, customizing rank profiles with PowerShell, writing XSLT to customize search results, wiring up dictionaries for entity extraction, etc. are not for the faint of heart. Though you’ve likely heard many things about Microsoft’s investment in Search with this release, the most important is that they have made many of the most advanced and powerful features, heretofore reserved for search experts, accessible to everyone.

In this session Paul Olenick (SharePoint MVP and Microsoft V-TSP) will provide an intro and practical guide to using some of the more powerful Search features in SharePoint 2013 and, for illustration, will show how search engineers used to accomplish the same things before this release.

Attendees will leave with an understanding of SharePoint 2013’s powerful features for configuring search, giving them confidence to take search results in their organization beyond the status quo, without the need for a highly specialized skillset.

Speaker:
Paul Olenick
Strategic Consultant, AvePoint
Microsoft SharePoint MVP, VTSP
Recent publications: SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Architect’s Guidebook
Also: Join him every Thursday on SharePoint ShopTalk – a weekly call-in show about all things SharePoint

Registration link

SharePoint Saturday Silicon Valley: June 22, 2013

Last chance to register for the FREE SharePoint Saturday Silicon Valley on 6/22!

SharePoint Saturday Silicon Valley

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013
Oshman Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto
8:30am to 5:30pm
Join your colleagues from the Bay Area and the greater Northern California region to learn from SharePoint experts from around the country.

Free Parking, and lunch is included

Registration: http://spssv2013.eventbrite.com/

Tracks include: SharePoint 2013, Dev/Search, IT Pro/Admin, BI/Training, Business/End User

Complete schedule

June 2013 SFSPUG Meeting

Beth Massi from Microsoft presents:

Building Modern, HTML5-based SharePoint 2013 Apps with Visual Studio LightSwitch

Calling all SharePoint developers! Beth Massi from Microsoft will show us some great new ways to develop applications for SharePoint 2013 and deploy to multiple devices.

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2013
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 our food sponsor Slalom Consulting

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

Register now to save your seat: http://sfspugjune2013.eventbrite.com/

Presentation Topic: Building Modern, HTML5-based SharePoint 2013 Apps with Visual Studio LightSwitch

Abstract:
In this demo-heavy session, see how to build and deploy data-centric business applications for SharePoint 2013/Office 365 that provide rich user experiences tailored for modern devices and take advantage of cloud-based business services. We’ll cover how LightSwitch helps you focus your time on what makes your application unique, allowing you to easily implement common business application scenarios—such as integrating multiple data sources, data validation, authentication, and access control. You will also see how developers can use their knowledge of HTML5 and JavaScript to build custom touch-centric SharePoint apps that run well on modern mobile devices.

Speaker bio:
Beth Massi is a Senior Program Manager on the Visual Studio team at Microsoft. Beth is a community champion for business application developers and has over 15 years of industry experience building business apps. She is a frequent speaker at various software development events and you can find her on a variety of developer sites including MSDN Developer Centers, Channel 9, and her blog http://www.bethmassi.com/. Follow her on Twitter @BethMassi

Also, have you registered for this year’s hottest free SharePoint event?
SharePoint Saturday Silicon Valley, June 22nd in Palo Alto: Register http://spssv2013.eventbrite.com/

May 9th 2013 Meeting at Microsoft San Francisco

Salesforce.com and SharePoint Integration

In this session, Viraj Bais from Netwoven will present their experience working with customers on Salesforce and SharePoint integrations. Register now

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2013
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 our food sponsor Slalom Consulting

Please register to save your seat: http://sfspugmay2013.eventbrite.com/

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

Presentation Topic: Salesforce.com and SharePoint Integration, presented by Netwoven

Today a number of organizations are working with both Salesforce.com and SharePoint. There are several integration points between the two products to allow the seamless use of both technologies and improve the end-user experience. While Salesforce.com might be best for customer related information, SharePoint is suitable for unstructured customer intelligence types of information. Learn from the experts at Netwoven who have been working with both technologies and have been busy integrating them for customers.

During this event, we will cover the following items:
• Review of scenarios for integration between Salesforce.com and SharePoint
• Registration process of users between Salesforce and SharePoint
• Integration of leads, contacts and opportunities
• Review of Chatter integration with SharePoint search

Speaker Bio:

Viraj Bais is the Chief Technology Officer and a co-founder of Netwoven. Prior to founding Netwoven, Viraj was a lead architect with Microsoft Consulting Services and Intel Corp. He has worked extensively with Fortune 500 companies implementing large-scale enterprise systems for the last 19 years. He has architected and developed SharePoint solutions focused on workflows, content management, and business intelligence for the past 10 years.

Message from our April sponsor:

On behalf of Mindjet, thanks for attending the April SF SharePoint User Group Meeting. We hope you enjoyed yourself, learned about new products and technologies, and connected with people as passionate about SharePoint as you are.

As Chia Ling showed us in his presentation, Mindjet On-Premise is a great add-on to your existing SharePoint investment. With Mindjet On-Premise, you can:

· enable your team to easily find what you need in SharePoint

· socially collaborate with team members

· communicate project goals and tasks visually

If you’d like to learn more about Mindjet On-Premise and how it can help you get more out of SharePoint, please contact us to schedule a demo. http://learn.mindjet.com/MindjetThankYou

From Pacific IT Pros: Tech Days at Microsoft San Francisco May 2nd-3rd
TechDays-SF has an awesome lineup of speakers and you can’t beat the price given the quality of such presenters as Mark Minasi, Jeff Hicks, Darren Mar-Elia, Steve Evans, Laura Hunter, Christa Anderson, Kevin Remde + many more we have lined up so please help us spread the word and max out the events 200 attendee capacity. It will again be $300 for the two days and the registration page is up and available.
http://techdays.org/

Registration now open for SharePoint Saturday Silicon Valley!
June 22nd in Palo Alto
http://spssv2013.eventbrite.com/

April 11th Meeting at Mindjet in San Francisco

Mindjet has invited SFSPUG to hold the April meeting at their beautiful headquarters office in San Francisco. This will be a “mega event” with three speakers: Ramona Maxwell on using PowerShell with SharePoint, Caitlin Young on wireframe mockups with SharePoint, and Chia Ling showing us how to make SharePoint more collaborative with Mindjet. This meeting will be a great chance for all SharePoint users – Business Users, Developers and IT Pros – to learn and network.

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2013
Arrival Time: 5:30 PM to 6:00PM
Presentation: 6:00PM to 7:30PM
Doors Close: 8:00PM
**Special Location**: Mindjet Worldwide Headquarters
Address: 1160 Battery Street East, 4th Floor (Levi’s Plaza)
San Francisco, CA 94111
closest BART station is Embarcadero (15 minute walk from BART)
Map: click here

Pizza and soft drinks sponsored by Slalom Consulting and Mindjet

PLEASE REGISTER so we know how much food to order: 4/11 Registration

Prizes for those who can STUMP THE PANEL! Prizes sponsored by AvePoint

Presentation Topic 1: Make Microsoft SharePoint More Collaborative
Mindjet is a virtual whiteboard, collaboration, and project management suite. Mindjet’s navigational maps can help both plan and execute simple or complex projects within a SharePoint environment. Chia Ling will demonstrate how Mindjet can improve adoption of SharePoint by:

· Enabling users to easily navigate SharePoint resources
· Enhancing the social collaboration framework of SharePoint
· Offering Project Managers a visually superior way to communicate project goals and tasks

With Mindjet and Microsoft SharePoint, it’s easier to plan, start and complete projects leveraging the document management and task management features of SharePoint.

Speaker 1 Profile: Chia Ling, System Engineer for Mindjet, has over 14 years of experience as a product manager and sales engineer in software technology for companies such as Workshare, Astoria Software, and Alivecor. He has a passion for solving social business and collaboration challenges using mobile solutions and web applications. www.mindjet.com

Presentation Topic 2: Painless PowerShell
Ramona Maxwell will give us an overview of how to use PowerShell to streamline SharePoint administration tasks, and then illustrate these examples with a demonstration. She will also provide a link to the code and resources used in the demo.

Speaker 2 Profile: Ramona Maxwell, SharePoint Consultant, Maxwell Arts Tech
Ramona is a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer in SharePoint 2010 with experience designing, implementing, migrating and customizing Enterprise installations of SharePoint. Because SharePoint professionals often fill multiple roles she is interested in practical ways to make common SharePoint setup and administration tasks easier and working with the exciting ECM and collaboration features of SharePoint. www.SharePointSolver.com

Presentation Topic 3: Creating Wireframe Mockups for SharePoint
If anyone ever said to you, “just show me what SharePoint can do and then I’ll tell you what I want” then it’s time for you to get familiar with creating wireframes. Mockups are a great tool to have in your arsenal in the eternal fight against vague customer requirements, and you don’t need a graphic design degree to make them. I’ll show you how easy it can be to create wireframes in Visio and Balsamiq Mockups as well as provide resources for pre-built SharePoint stencils. Balsalmiq has also provided us with a Mockups license to raffle off.

Speaker 3 Profile: Caitlin Young, SharePoint Lead at First Republic Bank
Caitlin specializes in bridging the communication gap between IT and the lines of business. She’s been creating practical solutions with SharePoint for the past three releases and is currently SharePoint Lead at First Republic Bank in San Francisco. Her other specialties include Dynamics CRM, InfoPath, graphic design and amazing cupcakes.

Suggested Audience: All SharePoint roles.