Meeting Dec 13 – Customizing PowerApps: Dive into Advanced Functionality

IMPORTANT: For building access, we need to collect the names of all attendees before the event. Please be sure to register using your real name, which matches your photo ID.

Registration ends on Wednesday, December 12th at 12:00 PM sharp.

Schedule and Registration Info:
Food and Networking: 6:00 PM to 6:15 PM
Presentations: 6:15 PM to 7:45(-ish) PM

Hosting by R3 Interworks and WeWork.
Pizza provided by R3 Interworks.

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Customizing PowerApps: Dive into Advanced Functionality

We will be going over ways that administrators can create dynamic forms efficiently and that are easily maintainable. Topics that will be covered include: branding, dynamic repositioning and hiding of form elements, using variables, screen transitions, and more.

Speaker: Harjit Randhawa

Harjit is currently an Office 365 Support Specialist for ExpressWorks International. Harjit has worked in various financial institutions and government institutions to help customize and administer SharePoint sites over the last 2 years. He is a graduate from San Francisco State with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science. Since graduating, he has dove into the world of Office 365 and SharePoint and is eager to share what he’s learn and learn from others that are working with Office 365 as well.

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Meeting Nov 8 – Customizing Modern SharePoint Communication Sites

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IMPORTANT: For building access, we need to collect the names of all attendees before the event. Please be sure to register using your real name, which matches your photo ID.

Registration ends on Wednesday, November 7th at 12:00 PM sharp.

Schedule and Registration Info:
Food and Networking: 6:00PM to 6:15PM
Presentations: 6:15PM to 8:00PM

Hosting by R3 Interworks and WeWork.
Pizza & beverages provided by R3 Interworks.

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A Practical Guide to Customizing Modern SharePoint Communication Sites

This month Ravi Chandra from Netwoven discuss some practical approaches and pitfalls when customizing modern SharePoint communication sites, including:

  • Intro on “Classic” development vs. “Modern” development
  • Customizing SharePoint sites using Site Designs and Site Scripts
  • Customizing modern SharePoint lists using Column Formatting and View Formatting
  • Building responsive webparts using the SharePoint Frame (SPFx)
  • A modern approach to applying custom Site Templates using Microsoft Flow and Azure Functions
  • A brief overview of using Docker in a modern SharePoint development cycle
  • Demos!

Speaker: Ravi Chandra

Ravi is a Senior Consultant at Netwoven specializing in Office 365. Since 2007, he has been supporting and developing projects for Fortune 1000 companies. The last two years have been focused on low-code solutions with SharePoint Online, Flow, and PowerApps. He has created robust multi-tier no-code solutions for various customers across multiple industries. You can find him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/ravichandramaniyani.

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Sept 13 2018: Creating a Tenant (or Web Application) Level lookup field (using Managed Metadata)

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW LOCATION (and floor)

To get to the meeting space, go to 2 Embarcadero, enter the office complex on the 2nd floor, then take the elevators on your right to the 9th floor. They should be “unlocked” for the event.

IMPORTANT: For building access, we need to collect the names of all attendees before the event. Please be sure to register using your real name, which matches your photo ID.

Registration ends on Thursday, September 13th at 12:00 PM sharp.

Schedule and Registration Info:
Food and Networking: 6:00 PM to 6:15 PM
Presentations: 6:15 PM to 7:45(-ish) PM

Hosting by R3 Interworks and WeWork.
Pizza provided by R3 Interworks.

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Creating a Tenant (or Web Application) Level lookup field (using Managed Metadata)

Do you find yourself recreating the same lookup tables in different site collections? Often as administrators, we forget the power of the Managed Metadata field in that it is a field that is accessible by all sites in a Tenant (or Web Application).

Join us as we explore ways to use Managed Metadata as a “Tenant-wide” lookup! And while we are on the topic we can open the floor to discuss the other powerful uses of Managed Metadata!

Speaker: Harjit Randhawa

Harjit is currently an Office 365 Support Specialist for ExpressWorks International. Previously with Essention, he has worked in various financial institutions and government institutions to help customize and administer SharePoint sites over the last 2 years. He is a graduate from San Francisco State with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science. Since graduating, he has dove into the world of Office 365 and SharePoint and is eager to share what he’s learn and learn from others that are working with Office 365 as well.

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August 9 – PowerApps and Flow: Overview and Integration points with SharePoint

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW LOCATION

IMPORTANT: For building access, we need to collect the names of all attendees before the event. Please be sure to register using your real name, which matches your photo ID.

Registration ends on Thursday, August 9th at 12:00 PM sharp.

Schedule and Registration Info:
Food and Networking: 5:45PM to 6:00PM
Presentations: 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Hosting by R3 Interworks and WeWork.
Pizza provided by Netwoven.
(Not sure if we’ll be able to have beer at this location… TBD.)

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PowerApps and Flow: Overview and Integration points with SharePoint

This month Ravi Chandra from Netwoven will give us an overview of a much-asked-about topic in SharePoint: PowerApps and Flow! Ravi will cover:

  1. An overview of PowerApps and Flow
  2. How they can be used to replace traditional InfoPath and SharePoint workflows
  3. How to customize SharePoint list forms using PowerApps
  4. How to integrate Microsoft Flow, focusing primarily on its SharePoint integration points
  5. A walkthrough of creating some sample solutions, followed by a cool PowerApps and Flow demo

Speaker: Ravi Chandra

Ravi is a Senior Consultant at Netwoven specializing in Office365. Since 2007, he has been supporting and developing projects for Fortune 1000 companies. The last two years have been focused on low code solutions with SharePoint Online, Flow and PowerApps. You can find him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/ravichandramaniyani.

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Meeting June 14 – SharePoint Conference 2018 Highlights

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Registration ends on Wednesday, June 13th at 12:00 PM sharp.

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Schedule and Registration Info:
Food and Networking: 5:30PM to 6:00PM
Presentations: 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Hosting and pizza provided by Learn iT!
Beer provided by R3 Interworks.

Highlights from the SharePoint Conference 2018

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, unless you were at the SharePoint Conference North America in which case we’re ready to spill all the dirt! When will SharePoint Server 2019 be released? (Preview this summer, RTM in fall.) If I have a HoloLens can I integrate mixed reality into SharePoint? (Yes. Yes, really.) Are there more practical examples of AI and machine learning as well? Totally – come hear about predictive indexing and derived insights.

There’s a lot we can cover, but some things that spring to mind:

  • Updates to Modern: Team; Hub; and Communication sites
  • Overall approach to SharePoint sites architecture (hint: Groups!)
  • Features/roadmap: Both on-prem and SharePoint 2019
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Graph
  • Updates to Lists and Libraries
  • Updates to OneDrive
  • SharePoint Migration Tool
  • SharePoint PnP & Provisioning

We also snagged some vinyl SharePoint stickers from the product team for anyone who wants one.

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April 12, 2017 – The Modern SharePoint Experience

IMPORTANT: For building access, we need to collect the names of all attendees before the event. Please be sure to register using your real name, which matches your photo ID.  

Registration ends on Wednesday, April 11th at 12:00 PM sharp.

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Schedule and Registration Info:
Food and Networking: 5:30PM to 6:00PM
Presentations: 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Pizza and soft drinks provided by Learn iT!
Beer provided by Essention


The Modern SharePoint Experience

I’m sure you’ve heard the whispers: SharePoint is finally moving away from the 1990s Internet Explorer Web 1.0 aesthetic and into 2018 with the Modern SharePoint Experience! We’ll be showcasing some shiny new features as well reviewing changes and limitations.

Come by to see the future of SharePoint so that next time your business asks you “how does it look on mobile?” you can say “Amazing, fast, and scalable. Our users will love it!”

Harjit Randhawa, Software Technical Consultant at Essention

Harjit is an Office365 aficionado that specializes in tailoring SharePoint into your business so that it works for you and without you having to jump through hoops!

While working with Essention, he has been on a wide variety of teams, from supporting city organizations to private financial institutions, he has gained a deep understanding of business needs. He specializes in customizing Office365 tools to fix holes in Microsoft’s out of the box functionalities while keeping ahead of Microsoft’s planned future enhancements, to ensure smooth and uninterrupted operation of your business.

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