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Sept 8 – Driving SharePoint End User Adoption

SharePoint User Group Meeting September 2016

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

Learn iT!
33 New Montgomery St.
Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94105

Free pizza and soft drinks provided by Learn iT!

For building access we need to collect the names of all attendees before the event. Please be sure to register using your real name, matching your photo ID.  Registration ends on Wednesday, September 7th at 12:00 PM sharp.

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Topic: Drive on the FastTrack to SharePoint End User Adoption in Your Organization for Office 365 & SharePoint 2016

With the introduction of new technologies or the migration from old to newer versions, one of the largest hurdles for businesses is end user adoption, especially in the Enterprise Collaboration software space.

This session showcases a tried and true end user adoption checklist and a detailed introduction to the Microsoft Fast Track for Office 365 and SharePoint campaign with proven strategies for success. Speaker Heather Newman has been running end user adoption campaigns for over 18 years inside of Microsoft, its partners and Enterprise customers. She will share stories, examples and best practices so you race across the finish line to adoption victory.

In this session you will take away:

  • A step by step end user adoption checklist with a detailed introduction to Microsoft’s Office 365 Fast Track Program
  • Real world examples for each check in the checklist
  • A communication plan with reference to templates you can use for your end user campaign
  • Practical tips and tricks that you can adapt and re-use

Speaker: Heather Newman

Heather Newman is a technology entrepreneur and award-winning senior marketing professional that thrives in both startups and established corporations. She is an adept storyteller and is passionate about growth for both employees and the corporate bottom-line. Heather hails from the arts and the bulk of her career has been working with the largest technology companies in the world (Microsoft, Google, Amazon, NetApp, Hewlett-Packard, and Dell). She brings a strong creative spirit to the table with a mind for product, brand and experiential marketing.

Heather is the Chief Evangelist and CMO of Content Panda, a high tech business dedicated to creating products that deliver a superior user experience that drive value to businesses. Content Panda’s family of products deliver an in-context help, training and support experience in the user interface–right where and when users need it. Heather lives in Sebastopol, CA and enjoys traveling the world speaking about SharePoint and Women in Technology. You can follow her travels and writing on Twitter and Instagram at @heddanewman.

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July 14 – Building Successful SharePoint Libraries

Date: Thursday, July 14th
Arrival Time: 5:30 PM to 6:00PM
Presentation: 6:00PM to 7:30PM
Doors Close: 8:00PM

Learn iT!
33 New Montgomery St.
Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94105

Free pizza and soft drinks provided by Learn iT!

Register To Attend

For building access we need to collect the names of all attendees before the event. Please be sure to register using your real name. Also, please note the address of this month’s meeting.Registration ends on Wednesday, July 13th at 12:00 PM sharp.

Topic: Build Successful SharePoint Libraries

SharePoint libraries are designed to store many types of business documents, but there are times when a SharePoint Site Administrator needs to control and monitor closely the documents in a library.

This month’s SFSPUG meeting we will be discussing SharePoint’s four main tools for controlling library content.

Join us for “Build Successful SharePoint Libraries” and learn to control:

  1. Library Content
  2. Document Versions
  3. Check-Out Policy
  4. Retention Policy
  5. An Introduction to Metadata: The important role it plays in your business

Speaker: Tom Vorves

Tom is a SharePoint trainer for Learn iT!  You can find him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomvorves

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SFSPUG Meeting March 10, 2016

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

Learn iT!
33 New Montgomery St.
Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94105

Free pizza and soft drinks provided by Learn iT!

For building access we need to collect the names of all attendees before the event. Please be sure to register using your real name. Also, please note the address of this month’s meeting. Registration ends on Wednesday, March 9th at 12:00 PM sharp.

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Topic: Microsoft SharePoint/O365 Workflow with Nintex

In this session we will discuss how workflow automation can help maximize your investment in Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365. We will demonstrate how Nintex (Workflow/Forms) can automate your time-consuming, manual processes and create streamlined workflows in every department (HR, Operations, Finance, Sales, Marketing, IT) of your organization. Nintex is an intuitive, non-code, browser-based, drag-and-drop workflow/form designer that reduces the work involved in building, using and improving processes. We will also look at how other companies are benefiting from automating their business processes.

Speaker: Alex Viera

​ Alex Viera (MCTS, MCP) is a Principal Consultant at Netwoven Inc. He focuses on Cloud Solutions (Design, Development, Deployment, and Migrations). He has over 28 years of overall development experience including 17 years as a Microsoft Software Design Engineer and Technology Solutions Professional.

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San Francisco SharePoint User Group Meeting December 2015

Date: Thursday, Dec 10
Arrival Time: 5:30 PM to 6:00PM
Presentation: 6:00PM to 7:30PM
Doors Close: 8:00PM
Location: Protiviti – San Francisco
closest BART station is Powell Street

**Due to after-hours access at Protiviti, we will need to collect the names of all attendees before the event. Please be sure to register BEFORE Dec 9 at 11:00 AM PST.


REGISTER HERE: http://sfspugdec2015.eventbrite.com

Presentation: The Intranet Reloaded – Not your grandma’s old Intranet

The Intranet was long been viewed as a basic portal to share news and information about the business and possibly keep link to a few documents.

More recently, a different train on thought has flipped this idea on its head and challenged us to think about using the concept of the Intranet as a focal point for digital content to deliver a more managed and integrated workplace experience.

Shailen will present on just such a journey that a client has taken with their Intranet site to reach a higher maturity model by leveraging the Intranet as a platform for integrating News, Notifications, Videos, Payslips, Search, Rostering, Careers, Targeting, Multi-device support, Documents and People Search and all of this in just the first release with plans to build a lot more functionality on top.

Topics presented in this talk will include:

  • The Digital Workplace Maturity Model
  • Office 365
  • Azure
  • ADFS
  • Taxonomy
  • SharePoint Add-Ins (formerly Apps)
  • Thinking of Performance as a feature
  • Differences between an Intranet and a Digital Workplace

Presenter: Shailen Sukul

Shailen is a SharePoint/Office 365 Consultant, Azure Architect, SCRUM Master and Evangelist and has worked for clients in the US and Australia on technologies in SharePoint and Azure.

When not working with SharePoint/Azure, he likes to tinker with Kiosks for his Startup in his spare time.

He currently lives in Melbourne, Australia with his wife and 4 year old boy, but also commutes to California for work occasionally.

Follow him on Twitter @shailensukul, connect with him on LinkedIn and check out his blog.

REGISTER HERE: http://sfspugdec2015.eventbrite.com

SharePoint User Group Meeting 9/12

Keeping Mission Critical SharePoint Systems Humming Along from Soup to Nuts, with Kenneth Lo of Kattelo Consulting 

 

Date: Thursday, September 12, 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 Metalogix.
Please register now: https://sfspugsept2013.eventbrite.com/

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

Presentation Topic: Keeping Mission Critical SharePoint Systems Humming Along from Soup to Nuts

As SharePoint systems become more mission critical in organizations large and small worldwide, Technical Directors and SharePoint Administrators alike are now faced with the important task to keep the these systems humming along all the time.

In this session, Kenneth will go over considerations of planning, migrating, maintaining, and optimizing mission critical SharePoint systems. He will also share his lessons learned and industry best practices to preemptively and effectively address some of the common challenges encountered as a SharePoint guardian.

The session will also include an overview and demonstration of how Metalogix Content Matrix can facilitate a smooth SharePoint migration.

Speaker bio:
Kenneth Lo, PMP (@klopmp) is the CEO of Kattelo Consulting (@kattelo), which specializes in cloud, SharePoint, and mobility technologies. Kattelo tailors to business and technical requirements of its customers to implement solutions that accomplish complicated tasks in a simple and effective way.  Kenneth is a battle-tested SharePoint evangelist and entrepreneur with extensive management consulting experiences. His clientele ranges from Silicon Valley startups to Fortune 500 companies.

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/

September 2012 Meeting

Meetings are moving to the Microsoft San Francisco office! Join us to hear developers Mark Gerow and Charles Faramarzi-Rad share their experience building a world-class Internet site at Fenwick & West. Also, a sneak peek of SharePoint 2013 will be presented. AvePoint will be giving out gift cards to those who can Stump the Panel – bring your questions and enjoy the fun.

Date: Thursday, September 13, 2012
Arrival Time: 5:30 PM to 6:00PM
Presentation: 6:00PM to 7:00PM
Doors Close: 7:30PM
Microsoft San Francisco
835 Market Street (at Powell)
7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 415.972.6400

closest BART station is Powell Street

Map: http://binged.it/N0fEqE

REGISTER: http://sfspug.eventzilla.net

Sponsored by Slalom Consulting and Avepoint

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

Preview: SharePoint 2013

A brief overview or “Sneak Peek” of SharePoint 2013 and discussion of new features.

Topic: Lessons Learned Building a World-Class Internet Site Using SharePoint 2010

In this session, Mark Gerow and Charles Faramarzi-Rad from Fenwick & West will present lessons learned building a world-class Internet site using SharePoint 2010. This presentation will help attendees understand what is possible with SharePoint 2010 when it’s pushed to its limits, how to create a truly content-driven website, and what challenges and pitfalls to watch out for along the way.

Suggested Audience: Information Architects, Web Designers, Application Developers

Presenters:

Mark Gerow – Director of Application Development and Business Process for Fenwick & West’s Mountain View office.

Under his direction, Fenwick has deployed over 15,000 secure extranets (also known as “deal” or “data” rooms) for all practice areas, enabling significant efficiencies in attorney-client document and information sharing. Prior to joining Fenwick & West, Mr. Gerow held a variety of IT and application development roles for Heller Ehrman, Stanford University, and Intel Corporation. He is also the author of two books, and numerous articles in the areas of collaborative software, applications development and project management.

Charles Faramarzi-Rad – Senior SharePoint Developer

Charles Faramarzi-Rad was the technical lead for the www.fenwick.com project. Charles is currently a SharePoint developer for the Fenwick and West’s Portal Team. He was also a senior SharePoint developer at Synopsys, involved with the Synopsys.com project on MOSS platform. Charles has over 7 years experience with SharePoint.

SPECIAL OFFERS from O’Reilly:
O’Reilly Media has generously provided discounts and book samples to our user group members.
40% off print books
50% of eBooks
Members are encouraged to write reviews of SharePoint books.
For book review suggestions go to: ug.oreilly.com/bookreviews

February 2010 Meeting

February Meeting: Building Mobile Applications
Date: Thursday, February 10, 2011
Cost: FREE
Location: QuickStart San Francisco [map]
Address: 33 New Montgomery, 9th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105

MEETING AGENDA
5:30 – Welcome, Networking
6:00 – 7:30 Presentation
7:30 Wrap-Up and Networking

To register: email here

SharePoint 2010 & Smart Mobility – Building Mobile Applications

Abstract:
With the new mobile features of SharePoint 2010, the line between working from your desk and working remotely has blurred significantly and is finally reaching a point of convergence. This session will show how a developer can harness the power of SharePoint 2010 and Mobile Entree to create a seamless business application — whether you are sitting at your desk or on the move.

Presenter:
Kenneth Lo (PMP, MCSD, MCTS) [web site | twitter] is a SharePoint Evangelist and entrepreneur with over 14 years of management consulting experience in all facets of systems development. His expertise includes SharePoint, mobile applications, and social media. Being a risk-averse person at heart, Kenneth spends his leisure time mountain biking, rock climbing, and scuba diving.

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