San Francisco SharePoint User Group – Happy Hour Dec 12

Happy Snowman

Join us on Thursday Dec 12 for an informal happy hour (aka “SharePint”) at the OneUP Lounge in the Grand Hyatt San Francisco (Union Square). Relax and enjoy the holidays with fellow SharePoint users!

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CloudShare has offered to sponsor the first couple of rounds, so don’t be late! After that it’s PYOD – Pay for your own drink. 🙂

Please RSVP so we can get an approximate headcount.

Event Details and Registration:

When: Thursday Dec 12, 2013 5:30-7:30 PM
Where: OneUP Lounge, Grand Hyatt San Francisco, 345 Stockton St.

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

October 2013 Meeting Topics

October 2013 Meeting Topics

This month we’re going to try something a little different. We’ve gathered a handful of short, quick solutions to demonstrate and discuss, covering topics for SharePoint end users, administrators, and developers. We will also be showing an interesting solution by Capriza to create and deploy HTML5 mobile apps for customized SharePoint applications in minutes.

Register today:

Some of the solutions we will demonstrate and discuss are:

How to create color-coded calendar entries without code
How to hide unwanted fields on calendar items

How to build a custom web part connection with the built-in SharePoint list view web part

How to change the source list for a lookup column using SharePoint Manager
How to add a link to a document’s properties page for SharePoint Search results

And we will have time for questions for other SharePoint solution ideas you may want to ask about.

Alisha Harold, Magenic
Caitlin Young, First Republic Bank
Elaine Zelby, Capriza
Chris Romp, R3 Interworks

October 2013 Meeting – Call for Content!

This is Chris Romp from your San Francisco SharePoint User Group board.  Unfortunately our speaker scheduled for October has had a scheduling conflict arise, so I wanted to try something different this month.

Is there something in SharePoint you wish could just work a little bit better? Or a way of presenting information that you haven’t gotten quite figured out yet? Or any other kind of problem/question you’d like to have discussed? Send me your ideas at chris.romp [at] r3interworks [dot] com, (or “tweet” them to @SFSPUG) and I’ll pick a handful to demonstrate or discuss at this month’s meeting along with other SFSPUG members. They can be any level of complexity, and on any SharePoint-related topic — administration, customization, configuration, security, development, etc. — for SharePoint 2010, 2013, and Office 365.

Even better, if you’ve solved a problem in a cool way, why not come and present your solution to the group yourself? If you’ve ever wanted to present at SFSPUG this is an easy way to get started… I’m looking for a handful of 10-15 minute solutions to demonstrate, so no need to work up a 90-minute presentation. If you need a test SharePoint environment let me know and I can get you set up with one to use.

Deadline for submissions: This Friday, October 4th.

If this works out, I’d like to start doing one problem/solution type of demonstration at the beginning of every month’s meeting.  So this is the experiment, and if it’s something you’d like to see us do it’s up to you to help make it work.  So, let’s hear those ideas!

Register for the October Meeting:

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:

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.

August 2013 – No Meeting

Yikes! It looks like this past month has completely gotten away from all of us on the SFSPUG board. We were originally planning to post a happy hour location, but that hasn’t happened. If any of you still want to get together you definitely should. Feel free to plan something with your fellow SFSPUG members on the LinkedIn group page.

We’ll see you all next month at Microsoft. The meeting will be on Thursday, September 12.