It is that time of year again! In just a few weeks I will be heading to
Boston to speak at one of my favorite conferences, SPTechCon.
This conference is one of my favorites because I believe it gives a
level of real world networking that can be hard to find at other
conferences. I love getting to spend
time with attendees and learning about what they are trying to do with
SharePoint. Below is my schedule for the
event and as we get closer I am sure that I will be adding some office hours
(where I spend 1:1 time with attendees discussing issues they are facing).
Date / Time
From Requirements to Technology: An Approach to Build No-Code
SharePoint Solutions new
Tues 9/16 @9:00 am
Based on simple math, we all know that 1+1=2. This is a simple concept
that we learn very early in life. When it comes to SharePoint though, when
you consider the tools available to you, you have a huge advantage of being
able to use more than one tool, combined together, to create an outcome that
is far greater than 2. The beauty of SharePoint is a collection of tools
that, when combined together, can be used to solve various business solutions.
And most of the powerful solutions that can be developed can be done without
a single line of code. And yes, that means no semi-colons or syntax for you
to have to worry about! In this all-day tutorial, you will learn everything
you need to know about creating a full-blown business process using
SharePoint, InfoPath and SharePoint Designer. Some basics will be covered,
along with common practices for form-submission approval processes and
SharePoint Designer workflows. When you walk away from this tutorial, you
will be confident that whatever processes the business throws at you, you
will be able to create a solution using the tools and best practices that you
Wed 9/17 @8:30
is specifically designed for those that are new to SharePoint. While
SharePoint has been around for years, many people are just getting started
and this class has been designed specifically for you! By the end of this
class you will have a high-level overview of SharePoint that will be the
foundation for the rest of content you will learn at the conference. In this
class, we will cover the most common use cases for SharePoint, describe the
roles associated with most SharePoint deployments, and help answer any
outstanding questions you have as you get started on this journey.
Creating Simple Dashboards Using Out-of-the-Box Web Parts, Part I
Thur 9/18 @3:45 pm
In this class, we will look at some basic out-of-the-box ways to create
powerful dashboards for managing teams and projects. The dashboards will be
created using multiple connected Web parts all configured from the browser.
This class will give you a good overview of lists, views, Web part pages and
Web part connections. This is a great class for those just getting started
with SharePoint and want to push the limits of out-of-the-box configuration.
Creating Simple Dashboards Using Out-of-the-Box Web Parts, Part II
Fri 9/19 @11:30 am
class, we will look at some more advanced ways to use out-of-the-box tools to
create powerful dashboards for managing teams and projects. Our dashboards
will be created using multiple technologies including Visio, Excel Services
and Yammer. This class will give you a good overview of taking some of the
basics within SharePoint to the next level.
If you are interested in attending the event, be sure to use
the code MASON when you register to save $500.
Hope to see you there!
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