March 2017 Meeting

March 14th 5:30pm

Topic: SharePoint 2016 New Options
Location: 8 City Blvd., Suite 403, Nashville, TN 37209 – MAP
Speaker: James Curry
Sponsor: Summit 7 Systems

Topic Details
New options available in SharePoint and SharePoint Online include the Modern UI, which has been available in SharePoint Online and is now available for SharePoint on premises with SharePoint 2016 Feature Pack 1. This is an important feature set for a hybrid SharePoint scenario to maintain a consistent look and feel. SharePoint 2016 also includes expanded Feature Pack 1 MinRole options, such as reducing the number or servers for a MinRole deployment from 8 to 4. The advantages of MinRoles, farm topologies, and how to mirror the new MinRole deployments without using Feature Pack 1 will also be discussed. Finally, the SharePoint Patterns and Practices Responsive UI plugin provides a quick, supported, and effective way to make standard SharePoint site mobile friendly. Combined with Office Web Apps in SharePoint 2013 or Office Online Server in SharePoint 2016 these provide a way to take your current SharePoint implementation and Office documents on mobile devices today.

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Sponsor Details

Summit 7 Systems is a premier Solution Provider based in Huntsville, Alabama and proud to serve customers all over the world. We offer consulting and implementation services, specializing in Microsoft SharePoint, Exchange, Skype for Business, Nintex, and Office 365.

Speaker Details
James Curry, a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), is a respected computer scientist, author, and consultant with over 15 years of experience. James is an Enterprise Architect with Summit 7 Systems where numerous government agencies and companies in the finance, entertainment, health, manufacturing, utilities, and education sectors utilize his expertise and talents. James was first introduced to SharePoint during his employment with NASA where he wrote the software to manage the NASA wide area network. He fine-tuned his SharePoint expertise as an Instructor Manager for Mindsharp while also consulting with Summit 7.

James is also a well-known lecturer and educator who presents SharePoint sessions at user groups and conferences, including sessions for Microsoft and the SharePoint Best Practices conference. He is passionate about teaching and writing and is a contributing author to multiple SharePoint books published by Microsoft Press. He currently resides in Nashville, TN with his beloved wife Suzanne and wonderful daughter Cate.


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February 2017 Meeting

***Online Lunch Time Meeting***

February 14th 11:30am
Topic: Understanding and Leveraging Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) Suite
Location: Online Meeting (link sent before meeting)
Speaker: Sean P. McDonough
Sponsor: SharePoint Saturday Nashville

Topic Details
The Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) Suite is a product offering that receives a lot of attention and “air time” from Microsoft nowadays. Although many enterprise architects, technical decision makers, and IT Pros have heard about EMS, many don’t know exactly what it is and what it does. In this session, we will be looking closely at EMS and the growing set of identity, security, data, and device management problems that it addresses. We will look at each of the workloads and capabilities within EMS, how they work, and some practical examples of solutions involving each. We will also clear-up the confusion that frequently arises in understanding where Office 365 ends and EMS begins. By the end of this session, you will understand what EMS is, the role that it plays in secure cloud solutions, and why it is a natural fit for consumers already leveraging Office 365 in their day-to-day operations.   

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Sponsor Details

The 4th Annual SharePoint Saturday (SPS) Nashville will be on April 8th, 2017. Register now:

We need Sponsors! Be part of the largest Office 365 & SharePoint event of the year in Middle Tennessee! Connect with technology professionals who could be your next employees and network to learn what is coming in the collaboration space. Details:

Speaker Details
Sean McDonough

Sean is the Chief Technology Officer for PAIT Group, a Cincinnati-based Microsoft partner providing SharePoint solutions and consulting. Microsoft certified MCP, MCTS, and MCPD, Sean has over two decades of experience developing software, building infrastructures, and solving technical problems. Unable to take anything except the deep dive into any role, Sean has acquired a diverse and expansive skill set as consultant, product manager, solution architect, team lead, administrator, and platform evangelist through the years. Some might label his passion for all things tech related as borderline ‘obsession’, but it is equal only to his desire to share those discoveries and experiences with others as author, blogger, and frequent speaker/instructor at technical conferences, user groups, and similar events all over North America. Sean is also a Microsoft MVP in both the Office Development and the Office Servers and Services categories. He can be reached through his blog ( or on Twitter (@spmcdonough).

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January 2017 Meeting

January 10th 5:30pm
Topic: Bringing Sexy Back …to the Document Set Home Page
Location: Microsoft, 8 City Blvd., Suite 403, Nashville, TN 37209 – MAP
Speaker: Neville Scheevel
Sponsor: SharePoint Saturday Nashville

Topic Details
The SharePoint Document Set content type is super useful for organizing documents.  But it’s home page is in desperate need of a make-over.  This unruly page forces end-users to scroll, and filter, and sort – and scroll some more – trying to locate their desired content. So let’s improve the usefulness of docsethomepage.aspx by implementing a new layout. We’ll replace stacked webpart zones with tabbed sections, link web parts to display associated tasks, and turn docsethomepage.aspx into a powerful hub for consolidating documents and data. This discussion is targeted for developers who are comfortable with HTML, JavaScript, and SP Designer, but you don’t have to be an expert, we’ll work through examples starting with the basics.

Sponsor Details

Our 4th Annual SharePoint Saturday (SPS) Nashville will be on April 8th, 2017. Save the date – we will be announcing more information during the user group meeting!

We need Sponsors! Be part of the largest Office 365 & SharePoint event of the year in Middle Tennessee! Connect with technology professionals who could be your next employees and network to learn what is coming in the collaboration space.

Speaker Details

Neville Scheevel
SharePoint Solutions Architect for LMBC
– SharePoint Combatant (
– Infatuated with Agile
– Bringer of Business Value

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December 2016 Meeting

Date & Time
5:00pm (Dinner served)

Microsoft Office
8 City Blvd., Suite 403, Nashville, TN 37209


Speaker: Todd Klindt, Microsoft MVP
Topic: Upgrading to SharePoint 2016

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Presentation Topics (pre-2017)

Previous presentations where speakers provided their slides. Moving forward, the slides will be linked within the meeting post.

Title Speaker Date
Microsoft Flow the successor to SharePoint Designer Workflows Daniel Glenn 10/11/2016
AzureAD B2B with SharePoint Online Jose Arbelaez 8/9/2016
Out of the Box SharePoint Solutions Daniel Glenn 12/8/2015
Managing SharePoint Server with Windows PowerShell Tim Warner 9/8/2015
Self-Service BI in SharePoint 2013 Elizabeth Hutson Mitchell 9/9/2014
Office 365 Information Architecture and Governance Planning and Design Ben Curry 7/8/2014
Governing SharePoint Scott Walsh 10/14/2013
Exploring the options to deploy Microsoft SharePoint in the Cloud Carlos Camacho 4/15/2013
PowerShell And SharePoint Jamye Few 2/18/2013
Getting On The Same Master Page Jamye Few 6/25/2012
Business Drivers and Checklist for Successful SharePoint Governance Ryan M. VanOsdol 1/16/2012
How to actually use SharePoint 2010 on Office 365 Michael Atkins 8/22/2011
FAST from the Ground Up Ron Jones 6/27/2011
Leveraging BCS Steve Peterson 5/16/2011
Claims Authentication and SharePoint 2010 Tyler Durham 3/28/2011
Document Management with SharePoint 2010 John Gould 2/14/2011
Migration to the New SharePoint Rich Miller 9/20/2010
Creating Workflows with SharePoint Designer 2010 Asif Rehmani 7/21/2010
Setting up Federated Search Dan Wygant 6/21/2010
Demystifying Sharepoint Branding and Accessibility Ernie Bryant 3/22/2010
March 2010 Demo and Code Ernie Bryant 3/22/2010
Managed Taxonomies in SharePoint 2010 Michael Atkins 2/24/2010
Creating and Using Site Definitions Tim Schaffler 9/21/2009
Recovering a WSS Environment After Complete Web Server Loss Daniel Glenn 8/24/2009
Enterprise Search with MOSS 101 Michael Atkins 7/27/2009
A Practical Approach to SharePoint Content Management Carl Pottkotter 2/16/2009
Extranet Collaboration Manager Peter Roth 10/27/2008
Free Tools for SharePoint 2007 and WSS 3.0 Rob Foster 8/18/2008
Certification Options for SharePoint Professionals Timothy L. Warner 6/10/2008
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Overview Vir Bhargava 4/7/2008
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