July 2017 Meeting

July 20th 11:30am – Lunch Meeting

Location: Flying Saucer, 111 10th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203– MAP
Cost: Bring money for your own lunch

Lunch Details
This month we are meeting for a social and networking time – discuss your Office 365 & SharePoint successes and get some help from the community on items that you might be struggling.

Bring your own lunch money – there will be NO free food/drink at this event (unless we have a generous donor!). Also bring some money to cover parking if you use the lower-level lot. Flying Saucer will validate up to one-hour, but you will need to cover the rest.

Be sure to forward this meeting info to your colleagues and friends!


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June 2017 Meeting

June 13th 5:30pm

Topic: SharePoint Saga: Why We Went to and Came Back from the Cloud
Location: 8 City Blvd., Suite 403, Nashville, TN 37209 – MAP
Speaker: Shantell Ogden
Sponsor: Cardinal Solutions
Cost: FREE (free food too!)

Topic Details
Hear the unique SharePoint Story of SPX Corporation, a leading global manufacturing company, at the June User Group. Our speaker will be SPX’s IT User Experience and Communications Manager Shantell Ogden.

The discussion will highlight lessons learned from SPX’s SharePoint journey—a journey that has included:
– Launching SharePoint on-premise
– Moving SharePoint to the cloud
– Splitting SharePoint environments in the cloud
– Moving SharePoint back on premise

Considering a move to the cloud? Find out the pros and cons from a company that has been there, and back!

Be sure to forward this meeting info to your colleagues and friends!

Sponsor Details

Cardinal SolutionsCardinal Solutions is a national IT Solutions Provider that delivers custom applications, strategic guidance, and training to help businesses work better, smarter, and easier.  With over 450 employees across seven offices, we lead with our experience and expertise in digital solutions across mobile, web, analytics, and cloud. Collaboration with clients through an Agile process allows us to create the right solutions that users embrace and help advance businesses.

Speaker Details
Shantell Ogden
Shantell Ogden is a creative and inquisitve professional known for building highly-effective marketing and communications programs from the ground-up.

She has more than 19 years of diverse experience, working in IT for Fortune 500 companies such as Nissan North America and SPX Corporation, and other technology start-up ventures.

At SPX Shantell is responsible for envisioning and developing training/adoption programs for global applications, as well as internal IT communications.


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May 2017 Meeting

May 9th 5:30pm (In-person & Online)

Topic: Creating & Upgrading SharePoint Workflows
Location: 8 City Blvd., Suite 403, Nashville, TN 37209 – MAP
Speaker: Daniel Glenn, MVP
Sponsor: Microsoft
Cost: FREE (free food too!)

Topic Details
For a long time, we have been using workflow for automating business processes in every version of SharePoint, while using various tools to create them: out of the box workflows, SharePoint Designer, Visual Studio, & third-party applications like Nintex and K2.
Now that SharePoint Designer will no longer updated and there is a push to move to the cloud, what are we supposed to do now to automate tasks and business workflow?

What if you aren’t moving to Office 365 and just want to know what tool you should use to create workflows moving forward?

Should you migrate your existing SharePoint Designer workflows to Microsoft Flow or a third-party tool? What would that process look like?

Should you continue to build workflows using SharePoint Designer in SharePoint 2010, 2013, 2016?

In our time together, we will review those questions and more so you can be confident in your path forward with process automation, no matter what version of SharePoint you are using or where it is hosted!

Be sure to forward this meeting info to your colleagues and friends!

If you are attending remotely – via Skype for Business – you will be emailed the meeting link the afternoon of the event.

Speaker Details

Daniel is a Microsoft MVP and is passionate about building technical community with his various roles in user groups and as the Director of SharePoint Saturday Nashville.

Daniel is the Collaboration Practice Leader for InfoWorks, Inc. and has been building workflows & SharePoint solutions for more than 14 years. He has deployed intranets and extranets for corporations large and small using every version of SharePoint throughout his career and has multiple technical certifications focusing on SharePoint and Office 365.

Connect with Daniel on Twitter @DanielGlenn and on his blog at DanielGlenn.com.

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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.

Be sure to forward this meeting info to your colleagues and friends!

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.   

Be sure to forward this meeting info to your colleagues and friends!

Sponsor Details

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

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: http://SPSNashville.org/sponsors

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 (http://SharePointInterface.com) 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.
Details: http://SPSNashville.org/sponsors

Speaker Details

Neville Scheevel
SharePoint Solutions Architect for LMBC
– SharePoint Combatant (http://strangecodestuff.blogspot.com/)
– 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


Do you still have SharePoint 2013, or heaven forbid SharePoint 2010 or 2007 servers lurking around your environment? For shame! In this session Todd will give you the information you need to get rid of those shameful old servers and replace them with impressive SharePoint 2016 servers. If you’re still trying to upgrade to SharePoint 2013, don’t worry, he’ll talk about that too. He’ll talk about methods and techniques he’s used, and share stories about stuff that has not worked. After this session you’ll be even more offended by your SharePoint 2010 and 2013 farms, and you’ll have the information you need to make them SharePoint 2016 farms you can be proud of.


Sponsor Details

Since 2001 Rezult Group has been a full service I.T.  recruiting firm specialized in placing highly sought after resources in Contract / Contract to Perm /  Permanent positions throughout the greater Nashville area.  Our strength lies in our ability to connect local talent with local companies by forging strong relationships with the area’s top talent and top employers. We are committed to partnering and supporting the local technology community to help drive Nashville to be one of the nation’s premiere technology hubs.   To learn more of to connect with a Technology Recruiter please visit our website www.rezultgroup.com.

Speaker Details

Todd has been a professional computer nerd for over 20 years, specializing in SharePoint for the last 14 years. His love affair with SharePoint began one slow day at the office when he discovered SharePoint Team Services 1.0 on the Office XP CD that was holding up his coffee cup, and decided to install it. The rest is history. In 2006 he was honored to be awarded the MVP award from Microsoft for Windows SharePoint Services. He has had the pleasure of working with SharePoint farms both large small. He has written several books and magazine articles on SharePoint. Todd has presented sessions on SharePoint at many major conferences both in the United States as well as Europe and Asia and does the user group circuit, SharePoint Saturday events, and the occasional children’s birthday party as well. He chronicles his SharePoint and other technical adventures on his blog, http://www.toddklindt.com/blog. He is currently working his dream job as a Distinguished Architect at Rackspace where he spends his days playing with all manner of Microsoft technologies and trying to figure out which one is the coolest. If you’re bored you can follow him on Twitter @toddklindt.

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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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