April 2021 – 5 Ways to Manage Tasks and Projects with Office 365 and Dynamics 365

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Topic:

5 Ways to Manage Tasks and Projects with Office 365 and Dynamics 365

Abstract:

Understand all the project and task management offerings from Microsoft, how they work together, and which one(s) might be right for you.

Microsoft offers so many different task and project management applications that understanding them all and selecting the right one(s) can be a challenge. In this session you’ll learn about Microsoft Project, SharePoint Task Lists, Microsoft Planner, To-Do, Outlook Tasks and Dynamics 365 Project Operations. Together we will explore the benefits and downsides of each, how they work together, the scenarios when each might make sense, and how to build a project dashboard in SharePoint. Attendees will also learn how to use often overlooked SharePoint features to better manage their projects.

Key Takeaways

  • Case studies in success … and struggle … with project management solutions
  • Understand all the project and task management options offered by Microsoft
  • Learn the downsides in some of the apps that might leave you frustrated
  • Take away a practical process for selecting a project and task management solution
  • Learn how to manage projects using SharePoint

Speaker:

Geoff Ables

Bestselling author, Microsoft MVP, MCT, and international keynote speaker, Geoff Ables is a thought leader on digital customer and employee engagement. Geoff co-authored the “Dynamics CRM 2011 Administrator Bible” and his most recent book, “The LUCK Principle,” delivers fresh insight and inspiration into creating people-centric digital workplaces. Geoff is an avid motorcycle and spirits enthusiast and has appeared as a guest on “The Impractical Jokers.”

When:

Friday April 16th, 2021

12:00p-1:00p EST

Where: 

Microsoft Teams (join URL will be sent to registered attendees prior to the event)

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March 2021 – “Microsoft 365 & Bellarmine” vs “The Pandemic”

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Topic:

“Microsoft 365 & Bellarmine” vs “The Pandemic”

Abstract:

Ever look at all the tools available in the Microsoft 365 suite like Teams, SharePoint, Forms, Bookings, Power Automate, etc. and wonder if they are powerful enough to handle real challenges? Well, the team at Bellarmine University used these tools to rapidly develop systems that empowered and supported their pandemic response team in their effort to keep the university community safe. In this session you’ll see how Bellarmine quickly solved real problems using Microsoft 365 and hopefully be inspired to tackle some of your challenges using these same tools.

Speaker:

Eric Satterly, CIO Bellarmine University

Eric Satterly is an Information Technology evangelist experienced in leading and aligning IT efforts with institutional direction. He has a varied work background ranging from entrepreneurial, start-up environments to highly structured, corporate operations. Throughout his career, he has been successful in developing, communicating and implementing Information Technology strategies.

When:

Friday March 19th, 2021

12:00p-1:00p EST

Where: 

Microsoft Teams (join URL will be sent to registered attendees prior to the event)

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November 2019 – The cost of chaos, or a plan for productivity?

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Date: Friday November 15th, 2019

Time: 11:30a-1:00p

Topic: The cost of chaos, or a plan for productivity?

Experience has overwhelmingly proven that many industrial verticals have lost faith in the “big bang” approach to content management and has begun to exasperate our customers. The situation in recent years has only got worse by the addition of whole new channels of content creation that is overwhelming content consumers and creating mass confusion. We’ll start simple in this discussion with a demonstration on how Office365, SharePoint Online, and lifecycle management techniques can put your customers on the clear path to content productivity.

Speaker: Matthew Workman

Location: 

Awesome Inc
348 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507

Agenda:

11:30am – Check-in, networking, and time to grab lunch (provided)
12:00pm – Welcome and feature presentation

April 2019 – Paths to Collaboration in Office 365

 

Date: Friday April 19th, 2019

Time: 11:30a-1:00p

Topic: Paths to Collaboration in Office 365

From Sites, to Groups, to Teams, to Delve and everywhere in between, Office 365 is built for collaboration. We are going to open up the toolbox, and sort through the clutter to find the right tool for the right job.  Maybe we prefer the one-stop chat-based shop of Teams, the solitary nature of OneDrive for Business, the modern web experience of SharePoint Online sites, or the Outlook based experience of Groups.  Maybe we just want to let Delve tell us what we need before we need it.  This presentation will help you understand each path a little better and decide which ones to use to get your work done more quickly and more “collaboratively.”

Speaker: Patrick Tucker

 

 

Location: 

Awesome Inc
348 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507

Agenda:

11:30am – Check-in, networking, and time to grab lunch (provided)
12:00pm – Welcome and feature presentation

NOTE: There is free parking beside, and behind the building.  Check out the parking map.

November 2018 – Tapping the Power in PowerShell

Date: Friday November 16th, 2018

Time: 11:30a-1:00p

Topic: Tapping the Power in PowerShell

Target Audience:Developers and IT Pros

Level: 200/300

SP Version(s):SharePoint Online, SharePoint Server 2010+

PowerShell has been around in some form since 2005, but it was only with SharePoint Server 2010 that PowerShell became an official part of the SharePoint administrative landscape. Nowadays, PowerShell is the preferred mechanism for administrative management of SharePoint farms, both on-premises and in the cloud with SharePoint Online. In this session, we’ll be taking a more advanced look at PowerShell and how it can be used to execute and script administrative actions for SharePoint. We’ll look at some common SharePoint activities that are carried-out through PowerShell, as well as some of the newer PowerShell capabilities like desired state configuration (DSC). We’ll also look at some PowerShell watch-outs including some behaviors that can sometimes cause trouble with SharePoint. Administrators and developers alike will leave this session with a variety of concepts and script samples that can be used to immediately improve operations within their own SharePoint environments.

Highlights

  1. A review of baseline PowerShell operations, concepts, and SharePoint cmdlets
  2. A look at advanced PowerShell capabilities (like DSC) and how they can be leveraged

Numerous script samples that can be adapted for use in most SharePoint environments

Speaker:

SeanMcDonough

Sean McDonough, CTO Bitstream Foundry

Sean is the Chief Technology Officer for Bitstream Foundry, a Cincinnati-based provider of SharePoint solutions, services, 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. He can be reached through his blog (http://SharePointInterface.com) or on Twitter (@spmcdonough)

Location: 

Awesome Inc
348 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507

Agenda:

11:30am – Check-in, networking, and time to grab lunch (provided)
12:00pm – Welcome and feature presentation

NOTE: There is free parking beside, and behind the building.  Check out the parking map.

May 2018 Meetup

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Date: Friday May 18th, 2018

Time: 11:30a-1:00p

Topic: Using PowerShell with SharePoint

May’s session is all about utilizing PowerShell with SharePoint! PowerShell is a powerful scripting language that can be utilized to automate and configure your SharePoint instance. In this talk, Russell Patrick will show the basics of PowerShell and how it relates to your SharePoint Farm.

Speaker: Russell Patrick

RussellPatrick-ComposableSystems.jpgRussell Patrick is the key SharePoint Architect at Composable Systems, a custom software firm in Louisville, Kentucky. Working in SharePoint for five years in three different capacities, Russell can answer almost everything on the topic. He is a co-organizer for the Louisville SharePoint Users Group and an active member of the Louisville Microsoft Users Group. Russell wishes to one day bring SharePoint Saturdays back to the Ville.

Location: 

Awesome Inc
348 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507

Agenda:

11:30am – Check-in, networking, and time to grab lunch (provided)
12:00pm – Welcome and feature presentation

NOTE: There is plenty of free parking beside, and behind the building.