Check out the lineup of other speakers too!
Check out the lineup of other speakers too!
For 24 hours starting April 16, you will have no opportunity to sleep as 96 presenters, myself included, provide you with four tracks each with 24 one-hour SharePoint goodness.
I’ll once again be presenting Movin’ On Up – A SharePoint Migration Case Study. You may have already seen me present this in Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, or online on SharePoint ShopTalk. But as the migration project is ongoing, I’ve learned new things, so there is a lot of new material that has been added since the earliest version of the presentation.
Here is my promo video for SP24:
Another thing that makes this session cool is that it will be pre-recorded, not live. (Half of the sessions will be pre-recorded, the other half will be live presentations.) So why is THAT cool? Because, while virtual me is talking about the migration plans, real-live me will be available to answer questions real-time. It will be like being in two places at once, getting twice as much done. Heck, it’s even better than having a clone, because you’d have to feed the clone!
If you aren’t one of the over 4000 people who have already signed up, you can do that here.
Did I mention that SP24 is FREE?!?!?
See you at SP24!
I’ve been pretty busy, learning the ropes at my new employer, finishing my book, and preparing yet again for a migration from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2013.
It is that last one that is making me even more busy.
The week after that is the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas. If you’ll be there, let me know and I’d love to meet up with you!
And the week after that, we roll out SharePoint 2013 to the users here at Dynamic Systems.
And after that? Publication of my book.
I wanted to let everyone know about upcoming events and apologize for being so silent for a while around here.
There is a reason for this (and I’ll share a secret about it after the cut), but first I want to give you a look at the things I have coming up.
Details and a secret shared after the cut… (more…)
I recently had an opportunity to lead an effort to create an upgrade plan for a company that was on SharePoint 2007 and wanted to take advantage of the features of SharePoint 2013.
Last night, at the Austin SharePoint User Group meeting, I presented an overview of the process of creating the plan, as well as a look at some of the plan documents – the proposed project schedule, recommended security options, system and information architecture recommendations, and lists of decisions the governance committee and other stakeholders would need to make.
The presentation went very well, particularly because the audience of about 30 had excellent questions during and after the presentation, which led to some lively discussion.
Movin’ On Up came from the theme song from the television show The Jeffersons. The 1970’s situation comedy was about an affluent Black family who moved into a more upper-class neighborhood than they had been living in previously. Much of the show revolved around characters not really knowing how to deal with their new neighbors. They were used to things being a certain way, and were uncomfortable adapting to the changes introduced by the Jeffersons’ newfound upward mobility.
Similarly, I felt that the client was going to have some discomfort during the upgrade process, as the users got used to new ways of doing things, and dealing with change. Consequently, a significant portion of the middle of the presentation is a rough draft of a presentation for the kickoff meeting with the stakeholders, to get them onboard with the upgrade plans and invested in its success.
If you have any questions or comments, ask in the comments below!
I have two upcoming presentations in Austin.
On August 14th, I will be presenting Movin’ On Up – A SharePoint 2013 Migration Case Study at the Austin SharePoint User Group
Zachry’s SharePoint environment is a lot like many others – invested in a customized SharePoint 2007 implementation, and was never quite ready to implement 2010.
In the meantime, some content was put on SharePoint Online to address external collaboration needs, and a pilot SharePoint 2010 implementation became the official records center. Business users needed more relevant search results, content databases had grown uncomfortably large, and access controls had become spaghetti. Fortunately, site sprawl wasn’t too bad… except the reason for that was low adoption.
SharePoint 2013 arrived to a perfect storm – business and technology needs to be addressed, content that needs to be brought back in-house, and user adoption that needs to be improved. Time to upgrade!
See how Zachry approached the upgrade, the issues than needed to be addressed, and the questions that needed to be answered.
Wednesday October 16th at Innotech Austin I will be presenting on at topic aimed at business users, TBD – I will either be running my SharePoint Group Therapy Governance Workshop, or I will be presenting a demo of BCS for Business Users.
I hope to see you there!
A week to go until SharePoint Saturday Houston 2013, and I have been selected as a speaker!
Once again, I’ll be presenting SharePoint Group Therapy – A SharePoint Governance Workshop.
Bring your SharePoint governance issues and questions, we’ll work as a group to resolve your issues and help you gain control and drive user adoption.
Business alignment can be seen as the marriage of IT and business objectives. Every marriage has its rocky moments, and sometimes a therapist is needed to resolve those issues. Perhaps your marriage could benefit from a little SharePoint Group Therapy?
See you in Houston!