I’m very excited to be speaking at SharePoint Saturday – Phoenix on November 23, 2013. This is the furthest WEST I have presented and I am excited. I love Phoenix and I have visited and worked here a few times over my career. I think HDR even has an office or two here. For this conference, I will be presenting BI: From the desktop and beyond… and my presentation on an Org Chart Mashup using jQuery, SharePoint, web services and the Google Charting API. This should be fun and I’m looking forward to it!
I was just notified that I will be presenting at SharePoint Saturday – Kansas City on November 9, 2013. I believe I have presented at every SPSKC that they have put on. Having lived in KC and with relatives still there, it is my second home. I wish I had a job that allowed me to work down there periodically. Anyway, I don’t know exactly what presentations I will be doing down there but as soon as I find out, I will update this post. If you have any questions, or want to make a caravan down to KC to attend this conference, let me know. I think it would be cool to have a large turnout from Omaha.
Hope to see you there!
SharePoint Saturday-Twin Cities has to be my favorite conference to speak at. The group that runs it is always professional and they really demonstrate how to run a SharePoint Saturday. I used them as a resource when I started planning SharePoint Saturday – Omaha. The lessons I learned from attending SPSTC and from their leaders helped make SPSOmaha a success.
So, what will I be speaking about this time? My presentation is, “Microsoft BI: From the desktop and beyond…”. I’m really excited about this presentation because I am really excited about the Microsoft BI platform. When I first saw a demo of PowerPivot, PowerQuery, PowerMap and PowerView, I saw the possibilities that this could mean for BI at my company. No longer would my users have to wait 6 months to get a BI report. The people that knew the data could be the same ones analysing the data. My users could create rich dashboards and reports on their own, limited only by their imaginations.
But, do you know what the best thing that turned me on about this platform? We already owned it – we just didn’t know it! In fact, I’m sure there were users already using PowerPivot on their desktops without even realizing that they could extend their expertise to the team or enterprise. The more I thought about it, I realized that anyone who had an Enterprise license of SharePoint had access to the same great technology, and maybe didn’t even know about it. So that’s what prompted me to start creating this presentation. I read a lot. I attended many BI presentations, both in person and online. Then, I got access to the PowerBI preview. There it was – a website that I could test and demo what I was so excited about.
I will be presenting at the SharePoint Saturday – Ozarks, which will be held in Branson, MO on Sept. 8th. I have always loved this SharePoint Saturday and I hope that you and your teams will make the trip down there. Here is a flyer that you can print off and hang in your office. Let’s get a good group from the Omaha area to go down there!
Client side Application Development in SharePoint – July Omaha SharePoint User Group Presentation References
I promised that I would upload my slide deck from this presentation but after looking at the slides, it appears that the only thing worthwhile are the links that I provided for further study. So, without further ado, here are the references:
- SharePoint Foundation 2010 Client Object Model Redistributable
- SPServices jQuery library for SharePoint Web Services – Marc Anderson
- Use Google OrgChart Visualization API
- 4 Part Series – Step by Step Org Chart Demo
- CSS3 Reference
- Google Chart Tools
Besides the Org Chart demo above, I will try to get the other demos posted on http://sharepoint.dipetersen.com in the near future. Keep checking back.
If there are topics you want to see covered at future user group meetings, leave a comment here and we’ll try to cover it at an upcoming meeting.
Thanks again for coming to the meetings and for reading the blog!
Our next SharePoint User Group meeting will on Monday May 21st starting at 11:00am. This is one week earlier than normal in an effort to avoid Memorial Day.
For details and to RSVP, use the following link:
SharePoint 2010 Business Intelligence
An overview of Business Intelligence in the SharePoint Environment which will cover:
• A bit of Microsoft BI history
• SharePoint’s role in the business intelligence initiative
• Survey of the BI/SharePoint tools
• Observations, cautions, and opportunities in connection with SharePoint/BI
• Brief overview and handouts on SharePoint/BI resources
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In the process of organizing our monthly Omaha SharePoint User Group meetings I just tossed out an idea to have a regular SharePint. If you don’t already know what a SharePint is, please read this article by Christian Buckley. We decided to have our first SharePint at the Upstream Brewery at about 171st and Center on May 10 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. There’s no requirement to be there the whole time and there’s no requirement to drink adult beverages. We are hoping to provide a more social way for anyone who wants to meet other users of Microsoft SharePoint.
We’ll be upstairs by the pool tables. This is a non-sponsored event so all refreshments are totally your responsibility!
If you attended the February Omaha SharePoint User Group meeting, Thank You! We had 32 people show up for a great lunch provided by QCI and I hope you also learned something you can bring back to your organization. Thank you to Bass & Associates, Kerry Dirks and Steve Wright for providing prizes!
We’re always looking for presenters. With our format of alternating between Technical content and then User-centric content, we need all sorts of presenters and all sorts of topics. For example, in April, you will learn about an Agile Project Tracking site that one of our members created. If you are interested in presenting at one of our upcoming meetings, please send an email to email@example.com, or just leave me a comment on this blog.
We have had great response from our professional community to help sponsor prizes and food for our meetings. If you would like to sponsor one of our future meetings or would like to sponsor some door prizes, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave me a comment below! We truly appreciate our sponsors!
OK – now for the links I know you all came here for: I didn’t have much in the way of slides but the links at the end of the slides are on my presentation page. I think I will also start collecting links of no-code or little-code resources for future reference! Enjoy.