Category: Conferences

Updated Presentation Slides

By , October 7, 2016 3:46 pm

I just uploaded the slides to the two presentations I did at SPS-KC on October 1, 2016.  You can find them on the SPSKC site under Sessions, or you can get the links on my Presentation Notes page.

Time to resume blogging about SharePoint

By , January 1, 2016 9:48 pm

If you notice the previous posts, it’s been since 2014 since I have been doing any writing on this blog. I have been a little busy. I will write more in detail abou what I have been up to in a future post, but until then, know that I have not stopped doing SharePoint Consulting, or doing some cool things in SharePoint and Office365 with other web technologies.

In future posts, look for topics like:

  1.  One page apps using AngularJS and SharePoint REST.
  2. One page apps using ReactJS and SharePoint REST.
  3. Easy ways to display list data using jQuery.
  4. Interesting SharePoint layouts using Bootstrap!

Also, I am still the leader of the Omaha SharePoint User Group. I am in need of speakers for our monthly meetings. If you want to present at our meeting, contact me and we’ll get you on the schedule.

One more thing. Our 4th Annual SharePoint Saturday will be held on April 9, 2016. More information on that will be coming but it goes without saying that we are looking for speakers for that conference also.

It’s good to be back. I missed you.

Going to the SharePoint Conference 2014

By , January 27, 2014 4:05 pm

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I recently made the decision to go to the SharePoint Conference in LasVegas in March.  My company won’t pay for it, so I will be funding this trip on my own.  With my responsibilities as a leader of the Omaha SharePoint User Group, and an organizer of SharePoint Saturday – Omaha, I feel it is extremely important to be there.  So,  I made my reservations and I’m on my way.  I have already covered my flight and lodging.  I think I can get transportation to the strip, and from there I can walk or take the rail.  I’ll eat fast food for my meals.

Thanks to the fine folks at KWizCom, I now have admission into the Exhibitors Hall.  Everything I need! Check out KWizCom’s website to see all of the components they have to use on your SharePoint site.

KWizCom

Dave

SPS St. Louis

By , January 27, 2014 3:35 pm
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Washington University

I had a wonderful time speaking at SPS St. Louis on January 11, 2014. I spoke on the same topics as I did in Phoenix. I did battle the demo gods, as my code, which I have used over and over again, did not work in St. Louis. There were others having problems with their demos, so I’m going to blame it on the WiFi and not my code. I was able to show them a working copy that I had on my SharePoint site online.

The 6 1/2 hour drive wasn’t that bad either. So, where to next? I had to skip SPSUtah event that I was scheduled to speak at. I had a prior commitment at my daughters school that I forgot about. The next time that I can speak will be in May at SPS Chicago Suburbs. I haven’t been selected to speak yet, but I am sending in my abstracts.

Phoenix here I come!

By , October 31, 2013 3:54 pm

SharePointSaturdayI’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!

Speaking at SharePoint Saturday – Twin Cities

By , October 10, 2013 9:01 am

MinneapolisSharePoint 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.

If you are going to SPSTC and want to learn more about the Microsoft BI platform, come to my session at 3pm.

SharePoint Saturday – Ozarks Flyer

By , August 12, 2012 1:13 am

SharePoint Saturday - OzarksI 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!

SPS Ozarks Flyer

February 27 – Omaha User Group Presentation – The SharePoint SweetSpot – Links

By , February 27, 2012 4:46 pm

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!

Some notes:

Presenters

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 sharepoint@omahamtg.com, or just leave me a comment on this blog.

Sponsors

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 sharepoint@omahamtg.com or leave me a comment below!  We truly appreciate our sponsors!

Links

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.

 

SharePoint Roadshow – Omaha

By , February 11, 2012 1:48 am

A friend of mine, Cory VanDyke, works for Ricoh and asked me to spread the word about their SharePoint Roadshow that will be held at the Microsoft Seminar Facilities in Omaha on February 21, 2012. If you want more information on this, you can download the flyer here –  Omaha Flyer 2-12-2012.  Looks like a promising day of SharePoint goodness!

Here’s the agenda for the day:

OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY BY ADOPTING MICROSOFT SHAREPOINT
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT AND COLLABORATION DEEP DIVE
This presentation will dive into the critical tenets of enterprise content management.
10:30 am – 11:30 am

CHALK TALK – BRING THE PAIN
Luncheon discussion on the challenges you face and how SharePoint can be the solution
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

EXPOSING BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE IN SHAREPOINT
This presentation will dive into capabilities and implementation of business intelligence within SharePoint
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

HOW TO CREATE INFORMATION WORKERS
This presentation will delve into SharePoint’s workflow engine and show how we can provide a platform for creating our own information workers to carry out tasks.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

LOCATION
Microsoft Seminar Facilities
2111 S. 67th St., Ste. 100
Omaha, NE 68106

Map to event

Live Example of my Org Chart/Site Map Mashup

By , December 13, 2011 10:15 am

If you have read my series on creating an Org Chart or Site Map using SharePoint lists, SPServices library, jQuery and the Google Charting API, I now have that solution posted online for you to see.

Go to: http://sharepoint.dipetersen.com/orgchart/default.aspx to see it in action! Try it in different browsers. Let me know what you think!

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