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.
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!
SPS Ozarks Flyer
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.
After I spoke at the SharePoint Saturday – Twin Cities conference, I decided that Omaha needed an engaged SharePoint User Group and I was going to spearhead the revival! Well, I know I can’t do it on my own so I’m looking for people in and around Omaha who would be interested in helping get this group going again. I have created a form that you can fill out, which will let me know who is interested. I would like to have an organizational meeting either late this month ( I know it’s Thanksgiving) or early next month. As always, if you have any questions, email me or put a comment on this form!
I just received the confirmation letter that I will be presenting at SharePoint Saturday – Kansas City on December 10, 2011. Come see my presentation and say hi!
I just found out I’ll be presenting my Mashup presentation at SharePoint Saturday – Twin Cities on October 29! Come see me and hopefully I’ll have some books with to sign!