Register for the Omaha SharePoint User Group October SharePint

By , October 12, 2012 8:50 pm
Time for the October SharePint.  Join us at the Loose Moose on October 16th at 5:30pm.  Go to for more information or just register with the form below!

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

Client side Application Development in SharePoint – July Omaha SharePoint User Group Presentation References

By , July 23, 2012 4:04 pm

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:


Besides the Org Chart demo above, I will try to get the other demos posted on 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!


Omaha SharePoint User Group Meeting – May 21

By , May 15, 2012 9:13 am

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

Pete Hohenhaus

Axceler (
Axceler solutions have enabled enterprises to simplify, optimize and secure their collaborative platforms.  Today, Axceler is a leader in managing SharePoint governance, security, reporting and analysis.  Among its numerous Microsoft SharePoint solutions, Axceler offers award-winning ControlPoint for administration and Davinci Migrator for migration.  In 2011, ControlPoint won the Best of Connections Award, the Gold Editors’ Best Award and the Bronze Community Choice Award in the SharePoint category from the readers and editors of Windows IT Pro.  More than 1,600 organizations worldwide are using Axceler products to control their SharePoint environments.  Headquartered in Woburn, MA, USA, Axceler maintains offices in Seattle, Los Angeles, London and Sydney.

The first (of hopefully many) Omaha SharePint! Upstream May 10, 2012

By , May 7, 2012 5:25 pm

SharePoint by day, SharePint by nightIn 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!

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:


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, 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 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.


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:

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

This presentation will dive into the critical tenets of enterprise content management.
10:30 am – 11:30 am

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

This presentation will dive into capabilities and implementation of business intelligence within SharePoint
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

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: to see it in action! Try it in different browsers. Let me know what you think!

Calling all Omaha-area SharePoint Users!

By , November 4, 2011 2:33 pm

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’ll be speaking at SharePoint Saturday – Kansas City!

By , October 31, 2011 8:50 pm

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!


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