#SPSRI Wrap up

#SPSRI Wrap up

The inaugural #SPSRI is now in the books! When I joined the team putting this event on I had a few goals: 1.) select speakers who would elevate the event & give the attendees an amazing learning experience 2.) follow through on Chris’s goal of running the event on a minimal budget & get just enough sponsors to make the budget doable 3.) provide attendees & speakers with an fun, interactive, lively event that would be worth staying all day…

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#SPSDFW Wrap up

#SPSDFW Wrap up

Another great community event is in the books! Kudos to the #SPSDFW team for the triumphant return of this keystone event. It has been suggested that I will take any excuse to go back to Texas… guilty as charged… A weekend of BBQ, Shiner & phenomenal SharePoint folks. You can find the deck for my session Business Intelligence in SharePoint 2013 here: https://www.slideshare.net/jasonhimmelstein/business-intelligence-in-sharepoint-2013-24452549 Next up for me is running #SPSRI this coming weekend with Joshua Cliff & Chris McNulty!

SharePoint Intersections wrap up

SharePoint Intersections wrap up

We just closed out the first SharePoint Intersections show in Las Vegas and I am enroute to SPSDFW but wanted to share my decks from the show: Business Intelligence in SharePoint 2013 SharePoint 2013 Admin in the Hybrid World This was a very enjoyable show during which I got to sit in on a recording of Andrew Connell (@andrewconnell) & Chris Johnson’s (@LoungeFlyZ) new podcast “MICROSOFT CLOUD SHOW“. I’m not sure when our episode will drop, but it will be…

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New in Office 365: Power View in HTML5 Preview

New in Office 365: Power View in HTML5 Preview

During my final session of SharePoint Fest Chicago on Wednesday I was doing a demo of Power View using my Office 365 E3 tenant & came across something new, that I had only previously seen in Power BI. The new feature in question is the Power View using HTML5. Here is what we saw: Naturally this caused some immediate excitement, referred to by one in attendance as a nerdgasm, as this feature had been promised to us since PASS last…

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DevConnections 2013 Recap

DevConnections 2013 Recap

DevConnections 2013 was an amazing conference, as it has in all years past. The attendees are always hyper-engaged and come with tons of questions. As a presenter, nothing makes me happier than helping people understand the concepts I am covering better than when they walked into my sessions.  Thanks to Scot Hillier for being an amazing track chair and moderating the panel on Tuesday afternoon. During DevConnections I did 3 sessions (2 of which were recorded) and a panel session…

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#SPSNH Call for Speakers Update

#SPSNH Call for Speakers Update

We are now less than a week from closing the Call for Speakers, Wednesday August 7th at 6pm Eastern Time, and we are still looking for speakers to submit. Many people have watched the message that I posted about the video we are asking speakers to submit and I have gotten some feedback that this requires some clarification: The video is NOT a requirement. We are asking speakers to do it and think that it will make things a ton…

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A summer of fun & SharePoint

A summer of fun & SharePoint

I am sitting in the Toronto City Airport after speaking at #SPSToronto yesterday and realized that I hadn’t posted anything about my upcoming talks. Yesterday was a day of BI. I did Heavy Metal PowerPivot Remastered in the morning, followed by John White doing SharePoint for Business Intelligence, and then I did Business Intelligence in SharePoint 2013. The whole day built nicely and the attendees grew in numbers from session to session. All it all it was a great collaborative…

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Setting up SharePoint Online collaboration with external users

Setting up SharePoint Online collaboration with external users

One of the key enhancement in SharePoint 2013 is the ease of sharing. Being able to share a site, library, or piece of content is as easy as clicking on the Share button and specifying a user and assigning the rights you want them to have. This, along with the new licensing model that allows non-organizational users to use your SharePoint environment without requiring a CAL or FIS licensing for the farm, have made SharePoint 2013 target for extranets. Once…

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Setting up open Lync Federation in Office 365

Setting up open Lync Federation in Office 365

When I made the decision to use Office 365 one of the drivers for this decision was getting to use Lync under my own domain. The benefit of being able to use a single account for ease of reach now that Lync and Skype are federated along with the ability to archive conversations in my Exchange account were just too good to pass up. Setting up Lync was a seemless process, but I was not able to communicate with anyone…

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PowerShell Script: SharePoint Farm Creation

PowerShell Script: SharePoint Farm Creation

For a long time I have been meaning to rewrite the PowerShell script that I have been using to do my SharePoint farm creation and just haven’t gotten around to completing the necessary effort to make it all that I want it to be. I have leveraged the work of others, borrowing a piece here and a snippet there but to honest I haven’t been satisfied. What I really wanted was a script that I can use in my consulting…

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