It was a delight to be able to represent both BFC Networks and Pugh Computers at the recent Cynhadledd Technegol ColegauCymru Annual Technical Conference (Welsh Colleges Annual Technical Conference).
It is the only time during the year I get to speak solely to a college audience and with the conference in the valleys of Wales but it also gives me the opporunity to enjoy the drive through the beaultiful Welsh Valleys.
This year the theme was based on Security with GDPR being a hot topic so having given a few ideas of different sessions it was decided to talk more about the importance of Azure AD whether you are Office 365, Google or neither. As other organisations move to the cloud, you need to be secure and know how your users are using your domain name to access content from other Office 365 enviornments
It was a great pleasure to present at the SharePoint User Group and pass on my findings regarding the #FutureOfSharePoint. A few points that aren’t on the slide deck.
It was great to see Microsoft themselves supporting the community and we get a message from Jeff Teper wishing us all the best for the event.
It is always good to see people tweeting and on Facebook while you are speaking and thanks to those did.
I always enjoy presenting and having done three presentation at the recent SharePoint Evolution Conference, it has left be buzzing and look forward to speak to more people soon.
Managing Security and Permission in SharePoint: Level 100
Next Generation Portals in Office 365: Level 100
Office 365 Groups Deep Dive
I’m always felt very proud to be part of Combined Knowledge’s Evolution Conference but this year is different with a 12 day/city tour across the UK and Ireland. This year I’m speaking at 4 of the Cities which are
Birmingham 12th June
Nottingham 13th June
Manchester 16th June
Leeds 17th June
During the tour there 3 different sessions that I’ll be talking about including, Social features in Office 365, Collaboration in Office 365 and also OneDrive in Office 365.
If you use the code evoinvite2014 this will give you a 20% discount on the price bring it down to £100. A great price for a single days training on Office 365 and SharePoint.
Take a look at the site, agenda and speakers over on the SharePoint Evolution Conference website.
I’m really pleased to have been accepted as a speaker at the upcoming Microsoft SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas in March 2014.
Speaking with Alan Crawford from Shireland Collegiate Academy, we will be presenting on two main parts, the migration of their current 2007 portal to Office 365 and also how the school are using Office 365 Education in the classroom and across the establishment.
You can read the full extract of the session here
Shireland Collegiate Academy: moving from private cloud to Office 365 for Edu
It’s always a pleasure to be able to speak about Office 365 and how it can be used and I’m delighted to be speaking and the SharePoint Evolution Conference run by Combined Knowledge. This year, like it has for many years it is hosted at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London just over the road from Westminster Abbey.
This year I’ll be talking about Office 365 and some of the deployment scenarios we have been through at BFC Networks including an 80,000 deployment with Office 365 with the 2010 wave technologies as well what’s new in 2013 and how things have changed for us as we gear up from deployment to over 800,000 users.
For those who are education establishment such as schools, colleges or universities there is a 20% discount code which is educationevo2013. Register here: http://www.sharepointevolutionconference.com/
I look forward to seeing you are the conference and also in my session on the Wednesday.
During two weeks of March I was able to spend my time in Australia and New Zealand presenting at the SharePoint conferences in Melbourne and Auckland.
I was able to give 2 presentations at both conferences talking about SharePoint in Education and also Office Web Applications.
I would like to thank Debbie Ireland and the rest of here team for this great opportunity
I thought that I would share my slides from speaking at CIUEN yesterday in Lyon, France.
I would also like to thank Microsoft France (and Ray Fleming for his recommendation) for this great opportunity.
It’s been a life time ambition of mine to travel to another country and speak at a SharePoint conference and 2012 is the year.
Next month I will be travelling to Australia to talk about Office Web Applications and SharePoint in Education.
Once that has finished I plan to travel to Sydney for the weekend before heading out to speak at the New Zealand SharePoint Conference this year held in Auckland. If you want to meet up for a drink or find out what some of the cool things BFC Networks are doing in the education space please get in touch.
On the 12th November see the 2nd SharePoint Saturday in the UK, this year hosted at Nottingham University.
SharePoint Saturdays are a free to attend conference all about SharePoint where you can learn if you are developer, IT Pro, project manager or power user.
Last year I talked about some high level IT Pro architecture but this time I wanted to go back to the basics and will be talking about being a new power user in SharePoint.
Sometimes I feel that we talk about how great it is to create wonderful projects, scaling it out to 100,000 users but we also have new people coming to SharePoint and this is what my session is designed to do. We are going to look at creating lists, linking them to the term store, then create a document library and fields that will help you to search the document but also auto insert these into the document.
I hope to see you in my session on Saturday.