#SPSUK Slide deck: Understanding the Office 365 Architecture


It has been a great pleasure since 2010 when the UK hosted its first SharePoint Saturday to be able to present at this community event.

This year I was able to present in the new Cloud track and started the day of sessions of talking about the Office 365 Architecture.  Thank you to the 40+ people who attending my session and I hope you found the time relevant and it helps with your deployment of Office 365.

SPSUK: Slides Planning for SharePoint 2013 in our 2010 Project


Its was a pleasure to be able to present at the UK SharePoint Saturday in December 2012 and have people come and listen to this subject.

I decided to talk about the differences as I know there are many companies still planning to deploy SharePoint 2010 and all of a sudden 2013 is now here but there are a few things that we can do now in 2010 that will help us and that is what this session was all about.

Thanks to those who came and listened

New to SharePoint? Come to my session at #SPSUK


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.

SharePoint Saturday UK: Slide Deck: Connecting Service Application


On the 2nd October I was presenting at the SharePoint Saturday in the UK at the Hilton Metropol, Birmingham.

The day was filled with great speakers and sessions.  My favourite was the session by Sam Dolan (aka @pinkpetrol) who, in an hour, took a standard SharePoint 2010 site and turned it into a great looking site.  Have a look at his work at http://www.pinkpetrol.com.

In my session we went through the process of sharing service applications from one farm to another.  We talked and then demo’ed creating a trust between the 2 farms.

I was asked if I had blogged about the process and I have.  Here are the posts.

Connecting SharePoint 2010 Farms with Service Applications: Part 1

Connecting SharePoint 2010 Farms with Service Applications: Part 2

Here are the slides from the day. 

SharePoint Saturday UK, Birmingham. I’m Attending/Sponsoring Badges


I was delighted to see that the first UK SharePoint Saturday is in my home town of Birmingham.  I can’t wait for the day and look forward to seeing so many people there.

I’m actually really looking forward to speaking at the event.  I’ll keep quiet about what I’m speaking about for now but I’ve been spending a lot of time putting a project together and feel it’s only right to pass on my knowledge to all those attending.

When I asked the teams behind SharePoint Saturday I asked if there were any I’m speaking badges for the event and there aren’t.  With permission for Michael Lotter who is the founder of SharePoint Saturdays around the world we have come up with 3 and here they are for you to use on your blog site or your email signature.

You can register for the free event at http://www.sharepointsaturday.org/uk

I'm Speaking at SPSUK

I'm Attending SPSUK

We're Sponsoring SPSUK