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SharePoint 2013 Management, Architecture and Design Course – Register Today

How many times have you been told the solution to your SharePoint 2013 needs require custom .NET development? Unfortunately, many consultants and consulting firms resort to custom .NET development because they are unfamiliar with how to truly architect solutions in SharePoint 2013. Granted, a certain amount of custom .NET development is required for most implementations; however, having a thorough understanding of how to architect your information to support business contextual needs, is the key to dramatically reducing those custom efforts and gaining more long-term value.

The truth is, most SharePoint Intranet, Document Management, Knowledge Management, Records Management and Collaboration solutions can be implemented with less than 10% custom development efforts. Implementing SharePoint 2013 using fundamental IA principals and techniques will reduce the need for custom development efforts, the cost of maintaining those efforts and the length of time you are tied to a consulting firm because of those efforts.

Start gaining the most value from Microsoft SharePoint 2013 today!

Join 5-year Microsoft SharePoint MVP, Bob Mixon, for a virtual hands-on 5-day, in-depth course and learn how to successfully apply Information Architecture techniques to SharePoint 2013. This course is geared to provide you with a thorough understand of Information Architecture and how to solve “real world” business problems on the SharePoint 2013 platform.

Register for our August 18, 2014 Class Today!

For complete course information and registration, see:

http://collectiveknowledgesolutions.com/sharepoint-2013-intranet-management-design-and-architecture-training/

We are now accepting Early Bird registration! Use the code CKS-SPMAD-2013-ID-JULY2014 before the end of July and receive a 10% discount!

WordX Add-in for Mindjet 14

wordx250x250Olympic Unlimited has released a new version of their Microsoft Word export add-in for Mindjet 14, MindManager map files.

Named WordX, this add-in allows you to assign a specific Word template, mark topics for export then export your map.

As many of you already know, I use Mindjet 14 (MindManager) extensively to document SharePoint designs. The built-in export tools, found in Mindjet 14, do work but they provide limited functionality. I need the ability to specifically mark topics for export and assign specific export attributes.

I have exercised WordX extensively, with maps containing more than 5000 topics, and it works like a charm!

If you are a Mindjet user, this is a must have add-in.

I will write more on this topic in the near future. In the meantime, download a trial copy and give it a shot. I think you’ll be hooked…

 

June 19, 2014 – SharePoint 2013 Collaboration in the Cloud – Office 365

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The Silicon Valley SharePoint User Group (SVSPUG) would like to invite you to our next meeting:

Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month starting at 5:30 pm and ending at 8:00 pm.

Date Thursday June 19th, 2014
Time 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
3331 North First Street, Building “A” Auditorium
San Jose, CA 95134
(Parking in the back of the building)

SharePoint 2013 Collaboration in the Cloud – Office 365

Agenda:

  • 5:30 – 6: 00 p.m. – Arrive and socialize
  • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Session
  • 7:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Q&A, Wrap-up

In this session, – Ulysses Lugwig, will discuss the following topics:

Office 365 has come out strong in 2013 with many organizations choosing to add Office 365 in their enterprise agreements with Microsoft. Where SharePoint 2010 and 2013 on premise both have promising features for external collaboration, many companies instead use box or dropbox due to firewall limitations, security, and complex forms based authentication that simply make SharePoint too complex. However, with this surge in Office 365 subscriptions, now pushing 100 million users’, there’s an incredible opportunity to start using SharePoint as an external collaborative tool. In this presentation we will show you real world examples of how organizations are using Office 365 for external collaboration including items such as branding, automatic document uploading, external sharing caveats, and, of course, custom application development.

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Food and Beverage Sponsor

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We would like to thank Learn iT! for sponsoring food and beverage at this meeting. Please take a moment to learn more about our sponsor.

Learn iT! has provided SharePoint training to businesses globally since SharePoint’s beginning. Working closely with SharePoint developers internally, we custom programs that can better focus on the needs of each identified group.

  • Classes taught at your location in your Environment
  • Classes at our office in Santa Clara, San Francisco , New York or Live Online
  • Audience: IT Pro-Developer-Site Admins-End Users

Common Scenarios which Initiate a SharePoint Learning Program

  • Migration to a newer version of SharePoint
  • Introducing SharePoint new to your organization
  • When re-releasing or the second introduction of SharePoint because of lower adoption
  • Using SharePoint to help improve current process
  • Document Management Solutions; Records Management, Intranet

Why Choose Learn iT!

  • Training Experts & SharePoint Experts
  • Experienced in helping other organizations with similar situations
  • Train in your own environment
  • Flexible in delivery style whether you learn hands on or need to just attend a few seminars
  • Customizing content to target specific to your goals

Learn more about Learn iT! SharePoint training at www.learnit.com/sharepoint

As a Microsoft Gold Partner, Learn iT! understands the robust and dynamic nature of the IT world. We consistently offer the most in-demand certification courses to help your network infrastructure operate efficiently and migrate seamlessly.

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Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Sacramento – May 31, 2014

I am honored to be chosen to speak at the SharePoint Saturday Sacramento (#SPSSAC) event, on May 31 of this year; just a couple weeks away.

I will be speaking on the topic of Records Management and how to accomplish Records Management tasks using Microsoft SharePoint 2013 technologies.  I will describe what records management is, and demonstrate a number of features that can be used, in SharePoint 2013, to meet your organizations records management initiatives.

There is a great line-up of speakers at this free event.  Take a look here for a list of all the fantastic sessions that will be delivered.

I would like to thank all of those who have given their time to organize this event.  I know what it takes to do so and it is a lot of work.

I would also like to thank the sponsors; without them, this wouldn’t be possible!

If you haven’t already done so, PLEASE REGISTER!

 

SharePoint Saturday Sacramento – May 31, 2014

 

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May 31, 2014

Sacramento

 

The Northern California SharePoint Community is proud to host the 3rd SharePoint Saturday Sacramento

Join fellow SharePoint colleagues in attending over 25 sessions presented by MVPs, MCMs and other SharePoint leaders. Topics include:

  • SharePoint 2013/2010
  • Office 365 / SPO
  • Business Intelligence
  • Case Studies
  • Search
  • Social & Mobile with SharePoint Reporting
  • And more …

This event is FREE and open to the public. Network, learn and immerse yourself in tips, tricks and ideas from leading SharePoint Experts from around the country.

WHERE & WHEN
Patrick Hayes Learning Center
2700 Gateway Oaks Drive
Sacramento, CA 95833

Saturday, May 31, 2014
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PST)

REGISTRATION
Registration is required to attend.
http://spssac2014.eventbrite.com

Admission: Free

Continental breakfast, snacks and lunch are included. Parking is free, but space is limited.

Register now at http://spssac2014.eventbrite.com

Northern California ARMA Seminar Panel Member

On March 6, 2014, I will be a panel member at the Northern California ARMA Seminar.  I am honored the Northern California ARMA would invite me to be a panel member and am looking forward to it.

At this seminar, we will be focusing on Records Management and I have been asked to attend and share my experiences with Records Management in SharePoint.

This should be very informative and I hope to see you there!

Register for this Event Here

Who is ARMA?
ARMA International is a not-for-profit professional association and the authority on governing information as a strategic asset.

The association was established in 1955. Its approximately 27,000+ members include information managers, information governance professionals, archivists, corporate librarians, imaging specialists, legal professionals, IT managers, consultants, and educators, all of whom work in a wide variety of industries, including government, legal, healthcare, financial services, and petroleum in the United States, Canada, and more than 30 other countries around the globe.
ARMA International offers invaluable resources such as: •Legislative and regulatory updates
•Standards and best practices
•Technology trends and applications
•Live and Web-based education
•Marketplace news and analysis
•Books & videos on managing records and information
•Global network of 27,000+ information management professionals and more than 10,000 professional members

ARMA International publishes Information Management magazine, the only professional journal specifically for professionals who manage information as part of their job description. The award-winning IM magazine is published bi-monthly and features articles on the hottest topics in information governance today, as well as marketplace news and analysis.

The association also develops and publishes standards and guidelines related to records management. It was a key contributor to the international records management standard, ISO-15489.

SVSPUG: Leveraging SaaS Applications Using the SharePoint 2013 App Model, 2/20/2014

Join us at the Silicon Valley SharePoint User Group, on February 20, to learn more about SharePoint 2013 App Model development techniques.  Brian Prigge, from Ramp, will be delivering our session, discussing how to leverage SaaS applications using the SharePoint 2013 app model.

This should be an interesting and informative discussion; we hope to see you there!

Sponsored by
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We would like to thank Ramp for sponsoring our meeting food and drink.  If you were fortunate enough to append our panel meeting, last year in July, Ramp was the food/drink sponsor and it was fantastic.  I’m sure the food and drink at this meeting will also be wonderful.
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SESSION INFORMATION
Speaker: Brian Prigge (Ramp)
Topic: Leveraging SaaS Applications Using the SharePoint App Model
Description: Historically, SaaS applications have been disparate causing end user confusion and leading to poor user acceptance.  With that advent of SharePoint 2013 and the new App Model, developers can bring those applications under one roof in either SharePoint Online or SharePoint Server without disenchanting end-users or frightening the IT pros.  As with any new development model, there are significant benefits, but also significant challenges.  I’ll review experiences from real-world projects and how to integrate SAAS services with SharePoint 2013.  Attendees will learn important tips and best practices for how to leverage the App Model to augment a SharePoint Server 2013 or SharePoint Online environment, while maintaining a consistent look and feel, emphasizing searchability, and ensuring security.
About Brian Prigge: Brian Prigge is a SharePoint Architect with RAMP, where he leads the implementation of SaaS-based architectures into custom SharePoint integrations. He has been working with SharePoint for over five years and has a deep knowledge of both the solutions model and the app model for custom SharePoint development. He has worked in many major verticals ranging from pharmaceuticals to financial services. He specializes in designing and developing custom solutions to complex business problems.’’Prior to his position at RAMP, Brian worked as a SharePoint Consultant and Trainer for a Chicago-based consultancy and as an engineer at a prominent automotive security company. He has worked with a wide range of farm sizes and throughout the entire project lifecycle, allowing him to provide a well-rounded perspective on the complex nature of SharePoint.

 

MEETING LOCATION
Meeting Location: Valley Transit Authority (VTA)
3331 North First Street
Building “A”
San Jose, CA 95134
United States of America

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Meeting Date: February 20, 2014
Meeting Time: 5:30pm to 6:00pm – Arrive
6:00pm to 7:00pm – Session
7:00pm to 7:30pm – Q&A
7:30pm to 8:00pm – Raffle and Wrap-up

 

ABOUT RAMP
RAMP LogoRAMP has developed the next generation of search & video experiences to make video more valuable.  Using RAMP, clients are able to fully leverage the value of all of their video content by driving increased discovery across search and social sites, enhancing user engagement through dynamic search and publishing solutions across web, mobile, and connected devices, and maximizing revenue through sophisticated advertising capabilities.
Leading media companies and enterprises using RAMP include Thomson Reuters, FOXNews, ABCNews, NBC, Dow Jones, Meredith, Citibank, and others. For more information visit RAMP.com, or contact us at info@RAMP.com.  Engage with RAMP on Twitter (@RAMPInc), Facebook (/RAMPInc), LinkedIn (/company/RAMP-Holdings-Inc) and YouTube (/user/RAMPIncVideo)