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Slides and Scripts from DogFood Conference 2014

I was pleased to once again speak at the Dog Food Conference here in Columbus, OH. I believe this is the 3rd year that I have spoken and the 4th or 5th year that I have attended. The venue has moved to a more spacious location which definitely helped with giving attendees, speakers, and vendors more room to spread out, I was especially happy to meet up with dozens of previous customers and co-workers at the conference. This really is a great mix of audiences (developers, IT pros, and business users), ......

Slides and Scripts from SharePoint Cincy 2014

I was pleased to present at SharePoint Cincy again for the third year. Geoff and all the organizers do a great job. My presentation this year was “PowerShell for Your SharePoint Tool Belt”. Below are my slides and demo scripts. Thanks for all who attended, I hope you found something that will be useful for you in your work. Demo PowerShell Scripts Slidedeck -Frog Out ......

Slides from Dog Food Conference 2013

Thanks to the organizers, attendees, and sponsors from Dog Food Conference 2013. It was a very packed conference but lots of great speakers and discussions going on. Thanks to the attendees for my session. Below is a link to my slides from my session on Social in SharePoint. I look forward to participating in future Dog Food Conferences. -Frog Out ......

Speaking at Dog Food Conference 2013

It has been a couple years since I last attended / spoke at Dog Food Conference, but on Nov 21-22, 2013 I’ll be speaking at Dog Food Conference 2013 here in Columbus, OH. For those of you confused by the name of the conference (no it’s not about dog food), read up on the concept of dogfooding . This conference has a history of great sessions from local and regional speakers and I look forward to being a part of it once again. Registration is now open (registration link) and is expected to sell out ......

Slides and Script Samples from SharePoint Saturday Columbus 2013

A big thanks to everyone who attended my “Integrating SharePoint 2013 and Office Web Apps Server” presentation this past weekend at SharePoint Saturday Columbus 2013. Below you can find a link with the slides and PowerShell script samples that I demoed. Also a big thanks to all of the organizers and other speakers who made it a great event. Always great to catch up with old friends and make new connections. For those of you interested in more SharePoint community in Columbus, OH feel free to join ......

Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Columbus 2013

It has been 2 years since the last SharePoint Saturday Columbus but thankfully a new group of organizers is taking up the mantel and putting on a new conference this year. I am honored to be speaking at this year’s event. Registration is already filled up but if you want to get on the waiting list please do so. If you’ll be attending feel free to join my session or track me down in the halls to say hi. Looking forward to a great event, speakers, and attendees. SharePoint Saturday Columbus 2013 Title: ......

Slides from SPTechCon Boston 2013 Evolution of Social in SharePoint Presentation

Below are my slides for my SPTechCon Boston 2013 session for “The Evolution of Social in SharePoint 2013”. I made some last minute updates that will make their way over to the SPTechCon site as well, but for now here they are. If you attended thanks for coming and I’d love to hear any feedback. It was a great time presenting at SPTechCon again, sharing knowledge, and connecting with folks.. -Frog Out ......

Speaking at SPTechCon Boston 2013 and Call for Speakers SharePoint Saturday Columbus 2013

Dual purpose blog post this time. I wanted to announce a presentation I’m giving at SPTechCon Boston 2013 next week as well as pass along info on the call for speakers at the upcoming SharePoint Saturday Columbus 2013. SPTechCon Boston 2013 I have the honor of speaking at SPTechCon Boston for another year. This will make it 4 times now. The folks at BZ Media always put on a great show with high quality speakers and involvement from the community. There will even be two different user groups (SharePoint ......

Slides and Scripts from BuckeyeSPUG August 2010 Presentation

This month I had the pleasure of presenting at the BuckeyeSPUG (formerly Central Ohio SPUG) meeting here in Columbus, OH. This is the first time I was the main presenter at our user group, having done small presentations along with other presenters in past meetings. The attendees had some great questions and hopefully learned some new tricks to use on their SharePoint 2007 farms. Thanks to everyone who came out. Below are the slides and demo scripts for those interested. Slides and Scripts: click ......

Speaking at SharePoint Cincy 2013

I will be speaking at SharePoint Cincy 2013 on Friday Apr 19th. This will be my 2nd time speaking at SharePoint Cincy. I always enjoy getting to speak at local conferences as it is a great chance to connect with customers, meet new and old friends, and give back in a more intimate venue. I’ll be presenting one topic which I have delivered a similar presentation internally to Microsoft but this is slightly altered and for public consumption. Registration is still open. If you attend feel free to stop ......

Speaking at SPTechCon Boston 2012

I will be speaking at SPTechCon Boston 2012. This will be my 3rd time speaking at SPTechCon and 4th time attending. The conference has steadily been growing over the past few years and is one of the biggest non-Microsoft run conferences for SharePoint in the US. I’ll be presenting two topics which I have given before but this time around with some updated content. Registration is currently open and you can save $200 (on top of the current early bird discount of $400) by using the code "JACKETT” during ......

Presenting at COSPUG Show and Tell Event

On Friday, May 22nd the Central Ohio SharePoint User Group (COSPUG) is hosting a Show and Tell Event at the Microsoft office in Columbus. I’ll be presenting on combining PowerShell and SharePoint. This will be an introductory style presentation for those who have limited to medium experience with PowerShell and a few “laser show” type finale scripts to hopefully wow the crowd. With the current schedule I’ll be presenting during the last technical track session of the day. Shane Young from SharePoint911 ......

Speaking at SharePoint Cincy and SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities

I have a few conferences I’ll be speaking at in the next few weeks. The first is SharePoint Cincy in Cincinnati, OH on Friday March 16th. The other is SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities in Minneapolis, MN on April 14th. Below are the details for each. Assuming copies of my book arrive in time for either conference I’ll be giving away a book or two and signing them. Stop by and see me if you’ll be attending either conference. Sessions Where: SharePoint Cincy 2012 Title: PowerShell for the SharePoint ......

Speaking at SPS Cincinnati 2011

On Saturday Oct 29th, 2011 I’ll be speaking at SharePoint Saturday Cincinnati. My presentation is “PowerShell for the SharePoint 2010 Developer” which covers an introduction to PowerShell while focusing on integration with SharePoint and the .Net framework. This presentation has a fair amount of demonstrations and sample code. I’m excited to be attending SPSCincinnati as it is a short drive from Columbus and I also know a number of the other speakers and organizers. It’s looking to be a great conference. ......

Speaking at BuckeyeSPUG May 2011 Meeting

This Thursday May 19th, 2011 I will be presenting my “PowerShell for the SharePoint 2010 Developer” session at the Buckeye SharePoint User Group (BuckeyeSPUG). BuckeyeSPUG is my local SharePoint user group and I always enjoy giving back by helping out with the steering committee, presenting, and volunteering with any other areas that I can. I recently gave this presentation at SharePoint Saturday Michigan last weekend and the early feedback I heard was good. I’m looking forward to a good meeting ......

Speaking at SPS St. Louis 2011 and SPS Michigan 2011

April 30th, 2011 I’ll be presenting at SharePoint Saturday St. Louis. My presentation is “The Expanding Developer Toolbox for SharePoint 2010” which covers many of the new tools and functionality available to developers. This session is fairly demo heavy but stays more on the “overview” side rather than deep dive. I’m excited to visit St. Louis again as I have a number of friends who live there and I’ve heard the SharePoint community is in full swing. Click here for registration information. May ......

Guest Presenter with Metalogix for SharePoint 2010 Migration Webinar on PowerShell

On Thursday Dec 9th, 2010 at 11:30am EDT I will be a guest presenter with Stephen Cawood (@cawood) from Metalogix as part of an ongoing webinar series titled Migrating to SharePoint 2010. This specific webinar will be focused on Master your SharePoint 2010 Migration with PowerShell. During the webinar I’ll be presenting a brief overview of how and why to use PowerShell to administrate your SharePoint 2010 farm. I’ve known Stephen through various interactions at conferences, events, and Twitter so ......

Slides from Dog Food Conference 2010

At the Dog Food Conference 2010 I presented a session titled “SharePoint 2010 and Integrating Line of Business Applications”. In this session we covered the basics of the Business Connectivity Service (BCS) in SharePoint 2010 and went through a number of demos on how to develop against it. Click here for my slides. Thanks to all who attended and had some great questions and interactions. If you would like more BCS resources or have any feedback on this presentation feel free to leave comments. -Frog ......

Slides, Scripts, and Photos from SharePoint Saturday New Orleans 2011

This weekend I presented “Managing SharePoint 2010 Farms with PowerShell” at SharePoint Saturday New Orleans. This was my first time visiting New Orleans so I was excited for the experience. A big thanks to everyone who attended my session. I condensed the material a little but the slides and scripts below have additional material that we couldn’t cover. Let me know if you have any comments, questions, or feedback. Thanks. Slides and Scripts Managing SharePoint 2010 Farms with PowerShell Photos Pictures ......

Slides, Code, and Photos from SPTechCon San Francisco 2011

Note: Updated 2/12/11 with links to both presentation materials. This past week I presented two sessions at SPTechCon San Francisco 2011. The first session was “The Expanding Developer Toolbox for SharePoint 2010” which . Thanks to all of my attendees for this session. They had so many great questions that we ran out of time before covering all of the planned material. Especially for them I’ve provided the slides and code samples to walk through them on their own. The second session was “Real World ......

Slides, Materials, and Pictures from SharePoint Saturday Virginia Beach 2011

This past weekend I presented “Managing SharePoint 2010 Farms with PowerShell” and “SharePoint 2010 and Integrating Line of Business Applications” SharePoint Saturday Virginia Beach. A big thanks to everyone who attended my sessions. I had a great time presenting, getting to meet new folks, and exploring a little bit of the local life. Below are slides, materials, and pictures from the event. Let me know if you have any comments, questions, or feedback. Thanks. Slides and Materials Managing SharePoint ......

Slides and Scripts from Metalogix Webcast Master Your SharePoint Migration With PowerShell

Thanks to everyone who attended the Metalogix webcast “Master Your SharePoint Migration with PowerShell” I guest presented on today. We had great attendance and no technical hitches which is always a plus. A number of attendees asked for my slide deck which you can find at the link below. As a bonus I am including a set of demo scripts that I typically use with the longer version of this presentation. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to reach out to me. A big thanks once again ......

Slides, Scripts, and Photos from SPTechCon Boston 2010

A big thank you to everyone who attended my “Real-World Deployment of SharePoint 2010 Solutions” at SPTechCon Boston 2010 this week. I hope you learned some things and can take them back to improve your farms. This was my first time speaking at SPTechCon and second one attended. It was great to catch up with countless old friends I haven’t seen in awhile as well as meet new friends. I’m looking forward to speaking at SPTechCon San Francisco 2011 in Feb, so if you’re attending feel free to stop by ......

Speaking at Columbus Dog Food Conference 2010

On Thursday Nov 4th I will be speaking at the Columbus Dog Food Conference 2010. My presentation will be on integrating line of business applications with SharePoint 2010. Click here for registration information. Be sure to register soon as spots are limited and fill up quickly. Hope to see you there. Where: Columbus Dog Food Conference 2010 Title: SharePoint 2010 and Integrating Line of Business Applications Audience and Level: Developer, Beginner/Intermediate Abstract: “One of the biggest value ......

Co-Authoring a Book and Guest Blog Post Coming Soon

A few posts ago you may have read that I have a few side projects going on that would be taking up my time the next few months. I can’t give you full details on many of those yet, but I did want to drop a little information as I’ve been getting questions from friends lately. The first thing that I’m working on is a writing two chapters for a book coming from a big (at least in the SharePoint world) publisher. This project came about because of some great connections I’ve made in the SharePoint community ......

Recap SharePoint Saturday Columbus 2010 with Slides and Demo Scripts

This past Saturday I am very pleased to say that SharePoint Saturday Columbus 2010 (SPSColumbus) was a success. I’m happy to say that for many reasons, not least amongst 1) I had an awesome team help me plan this event, 2) the session I presented went really well, and 3) the early feedback I’ve gotten from those who attended has been very positive. This marks the first SharePoint Saturday in Columbus and second in Ohio (SPSCleveland was last Novermber.) It’s great to see SharePoint Saturdays expanding ......

Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Columbus 2010 and User Group

This coming Saturday Aug 14th I will be speaking at SharePoint Saturday Columbus 2010 and next Thursday Aug 19th I will be speaking at the local Central Ohio SharePoint User Group (COSPUG) monthly meeting. If you’ve been following me lately you may have overheard that I’m the lead event coordinator for SharePoint Saturday Columbus. That alone has consumed almost all of my time for the past 3 months, even more so the last month. It has truly been a wild ride so far but the event is coming together ......

Speaking at SPTechCon Boston 2010

I’m happy to announce that I’ll be speaking at SPTechCon Boston 2010 this upcoming October 20-22. The presentation I will be giving is titled “Real World Deployment of SharePoint 2007 Solutions” and below is the session abstract. I’m very excited to be speaking at SPTechCon Boston as I attended and live blogged the recent SPTechCon San Francisco this past Feb (link here to recap of that event) and was impressed with all of the people and content I was exposed to. If you have a chance to attend SPTechCon ......

Central Ohio Day of .Net 2010 Slides and Files

This weekend I presented my “The Power of PowerShell + SharePoint 2007” session at the Central Ohio Day of .Net conference in Wilmington, OH. This is the second year I’ve attended this conference, first time as a presenter. For those unfamiliar Day of .Net conferences are a one-day conference on all things .NET organized by developers for developers. These events are usually offered at no cost to anyone interested in .NET development. The attendees of my session had some great questions and I hope ......

Recap SharePoint Saturday New York City 2010 with Slides and Demo Scripts

This past weekend I gave my “Managing SharePoint 2010 Farms with PowerShell” talk at SharePoint Saturday New York City (SPSNYC) 2010. Thanks to everyone that attended my talk. They had a lot of great questions and seemed engaged. I’ve begun to lose track of how many SharePoint Saturdays I’ve attended or spoken at now, but it’s close to 9 and 7 respectively. This was a great trip as it’s been over 10 years since I’ve been to New York and this time around held it’s own set of stories to share. For ......

Speaking at SharePoint Saturday New York 2010

With the busy schedule I’ve been keeping lately I realized I hadn’t even posted on here that I will be speaking at SharePoint Saturday New York (SPSNY) 2010 this weekend. I will be presenting my “Managing SharePoint 2010 Farms With PowerShell” session for the second time ever. The last time I presented this talk SharePoint 2010 hadn’t RTMed yet so I’ve updated the slides and demo scripts a little bit since then. Aside from giving this presentation I’m also excited to be sitting in on a number of ......

SharePoint Saturday DC 2010 Slides, Demo Scripts, and Pictures

Wow! This past weekend I attended SharePoint Saturday Washington DC (SPSDC) which was quite an event to say the least. For those unfamiliar, SharePoint Saturday is a community driven event where various speakers gather to present at a FREE conference on all topics related to SharePoint. This made my fifth SharePoint Saturday attended and fourth I’ve spoken at. SPSDC was a bit different than most SharePoint Saturdays mostly due to the scale of it. We had almost 950 attendees, over 80 speakers presenting ......

Slides and Files from Day of .Net Ann Arbor ‘10

This past Saturday I presented “Real World Deployment of SharePoint 2007 Solutions” at the Ann Arbor Day of .Net conference in Ann Arbor, MI. Below are my slides and PowerShell demo scripts I used during the presentation. Thanks to everyone who attended my session, as well as the sponsors, speakers, organizers and all attendees who made this event happen. Slides and demo scripts ......

SharePoint Saturday Charlotte 2010 Recap, Slides and Photos

This past weekend I attended SharePoint Saturday Charlotte (SPSCLT) in Charlotte, North Carolina. For those unfamiliar, SharePoint Saturday is a community driven event where various speakers gather to present at a FREE conference on all topics related to SharePoint. This made my fourth SharePoint Saturday attended and third I’ve spoken at. The event was very well organized, attended, and a pleasure to be a part of along with many other great speakers. At SharePoint Saturday Charlotte I had the opportunity ......

PowerShell Script to Create PowerShell Profile

Utilizing a PowerShell profile can help any PowerShell user save time getting up and running with their work. For those unfamiliar a PowerShell profile is a file you can store any PowerShell commands that you want to run when you fire up a PowerShell console (or ISE.) In my typical profiles (example here) I load assemblies (like SharePoint 2007 DLL), set aliases, set environment variable values (such as max history), and perform other general customizations to make my work easier. Below is a sample ......

SharePoint Saturday Michigan 2010 Recap, Slides, and Photos

This past weekend I attended SharePoint Saturday Michigan (SPSMI) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. For those unfamiliar, SharePoint Saturday is a community driven event where various speakers gather to present at a FREE conference on all topics related to SharePoint. This made my third SharePoint Saturday attended and second I’ve spoken at. I believe today it was announced that about 210 people total attended the event. I was very happy with the turnout, especially the ratio of male to female attendees. Typically ......

SharePoint Saturday Michigan Is Coming Up!

Next Saturday March 13th Ann Arbor, MI will be hosting SharePoint Saturday Michigan (SPSMI). For those unfamiliar, SharePoint Saturday is a community driven event where various regional and national speakers gather to present at a FREE conference on all topics related to SharePoint. This will be my third SharePoint Saturday and second one I’ve had the honor of presenting at. My presentation is titled “Real World Deployment of SharePoint 2007 Solutions“ (click here for the SpeakerRate link.) After ......

SharePoint Saturday Cleveland 2009 Recap

As noted in my previous post I attended and spoke at the SharePoint Saturday Cleveland 2009 conference. For those unfamiliar, SharePoint Saturday is a community driven event where various speakers gather to present at a FREE conference on all topics related to SharePoint. This was my first SharePoint Saturday and it was a great community event to attend. Over the past 6 months or so I’ve been following various Twitter users talking about SharePoint Saturdays in their region so I was excited to see ......

Organize Your Desktop With Fences™ From Stardock

Are you a presenter having to deal with your desktop getting jumbled while switching resolutions for a projector? Are you an end user who has too many unorganized desktop icons? I feel like Ron Popeil with lead ins like these, but really I just wanted to pass along a great FREE product I’ve been using the past few months to help me organize my desktop for multiple needs. Stardock released their desktop management tool called Fences which a coworker referred me to a few months ago. Essentially you ......

Windows 7, SharePoint 2010, and Events I’m Speaking At Coming Up

As most of the technology world knows (and even the general public thanks to commercials like the one below… who doesn’t love unicorns, kittens and rainbows) Windows 7 is releasing to the public on Oct 22, 2009. Normally this would get me very excited except that I’ve been running Windows 7 RTM as the primary boot on my home desktop and as the secondary boot on my work laptop for a few months now. I didn’t get much chance to use Vista over the past few years (client workstations with XP, working ......

PowerShell + SharePoint Presentation Links and Files

Just got back from giving my PowerShell + SharePoint presentation at the COSPUG Show-N-Tell event. Great turn out with just under 100 registered. Shane Young gave a good keynote even if he let slip a few juicy tidbits about SharePoint 2010. Steve Carvajal also gave a good talk on the upcoming Geneva framework for rights identity. Sadly I didn’t have time to see a speaker during the other slot. Thanks to everyone who came to my talk. Below are links to my presentation and the demo files I used. You’ll ......