SPTechCon in Boston – June 2016
Next month, I’ll be a speaker at SPTechCon in Boston, and if you register with my code ROGERS, you get a discount of $200 off your registration!
So, what’s on my agenda?
||9:00am – 12:15pm (half day)
The Power User Cheat Sheet for Rollups & Search
with Joelle Farley and me
||4:00pm – 5:15pm
Simplifying File Organization with Enterprise Keywords
When working with documents in SharePoint and Office 365, there are various challenges around categorizing and organizing documents. Most of the challenges are around end user understanding and training. Metadata, folders, and combinations of the two are used in order to keep documents where they belong and find them when needed.
||8:30am – 9:45am
Driving User Adoption, From a Technical Standpoint
with Lori Gowin and me
When IT professionals set up the infrastructure of SharePoint, the subsequent task of end user adoption is often left to the business unit. During this process, the business unit will often turn to “The SharePoint Person” for help and guidance. Good news IT Pros, there are useful technical configurations in the administration console to improve and increase user adoption. Ultimately this will improve user satisfaction with SharePoint and increase productivity. Lori and Laura both began as SharePoint Administrators 11 years ago. The real world experience of implementing these practices will be integral in this session. Among the topics covered will be defining user audiences, improving Office integration with SharePoint, and demonstrations of improving how users can quickly and easily get to the information they need. When leaving this session, attendees will possess a specific action list that may be used to optimize their technical experience and drive user adoption.
2:15pm – 3:30pm
Creating an Approval Workflow
Forms and documents are everywhere in your organization, and a lot of them must go through an approval process. SharePoint is such a flexible platform, it provides us with multiple methods that can be used to build our processes. In this session, learn about the different out-of-box ways to create a workflow around a form approval process. Laura Rogers will show you the various alternatives when creating an approval workflow: content approval, out of box workflows, and the task process designer in a SharePoint Designer workflow. Quickly create and implement intuitive workflows for your critical IT and business systems, with no programming involved! The concepts in this session are applicable to SharePoint 2010, 2013, and Office 365.