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Presenting at Australian SharePoint Conference (Share The Point)

I’m very excited to report that I’ll be presenting at the 5th Annual Australian SharePoint Conference 15-16 July 2014 at the Hilton, Sydney

Not only will this be my first time presenting at this conference, but it will be my first time setting foot on the continent! I’m really looking forward to seeing old friends like John White, Marc Anderson and others as well as making new friends and learning  a lot about SharePoint!

I’ll be presenting a session titled “Four Steps to Migrate Content from any On-Premises Source to SharePoint Online” in which I lay out the process and considerations for a migration to SharePoint online – especially when moving there from a non-SharePoint system. It should be a dynamic and fun presentation, and one that I hope is relevant to many attendees.

If you’re in the area (or even if you’re not) I hope I’ll see you there – it’s shaping up to be a great conference. Check out the site here:


Two Stories of how Enterprise Social Drives Real Value – This week on ShopTalk

Many people don’t really understand what Enterprise Social is, and what benefit it can bring to an organization. In this presentation, you will hear two real-world scenarios where it provides true value and how it is accomplished.

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About Our Presenter

As a Microsoft SharePoint MVP with over 20 years of IT industry experience, Ruven has spent the past nine years delivering award-winning SharePoint solutions for a wide range of clients. Working as a Business Analyst and Information Architect, Ruven is able to apply his eclectic education and varied experience in Psychology, Computer Science, Economics, Software Development and Training to get to the heart of complex problems. Ruven is a great communicator who is able to discuss technology concepts in language that is relevant to his audience, whether they are from IT or business.

He has become a leader in the use of visual tools to help his clients and team members achieve shared understanding of problems and goals and shared commitment towards implementing a successful solution.

Ruven recently authored “Practical SharePoint 2010 Information Architecture” (Apress) Ruven lives in Toronto, Canada. On Tuesday nights in the summer, you’ll find him racing his 24’ sailboat ‘In the Groove’.

Power BI – What Is It, How Does it Work, and Why Does It Matter – This week on ShopTalk

Power BI is the next generation self-service BI tool from Microsoft. But What is it exactly? Join us as we walk through the various products that make up Power BI, and discuss how they work.

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About Our Presenter

John P White is the Chief Technical Officer at UnlimitedViz Inc. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Guelph and is a Microsoft SharePoint MVP. He has spent 22 years in the Information Technology space, and posesses a skill set that spans both architecture and development.

He has been instrumental in delivering projects and applications that have been recognized with both local and global awards from Microsoft and IBM. As a seasoned IT professional, John has accumulated a plethora of legacy technologies like Novell, Lotus Notes and Java. This experience has proven invaluable when architecting systems alongside legacy applications.

Over the past decade, he has become increasingly focused on the Microsoft SharePoint and Business Intelligence platforms and has become an expert with the latest that these platforms have to offer.

He blogs as actively as possible at John lives in Guelph, Ontario, and is the father of 3 boys, is an avid scuba diver, and a budding photographer, both under and above the water. Samples of his work can be found at

Step-by-Step: SP2013 on Windows Azure IaaS – This week on ShopTalk

If you’re like most, you’d love to get your hands on a SharePoint 2013 environment of your own, but lack the personal hardware (and benevolent Patron) to do so.

In this session, Eric takes you through the steps to build your very own SharePoint 2013 environment on Windows Azure Infrastructure Services, and shows you some super-cool things you can do with PowerShell to preserve compute time to help eliminate unwanted charges!

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About Our Presenter

Eric currently works for Electronic Knowledge Interchange (EKI), an award-winning management and technology consulting firm based in Chicago, IL. To learn more about EKI and the services it provides, visit the company’s website at

Eric was introduced to SharePoint near the end of 2006 and immediately took a personal interest in it. With a degree in Computer Science from Illinois State University focused on C++ development, Eric had the skill set that made the transition to C# for SharePoint 2007 development a breeze. Eric quickly became fluent in SharePoint and obtained his certifications. As we all know, with great power comes great responsibility. With his newfound knowledge and skills, Eric was presented with a unique opportunity to test his mettle as an instructor. Much to his own surprise, he did quite well and that led him to spend the better part of the last several years as an instructor and consultant in a wide variety of environments.

His training experience ranges from introductory courses to advanced development courses. He has either worked for or contracted with clients such as Equity Office Properties, Kraft Foods, Lake County of Illinois, Chicago Public Schools, Columbia College Chicago, and many more.

With his strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills, as well as his strong work ethic and real-world experience, Eric is someone that you will enjoy working with and learning from.

SPC Las Vegas – Pre-Show Buzz Roundtable

Join the show this week to hear the Panelists and other listeners weigh in on “what to see” and “where to be” for this year’s SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas!

Topics include “Death of InfoPath”, “Yammer Clamor”, “Speaker Faves”, and other trending buzz from the SharePoint community

Come join with your own comments and questions as we gear up for SPC2014 Las Vegas!!!

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Tips from the Field – Promoted Links to Office Apps, Federating Searches in SP2013, and more!‏

Join SharePoint ShopTalk this week for “Promoted Links to Office Apps, Federating Search in SP2013,
plus more…”

The full Panel joins today to answer listener questions plus give some latest tips learned from the field.

We’ll be covering a few topics including Promoted Links, Search Federation, SPAutoInstaller and more. Join the fun and submit your own questions for today’s show!

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Dux Raymond Sy, MVP Guest Panelist Presents: “Utilizing the Right Tools to Deliver Project Management Success

“How to Utilize the Right Tools to Deliver Project Management Success”

When it comes to project management, every individual, team, and organization has unique needs.

Dux Raymond Sy joins the panel today to bring insight into how Microsoft takes on this challenge by providing tools which work together to provide the flexibility to meet individual and teams needs, while still delivering the visibility the organization requires to ensure focus on the right priorities.

From Office 365, to SharePoint 2013, to Microsoft Project – Dux will show how these fit together to create a realistic approach to project management that delivers immediate value to your organization and keeps an eye towards the future.

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About Our Presenter

Dux Raymond is the VP of Customer Strategy & Solutions for AvePoint Public Sector. He is responsible for leading the development and delivery of strategic customer solutions that drives positive business transformation and enables organizations to achieve their overall mission.

With over 15 years of business & technology management experience, he has successfully facilitated the implementation of various business transformation solutions for commercial, educational and public sector organizations.

Dux is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a SharePoint Most Valuable Professional (MVP), he has authored various white papers, articles and the book “SharePoint for Project Management” published by O’Reilly Media.

A sought after speaker, Dux is among the Top 25 SharePoint Influencers and has presented in various events worldwide. Learn more about Dux at and connect with him on Twitter.


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