Date, Venue and Speakers Confirmed for February 2014!
11:30 – Networking & Pizza
12:00 to 12:40 – Presentation #1
12:40 – First Prize Draw
12:50 to 1:30 – Presentation #2
1:30 – Last Prize Draw
Presentation #1: Kyle Mitchell, Senior Information Systems Specialist at Tides Canada - “Sales Prospecting in SharePoint 2010 with Business Connectivity Services & External Content Types”
Bringing external data from other business systems into SharePoint is a powerful but often underused feature. After a brief overview of external data functionality in SharePoint 2010 we will create a working example of a Sales Prospecting solution that allows users to create and mange a prospect list in SharePoint while seamlessly accessing their financial transaction history and other key attributes stored in a separate contact database system. This is a great way of way leveraging existing functionality on the SharePoint platform that would typically require a developer to merge data from two systems together.
Who is Kyle Mitchell?
Kyle is a Business Systems Analyst with Tides Canada - the largest public foundation focused on the environment and social justice issues in the country. With a degree in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems Kyle has spent the past 5+ years on merging business needs with technology solutions in the public and not-for-profit sectors. Kyle has experience working as a marketing information analyst at BC Hydro and more recently managing and administering a highly integrated Microsoft solution involving a Dynamics NAV ERP, Accounting & CRM database, a SharePoint Employee Portal and SQL Server BI & Reporting. Kyle likes to build codeless solutions by leveraging out-of-the box functionality and improving or re-designing inefficient processes at the process level before bringing in new technology and new systems.
Keith Tuomi of itgroove - "SharePoint External Login Access – Forms Authentication vs Azure ACS"
It’s a common desire to be able to let external vendors, partners, clients & other users into your SharePoint portal in a controlled, secure way. Keith will present on two options to allow this, Forms Authentication and
We will dig into the pros and cons of both login architectures without getting too technical, allowing you to walk away with a good understanding of what features and options are available to you.
Who is Keith Tuomi?
Keith is a SharePoint Consultant and problem solver with itgroove. He's been focused on Microsoft technologies as a Developer and Web Applications specialist since the beginning of the internet era in the early '90s, with formal training coming from the esteemed British Columbia Institute of Technology. He is a SharePoint MVP, which is a coveted Microsoft award for community contributions and technical excellence. Keith has wide array of international experience and is also adapt at translating your business needs into bits & bytes.