Venue confirmed. Date confirmed. Speakers confirmed.
11:30 – Networking & Pizza
12:00 – Presentation #1
12:40 – Break
12:50– Presentation #2
1:30 – Last Prize Draw
Presentation #1: Mike Gregotski, Technical Marketing Lead at Esri Canada – “ESRI Maps for SharePoint” (with Nathan Enge and Blaine Castle)
Esri Maps for SharePoint is a free download that lets you quickly and easily map your SharePoint data and see it in a different way. Built on the Microsoft Silverlight platform, Esri Maps for SharePoint can add spatial information into an organization’s enterprise Microsoft SharePoint Web site
• Understand and communicate relationships and patterns visually through dynamic maps.
• Analyze regions or points and enrich your organizational data with demographics and lifestyle data to get an even more comprehensive view.
The presentation begins with an overview of how the ArcGIS Map Web Part integrates into a SharePoint Web site. Attendees will then learn how to design a SharePoint Web site that contains geospatial data from SharePoint lists. The seminar will conclude by examining how to take address information in Microsoft Excel and Word documents and display them on a map in SharePoint.
Who is Mike Gregotski?
Mike Gregotski is a Technical Marketing Lead, and has worked for Esri Canada since 1998. As a member of the Technical Strategy Group in the Toronto office Mike’s duties include the development and delivery of presentation resources that highlight the benefits of implementing Esri’s core technology. Mike previously worked in Client Support where he supported clients on ArcIMS, ArcSDE and ArcGIS software. Before joining Esri Canada, he was a Mapping Coordinator with Transcontinental Distribution in Mississauga. Mike has also obtained Desktop and Enterprise level Esri Technical Certifications.
Presentation #2: Bruce Norman Smith, SharePoint
Consultant at itgroove – “Adoption & Training – Outlook & SharePoint - head to head"
Every business user loves email and MS Outlook, but they’re often nervous about using an enterprise content management (ECM) tool like MS SharePoint. In this presentation Bruce will show the incredible parallels between Outlook and SharePoint. He’ll argue that SharePoint may have actually grown out of the success of Outlook!
By stealing this presentation and giving it to your business users, you will make the unfamiliar SharePoint more accessible. This should smooth out your business user adoption! It will also help you move your organization beyond a basic use of SharePoint for document storage to a more intermediate adoption of content types and web parts.
Who is Bruce Norman Smith?
Forged in Winnipeg, honed in Ladysmith & Vancouver, and battle tested in Montreal & Gatineau - Bruce now calls Victoria his home.
Bruce’s customer service, governance and logic skills came from working as a sales person in small family retail businesses, and studying the History of World Religions at UBC & McGill University (BA’04).
Bruce’s technical skills started at an early age during the Logo/Turtle boom of the early 1980s, and quickly developed into a passion for videogames. A Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies (MLIS ‘08) rounded out these early skills with training in business process analysis, database design, xml metadata development, and records management/archival theory and methods.