• 4/15 ATLSPUG - Introduction to MS Forms Pro & Custom Learning for Office 365

    Introduction to MS Forms Pro & Custom Learning for Office 365 DESCRIPTION: Be the first to check out two of Office 365’s newest capabilities: Microsoft Forms Pro and the Custom Learning for Office 365! These two new capabilities are currently in preview. This session will dive into each and help describe how these features can help you and your users. Custom Learning for Office 365 Have you ever wanted a training resource for your employees that can be quickly and easily deployed to your Office 365 tenant with training content provided by Microsoft? If so, come and learn about Custom Learning for Office 365! The open source Custom Learning portal is a customizable, on-demand training solution designed to increase usage and adoption of Office 365 in an organization. Microsoft Forms Pro Microsoft Forms is a simple and easy to use and consume way to engage your employees across Office 365 providing the ability to easily create, manage, and track surveys, quick polls and quizzes. But what if you wanted to reach those outside of your organization or needed more advanced features? Powered by both Office 365 and Dynamics 365 platforms, Microsoft Forms Pro (in public preview) will help experts create professional surveys that represent corporate branding and complete critical business flows. SPEAKERS: Chris L'Hommedieu - Microsoft Chris L'Hommedieu is a member of Microsoft's enterprise business unit, and as a Collaboration Technical Specialist, he is responsible for the more technical aspects of Office 365 including Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Yammer, Exchange, Stream and Microsoft Office. Chris is focused on helping customers understand Microsoft's collaboration technology, future roadmap and how to leverage these technologies to help meet business objectives. Prior to Chris joining the Microsoft team in 2013, he established a track record of hands-on and strategic success implementing Microsoft infrastructure and productivity technologies as a customer since 1995.

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  • 3/18 ATLSPUG Meeting - Building Business-focused ‘Micro-nets’ with Office 365

    Learn how IHG is building Hotel-focused ‘Micro-nets’ with Office 365 DESCRIPTION: This is not the normal ‘build an intranet’ story you’ve seen before. Hear our real-time story of how IHG is prototyping purpose-built site design templates to empower each of our hotel properties. Learn about our business problem, design rationale, and approach for implementation with Site Designs, out-of-the-box web parts, and the SharePoint Framework. In this session, we will cover: • Building Site Designs • Building Modern SharePoint Themes • Leveraging Community-sourced web parts • Building App Initializers • Building Tabs in SharePoint Web Parts SPEAKERS: Nick Krieble Nick Krieble is a Sr. Solution Architect and Principal PowerPoint Creator at InterContinental Hotels Group. He is responsible for delivery of Office 365 collaboration services to all corporate and managed hotel employees. He has been working in the SharePoint space since SharePoint Server 2007 with extensive background in large scale, global intranets and collaboration solutions. Matt Mason Matt Mason is a Manager at InterContinental Hotels Group. He is responsible for management and delivery of Office 365 collaboration services to all corporate and managed hotel employees, approximately 54,000 colleagues. He has been working with SharePoint since 2010.

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  • 2/20 ATLSPUG - Business Process Automation Session Sponsored by Nintex

    Session Description: Many processes involve multiple systems of record (OneDrive, Dynamics, Adobe Sign, etc.), and process automation tools (Modern Forms, Mobile Apps, DocGenTM, etc.) are designed to leverage them. This alone requires orchestration. But add new AI tools (RPA, OCR, text analytics, machine learning systems, etc.), and orchestration becomes crucial. In this session we will showcase a demo that brings all of this together. Speaker Bio: Terry Simpson is a Technical Evangelist with Nintex. Terry has been working with SharePoint and Nintex tools for the last 11 years. Prior to joining Nintex, he spent the majority his career on the consulting services side of the business implementing a wide variety of SharePoint and Nintex solutions. Terry’s unique, technical yet business focused, background gives him the ability to help users leverage technology to drive value to their businesses.

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  • 1/23 ATLSPUG - Mix It Up with Modern SharePoint Sites

    Microsoft Office - Avalon

    Session Description: Whether you're responsible for your organization's intranet or your department's SharePoint site, you will want to attend this session on the features of modern SharePoint sites. You will learn how to build Communication and Team sites, as well as what their differences are. We'll also examine modern document libraries, lists, web parts; and see how to customize SharePoint list forms with PowerApps. We'll wrap up with a demo using a SharePoint list as a data source for Power BI and then adding the interactive Power BI into a SharePoint site. Speaker Bio: Theresa Eller is a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer with with more than 20 years in the IT and software industry. Theresa specializes in SharePoint Server, SharePoint Online, Office 365 collaboration and business process applications, and Power BI. As a speaker in the international SharePoint and Office 365 community, Theresa values giving back to the community that has been helping her achieve success since 2008. Although she currently resides in Atlanta, GA, Theresa still calls Texas her home.

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  • Automating SharePoint Reporting with Azure, PnP PowerShell, EPPlus and Excel

    Session: In this MeetUp, John Jordan presents how the team at Turner Broadcasting combines several powerful technologies to enhance a SharePoint application. Turner needed a method to track and highlight user updates and allow customers to request Excel reports. John will describe the solution, step through the components, and demonstrate the solution. Finally, we will also discuss how the solution evolved from a simple beginning to its current state using Webhooks, Azure, PnP Powershell, EPPlus and Excel. Speaker; John Jordan Applications Architect at Turner Broadcasting John started his career at Turner more than 15 years ago as a web developer. His role gradually morphed into SharePoint administration and development, which is now his primary responsibility. He has participated in the evolution of SharePoint at Turner from Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 to SharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013 and now SharePoint Online. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-jordan-6b3b203/

  • Ignite 2018 Recap

    Microsoft Office - Avalon

    Session: In this two part session, we will hear about many of the major announcements from the Ignite 2018 conference in September including SharePoint as well as many related Office 365 technologies. In the first part, Chris L’Hommedieu will walk through the various products to review new/upcoming features across the Office 365 stack as well as to review roadmaps where applicable. For the second part of the session, he will be joined “on stage” by Pete Skelly of ThreeWill and Nick Krieble of IHG to have an open panel Q&A discussion of event highlights as well as to take questions from the audience. Speaker 1/Panelist 1: Chris L'Hommedieu (Microsoft) Chris L'Hommedieu is a member of Microsoft's enterprise business unit, and as a Productivity Technical Specialist, he is responsible for the more technical aspects of Office 365, SharePoint, Yammer, Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, Exchange and Microsoft Office. Chris is focused on helping customers understand Microsoft's productivity technology, future roadmap and how to leverage these technologies to help meet business objectives. Prior to Chris joining the Microsoft team in 2013, he established a track record of hands-on and strategic success implementing Microsoft infrastructure and productivity technologies as a customer since 1995. Twitter: @clhommedieu (https://twitter.com/clhommedieu) LinkedIn: chrislhommedieu (https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrislhommedieu/) Panelist 2: Pete Skelly (ThreeWill) Pete is the Pete Skelly - VP of Technology @ ThreeWill, LLC. With over 25 years of experience in SMB and Enterprise application support, custom development, architecture design and project management, Pete's responsibilities as a VP of Technology at ThreeWill range from setting technical direction for the company, to assisting customers with solution design and account management. Prior to ThreeWill, Pete worked for HP where he was a Technical Lead and Architect designing and developing world wide applications for service provisioning and help desk automation. Pete holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Hartford. Pete enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, hiking in the North Georgia mountains, and the occasional round of golf. Blog: https://peteskelly.com Twitter: @pskelly LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterskelly/ Panelist 3: Nick Krieble (IHG) Nick Krieble is a Senior Architect at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). He is responsible for delivery of Office 365 collaboration services to all corporate and managed hotel employees, approximately 54,000 colleagues. He has been working in the SharePoint space since SharePoint Server 2007 with extensive background in large scale, global intranets and collaboration solutions. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nkrieble/

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  • Introducing the SharePoint Starter Kit

    Microsoft Office - Avalon

    Have you heard about Modern Sites, Modern Pages, SharePoint Framework (SPFx) and all the new features of SharePoint Online, but haven't had time to get up to speed on how to provision and configure all these new features? The Office 365 Patterns and Practices (PnP) Team recently announced the release of the SharePoint Starter Kit. The SharePoint Starter Kit is an open-source project, which demonstrates all the new possibilities with communications sites, provisioning, SPFx customizations, and group associated team sites in Office 365. Pete will introduce the SharePoint Starter Kit to demonstrate many of the new features of Office 365 including: - Tenant level provisioning - Site Designs and Site Scripts - Hub sites - SPFx Web Parts - SPFx Extensions - updates to the PnP PowerShell Cmdlets - the Office 365 CLI - and more... This session is for both SharePoint developers and administrators who want to learn more about modern sites, modern pages, new customization options and how they will impact your organization. Speaker: Pete Skelly - VP of Technology @ ThreeWill, LLC https://www.threewill.com https://peteskelly.com @pskelly With over 25 years of experience in SMB and Enterprise application support, custom development, architecture design and project management, Pete's responsibilities as a VP of Technology at ThreeWill range from setting technical direction for the company, to assisting customers with solution design and account management. Prior to ThreeWill, Pete worked for HP where he was a Technical Lead and Architect designing and developing world wide applications for service provisioning and help desk automation. Pete holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Hartford. Pete enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, hiking in the North Georgia mountains, and the occasional round of golf.

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  • 8/20 ATLSPUG - The Synergy between PowerApps, Flow, and SharePoint

    Microsoft Office - Avalon

    Session: The Synergy between PowerApps, Flow, and SharePoint PowerApps is a very powerful Software as a Service (SaaS) tool used to build powerful data-driven business applications using a WYSIWYG drag and drop designer and Excel-like formulas. Included in the O365 suite, PowerApps provides the ability to connect to hundreds of various data sources such as Salesforce, Dropbox, OneDrive, GitHub, Dynamics 365, SharePoint and more. Instead of customizing SharePoint list forms (New, Edit, Display) with InfoPath it is now recommended to use PowerApps. While PowerApps is not the InfoPath replacement, it is the successor and the PowerApps team has worked hard to incorporate a better experience so you can quickly build and deploy the right business solution without writing code. Topics and areas to be covered: • Overview of PowerApps & Flow and the most recent released features • Using PowerApps to customize SharePoint list forms • Working with PowerApps and the SharePoint data connector • Tips on replacing InfoPath forms with PowerApps • Integrating Flow with PowerApps Speaker: Christina Wheeler (MVP) Christina Wheeler (MVP) is a Solution Architect and Technical Trainer specializing in Power BI, PowerApps/Flow and SharePoint. She is a highly respected SharePoint/O365 expert who focuses on development, administration, branding, and training. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, Christina has knowledge in graphic design, Web development, and custom development who also specializes in Enterprise Content Management and Business Intelligence. She has worked for various companies throughout the world architecting and implementing SharePoint and O365 solutions for educational, commercial, and government organizations. As a trainer, Christina brings her real-world experience to the classroom. LinkedIn: christinawheeler (https://www.linkedin.com/in/christinawheeler/)

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  • 7/16 ATLSPUG - Save the Date

    Microsoft Office - Avalon

  • 7/16 ATLSPUG - Cancelled

    Microsoft Office - Avalon

    We're @ Inspire this month. See you on Monday, August 20th!