Past Meetup

Migrations, Hub Sites & Apple Carts

This Meetup is past

26 people went

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month

Microsoft Corporation

Building B, 10900 Stonelake Blvd · Austin, TX

How to find us

Upstairs to Suite 225; sign-in & a left after reception desk. If door's locked, call the # posted.

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This month's meeting features three presentations on two topics: Office 365 migration mini-case studies & SharePoint hub sites (hot-off-the-presses!).

• 1TB+ from on-prem to cloud
• Content discovery -- including PowerShell scripts identifying site customizations
• Customization and remediation plans
• Punching up processing power and minimizing network latencies by using Azure VMs and Azure Storage

• Site creation & wiring up child sites
• Propagation of navigation and themes; scoped search
• Information architecture implications
• Time permitting
○ New theming and customization options (all 'modern' sites)
○ Latest OOTB web parts & updates (all 'modern' sites)

The apple carts? Just the ones upset by the new vision of flat site collection architecture -- of which hub sites serve a defining piece of the puzzle.


• 5:30 pm networking
• 6:15 pm welcome, introductions, announcements
• 6:30 – 7:30 pm presentation
• 7:30 pm Q&A
• 7:45 pm announcements from the floor, other
• 8:00 pm conclude
• 8:15 pm SharePint @ Sam’s Boat!


Uday Adhikari
Technical Lead Sr. Consultant
Catapult Systems
• An experienced SharePoint and web solution engineer with special expertise in managing stakeholder expectations, governance policies, and user adoption initiatives
• Architected and created 30+ database-driven web applications on the Microsoft stack
• co-organizer, Austin Office 365 & SharePoint User Group

Jim Mc Fadden, MCITP, MCTS
SharePoint Administrator
Texas Department of Public Safety
• 18 year IT pro; SharePoint admin for 11 years
• Microsoft Certified IT Professional SharePoint 2010: Administration
• Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist MOSS 2010: Configuration
• co-organizer, Austin Office 365 & SharePoint User Group

Brian Kinsella
Co-Founder & Principal Consultant
The Virtu Group & Virtu Systems
• Provides on-premises managed services, web application development & Office 365/SharePoint consulting
• A Microsoft Partner
• 9 years in SharePoint focused on productivity and collaboration
• co-organizer, Austin Office 365 & SharePoint User Group