• 9/12/19 meeting CANCELLED

    Microsoft Store

    Apologies, but our presenter for 9/12 had an emergent personal issue, and cannot make it for the meeting. With no immediate alternative presentation, we'll have to cancel for this month. We hope to catch you next time!

  • SharePoint Conference Debriefing with Marc Anderson and DCP

    SharePoint Conference was May 21-23, and Marc Anderson and our own Derek Cash-Peterson are back with a full debriefing! Join us to get the recap of distilled, essential news from the conference! Pizza is served at 6, we'll kick off the debriefing at 6:30! Please RSVP so we know how much pizza to ask Alexander Technology Group to bring.

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  • The Cognitive Content Crisis

    Microsoft Store

    Please join us on Thursday, May 2nd: Jim Wilcox will present "The Cognitive Content Crisis", a discussion of how chatbots and other AI-heavy applications require good old fashioned content, and why SharePoint is a great tool to provide the rather classic content management features you'd want. Jim Wilcox, MVP, is a Senior Architect with Insight Digital Innovation, and a co-organizer of this group. This will be an in-person networking event. No remote streaming or recording is planned. Please join Jim and Derek at the Microsoft Store in Salem, NH for pizza (provided by Alexander Technology Group (http://www.bankwstaffing.com/alexandertg/)) and conversation. Online presentation link: https://granitestateusersgroups.org/2019/04/23/the-cognitive-content-crisis/ Topic: TBD

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  • Marc D. Anderson - PowerApps

    Microsoft Store

    Please join Jim and Julie at the Microsoft Store in Salem, NH for pizza (provided by Alexander Technology Group (http://www.bankwstaffing.com/alexandertg/)) and conversation. Online presentation link: http://nhspug.online/meet201903 Topic: PowerApps For years, we've customized standard SharePoint list forms by adding our own JavaScript or CSS to the page. When we needed more, we turned to InfoPath. But all that should be in our rearview mirror now. PowerApps is a natural successor to those methods and gives us the ability to create rich forms including old favorites like cascading dropdowns, improved styling, and internal logic. We can also add in great capabilities like maps, imagery, and data retrieved from calls to outside services.In this session, we'll look at: ' Basic PowerApps capabilities ' Utilizing connections to SharePoint lists and libraries and other sources ' Redesigning your existing forms in PowerApps using common examples ' Creating forms in PowerApps which go beyond what we could ever do in the past Presenter: Marc D. Anderson - President/Partner Sympraxis Consulting

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  • Nick Brattoli - Moving to Modern SharePoint in a Million Easy Steps

    Please join Jim and Julie at the Microsoft Store in Salem, NH for pizza (provided by Alexander Technology Group (http://www.bankwstaffing.com/alexandertg/)) and conversation. Online presentation link: http://nhspug.online/meet201902 Topic: Moving to Modern SharePoint in a Million Easy Steps Modern SharePoint is getting cooler by the day it seems. That's great for organizations starting from scratch, but what about orgs with older versions of SharePoint? What if you're on a completely different platform? You can't just lift and shift your content and hope for the best. In this session, we will talk about everything it takes to modernize your SharePoint environment, such as: - Performing technical and business discovery - Analyzing, planning, and documenting your journey - Engaging your users to speed up adoption - Redesigning site architecture and implementing modern features to best fit your needs If you want to start using modern features in SharePoint Online and aren't sure how to get there, this session is for you! Presenter: Nick Brattoli Nick Brattoli is an Ohio native, Office Servers and Services MVP, MCP, and self-employed Consultant, as well as the Collab365 Community Manager. He’s worked in the IT Field for 15 years, 9 of which have been SharePoint-focused. Over the years, he’s worked in a variety of industries, such as Healthcare, Finance, Law, and Manufacturing. He currently lives in Birmingham, Alabama, and works in many different fields, doing a wide variety of SharePoint, Office 365, and Azure projects. In his free time, he practices Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, goes on adventures, works on nerdy projects.

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  • Vincent Biret: Microsoft Graph & SharePoint Framework on steroids w/Azure funct.

    Please join Jim and Julie at the Microsoft Store in Salem, NH for pizza (provided by Alexander Technology Group (http://www.bankwstaffing.com/alexandertg/)) and conversation. Online presentation link: http://nhspug.online/meet201901 - presentation begins at 6:30pm ET Topic: The Microsoft Graph and SharePoint Framework on steroids with Azure functions Modern development means client side first, backend second. However, there are still cases where you might need some backend processing such as for long running operations, heavy computing consuming tasks or security concerns. Join me during this session as we will learn how you can build server-less solutions to support modern development. Together we will determine when it makes sense to offload things on the backend and when it does not. We will even go through a lot of examples of working with the Microsoft Graph as well as the SharePoint Framework. Finally, we leave you with a clear understanding that server-less does not mean hacked solutions. That indeed continuous integration and deployment processes can and should be implemented. Presenter: Vincent Biret

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  • Stacy Deere-Strole - Taking User Profiles to New Heights

    Please join Jim and Julie at the Microsoft Store in Salem, NH for pizza (provided by Alexander Technology Group (http://www.bankwstaffing.com/alexandertg/)) and conversation. Online presentation link: http://nhspug.online/meet201812 Topic: Taking User Profiles to New Heights How many of you know what User Profiles can do? When I typically ask that question I get responses such as: It connects to Active Directory so that properties can be synced into SharePoint so we can use that info (but not sure how), or the most popular, we can add pictures to our profile and other information that others can see. Both of those answers are true but only scratch the surface of what User Profiles can do in SharePoint and most importantly for your organization. I could talk for hours about all the great things that User Profiles can do, but, in addition to talking about it I’m going to show you all the things that a User Profile can do and how the functionality can improve meeting preparation, company bonding and getting to know more about the organization you work for. I won’t stop there either as we will also venture down the path of application integration and how it can streamline processes and limit human error in day to day processes. With the user of User Profiles you can be on your way to building that one stop shop for company information. Areas that will be covered in this session: • Deep Dive into a Profile • Custom User Properties • Active Directory Integration • Search • Social • Building Moral & Bonding • Get to know your Company Presenter: Stacy Deere-Strole (MVP) is the Owner of Focal Point Solutions LLC, a Cincinnati, OH based company that provides SharePoint Solutions for the Enterprise in the mid-to-large market. Previously, Stacy led a rapidly growing SharePoint practice where she engaged in a wide range of consulting projects across various industries. With nearly 20 years of experience in the IT Industry, Stacy has mainly focused on Collaboration Solutions such as IBM’s Lotus Notes\Domino and Microsoft’s Messaging and Collaboration Solutions including deployments and SharePoint upgrades. Within the SharePoint community, Stacy is a SharePoint MVP and is actively sharing her real world expertise through authoring in the blog http://www.spmindmelt.focalpointsolutions.co, and speaking at various SharePoint Saturday’s, Collab365, ITUnity, SPTechCon, SharePoint Fest, SharePoint Engage, and User Group events. She also co-authored two books called SharePoint 2013 and 2010 Using Managed Metadata.

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  • SharePoint Framework vs Azure Applications and Office 365

    Please join Jim and Julie at the Microsoft Store in Salem, NH for pizza (provided by Alexander Technology Group (http://www.bankwstaffing.com/alexandertg/)) and conversation and a great presenter. Online presentation link: https://nhspug.online/meet201811 Join us and Russ Edelman, President & CEO at Corridor Topic: A Development Journey | SharePoint Framework vs Azure Application with Office 365. We'll explore the advantages and disadvantages of both approaches from a business perspective

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  • SharePoint Saturday New England

    Microsoft Burlington

    By the SharePoint & Office365 community / for the SharePoint / Office365 community... a day of the latest tips, tricks, and insights from deep insiders and partners across the tech space. Info & official registration: https://spsnewengland.org/

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  • David Drever-We Can Script That:Make your day to day more efficient w/PowerShell

    Throw away your mouse. After taking part in this presentation you won't need it anymore. Ok, well don't actually throw it away. You will still need it a bit. Whether working in Exchange, Active Directory or even SharePoint, everyone can agree there is a lot of clicking needed to get things done. In this session, we will discuss the things many of us do every day that really could be done a lot easier and more efficiently with PowerShell. Administration tasks and configuration are a couple of things that we often do with the index finger of our hand on that mouse button. We'll discuss concepts including code reuse (good) and variable hard coding (BAD!!) within PowerShell. I will show you how easy it is to step away from that and use scripts to assist you in being much more efficient and the envy of all your colleagues! Presenter: David Drever, SharePoint MVP David humbly considers himself a SharePoint JoAT (Jack of All Trades). He is the Digital Workplace Services Lead at Solvera Solutions, and an Office Servers and Services MVP. Over the last 18 years, David has worked in a wide variety of areas in IT ranging from Desktop\Server support to developing in C++ and .NET technologies. Over that period, David has been able to add value to a wide variety of clients in several sectors, including utilities, government, banking and agriculture. For the past eight years, David has been working exclusively in the SharePoint and O365 domain. He has helped stand up multiple Enterprise SharePoint environments as well as designed and built numerous SharePoint solutions. David recently worked with a client to implement a SharePoint 2013 environment that integrated with OpenText Content Server. David’s extensive experience in SharePoint is complemented by a range of SharePoint training courses and Certification in Microsoft SharePoint 2010. He is a knowledgeable and sought-after international speaker within IT circles and consulted regularly by companies formulating their SharePoint strategies.

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