VanSPUG October Meeting

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SharePoint Infrastructure, both On-Prem and within Azure
Jared Shockley - Microsoft

Are you an IT Pro but the world of SharePoint infrastructure is a confusing world?

Are you a SharePoint developer and want your engineering environments to look like a production one without a lot of expense?

Are you a SharePoint user and want to know what is going on under the hood of SharePoint to host it?

This session will help IT Pros, developers and users how SharePoint should be hosted for the best results. We will go over how SharePoint utilizes all of the infrastructure of servers and Windows, the specific implementation of SharePoint on its infrastructure, how to architect the best possible farm for SharePoint and how you can use newer technologies like virtualization and the cloud for hosting SharePoint. While the primary focus is on SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016 will be covered as well talking about the future of SharePoint hosting.

Jared Shockley is a 21 year veteran of the IT field working with both small business to large enterprise companies. As of January 2014, he rejoined Microsoft IT in Service Engineering building and improving on-prem SharePoint services as a Senior Service Engineer and later added the role of Service Owner. Prior to this return, his diverse career included delivering IT operations and solutions to mid-size healthcare organization, data center operations, business and systems consulting, web development, and enterprise-focused IT operations management. His areas of knowledge and experience center around web and data systems primarily with IIS, ASP.Net, SharePoint, and SQL Server. Lately, he has been adding Azure cloud services to his repertoire. Along with his role with Service Engineering, he regularly speaks with Microsoft internal employees and customers on the subject of SharePoint Best Practices through the IT Showcase team.

Power BI & API: Give more power to the users!
Yana Berkovich - BCHousing

Power BI provides analytics solutions for your whole organization. Power BI can be used as a user's friendly development platform too. Modern solution architecture are using distributed services connected through REST APIs passing JSON. Using Power BI makes our life much easier by accessing some of the data using Power Queries and very little if at all code. After getting the data from sites such as Meetup and creating data visualizations, we can see how easy it is to pin the results to our sites. We can use different data sources such as Excel or other DB's and get the data synchronized live into our site. The data can be later exported and used as a source for creating a Power App.

Yana Berkovich (MBA, Eng.) is a Senior SharePoint Consultant, Business Analyst, and BI Analyst at BCHousing in Vancouver, Canada. Yana has consulted for a variety of different industries in Canada and Israel and specialized in Knowledge Management consulting. Yana is accessible through her website at