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vSharePoint Users Group - Planning and Implementing Practices & What's New

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NOTE: We are offering David a 40 minute time slot, as he is kindly flying in from Saskatchewan to present at our User Group in-person!

October 2016 Meeting Agenda:

11:30 - 12:00 - (30 minutes) –
Networking & Pizza & Shout Out to Sponsors

12:00 - 12:10 - (10 minutes) –
Member News and Announcements

12:10 - 12:50 - (40 minutes) –
"Leading Practices for Planning and Implementing a SharePoint Environment"
David Drever (, Senior SharePoint Consultant, Solvera Solutions (

There are many best practices for building or upgrading a SharePoint environment. But something not covered often enough and just as important is how to plan the farm implementation even before you install the binaries. In this session we will see some pitfalls taken by businesses as we discuss the leading practices of planning and implementing the non-technical side of SharePoint. We will cover items from who should be involved to proof-of-concepts to SharePoint Governance.

Presentation Audience: Everyone
Technical Level: Intermediate

Who is David Drever? David is a Senior SharePoint Developer, ITPro and Office Servers and Services MVP ( For more than 16 years David has worked in a wide variety of areas within IT ranging from Desktop\Server support to developing in C++ and .NET technologies. For over the last 6 years David has been working exclusively in the SharePoint space. He has helped stand up multiple Enterprise SharePoint environments as well as designed and built numerous SharePoint solutions. Most recently David assisted with a significant project to build an ECM environment integrating SharePoint 2013 with OpenText Content Server.

Blog: Prairie Developer (
Twitter: @DavidMDrever (


12:50 - 1:05 - (15 minutes) –
"Important Product Announcements for SharePoint - Announcements from Ignite 2016!"
Karin Skapski, Bruce Smith, and Louis Warren, Consultants, itgroove (

Who are Karin, Bruce, and Louis? The dynamic trio are members of the itgroove team who will tag team to update us on all the announcements and changes to Microsoft SharePoint that occurred over the last three months (since we met last in June 2016). This will include several announcements from Microsoft's Ignite 2016 conference!

Presentation Audience: Everyone
Technical Level: Basic

Twitter: @itgroove_karin (, @itgroove_bruce (, @itgroove_louis (
Blog: Check out the itgroove Knowledge Blogs roll (!