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vSharePoint Users Group - Making SharePoint Strategic & What's New

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  • Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (Gate 3)

    1925 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC (map)

    48.431202 -123.361465

  • January 2017 Meeting Agenda:

    (11:30-12:00) - 30 mins – Network & Pizza & Sponsor Shoutout
    (12:00-12:15) - 15 mins – Member News and Announcement
    (12:15-12:45) - 30 mins – Feature Presentation
    (12:45 to 12:55) - 15 mins – What's New in SharePoint 
    (12:55-1:00) - 5 mins –  Round Table Discussion

    "Making SharePoint Strategic"
    Eric Riz, Founder & CEO, Empty Cubicle Inc.

    The highest and most effective use of SharePoint includes business units operating at the same level with SharePoint, including your original data.  SharePoint must be deployed as a shared system of data, where trusted information is surfaced up from accounting, document management, data collection and governance.  Without these components in place, it is questionable whether or not your implementation will succeed.

    The question is, how do you create and align a SharePoint roadmap and plan that is strategic to your organization, and not tactically based on implementing SharePoint to perform only a percentage of what it is capable of doing.  Join Eric Riz to learn how to make SharePoint the enterprise system that Microsoft intended it to be.  He will discuss deployment strategies, tips for aligning your line of business (LOB) data, and help you conceptualize how your SharePoint implementation can become strategic while devising a business plan for your implementation.  Attendees will learn how to see the tangible, conceptual workplace that your executives had hoped for SharePoint.​

    Presentation Audience: Everyone 
    Technical Level: None

    Who is Eric Riz? A true visionary with an extraordinary ability to find needles in the data haystack, Eric works with leading organizations to sort through and stay on top of the complexities not only of today’s market but of the meteoric changes coming in tomorrow’s.  As a thought leader, Eric is a sought after keynote speaker and author, delivering speeches on business and technology topics around the world. As the Founder & CEO of HR software company Empty Cubicle, Eric sits on the Microsoft Solution Advisory Board, acts as a Judge for the Microsoft Imagine Cup, and is a 4-time recipient of the SharePoint MVP award.

    Blog: Eric Riz Blog

    "Important Product Announcements for SharePoint"
    The team at

    One of the ten members of the itgroove team will update us on the announcements and what's new with Microsoft SharePoint (since we met last). Note: SharePoint Online is the "crystal ball" to see what may be coming in SharePoint 2016 on-premises environments so we will include discussion on some of these topics in our presentation.

    Who is itgroove? One of the ten members of the itgroove team will update us on all the announcements and changes to Microsoft SharePoint that occurred over the last three months (since we met last in November 2016).

    Presentation Audience: Everyone
    Technical Level: Basic
    Twitter: @itgroove
    Check out the itgroove Knowledge Blog Roll!

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  • Kelly M.
    Event Host

    Business Development Manager and Consultant at itgroove.

  • Katherine W.

    Business Analyst looking to learn more about SharePoint.

  • Dave Y.

    I am the Records Management Archivist at the University of Victoria.

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