SPSNYC Can’t Wait

Great learning in a great town. What’s not to love.

SharePoint Saturday New York City on July 29, 2017 promises to be a HUGE gathering with an embarrassment of riches.

Chris McNulty from Microsoft kicks off the day with, “The Future of SharePoint is Now.” We’ll be riveted as Chris shares the updated roadmap for SharePoint, OneDrive and O365.

After Chris, there are twelve, count them, TWELVE sessions from which to choose how to spend your next hour and ten minutes.

Of course I recommend starting the amazing regular sessions with, “Create a Show and Tell SharePoint Environment” presented by yours truly. During the session we’ll build demos that make it easy to show your users:

  1. How metadata (aka how we describe something) is better than folders for organizing content.
  2. The functionality gained by moving spreadsheets to SharePoint lists.
  3. How content types create company templates in libraries.

The next twelve sessions make it hard to pick just one to attend. I’m torn between Stacey Deere-Strole’s “Some Quick Wins to Jump Start Your SharePoint Implementation” and Marc D Anderson’s “The Lay of the Land of Client-Side Development circa 2017”.

Then there is some time to decompress over lunch, chat with other SharePointers and narrow down the next set of sessions.

For the 1:40 pm time slot, I’m giving strong consideration to two sessions.

  • Brian Alderman’s, “Cross-site Publishing, the most powerful, underutilized SharePoint feature” because we will be migrating our intranet to SharePoint.
  • “The Good, The Bad, The Ugly – Understanding Good Design Practices in SharePoint/O365” with D’arce Hess because I find branding in O365 terrifying.

It will be tough choosing between my fav 3:00 pm offerings:

  • Susan Hanley’s, “How to Create a Governance and Training Delivery Site for SharePoint and Office 365” because I can take it back to work right now and make magic happen;
  • Marijn Somers’s, “Managing external users in Office 365” because it’s a hot mess.

By 4:20 pm my brain will be exploding with goodness. I know Gina Montgomery will help me keep it together with “The Ultimate Guide to Office 365 Collaboration”.

Just can’t wait for the games to begin! Join the fun.