Category Archives: Meetings

Sept 2017 Meeting

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We lost our meeting place for September so, we will not be having a September meeting.  Please keep checking back for our October meeting announcement.  We are still planning on having a meeting on October 5th at the Microsoft Office.

As always, we continually need speakers for our meetings.  Please consider volunteering to present to the group what you are currently doing with SharePoint.  A user group is only as strong as its members and it takes active participation from everyone to keep this group going.

To submit a presentation idea, please click Speaker Submissions and complete the brief form.  I will be in contact right away.

If you would like to learn about a particular topic, please submit a Topic Suggestion and we will attempt to find a speaker to speak on that topic.

August 2017 Meeting

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The July user group meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 3 at 11:30pm.  Please arrive early to get a name tag from security.  Use the link below to register for the free meal.  We would like everyone to register by Tuesday at noon so we know how much food to order.

Topic:  How Tenaska uses SharePoint as their EDM

Come to our user group to hear how Tenaska uses SharePoint as their Electronic Document Management system.

Presenters: Tracy Dittman and Babu Shafi

Lunch is served at 11:15am, meeting begins at 11:30. Please arrive early to check-in with security.

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July 2017 User Group Meeting

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The July user group meeting will be held on Thursday, July 6 at 11:30pm.  Please arrive early to get a name tag from security.  Use the link below to register for the free meal.  We would like everyone to register by Tuesday at noon so we know how much food to order.

Topic: Dealing with data in SharePoint
When building SharePoint applications, we often need to either move data between environments or interface with external data. We may even need to migrate whole site collections. This session will give a general overview of different tools and methods that you can use to either move large amounts of data in SharePoint or interface with external data sources.
Methods discussed will be
1. 3rd Party tools like:
a. Ontolica Fusion
b. Layer2 Business Data List Connector
c. Metalogix Content Matrix
2. Microsoft tools like
a. Powershell
b. Access
c. Excel

Since we only have an hour, we can’t dive into each one in detail, but it is our hope that you learn about the different ways to work with data and which methods will fit into your environment.

Presenters: David Petersen and Bill Lang

Lunch is served at 11:15am, meeting begins at 11:30. Please arrive early to check-in with security.

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June 2017 User Group Meeting

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Thursday, June 8, 2017, from 11:30 AM1:00 PM
Location:  Microsoft Office, 2111 South 67th Street, Suite 100, Omaha, NE 68106
Lunch is served at 11:15 am, meeting begins at 11:30.  Please arrive early to check-in with security.

Topic: SPS Omaha Recap and Q & A Session

We will use this meeting as a time to ask all of the burning questions you have about SharePoint/Office 365 and anything else.  We will do our best to answer all of your questions.

Please register by noon on Tuesday, June 6 so we can make sure we have enough food.

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April 2017 User Group Meeting

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Thursday, April 6, 2017, from 11:30 AM1:00 PM
Location:  Microsoft Office, 2111 South 67th Street, Suite 100, Omaha, NE 68106
Lunch is served at 11:15 am, meeting begins at 11:30.  Please arrive early to check-in with security.

Topic: PowerShell for the SharePoint Admin and Developer​

PowerShell is a tool that every SharePoint Admin and Developer must have in their toolkit.  In this session, we will look at an introduction to PowerShell, some useful cmdlets to get acquainted with the shell, and some practical application of PowerShell in a farm.  As time permits, we’ll show how you can use PowerShell to replace (some) timer jobs with a process that runs outside of the SharePoint process.

Presenter: Paul Baker

Paul Baker has been working with SharePoint since WSS 3.0. He has experience as a SharePoint Administrator, SharePoint Developer, and some work in the BI realm. Paul has worked as an instructor and SharePoint consultant, where he enjoyed helping organizations get the most out of SharePoint. He currently works at Boys Town, where he helps to maintain the existing SharePoint infrastructure and architect systems and solutions to meet business needs in the future.

 

Presentation Slides:  Start-SPPowerShell

March Meeting

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Topic:  A Walk Around the Block

This session will walk through what all Gavilon has been up to in the past couple of years. We’ll touch on the status of our migration from 2007 to 2013 and lessons learned as well as check out some new functionality we have using Nintex workflows and out of the box features to provide business process automation and information to employees. We’ll take a peek at a couple of our community sites as well.

Presenter: Amber Roberts

Amber Roberts has been with Gavilon nearly 10 years and recently moved from the Legal group to IT. As the SharePoint and Information Governance resource, she’s passionate about document control and using SharePoint as a basis to increase efficiency throughout the company. She’s currently in the middle of migrating Gavilon’s 2007 environment to 2013 as well as handling new design and builds utilizing out of the box SharePoint components and Nintex workflows and forms for the Intranet and Team sites. Amber leads the monthly Gavilon SharePoint User Group which has topics specific to Gavilon’s environment and its current priorities. She believes in training employees to become power users and loves when she “sees the lightbulb go on” and users start to understand how powerful SharePoint can be when used properly. When not researching new SharePoint functionality Amber can be found reading, scrapbooking, watching movies or playing with her three kids (15, 5 and 10 months).

 

Please Register

To ensure we have enough food, please register via the link below.

 

New Ontolica Fusion Feature!

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Ontolica-Surfray was a sponsor at our SharePoint Saturday last year and gave away a free one-year license to their Fusion product to every attendee.  Well, Steen just messaged me and told me about a new feature they have introduced for Fusion.  I know I want to try it!

Fusion Drive

Fusion Drive allows a Push/Pull/Sync files with users Desktops or local/network folders and SharePoint.

More information can be found at  http://www.manula.com/manuals/surfray/fusion/ftdt1/en/topic/fusion-drive

 

February Meeting

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Speaker:  David VanSickle
Sr. SharePoint Developer and Administrator
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska.

Microsoft Certified professional with nine years of extensive work with SharePoint as an end user, developer, administrator, solution architect, and consultant.

Topic: InfoPath still lives!

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