Speaking at SPTechCon Austin 2016

   I’m honored to be accepted to speak at SPTechCon Austin 2016 next week.  It has been a few years since I’ve been able to attend / present at an SPTechCon with many life and work changes in the past 2 years.  The organizers for this event put on a great conference with top name speakers, educated attendees, and a nice venue from the previous ones I’ve attended.  Below are the sessions that I will be presenting along with a call out to another session by Jen Mason you should see before my PowerApps session.



When: Mon Feb 22, 2:00pm-3:15pm

Title: PowerShell for Your SharePoint Tool Belt

Abstract: PowerShell is becoming the command line interface for all Microsoft server products, including SharePoint. If you haven’t started using PowerShell you will want to add it to your set of tools in your tool belt.  In this demo-heavy session we will show tips and tricks for using the PowerShell console and ISE, traverse through all sites in a farm, create reports, and create a secure remote connection with whitelisted commands through constrained endpoints.  We will also cover some of the more intermediate to advanced techniques available within PowerShell that will improve your work efficiency.  This session is targeted to administrators and developers and assumes a basic familiarity with PowerShell.


(Jen Mason’s session on PowerApps for O365 which you should attend prior to my PowerApps integration session)

When: Wed Feb 24, 8:30am-9:45am

Title: An Inside Look at PowerApps on Office 365

Abstract: Microsoft has ​unveiled PowerApps, an innovative and compelling new service for building mobile-first business applications. PowerApps empowers ​information workers to connect to data sources in the cloud and on-prem, and to create no-code, targeted mobile applications that can be shared with users on any device. PowerApps let users take advantage of pre-configured templates to do tasks like:
·       Use simple logic flows and create an email notification if a new tweet appears
·       Create a lead in Salesforce if an email arrives
·       Create an approval process email when a button is clicked in an app
…and more. PowerApps can connect to Office 365, OneDrive, Dropbox, Salesforce, Oracle, SAP, Twitter, SQL and more. In this session we will explore this new tool and show some demos. You don’t want to miss this great opportunity to hear about the new PowerApps features.


When: Web, Feb 24, 11:00am-12:15pm
Title: PowerApps Enterprise Integration and Demos

Abstract: PowerApps is an enterprise service (currently in preview) that allows power users and developers to build scalable applications that connect with numerous consumer and enterprise sources using PowerPoint and Excel-like tools.  In this session we will overview the integration points for PowerApps with various sources such as OneDrive, Twitter, Azure, and more.  We will also talk about the developer story for integrating with on-prem sources such as SQL Server and SharePoint.  Lastly we will demo a number of scenarios to give you a feel for how quickly and easily apps for Windows, iOS, Android, and web can be created once and consumed on all platforms.  This session is targeted to information workers, power users, and developers.  General experience working with Excel / PowerPoint data is helpful but not required.


When: Wed Feb 24, 1:30pm-2:45pm

Title: Running Your Dev/Test Virtual Machines in Azure for Cheap

Abstract: With an MSDN subscription you can run your dev / test SharePoint environment in Azure IaaS for less than the cost of a cup of coffee each day. In this session we will overview the basics of Azure IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), the pieces you will use to be successful deploying SharePoint in Azure (including the new Azure Resource Manager templates), and how to use resources as efficiently as possible to reduce your costs and boost your farm performance. This session is targeted to SharePoint developers and administrators. Prior knowledge of Azure is helpful but not a requirement.



   There is still time to register for SPTechCon Austin 2016.  You can use code JACKETT to save $200 but the early bird pricing is already over.  If you are attending please come say hi and I look forward to meeting you.


      -Frog Out

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