It was a great day at Devry University for SharePoint Saturday Chicago Suburbs 2016. There was a great speaker lineup and nearly 500 registered attendees. There ended up being a strong turnout which included a good collection of sponsors both local and national. Going to SP Saturday events I am always amazed the SP community and the dedication to the space. Knowing that these events occur nearly every Saturday across the globe seems a little crazy. I don’t know of any other tech community that has a following like this one. I can say I have never been to an Excel Saturday yet. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist or shouldn’t exist though! In Chicago I performed 2 sessions both with great attendance.
My first session was with my coworker Matt Engibous around building Collaboration Roadmaps. This is a session where we stay at a high level of discussion but go through real world scenarios and proven processes to putting together a plan for SharePoint or Office 365. By the end of the session we hope that the attendees have some ammunition and actual files that they can use to initiate this process in their own company. Included in this session are documents such as a content inventory, workshop template, and a UX/UI survey. All of these files are located in the link at the bottom with the slides.
The second session I performed was on SharePoint Designer workflows. In this session I walk through users the differences between different versions of SharePoint designer all the way up through a detailed demo of building a subsite using REST services. With this session I hope to be able to provide some tips and tricks to all skill levels of designer from the basic up to the advanced. I have a detailed slide with super helpful links at the end of the presentation. All of those slides can be viewed in the link below.
Thank you to all who joined!