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Public Speaking

This is my website for sharing my knowledge of SharePoint and other Microsoft technologies with the world.

 Public Speaking


Speaking at ThatConference on Tools to Teach Kids to Code.​

August 10-12, 2015

​Larry Kuhn interviewed me about SharePoint Online Administration.

July 9, 2015

Presented "Hook into SharePoint Apps​"

June 18, 2015

Presented my "Introduction to PowerShell for SharePoint Admins and Developers" .

June 17-18, 2015

​Presenting my introduction to PowerShell.

May 15, 2015

Presenting two community sessions:

1) PowerShell Q&A with Jack Fruh, MVP Todd Klindt, and MVP Jeff Hicks.

2) An Overview of the SharePoint Community.  Events, websites, Yammer Networks, etc - resources for connecting with fellow SharePointers and getting support.​

May 3-8, 2015

Presenting my Introduction to PowerShell.​

April 18, 2015

Presenting a session on building a SQL cluster in Azure.​

January 24, 2015

Co-presented with Jack Fruh a half day workshop on using PowerShell ​with SharePoint. Co-presented with Rick Parham a case study on building a public facing internet site with SharePoint 2013. Slides at​

December 8-10, 2014

Presented my Introduction to PowerShell.​​

November 2, 2014

Presented a case study of builidng a public facing internet site on SharePoint 2013 as well as a deep dive into using Telerik's RadGrid to create data administration pages.​

June 12, 2014

Presented a Lunch&Learn on our Roadrunner Case Study.  Presented a session on how to study for a Microsoft SharePoint Certification Exam.​

May 17, 2014

​Presented my Introduction to PowerShell for SharePoint Developers and Administrators.


I presented my Introduction to PowerShell to a packed room.  Slides at​

April 26, 2014

Presented my Introduction to PowerShell for SharePoint Developers and Administrators​

April 17, 2014

I presented on studying for a Microsoft SharePoint Certification

February 12, 2014

Presented on how to study for a Microsoft SharePoint Certification.​


Co-Presented a half day POSH workshop, presented two sessions on PowerShell.​

Oct 7-9, 2013

Presented my Overview of SharePoint 2013.​ See ​ for slides.

June 1, 2013

Presented my Introduction to PowerShell​

Q1 2013

Two sessions: Introduction to PowerShell for SharePoint Developers and Admins, and PowerShell Workshop, co-presented with MVP Todd Klindt. 

September 26-27, 2012

​Topic: Introduction to PowerShell for SharePoint Developers and Admins.

September 5, 2012
Planned to speak on using PowerShell with SharePoint, but ended up speaking mostly about PowerShell. It's what the audience wanted.
July 26, 2011
This conference was run by the Wisconsin chapter of AIIM. I gave my talk on Ten Essentials for SharePoint Intranet Sucess
June 15, 2011
Spoke about running your SharePoint intranet in the cloud.
June 11, 2011
I spoke about using Powershell for initial SharePoint site hierarchy creation and initial content creation.
October 16, 2010
I presented my "What's new for Developers in SharePoint 2010" at Magenic's CodeMastery event at the Microsoft office in Downers Grove.
May 26, 2010
I presented an overview of SharePoint 2010 to this inaugural meeting of QCSPUG. See for the slides. 
April 22, 2010
I presented  "10 Essentials for a Successful SharePoint Intranet".  See for the slides. You can also get a recording of this and all the other presentations from that conference on a DVD.  Again, see for details.
April 15, 2010
I presented my "What's new for Developers in SharePoint 2010" presentation to CNUG.
January 20, 2010
Selected to presented three sessions. Due to the birth of my son the following month, instead of presenting these live, I presented one of these as a Connections Online webcast.
  1. Organize your intranet right the first time!
  2. MOSS Administration Roadmap
  3. PowerShell for MOSS Admins and Developers
November 2009
Presented a session on PowerShell for MOSS Developers.
June 13, 2009
I presented "Site Provisioning Solutions" and "Information Architecture for a MOSS intranet" at MS Virtual Tech Days on April 1, 2009.
These sessions are now available for download and streaming:
April 1, 2009
I was selected to present at SharePoint Connections, Spring 2009, however my sessions were later cut due to budget cutbacks at the conference.   The sessions I had been invited to present were:
  1. Site Provisioning Solutions
  2. Information Architecture for a MOSS Intranet
  3. PowerShell for MOSS Developers and Administrators
Would have been March 2009
Organized and Co-presented this webcast with Anthony Handley (Magenic, MVP) and Martin Muldoon (VP, BA-Insight).  This webcast is now online here:
February 17, 2009
Since I became the CSPUG webmaster in the summer of 2008, I help run each meeting by providing a 5 minute introduction to the agenda for each meeting.
September 2008, October 2008, February 2009, June 2009, March 2010

Presented the following sessions:

  1. Information Architecture for a MOSS Intranet
  2. Introduction to MOSS Administration
  3. Site Provisioning Solutions
November 2008
My customer at the time, TTX, spoke about their use of MOSS and I presented an explanation of what they had done with SharePoitn Workflow.
October 2008
Gave two impromptu Q&A sessions when scheduled SharePoint speakers failed to show.  First session was co-presented with Brian Gorbett from Microsoft.
September 2008
Presented two "Unconference" Sessions:
  1. Wrong and Right Ways to Customize MOSS
  2. Intranet Information Architecture for MOSS
February 2008

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