SharePoint Saturday Kansas City 2018

It was my pleasure to come to Kansas City for SharePoint Saturday Kansas City 2018. I was excited to speak on PowerApps and Microsoft Flow in the morning and Migrations to SharePoint Online in the afternoon. The great thing about intimate events like SharePoint Saturdays is the interaction with the attendees and I was not disappointed by SPSKC.

Friday night was a great time to talk engage with the other speakers at the SPSKC Speaker Dinner. The selection of location at Hayward Pit BBQ was a great choice. I was hoping to get some Kansas City barbeque on this tip and I was quite pleased with the quality and choice of meats. (Insert Tim Allen monkey grunt here) On top of the food, the conversations were great with the speakers, especially spending time with Mike Fitzmaurice chatting about tech and the Bed and Breakfast industry.

Saturday started with Stacy Deere-Strole's keynote to kick things off. I got my first session in the morning, Quick and Easy Business Apps with PowerApps and Microsoft Flow. I had a great audience of various types of roles from IT Pro administrators to Devs to Business Users. One of the things that feeds me as a speaker is the reaction from my audience and I had a great time with this audience. We got to experience PowerApps and Microsoft Flows around Twitter and the #SPSKC hashtag. I showed how I can schedule tweets and follow the hashtag using Microsoft Flow, PowerApps, and SharePoint Lists. Click the button below to get the slides that I presented in the session and thank you to all of the attendees of this session.

In the afternoon, I gathered some folks to talk about Migrating SharePoint to the Cloud: Lessons Learned by Microsoft IT. In the session, we got to talk about some of the mindsets and steps taken for migrations to SharePoint Online. Those mindsets and steps could also be taken for on-prem upgrades as well, which made the information even more effective. Then, we talked about how Microsoft IT migrated our key internal portal from on-prem to the cloud. If you click the button below this paragraph, you can get a copy of the slides I presented in the session. Again, I want to thank all of the people that attended the session and added to the discussion.

Now that SharePoint Kansas City is done for 2018, I would like to thank the planning committee, folks like Sharon Weaver, Jonathan Weaver, and Nate Chamberlain, and the sponsors like Focal Point Solutions, INNOVA Consulting, K2, SkySync, Smarter Consulting, and Trabon Solutions for making this a very successful event. I look forward to returning again and engaging with the SharePoint/Office 365 Community of Kansas City.