Lawrence SharePoint User Group (LSPUG)

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The Lawrence SharePoint User Group began in April 2018 to share free educational opportunities not only in Lawrence, KS but internationally as well by striving to provide all meetings via webinar. Get involved!

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5 Reasons to Jump On the Microsoft Teams Love Train Featuring:
Melissa Hubbard, Microsoft MVP
Project Manager
Withum Digital
Twitter: @melihubb

Have you hopped aboard the Microsoft Teams love train yet? What better day than Valentine's Day to profess my love of Microsoft Teams and share 5 reasons that you should too. Teams has been Microsoft's fastest growing business app' in company history. In this session we will discuss how organizations are saving time and improving collaboration and communication using the product, as well as how you can drive Microsoft Teams adoption and get the most out of the application.
Feb 14, 20194:00pm CST1 hour
Careers in Microsoft Technologies for 2019 Featuring:
Matthew J. Bailey, Microsoft MVP & MCT
Microsoft Teams & Office 365 Architect, Developer, Trainer & Business Analyst
Noteworthy Technology Training

As with any career that you may choose, seeing someone perform the job and experiencing it for yourself before you decide to invest in learning it is both sensible and wise. We will engage in an "around the world" review of how the Microsoft job market is changing, the new skills you will need now and in the next few years for both on-premises or cloud-hosted versions of SharePoint, Office 365, BI, Azure, AI, Quantum, gaming & mixed reality. We will review actual job roles with the skills and/or programming languages you would need to learn to pursue a career in each area. Finally, we will look at some quick samples of what each job position might be like day-to-day, salary ranges, numbers of job postings, certifications, cities the jobs are popular in and how to formulate a plan to enter or move around in this job market.
Mar 14, 20194:00pm CDT1 hour
Power BI and Dashboards 101 Featuring:
Sharon Weaver
Smarter Consulting

Speaker info:
Sharon Weaver is a SharePoint and Process Improvement consultant. Sharon's background in Business Analysis and Project Management combined with her Developmental Psychology degree and Six Sigma Black Belt blend perfectly with her love of helping and training people to make her a well-rounded consultant. Sharon has the ability to understand her client's pain points and develop a plan to not only build the needed solutions, but to drive adoption and education in a way not typically seen from technical consultants. Sharon also teaches SharePoint, Business Analysis, and other continuing education courses at JCCC and SLU as an adjunct instructor. When she's not working, Sharon is likely reading self-improvement books or on a cruise out of the country with no access to communication.

Session info:
Are you really curious about Power BI Dashboards, but you are scared that you won’t understand any of the words? This is the session for you! During our short time together, I will define some basic terms and best practices in Data Analysis, provide a quick demo of Power BI, and show what it takes to create a few simple reports and dashboards. What Will You Learn? • How to ask the right questions • How to quickly get and model data • How to design easy reports and dashboards
Apr 11, 20194:00pm CDT1 hour
Doing It Right…The SharePoint Way! Featuring:
Stacy Deere-Strole
CEO/SharePoint Solutions Architect
Focal Point Solutions

Through numerous years of eating, drinking and sleeping SharePoint I have come to realize that there is 1 thing that has never changed. That 1 thing is a question and the answer to that question is the most important thing in all of SharePoint. That question is "What direction should my organization be going and how do we get there?". The question or a very close form of that question is asked anytime something bad happens to the current environment or software, the current environment or software is up for renewal, new technology is introduced and last but not least, during yearly budget planning. Most companies will fall into one of the following categories: • Current application is no longer suitable due to company growth, lack of functionality or • Current application company that created & supported it no longer exists. • Starting from scratch and SharePoint has been chosen now deciding which way to go and where to start? • Currently utilizing SharePoint but not exactly the way Microsoft intended • Need to upgrade to continue support Regardless of the current situation your organization is in the end goal for all is success and success is measured by the usage of the application. Yes folks user adoption IS more important than being on time or under budget. Otherwise, what was the point of the entire project that I am sure took months and sometimes years to plan and implement. In this session I will take you through where to start, keys to choosing the right path for your organization and most importantly implement SharePoint in a way user adoption meets your goals and of course come in on time and on par with the budget.
May 9, 20194:00pm CDT1 hour
Extending PowerApps with Flow Featuring:
April Dunnam, Microsoft MVP
Twitter: @aprildunnam

PowerApps is a powerful tool that allows you to create no-code business applications. In this session, we will discuss how you can extend PowerApps with Flow, Microsoft's no-code workflow tool.
Jun 13, 20194:00pm CDT1 hour
PowerApps and Flow for the recovering InfoPath and 3rd party workflow user Featuring:
Greg Swart
SharePoint Developer
Kiewit Engineering Group
Twitter: @bts_gamer_dad

Speaker info:
Greg is a local LSPUG member and O365 developer focusing on SharePoint, PowerApps, and Flow.

Session info:
An experiential review of converting business process solutions from InfoPath and 3rd party tools to the O365 product line
Jul 11, 20194:00pm CDT1 hour
Introduction to Microsoft Flow for Non-Developers Featuring:
Jonathan Weaver
SharePoint Designer

Speaker info:
Jonathan Weaver is the SharePoint Developer for WaterOne and a Microsoft Office Specialist: SharePoint 2013. He has over 20 years in IT and has both a BS in CIS and a Master's Degree in Business Law. Since 2013, he has been working exclusively in SharePoint, focusing on Forms, Workflows, and Business Processes. Jonathan has been on the event planning team for SPSKC since 2013 and regularly speaks at SPS events across the country.

Session info:
This is a session that unites Flow and end users. We'll play with fun scenarios and flows to use in everyday life, not just as an IT worker.
Aug 8, 20194:00pm CDT1 hour


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We meet at LMH Health located at 325 Maine in Lawrence, Kansas. We want you to be able to attend in person as easily as possible.

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At LMH Health, we have:

  • Free, on-site parking
  • Free guest wi-fi
  • Technologically equipped spaces (feel free to charge your phone or computer while you attend)
  • Accessible meeting spaces
  • Wayfinding signs downstairs on meeting days (such as the following) to help you find the room:


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The Lawrence SharePoint User Group (LSPUG) is a free group open to anyone that began in April 2018. The group meets monthly for an hour to learn, share and discuss topics involving Office 365 including SharePoint, Power BI, Project, Microsoft Flow, PowerApps and Microsoft Forms.

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