My slides at SharePoint Saturday Paris


Going to discuss Office 365 Taxonomy and OneDrive for Business at SharePoint Saturday Paris


SPS ParisThis week I am off to Paris with my little family, and on Saturday I will enjoy spending my day with the French SharePoint community and presenting my views and case study of using OneDrive for Business in Office365. I will be presenting [en Français] which I have not done for years, so be sure to hear some weird “fran-glais” as the technical terms are all in english for me.

The title was actually “Shall we forget about taxonomy with Office 365?” which refers to the fact that OneDrive for Business allows users to store a crazy-full amount of files on the cloud and the question that stands: what to do with all this ? What about my team sites, department sites, organised libraries with metadata that I have been telling and training my users to maintain for years ?
Do I have to forget everything I learnt ?

See you on Saturday to see how some of my clients are managing this question!
À Samedi pour voir comment certain de mes clients gèrent cette problématique d’entreprise! 

SharePoint Saturday UK tomorrow 29/11/14

Hinckley Island

Ready – Set – Go …  All set for presenting 2 great sessions tomorrow in Hinckley Island Leicestershire :

PowerBI_for_IT_Pros10:00 –      We previously demonstrated the PowerBI for an end user’s point of view and showing how easy it can be to create beautiful reports and visualisation, now let’s look at it from an IT-Pro viewpoint,     i.e.
.how do I bring my on premise data source into it securely ?
.how do I schedule a data refresh ?




14:15 –   Azure_Deployment I will also join up Ben Ahmed to demonstrate how to deploy a “massive” SharePoint farm using the new Azure Portal in only a few minutes, we will also discuss the Pros and Cons of using a fully automated, semi-automated and manual deployment in this context, giving real life examples.    





See you tomorrow, and as always , come and say Hi during the day and at the SharePint at night as well.

Click here or the image to read the full agenda of the day :
Hinckley Island

See you at SharePoint Saturday Jersey !


SPS Jersey

Looking forward to see some familiar faces at the SharePoint Saturday Jersey this weekend, it’s always amazing to see so many people willing to sacrifice their Saturday to talk geeky / work related subject.

Our session is at 10:30 so come and learn about the latest BI Reports Tools in Excel that will make you re-think about Excel, and see how we can expose those reports into SharePoint and Office365 in minutes.

If you see me around, please stop me and say Hi !  / Bonjour ! :-) (click my profile to see what I look like ;-) 


Slides from Sharepoint Saturday UK co-presentation on Sharepoint Integration and BI


My friend and Sharepoint Architect Ben and I had a really good time presenting this session last Saturday.

With an ambitious presentation title the slides I just uploaded were used to decrypt that title before getting onto a Live Demo of CRM 2013 and Sharepoint 2013 integration using BCS, OData and WebServices. Then we moved on to “what to do with that data”, and created some interactive BI tables, charts and maps (flat) in Excel PowerView and the newly released PowerMaps (3D maps), to finally publish them onto Sharepoint on-premise in a PowerView Libraries and to Office365 in a PowerBI library (beta).

In those slides you can get access to our Office365 demo of PowerBI and Powermaps , just make sure you log in before opening PowerBI link on the left of this site, as PowerBI doesn’t work yet for anonymous users. (our demo site will be available only before 20th Nov.13)

Am speaking at #SPSUK next week


Just a quick post since I forgot to mention that I will be speaking at SharePoint Saturday UK next week, this is the 9th November and in the middle of Leicestershire (I had to check on Google Maps myself again).

To make the session a bit more lively I will be presenting with my friend and Sharepoint Architect Ben Ahmed the latest in Business Intelligence and open data stream from Enterprise Systems such as CRM.
Anything that has “power” prefixed is on the menu: PowerQuery, PowerPivot, PowerView and even PowerMaps 3D). A very exciting subject to make boring data actually beautiful and interesting in just a few clicks !

SharePoint Saturday is usually a great day where subject-matters people sacrifice one family day to learn and socialise with others, this one is going to be really cool as we are now getting the benefits of months of real business stories of SharePoint 2013 and Office 365.

More info about the event here