SharePoint Saturday New England 2017

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New England in the Fall sounds like the perfect place to be! I am happy to announce I have been accepted to speak at the 2017 SharePoint Saturday event in Burlington, Massachusetts on October 28. I am really looking forward to this event and spending some Fall time in New England.

Their is an extensive lineup of speakers and sessions – check out this link to get all the details (SharePoint Saturday New England sessions).

I will be presenting a session on Navigating the Mess of a Shared Network Drive Migration to SharePoint.

Synopsis: Whether an organization has been using SharePoint for awhile or just starting down that road, many still have large shared network drives holding content that could rightfully belong in SharePoint. Migrating this content into SharePoint is a challenging task and one that many of us are being asked to do. Come to this session and we’ll talk about reasons why migrating some of this content is a good thing, proven methods for making it happen, common pitfalls and ways to avoid them and how to help end-users make the “shift” from network drives to SharePoint. As it turns out, not quite as easy as you would think. This session applies to both SharePoint On-Premises and SharePoint Online.

Click here to register now! If you’re at the event, make sure you find me and say hi!

[UPDATE] October 29, 2017

The event was a great experience for me. SharePoint Saturday Burlington was the coming together of four separate User Groups which exemplified the community focus of SharePoint and Office 365. Hats off to Julie Turner, Marc Anderson and team for doing a stellar job in running the show.

This was the first time I’ve given this presentation and I was interested to learn the challenges others were experiencing with their own migrations. My takeaway was that most end-users’ preference for File Explorer over SharePoint will continue to be a challenge for the foreseeable future and one of the main barriers to adoption – something attendees in my session were all witnessing in their own organizations.

Link to my presentation is HERE.


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