SQL Saturday Nashville 2020

This past Saturday I had the opportunity to attend another great day of training provided by the great folks who are a part of the Nashville SQL Server User group as SQL Saturday Nashville 2020. This was the 9th year in a row for the group to put on the event and this year the […]

DevOps Days Chattanooga 2019

Recently I was able to attend a great one day conference locally focused on DevOps and discussing some of the methods behind the effort. If you’re curious, you can find out more about it here: https://devopsdays.org/events/2019-chattanooga/welcome/ The conference was help in a great venue called the Chattanoogan Hotel. The meeting space was great and really […]

PowerShell on the River 2019 #PSOTR

On August 9th and 10th I had the wonderful privilege to attend and speak at the 2nd annual PowerShell conference in Chattanooga, TN. It was held again at the great venue of Chattanooga State Community College. It was a great event put on by @PSJamesP , @LittlejohnPSH , and a great group of folks who […]

AutoLab to create quick test labs

One of the best way to learn how to do things in the field of technology is to actually get your hands dirty and practice doing something. That’s one method I have followed for years and has helped me learn most of what I know today. One way that helps do this is with creating […]

SharePoint resources for demos

Today’s post I thought I would include in order to find anything needed to create a working demo of SharePoint locally. Nowadays,  Azure or other cloud providers make this much easier, but if you want more control you can spin up your own locally. Windows Server 2019 (still beta as of now) https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Windows-Server-Insiders/bd-p/WindowsServerInsiders 2016 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-2016 […]

Drinking from the firehose without drowning

It’s easy to be overwhelmed in the sea of information and constant changes that come out every month when trying to keep up to date on Microsoft products, not just SharePoint and Office 365. Since changes to each facet of the service are being released on a monthly basis, I thought I would include some […]

SharePoint Saturday 2017 Atlanta

On June 17th I had the pleasure of attending another great SharePoint Saturday event put on by one of the best users groups in the area and it did not disappoint! The morning Keynote was given By Stephen L. Rose from the OneDrive for Business team at Microsoft. It was really great to see from him […]

Creating sample data for SharePoint with SPDG

If you work like I do trying to setup test environments in SharePoint often, the experience is great when you finally get all the bells and whistles activated for the features you need to test, but then what? Now you have a great looking environment with no data! A SharePoint farm with no data in […]