SharePoint Saturday Utah

SharePoint Saturday Utah has begun with a great crowd. I presented my session “Unlock your Big Data with Analytics and BI on Office 365” which is a Level 200 class. In my session I discuss how companies have huge amounts of data waiting to be explored. With Azure HDInsights (Microsoft’s Hadoop cluster solution in partnership with Nortonworks) you can realize the value of your data. With Microsoft Excel 2013 and Office 365, you have a complete platform for BI solutions and services. PowerPivot, Power View, Power Query, Power Map and Power BI Sites empowers users analyze and make decisions using structured and unstructured data.
Attendee Takeaways:
1. Learn to setup and configure HDInsights on Microsoft Azure.
2. Understand how to use Excel for BI capabilities.
3. Build a BI Dashboard in Office365.

Find the slide deck here:

and the code demo and sample here:

SharePoint Fest DC August 2013


I am very excited to be participating in the Sharepoint Fest DC in August 2013! I hope the attendance is great and look forward to learning and sharing knowledge with different audiences!
I invite all of you to register for the event early since the prices will increase on May 31/2013 –> register here!, who wouldn’t want to do an early bird registration for this great event? 🙂

Enter the code Culver100DC when you register for an extra $100 off !  Please make sure you enter it exactly as it is here (pesky spaces will cause for it not to work)

Some of my sessions include topics such as:

SharePoint 2013 Extranets: How will SharePoint 2013 connect you to your partners?
How will SharePoint 2013 allow organizations to collaborate and share knowledge with clients and partners? SharePoint empowers organization to build extranet sites and partner portals inexpensively and securely. Learn about the Product Catalog site template and how you can to use it. Learn about the new improvements in SharePoint 2013 regarding extranets. Learn how SharePoint 2013 can help your organization open its doors to its clients and partners securely.

Build scalable SharePoint 2013 Staged Workflows to run locally and in the Cloud
SharePoint 2013 now supports two workflow platforms. We will walk through using the two workflow platforms and how they are different. We will configure the SharePoint 2013 Workflow Manager and build a workflow that can run locally and in the Azure cloud seamlessly.

You will be able to attend technical classes and seminars (view full agenda here>>) – taught by Microsoft Certified Trainers, Microsoft engineers and Microsoft MVPs where there will be sessions created for SharePoint administrators, software developers, information architects and knowledge workers which will guarantee to truly help you leverage SharePoint in your current environment.