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Going to be a busy week in January

So starting tomorrow I am kicking off “Dave’s Prairie Tour” ;-p  .  I will be speaking in three cities across Saskatchewan and Alberta in three days this week.

Tuesday, January 19th I am in Saskatoon, Sask.  You can register here:

Wednesday, January 20th I am in Edmonton, Alberta.  You can register for this one here:

And finally, I will be in Calgary, Alberta on Thursday January 21.  If interested, you can register for it here:

I will be speaking about the things you need to consider when planning and implementing a SharePoint environment.  Here’s the abstract:

There are many best practices for creating a SharePoint farm. But something not covered often enough and just as important is how to plan the farm implementation even before you install the binaries. In this session we will see some pitfalls taken by businesses as we discuss the leading practices of planning and implementing the non-technical side of SharePoint. We will cover items from who should be involved to proof-of-concepts to SharePoint Governance.


Hope to see you at one of those presentations!

SharePoint conference 2014 @ Las Vegas

So I have not had any chance to provide updates to the site in quite a few months.  This is really too bad because there is a lot out there I want to speak on.  Things have just been really busy in life and work and I haven’t had a chance to sit down and prepare some updates.  Hopefully that will change soon.

Couple of updates for now:

  • I have the privilege to be sent down to Las Vegas this March to attend the SharePoint 2014 conference.  I have started looking into the sessions I will be taking.  I want to focus mostly on the development side of things with a good smattering of IT Pro and Architecture.
  • As of January 8th of this year I am finally taking the final class for my BSc. CS. degree.  I applied for convocation the other day so now I just need to get through this class and I am done.  It has been a long long time coming, but when you have to juggle family, job, life and education you can only go so fast.

That’s it for now.  My hope is to have some more posts up on the site prior to the conference and also to have some updates on how things are going at the conference while I am there.  I am thinking perhaps a day to day update on the goings on and the people I meet.