B&R Speaking at and Sponsoring SP Engage 2017
Oct
24
to Oct 25

B&R Speaking at and Sponsoring SP Engage 2017

We are pleased to announce that B&R will be both speaking at and a Gold sponsor for the SP Engage Raleigh Conference.  The SP Engage Conference is focused on real world business application of the tools and technologies associated with SharePoint and Office 365.  With both technical, and business focused tracks, it provides a great way for people to come and learn, collaborate, and network with other professionals. 

In addition to exhibiting B&R’s core products and services, we will also be showcasing and answering questions related to our strategic partners Nintex and Sharegate.

 
 
 

Sessions

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Mike Oryszak

Introduction to Delve

DATE: October 25, 2017

TIME: 2:10 pm - 3:10 pm

With all of the information stored in modern information systems it can be extremely difficult to locate valuable content. In this session we will introduce the Delve feature within Office 365 and show what it offers and how it can help you quickly discover, take action, or collaborate on relevant content within your organization. This often overlooked feature can help people overcome some of the biggest challenges working in SharePoint environments today.

 

Making Automation Personal: The Next Step in Digital Transformation

DATE: October 24, 2017

TIME: 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

True digital transformation requires more than incremental improvements and goes beyond individual projects or processes. To become true digital masters, organizations need to think differently and work to enable their members to rethink everything they do in order to identify opportunities for automation. By addressing the capabilities for enhancing workflow automation as a personalized technology capability, organizations can take a giant leap forward and feed and innovation cycle without any limits. This session will help re-frame the primary focus from large, centralized processes to enhancing individual and team collaborators that can drive their own process automation using a variety of commonly available no-code solutions. We will dive into techniques to educate and grow the organization’s capabilities and also review some of the commonly supported models for measuring the results and ROI.

 

Exhibitors

Stop by the exhibit hall to meet other members of the B&R team, ask questions about our products and services, or just say hello!

 
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B&R Speaking at SharePoint Saturday New England
Oct
28
9:00am 9:00am

B&R Speaking at SharePoint Saturday New England

Join New England area SharePoint architects, developers, and information workers for SharePoint Saturday: an educational, informative and lively day filled with sessions from other SharePoint professionals, MVPs, and Microsoft employees. SharePoint Saturday is FREE, open to the public and is your chance to immerse yourself in SharePoint right here in New England!

Mike Oryszak from B&R’s NC team will be presenting a session on optimizing search results in SharePoint and Office 365 and Tom Daly from B&R's NJ team will be presenting a session on branding and front end tooling.

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Mike Oryszak

Unlock the Value of Your Content through Optimized Search Results

Learn how to leverage all the features of SharePoint’s search system to fine tune search results, allowing users to find what they are looking for and the items your organization is promoting. We will cover Result Sources, Result Types, Query Rules, Promoted Results, and Result Blocks. We will also look at how you can optimize the search results page to ensure that it is as effective as possible, and then cover some additional tips for how to monitor the effectiveness of your search system. With this information, you will be able to delivery world class search services to your organization.

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Tom
Daly

Branding Office 365 - using front end tooling

No more WSPs, No more deployments! Looking for a fast and reliable way to build your branding on Office 365? You can use front end development tooling to create an automated build process on your desktop to deploy your assets instantaneous or on demand to Office 365. In this session we will create a bunch of Gulp tasks to build and process our branding assets [Page Layouts, Master Pages, SASS/CSS, JavaScript and Images]. For those familiar with the SharePoint framework build process there will be some similarities. It's recommended that you have a good grasp JavaScript to attend this session.

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B&R Speaking at .NET Local Raleigh
Oct
28
10:00am10:00am

B&R Speaking at .NET Local Raleigh

.NET Conf is a free day-long developer event co-organized by the .NET community and Microsoft.

Josh Carlisle from B&R’s NC team will be presenting a session on building serverless solutions with Azure Functions.  

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Josh Carlisle

Going Serverless with Azure Functions

You’ve probably heard the buzz around serverless and especially Azure Functions, one of Microsoft’s most popular serverless offerings. In this introductory session we’ll demystify serverless and introduce you to developing serverless solutions with Azure Functions. We’ll cover common architecture approaches and application design principals for Azure Functions. You’ll be introduced to the Visual Studio development experience of developing Azure Function Solutions and we will also introduce you to deploying, managing, and monitoring Azure Functions, arguably one of the best of any serverless platform. Source code will be available on github.

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B&R Speaking at and Sponsoring Nintex User Group Atlanta
Nov
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

B&R Speaking at and Sponsoring Nintex User Group Atlanta

Microsoft Corporation

1125 Sanctuary Pkwy Ste 300, Alpharetta, GA (map)

November 1, 2017 | 6:00pm to 8:15pm

We are pleased to announce that B&R will be both speaking at and the sponsor for the November meeting of the Nintex User Group Atlanta.  The Nintex User Group Atlanta is focused on real world business application of the Nintex suite of tools and technologies including Forms, Workflow, Mobile, Document Generation, and Business Intelligence.  The group provides a great way for people to come and learn, collaborate, and network with other professionals.

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Mike

 

Oryszak

Extending Workflow Solutions with Azure

Cloud based workflow systems are incredibly popular today, allowing people to automate their processes quickly and easily. These systems have unlimited potential when extended using cloud based services. In this session, we will leverage Azure Functions, Queues, and CosmosDB to create a centralized workflow logging service that can be used to support compliance activities and reporting. Attendees will be guided through each of the steps to create the solution. As a result of attending this session attendees will be ready to start building their own Azure services that can be leveraged to extend their own cloud based workflows built using Nintex or Nintex Workflow Cloud.

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B&R Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Cincinnati
Oct
14
9:00am 9:00am

B&R Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Cincinnati

  • Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Eastgate Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SharePoint administrators, end users, architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft SharePoint Technologies will meet for the 5th SPS Events Cincinnati event on Saturday, October 14th, 2017.

Kent Del Castillo from B&R's Raleigh, NC team will be presenting a session on workflow development best practices

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Kent Del Castillo

Workflows - 7 Best Practices for Development

Level: 300

Track: IT Pro, Developer

In this session we will discuss seven best practices for workflow development for both on premises and Office 365. Planning, architecture, performance, and much more will be discussed with techniques and concepts that can apply to both SharePoint workflows and other 3rd-party workflow packages.

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B&R Sponsoring & Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Charlotte
Aug
26
8:00am 8:00am

B&R Sponsoring & Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Charlotte

SharePoint administrators, end users, architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft SharePoint Technologies will meet for the 5th SPS Events Charlotte event on Saturday, August 26th, 2017.

B&R's team members will be presenting the following sessions. As a Platinum sponsor of the event, be sure to stop by the B&R booth and say hello to the team!

 
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Josh
Carlisle

Building Well Performing, Highly Available, and Resilient Azure Solutions for Office 365

Level: 200

Track: Developer

Microsoft Azure is a natural fit for building enhanced solutions for Office 365 but simply deploying your application to Azure does not necessarily ensure that the application will always be available and perform well. In this session we'll be making use of a very common application architecture using Azure Traffic Manager, Azure API Apps, Storage Queues, and Cosmos DB to build a highly resilient API that can both consume and provide data to Office 365 application and components. We'll cover how to monitor and ensure your application can remain available despite data center failures, regional failures, or even application deployment failures. Lastly we'll discuss the new roll of serverless in modern applications.

 

Kent
Del Castillo

Nintex Workflows - Best Practices for Development

Level: 300

Track: IT Pro, Developer

In this session we will discuss best practices for workflow development as recommended by Nintex vTE's and others for both on premises and Office 365. Planning, architecture, performance, and much more will be discussed with techniques and concepts applying to Nintex Workflows but can also apply to SharePoint workflows and other 3rd-party workflow packages.

 

Workflows - 7 Best Practices for Development

Level: 300

Track: IT Pro, Developer

In this session we will discuss seven best practices for workflow development for both on premises and Office 365. Planning, architecture, performance, and much more will be discussed with techniques and concepts that can apply to both SharePoint workflows and other 3rd-party workflow packages.

 

Mike
Oryszak

Making Automation Personal: The Next Step in Digital Transformation

Level: 200

Track: End-User, Business

True digital transformation requires more than incremental improvements and goes beyond individual projects or processes. To become true digital masters, organizations need to think differently and work to enable their members to rethink everything they do in order to identify opportunities for automation. By addressing the capabilities for enhancing workflow automation as a personalized technology capability, organizations can take a giant leap forward and feed and innovation cycle without any limits. This session will help reframe the primary focus from large, centralized processes to enhancing individual and team collaborators that can drive their own process automation using a variety of commonly available no-code solutions. We will dive into techniques to educate and grow the organization's capabilities and also review some of the commonly supported models for measuring the results and ROI.

 
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B&R Sponsoring & Speaking at SharePoint Saturday NYC
Jul
29
8:00am 8:00am

B&R Sponsoring & Speaking at SharePoint Saturday NYC

SharePoint administrators, end users, architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft SharePoint Technologies will meet for the 9th SPS Events New York City event on July 29th, 2017 at the Microsoft office in Times Square.

B&R's Joshua Carlisle and Mike Oryszak will be presenting.

As sponsors of the event, be sure to stop by the B&R booth and say hello to the team!

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B&R Sponsoring & Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Atlanta
Jun
17
8:00am 8:00am

B&R Sponsoring & Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Atlanta

SharePoint administrators, end users, architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft SharePoint Technologies will meet for the 9th SPS Events Atlanta event on June 17th, 2017 at Kennesaw State University.

B&R's Thomas Daly (MVP) will present Intro to the Office UI Fabric, Joshua Carlisle will present Building Resilient Azure Solutions for Office 365, and Mike Oryszak will present Making Automation Personal: The Next Step in Digital Transformation.

As sponsors of the event, be sure to stop by the B&R booth and say hello to the team!

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B&R Speaking at SharePoint Saturday DC
Jun
10
8:00am 8:00am

B&R Speaking at SharePoint Saturday DC

SharePoint administrators, end users, architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft SharePoint Technologies will meet for the yet another SPS Events DC event on June 10th, 2017 at the Microsoft Chevy Chase office.

B&R's Thomas Daly (MVP) will present Intro to Branding Office 365, and Joshua Carlisle will present Building Office 365 Solutions with Microsoft Azure, so be sure to stop by and say hello!

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Workflow-in-a-Day Workshop
May
25
9:00am 9:00am

Workflow-in-a-Day Workshop

Revolutionize your business with Nintex. 

Join us for this free, interactive workshop and learn how automating everyday business processes with Nintex can transform your business! As the leading provider of process automation technology for SharePoint, Office 365 and beyond, Nintex created the idea of 'Workflow for Everyone.' So whether you work in the business or in IT, are a Power User or a Developer, you will benefit from this Workshop. From start to finish, we will walk you through automating a process. We will begin by creating a form and pushing it to a mobile device and then build a workflow integrating with other systems.

  • Ask questions and get answers.
  • Automate an existing process.
  • Learn to streamline and transform critical business operations.

We will provide hands-on training to help you get started automating one of your organization's processes. The session will include an introduction to workflow and Business Process Automation, Best Practices, and time for Q&A. Learn how quickly and easily use the Nintex Workflow Platform to transform how your organization does business.

What You'll Need:

  • Access to the SharePoint Online site (and user with Site Owner Permissions) inside your company's tenant or have an Office 365 trial tenant. The trial can be set up at this link.
  • A computer (laptop/Surface) 
  • A mobile device (iOS, Android, Windows Phone) to use with the Nintex Mobile App
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B&R Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Baltimore
May
20
8:00am 8:00am

B&R Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Baltimore

SharePoint administrators, end users, architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365 technologies will meet for the 7th SharePoint Saturday Baltimore event on May 20th, 2017 at the Phoenix Technology Solutions.

B&R's Thomas Daly will be presenting, so be sure to stop by and say hello!

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B&R Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Houston
Apr
29
9:00am 9:00am

B&R Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Houston

Join other Office 365 and SharePoint administrators, business users, architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft and cloud technologies for this year's SPS Houston event on April 29th, 2017 at the Houston Microsoft Technology Cente located at 750 Town and Country Blvd. Suite 1000, Houston, TX 77402. Our Lead SharePoint Branding/UI developer, Thomas Daly (@_tomdaly_), will be presenting a 300-level Developer session entitled "Branding Office 365 -- Using Front-End Tooling" (abstract) and sharing his branding and customization expertise with attendees.

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B&R Sponsoring the NJ Azure Bootcamp
Apr
22
8:00am 8:00am

B&R Sponsoring the NJ Azure Bootcamp

All around the world, user groups and communities want to learn about Azure and Cloud Computing! On April 22, 2017, these communities will come together once again for the fifth Global Azure Bootcamp event!

The local event is being sponsored by B&R Business Solutions and Microsoft's Global Developer Experience (DX) team, and has been organized by Tom Daly (@_tomdaly_), with B&R SharePoint Solutions Architect, Ben Steinhauser (@njitben) presenting a session entitled "Intro to Azure Storage: Tables, Blobs, Files and Queues" (abstract)

The event will be held from 8am to 5pm at Microsoft in Iselin, NJ. We will have a full day of Azure-based lectures and demonstrations, with breakfast available, coffee & tea throughout the day, and lunch provided by Microsoft.

You can find out more about confirmed speakers here.

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Webinar - Things You Can Do to Brand Office 365 Now
Apr
13
1:00pm 1:00pm

Webinar - Things You Can Do to Brand Office 365 Now

Is your Office 365 looking a little blue? Are you familiar with the branding customization in Office 365?

In this webinar, we’ll show 5 things that you can do today to customize your Office 365 branding. We will demonstrate the capabilities already inside Office 365 without having to call in web developers. No coding necessary, all you need is the proper security permissions. By the end of this presentation, you’ll walk away with the information you need to bring your branding identity to your Office 365 tenant. 

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Less Effort, Greater Results at Microsoft Reactor
Mar
7
2:00pm 2:00pm

Less Effort, Greater Results at Microsoft Reactor

Everyone knows that time is money, and the more time that is spent making decisions or trying to find content costs organizations significantly when it comes to employee productivity and efficiency. If this resonates with you, then join us at a Microsoft Reactor Event. Learn more about digital solutions that are leading the way.


SMART GOVERNANCE and RECORD CENTER

Less effort, Greater results

SMART GOVERNANCE is the most complete enterprise solution for decision-making ecosystems, supporting hierarchical decision-making processes and multiple board, committee, council and assembly meetings, allowing for greater agility in the decision-making process while eliminating the physical paper clutter and its logistics, time and resource consumption.

RECORD CENTER is your turnkey solution for enterprise-class record management. An extension of Microsoft SharePoint, Record Center arms your users and record managers with a feature-packed, intuitive solution to manage the entire life-cycle of your records. Configure, approve and search for records faster and easier than ever with Record Center.

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Webinar - External Collaboration through Secure SharePoint and Office 365 Extranets
Feb
23
1:00pm 1:00pm

Webinar - External Collaboration through Secure SharePoint and Office 365 Extranets

SharePoint is a great tool for collaborating, whether you use the on premise versions or Office 365. In most organizations, collaboration includes not only internal users, but external ones as well. Traditionally many people rely on email for document collaboration externally which can quickly become unmanageable, particularly as the number of participants and documents grow.

Many then turn to shadow IT services like Dropbox which cannot be actively managed or governed by corporate policies. A secure Extranet is an ideal way to overcome this problem facilitate external collaboration in a secure, controlled setting.

In this session we’ll go over what an Extranet is, why you would want one, review some of the common challenges and then discuss the various options for delivering a secure Extranet your users will love. We will then look at the Extranet User Manager product and how it can be leveraged to address some of the common Extranet challenges such as directory management and the overall user experience.

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Webinar - How to Successfully Move To and Drive Adoption of Office 365
Feb
9
1:00pm 1:00pm

Webinar - How to Successfully Move To and Drive Adoption of Office 365

Technology, and in particular, cloud-based services such as Office 365 are changing at a rapid pace. While this provides organizations with an ever-expanding and improving suite of tools to help ‘get the job done’, it can be overwhelming for many IT groups that are already hard at work to meet the everyday demands of their users.

In this webinar you will learn how managed services that provide targeted expertise, migration services, and support can help drive user adoption and enablement and allow IT to focus on those things that they do best. Whether you have moved to the cloud and are looking for help, or are considering making the jump and want to know what it entails, gain a better understanding of the managed services world and what it can offer to you.

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Cloud Saturday Atlanta
Jan
21
8:00am 8:00am

Cloud Saturday Atlanta

Event Information

Cloud Saturday is a community-focused event dedicated to educating and engaging members of the business and technology communities, by drawing on expertise from local, regional and national IT professionals, developers, architects and business decision makers who come together to share real world experiences, lessons learned, best practices and industry insights.Event Information

 

 

Exhibitors

Stop by the exhibit hall to meet other members of the B&R team, ask questions about our products and services, or just say hello!

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Webinar - Take Control of Your Content Lifecycle
Jan
19
1:00pm 1:00pm

Webinar - Take Control of Your Content Lifecycle

SharePoint and Office 365 has a rich set of features that support both simple and complex content retention plans, however most organizations are either unfamiliar with these features or struggle to take advantage of them. In this session we will provide an overview on the Information Management Policies with a focus on the retention rules that can be used to power a range of simple and complex retention and disposition processes. For the complex scenarios, we will take a look at how you can leverage powerful workflows to address the most demanding retention plans. This session will help you take control of your content growth and avoid the pitfalls of never ending content growth and liability that comes with an unmanaged system.

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Webinar: Getting to Know "Record Center" from B&R Business Solutions
Dec
1
1:00pm 1:00pm

Webinar: Getting to Know "Record Center" from B&R Business Solutions

Record Center is your turnkey solution for robust enterprise-wide record management. Built atop of Microsoft SharePoint, Record Center embraces a simple and intuitive user interface, multiple methods for storing and securing records, built-in approval workflow, and full support for document retention rules, litigation holds and eDiscovery. Record Center will change the way your organization thinks about record management.

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B&R Speaking at and Sponsoring SP Engage 2016
Nov
2
to Nov 3

B&R Speaking at and Sponsoring SP Engage 2016

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Session(s):

Mike Oryszak

Using Search to Unlock the Value of Your Content

This session is geared towards site owners and power users and will provide an overview of the SharePoint search features and how they can be used to display dynamic, search driven content on your sites. We will go through an overview of what search is, how queries are constructed, and then look at the available search web parts in both SharePoint 2010 and 2013. Showing dynamic content is a sure way to keep your site fresh and reduce the overall maintenance, tune in and boost your search skills! 

Exhibitors

Stop by the exhibit hall to meet other members of the B&R team, ask questions about our products and services, or just say hello!


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Webinar: 7 Keys to Successfully Leveraging Nintex
Oct
27
1:00pm 1:00pm

Webinar: 7 Keys to Successfully Leveraging Nintex

 
 

Many organizations new to workflow or process automation find it easy to identify processes that can be automated, but have trouble getting started. In this webinar we will review some common challenges, and define the seven keys to successfully leveraging Nintex in your organization. We will cover topics related to identifying and prioritizing what processes to focus on, developing and maintaining process portfolios, and also process monitoring so that you can measure the performance and value of your processes. With this session, you will be able to better leverage Nintex in your organization.

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Meet the B&R Team at Microsoft Ignite 2016
Sep
26
to Sep 30

Meet the B&R Team at Microsoft Ignite 2016

B&R Business Solutions is excited to be teaming up with our friends at Beezy (http://www.beezy.net) to showcase Managed Services and Knowledge Management at Microsoft Ignite 2016 in Atlanta, GA. Members of our team will be available at Booth 2044 throughout the event participating in panel discussions and presenting the following sessions. We look forward to seeing you at the booth!

 

Meet the Team

 

Mike Oryszak
Senior Solution Architect

Christopher Regan
Managing Partner
Engagement Manager

 
 

Sessions

Driving Platform Adoption Through Managed Services

Monday, September 26th 1:00-1:30pm
Tuesday, September 27th 3:00-3:30pm

Make the most of your cloud investment by leveraging managed services to help drive user adoption and enablement. In this session learn how targeted expertise and support can be provided as part of a bundled service offering to help users get the most out of your investment while keeping costs predictable. This offering can include licensing Office 365 and our partner solutions from Beezy and Nintex plus user enablement and support services.

Taking Knowledge Management to the Next Level

Tuesday, September 27th 12:00-12:30pm
Wednesday, September 28th 1:00-1:30pm

Organizations are always looking to harness the knowledge of their workforce by providing new and easy-to-use tools to their employees to collect and surface relevant content. In this session we will step through some common knowledge management opportunities that any organization can leverage as well as some common pitfalls that should be avoided. Armed with this information you can help take your organization’s knowledge management capabilities to the next level!
 

Panel Discussions

How Communities Drive Innovation

Monday, September 26th 3:00-3:45pm


What Does it Mean to Build a Digital Workplace?

Monday, September 26th 5:00-5:45pm


Finding the Right Cultural Fit for Collaboration

Wednesday, September 28th 4:00-4:45pm


The Future of Knowledge Management in Office 365

Thursday, September 29th 2:00-2:45pm

 
 
 
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Webinar - From Ideas to Innovation: Formalizing Idea Management in SharePoint
Aug
18
1:00pm 1:00pm

Webinar - From Ideas to Innovation: Formalizing Idea Management in SharePoint

Thursday, August 18, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Corporations spend millions of dollars and countless hours devising programs and deploying tools to make it easier for employees to share their ideas, recognizing that there is untapped innovation to be found. Idea management is about surfacing ideas from your employees that may otherwise be lost within the daily shuffle, generated by the people who live and breathe the functional tasks and who are best positioned to identify new ways to work, new methods to optimize and improve, and novel innovations that could have an impact to your bottom line. In this joint webinar with Christian Buckley from Beezy and Mike Oryszak from B&R Business Solutions, we will outline some common idea management strategies, share real-world customer scenarios for formalizing these strategies, and demonstrate the Beezy Idea Campaigns features – the first idea management solution built for SharePoint.

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B&R Speaking at & Sponsoring SharePoint Saturday New York City 2016
Jul
30
8:00am 8:00am

B&R Speaking at & Sponsoring SharePoint Saturday New York City 2016

Session(s):

Mike Oryszak

Use JSLink to Deliver Rich UIs and Customizations

Learn to leverage JSLink to customize your out of the box list views and forms using javascript and this powerful approach. Unlike less sophisticated techniques used in the past, this approach gives developers the ability to inject changes at various points during the rendering process leading to rich features previously only available through server side code. This approach can be leveraged by SharePoint 2013, 2016, and Office 365 in a consistent way.

Thomas Daly

Enterprise JavaScript Development Patterns

Much of the JavaScript sample code you see is written like script. It's not structured or modular or layered. In other words, it doesn't follow the generally accepted best practices we use when writing server-side code. In this session we'll take one of these script-like samples and incrementally improve it; adding structure, modularity and layering. In the end you'll find that, while there are differences, client-side coding does not have to feel foreign to server-side developers.

Ben Steinhauser

Big data in SharePoint and the 5,000 Item List View Threshold

Run into that annoying SharePoint 5,000 Item Limit List View Threshold? Wondering why Microsoft says you can put 30,000,000 files in a library but also limits your list views to 5,000 items and locks your List/Library in the event it goes over? This session will discuss this issue, why it exists, how to plan around it so your organization can prevent it, and how to fix Libraries that are impacted by this threshold. Best practices, recommendations, and custom tools are included for demonstration.

Exhibitors

Stop by the exhibit hall to meet other members of the B&R team, ask questions about our products and services, or just say hello!

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