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September 2017

Microsoft Ignite – Orlando

September 29, 2017 @ 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
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Dean Swann will be presenting on analytics for Yammer, along with a stellar panel of Microsoft MVPs. Mining Yammer Data for Gold using Microsoft Power BI. It's a noisy conversation around enterprise social right now. But when you cut through to the signal, Microsoft's data says Yammer is growing faster than ever. If you want data-driven decisions and value in social collaboration, analytics have never been more critical. Join a group of Yammer experts as they explore the importance of…

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November 2017

European SharePoint Conference – Dublin

November 13, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Convention Centre Dublin, Spencer Dock N Wall Quay, North Dock
Dublin, Ireland
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John White will be presenting a pre-conference tutorial on Power BI. Everything You Wanted to Know About Power BI (But Were Afraid to Ask). Power BI is the gold standard for cloud based report delivery. It’s very approachable – you can get up and running with it in minutes, but it’s also very robust, secure and extensible. As you might expect, it has many pieces and nuances, and it’s important to understand what is possible, even if you may not…

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European SharePoint Conference – Dublin

November 14, 2017 @ 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
The Convention Centre Dublin, Spencer Dock N Wall Quay, North Dock
Dublin, Ireland
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John White will present on the BI Workload in SharePoint 2016. What's New for the BI Workload in SharePoint 2016 and SQL Server V.Next. There are a number of significant changes to the BI workload in SharePoint 2016. Excel Services has been deprecated, and SQL Server Reporting Services has been significantly enhanced. Power BI is a big factor, but where does it fit? What do all of these changes mean for your new and existing BI investments? This session will…

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December 2017

SharePoint Fest Chicago – All Day Workshop

December 5, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
McCormick Place – South, 2301 South King Drive
Chicago, IL 60616 United States
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John White will be presenting along with Jason Himmelstein, a Power Bi Power Duo. Everything You Wanted to Know About Power BI (But Were Afraid to Ask) Power BI is the gold standard for cloud based report delivery. It's very approachable - you can get up and running with it in minutes, but it's also very robust, secure and extensible. As you might expect, it has many pieces and nuances, and it's important to understand what is possible, even if…

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Yammer Meetup – Minneapolis

December 6, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Chino Latino, 2916 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408 United States
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We're excited to host a Yammer meetup at one of the Twin Cities premier restaurants, Chino Latino, on Wednesday December 6th from 530-8pm. Come join us for an evening of storytelling and sharing. This will be a great opportunity to mix with others that are passionate about helping their employees connect using Yammer. (tentative) AGENDA 530pm: Opening remarks by Steve Nguyen (Microsoft) and Dean Swann (tyGraph) 545pm: Sharing of successes 615pm: Where do you need help? 645pm: Open discussion Q&A…

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SharePoint Fest Chicago – Does SharePoint Matter Anymore?

December 7, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:10 pm
McCormick Place – South, 2301 South King Drive
Chicago, IL 60616 United States
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John White, CTO, will be speaking at SharePoint Fest Chicago Business Intelligence - Does SharePoint Matter Anymore? SharePoint has long been Microsoft's platform for the delivery of Business and for dashboards on premises. Power BI on the other hand has emerged as the pre-eminent BI platform in the cloud. The release of SQL Server 2016 contains a vastly updated Reporting Services, which is Microsoft's stated platform for the delivery of reports on-premises, and SSRS Integrated mode is going away. Excel…

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SharePoint Fest Chicago – Power BI, What’s the Fuss All About?

December 8, 2017 @ 2:10 pm - 3:20 pm
McCormick Place – South, 2301 South King Drive
Chicago, IL 60616 United States
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John White, CTO, will be speaking at SharePoint Fest Chicago Power BI - What's the Fuss All About?  In less than two years, Power BI has gone from non-existent to being the pre-eminent tool for doing self-service analytics. Power BI is the tool that is allowing Microsoft to democratize Business Intelligence, bringing Power (BI) to the People. This session is an introduction to what Power BI is, and how to work with it. We will demonstrate a number of its…

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Yammer Meetup – Toronto

December 12, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Pint – Public House, 277 Front Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2X4 Canada
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Please join us for a fun Yammer meetup! We are excited to host the meetup at a great spot in Toronto, The Pint - Public House on Tuesday, December 12th from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Come join us for an evening of storytelling and sharing. This will be a great opportunity to mix with others that are passionate about helping their employees connect using Yammer. (tentative) AGENDA 4:30 pm: Opening remarks by Steve Nguyen (Microsoft) and Dean Swann (tyGraph) 4:45…

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January 2018

Power BI in the Real World at Brock University

January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ed Senez and John White co-host a Microsoft Webinar Power BI Webinar We’ve all seen how Power BI transforms data with great visualizations and self-service features – terrific for business users and analysts. What’s the experience with an organization-wide deployment of Power BI and how does this adapt to the requirements of Higher Education? This session will dig into Brock University’s deployment of Power BI from the perspective of both IT Pros and end-users, to get a full understanding of…

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Fall in Love with Yammer

January 23 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dean Swann will be in London attending this event tyGraph Our partner WM Reply along with Microsoft and some of our customers, are hosting an event in London. Dean will be there meeting with current and future customers. Here is the description, sign up if you can: "We’ll look at how Yammer has transformed the way people work, from employee communication to driving business innovation. We’re expecting 100+ Senior Business Decision Makers and IT Professionals to attend. In true WM…

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