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1414 NW Northrup St, Suite 900
Portland, OR 97209-2798, US (map)

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  • Wednesday
    Jun 21 2017
    Project Management in SharePoint @ Portland SPUG

    "Project Management in SharePoint"

    Can it be done? Should it be done? Is your company ready for it? This meeting is geared towards power users/analysts/admins and will cover a broad spectrum of all things project management using SharePoint. Neil Potter, Business Analyst at A-dec has nearly 5 years of experience vetting/implementing/managing and training project management solutions using SharePoint. Neil will walk us through some of his experiences and will also demonstrate how his company is currently using out-of-box SharePoint to manage projects.

    Please RSVP for this meeting over at the Meetup.com page.

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  • Thursday
    Jun 8 2017
    "Automating HR Processes" @ Portland Nintex User Group

    The Portland Nintex User Group meets quarterly to talk about the Nintex product. Nintex is a 3rd party tool for Microsoft SharePoint & Office 365 that allows for complex business process automation.

    Schnitzer Steel Industries has adopted Nintex to enhance primarily HR processes such as employee onboarding, offboarding, performance, discipline, wellness, and surveys as well as other processes throughout the company, including compliance, auto and metal recycling, and point of sale-generated alert management. David Dean, SharePoint/Office 365 Architect, will be discussing our benefits utilizing Nintex for HR processes and demo previews of HR processes and highlight some tips and tricks that Nintex provides to make it a flexible tool for HR business requirements as well as get a glimpse of Nintex Hawkeye data. This presentation is designed for a mixed audience of IT and HR professionals who may be interested in these type of processes and capabilities utilizing Nintex.

    This event is targeted to IT professionals and HR Managers who are seeking to reduce HR costs or increase HR compliance through automation.

    Please register here: https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Nintex-User-Group/events/239908279/

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  • Friday
    Mar 17 2017
    Securing the Windows Domain using Multi-Factor Authentication and Multi-Modal Biometrics

    The Enterprise is under attack, and knowing the identity of your users is a critical part of any network security plan. David Harding, CTO of ImageWare Systems, Inc., will discuss using multi-factor, out-of-band, multi-modal biometric identity authentication to control access into the network security perimeter. Topics will include biometric identity management, centralized vs. decentralized biometric storage and matching, and enablement with the Windows domain architecture.

    Please register here: https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Azure-User-Group/events/238122283/

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  • Wednesday
    Mar 15 2017
    "If you could re-do your O365 deployment, what would you do differently?" Panel Discussion at the Portland SharePoint User Group

    This meeting is a panel discussion about Office 365 deployments and lessons learned. What went right? What would you do differently?

    Details about the panel discussion are here: https://www.meetup.com/Portland-SharePoint-User-Group/events/237742875/

    Please register for the event on Meetup.

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  • Tuesday
    Feb 21 2017
    Portland Azure User Group: "Using Azure as a Target Platform for Application Availability & Disaster Recovery"

    Learn how Zerto 5.0 software supports replication to Microsoft Azure with enterprise class features that fully automate the recovery of VM’s in minutes or seconds. Learn how to build Virtual Protection Groups for guaranteed consistency and how to recover files and VM’s from increments to seconds protecting you from logical failures, ransomware attacks and other disaster events.

    Brian Drew, Zerto Systems Architect
    Brian joined Zerto most recently from Dell / EMC where he specialized in Storage solutions and provided subject matter expertise on a wide variety of virtualization projects. Living and working in the Seattle area, Brian also worked for IBM, Microsoft & Amazon in a variety of IT and consulting roles and was also a Chief Warrant Officer in the US Army where he was a helicopter pilot.

    11:30am-12pm, Lunch, announcements, general Azure Q&A.

    12pm-1pm, main presentation.

    Please RSVP Here: https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Azure-User-Group/events/237682024/

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  • Friday
    Feb 10 2017
    Portland DevOps Groundup: "DevOps – People Make the Difference"

    As with most things in life – when it comes to implementing your DevOps transformation, people are going to be either the key to your success or your biggest roadblock. We’ll tell two stories: one of a complete disaster, and another a success, all because of choosing the right approach and keeping in mind your organization’s makeup and ability to absorb change. You’ll leave with the following information:

    1. What are the six antipatterns – the common pitfalls that you need to avoid in your own implementation?

    2. How can metrics help you avoid ambiguity and “fuzziness” – and tap into the executive level commitment you need for sustained success?

    3. What are the key contributors for success in building out your roadmap – in a phased, low-risk approach?

    Dave Harrison with Microsoft will be presenting.

    Please RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/Portland-DevOps-GroundUp/events/236401854/

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  • Monday
    Feb 6 2017
    Portland Azure User Group - "Azure, SQL Server, and Encrypting Private Data"

    Encryption has traditionally been the hardest part of data security, with key management being the hardest part of encryption. Join Patrick Townsend, Founder & CEO of Townsend Security, as he discusses these technologies and how they no longer deserve the reputation they have earned for being difficult and expensive.

    This session will cover:

    • Encryption and key management simplified

    • Securing data in Azure

    • Encrypting data on SQL Server

    • Encryption and key management in the cloud

    • Encryption best practices Meeting compliance requirements

    Agenda:

    11:30am - Catering served, general Q&A

    12:00pm - Main presentation.

    Catering provided by Townsend Security

    PLEASE RSVP HERE: https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Azure-User-Group/events/236360645/

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  • Tuesday
    Jan 17 2017
    Portland Azure User Group: "Using Azure as a Target Platform for Application Availability & Disaster Recovery"

    At this meeting of the Portland Azure User Group we will be talking about extending Azure's Disaster Recovery capabilities with a 3rd party tool called Zerto.

    Learn how Zerto 5.0 software supports replication to Microsoft Azure with enterprise class features that fully automate the recovery of VM’s in minutes or seconds. Learn how to build Virtual Protection Groups for guaranteed consistency and how to recover files and VM’s from increments to seconds protecting you from logical failures, ransomware attacks and other disaster events.

    11:30am-12pm, Lunch, announcements, general Azure Q&A.

    12pm-1pm, main presentation.

    Please RSVP on our Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Azure-User-Group/events/236076098/

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  • Thursday
    Oct 13 2016
    "Azure Automation and Logic Apps" Portland Azure User Group

    October meeting of the Portland Azure User Group:

    Classic silo-driven IT delivery models are being challenged by the agility of a Cloud-first world. In this session led by Jordan Smith – Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure TSP from Microsoft, we will explore how Azure can enable automated and rapid workload provisioning utilizing industry standard REST APIs.

    We’ll discuss subscription architecture and security, the storing and retrieval of secrets, automation workflow, ARM template authoring with automation in mind, and demonstrate the provisioning of an n-tier application architecture using a simple API call.

    Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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  • Wednesday
    Sep 21 2016
    SharePoint & Power BI: Better Together

    This meeting will cover how to use Microsoft Power BI to extract and display SharePoint list data, including user profiles. Christine Payton will be presenting.

    Agenda: 11:30am-12pm: Food served, General SharePoint Q&A 12pm-1pm: "SharePoint & Power BI: Better Together"

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  • Thursday
    Jul 28 2016
    Develop useful and lasting applications on private and public Azure clouds

    This presentation will focus on how Azure and Azure Stack enable developers to “write once” and have the flexibility to deploy in private or public clouds. Developers can create applications based on a variety of technologies such as Windows, Linux, .NET, PHP, Ruby or Java all of which can be deployed and operated the same way across on-premise, hosted and public Azure deployments. Atmosera will provide some insights into the upcoming Azure Stack release and how best to take advantage of all its features to create a consistent platform regardless of how it is deployed. In this presentation you will learn:

    1. How Azure Stack enables seamless deployments on both public and private Azure clouds.
    2. Limitations to take into consideration.
    3. Specific use cases for addressing application latency, backups, and Disaster Recovery (DR) across hybrid clouds.

    Speaker: Scott Harvey, Vice President of Engineering at Atmosera Scott Harvey leads Atmosera's engineering team driving innovation and efficiency into the products and services Atmosera offers. Scott is focused on defining and executing the development of new hybrid services including the evolution towards an increasingly software-defined cloud service platform. Scott previously held leadership positions at APCON, Overture Networks, Fujitsu, Siemens, and Gilbarco. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University, and one US Patent. https://www.linkedin.com/in/5036090017

    Agenda: 11:30am registration and lunch - general Q&A 12:00pm presentation 12:30pm discussion and networking 1:00pm event ends

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  • Wednesday
    Jul 20 2016
    Portland SharePoint User Group

    July's Meeting will consist of a presentation pertaining to the power of SharePoint Lists. This presentation will focused on the Super User, also known as the Site Owner. The person designated by their Business Unit, or Department, to be their SharePoint person. Nicholas Miller, the SharePoint Developer at Holiday Retirement will be presenting.

    An updated description will be posted here: http://www.meetup.com/Portland-SharePoint-User-Group/events/230123806/

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  • Tuesday
    Jul 19 2016
    Portland Azure User Group

    For this meeting we're going to try a new format as an experiment. We want you to bring your questions and the Azure topics you are curious about to this meeting. If you don't have a particular question or topic, that's no problem, this meeting should still be valuable.

    We'll be using a format similar to Lean Coffee - basically you write down the topics you're interested in, we combine those together, everyone votes on the topics they're interested in, and the conversations are prioritized based upon the number of votes. A time keeper will notify all the groups every 10 minutes or so, and the group then votes to continue speaking on a particular topic or moving on.

    This process might sound complex, but I assure you it's actually simple and awesome. We'll flush out the topics most important to the most number of people in the room. Bring any topic relevant to Azure.

    The group is doing this as an experiment to see if it vibes with our members. I still don't know to call this type of meeting. If you have a catchy title or suggestion post it below!

    Agenda:

    11:30 - pizza, announcements

    11:45 - Group discussions begin.

    Catering provided by Atmosera.

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  • Tuesday
    Jul 12 2016
    Portland Nintex User Group

    For this meeting we're going to try a new format as an experiment. We want you to bring your questions and the Nintex topics you are curious about to this meeting. If you don't have a particular question or topic, that's no problem, this meeting should still be valuable.

    We'll be using a format similar to Lean Coffee - basically you write down the topics you're interested in, we combine those together, everyone votes on the topics they're interested in, and the conversations are prioritized based upon the number of votes. A time keeper will notify all the groups every 10 minutes or so, and the group then votes to continue speaking on a particular topic or moving on.

    This process might sound complex, but I assure you it's actually simple and awesome. We'll flush out the topics most important to the most number of people in the room. Bring any topic relevant to Nintex.

    The group is doing this as an experiment to see if it vibes with our members. I still don't know to call this type of meeting. If you have a catchy title or suggestion post it below!

    Agenda:

    11:30 - Pizza, announcements

    11:45 - Group discussions begin.

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  • Thursday
    May 12 2016
    DocuSign and Nintex

    Nintex User Group meeting: Kelsha Black with Marquam will be speaking about the Nintex + DocuSign integration, how it's setup and how to apply it to your workflows and organization.

    Catering provided by sponsors.

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  • Thursday
    May 5 2016
    "SharePoint 101" with Portland SharePoint User Group

    Are you interested in learning the fundamentals of SharePoint? Join the SharePoint User Group in this free end-user training. This three-hour training includes:

    • Intro to the SharePoint User Interface • Using SharePoint Lists • Fundamentals of Document Libraries • How to use SharePoint 2013 Search

    You will need to bring a modern laptop with WiFi. Please RSVP on the meetup.com page!

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  • Wednesday
    Apr 20 2016
    Advanced REST API & SharePoint: Manage Permissions with Workflows.

    Presentation at the Portland SharePoint User Group:

    In this technical session Nicholas Miller will demonstrate how to build a workflow that manages List/Library item permissions via REST API. Attendees should have familiarity with the SharePoint REST service and Web Service Calls using the REST API in SharePoint Designer. Nicholas will provide a brief review of the REST API and Web Services, discuss necessary preparation for building Workflows using Web Services, then demonstrate the build process. Nicholas will then build or show a version of using the REST API call to get User Access based on a Central Mapping list and finally discuss other use cases of the REST API Web Service calls.

    This demonstration is focused on SharePoint Online.

    Do note that this session may go until 1:30pm.

    Nicholas Miller is the SharePoint Developer at Holiday Retirement located in Portland.

    Catering provided by sponsors.

    Register here: http://www.meetup.com/Portland-SharePoint-User-Group/events/222773280/

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  • Thursday
    Apr 14 2016
    Azure User Group: Connectivity solutions for Express Route Azure & O365.

    Presentation at the Azure User Group:

    In this presentation Dustin McCumber with Level 3 will discuss the Cloud Connect service provided by Level 3.

    Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions offer a private network ecosystem that connects your enterprise with cloud and data center providers globally providing improved application performance, increased security and more flexibility which enables you to realize all the benefits of the cloud without compromising productivity or revenue.

    Dustin will provide technical details about the options of these services: connection types, architecture, configuration, and prerequisites. Dustin is the Principal Solution Architect at Level 3.

    Agenda:

    • 11:30am-12pm, General Azure Q&A, catering served.

    • 12pm-1pm, main presentation.

    Catering provided by sponsors.

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  • Tuesday
    Apr 5 2016
    "SharePoint 101" with the Portland SharePoint User Group

    Are you interested in learning the fundamentals of SharePoint? Join the SharePoint User Group in this free end-user training. This three-hour training includes:

    • Intro to the SharePoint User Interface • Using SharePoint Lists • Fundamentals of Document Libraries • How to use SharePoint 2013 Search

    You will need to bring a modern laptop with WiFi.

    Note: we are offering two identical sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Due to limits on the class sizes, please send no more than 2 people from a company. A wait list is enabled, if a bunch of people are interested we will look to host these more frequently.

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  • Tuesday
    Dec 1 2015
    Nintex User Group - "Top 10 Nintex Features You Should Be Using"

    The Nintex User Group meets quarterly to talk about process automation on Microsoft SharePoint with the 3rd party tool Nintex. Check us out on Meetup.com.

    This presentation is titled "Top 10 Nintex Features You Should Be Using"

    What are the lesser known features of Nintex or the ways to better utilize them?

    Sean Fiene with Nintex will be joining us to lead this presentation. Sean is a senior Software Engineer with Nintex and has loads of experience with the platform. This meeting should be valuable to new users of Nintex and to experienced developers. Coming out of SharePoint Saturday Portland we expect a few new faces.

    Agenda:

    • 11:30-noon: General Nintex Q&A.

    • Noon-1pm: Sean Fiene's presentation.

    Lunch is provided by Marquam Group

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  • Wednesday
    Aug 26 2015
    Portland Azure User Group (PAzUG): "Azure Web Apps"

    In this session, first we will overview Microsoft Azure and how it fits into PaaS, IaaS and SaaS offerings. Next we will discuss the option of deploying web applications to a PaaS feature named ‘Azure Web Apps’. We will discuss the differences between Azure Cloud Service web applications (web/worker roles) and Web Apps. We will delve in to continuous deployment, diagnostics, monitoring and WebJobs.

    This will be presented by Ivan Bondy, Senior Microsoft Consultant and Microsoft Certified Master, and Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer as a Azure Solutions Architect.

    Ivan will also be raffling off some high-quality SharePoint books, and there will be some Windows 10 tshirts.

    Catering will be provided by Riverbed.

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  • Wednesday
    Aug 19 2015
    Portland SharePoint User Group meeting: "SharePoint 2016 & the Office 365 Roadmap"

    Description: If you missed Ignite or WPC and haven’t been following the Office blog, there’s a lot to catch up on from these past couple months. In this session I take the best of Bill Baer, Seth Patton, Julia White, and the whole Office & SharePoint gang and give you a cliff notes version of what you need to know about SharePoint 2016 including the latest and greatest coming from the Office 365 roadmap. Already seen all of that? Wow you’re on top of things… But I’ll give you my take, but have you seen the new Outlook, OneNote, PowerPoint Office Apple Watch apps? Join me and I’ll show you. This presentation will be presented from a Windows 10 with the preview of Office 2016 so you can see the new responsive Office app. So much to learn with so little time! Be ready for the upcoming SharePoint 2016 beta! [Note everything presented is pre-approved non-NDA material]

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  • Wednesday
    May 20 2015
    SharePoint User Group: Microsoft IGNITE Debrief and Discussion

    Join us after the regularly scheduled SPUG meeting for a panel discussion on the Microsoft IGNITE conference. Panelists will share their major takeaways from the conference and answer questions from the audience. Microsoft IGNITE is the large annual educational conference where Microsoft discusses the future and vision of their enterprise solutions. At this conference Microsoft will be discussing many details about SharePoint 2016.

    Did you attend the IGNITE conference and want to be on the panel? Email us at [email protected]

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  • Portland SharePoint User Group: "Get Organized with SharePoint Search"

    SharePoint search is the key to simplifying how we locate and access business content.

    With SharePoint 2013 it's now much easier to build custom search pages that help users to quickly find the information they need so users no longer have to know where the data is located!

    In this month's presentation, Simon will review the key search concepts in SharePoint 2013 and go through the steps required to turn metadata into easy-to-use search pages with custom filters.

    Speaker Bio:

    Simon is an independent SharePoint consultant who loves helping businesses to figure out what SharePoint can do for them. Simon focuses on solution design including requirements definition, information architecture, site configuration, search, SharePoint workflows and InfoPath. He also teaches Business User, Power User and Site Admin classes for SharePoint Innovations.

    He has more than 25 years’ experience helping customers to implement business solutions for intranet portals, document management, workflow, 3D CAD, beta-program management and engineering data management.

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  • Tuesday
    May 19 2015
    PAzUG: "Java on Azure – Tips, tricks and tools"

    Brian Benz will show you the latest tools for developing with Java on Azure, including the latest updates to our Plugins for Eclipse and IntelliJ, options in Windows and Linux for authentication, security, and continuous integration, an introduction to the Azure Java Developer Center, the Azure SDK for Java, and other tools and materials we've developed for Java developers with help from the community. Expect lots of working examples showing tips and tricks for building, deploying, connecting, and maintaining Java applications on Azure, including multi-tier, and multiplatform Web applications that access data, servers and services in the cloud.

    About the Speaker: Brian Benz is a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation. These days Brian spends his time helping open source software developers and customers recognize the value and benefits of working on the Cloud with Microsoft Azure, open source software and devices.

    Lunch will be provided by Riverbed

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  • Friday
    Apr 10 2015
    Portland SharePoint User Group - April meeting: SharePoint 20 Questions – A Q&A panel of local experts

    The April meeting will focus on addressing common questions SharePoint users and professionals are asking. We’ll kick off the meeting with a panel of professionals talking about their perspective on these topics, and then address questions from the audience. Audience members are welcome to provide their perspective on these topics as well.

    • What 3rd party products are people using? What works and what doesn’t work?

    • Where are you hosting SharePoint? Do you use Hybrid?

    • How are you managing security?

    • How are you doing auditing (records, approvals, document management)?

    • How are you handling themes, templates and branding with 2013/O365?

    • How are you handling user training? What does your training plan look like?

    • What do you do for BI and dashboards and reporting on SharePoint?

    • Are you looking to embrace Office 365? What is Office 365’s SharePoint Online good for?

    What questions do you want answered? Post questions on our Meetup.com page to have them answered at the meeting. We’ll also have an anonymous question jar at the event.

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  • Tuesday
    Feb 17 2015
    Nintex User Group

    Nintex is a very popular 3rd party tool that provides forms and workflow capability on Microsoft's SharePoint platform. If you're considering business process automation on a Microsoft platform, this is a great meeting to attend.

    Nintex's technical rockstar Vadim Tabakman will be presenting at the User Group. In this meeting, Vadim will be discussing technical elements of Nintex Forms and Workflow, along with fielding questions from users.

    Vadim is a Nintex Technical Evangelist and Nintex Developer with over 7 years' experience in SharePoint and Nintex technologies. He understands how SharePoint, business process automation and forms can join forces successfully in numerous industries and business scenarios to drive business adoption and exceptional success in SharePoint projects. Vadim brings an excellent technical perspective to the discussion of how to use SharePoint workflow and forms to solve business needs.

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 29 2014
    Fast Tracking Data Mastery with Power BI

    Data is changing everything, including what it takes to win in business. Are you ready? Are you savvy about your data? If not, you're not alone. The roadblocks are formidable: too much data from too many sources; not enough data understanding on the business side; low quality data or incomprehensible data; limited analysis tool sets.

    What does it take to master your data? What does that look like and how do you get there as painlessly as possible? Why is Power BI such a smart way to go?

    Join CSG Pro to look at a new paradigm for building your organizational data expertise. We'll talk technology and tools, but we'll be focused on strategy.

    • Learn what skill base you need

    • Learn what management commitment looks like

    • Learn why (and how) Power BI is a fast track way to get there

    • Understand how to start small for a big payout

    This seminar is geared toward director, VP and C level executives who think strategically about their businesses data.

    If you're a data steward or analyst, this would be a great event to bring your boss to. We show the value of these new powerful business analytics tools.

    Please register via the website link. (FREE, and Breakfast is included)

    About the presenter, CSG Pro:

    CSG Pro specializes in building custom business software and interactive tools that allow you to collaborate and connect with colleagues, customers and vendors. Based in Portland, Oregon and maintaining a presence in Boise, Idaho, CSG Pro has served leading companies and public agencies since 1993.

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  • Thursday
    Oct 9 2014
    Nintex User Group

    Join us at Microsoft's Portland office to help jump start a newly formed Nintex User Group. This group will facilitate a collaborative environment for Nintex users, developers, and business process automation professionals. This is a great opportunity to network and advance your technical skills.

    Kicking off this meeting, Steve Dark from Marquam Group will dive into the technical elements of Nintex workflow, Nintex Forms, and the general SharePoint workflow platform. Steve will demo a complex HR solution designed to handle employee onboarding and offboarding at an organization with over 1,000 employees. Steve is a business automation expert and customs solutions developer at Marquam Group. He has been working with business technology solutions for over a decade and has engaged clients in several automation implementations.

    In addition to meeting other Nintex Users in our area, we are looking for presenters, board members, and folks from the greater SharePoint community. Bring your questions related to your Nintex Workflow and Forms implementations and uses.

    This group is completely free, please register so we know how much food to order. Lunch and refreshments will be provided by Marquam Group.

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  • Thursday
    Feb 20 2014
    PADNUG Not-West: Python for C# developers

    Welcome to the PADNUG Not-West meeting! We've had people clamoring for some content on the other side of the hills and there are now people who can help make that happen! This is an experiment, for sure, but one we hope can be a regular feature.

    If you love C# and .NET, you may be surprised to see how many of the features you love also exist in Python (often first). Python is a wonderful language. It is a clean high-level language which values readability over many trade-offs. You can build web applications serving billions of monthly page views. You can build cross-platform GUI applications such as DropBox. You can access amazingly powerful database servers such as MongoDB and SQL Server. But did you know many of the things you absolutely love about C# also exist in Python? Lambda expressions - check. foreach loops - check. Rich class library - check. Iterators - check. And there is more. Come learn about all the things you love from C# and see how they are accomplished in Python.

    • WHERE: Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District) 1414 NW Northrup St Portland, OR 97209-2798

    • WHEN: Thursday 02/20/2014 6:00 p.m. Pizza 6:30 p.m. Business and Intro 7:00 p.m. Presentation 8:45 p.m. After Words TBD

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  • Friday
    Oct 11 2013
    Windows Phone Day Camp

    We’re having a FREE day of training for Windows Phone Development on October 11, 2013. From 8am to 5pm you’ll learn what it takes to get started, what’s needed for success, what pitfalls to avoid, and what opportunities are available to you. Whether you’re a hobbyist or a seasoned developer, whether you’ve already published apps or are looking to build your first one, what you will learn is guaranteed to inspire. Seating is limited so register now.

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  • Tuesday
    Aug 20 2013
    Quality Enablement through Agile Testing

    Producing high quality software, closely aligned with the constantly changing requirements of business stakeholders is more important than ever. Especially in an Agile development setting, every team member has to ensure that their work is of the highest quality – all the time. Testers can verify quality but not ensure it – proper QA procedures and a quality mindset are essential for high performance development teams.

    During this event, your local Microsoft Developer Technology Specialist will provide you an inside look at Black Box Testing, show you the capabilities of Microsoft Test Manager, and address the Developer’s experience in quality enablement through white box testing. Furthermore, we’ll cover how quality is an accountability and addressable by the entire development organization.

    You’ll also have an opportunity to learn the value of Build, Deploy, Test, and Lab Management from our ALM Partner, Crosslake Technologies, and gain exposure to enterprise cloud based cross platform application testing with Perfecto Mobile. We look forwarding to seeing you there!

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  • Friday
    Jun 7 2013
    Developer Workshop: Windows 8 enterprise apps, consumer apps, and games

    From enterprise LOB apps, to consumer apps, to games, Windows 8 development has something for everyone. Come hear Microsoft's Matt Harrington and Jeremy Foster, and Telerik's Chris Sells, tell you all you need to know.

    Attendees will receive a free license to Telerik's RadControls for Windows 8. Thanks, Telerik!

    The opportunity is NOW! Don’t miss another chance to get in on the next great marketplace! Get your competitive juices flowing and participate in this fun and FREE Windows 8 App Factor event.

    Friday, June 7: Workshop at Microsoft's Portland office. A day of content on how to build a Windows 8 app. Form teams or code alone, and build your app over the next 2 weeks.

    Saturday, June 22: Hackathon presentations, done online. Details will be announced at the June 7 event.

    Register today at the registration site. More information is on http://www.windows8appfactor.com.

    Agenda

    • Windows 8 in the Enterprise (Chris Sells)
    • Windows Ecosystem Opportunity
    • Windows Development Overview for .NET Devs
    • Developing Windows Store Apps with VS2012 and HTML5
    • Visual Studio 2012 Application Templates (C# and JS)
    • Creating Games with Scirra Construct2
    • Creating Games with Unity
    • Application Starter Kits
    • Creating Cross-Platform Apps with Xamarin
    • Backending your Application with the Cloud (Azure Mobile Services)
    • Advertising and Monetization Best Practices
    • Best Practices for Creating Re-usable .NET Code
    • Store Setup and Submission

    We'll cover what you need to know from idea to store submission. Well show you how to either create an application from scratch or use a beautiful sample to get started. Once you discover your app potential, your team can hack for two weeks building the app of your dreams. You can even get free consulting from Microsoft staff via Skype.

    Don't worry if you don't yet have Windows 8. We'll give you a trial version which has all the tools you'll need. You can install this in a VM on a Mac or PC as long as you have 25 GB of free space.

    On Saturday, June 22, we’ll host Windows 8 App Factor Compete online, and provide you with an opportunity to show off your app and hard work to the world and potentially win. Prizes include Surface RT slates, Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, and Jawbone Jamboxes. More details will be provided at the event on June 7.

    More information to be provided on rules and eligibility for online or in-person submission at the first event. Find out what amazing apps are coming out of your community! Watch and see which developers truly have the Windows 8 App Factor!

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  • Thursday
    May 9 2013
    Office 365 – The New Office and Rights Management

    Topic: Collaboration in the Cloud

    Looking to learn about how to use the "New Office" – Microsoft Office 365? Concerned with security and compliance? This workshop will focus specifically on the security trust and compliance features included in the new Office 365. At the end of this session, you will be more familiar with its various capabilities and understand how the service uses litigation hold techniques to manage compliance archives and document searches.

    At this workshop, we will cover the following topics:

    Office 365

    • What is the Office 365 family of products?
    • How does Office 365 licensing work?
    • Business view on using Office 365
    • On-site ROI vs. cloud ROI

    Collaboration

    • How you collaborate in the cloud
    • Demonstration: How to use Office 365 collaboration tools

    Office 365 Security

    • Office 365 trust and security
    • How do archives work?
    • What is legal hold?

    Using Office 365 to protect your business

    • Rights Management Services
    • Document archive - how it works
    • Office 365 encryption options
    • Demonstration: Rights Management Services in Microsoft Outlook

    Document discovery

    • How document discovery works
    • SharePoint document discovery site
    • Sampling emails for compliance review
    • Demonstration: Integrated Document Discovery site

    Next steps

    • Summary of Office 365 features
    • Moving to Office 365
    • Office 365 Migration offer

    Featured Products:

    Business Productivity Online Suite, Lync Online, Microsoft Exchange Online, Office 365, Office Web Apps, Online Services, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint Online

    Recommended Audiences:

    Business decision makers, C-level executives, information workers, technical decision makers, etc.

    About the Host, KAMIND Inc.

    KAMIND Inc. (KAMIND) is an information technology (IT) cloud consultant specializing in Microsoft Office 365 and Windows Intune software. Using these cloud-based services, KAMIND helps organizations refocus their IT resources on projects that generate true business value, reducing overall IT service costs and increasing employee productivity. As a Tier 3 Microsoft Cloud Accelerate Partner and a Black Belt Windows Intune specialist, KAMIND has more than 3,500 seats deployed in more than 250 customer locations.

    KAMIND deploys scalable solutions that give each user the flexibility to utilize the cloud in his or her own way. And by integrating these cloud services with an on-site Microsoft Volume License, KAMIND can further leverage Microsoft solutions to improve efficiency and operations and reduce the cost of doing business.

    In addition to Microsoft products and services, KAMIND also publishes educational material and hosts frequent seminars to teach local businesses and entrepreneurs about how to access data in the cloud.

    http://www.kamind.net

    Website
  • Office 365: The New Office and Rights Management

    Topic: Compliance in the Cloud

    Looking to learn about how to use the "New Office" – Microsoft Office 365? Concerned with security and compliance? This workshop will focus specifically on the security trust and compliance features included in the new Office 365. At the end of this session, you will be more familiar with its various capabilities and understand how the service uses litigation hold techniques to manage compliance archives and document searches.

    At this workshop, we will cover the following topics:

    Office 365

    • What is the Office 365 family of products?
    • How does Office 365 licensing work?
    • Business view on using Office 365
    • On-site ROI vs. cloud ROI

    Collaboration

    • How you collaborate in the cloud
    • Demonstration: How to use Office 365 collaboration tools

    Office 365 Security

    • Office 365 trust and security
    • How do archives work?
    • What is legal hold?

    Using Office 365 to protect your business

    • Rights Management Services
    • Document archive - how it works
    • Office 365 encryption options
    • Demonstration: Rights Management Services in Microsoft Outlook

    Document discovery

    • How document discovery works
    • SharePoint document discovery site
    • Sampling emails for compliance review
    • Demonstration: Integrated Document Discovery site

    Next steps

    • Summary of Office 365 features
    • Moving to Office 365
    • Office 365 Migration offer

    Featured Products Business Productivity Online Suite, Lync Online, Microsoft Exchange Online, Office 365, Office Web Apps, Online Services, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint Online

    Recommended Audiences Business decision makers, C-level executives, information workers, technical decision makers, etc.

    About the Host, KAMIND Inc.
    KAMIND Inc. (KAMIND) is an information technology (IT) cloud consultant specializing in Microsoft Office 365 and Windows Intune software. Using these cloud-based services, KAMIND helps organizations refocus their IT resources on projects that generate true business value, reducing overall IT service costs and increasing employee productivity. As a Tier 3 Microsoft Cloud Accelerate Partner and a Black Belt Windows Intune specialist, KAMIND has more than 3,500 seats deployed in more than 250 customer locations.

    KAMIND deploys scalable solutions that give each user the flexibility to utilize the cloud in his or her own way. And by integrating these cloud services with an on-site Microsoft Volume License, KAMIND can further leverage Microsoft solutions to improve efficiency and operations and reduce the cost of doing business.

    In addition to Microsoft products and services, KAMIND also publishes educational material and hosts frequent seminars to teach local businesses and entrepreneurs about how to access data in the cloud.

    http://www.kamind.net

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 18 2012
    April Portland SharePoint User Group Meeting

    The April Portland SharePoint User Group meeting will be held on Wednesday April 18th, 2012. This month Julia Bertschinger from CSG Pro will speak about out-of-the-box and basic SharePoint Designer workflows. For those of you interested in advanced workflow topics including Visual Studio solutions and custom workflow actions we plan to cover those topics in May.

    Please note the parking location and remote attendee option is on the LinkedIn Group Site or the Portland SharePoint User Group Portal.

    Lunch will be provided by AvePoint, catered provided by Dinner Spectacular and as in previous months we need to get a headcount of how many folks will attend and want lunches. We’ve set up a survey that allows you to change your response so if you initially plan on attending but something comes up you can re-open the survey and let us know. If you plan to attend please be sure to complete the survey by Monday, March 19th at noon since we have to place the lunch order that afternoon. You can find the survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6KQ5VJT . Please be sure to take a minute to fill out the survey so we can have an accurate lunch count and let the parking lot know how many vehicles to expect

    Website
  • Thursday
    Mar 15 2012
    IT Camp

    More Information and to Register. - http://aka.ms/ITCamp/Port

    IT Camps are semi-structured, no-fluff events exclusively designed to serve IT professionals. They are a free, in-person learning event for anyone seeking professional development as it applies to IT Professionals. The agenda is intended to deliver a technical overview and hands-on experience that is less formal or structured than traditional instructor-led training. Participants will have a chance to perform hands on activities / exercises individually or as a team. At the end of the day, we encourage everyone to share their thoughts and experiences with the rest of the group. Come prepared to have fun, be excited, and interact in a group.

    Please visit Harold Wong’s and Chris Avis’ blog today to start making topic suggestions for the upcoming event in your city.

    • Harold Wong – http://blogs.technet.com/haroldwong

    • Chris Avis - http://chrisavis.com

    To participate in the afternoon session, you will need to bring your own computer (laptop preferred) with the following minimum configuration:

    • 4GB RAM (8 GB preferred)

    • At least 20GB of free disk space (75 GB preferred)

    • x64 compatible processor with Intel VT or AMD-V technology

    More Information and to Register. - http://aka.ms/ITCampPort

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jan 18 2012
    Portland SharePoint Users Group

    A User Group focused on Microsoft SharePoint, mostly from an admin/developer perspective. Users of all levels welcome.

    This group is not about advancing the marketing agenda of any one company. We see our responsibility as that of providing free SharePoint education by providing knowledgeable people to give presentations about SharePoint topics. We ask that all speakers give presentations that show thought leadership and are not sales pitches. We seek to promote the awareness of best practices in the use of SharePoint. Our goal is to provide the Portlandia SharePoint community with presentations from well-known SharePoint luminaries such as SharePoint MVPs and Microsoft staff, vendors in the SharePoint partner ecosystem, and members of the local community including people from local companies that have implemented SharePoint and can talk about it.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Dec 14 2011
    Oregon SQL -developers

    Monthly meeting of the Oregon SQL -developers user group, where the topic is always SQL Server, but from a developers perspective. Check the website for the next meeting details.

    December meeting sponsored by EdgeLink

    Website
  • Friday
    May 6 2011
    Windows Phone 7 Unleashed

    Windows Phone 7 Unleashed Portland

    All Day (10 hours) of Hands-on Programming, B.Y.O. Laptop!

    Windows Phone 7 is HOT! Come check out Windows Phone 7 Unleashed for everything you need to know to develop for WP7. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or you’re just starting with .NET development, there’s something in it for you.

    The first half of this deep dive event is lecture and hands on lab. At the half point mark of the day, you’ll have a solid foundation for building WP7 applications.

    The second half of the day is going straight to code.

    Build the best app and win a $500 (1st place), $200 (2nd place) or $100 (3rd place) American Express gift card!

    More cool prizes and swag, too. Details on the registration website.

    Website
  • Friday
    Apr 29 2011
    Windows Phone 7 Hackathon

    This event is follow-on from the Windows Phone 7 Unleashed Events that were held last fall. The format is less structured, and more hands-on. Whether you need help developing, architecting, pricing, integrating ads, or are just getting started, this is the place to be. Our primary goal is to help you get your app ready and submitted to the marketplace. We’re happy to share lessons learned from our own experiences (e.g. Alchemy and Soak Your Head). If you find yourself to have been inspired by MIX and just want to get together and hack a cool app, we’re more than happy to jump in and help you with that as well.

    This is the place to be, whether you're new and want to learn, or want the latest info on what's coming in the "Mango" release.

    NOTE: Devices will be available for testing your apps.
    NOTE: A light lunch and snacks will be provided.

    Website
  • Monday
    Apr 18 2011
    Windows Phone 7 Hackathon

    This event is follow-on from the Windows Phone 7 Unleashed Events that were held last fall. The format is less structured, and more hands-on. Whether you need help developing, architecting, pricing, integrating ads, or are just getting started, this is the place to be. Our primary goal is to help you get your app ready and submitted to the marketplace. We’re happy to share lessons learned from our own experiences (e.g. Alchemy and Soak Your Head). If you find yourself to have been inspired by MIX and just want to get together and hack a cool app, we’re more than happy to jump in and help you with that as well.

    This is the place to be, whether you're new and want to learn, or want the latest info on what's coming in the "Mango" release.

    NOTE: Devices will be available for testing your apps.
    NOTE: A light lunch and snacks will be provided.

    Website