Friday, August 16, 2013

My Speaking Engagements


  • 5/29/2018: San Francisco Azure DataFest: Advanced Analytics & Big Data Conference. Azure IoT Hub Deep Dive
  • 6/11/2016: SharePoint Saturday Conference. Keynote Bonus topic: Microsoft Azure and IoT
  • 4/28/2016: Introducing Microsoft Azure Cloud platform and the IoT for SharePoint developers!(NorCal 365 & SP User )
  • 4/9/2016: IoT for Data Guys and Gals (SQL Saturday Conference)
  • 8/25/2015: SharePoint, Nintex and DocuSign – Putting it all together (YouTube, SlideShare)
  • 6/4/2015: Silicon Valley SharePoint User Group: Insights from Ignite, Hosted Guest Speakers.
  • 5/30/2015: Silicon Valley SharePoint Saturday Conference: Apps Strategy for Business, IT and Developers 
  • 4/1/2015: Netwoven Webinar: Nuts and Bolts of Building Compliance Process with Nintex and SharePoint 2013  (YouTube)
  • 3/20/2015: Sacramento SharePoint User Group: Strategy for Forms and Workflow Patterns with Nintex
  • 2/26/2015: East Bay SharePoint User Group: Strategy for Forms and Workflow Patterns with Nintex
  • 10/14/2014: Netwoven Webinar: Powerful and Quick Workflow Automation Solutions with Nintex (YouTube)
  • 8/13/2014: Netwoven Webinar: How to maximize your O365 Investments with OneDrive for Business  (YouTube)
  • 6/11/2014: Netwoven Webinar: How to develop your SharePoint Forms Strategy for Cloud and On-Prem
  • 6/5/2014:  Peninsula O365 User Group: Office 365, Calendars, Folders and Delegation
  • 8/16/2013: Silicon Valley SharePoint User Group, Records Management and eDiscovery in SP 2013
  • 8/7/2013: Silicon Valley SharePoint User Group, Panel Meeting
  • 6/22/2013: SharePoint Saturday Conference, Silicon Valley, Building Practical SharePoint Development Environment SP 2013
  • 5/16/2013: Silicon Valley SharePoint User Group, SharePoint 2013 WCM, ECM and DM Features
  • Monday, August 5, 2013

    My Conclusions on Installation and Configuration of SharePoint 2013 Farm (& Related) and Development Efforts


    This blog is part of Series : Comprehensive SharePoint 2013 Development Environment Installation and Configuration


    With the past several weeks of (Retries over Months) effort on trying to establish an orderly process for Installing and Configuring SharePoint 2013 Farm for the purpose of Development (Equally applies to most QA/Stage/Production environments as well), I wanted to capture some of my conclusions on the overall process and the effort involved.


    • The overall SharePoint install involves several downloads (depending on other sub components you choose to install more software to be downloaded)
    • Other than basic SharePoint Install, typical farm installation process is very comprehensive (like this main series blog itemized)
    • Certain installations and configurations can be done only with a PowerShell Scripts and as you can experience following this blog series, there are several of them.
    • I have gone through several installation missteps  before I got it right (some of feature to work properly). So the sequence of installation and configuration is important to get it right.
    • Weather you are following the installation and configuration wizard or combination of PowerShell scripts, it it very critical to ensure appropriate configuration parameters are used. 
    • So by the time you had completed the baseline install and configurations, you would probably start jumping in to to start your development.
    • During this initial development effort uncover several security and further configuration requirements.
    • So what is the outcome: “Inefficiencies in starting an effective development”

    Now having said that, don’t get me wrong, I am hardcore developer, but this “Time To Build” is too tedious. By the time IT learns all the details and get their environment ready for developers it will be a while!