What is my session at SharePoint Evolution Conference about you ask

This blog serves to provide some insight on the session that I will be speaking on at the SharePoint Evolutions Conference that commences on April 15th 2013

What is the SharePoint Evolution Conference

For that, Ill give you two two point of references. (1) is my blog post on the fact that I have been invited to speak there, you may find it here and (2) is the link to the conference web site here.  I will tell you this however right here, I have been told that if you attend any conference, this one should be at the top of your list. This is my first time, and i have goose pimples already 🙂

I will be in the Global Community Rutherford Room and my session is at 4:00pm – 5:00pm Local time on Monday, 15 April, 2013 (yes i went with the UK way of Calendar Dates lol)

What is my session about

I have been invited to speak on the new Community Track at the SharePoint Evolution Conference. The conference states "…One of the great things about Community sessions is that they always bring a new perspective on challenges and methods that companies have had to adopt in order to make SharePoint work for them. Real world, thought provoking and not always the obvious solution to a problem."

What you will see in this session is sanitized with a fictitious entity, however the essence of the work remains. process flow and all i.e. the integrity of the logic remains intact.

Business Process Reengineering

In a nutshell that is what my session  about, but more specifically its Business Process Reengineering what was a manual paper process with the single communication vehicle being Email to a process where we have a totally push driven automated approach to the process.  We will look at the Visio Charts that define the Requirements Analysis and how that ‘evolved’ over time. We will peek briefly inside the tooling that created these various solutions, we will NOT delve into code, this is not that kind of session, but Id be happy to do one like it, infact I have blogged some of those solutions bit by bit already, just not as one cohesive story. We will fire off the Workflow to see how it works for the pertinent bits and discuss the benefits that are provided in differing solutions.  Finally I will show you what I have done in my spare time taking the same logic and redoing some of the efforts inside my Development Office 365 SharePoint Online and the amazing results in that exercise… yeah, it works! Using Workflow Stages in SharePoint Designer 2013 for ‘State Machine’ transitions and the new Looping capabilities therein as well, it wasn’t that hard…

Here is my Agenda


The entire project, well, the project is still ongoing but it started in November 2012 and we are currently in Testing.

Iteration 1 – Explore OOB Solutions to accomplish the goals

Iteration 2 – Custom Code a Solution using Visual Studio 2010 on SharePoint 2010 On Prem

Iteration 3 – Use K2 Studio as a solution on SharePoint 2010 On Prem

My Vision – Use SharePoint Online Office 365 (SharePoint 2013) and SharePoint Designer 2013 ‘only’


So, on Monday 15 April 2013 for the Last Session of the day, come see this session, I know Im up against some big name too, so this is/was my pitch 🙂

I hope to see you there


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