- Cloud Saturday Chicago, April 2016 – Modern Intranet Development Best Practices on SharePoint Online and Office 365
Development of successful Intranets on ever changing SharePoint Online and Office 365 platform requires understanding of available options and how to apply them. Nik has designed and built four different intranets in four years with various best practices each with unique flavors and customization options available at that time. Nik will take attendees through architecture options in past and future and provide pragmatic guidance for future Intranet development on SharePoint Online and Office 365 platform. This session is for both beginners and advanced level developers and architects.
- SharePoint Saturday Chicago Suburbs, March 2016 – Modern Intranet Development Best Practices on SharePoint and Office 365
Development of successful Intranets on ever changing SharePoint and Office 365 platform requires understanding of available options and how to apply them. Nik has designed and built four different intranets in four years with various best practices each with unique flavors and customization options available at that time. Nik will take attendees through architecture options in past and future and provide pragmatic guidance for future Intranet development on SharePoint and Office 365 platform. This session is for both beginners and advanced level developers and architects.
- SharePoint Fest Chicago, December 2015 – Anatomy of Configuring Provider Hosted Infrastructure for SharePoint 2013 On-Premises and SharePoint Online, Real-world End-to-End Configuration Blueprint
Configuring SharePoint Add-Ins Infrastructure for both development and publishing environment is never been a trivial task. In addition to core SharePoint expertise, it requires knowledge ranging from DNS and Network routing, IIS routing, and certificates. Session will provide prescriptive guidance and step by step guide on how to architect and configure provider hosted add-in infrastructure for both SharePoint 2013 on-premises. This session is for both beginners and advanced level developers and architects.
- SharePoint Fest Chicago, December 2014 – Anatomy of SharePoint and Office 365 Hybrid Deployment – Real-world End-to-End Configuration Blueprint
SharePoint landscape is changing and moving towards cloud architecture as Office 365. As Microsoft investing heavily in cloud & devices services, are IT or business agile enough to stay ahead of the curve to adopt future trends and keep up with the Microsoft and industry pace? Do organizations have clear guidance and technical expertise on where to invest whether SharePoint on-premises, SharePoint Online, or SharePoint hybrid?
This session will provide real-world guidance and recommendations of what are the major factors and workloads for organizations to stay on-premises or move it to the cloud. This session will provide end to end blue print of architecting different SharePoint and identity workloads in hybrid environment focusing on practical guidance on SharePoint 2013 On-Premises, Office 365 and SharePoint Online, ADFS, Azure Active Directory, Azure Active Directory Sync, and Windows Server 2012 Web Application Proxy configuration. This is level 300 session focused on advanced SharePoint on-premises, cloud, and hybrid concepts for IT Pros and SharePoint Architects.
- SharePoint Saturday Chicago Suburbs, May 2014 – Office 365 and SharePoint Online Ramp-up in 60 Minutes for On-Premises SharePoint Professionals
If you are experienced On-Premises SharePoint 2010 Professional and just getting into Office 365 and SharePoint Online, sometimes it can be overwhelming and daunting to get up to speed with cloud technologies. This session will provide high level overview and key architectural differences between On-Premises SharePoint vs. SharePoint Online features for seasoned On-Premises SharePoint Professionals. This is must session for both entry level or seasoned SharePoint Online professionals.
- SharePoint Fest Chicago, September 2013 – SharePoint 2013 Case Study – Designing Corporate News Application Using SharePoint Web Content Management Platform
Every organization’s leaders or corporate communication team communicates various kinds of internal memos, corporate communications, leadership messages, and company events to the employees. With new SharePoint 2013 cross-site publishing features, I will showcase case study to build no-code corporate News Application using SharePoint 2013 Publishing Infrastructure and Web Content Management technologies and demonstrate how proper information architecture using content types, managed metadata, page layouts, and catalog libraries can provide architectural foundation and walk through detailed step by step guide to build sample corporate News center.
I will discuss the importance of Enterprise Search in your SharePoint data access strategy and walk through building a Custom Search driven application using the SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Search KeywordQuery API to efficiently rollup cross-farm and cross-site collection data. If time permitted, I will also demonstrate different options available for custom search solutions in SharePoint Online 2010
- SharePoint Fest Chicago, September 2012 – Understanding SharePoint 2013 Code Deployment Models – Apps vs. Solutions
With the new Apps deployment model in SharePoint 2013 SharePoint developers will face a new challenge of choosing the new code deployment model over proven approaches such as farm and sandbox solutions. This session will discuss different options available for SharePoint developers in SharePoint 2013 for code deployment models and provide prescriptive guidance of when to choose the appropriate framework for real-world scenarios including both on-premises and Office 365 deployments
- Chicago SharePoint Developers User Group, May 2012 – An Odyssey Into the SharePoint Development World
Nik Patel will take you on a whirlwind tour of the SharePoint 2010 development world–from a quick overview of SharePoint 2010 development to advanced options available for accessing data in SharePoint. This session will provide a great learning base for seasoned ASP.NET programmers getting their feet wet with SharePoint and a reaffirmation of best practices for seasoned SharePoint developers. This session will set the stage for future deep dive sessions hosted by the Chicago SharePoint Developers User Group.
- SharePoint Saturday Chicago, June 2011 – Real World InfoPath with SharePoint 2010 – List vs Library Forms
- SharePoint Saturday Chicago, October 2010 – Access Services in SharePoint 2010 – All You Need to Know