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PowerShell isn’t just for Developers, IT Pros can rock the awesomeness in Office 365

I had the pleasure to co-present PowerShell and Office 365: ITPro #Awesomesauce with my friend and colleague Mike Dixon at the Boston Office 365 User Group yesterday. It was a great session with a lot of good questions. It was recorded so I’ll share the link to the video once it’s available. Big thanks to Hitachi Consulting for the sponsorship too!

I really enjoyed this talk because it kind of went against my natural thread. I’m a developer at heart, been a developer since graduating high school in 1997. I went from IT role to IT role but stuck with development. I’m an architect now (I feel all grown up), and I help teams design some pretty amazing solutions spanning technologies. However I won’t let go of the code. I support my team by pushing the best code practices, code reviews and writing my fair share of code. I like to learn new code in my spare time. I just love it.

This session was targeted to IT Pros: the non-developer type, “those guys” that used to make us developers’ lives harder with their governance policies and limitations on servers (I’m dating back to 2000’s, no one does that now, right? :| ). Given the huge push to cloud: SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, etc. the IT Pro’s role has increased dramatically in my eyes. In a lot of cases, when we come into a company to help create a solution on Office 365, it’s usually been lumped on top of the IT team, who already have their full time job. Going to the cloud is sold as easy and cost effective, but it does take dedication and training to do it right. Generally, new solutions are spun up in the cloud, but the legacy systems remain intact, full production ready with the same SLA for months after they’ve moved to the cloud. It’s not fair to IT.

This session helps bridge the gap a little between developer and IT Pro by providing some real value to IT. PowerShell doesn’t have to be scary or looked as a developer “thing”. It’s awesome, and can do some amazing things that once was only for development teams. Any IT Pro (admin, grunt, wire jockey) can type in commands and build something beautiful. That’s what it is, just commands. This is why I enjoyed this talk, enabling the IT Pros to do more and hopefully bolster them up to do their jobs in Office 365 more effectively and less tediously.

By the way, here’s the deck!

 

 

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Speaking at SharePoint Saturday New Hampshire Oct 24, 2015

I’m excited to announce I’ll be speaking at this year’s SharePoint Saturday New Hampshire!

Microsoft has deprecated the SharePoint Online Public Website offering, leaving companies to find a new solution. We at Boston Office 365 User Group are also using the SPO offering. In this session we will walk through what your options are and some of the best practices for migrating to a new website provider. Microsoft recommends GoDaddy or Wix as great new hosting providers, is this true? Let’s find out!

Hope to see you there!

Presentation: Using SharePoint Online for your web site, it’s more than just SharePoint

This past weekend I had the privilege, no, the honor to present at the 2nd SharePoint Saturday in Connecticut. It was a great day! I learned some new stuff, as well as got to meet some other great speakers from our community.

I was able to present my talk on using SharePoint Online for your website, and discuss what else you need to do to get your web site up to snuff. Below is my presentation deck.

https://lozzi6-my.sharepoint.com/personal/david_lozzi6_onmicrosoft_com/_layouts/15/guestaccess.aspx?guestaccesstoken=loAHYYBKsNZZ2eaT%2ftk3C1SePZYXdbLIHmWwX2VNSRU%3d&docid=08fe5d4b26a694b3491bf11b749f0e863

 

Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Connecticut, Nov 8th

I am very pleased to share that I’m speaking at SharePoint Saturday in Connecticut, on November 8th! More details: http://www.spsevents.org/city/ct/ct2014

In my session we’ll be disussiong Using SharePoint Online for your web site, it’s more than just SharePoint. Using SharePoint Online is a great idea for most companies in need of a web site. SPO provides a lot of capabilities and can be setup relatively easy. However, your web site is more than SharePoint, more than something hosted on a server, it is something that needs your legitimate attention around search engine optimization, multi-browser support, mobilility and performance. David will walk through additional considerations, after you have your SPO site setup, that you need to know to have a successful web site on your Office 365 tenant.

These events are awesome, completely free, and where you can learn a ton! I highly recommend attending if you can make it! Hope to see you there!

It’s the most mo-some time of the year

Coming this weekend, the fantastic month of November and great mustachery begins!

I did this last year as well, and as I enter my second round of mo-someness, I can’t wait! My wife still isn’t happy with it, but it’s for a good cause. So please help make sure my soup strainer doesn’t grow in vain, and my wife understands it’s really for a good cause and donate!

You can donate to me or to my team, the Super Slalom Mo Bros, representing the Boston office.

Movember

Super Slalom Mo Bros

My page is here: http://mobro.co/davidlozzi. If you’re a Facebook friend, you can expect many selfies again this year, and as I said last year, for each day I receive a donation, I won’t be posting a selfie. So again, help me help you, and spare you from the horror.