Archive for SharePoint

SharePoint to QuickBase Integration Video

July 15 2016

The fifth and last in a series of demonstration videos, my coworker Ken Lamey shows our Microsoft SharePoint to Quickbase integration services that PSC Group, LLC provides. Please enjoy the video - and feel free to contact me directly if you are interested in services like this with Quickbase! You can reach me at jhead@psclistens.com.

QuickBase and SharePoint Integration Video

July 13 2016

The forth in a series of demonstration videos, my coworker Ken Lamey shows our Quickbase to Microsoft SharePoint integration services that PSC Group, LLC provides. Please enjoy the video - and feel free to contact me directly if you are interested in services like this with Quickbase! You can reach me at jhead@psclistens.com.

O365 Mail to Quickbase Integration Video

July 11 2016

The third in a series of demonstration videos, my coworker Ken Lamey shows our Microsoft Office365 and Quickbase integration services that PSC Group, LLC provides. Please enjoy the video - and feel free to contact me directly if you are interested in services like this with Quickbase! You can reach me at jhead@psclistens.com.

SharePoint Migration to Quickbase Video

July 5 2016

The first in a series of demonstration videos, my coworker Ken Lamey shows our Microsoft SharePoint to Quickbase migration services that PSC Group, LLC provides. Please enjoy the video - and feel free to contact me directly if you are interested in services like this with Quickbase! You can reach me at jhead@psclistens.com.

John Speaks 2016 - IBM Amplify 2016

May 5 2016

I am super excited to be speaking at IBM Amplify 2016 in Tampa on May 17th, 2016 at 10:15 AM EDT. With IBM Digital Experience part of the IBM Commerce brand now, there is a whole group of folks with fresh eyes looking at what DX can do. My session: DDX-1420: Bringing Your Web Applications to the IBM Digital Experience IBM WebSphere portal has been seen as the realm of the back-end developer with specialized Java skills. This has been a barrier to entry to the IBM Domino community. IBM has transformed the product to the IBM Digital Experience platform – and it’s not just a name change! With the inclusion of the Script Portlet and IBM Portal on Cloud option, it’s time to look again. This session explains how to integrate your XPages applications, IBM Bluemix and even Microsoft SharePoint. It also demonstrates content re-purpose without migration. If you are looking for a single point of integration for all your applications, this session is for you!

Bringing Your Web Apps to IBM Digital Experience

February 3 2016

Here are the session slides for the session I gave with Brad Balassaitis. For too long, WebSphere portal has been seen as the realm of the back end developer with specialized Java skills. This has been a barrier to entry to the IBM Domino community. IBM has transformed the product to the IBM Digital Experience platform – and it’s not just a name change! With the inclusion of the Script Portlet & IBM Portal on Cloud option, it’s time to look again. We will show you how to integrate your XPages applications, Bluemix and even Microsoft SharePoint. We will show content re-purpose without migration. If you are looking for a single point of integration for all your apps, this session is for you! Bringing Your Web Apps to IBM Digital Experience from John Head

John Speaks 2015: SP BIZ Conference - A real world view of Application Modernization in the SharePoint world

May 8 2015

This June I will be one of the speakers for the free virtual conference SPBiz Conference, covering all things SharePoint on June 17th & 18th 2015. A solo session for me, but also speaking at the event is just named MVP Michael Blumenthal. A real world view of Application Modernization in the SharePoint world Application Modernization is a hot buzzword in the IT world today. For many, it means the migration of old application to new platforms and technology. At PSC, it means much more. Application Modernization is about taking modern consumer technology influences – User Experience, Modern Workflow, Mobile, Social and Cloud, and applying it to the enterprise space. This session will look at those five disruptive technologies and apply them to Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365. Real world customer examples will highlight how each disruption can have a positive impact inside your organization and recommendations on how to apply Application Modernization. Why is this topic of in

DEV 201 - Beyond Responsive Design: Turning SharePoint into a mobile and modern web application platform

December 10 2014

I was honored to speak with Chris Johnson of PSC Group, LLC on mobile strategy, modern web application development platforms, Microsoft Sharepoint and responsive design at SharePointFest Chicago 2014 this week.

Hear me talk at the Chicago SharePoint User Group (CSPUG) panel as part of SPFest Chicago

December 1 2014

SharePoint Fest Speaker Panel Discussion The Chicago SharePoint User Group (CSPUG) is excited to announce we have once again teamed with SharePoint Fest to host a moderated Panel Discussion at SharePoint Fest Chicago. The panel of speakers bring an abundance of insights and thoughts about the future of SharePoint, its capabilities, and resolutions to challenging issues. Hear about SharePoint Online, the state of the App Model, best practices, and adoption solutions. Bring your questions and get answers. Well-known author and MVP Dan Holme will moderate the panel which will include: · Tamara Bredemus · Brian Culver · John Head · Sarah Haase · Wes Preston · Mike Fitzmaurice WHEN Monday, December 8 5:30 PM Check-In/Networking 6 PM - 7:30 PM Event WHERE McCormick Place West 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. Chicago, IL 60616 TO REGISTER: Register Here

Speaking at SharePoint Fest Chicago 2014

September 29 2014

I am very excited to announce that I will be speaking at SharePoint Fest Chicago 2014 on December 8 - 10, 2014 at McCormick Place Convention Center West. This is not a user group, but a paid conference. The session: DEV 201 - Beyond Responsive Design – Turning SharePoint into a mobile and modern web application platform John Head and Chris Johnson - PSC Group When you think about building modern and mobile applications with SharePoint, most people think about responsive design. But that is just the tip of the iceberg. In a word of MEAN and Twitter Bootstrap, mobile and modern web development means something much more. This session will cover the larger strategy around a mobile and modern web application platform and how to achieve that with SharePoint as the platform. We will then show you how we implemented this strategy on top of SharePoint 2013 and the outcome. From the high level executive strategy to the implementation details, you will walk away from this session with the k

SharePoint 2013 Creates A Cost-Effective Solution For Managing Employee Reviews

December 16 2013

PSC Group has released a brand new video customer testimonial on our work with TCA Holdings, LLC and our SharePoint 2013 work. You can learn more about the solution and the experience our customers have with PSC Group by watching it here: You can read more about the solution here If you are interested in any more information about the solution, or how PSC Group can help your company achieve results such as these, please contact me!

The disruption that will make mobile your target platform

October 10 2013

The disruption in the application space is having an impact on every technology. That major impact is in the preferred client type for any enterprise application, bought or built. The prediction is that by 2017, 90% of the enterprise apps will be both desktop and mobile, up from 20% in 2013. (Gartner Predicts, 2012). Think about that ... within the next four years, no matter the platform, the majority of development you do will be consumed by users on a mobile device. Are you prepared for that?

The impact of current tech trends on XPages and SharePoint

October 8 2013

I found this great presentation on slideshare that talks about the "50 Mega Trends Affecting Every Business - Power statistics about tech" and thought I would share it. 50 Powerful Statistics About Tech Mega Trends Affecting Every Business from ValaAfshar The trends are grouped into five areas: 1. Mobile 2. Social 3. Cloud 4. Big Data 5. Apps I think all of these are impacting anyone doing custom development today. XPages, SharePoint, Salesforce, Python, etc. And interesting reminder of how the greater tech trends effect each developer personally.

MWLUG 2013: What’s Next? Application Modernization Roadmap For Socializing IBM Notes and Domino

August 22 2013

Some organizations neglect or under-utilize one of the greatest IT assets in their portfolio - the line of business application. Most were built 10+ years ago with no Web, mobile, or social. This session describes the application revolution taking place, covering the options and best practices required for success. Migration and new development will be compared and contrasted. Real-world data will demonstrate the positive potential return on investment. We will discuss PSC's Application Modernization Center and how it helps move customers from merely maintaining Notes applications to increasing their value with XPages. If your organization is considering a migration or an XPages solution for your Notes/Domino investments, this session is for you! What’s Next? Application Modernization Roadmap For Socializing IBM Notes and Domino from John Head

PSC Group’s Michael Blumenthal presenting on Solving Business Problems with SharePoint 2013 at CITAG

May 1 2013

This month Michael Blumenthal will be presenting on Solving Business Problems with SharePoint 2013. Please join us by registering here. More info:

MWLUG 2011: The Notes/Domino Application Development Competitive Advantage

August 26 2011

Speaker: John Head - PSC Group, LLC, Director of Enterprise Collaboration, David Via - IBM Corporation, BUE, WW Messaging and Collaboration Sales Some organizations are neglecting or under-utilizing one of the greatest IT assets in their portfolio today - the Notes/Domino application platform. Some are even considering re-coding Domino applications in other languages and development tools. In this session we present the business case and technical merits of Notes and Domino in direct comparison to other tools such as Microsoft SharePoint. Based on data collected from real-world engagements we will demonstrate the positive return on investment of the Notes platform. We will also discuss PSC's "Application Modernization" strategy and how it helps move customers from merely maintaining Notes applications to increasing their value with XPages and advanced collaboration functionality. MWLUG 2011: Notes/Domino Application Development Competitive Advantage View more presentations from J

Barilla "Share the Table: The Barilla Family Dinner Project" Wins more awards

March 31 2011

Barilla, a PSC Group, LLC customer, has been recognized by the Bulldog Awards 2011 as the Grand Prize Winner (plus three Gold and one Silver) for the Share the Table: The Barilla Family Dinner Project website. PSC is proud to have been part of the team that worked on the website. More on the awards:This year’s Grand Prize Winner was awarded to Barilla for its “Share the Table: The Barilla Family Dinner Project” campaign. Judges awarded this campaign three Gold Awards—for Best Company Positioning/Branding, Best Use of Personality/Celebrity, and Best Website Business/Consumer—plus a Silver Award for Best Issue/Cause Advocacy Campaign. “This campaign won an extraordinary number of Bulldog Awards, but it’s no surprise when you consider the strategic brilliance and the superb tactical implementation the company demonstrated,” observed Bulldog Reporter publisher James Sinkinson. “The campaign is a picture-perfect example of the best PR can be—both great for the product and great for

#BLUG : Domino App Dev Competitive Advantage w/ @johnhead & @davidvia

March 31 2011

Domino app dev competitive advantage for blug View more presentations from John Head Slides from Belux Lotus User Group ( BLUG ) with David Via of IBM

XPages and SharePoint working together? You Bet ... here is a video

February 17 2011

One of the best demos I saw at Lotusphere 2011 was an application that Stephan Wissel wrote. In preparation for my IdoSphere: Super Feats of Integration of XPages with Symphony, SharePoint, and Office session, I reached out to Stephan and asked if I could add his app to my demo warchest. To highlight the demo, here is a video: So what you can see is an XPages application consuming the SharePoint Lists web service that is standard in an SPS installation. Stephan than shows how you can display the data from the SharePoint list in the XPages application. This is not a rip and replace demo. This is the integration of these two technologies to build a killer application. Look for more in this space as the year progresses. Awsome work Stephan, thanks for letting me include your demo!

IdoSphere: Super feats of integration: XPages with Symphony, SharePoint, and Office

February 16 2011

Super feats of integration x pages with symphony sharepoint and officeView more presentations from John Head. Demo files and more coming soon

IdoSphere: Domino Application Development Competitive Advantage

February 15 2011

Domino app dev competitive advantage finalView more presentations from John Head. This is the presentation that David Via of IBM and myself gave today.

PSC built BarillaUS.com featured on topsharepoint.com

August 16 2010

PSC's Microsoft practice has gotten a great accolade: the Barilla website (www.barillaus.com) has been featured on topsharepoint.com Congratulations to the team at PSC for developing such a great site and being selected for topsharepoint.com!

Blogging from Enterprise 2.0 - Microsoft Social Computing (SharePoint) Panel

June 16 2010

Here are the notes I took from the panel "Enterprise 2.0, Real World Edition: Microsoft customers and partners sharing real world stories and advice" yesterday at Enterprise 2.0: Moderator: Christian Finn Director of Product Management SharePoint Microsoft Corporation Panelists: Dan Pontefract - TELUS Brad Bagley - World Vision Canada Brian Kellner - Newsgator Eric Raarup - Intetium Andy McLoughlin - Huddle Shannon Ryan - non-linear creations inc. Chris Slemp - Microsoft - internal program manager - internal social computing program manager What convinced you to choose sharepoint as part of your social strategy? 1. Integration with existing CMS 2. Leverage existing investment 3. Integration with osc + livemeeting + office + sharepoint 4. 2010 - tighter integration with office apps & search What capability in SP2010 are you most excited about? 1. Run third party app as managed service application and integration with the moss standard featur

PSC to introduce Social Web Manager at three events in October

September 28 2009

You are cordially invited to join PSC and Microsoft for a first look at… Social Web Manager for Microsoft SharePoint Join us for complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeurves and a presentation that will change the way you are thinking about the Social Web “Research suggests that companies that are using social media & new media technologies are growing faster than other companies. Four out of five companies in the Inc 500 rate social media technology as important or very important. Nearly half of the companies are using Social Networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. The Inc 500 are adopting new media technologies much quicker than Fortune 500 companies.” … The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research 3 Chances to have a First Look Wednesday, October 14th 6 – 7:30 PM Tuesday, October 20th 6 – 7:30 PM Thursday, October 22th 6 – 7:30 PM WHITE EAGLE GO

Lotus Developer 2009 Sessions on-line ... and I will be presenting 3

February 2 2009

I am excited to announce here on my blog that I will be doing three presentations at Lotus Developer 2009 in Boston on April 15th thru 17th, 2009. Get your taxes done early and come learn all about the Lotus product portfolio at Lotus Developer 2009 and Admin 2009. Here are the sessions I am giving: Integrating Lotus Symphony, OpenOffice.org, and Google Docs with Lotus Notes and Domino Go behind the scenes of Lotus Symphony and OpenOffice.org and learn how the Universal Network Objects (UNO) API provides development opportunities for very customized integration with external applications and data sources. Get the lowdown on using the new LotusScript LSX for Lotus Symphony, and see how to build additional functionality into Notes applications that provide access to Symphony objects, such as using Notes as the data source for a Lotus Symphony document Mail Merge. Walk through integration of web based document tools such as Google Docs and investigate how AJAX and Web 2.0 technologie