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Welcome to the BuckeyeSPUG site!

 We are a group of local professionals with a passion for SharePoint. The group is open to anyone with an interest in working with the SharePoint technologies. We meet the 3rd Thrusday of every month.  Free to attend.  Food and drinks provided.​ twitter.pngfacebook.pnglinkedin.png

Next Meeting: Jan 21st - 5:30 pm @ Microsoft Office

8800 Lyra Drive, Columbus, OH, 43240


5:30pm - 6:00pm --> Food Sponsor's Presentation

6:00pm - 6:30pm --> Community Time

6:30pm - 7:30pm --> Main Presentation

7:30pm +           --> SharePint @ The Pub


Mario Fulan 

Office 365 Planner


Planner was first announced by Microsoft back in September of 2015 and is currently in first release preview availability in Office 365.  


a brand new experience in Office 365—Office 365 Planner, which offers people a simple and highly visual way to organize teamwork. Planner makes it easy for your team to create new plans, organize and assign tasks, share files, chat about what you’re working on, and get updates on progress. Planner can be used to manage a marketing event, brainstorm new product ideas, track a school project, prepare for a customer visit, or just organize your team more effectively.

Come learn about Planner and see a preview of its capabilities and deep integration into Office 365 and SharePoint Online.  Mario will show off the capabilities of this new service from Microsoft and discuss some of its innovative capabilities.​. 

Sept 22, 2015: Introducing Office 365 Planner​

Dec 14, 2015: Admins Get Ready for Office 365 Planner Preview 

Mario Fulan, is an Account Technology Strategist at Microsoft covering the state and local accounts for the State of Ohio.  Mario has worked at Microsoft for approximately 15 years and has held positions as a consultant, architect, and strategic advisor.  Mario has a Master’s degree from The Ohio State University and has been active in the IT industry for over thirty years.  Mario started his IT career as an application developer but has deep experience across development, infrastructure, data analytics, and architecture.  He has worked with SharePoint in many roles including chief architect, solution developer, and trainer. Mario has been developing solutions in SharePoint dating back to 2005 and Mario is a Microsoft Certified Master in SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010 and a charter Microsoft Certified Solution Master for SharePoint 2013.


Special thanks to this month's Dinner Sponsor!


Our professionals understand the business challenges and assist clients to evaluate the technology options and implications.   We help you make the right decision, create a successful transition plan, and get there ahead of the competition.


 Swag Sponsor




 SPTechCon - Austin

SPTechCon, February 21-24 in Austin is the world’s premier independent event for SharePoint and Office 365. 
The format includes 80+ technical classes, workshops and breakout classes with content geared to IT professionals, business managers and developers.  It features top Microsoft MVPs, expert MS speakers and solutions from 35+ exhibitors (exhibits admission is FREE!).  Receive a $200 discount off either the prevailing price of a 4-day or 3-day pass by inserting the code SPUG when prompted on the reg page at  Register early for even more savings!


Special Thanks to the 2016 BuckeyeSPUG Sponsors!