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Next Meeting: June 18th - 5:30 pm @ the Microsoft Polaris Office


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


Moving Your SharePoint Development to the Cloud 

With the growing momentum of cloud-based infrastructure platforms and web services, there are more opportunities, and sometimes even requirements, to expand our development projects beyond on-premises scenarios. While many of our SharePoint solutions are capable of being ported to the Cloud with little to no change, it’s important to understand which technologies, tooling, patterns and practices we can use to best utilize the Cloud for our dev projects.

In this talk, we’ll discuss several areas to consider when moving your SharePoint development to the Cloud, including the differences, unique advantages, and potential limitations of SharePoint Online (Office 365) and Azure. We’ll show how the tooling helps support this effort through services like Visual Studio Online. We’ll also consider what the future roadmap might look like for our development projects and how we can position them in preparation for the future.


Speaker:  Ricardo Wilkins 

Ricardo Wilkins is a certified SharePoint Developer and Principal Consultant with Bennett Adelson, focusing on delivery of quality SharePoint solutions, especially in the area of custom development, application lifecycle management, and systems integration. Ricardo is a seasoned software developer who's helped deliver solutions in the public, non-profit, and private sector, and specializes in combining out-of-box feature sets with tools like Designer, Visual Studio, InfoPath and workflow tools like Nintex. In addition, he’s a certified Microsoft Experience Center facilitator that helps guide users through immersive hands-on demos of Office 365, SharePoint, and Windows.


Ricardo has also been heavily involved in the local and international SharePoint community, having given talks and technical demonstrations at local user groups, non-profit agencies and national conferences and webinars. He’s been a contributing author at, and has co-authored a whitepaper with Dell Software on SharePoint Customization Best Practices. You can find his blog at

Twitter: @ SPCowbell​


 Community Time for Power Users



Starting this month and going forward, there will be a dedicated time for anyone attending the meeting to ask/answer questions related to any SharePoint feature. 


We, at the steering committe feel that there is enough knowledge among all of the attendees that we can help each other by sharing the knowledge.
Our goal is that this time will be use to introduce SharePoint features (tips/tricks), ask questions, answer questions, showcase a technique, etc. by the attendees.


Give us your opinion about this time slot. Or if you would like to be a part of this time, drop us an email at


No vendor topics.






Special thanks to this month's Dinner Sponsor!


​Businesses are challenged to stay ahead of the latest trends and competitive developments, while building a responsive and agile IT capability to support growth. However, since everyone has access to the same tools, technology alone does not offer a competitive advantage. Your advantage depends on how you apply technology—namely, who does it and how it is done. Mastery of these fundamentals can propel an organization from its starting point to the forefront of their industry



 Swag Sponsor







Special Thanks to the 2015 BuckeyeSPUG Sponsors!