Category Archives: Conferences and Events

My videos @ Collab365 Community

This is just a quick note to let you guys know about the launch of Collab365 Community, an amazing community where you can fine Over 500 hours of Office 365, SharePoint and Azure videos.

I’d also like to invite you to my profile there where I have 3 recorded sessions from SPBiz, SP24 and Collab365 conferences.

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You can visit my profile from : https://collab365.community/author/aymanel-hattab/

Stay tuned!

COLLAB 365 : Slides & Recordings!

Collab365 was a big hit and I’m really glad I was part of it. For all those who asked, the whole event is now available on demand. I’ve included in this post links to my session recording and slides.. As always, your feedback is very appreciated.

Light Up Your Office 365 Intranet with 10 Cool Add-ins

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Video : https://youtu.be/Xajp-7_VlQU
Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/aymanelhattab/boost-o365-user-adoption-with-10-cool-addins

Speaking @ Collab365 Global Conference

I’m very glad to announce that I will be speaking at the Collab365 Online Global Conference taking place on (Oct 7th/8th).

24 Hours of Office 365, SharePoint, Azure and more!! This is the event for 2015 if you want to gain in depth insights from experts all over the globe. Whether its the technology that you want to learn about, the applications or the implications of using Office 365, SharePoint or Azure, it’s the right event where you will find answers. Here are just some of the speakers who we have been able to fast track into the line-up.

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My session will be around Office 365 Apps but the session details will be announced in 1 week. Stay tuned 🙂

Speaking at SPBiz, the SharePoint Business Conference

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Over 60 sessions in 2 days (June 17th & 18th 2015), SPBiz Conference is bringing insights and knowledge to help your business benefit from SharePoint, wherever you are. If you want to get the most out of your SharePoint platform, this is conference is for you. Free to attend as a delegate, bringing influential speakers and direction setters in the SharePoint community directly to your device.

I’m glad to be one of SPBiz speakers, below is more information about my session:

Title: Light Up Your Intranet with 10 Cool Apps

Description: SharePoint is the intranet platform of choice and one of the most commonly-used tools of organizations. Users uses Intranets to find the information they need to perform their day-to-day functions, from HR to Help Desk Wikis to Travel Request forms, and much more. Attend this session to discover 10 cool SharePoint / Office 365 apps (Add-ins) that can be used to boost team & personal productivity, help your workforce cut back on meetings and email chains and get the different teams within the organization to work together in flexible and collaborative workspaces to get things done wherever, whenever.

Day: Wednesday, June 17th – Time: 9 – 10pm (Dubai Time)

Location: Online

More information about my session here.

Light Up Your Intranet with 10 Cool Apps

Please note all times are shown in EDT.

[Arabic Video] Continuous Deployment & Automated Testing Workflows for SharePoint & Office 365 Apps

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Today’s video has been recorded from SharePoint Saturday Gulf 2014. What’s different about this session is that it’s all demos, few slides then a long demo that explains & shows the different aspects for managing the Lifecycle of SharePoint & Office 365 apps. This includes but not limited to Continuous integration, Continuous deployment, Automated Testing, Manual Testing, etc…

Please note that this video is in Arabic, to watch the English version, please check my session at SP24 Conference from here.

Announcing #SPSGulf Keynote Speaker: Ulrika Hedlund

We are pleased to announce that SPSGulf Keynote Speaker is Ulrika Hedlund. Ms. Hedlund is the founder and managing director of Business Productivity FZ LLC

Business Productivity’s mission is to help companies increase the return on investment in productivity software through enhanced user adoption. Business Productivity offers unique, scenario-based video tutorials showcasing how to effectively use productivity software in real life to get better results. Business Productivity’s training videos are targeted for today’s “YouTube” savvy workforce that are too bored and too impatient to sit through lengthy, feature-based product trainings. In order to increase employee productivity, Ulrika Hedlund strongly believes that effective use of technology must be combined with a change in behavior and work methods.

Ulrika Hedlund has spent most of her career at Microsoft. She started working for Microsoft Sweden in 1997 and ten years after that she moved to Dubai and joined Microsoft Gulf in 2007. During her years at Microsoft she has worked as a Business Intelligence Technology Specialist, Business Productivity Advisor, Information Worker Solution Specialist and Customer and Partner Experience Lead.

Ulrika Hedlund has a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and an Executive MBA from London Business School.

Ulrika Hedlund is passionate about technology and the positive impact it can have on people’s lives. In her weekly blog, Get Sharp, she covers current technologies and explains what the benefits are of using them and how you can increase productivity in the workplace by better work methods and effective use of technology. ​

Her keynote presentation titled “Transforming the way we work” is not to be missed. You can join it from here.

Keynote : http://bit.ly/SPSGulfKeynote
Arabic Track:  http://bit.ly/SPSGulfArabic
English Track 1 : http://bit.ly/SPSGulfEng1
English Track 2 :  ​http://bit.ly/SPSGulfEng2
Password for all tracks: spsgulf

 

Live Online SharePoint Saturday Gulf (#SPSGulf) – Full Schedule Announced

This is just a quick note to let you know that we’ve just announced the full schedule for SharePoint Saturday Gulf (Online). If you haven’t registered, you can still register from here.

Time
(GMT

Arabic Track

English Track 1

English Track 2

10:00 – 10:50 am

Transforming the way we work
Ulrika Hedlund
(BusinessProductivity.com)

11:00 – 11:50 am (GMT+4)

SharePoint 2013 Enterprise Search
Jamil Haddadin (MVP) & Iman Al Maskari

External Collaboration with SharePoint Online and Yammer
Jasper Oosterveld (MVP)

SharePoint Infrastructure Tips and Tricks for On-Premises and Hybrid Cloud Environments
Michael Noel (MVP)

12:00 – 12:50 pm (GMT+4)

Application Lifecycle Management in SharePoint 2013 & Office 365
Ayman El-Hattab (MVP)

Optimizing the release distribution process of SharePoint 2013 to minimize the impact on farm’s availability
Gokan Ozcifci (MVP)

Kinecting with your class: An interactive learning experience for Office 365 for Education
Stefano Tempesta

1:00 – 1:50 pm (GMT+4)

Exploring SharePoint 2013 Cross-Site Publishing
Marwan Tarek

What’s new in SharePoint 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1)?

Knut Relbe-Moe

Introduction to SharePoint Cloud Business Apps
Usama Khan (MVP)

Break
3:00 – 3:50 pm (GMT+4)

Overview of Office 365 and Yammer
Ahmed Mahmoud (MSFT)

SharePoint Branding 101: Concept to Production
D’arce Hess

The Ultimate User Adoption Cookbook: 6 recipes for success!
Eelco Vink

4:00 – 4:50 pm (GMT+4)

Client Side Rendering in SharePoint 2013
Muawiyah Shannak

Keep SharePoint “Always On”
Liam Cleary (MVP)

Self-Service Site Creation in SP 2013, with SharePoint Designer: A Case Study for a Project Management Office
Jim Bob Howard

5:00– 5:50 pm (GMT+4)

SharePoint Server 2013 as a Digital Asset Management System
Ahmed Said

Getting Started with Office 365 and Power BI
Bjoern Rapp (MVP)

Introduction to Intranet Planning
Haaron Gonzalez (MVP)

6:00 – 6:50 pm (GMT+4)

Workflow Manager Tips & Tricks
Mai Omar Desouki

SharePoint Search – An Indispensable Tool
Saifullah Shafiq (MVP)

Winning Strategies for Successful SharePoint Backup and restore
David Toyne

Join from the links below :

Keynote : http://bit.ly/SPSGulfKeynote 
Arabic Track
 http://bit.ly/SPSGulfArabic
English Track 1 : http://bit.ly/SPSGulfEng1
English Track 2 :  ​http://bit.ly/SPSGulfEng2
Password for all tracks: spsgulf

 

Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Gulf on April 12th

Title: Application Lifecycle Management in SharePoint 2013 & Office 365
Description: There are several methods to customize SharePoint. Developers have the option of creating new cloud applications for SharePoint or maintaining legacy full trust code. Coupled with the complexity many organizations have in terms of managing SharePoint customizations across Office 365 and on-premises implementations, developers and solution architects will need to understand how to adjust application lifecycle management (ALM) techniques to support and deploy quality solutions. This series of blog posts will focus on the establishment of development, testing and deployment best practices for on-prem and cloud applications and solutions. This will also include concepts such as continuous integration & automated testing.
Language: Arabic
Level: 400
Date: April 12th
Time: 12:00 PM (GMT+4)

Register for SPS Gulf from here

Meet SP24 Conference Speakers!

I’m so excited about SP24 Online Conference and I very much appreciate the efforts behind it. During the past two weeks, the team behind SP24 has been publishing some short videos to introduce the conference speakers and sessions. Click on the image below to watch the videos and choose the sessions that you’re most interested in attending.

As you might know, I’ll also be speaking at the conference. Below my session details:

Title: Automated Build-Deploy-Test Workflows for SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 Apps

Description
: With the introduction of SharePoint 2013, there are different methods to customize SharePoint. Developers have the option of creating new cloud applications for SharePoint or maintaining legacy full trust code. Coupled with the complexity many organizations have in terms of managing SharePoint customizations across Office 365 and on-premises implementations, developers and solution architects will need to understand how to adjust application Lifecycle Management (ALM) techniques to support and deploy quality solutions.
In Visual Studio 2013, you can create a build-deploy-test workflow to deploy and test your SharePoint apps & solutions when you run a build. Over several demos, we will cover how to get started with automating the build, deploying the resulting packages to SharePoint Virtual Testing labs using PowerShell, then automatically running automated tests against the SharePoint Applications & Solutions.

Click on one of the pictures below to watch my introductory video.