My 2014 Community Activity Recap

Happy Holiday Season!

Did you see me speak in the last 12 months? If not, I haven’t been doing a great job letting you know where I’ve been. Take a look at this recap of activity to get an idea of where you might find me in the next 12 months.

I’ve been measuring my community impact on a 12 month basis from October to November. What do you think? Am I applying my talents and experience to the right places? Would you like to see more or less of my contributions in any of these areas? For example, next year, I’m thinking about doing more video webcasts and recordings.


21 in-person presentations at 16 events to a combined audience of around 1100 people. Helped organize 11 Tuesday night meeting of the San Antonio SharePoint User Group. SharePoint 2013 Inside Out last year has gotten great reviews and Microsoft Press delivered many copies to business users’ hands. Gained more than 1000 Twitter followers. My blog page views increased by 45% this year to an average of 12,000 views per month after migrating from SharePoint to WordPress on Azure.

Some recognition from Microsoft has been especially welcome. I received my second MVP award in January. Also, my MVA Jumpstart for SharePoint Developers and my TechEd presentation were recorded. The set of 7 new videos published to Microsoft’s Channel 9 have received more than 70,000 views. Thanks, Microsoft!

I’d also like to thank Jive Software. I love the people and the products of Jive and they’ve been very supportive of my SharePoint Community work.

Speaking Conference

SharePoint Saturday Chicago

November 2013; Topic: SharePoint for DBAs

Triangle SharePoint User Group

December 2013; Develop a SharePoint App in 45 Minutes



February 2014; Blogs – From SharePoint to WordPress 4.4/5



February 2014; Azure Web Sites 101 w/PHP and .Net Web Forms


CodeUP Coding Boot Camp

April 2014; Web Development Career Path

SPTechCon San Francisco

April 2014; Topic (s): “SharePoint Administration: Talk the Talk” 3.7/5, “A Practical External Data Source Example” 3.9/5 and “Planning Site Content” 3.7/5


Innotech San Antonio

April 2014; Topic: “Enterprise Social Panel”


Microsoft TechEd North America 2014

May 2014; Topic (s): “A Practical External Data Source Example” 3.2/5


May 2014; Ask the TechEd Panel of Experts

Pittsburgh SharePoint User Group

May 2014; Administration Talk the Talk and Planning Site Content

SharePoint Fest NYC 2014

June 2014; Topics: A Practical External Data Source Example 4:20-5:20PM, 6/19 ~40; Develop a SharePoint App in 45 Minutes, 6/20, 10-11:10AM ~20 attendees; Keynote Panel – Hybrid SharePoint and Office 365 ~300 attendees

San Antonio SharePoint User Group

June 2014, Topic: Blogs: From SharePoint to WordPress

5 point average feedback from 12 attendees

San Antonio SharePoint User Group

July 2014; The New Azure SharePoint Farm Option

SharePoint Fest Denver

September 2014; Develop a SharePoint App in 45 Minutes, ~30 attendees; A Practical External Data Source Example, ~50 attendees

Austin SharePoint User Group

October 2014; A Practical External Data Source Example

InnoTech Austin

October 2014 Topic: Enterprise Social Panel

JiveWorld 14

October 2014

SharePoint Saturday DC

October 2014; A Practical External Data Source Example

User Group Leadership

Role: Lead Organizer of the San Antonio SharePoint User Group since January 2009

This year we started a true organizing committee. Together, we recruit and coordinate the speakers and sponsors, help arrange the venue, dinner, giveaways and SharePint. Many speakers were authors, MVPs, MCMs or Microsoft employees.


Members: 838 members in mailing list

Meeting Schedule: 10+ Meetings a year

Approx Number of Attendees per meeting: 30

Forum Answerer

Answer questions in the SharePoint 2010 and 2013 forums

Answer Questions and Editor on

Answer SharePoint Questions and Editor on


Tom Resing’s SharePoint Blog:

Reach:  Blog page views increased 45% this year to 12K per month

I migrated my blog to run on Azure Web Sites in December 2013



Co-author of SharePoint 2013 Inside Out published by Microsoft Press

Published: June 2013



Microsoft Press Blog Post: From the MVPs: Why SharePoint on Azure?

Published: June 2014




Microsoft Virtual Academy Jumpstart

December 2013; Developing SharePoint Server Advanced Solutions

1150 live viewers, 65% Very Satisfied

5 star review from 10 reviewers


SMiLE Webinar 5: Making SharePoint Social

July, 2014

Social Media


Hands On Lab moderator at Microsoft SharePoint Conference, Answering questions about the Hands On Labs, March 2014

Microsoft MVP Summit in Redmond, November 2013

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