Test sending Flow when blogpost is added

Testing microsoft flow with WordPress – add a blog post and create item in sharepoint list then send an email

Computers and Internet, Sharepoint, Social Networking, Uncategorized

SharePointPower – free 2013 site to try

SharePointPower – Trying out the site so I can play with SharePoint 2013 – looks good so far and it is free.

Unleash the power of SharePoint
What you get:

Free unlimited SharePoint Site Collections and Subsites
Total 1GB Storage Space
Upto 10 Users to collaborate with
200 Alerts
SharePoint 2013 Enterprise Features
Available to you in 20 Languages
SharePoint Power brings you the ease of having your own SharePoint 2013 sites for the purpose of learning, training and showcasing your work to the world. It is hard to stand up your own SharePoint environment in order to get started on the platform. With SharePoint Power you get your own Tenant Administration site that gives you full control on your site collection administration and permission aspects.

They have Getting started guides for:
Beginners, Developers, Administrators, Power Users, Organizations and Evaluaters.

I am trying out the Power User first.

Pretty excited because I haven’t had time to look at 2013 yet and have to start thinking about budgeting for upgrade in 2014.


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Dynamics GP, Microsoft Office, Sharepoint, Uncategorized

Deploying Business Intelligence to the end user with PowerPivot

Retrieve data using queries in Microsoft SQL Server®2005 and 2008, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, Microsoft FRX, SmartList Builder software & Microsoft Excel®2010 with PowerPivot software

Deploy PowerPivot in SharePoint 2010 to give staff access to data

With PowerPivot you can create browser based Business Intelligence pages in SharePoint by uploading Excel workbooks with the PowerPivot add in using SQL queries and views to pull real time data from multiple sources including SQL Databases, Excel Workbooks and Microsoft Dynamics GP, Forecaster, Encore and your Association Management System.

Background Information

§ I love collecting code and re-using it as much as possible to save time and money and leverage SharePoint.

§ I gather views by searching the internet sites like “GPUG’s Share My Code” site, SharePoint Users groups and CodePlex.

§ I belong to several users groups including GPUG, TheSUG, AUG and FEDSPUG where I get valuable information on SharePoint tips and tricks.

§ What is a PivotTable?

§ A PivotTable report is an interactive table that automatically extracts, organizes, and summarizes data.

§ PivotTables allow you to summarize and analyze large amounts of data in excel.

§ PowerPivot allows you to connect to Tables, Views or write a query to pull data into a list from multiple sources

§ What is required to install PowerPivot for Excel?

§ Microsoft Office 2010 and the add on PowerPivot for Excel

§ What is required to deploy Excel PowerPivot reports to SharePoint?

§ SharePoint 2010 SP1, Windows®2008 R2, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and 2008, Office 2010, PowerPivot and Power View software

§ Download Powerpivot from the Microsoft site

§ http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/bi/powerpivot.aspx

§ It is an Add in that self installs when you open Excel.

§ Open Excel

§ Create a new Blank Workbook


§ Row Fields are fields from the source data that are assigned to a row layout in a PivotTable.

§ Column Fields are fields from the source data that are assigned to a column layout.

§ Report Filters are fields from the source data that act as filters in a PivotTable report

§ Items are the subcategories of a row, column, or report filter.

§ Values Fields are fields from the source data that contain values to be summarized.

§ The Data Area is the range of cells in a PivotTable report that contains summarized data.




§ Components of PowerPivot for SharePoint

Client and server components integrate with Excel and Excel Services in a SharePoint farm.

On a SharePoint farm, Analysis Services runs on an application server where it is paired with related services that handle requests for PowerPivot data.

§ PowerPivot client and server components


PowerPivot Web service runs on a web application server.

It redirects requests from the web application to a PowerPivot System Service instance in the farm.

An Analysis Service server instance in SharePoint integrated mode completes the deployment. It loads, queries, and unloads data.

It also processes data if the workbook is configured for PowerPivot data refresh.




Warm Up With ASAE’s Greater Washington Network Happy Hour

Do you really need a reason to get out of the office and network with ASAE’s 8,000 GWN contacts? Come to our 2/09/12 happy hour at DC’s hotspot Station 4. #ASAE. Free entry and appetizers. Near metro. bit.ly/xVUoZl

Who:  There are 8,000 members in ASAE’s Greater Washington Network. It’s a mix of association professionals at all levels and those who work with them. Many of them show up at the Happy Hours.

What: ASAE’s Greater Washington Network Happy Hours. Held several times a year.  A great, free way, to make new connections and catch-up with old. Join us for the next one on February 9th, 2012.

Where: Station 4 on the SW waterfront. Rated 3-4.5 stars by Yelp and others. Elegant, great bar, cool food. Walk from the green line Waterfront Metro Station.

When: Thursday February 9th, 5:00 – 7:00 PM.

Why: Do you really need a reason to expand your association connections? Career, career, career.

How: Here’s a link to get more information, for tweeting, LinkedIn posting, etc. bit.ly/xVUoZl

About Station 4

Revitalizing the SW waterfront at 1101 4th St. SW, near Arena Stage.

Close to the metro and a short walk from Waterfront Metro Station on the Green Line.

Fun place to network and a trendy take on American food. Elegant, fun and a great bar.

Thursday night, February 9th, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.