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BYOD Good or Disaster and Supporting SharePoint Users

Join North East Bytes for our seventh event of 2013 where we are delighted once again to partner with the SharePoint User Group. Following on from the great events that we've had over the last two years, we've lined up another great event for your benefit. We are really pleased to welcome Microsoft Most Valuable Professional John Timney and Brian English.

Bring Your Own Device, or Bring Your Own Disaster with John Timney (Microsoft MVP)

How do you approach BYOD in a changing world where we are all expecting to access software like SharePoint from any device, any Operating System and from any location? This session considers some of the thinking and approach needed to introduce a BYOD strategy into your organisation to enable cohesive BYOD support coverage for SharePoint that could equally be applied to any software application. The session considers the evolving market, thoughts around cloud and commodity storage, what SharePoint as an application brings to the table, and how to approach formulating a SharePoint 2013 BYOD strategy to keep your organisation safe, satisfy the demands of end users, and understand the operational, compliance and people challenges emerging in an ever changing, rapidly evolving multi-device world.

John is a fifteen year veteran MVP, an international conference speaker, co-author of a number of books and an Administrator for the SharePoint User Group in the UK.

Supporting End Users Who Use SharePoint with Brian English

In this presentation Brian reports on some common Support Issues and solutions and the impact support design can have on end users.

Referencing the need for a Support stack, identifying the key features of support end users require including Governance, Training & Education, and incident and problem management he will also cover the, the value to end users brought by Independent Audit and Reviews, such as Microsoft’s RAP (Risk Assessment Process) for SharePoint and Microsoft’s new RaaS (RAP as a Service).

There will be the opportunity for full and frank discussion on real world industry experience with Brian, who has worked with every major release of SharePoint since its inception in a variety of roles ranging from Support Analyst Team Leader, Senior Solution Architect, Release and Deployment Manager, Project Manager, and Senior Technical Strategy Consultant.


The event will be hosted in Room 1.02 of Claremont Tower at Newcastle University. For a detailed campus map -

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