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The Evolution of the SharePoint Administrator Presentation

Tony MaddinBelow is a link to my presentation that I shared at the Dayton SharePoint User Group and the Buckeye SharePoint User Group during October 2013.

Click here to view the presentation.

I am speaking at the Dayton SharePoint User Group October 8, 2013


I will be speaking at the Dayton SharePoint User Group this month. This is my first ever presentation at the user group.


Date:  Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Location: Vana Solutions, Beavercreek, Ohio

Topic: The evolution of the SharePoint Administrator – the future is bright!

Summary: ​So the rumor mill with cloud and Office365 states that SharePoint administration is a dying skillset, huh?  Tony Maddin begs to differ.  Tony will highlight areas to enhance your professional development so new skillsets can be required to future proof your role as it transforms from an “Administrator” into the future of an “Integrator.”


DAYSPUG turns 3 years old!

Dayspug-Logo-2It seems like yesterday.  We had some great speakers, topics, and a national SharePoint Saturday Dayton event.

Please visit our website at for more information.


I am speaking at the Cincinnati SharePoint User Group on March 7, 2013

CincySPUG448_thumb.jpg I will be speaking at the Cincinnati SharePoint User group on Thursday, March 7, 2013.

Topic: SharePoint 2013 Real Estate – Do you buy, rent, or both?

I will be presenting on the SharePoint 2013 hosting models for on-premise, Office365, and the Hybrid (both on-premise and Office365 tied together) to share insight on features should be reviewed in order to help an organization to choose the right model that fits.

For more information please go to for more information.

March 2012 Meeting


The March 2012 monthly meeting will be a lightning talk format.  What does this mean?

“Lighting Round” meeting where everyone is welcome to submit a proposal to speak for anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes.   It allows for people to share various experiences within the SharePoint environment for all members of the audience can learn.

Please visit the Dayton SharePoint User Group website for more information:

Cincy SPUG February 2012

Mike Smith Photo

Mike Smith (picture on the left) a MCT, SharePoint MVP, many other acronyms along with the Cincinnati SharePoint User Group committee once again put together a great learning atmosphere for the monthly meeting at the Cincinnati SharePoint User Group.

I am using one of the items I learned from the meeting.  It’s called, Windows Live Writer from Microsoft.  It’s an online editor that can tie into various types of blog websites.

My blog runs on WordPress and I have to say it was really simple to connect and use.  I have now used the tool to clean up formatting issues I had with my other posts on this blog.

The meeting’s theme was Lightning Talks with audience participation.  I left the meeting with a few more tidbit and tricks.

Please visit Mike Smith’s blog for information and buy his book!

Dayton Microsoft IT Pro Camp


January 18, 2012 – Dayton, Ohio.  – The Dayton Area Network Professional Association put together a great one day event.  The vibe during the entire event was great and people seem to really enjoy the information and networking opportunities that were presented for the day. 


I was very fortunately to be selected as a presenter during one of the day’s SharePoint session tracks.   My topic I chose for the day was, “How to organize the document clutter in your SharePoint environment.”  Also, DANPA was generous to give me a DAYSPUG booth for the event so I can continue spreading the word about the Dayton SharePoint User Group.

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I will upload my presentation to Slide soon.

My current activity in the HeartLand Information Technology Community

What a great year!  I have been very active in the region getting to watch/learn from fellow professionals in my industry.  I seen various topics such as systems administration, development, database administration, networking engineering, and proven project management.

I have gotten to meet first hand with a lot of people that I have read about on the Internet or read their published books.  The social aspect of the these types of events are what I cherish the most.

Below is my list of past presentation schedules:

[box type=”info”]Presenter: November 3, 2011 – Cincy SPUG, Cincinnati, Ohio – Topic: SPDiag 3.0 toolset and all the possible uses with it.

Presenter: October 29, 2011 – SharePoint Saturday, Cincinnati, Ohio – Topic: How to Landscape, Baseline, and Performance Tune a SharePoint 2010 environment.

Presenter: October 6, 2011 – DANPA, , Dayton, Ohio – Topic: SharePoint 2010 Overview – How small business can leverage the SharePoint 2010 platform to meet small business needs.

Presenter: August 20, 2011 – SharePoint Saturday, Columbus, Ohio – Topic: SharePoint Diagnostic Studio 3.0 in action.

Presenter, January 11, 2011 – Dayton SharePoint User Group – Topic: Using PowerShell to create a SharePoint environment.

Presenter, June 3, 2010 Cincinnati SharePoint User Group. Topic: SharePoint 2007 Disaster Recovery Proven Tests[/box]

I cannot wait for the 2012 year to meet new IT professionals in the community and continue hanging out with the ones I have now established with in these groups.

Cincy SPUG Presentation – November 3, 2011

My Presentation – SharePoint Saturday Columbus, Ohio – August 20, 2011

First Dayton SharePoint User Group Meeting



It’s finally here.  The first Dayton, Ohio SharePoint User Group meeting.    (DAYSPUG)

When:  Tuesday, November 9, 2010 starting at 6:00 p.m.

Where:  Dayton Tech Town

Go to the new website that I started for the group. for more information.

Cincinnati SharePoint User Group – September 2, 2010

I will be talking at the September 2010 Cincinnati SharePoint user group.

Topic:  SharePoint 2010 and incorporating video.

SharePoint Saturday – Columbus, Ohio

I have my ticket and plan to be in attendance to SharePoint Saturday on August 14th in Columbus, Ohio.

Here is the official link.

July 2010 SharePoint COSPUG

In attendance at the COSPUG in Columbus, Ohio. Tonight’s topic Lightning Talks.