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SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities (USA) is a local community-driven event, filled with sessions from respected SharePoint professionals and MVPs. Whether you are new to SharePoint or an experienced power user, admin or developer, SharePoint Saturday has content designed to fit any experience level and area of interest. One of the sessions will be hosted by Mike Fitzmaurice, Chief Evangelist & VP of WEBCON North America.

SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities will take place on November 16 at the Normandale Community College. If your’re coming to the event, be sure not to miss our session!


Mike Fitzmaurice session at SPS Twin Cities: When To Use What: Using The Automation Tool for The Right Task


When To Use What: Using The Automation Tool for The Right Task

12:45 – 1:45 PM

The terms "business process" and "automation" mean many different things. Even Microsoft Flow works in two very different ways. Not all task- and process-centric business problems are alike; some need transaction support, others need to manage content, and some may involve data harvesting. Or systems administration. Or data synchronization. Different use cases need different types of tools. This session is all about identifying application patterns and then -- metaphorically speaking -- making sure you use a hammer to pound nails and a screwdriver to twist bolts. We'll mention some third-party offerings in addition to Microsoft-delivered tech, but we won't play favorites.

About the speaker:

Mike Fitzmaurice has over 25 years of experience in consulting, engineering, marketing, evangelism, and IT management. Having spoken at countless international conferences, hosted numerous expert sessions and webinars, he is one of the most recognizable and prolific members of the SharePoint community worldwide, specializing in process automation. He spent 11 years at Microsoft, helping launch the first four releases of SharePoint and positioning it as a development platform.